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Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:27 pm

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Shelf-Warmers, as many of us know, are the toys that just sit on the shelves or pegs at retail stores. That swarm f Bumblebees is shelf-warming. They stay there because few want to buy them. But I want to know which of these figures did not deserve this lowly status.

For example, Beast Wars Transmetals Scavenger. He is an ant, and I believe was supposed to be Inferno at one point. I have him. He's a pretty decent figure, about as tall as voyager class and, even with ball jointed insect legs, he has the ability to support his own weight in beast mode. I don't think he deserved his lot in life; keeping the shelf warm RTS Lugnut (who was the opposite of a shelf-warmer and was impossible to find).

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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby RAcast » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:44 pm

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Lol, when I saw this topic I was going to say Transmetal Inferno/Scavenger, but you beat me to the punch! I too, want that mold BADLY. It looks so good!\

I'd say Cybertron Mudflap didn't deserve the shelf. It looks like a pretty good mold, and one I wouldn't mind having.
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:56 pm

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I'd say Cybertron Mudflap didn't deserve the shelf. It looks like a pretty good mold, and one I wouldn't mind having.

I own him and he is indeed awesome!
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:06 pm

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Well at the moment my local TRU has had Masterpiece Thundercrackers for like ever. Will anyone buy them? I feel a clearance coming...
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby RAcast » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:11 pm

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Transformers Hoarder wrote:Well at the moment my local TRU has had Masterpiece Thundercrackers for like ever. Will anyone buy them? I feel a clearance coming...

I just want a Skywarp. :sad: One bloody decent Skywarp! /off-topic

Prime Wheeljack pegwarmed for awhile beside PRiD Bee and Cliff (who both totally deserve to pegwarm!), but that was before he was in the show regularly.
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:58 pm

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I don't think Armada Smokescreen deserved to be a shelfwarmer at all. He looks decent enough for it's time.
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby Pot Bot » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:35 am

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RAcast wrote:
Transformers Hoarder wrote:Well at the moment my local TRU has had Masterpiece Thundercrackers for like ever. Will anyone buy them? I feel a clearance coming...

I just want a Skywarp. :sad: One bloody decent Skywarp! /off-topic

Prime Wheeljack pegwarmed for awhile beside PRiD Bee and Cliff (who both totally deserve to pegwarm!), but that was before he was in the show regularly.


Really, i actually like cliff. First cliff ive ever bought and im more than happy with him. My mate has a 1st edition bb, i just wont buy one because i know there will be another out in a few months lol
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:31 am

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(Puts on flame-retardant suit...) I think DOTM deluxe Bumblebee wasn't half-bad, honestly.

Of all the deluxe movie Bees, he's pretty much the most screen accurate version there is, short of the non-transforming DMK kit and the Revoltech figure. That said, his Mechtech weapons kinda sucks and he needed quite a bit of paint touch ups.
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby gavinfuzzy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:19 am

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I tend to forget what the shelfwarmers were over here... But here goes:

ROTF Deluxe Mudflap: I never picked it up until TRU marked it down to $6 2 years later. It is actually a good figure! :shock:

DOTM deluxe Bee: Not half bad, but they produced too damn many of it. So they were asking for it.

Animated Oil Slick: I like him, I guess people are turned off by his ugly face.

Generations Thunderwing: It's a plane... and a robot. Why didn't it sell well? Probably because it was not realistic enough in plane mode, or robotic in bot mode.
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby Sinnertwin » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:31 am

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What was that repaint of Poweglide from the generations/classics line ? I can't even remember his name :lol: the black one. Anyways, great paint scheme, big solid robot, but he just sat there and watched the world go by
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:53 am

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Sinnertwin wrote:What was that repaint of Poweglide from the generations/classics line ? I can't even remember his name :lol: the black one. Anyways, great paint scheme, big solid robot, but he just sat there and watched the world go by


Storm Cloud, based on this little guy:

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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby Sinnertwin » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:04 am

Motto: "Take the foolish path, it's much more fun."
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Thanks JelZe :)^ And you're right, odd that they went the way they did with him.
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:53 am

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Sinnertwin wrote:Thanks JelZe :)^ And you're right, odd that they went the way they did with him.


Well, in BWII the good guys were animals, the bad guys were vehicles or cyborg beasts. It's more out of necessity, really :lol:
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby Doubledealer93 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:10 am

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murderbee. so many out there on shelves right now. he deserves more.
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:45 am

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Doubledealer93 wrote:murderbee. so many out there on shelves right now. he deserves more.
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I'll pick one up next time I see him...
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby -Kanrabat- » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:16 pm

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The Bee swarm. What else? Every Bees are EXCELLENT figures. Unfortunately, when everyone and their neighbor have them, they wont take anymore. That how a good figure stay onm the pegs.

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That was my local TrU in July 2012. Did I bought a bee that day? No, because I already had all 4, meaning DotM normal and Murder Bee, The FE one, and the PRID one. So no, not gonna buy duplicates. And I'm sure I wasnt alone.

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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby freaky777 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:37 am

-Kanrabat- wrote:The Bee swarm. What else? Every Bees are EXCELLENT figures. Unfortunately, when everyone and their neighbor have them, they wont take anymore. That how a good figure stay onm the pegs.

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That was my local TrU in July 2012. Did I bought a bee that day? No, because I already had all 4, meaning DotM normal and Murder Bee, The FE one, and the PRID one. So no, not gonna buy duplicates. And I'm sure I wasnt alone.

Let's hope Hasbro have learned their lesson.


This is true. FE & RID BB are great figures, just overly produced!
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby 1PrimeProductions » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:37 pm

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-Kanrabat- wrote:The Bee swarm. What else? Every Bees are EXCELLENT figures. Unfortunately, when everyone and their neighbor have them, they wont take anymore. That how a good figure stay onm the pegs.

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That was my local TrU in July 2012. Did I bought a bee that day? No, because I already had all 4, meaning DotM normal and Murder Bee, The FE one, and the PRID one. So no, not gonna buy duplicates. And I'm sure I wasnt alone.

Let's hope Hasbro have learned their lesson.


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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby njb902 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:14 pm

I seem to remember classics mirage peg warming here in erie pa, but I picked him up the first time I saw him and I really enjoyed the figure.
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby RAcast » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:17 pm

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njb902 wrote:I seem to remember classics mirage peg warming here in erie pa, but I picked him up the first time I saw him and I really enjoyed the figure.

Well...it does have a really derpy robot mode.
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:21 pm

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RAcast wrote:
njb902 wrote:I seem to remember classics mirage peg warming here in erie pa, but I picked him up the first time I saw him and I really enjoyed the figure.

Well...it does have a really derpy robot mode.

I don't own the figure myself, but Isn't the robot mode regarded as one of the most poseable for a deluxe class?
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby RAcast » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:24 pm

Motto: "Can't stop, so what! That's how I like it!"
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Nemesis Maximo wrote:
RAcast wrote:
njb902 wrote:I seem to remember classics mirage peg warming here in erie pa, but I picked him up the first time I saw him and I really enjoyed the figure.

Well...it does have a really derpy robot mode.

I don't own the figure myself, but Isn't the robot mode regarded as one of the most poseable for a deluxe class?

Beats me, I just know that it's head is kinda...sunken in, isn't it?
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby njb902 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:26 pm

Nemesis Maximo wrote:
RAcast wrote:
njb902 wrote:I seem to remember classics mirage peg warming here in erie pa, but I picked him up the first time I saw him and I really enjoyed the figure.

Well...it does have a really derpy robot mode.

I don't own the figure myself, but Isn't the robot mode regarded as one of the most poseable for a deluxe class?


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On topic, it may be too poseable, but I still like the figure.
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Re: Underrated Shelf-Warmers

Postby Duke of Luns » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:57 pm

Doubledealer93 wrote:murderbee. so many out there on shelves right now. he deserves more.
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Ok...I HAVE to see how Dark Steel's weapons work on that Bee. I forgot I had them, really. But I did pick that Bee up at the local Family Dolloar for $5 last month, and yet it was because of the red eyes and "harsher" paint job.

Anways...uh..I did mentally note that the tfwiki stated Animated Snarl(Slag) shelfwarmed in the UK. Don't see why. It's a solid trike figure, and the cheeto club is easy to detail properly.
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