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Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby Starwave Prime » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:14 am

Motto: "Our Paradigm is Paradox!"
Weapon: Sonic Sword
WooHoo!!

Here's my top ten figures released this year list:

10. GDO Cliffjumper
09. GDO Decepticon Brawl
08. FoC Shockwave
07. GDO Swerve
06. GDO Springer
05. GDO Wheelie
04. GDO Hot Spot
03. FoC Soundwave/Soundblaster/Data Discicons
02. Hasbro MP Thundercracker
01. Hasbro MP Optimus

What're yours?
(I removed Grimlock/Blaster from my original list, as I had jumped the gun assuming these would hit retail before 2013)
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby Mykltron » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:06 am

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I fear this thread will be locked as there will be an official thread started in a few days. I may be wrong though.
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby NTESHFT » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:43 am

Motto: "60% of the time, it works every time!"
Weapon: Black Magic
Has FOC Grimlock and Soundwave made it to retail yet. I did manage to find the minions, but no Soundwave, which I thought was weird.

My top 10.
10. Prime Ultra Magnus
9. FOC Bruticus (G2 colors)
8. Prime Rumble
7. Prime Dreadwing
6. GDO Springer
5. GDO cliffjumper
4. GDO Hotspot
3. GDO Wheelie
2. MP Thundercracker
1. MP Optimus Prime

Now, I'm not sure if the GDO line is actually Hasbro since they were supposed to be Asia exclusives. Can anyone clarify?
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:08 am

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Mykltron wrote:I fear this thread will be locked as there will be an official thread started in a few days. I may be wrong though.


Unfortunately this. Blurr and co always scream "MINE" to such threads. Let's hope this one could be the official thread for once.

As for my top ten of 2012...

1) MP-10 Optimus Prime.
2) FE Prime voyager Bulkhead
3) FE Prime Voyager Optimus Prime
4) FE Deluxe Strascream
5) PRID deluxe Wheeljack
6) PRID Cyberverse legion Cliffjumper
7) FOC Shockwave
8) PRID Weaponiser Bumblebee (I'm serious)(lol, "8" and ")" make an emoticon. How appropriate)
9) FE Prime deluxe Megatron
10) PRID Cyberverse Commander Bulkhead.
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby Jazz813 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:50 am

Hm, that's really a good question let me check on that.

1. Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime
2. Hasbro Masterpiece Thundercracker
3. SDCC 2012 FOC Bruticus
4. SDCC 2012 Rust in Peace Cliffjumper
5. Hasbro FOC Optimus Prime
6. Hasbro FOC Starscream
7. Hasbro FOC Shockwave
8. Hasbro Prime RID Wheeljack
9. Hasbro Prime First Edition Bulkhead
10. Hasbro Prime First Edition Optimus Prime
Yeah I think those are my Top ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases.
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby NTESHFT » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:37 pm

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I actually figure this to be the "What is YOUR top ten list". This isn't an "official" top ten since this isn't a census done by Hasbro or any affiliate who has kept track of how many of each specific figure sold. so I doubt our beloved news crew guys are sweating over this. Besides, usually the "official" top ten winds up having more of the ones i personally didn't like than the ones I do. To each his (or her) own.......
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby Starwave Prime » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:39 am

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Oops, I apologize for the confusion, I never considered this post to be taken as any sort of site official list or forum for a voting consensus, it was only intended as a post to list my personal favorite figures that I enjoyed most this year and compare with whomever chose to share theirs, nothing more than that, sorry :-(
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:22 am

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Weapon: Sawed-Off C02 Shotgun
Drumroll please...

10. BotShots:
Great way to entertain the kiddies and keep them away from MLP.
9. FoC Bruticus:
Retina blasting combiner at your fingertips.
8. FE Bulkhead:
Clumsy, green Autobot bruiser. Every team needs one.
7. FoC Shockwave:
You too can own everybody's favorite cycloptic guardian.
6. Breakdown (Legion):
So little, so cute and so choc full of Breakdown awesomeness.
5. Masterpiece Thundercracker:
Blue bomber lives again in a sharp, new body.
4. PRID Vehicon:
Sleek, black sports car with wonderful proportions? Check.
3. PRID Arcee:
Sexy, sassy and she transforms. Need I say more?
2. FoC Soundwave:
Big, bad-ass looking figure, with automorphing minions to boot.
1. Masterpiece Prime:
Like it was going to be anybody else. All the features and more of our beloved G1 Autobot leader wrapped up in a 21st Century bow.
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby PrymeStriker » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:49 am

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It probably won't get locked if there's another thread...it'll just be moved there. All of our posts will remain.

For 2012:

10. FoC Jazz
9. FoC Shockwave
8. PRiD Knock Out
7. FE Megatron
6. PRiD Soundwave
5. PRiD Wheeljack
4. PRiD Thundertron
3. PRiD Vehicon
2. FE Starscream
1. FE Bulkhead
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby Blurrz » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:43 pm

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It's cool. If the 2012 list is getting done it wouldn't be in this format. I was done my list and then realized it was Hasbro figures.... there are a handful of figures from Hasbro this year that deserve recognition, but not 10.
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:17 pm

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Blurrz wrote:It's cool. If the 2012 list is getting done it wouldn't be in this format. I was done my list and then realized it was Hasbro figures.... there are a handful of figures from Hasbro this year that deserve recognition, but not 10.


Beside, no one seem to give a crap at these threads. Case in point, we're just barely to page two and last year, the "best of 2011" thread died at page 3.
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby Blurrz » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:13 pm

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Let's just say the site has alot of readers but not all too many writers.
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby Starwave Prime » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:34 pm

Motto: "Our Paradigm is Paradox!"
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Cool, yeah it was difficult to come up with ten Hasbro figures that I liked enough to list, hence FoC Shockwave, GDO Cliff and Brawl and all the other repaints of the older molds, probably should have just went with a top 3 :) but hopefully 2013 will be different!!
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby Henry921 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:09 am

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Weapon: Battle Blades
Oh, this'll be fun.


10. SDCC Bruticus
I've always wanted Combaticons that look like Combaticons in a Classics/Universe/Generations aesthetic, and with the exception of Universe Onslaught and maaaaaayyybeee Dark of the Moon Vortex, these guys fit the bill. It was cheaper than going third party anyway.


9. PRiD Voyager Dreadwing
The vehicle mode's a bit blah, but the robot mode is so pretty I find myself not caring. Props to Hasbro for giving him a cheap plastic sword that actually vaguely resembles his sword from the show.


8. FOC Kickback
This one caught me by surprise, because I wasn't expecting much. But I love his robot mode and especially his head sculpt, and am always happy to have more characters with a Cybertronian/WFC/FOC aesthetic. I like those feet.


7. Timelines Shattered Glass Drift
Drift isn't even remotely close to a favorite character of mine, but I love this mold, and reinventing him as a psychotic mercenary? I'm totally okay with this.


6. PRiD Voyager Ultra Magnus
The shoulder needs its fair share of help, but once adjusted, is my favorite voyager in the PRiD line.

5. AM-16 Jet Vehicon
The Prime line has its fair share of cheaply produced crap, but it also has quite a few feats of engineering. This Vehicon mold is one of my favorites, and given how the Jet Vehicons have become more prevalent in the cartoon, I'm glad I preordered 3 to army build. Now... if only he wasn't so bloody pink.
My bad. Should really stop and read the thread title next time.

Let's give this one to special guest recipient First Edition Bulkhead, whom I can finally afford to purchase.


4. PRiD Vehicon
In terms of sheer numbers, this is my favorite Transformers toy of all time. With 8 of this mold serving as my Vehicon army (not counting Jets, or Cyberverse, or my sole FE Vehicon), and I'm so happy to see them filling out the Decepticon ranks on my Prime shelf. I may have more versions of Optimus Prime and Soundwave, but this is the first time I've purchased more than 3 of a particular mold.


3. FOC Shockwave
By far my favorite of the Generations line this year, and possibly my favorite Transformers character overall, I couldn't be happier to have him. I bought one for play and one to keep boxed for posterity... hopefully my children will love him as much as I do.


2. TRU Masterpiece Optimus Prime
Speaking of childhood loves, I doubt many of us dispute Optimus was our hero. This figure's anime aesthetic really captures the feel of his cartoon model, and his trailer (with Roller!) just makes him the complete package.


...

Ah, but who among the ranks of Transformers figures could possibly unseat the mighty Optimus Prime? What figure could possibly defeat such an elegant transformer, truly deserving of the name 'masterpiece?'

A squat deluxe that came out in April, a lifetime ago in terms of news and new figures...

...but who could defeat the mighty Optimus Prime?
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But an even mightier Optimus Prime?



1. Timelines Shattered Glass Optimus Prime
This mold has proven remarkably versatile, and it has never looked better. All hail the Autobot's one true leader; Emperor of Destruction! :BOWDOWN:
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Re: Top Ten 2012 Hasbro retail figure releases

Postby Drift082111 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:01 am

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1) Prime Knockout
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3) FoC Shockwave
4) FoC Kickback
5) FoC Starscream
6) Prime Rumble
7) PRiD Vehicon
8) Prime Voyager UM
9) Prime Thundertron
10) Prime Wheeljack
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