He sure did. Armada Megatron was superb. I loved mine, back when I could see beyond '84/'85. I regret moving mine on, a while back now mind. I think if he'd had knees and fully articulated hips it just would have turned a great figure into a perfect one.
The corresponding Optimus wasn't as good. Megatron would often stab him with his secret dagger.
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2018 16:16:17 GMT by Shockprowl
I was the one who let you know, I was your sorry ever after, '84, '85. Give me new toys and I'll decide, but I'm really only after, '84, '85.
I've never understood why articulation = better toys.
I don't think it necessarily follows. I can think of several things where I have versions of exactly the same thing with differing levels of articulation, and it isn't the most articulated I consider the best toy.
I'd give any 1/35th Gakken Legioss the nod over my Toynami versions in terms of which is the better toy. Sure, the Toynami ones have wrists where the Gakken lack them, and more flexible hip joints. They are incredibly frustrating things to play with though - much harder to shift from mode to mode, somewhat floppy and far less robust. The old Gakken is much more suited to being wooshed about the room to kick an Inbit Gurab in the lack of face than the Toynami will ever be.
Similarly I never felt that Armada Megatron was really lacking in the articulation department - hips, shoulders, elbows... That pretty much covers what you need out of a toy. With that he can kick Hot Shot, punch Optimus Prime and still have a hand free to use his flick-out knife to shank a random Autobot. As a toy I think he's got all the articulation he needs.
As a display piece for a shelf, that is a different matter. As a Grown-Ups Toy he probably does need more joints so that he can be placed in poses and left there on the shelf. But Grown-Ups Toy is a different matter entirely to Child's Toy, which invokes an entirely different set of criteria.
Kinda take some things for granted in terms of the effort required to make our toys... But then you see all the mold layout pics (and the assembly that is implied off these), colour sheets, concept drawings and more detailed final product diagrams/sketches and oof... A lot of work.
Aaron Archers SuperX treatment though... Interesting concepts, but it reads like it's written by a 14 year old. And what is with that font?
Looking at the three deluxe TR stand alones that either weren't reused at all, or were such a minor reuse they may as well not exist, Perceptor, Hotrod, and Kup... I'd have much rather had an update of Sideways here, than Kup or Hotrod.