Henkei worth looking at?

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  1. soundwaveCA

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    Looking to effectively replace a lot of my Classic's collection with Henkei but was wondering to the people that own them which ones do you think are the better figures from the line? (excluding Astrotrain and Megatron as I have those already but I know most of you will recommend them anyway :p ).

    So far I'm really thinking about doing a big order of:

    - Jetfire
    - Ramjet
    = Hot Rod
    - Starscream
    - Prime


    Yes/No? Especially looking at the first 3 on that list. What would your picks be and what would you recommend?
     
  2. Nemesis_Prime22

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    Jetfire - H>T
    Ramjet - H>T
    Hotrod - H<T
    Starscream - H<T
    Prime - H>T
     
  3. mat`amit

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    astrotrain & megatron, hehehe

    as for the others, i would replace them all with henkei because (imo)
    -better colour scheme, more g1 accurate
    -chromes, look more shiny :D 
    -imported items :D 
    - as for prime if i have the cash i would go for the exclusive clear prime, how often can u get a ghost prime?
     
  4. bhaalistik

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    Surprised Megatron wasn't on your list...from what I've read, I assumed he was THE Henkei to get...or am I just making that up :confused: 
     
  5. soundwaveCA

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    Took a hard look at the Crystal Convoy and as tempting as it is I dont think I want to spend $100+ on a toy I'm really not super fond of.

    Like I said in the first post I already have him (and love him).
     
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    ive got to say ive been loving henkei. i know they are the same molds but they seem to have a totally different feel. kind of brighter and more vibrant. i was unsure about getting henkei optimus but havent regretted it once. the colours are almost the same as on the g1 figure which i love. i have gotten henkei ramjet and have to say his pics do him no justice, he is beautiful. starscream is a big improvement on his hasbro counterpart, mainly due to the g1 paintscheme
     
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    So we're just offering our own strict personal opinion on just those figures?

    - Jetfire - Classics looks better.
    - Ramjet - Henkei is a little more G1 accurate, Classics looks cooler.
    - Hot Rod - Classics looks better.
    - Starscream - Henkei is better.
    - Prime - Henkei is better for the chrome and more G1-paint apps.
     
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    The chrome is bad... Scratches off there is that plain white paint staring up at you...
     
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    Henkei Grimlock has a better torso paint scheme, plus the neat autobot logo:

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    If the chrome on him bothers you, then maybe swap his arms and dinohead with the Hasbro one.
     
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    The chrome looks nice, but when it peels...
     
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    - Jetfire - I like henkei, but the small window is odd.
    - Ramjet - I hate henkei redish orange wings.
    = Hot Rod - Henkei Hot rod looks like he has better flames, but the gold spoiler is kind of off putting.
    - Starscream-(only one I have) Henkei, He has great paint apps and not-so-random chrome.
    - Prime- Either looks great.

    Starscream is a great mold in awesome colors.
     
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    Prime is plain to me..
     
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    I only have Henkei Starscream (Henkei Optimus is allegedly in the mail...) but I think he's awesome. He doesn't have a ton of ridiculous chrome that plagues other Henkei releases, and his paint scheme rules. Plus, as my 3rd seeker (got Ramjet and Skywarp before him) he was the first one that actually was able to hold his guns where they were supposed to be, instead of falling out at a slight breeze. (Of course my Acid Storm's guns fit fine, better than Starscream too, but I digress...)
     
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    Currently my collection consists mostly of Classics. I have Henkei Astrotrain, Prime, Megatron, and Starscream. I will be getting Henkei Powerglide, and Silverbolt, but Classics Onslaught.

    Jetfire H<C
    Ramjet H=C
    Hot Rod H<C
    Starscream H>C
    Prime H>C
     
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    So far I'd agree with your choices on the bots.
    Henkei Jetfire I like since his bot mode is more G1 reflective with the insignia. (LOVE that vhs tape cover art for Fire in the Sky.)

    The only one I'd probably add is Henkei Sunstreaker to match his G1 toy. Otherwise cept for Ratchet, everything else besides what you mentioned looks better in classics. Maybe Bumblebee for his yellow arms, but the walmart pack fixes that.

    PowerGlide henkei I like, but he needs the hasbro arms.
     
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    I gotta quit :drunk  while reading the forums...sorry bout that :) 
     
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    is Classics Hotrod really all that much better than Henkei?
     
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    I'm surprised no one mentioned Astrotrain, he's the first henkei to get! The others do not have as significant a change in colour scheme (save Megatron, but still not perfect imho), and the random chrome is a turn off too.
     
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    anyone who does not enjoy starscreams chrome try this if you have the hasbro issue starscream as well...give the henkei starscream hasbro starscream's guns. i did and it looks great!
     
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    IMO i prefer Hasbro. Henkei's is abit too gaudy for my tastes.
     

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