Delta Magnus wrote:Well, given the absolute stinker that was the AOE line .
That AOE line wasnt bad in the least. Not compare to DOTM. It was better and had some amazing figures like Hound and Evasion Mode Prime. DO you have those? Takara is really proud of their engineering on that line and I really feel it shouldnt be dismissed.
Sorry, I should have clarified a bit.
I don't have the figures you mentioned because they never got released in my area. All we got outside of TRUs (there aren't any near where I live) were the one-steps, shampoo bottles and the like. That was my main gripe with the line; despite having some great designs to draw from, and being one of the darker films in the series, most of the toys that got released were the simplified toys...and not even any Cyberverse stuff!
As for the "Generations" stuff, there were some figures from the line I actually wanted (notably Evasion Prime, some of the Dinobots, and to a lesser extent Hound) but again, I couldn't get them without paying through the nose. And a lot of the other figures from the line were just terrible- even the best version of AOE's Leader class Prime doesn't hold a candle to the WORST version of ROTF Leader Prime.
There was also the hideous lack of variety on the shelves. Former movie lines had lots of characters, including ones that never even appeared in the movie (including some of my favourites, like Stockade). AOE on the other hand got a redeco of Crosshairs as Tracks, and that was about it. All those KSI Decepticon drone designs they could have adapted, and not one of them got used. Heck, they could have redecoed/retooled past movieverse figures and gone "Hey, this toy is actually that guy!"- DOTM Shockwave wouldn't have needed much retooling to be one of those two-headed 'cons, Movie 2007 Swindle would make a very good car drone etc etc. That combined with the fact that, next to all those Autobots and Dinobots, there were a whopping TWO Decepticons in the Generations line (three if you count the exclusive redeco of Crankcase) and it kinda lost the touch the other movie lines had.
Re: DOTM: I only have two figures from the line (Voyager Optimus Prime and Shockwave, though I have handled Nitro Bumblebee) so I can't really comment, but the ones I do have are fine figures. Not the most accurate for sure, but they look good and have some cool engineering (Prime especially). The plastic isn't the best, but compared to the stuff more modern figures are made of...yeah.
I'm sorry, I was just really disappointed by the AOE line, in all aspects (mainly distribution admittedly).