Jump to content

Photo
- - - - -

So, anyone else settling for the non-FE molds?


84 replies to this topic

Poll: Mainline TFP molds versus FE

Bulkhead: FE vs PRiD

You cannot see the results of the poll until you have voted. Please login and cast your vote to see the results of this poll.

Optimus (Voyager): FE vs. PRiD

You cannot see the results of the poll until you have voted. Please login and cast your vote to see the results of this poll.

Cliffjumper: FE vs. PRiD

You cannot see the results of the poll until you have voted. Please login and cast your vote to see the results of this poll.
Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 Octavius Prime

Octavius Prime

    Do it, FP

  • Citizen
  • 8504 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Middle GA
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:28 PM

Just thought I'd ask. I like TFP Voy Optimus better than FE Optimus, so that's not really "settling" in my mind, but I'm convincing my self that I will indeed be ok with the new Bulkhead mold as opposed to spending $70 on the FE.

I did splurge to get FE CJ and the Entertainment pack, though (granted, that last one doesn't really have a normal retail equivalent).

Didn't include the wave 1 FE deluxes due to them being pretty widely available or at least affordable on ebay. Also didn't include the Eradicon because A) hey, no more than 3 poll questions and B) Japan only.

#2 Naas

Naas

    ORAORAORA

  • Citizen
  • 5172 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:someplace
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:31 PM

Can't the Takaratomy releases be in the poll too? I mean, Takara's Cliffjumper has a cannon similar to the ones FE Cliffjumper had, and Takara's Optimus lacks electronics.

Edited by Item42, 06 March 2012 - 07:32 PM.

DOES SAYAKA SAYAKA JOJO SWORDS POSING ARCHER BLADE WORKS SOMETHING ME?


#3 The Doctor Who

The Doctor Who

    I don't like the color...

  • Supporter
  • 3363 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana, United States
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:37 PM

What about those of us sucker enough to get both in some cases?

0n39.png


#4 Ursa Magnus

Ursa Magnus

    Omega Guardians, FTW!!

  • Forum Moderator
  • 8713 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The House of Magnus
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:44 PM

I think your poll needs an option that says, "I don't have much of a damn choice, do I?" icon-megs.gif

EDIT: In all seriousness though, I'll be getting the PRiD molds. As much as I'm irritated with Hasbro about the whole thing, I refuse to reward scalpers with money more.

Edited by Ursa Magnus, 06 March 2012 - 07:51 PM.


#5 gargunkle

gargunkle

    super-duper spikey-pokey

  • Citizen
  • 4830 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:pittsburgh, pa
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:47 PM

I'm getting some Prime toys, but actually none of those listed in your poll.
QUOTE(kyde)
Not my finest work, but when life gives you lemons, they're yellow so just paint black stripes on them and call them Bumblebee. Kids will buy them.


#6 Varnon

Varnon

    Counterpoint is a man's soul.

  • Citizen
  • 9865 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Stillwater, OK, USA, Earth

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

I'd be lucky just to see anything.


But seriously why did they make two molds? It seems like such a waste of time and money to produce two separate molds.
What signature?

#7 Octavius Prime

Octavius Prime

    Do it, FP

  • Citizen
  • 8504 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Middle GA
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE(Varnon @ Mar 6 2012, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd be lucky just to see anything.


But seriously why did they make two molds? It seems like such a waste of time and money to produce two separate molds.


basically, at least some of the FE molds (specifically Starscream, Arcee, and BB) were supposed to be Generations toys, but when it seemed that DotM was to push a TFP mainline back until mid-2012, they decided to give TFP a mini/preview line (FE). However, the FE toys didn't hit until November (a year after the show started...) and they cut the feet out from under DotM early, so we're now getting the TFP mainline where the FE molds are redundant to agree.

At least, that's what I've gathered.

#8 Master Fwiffo

Master Fwiffo

    Yay...

  • Retired Staff
  • 17526 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Lost Light
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

I might settle for the Bulkhead despite that ugly as crap attachement thing and his generally less pleasing asthetic.

But I refuse to settle for PRID Prime, and if I can't get an FE Cliffjumper, I'm just not going to get a Cliffjumper.

Edited by Master Fwiffo, 06 March 2012 - 07:59 PM.


#9 Ursa Magnus

Ursa Magnus

    Omega Guardians, FTW!!

  • Forum Moderator
  • 8713 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The House of Magnus
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

PRiD Optimus Prime is fine. I've watched reviews for both, and I really don't see as much of a difference as everyone seems to claim.

Of course, again, not like I had a lot of damn choice. I'd much rather have the FE Cliff, and certainly the FE Bulkhead, but... again...

Not at all bitter, am I? icon-megs.gif

Edited by Ursa Magnus, 06 March 2012 - 08:07 PM.


#10 gargunkle

gargunkle

    super-duper spikey-pokey

  • Citizen
  • 4830 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:pittsburgh, pa
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE(Octavius Prime @ Mar 6 2012, 07:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
basically, at least some of the FE molds (specifically Starscream, Arcee, and BB) were supposed to be Generations toys, but when it seemed that DotM was to push a TFP mainline back until mid-2012, they decided to give TFP a mini/preview line (FE). However, the FE toys didn't hit until November (a year after the show started...) and they cut the feet out from under DotM early, so we're now getting the TFP mainline where the FE molds are redundant to agree.

At least, that's what I've gathered.


I think I get why there was going to be FE and main line. What I do not get is why they produced new molds for the latter. Isn't it really expensive making new molds? Did they feel the FE ones were so bad they had to start over?

Oh, and in regards to the FE vs. main line topic, I think I might actually prefer FE Arcee, but I never did see her in stores and I won't pay secondary market prices. So I guess I'm settling on her.
QUOTE(kyde)
Not my finest work, but when life gives you lemons, they're yellow so just paint black stripes on them and call them Bumblebee. Kids will buy them.


#11 Tm_Silverclaw

Tm_Silverclaw
  • Citizen
  • 7864 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toccoa Ga.
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:19 PM

I actually like the RiD BB better than FE BB.

#12 Walky

Walky

    internet pornlord

  • Citizen
  • 30814 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Columbus, OH
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:15 PM

I went for a mix. Doesn't seem to be an option in the poll for that.

#13 Megaplex Prime

Megaplex Prime

    Manly things, like a tiger ripping apart a gazelle, or a lawyer.

  • Citizen
  • 3134 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Raleigh, NC
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:17 PM

Once you go FE Bulkhead, you can never go back. And I refuse to get PRiD Bulkhead on account of that STUPID stupid weapon of his. That, and FE Bulk is pure sex, and there ain't no way the PRiD version can do better by it.

PRiD Prime I have because he's the only one with "real" chest windows/windshield instead of the cheaty thing going on with the FE versions. But I hate the mold to bits, and only hold onto it for that one token of accuracy.

FE Cliffjumper is just a superior toy to PRiD Cliffy. I only got PRiDjumper to pass the time until I got the FE version, and was gonna get rid of it, but will hold onto it for sentimental reasons as Cliffy WAS diagnosed on the Prime show with a case of "deadness."
There's only room in here for one,
And I've decided it's not you.
I had to do what must be done.
YOU WOULD HAVE DONE IT TOO!
Suddenly I'm feeling strange...

#14 Spark

Spark
  • Citizen
  • 28215 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

I'm not a big fan of Cliffjumper either way, so I just picked up the PRiD version. But, God DAMN, are the FE versions of Prime and Bulkhead better. After I got FE Prime, I severely regretted purchasing PRiD Optimus instead of just waiting. It's just that good. PRiD Bulkhead already looks awful, so no contest there. FE Bulkhead is so satisfyingly hefty, too.
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#15 Spark

Spark
  • Citizen
  • 28215 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE(Ursa Magnus @ Mar 6 2012, 08:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PRiD Optimus Prime is fine. I've watched reviews for both, and I really don't see as much of a difference as everyone seems to claim.

If you get them next to each other in reality, there's world of difference. FE Optimus has these great superheroic proportions and a very dynamic look in general (not to mention a smoother transformation), while PRiD Optimus feels more like some lanky guy in an Optimus suit. It's weird, but that's the best way I can put it. Plus the PRiD gun is dumb as hell, since it "transforms", so to speak, for no discernable reason.
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#16 Onyx Minor

Onyx Minor

    Teporocho

  • News and Content
  • 10323 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Texas
  • Faction::Predacon

Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:52 PM

I'm settling for PRID, because, as my buddy Ursa said, I ain't got much damn choice.
Llevo el prisma de tus ojos en mi casco de astronauta y la tímida aurora de tus células...

#17 Noprobsrobs

Noprobsrobs

    STILL THE BEST 1973

  • Citizen
  • 2759 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:56 PM

Since Cliffjumper has been one of my favorite characters and I can't afford to get the FE version, I decided to get the RID version. I completely disappointed by it. It's not it's necessarily a bad toy, it's just that it makes me want the FE version even more.

#18 NICK TYRANNO

NICK TYRANNO

    Live Free or Dinosaur.

  • Supporter
  • 10318 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:02 PM

I'd like FE Cliffjumper, but I mean, come on. 40 god damn dollars? No thanks.

I may shoot for FE Optimus, who looks like a bargain on Ebay compared to some Cliffjumper prices. And Bulkhead looks really good too, but he's priced worse than Optimus.

This whole thing is a mess.



#19 Moroboshi

Moroboshi

    Longtime member, sometimes lurker

  • Citizen
  • 885 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berkeley, CA
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:09 PM

I played with a friend's PRID Optimus, and he was really fun to handle. That his gun is a block of nothing half the time was really the one thing I disliked. Really turned me around from disliking the pictures of the toy and even the toy in package to wanting one.

So right now it's a conflict among "Get PRID Prime now," "Wait for the Weaponizer (which looks really nice)" or "Wait to see if the Voyager PRID Optimus repaint that will inevitably be announced has a cooler weapon."

First Edition is off the table for me unless Hasbro rereleases it later (I could get it, but it's not "must have" enough to justify the expense for me).

Edited by Moroboshi, 06 March 2012 - 11:09 PM.


#20 Robogeek1973

Robogeek1973
  • Retired Staff
  • 14445 posts
  • Location:Rotterdam NY

Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:32 PM

I've got the First Editions for all three but have been kicking around the idea of buying the Prid ones as well and display those ones in vehicle mode.



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users