gbm wrote:I've watched a few reviews too, and I notice that some people speak highly of the transformations for the FE class over the PRID class.
Anyone want to weigh in on that?
I have most of the FE's from the first release. I bought most of them on eBay and a few from BBTS. I really am happy that I have them, but a little miffed that I paid a lot more for them than I would for the re-release of them. Here's my opinion regarding the ones I actually own.
Far superior to the PRiD figure, he's larger, better colors, sturdier, more accurate transformation (smokestacks, wheels)
No question, hands down way better than the PRiD. Honestly, I wouldn't waste your time or money with that one, FE all the way!
Pretty good figure overall, awesome robot mode, ok jet; he is in great scale with the rest of the cast though...much better than the PRiD Voyager with all his purple transclearant plastic crap.
More of a toss up, I got the FE but the PRiD looks good too and has better weapons; I've read where people like both, so I'd go with whatever is cheaper!
I LOVE the FE, the silver paint on the arms/tri-cannons is great and makes the robot mode really pop; this weapon is show accurate, the see through windshield looks great as his chest (real chest I might add); however I've read where others prefer the PRiD, but I disagree and would highly recommend the FE.
Again it's more of a toss up, FE is larger, weapons stink for both versions, I guess you could pick based off of which shade of blue you prefer or find more show accurate.
Amazing figure, I personally think it blows the FE Vehicon out of the water.
As far as transformations go, most of the FE transformations are complex but enjoyable. I particularly like FE Bulkhead's transformation. They found a way to get a "bulky" figure from a small vehicle mode due to the sweet engineering of this figure. On that note, PRiD Vehicon's transformation is great engineering too! Very fun and cool.
Personally, I really enjoy all of the TFP transformations. I think the engineering is getting better and is helped that they are creating the models from the get go and not having to try to figure out another person's design (see Bayformers). That's my opinion. Hope this helps!