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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:37 am 
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Got Soundblaster and Buzzsaw from Toys R Us Yesterday. I am very happy with them.

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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:09 am 
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Sean Whitmore wrote:
However, it's Takara that's actually known for being being obsessed with cartoon-accuracy. For the best examples, compare the Hasbro and Takara versions of Ironhide, Smokescreen, and Powerglide. Same with the Masterpieces; check out the two Soundwaves and Rodimus Primes.


I guess what I was thinking was, from my observations, Hasbro usually has softer, brighter colors that seem to more closely resemble color schemes from the cartoon. I think Takara versions are more accurate, as far as detail goes, but the seem to mostly have deeper, richer colors, reminiscent of the G1 toys. For instance, Hound, MP-10, Sunstreaker, etc.

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As for future Masterpieces, it's really hard to guess. The ones with the most repaint material seem the obvious frontrunners, but since they're going for strict animation looks, that list is a lot smaller than usual. There's not really anyone else to turn a cartoon-accurate Sunstreaker into, for example. Blaster from Soundwave might be a possibility.


It would suck so bad not to get a Sunstreaker to go along with that gorgeous Sideswipe. In looking at all the nice MPs that have recently come out, and those that have yet to be released, it leaves me hopeful for Sunstreaker and some others. I guess I can stomach mixing MPs and Classics, but it would just drive me crazy, trying to do that with Sunstreaker and Sideswipe. I wouldn't be able to do it. It would have to be both MP, both classics, or none. Unless, of course, I just keep a lonely, lonely Sideswipe and no Sunstreaker... :(

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Personally, I'm loving FOC Blaster, but your mileage may vary. His robot mode is accurate enough for me, and I don't care about his alt mode. And his size is already a good midway point between his Autobot car buddies and the larger Decepticons. I might buy a Masterpiece version if they make one, but he's way down on the list of characters I wanna see done.


I think I'm going to open him up and play around with him. Find out for myself. Though, once I have my MP Soundwave, it may drive me bonkers that they're not comparable in size. And I agree, an MP Blaster would be cool, but there are a lot of other characters I'd rather see get the MP treatment first.

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FOC Grimlock is great for a deluxe-size collection (the rest of the WFC/FOC toys, for example). But if you're gonna go whole-hog, nothing beats MP Grimmy.


See, I thought about that after I had already purchased this. I think I may keep him with WFC/FOC, though, like you suggest. And there lies another issue I have: I'd love to see more Transformers done in this style. Though, if there isn't a voyager Prime or Megatron, to me, there's absolutely no point in having Voyager versions of Soundwave and Blaster for this collection. It just throws the whole scale out of whack! I love the way the deluxe Decepticons (Megatron, Soundwave, Shockwave--hopefully I'll add Starscream soon) look together, but GOOD LORD... WFC Bumblebee looks even slightly larger than WFC Prime. I'll just have to see if that's some that really bothers me or not.

You know... collecting Transformers is hard work! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:09 pm 
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You know... collecting Transformers is hard work! :lol:


It takes a man to do a boy's job. :)

I agree about the WFC/FOC deluxes. There's really something to be said for actually having Megatron, Shockwave, Soundwave, and Starscream (and soon the two other Seekers) all in the same scale. And the real beauty of it is how they work posed with other toys. Thunderwing and Straxus, who would be criminally undersized in a Classics display, look perfect with these guys. Lugnut looks appropriately massive next to them. And Generations Bruticus, who's only a little bigger than a Masterpiece, towers over them all.

I don't use WFC Bumblebee, both because he's too big and because I just don't like the toy. There's a new Legends-class version coming out, I'll wait to see what he looks like. Blaster is too big, as is the upcoming Springer, so they're both going to my Classics/MP shelf.

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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
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Sean Whitmore wrote:
HalJordanist wrote:
You know... collecting Transformers is hard work! :lol:


It takes a man to do a boy's job. :)

I agree about the WFC/FOC deluxes. There's really something to be said for actually having Megatron, Shockwave, Soundwave, and Starscream (and soon the two other Seekers) all in the same scale. And the real beauty of it is how they work posed with other toys. Thunderwing and Straxus, who would be criminally undersized in a Classics display, look perfect with these guys. Lugnut looks appropriately massive next to them. And Generations Bruticus, who's only a little bigger than a Masterpiece, towers over them all.

I don't use WFC Bumblebee, both because he's too big and because I just don't like the toy. There's a new Legends-class version coming out, I'll wait to see what he looks like. Blaster is too big, as is the upcoming Springer, so they're both going to my Classics/MP shelf.


I kinda dig the FOC versions of Jazz and Sideswipe, but again, they're just too big. And Sideswipe without Sunstreaker is like peas without carrots.

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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:51 am 
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I picked up Eject and Ramhorn at Target today. They had a lot of Rewind and Sunders left but I'm still looking for Blaster and Grimlock.

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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
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Fone Bone wrote:
I picked up Eject and Ramhorn at Target today. .



Did the same at Meijer today--

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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:30 am 
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I bought Rewind and Sunder at Target yesterday. I really like Sunder's colors. He's like a REALLY cheerful Lazerbeak.

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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:39 pm 
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I picked up Ravage/Rumble and Frenzy/Laserbeak on clearance at Target for only $4.99 each.

Also got Beast Hunters Shockwave yesterday. I'm going to see in a minute if he displays well with FOC Soundwave and Blaster.


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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:37 am 
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You guys are talking about the little disk bot guys, right?

I just can't get into them.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:57 am 
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You guys are talking about the little disk bot guys, right?

I just can't get into them.


Agreed. They just don't do anything for me, either. And I don't think it's the the way they look in their different modes, or the transformation. For me, I think, more than anything, it's the fact that they're discs.

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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:23 am 
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Yeah, I'm clinging to my outdated cassette technology! :lol:

Although, I will grudgingly admit that Ratbat looks pretty good with curves.

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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:46 am 
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I like 'em because they automatically transform when you press the button in the middle of the disc. That's really cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
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Fone Bone wrote:
I like 'em because they automatically transform when you press the button in the middle of the disc. That's really cool.


I admit, I am lazy with the transforming, and that's why I prefer the Cyberverse figures - the bigger guys can be tricky. I have a whole bunch of FOC figures I haven't transformed yet even though I opened them - but the one button transforming is a bit too simple for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
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...the bigger guys can be tricky.


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 Post subject: Re: Transformers Classics-Henkei-Universe-Generations (CHUG)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:08 am 
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Or the Masterpiece Optimus! :shock:

I've only transformed him a couple times, and he's been in robot mode for nearly 5 years.

Same goes for some of the Alternators. I love the detail, but they can be a real pain to manipulate properly (always worried about breaking something).

Cue old man voice:

Back in my day, you didn't need complex instructions to change your Transformers. Four or five simple motions and you were done! And you LIKED it! Grumble, grumble. Now GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!

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