Unpopular toy opinions

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by NotRamjet97, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. KFGatri

    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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    I prefer the Cybertron take on tetrajets over either. It just gives a better illusion that it could actually fly, and doesn't have legs sticking out the bottom.
     
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    Yoshimon7 Potion Maker

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    Light piping is overrated

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    Defend all you want, but there is no "MAD" here... not one bit.

    For "my" opinion on them, I just have a logical mind and robots turning into bones is just not really something that makes sense in any way. There is zero explanation that would be logical, it's a "fun" and gimmicky take, and as I stated, I could see a story where they are magical in origin and made to merge with Transformers.

    Your examples (Cog, Six-gun, Brunt) is pointless as they are updates of the very thing that they are.. accessories of the Titans that merged into a robot.

    I think that you cannot make the difference between "they don't really fit, not for me, but hey, if people like them and have fun, that's all good" and "hate".

    Same with the Beast War stuff: I absolutely do like Beast wars and such as the cartoon/CGI goes.

    But again, I am enjoying the pictures of the new figures, but I have no interest in the toys for my own collection.

    As far as nostalgia goes, I do NOT give a flipping crap about any figures in relation to G1 or any series, I simply enjoy whatever figure that comes out that catches my attention and will have fun with... I actually collect a fuck-load of other stuff outside of Transformers, so wrap your head around that.

    And for Windblade, the 30th figure is ok-ish but nothing all that great, while the RID one is one of my absolute favourite all-time figures. THe character in the media.. I don't even care how she's portraited.

    So get off your soapbox... if someone states that they aren't into something, they aren't "hating", they aren't stuck on nostalgia, they just don't fucking care for a particular line or such.

    And if I sound harsh.. too bad, I'm just sick of soap box whining about hating and nostalgia and the anti-G1 people and your post rubbed me the wrong way this morning.

    The only ones I've ever seen lose their shit are the anti-G1 people that whine about the G1 fans that aren't even saying a single thing... ALL THE TIME.
     
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    I agree. Painted eyes are almost always better than light piping.
     
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  5. Beastwarsfan95

    Beastwarsfan95 What to type here?

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    I don't care for G2 Sideswipe's colors, combined with the spiked wheel, ammo belt and big guns, it makes him look like someone's edgelord OC... Swipesider.
     
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  6. Kaynowa

    Kaynowa #MakeTransformersStupidAgain

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    SS Hot Rod has weird shoulders, they look too close to his body for me, like he's being squished from both sides. Wish they sat a little further out
     
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    I assume you mean SS86? I noticed that too, so I'm hoping that he's better in hand (it's on it's way and looking very forward to getting it).

    He's still going to be my very first HotRod figure (unless I count my 3rd party Hot Flame that I just got for Christmas), and while never been a fan of the figures or character as a whole, I do find that it's the first version that made me actually want it.
     
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    Kaynowa #MakeTransformersStupidAgain

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    SS86 yeah. I forgot there was the WWII Hot Rod until I had to figure out what other toy "SS Hot Rod" would refer to. My bad. If it's all the same to you, I'm going back to forgetting about that figure
     
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  9. TonyStink

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    I like the T30 Trailcutter/Hoist mould more than the ER mould.
     
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  10. deruberhanyok

    deruberhanyok Likes the G2 neon lights

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    Heh. I liked the inversion of his color scheme, but it's so true. G2 was such an extreme 90s thing.

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    I don't know if it actually counts as an unpopular opinion, but I just love the ridiculous G2 color schemes.
     
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    Gir I want to be a mongoose

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    You know, I do as well. The only thing I don't like is the size. I love the bigger bulkier look of the Earthrise ones and I like thier 'G1-iness' but the T30 one is a better update... just short.
     
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    I like light piping, when it's done well.

    Also, every transformer from Hasbro or 3P or whatever should be covered in 5 mm ports for plugging in accessories, just like the Siege/Earthrise bots. It's a great feature.
     
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  13. Zentropy

    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

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    Stating the obvious here, but neither are Datsuns, which is my biggest issue with them.
     
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    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

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    My thoughts exactly. The Fossilizers-- beyond making no sense to me, also hold exactly zero appeal. They look cheap... like some off-brand toy sold from an end case at an interstate fuel station.
     
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    ..that is oddly specific, sir, who hurt you?
     
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  16. Zentropy

    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

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    Haha... just reminds me of some of the random junk my kids have wanted to buy when we stopped for fuel while traveling to vacation destinations.
     
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    I find these opinions strange, not because they’re wrong, but because I see a lot of this, and yet Paleotrex along with Warpath seems to be selling the best of the first wave of figures. I find Blackarachnias and Cheetor, but hardly any Warpaths or Plaeotrex’s.
     
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    Your post brought up images of the teenagers (and some adults) that are ricing their cheap cars with huge spoilers, spinning hubcaps, super loud mufflers, lowered shocks, etc. for some reason.


    It's new, it's wild, it's something that people are having fun with and going crazy over them... it's all good.

    I went crazy with Slitherfang...I'm still a bit giddy about snek even tough it's kinda passed for most as no one posts about it as much.

    Once the novelty wears out for some things, such things usually end up on the seller's block, flea market, garage sales, etc. (see "spinners" for insane fads that exploded on the market as the greatest thing only to blow over faster then the coyote falling down a cliff.)

    All of the weaponizers and Modulators were a fairly big hit, and it's interesting to see how the fans have been enjoying the concept of modular toys. People like to build with blocks, and that's kinda the concept here... Outside of TFs, the "Snapships" have also been quite popular with many members.

    This to say that there has been a lot of lines with the same concept of building things and they do have lots of play value... it's different from just simple transformation from robot to alt.

    Heck, even Reflektor has been a source of similar play.

    People like the appeal of such (doing non-standard modes and builds)... the thread about "alternative" modes as been a fun one that shows this.
     
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    Yeah, same with light-up eyes too. How often do you really use that feature anyway. It almost never looks good when the lights are turned off which is like 99% of the time.
     
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    2007 Leader Class Optimus Prime>>>RotF Leader Optimus Prime. Don't get me wrong, the RotF version is a great figure but the 2007 leader is a much better toy and more fun to handle.
     
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