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Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:19 pm
by Windsweeper
G1 Reissue Megatron.

Wasn't long in2 collecting when I got him. He never looked great in pics but I always loved the character.

His arms aren't the stumps I thought they were. He's a menacing figure befitting the character. Love the sword.

To top it all off, he's banned in certain countries. Makes him the most badass supervillain ever.

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:35 pm
by Powermaster Jazz
PRID Bumblebee. Whatta fun little toy.

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:34 pm
by Arrancon
Powermaster Jazz wrote:PRID Bumblebee. Whatta fun little toy.

Ditto. I just bought him out of impulse, and now I can't put him down! The best out of all my 9 other Bumblebees(yes... NINE.)

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:49 pm
by grimdragon2001
MP Ghost Starscream. looking at the MP Seeker mold in stores and such always seemed to push me away from it. there was just something i didnt like about it, then the Ghost version went on sale at TF Source, so i ordered it and was actually pleased with the figure

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:02 pm
by Shadowstream
DOTM Skyhammer. Generally I loathe the movies and everything associated with them, but from ROTF onward there were a small number of gems I indulged in, but Skyhammer in particular had me teetering on the fence and I ultimately said no... then my bro went and picked one up anyway and I loved him.

Also Highbrow... kinda. Didn't even give him a second thought, but he got purchased at some point anyway and I still didn't care... then I transformed him and he was cool, but not cool enough not to put in the "things I don't have shelves for" box.

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:00 pm
by BeastProwl
Generations Drift.
I kept passing him up because he looked so bland. I finally caved in and bought him. No regrets!

DOTM Skids
I Love the twins, but DOTM Skids waa a real surprise. He's VERY sturdy in both modes, and the placement of mechtech holes is genius.

Nitro BB. He's just awesome.

There are more, but not right now.

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:19 pm
by -Kanrabat-
Figure I thought I'd like but end up HATING with a passion: DotM target Exclusive Voyager Starscream.
Opaque red plastic for the eyes and cockpit over the clear one (variant, I know, shut up)... Elbows bend the wrong way... Hands sticking out of the jet's butt because they don't fold like the outdated manual tell you.
I was not disapointed. I RAGED!

Figure I bought on a whim just to see and I ended up LOVING it: Marvel Crossover Ironman Car.
Sure, totally lacking paint aps. Simple desing. I wanted to have at least ONE X-over figure and chose him. I paid the full 22$+tax price too. I thought I would have buyer remorse.
Man, was I wrong! The vehicle, even with poor paints aps, have a solid desing. The transformation is easy and a lot of fun. What's more, the robot mode is also nice looking. The bad reviews surprised me. This is a TF I like and it actually impressed me!

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:56 pm
by rpetras
Not sure if "loving" is the right word, but I really like PRID Cliffjumper.

When Takara announced they were going to release zombie CJ in a purple color scheme, I decided to cave in and get PRID Cliff to custom into a proper zombie mode.

Now, FE Cliff IMO is superior in every way. Paint, transform, lack of "cheats" like the chest. But man, there is no denying the PRID mold is just fun. I really like his back kibble situation a lot better, and his leg transform is cool.

I actually may get a second to custom up into a dwarf-bot. His diminutive size, war hammer and horns make it almost too much to ignore.

Rise Gimli-tron!

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:14 pm
by SKYWARPED_128
Universe Snowcat. Can't say I love it, but it's become more acceptable as time passed. I got it as a gift, so I can't really complain.

Couldn't stand his potbelly alt mode at first, but gradually I came to appreciate his good articulation, and the gimmicks with his missile launchers and skis were kind of cool.

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:05 am
by Genocide G2.0
Animated Waspinator, he is my only animated figure and i love everything about him the head sculpt the wings the greens and purple both alt modes ,
even with no weapons hes just a great looking figure.

On the other hand i got Xtransbots Powerglide a last minute bid on ebay brand new for £20 i didnt realy want him now i realy wish i didnt have him , articulation is **** the legs #-o arms pop off and i realy hate his head.

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:46 am
by BallsMcCockinz
I thought RiD Revealers Ratchet would be okay, but he is so awesome. Also, when we first saw pictures of RiD Revealers Bumblebee I didn't think he would be that great, but he is amazing and I love him

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:38 am
by decepta-scott
I waited and waited for ebay to present me with the oppertunity to buy a grey and purple henkei classics astrotrain for a decent price but realized my wait was in vein.
I then decided to go ahead and buy the white one. I was certain I was going to hate it since I am a stickler for classic colors on my figs but I ended up liking him and ultimately loving the figure.
He looks great with my collection. Now if I could only land the grey and purple version as well as the white toon colored classics starscream....

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:24 am
by Marcdachamp
Universe Cyclonus. Bought him on a whim, and absolutely love him. Especially with the Targetmaster.

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:59 am
by RhA
RPM716 wrote:I thought RiD Revealers Ratchet would be okay, but he is so awesome. Also, when we first saw pictures of RiD Revealers Bumblebee I didn't think he would be that great, but he is amazing and I love him


Only Prime toy I'm holding out for.

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:56 am
by SJ21
decepta-scott wrote: by decepta-scott » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:38 am
I waited and waited for ebay to present me with the oppertunity to buy a grey and purple henkei classics astrotrain for a decent price but realized my wait was in vein.
I then decided to go ahead and buy the white one. I was certain I was going to hate it since I am a stickler for classic colors on my figs but I ended up liking him and ultimately loving the figure.
He looks great with my collection. Now if I could only land the grey and purple version as well as the white toon colored classics starscream....


Classics Astrotrain is one of my favorites. I didn't get him right away, but I am really glad I did. The train mode is kind of "meh" but the bot mode is good, the shuttle is good, and he has a good transformation.

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:53 pm
by Windsweeper
G1 Snarler and Junior Chromedome.

Neither were favorites of mine. Thought Snarler was an a-hole in the Marvel comics and Chromedome was hidious but I took a chance and really like the toys.

Snarler is surprisingly articulate in bot mode and Chromedome is close in scale to the Diaclones. Even has diecast on him.

Kup was another surprise. Never liked him but I eventually picked up the reissue and he's actually a nice toy. Be nice if one of those custom heads for Generations Kup would fit him as I think his G1 head is a bit plastic and childish looking.

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:45 pm
by DISCHARGE
SJ21 wrote:
decepta-scott wrote: by decepta-scott » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:38 am
I waited and waited for ebay to present me with the oppertunity to buy a grey and purple henkei classics astrotrain for a decent price but realized my wait was in vein.
I then decided to go ahead and buy the white one. I was certain I was going to hate it since I am a stickler for classic colors on my figs but I ended up liking him and ultimately loving the figure.
He looks great with my collection. Now if I could only land the grey and purple version as well as the white toon colored classics starscream....


Classics Astrotrain is one of my favorites. I didn't get him right away, but I am really glad I did. The train mode is kind of "meh" but the bot mode is good, the shuttle is good, and he has a good transformation.


Agree. I didn't get Astrotrain while he was in stores, but eventually decided to bite. He really is a decent upgrade to his G1 self. I like him much mode than i thought I would.
Another one would be Cybertron Dirt Boss. I won him in a lot and couldn't put him down for days. His wheels are so cool.
Monster Truck- "Once I catch up I'll crush your weak frame"
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Speed Mode- "Ever go 100+ in the mud?"
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Even with all his back kibble he has a great amount of poseability
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Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:16 pm
by BallsMcCockinz
RhA wrote:
RPM716 wrote:I thought RiD Revealers Ratchet would be okay, but he is so awesome. Also, when we first saw pictures of RiD Revealers Bumblebee I didn't think he would be that great, but he is amazing and I love him


Only Prime toy I'm holding out for.

Ratchet or Bumblebee?

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:23 pm
by Va'al
RPM716 wrote:
RhA wrote:
RPM716 wrote:I thought RiD Revealers Ratchet would be okay, but he is so awesome. Also, when we first saw pictures of RiD Revealers Bumblebee I didn't think he would be that great, but he is amazing and I love him


Only Prime toy I'm holding out for.

Ratchet or Bumblebee?


I'm going to say Ratchet..

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:47 pm
by BallsMcCockinz
Va'al wrote:
RPM716 wrote:
RhA wrote:
RPM716 wrote:I thought RiD Revealers Ratchet would be okay, but he is so awesome. Also, when we first saw pictures of RiD Revealers Bumblebee I didn't think he would be that great, but he is amazing and I love him


Only Prime toy I'm holding out for.

Ratchet or Bumblebee?


I'm going to say Ratchet..

Haha, I thought so. He might be hard to find since he is 1/12 or 2/12 per case. Bumblebee is awesome to though.

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:03 pm
by Rodimus Prime
I bought DotM Voyager Optimus at Walmart today. It had been tampered with, someone got into it and ripped his head off. It was missing. So I got the figure at 50% off. I didn't care about the head, because it was going to be in truck mode, and I was going to mutilate it some more anyway. I bought it to see if the Deluxe trailer fits in scale with him in truck mode. After cutting and filing down those fin-looking things on his rear fenders and properly attaching the trailer, it's a perfect fit! Definitely a $7 well spent. Awesome.

Also, after 2 1/2 years I finally sold myself on the RoTF Jet Convoy combo. I managed to snag an already combined, loose complete (minus instructions) Prime and Jetfire on eBay for $100 shipped. I wasn't sure, if I didn't like it, it was going to be $100 wasted (considering that they're going double that on average, I think I still got a deal) but when I got him today and set him on my desk, I was extremely pleased. Once again, awesome. 8)

Re: That figure you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving

PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:31 pm
by Optimum Supreme
I picked up PRID Arcee the other day, wasn't really sure I'd like it, almost didn't even pick it up, but wound up liking it a lot. Sure it's a little kibbly, and massively out of scale in alt mode, but it just so cool I can overlook this stuff and appreciate it for what it is.