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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby william-james88 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:00 pm

Oh I love RID Megatron, and he is already on quite a few lists, you'll see as they keep coming out.
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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby william-james88 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:26 pm

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I like you Legendaryantihero, so dont take this the wrong way, but I highly disagree. I dont see how that is a good design in any way. Both the legs and arms are obvious and there isnt much of a transformation. The hands dont even try to hide. It also has a really cheap feel to it.
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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby RAR » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:39 pm

Japanese version Landmine from 2008
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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby william-james88 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:50 pm

RAR wrote:Japanese version Landmine from 2008


Is that the movie mold?
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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby -Kanrabat- » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:10 pm

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Guys. Try to make an effort. At least, specify WHY a TF is one of the best in term of design. Just stating a name is not only lazy, it's useless.

Now that is said, allow me to nominate G1 Jetfire. Truly a figure that is ahead of it's time. The transformation is fairly complicated, it's not a brick with numerous articulation points, and the removable armor give a nice option. It also feel very solid. When playing with G1 Jetfire, it don't feel like a G1 toy at all. It feel like a modern Masterpiece, pre-MP10 era!

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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:55 pm

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-Kanrabat- wrote:Guys. Try to make an effort. At least, specify WHY a TF is one of the best in term of design. Just stating a name is not only lazy, it's useless.

I shall take you up on that. Swerve is the best because he has great articulation on a small scale, has convincing robots and vehicle modes, transforms very fast and clean and is very durable. And he has some nice paint work and rolls very well :BOT:
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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby SkyWarpt » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:30 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:Guys. Try to make an effort. At least, specify WHY a TF is one of the best in term of design. Just stating a name is not only lazy, it's useless.

Now that is said, allow me to nominate G1 Jetfire. Truly a figure that is ahead of it's time. The transformation is fairly complicated, it's not a brick with numerous articulation points, and the removable armor give a nice option. It also feel very solid. When playing with G1 Jetfire, it don't feel like a G1 toy at all. It feel like a modern Masterpiece, pre-MP10 era!

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Generations Leader Jetfire try his best to fill his daddy's shoes, but he'll never come close. For that, I'd have to buy a very expensive modern Maccross Veritech!

Agreed, and the new VFs are worth the price of admission.
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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:27 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:Guys. Try to make an effort. At least, specify WHY a TF is one of the best in term of design. Just stating a name is not only lazy, it's useless.

Now that is said, allow me to nominate G1 Jetfire. Truly a figure that is ahead of it's time. The transformation is fairly complicated, it's not a brick with numerous articulation points, and the removable armor give a nice option. It also feel very solid. When playing with G1 Jetfire, it don't feel like a G1 toy at all. It feel like a modern Masterpiece, pre-MP10 era!

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Generations Leader Jetfire try his best to fill his daddy's shoes, but he'll never come close. For that, I'd have to buy a very expensive modern Maccross Veritech!


Kawamori's Masterpiece! Even after 30 years, it still holds out on its own. :BOWDOWN:

Btw, not a joke but G1 Bumblebee.......simplicity itself.
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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby StarfireDelta » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:08 am

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Honestly, the Transformer toy I think I'm most impressed with is RtS Special Ops Jazz. He's instantly recognisable as Jazz in either mode. He's beautifully sculpted, with excellent attention to detail in both modes. He has a weapon that can be hidden away inside his vehicle mode, so you don't lose it or have to bolt it onto his side or his roof, which usually looks silly to me. He's got amazing articulation in robot mode. And he has a really simple, but clever transformation that is an utter joy to go through, because everything just neatly slots into place, and both his modes look cool. I also really dig the deployable speakers in his car windows, which he can use in both robot and vehicle modes, because it's a lovely callback to his special ability from the classic cartoon and his original toy profile.

This guy has pride of place in my living room display as Classics Optimus Prime's right-hand-man, where he belongs. He is arguably the best Transformer I own, if not my favourite.*

*My favourite is actually Generations Arcee, if for no other reason than having waited my whole life for a toy representation of G1 Arcee. As the only female Transformer I knew for a long time, she was an inspiration to me as a child, and I can never have too many fembots. Basically, if there's a fembot on the market these days, I want her in my collection. (I'm looking at you Legends Sliptsream and Blackarachnia.) But Generations Arcee is, honestly, an excellent figure. If you could store her weapons inside or underneath her -- somewhere hidden -- in vehicle mode rather than having to bolt them onto her, she'd be perfect. To me at least.
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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:46 am

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StarfireDelta wrote:Honestly, the Transformer toy I think I'm most impressed with is RtS Special Ops Jazz. He's instantly recognisable as Jazz in either mode. He's beautifully sculpted, with excellent attention to detail in both modes. He has a weapon that can be hidden away inside his vehicle mode, so you don't lose it or have to bolt it onto his side or his roof, which usually looks silly to me. He's got amazing articulation in robot mode. And he has a really simple, but clever transformation that is an utter joy to go through, because everything just neatly slots into place, and both his modes look cool. I also really dig the deployable speakers in his car windows, which he can use in both robot and vehicle modes, because it's a lovely callback to his special ability from the classic cartoon and his original toy profile.

This guy has pride of place in my living room display as Classics Optimus Prime's right-hand-man, where he belongs. He is arguably the best Transformer I own, if not my favourite.*

*My favourite is actually Generations Arcee, if for no other reason than having waited my whole life for a toy representation of G1 Arcee. As the only female Transformer I knew for a long time, she was an inspiration to me as a child, and I can never have too many fembots. Basically, if there's a fembot on the market these days, I want her in my collection. (I'm looking at you Legends Sliptsream and Blackarachnia.) But Generations Arcee is, honestly, an excellent figure. If you could store her weapons inside or underneath her -- somewhere hidden -- in vehicle mode rather than having to bolt them onto her, she'd be perfect. To me at least.


Almost perfect if TT fixed his chest "non locking" feature.
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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby RAR » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:56 am

william-james88 wrote:
RAR wrote:Japanese version Landmine from 2008


Is that the movie mold?


Yep, It's got rubber tires though on the Japanese one.

I'm impressed by the hands turning into the seats and the articulated fingers, The Transformation is reasonably distinct and it even has springs in the vehicle suspension.

I'm sure you could make a good argument for other things though like Binaltech Smokescreen perhaps.
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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby Cobotron » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:27 am

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Great entry into the thread. I wouldn't be surprised if he's been discussed in this thread already. I'm sure he has, and you won't get any argument from me.

Arcee IS a great design as well. She has always been a hard character to tackle because she has such a curvy design in both modes. Until now it was almost impossible to not have her look too blocky. I don't even mind her back pack. She did always have those fenders on her back.

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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby william-james88 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:52 am

StarfireDelta wrote:
*My favourite is actually Generations Arcee, if for no other reason than having waited my whole life for a toy representation of G1 Arcee. As the only female Transformer I knew for a long time, she was an inspiration to me as a child, and I can never have too many fembots. Basically, if there's a fembot on the market these days, I want her in my collection. (I'm looking at you Legends Sliptsream and Blackarachnia.) But Generations Arcee is, honestly, an excellent figure. If you could store her weapons inside or underneath her -- somewhere hidden -- in vehicle mode rather than having to bolt them onto her, she'd be perfect. To me at least.


Firstly, Welcome to Seibertron!!!!!

Also, the weapon storage for arcee was not in the US instructions but is present in the Japanese instructions. Here is a picture from our gallery to help you out. Her weapon storage is actually quite original:

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She doesnt roll as well though when weapons are stored.
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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby SkyWarpt » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:44 am

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StarfireDelta wrote:
*My favourite is actually Generations Arcee, if for no other reason than having waited my whole life for a toy representation of G1 Arcee. As the only female Transformer I knew for a long time, she was an inspiration to me as a child, and I can never have too many fembots. Basically, if there's a fembot on the market these days, I want her in my collection. (I'm looking at you Legends Sliptsream and Blackarachnia.) But Generations Arcee is, honestly, an excellent figure. If you could store her weapons inside or underneath her -- somewhere hidden -- in vehicle mode rather than having to bolt them onto her, she'd be perfect. To me at least.

You can store guns underneath in car mode. Pistol pegs in center with hands holing side pegs of pistol. Larger gun hides in trunk/muffler area.
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TAV Swoop

Postby william-james88 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:16 pm

A while back, Cobotron was talking about Transformer toys which fit a certain character profile. I just got animate swoop in TAV deco (anyone want to tell me what the deco is referencing?) and when his neck isnt strechted out, it looks like he has a pointy hood. With the shoulderpads and the wings becoming a cape, he looks a lot like a high priest at the head of an evil cult:

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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby Autobot Roadburn » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:28 pm

Masterpieces I almost feel don't count, they're almost in their own class design wise. As far as mass release figures, I can agree on Landmine - I have the Hasbro version, but he's amazing, I got him as a birthday gift from my brother and sister years ago. My personal favorites are Gen Springer (I think everyone knows why on that one), Prime RiD Vehicon for the incredible streamlined simplicity combined with effective aesthetic in both modes, and Prime RiD Dead End,who I can't put down because I just love its poseability, head sculpt, interesting transformation (the legs are amazing!) and he's just overall just fun to mess with.
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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby SkyWarpt » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:30 am

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Autobot Roadburn wrote:Masterpieces I almost feel don't count, they're almost in their own class design wise. As far as mass release figures, I can agree on Landmine - I have the Hasbro version, but he's amazing, I got him as a birthday gift from my brother and sister years ago. My personal favorites are Gen Springer (I think everyone knows why on that one), Prime RiD Vehicon for the incredible streamlined simplicity combined with effective aesthetic in both modes, and Prime RiD Dead End,who I can't put down because I just love its poseability, head sculpt, interesting transformation (the legs are amazing!) and he's just overall just fun to mess with.


Still loving my Prime RiD Dead End
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Re: what is the best transformers toy in terms of design

Postby Autobot Roadburn » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:44 am

SkyWarpt wrote:
Autobot Roadburn wrote:Masterpieces I almost feel don't count, they're almost in their own class design wise. As far as mass release figures, I can agree on Landmine - I have the Hasbro version, but he's amazing, I got him as a birthday gift from my brother and sister years ago. My personal favorites are Gen Springer (I think everyone knows why on that one), Prime RiD Vehicon for the incredible streamlined simplicity combined with effective aesthetic in both modes, and Prime RiD Dead End,who I can't put down because I just love its poseability, head sculpt, interesting transformation (the legs are amazing!) and he's just overall just fun to mess with.


Still loving my Prime RiD Dead End


Figured by the profile picture! His light piping is so good! I personally gave mine the weapons from RiD Grimlock since he doesn't really use them, plus the transparent green works pretty well.

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