Don't even need the decoder really, they can be read with the naked eye.
I disliked the toys of show characters because they did not translate well from animation to plastic. The show was flawed, but had more focused and intelligent writing than most of Beast Wars and Generation 1. (I think the fact it was so focused did not leave much room for fan-fic is one of the things that alienated most fans.)
Savage/Noble being the first toy that doesn't live up to the character in my mind, literally it was instantaneous.
Whereas I'm the opposite, I found BM to be almost unbearable but thought highly of the toys.
The non-show toys had some appeal though.
Most of the visual associations I have are based on the toys and line-art from the comics. I figure they are pretty close to the movie, right? The CGI stuff I have seen I do like though. The less fan-wankery, the better.
I was with you until the Bay design praise. You like the CGI bots, or do you just mean the Hasbro interpretations of them? I can understand the latter, not so much the former.
I bought Scorponok today. He seems to be the right size to go with my Alts. I haven't opened him yet. He's actually out in my truck. But I might just keep him - but never transform him.
BAD Pts Need: R5-C7 lf leg (x2), , R4-P44 right leg BAD Pts Offered For Trade: PM me - I have lots of parts now including BG-J38!. New Kyle Katarn is also available.
That's probably a good idea, I've heard its not a good idea to TF him. :P
Got all the Robot Heroes, minus the WM set and the last two (which I don't think are out yet). They're fantabulous! Ravage is such a cute and cuddwy widdle bloodthirsty saboteur.
Tommy, close your eyes.
The only set I have not seen is the one with Prime and Unicron. I want that one, hopefully will find it if not soon then when I go to the comic con in Charlotte next weekend.
"You know I love the guy but I swear he writes like freaking Yoda."-Dean Winchester
Check out what I noticed, the company who makes the actual Buffalo vehicle, Force Protection, if you look carefully at the claw in their main pic of the Buffalo, it's sporting a Decepticon logo: http://www.forceprotection.net/models/buffalo/
Sounds a lot like your description of the prequels.I disliked the toys of show characters because they did not translate well from animation to plastic. The show was flawed, but had more focused and intelligent writing than most of Beast Wars and Generation 1. (I think the fact it was so focused did not leave much room for fan-fic is one of the things that alienated most fans.)
I dug the figures in general, both show and non-show, I didn't mind that they didn't match so long as they were cool - one of the perks of not being tied into characterization so much.The non-show toys had some appeal though.
The toys don't really look much like the movie, but you like the CGI you've seen so I guess that doesn't matter.Most of the visual associations I have are based on the toys and line-art from the comics. I figure they are pretty close to the movie, right? The CGI stuff I have seen I do like though.
Change for change's sake does not make it good.The less fan-wankery, the better.
Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.
"We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.
Tycho, you gotta be kidding me! of all the new TF's to get, you buy Scorponok???
Truth be told, i actually held one in my hands while at Target, contemplating on whether to purchase or not. I thought it might look good displayed with my Beast Wars TF's but the bot mode was just too bizzarre and I didn't like the scorpion leg kibble on the legs.
I don't know if any of you have played the "capture the cube" game on the Mountain Dew TF promo site but even that transforming Mountain Dew machine would've been a better toy than Scorps.
Since JT says Bonecrusher isn't bad, i'll check it out tomorrow at the stores and decide if i want one or not.