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@  Bass X0 : (23 April 2017 - 12:22 PM)

I miss the 80s where the first time I ever saw Transformers toys was on the toy shelves and hadn't already saw the toy from every angle and in motion several months beforehand. It made seeing a toy in the store something very special to me that I can't recapture now.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

I could see Generations becoming a TRU exclusive line, now that I think about it.

@  Xellos : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

Also, Generations weathered AOE, and the TLK line seems to be short as well, so I think we'll still be seeing some room for Generations.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Titans aren't really wide-released anyway. About the only brick-and-mortar chain to reliably carry them is Toys R Us.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:08 PM)

Isn't Trypticon still a long way from now?

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

They wouldn't let a big-ticket item like that get cancelled.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

Counter argument: They still haven't released Trypticon.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

But yeah, not having any big-name media means it's the most likely, although the premiere series packaging might convince retailers to dedicate more shelf space, kinda like SW Black.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:24 AM)

I'd expect Generations to be the sacrificial lamb since they can't possibly stock RID any less.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I'm thinking the subline that doesn't have a movie or TV show will be the one on the cutting board.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:05 AM)

Back to TF toys: the question is whether or not retailers will be willing to commit the peg/shelf space for three sublines. And which one will be sidelined if space is at a premium.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM)

@unluckiness why/how is your avatar here different than the one in your profile

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 02:44 AM)

Revengeance

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

Some people say revenge is sweet. Others say revenge is a dish best served cold. So basically, revenge is ice cream.

@  Verity Carlo : (22 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Retribution is fun.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

'Sides, we all know the best G.I. Joe movie is Street Fighter, even if people haven't realized it yet.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

I thought it was... okay. Okay as a movie, kinda fun, but not quite really feeling the G.I. Joe. I heard the sequel fixed that, but I've yet to see it.

@  Daith : (22 April 2017 - 05:26 PM)

Not sure about others but tried too hard to mainstream the idea to the public, making Baroness and the future Cobra Commander Duke's ex fiance and her brother was stupid and convoluted, and the power armor was a bit dumb

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 April 2017 - 05:14 PM)

What's the general opinion here about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

In response to whether Arachnid Base or Orcanoch is the weirder.

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My friend Take: "My vote goes to Spider Volcanobutt."

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

When I find myself in times of trouble, small marsupials come to me. Chattering and hissing, wallabies.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

ROCKO'S MODERN LIIIIIIFE

@  Foffy : (22 April 2017 - 02:07 PM)

Did somebody mention wallabies?

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 01:38 PM)

"Walls of 'bee". walmart will be changing their name during movie time. they will now be called "walbee"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 April 2017 - 12:49 PM)

I'm pretty sure even Hasbro reps have admitted that they went overboard with Bee repaints.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Parents/retailers want them, it's cost effective to produce them, therefore they get made. Walls of 'bee may not be what we want to see, but here we are.

@  Bass X0 : (22 April 2017 - 12:29 PM)

That still doesn't justify all the barely repainted Bumblebee and Optimus Prime toys in slightly different shades of their standard color scheme.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:26 PM)

The movie toylines are a necessary evil at this point, they help us get nice things so I can tolerate them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 12:19 PM)

Eh, I'm more indifferent to the movies than angry.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Also, I highly doubt that. Judging by how some TR stuff hasn't been released yet (including Trypticon) and they're hyping up PotP for next year, what I'm assuming we'll see is Generations, Movieverse and RID/whatever the next cartoon is running alongside each other.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:02 PM)

I KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED! IT'S OBVIOUS WHAT'S HAPPENED! I WANT TO KNOW HOW WE CAN MAKE IT UNHAPPEN!

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 11:45 AM)

you are reacting to movies toys overtaking our beloved generations line for the next 2 years. and yes it is

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

WHAT AM I REACTING TO AND IS ANGER APPROPRIATE?!

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 10:50 AM)

Krok? It's happening again...

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Don't forget Kup.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 April 2017 - 09:59 AM)

Perceptor, Topspin, Krok, Quake

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 April 2017 - 01:50 AM)

Whats wave 4?

@  RichardT1977 : (21 April 2017 - 11:48 PM)

Welpers, enjoy Titans Return Deluxe wave 4 if you got 'em. Starting next Monday, Generations is going on hiatus.

@  Telly : (21 April 2017 - 09:40 PM)

wish i knew where my ebay package from china was. no update in 20 days. its due next saturday...

@  BlackMax : (21 April 2017 - 06:47 PM)

It's nice to be popular. :D

@  NightViper : (21 April 2017 - 06:44 PM)

Max Reboot Band

@  Rycochet : (21 April 2017 - 05:13 PM)

*grumblemumblemutterRainmakergrumblemumble*

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2017 - 05:05 PM)

ReBoot reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (21 April 2017 - 05:04 PM)

Fantastic Max reboot.

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 April 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Mighty Max reboot.


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#1 Bass X0

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:06 PM

For the purpose of this topic, I'll call "bad" a toy that the fandom in general thinks of as bad even if you don't personally, since this is about bad toys you actually like.



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 - 07:09 PM

To all those who consider the Energon Powerlinx Deluxes/Voyagers "bad toys", I say "screw you" icon-waspy.gif.

Sadly, I no longer own any of them... icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:09 PM

I always liked Armada Hot Shot.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:12 PM

I plead the fifth.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

I've got soft spots for the Throttlebots and Beast Machines Maximals myself.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

i never understood the hate for the armada sideswipe mold. was it amazing? no. was it some abomonation which should be hidden away forever? no. i think it's a neat figure, which is why i have so many versions of it plus a custom one

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

Armada Sideswipe, since I bought the testshot figure to get out early pictures of it - and my version has a bitching lightning deco pattern on the side that didn't make it to the final product.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:31 PM

Another vote for Armada Sideswipe. Really, he's no worse than a typical G1 toy.

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. . .

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:35 PM

Cybertron Overhaul is a pretty crap toy, but I dunno, I just like it.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

I also really liked Armada Smokescreen and not just for Liftor.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:05 PM

Well... I really like all the Classics figures, even the Seeker molds and Ratchet/Ironhide, despite how much some people seem to hate them these days.

I, uh, honestly never really pay much attention to how much other people like my favorites.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:10 PM

I love Break dearly. I know he doesn't transform so much as curl up inside a shell, and I know half of his mass is in one arm. But he is a penguin and also has a great robot color scheme, so he is glorious.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:19 PM

Apparently Armada Sideswipe has a lot of fans, as I like the character and the toy. I am looking forward to his Shattered Glass counterpart as a replacement though.
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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

It seems like a sizable portion of the fandom considers the Energon combiners to be "bad toys", but I really like them. I don't think combiners are meant to be entirely about their combined modes; they're okay deluxes and great basics that can also combine.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:58 AM

I have a great fondness for a lot of toys OTHER people dislike. But I'd never call them BAD toys.

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.

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(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.)

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:01 AM

RiD Mega Octane.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:16 AM

Do the Prentender cars Gunrunner Roadgrabber count as bad?
Because I have a lot of love for thoses two

Jumpstarters who hates Jumpstarters?


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:16 AM

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It was the card art that brought them to life for me.


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.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:23 AM

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(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.)


Knees are an unreasonable expectation? icon-arcee.gif

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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