Vote For Roll And Change Bumblebee For Toy Vehicle Of The Year

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SilverOptimus, Dec 1, 2021.

  1. Venomus Rodimus

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    I voted for VTech Switch & Go Velociraptor Jet.
     
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  2. lordmegatron64

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    How about no. Get that hollow trash outta here
     
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    It's weird to see a fandom so angry that it's toyline is getting nominated for "Best of" awards.
     
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  4. MrSoundmeister

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    Yeah... sorry, but that toy's got some rough competition.
     
  5. T-Hybrid

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    It's a double gimmick. First you melt off the top coat to reveal the car, but then the car itself is a color-changing car.
     
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    Yeah this fandom has been super bitter of late...

    Thing 1: The award is for the Best. Toy. Vehicle. Not best Transformer. Calm down, guys.
    Thing 2: Why does this matter to anyone who is not in the toy industry?
     
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    It's an extension of the adult side of the fandom getting really really mad that kids don't like what they do. Which means toy lines will follow the trends that appeal to kids...because that's the market they need to hit to survive.
     
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    As an adult it sort of sucks to see clearly how everything is just marketing.
     
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    Okay fine, I voted...


    ...for the Lego Porsche.
     
  10. Terradives

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    No in a Rorschach voice
     
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    A a kid I loved the jumpstarters they always seemed to work for me when I first got them. (Not so much later on) as an adult collector I think they are rubbish

    I can see why this appeals to our youngest generation and not us adults
     
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    1. it’s still a bad toy vehicle. The vehicle mode isn’t even shown in the nomination image.
    2. It’s a thread on tfw2005. Of course we are going to discuss it from an adult fandom perspective.
     
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    We're adult toy collectors of course we are jaded.
     
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    Guys, you've got to understand that these are children's toys. They're not made for people who obsess about ankle-tilts, waist-swivels and accuracy to a 1980s cartoon series. They're made for kids who want bright colours, an appealing shape, and lots of play features that are easy to use.

    That's why I voted for the VTech dinojet, 'cause that Bumblebee is a badly-made, overpriced piece of crap.
     
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    They had us in the first half not gonna lie.
     
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    It's not the the bumbleebee is bad for kids, it's just that the VTech jet is objectively better.
     
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    Uuuuhhhhh no. If this is toy of the year ( really……this crap would beat unicron? ) the vote is seriously rigged.
     
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    Cyberverse is for ages 6+
    Generations is for ages 8+

    They're both for children, it's just that one has an actual budget and appeal outside of its target audience, and the other is Cyberverse.

    I work in a toy department. With Christmas upon us, parents are pretty much exclusively buying Kingdom and Studio Series 86 for their kids.
    I've had maybe one parent try to find a Cyberverse Bumbleswoop; everyone else is getting Generations. Kids are well aware that they're objectively cooler-looking toys. I've overheard kids call Cyberverse "for babies", even.

    I know that's anecdotal evidence, but let's not pretend Kingdom is only getting sold to manchildren. Fossilizers and Weaponizers and these new energon weapons in Legacy aren't there for the adult fans, they're play patterns put there so kids can.... play.... with them. Arcee and Bulkhead not resembling their Prime counterparts are made for children who aren't familiar with the characters.

    Hell, even "Generations" alludes to all this. It's not just there to mean "G1 and beyond", it's there to mean adults and children (ie generations) can play with these toys together.
     
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    Friggin' right?

    I'm always greatly amused watching a bunch of grown ass adults crap all over a "gimmick line" like Cyberverse when many of those toys have way more going on compared to most of the G1 toys these same grown ass men hold in such reverence today.

    My favorite G1 toys are Getaway and the Seacons. What's funny is people took a huge dump on the RiD Combiner Force teams, but those guys were just about as poseable (if not moreso in some cases) as the original G1 combiner teams.
     
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    I hate all of them. Both G1 and and non deluxe cyberverse.