First Gen wrote: Constantine wrote:
First Gen wrote:Power Core combiner Team "Aerialbots", consisting of a leader figure just below Deluxe size and four team members just below Scout size.[/i]
Le sigh. Such a disappointment. I mean, Aerialbots, cool and all yeah, but the sizes show that they'll be even smaller than the Energon Aerialbots and Combaticons, which frankly were too small.
I'm not going to say "why can't we get" because I know the economic reasons why not, but I'd still very much like to see a Voyager gestalt leader with full-sized Deluxe limbs (the Energon limbs, while at the Deluxe price point, were really more Scout-sized).
I dunno about you boss, but I own both the ROTF/ Energon Superion and Bruticus Maximus' and a G1 Superion. Size wise, they are fairly equal and the limbs on all of them are about "scout class" (even though G1 didn't have classes) and the leaders are about deluxe size, give or take, so its really nothing out of the ordinary.
I also don't think you could do a gestalt with a Voyager leader and deluxe limbs, maybe and Ultra leader with deluxe limbs but thats a pretty big gestalt and at an average 13 bucks per deluxe and 25 bucks for an ultra, your talking some pricey figures.
Look at ROTF Supreme Devastator, I don't know about your area, but around my parts, they're collecting dust, even after a rollback at wallyworld for 68 bucks.
Yeah, I have all the G1 gestalts too, and you're right these are roughly the same size. No disagreement there. But like Counterpunch pointed out, Predaking was one of the most awesome gestalts ever and it broke the mold in terms of limb size. That's what I'd like to see: a gestalt with larger limbs. The G1 gestalts were frankly not very good toys individually, their combining scheme really drove kids to buy them. And the same kinda holds true for today's gestalt limbs; the quality and engineering is a little better, but I wouldn't buy the Energon Aerialbots or Combaticons because I think they're decent toys in their own right.
As for the price, yes you're right there too, and that's why I mentioned it in my original comment. I know full well why we likely will never get what I'm asking for. But your reply shows that you missed the entire point of my comment. Yes, I know these new gestalts are comparable in size to the G1 gestalts. And yes, I know that pushing the gestalt limbs up to a higher price point might lead to reduced sales. But I am disappointed that it looks like this is an experiment that Hasbro will never try, because a Voyager torso with full-sized Deluxe limbs would make a really nice toy.