bvzxa wrote:Why Hasbro, these feel like cheap KO's. I have to rant because they feel inferior to everything you have put out. I got BW toys from '96 that feel like a toy compared to these hollow terrible plastic pieces of crap you call ingenuity.
I have some Beast Wars figures laying about. Magnaboss, Tripredacus, Magmatron, Slapper, Gasskunk, etc, you get the idea. Yeah, some of them are rock solid compared to some of the plastics and overall figures offered today. It's kinda weird. The weight's the first dead giveaway.
However, that era suffered from GPS like crazy. Now the A/E/C trilogy is suffering from T/CPS (Translucent/Clear Plastic Syndrome). With most of the PRID figures having translucent plastic...it's just a matter of time before they crumble. Heck, my Voyager Megatron has stressmarks on the pin hole that works as the hinge for his waist/leg assembly. It's okay, right now. In a few years? I can only hope for the best. I could buy another Megatron as a back up, but should I have to?
But, figures that have solid plastics such as Bumblebee, should hold up rather well.
bvzxa wrote:The FE should have been the actual line. Instead these are not even fit for kids. My son has 'Bee, CJ, and WJ, and they are terrible. My wife has FE Pink Arcee and Fe Cliffjumper and comapred the two all on my own to the RID counterparts. I tried in every way to think of why they (Hasbro)thought this should be the main line. Disgusted.
I agree, but Peaugh made a very good point in one of his review videos: "Go with the First Edition, if you can, because it's more show accurate. But, if you want a TOY you can PLAY with, then Robots In Disguise figures are the toys for you." (Not the exact wording, but 95% close to it.)
First Editions, while playable, do require some transform skill. Vehicon? One of the trickier ones. Impossible? No. Could drive a kid nuts, though.
I agree that First Edition should be the main line, I also find it ridiculously wasteful for them to have made TWO molds of the SAME character in the SAME size class. That just makes no sense to me. It's one thing to have a repaint of TF1 Optimus in ROTF, to fill a shelf space, only to have it followed up by Battle Blades Optimus in HFTD. Two different molds for one character in the same universe, but two totally different figures in two different toy lines. This is the second time I've seen a company offer such a situation.
The other? Bandai. Power Rangers Jungle Fury. (You know what I'm talking about. But, for those who don't...) They had two, electronic, fully deluxe Megazords. Japanese imports, repacked and missing the die-cast metal. On the same shelf, or one below...a $20.00 version of the first Megazord, minus the gimmicks, but it worked with the rest of the auxiliary Zords. Which is where they get ya. They always do. You know this better than anyone, seeing as we're both Rangerboard members.
However, Bandai learned from that and stuck with the transforming Zords and dropped the deluxes altogether. Hasbro, unlike Bandai with aux Zords, has nothing to justify this move, or supplement the figures to make the change worth it. A total waste of money.
bvzxa wrote:first Bandai with the bad rendition of megazords for Samurai which aren't even close to the Sentai counterpart. I could see a loss of paint apps but it's like a whole different toy with terrible build quality.
I'm going to be fair to Bandai, here.
For the past few years, Power Rangers had been on a steep decline. Shows weren't being aired due to the broadcasters unwilling to find airtime, toys weren't the #1 anymore, no movies, and everyone thought RPM was the end.
Samurai, while not perfect, has far surpassed most expectations. We finally got a Rita figure, while it's sad she sucks, we did get one. We're receiving US only items, such as the Shogun Buckle, the Shogun Ranger from the Bull/Gigazord cockpit, plus the full Gigazord set. I admit, I'm not pleased with the lack of emblem modes on the Samurai Megazord, plus distribution of the Octozord, but we are getting the full set, plus Zords never seen before. It's not perfect, but in some ways it's better. At least Bandai gave us that much, at least they're catering to all their fans, adult collectors included, not just kid core audience. Hasbro? Not even close. They've even said we mean nothing to them. (In nicer, PC words, but that's how it really is.)
bvzxa wrote:Now Hasbro you tease us with FE's and turn around and release garbage. They don't even feel like deluxes. Why are American companies giving us less, and even from a kids perspective he my son was not impressed.
Because I think the economy is much worse than we've been led to believe. Or, to be fair, let's say it's doing as well as they claim for a sec, that means Hasbro really doesn't know their @$$ from a hole in the ground. But, I firmly believe the economy sucks and Hasbro's running their ship aground.
bvzxa wrote:Hasbro get your act together. I know my loss of dollars is insignificant, but this is drawing the line.
It is frustrating. Doesn't make a lick of sense.
RAcast wrote:At least Soundwave is pretty great, but yeah everything else from the RID first wave is... lackluster to say the least. I do also like the Cyberverse commander Bulkhead, but they're really pushing it with the mini-DVD nonsense(and associated price bump).
I agree on Soundwave. He's one of the only good PRID figures, but he's also a pretty good TF, in general. He can stand proudly among the past heavyweights. Yeah, the Cyberverse pricing point is ridiculous, but Hasbro's smart. The weapons can be used with the Deluxes and Voyagers. In fact, a poster over at TFW showed a picture proving that the Cyberverse version's weapons will work on the First Edition Deluxe and give him show accurate weapons. Just snaps onto the arm and hides his folded up fist. I have a feeling we'll see more of that pop up as the line goes on. The Mini-DVD, I hear, has not even a full episode of the show, but one of those webisodes kinda things they used to do. If so, that sucks even more.
bvzxa wrote:There was an incident with Capcom, a game called Street Fighter X tekken and DLC. I won't explain but look it up. people have tried to justify what Capcom did with all these reasons.
I won't even read it.
Ah, yes. This again. They pulled it with Sonic Generations. Casino Night mini game for $1.59, when it's already embedded in the game. Hackers and pirates had figured out how to unlock the game long before Steam released it. Which, btw suffered from VALVetime. (I.E. came out waaaaay after the original release date was promised.)
Took 'em, I think...three weeks after the promised date, to finally get it out there...
Didn't the PC version of WFC have the DLC bots for the multiplayer and there were ways to hack 'em free for use? I could've sworn that was it, or something like it.
They do it to cut costs and you just pay for the unlock code, plus no bandwidth on their servers, plus no extra plastic to produce for the disc(s), but still...crappy.
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