Yeah, I know...ironic, ain't it? I always found it amusing that Hot Rod as a vehicle was a futuristic sports car, so he technically didn't qualify as an actual hot rod. There's some heavy irony for you. But I digress... I mention this almost every time there's another fantasy thread about what kind of vehicles you want Hasbro to make as Transformers. I want to see more classic and antique cars (especially hot rods and classic sports/muscle cars) and vintage vehicles -- a whole line of them would just be freaking awesome. So the purpose of this thread is 2-fold: 1. What other classic/antique cars/vehicles would you like to see if Hasbro produced such a fantasy line for adult collectors or as they continue to drop them randomly (and rarely) into current and future lines? 2. Please help me create a complete list of classic hot rod-type toys and vintage vehicles Hasbro has released to date as Transformers (Takara TFs included). I'm trying to complete my own themed collection of these, so I need to see what I'm missing. (I am not including any 80s TF toys based on vehicles which weren't considered "classic" cars until after 2005.) Here's a list of those which are currently known: - Micromaster Hot Rod Patrol: Hot Rod Patrol - Transformers Wiki Big Daddy Greaser Hubs Trip-Up * Also released by Takara as "Micro Trailers Hot Rod Team." Details currently unavailable on Japanese packaging and toy variations. - G2 "Laser Rods": Laser Rod - Transformers Wiki Electro (also Takara release "TRF-3") Volt (Takara release "TRF-4") Sizzle (Takara release "TRF-6" and alternate name "Firebot") Jolt (Takara release "TRF-5") * Details currently unavailable on Japanese packaging, toy and name variations. - G2 "Axelerators": http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Axelerator These are the hot roddiest toys Hasbro has ever made. Skram - Chevy Corvette Stingray http://www.tfu.info/1993/Autobot/Skram/skram.htm Windbreaker - Chevy Camaro Z28 http://tfu.info/1993/Autobot/Windbreaker/windbreaker.htm Rapido http://www.tfu.info/1993/Autobot/Rapido/rapido.htm Turbofire http://www.tfu.info/1993/Autobot/Turbofire/turbofire.htm - G2 Ransack [Thanks, WeaponX_Customs]: http://tfu.info/1994/Decepticon/Ransack/ransack.htm - Playschool Go-Bots Racer-Bot Beta [Thanks to shmax for the add] http://www.tfu.info/2004/Go-Bots/Racer-BotBeta/racer-botbeta.htm - Playschool Go-Bots Racer-Bot Beta (clear) [Thanks, shmax] http://www.tfu.info/2004/Go-Bots/Racer-BotBeta2/racer-botbeta.htm - Cybertron Downshift Downshift (2006) - Autobot - www.tfu.info - Classics Mini-Con Oil Slick (Decepticon Dirt Digger Team) [Thanks, mineraljane] http://www.tfu.info/2007/Decepticon/OilSlick/oilslick.htm - Universe Mini-Con Makeshift (Oil Slick redeco) [Thanks, mineraljane] http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Makeshift_(Universe) * Released with a Kmart exclusive 12-pack and individually carded as well. - Universe Mini-Con Iron Claw (Oil Slick redeco) http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Iron_Claw * Exclusive with an 8-pack only available in European markets. - Movie Bumblebee (2007) 1976 Chevy Camaro - Hasbro has released many toys and many redecos of those toys based on this model: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Bumblebee_(Movie)/toys - Movie "Allspark Power" Big Daddy (Cybertron Downshift redeco) Big Daddy (2008) - Autobot - www.tfu.info - ROTF Ransack WWI bi-plane toy FTW! Ransack (2009) - Decepticon - www.tfu.info And we nearly got a Model T Seeker toy for ROTF, which reportedly became Ransack's robot mode. So close, dangit! A TF customizer really needs to make this toy (if they haven't already). There's also an oversized KO of this toy that's kinda nifty-looking: http://mykotransformers.blogspot.com/2010/04/side-tracked-recent-haul-of-kos-45-ko.html - ROTF Divebomb (Ransack redeco) This "Red Baron" homage is one of Hasbro's most inspired repaints ever. Divebomb (2010) - Decepticon - www.tfu.info - Marvel/TF Crossovers Venom [Thanks, fabexmax] http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Venom_(Crossovers) - Marvel/TF Crossovers Carnage (Venom redeco) [Thanks, fabexmax] http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Carnage - "Hunt for the Decepticons" Hubcap Hubcap (2010) - Autobot - www.tfu.info * Hasbro announced a Hubcap redeco as "Big Daddy" at Botcon 2010, expected to release in 2011. [Thanks, Orio] - "Hunt for the Decepticons" Highbrow Highbrow (2010) - Autobot - www.tfu.info - "Hunt for the Decepticons" Blue Maximus (Ransack redeco) http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers...-fails---instructions-reveal-new-toys-170340/ * 2011 release expected. + Other potential toys for this list which are influenced by classic vehicles: - Armada Nightbeat (Minicon packed with Sideswipe) [Thanks, B'Bantor] A vintage-style motorcycle. http://www.tfu.info/2003/Mini-Con/Nightbeat/nightbeat.htm * This has also been released as "Search & Destroy Robot" (2004) with the K-Mart exclusive Oil Slick/Crystal Widow 2-pack. And again as Transformers Universe Nightbeat with TFU Ultra Magnus, TFU Treadshot, and TFU Over-Run. It was also recolored as "Gauge" in Japan, which is actually the best-looking alt-mode of them all. (The robot mode, however, is hideous.) - Cybertron Lugnutz I still maintain that with a marginal redeco this would make a great homage to Go-Bots' Cykill. http://www.tfu.info/2006/Decepticon/Lugnutz/lugnutz.htm - Cybertron Hightail (Lugnutz redeco) http://www.tfu.info/2006/Autobot/Hightail/hightail.htm These are based on modern Harley "touring bikes", but the design is very vintage/classic-influenced. - Movie "Allspark Power" Salvage (Dropkick redeco) http://tfu.info/2008/Autobot/Salvage/salvage.htm Although based on a modern Ford truck design, the "Sanford & Son" homage was just plain brilliant and I find it hilarious and surprising that Hasbro made the effort to do a repaint as a gag/reference to a classic TV show (it's the same color and make as the '50s truck in the show), which in turn doubled as a reference to Sparkplug Witwicky's tow truck and garage/junkyard in the Marvel G1 comics. * Thanks to shmax.com for the (unfortunately limited) info on the Takara releases for the G2 Laser Rods and Micromaster Hot Rod Team.