Recommend me a ROTF Voyager class toy.

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Recommend me a ROTF Voyager class toy.

Post by Blackjack » Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:36 am

... except Demolishor, I already have him. :)

Bottom line is, I'm looking for a good Voyager class toy, but can't really afford more than one. Which ones are the best?

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Post by Transformer Kamen » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:22 pm

I've been impressed with both Starscream and Megatron. Of the two, I'd mark Megatron a bit higher due to slightly better posability in robot mode, and very impressive head sculpt. On the the other hand, Starscream has about the best jet mode ever produced (i.e. almost zero robot kibble). His hands do stick out the back, however.

Um, besides those two, the Fallen, and Demolisher, I'm drawing a blank on any Voyagers that are not re-paints that are out right now.

Relevant Reviews:

Starscream
Megatron
Megatron

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Post by Sunstreaker2 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:21 pm

Stratosphere.
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Post by RID Scourge » Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:55 pm

Megatron or Long Haul. Both of them are pretty cool. Or go for two deluxes like Rampage and Sideswipe.

Those and Demolisher are my top 5 ROTF figures. Probably in the order of Rampage, Long Haul (tentatively. Haven't had to much time with him yet, but his transformation is quite intuitive and he's pretty cool looking), Megatron, Sideswipe and Demolisher.

If you didn't pick up vpyager Prime from Movie 1 he's quite good as well.

Ravage is cool, but really hurt by his "curl up my legs and hide my face. viola [sic]!" alt-mode. Effectively he's got one mode that you'll probably play with unless you can figure out the "robot chicken" fan mode.

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Post by Treadshot A1 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:56 am

Long Haul. He really can dump things in vehicle mode. Plus, there are already mods out there to fix any view problems or hand articulation issues.
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Post by Pun-3X » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:08 am

Long Haul, absolutely. Granted, I took the extra step of touching him up paint-wise, but just as he is he's a great toy.

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Seriously, look at that face. Can you honestly say no to that face?

(you'll have to paint the teeth on yours though...)

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Post by Blackjack » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:17 am

Hmmm... thinking of getting Long Haul, because I really enjoyed his G1 character. Starscream... -looks at all the Starscreams shoved in a shelf- I think it's a pass. Megatron... I'm not such a fan of the tank mode.

Can't find Stratosphere anywhere, but then I am not particularlly looking very hard for him.

RAVAGE IS KEWL!!! :) :) :)

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Post by Raze » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:14 pm

Blackjack wrote:Hmmm... thinking of getting Long Haul, because I really enjoyed his G1 character. Starscream... -looks at all the Starscreams shoved in a shelf- I think it's a pass. Megatron... I'm not such a fan of the tank mode.

Can't find Stratosphere anywhere, but then I am not particularlly looking very hard for him.

RAVAGE IS KEWL!!! :) :) :)
I'm thinking of getting Long Haul as well, mainly because the more I see pictures of him the more I like the mold. He'd be my first movie based purchase as well.

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Post by Blackjack » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:32 am

Okay, so I'll be looking for Long Haul (and preferably review him as well). Is Mixmaster any good?

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Post by Notabot » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:33 am

I really like Mixmaster. He's got a ton of joints and flex points, but it really works well. Great looking alt mode, and the robot mode comes together nicely. The arms have a bit of kibble, but nothing too awful. Besides, Long Haul needs a buddy.

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Post by DeathToLimes » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:01 pm

UGH all this talk of Long Haul is killing me...
Been looking in stores for over a month now and not seeing him. Youtube reviewers had him in like, April and I'm looking at not being able to pick him up before deployment.
Woe is me...
But yeah, anyways, Long haul seems awesome and aside from the arms, Starscream is a pretty good choice.
I do love me a screamer, after all

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Post by RID Scourge » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:11 pm

Where do you live DTL? I'm in the Boston Area and he only showed up here last weekend so it's possible that you'll find him soon.

Good luck with deployment.
Blackjack wrote:Okay, so I'll be looking for Long Haul (and preferably review him as well). Is Mixmaster any good?
Mixmaster is all right. Kinda confusing transformation the first few times, and the barrel pieces have a tendency to pop off rather frequently, and don't really have anywhere to go in robot mode that isn't in the way.

He looks cool, but playwise is a bit of a dud. I'd recommend him only if you're really looking to have all the individual constructicons like I was.

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