Rate YOUR 1985 Classics/3P Line Up

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  1. CVprowl

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    Look at the specific toys YOU are using in your 1985 "Classics" line up. Rate each figure on a scale of 1-10 discussing your percieved pros and cons about the quality, design or other attributes you think are important. Have fun and be creative. (I put this in the 3P section because we want to be able to include 3P bots in our "classics" display.)

    I did the first character I have, Jetfire, as an example. I'll finish my own set and post later. I made a complete list of the 1985 characters so you can cut and paste it easier.


    *** Example ***
    Jetfire - 1/48 Yamamato Hikaru Ichijo VF-1S - 9.5/10 - I LOVE this figure. id love it even more if i could afford some of the "Fast Packs" for it like the ones Jetfire wore. Some Day, but not today. He is appropriately HUGE and of course TOP quality, being a Macross figure.


    *** 1985 Autobots ***

    Omega Supreme
    Jetfire
    Blaster
    Eject
    Rewind
    Ramhorn
    Steeljaw
    Grapple
    Inferno
    Hoist
    Perceptor
    Red Alert
    Skids
    Smokescreen
    Tracks
    Beachcomber
    Cosmos
    Powerglide
    Seaspray
    Warpath
    Grimlock
    Slag
    Sludge
    Snarl
    Swoop
    Whirl


    *** 1985 Decepticons ***

    Tripticon
    Shockwave
    Astrotrain
    Blitzwing
    Octane
    Dirge
    Ramjet
    Thrust
    Bombshell
    Kickback
    Schrapnel
    Hook
    Scrapper
    Mixmaster
    Scavenger
    Long Haul
    Bonecrusher
     
  2. CVprowl

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    *** 1985 Autobots *** (in progress)

    Omega Supreme
    Jetfire - 1/48 Yamamato Hikaru Ichijo VF-1S - 9.5/10 - I LOVE this figure. id love it even more if i could afford some of the "Fast Packs" for it like the ones Jetfire wore. Some Day, but not today. He is appropriately HUGE and of course TOP quality, being a Macross figure. He is an example of how I am integrating some Masterpiece scale bots to enhance my "classics" line.

    Blaster - Device Label - 9/10 - This guy cant be faulted for not being able to hold casettes. He Can hold G1 casettes! He is a bit undersized for my taste, but not enough to bother me. Of course his alt mode is not the classic Ghetto Blaster, and that does bother me a bit so I can't give him a 10 for those two points. Otherwise he is a fine bot and can even hold his G1 weapon (sold seperately, which is a nice bonus.

    Eject - Perfect Effect - 9/10 - I do love the look and feel and size of these guys. The only drawback is they are not casettes. Seriously I love these guys.

    Rewind - Perfect Effect - 9/10 - I do love the look and feel and size of these guys. The only drawback is they are not casettes. Seriously I love these guys.

    Ramhorn - NONE

    Steeljaw - NONE

    Grapple - RTS - I love this mold and the size. Id like to see a 3P add on to improve the head to a more iconic more G1.

    Inferno - Henkei - I love this mold and the size. Id like to see a 3P add on to improve the head to a more iconic more G1.

    Hoist - NONE

    Perceptor - RTS -

    Red Alert - Generations -

    Skids - NONE

    Smokescreen - Universe -

    Tracks - RTS -

    Beachcomber - NONE

    Cosmos - iGear PENDING

    Powerglide - NONE

    Seaspray - iGear - 9/10 - great little bot. maybe a tad bigger woulda been sweet.

    Warpath

    Grimlock - MP - 10/10 - This is an awesoem bot. Perfect size for a collection like this. If only some brave 3P would start cranking out MP Dinobots...

    Slag - NONE

    Sludge - NONE

    Snarl - NONE

    Swoop - NONE

    Whirl - NONE


    *** 1985 Decepticons ***


    Tripticon - NONE

    Shockwave - NONE

    Astrotrain - Henkei - 8/10 - I really like this guy. I'd love a Blitzwing to match. He should be a voyager so he gets an 8. :( 

    Blitzwing - NONE

    Octane - Henkei - 8/10 - For as little as I care about this character he is great. He even matches up with Astrotrain sizewise. Why the EFF they made this guy instead of Blitzwing I'll never understand.

    Dirge - Generations - 7/10 - too small and the quality of the iGear seekers has me blown away.

    Ramjet - Generations - 7/10 - too small and the quality of the iGear seekers has me blown away.

    Thrust - Generations - 7/10 - too small and the quality of the iGear seekers has me blown away.

    Bombshell - FP - 8/10 - perfect size, color, G1ish enough for me. I should look for some of those upgrades that have been made with chrome parts and better heads.

    Kickback - FP - 8/10 - perfect size, color, G1ish enough for me. I should look for some of those upgrades that have been made with chrome parts and better heads.

    Shrapnel - FP - 8/10 - perfect size, color, G1ish enough for me. I should look for some of those upgrades that have been made with chrome parts and better heads.

    Hook - TFC - 9/10 -

    Scrapper - TFC - 10/10 -

    Mixmaster - TFC - 8/10 -

    Scavenger - TFC - 9/10 -

    Long Haul - TFC - 8/10 -

    Bonecrusher - TFC - 8/10 -
     
  3. MegaHavok

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    Damn I must be bored...

    *** 1985 Autobots ***

    Omega Supreme - none
    Jetfire - classics - works for me
    Blaster - cybertron - shoulda bought device label
    Eject - pe- works for me
    Rewind - pe- works for me
    Ramhorn - none
    Steeljaw - none
    Grapple- classics with reprolabel - works for me
    Inferno - classics with gears of war - works for me
    Hoist - rotf hoist - kinda works for me
    Perceptor - classics with igear weapons - works for me
    Red Alert - henkei with gears of war - works for me
    Skids - none
    Smokescreen - classics - works for me
    Tracks - classics - works for me
    Beachcomber - classics legends - waiting for igear version
    Cosmos - classics legends - waiting for igear version
    Powerglide -universe ultra (red) - kinda works for me
    Seaspray - voyager - works for me
    Warpath - classics - works for me
    Grimlock - masterpiece - works for me
    Slag - none
    Sludge- none
    Snarl- none
    Swoop- none
    Whirl - rotf whirl with head robot kit - works for me


    *** 1985 Decepticons ***

    Tripticon - that big web diver dragon - no seriously
    Shockwave - none
    Astrotrain - classics - wrong color
    Blitzwing - none
    Octane - classics - good enough
    Dirge - classics - works for me
    Ramjet - classics - works for me
    Thrust - classics - works for me
    Bombshell - classics - works for me
    Kickback - fp - works for me
    Shrapnel - fp - works for me
    Hook- Make Toys- works for me
    Scrapper - Make Toys- works for me
    Mixmaster - Make Toys- works for me
    Scavenger - Make Toys- works for me
    Long Haul - Make Toys- works for me
    Bonecrusher - Make Toys- works for me


    Hey i'm in better shape then I thought
     
  4. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    yeah, thats what this thread is for. :) 

    assess you collection during some down time. you can even come back and edit. im kinda an OC collector so i do shit like this anyways. :D 
     
  5. cylor

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    Sorry Megahavok I'm a lazy person so I'm going to cut&paste your post :) :

    *** 1985 Autobots ***

    Omega Supreme - Energon OS, don't mind colors aren't spot on. Looks great next to Herc
    Jetfire - classics - works for me
    Blaster - cybertron w/ Shapeways head - I both dislike this and the kibble-ridden DL Blaster. This was cheaper.
    Eject - pe- love it
    Rewind - pe- love it
    Ramhorn - none
    Steeljaw - none
    Grapple- none
    Inferno - none
    Hoist - none
    Perceptor - united with igear weapons - works for me
    Red Alert - none
    Skids - none
    Smokescreen - none
    Tracks - classics - works for me
    Beachcomber - none
    Cosmos - none
    Powerglide - none
    Seaspray - none
    Warpath - classics - works for me
    Grimlock - classics - works for me
    Slag - none
    Sludge- none
    Snarl- none
    Swoop- none
    Whirl - waiting for HR Drone to use w/ DOTM Whirl's body.


    *** 1985 Decepticons ***

    Tripticon - none
    Shockwave - crappy custom I've made from E Shockblast+ Universe Dropshot. Maybe too big and altmode is crap. Might replace it with FOC shockwave, maybe too short and altmode is crap.
    Astrotrain - henkei - works for me
    Blitzwing - none
    Octane - classics - good enough
    Dirge - classics - works for me
    Ramjet - henkei - works for me
    Thrust - classics - works for me
    Bombshell - fp - works for me
    Kickback - fp - works for me
    Shrapnel - fp - works for me
    Devastator - TFC - Love it

    As you can see I'm not crazy about Autobots 1985 lineup, maybe because 'cons are heavily outnumbered
     
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    *** 1985 Autobots ***

    Omega Supreme - custom action master version from sculpt-bot
    Jetfire - henkei jetfire
    Blaster - both device label w/ venksta upgrade gun and black usb covers and Universe version w/ renderform kit
    Eject - PE figure
    Rewind - PE figure
    Ramhorn - custom from Unicron 9 from device label ravage
    Steeljaw - G1 cassette
    Grapple - RTS + MJ kit
    Inferno - Universe +MJ kit + 3rd party latter and nozzle
    Hoist -
    Perceptor - RTS (have United to mix parts onto), 3rd party/shapeways guns
    Red Alert - henkei + renderform
    Skids -
    Smokescreen - henkei
    Tracks - United
    Beachcomber - legends
    Cosmos - legends
    Powerglide -x-transbots
    Seaspray - iGear and custom from HFTD version w/ resculpted head and repaint by sculpt-bot
    Warpath - Generations
    Grimlock - repainted MP Version from Stormbringer85
    Slag -
    Sludge -
    Snarl - waiting on custom MP from sculpt-bot
    Swoop - custom MP by sculpt-bot
    Whirl -


    *** 1985 Decepticons ***

    Tripticon -
    Shockwave -
    Astrotrain - Henkei
    Blitzwing - custom pending
    Octane - Henkei
    Dirge - Henkei
    Ramjet - Classics
    Thrust - Henkei
    Bombshell - FP x2 and a custom from G1
    Kickback- FP x2 and a custom from G1
    Schrapnel- FP x2 and a custom from G1
    Hook - Frenzy_Rumble custom and Hercules
    Scrapper- Frenzy_Rumble custom and Hercules
    Mixmaster - Frenzy_Rumble custom and Hercules
    Scavenger - Frenzy_Rumble custom and Hercules
    Long Haul - Frenzy_Rumble custom and Hercules
    Bonecrusher - Frenzy_Rumble custom and Hercules
     
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    *** 1985 Autobots *** (in progress)

    Omega Supreme - None yet. Doubt we'll see HasTak tackle this in any way that isn't laughably bad but 3Ps might throw us a bone.

    Jetfire/Skyfire - None yet. The Macross Valkyrie figures do nothing for me, and the Classics/Henkei Voyager mold is too small for my needs.

    Blaster - None yet but am on the lookout for the Device Label version so I can stick him into my (separate) Classics Wreckers display (but not my main Bots display since he'd be too small).

    Eject - None yet but am on the lookout for the G1 Encore release.

    Rewind - None yet but am on the lookout for the G1 Encore release.

    Ramhorn - G1 Encore - 8/10 - Delicious chrome. Still looks great and has held up really well despite the age of the mold.

    Steeljaw - G1 Encore - 8/10 - Delicious chrome. Still looks great and has held up really well despite the age of the mold.

    Grapple - RTS - 8/10 - Decent mold and size. I'd love to see a 3P add-on to improve the head to a more iconic more G1 with the classic headbox.

    Inferno - Henkei - 9/10 - Decent mold and size. I'd love to see a 3P add-on to improve the head to a more iconic more G1 with the classic headbox+wings. TFC-004 Gear of War chrome nozzle gun and white ladder are a must.

    Hoist - None yet. Awaiting the Asian Exclusive Generations Deluxe mold.

    Perceptor - RTS/United - 8/10 - I much prefer the RST mold with its nicer chrome accents. RTS goes into my main Bot display, while United (parts painted silver with iGear's W-01 sniper rifle and twin pistols upgrade kit) goes into my Classics Wreckers display.

    Red Alert - Henkei - 9/10 - Delicious chrome. Good effort with the mold's clever switcharoo engineering but the limitations are still there. The head sculpt bugs me though (doesn't look much like the character with that huge nose and low brow). Better paint (red head) than Classics. Chrome shoulder launcher by TFC Gear of War is a must.

    Skids - None yet.

    Smokescreen - Henkei - 10/10 - WAY better paint than the laughably bad Universe version. Delicious chrome. 'Nuff said.

    Tracks - United - 10/10 - Shiny blue metallic paint looks great and is a step above the flatter RTS version. Pretty much the spitting image of the character.

    Beachcomber - None yet. Awaiting iGear's Mini Warrior version.

    Cosmos - None yet. Awaiting iGear's Mini Warrior version.

    Powerglide - None yet. Awaiting iGear's Mini Warrior version.

    Seaspray - iGear - 8/10 - Neat little bot. Maybe a tad bigger with painted face would have been nice. Speargun is a great touch.

    Warpath - Generations - 10/10 - BLAMMO! Wonderful engineering and take on the character. KAPOW! One of my fave Classics molds. Not much difference between this and the United version. WOWEE! Reprolabels adds some neat-o touches but not totally necessary. KABLAM! Head sculpt could have been more accurate but gets the job done.

    Grimlock - Takara MP-08 - 10/10 - If the entire torso/chest section would clip in more securely (and possibly have the left arm light up with an LED as well), this would be sheer perfection. Excellent representation of the character that all TF fans should own.

    Slag - None yet.

    Sludge - None yet.

    Snarl - None yet.

    Swoop - None yet.

    Whirl - None yet. I do have HFTD Tomahawk and awaiting Headrobots to release their Gyro add-on so I move him into my Classics Wreckers display.


    *** 1985 Decepticons ***


    Trypticon - None yet.

    Shockwave - None yet. The first company that makes an MP-level grade figure of this guy gets my money.

    Astrotrain - None yet. Classics/Henkei does nothing for me (way too small). I considered the e-Hobby version but price and aesthetics are both wrong.

    Blitzwing - None yet. The first company that makes an MP-level grade figure of this guy gets my money.

    Octane - None yet. Classics/Henkei does nothing for me (way too small).

    Dirge - None yet. Seriously considering iGear's coneheads. Classics/Henkei is too small for my tastes.

    Ramjet - None yet. Seriously considering iGear's coneheads. Classics/Henkei is too small for my tastes.

    Thrust - None yet. Seriously considering iGear's coneheads. Classics/Henkei is too small for my tastes.

    Bombshell - FP - 8/10 - Perfect size, color, G1ish enough for me. I should look for some of those upgrades that have been made with chrome parts and better heads but I don't believe anyone has released mass produced parts yet. Making them ninja was a stroke of genius and something I don't mind being G1 inaccurate.

    Kickback - FP - 8/10 - Perfect size, color, G1ish enough for me. I should look for some of those upgrades that have been made with chrome parts and better heads but I don't believe anyone has released mass produced parts yet. Making them ninja was a stroke of genius and something I don't mind being G1 inaccurate.

    Shrapnel - FP - 8/10 - Perfect size, color, G1ish enough for me. I should look for some of those upgrades that have been made with chrome parts and better heads but I don't believe anyone has released mass produced parts yet. Making them ninja was a stroke of genius and something I don't mind being G1 inaccurate.

    Hook - TFC - 9/10 - Looks like him, even down to his lack of footsies. Crane is honkin' huge though. No included thread or chain is a downer.

    Scrapper - TFC - 10/10 - Bang on job with this guy.

    Mixmaster - TFC - 8/10 - Guns, guns, and more guns, even down to his overhead cannons. Combined mode is a little iffy and don't like how his barrel hangs loosely while he's Devy's leg.

    Scavenger - TFC - 7/10 - Not overly G1 accurate and a bit too brawny but not bad.

    Long Haul - TFC - 9/10 - Good effort and resemblance, just wish he was a little bigger. Waist ratchets are still good on mine but I have the extra parts in case of breakage.

    Bonecrusher - TFC - 8/10 - Shovel is a bit fiddly and doesn't like to hold very well in alt mode. Color is a bit off in combined mode.
     
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    *** 1985 Autobots ***

    Classics Jetfire 9/10
    Universe 2.0 Blaster + Renderform kit 8/10
    RTS Grapple + Maiden Japan kit 8/10
    Universe 2.0 Inferno + Maiden Japan kit & GOW accessory 9/10
    RTS Perceptor 7/10
    Heinkei Red Alert 8.5/10
    Universe Smokescreen 8/10
    RTS Tracks 8/10
    Universe 2.0 Legends Beachcomber 7.5/10
    Universe 2.0 Legends Cosmos 8/10
    X-Transbots Powerglide 8/10
    HftD Seaspray 6.5/10 Aesthetic is not to my liking and prefer to be legends
    Universe 2.0 Legends Warpath 8.5/10
    Classics Grimlock 9/10
    Universe 2.0 Roadbuster + kit 9/10
    RotF Whirl + Head Robot kit 8.5/10

    *** 1985 Decepticons ***

    FoC Shockwave ??/10
    Classics Astrotrain 8/10
    Universe 2.0 (Tankor) Octane 7.5/10
    Generations Dirge 8/10
    Classics Ramjet 8/10
    Generations Thrust 8/10
    (Classics Scrapper
    Universe 2.0 (Heavy Load) Mixmaster
    Classics Scavenger
    Classics Long Haul
    Classics Bonecrusher) 7/10 Never going to buy Herc or Giant and not fussy about combiners. Figures are decent wish they had all unique molds.
     
  9. CVprowl

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    thanks for the tips... :thumb 

    and i also saved a tomahawk for my wreckers display. :D 
     

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