So Windcharger... why does he appeal to you?

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  1. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style Toy Photography TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm not going to lie... I thought about it while looking for him on HTS today, and in my head, I realized, "The only reason I want this thing is because everyone else does.". If I'd seen him 50 times on pegs before now, I know without a shadow of a doubt that I would've passed on him 50 times, but now, it's become a fun game just to see if I can find him.

    Now, I'm not saying that's everyone else's opinion at ALL. I'm only speaking for myself, but, I'd just like to know why people are so into finding/having him.
     
  2. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Rattrap Teabag

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    He's a G1 update, and those characters are my favorite. My reason anyway. Glad I got my Windcharger off eBay last month.

    edit: Plus I love the car mode. I drive a Charger so the pseudo Charger alt mode is great.
     
  3. Quantum

    Quantum Oh good

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    For me, two main reasons:
    1). I think he's an awesome example of a scout class figure done right;

    2). I only collect Classics re-imaginings of G1 figs, so he's a must-have.
     
  4. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    It's that same nostalgia that's turned some pretty mediocre toys into 'must haves'.


    If it was blue, named after, say some Micromaster or other, there wouldn't be the same level of fuss over it.
     
  5. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    He looks cool and I prefer a "cleaner" design than Bayformers.
     
  6. Bass X0

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    Same for me too.

    If G1 Windcharger didn't exist and this exact toy was released as a new off-screen movie character then I wouldn't get it. Wouldn't care for it at all. Thats not to say I don't like the toy, but I only got him because he was a new toy for a G1 character.
     
  7. Liege Prime

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    Well he's what I would call the first scout "classics" figure. That's saying something since we've seen Legends, Deluxe, Voyager and Ultras.
     
  8. Dolza_Khyron

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    it's a toy, it's a transformer, and i collect those,

    that's why! :lol 
     
  9. seali_me

    seali_me Dakilang Mandirigma

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    Upon opening he was okay but putting him on display was i felt a little regret. he is too small compared to classics BB mould. then someone pointed out the new powerglide that's coming out. i decided to keep it.
     
  10. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    I'm kinda in the same boat. Only difference is that I did want the figure since the beginning. But he was never a "must buy" for me. I never planned on going out of my way to buy him. But now, like you said, it's becoming a fun little game. Lol. If I never find him I'll just wait for the inevitable Takara release.
     
  11. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    He was a member of the Ark crew.
     
  12. RipCurl

    RipCurl I just can't get enough!

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    awesome alt mode

    and he has 2 megaman style busters
     
  13. starscream-99

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    He's a very well done scout, he's in the Classics line, and I like the cannon gimmick.
     
  14. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    Because he's a Classics update of a G1 character, unlike the other scouts in his case assortment.
     
  15. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    This !
     
  16. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Oh, and i did buy it. In fact i went slightly out of my way to get it. So i must like it at least a little...but once you look past the tribute, view it simply as a toy, it's quite unremarkable.
     
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    This.
     
  18. ultramagnus69

    ultramagnus69 GTL

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    He's a member of the ark crew, head sculpt is badass and he's super super hard to find. Makes me happy to own him.
     
  19. Ramrider

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    It's pretty much the opposite for me. Because I already have most of my minibots (at least the '84 ones) kitbashed as Deluxes ('cept BB and Cliff, natch), I didn't really have a use for a Scout class Windcharger. It wasn't till I thought of another character I want to make him into (a Micromaster, actually :p ) that I decided to get one.

    Glad I did, though, it's a darned fine fig.
     
  20. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Got Windcharger for my birthday back in 1984. Always loved the guy. I'm trying to get every G1 update that I owned when I was a kid. Simple as that.
     

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