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22nd May '16 6:46:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The '''Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Laboratory''' was a standard toy lab set sold in the early 50s, except for one catch: it contained actual samples of uranium. Yes, uranium, the metallic and '''radioactive''' element from our periodic table. Needless to say, people were concerned about children getting exposed to radioactive metals and the toy was recalled a year after release.

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* The '''Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Laboratory''' was a standard toy lab set sold in the early 50s, except for one catch: it contained actual samples of uranium. Yes, uranium, the metallic and '''radioactive''' element from our periodic table. Needless to say, people were concerned about children getting exposed to radioactive metals and the toy was It wasn't actually recalled - it was so expensive to make (considering the price of a year after release.fissile material that you could make a homemade bomb with if you bought enough of them) that the toy company considered it a liability and stopped making it, according to ''Series/{{QI}}''.
11th May '16 8:04:18 PM philipnova798
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*** And bare in mind, this is not only from a toyline that's not just ''universally'' reviled amongst the fandom due to [[Main/ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy its inaccuracy to the show]], and the general quality its Basic-class figures overall[[note]]Nearly none of the other Maximal figures from this size class (baring Night Viper) fare any better than Silverbolt[[/note]]. But also from the same line that introduced the short-lived "Supreme" sub-line- A series of figures that were ''supposed'' to be more show accurate to its counterparts, yet [[EpicFail failed]] '''''[[EpicFail hard]]'''''. Case in point: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:BM_Supreme_Cheetor.jpg Supreme Cheetor]]. A figure hyped up by Hasbro themselves to be as show accurate as possible. Only it was hindered by its obtrusive gimmicks (which affected arm articulation ''horribly''); butt-ugly design; a [[OffModel completely inaccurate color scheme]](his normally purple spots became black, and he suddenly sported green abs with no explanation) and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a complete inability to stand under its own power]]. Needless to say, [[CaptainObvious the experiment bombed]], and the figure was clearanced almost immediately after its release.

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*** And bare in mind, this is not only from a toyline that's not just ''universally'' reviled amongst the fandom due to [[Main/ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy its inaccuracy to the show]], and the general quality its Basic-class figures overall[[note]]Nearly none of the other Maximal figures from this size class (baring Night Viper) fare any better than Silverbolt[[/note]]. But also from the same line that introduced the short-lived "Supreme" sub-line- A series of figures that were ''supposed'' to be more show accurate to its counterparts, yet [[EpicFail failed]] '''''[[EpicFail hard]]'''''. Case in point: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:BM_Supreme_Cheetor.jpg Supreme Cheetor]]. A figure hyped up by Hasbro themselves to be as show accurate as possible. Only it was hindered by its obtrusive gimmicks (which affected arm articulation ''horribly''); butt-ugly design; a [[OffModel completely inaccurate color scheme]](his scheme]] (his normally purple spots became black, and he suddenly sported green abs with no explanation) and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a complete inability to stand under its own power]]. Needless to say, [[CaptainObvious the experiment bombed]], and the figure was clearanced almost immediately after its release.
11th May '16 8:03:24 PM philipnova798
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** The beast mode of ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines]]'' [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Silverboltbmtoy.jpg Silverbolt]]'s was so laughable-looking, Hasbro themselves packaged the figure in robot-mode, even though the other similar-sized toys came packaged in their alternate-mode. That's meant to be a condor, by the way, a humanoid condor with clawed legs dangling in front of its wings, and a tubular robot-head coming out of its rear -- this is especially strange, since the tiny head could easily have been concealed within the spacious torso, with the samurai bun-styled hairpiece blending in with the tail feathers in bird mode. The wings detach and split to form the tiniest, most pathetic sword imaginable, which the figure can't hold up due to its weight and to the arm joint having next to no friction. The wings ''can'' be put onto the robot's back for storage, but only upside-down. They ''could'' be folded up to look like a samurai robe, but they always stress against the legs due to being pre-bent. One of the main reasons why the figure is often regarded as one of the worst-ever ''Transformers'' is that Silverbolt never received another toy in the line, so the only physical representation of the cartoon's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Silverboltbm.jpg towering, awesome-looking warrior]] is this measly, garish red-blue freak who's smaller than all the other Maximals despite being the tallest in the show. The Japanese version was at least somewhat accurate in its colors. Rumor has it the figure was originally meant to be a gryphon, which would explain why it has four legs as a condor. The fact that it has no knees as a robot and that the robot feet have an extra transformation step which isn't used in either configuration (this does allow him to have knees at the cost of the feet's stability) also reveal that the toy was only halfway through its design phase when released.

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** The beast mode of ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines]]'' ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Silverboltbmtoy.jpg Silverbolt]]'s was so laughable-looking, Hasbro themselves packaged the figure in robot-mode, even though the other similar-sized toys came packaged in their alternate-mode. That's meant to be a condor, by the way, a humanoid condor with clawed legs dangling in front of its wings, and a tubular robot-head coming out of its rear -- this is especially strange, since the tiny head could easily have been concealed within the spacious torso, with the samurai bun-styled hairpiece blending in with the tail feathers in bird mode. The wings detach and split to form the tiniest, most pathetic sword imaginable, which the figure can't hold up due to its weight and to the arm joint having next to no friction. The wings ''can'' be put onto the robot's back for storage, but only upside-down. They ''could'' be folded up to look like a samurai robe, but they always stress against the legs due to being pre-bent. One of the main reasons why the figure is often regarded as one of the worst-ever ''Transformers'' is that Silverbolt never received another toy in the line, so the only physical representation of the cartoon's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Silverboltbm.jpg towering, awesome-looking warrior]] is this measly, garish red-blue freak who's smaller than all the other Maximals despite being the tallest in the show. The Japanese version was at least somewhat accurate in its colors. Rumor has it the figure was originally meant to be a gryphon, which would explain why it has four legs as a condor. The fact that it has no knees as a robot and that the robot feet have an extra transformation step which isn't used in either configuration (this does allow him to have knees at the cost of the feet's stability) also reveal that the toy was only halfway through its design phase when released.
11th May '16 8:02:54 PM philipnova798
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** The beast mode of ''Beast Machines'' [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Silverboltbmtoy.jpg Silverbolt]]'s was so laughable-looking, Hasbro themselves packaged the figure in robot-mode, even though the other similar-sized toys came packaged in their alternate-mode. That's meant to be a condor, by the way, a humanoid condor with clawed legs dangling in front of its wings, and a tubular robot-head coming out of its rear -- this is especially strange, since the tiny head could easily have been concealed within the spacious torso, with the samurai bun-styled hairpiece blending in with the tail feathers in bird mode. The wings detach and split to form the tiniest, most pathetic sword imaginable, which the figure can't hold up due to its weight and to the arm joint having next to no friction. The wings ''can'' be put onto the robot's back for storage, but only upside-down. They ''could'' be folded up to look like a samurai robe, but they always stress against the legs due to being pre-bent. One of the main reasons why the figure is often regarded as one of the worst-ever ''Transformers'' is that Silverbolt never received another toy in the line, so the only physical representation of the cartoon's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Silverboltbm.jpg towering, awesome-looking warrior]] is this measly, garish red-blue freak who's smaller than all the other Maximals despite being the tallest in the show. The Japanese version was at least somewhat accurate in its colors. Rumor has it the figure was originally meant to be a gryphon, which would explain why it has four legs as a condor. The fact that it has no knees as a robot and that the robot feet have an extra transformation step which isn't used in either configuration (this does allow him to have knees at the cost of the feet's stability) also reveal that the toy was only halfway through its design phase when released.
*** And note that this is not only from a toyline that's almost ''universally'' reviled amongst the fandom due to [[Main/ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy its inaccuracy to the show]], and the general quality of Basic-class figures in general. But also from the same line that introduced the (short lived) "Supreme" sub-line- A series of figures that were ''supposed'' to be more show accurate to its counterparts, yet [[EpicFail failing]] '''''[[EpicFail hard]]'''''. Case in point: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:BM_Supreme_Cheetor.jpg Suprime Cheetor]]. A figure hyped up by Hasbro themselves to be as show accurate as possible. Only for it to be hindered by its obtrusive gimmicks, ugly design and [[OffModel completely inaccurate color scheme]] (for example, his normally purple spots became black). Needless to say, [[CaptainObvious the experiment bombed]] and the figure was clearanced almost immediately after its release.

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** The beast mode of ''Beast Machines'' ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines]]'' [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Silverboltbmtoy.jpg Silverbolt]]'s was so laughable-looking, Hasbro themselves packaged the figure in robot-mode, even though the other similar-sized toys came packaged in their alternate-mode. That's meant to be a condor, by the way, a humanoid condor with clawed legs dangling in front of its wings, and a tubular robot-head coming out of its rear -- this is especially strange, since the tiny head could easily have been concealed within the spacious torso, with the samurai bun-styled hairpiece blending in with the tail feathers in bird mode. The wings detach and split to form the tiniest, most pathetic sword imaginable, which the figure can't hold up due to its weight and to the arm joint having next to no friction. The wings ''can'' be put onto the robot's back for storage, but only upside-down. They ''could'' be folded up to look like a samurai robe, but they always stress against the legs due to being pre-bent. One of the main reasons why the figure is often regarded as one of the worst-ever ''Transformers'' is that Silverbolt never received another toy in the line, so the only physical representation of the cartoon's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Silverboltbm.jpg towering, awesome-looking warrior]] is this measly, garish red-blue freak who's smaller than all the other Maximals despite being the tallest in the show. The Japanese version was at least somewhat accurate in its colors. Rumor has it the figure was originally meant to be a gryphon, which would explain why it has four legs as a condor. The fact that it has no knees as a robot and that the robot feet have an extra transformation step which isn't used in either configuration (this does allow him to have knees at the cost of the feet's stability) also reveal that the toy was only halfway through its design phase when released.
*** And note that bare in mind, this is not only from a toyline that's almost not just ''universally'' reviled amongst the fandom due to [[Main/ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy its inaccuracy to the show]], and the general quality of its Basic-class figures in general. overall[[note]]Nearly none of the other Maximal figures from this size class (baring Night Viper) fare any better than Silverbolt[[/note]]. But also from the same line that introduced the (short lived) short-lived "Supreme" sub-line- A series of figures that were ''supposed'' to be more show accurate to its counterparts, yet [[EpicFail failing]] failed]] '''''[[EpicFail hard]]'''''. Case in point: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:BM_Supreme_Cheetor.jpg Suprime Supreme Cheetor]]. A figure hyped up by Hasbro themselves to be as show accurate as possible. Only for it to be was hindered by its obtrusive gimmicks, ugly design and gimmicks (which affected arm articulation ''horribly''); butt-ugly design; a [[OffModel completely inaccurate color scheme]] (for example, his scheme]](his normally purple spots became black). black, and he suddenly sported green abs with no explanation) and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a complete inability to stand under its own power]]. Needless to say, [[CaptainObvious the experiment bombed]] bombed]], and the figure was clearanced almost immediately after its release.
10th May '16 1:38:21 AM philipnova798
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*** And note that this is not only from a toyline that's almost ''universally'' reviled amongst the fandom due to [[Main/ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy its inaccuracy to the show]], and the general quality of Basic-class figures in general. But also from the same line that introduced the (short lived) "Supreme" sub-line- A series of figures that were ''supposed'' to be more show accurate to its counterparts, yet [[EpicFail failing]] '''''[[EpicFail hard]]'''''. Case in point: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:BM_Supreme_Cheetor.jpg Suprime Cheetor]]. A figure hyped up by Hasbro themselves to be as show accurate as possible. Only for it to be hindered by its obtrusive gimmicks, ugly design and [[OffModel completely inaccurate color scheme]] (for example, his normally black spots became ''purple''). Needless to say, [[CaptainObvious the experiment bombed]] and the figure was clearanced almost immediately after its release.

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*** And note that this is not only from a toyline that's almost ''universally'' reviled amongst the fandom due to [[Main/ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy its inaccuracy to the show]], and the general quality of Basic-class figures in general. But also from the same line that introduced the (short lived) "Supreme" sub-line- A series of figures that were ''supposed'' to be more show accurate to its counterparts, yet [[EpicFail failing]] '''''[[EpicFail hard]]'''''. Case in point: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:BM_Supreme_Cheetor.jpg Suprime Cheetor]]. A figure hyped up by Hasbro themselves to be as show accurate as possible. Only for it to be hindered by its obtrusive gimmicks, ugly design and [[OffModel completely inaccurate color scheme]] (for example, his normally black purple spots became ''purple'').black). Needless to say, [[CaptainObvious the experiment bombed]] and the figure was clearanced almost immediately after its release.
9th May '16 7:57:59 PM philipnova798
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*** And note that this is not only from a toyline that's almost ''universally'' reviled amongst the fandom due to [[Main/ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy its inaccuracy to the show]], and the general quality of Basic-class figures in general. But also from the same line that introduced the (short lived) "Supreme" sub-line- A series of figures that were ''supposed'' to be more show accurate to its counterparts, yet [[EpicFail failing]] '''''[[EpicFail hard]]'''''. Case in point: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:BM_Supreme_Cheetor.jpg Suprime Cheetor]]. A figure hyped up by Hasbro themselves to be as show accurate as possible. Only for it to be hindered by its obtrusive gimmicks, ugly design and [[OffModel completely inaccurate color scheme]] (for example, his normally black spots became ''purple''). Needless to say, [[CaptainObvious the experiment bombed]] and the figure was clearanced almost immediately after its release.
2nd May '16 8:25:34 AM RCFU200
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** Most of the figures reviewed and comically ridiculed by WebVideo/TJOmega's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF6C93687FE76F3BF Plastic Addict]]'' series are borderline examples that aren't bad enough to fit onto this page. But some, like the entries on his top 5 worst-ever list ''are'' (all the usual suspects are present: ''Titanium'', ''Built To Rule'', intrusive gimmicks, faulty materials, and just plain shoddy design). Likewise, most of the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' tie-in toys released under the ''Transformers'' banner are generally despised, as they are badly designed in both of their modes: [[KibblesAndBits ugly animals with human-bits sticking out and vice-versa]]. Transforming ''robots'' that incorporate animal-parts into their designs can get away with this, but feathers, talons, claws and such look decidedly off on a ''human''. (The alien toys were a bit better, thanks to no human parts hanging off.)

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** Most of the figures reviewed and comically ridiculed by WebVideo/TJOmega's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF6C93687FE76F3BF Plastic Addict]]'' series are borderline examples that aren't bad enough to fit onto this page. But some, like the entries on his top 5 worst-ever list ''are'' (all the usual suspects are present: ''Titanium'', ''Built To Rule'', Rule'' as well as figures with intrusive gimmicks, faulty materials, and just plain shoddy design).designs). Likewise, most of the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' tie-in toys released under the ''Transformers'' banner are generally despised, as they are badly designed in both of their modes: [[KibblesAndBits ugly animals with human-bits sticking out and vice-versa]]. Transforming ''robots'' that incorporate animal-parts into their designs can get away with this, but feathers, talons, claws and such look decidedly off on a ''human''. (The The alien toys were a bit better, thanks to no human parts hanging off.)
22nd Apr '16 2:51:21 AM nm3youtube
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* Out of all the lines of figurines amongst collectors, ''Mighty Muggs'' is one of the most reviled. ''Hasbro'' developed the line as super deformed characters in the vein of Pop! figures and Nendoroid, minus what made those figures good. Mighty Muggs primarily suffer from having the same body or head just with a different paintjob. Sometimes they may have little accoutrements but for the most part are just repaints. Even then, the style is very unappealing for collectors as they often suffer from faces bizarre, often laughable faces and due to reused body, often times the characters just look hideous. Poor ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' has a hilariously oversized chin, The Thing looks constantly confused and the less said about Chewbacca the better. The only good part of the line was that people started customizing the toys with far better designs than the creators. But regardless, the lines was thankfully cancelled after a few lines.

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* Out of all the lines of figurines amongst collectors, ''Mighty Muggs'' Mighty Muggs is one of the most reviled. ''Hasbro'' Hasbro developed the line as super deformed characters in the vein of Funko's Pop! figures and Nendoroid, Happy Smile's Nendoroid figurines, minus what made those figures figurines good. Mighty Muggs primarily suffer from having the same body or head head, just with a different paintjob. Sometimes they may have little accoutrements accoutrements, but for the most part are they're just repaints. Even then, the style is very unappealing for collectors as they often suffer from faces bizarre, often laughable faces and due to reused body, often times bodies, the characters often just look hideous. Poor ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' ComicBook/CaptainAmerica has a hilariously oversized chin, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Thing Thing]] looks constantly confused confused, and the less said about Chewbacca [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]], the better. The only good part of the line was that people started customizing the toys with far better designs than the creators. But regardless, the lines brand was thankfully cancelled after a few lines.
14th Apr '16 3:14:23 PM Kid
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** For exactly this reason, there will never again be a ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' toy with sparking action. Actually [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Age_of_Extinction_(toyline)#Dino_Sparkers maybe not]]

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** For exactly this reason, there will never again be a ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' toy with sparking action. Actually [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Age_of_Extinction_(toyline)#Dino_Sparkers maybe not]]not]].
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