g1 1984-5 car alt modes next to classics

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  1. whoamidri

    whoamidri Mumbling Madman

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    Anyone got shots of these? Looking to see how the "chug" stuff alt modes compare to the original g1 cars from 84-85. side by side preferred.
     
  2. whoamidri

    whoamidri Mumbling Madman

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    no one has done this?
     
  3. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    For the time being, try TFU.info. It's a great site and they don't do side by side comparisons, but there are images of G1 and Classicsverse toys there for you to peruse.
     
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    Try Seibertron. Their galleries offer up tons of comparison shots. And in the case of modern figures, there are common side-by-sides with their older G1 counterparts.

    TFU is great for quick information and pictures on figures/molds. And their ID function is godly. However, Seibertron offers up actual, professional-grade photography.
     
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    whoamidri Mumbling Madman

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    thanks I will look later.
     
  6. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Keep in mind G1 regular car bots were what we would call a "largish" scout sized vehicle. Omnibots were definitely scout class. The Jets were much bigger than Classic Seekers too.
    They probably woudn't display that well together, unless you are going for a "timeline" or "all of one character" type display.

    I will say their altmodes were accurate to real world vehicles, as they were modeled after real cars and trucks, and such.
     
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    whoamidri Mumbling Madman

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    thanks for the input. I actually have quite a nice collection of g1 cars, not many classic-verse stuff though. I wanted to see them side by side to see which one (g1 or classic) looks better (my opinion).
     
  8. PlanckEpoch

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    Depends on your tastes. G1 vehicles are based on real life licensed vehicles from the 70s and 80s, whereas Classics stuff are mash ups of various real life cars due to a lack of licenses. Like how "Classics" Jazz in Reveal the Shield is a cross between a Porsche 911 and a Pontiac Solstice.
     
  9. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    G1 toys were not licensed.

    The first officially licensed Transformers alternate modes were in RID (Side Burn's redeco and the G2 Laser Cycle redecos).
     
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    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    Even though they weren't licensed, they were accurate, since apparently laws didn't exist back then.
     
  11. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

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    It's a symptom of our increasingly greed and lawsuit obsessed society.

    Things didn't used to be like this. I've never heard a convincing argument for why all these changes are good for anyone besides the giant multinational corporations.
     
  12. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    Yeah, I know. Licensed wasn't quite the right word I was looking for. I meant to say that the G1 cars tended to be scale replica of real cars, because you could do that back in the day. Now you can't do that without licensing and royalties and legal processes and such.
     
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    nOObiE do0 noobious maximus

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    I think greed ultimately killed off free advertising for car companies.
     
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    The G1 alt modes are so much better than the Classics.
     
  15. alldarker

    alldarker M.A.S.K. Crusader

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    This. All the Diaclone cars are scale models of real life car models, including the racing cars like Mirage, Jazz and Wheeljack. Not even just 'based on' , but as accurate a model as scale and transformation would allow. Even Optimus Prime is a scale model of a Freightliner FL86 Cab-over-Engine triple-axle semi trailer truck.

    Compare this to Side Burn, which was based on, but not entirely, a Dodge Viper (similarly, the two other Car Brothers were strongly based on an existing Mercedes car model and a Lamborghini model). Of course, Dodge did find the resemblance between Side Burn and their own Viper design so obvious, that they resented Hasbro making money of their car design. They actually forced Hasbro to buy licensing rights, and I guess it all started from there.

    Anyhow, here's an actual example, taken from the Seibertron galleries:

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  16. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    Actually it's free advertising for the car companys. So I think they are all more greedy, than protecting their ip.
     
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    thanks for the neat info. great comparison pic!
     
  18. alldarker

    alldarker M.A.S.K. Crusader

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    No problems! This thread was lacking pictures, IMHO :) 
    Another one from the Seibertron galleries (and there are plenty more comparison shots over there, so check them out!):

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    ^cool! the link is super useful. will check out more comparison shots. :D 
    thanks dude.
     
  20. alldarker

    alldarker M.A.S.K. Crusader

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    Seibertron's galleries are also useful to disprove the theory that G1 Seekers were "much bigger" than Classic Seekers :)  They are in fact practically the same size!
    Probably an idea caused by personal 'scale change' from kid to adult, often giving people the notion that "toys were much bigger when they were small".

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