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Good review, but I just can't

Good review, but I just can't get behind how cheap these look and feel. I really can't make out the details in the face, but is the paint bad?

JoshB's picture
Posted by JoshB on 8 December, 2015 - 09:33
Jazz's paint

The paint is not sloppily applied or anything, it's just underwhelming. this figure is $15. But the Japanese version is the same price but the paint is much better.

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Posted by quinncat on 8 December, 2015 - 11:21
Generally poor quality

The paint on mine is a little better than the one in the photographs. Try as I might, though, I can't work up much enthusiasm for this line. Most of the designs are oddly proportioned in both modes. I haven't watched the show, so I can't say if this is representative of the animation, but the toys certainly look awkward. The plastic definitely feels cheap, and the general fit of the parts is not great; this seems to me like a combination of lackluster design and sloppy manufacturing.

What's weird is that the Generations / Combiner Wars toys are going from strength to strength. It's not as though Hasbro suddenly forgot how to make good toys, or that it's impossible to make a quality toy for the $15 price point anymore. It feels more like Hasbro took this line, pushed it off to the side, and said "This one's just for kids, so we don't have to actually try." Pity, really.

Inverarity's picture
Posted by Inverarity on 8 December, 2015 - 12:47
I'm glad I didn't have to say

I'm glad I didn't have to say it. I feel exactly the same way about the figures in this class. All of them seem cheap to me, and the ones that incorporate the combining gimmick are even worse.

On the flip side, I'm extremely happy with Ultra Magnus. So much so that for the first time ever I bought both the US and Japanese versions. ^_^

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Posted by japester on 9 December, 2015 - 12:02