Any bad toys you have a particular fondness for?
Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:06 PM
I like the late eighties toys. Those were my years. In particular, the Triggerbots and Triggercons. Plastic bricks they may be with limited articulation but I don't care - the nostalgia towards picking five out of the six up while on vacation that summer overcomes that. It was the card art that brought them to life for me. Crankcase, Backstreet and Windsweeper being my favorites. Don't think I ever did get Dogfight.
I'm also drawn towards Quickswitch. Sixshot never appearing in England, Quickswitch was my first six-changer. I just found him so versatile at the time despite his lack of articulation. He was the swiss army knife of Transformers.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:31 PM
Cybertron Soundwave too. I've never had the problem some people report with his legs buckling, and his alt-mode's not supposed to be a convincing Earth form anyway, so the legs being visible in fighter mode don't bug me. Plus, with a little imagination, his right arm-kibble becomes a Gundam-style buster shield. . .
Edited by Cybersnark, 24 February 2012 - 10:31 PM.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:35 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:05 PM
I, uh, honestly never really pay much attention to how much other people like my favorites.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:10 PM
Tomorrow's nostalgia today!
Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:19 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:26 PM
I LOVE the Jumpstarters. Love Them.
-ZacWilliam, also loves the Pretenders. Every single one.
And NO I don't consider either groups bad toys in any way, but I know there are folks who do, so...
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:46 AM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:58 AM
The only toy I personally consider BAD which I still have a strange affection for is Supreme Cheetor. As much as I feel like this is an actual terrible toy -- one I would never buy for someone else -- I've never really regretted owning him, and as much as he frustrates me at times, I still like the thing. Can't really put my finger on why.
(There's a big difference between, "Actually bad" and "Doesn't fit stupid expectations" CF: Armada Hot Shot, Armada Megatron, Armada Sideswipe -- all GREAT toys that people rag on because they have stupid, unreasonable expectations.)
Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:16 AM
Because I have a lot of love for thoses two
Jumpstarters who hates Jumpstarters?
Armada Smokescreen BIG HUGE particle cannon so big he almost topples over
Working weinch the first for any TF he is pure win IMO
Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:16 AM
I always thought it was interesting how the art on the boxes made it look like the figures were bending in ways they were never meant to, even if they did have more articulation for it.
Anyway, Jumpstarters. Twin Twist was my first Transformer, and I hope to get him again someday, as well as his brother.
And put me down for the "not actually BAD" group.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:23 AM
Knees are an unreasonable expectation?
That said, I absolutely love Armada. Outside of the Minicons and Lucky Draw I have every single remold/recolor they did with those molds.
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