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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby SJ21 » Tue May 21, 2013 9:36 am

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Usually, when a better representation of a character comes out it doesn't bother me at all. That's the way it goes. Springer annoys me a little bit. If I would have known about the Voyager one, I would not have purchased the GDO.

That being said, I am considering selling the GDO one. I really like the figure, but he won't be displayed anywhere. I'm sure if someone offered me the right price I would sell him.
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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby Superwheeljack » Tue May 21, 2013 7:08 pm

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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby Vile MK III » Wed May 22, 2013 11:21 pm

GDO Springer is a waste 'cus that mold should have been retooled into Highbrow.. :roll:
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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu May 23, 2013 8:18 am

If your beholden to this concept that every toy must be an accurate representation of the character's portrayal in the fiction and that there can only be one version of each character per line, then yes, GDO Springer is waste since there's now a Triplechanger.

If you're like me and you can appreciate a cool Transformers toy on its own merits, regardless of which character its supposed to be or how "cartoon accurate" it is, then no, it is not a waste. It's a cool toy that transforms from a cool-looking helicopter to a cool-looking robot and it's fun to play with and looks cool displayed on a shelf with similar toys.
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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby Banjo-Tron » Fri May 24, 2013 5:40 am

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I now have 4 Springers (Generations, GDO, Warbot: Defender and Universe) and 3 are now redundant. I just haven't decided which 3 yet. I have definitely ruled out GDO and Universe, but I see little sense in selling them since I'd imagine they are worth beans now that the Generations version is available.

I didn't realise quite how tiny GDO was, since I didn't own that mould at the time. If I had known, I would not have bought it. The mould works great for Spinister (although should have had a new head) but was pretty pants for Springer. I think a lot of people made do, thinking that there would probably not be a better official version.

I though it was commendable though that a couple of enterprising people added wheels to the GDO and made it a triple changer, it is like the many different ways people have made their own perfect Shockwave out of the Energon figure. That's the only downside of a great figure finally appearing, it discourages creativity somewhat!
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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby robotmel » Fri May 24, 2013 7:49 am

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Banjo-Tron wrote:I didn't realise quite how tiny GDO was, since I didn't own that mould at the time. If I had known, I would not have bought it. The mould works great for Spinister (although should have had a new head) but was pretty pants for Springer. I think a lot of people made do, thinking that there would probably not be a better official version.
:APPLAUSE:
If I collected Commanders/Cyberverse figures this is where this mold would fit in, size wise.

I would have waiting a bit longer if I had known Voyager Springer was on his way (thanks Hasbro), so I now have a mini-copter and no real home for him.
Off to Ebay with him I guess. :-?

Talking of Ebay, anyone noticed the amount of GDO Springers and FansProject Springers that are appearing, obviously due to everyone upgrading to Generations Voyager Springer! ;)
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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri May 24, 2013 8:14 am

robotmel wrote:
Banjo-Tron wrote:I didn't realise quite how tiny GDO was, since I didn't own that mould at the time. If I had known, I would not have bought it. The mould works great for Spinister (although should have had a new head) but was pretty pants for Springer. I think a lot of people made do, thinking that there would probably not be a better official version.
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If I collected Commanders/Cyberverse figures this is where this mold would fit in, size wise.


It's not THAT small. GDO Springer is a Deluxe-scale figure. He'd look like freakin Godzilla among Cyberverse figures. Scale-wise, I'd say he fits in with Scout-class cars like Classics (RTS?) Windcharger.
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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby robotmel » Fri May 24, 2013 8:31 am

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GuyIncognito wrote:It's not THAT small. GDO Springer is a Deluxe-scale figure. He'd look like freakin Godzilla among Cyberverse figures.

:lol:
This Deluxe figure is supposed to represent a big **** off helicopter not a one man mini-copter thus making him really out of scale. The fact he was sold as a Deluxe just doesnt work in that class.

Lets all transform our GDO Springers and sit them alongside Classics Bumblebee and have a jolly good chuckle! ;)
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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby Banjo-Tron » Fri May 24, 2013 8:37 am

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robotmel wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:It's not THAT small. GDO Springer is a Deluxe-scale figure. He'd look like freakin Godzilla among Cyberverse figures.

:lol:
This Deluxe figure is supposed to represent a big **** off helicopter not a one man mini-copter thus making him really out of scale. The fact he was sold as a Deluxe just doesnt work in that class.

Lets all transform our GDO Springers and sit them alongside Classics Bumblebee and have a jolly good chuckle! ;)

It's funny because one of my reservations about dumping FansProject Springer is because I prefer his shorter stature to Generations!

We are a picky lot and no mistake.
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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri May 24, 2013 9:01 am

You guys must HATE G1 if you're such sticklers for scale.

I'm glad I'm not as picky as you guys. I wouldn't enjoy the hobby nearly as much if I were that picky.
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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby robotmel » Fri May 24, 2013 9:32 am

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GuyIncognito wrote:You guys must HATE G1 if you're such sticklers for scale.

I'm glad I'm not as picky as you guys. I wouldn't enjoy the hobby nearly as much if I were that picky.

:D
Its an expensive hobby so being picky is a given! ;)

Speaking for myself, I grew up with the G1 figures which gave me that first love for transforming robots.
These days I wouldnt touch them with yours but my renewed love of Transformers figure came back with Alternators and Classics.

I have the time and income to be very choosey over what I decide to buy and the preference of trying to work towards a unified scale can be frustrating but very rewarding when done properly.

Each to their own! ;)
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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri May 24, 2013 10:40 am

robotmel wrote:These days I wouldnt touch them with yours but my renewed love of Transformers figure came back with Alternators and Classics.


Do you have a problem with the scale issues in the Classics line? Does it bother you that all of the Classics Deluxe seeker molds are out of scale with the Deluxe cars? To be in scale, they would need to be at least Voyager size, if not Leader. In fact, Masterpiece Thundercracker is probably the correct scale for Classics cars.
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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby RAcast » Fri May 24, 2013 10:55 am

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GuyIncognito wrote:
robotmel wrote:These days I wouldnt touch them with yours but my renewed love of Transformers figure came back with Alternators and Classics.


Do you have a problem with the scale issues in the Classics line? Does it bother you that all of the Classics Deluxe seeker molds are out of scale with the Deluxe cars? To be in scale, they would need to be at least Voyager size, if not Leader. In fact, Masterpiece Thundercracker is probably the correct scale for Classics cars.

But then it's horrifically out of scale for robot mode! :lol: I try to keep a decent robot mode scale, but even then it really doesn't bug me much, and it's easy enough to make up an excuse on the spot. :P
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Re: GDO Springer, a waste?

Postby Banjo-Tron » Fri May 24, 2013 10:55 am

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GuyIncognito wrote:
robotmel wrote:These days I wouldnt touch them with yours but my renewed love of Transformers figure came back with Alternators and Classics.


Do you have a problem with the scale issues in the Classics line? Does it bother you that all of the Classics Deluxe seeker molds are out of scale with the Deluxe cars? To be in scale, they would need to be at least Voyager size, if not Leader. In fact, Masterpiece Thundercracker is probably the correct scale for Classics cars.

For me, it is about how they scale as robots, rather then vehicles. Yes the seekers are a tad small, and bumblebee is a little big, but nothing disastrous. My real issue with springer is that he should be pretty big, but smaller than prime. Also I have my custom Impactor who scales well with defender. Gen. Springer is like a head taller than my impactor - that just won't do. And GDO is too weeny. No, we will never get an entire cast that scale perfectly with each other, but I don't see a problem with trying.
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