Jump to content


Entertainment Earth
Photo
- - - - -

The size-class is not Powerizer


29 replies to this topic

#1 Esser-Z

Esser-Z

    I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you

  • Citizen
  • 32,452 posts

Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:24 PM

So, recently we've been calling the ~20 USD pricepoint "Powerizers". This is incorrect! They are, in fact, Voyagers--this is printed on the very box. "Powerizer" is a subname much like Mechtech was during DOTM. I have not yet found the deluxes, but I find it very likely they follow the same pattern.

Does this matter? Not in the least. Do I care? Yeah, I'm crazy like that.

Thank you for you time and attention.

#2 Cheetimus Primal

Cheetimus Primal

    Commissions! cheetimus@cheetimus.com

  • Content Manager
  • 47,488 posts

Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

It's been bugging me too. It doesn't even say Powerizer on the box.
Which is good because that is a dumb word.
16148778233_339318c2f0_o.jpg

#3 tec

tec

    Do not adjust your anime stream

  • Supporter
  • 17,248 posts

Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:33 PM

I probably avoided calling it that cos I might misspell it...glad I dont have to now

Thanks Pax!!

sigtest1D_zpsa793aca9.jpg


#4 The Doctor Who

The Doctor Who

    Damn it, Jim, I'm the Doctor not a skeleton!

  • Supporter
  • 4,670 posts

Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:36 PM

Interesting... when I picked up PRiD Prime and Megatron from Mejier, I noticed it was just listed as 'Transformers', but at Toys R Us today the shelf tag said 'powerizers' on it.

It also listed them at 26.99, while Meijer had them at 19.99, so take that as you will.

kaca4v.png


#5 Esser-Z

Esser-Z

    I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you

  • Citizen
  • 32,452 posts

Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:42 PM

As I said, "Powerizer" is like the Mechtech imprint from DOTM. The box says "Voyager Class". I'm pretty sure what Hasbro is calling them on the box trumps what the store computers have in them.

#6 Destron D-69

Destron D-69

    hugs /) (\

  • Supporter
  • 24,836 posts

Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

thank goodness

#7 Rosicrucian

Rosicrucian

    Frater

  • Citizen
  • 6,460 posts

Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:52 PM

I guess that opens up the possibility of non-Powerizer Voyagers?

#8 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 13,599 posts

Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:13 PM

The Deluxes just have Deluxe on the package. If the word "Revealer" is on them anywhere, it's in the Cybertronian script bits.

---Dave
DAVE'S WEBPAGES
-- www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW --
NEWS, REVIEWS and SIGHTINGS
-- www.dvandom.com --
ARTWORK and IMAGES

Pssst...if you
can't see my images,
try my deviantArt!

#9 Octavius Prime

Octavius Prime

    Do it, FP

  • Citizen
  • 8,868 posts

Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:21 PM

The BB/SS two pack co-sells clearly say "Powerizer Class."

I'd call it more of a dropped name for the size class rather than the gimmick name, though it works equally well as that.

#10 C16

C16

    THIS SPACE FOR RENT

  • Citizen
  • 7,061 posts

Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:48 PM

Guys, I'm in Target right now, you think I'll see any Powerizer class figures? My friend wants a Prime.

#11 Hardbot

Hardbot

    That's just my two cents.

  • Citizen
  • 926 posts

Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:55 AM

So I guess "Weaponizers" are still Leader Class?

#12 lastmaximal

lastmaximal

    Cyber Key Power...linx!

  • Citizen
  • 9,584 posts

Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:23 AM

Nothing ever did come of that supposed use-your-smartphone-on-Voyager/Powerizer-packaging thing, did it?

ho6m.png

SO OKAY IT'S AVERAGE

Virtually every custom as good as the title suggests!


#13 DINOBOT SLUDGE

DINOBOT SLUDGE

    Jungle Warrior

  • Citizen
  • 6,870 posts

Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:29 PM

QUOTE(C16 @ Feb 25 2012, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guys, I'm in Target right now, you think I'll see any Powerizer class figures? My friend wants a Prime.


You'll be lucky if you can find one in the huge piles of MaxCons and Megas clogging the shelves.


But in all seriousness, isn't "Voyager" just as stupid a name?
What is singature?

#14 Kil

Kil
  • Supporter
  • 7,105 posts

Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE(GALVATRON I @ Feb 27 2012, 06:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But in all seriousness, isn't "Voyager" just as stupid a name?


At least Voyager is an actual word. I mean, sure it doesn't seem to mean anything in relation to TF toys, but I'll take it over an awkward non-word like "Powerizer" any day.

lord-imperious-delirious.jpg


#15 Esser-Z

Esser-Z

    I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you

  • Citizen
  • 32,452 posts

Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:17 PM

Also, we're used to Voyager. icon-fire.gif

#16 C16

C16

    THIS SPACE FOR RENT

  • Citizen
  • 7,061 posts

Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:52 PM

BASIC/DELUXE/MEGA/ULTRA/SUPREME 4 LYFE

#17 Somebody

Somebody
  • Citizen
  • 2,182 posts

Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE(C16 @ Feb 28 2012, 01:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BASIC/DELUXE/MEGA/ULTRA/SUPREME 4 LYFE

You say that, but Basics/Scouts don't exist as part of the mainline any more - the closest equivalent (Cyberverse Cmdr) is now the large class of the small-scale line.

Which, of course, makes "Deluxe" a nonsense title, since how can the most basic type of toy in the line be "Deluxe"? icon-waspy.gif

And "Mega" and "Ultra" aren't nouns in common usage, so talking about "a mega" or "an ultra" just sounds weird icon-arcee.gif

#18 Esser-Z

Esser-Z

    I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you

  • Citizen
  • 32,452 posts

Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE(C16 @ Feb 27 2012, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BASIC/DELUXE/MEGA/ULTRA/SUPREME 4 LYFE

I wish!

#19 Dante

Dante

    Handsome like an F-22 fighter jet

  • Citizen
  • 12,846 posts

Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:47 AM

QUOTE(C16 @ Feb 27 2012, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BASIC/DELUXE/MEGA/ULTRA/SUPREME 4 LYFE

You forgot Super (aka "Leader") between Ultra and Supreme.

But yeah, this worked fine from 1995 to 2007. Now we just have a bunch of redundant novelty crap choking out Deluxes at the $9-13 range, no Scouts (lol Commanders) and the larger size classes are all dying off. Voyager will be the next casualty when stores figure out they're supposed to be charging thirty dollars for them (woo-hoo, eight bucks for a ten cent LED and two watch batteries!).

#20 TheMightyMollusk

TheMightyMollusk

    There's no trick in the book that I wouldn't know

  • Supporter
  • 19,559 posts

Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:28 PM

QUOTE(GALVATRON I @ Feb 27 2012, 06:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But in all seriousness, isn't "Voyager" just as stupid a name?

It made sense back when it started in Cybertron, with the whole exploration theme for finding the Cyber Keys. Now it's just an artifact title.



Reply to this topic