Unpopular toy opinions

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

  1. CaptainGalway

    CaptainGalway Display sorted.

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    Yeah, but you haven't explained why SS86 Hot Rod itself is bad, or how its alt mode is bad or its transformation
     
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    alt mode is gappy and not accurate transformation is fiddly bad tolerances and too complicated to enjoy. robot mode bad head sculpt weird cumbersome shoulders loose knees just overall not a fun figure
     
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    86 Hotrod and Kingdom Rodimus are some of my favorite figures, heralds of this age of finger articulation. PoTP Rodimus was my initial rep of the characters, but went for the upgrade just so my figures are able to look up down. PoTP was...okay but quite annoying to pose. Rodimus shoulders being the legs of Hot Rod just didn't look good. Hot Rod also having that crotch-flap and compromised waist for Rodimus' head didn't do the figure any favors.
     
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  4. NotRamjet97

    NotRamjet97 Well-Known Member

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    Sky Byte needs an update. Thrilling 30 version is ROUGH
     
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  5. PloverNutter

    PloverNutter TFW2005: We're buying them but we don't like them.

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    Well we have good news for you
     
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  6. Hobart Paving

    Hobart Paving I would prefer not to.

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    I really like the toy, but I don’t think if it as a direct update to Galaxy Convoy, more an homage or alternate version. Same with Siege Exigeyser.

    Now that toy is definitely positioning itself as an update. And it’s a lot less successful as a result, I’d say.

    News, anyway - we’ll find out next year whether it’s good or not…
     
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  7. Pixelmaster

    Pixelmaster >implying toys are good

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    Playing with my MTB Megatron and Calibur Optimus makes me wish that mainline movie lines had a regular “big toy” leader that balances gimmicks and accuracy like Ultimate Primal…
     
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  8. Jeeaxus

    Jeeaxus J->E Translator, Comics Fan, Recent Collector

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    There are people who feel (myself included) that by and large a toy shouldn’t put you through more work for an alt mode that looks worse.
     
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  9. KFGatri

    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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    It’s almost a good Cybertron update. It needs the correct head for the basic robot mode to be good. You can put the shoulder armor and pipe bracers on to improve its resemblance to the Cybertron toy, but the G1 Prime head makes the homage/update fall a little short of the mark. I kept watching for an upgrade kit to replace the head rather than just filling gaps.
     
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  10. Veridioz

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    Yeah not a single upgrade kit company tried to make a cybertron head for the basic robot mode. It's right there and not a single one of them tried to make one.
     
  11. PloverNutter

    PloverNutter TFW2005: We're buying them but we don't like them.

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    Because the entire GUOP figure already feels like a 3P upgrade kit. No one would buy an upgrade kit for an upgrade kit.
     
  12. KFGatri

    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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    Except there was an upgrade kit for GUOP. It was all gap fillers. I miss the days when 3P addons had some imagination to them, and weren’t just gap filler sets. Stuff like City Commander for Classics Magnus and the armor set that turned Evasion Optimus into Ginrai.
     
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  13. PloverNutter

    PloverNutter TFW2005: We're buying them but we don't like them.

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    DNA did just show off their really extensive Power Master upgrade kit for TFA Prime that is based on the scrapped season 4 concept art
     
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    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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    Now that sounds interesting, assuming I can find AniPrime.
     
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    Rojixus Generation 2's Strongest Soldier

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    He's still up on Amazon.
     
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    volatus Autopilot

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    That shit is tight enough that I ordered it and grabed AniPrime despite not being into TFA at all. What a profile, such a great face, too.
     
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  17. Zentropy

    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

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    That kit might just sell me on the toy.

    He’s more of a faux-former. If his robot reflected the elements of his Cybertronian alt mode, I wouldn’t dislike the figure, but the Lancia Stratos references don’t belong. In contrast, Arcee doesn’t fake anything— she’s just a Barbie folded up under a box that looks like a futuristic car.

    So to be clear, I dislike both toys but for different reasons.
     
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  18. heltskelt

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    I think you nailed it. It was unfortunate that the animators didn’t just draw parts vaguely similar to their future earth alt-modes instead of leaving the robot modes unchanged. Transformers Animated had the right idea.
    Origins Jazz suffers the same non-sensical earth-vehicle chest that fits nowhere in its Cybertronian alt-mode.

    Coincidentally, watched the Fire In the Sky episode to show my kids why Siege Jetfire has a flipping insignia. The animators didn’t even bother to make Starscream a tetrajet in his flashback!
     
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  19. jametron

    jametron Take a good plane and shave off all the edges…

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    Hahaha yep! And insignias can be just torn off like a piece of polyester fabric!
     
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    They didn't even bother to give Skyfire the right faction symbol half the time, which was kinda important to the plot this time, and you expect them to give flashback Starscream his cybertronian alt mode from the first episode?
     
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