Age old fandom question: Who's your favorite G1 combiner?

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  1. Weirdwolf

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    Well, as the topic suggests, who's your favorite G1 combiner toy and why? (If you don't like G1 combiners or G1, please don't post bashing their brickiness, etc.)

    My favorite right now has to be Abominus. I like the molds, and in combined form he's relatively well posable for a G1 figure and a combiner at that. Nowhere near today's standards of articulation, but given back in the day he was, and in my honest opinion still is, impressive. Even his weird color scheme is appealing to me. His cartoon appearances were cool, and one of his feature episodes "Money is Everything" happens to be one of my favorite episodes.

    Honorable mentions for me would have to be Predaking for his impressive size as a toy, and Piranacon for his just overall brutish and menacing looks. Who knew pink could make you look so badass? :p 
     
  2. karamazov80

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    Devastator! Of course. All others are sad, derivative wannabes.
    Apart from Bret "Hitman" Hart and Jim "the Anvil?" Me.
     
  3. Ravenxl7

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    Even though I'm not a big fan of G1, or it's toys, I'd have to say Bruticus. I don't have Bruticus, but I do have the RID repaint of him, Ruination. Even though the team is a brick, like most of G1 toys, they're still pretty good toys. I especially like the grouping of military vehicles, though the space shuttle is a little odd, imo (yeah, they are used by the military, but it's still a bit odd looking when grouped with the others). Would have been cool to see a Classics update of the combiner, but I'll be happy enough with the update of Onslaught that we're getting :D .
     
  4. Schide

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    Predaking is joyous and wonderful and by far the best designed G1 gestalt. Piranacon is also nice because of the colors and design.
     
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    Abominus is my favorite too. Even when I was a kid, it was.
     
  6. SPLIT LIP

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    Landcross.

    Is that so wrong?

    Him or Dinoking.
     
  7. Powersa

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    Defensor!
     
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    Piranacon. 'Cause he looks so alien and ferocious.
     
  9. BrokenSVT

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    I'm still partial to the only one I've ever owned(and still have my original)--Devastator. I can see myself purchasing Predaking one day as well, but Devs will always be my favorite.
     
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    bruticus
     
  11. silverstreak70

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    Abominus was my first combner, so kinda partial to him. Defensor was my favorite autobot. Kinda brickish, but very cool, looked powerful. All time favorite though has to go to Predaking. Sheer size, awesome color scheme, perfect blending of figures.
     
  12. DJ Soundwave

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    Here's my Favorite ....."ALL"

    Decepticons/Predacons:

    Devestator
    Menasor
    Bruticus
    Predaking
    Abominus
    Piranacon
    Monstructor
    Lio Kaiser
    Dinoking
    Battle Gaea
    G2 Devastator (yellow)
    G2 Devastator (orange)
    G2 Bruticus
    Tripredicus
    God Neptune
    Baldigus
    Ruination
    Arctic Ruination
    Desert Ruination
    Decp. Sixwing
    Devastaor 6 Builder
    Black Sixturbo
    Universe Devastator (micromaster)
    Devastator Maximus
    Bruticus Maximus
    Universe Devastator(Landfill repaint)
    Classics Devastator



    Autobots/Maximals:

    Superion
    Defensor
    Computron
    Raiden
    Road Ceaser
    Landcross
    Sixliner
    Sixbuilder
    Sixwing
    Sixturbo
    Sixtrain
    Guard City
    G2 Superion
    Magnaboss
    Tripredicus
    Sixbuilder (repaint)
    Berserker Sixwing
    Sixtrain (repaint)
    Hate Plague Sixtrain
    Black Landcross
    JRX/Railracer
    Buildking/Landfill
    Landfill (yellow)
    Superion Maximus
    Universe Superion(micromaster)
     
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    superion, looks cool & among the few autobots that can jam decepticon seekers in the air
     
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  15. Dolza_Khyron

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    Computron is my favorite combiner,

    Superion, looks horrible, from the legs down, and all the molds are exactly the same transformation, makes, the energon, 2 mold limbs, look better lol. i'm glad i didn't spend more then $80 on it. *completed one too* i've never understood, why he was so popular, other then the fact that they were jets, after all they were kind'a lame characters in the show, anyways lol.

    Predaking, is BIG, but he needs a bigger sword, or else he looks like he is holding a knife lol. i gave him a sword on each side though. still fun mold, and they have really fun robot and beast modes too.

    Bruticus; Looks great in combiner mode, looks great in alter and robots too, and is loaded with weapons, but it is short lol.

    Abominus; Suffers from small arms, syndrome, but other then that looks great. one of my favorite, con' combiners, for being so simple.

    Devastator, falls apart, falls over, and all the little parts, are easy to lose, or break, :( .

    Defensor, looks nice but, mines falling appart, lol *i've had it for 20 years though* lol. maybe once i find a new, complete one i'll like it more :) 

    Menasor, i've always loved the car modes, and truck, but the combiner mode to me is kind'a weak, however, i do like the sword! how ever, 2 of the cars, do have the same transformation lol. which is kind'a weak in my opinion.

    Piranacon; looks fantastic, but i didn't like the g1 colors, i still prefer the BW2 colors; i just wish it had the parts lol

    Monstructor; looks really cool, but too expensive for me to consider lol

    but computron, what i like about him, is;

    i love the altermodes, Scattershot's jet, Nosecone's drill, afterburner's cycle, i like them all. even lightspeed, lol.

    i love scattershot's cannon mode too :) 

    the robot modes, are each pretty unique in transformation. while simple, at the same time.

    and i love them being loaded with weapons lol!

    and the best part in my opinion, is the combiner mode. looks very nice, stays together nicely, too.

    well that's just my opinion on G1 combiners, :) 
     
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    Computron. Very diverse group and still looks quite solid with the similar colors on all of them. Not to mention the only G1 combiner (non reissue, sorry Landcross!) I actually own and what a story about how I got it.
     
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    Favorite is Predaking.

    Of the Scramble City types, Menasor.
     
  18. Ops_was_a_truck

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    Devastator and Defensor, because those were the only two I owned.
     
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    Most certainly the Devastator.
     
  20. VictoryLeo19

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    i would say predaking because the predacons could hold their own as individual bots and not look too crappy. rampage wasnt huge as a chest piece compared to his limbs so that did it for me as a kid!
     

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