Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by NGW, Feb 11, 2019.
Nothing about Armada has aged well, imo.
A lot of Beast Wars still looks pretty damned good to me.
I liked the designs of many of the characters, but the articulation was largely compromised, especially when compared to predecessor lines like BW/BM and RID.
Lots of show accurate and articulated figures with relatively clean robot modes. The kibble was kept to a minimum.
Animated has aged very well. My Transformers Prime line is still good too.
The bad... STUDIO SERIES has aged very, VERY poorly.
Worst: Beast Wars
Worst: Combiner Wars. These figures were floppy out of the box and the longer I have them, the worse the flop gets and the more the gaps in the arms and legs bother me. The HFGs also stressed the pegs on a couple of these, and now the hands tend to fall out. I plan to sell my CW Bruticus and Menasor. Superion is decent and rises above the rest of the line, and Abominus is actually really good...but he's from POTP.
Best: Cybertron. These are the figures that set my standard for excellence with Transformers. To this day, most figures fall short of the insanely good build quality, sculpted detail, and character designs in Cybertron. Megatron/Galvatron, Noise Maze, Optimus Prime, Wing Saber, The Cybertron Defense trio, Vector Prime...all figures that are still in my main display right now and they look newer and better than pretty much everything I bought from Prime Wars.
Armada is the worst followed by Robots in Disguise 2015 and Cyberverse.
Coming out of Robots in Disguise 2001, Armada has no reason to exist. The only good moulds that came out of Armada are Bendy Prime and Unicron.
RID 2015 and Cyberverse should have never existed too. If they wanted to cater for children, they could have gone for the Animated route.
I would never say Armada has aged poorly, because it was total crap when it came out. It was bad then (especially compared to everything the predated it, as @PikaManiac said.)
I think Beast Machines would be a line that has aged poorly. Some decent ideas, but...
I'll go along with Animated aging well, having mostly well-done toys with a VERY distinct style that is unlikely to be revisited anytime soon.
As for aging poorly, I'll go with the '07 movie line, mainly because the majority of bots in the line have been remade better and/or more accurately in later lines.
(Except for the Real Gear Robots. Those were their own thing. )
of the ones i have probably cybertron, some still have decent joints like prime but starscream is the exact opposite which is surprising because you'd expects more ratchets at that size
After the new heights of awesomesauce that came about during the days of Beast Wars and RID, Armada was a tragic step back. Armada was terrible when it came out, and it has aged horrifically ever since.
I honestly feel that G1 has aged the best. Many of those toys were and still are so unique, in spite of the lack of articulation in most cases.
Way to misrepresent what I said entirely. I don't even care that much for G1.
there, i fixed your obvious typo
Gonna agree with Animated being among the best. I recently took my collection out of storage and played around with the animated toys again. Was surprised how great it is. So surprised in fact that they're still standing on a living room shelf, where I put them "temporarily". I was surprised they sell very cheap on ebay, so I'm holding on to these, even though I considered selling them all.
As for worst, I'd have to say some Armada/Energon/Cybertron toys are garbage by today's standard. Note: I only have very few of them, but the ones I do have haven't aged well at all. I'm sure there are great ones as well tho.
Oh, and Alternators/Alternity/Binaltech hasn't aged well either. There are som great alt modes, but the transformations and awful robot modes ruin it.
I feel like you didn't read my explanation as to why I thought Armada aged the worst. I made references to the predecessor lines as well. As for the line being crap, I wasn't collecting during its original run, but I'm at least aware that Armada is a bit of an acquired taste. Even so, the line seems to have its fair share of fans as well as detractors.
Of course the titans return line aged like fine wine. It’s not like they have ugly stickers,sub par articulation and oversized block heads with forced gimmicks in them. The siege line TOTALLY sucks bollocks.
Potp has aged poorly , well for those figures which had those pre peeling stickers on anw .
The Masterpiece line has aged the best. Nearly 17 years old and still going strong. Hell, I say better than ever.
worst: Machine Wars.
Lines that aged well to me:
Lines that didn't age well to me:
I find that any list like this is going to be biased, usually by the person's introduction to the series and there's preferences, regardless if a line was better than what they loved more, it'll "suck".
I find that there's good and bad (and some great, some terrible) in just about every series ever made.
Then you can have a selection based on quality, or articulation, or accessories, or gimmicks, etc.
I just base my opinions on the individuals as I probably have some from every series, including cross-overs, and I consider all my figures, regardless of which series they belong too, to be just fine.
One of the worst figure I have is the combiner (Superion Maximus) Superion (G1) - Transformers Wiki from the
Universe line, followed by Bruticus (FoC) Bruticus (G1) - Transformers Wiki with the hard plastic that could snap easily and doesn't peg well, but
I have other figures that are fine from both series.
Then others like Tidal Wave (Armada/Energon) that is an amazing figure but lacks leg articulation.
The list of good and bad across all series could take all night, so there is no "best or worst" for series... some might have been better in a general perspective, and another better but again... lots of what I read that others have stated, I'd say the opposite of their choices on many occasions.
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