What do you think Armada toys?

Discussion and info about upcoming products.
Post Reply
User avatar
Black Sideswipe
Protoform
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2001 4:00 am

What do you think Armada toys?

Post by Black Sideswipe » Fri Feb 08, 2002 3:14 am

Check BWTF.com

I think they're kind of ugly, personally.
Image

User avatar
Pun-3X
Posts: 2025
Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2000 5:00 am
Location: Nevada

Post by Pun-3X » Fri Feb 08, 2002 4:11 am

They aren't too bad. A little strange on the color schemes.

I really like Demolisher. Not too fond of the minicons myself.

User avatar
Denyer
Posts: 31913
Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2000 4:00 am
Custom Title: Shooty Dog Thing
Location: UK
Contact:

Well...

Post by Denyer » Fri Feb 08, 2002 4:17 am

...I have a feeling that they may turn out to be better when they're actually in our hands. RiD didn't look much as scanned pics, but the new Prowl is one of my fave TFs ever.

They seem a little fat, and the new MicroMasters don't look like anything special, but then again, PM Prime is a brick, and he's cool.

Optimus (without trailer combination) and Megatron look pretty darned cool in robot mods, I feel. :cool:

http://www.bwtf.com/armada/images/leader.gif

Great to finally see some pics, anyway. Cheers!

User avatar
Ravage
Protoform
Posts: 5306
Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2000 4:00 am
Location: In the depths of blackest Hell. Or just Vermont

Post by Ravage » Fri Feb 08, 2002 4:30 am

I love Starscream, Prime is not too bad, I like Megs and Demolisher as well. Some of the mini-cons are intersting the yellow car one in one of the pics with prime looks a bit like Sunstreaker. But all I can say is hey at least it's not Beast Machines :)
The bunnies, they give me knowledge it is neat.

The only necessity for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

User avatar
Prowl?
Protoform
Posts: 1060
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 5:00 am
Location: Prince george, BC, Canada

Post by Prowl? » Fri Feb 08, 2002 5:55 am

Here are my reviews so far... I found alot of the names did not seem to suit the bots....

Starscream: freakin awesome....... and with this design, it opens up the potential for the seekers to return.....

Megatron:....eh, I dunno....seen better, seen worse...... his tank mode looks alot like tankkor

Optimus: His cab mode looks promising, however, his combined mode looks like crap.

Hot Shot: Car looks ok, but this bot looks too small and too yellow to not have the name 'bumblebee' seem more suitable.

Mini-cons: Suck tremendously..... they look like unproduced tonka-gobots rejects.... and what the hell is hasbro doing tarnishing yet another g1 name by sticking it in a new bot that seems to have NO connection to the original! First it was Grimlock, now perceptor! WTF hasbro! grrrrrrrr.......

Cyclonus: Looks awful.... see above rant for opinions on re-hashing g1 names without a design that out-does the original.

Demolisher: disign and coloring remind me a bit of metroplex, but the legs look pretty bad.....

Red Alert: Nice looking bot, but I think that if hasbro wants to re-hash a g1 name for this bot, they should have used ratchet..... But then again, if this is a continuation of g1, he would be dead.... but at the same time, whats megatron doing here then......?????

Runway:see minicon rant.......

I might buy red alert and starscream, but the rest......
I sure hope wave two is better......
Image
-----------------------
P R O W L ?
I support Todd Bertuzzi
start climbing that sh*t rope...
http://maddox.xmission.com/

User avatar
RID Scourge
Posts: 13262
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2001 4:00 am
Location: In ur newz forum. Reading ur newz!

My God . . .

Post by RID Scourge » Fri Feb 08, 2002 6:03 am

Those things are hideous!!!:eek:

The minicons look like they were put together like lego technic, or an erector set. $5 for a 3 pack? Not even spychangers are that craptacular. Then again, the rid toys looked like open a$$ when I first saw pictures. I'll have to wait until they're in stores.

Holy sh*t, I just noticed that one of the minicons is a bike, and another is a skateboard. WTF?

I really hope that it looks better than the pictures make it look. Their builds look like a bunch of linebackers.

ThunderCracker84

Post by ThunderCracker84 » Fri Feb 08, 2002 6:30 am

One Word:

UGLY

User avatar
Blitzwing
Posts: 3659
Joined: Sat Sep 16, 2000 4:00 am
Location: British Columbia

Post by Blitzwing » Fri Feb 08, 2002 6:58 am

I think you guys are giving the Minicons less credit than they deserve. Sure they're not too great on their own, but the whole point of them is to combine with the larger bots to make them better, which from what I've seen and read looks pretty cool. The idea that they can unlock hidden features will be a lot of fun when we actually get our hands on them.

I like Megatron's robot mode. Especially the Decepticon symbols on his shoulders. Starscream looks awesome and Red Alert looks pretty good too. Prime doesn't stick out as much as a Prime should, but he still looks pretty good. Haven't seen alt modes for Cyclonus or Demolisher, but I like their robot modes. These guys may be a little ugly, but that doesn't mean they'll be bad toys.

User avatar
Jetfire
Posts: 6434
Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2000 5:00 am
Location: Hard traveling hero.

Post by Jetfire » Fri Feb 08, 2002 10:05 am

Overall they look like a combination of G1 powermasters and RiD.
I wont judge because RiD's best took a while to come out and noone likes optimus as a fire truck untill they saw how awesome the toy actually was.


I still see some useless recycling of G1 names trhat dosent make sense (Preceptor?)
Starscream looks damn good.:cool:

Redalert looks quite good as does Optimus.

Dosent quite seam up to RiD quality and ingenunity of transformation but hasbro's inhouse designs have allways been fatter, less detailed and far less smart as any tf originated in Japan:(
Image

User avatar
strafefox64
Protoform
Posts: 299
Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2000 5:00 am
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

Post by strafefox64 » Fri Feb 08, 2002 10:16 am

Stay back!!!! there are monsters in there!

User avatar
Ravage
Protoform
Posts: 5306
Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2000 4:00 am
Location: In the depths of blackest Hell. Or just Vermont

Post by Ravage » Fri Feb 08, 2002 2:10 pm

The only major worry I have if is Japan gets a full g1 reluanch and we get umm armada :(
The bunnies, they give me knowledge it is neat.

The only necessity for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

User avatar
Brawn
Protoform
Posts: 306
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2001 4:00 am
Location: Enroute

Post by Brawn » Fri Feb 08, 2002 4:27 pm

Why does Megatron look so much like a remold of Tankorr?

The others look like crap...

But it's like a not so pretty girl you meet..
First you don't like her, but then ya get to know her and she grows on you.....................Maybe


I'm just redirecting my collecting to G1s
Image

I didn't die...I just went away for a while!

User avatar
Halfshell
Posts: 19167
Joined: Sat Sep 16, 2000 4:00 am
Location: Don't complain to me. I don't care.
Contact:

Post by Halfshell » Fri Feb 08, 2002 6:43 pm

Don't slag the Minicons. It isn't easy to engineer some phenomenal beautiful toy and fit it into that size. See the Micromasters for proof.

With the exception of a few (Optimus in particular...), it really looks like Hasbro are going with the same approach to vehicle design that they showed in Beast Machines (ie blocky thangs). And Demolishor is ugly as sin. Starscream's head is too small.

But I'll wait and see. Keep an open mind and all that jazz... I wasn't really keen on Beast Wars when I first saw it...
Image

User avatar
Shrapnel Clone
Posts: 2466
Joined: Fri Dec 29, 2000 5:00 am
Location: The Netherlands

Post by Shrapnel Clone » Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:38 pm

A bike and a skateboard?! Now I've seen it all..... ;)


Megatron and little Prime look okay in Robotmode, but I'm not too fond of the others. I'll wait for better pics before I judge them.

User avatar
Denyer
Posts: 31913
Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2000 4:00 am
Custom Title: Shooty Dog Thing
Location: UK
Contact:

I think...

Post by Denyer » Fri Feb 08, 2002 10:12 pm

...they're going to be fun to play with, even if they're not the shelf ornaments many collectors would prefer.

User avatar
RID Scourge
Posts: 13262
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2001 4:00 am
Location: In ur newz forum. Reading ur newz!

Post by RID Scourge » Fri Feb 08, 2002 10:19 pm

I really will have to have them in hand to make a good judgement. They look ugly as sin in those pictures, but then again, so did RID. The RID toys looked a lot better than their pictures made them out to be.

User avatar
Alpha Trion
Protoform
Posts: 2675
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2001 5:00 am
Location: Cleveland, OH

Post by Alpha Trion » Sat Feb 09, 2002 10:04 am

Megatron's alt mode looks pretty cheap. You have to search for Starscream's head. Demolisher looks like a sumo. I noticed they all look like they've had a fair amount of paint wear, whether or not that is intentional I don't know. These remind me a lot of the G2 toys, except they're not as good. I'm just rambling here, pay no mind.

User avatar
Halfshell
Posts: 19167
Joined: Sat Sep 16, 2000 4:00 am
Location: Don't complain to me. I don't care.
Contact:

Is it my imagination...

Post by Halfshell » Sat Feb 09, 2002 11:54 am

... or does High-Wire bear more than a passing resemblance to Cy-Kill?

Image
Image

User avatar
Ravage_mk2
Protoform
Posts: 980
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2002 2:17 pm
Location: The Netherlands in Europe

Re: Is it my imagination...

Post by Ravage_mk2 » Sat Feb 09, 2002 4:46 pm

Originally posted by Brendocon
... or does High-Wire bear more than a passing resemblance to Cy-Kill?

Image


I'd agree on that one. The Prime shown in the Leader.jpg link at the start doesn't look bad. I read they were also gonna try a tv show. Lets hope most characters are drawn better then they are cast...

User avatar
*Predaking*
Protoform
Posts: 228
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2001 5:00 am
Location: CA

Post by *Predaking* » Sun Feb 10, 2002 7:32 am

My initial impression is that Armada is crap and won't live up to the standards set by RiD. That being said I still may buy Megatron and Starscream and hear the reviews for the rest. At least it's looking like I will be able to save up some money from not buying Armada and use them for G1 TFs that I still want. If Scourge is out I'd be a very happy man though.
Image
"I'm the best there is, the best there was and
the best there ever will be"
Bret “Hitman" Hart

Post Reply