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dumbest transformers character design

Post by lfitz » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:53 am

i hate the beast machines michael jackson look alike nightscream.

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Post by Ackula » Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:50 am

The G1 Ratchet/Ironhide mold. Even when I was a little kid I thought it was a dumb figure. It didn't help that they looked nothing like the cartoon counterparts.
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Post by Petatron 2006 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:37 am

those 1988 Pretender Autobots...

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Post by Cliffjumper » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:37 pm

Originally posted by Ackula
The G1 Ratchet/Ironhide mold. Even when I was a little kid I thought it was a dumb figure. It didn't help that they looked nothing like the cartoon counterparts.


Yeh, they should have been dull, featureless generic robots really, shouldn't they? **** a bit of variety, they have to look like what They Did On The Telly, just like every other character in the line. I've got no problem with anyone disliking the Onebox mould, but why exactly does everything think the Marvel sheets for those two were any good again?

The correct answer is Longtooth.

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Post by optimusskids » Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:43 pm

Longtooth inner robot actualy had a halfway decent alt mode for a pretender one of the better ones outside the classics

In that it wasn't a transformer doing Yoga

being a "futuristic" submarine, race car, space craft, mining vehicle
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Although it is a little spoiled by the fact you need his acessory to transform him properly

Most of the ones which dont have 2 proper arms/hands

e.g Longrack , mudflap
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Post by Notabot » Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:40 pm

Armada Thrust
Engine hands, lousy face sculpt with conehead hat, missles on his knees that can't stay on while in bot mode, looks like Maggie Simpson in her star snowsuit, and has a minicon who has to do a pushup in order to fire his weapon. Oh, and we can't forget his "super duper secret power" of having his wings spin around in front of him. They really should have added a "whizzzzzzzz" noise maker to make it ultimately complete.
It's sad because the alt mode had such potential.
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Post by Justin » Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:39 pm

Quickswitch. Ugly ugly ugly.

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Post by windsweeper » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:05 pm

The movie TF's heads.

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Post by TechOrganic » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:48 pm

i sorta like Nightscream...

i disliked tons of G1 characters for looking the SAME!mostly the gestalts...coz they look cheesy..and especially scorponok..he looks so cool and thn he transforms into some...normal looking dude...but i still like g1 tho...lol.
Jazz: Aww man,even when Optimus regain leadership i STILL dont get a good part.dam scriptwriters.Luckily im on Dinobot Island with u guys.
Grimlock: Me Grimlock dont care about stupid scriptwriters.Me think Jazz smart to stay in paradise with Dinobots.Now we no need fight. *drinks energon from coconut husk*
Me Grimlock now sleep,grimlock want tanning to impress ladies.

+and that is what happen to those forgotten G1 characters...lol+

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Post by Target » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:10 am

For some reason I just didn’t like the Jumpstarters, topspin and twintwist…they just fold in half!! Not much ‘transforming’ needed there!!
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Dumbest transformer design

Post by dsh243 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:04 am

The Beast Machine's Megatron, looked like a jack in the box toy on steraroids

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Post by martyboy70 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:14 am

Originally posted by Target
For some reason I just didn’t like the Jumpstarters, topspin and twintwist…they just fold in half!! Not much ‘transforming’ needed there!!


I got Twintwist in the other day from ebay and as its just after 3am and im Megadrunk-Megatrons eviller cousin (not on energon cubes just plain old beer and vodka) hes the only TF i can transform(the joy of laminate flooring)
Got Jazz from the P.O. today (Target knows if not check PMs) Im so glad i put him in robot mode early doors cos Jumpstarters r my limit at the mo( broke Tracks this time last week in this state)
Loss of job. Will sell for food here.

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Post by lars573 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:41 am

Originally posted by Ackula
The G1 Ratchet/Ironhide mold. Even when I was a little kid I thought it was a dumb figure. It didn't help that they looked nothing like the cartoon counterparts.
Blame Sunbow for making leomade out of those two Diaclone lemons then.

For me it's X-Brawn and his stupid nuckle dragging right arm. When ever I see either the toy or Animation model all I can think is WTF was Takara thinking! :wall:

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Post by zigzagger » Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:28 am

Originally posted by Ackula
The G1 Ratchet/Ironhide mold.

Originally posted by lars573
Blame Sunbow for making leomade out of those two Diaclone lemons then.


You know, I personally find something rather charming about the boxiness of the Ironhide/Ratchet molds - though, I must confess, it helps having an affinity towards a certain character :glance:. Ahem...Yeah, charming - sort of in a Staks charming sort of way; goofy but fun. They're old molds, and I will judge them according to the standards of toy manufacturing technology of that time - which, doesn't really hold much favor for them either...but I still like them for all their goofy, retro, charm!

Anyhoooo, returning to the original question - honestly, I am going to have to go with most of the Pretenders, as well. Initially, they were rather half-assed designs when the first wave of Pretenders was released, but they got progressively worse (and ugly) by 1989.

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Post by Skidmark » Thu May 03, 2007 11:34 pm

G1 Broadside is the worst. It's practically a giant block.

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Re: dumbest transformers character design

Post by Rurudyne » Thu May 03, 2007 11:44 pm

Originally posted by lfitz
i hate the beast machines michael jackson look alike nightscream.

You would rather they'd started with the fat Elvis?
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Post by lfitz » Fri May 04, 2007 8:31 pm

if there is such a thing it would be dumb also

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Post by DrSpengler » Fri May 04, 2007 9:08 pm

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Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Fri May 04, 2007 10:11 pm

Flywheels.
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Post by The Nemesis Scourge » Fri May 04, 2007 10:16 pm

Wasn't really a fan of the Decepticon Triple changer Headmasters. Too many gimmicks made the figures look ugly.

Neat concept though.

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