Maybe, but those people aren't wanting to drop $100 on Masterpiece toys since they look nothing like what kids are seeing in movies and on TV.
No one wants to spend $100 on MP toys Ryan. That's why Alternators were such a good line at $20.
Overall what is out there is good; because it is exactly what the target market is looking for.
I'm not part of the target market? I've dropped hundreds on Alternators, so I sure ought to be part of the target and I'm telling you the new stuff sucks from a collector's perspective. I totally get the whole concept of making toys for kids and matching the movie dude, but I just don't like 'em.
All the stuff you can buy at retail locations like Wal-Mart and Target are not originally intended for the people here, that is what the Masterpiece set is for. Justin, if you don't like that stuff then don't buy it.
Not sure how you figure this. Several people in this thread are buying the retail stuff at WM and Target - how is this not originally intended for these folks?
I seem to recall Alternators being sold at both Target and WM. And Ryan - I obviously don't like the stuff outside of MP and Alts, which is why I don't
buy any of it.
Mikey is right! Parents and kid's don't want a super complex toy to play with. They want a toy that takes less than 2 minutes to transform, not one that takes an hour. Because lets face it the directions for transforming the toys were designed by NASA Engineers and only PhD's can understand the instructions on the first read. No matter how cool or realistic it looks, a Transformer that is a level 4 to transform is a tough toy for a 6 year old to figure out how to transform and will lead to a toy that is either broken or not played with.
Now that's your POV Ryan. I certainly wouldn't give an Alt to a 6 year old, but seems like a great fit for a teenager who might be into cars/sci-fi/models. As a parent, I'd rather have a toy that takes a little time to interact with than something my kids can figure out in 2 minutes.
I haven't bought any of them, but are the $20 Deluxe figures any easier to transform than the Alts were? I thought it was a fun challenge and others obviously liked them too because they were hard as all heck to track down when new waves were released. I certainly saw them sitting a lot less than some of the movie stuff out there. And I don't have a PhD or an Engineering degree, but none of these ever took me more than half an hour to figure out.
Transformer toy's haven't changed a whole lot in nearly 30 years. Are you saying that all the figures since G1 are Turds on Sticks?
Are you smoking turds on sticks? I'm calling for the return of the Alt line, not the G1 figures. And I can't believe you said Transformer toys haven't changed a lot in 30 years...