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#1 Esser-Z

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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.

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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.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:33 PM

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


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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.

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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.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:52 PM

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:55 AM

So I guess "Weaponizers" are still Leader Class?

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:23 AM

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

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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?
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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.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:17 PM

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

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:52 PM

BASIC/DELUXE/MEGA/ULTRA/SUPREME 4 LYFE

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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

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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!

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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!).


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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.



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