you just have to throw away the storyline, and look at the toys... I've always been on the fence about homages. the past 4 series have all had their share, and it's hard to look past them when they're so obvious. because of this, the classics line has seemed partially redundant. so I wanted to see how many figures released in the past few years that could be used to make a really solid, g1 redux force. unfortunately, all of my tfs are in storage, or I'd take a pic to prove the point. aside from two that would have to be modded/painted, here's a list I compiled while being bored at work that could be used to bolster the "classics" line. '84 autobots: ratchet: botcon 2005 ratchet ironhide: botcon 2005 ironhide wheeljack: energon downshift mirage: robotmasters mirage prowl: rid prowl bluestreak: rid super prowl (light bar removed, white doors painted blue and silver on the hood) sideswipe: armada wheeljack (come on, dead ringer, just paint him red!) '85 autobots: inferno: energon inferno grapple: energon roadblock grimlock: energon grimlock swoop: energon swoop omega supreme: energon omega supreme '86+ autobots: ultra magnus: rid ultra magnus rodimus prime: energon rodimus springer: energon bulkhead kup: cybertron gts brakedown superion: energon superion '84 decepticons: soundwave: cybertron soundwave laserbeak: cybertron laserbeak buzzsaw: galaxy force buzzsaw (exclusive w/sb) starscream: armada starscream thundercracker: armada thundercracker skywarp: armada skywarp '85 decepticons: shockwave: energon shockblast devastator: energon devastator '86+ decepticons: galvatron: energon galvatron bruticus: energon bruticus slugslinger: energon slugslinger comments? anyone agree, disagree, or have others to add?