Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Toyzaremine, Jun 2, 2009.
if there was no movie?
an interesting question. I base a toys appeal on one thing only, thats the toy itself, i dont care who it is, what it is or isnt in show wise, if it was a car now a beast, what faction, if its a legend or a leader, if its out of scale or in scale, show accurate or not.
If i like it i get it.
There is no movie.
Yep. I just like the molds.
Now here's one for you. =P Would you have bought the original G1 toys...if there had been no cartoon?
Only some. Even with the movie, only some. I don't like the fragility of the movie toys. They are a parent's worst nightmare as their kids are bound to break them, or lose a bunch of their little bits and pieces over time. Not a kid friendly line, unfortunately. Something Bay, Hasbro, and company should have worked out way back when the first movie was being developed.
I'm the same way, as my Alt. Skids standing on my desk right now proves. I knew little about G1 Skids, all I cared about when I engaged in a vicious eBay bidding war for him (nearly lost him, too!) was that he was the Scion xB Alternator, and I love Scion xB's (same reason I bought Alt. Hound, 'cause I like Jeep Wranglers, too!)
As a more topic related subject, I recently bought Dirt Boss from the movie line. He's not even IN the movie, but I still got him, and he's well worth $8. Now I need Ransack, though, since he looks to be even BETTER!
Technically true, as it isn't out yet. Unless you're being philosophical, in which case I refute you. The movie is all in your mind.
i probably would be getting less then what i am planning to get now. the movie or cartoon in the end normally makes me wanna impulse buy stuff, or if its a character i really like in the show i normally go out of my way to get the figure.
Yes. I do like the look of most of them. I haven't dug many of the toys of characters not in the actual films, but that's convenient since I pass on those anyways even with the films existing.
I agree, they're not that kid-friendly. I know some of my little cousins would love getting them, but once they got ahold of them I don't know how much fun they'd have with them. They do seem more breakable than Animated or Classics stuff, and the transformations are a pain in the ass for more than a few toys. The only thing I'd change about the line is simplifying the main toys a bit; sturdier parts here and there and transformations that get away from trying to mirror the complexity of the film (a nice try to emulate, but really hard to do them justice); it shouldn't take me or a little kid half an hour to get something from vehicle to robot mode. Spending most of your playtime trying to figure out how to transform the damn thing, and dreading transforming it back, isn't much fun.
definitely...especially b/c there r new molds
Probably not, but only because when it comes to Transformers, I only like to buy toys of characters that are in the movie/shows (and variations of how they appear in the show or movie. For example, I don't wanna buy Elite Guard Bumblebee from Animated, but I had no problem re-buying the Car Brothers from R.I.D. in their "super" paint job).
Also, if I don't really like the show, I won't buy the toys. I have VERY few toys from Energon and Cybertron
Technically...No. If there was no movie, then there would be no ROTF toys.
Leader Prime...and perhaps Deluxe Ravage.
That's it. The rest only have value to me b/c of the upcoming film, where they will bne immortalized. Most of the toys are a big pass.
In my case, I'm not really buying characters for their role in the film or anything. Heck, I'm not even sure who is in the movie, since I purposely avoid seeing too many spoilers of it. I'm mostly buying the toys I can afford, who I think look cool. Sideswipe just happens to be one of them.
i would buy tfs even if their was never a show or movie
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