Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

GDO or Universe Springer

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.

Moderators: Cryhavok, Supreme Convoy, robofreak

GDO or Universe Springer

Postby ChrisRiss » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:08 pm

Weapon: Null-Ray Rifle
I am a huge fan of Springer, but the GDO Springer is very hard to find, at least around me. I was wondering, is it a figure worth pursuing and trying to find or buying online for my classics/wreckers collection, or should I stick with the Universe Blades repaint that we got several years ago? I cannot seem to find any comparison pictures of the two together either.
User avatar
ChrisRiss
Minibot
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:38 pm
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 5
Endurance: 4
Rank: 5
Courage: 7
Firepower: ???
Skill: 8

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby Mkall » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:26 pm

Weapon: Twin Sonic Cannons
Comparing the two, GDO is a much better representation of the character an well worth the extra dough.

If you're bleeding money, you can try to hunt down FanProject's defender, which is actually a Triplechanger, but it is more expensive.
Image

My Collection! Updated April 21, 2013
User avatar
Mkall
God Of Transformers
Posts: 13687
News Credits: 35
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2003 6:50 pm
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 6
Endurance: 6
Rank: 8
Courage: 8
Firepower: 6
Skill: 10

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby Arctorro » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:59 pm

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
Weapon: Battle Blades
Mkall wrote:Comparing the two, GDO is a much better representation of the character an well worth the extra dough.

If you're bleeding money, you can try to hunt down FanProject's defender, which is actually a Triplechanger, but it is more expensive.

Can't a GDO Springer be moded into a triplechanger if ChrisRiss can track one down? I basically have a sieve where most people have a memory so I could be wrong :grin:

If he can be moded for a decent price he might be worth tracking down :-?
Image

Monkey arms for the win!
User avatar
Arctorro
Godmaster
Posts: 1515
News Credits: 2
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:24 pm
Location: Victoria, Australia
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 9
Endurance: 8
Rank: 7
Courage: 9
Firepower: 9
Skill: 10+

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby ChrisRiss » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:22 am

Weapon: Null-Ray Rifle
Arctorro wrote:
Mkall wrote:Comparing the two, GDO is a much better representation of the character an well worth the extra dough.

If you're bleeding money, you can try to hunt down FanProject's defender, which is actually a Triplechanger, but it is more expensive.

Can't a GDO Springer be moded into a triplechanger if ChrisRiss can track one down? I basically have a sieve where most people have a memory so I could be wrong :grin:

If he can be moded for a decent price he might be worth tracking down :-?

How could it be moded? I've actually never modded a figure before either.
User avatar
ChrisRiss
Minibot
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:38 pm
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 5
Endurance: 4
Rank: 5
Courage: 7
Firepower: ???
Skill: 8

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby Henry921 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:57 am

Motto: "All I have to be is exceptional."
Weapon: Battle Blades
BotCon 2007 Springer :lol:

But seriously, I'd say GDO. Springer seems better suited for a deluxe, and scales better with Classics Rodimus and Generations Kup that way.
User avatar
Henry921
Headmaster
Posts: 1003
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:52 pm
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 4
Endurance: 6
Rank: 8
Courage: 10+
Firepower: 3
Skill: 8

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby Arctorro » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:47 am

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
Weapon: Battle Blades
Henry921 wrote:BotCon 2007 Springer :lol:

:lol:

ChrisRiss wrote:
Arctorro wrote:
Mkall wrote:Comparing the two, GDO is a much better representation of the character an well worth the extra dough.

If you're bleeding money, you can try to hunt down FanProject's defender, which is actually a Triplechanger, but it is more expensive.

Can't a GDO Springer be moded into a triplechanger if ChrisRiss can track one down? I basically have a sieve where most people have a memory so I could be wrong :grin:

If he can be moded for a decent price he might be worth tracking down :-?

How could it be moded? I've actually never modded a figure before either.

This. It's a nice, and possibly easy, mod. Finding the right wheels might be a problem though...
Image

Monkey arms for the win!
User avatar
Arctorro
Godmaster
Posts: 1515
News Credits: 2
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:24 pm
Location: Victoria, Australia
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 9
Endurance: 8
Rank: 7
Courage: 9
Firepower: 9
Skill: 10+

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby ChrisRiss » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:31 am

Weapon: Null-Ray Rifle
ChrisRiss wrote:
Arctorro wrote:
Mkall wrote:Comparing the two, GDO is a much better representation of the character an well worth the extra dough.

If you're bleeding money, you can try to hunt down FanProject's defender, which is actually a Triplechanger, but it is more expensive.

Can't a GDO Springer be moded into a triplechanger if ChrisRiss can track one down? I basically have a sieve where most people have a memory so I could be wrong :grin:

If he can be moded for a decent price he might be worth tracking down :-?

How could it be moded? I've actually never modded a figure before either.

This. It's a nice, and possibly easy, mod. Finding the right wheels might be a problem though...[/quote]
Finding those wheels and finding those feet. That is a really nice mod. Those feet are the one problem that I have with the GDO one, but I've even seen that the landing gear can be used as feet. It's not as nice as that mod, but its better than the movieverse feet.
User avatar
ChrisRiss
Minibot
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:38 pm
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 5
Endurance: 4
Rank: 5
Courage: 7
Firepower: ???
Skill: 8

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby Banjo-Tron » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:36 am

Motto: "My banjo is everything; defeat is ukelele"
GDO is the least underwhelming of the official choices, plus there is FansProject Defender, but to be honest that is not a great choice either and is really showing its age. If I had to have one, it would still be Defender (by a slim margin) then GDO, then Universe (Botcon in last place)
User avatar
Banjo-Tron
Godmaster
Posts: 1682
News Credits: 2
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:51 am
Location: UK, Surrey

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby RAcast » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:50 am

Motto: "Can't stop, so what! That's how I like it!"
Weapon: Rocket Launcher
That mod doesn't look that difficult, and 2007 Movie Wreckage (and it's repaint Bludgeon) is REALLY easy to find cheap.
User avatar
RAcast
Gestalt
Posts: 2778
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:26 pm
Location: USA
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 6
Endurance: 6
Rank: 7
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 7

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby Overcracker » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:23 am

Motto: "Collecting little transforming action figures is the right of all sentient Geeks."
Weapon: Indepentently Targetable Particle Beam Cannons
My personal choice would be Botcon Springer, as I just love the C D HotShot mold, however, there is another mold...

Superlink ..... SPRANG. I'm serious his name was Sprang. Hasbro called Bulkhead for the Energon line, but he is clearly meant to be Springer. He comes with a battle droid that holds all the electronics. He's pretty cool if you ask me.

He's in the galleries here.
Image

"The man with the ship and the big red button holstered onto his belt that calls a giant fire-breathing lizard, is always the cool one."

Toytainment Blog
Views, reviews, and overviews of things in entertainment.
Current review: The Dark Knight Rises
User avatar
Overcracker
Faction Commander
Posts: 4680
News Credits: 4
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:47 am
Location: Houston, Tx. U.S.A
Watch Overcracker on YouTube
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 6
Endurance: 9
Rank: 10
Courage: 9
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: 10

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby STngAR » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:24 am

Weapon: No Weapon
Arctorro wrote:This. It's a nice, and possibly easy, mod. Finding the right wheels might be a problem though...



That's a pretty cool mod. Kinda want to pick up another springer to try this :-?


To answer your question I pefer the GDO. :MAXIMAL:
Sledge wrote:Finally! Wheelie will get the credit he's due with a set of five Wheelies.



"People who live in glass houses sink ships"

"Loser, loser chicken dinner"

"She was playing robota-possum"

"If you want to get rich, collect money, not toys"
User avatar
STngAR
Combiner
Posts: 489
News Credits: 4
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:14 am
Location: PA
Watch STngAR on YouTube
Buy from STngAR on eBay
Strength: N/A
Intelligence: N/A
Speed: N/A
Endurance: N/A
Rank: N/A
Courage: N/A
Firepower: N/A
Skill: Infinity

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby Arctorro » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:55 pm

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
Weapon: Battle Blades
Banjo-Tron wrote:GDO is the least underwhelming of the official choices, plus there is FansProject Defender, but to be honest that is not a great choice either and is really showing its age. If I had to have one, it would still be Defender (by a slim margin) then GDO, then Universe (Botcon in last place)

I agree with you 100% about Defender, he is a nice toy, but not great. And his knees are a big issue. GDO Springer was an easy pass for me, but seeing that mod makes me want him now :D

ChrisRiss wrote:Finding those wheels and finding those feet. That is a really nice mod. Those feet are the one problem that I have with the GDO one, but I've even seen that the landing gear can be used as feet. It's not as nice as that mod, but its better than the movieverse feet.

RAcast wrote:That mod doesn't look that difficult, and 2007 Movie Wreckage (and it's repaint Bludgeon) is REALLY easy to find cheap.

So it might be easy to get all the pieces, I will have to look into it then. GDO might be a good option, and cheaper than Defender. Will have to wait though, had a bit of an impulse buy last night #-o

STngAR wrote:That's a pretty cool mod. Kinda want to pick up another springer to try this :-?

You and me both :D
Image

Monkey arms for the win!
User avatar
Arctorro
Godmaster
Posts: 1515
News Credits: 2
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:24 pm
Location: Victoria, Australia
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 9
Endurance: 8
Rank: 7
Courage: 9
Firepower: 9
Skill: 10+

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:26 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
I have to agree on GDO Deluxe Springer, Universe's rescue copter does not really suit him to me. How much is BotCon Springer going for these days anyway?
Top 5 Priorities:

1) BW Neo X-7 Elphaorpha
2) BW II VS-18 Powerhug vs. Autocrusher
3) Universe 2003 Night Slash Cheetor
4) Arms Micron Terrorcon Bumblebee
5) BW Convobat (red) & Megalligator (purple)

Preparing to move to the US!

- Jelze Bunnycat =:3
User avatar
JelZe GoldRabbit
God Of Transformers
Posts: 13735
News Credits: 20
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:45 am
Location: Delft, the Netherlands; McKinney, Texas, USA
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 1
Courage: 6
Skill: 5

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby Arctorro » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:24 pm

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
Weapon: Battle Blades
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I have to agree on GDO Deluxe Springer, Universe's rescue copter does not really suit him to me. How much is BotCon Springer going for these days anyway?

$150 - $200 on eBay atm.
Image

Monkey arms for the win!
User avatar
Arctorro
Godmaster
Posts: 1515
News Credits: 2
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:24 pm
Location: Victoria, Australia
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 9
Endurance: 8
Rank: 7
Courage: 9
Firepower: 9
Skill: 10+

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:27 pm

Motto: ""I am a warrior. Let the battle be joined.""
Weapon: Electron Gun
GDO, but if you can afford it, FP's Defender. Blows the official product out of the water. :michaelbay:
Not caring about scale since 1984. Just like Hasbro.

My reviews of Transformers G1, one episode at a time. Stop by for a spell!
RK_Striker_JK_5
City Commander
Posts: 3062
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:48 pm
Location: New Hampshire
Strength: 4
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 6
Endurance: 10
Rank: 2
Courage: 9
Firepower: 4
Skill: 6

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby Arctorro » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:10 pm

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
Weapon: Battle Blades
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:GDO, but if you can afford it, FP's Defender. Blows the official product out of the water. :michaelbay:

Kinda, sorta, but not really. The knees let it down, quite literally. When they go, and they will, he can't stand up unsupported :-(
Image

Monkey arms for the win!
User avatar
Arctorro
Godmaster
Posts: 1515
News Credits: 2
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:24 pm
Location: Victoria, Australia
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 9
Endurance: 8
Rank: 7
Courage: 9
Firepower: 9
Skill: 10+

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby BlastimusPrime » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:18 am

GDO springer for sure. defender is nice but i just cant justify that mucho money on a figure who will not be able to stand up properly.
BlastimusPrime
Mini-Con
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:54 pm

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby Banjo-Tron » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:30 am

Motto: "My banjo is everything; defeat is ukelele"
another consideration should be which alt mode you favour - for me it is the Helicopter, and an attack heli at that which automatically rules out Botcon and Universe. Bo the GDO and FansProject Springer have their strengths but for catoon accuracy and the 3 modes I would plump for FansProject. I have GDO but have not opened it, because I think the head sits quite oddly on that body. The mould suits Spinister down to the ground though.
User avatar
Banjo-Tron
Godmaster
Posts: 1682
News Credits: 2
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:51 am
Location: UK, Surrey

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby MagnusPrimal » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:50 am

Eh, I'm using the Universe one. FP is too expensive, and the GDO, while sized better, and with a better headsculpt, just doesn't do it for me.
User avatar
MagnusPrimal
Godmaster
Posts: 1668
News Credits: 3
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2003 9:33 am

Re: GDO or Universe Springer

Postby mooncake623 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:21 am

Weapon: Concussion Rifle
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I have to agree on GDO Deluxe Springer, Universe's rescue copter does not really suit him to me. How much is BotCon Springer going for these days anyway?


$150 - $200 on eBay atm.


This might be what it's asking for but I've been following this and have seen a few auctions sold for $50ish (though I still didn't pull the trigger)If you look at completed listings loose ones sold for $30ish..
Looking for:
FP Insecticons
Botcon Redux Spark (Pyro)

for Trade:
MISB FE Arcee
MISB RTS G2 Laser Prime
MISB Generation WFC Megatron


Image]
User avatar
mooncake623
Godmaster
Posts: 1685
News Credits: 25
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:27 am
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 8
Endurance: 6
Rank: 5
Courage: 9
Firepower: 10
Skill: 7


Return to Transformers Toys Discussion

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #90 - Dark Scorponok
Twincast / Podcast #90:
"Dark Scorponok"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, April 7th, 2014