Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by NotRamjet97, Mar 28, 2015.
Well, they tried only 3 times at all.
Classics and TR Galvatron are better than most give credit for. Perfect? No. Terrible toys? Also no.
TLK toyline wasn't that bad, Megatron, Nitro, Hound are pretty solid figures and new decos for dinobots were better in my opinion then then ones from AOE.
Classics Galvatron definitely sucks. It needed to be a voyager for the complexity of that transformation
Thrilling 30 stealth megatron makes for a suitable deluxe galvatron, at least that's what I primarily use him for with my chug deluxe cyclonus and TR scourge.
Oooh I bet the purple Calvin Johnson one would look great that way!
Can't speak for Classics Galvy as I never had him, but TR is a nearly perfect Galvatron with a few minor mods or upgrades.
Cogman is another really good figure.
Universe Galvatron is one of the few TF figures I would say is objectively terrible. There is absolutely nothing redeeming about that toy.
I say my opinion that is unpopular is "If it makes it more accurate, partsforming is acceptable." As long as it uses every part provided and doesn't have any pieces that are wasted, partsforming is not only okay, but can have better results and less complicated Transformations than those figures without the partsforming. Seriously, if partsforming can be used to lessen the complication of the Transformation, it is fine to use. Look at Wei Jiang (RIP)/Black Apple's Thunder Leader (A KO Upscaled Masterpiece Movie Optimus Prime). Not only does it have an insanely complicated transformation, the way it lessens that complicated transformation is by have Movie accurate Gun storage via taking parts of the fuel tanks and the exhaust stacks off that transform into the guns. The reason why that lessens the complication of the transformation is that there is less mass to move and shift around. And look at Wei Jiang's Hide Shadow (Their KO Upscaled Studio Series Blackout). Not only do they have a large panel to cover up the unsightly gap on the bottom of the original mold, they have an optional partsforming section where you can take off the tail of the helicopter mode and attach it to the new large panel and, with the included Movie Scorponok and Green Army Men models, create the Movie Scorponok battle scene, which is a nice touch for displays. Next, look at any of the Upgrade Kits for the Studio Series/Masterpiece toys which give them more capabilities and better looking modes that cause required partsforming. As long as all of the parts are used in both modes, it is fine.
Though, we might want to tell that to some Super Sentai Gattai. Some of which have you take apart some of the Mecha in the toy and then don't use some of the parts.
If it works better with partsforming, do partsforming instead of just regular transforming because ain't nobody got time for that (dead meme, I know).
Funny thing is I never cared about partsforming, nor did I think it was a sin against god or whatever like some people, 'cause what mattered to me was that the figure was fun, lol.
Yeah, if the Transformer is fun to play with, it shouldn't matter about Partsforming.
Maybe there's a more toy specific thread this belongs in, but -
If it's gonna cause stability/breakage issues over time, or you can't color match the paint, I don't need an entire third of the car in transparent plastic just so I can see all the robot junk through the clear windows. Just cast it in matching plastic and paint the windows black, we'll be fine.
Remember when a Voyager was large, costs around 25$CAD or less, had lots of parts, decently complex transformation with a great alt, weapons that fired actual missiles, very good plastic, and the "glass" was an actual transparent plastic that was added inside the normal opaque plastic and not painted on...? Pepperridge farm probably remembers.
Also preferable to just making the whole thing transparent.
Another unpopular opinion - the current trend on the uptick of calling toys "pieces" is lame lmao. Like toy is fine, action figure or figures okay, but unless it's like a super expensive MP or Third Party thing or an old rare MIB G1 thing then calling toys "pieces" feels lowkey pretentious and is super corny regardless.
In my opinion TR Kup with the vibrant green is more appealing than the actual 86 movie character Kup
Ss-38 Optimus has the best altmode out of every one made to date
I like my cybertronian decepticon alt modes to be unapologetically folded up robots.
As in not a disguise but a mode for more power or mobility
I don't know if it quite fits here, but ER Megatron isn't that bad. He looks to me like Old Man/Bot/Con Megatron. He traded sword for spear to lean on and to be a sign of his rule over Decepticons and got a Earthmode, because he learned to appreciate camouflage and he is not strong enough to go from one battle to another. + He has leaner face which reminds me of Kup who is old.
the new mp starscream looks bad
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