Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

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Re: Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

Postby DMSL » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:46 am

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DMSL wrote:Yeah this doesn't excite me at all. This is just another line of gimmicky figures that no-one really wants and just fills up shelves.

This is kinda like the crappy 5 points of articulation figures we get for Star Wars. The big problem here is that, although no-one likes them, there are still people that will just buy it because it has the brand name on it.

Seriously stop that it's so silly. Stop buying the crappy things Hasbro puts out and they will stop producing them. Stop being sheep and think. I sometimes feel Hasbro thinks we are all mindless zombies that will just buy whatever they put out, prove them wrong.


Yeah, because YOU don't like it, NOBODY should buy. :roll:

Your attitude is very, very childish. Because you claim that "nobody like them" and under the same breath, you admit they DO sell. Who's buying them then? Fairies and leprechauns? If there's demand for a product and it sell, it will be produced and put on shelves. That's simple economics.

TlDr; no one care that you don't like brocoli. Many do love brocoli and you will not stop the groceries for offering it.


You completely missed the point i was making. There is no need to get personal either.

Just like with Star Wars 5POA figures no-one likes them, but they do sell, which is my point. Why do people buy something if they don't like it? Yes that's right because some people are sheep they buy it because it has the brand name.

I hope people will stop buying stuff they don't actually like, that's the only thing that companies seem to understand nowadays.
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Re: Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

Postby bacem » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:51 am

And what makes you think people buy something they don't like just for brand loyalty? Did you have any prove of that? Just because you cannot find any reason to in you to like the toy itself, doesn't mean that is the same case with everyone else. People are smarter nowadays. Brand loyalty don't matter much, especially with good quality KO's going around now.
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Re: Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

Postby Burn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:58 am

DMSL wrote:There is no need to get personal either.

Indeed.

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Re: Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:52 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:
DMSL wrote:Yeah this doesn't excite me at all. This is just another line of gimmicky figures that no-one really wants and just fills up shelves.

This is kinda like the crappy 5 points of articulation figures we get for Star Wars. The big problem here is that, although no-one likes them, there are still people that will just buy it because it has the brand name on it.

Seriously stop that it's so silly. Stop buying the crappy things Hasbro puts out and they will stop producing them. Stop being sheep and think. I sometimes feel Hasbro thinks we are all mindless zombies that will just buy whatever they put out, prove them wrong.


Yeah, because YOU don't like it, NOBODY should buy. :roll:

Your attitude is very, very childish. Because you claim that "nobody like them" and under the same breath, you admit they DO sell. Who's buying them then? Fairies and leprechauns? If there's demand for a product and it sell, it will be produced and put on shelves. That's simple economics.

TlDr; no one care that you don't like brocoli. Many do love brocoli and you will not stop the groceries for offering it.


:lol:

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Re: Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

Postby Burn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:06 am

fenrir72 wrote: :lol:

Posters speaking as if their word is the vox of deus Kanrabat? Who would have guessed? You should by now pretty much expect that a lot of people who have too much of a free time in their lives are doing this here. I count infinity the number just here seibertron 8-}

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Re: Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

Postby Agamemnon » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:43 am

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Heh, nearly $20 after tax for a Cyber Battalion at Walgreen feels like scalper prices to me... ;)

I do hope this "Authenticate" line doesn't follow the same pattern. Of course, if they do show up at Family Dollar, they should be very reasonably priced. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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Re: Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

Postby gothsaurus » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:55 am

I get it. Not everyone can afford the price tag on transformers toys. Hasbro offering a simplified version of the character for a budget purchase is a nice thought. My only hope is that they can find the budget and engineering to give these guys knees. The Cyber Battalion toys had some nice sculpts, but the missing knee joints really took them down a notch.
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Re: Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

Postby bacem » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:56 am

gothsaurus wrote:I get it. Not everyone can afford the price tag on transformers toys. Hasbro offering a simplified version of the character for a budget purchase is a nice thought. My only hope is that they can find the budget and engineering to give these guys knees. The Cyber Battalion toys had some nice sculpts, but the missing knee joints really took them down a notch.


all the 4 revealed so far has knees tho.
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Re: Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:41 am

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gothsaurus wrote:I get it. Not everyone can afford the price tag on transformers toys. Hasbro offering a simplified version of the character for a budget purchase is a nice thought. My only hope is that they can find the budget and engineering to give these guys knees. The Cyber Battalion toys had some nice sculpts, but the missing knee joints really took them down a notch.


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Re: Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

Postby william-james88 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:50 am

bacem wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:I get it. Not everyone can afford the price tag on transformers toys. Hasbro offering a simplified version of the character for a budget purchase is a nice thought. My only hope is that they can find the budget and engineering to give these guys knees. The Cyber Battalion toys had some nice sculpts, but the missing knee joints really took them down a notch.


all the 4 revealed so far has knees tho.

Yup, but only 2 have elbows :(

Agamemnon wrote:Heh, nearly $20 after tax for a Cyber Battalion at Walgreen feels like scalper prices to me... ;)

I do hope this "Authenticate" line doesn't follow the same pattern. Of course, if they do show up at Family Dollar, they should be very reasonably priced. I guess we'll have to wait and see.


I really want to talk about Family Dollar. I went to the states to visit family this summer and went to all the stores you guys usually discuss that we dont have like Walgreens, Burlington Coat Factory (which is basically TJ MAxx) and Family Dollar. I **** hated that place. It was like a shitty unkempt Walgreens without the pharmacy part. I dont know where the dollar store idea comes in since everything I saw cost less at Walmart and Food Lion. I finally saw those generations legion toys they had (like Legion Ultra Magnus) but they were like 9$, which is nuts. Since these are bigger, they would totally sell them for 15$ which I would not see as reasonably priced.

Sorry for the rant, I jut really hated my experience at Family Dollar.

If Kanrabat is reading, the store is baically the US Rossy. Looks like a dollar store with prices of a pharmacy store.
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Re: Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:48 pm

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If Kanrabat is reading, the store is baically the US Rossy. Looks like a dollar store with prices of a pharmacy store.


Jesus. Rossy don't suck balls. Rossy instead bite the balls off, chew them, and spit them out. :SICK:

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No kidding, I found Universe Dropshot for 20$CAN on clearance. That was 5 years ago, but Universe was a very dead line by then. Another find was for my friend. We found a HFTD Hubcap at the amazingly regular price of 10$CAN! And that was last year! And I think you can still find the generations Skrapnel with Reflector for 20$CAN. A rapy price, sure, but it's long gone from the regular stores and it's still better than Ebay.

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Re: Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

Postby AlexisSkrull » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:32 pm

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DMSL wrote:Yeah this doesn't excite me at all. This is just another line of gimmicky figures that no-one really wants and just fills up shelves.

This is kinda like the crappy 5 points of articulation figures we get for Star Wars. The big problem here is that, although no-one likes them, there are still people that will just buy it because it has the brand name on it.

Seriously stop that it's so silly. Stop buying the crappy things Hasbro puts out and they will stop producing them. Stop being sheep and think. I sometimes feel Hasbro thinks we are all mindless zombies that will just buy whatever they put out, prove them wrong.


Thanks for calling me a sheep! I don;t buy the 5 POA SW figs or these budget TF because I am a sheep. I buy them because I cant afford the other kinds. I actually like the 5 POA SW figs gives me a vintage feeling. Do I wish I Could buy the bettwr articulated figures? Yes but I can't afford them.

I still don't have a Prime, MEgatron, or Starscream yet. So I am looking forward to these! My Bumblebee is the small one that is currently at Family Dollar. Do I buy the more expensive figures? Sure when I can but that is rare the most expensive I Can usually get is the scale that Hot Rod, Kup, and Blurr were.

And I'm sure i'm not the only one. I am glad these kind of figures are out there. If you don't like them don't get them but realize some of us are grateful that they exist!


William James: my Family Dollar sells the TF legion figures like Magnus for like 5 or 6 bucks.
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Re: Transformers 4.5" Toyline Thread

Postby Agamemnon » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:50 am

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Yeah, the Family Dollar by me sells almost everything for a buck, and often has KO toys for a buck. I guess I have never seen TFs at the Family dollar near me so I cannot speak to their cost. The next time I am in the area, I'll check to see what else they have. The last time I was in there I found my son a SciFi novel that retailed for $20 for about $4, so I know not everything is a buck. (The book wasn't very good, BTW.) It seems like most stuff is overstock. *shrug* For what this is worth....
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