What the hell is up with the FOC toys?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Dr Kain, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. UltimusPrime

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    Amen
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    I don't get the plastic quality thing. They're made of the same plastic as always. Maybe because the parts are blockier but thinner (as in hollow) due to the size?
     
  3. UltimusPrime

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    They are using less plastic on figures.

    I have been weighing them and there is a considerable loss of overall weight.

    In fact most Classics figures weigh DOUBLE the Prime or FOC figures.
     
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    There's also the lack of metal screws and pins.

    I don't have the FOC toys yet, but in terms of Prime, doesn't really feel that way to me.
     
  5. UltimusPrime

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    Go hold a Prime Bumblebee in your hand. Then go Hold the Classics / RTS in your hand.

    You will feel the difference.

    If you have a postage scale nearby weigh them.
     
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    I don't even see why what they weigh is such a big deal. I'm being honest here. Why does it matter how heavy it is?
     
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    Pretty much this. The original WfC figures just feel so much more...beefy in your hands. The only way i could justify picking up FoC Shockwave was to use a 20% coupon from TRU to get him. I like him, and I was OK with spending $10-$11 on him, but there's no way I'd spend $15.

    As many have said, there is something about the plastic. Shocky's not terrible, but he's definitely lighter and more hollow-feeling than say, WfC Soundwave. Particularly, his legs are really bare. It's like, if he were wearing pants, he'd be one of those emo kids from high school wearing his girlfriend's skinny jeans.
     
  8. UltimusPrime

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    Tell that to drug dealers.

    The difference in 1 ounce could be $300-$1000
     
  9. bellpeppers

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    I am under the belief that there is more recycled material being used these days, adn that might lead to a different feel.

    I'd like to see them snort a TF Deluxe up their nose.




    Lends new meaning to the term 'plastic crack'.
     
  10. Fishdirt

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    This is actually an unusual price increase compared to price trends. Which leads me to believe it's an adjustment to compensate from profit maximizing and inflation.
     
  11. Omegax80

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    HTS - $11.99, free shipping over $50. There, regular deluxe prices for ya. Thread (should be) Closed.
     
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    To be fair

    Because of the negative reviews about the size difference and lower quality plastic, I'm cautious about buying any one of these.
     
  13. kaos

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    NO!!!!!!!!!!...if u dont want to read stay off the thread...plain and simple..
     
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    i explain y and that it is in no way on the same level i even used the phrase petty transformers please read...the point was if its an issue and u feel strong enough about it say something..clearly u missed it..
     
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    yeah im all for the rights of all people...and as a black man i understand to a certain degree the plight..i use the phrase so i wouldnt offend anyone..
     
  16. kaos

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    and if any of yall have a problem w/ what i posted please ask before u make an assumption..none of yall have any idea what i was trying to say and i for one am the most tolerant person..unless you disrespect me..i keep it respectful to all untill u disrespect me..i live by that rule..so if take anything away from this(and future posts) that away that i will not try to offend anyone who doesnt offend me first...period..
     
  17. Omegax80

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    Where is a mod to close a thread when you need one. This thread has completely gotten out of hand.
     
  18. Galvatron Rage

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    I like this thread. TF fanrage threads are always a good read.



    That's what makes it good!:D 
     
  19. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Yeah, the price and the smaller size makes me not want to get any. I'm not missing out.
     
  20. Boy Blunder

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    My only problem with your posting is that you did a quadruple post instead of one post with four points... I swear, it's like multi-quote doesn't exist for some people.

    For the love of grammar...