Unpopular toy opinions

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

  1. AOEGalvatronRox

    AOEGalvatronRox Collector

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Posts:
    2,318
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +7,863
    I said the exact same thing about Studio Series Lockdown a few weeks ago. I watched some of his scenes on YouTube, and the dude has a plethora of weapons at his disposal. I would have gladly paid $30 for the figure if that meant getting every weapon and accessory he used in Age of Extinction.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  2. Nova Maximus

    Nova Maximus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2020
    Posts:
    4,659
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Mississauga, Canada
    Likes:
    +19,783
    On one hand I would disagree.

    On the other hand if it was Armada Prime at the commander price instead I would agree.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  3. Mister D

    Mister D Bloosh Compatible TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Posts:
    7,336
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Location:
    Port Jervis, NY
    Likes:
    +7,950
    My math agrees (more or less).
     
  4. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    Posts:
    7,212
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +1,468
    These are still the MPs on my shelf with the iGear coneheads rounding them out.
     
  5. IronPrime2169

    IronPrime2169 Supreme Leader of the Bluepremacy

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2020
    Posts:
    948
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Location:
    The Dark Spot, Uranus
    Likes:
    +4,032
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    Kingdom is the best part of the WFC Trilogy. The G1 toys are good, and the Beast Wars toys are good. It has the best boxes and box art, it’s second or possibly first in QC, and (slightly hot take inbound) it has the best name for its more toy like figures. I love the name F.O.S.S.I.L., followed by C.O.M.B.A.T and then finally A.I.R.lock.


    Steaming hot take inbound - Kingdom Rodimus is looking to be my favorite of the commanders. I’ve handled both Jetfire and Sky Lynx. While both are amazing (and I want to stress that all 3 figures are probably strong contenders for best figures of their respective lines), Jetfire is just a big dude. Nothing wrong with it, but he’s too big and expensive for my collection. Sky Lynx is cool, and I love his concept, but once again I run into size issues. Kingdom Rodimus on the other hand looks awesome, and fits my size constraints. Really, my biggest issue is size and late tax. However, I’m going to try to get Sky Lynx and SG Jetfire if I have the money.
     
    • Like Like x 9
  6. AutobotAvalanche

    AutobotAvalanche Number One in Boogieland Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Posts:
    15,855
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    California
    Likes:
    +38,920
    G2 giftset Jazz should be his default color scheme and IGA Prowl should be his default color scheme.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Optimus1138

    Optimus1138 Minecraft Addict

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2011
    Posts:
    4,425
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Michigan, US
    Likes:
    +2,111
    Ebay:
    Wholeheartedly agree, there are lots of figures I want that I think would really benefit from this treatment, either for better articulation and engineering for more accurate transformations or the accessories. CHUG/IDW Lockdown, a new Drift, and a more toy-inspired Jetfire (as a Leader instead of a Voyager) are the main ones that come to mind.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Zentropy

    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2019
    Posts:
    2,173
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +4,009
    Wait... are there in-hand reviews already? All I've seen is a few images.
     
  9. Zentropy

    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2019
    Posts:
    2,173
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +4,009
    I'm really put off by Sunbow accuracy and find the material quality of this figure somewhat lacking. The head sculpt is nice, though. It's not a Masterpiece, but I understand why the toon fans like it. To each their own-- it's definitely not my thing.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. newmanium

    newmanium Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Posts:
    1,352
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +1,644
    Ebay:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    I would too if toy had a more imaginative transformation. The character deserves a better toy.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Posts:
    14,468
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +15,009
    I suppose my unpopular opinion is that SS Lockdown is pretty decent. Compared to the Lockdown we got during AoE, he is a better toy.

    It also helps that I stole his masked head and spark extractor from Shadow Raider.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  12. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Posts:
    5,077
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +1,406
    My unpopular opinion is less about the toys themselves and more about the terms we use for them:
    CHUG: I think it works pretty nicely as a quick and easy acronym and have never had any problem with its use.

    Greeble/Greebly: Why has this term taken off? It's not a good way to describe overly detailed figures at all and always comes across as a ridiculous nonsense word. I'd be happy to see the term fall by the wayside.
     
  13. Bee427

    Bee427 Still here and queer

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2020
    Posts:
    1,124
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +3,091
    It's actually not just a toy thing: Greeble - Wikipedia.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  14. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Posts:
    5,077
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +1,406
    Huh. Still never gonna be a fan of the term but I guess I learned something
     
  15. IronPrime2169

    IronPrime2169 Supreme Leader of the Bluepremacy

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2020
    Posts:
    948
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Location:
    The Dark Spot, Uranus
    Likes:
    +4,032
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    TR Blurr > TR Legends Blurr > SS86 Blurr
     
    • Like Like x 4
  16. Zentropy

    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2019
    Posts:
    2,173
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +4,009
    TR Blurr > TR Legends Blurr >>>>>>>>>>> SS86 Blurr

    I respect the TR mold because I think it was a fantastic execution for the time and the budget. But SS86 could have easily been so much better, with just a few easy tweaks.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  17. IronPrime2169

    IronPrime2169 Supreme Leader of the Bluepremacy

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2020
    Posts:
    948
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Location:
    The Dark Spot, Uranus
    Likes:
    +4,032
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    Agreed. Plus, I hate G1 Blurr, and TR Blurr looks and feels more like IDW Blurr, who had one my favorite spotlights. Plus, there’s just something oddly comforting about that wave of navy blue.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  18. Nova Maximus

    Nova Maximus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2020
    Posts:
    4,659
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Mississauga, Canada
    Likes:
    +19,783
    I will always think the TR Blurr, especially Takara Legends one, will be better then SS86 Blurr, especially with that arm kibble.
    Studio-Series-86-Blurr.jpg TF-Legends-LG25-Blurr.jpg

    Also reminds me of IDW Blurr, who is best Blurr.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  19. Kaynowa

    Kaynowa #MakeTransformersStupidAgain

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2019
    Posts:
    6,410
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Location:
    USC-Columbia Go Gamecocks!
    Likes:
    +13,022
    Instagram:
    This is Animated slander and I won't stand for it.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  20. Nova Maximus

    Nova Maximus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2020
    Posts:
    4,659
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Mississauga, Canada
    Likes:
    +19,783
    Hasbro:
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 10