Love/Hate-A-Figure: Cybertron

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Re: Love/Hate-A-Figure: Cybertron

Postby Onslaught Six » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:41 am

I think that's part of what it is; those of us who saw figures we knew we wouldn't like just didn't buy them, and thus they're probably not coming up. I'd feel unfair criticizing Leobreaker since I don't own him.

Loved: Wreckloose. He's a Fuzor! Kind of. And he's got nifty articulation and a sweet asymmetrical design.

Hated: Er, ah, um. Maybe Armada would've been a better topic to start with.
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Re: Love/Hate-A-Figure: Cybertron

Postby andersonh1 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:50 am

Loved: Swerve. Neat little Clocker repaint in semi-Hot Rod colors. Nice detailing for a basic, and I love that it has the little leg panel trick that first appeared on Alternators.

Ok (since I don't hate any of the figures): Backstop, the basic Rhino. Great little Rhino mode, very different transformation than the norm. Stick the cyber key in his head and he's almost a Ceratops dinosaur. But the less-than-articulate robot mode loses him quite a few points.
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Re: Love/Hate-A-Figure: Cybertron

Postby Dominic » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:54 am

My only real complaint about Clocker and Swerve is that they looked too much like Earth vehicles. Yes, I know Velocitron was a retro-future-scifi Kirby-fest. But, Clocker looked too much like an Earth vehicle.

Leo-Breaker is a piece of crap. I fiddled with a recolor of it. My first question to Lewis was "did I do something wrong". The Nemesis recolor actually fit my criteria, (toy that was easier to get in the US than any other country), for a subset, and I have never really regretted skipping it. Maybe if I managed to get a Megatron/Galvatron, (which I do regret never getting), it would bother me more.


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Re: Love/Hate-A-Figure: Cybertron

Postby 138 Scourge » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:04 pm

Yeah, Leobreaker didn't look very cool at all. Skipped him...four times, now? Regular, nemesis, red lion Prime, white Lion Prime. Yeah. That thing looks bad in any color scheme. As for the why so many Scouts have come up in this thread, well, there were a lot of 'em in the line, and most all of 'em were pretty damn good for their size and price. I think Wreckloose was the only Scout from Cybertron that I missed, and that wasn't deliberate, I just sorta didn't get around to him, is all.

andersonh1 wrote:Ok (since I don't hate any of the figures): Backstop, the basic Rhino.


Wow, anderson, I'd have sworn that Backstop was a love-it-or hate it kinda guy, I think that you might be the first person I've seen say he was "Ok".

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Love: Backstop. Weird lookin' little bastard, but he's cool in his way. Just in terms of freak value and repeated discussions about him on the old boards, that's been a lot of fun for my seven bucks.

Hate (or at least, didn't care that much about): Hot Shot. Any version, ever. The only time I've wanted to buy a toy of that guy was the Cybertron Defense variety, and that was because of his rad toy more than his uninteresting character.
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Re: Love/Hate-A-Figure: Cybertron

Postby Dominic » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:13 pm

Definitely not a fan of Backstop. But, I did buy one to have a figure so universally despised.

I rather liked "Cybertron" Hotshot though. It was a solid rendition of the character, and it nicely conveyed the idea of a guy who had "gone native" on Velocitron.


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Re: Love/Hate-A-Figure: Cybertron

Postby andersonh1 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:14 pm

138 Scourge wrote:Wow, anderson, I'd have sworn that Backstop was a love-it-or hate it kinda guy, I think that you might be the first person I've seen say he was "Ok".


There's a lot to like about Backstop, but it's just not quite good enough that I have a lot of enthusiasm for the figure. But it's not quite bad enough that I dislike it either. So it's just kind of "ok", with a weak robot mode but great beast mode and interesting transformation scheme.
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Re: Love/Hate-A-Figure: Cybertron

Postby donosaur » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:44 pm

Man, I HATED Wreckloose, but I knew there was a lot of enthusiasm for him. The hideous colors! The weird ass janky legs! Crappy little vestigal legs hanging off the robot legs! The only thing going for this guy was the antler helmet, whose awesomeness is apparent.

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Re: Love/Hate-A-Figure: Cybertron

Postby andersonh1 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:55 am

I really like Wreckloose, but that's because I featured him so prominently in my Beast Machines photocomic over on TFW2005 that I worked on for a couple of years. He made a pretty good technorganic Predacon. I had to Photoshop the Decepticon insignia off of him every time it showed up though.
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Re: Love/Hate-A-Figure: Cybertron

Postby Onslaught Six » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:25 am

Ha, I forgot about that thing. 86 thought it was pretty boss.

Ditto on loving Backstop. I took him to Otakon last year and bought ROTF Ravage on the way. The whole weekend, my friend was using a Michael Bay fanboy voice for Ravage, to counter Backstop's depressed, cynical Britishism.

"Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey."
"WOT?!"
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