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Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by graymer, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. graymer

    graymer Well-Known Member

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    You have been tasked with putting together the best toy representations of the starting Autobot cast from the live action movie trilogy. Note that these toys don't have to be 2007 releases.

    Price is no object and they must have both an alt and bot mode. I'm going to keep the list running until we've collectively, as a community, decided on what is the best. Pictures also help!

    Optimus Prime
    Bumblebee
    Ratchet
    Ironhide
    Jazz
     
  2. Boy Blunder

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    If scale is no issue, then my suggestions would be:

    Optimus Prime - ROTF Leader-class Optimus Prime (or any repaint/retool thereof)
    Bumblebee - TF 2010 Deluxe-class Battle Blade Bumblebee
    Ratchet - Toss up. All three major molds work on various levels.
    Ironhide - Despite a lot of people's misgivings, I personally like the TFTM Voyager-class mold on many levels.
    Jazz - TF 2010 Human Alliance Jazz
     
  3. 2ndSndWve

    2ndSndWve Hen... Shin!

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    ROTF Leader OP
    Battle blade BB
    '07 voyager Ratchet
    Recon Ironhide
    Final Battle Jazz (I think that's what it's called)

    EDIT: If scale is not an issue, then:

    ROTF Leader OP
    Battle blade BB
    ROTF deluxe Ratchet
    Dotm Leader ironhide
    Human Alliance Jazz
     
  4. jono83

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    Exactly this
     
  5. seekerblackout

    seekerblackout Banned

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    I may not have him, but Battle Blades Prime would be my choice.
    As for the rest:

    -Deluxe Ironhide
    -Battle Blade Bumblebee
    -DOTM Ratchet
    Again, don't own him, but HA Jazz through a shrink ray.
     
  6. graymer

    graymer Well-Known Member

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    Nice.

    This helps. I'll leave it open for the next few days to make sure everyone that wants to has responded.
     
  7. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    If scale isn't an issue...

    Optimus Prime: any version using the ROTF Leader as a base (ideally, I'd pick DOTM Striker Optimus Prime). Voyager HFTD Battle Blades Prime is also an excellent mold.

    Bumblebee: HFTD Battle Blade Bumblebee for me. It's the toy that made me like him in the first place.

    Ratchet: They're all mostly good. I'd go with the deluxes myself, the voyager is just too chunky.

    Ironhide: HFTD deluxe Ironhide is just the best Ironhide out there, if you don't mind him being a midget.

    Jazz: Human Alliance, absolutely no contest here.
     
  8. 2ndSndWve

    2ndSndWve Hen... Shin!

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    dude. get one. you won't be dissapointed
     
  9. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Seriously. I only recently got him and can't believe how much fun he is. If you can't get it the DOTM "starry" version isn't bad either.
     
  10. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Rattrap Teabag

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    Ignoring scale I'd go with

    RoTF Leader Optimus
    RoTF Recon Ironhide
    2007 Ratchet
    HFtD Battle Blades Bumblebee
    HA Jazz
     
  11. jru42287

    jru42287 Where are my testicles, Summer?

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    /thread

    I agree that Ratchet's a hard choice though. I might have to go with the DotM deluxe though.
     
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    I'd really like one, but I don't usually buy online, and for whenever I do, there's higher priority figures out there.
     
  13. DBarricade

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    Buster Prime from the two pack with Jetfire
    HA Jazz
    DOTM Deluxe Ratchet
    Battle Blade Bumblebee
    Leader Ironhide or Recon Ironhide

    But why stop there? My list of the secondary Autobots, however temporarily they may have been as such.

    Takara Sidearm Sideswipe
    HA Skids
    HA Mudflap
    Deluxe or Legends Wheelie
    Deluxe Arcee (no choice really)
    Deluxe Chromia (same as Arcee)
    ROTF Deluxe Jolt
    Deluxe Topspin
    Deluxe Leadfoot
    HA Roadbuster
    Leader Sentinel Prime
    Leader Jetfire
    Deluxe Que/Wheeljack
    Legion Mirage (not like there's any choice)
     
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    I'm collecting 2 scales myself:

    -Smaller scale:
    Ultimate Prime cab (instead of Battle Blades so Ironhide doesn't look too tall)
    DOTM deluxe Ratchet
    DOTM Bumblebee (the cheapest I found)
    Recon Ironhide (a HFTD deluxe would fit better)
    I still need a deluxe Jazz. I have a movie Cliffjumper instead.

    -"Human Alliance" scale:
    ROTF leader Prime (if I need him to be taller I use Jetfire or Ultimate armor)
    2007 Ratchet
    DOTM leader Ironhide (I'll mod his knee eventually for a lower stance)
    Human Alliance Bumblebee
    Human Alliance Jazz
     
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    This thread reminds me I still don't have a Ratchet...
     
  16. Boy Blunder

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    I'll admit, after going through a couple Bees, I thought I'd get the HA and be done with it.

    But I saw Battle Blades Bee at a Ross and snagged him on a whim.

    Now the HA version is in my sales thread. That should tell you something. :lol 
     
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    jru42287 Where are my testicles, Summer?

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    BBBB is by far the best iteration of the character out there in my opinion.
     
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    Oh, I already have Battle Blade 'Bee.
     
  19. Soundwinder

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    This. Although for Ratchet, I think I'd go with the DotM mold. Plus my nomination is given much more begrudgingly for Ironhide. All the other ones were either less accurate or didn't have his cannons or what have you. He wins by having very inaccurate competition, not by being a quality figure.
     
  20. graymer

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    I like the additional input.

    Thanks to everyone for chipping in!
     

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