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I'm thinking about getting into Armada

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:19 pm
by OptimusPhillip
I know that the Armada toys do have their fair share of faults, but there are some fun-looking things about them, too. Even Hot Shot at least has good leg articulation, and the simplified engineering in the arms, I can live with. And anyone who's familiar with my first thread knows what I think based on my limited experience with Side Swipe. So I was kind of wondering if you had any input on what Armada toys I should start off with for an accurate first impression as to whether or not I'll start collecting them. I already have Cyclonus and an incomplete Scavenger. Which ones do you think I should get?

Re: I'm thinking about getting into Armada

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:34 pm
by ironrod prime
Denolisher, blur, wheeljack, optimus prime, red alert, sideways, tidal wave, megatron, jetfire, overload, unicron, the skyboom shield, the requium blaster, the star saber, perceptor. These are some good ones

Re: I'm thinking about getting into Armada

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:31 pm
by Sabrblade
Unicron is hands down the best toy of the line, followed by the Super-Con version of Optimus, as well as a few others.

Re: I'm thinking about getting into Armada

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:12 am
by ironrod prime
I'd say top three hands down are 1. Unicron 2. Tidal wave 3. Leader optimus prime

Re: I'm thinking about getting into Armada

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:06 am
by OptimusPhillip
After doing some thinking I realized that the deluxes (except Smokescreen, cause I agree he sucks) and Mini-Con combiner teams are probably the best. As of now my highest priorities would be Sideswipe, Blurr, Demolishor, Universe Hot Shot (while the Armada version seems fine, the Universe one is far superior) and Generations Starscream

Re: I'm thinking about getting into Armada

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:25 pm
by ironrod prime
OptimusPhillip wrote:After doing some thinking I realized that the deluxes (except Smokescreen, cause I agree he sucks) and Mini-Con combiner teams are probably the best. As of now my highest priorities would be Sideswipe, Blurr, Demolishor, Universe Hot Shot (while the Armada version seems fine, the Universe one is far superior) and Generations Starscream

I'd replace sideswipe with either sideways or wheeljack cause quite frankly sideswipe sucks

Re: I'm thinking about getting into Armada

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:52 pm
by Agent X
ironrod prime wrote:
OptimusPhillip wrote:After doing some thinking I realized that the deluxes (except Smokescreen, cause I agree he sucks) and Mini-Con combiner teams are probably the best. As of now my highest priorities would be Sideswipe, Blurr, Demolishor, Universe Hot Shot (while the Armada version seems fine, the Universe one is far superior) and Generations Starscream

I'd replace sideswipe with either sideways or wheeljack cause quite frankly sideswipe sucks


agreed

You should go with Wheeljack

Re: I'm thinking about getting into Armada

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:28 am
by Sabrblade
Agent X wrote:
ironrod prime wrote:
OptimusPhillip wrote:After doing some thinking I realized that the deluxes (except Smokescreen, cause I agree he sucks) and Mini-Con combiner teams are probably the best. As of now my highest priorities would be Sideswipe, Blurr, Demolishor, Universe Hot Shot (while the Armada version seems fine, the Universe one is far superior) and Generations Starscream

I'd replace sideswipe with either sideways or wheeljack cause quite frankly sideswipe sucks


agreed

You should go with Wheeljack
If possible, the show-accurate Japanese version (named "Rampage" over there), which is actually closer to black than the more greenish Hasbro one.

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In fact, nearly all of the Japanese Armada ("Micron Densetsu" or "Micron Legend") toys were more show-accurate than the Hasbro ones. ;)

Re: I'm thinking about getting into Armada

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:46 pm
by OptimusPhillip
I know that the popular opinion of Side Swipe is negative, but based on having owned Cybertron Runamuck for almost a decade now I think I'd enjoy owning him. I'm even envisioning my first car as being a Pearl Blue Nissan Skyline GT-R 3rd Generation