Machine Wars

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Hyperoptic, Sep 4, 2009.

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Do you consider Machine Wars part of G2?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Huh?

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  1. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    As I look through my Japanese "Generations" book containing G1 and G2 toys, I can't help notice that Machine Wars is clearly listed as G2 toys.
    I've always considered G2 to be from 93 to 95, yet these guys are from 97 :sly2: 

    What do you think?
    Do you consider Machine Wars part of G2?

    Please vote and comment :thumb 
     
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  2. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    no i consider machine wars as it's own group. how ever i do understand how they can call it g2's since they are based on uk g2 toys. but machine wars toys are far too amazing to hide away in a shelf with the g2's. so i keep them separate.
     
  3. flywheels

    flywheels Decepticon Assault Team Veteran

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    I keep my MW, G2 and the UK items that trickled out towards the end together and separate from G1. It all kind of blends in together, but I like to keep each segment as it's own.
     
  4. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    i consider it a bunch of g2 non-neon repaints, but at the same time separate,
     
  5. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I personally consider it to be its own entity, taking place post G2, pre Beast Wars.
     
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    Beast Wars had been around for over a year before Machine Wars, at least in the US. Was this line ever released in another country?

    I was just thinking about adding MW Sandstorm to my Classics/Universe shelf. He's a nice companion to the Springer from the Target 2-pack.
     
  7. Black Omega

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    I consider Machine Wars it's own line. However I do display them on a shelf directly below my G2 shelf and before my Beast Wars. I mainly do that because I think the MW figs are cool enough they deserve their own shelf and because I'm aware that they are repaints from European exclusive G2 molds. I have all of the Machine war figures. They are really decent figures.
     
  8. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    seperate line although i have yet to aquire any figures from the line
     
  9. Dinobot Nuva

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    I consider it post G2.
     
  10. Nemesis_Dirge

    Nemesis_Dirge Banned

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    machine wars is a bad marketing attempt of transformers that was in a group shorned on to the mass of KB toys itself a pile of FAIL!.
     
  11. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    I can accept the designation, since the line is composed of repaints of Euro G1.5 guys and flip-changer molds that WOULD have been g2 molds had they been released as originally intended.

    It's a big sloppy mess that was a single chain's exclusive. Does it deserve to be its own generation somehow? No. Is it an important and un-ignorable chapter in TF History? Yes. (First US exposure to Turbomaster and Predator molds....or ANY Euro-mold for that matter. First use of the flip changers molds...)

    They have (almost)no place in G1, no place in BW, and definitely a little primitive and early to be part of RID. So yeah, they make more sense in G2 than anywhere else, if only as an asterisked footnote.

    D/L
     
  12. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Separate entitty, IMO.
    And i regret not buying as much as I could have from K*B when their inventory was dusty and clearanced so low...
    at the time i had enough money to grab the only 2 i really liked- Optimus Prime and Sandstorm.

    Was amazed at how little articulation they had, but they weren't awful.

    But i do keep them together so they can be recognized as "Different"
     
  13. Tm Tarantulas

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    id consider it like this.




    classics is to universe, as g2 is to MW
     
  14. destrongerlupus

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    This I like! Good Analogy!
     
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    MW is its own small self-contained line, like 10th Anniversary Beast Wars or Kiss Players. I've always considered its placement in the Generations book as a simple error, considering it's listed with the 1993 toys, which is clearly not correct.

    The right placement would have been the last page of the toy section, after the 1994-1995 page and before the artwork. Seems like someone just threw them in the wrong place.
     
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    *shakes fist*
    Double post!
     
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  17. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I don't even consider G2.
     
  18. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I'd consider Machine Wars to be its own thing, but since I'm in Blighty and so got the Euro versions when they first hit I consider the figures to be G2.
     
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    I consider Machine Wars to be it's own Universe.
     
  20. Hyperoptic

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    G2 or not,
    I just got the complete collection in one shot!
    :) 
     

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