Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com

Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com

Monday, March 5th, 2007 5:42pm CST

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The Transformers make an appearance this week on the popular website I-Mockery.com. This week, site founder RoG brings us his 4th installment of Stupid Toys. Mentioned in the article (at the top of this installment's list) is a toy that is divided among the community, the Action Masters. Many in the fandom are not fond of the little guys. To see the Action Master's appearance in the article, just go here.

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Re: Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com (42905)
Posted by 1337W422102 on March 5th, 2007 @ 5:47pm CST
I see the potential in Action Masters. Give them a Marvel Legends level of detail and articulation and I would get most of them. 30+ joints, lots of detail, and maybe a build-a-figure piece would probably be enough to heal the Action Masters' image.
Re: Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com (42910)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on March 5th, 2007 @ 5:51pm CST
....Yet nobody ever complains about the Heroes of Cybertron figures, decoys, or 3in Titanium.

.....There were hardly any Action Masters made that didn't already have a transformable version, so the fact that they didn't transform really dosen't matter. It's pretty obvious that they were made to give kids TF robots they could bang together without sending robot kibble flying in all directions.

Get over it people, they weren't that bad.
Re: Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com (42924)
Posted by Thanatos Prime on March 5th, 2007 @ 6:07pm CST
Screw the action masters, a kiddy stripper pole??
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Posted by 1337W422102 on March 5th, 2007 @ 6:10pm CST
Thanatos Prime wrote:Screw the action masters, a kiddy stripper pole??

Only one thing comes to mind:
Image
Re: Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com (42931)
Posted by AutobotJazz on March 5th, 2007 @ 6:12pm CST
83457W422102 wrote:I see the potential in Action Masters. Give them a Marvel Legends level of detail and articulation and I would get most of them. 30+ joints, lots of detail, and maybe a build-a-figure piece would probably be enough to heal the Action Masters' image.


Now that is an interesting idea.
Re: Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com (42938)
Posted by Thanatos Prime on March 5th, 2007 @ 6:15pm CST
83457W422102 wrote:
Thanatos Prime wrote:Screw the action masters, a kiddy stripper pole??

Only one thing comes to mind:
Image


My eyes AAAAAHHHHHH!:HALUC: :BOOM:
Re: Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com (42939)
Posted by 1337W422102 on March 5th, 2007 @ 6:17pm CST
AutobotJazz wrote:
83457W422102 wrote:I see the potential in Action Masters. Give them a Marvel Legends level of detail and articulation and I would get most of them. 30+ joints, lots of detail, and maybe a build-a-figure piece would probably be enough to heal the Action Masters' image.


Now that is an interesting idea.

If only someone at Hasbro felt that way, AutobotJazz...

That kiddie stripper pole reminds me of something else, too:
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Start 'em young.
Re: Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com (42941)
Posted by Kayevcee on March 5th, 2007 @ 6:18pm CST
Considering the amount of moaning that goes on on your average TF board whenever a non-transforming movie-line item is unveiled, even when there are literally dozens of transforming figures coming out at the same time, it shouldn't be surprising that there is little love to be found for the Action Masters.

As a cheap sub-line featuring popular old characters mixed in with odd new ones alongside another line of transforming figures (the original Classics), as they were in the EU (and Australia/New Zealand?), they work. On their own as an unsupported main line? Death on wheels (or not, as the case may be). The big advantage that TF has always had over other action figure lines is that the figures turn into other things as well. Take that away and kids are more likely to pick up the Bucky O'Hare figures next to them because his cartoon is still on TV.

At least that's the way I see it. Also, the paint chipped really easily and on some figures the arms and legs tended to pop off, which after a few months of regular play degenerated to "fell off". I imagine that didn't endear them to parents or kids after buying a couple of the unlucky ones. However, without Action Masters we would never have gotten the World's Greatest Colour Scheme. I speak of course of Thundercracker. So they weren't all bad.

-Nick
Re: Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com (42950)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on March 5th, 2007 @ 6:24pm CST
Oh,man. I think I just pissed myself from reading the other reviews
Re: Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com (42952)
Posted by Zeedust on March 5th, 2007 @ 6:24pm CST
Nemesis Cyberplex wrote:....Yet nobody ever complains about the Heroes of Cybertron figures, decoys, or 3in Titanium.


I remember this coming up a few times in the past, and the stock response generally being "I don't count those as toys." I kid you not... The mind boggles.
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Posted by Burn on March 5th, 2007 @ 7:05pm CST
Nemesis Cyberplex wrote:....Yet nobody ever complains about the Heroes of Cybertron figures, decoys, or 3in Titanium.


What's the point in complaining? It's not going to change anything. I simply don't buy them 'cause you know, they don't transform.

If I wanted to collect figures that sat on my shelf doing nothing i'd be more inclined to buy wrestling figures.
Re: Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com (43331)
Posted by Rodimus2006 on March 5th, 2007 @ 11:45pm CST
Just like Rid Energon and Cybertron will never get done on DVD because of legal limbo. Look how long it took Rhino to get the rest of Armada out almost 3 years who in the crap anyways owns the rights to RiD everything needs to go to Sony so they can re-master it plus they do it faster and a better job at Re-coloring and editing. I cant wait to see the re-mastered G1 DVD Sets coming.
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Posted by Kayevcee on March 6th, 2007 @ 3:55am CST
An RiD boxset came out in region 2 a couple of years ago. Might be useful if you've got a multi-region player.

-Nick
Re: Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com (43435)
Posted by Psychout on March 6th, 2007 @ 6:23am CST
Further proof that actionmasters were shite, as if it was needed...
Re: Transformers mentioned on I-Mockery.com (43441)
Posted by Anonymous on March 6th, 2007 @ 6:36am CST
Russian Roullette for kids. :lol:
I liked Action Masters.
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Posted by steve2275 on March 6th, 2007 @ 12:02pm CST
sideswipe looked so cute
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Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 6th, 2007 @ 12:26pm CST
I liked the action master line. I use to put them in my GI JOE vehicles. And some of the AM vehicles transformed so they were "transformers". If hasbro were to remake them they need more articulation and need to be bigger. And have some kind of story to back up that the Transformers cant transform.
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Posted by Railguard on March 6th, 2007 @ 9:44pm CST
All this news is great but is there any new news about upcoming Classic Transformers coming out soon? Please please please let me know!!! Thanks Railguard
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Posted by Wing Zero Custom on March 7th, 2007 @ 2:11am CST
That Spider-Man toyline mentioned in one of the pages in the article is pathetic. Just like the Macgyver actionfigure, ferrari car and the gun.
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Posted by 1337W422102 on March 7th, 2007 @ 12:48pm CST
Railguard wrote:All this news is great but is there any new news about upcoming Classic Transformers coming out soon? Please please please let me know!!! Thanks Railguard

I know you're new here, but don't post this kind of stuff. This article doesn't concern the Classics, does it?
If you want information, search the boards and internet. :PEACE:

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