Unpopular Toy Opinions (THIRD PARTY EDITION)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Seth Sunthay, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Lord Of Tetris

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    An unpopular 3P opinion of mine:

    The version 1.0 head on TE-01 is just fine. I'm not saying it's better than the version 2.0 head, but it's at least as good as the version 2.0 head. The version 1.0 head looks like a genuine effort to take the crude drawings of Optimus from Season 1 and some episodes of Season 2 and make it look heroic and presentable in three dimensions in solid plastic. It took on the ambitious and perhaps foolhardy task of taking those crude drawings and making it look good, and I think it succeeded.

    Plus, I like the curvy helmet. I like that the mask curves inwards towards the bottom. I like that the mask ends in a somewhat blunted point at the tip, instead of the square jaw of the 2.0 head.

    In my opinion, the biggest "sin" against the version 1.0 head is that the gray is somewhat lighter than I'd prefer, but it looks just fine in person.
     
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  2. DashCourageous

    DashCourageous Greetings Programs!

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    Transformers that don't transform are more character accurate than any figure that can actually transform.

    They are as valid as any TF figure. "But they don't transform." Guess what, they barely TF in the modern comics.

    They are valid.
     
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  3. Counterpunch?

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    Wei Jiang's Omega is the most fun out of all 3 large OS options and is an excellent option for a Generations display.
     
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  4. boomerdave

    boomerdave Owns three Ditka figures. (Pssst...he's crazy) Moderator

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    TE's Prime is too stiff and cheap / plain looking. MS-01 is a better looking Prime.
     
  5. lordcryotek

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    Fans Toys is basically Takara for people who don't want show-accuracy. A lot of people think one's better than the other, but I'd put them on equally shaky ground. Both have a lot of QC issues, both have a rabidly devoted fan-base who readily look past these QC issues, and both make beautiful toys with some of the best sculpts in the business. Oh, and both of them used to put out figures with a much more consistent quality. I'd say that at least Fans Toys is less overpriced, but given that many end up buying a second copy to display the FT stuff in alt mode (what because of the poor build) it's pretty much a wash. I'd probably lean towards trusting Takara's products more, but prefer the way FT's products look. FT=TT, but for a different aesthetic.
     
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  6. blorgicus

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    i guess it could be both unpopular AND correct.
     
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  7. Jtotheiso187

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    I pretty much dislike all combiners.
     
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  8. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    After the last couple days, I've come to the opinion that Gigapower's Dinobots are better than Fans Toys', but Gigapower's fanboys are bigger assholes than Fans Toys'.
     
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  9. buttmunch109

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    Here's my unpopular opinion, I'm honestly kind of sick of seeing like, nothing but G1 characters. I'm SO glad that we're seeing more designs from Studio OX, IDW, movieverse, and I'm ecstatic that the Unicron Trilogy designs seem to be popping up more and more.

    I honestly wouldn't mind seeing 3P do even more, why not get a 3P Animated Hot Shot, or Powermaster Prime, let's get some better engineered versions of stuff from RID (either one), let's just get some stuff that isn't the same regurgitated 80's designs ya know? Though I'll say this stuff like the DX9 Stunticons and TE-01 really have caught my eye.
     
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  10. Crim

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    Rail racer! Me too, there's so much to TFs that it's a complete shame that G1gets all the spotlight, with it's near constant boring toon designs.....
     
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  11. Optimis prime

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    MS-01 isn't a masterpiece. It actually an oversize legend quality figure. Hell, it doesn't even have a matrix chamber.
     
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  12. MasterScale

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    I like old Toyworld (pre-MP scale), I miss Fansproject's hayday and I prefer voyager scaled/fits in with Hasbro's mainline stuff.
     
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  13. Windsweeper II

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    I'm with you in wanting more post early G1 stuff, but I don't really get why anyone would say that and their first suggestions are... A Bumblebee with a different name and an Optimus with cannons.
     
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    3rd Party ignoring the Headmaster Jrs is a damn shame.

    I’d pay 3rd party prices for a highly-articulated Action Master - no alt-mode needed.
     
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  15. King Nergil

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    Another one:
    - Giga Gaudenter is a great MP Swoop and next to the FT Dibots he looks better than Soar. At least in robot mode.
     
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    Not all of us are asshole fanboys ;) 
     
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  17. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    To be sure. I'm talking about the ones who go straight to personal attacks when you point out one wrong detail in a test shot that you hope gets changed before release.
     
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  18. Soundwave3k

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    DX9 Gabriel is far superior to FT Terminus Giganticus. I'm saying this as an owner of both.

    Badcube's Insecticons are the best 3rd Party Insecticon offering. I actually sold my FT Grenadier after I got him and never bothered with their Shrapnel or Kickback. The value pack versions fit especially well with the current toon centric TT and 3rd Party MPs. Their gorgeous face sculpts really ooze with their toon characters.

    FT Apache is not nearly as bad as many people say he is.
     
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  19. buttmunch109

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    Well, Galaxy Convoy was a major want for me as a kid so the same reason why a lot of fans want a cab-over truck Optimus from the 80's. As for Hot Shot, I'm just still pissed that Animated had the tooling for a new mould that could've been good but they shelved it.

    Tbh some other's I'd love to see from the cancelled Animated stuff would totally be that triple-changer Megatron and Powermaster Prime, and maybe some of the other abandoned ideas from that series, or a revamped Energon Optimus who's torso can collapse to look more proportionate in solo mode, lmao.
     
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    I've seen you complaining about Grimlock having a thumb in dino mode constantly in that thread. I don't blame people for losing patience with you.
     
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