Question for G1 toy fans

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  1. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    A curiosity on popular opinion among the g1 toy collecting crowd.

    If Hasbro were to release new toys based on the g1 aesthetic (retro) would you be apt to get any? Say an official Arcee , the unicron we've seen or even new characters. I'm also curious as to how many characters never did get made such as Hauler. Or how about redux with Iron Hide or Ratchet?

    Fun thread don't let it get too out of hand :) 
     
  2. TrueNomadSkies

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    Honestly, this would depend entirely on whether or not I liked what I saw. Much like with music, I'm picky on the toy, not the type.
     
  3. Rodimus Major

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    Yeah, I would totally go for a Diaclone style Drift or Lugnut. Mostly because of the way I display my figures, I have the Classics on one shelf, and their G1 counterparts in similar places on a shelf above, but Lugnut and Drift have no G1 counterparts. :( 
    Of course I never expect this to happen in a million years, and I know there's not enough of a market for it. I just think it would be cool, personally.
     
  4. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Fair enough. They did this with the original GI Joe line and I hope it's something they may entertain doing with TF G1. I collect tin robots too and it's based on what I like but would still fit into the 40s and 50s styling.
     
  5. TrueNomadSkies

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    Well, I think Ironhide & Ratchet would be good ones to start with because they're well known, one mold could work for both, and they were ones that never really had a good Diaclone bot mode.
     
  6. Superquad7

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    I think I'd only be interested in toys that at least made it to the design stage during the G1 era (such as Unicron and Arcee that you mentioned) as far as original molds are concerned. As far as redecos are concerned, I'd be interested in something like the Rainmakers from the G1 Seeker mold.

    I'd be much more interested in seeing some reissues of figures we've never gotten stateside, I think.

    As far as this topic is concerned, I can definitely see TakaraTomy doing this before Hasbro would. Since you mentioned Hauler, TakaraTomy has already tackled it. :wink: 
     
  7. G1Prowl

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    Diaclone Blue Bluestreak, or GTFO.


    Hell, I'd take Classiverse, G1, OR Classics Legends Blue Bluestreak.
     
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    I wouldn't be interested in "redux" versions of Ironhide, Ratchet or any other G1 figure. They already HAVE G1 figures.

    Would I go for Impactor, Straxxus, Arcee, Drift in "G1 style"? Hell yeah.

    G1 makes up 99.9% of my collection (the only other stuff I have is a Classics Bumblebee, 5x DOTM deluxes and the G1 RTS Legends) and so it could be fun to add "new" characters but with the same aesthetic.
     
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    Uhh... Isn't that the Classics/Universe/Generations line?
     
  10. Fishdirt

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    The g1 Aesthetic toy designs. CHUG is a different aesthetic and more modern.
     
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    I had a lot of the old ones from '84 to '86. The limbs didn't move much and you couldn't make them do other poses very well, but I didn't know any better. I thought these were the coolest toys in the world. Now after playing with my son's new Generations versions of the old characters I had, I don't think I could go back to the old style. The new ones are so much more advanced. I couldn't believe the difference. I think my son would get bored with my old ones.
     
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    I don't have a lot of g1 figures, but I'd possibly start collecting them in a heartbeat if they started doing what the op suggested. I would hope for a reasonable amount of diecast and a price that matches the lower level of articulation and engineering .


    I'd rather a line that attempted show accurate robot modes though.
     
  13. Orodruin

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    So new toys that look like they were designed 25-30 years ago? Doubt it.

    G1 gets my love in large part due to nostalgia, new figures wouldn't have that. The figures themselves aren't that exciting.
     
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    short answer...HELLS YEEEAAAH!!!
     
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    This would be a great idea -Hasbro could do limited runs (as these would really only appeal to a small number of collectors) and package them in the retro g1 boxes.

    And like a previous post mentioned, I'd be all for never released figures, but wouldn't be as interested in redone characters...
     
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    I love my G1's but hell no. Why go backwards in engineering and design?
     
  17. SoundBlaster7

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    I love everything G1, but as Grimlock_13 said, Why go backwards in engineering and design?
    Honestly, I can't see myself wanting or buying a brand new brick version of Drift or Straxus when we already have much better figures available.

    That said, I do want the original 1984-1985 toys, because I never owned them.
    Nostalgia makes those bricks from the 80s special.
    A brick in 2011 would just feel odd.
     
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    Altering vintage molds, yes. New molds, it would depend on the character and the mold quality. Maybe a new mold to use for multiple fembots.

    I'd also be interested in "right-sizing" existing molds, like making all combiners the size of Predaking, or making Fort Max the same height as Powermaster Prime and Scorponok.
     
  19. Cracka J

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    yes, I would be very interested in a "G3" or whatever you want to call it.

    it would be a very fun line I think. retconning some characters like drift, bulkhead, lugnut, etc into G1 retro molds would be very appealing to me in a funny and nostalgic way, and I'd probably collect them all.

    seeing primus and unicron redone as G1 bricks would also be pretty awesome.
     
  20. Incepticon

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    Nope. I'm perfectly happy with reissues of the shitty G1 original molds of past paired up next to their updated Classics-verse counterparts of present.
     

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