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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

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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.

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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.)
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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.
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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!
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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

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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.

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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

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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 bastard 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.
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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

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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
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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

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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

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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.
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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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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I have Cybertron Galvatron. He's like a chromed batman! I love him!
Megatron's got weird colors, but Galvy is pure win.
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Re: From low expectations to great surprise! --- OR --- High expectations that lead to disapointment.

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

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

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:32 pm

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BeastProwl wrote:I have Cybertron Galvatron. He's like a chromed batman! I love him!
Megatron's got weird colors, but Galvy is pure win.


True, that color scheme is not too bad. It's still the same as Megs, for me: awesomely rad vehicle mode, dissapointing robot mode.

One disapiontment I already talked about and I'll talk about it again is this one:
DotM Target Exclusive voyager Starscream.
I had no choice but to buy it from Ebay.
I receive it. I got the non transparent red cockpit and eyes. Goddammit! I rage.
Following the instructions, I transform him into jet mode. I'm at the step where you have to fold the hands inside at the back.
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WTF, once again, a manual that is outdated by the toy! The hands dont fold at all and just stick out of the back!
RAGE!!!

That's one of the reason I may not buy voyager Prime's Dreadwing.
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Re: From low expectations to great surprise! --- OR --- High expectations that lead to disapointment.

Postby skidflap » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:34 pm

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disappointments. Well I'll have to go with cybertron thunderblast. there is no way in hell you can get a good pose with her. She ended up in my spare parts after my cousin ruined her. (tried to paint her black with a sharpie).

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Postby DarkEnergon » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:02 pm

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Erailea wrote: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.




It totally agree. They are so awesome, and I'm not about legends at all! Also agree on Oil Slick. Only bought because was $4.95 - and one of my favorites!.
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Re: From low expectations to great surprise! --- OR --- High expectations that lead to disapointment.

Postby Megatron000 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:45 am

For me it was my first G1 purchase, Jetfire. I thought it would be a piece of poop because it's over 30 years old, but I was pleasantly surprised at how awesome it was, especially the alt modes. It gave me the strong desire to start collecting G1s. Unfortunately, my wallet has not forgiven me for this decision :S
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Re: From low expectations to great surprise! --- OR --- High expectations that lead to disapointment.

Postby paul053 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:13 pm

I was so excited when I got Animated Samurai Prowl. Then so disappointed. The figure itself is just okay but after adding up the armor, it's just totally crap. He couldn't even stand and can barely pose.

My from low to high one is kind of weird. It's the Kre-O Ratchet. Don't expect much from this build set but after putting together, he has really nice ambulance mode and I really love his robot mode.

Sadly from high to low experiences are much more than from low to high. :-(
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Postby SkyWarpsGhost » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:54 am

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I'd been holding off buying TFPrime Voyager Starscream. Nearly hit that Buy button at over twice the RRP a few times, but then got cold feet.
Read in the UK sightings that Voyager Wave 2 was on TRU.co.uk. So bought one happy that I'd finally got hold of him.
By chance I was near a TRU the next day so popped in not expecting much, but found Voyager Starscream and Bulkhead. Ended up buying Bulkhead to add to the cast. I hadn't really been seeking Bulkhead out, but in hand he looked pretty cool. Ended up loving his mold. I love the way the doors hinge forward on the chest, and he's a joy to transform.
Starscream showed up several days later, but after a quick play I was pretty disappointed in his transformation and massive feet. I have the FE Starscream and he's much, much better than this.
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