G1 Minibots....Favorite and Least Favorite?

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  1. FortressMaximus1976

    FortressMaximus1976 Well-Known Member

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    I know there are varying opinions on G1 minibots, some are better than others, and MOST if not almost ALL of them dont look like their cartoon counterparts, but curious what others favorite and least favorite ones are?

    Favorites:

    Pipes: I like much better than the Huffer mold, I like the robot head better on this toy, and I like the tail pipe arms much better..at least they are going in the right freakin direction, lol.

    Cliffjumper: Overall, I like the red color and I think the face mold is fairly cartoon accurate...plus he was in the original series pretty often..and survived the movie!

    Beachcomber: Great alt mode and the robot mode is pretty reflective of the cartoon...plus I thought he was just a cool character in the show.

    Least Favorite:

    Brawn: Well...where do I start? Legs, "claw" arms...face...yeah, this one sucks lol

    Cosmos: Alt mode is fine, hard to screw up a green flying saucer..but the bot mode..in the cartoon, Cosmos was kinda stubby, hefty, shall we say...and the toy..skinny legs.

    and last but certainly not least...drum roll please......

    Wheelie: I dont actually need to comment here, do I? :puke: 
     
  2. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Best for me is Gears. Just some personal nostalgia. One of my first and he survived childhood pretty well.

    Worst for me...I don't know. Brawn does kinda suck, but I love the character so much. Wheelie isn't an awful toy, but the character...well, you know.

    I don't know, for what they were, all the Minibots are pretty okay in my book.
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I like the 4 I have...
    Bumblebee
    Cliffjumper- Mine doesn't want to stand up...
    Brawn
    Windcharger
     
  4. FortressMaximus1976

    FortressMaximus1976 Well-Known Member

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    Just out of curiosity, are these the keychain reissues?
     
  5. Golden Age

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    I like them all!
     
  6. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Yes... Do you have a problem with that?
     
  7. e3nine

    e3nine Poop.

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    I hate to cheat, but the TFC12 Bumblebee with G1 accurate head is awesome.
     
  8. FortressMaximus1976

    FortressMaximus1976 Well-Known Member

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    Umm...no.....the only reason I asked was b/c my cliffjumper does the same thing (Yup, the same reissue) and anytime I see Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Brawn, and Windcharger listed together...just by the popularity of those reissues, I assume they are..and I was right again :ev: 

    But no problems my friend, just a question. lol
     
  9. Reeds

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    The only one I still have from the 80s is Pipes, so I guess Pipes. :) 

    Beachcomber, Cosmos, and Seaspray were cool too.
     
  10. FortressMaximus1976

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    Ahh, another Pipes fan as well...excellent, and underrated minicar IMO
     
  11. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    I'd need to actually have them to judge, but the secondary market price on them is insane.
     
  12. Sy-Rein

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    Pipes definatly rates high in my books for G1 Minibots, both for nostalgia and merit of the mold.

    Beachcomber, Cosmos and Powerglide are in top group as well.

    Brawn's toy does kind of suck as does Wheelie for the character.
     
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    Windcharger is my fave since he was my first back in the day. All others fall below that.
     
  14. KA

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    fave, cosmos. he looks like hes wearing a fez.

    but the best is actually beachcomber. he looks best in bot modes. damn hippy.
     
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    My fave is Bumblebee...especially the one with the anime accurate head from the Takara reissue. Least fave...none. I like them all as they're kind of cute.
     
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    my favorite tf minibot was and is Gears. he was my first TF way back in 84-85. I was in germany at the time and TF's were hitting alittle late it seemed. but once I got Gears, that was it, I was and am hooked for life.
     
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    Pipes is probably my favorite. He was a blue semi, and I actually had one, when I was a kid. Windcharger gets points by simple virtue of being a Firebird. Cliffjumper was pretty cool, too. He was one of the few good looking cars Porsche ever made.

    I never like Bumblebee. Crappy vehicle mode, and dorky characterization. The toy had a pretty cool face though. Better than that "fat kid" face he got in the cartoon. No wonder Classics Bumblebee has Cliffjumper's face. Wheelie is easily the worst of the minibots, though. Lousy in both modes, and annoying as hell in the cartoon.
     
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    Favorite...well, that one is easy. Beachcomber.

    Most hated TF of all time...even easier. Wheelie.
     
  19. Soundwave2

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    no love for Seaspray or Warpath? Those are my 2 faves
     
  20. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    I have bumblebee and brawn, there both awsome. I really want more.
     

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