G1 European Exclusives

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  1. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    Just wanted to start a tread about these guys cuz I'm currently collecting them.

    So... who collects or has collected them?

    Which are your favorites?
     
  2. Transfotaku

    Transfotaku Transformer Otaku

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    I got a few myself. Colossus/Clench (I prefer Colossus as his name), the Predators, maybe one or two others.

    And the 4 molds brought over for Machine Wars, too.

    Still looking for Pyro/Spark and the Turbomasters.

    All in all, I give them a, "They're nice, but unspectacular" rating. They're still very bricky, they still focus on their gimmick. In some cases, it's the worst of G1 and G2 in one: Horrible brickiness and gimmicks, with horrid paint jobs from G2.

    I mean, I like my small collection well enough. But I'm also glad I didn't spend a lot of money on them. I think $40 total for my 5 Cons and shipping.
     
  3. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    lol
    They are expensive and relatively unspectacular.
    But I love them bricks, even their psychedelic colors :) 

    These are the ones I got so far:
    AM Tracks
    AM Sideswipe
    AM Powerflash
    AM Take-Off
    AM Charger
    AM Bombshell
    AM Rumbler
    AM Slicer
    AM Thundercracker
    Turbomaster
    Lightspeed
    Thunder Clash
    Flash
    Snare
    Skydive
    Talon
    Falcon
    RESCUE FORCE Set
    CONSTRUCTICONS Set
     
  4. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    I think my favorite so far is Turbomaster Flash...
    Love both his modes and his transforming scheme.
     
  5. destrongerlupus

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    I own a handful of the vintage guys, but I've shifted over to getting customs done in modern-style

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    So far all by Solrac333, but I've got a Colossus by Xaviercal lined up too...

    D/L
     
  6. Hyperoptic

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    Boss, Pyro & Snare!!! lol
    Nice work dude :thumbs2: 
    Specially love the Snare :) 
    You planin on doing the other 3 Preds?
     
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    I've got all of them; bought a complete set of Euro guys in one shot a few years ago. I consider them "G1.5". :lol  Watch out for GPS on Skyquake and Pyro.

    Never minded the garish paintjobs, myself.
     
  8. Hyperoptic

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    Wow, that must of been a nice lot to come by.
    all 3 years or just 91-92 ?

    Thanks for the heads-up on the GPS :thumbs2: 
     
  9. Gingerchris

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    Can't offhand remember exactly which I've got, but considering I bought any Transformer I saw around that time I should imagine almost all, if not actually all.
     
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    If there's a TF I don't have, it's because I don't know of its existence. :lol  Or it's a Lucky Draw, as I steer clear of those.

    I like this era a lot, though. The Actionmaster Elites, the Motorvators, Lightformers, Predators, Turbomasters, Obliterators, Stormtroopers, Trakkons... it's like a secret line of TFs that only a few people know about. Outside of the large collecton I picked up a while back, I had to separately track down the Rescue Force, the unusual yellow and grey Constructicons, and the color variants on the various cars (Aquafend, Jetstorm, etc...). The Generations book from 2001 is REALLY helpful in learning about these guys.

    Outside of this era, I believe the only other items in TF lore that can truly be called "European exclusives" are the two "Transmetal" Beast Wars repaints (Claw Jaw and Spittor) and Botcon Europe Rook. I would have included the recent Chevy Aveo on there as well, but it just saw limited release here in North America. If anyone can correct any of those assumptions, I'd appreciate it.
     
  11. Sol Fury

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    Quite a few of these "European Exclusives" also made it to Canada and Australia as well, but agreed on the "secret years" part. Generation 2 in Europe has loads of packaging variations too - different names for some toys, with unique bios, altered paint jobs, generally a bigger, more complete line all around.
     
  12. Hyperoptic

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    People like you make me regret so much not having started collecting sooner... I'm aiming for the full G1 and G2 collections and the current prices of the Japanese and European G1 exclusives are killing my bank account :( . If only I would of started 10 years ago instead of 5...

    Yeah, the Generations book is great! I look at the pretty pictures every night before falling asleep lol. bugs the hell out of girlfriend actually :) . Those Euro's must look trippy when all displayed together :wink: 
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    LOL

    Do you have any pics of your collection anywhere on the net?
    I'd like to see how you manage such a massive number of TFs :) 
     
  13. Hyperoptic

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    One day chris, you should really dig them out of storage...


















    AND SELL THEM TO ME !!! :p 
     
  14. Hyperoptic

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    Did not know that...
    Thanks for the info Sol :thumb 
     
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    Yeah, the renamed stuff is unusual. A few of them were:

    Pyro -> Spark
    Clench -> Colossus
    Calcar -> RoadRaider
    Hydradread -> Hydroshark
    Rage -> Aquanaut

    That's probably not all of them, but my memory's fuzzy.
    At the moment, in 40gal bins, in a 24x12 air conditioned storage unit, unfortunately. I'm considering trying to work out a temporary display of everything here locally in Orlando when TF3 hits, if I could get someone to sponsor it.
     
  16. Hyperoptic

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    Well if it works out and you do get to display them in an exhibition type of setting, I'd be one to make the trip and pay admission to witness it.
     
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    A good section of Euro G2 toys had different names to their US releases. I have a list somewhere, will have to dig it out.

    Earlier this year, I completed a grail I've wanted since 1994 - a full set of Stormtroopers.

    Bought a bag of second hand Actionmasters and Bombshell was in it.

    Second purchase I bought on Ebay was a set of 32 G2 toys. Guy threw in Clench and Pyro.

    While not a Euro exclusive, I have 4/5 of an oversized G2 Bruticus.

    Also have Scorch, Motorvator Flame(last TF of my childhood) and Stalker.

    Love G2 for the same reason I love Robotmasters it expands the G1 universe and the comics followed on from the G1 Marvel comics.

    Would love Actionmasters Sideswipe and Tracks.

    I have 2 Spittors, red and blue. Is one of them the Euro exclusive that was mentioned?

    The Stormtroopers would make a great Encore set. Would love to see them repainted as Spychangers/Gobots characters or better yet 4 more, new Decepticon characters.
     
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    Boss --> Blizzard
    Deftwing --> Blue Arrow
    Drench --> Squall
    Fear Swoop --> Black Omen
    Hurricane --> Tempest
    Rage --> Aquanaught
    Rotorstorm --> Storm
    Scorch --> Dragon
    Skydive --> Hyena
    Skyquake --> Crash
    Snare --> Trap
    Talon --> Demon
    Zap --> Rush
     
  19. Hyperoptic

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    Wait? Stormtroopers? You still talking about TFs? or did you go SW on me?
     
  20. Transfotaku

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    G2 figs. They shot water from their water cannons. Would turn colors depending on if cold water hit them.

    I plan on, someday, doing a repaint of the Energon combiners Superion into the Predators, and Bruticus into the Turbomasters. Merged form would of course be, "Predator" and "Turbomaster", just because. Now if I can get a spare cheap set of those to work with, hah!
     

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