movie figures edition
out of all the movie lines, are there any good figures? (besides ROTF leader prime and leader starscream)
>out of all the movie lines, are there any good figures? (besides ROTF leader prime and leader starscream)
How is this even a question? The movielines where some of the high points of this franchise. Fuck.
Wreckage, Stockade, Concept Camaro Bumblebee, Landmine, Skystalker, Sidearm Sideswipe, Recon Ironhide, Lockdown, Brawn, Mindwipe, Battle Blades Bumblebee, Sentinel Prime, scorn; all great toys. Plus plenty of other neat figures. Putting aside any nostalgic connection to characters, the first few lines where way better than Combiner Wars or Titans Return shaped up to be.
He is a pretty great figure, many helicopter bots have awkward placement of the rotors in robot mode but what they did with this guy is clever
Sidearm Sideswipe is so movie accurate it's insane, the Takara version is a masterpiece too
Yeah. Since most of them had no bayverse model they had to replicate, they were free to make it less mech-y and it resulted in some very nice hybrid figures, Lockdown as a prime example.
Every time a new line hits people complain about the "plastic quality". Every time there is an uproar about the "plastic quality" it never amounts to anything. We never see masses of broken toys outside of a few odd occurrences like CW G2 Silverbot's fist hinges.There has yet to be a modern TF toy line were the "plastic quality" amounts to anything more than weird fanboys being weird fanboys.
When is this nonsense going to end?
Well what do you know; Bruticus actually looks really good with his arms and legs switched. Honestly I think he looks better like this now the upper body is entirely bulky and the lower body is slender. He looked a bit odd with broad shoulders connecting to skinny arms and skinny thighs with huge shins.
Now I want Ruination even more since he actually used this configuration in the show.
Movie 1 had a lot of toys that could arguably fit into a classics collection if you didn't have stick up your ass
Movie 2 really took the movie designs and went crazy with it, make no mistake, these are the movie toys for the movie fans
The Legends series for Movie 2, some of the fucking best pocket size named characters to have ever come out. Optimus Prime and Jetfire vs Devastator has never been more fun, and Wheelie is a diamond in the rough
Compared but compared to the Scout class of Movie 2, these are unique and characterful toys and are some of the fucking best to have ever been made. A toaster, a microscope, a prop plane, Skystalker and Scattershot. Half of all the released toys are repaints, so you have options on mold.
Movie 3 things got a little cheap and it showed, but some of the best stuff came in the Legion and Commander line, something that melded the Legends and Scout
I'm still seeing how I feel about the Movie 4 toys.
The fuck is with the rampant new threads lately?
>are there any good figures?
All the RotF/HftD scouts and DotM basic human alliance lines.
Movie 4 toys are the polar opposite of ROTF toys and i despise almost all of them because of that
There's a reason that 1/2/3 step toys exist, and it's for children that can't transform the deluxe, voyager and leader figures
Drift, Evasion Prime, and high octane BB are the only decent figures and they lack basic paint apps anyways (besides Drift, he's actually a good movie figure overall)
Speaking of movie Starscream I kinda want to get the first movie SS the one that is stupidly hard to transform. Hopefully that guy that is always in the local toy show still has it for tfcon.
should I buy the original 5 autobots? I loved the first movie and I'd get the decepticons too but they scale horribly.
You know, for those of you who have that guy in the middle of the OP, have any of you ever had the head be unable to go back down for the transformation?
Because I got that thing years ago and still haven't been able to put the head back down.
Anyone here suffers from depression, loneliness, having anxiety and fears whenever he gets out of his house? I can't believe this, but I'm getting better the moment I started buying Transformers and started going outside. First day I was walking inside my Walmart, second day I was walking around the mall but not too far, now I'm walking a long distance and I've met people who also buy Transformers. We talked and exchanged numbers. Now we plan for walks together and stop at restaurants to enjoy and meal.
I'm sure this response will come amid a storm of shitty responses, but let me congratulate you for getting out. Thankfully, I've never had anxiety that kept my from going out, but it's kept me from lots of other things, and has ruined big chunks of my life.
I may have a decent job, a car, my own apartment, a partner who loves me. But I've never actually been that good at making friends, so I'm actually a little bit jealous that you've actually met fellow Transformers enthusiasts and have plans to meet them again.
Good job taking those first steps towards overcoming what's held you back. I hope things continue to improve for you.
I don't have an appropriate reaction pic to post, so here's a pic of Skullbrusher.
I could sure go for some "headmasters" right now, if you get what I'm saying.
Move toys had a lot of cool figures, and I say that as somebody who hates most of the designs. Generally the non-movie characters have more low key, traditional designs, and you can safely avoid the fugly mainline bots. The biggest flaw with the lines are that you get some truly, truly hideous headsculpts, and a lot of the toe toys can be unreasonably fiddly (I have a Deluxe Ironhide who is a fucking nightmare to transform)
>AOE Deluxe Drift
>AOE Evasion Prime
I need more fembots for my harem. I already ordered Arcee and Chromia. Who else is there?
These legends dudes needed to come with guns.
Found it. A bit out of date though.
Female transformers with toys
Glyph (botcon 2002 keychain redeco of g1 bumblebee)
Gingham (While not a female character this figure looks like Clipper)
Discharge (Number 5,part of Sixturbo, multiple colors)
Howlback (ravage redeco)
Mega (Overlord D-307's powermaster)
Path Finder (e-hobby homage to gobots)
Small Foot (e-hobby gobots homage)
Nightracer (botcon 96)
TM Blackarachnia (McD's toy)
Botcon Arcee (TM2 BA redeco)
10th anniversary Blackarachnia
Telemocha Blackarachnia (takara's 10th ed ba)
* Beast Machines Blackarachnia
* Airazor (incomplete, missing shoulder pads)
* TM Airazor
Fox Kids TM Airazor (tm redeco)
Video Airazor (airazor redeco)
Scylla (combiner limb for BW2 God Neptune)
Manta Ray (McDonald's toy)
Black Widow (takara BA)
Beast Wars Returns Black Widow (takara BM BA)
Beast Wars Returns Strika (Takara release)
Antagony (Botcon 1998 Inferno redeco)
*Wendy (train combiner)
Red Wendy (chase variant)
Crystal Widow (BM BA repaint, 2 pack w oil slick)
Blackarachnia (BM BA repaint)
Nemesis Strika (BM Strika repaint)
minicon Sureshock (forms perceptor) (multiple repaints of Sureshock)
micron Arcee (Sureshock micron redeco)
micron Pink Arcee (Sureshock micron redeco w/ powerlinx prime)
micron Frenzy (Brake, Damper, Filter) (Micron booster vol 2 combiner)
Micron Road Rebel (Thyristor)
Micron Guardian Speed
* micron Cumbusta
* micron Falcia
* micron Twirl
Ariel/ Paradron Medic (bike Arcee redeco)
* Airazor (TM redeco)
Flame War (Botcon 2005, bike arcee redeco)
Flareup (botcon 2005, bike arcee redeco)
Override GTS (redeco)
Botcon Elita-1 (Thunderblast redeco)
Chromia Minerva-Type (Thunderblast redeco DVD pack in)
Botcon Lyzack (2009 Wings of honor)
Space Warp (unreleased?)
Binaltech / Kiss Play / Alternators
Blackarachnia (canceled toy)
Rosanna (Pink casette tape)
Angela (pink leoball keychain)
(WHO GIVES A FUCK?)
Movie 1 Elita 1 Target Exclusive (AEU Arcee mold)
Movie 1 Arcee target exclusive(AEU bike in blue)
Movie 1 Arcee Deluxe (humanoid bike)
Movie 1 Arcee Deluxe Battle Damage
Movie 1 Arcee Black
Movie 1 Arcee Wonder Festival g1 pink deco
Movie 1 Fracture (Crasher GoBot redeco of gen Mirage)
Movie 2 Arcee
Movie 2 Shitbag wheelbikes I don't care right now
Movie 2 Human Alliance Shitbag Arcees and whatever IDFK
Movie 2 Arcee Legends
Movie 2 Shadow Striker (legends)
Movie 3 Arcee because why not reuse this awful mold?
Movie 3 Override (legends)
Botcon Minerva (Two different heads)
*First Ed Arcee
NYCC Pink First Ed Arcee
Beast Hunters Arcee
Transformers Go Arcee (Takar Beast Hunters Arcee)
Arms Micron Arcee (RID Arcee w/ Micron)
Arcee Blade (Comes with Arms Micron Arcee)
Arcee Arms Micron (arms micron figure that turns into arcee)
Arms Micron Airachnid
Slipstream (TFCC exclusive)
Botcon Flareup (RID Arcee redeco)
Botcon Flamewar (RID BH Arcee redeco)
* Warrior Strongarm
* Legion Strongarm
One step Strongarm
Legion Strongarm black repaint
Takara Strongarm (difference???)
Takara Legion Strongarm (has show accurate paint deco)
* Wind Shear (helicopter from minicon assault team)
* Takara Arcee
* Combiner Hunters 3 pack (redeco arcee, chromia, windblade)
* Black Widow (Blackarachnia)
* Nightbird (arcee redeco)
Botcon Strika drone
Botcon Burn Out
Botcon Dia, Diaclone pilot from targetmaster comes with botcon g2 hound
Mega (comes with Overlord)
Of course, since they are toys you can pick anything you think makes a cute girl and treat it as such.
Didn't even know, never paid any attention to Prime.
Well shit Sixturbo will be added to my list for TFcon but apparently ONLY the version that has the white thighs is the female while the "male" Red Alert from the American release has gray thighs.
That's what I did during the movie days. I had a job but also plenty of time and my office was in the middle of the shopping district. I'd strike up conversations with apparent collectors and I'm still friends with them to this day.
After I finished the initial list I made a few shitty updates, Armada/Energon/Cybertron era got
Space Warp (technically unreleased but they exist in the wild)
Transformers Adventure EZ Collection - Strongarm (clear legion strongarm)
Takara legion windblade
new one step strongarm
strongarm w/ sawtooth
TFCC Paradron medic
TFCC Space Warp (target master, comes with Megatron)
Botcon 2016 airrazor
Target boxed set Arcee (gen Arcee redeco)
SDCC Titan Force Windblade (rid windblade redeco)
Those additions MIIIIGHT make this a complete list, which could be lacking a Takara repaint here or there. I think Takara's got a few Strongarms that aren't listed.
Well, this is embarassing, looks like he's got nothing under that groin plate.
Of all the toys he could use, why did Hayato Sakamoto make an oc donut steel out of TFP Airachnid?
>You remember how Megatron spent time in africa terrorizing elephants?
>HE MADE SOME OF THOSE ANIMALS INTO ROBOTS
>ROBOTS ANIMALS THAT GO CHI-CHI-CHI-KIN-KO-BING-BONG-BOOM
-Michael "watis CONTINUITY" Bay
WOAH BLACK REPAINT!
WOAH BLACK REPAINT!
OPTIMUS HAD A CHILD
DAMN THING GONE WILD
SAID THAT ONE GOTTA DIE
THE DAMN THING GOT RED EYE
WOAH BLACK REPAINT!
WOAH BLACK REPAINT!
For the Anon's that use light boxes to photograph their TF's, think you could find something like that at a dept. store (ie: Walmart)? Or would I have to order it online?
I need to pick up some storage stuff for all of my 'bots extra weapons and junk, figure it might be good time to look for a light box.
I mean, I literally mentioned two of the most important characters in both when making the comparisons, you didn't even mention one. I picked primary details, half of yours were secondary.
Transformers is a franchise that had had a multitude of continuities, stories, and aesthetics in the over two decades before the first live action movie came out. It is no's less divergent and out there than the likes of Beast Wars.
When it comes to the new Ghostbusters, funny enough, that seems to be what people from you want. Something that superficially resembles the existing franchise in a by the numbers.
Big difference of course is Bay and a majority of the people involved in the liveaction TF movies don't go out of their way to antagonize a fanbase.
You can definitely make your own with say some PVC pipes to act as the frame, long sheet of construction paper for the backdrop, and a white bedsheet to drape around the thing for defusing light.
There have been women in the franchise since the beginning. They only get mad now because James Roberts told them all their gay shipping fantasies were valid because "lol no genders!"
>Preparing to move my current desk display (stormtroopers) out of the way to make room for Combiner Wars desk display
>suddenly want to dig out my movie toys and play with them
For op, I can say that some underrated movie figs would be Cyberfire Bumblebee, Voyager Rescue Ratchet, Fury of Bonecrusher Ironhide, Leader Brawl, Voyager Shockwave, DotM Darksteel, Voyager Long Haul, and that one scout bi-plane I can never remember the name of.
>everything is because James Roberts
>muh James Roberts go-to buzzword
You haven't been in the fandom very long have you. Hell spending a few years on tfw would show who it really is that doesn't want fembots. Tumblr eats them up and wants more. It's the old geewunners and gays that dont want any girls in their boys club, even if we've had Arcee and others since the G1 cartoon. Part of this is Hasbro's fault and the other fault comes from the old Marvel comics where there really weren't any women, and then of course we have Furman.
polite sage for slightly ot /pol/ shit
2 eyes? check
1 nose? check
cock sucking mouth? check
pic related, it's your mom because stupid checklists
No, where's the MTMTE preview
Also whom else is going to TFcon
A little scotch tape goes a long way
I'm so excited to see how new Barricade looks like.
His vehicle appeared quite a lot in the filming locations, and his car has a dark blue tint now. Apparently Lennox actor said that they'll explain his "survival stories" in the movie though this early in the filming, we'll see how much Bay cares about the new writers' script.
I dont know how to feel.
I want the designers to revert to complex ROTF transformations so bad so the figures have more freedom to be movie accurate and become top-tier again
I can't live in a world where that beautiful mustang will become a 1 step changer shelf warming piece of shit while the blueprints for a glorious, "true" deluxe class figure lies in the bottom of a hasbro trashcan
It's not a good time. Labor prices aside, they've just moved their operations to Vietnam, that's almost like starting anew with the technical expertise. You've already seen how much defects there were throughout the CW line, mostly caused by poor mold tooling tolerances.
The best you can get now are Masterpiece, 3rd party, $100 deluxes or whatever.
>we will never get a line of kickass stylized movie styled toys again like in ROTF
ROTF designs all looked like shit though, and half the designs were massively overcomplicated and unfun.
Half the reason for AoE's design reboot was simplifying the designs and giving characters normal faces instead of using the old Bayverse design aesthetic of slapping polygons on a screen.
>a simple mod could make him able to get a bat mode
Well shit now I kinda want him.
AoE got too oversimplified to the point that they
-used cheap holoforming instead of the traditional with the vehicons and Galvatron
-couldn't show Drift, Crosshairs or Hound transform into their vehicle forms
-Optimus and Lockdown transformed, their parts were kinda consume-forming in a way that the vehicle kibble is disappearing by hiding it inside their bodies.
Barricade's had a lucky and unlucky life. Disappeared in the first movie, dropped from the second, buggered in somewhere at the third, was flashbacked at the fourth and now officially returning in the fifth.
Best part was 3/4 times he was in the main toyline, and had his own Human Alliance, which ironically, he was the only Transformer to be released without a human ally.
So no one has posted this (in this thread) yet?
Lets correct that.
>deluxe hyper surge optimus
Looking a bit like ultra magnus in truck mode
>deluxe scorponok repaint
We knew this was coming
what the fuck
Great, more redeco's AND retools, I'm hyped
Bullshit, we hardly got those here down under and we haven't see much since, was lucky to get my white shoulder prime repaint.
Guess I'm importing, again
>hyper surge starscream
Yeah, its like they think starscream has enough selling power without being displayed...or they forgot to mention him
I still adore my nipple-armed Interrogator Barricade.
Wonder how much better this would be, also I skipped the minicon armor twinpack of sideswipe and his minicon, unless anyone wants that?
Its just a pic of the hasbro one much like this
>those thighs and hips
I need to go look at some human women before i lose it
Bit risque eh for a meme machine, or so I'm told?
If the deco is good I might get it over the legion one
>god optimus micron combine set
A redeco with some minicons that combine, I guess?
Shit toy though
Oh good, I don't need the tru version then, or the hyper surge one which would be crap without trying.
I think Barricade's the only memorable original character from the movies. The way he pops up in the movie, "To punish and enslave", the way he shakes Shia Lebouf down. The evil policeman.
Hope he gets a IDW G1 or even RiD15 version.
Seems like it's just a sword with 5mm holes to accommodate those weaponizer minicons.
There's also Blackout. Not as much character with him compared to Barricade, but that first transformation scene is very memorable.
can't see shit from the blurry pics but Paralon seems like he has a new head, the one based on BW Scorponok that we saw in the RID game.
>a harem of Decepticon females will never hunt you down
>a harem of Autobot females will never protect you from their Decepticon counterparts.
just end it all.
Yeah if the 1st movie did anything right it was the robots in disguise scenes.
>I'm Soundwaves atmospheric fetal discharge! I'm a sneaky robot cat! Watch me puke many sneaky robot balls into this army base!
>I'm a hot chick that really wants to bone Shia Lebouf for some reason! You know that's not right!
Is that Sari on the bottom left? She looks different from her robot form in the show.
Sakamoto based her on this particular PoS, with fins in the exact same 5mm ports.
I think Barry's just memorable because he's appeared in the first, was in the promos battling bumblebee a couple of times, had a simple transformation, sexy alt mode and spoke in english.
Plus the fact that he's revived in the toyline a couple of times, he's simply that con that is gone but never forgotten.
In fact they adapt the police thing in the idw films but not making him prowl 2.0.
Oh one glaring omission I purposely left off of this list: Nightbeat Minerva Type. As far as I can tell it's just Nightbeat's Japanese release with no difference whatsoever from the Hasbro release but Japan pretended it was a Minerva recolor. inb4 Victorion jokes.
>Sakamoto based her on this particular PoS
Pretty sure she's based on the (superior) legends version fo Airachnid.
You can even make a quick custom of her by adding some Lego fins to the three ports on the legends figure.
I think he means that TFPrime had dragons.
Considering that TF5 is continuing the knights and ninjas theme of TF4, I'd say it's a good reason for it to be there, especially if they're bringing back the dinobots. Imagine Dinobots vs Dragonmechs.
I was pretty tempted to get that one.
Speaking of which, anyone else like collecting weird iterations of seekers? Beast Hunters Dreadwing would be one. This little guy from PCC is probably my favorite to mess with.
>not as much character to him as blackout
You mean no character at all?
I feel bad for Transformers movie fans. I don't look down on them but I know they are TF fans in their own right and just want the movies to treat the source material and characters with respect but I see a lot of grasping and desperate attempts to make sense of the movies.
I remember all the debates back in 2007 about what Barricade was supposed to be saying to Bumblebee during their first fight. Everyone was trying to debate if he was saying words during the fight but it turned out it was just gibberish.
I wish the movies fucking gave a shit about the characters, the lore and the Decepticons as individual characters.
They tried that with the comics but Bay and Ehren lost fucks to give when Bay was more interested in getting funded for his Marky Mark and the Funky Rock movie, as well as his Benghazi film, both got a 50% mixed reception in RT.
They seem to be *trying* in this fifth one, with the new writers, early billboard ads, even the seeming lack of romantic subplots based on the current human cast.
I'd like to think of movie fans as ones who enjoy the aesthetic of the scrapmetalformers but the movies are incohesive in story-telling and fans simply wish that there's a better movie to go with the designs Nizzi and Hasbro puts out.
As much as the Bay movies have rubbed me the wrong way I always hope the next one will be better.
And as someone who hated the first three Age of Extinction wasn't entirely terrible. At least we got a lot of Transformer screen time.
I hope you're right though. I want to see the scifi aspect taken more seriously and the TF characters on all sides of the conflict get some love.
I want to see the lore explored more too which is what they tried to do in the second one with the Matrix but man that went over normies heads hardcore with the concept of "robot heaven" just not gelling with them. I thought that part was fine.
You mean this one? It was released normally, like the rest of the Universe Legends.
If you're talking about the Commander-sized current Legends Brawn, there isn't one yet. I think he was originally supposed to be a redeco of Swerve using the "Gears" head.