What is the worst Transformer of the decade?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Scarlet knight, Dec 18, 2019.

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What is the worst of these

  1. PRID Arachnid

    48.1%
  2. FOC Bruticus

    12.0%
  3. SS BB Helicopter Dropkick

    3.7%
  4. SS BB Car Shatter

    2.8%
  5. TLK Bumblebee Version 2 (not the AOE mold)

    1.9%
  6. POTP Optimus Primal

    3.7%
  7. TLK Berserker

    1.9%
  8. SS Crowbar

    0.9%
  9. POTP Starscream

    12.0%
  10. Universe Galvatron

    13.0%
  1. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Emergency Food Connoisseur

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    It's self explanatory

    Respect others opinions feel free to debate but no fighting

    For me it's the second TLK Bumblebee he is a floppy mess and he falls apart

    EDIT: this is supposed to be actual transformers figures not one steps or titan changers non transforming figures only figures that transform
     
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  2. optimusbee

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    Studio Series helicopter Dropkick and POTP Grimlock in my opinion.
     
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  3. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Emergency Food Connoisseur

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    You mean skinny and tableasaurus rex
     
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    convoy84 misses you like the deserts miss the rain.

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    TFP Airachnid.
     
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    G1 Optimus Prime DVD package. Iirc, it was for the 25th? Just around the time the Bayformers were reigning supreme. It was a virtual cash grab by Hb without even respecting the character/ mold. Bad enough to package him as the "toy" you grow up with (not even a smidgen :yuck ). Short stacks and ugliest use of the pink red plastic ABS PVC evah! Heck, even the China KOs looked better than this! Now, they release a G1 accurate long stack with the fat gun:bowdown:  sans trailer :banghead:  but with the same price as the one with the trailer :crazy: 
     
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    This is tough because there are some reeeeally bad Transformers aimed at young children, but they almost never get talked about on these boards because they go under the radar. Those Titan Changers, for example, are severely crappy. Bare in mind, they're not bad because they're aimed at kids (I think the Rescue Bots toys are pretty fun!) they're bad because they're hideous, under-designed, and poorly made.

    I think those TFs are the true bottom of the barrel as far as official toys go. However, if I had to pick from 'mainline' figures that are labeled for ages 6+ (rather than 3+) and above, TFP Deluxe Airachnid still takes the cake. It's insane that such a terrible design made it to production in the 2010s.
     
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    If Hb did not forcibly shoe horn the combiner gimmick on Grimlock............
     
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    Any Transformers figure that doesn't transform. I have spoken. Rolling out. :bay 
     
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    The worst toy of the decade, for me, would have to be between Studio Series-40 Shatter and Prime RID Airachnid. There is an irony where they were both so bad the first go-around that they get a second nicer toy in a short span. Granted, in the former's case, it's probably a case of designing the toy at the character concept stage and having to pump it out in quick order vs. finalized character design stage and getting all the time in the world, but we still ended up with a stinker.

    There's certainly a few others that qualify, like ROTF Devastator, but I think even picking two for the top spot is pushing it.

    For honorable mentions, I'll give it to the toys that didn't sell, or had poor reasons to be sold. They're not inherently bad toys by all means, but they're definitely a sour point for both collectors and the general consumer. This is also two times where I'll bash a toy that was meant for "just the kids".

    "Worst Release" I would give to the deluxe TLK Dinobots. While good toys, their AOE releases had questionable selling ability, and collectors also had the option of various redecos before TLK. Then TLK hit, and... they warmed pegs and shelves, made all the more worse by the "Premiere Edition" mark-up. Voyager Grimlock also saw a similar fate, though considering he was in the film whereas the others weren't, he holds an alibi. Of course, this is lessened by retailers doing their best to get rid of the AOE originals and also providing a second chance for those who missed out the first time, but the circumstances and final result still stands.

    An easy runner-up (and one of the exceptions to my rule) is the RID Stomp and Chomp Grimlock, which, considering how abysmal the AOE original did, begs the question of its existence.

    (Of course, at this point, I might as well just list the times where supply didn't meet demand, or the times that the Universe Ratcher/Ironhide mold reared its nose again post-2008, but c'est la vie.)

    This is another exception I hold when it comes to the idea of bashing just-for-kids toys... So easily shatter-able (ironic, considering Shatter's in that subline). If the pricing was actually decent (which it isn't), they would be a great quick gift for that kid you have to buy a gift for but don't particularly know what they actually like.

    Edit: How did I completely forget about FOC Onslaught?
     
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    Well it’s an unpopular opinion, but for me it would be Siege Starscream. It’s the only transformer I have ever returned. I just feel like it is an over hyped shellformer.
     
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    POTP Optimal Optimus.
     
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  12. Scarlet knight

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    And they got the smirk wrong too!
     
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    RID Airachnid or AOE first edition Optimus.
    They're a crime against humanity.
     
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    POTP Battletrap. If not the worst...right up there in the top 5.
     
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    That's it! Haha
     
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  17. Scarlet knight

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    I actually like him i personally think he's better then Flywheels buuut that may be because i like the legend class forms alot
     
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    I know lot of people really really like him...I just can’t see why...lol. Of course, I like G1 Ironhide...so there’s that...
     
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    Cyberverse Deadlock
     
  20. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Do I ever shut up?

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    Agreed, I love him but he is a disaster when it comes to stability, Skytread is just a much stronger figure. Here are some other bad ones:

    T30 Blitzwing
    Most 1 step changers, there are a few fun ones but not many.
    Cyberverse wave 1 deluxes.
     
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