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Animated Elite Guard

Postby Va'al » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:56 pm

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Just a call for help in deciding whether to spring for all the figures.

I currently have Safeguard and Longarm Prime, and Blurr is on his way.

Do you recommend Sentinel, Ultra Magnus and Jazz?
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby joesaysso » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:01 pm

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I think you have to. They were the most important 3 members, getting the most screen time. They look great together. I never had Sentinel or Magnus but the Jazz mold was fantastic. I loved the Animated line as a whole. A great line for screen accuracy and articulation. Highly underrated, in my opinion. Depends on the prices of course, but if you are comfortable with what you would be paying, go for it!
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby mick1122 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:31 pm

Yes, you must. That version of Ultra Magnus is probably my favorite bot mode of them all. Sentinel is good, but uses the fake windshield thing to pull it off. Jazz is great too.

I know I will get hated on this, but I gotta say that Animated is probably my favorite line of the last 10 years with Alternators a close second. If you can, grab anything Animated and you will not be sorry. I am down to Hydrodive Bumblebee, Skywarp and Jetwing Prime to finish my collection off.
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Va'al » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:52 pm

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Leader Magnus does look really good.

There's an eBay auction for a Takara version for about £30/$48.
How much overboard is that?
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby RAcast » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:46 pm

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I despise the animated line, the aesthetic makes me physically cringe. That said, I do have a soft spot for animated UM, he's solid and feels good, both modes are great and hold a handful of nifty little options for fiddling with in robot mode.

This is high praise coming from me, haha.
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Doubledealer93 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:31 pm

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mick1122 wrote:Yes, you must. That version of Ultra Magnus is probably my favorite bot mode of them all. Sentinel is good, but uses the fake windshield thing to pull it off. Jazz is great too.

I know I will get hated on this, but I gotta say that Animated is probably my favorite line of the last 10 years with Alternators a close second. If you can, grab anything Animated and you will not be sorry. I am down to Hydrodive Bumblebee, Skywarp and Jetwing Prime to finish my collection off.


agreed 100% i loved everything abot animated. the show, the toys and the story
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby PrymeStriker » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:34 pm

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The only Elite Guard members I own are Jazz, Sentinel, Longarm Prime/Shockwave (purple), Jetfire and Jetstorm. I recommend them all. The Elite Guard figures are some of the best IMO.
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Arctorro » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:52 pm

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Va'al wrote:Leader Magnus does look really good.

There's an eBay auction for a Takara version for about £30/$48.
How much overboard is that?


I'm not an expert on toy prices, but I'd happily pay that for him in good condition because he is a great toy (keep in mind that I payed more at AU retail, so that seems like a good deal to me :P ).

Definitely try and get them all if they show up for good prices.
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Shadowstream » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:35 pm

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I was alright with Animated as a cartoon, but not so much with toys. I'm not saying they're bad, in fact I'm willing to state that Longarm/Shockwave was one of the most outstanding transformer figures this side of the last decade, it's just that the aesthetics just never clicked with me in plastic form. I have Magnus, Blurr, and Jazz and out of that lot I can only say Blurr really stands out as the best. Jazz is good too, but just a teeny bit off putting by how stiff some of his joints feel in certain positions. Everyone seems to praise Magnus, but despite having him in hand, I'm just not seeing it. Leader class figures have always been a great big wad of annoying to me given that they tend to be a big chunk of electronics with a bunch of smaller things transforming around it, and Magnus is no exception. His torso is completely static and his nogin' is just too many shades of wrong with all the gimmickry inside it. He packs a lot of hidden goodies, but quite frankly I don't think it makes up for how ugly that talking gimmick makes his face look.
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Doubledealer93 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:49 pm

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Va'al wrote:Leader Magnus does look really good.

There's an eBay auction for a Takara version for about £30/$48.
How much overboard is that?


its not that over board considering the retail price was about 40 bucks.
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby RhA » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:05 am

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Magnus rocks, so go for it.
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Va'al » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:13 am

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I should say, the $48 includes shipping from Hong Kong, and it's the Takara release MISB.
I might go for it, after all.

Any thoughts on Sentinel by himself?
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Arctorro » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:19 am

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Va'al wrote:I should say, the $48 includes shipping from Hong Kong, and it's the Takara release MISB.
I might go for it, after all.


Damn! That sounds like a nice deal :D

Va'al wrote:Any thoughts on Sentinel by himself?


I like the toy, but not as much as the others. Might be because he was such a tool in the show :lol: That said, he is still a nice toy and worth it if you're getting all the others. Just wait to find another good deal.
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:09 am

Sentinel Prime and Jazz are both cool, but Leader UM is a GREAT figure!
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:29 am

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So no love for Blurr? He was a member of the Elite Guard too, before being compressed into a cube. If you want them all, he *needs* to be in there.
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:So no love for Blurr? He was a member of the Elite Guard too, before being compressed into a cube. If you want them all, he *needs* to be in there.


Uhh...he's asking about Sentinel, Jazz, and Magnus. Why would we talk about Blurr?

Va'al wrote:Do you recommend Sentinel, Ultra Magnus and Jazz?


Plus, he's already got Blurr on the way.

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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby SJ21 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:43 am

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Ultra Magnus is a great figure. His alt mode was one of the cooler alt modes ever. Love it.

Jazz is also good. I would recommend getting both of them. I never owned Sentinel, so I can't comment on him.
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:53 am

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PrymeStriker wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:So no love for Blurr? He was a member of the Elite Guard too, before being compressed into a cube. If you want them all, he *needs* to be in there.


Uhh...he's asking about Sentinel, Jazz, and Magnus. Why would we talk about Blurr?

Va'al wrote:Do you recommend Sentinel, Ultra Magnus and Jazz?


Plus, he's already got Blurr on the way.

Va'al wrote:I currently have Safeguard and Longarm Prime, and Blurr is on his way.


Note to self, wear glasses when reading posts. #-o

Anyway, Ultra Magnus, Jazz and Sentinel Prime are some of the best to come out of the line, but it's hard to really pick a favourite. Priority-wise though, Ultra Magnus gets first place, then Jazz.
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Va'al » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:39 am

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I did go for the Magnus auction, as the seller applied a 5% discount!

I also managed to get both Sentinel and Jazz MISB for 20 bucks including shipping; my completist self is happy, my wallet a little less.
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Va'al » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:32 am

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Three of them arrived today!

I'll put some photos up later, but I've learned a lesson from buying Takara sound&light figures: Ultra Magnus' phrases are in Japanese! :lol:

And apart from a 'urtura magnus: transuform', I have no idea what he's saying. Any help?
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Va'al » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:34 pm

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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Erailea » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:51 pm

The team looks great! But I'm also seriously biased towards Animated.

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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Va'al » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:24 pm

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Yeah, I really love the aesthetic of these guys!

I'm limiting myself to the Elite Guard, including Longarm, and Swindle, Oil Slick and Soundwave, though. Trying to put money aside for a potential Dudicus. Or non-TF stuff. Or you know, life.
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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Erailea » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:02 pm

I feel ya. I'm not aiming to get every figure (not even close) but there are still a few I'd like to get my hands on - Blurr, Swindle and Swoop - but there are other things to do / save up for.

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Re: Animated Elite Guard

Postby Va'al » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:09 am

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Animated Elite Guard: complete!

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