Classics Survey Results

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  1. Rama Sha

    Rama Sha Tosche Station Pimp

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    Ok so I asked for your Wishlist in Classic Survey Thread (http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=112175) and now I have the results.

    Edit: Current top 25 list (results of Tie Breaker voting)

    1. Ironhide- 34 votes.
    2. Shockwave- 33 votes
    3. Jazz- 32 votes
    4. Blitzwing 31 votes
    5. Swoop 31 votes
    6. Slag 29 votes
    7. Snarl 28 votes
    8. Ratchet 28 votes
    9. Soundwave 27 votes
    10. Springer 27 votes
    11. Sunstreaker 27 votes
    12. Thundercracker 26 votes
    13. Arcee 25 votes
    14. Sludge 25 votes
    15. Sideswipe 24 Votes
    16. Cyclonus 22 Votes
    18. Cosmos 22 Votes
    19. Ultra Magnus with Trailer/Armor- 21 Votes
    20. Prowl 20 Votes
    21. Galvatron 20 Votes
    22. Thrust 20 Votes
    23. Shrapnel 20 Votes
    24. Kickback 20 Votes
    25. Bombshell 20 Votes




    Orginal List:
    Number 1 is no surprise to me, I figured it'd win even before I started this. Second place gave him a run for this money, but in the end he came out on top. The winner is......

    1. Ironhide- 34 votes.

    Rest of the top ten are as follows:

    2. Shockwave- 33 votes

    3. Jazz- 32 votes

    4. Blitzwing/Swoop-Tie 31 votes

    5. Slag-29 votes

    6. Ratchet/Snarl-Tie 28 votes

    7. Sunstreaker/Soundwave/Springer-Three way Tie 27 votes

    8. Thundercracker- 26 votes

    9. Arcee/Sludge-Tie 25 votes

    10. Sideswipe- 24 Votes.



    That's your Top Ten most wanted Classics according to your own Wishlist. A vote was counted for each time a name appeared on a wishlist. The rest of results are as follows.

    22 Votes:
    -Cosmos
    -Cyclonus

    21 Votes:
    -Ultra Magnus with Trailer/Armor

    20 Votes:
    -Bombshell
    -Dirge
    -Galvatron
    -Kickback
    -Prowl
    -Shrapnel
    -Thrust

    19 Votes:
    -Hound
    -Wheeljack

    17 Votes:
    - Kup

    15 Votes:
    -Brawn

    14 Votes:
    -Blaster
    -Rumble
    -Trailbreaker

    13 Votes:
    -Scourge
    -Fortress Maximus
    -Omega Supreme

    12 Votes:
    -Bluestreak
    -Metroplex
    -Tracks

    11 Votes:
    -Ravage
    -Laserbeak

    10 Votes:
    -Frenzy
    -Stunticons

    9 Votes:
    -Blurr
    -Constructicons
    -Huffer
    -Perceptor
    -Red Alert
    -Warpath

    7 Votes:
    -Octane
    -Scorponok
    -Smokescreen
    -Trypticon

    6 Votes:
    -Aerialbots
    -Buzzsaw
    -Combaticons
    -Inferno
    -Predacons
    -Reflector
    -Roadbuster
    -Rodimus Prime
    -Sixshot
    -Wreck-Gar

    5 Votes:
    -Broadside
    -Powerglide
    -Protectobots
    -Punch/Counter-Punch
    -Ranamuck
    -Ratbat
    -Runabout
    -Sky-Lynx
    -Windcharger

    4 Votes:
    -Eject
    -Gears
    -Ramhorn
    -Rewind
    -Steeljaw
    -Sunstorm

    3 Votes:
    -Beachcomber
    -Gnaw
    -Hoist
    -Megatron (new)
    -Overlord
    -Pointblank
    -Sandstorm
    -Seacons
    -Seaspray
    -Skids
    -Star Saber

    2 Votes:
    -Bludgeon
    -Chromedome
    -Deathsauras
    -Elita-1
    -Goldbug
    -Grapple
    -Mindwipe
    -Optimus Prime with Trailer
    -Outback
    -Overkill
    -Powermaster Optimus Prime
    -Quintesson
    -Slugfest
    -Tailgate
    -Technobots
    -Unicron
    -Victory Leo
    -Wheelie
    -Whirl
    -Terrorcons

    1 Vote:
    -Aligatorcon
    -Alpha Trion
    -Apeface
    -Apex Bomber
    -Astrotrain(Anime Version)
    -Banzai-Tron
    -Barrage
    -Battletrap
    -Bombburst
    -Brainmaster Gestalt Unit
    -Brainstorm
    -Breastforce Gestalt Unit
    -Browning
    -Bugly
    -Bumper
    -Camshaft
    -Chop Shop
    -Cloudburst
    -Crosshairs
    -Darkwing
    -Downshift
    -Dreadwind
    -Finback
    -Flywheels
    -Getaway
    -Grotusque
    -Hardhead
    -Highbrow
    -Horrible
    -Hubcap
    -Iguanas
    -Jhiaxus
    -Landcross Gestalt Unit
    -Megatron Nerf gun repainted into G1-esque colors
    -Metalhawk
    -Metrotitan
    -Minerva
    -Misfire
    -Monster Pretenders
    -Overdrive
    -Pipes
    -Rad
    -Ransack
    -Sentinel Prime
    -Skullcruncher
    -Skullgrin
    -Slugged
    -Slugslinger
    -Snapdragon
    -Spike with transforming exosuit
    -Sqeezeplay
    -Straxus
    -Sureshot
    -Swerve
    -Thunderwing
    -Time Warrior
    -Topspin
    -Trainbots
    -Triggerhappy
    -Twin Twist
    -Venom
    -Weirdwolf
     
  2. xenocryst

    xenocryst Why yes, I *am* a geek. TFW2005 Supporter

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    The more I think about Punch/Counter-Punch, the more I want a new version, dangit! I'm pumped that Shockwave was number two though! I'm crossing my fingers we get him, Hasbro!!!
     
  3. shockwave2005

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    I'd like to see an anime repaint of Astrotrain...of course, they should have just done him that way the first time.
     
  4. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    Ummm... dude, you can't have 15 characters in a top 10 list.

    1. Ironhide- 34 votes.

    Rest of the top ten are as follows:

    2. Shockwave- 33 votes

    3. Jazz- 32 votes

    4. Blitzwing/Swoop-Tie 31 votes

    6. Slag-29 votes

    7. Ratchet/Snarl-Tie 28 votes

    9. Sunstreaker/Soundwave/Springer-Three way Tie 27 votes

    So um..... there's the corrected top 11. :p 




    Mmmmmmm.... Classics Punch/Counterpunch.
     
  5. AutobotEngineer

    AutobotEngineer Highly Dubious

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    Awesome. I wonder what the best way to get this through to Hasbro is?
     
  6. Severus

    Severus Curmudgeon TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome that you took the time to get that together. Hopefully it'll have some impact on the guys at Hasbro if the Classics line continues. I never got around to voting, but with the exception of Hound not making the top 10 it's pretty much what I'd have picked anyway.

    Although instead of a gun I'd kinda prefer Shockwave to be Cybertronian self-propelled artillery.
     
  7. Rama Sha

    Rama Sha Tosche Station Pimp

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    I thought about taking those that tied and and doing a few poll so they could be put in a proper order. But that would have taken another week or so and I figured people would like to see the results so I just included them in a top 10 type result, despite the fact that there were more then 10 figures. I could still do the polls now that I've posted these results.
     
  8. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    Nice survey man, hopefully the right people will recgonize your work and apply it..
     
  9. shade 0066

    shade 0066 Live Fast, Drive Faster!

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    Man I was hoping Thrust would make the top 10. But you know Hasbro will make him. At least thats what im hopeing. If not Ill just have to make one.
     
  10. butz

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    Surprised Soundwave isn't higher on the list.
     
  11. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    good to see the remaining four dinos in the top list:D 
     
  12. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hmm... looks like a good chunk of Hasbro's "short list" is part of our top ten most wanted.

    Also, it's okay to have more than one character tied for a certain place. Sure, it means that there's actually more than 10, but if Hasbro sees this than they could potentially use it to expand their "short list".
     
  13. Rama Sha

    Rama Sha Tosche Station Pimp

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    I'd actually like to physically send a list of the top 20 characters to Hasbro viva Snail mail. They take snail mail more seriously. My biggest problem is getting that list to have impact. I'm afraid if I just print it off and tell them about these threads and provide links..that they'll see it just as another Fan wishlist and push it aside. I was thinking of putting all the names of all the people that provided wishlist...but that would just be me putting your guys name on something...and sending a single list around for each person to sign like an office birthday card is a little unpractical...so I'm at a lost on how to get it into Hasbro's hands, but to keep it's impact.
     
  14. Mad Dawg

    Mad Dawg Autobot Brewmeister

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    Given Hasbro's penchant for doing repaints, I would combine votes for certain characters on the list. Thus we get...

    1. Ironhide/Ratchet - 62

    2. Sunstreaker/Sideswipe - 51 votes

    3. Shockwave - 33 votes

    4. Jazz - 32 votes

    5. Blitzwing - 31 votes (tie)

    5. Swoop - 31 votes (tie)

    7. Slag - 29 votes

    8. Snarl - 28 votes

    9. Soundwave - 27 votes (tie)

    9. Springer - 27 votes (tie)

    If the list were to keep going then number 11 would be Thundercracker, which isn't surprising since many of us have been practically begging for a full lineup of Seekers.

    The only thing shocking to me is that characters like Hound and Prowl did not rank higher, though Hound certainly ranks a lot higher when hopeful fans are not trying to fill out their Dinobot ranks.

    Hrrmmm... We want all the Dinobots, all the Seekers and all the most prominent Autobots prior to the movie. There's the pattern you need to work with for Classics, Hasbro!
     
  15. Rama Sha

    Rama Sha Tosche Station Pimp

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    Well that'd be a good idea...but some fans don't agree on who should be a repaint of who. See you listed Sunstreaker as a repaint of Sideswipe, which in my mind is a crime that would be punishable by death. Sunstreaker really looked nothing like Sideswipe in Robot mode. He had more in common with Wheeljack and Tracks then he did Sideswipe. So you'd either have to change Sideswipe to look more like Sunstreaker...or vice versa, and I'd rather them do neither. See to me if they wanted to repaint/remold a figure into Sideswipe they should use Rodimus. But I bet a lot of people would disagree...that's why I was just going to leave it up to Hasbro HOW they go about it and just give them the list of Characters we want. I don’t want to presume on how the people that voted would like to see them made, I’d just rather make it know that they want them made.
     
  16. shade 0066

    shade 0066 Live Fast, Drive Faster!

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    If BotCon recognized this site, than woudn't Hasbro put some consideration into it?
     
  17. Sy-Rein

    Sy-Rein Rogue Stunticon

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    Either way, I dont think it would detract from anything to send this to Hasbro. If they do nothing else other than look at it, it will at least let them know of characters that fans really WANT to see in the line.
     
  18. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    My thoughts exactly. Unfortunately this wasn't an official thing that the site itself was doing. Still, mentioning that it was done on this site might keep the impact... but who knows. E-mailing them is still out of the question either way, because I seriously doubt they take that kind of thing seriously.
     
  19. Mad Dawg

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    I should clarify... When I say "repaint" I am assuming some minor remolding in the process. We all know Sideswipe and Sunstreaker were physically different (significantly so even in robot mode), but no one can argue they weren't both inspired (directly or indirectly) by the Lamborghini Countach. Looking at their characters in Alternators, we again have two different versions of the same car. Taking your example of remolding Classics Rodimus into Sideswipe... I would expect them to cover the exposed engine, shrink the spoiler, do something different with the side exhaust and change out Rodimus' head for Sideswipe's before simply painting it red and calling it Sideswipe. Similarly, for any Ratchet repaint of an Ironhide mold I would at least expect some ambulance kibble (e.g. light bar) be added. Not all repaints are as simple as the original seekers.

    Hrrmmm... You've got me thinking... The more I look at my Classics Rodimus the more I think he would make an EXCELLENT Sunstreaker. Change out the head and paint him yellow... Done.
     
  20. Rama Sha

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    I figured a mold that made the jump from Sideswipe to Sunstreaker would have mold changes...I understood that. My point is that despite the fact that they look almost identical in Car mode...their Robot modes are so radically different that one of them is going to suffer if you try to repaint/remold one into the other. Either you are going to get a Sideswipe that looks like Sunstreaker...or a Sunstreaker that looks like Sideswipe, not a Sideswipe and a Sunstreaker. It would take so much remolding to make Sideswipe look like Sunstreaker in robotmode that it would be cheaper to make a whole new mold for him. I don't really mind Sideswipe becoming Red Alert...or Rodimus becoming Sideswipe...but I do not want Sidewipe and Sunstreaker to share a mold. They did it in Alternators and in my opinon it only resulted in two rather lack luster figures.
     

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