Since masterpiece MP-01 and binaltech-alternators brought me back to transformers, I've been a religious buyer.
Not mean I am a full hardcore buyer but I'ven buying transformers from almost every toy line that hasbro takara has been
producing since MP-01.
In my way as a collector I turned to become a customizer, too.
Seeing so much detail lost in the molds due to the lack of a proper paint application just got me into this amazing hobbie.
The fact that I paint every transformer I buy make me overseen many flaws that the toys have, because once you paint them all looks cool!!. But recently the lack of quality has gone far more than factory poor paint applications or loose joints.
First, transformers prime suffered the small size syndrome, this spread to all other lines.
Recently the new Fall of cybertron not only suffered of this syndrome but to hollow molds and really cheap plastic.
The complete fall of cybertron line is a bunch of tiny, hollow, and lazy molds.
I was yesterday thinking in my last three toy hunting. I realized that I did not get any satisfaction taking out of package any of this figures. Fall of cybertron starscream, ultra magnus and sideswipe. Later Fall of cybertron Bruticus, and just last night fall of cybertron Grimlock.
I had high expectations with grimlock that's why I felt really disappointed when I hold it out of package.
Not only because the mentioned problems, this time something else pissed me off.
I know hasbro always use photoshop to apply a shiny paint to their pictures. But this time they altered the proportions of the picture to make it look cooler than it really is.
Clearly you can see how the stock picture of hasbro has a bigger head and a really small tail in comparison with the actual toy's picture.
I was expecting the stock figure in a bore grey plastic, hollow and cheap mold, that was ok with me, but an uglier figure in a bore grey plastic, hollow and cheap mold... I didn't see that coming. That was the point when I thought in the insatisfaction that I have been getting for my money. Seriously why I am paying for getting things that only make say: mmmmm...well... it could have been a lot better but... well...mmm...at least It has a cool weapon.