Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformer Toys

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Re: Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformer Toys

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:39 pm

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william-james88 wrote:Yeah I dont know where this notion of "character" is coming from or why it matters. This is only about toys, regardless of who they represent. .


This and this again. It's the TOY forum and only the TOYS truly matter. Sure, a character list would be interesting, but would be for the TF Genera forum or any other one that focus primarily on the fiction.

Personally, the fiction and characters represent a very, very small part of my interests in Transformers. What I truly want is great looking toys that are fun to fiddle with.
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Re: Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformer Toys

Postby william-james88 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:04 pm

BumbleDouche wrote:Topic ideas for these lists is getting increasingly obscure lol

Believe it or not, there are more samurai transformers than there are of Sideswipe toys, and I got the ok for that list so I figured this would be fine.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Should have waited a few months with that list, as PotP will feature a Bludgeon Decoy Suit with Quintus Prime in Wave 3. ;)

And no love for RiD 2015 Blastwave/Bludegon?
Or does him being a retool exclude him?


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Re: Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformer Toys

Postby Ultra Markus » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:11 pm

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theres really not many samari transformers besides Bludegon and Drift and all the repaints of the two and animated Prowl
would Nightbird count or is she more of a ninja?
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Re: Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformer Toys

Postby -Kanrabat- » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:24 pm

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Ultra Markus wrote:theres really not many samari transformers besides Bludegon and Drift and all the repaints of the two and animated Prowl
would Nightbird count or is she more of a ninja?


Nightbird is definitely a ninja through and through. Both in style and behavior.
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Re: Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformer Toys

Postby blackeyedprime » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:35 pm

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Baynus Drift just looks like a lump of blue poo to me but at least it is a samurai design unlike IDW Drift, who is just a bot carrying two swords, nothing that remotely suggests samurai at all. So G1/RID 2015 bludgeons would get their spaces for me in the list or even the deployers that come with RID 2015 Drift.

I really like using the Baynus deluxe bludgeon (that came with whirl) as a pretend pretender inner bot for the tank version of him.
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Re: Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformer Toys

Postby Rodimus Prime » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:35 pm

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I think Samurai Prowl should be #1. He is for me. Generations Drift is #2.
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Re: Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformer Toys

Postby Blastback » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:56 pm

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I generally dislike the Bayformer aesthetic, and shy away from those toys. But RotF Bludegon is a no brainer. It was a perfect update of the character.
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Re: Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformer Toys

Postby Quantum Surge » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:11 pm

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One thing that always kind of boggled me about the G1 Pretender Bludgeon was that the shell itself looked good, but the toy within? It's kind of pitiful. I know that it's old and yada yada yada look, if Brawl can have wheels, why can't Bludgeon? Plus, it gives me that weird vibe where you have two tiny dudes standing on each other while wearing a suit (or a tiny head being under a giant helmet).

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Re: Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformer Toys

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:28 pm

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Quantum Surge wrote:One thing that always kind of boggled me about the G1 Pretender Bludgeon was that the shell itself looked good, but the toy within? It's kind of pitiful. I know that it's old and yada yada yada look, if Brawl can have wheels, why can't Bludgeon?


Oversight maybe? The line has seen a few cutbacks starting in 1986, like switching from metal to plastic, and simplifying designs, so there's that too. Sparkabot Guzzle had the same issue.
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Re: Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformer Toys

Postby primalxconvoy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:55 am

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I'd say that the BLACK AND RED Alternity Samurai Megatron should have been included. Out of all of the various recolours, It was the version I most wanted as an alternate reality Megs. The black and red colours seemed far more "Musha Gundam" than any other Meg Samurai, too.

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Even though it's not a TRansformer, I belive it deserves an honorable mention, and a place in any Samurai toy-collector's shelf:

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Re: Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformer Toys

Postby Black Hat » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:21 am

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Great list! All phenomenal toys (or so I hear) and all toys I kinda wanna own at some point. AoE Drift I sort of want to get along with the TLK remold to have a sort of "Red Oni/Blue Oni" duo. Need to decide on names though. RID Drift I was thinking of having as Yoketron.
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