Razorclaw0000 wrote:EXPERT OPINION: MechTech isn't that bad.
Some of them are pretty fun. The smoothness with which Bumblebee's gun unfurls is mesmerizing. I wish it stayed open, but c'est la vie.
The deluxes are negligibly smaller, but they're also $2 cheaper than ROTF deluxes, and we're in a period of re-god-damn-diculous inflation. If we were still getting ROTF-sized deluxes, they'd be $15-$16.
Also, parents complained to Hasbro that ROTF was too complicated and un-playable. So the line got tweaked/simplified to make it easier to transform. As great as ROTF Prime is, it's a 30-45 minute process that requires a horizontal surface.
ROTF stuff was amazing, but 90% of it is not kid friendly and the one that was was way out of most kids price range. (Devastator)
Economics state has definitely affected the size of the new TFs.
Yes, there are some great mech tech weapons and I do enjoy a few of them, but I would have rather has them sold separately like Minicon boosters.
Bumblebee, Crankcase, Roadbuster, and Skyhammer have some of the better mechtech weapons if you ask me.