Best of Classics and Henki

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  1. LigerPrime

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    Ok guys, I'm a BIG fan of Classics and Henki and I plan to get only the better looking one of the same character from either so I appreciate input from you guys.

    For example, Classics Grimlock is the better one than Henki Grimlock or Henki Megs is better than Classics Megs. I'm curious to Optimus and Jetfire's comparisons! :) 

    If there was a similar thread to me, my apologies!
     
  2. Darkspeed

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    Probably needs to be moved to the TF Toys section, dude... But for the record, I prefere Classics Grimmy because the metalised parts on Henkei Grimmy look crap.
     
  3. LigerPrime

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    Arghh, my bad! I shouldn't have stayed up late to watch TV...can the mods please move it to TF toy discussion please? :) 

    And yeah, I agree Henkei Gimlock looks bad!
     
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    Henkei Convoy > Classics Prime
    Classics Jetfire > Henkei Skyfire
    Classics Grimlock > Henkei Grimlock
    Henkei Astrotrain > Classics Astrotrain
    Henkei Powerglide > Classics Powerglide (...just from picture comparisons).

    I'd go Classics for almost anything else, just because it's cheaper for me. It might not matter up in your neck of the woods.
     
  5. flywheels

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    I've got both the Classics and Henkei versions of Prime/Convoy side by side on my shelf and IMO the differences aren't that noticeable. If I weren't a Prime/Convoy collector I would've stuck w/ the Classics version.

    My collection is a good mix so far of the 2 brands. Here's the breakdown:

    Henkei:
    Convoy
    Skyfire
    Megatron
    Starscream
    Astrotrain
    Ramjet

    Classics:
    Optimus Prime
    Bumblebee
    Grimlock
    Mirage
    Hot Rod
    Ultra Magnus
    Skywarp
    Thundercracker (Botcon)
    Thrust (Botcon)
    Dirge (Botcon)
     
  6. Dremare

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    Man, I missed out on the Classics 1.0, so I'd go for the Henkei Transformers, because the prices of the Classics 1.0 nowadays are overpriced on eBay or anywhere else on the Internet.
     
  7. heshanj

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    same here, just starting on universe/classics 2.0 and decided to catch up on 1.0 too...
    cant find classics 1.0 in stores obviously, and in singapore, henkei figures are around the same price as movie or animated deluxe/voyager class figures :D  im getting henkei prime, megs, bumblebee, rodimus (hot rod?) and ramjet...and starscream...
    hoping to also find jetfire and soundwave (reissue)...grimlock looks bad, im gonna pass him...its gonna be hard to find classics 1.0 grimlock, and im not really a fan of this figure
     
  8. Metal Chaos

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    I have the entire Classics 1.0 series minus the minicons and legends and deluxe prime but I have to say it's awesome.

    The only Henkei I have is Astrotrain, the rest are Classics but if you're looking for the best ones to get from Henkei get:

    Henkei Convoy
    Henkei Megatron
    Henkei Astrotrain
    Henkei Thundercracker

    The rest can be classics though some will be a bit hard to track down mind you, it took me since the summer of 07 and I just finished last week.
     
  9. LigerPrime

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    Thanks for shifting this to the right forums, mod! :D 

    Guys, thanks for the feedback - looks like Henkei Op, Megs and Astrotrain are my targets! :D 
     
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    I got Hasbro Classics before Henkei was announced. I still order Henkei when there's significant differences (better), like Henkei Astrotrain.
     
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    No random chrome+less slavish geewunism+more interesting paint deco gives Classics the win for everyone.

    One exception I'd make it Powerglide, just because a red plane gives more variety than a third primarily white with red detail plane.
     
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    It's tough to tell you which ones are "better" given that that's a subjective. I like mine to be pretty G1 accurate, so my personal preferences are pretty much based on that, though price is a factor in some of them.

    I agree with all those. To add..

    Classics Starscream < Henkei Starscream

    I would take Henkei Prowl and Sunstreaker over their Classic versions if price wasn't an object; being that it is a factor for me though, the Classic ones are fine. I'm surprised the Henkei Sunstreaker doesn't have a more accurate color scheme to his G1 version (yellow upper-legs and waist, black forearms).

    Any of the Bumblebees are fine in my book...whatever one you can get for a good price would be the one to go for.
     
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    I'm just kinda planning on buying some of both. I generally like the Henkei better (with the exception of no rub symbols - which I plan to remedy). I've got a few doubles between the two, so I just have the Henkei in robot mode and the Classics in Alt mode (with the exception of Grimlock).

    Sure, it kinda sucks buying the same molds over again, but at least the U.S. ones aren't as expensive.

    Gotta say, Powerglide and Prowl look WAAYYY better in the Henkei line.
     
  14. MegaHavok

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    I've yet to see a henkei that was worth me rebuying a toy I have already, though megs and astrotrain were pretty close. Powerglide has me on the fence since i havent found him in the states yet
     
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    I have listed what I think is the better version of every available (or pending) character. And yes if it's out, I own whatever I listed here.

    Henkei Prime
    Henkei Megs
    Henkei Astrotrain
    Henkei Starscresm
    Henkei Powerglide
    Henkei Silverbolt

    Classics Bumblebee
    Classics Cliff Jumper
    Classics Grimlock
    Classics Magnus (pre-ordered the city commander upgrade too!)
    Classics Onslaught
    Classics Skywarp
    Classics Thundercracker
    Classics Mirage
    Classics Hot Rod
    Classics Nemesis Prime
    Classics Prowl
    Classics Sunstreaker
    Classics Tankor
    Classics Sideswipe
    Classics Galvatron

    If you ever saw your astrotrain side by side to the Henkei, you would set your classics on fire then and there!
     
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  17. MegaHavok

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    I've seen pics but to it comes out to $40+ to get henkei if you include the cost of shipping what I already payed for the classics version which has no resale value. It doesnt look that good. I just consider myself as having the IDW version versus the G1 version.
     
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    guess its an advantage living in singapore...i dunno why we get henkei for the same price as animated/movie/universe
     
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    ^^ this. Although Henkei Megs makes me think twice sometimes, I do prefer the US colour schemes for the most part.
     
  20. Rijie78

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    I'd definitely take Henkei Convoy, Megatron, Astrotrain & Hot Rod over their Classics versions. Not sure the differences are as noticeable with the newer Universe toys, tho generally I prefer the chrome.

    If you display in boxes, I'd say the Henkei Voyager class figures are clearly the better option, as they're in 'bot mode.
     

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