Rated X wrote:I like that slogan "Till All are Fun" because it sends a direct message to Hasbro. Personally, I wish all the 3rd party companies would combine and form one big mega-company. It's time for Hasbro to retire from Transformers and let the real companies take over the game.
Really? You prefer to pay $30 for a deluxe instead of $10?
On one hand, the 3rd party guys have an amazing job (lad, amazing) on some stuff that we'd not see from Hasbro. Alternate heads (which have become quite common in the GI Joe lines Hasbro release) and other niche accessories that people might like, but are pretty far from necessary have been very welcome here. Completely original figures and add-ons/upgrades like the FP Insecticons, Bruticus Crossfire and Crazy Devy's G1 enhancements are all things which are purely optional, but add a lot for those of us who are interested in them.
On the other hand though, Hasbro has given us some truly outstanding toys this year. Tracks, , Wreck-gar, Wheeljack and Jazz are perfect examples. Aside from minor issues with paint jobs on some of these guys, the actual detailing of the toys, the transformations and all that are brilliant, and I've not seen a 3rd Party product that's seemed more of a match for the character being portrayed.
I would like it if perhaps some of the 3rd party manufacturers were able to agree amongst themselves to focus on particular projects, and avoid doubling up on stuff. There were what, 83 different Powerglide toys created this week? Then again, it is nice to be able to choose, so who knows? I like the 3rd parties as an alternative or an addition to the main lines of Trasformers, but there's no way I'd have been able to buy so many different toys this year if I was paying 3rd party prices for them all.
assembling a Neo-G1/TF:TM cast. Please PM if you have (or know of) the following at a reasonable price: Classics or Henkei Prowl, Astrotrain, Ramjet, Skywarp, Sunstreaker, Sideswipe, Blurr, Perceptor, GDO Wheelie and Springer, or 3rd Party Motobot Arcee, FP Springer, iGear Ratchet and Ironhide, City Commander (and/or Ultra Magnus), Starscream (deluxe) Coronation add-on, or Spike and Daniel in their Exo-Suits.