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View Poll Results: Armada Era - rate it as a whole
Best Ever 1 3.57%
One of the better ones 8 28.57%
Average 13 46.43%
Not very good 5 17.86%
I refuse to have anything to do with it 1 3.57%
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Old 29th December 2017, 12:38 PM
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Still it would be nice to have some sort of reasoning as to why they went for Armada.
Actually the name Armada does make sense in a manner of speaking. If you think about it, the central concept behind Armada, in fact it would be fair to roughly translate the Japanese name for Armada as "Legend of the Minicons.

Now granted, if you're approaching it from the concept of amassing a huge and powerful army (relatively speaking), then "Legion" would probably have been the more ideal choice (ie whoever possesses all the Minicons has a legion of them). However as the Minicons do transform into vehicles, you could loosely get away with using "Armada" instead.
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Old 16th February 2018, 07:11 PM
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The Armada series is good for those who appreciate nostalgic G1 value but a step back for those impressed by the innovation of the Beast Wars engineering.
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Old 11th August 2018, 10:12 PM
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I found the cartoon irritating and ended up offloading most of the bigger toys as the alt modes just lacked that realism I like.

The Unicron toy & Minicons I have kept - they are the best aspects for me.

(Also, I have the Micron Densetsu Hot Shot, and I kept that, just because of how I got it).
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Old 13th August 2018, 02:56 PM
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I found the cartoon irritating and ended up offloading most of the bigger toys as the alt modes just lacked that realism I like.

The Unicron toy & Minicons I have kept - they are the best aspects for me.

(Also, I have the Micron Densetsu Hot Shot, and I kept that, just because of how I got it).
If you don't mind me asking. How did you get Hot Shot?
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Old 13th August 2018, 05:05 PM
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If you don't mind me asking. How did you get Hot Shot?
A friend in Japan helped me out. While I donít love the toy, I do like how Takara did a better job in this instance. So those two factors together mean I kept Hot Shot.
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Wasn't massively keen on the cartoon but damn did they have some fantastic toys ! And look at the average size of them compared to what classifies as a deluxe now The mini-cons also added a lot of play value to those bigger figures as well. One of the better ones in my opinion (they gave us Unicron for Primus sake!!!)
Ironically when I made that post 5 years ago I think I was still a Basic member and as such couldn't post pics


So here finally is my Armada collection



The only other 'Armada' figure I've picked up since the above very old pic is Snarl, since his alt-mode was the most G1 reminiscent before the new POTP version got released

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Old 1st September 2018, 06:35 PM
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^Nice.

I miss my Armada collection.
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Old 4th September 2018, 04:17 PM
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That collection is amazing.

I completely missed the Armada era toys but always did admire their gimmicks and of course the introduction of the first mass-produced Unicron toy, the largest Transformer toy for years.
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