Best and worst Henkei?

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  1. NemesisBruticus

    NemesisBruticus Banned

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    Best: Starscream. Far superior to either american version.
    Worst: Ramjet. Horrible wing colors and chrome.
    Also, does anyone know what henkei translates to?
     
  2. therealjondoe

    therealjondoe Well-Known Member

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    in english henkei literally means twenty dollers more.
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  3. Megatoron

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    You've gotta be kidding. Ramjet is actually one of the best Henkeis in terms of color and chrome use. The other good ones are Sunstreaker, Mirage and Prime, IMHO.

    To me the worst so far is Grimlock, all that chrome just scream "Knockoff!" every time I see it.

    IIRC, henkei = change.
     
  4. heshanj

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    yeah, ramjet rocks...i also agree that the worst henkei is grimlock..its positively ghastly..
    the best one...hmmmm...starscream is right up there...prime is pure awesome too
     
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    I give Henkei Astrotrain top spot just because his paint was so spot on. Megs gets a close second, followed by Prime. Grimlock gets worst though imo.
     
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    Yeah, translated it means change and the like, but for the purposes of marketting it actually means Transform! Transform! (Henkei! Henkei!)

    Also, my two cents:

    One I like the most: Sunstreaker. The colours are basically a shade darker from the US and the chrome is almost identical to G1 SS's placement.

    One I dislike the most: Skyfire/jetfire.
     
  7. Shark Jumper

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    Worst for me was: Prowl (peely paint!)
    Best: Astrotrain
     
  8. heshanj

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    noooo i love skyfire! lol..:D  as with most threads of this type, its gonna get very opinionated responses
     
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    I donno about the best but the worst for me would be Grimlock for sure.
     
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    From what I've seen, Grimlock was the worst, while Megatron was the best of the 2007 class, with Astrotrain taking an honorable mention.

    As for this year, Sunstreaker gets best so far. Haven't really decided who would get worst yet.
     
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    Henkei Grimlock ain't bad in my book. He's one of the better ones.

    Can't really say any of the Henkei figures are bad, its just for some of them, i prefer the Hasbro versions over the Henkei (Jetfire, Mirage, Galvatron, Octane, Hotrod, Skywarp, Prowl come to mind)
     
  12. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    ^This.

    I actually took my Henkei Ramjet and my Hasbro Ramjet, swapped out some parts, and he now looks better than either version.
     
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    Henkei Astrotrain #1 in my book. Grimlock is not bad i think hes better then the hasbro Grimlock. Henkei Astrotrain ROCKS with that hint of purple chrome.
     
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    I would have put Megatron in the top spot, but right now Ironhide has grabbed my attention. Galvatron is probably the ugly duckling of the lot. Given Takara's reputation at cartoon accurate paint jobs, this could - and should - have been so much better.
     
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    Best: Henkei Convoy

    Worst: Henkei Grimlock
     
  16. iron maniac

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    Astrotrain followed closely by Megatron are the best. Prime gets honorable mention as well, this was the one case where the random chrome actually worked! I always thought Hasbro Prime needed that bumper/grill chrome before the Henkei version ever came out, so it was an instant buy for me.

    As far as the worst, I guess Grimlock. He just wasn't an improvement over the Hasbro version at all IMO.
     
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    I kinda wanna say Grimlock as the best, just to buck the trend here (and he certainly ain't the worst), but I think the best is probably Prowl, Sunstreaker or Skywarp. Let's go Prowl.

    Worst? Very hard, as I genuinely think they're all pretty good. I'll say my "least favourite" (note - not worst!) is Prime, just because of an indifference to the mould, and secret wish that he'd come with a trailer!
     
  18. Satomiblood

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    My spin on this Classics v. Henkei debate:

    Henkei Hot Rod > Classics Hot Rod
    Henkei Astrotrain > Classics Astrotrain
    Henkei Megatron > Classics Megatron

    Classics Jetfire > Henkei Jetfire
    Classics Ramjet > Henkei Ramjet
    Classics Grimlock > Henkei Grimlock

    Classics Starscream = Henkei Starscream
    Classics BB = Henkei BB
    Classics Prime = Henkei Prime
    Classics Mirage = Henkei Mirage

    The chrome doesn't automatically make it an upgrade IMO. It depends on where it's applied. On Grimlock, it just looks terrible and/or out of place. And Jetfire is plain compared to his Hasbro counterpart.

    I actually like both versions of Astrotrain and Megatron. The Nerf colors on Megatron have grown on me and White Astrotrain is pretty accurate as far as the old comic is concerned. And while the Hasbro version of Hot Rod is still nice, the added bits of orange and the gold chrome spoiler help bring out the mold more.
     
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    Henkei Astrotrain ftw
     
  20. Counterpunch?

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    That''s a really good assessment.
     

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