How do you rank character importance in the G1 Line?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by piranacon2005, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. piranacon2005

    piranacon2005 Seacon Super Warrior

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    This is something I've thought about a lot and was wandering what everyone else thinks...How would you rank the top 10 G1 toys relative only to the importance of the character to the entire Transformers storyline(All generations of cartoons, comics, movies, video games, etc)???

    For instance, Fortress Maximus is one of everyone's favorite G1 toys but the FM "character" was never really that important..pretty much only showed up in the last Targetmaster/Headmaster episode and maybe some of the comics...ditto on Piranacon...really popular toy but the character never even showed up in the G1 cartoon or any of the other US cartoons that I know of.

    I think the first three are slam dunks...

    1)Optimus Prime
    2)Megatron
    3)Bumblebee

    It gets tougher after that but I would say

    4)Starscream
    5)Jazz
    6)Soundwave
    7)Grimlock

    After that I really don't know...it would have to be some combination of Devastator, Hot Rod, Rodimus Prime, Shockwave, Laserbeak, Ironhide, Galvatron...What do you think?
     
  2. Sizzle

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    I'm not sure what difference it makes. If you want that character to be important, then they are important to you.

    Are you asking in terms of what figures you should buy? Or how you should write a fanfic? Or which episodes you should watch?
     
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    I agree.

    BTW, Fortress Maximus got a lot of play in the U.S. Marvel comics.
     
  4. Nachtsider

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    For the love of god, the damn Sunbow cartoon isn't the be-all-and-end-all of G1.
     
  5. mac&cheese

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    optimus prime? since hes the main guy?
     
  6. sto_vo_kor_2000

    sto_vo_kor_2000 Banned

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    What purpose did it serve to make this comment??

    If you dont want to talk the G1 toon why post in a thread that undoubted will contain G1 toon talk??

    And its not like the op said he only wanted to talk the G1 toon.
     
  7. Sizzle

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    I understand his frustration. It does seem as though people seem to focus mainly on the Sunbow cartoon and apparently forget all about the comics continuity altogether.

    I'm still not even sure what the question is that the OP is asking.
     
  8. sto_vo_kor_2000

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    But the op said "all generations cartoons, comics, movies, video games," which means he was willing to talk about them all.
    Same here.
     

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