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Have you ever regretted buying a certain figure?

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Re: Have you ever regretted buying a certain figure?

Postby PORTER » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:50 am

Sabrblade wrote:Have you ever bought a TF toy that you later regretted buying? Like, one that you thought you wanted but then actually disliked completely once you experienced it? Or maybe one that had a defect or a missing part? Or even one you thought was perfect at first, but then saw that they made a better version of the same one later and wanted that one instead?

For me, I regret buying ROTF Stratosphere.

Seeing as how he was inspired by the transport plane that Optimus drove out of in that movie, and seeing as how he came with a mini Optimus accessory, I thought it might be cool to recreate that scene with this figure and that his height would make him seem somewhat impressive.

Sadly, I found that the storage gimmick with the mini Optimus was only mildly enjoyable, since Optimus doesn't really stay inside the plane, thanks to a weak spring mechanism barely holding the door closed. That, coupled with a pitiful robot mode whose giant feet and top-heavy backpack are made from more than half the whole altmode.

And, no gun. He was originally supposed to have one, but ulitmately didn't. Though, I guess it doesn't matter, since his thumbs are made so that he couldn't hold a weapon to save his life. :-(

All in all, Stratosphere is a figure that I could have done without. For now, he's cannon fodder. :roll:


to this day i wishh i would have gotten him.im a sucker for aircraft-formers :mrgreen:


now that all the movies are over some of my bayformers dont seem as cool to me as before.....but i dont regret them at all.


hmmmm....got one!

pcc searchlight's minicon has no purpose! he looks more like a green lantern corps member than a transformer...which i kinda like now...give me time...i will find one...maybe lol
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Re: Have you ever regretted buying a certain figure?

Postby CYLON (13) » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:49 am

I haven't been a TF collector since the 80's. From time to time I'll pick up some TF related merchendise...but it's a rare occurance.

I have a figure I don't really regret buying, but I wish I would have waited. I bought (I think it was the second) Beast Wars Dinobot. The figure itself is cool; the color scheming is off though.

Later, it was the 10th anniversary I think (it came with the dvd), a color-accurate version was released. Whenever I have the cash, I'm picking the newer one up (plus a few of his little friends muahahah...heh).

So, yeah...just wish I would've waited. Still a cool figure, though.
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Re: Have you ever regretted buying a certain figure?

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:56 am

CYLON (13) wrote:Later, it was the 10th anniversary I think (it came with the dvd), a color-accurate version was released. Whenever I have the cash, I'm picking the newer one up (plus a few of his little friends muahahah...heh).
There have been better ones released since then. The best BW Dinobot is the Henkei! Henkei! Dinobot.

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Re: Have you ever regretted buying a certain figure?

Postby cyberwuss » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:04 pm

only one I ever regretted was cybertron demolishor, because of thin hip connections, and possibly the bike sisters from rotf deluxe, otherwise I'm good with everything and even those regrets were only slight. I could say generations wheeljack but it is only because I need to fix his door to stay on somehow. And a while back I bought dotm deluxe optimus and had to fix his arm, but I went out and bought another that was undamaged as well, so all is good. I own about 1000 transformer figures now and only regretting about 5 of them says alot about Transformers QC. That is 99.5% satisfaction there.
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Re: Have you ever regretted buying a certain figure?

Postby batman1975 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:54 pm

I would have to say ultimate optimus prime,(I'm probably going to get ripped to shreds for this) but I g out him $32 and I am thoroughly disappointed with the paint job, and the fact that he has no weapon when he's not in the exosuit bothers me also but alas I'm a prime nut and had to get him so he could join his brethren
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Re: Have you ever regretted buying a certain figure?

Postby CYLON (13) » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:48 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
CYLON (13) wrote:Later, it was the 10th anniversary I think (it came with the dvd), a color-accurate version was released. Whenever I have the cash, I'm picking the newer one up (plus a few of his little friends muahahah...heh).
There have been better ones released since then. The best BW Dinobot is the Henkei! Henkei! Dinobot.

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Holy...!

That is awesome! Yeah, might have to save up and get that bad boy. :lol:
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Re: Have you ever regretted buying a certain figure?

Postby Tacticon » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:00 am

There's always times for us all to learn lessons and I definitely did... I regret getting - "Straightaway Shootout" Legend Pack. Now I have no clue why I got em', especially in my opinion there's nothing unique about their molds... AAARRGH!!

I got suckered on that $3 Clearance at Target..... :oops:
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Re: Have you ever regretted buying a certain figure?

Postby IV_prime » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:47 pm

Off the top of my head, I regretted buying the G1 Soundwave when I was a kid. Megatron was a xmas gift and ruled in my 8 yr old mind, then Shockwave soon after lighting up and sound effects you know? So when I took my birthday money and dropped it on Soundwave, the oomph wasnt there.

Currently I've regretted buying Barricade. Cool figure but awful transformation. Skids too.
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Re: Have you ever regretted buying a certain figure?

Postby ironrod prime » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:00 am

IV_prime wrote:Currently I've regretted buying Barricade. Cool figure but awful transformation. Skids too.

which ones theres several of each
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Re: Have you ever regretted buying a certain figure?

Postby CYLON (13) » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:17 pm

Tacticon wrote:There's always times for us all to learn lessons and I definitely did... I regret getting - "Straightaway Shootout" Legend Pack. Now I have no clue why I got em', especially in my opinion there's nothing unique about their molds... AAARRGH!!

I got suckered on that $3 Clearance at Target..... :oops:


$3 clearance? That doesn't sound like such a bad deal.
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