Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

From low expectations to great surprise! --- OR --- High expectations that lead to disapointment.

Feel free to discuss anything about any of the thousands of Transformer toys here. Anything from Generation 1 all the way to the soon to be released, the never to be released or the hope to be released is fair game! Want to show off your stuff? Please post your's and see others in the Transformers Collections Forum.

From low expectations to great surprise! --- OR --- High expectations that lead to disapointment.

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:44 pm

Motto: "I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
Weapon: Armor Axe
You didnt think much about that toy. Every times you've seen it, it was always "meh" [-( for you.

Then, you see it cheap and just say "why the hell not" and you buy it.

You unpack that toy, you really don't expect much...

THEN YOUR SOCKS ARE COMPLETELY BLOWN OFF! :shock: :P :BOWDOWN:

That toy that normally should have just been ordinary turn out to be INCREDIBLY AWESOME! That thing that appeared so bland may very well be the best toy you had in a while!

:BOT: WHAT IS THAT TOY? :CON:


Image

EDIT:

New to this thread, tell me the opposite. You had high hopes and expectations for a toy. :P

You receive it, you play with it...
:-(
And it's not what you tought it would be. The toy is not bad, it's just not the sweet thing you expect it to be. What a bitter, bitter disapointment.

WHAT IS THAT TOY?


Image
Last edited by -Kanrabat- on Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:04 pm, edited 2 times in total.
WHO IS MOTHER?
Image
Click HERE to find out!

My other customs:
TRASH TALK and HOT AIR!
Also, see the Seeker Brothers, APETIMUS SUPREME, PYROFLASH, and RUSTBUCKET.
User avatar
-Kanrabat-
Gestalt
Posts: 2433
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Canada, province of Québec
Buy from -Kanrabat- on eBay
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 5
Speed: 4
Endurance: 10
Rank: 4
Courage: 9
Firepower: 3
Skill: 6

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:47 pm

Motto: "I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
Weapon: Armor Axe
For me, it's Transformers Animated Oilslick.

First, I'm not a fan of bikeformers. Second? "Oilslick"? Who the hell is he and why should I care? In photos, the bike lookes dilly, the bot looked dorky.

Then, I'm in a mood to put GI-Joes on bikeformers.
I see Animated Oilslick for cheap on Ebay.
Buy.
Wait.
Receive.
Unpack...

WHAT THE HELL? THIS BIKE IS INCREDIBLY RAD!
No, really, that bike is just awesome!
Sadly, Hazzard Viper dont fit on that bike.
Meh, might as well transform the thing.

Simple, fun transformation! Not a damn mess like the bayformers or even FE Arcee! This thing is a joy to transform!
Epic head reveal!
Man, that head is so sweet! It's under a jar of toxic gaz and dosent afraid of anything!

And the weapons? A big-ass "nunchuck" and a keg of beer. How cool is that?

Truely, the BEST transformers I had in hands since months.
And I used to think so little of him...

Image

EDIT: By the way, I just bought him again, but this time, brand new and sealed so I can keep it that way in it's original packaging. Yep, he deserves to be owned twice!
WHO IS MOTHER?
Image
Click HERE to find out!

My other customs:
TRASH TALK and HOT AIR!
Also, see the Seeker Brothers, APETIMUS SUPREME, PYROFLASH, and RUSTBUCKET.
User avatar
-Kanrabat-
Gestalt
Posts: 2433
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Canada, province of Québec
Buy from -Kanrabat- on eBay
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 5
Speed: 4
Endurance: 10
Rank: 4
Courage: 9
Firepower: 3
Skill: 6

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby Doubledealer93 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:27 pm

Motto: "A logical mind is a healthy mind."
Weapon: Double-Barreled, Armor-Piercing Particle Beam Cann...
universe tankor. i posted pics in the awesome poses and pics thread. i had no idea he had 2 moveable eyes. one in his alt mode and one in robot. i love him. he is really mean looking and he has a moveable jaw. he is very poseable and amazing light piping. i had no idea who he was or his partner obsidian. i paid 35 bucks for them at a flea market. i had no idea i would like him this much.
Image

check out my collection thread, updated 2/25/13, and i kinda lost count, i have to count them again....
doubledealer93-s-collection-as-of-2-25-13-t84309.php
i have a blog now! http://dealingofthings.wordpress.com/
My deviant art, loads more pics there--> http://doubledealer93.deviantart.com/
User avatar
Doubledealer93
City Commander
Posts: 3803
Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 3:19 pm
Location: Ravenna OH
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 10+
Speed: 4
Endurance: 10+
Rank: 10+
Courage: 5
Firepower: 1
Skill: ???

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby skidflap » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:18 pm

Motto: ""Don't look at me; nothing on this planet makes sense. Hot dog, but it's not a pet!""
Weapon: Railgun
I have 2.

The first is Universe Dropshot. I was not really interested in picking him up... but i saw him for half price ($9.99)and i decided that i needed more tanks. Now he's my favorite. he is insanely armed for :michaelbay: and the paint job blends better than Scattorshot.

The second figure was Firetrap. Rather well made for a figure that size. Love the rifles. :D
"The Lord created the fart and added a smell so the deaf could enjoy."- Redd Foxx
Image
skidflap
Micromaster
Posts: 88
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:59 pm
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 7
Endurance: 10
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 10

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby Doubledealer93 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:25 pm

Motto: "A logical mind is a healthy mind."
Weapon: Double-Barreled, Armor-Piercing Particle Beam Cann...
skidflap wrote:I have 2.

The first is Universe Dropshot. I was not really interested in picking him up... but i saw him for half price ($9.99)and i decided that i needed more tanks. Now he's my favorite. he is insanely armed for :michaelbay: and the paint job blends better than Scattorshot.

The second figure was Firetrap. Rather well made for a figure that size. Love the rifles. :D


i too love fire trap but i think he looks a lot more like brawn than anyone.
Image

check out my collection thread, updated 2/25/13, and i kinda lost count, i have to count them again....
doubledealer93-s-collection-as-of-2-25-13-t84309.php
i have a blog now! http://dealingofthings.wordpress.com/
My deviant art, loads more pics there--> http://doubledealer93.deviantart.com/
User avatar
Doubledealer93
City Commander
Posts: 3803
Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 3:19 pm
Location: Ravenna OH
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 10+
Speed: 4
Endurance: 10+
Rank: 10+
Courage: 5
Firepower: 1
Skill: ???

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:26 pm

Weapon: Null-Ray Rifle
AM Prime Knockout.

Hated the toy with a passion when the first promo pics came out, and wasn't much impressed watching the reviews. But after getting Breakdown, I wanted to just complete the team, and bought Knockout anyway.

To my surprise, he doesn't look half-bad in-hand. The ports on his chest takes a little getting used to, but the more vibrant red of the Japanese version makes him look a lot better.

Really like his micron.
SKYWARPED_128
Gestalt
Posts: 2219
Joined: Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:20 pm
Strength: Infinity
Intelligence: 9
Speed: Infinity
Endurance: 10+
Rank: 9
Courage: 10
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: 10+

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby skidflap » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:32 pm

Motto: ""Don't look at me; nothing on this planet makes sense. Hot dog, but it's not a pet!""
Weapon: Railgun
Doubledealer93 wrote:
skidflap wrote:I have 2.

The first is Universe Dropshot. I was not really interested in picking him up... but i saw him for half price ($9.99)and i decided that i needed more tanks. Now he's my favorite. he is insanely armed for :michaelbay: and the paint job blends better than Scattorshot.

The second figure was Firetrap. Rather well made for a figure that size. Love the rifles. :D


i too love fire trap but i think he looks a lot more like brawn than anyone.


true. Also forgot to add leader class movie starscream. it blew my mind that they could create such a detailed figure. :CON:
"The Lord created the fart and added a smell so the deaf could enjoy."- Redd Foxx
Image
skidflap
Micromaster
Posts: 88
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:59 pm
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 7
Endurance: 10
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 10

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:59 am

Motto: "Feel free to die when you've had enough."
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
PRiD Hot Shot. I picked up PRiD Bumblebee because the FE BB didn't really impress me and when I found out he was getting a second mold I assumed it would be better. I hated the figure when I got it in hand. The way the head and shoulders looked the overall aesthetic was timid and slouchy looking. I ended up breaking the figure trying to modify the shoulders to swing further back.

Basically being the same figure I thought Hot Shot would be crap too. However after watching a few reviews and seeing some comments praising the figure, saying it was much better than BB I decided to give it a shot. They were right, for some reason I love the figure. I think it's for the reasons Optibotimus said in his review. He doesn't have an on screen counterpart to live up to, so the figure can be judged on it own, rather than how it lives up the the character in the show.
Image
NewFoundStarscreamLuv wrote:me and my friends combine all the time. Sometimes I even combine by myself if no one is around.
User avatar
Evil_the_Nub
Gestalt
Posts: 2389
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:47 am
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: ???
Courage: 9
Firepower: 3
Skill: 9

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby Mykltron » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:33 am

Motto: "If I win again I'm still the champion. If you win HAH! that's just impossible.

Weapon: tea cup."
Universe Inferno. I wasn't impressed by the pictures so didn't pay much attention to anything about him and saw no reviews or galleries. When he appeared in a shop I was doubly surprised: firstly because I didn't expect to ever see him in a shop and secondly because he was at half price!

Further surprises were in store for me when I opened him: such a beautiful transformation - everything fits perfectly and it's easy but still interesting. Considering how blocky he is he's also amazingly poseable. I now consider him one of the best Classics - he retains the G1 blockiness so looks imposing yet is super-poseable and fun to transform.
Image

Why not take a look at My TF Repaints? Updated 29th November

TFs for sale (TFA, Classics, Movie, PCC)
User avatar
Mykltron
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 6077
News Credits: 10
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:43 am
Location: Nearby. Watching.

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby gavinfuzzy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:14 am

Motto: "Secrets are the foundations of success"
Weapon: Sub-Machine Gun
Oil Slick too. He was a gift from a friend during 2008's Christmas. He said the only thing left on the shelf was practically oil slick. So ever since images of him 1st poped up on Seibertron back then, I knew I was going to hate it and never buy it. Buy I got it and it really is awesome. :lol:

PRID Knockout. Well, I knew I was going to get him eventually to complete the cast, but from reviews and pictures I thought I was never gonna like him due to the chest and size. Found him for 30% off, and picked him up. He's actually really good and the small car and inaccurate chest does not bug me...
Add me as a friend on facebook ---> http://www.facebook.com/gavinlimkj
User avatar
gavinfuzzy
Godmaster
Posts: 1844
News Credits: 11
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:14 pm
Location: Singapore
Watch gavinfuzzy on YouTube
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 6
Endurance: 6
Rank: 8
Courage: 8
Firepower: 7
Skill: 7

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby mtma » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:04 am

Motto: "You can't prove someone wrong if you can't prove yourself right."
Weapon: Venom Blaster
Hmmm many...

Deluxe Movie Ironhide, liked him much more than I tought I would.

PRID Optimus Prime. Apart from the crappy weapon and no paint on the chest, he's very nice.

Generations Thunderwing and Cliffjumper (WFC)
The below statement is true

The above statement is false
mtma
Micromaster
Posts: 53
Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:57 pm
Location: Brazil
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 5
Endurance: 5
Rank: 8
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 10

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby xyl360 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:14 pm

HftD Highbrow (Excellent figure, great alt mode. The arms are a bit weird, but if displayed with the propellors as his hands, he looks great.)
HftD Tomahawk (I figured I would like it, but didn't realize just how much, especially once I customized one to look like a pre-Beast Wars Waspinator.)
Image
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am that which is, which was, and is yet to come.

And you will know my name is MEGATRON when I lay my vengeance upon you!
User avatar
xyl360
Gestalt
Posts: 2997
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:54 am

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby Duke of Luns » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:34 pm

Hmmm...

It's been awhile, but my bro sold me a G1 Dogfight he got in a lot. It's G1, so there's nothing special about the articulation or transformation. However, I love the figure! Just a simple solid figure with a good sculpt and fun gimmick that really works.

Universe Heavy Load(the yellow Quickmix repaint). Well I never got Quickmix, and Heavy Load was $10, and he was a very pleasant surprise. Solid in both modes, and I really like the look.

Beast Machines Optimus Primal(tons of transluscent blue plastic one). He's not show
accurate, and the gimmick on the arm is dumb, but he's nicely articulated and I like the transformation.

Hunt for the Decepticons Insecticon. I love this figure. A very cool looking insect and a well articulated four armed robot mode with a good looking head. And he's got wings in robot mode, always a plus.

Sea Attack Ravage(ROTF). Got him shortly after DOTM Laserbeak, Hatchet, and Insecticon cause I had to complete the animals(already had Scorponok). Gotta admit, he's a lot better than I thought. I wish the head was jointed and the legend has a better vehicle mode, but I do like the detail on the figure.
Image
Duke of Luns
Faction Commander
Posts: 4139
News Credits: 1
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2003 7:19 pm
Location: North Central West Virginia

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby freaky777 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:51 am

It was HFTD Ironhide (DLX) for me, as there was a 3 for the price of 2 at the shop, the only one I had to choose that I didn't already have or want was Ironhide. Now everyone also mentioned how cool he was but I just didn't like this guy. But when I brought him back, boy was I surprised, I really liked him and also when Peaugh did a video on how to store his weapon in vehicle mode, I liked it even more. Surprised indeed!
User avatar
freaky777
Pretender
Posts: 798
News Credits: 3
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:20 pm
Location: Singapore

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:56 pm

Motto: "I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
Weapon: Armor Axe
I just received and tried my new Alternators Skids.
I was expecting just your standard run-off-the-mills Alternators.

Man, that thing have a perfect vehicle mode, obviously, but the robot mode dont dissapoint at all! The kibble is kept to a minimum. Even the backpack is well implemented. The transformations is complex enough without being frustrating. He have a very G1 look with the posabitily of a modern figure.

So far, he's the BEST alternator in my oppinion among the ones I own, meaning Shockblast, Optimus Prime, Windcharger, and Hound.

Image
WHO IS MOTHER?
Image
Click HERE to find out!

My other customs:
TRASH TALK and HOT AIR!
Also, see the Seeker Brothers, APETIMUS SUPREME, PYROFLASH, and RUSTBUCKET.
User avatar
-Kanrabat-
Gestalt
Posts: 2433
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Canada, province of Québec
Buy from -Kanrabat- on eBay
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 5
Speed: 4
Endurance: 10
Rank: 4
Courage: 9
Firepower: 3
Skill: 6

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby BeastProwl » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:12 pm

Motto: "Planet Exploder"
Weapon: Razor Tipped Wing Swords
HFTD Lockdown.

To me, animated Lockdown was just an amazing toy, and I figured I didn't need another one, but it was there, and I had the cash, so whatever.

I opened him up, and the car mode, admittedly, started to grow on me, spikes and all.

But when I transformed him, I proceeded to realize, that this was the most heavy metal **** decepticon pirate renegade in the history of transformers! He's so bloody awesome! I wish I still had oilslick (Unfortunate accident) they would be my pirates to go with the upcoming Thundertron.

Another one for me would be PRiD Cliffjumper
I settled for him because at the time I had no way to get th FE one, but I just love this guy to pieces. Really well proportioned, and nice paint detail overall, fun transformation, and awesome hammer-gun.
Last edited by BeastProwl on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
My PSN: BeastProwl
Image

Come read my Photocomic! It totally doesn't suck!

Va'al wrote:PCCs are not only desirable, they are adorable. [-(

Fanboy wrote:You need to see the figure, feel the figure , lick the figure , be the figure,
And only then can you love mp 01 the way I have.
User avatar
BeastProwl
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 6074
News Credits: 6
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:13 pm
Location: The Badass Crater of Badassitude
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 10+
Endurance: 7
Rank: ???
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 9

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:39 am

Motto: "Brilliant"
Weapon: Augmented Quark Disruptor
Probably PRiD Knock Out. I was gonna buy him regardless, but I didn't expect to find him this incredible. Perhaps I'm biased by the fact that it took me ages to finally get my hands on one, but......whatever I guess
Image
By "Kim Yura" & "Zimmo81"
Henry921 wrote:You can always be counted on to listen to reason, Pryme.

Dead Metal wrote:Have you ever, and i mean ever seen/read/heard something that is completely original and does not copy/homage/pay tribute to something else? Here's a hint: Nope. You never have and you never will.
User avatar
PrymeStriker
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5393
News Credits: 15
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:57 pm
Location: Palm Beaches, FL
Buy from PrymeStriker on eBay
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 7
Endurance: 8
Rank: 7
Courage: 6
Firepower: 9
Skill: 8

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby BeastProwl » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:00 am

Motto: "Planet Exploder"
Weapon: Razor Tipped Wing Swords
PrimeStriker wrote:Probably PRiD Knock Out. I was gonna buy him regardless, but I didn't expect to find him this incredible. Perhaps I'm biased by the fact that it took me ages to finally get my hands on one, but......whatever I guess

Im with ya, I just got mine about 4 days ago.
He wants me to stop hugging him, really he does...
My PSN: BeastProwl
Image

Come read my Photocomic! It totally doesn't suck!

Va'al wrote:PCCs are not only desirable, they are adorable. [-(

Fanboy wrote:You need to see the figure, feel the figure , lick the figure , be the figure,
And only then can you love mp 01 the way I have.
User avatar
BeastProwl
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 6074
News Credits: 6
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:13 pm
Location: The Badass Crater of Badassitude
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 10+
Endurance: 7
Rank: ???
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 9

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby Erailea » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:06 pm

RtS legends Optimus, Megatron and Starscream.

I'm not a fan of the legends class, but they looked neat and I found them for slightly cheaper than normal at TJ Maxx, so I decided to give them a shot. Absolutely loved their transformations and how they looked in both forms. Can't say that about any other legends class figure I've purchased.


PRID Ratchet was another. I wasn't overly fond of the pictures I was seeing, but he's Ratchet and I at least wanted the main cast in the line. Even though he lacks a lot of paint apps I still found myself really very please with how me looked in person and his posability is amazing. That said, I have order the reprolabels, but I only did so because I was ordering Knockout's and thought "why not." They'll just jazz him up a bit more. I wouldn't have gotten them if it hadn't been for KO.
User avatar
Erailea
Transmetal Warrior
Posts: 847
News Credits: 1
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:01 pm

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:05 am

Motto: "There are way too many people on this planet. We need a new plague."
Weapon: Twin Photon Blasters
2007 Leader Class Nightwatch Optimus Prime. I really didn't like the mold, as I thought it was too bulky and the fact that it wasn't screen-accurate was a big turn off. I still don't like the original, but the color scheme for Nightwatch is pretty cool. I spotted an auction on eBay for 1 that was missing its gun and a smokestack had broken off. I put a what-the-hell bid on it, and ended up winning it for $2 and shipping. After 10 days, I received it, and I am impressed. This figure is actually pretty cool-looking on the shelf, very imposing. Looks great next to DotM Sentinel Prime. I'm glad I bought it, it's a very nice Prime figure.
............Image
..............................Rule 32: "You've got to enjoy the little things."
User avatar
Rodimus Prime
God Of Transformers
Posts: 15432
News Credits: 17
Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2002 8:31 pm
Location: Western Kentucky

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby Rushie » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:05 pm

Motto: "Eh, keep your little planet. I'll outlive it."
Weapon: Fusion-Powered Particle Blaster
HftD Sidearm Sideswipe. I bought him to replace the RotF deluxe, so that he and Swerve would use different molds. In the end, I decided to ditch same-body repaints, but was glad to have picked up the Sidearm mold. It's missing the iconing blades and has a weird paint design, but the transformation is beautifully complex and fun and his robot mode looks far more accurate.
Rushie
Pretender
Posts: 719
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:00 pm
Location: Rotterdam
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 4
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 4
Firepower: 6
Skill: 8

Re: You did not think much of that toy, but you bought it just in case.. Then, the unexpected surprise!

Postby iguanabytes » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:03 am

Weapon: Energon Crossbow
For me...Universe Ultra Silverbolt. I got excited about the character reading Exodus and Exiles, and saw one for Sale on the now-departed Crave site. when I got him, I found his simple transformation surprisingly neat. but what really got me was the electronics- I usually am not a fan, feel like they mess up the figure, but I love the green LEDs when his guns go. sometimes I will just cycle through the sounds for a couple of minutes at a time

My other is HTFD Hailstorm; was not at all interested in him at the store, and ended up getting him for christmas from my Dad(he wanted all of his boys to have something fun that year, despite the fact we are all adults with families)

when I transformed that squat, menacing bot for the first time, I fell in love.
Everyone carries a bucket of crazy of some size. here is where I empty mine gradually:http://primordialbadgersmediahoard.blogspot.com/
iguanabytes
Micromaster
Posts: 90
Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:30 am
Location: Colorado
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 4
Endurance: 6
Rank: 4
Courage: 7
Firepower: 5
Skill: 5

Re: From low expectations to great surprise! --- OR --- High expectations that lead to disapointment.

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:21 am

Motto: "I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
Weapon: Armor Axe
SEE FIRST POST FOR IMPORTANT EDIT


Finally! I got my Cybertron Leader Class Megatron! This toy have a huge and very cool looking cybertronian racecar. Even the very simple jet mode is fabulous.

Then, the robot mode..................meh......

This is what my 70$+ got me. A robot with wonky proportions, stupidly disapointing weapons, and a huge and useless backpack.

Energon Megatron is WAY better. The vehicle is as good as the Cybertron version, but the robot is where he truely shine. At least, the wings backpack look good and make sense. Too bad I'm missing the sword and missile. Oh well, for 15$, I'm not complaining. No, wait... I am.

Whatever, Cybertron Megatron is not a bad toy, but for the most expensive Megs of the Unicron Trilogy, he's very, VERY underwhelming.
WHO IS MOTHER?
Image
Click HERE to find out!

My other customs:
TRASH TALK and HOT AIR!
Also, see the Seeker Brothers, APETIMUS SUPREME, PYROFLASH, and RUSTBUCKET.
User avatar
-Kanrabat-
Gestalt
Posts: 2433
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Canada, province of Québec
Buy from -Kanrabat- on eBay
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 5
Speed: 4
Endurance: 10
Rank: 4
Courage: 9
Firepower: 3
Skill: 6

Re: From low expectations to great surprise! --- OR --- High expectations that lead to disapointment.

Postby BeastProwl » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:38 am

Motto: "Planet Exploder"
Weapon: Razor Tipped Wing Swords
I have Cybertron Galvatron. He's like a chromed batman! I love him!
Megatron's got weird colors, but Galvy is pure win.
My PSN: BeastProwl
Image

Come read my Photocomic! It totally doesn't suck!

Va'al wrote:PCCs are not only desirable, they are adorable. [-(

Fanboy wrote:You need to see the figure, feel the figure , lick the figure , be the figure,
And only then can you love mp 01 the way I have.
User avatar
BeastProwl
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 6074
News Credits: 6
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:13 pm
Location: The Badass Crater of Badassitude
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 10+
Endurance: 7
Rank: ???
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 9

Re: From low expectations to great surprise! --- OR --- High expectations that lead to disapointment.

Postby Va'al » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:05 am

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
I guess for me it would have to be PCC Crankcase with Destrons.

I picked him up because I needed to buy something (damn you, plastic crack addition), and he was the only one in the shop. I played with the figure for a bit, tried some poses, got annoyed at the lack of articulation, decided to give it to my brother for Christmas.
Then I started packing him up again, and something clicked. I couldn't put him down.

He's the reason I now have Bombshock, Over-run, Mudslinger (five packs) and Icepick and Smolder (two packs). I also briefly got Doubleclutch, but that was just for the drones. Didn't even bother transforming him.

A really really big disappointment was DOTM Soundwave. So excited to get him, I saved up money to pay for import and then sold him off one day after I opened him. Just.. didn't click at all.
The Amazing Adventures of Dennis and Bruce!
The only thing better than setting yourself on fire! -njb902


Image
Photo by robotmel
User avatar
Va'al
News Staff
Posts: 6527
News Credits: 65
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:00 am
Location: UK, Italy, The Netherlands
Buy from Va'al on eBay

Next

Return to Transformers Toys Discussion

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #98 - Combiner Wars
Twincast / Podcast #98:
"Combiner Wars"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Thursday, August 14th, 2014