The 1987 Transformers Lineup

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Rodimus, May 13, 2012.

  1. Rodimus

    Rodimus The Prime Producer

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    This was the year we had the Headmasters and Targetmasters. We were given an interesting concept with the 2 sets of Clones, Fastlane/Cloudraker and Pounce/Wingspan not to mention a double agent spy who transformed between Autobot and Decepticon in Punch/Counterpunch. New characters and new combiners were introduced. And of course the holy grail and largest of all transformers characters was released in Fortress Maximus.

    Of all the characters to come out in this lineup, which are you top favorites? I imagine most will say Fortress Maximus (certainly mine is too) but if you were to choose your top 3 Autobots and Decepticons that were introduced in 1987, who would they be and why? Is it because they look cool, is it becaus eof their gimick, or is it because their Tech Spec and bio make them seem like an interesting character?
     
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    Fortress Maximus
    Brainstorm
    Punch
     
  3. Nachtsider

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    Top three Autobots:

    Fort Max (a titan in stature and leadership qualities, truly a worthy successor to Optimus)
    Computron (armed-to-the-teeth, physically powerful braniac, what a dichotomy)
    Punch/Counterpunch (a double agent so deep undercover that he has split personalities, absolutely fascinating)

    Top three Decepticons:

    Sixshot (he's motherfucking Sixshot, enough said)
    Scorponok (powerful, deadly and an honourable adversary - a rarity among Con leaders)
    Abominus (love his monstrous component robots, and the fact that he is a violent brute with nothing in the way of intelligence, just pure murderous instinct)
     
  4. ZacWilliam

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    LOVE this year of TFs. It's right behind 1985 as my second favorite year of TFs ever.

    3 Favorite 1987 Autobots:
    1) Chromedome
    2) Grotusque
    3) Fort Max
    (Though it's really hard to limit it at 3. So many of them are great.)

    3 Favorite 87 Cons:
    1) Scorponok
    2) Flywheels (tank/jet)
    3) Abominus (He counts. ;)  )


    -ZacWilliam, would love to have more 87 bots homaged in the future. :) 
     
  5. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    Wasn't Gnaw 86?

    anyway mine are:

    Bots:
    Hardhead
    Chromedome
    Sureshot (seriously, his bot mode is a weird blend of Sunstreaker and Sideswipe that really appeals to me)

    Cons:
    Scorponok
    Snapdragon
    Triggerhappy


    Now I'm much more passionate about 88... That had some great toys!
     
  6. ZacWilliam

    ZacWilliam Well-Known Member

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    You're right. I was looking at the 87 catalogue (he was sold both years) and not thinking.

    Let's replace him with, say... Flywheels.


    -ZacWilliam, sure he's a brick, but love the design and style of the tank/jet combo.
     
  7. SMOG

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    1987 was definitely the year I started to lose interest. It felt like the year when gimmicks really overtook the whole franchise.

    Headmasters, Targetmasters, multi-changers, auto changers, clones, pull-back motors, etc...

    All the weird futuristic vehicles left me pretty cold, as the element of disguise all but vanished. These no longer looked like objects from my world, so part of the appeal was gone. On top of that, there were all the screwed-up beast modes like the Monsterbots, Terrorcons and Decepticon Headmasters...

    In retrospect, many of the toys were still very good (excepting stuff like the Duocons and Throttlebots who had some of the lamest robot modes ever)... but at the time, it just wasn't speaking to me, so to this day I have very little nostalgic attachment to these characters.

    I will say that we got some interesting characters. Punch/Counterpunch, Point Blank, Repugnus, Mindwipe, as well as a whole team of borderline psychotics called the Technobots. :D 

    zmog
     
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    1) (Counter)Punch
    Endearingly incompetent.

    2) Sixshot
    He's a ninja consultant. Also, he kinda sounds like a porn name.

    3) Hardhead
    No real reason. I had his toy and liked him as a child.
     
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    1) Fort Max - Too awesome, I have the Brave RID version staring at me as I write this
    2)Sixshot - Mainly Nostalgia as he is one of my best preserved Transformers from childhood
    3) Doublecross - Liked both designs and a lot of fun to play with as a boy
     
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    Autobots:
    Hardhead
    Crosshairs
    Brainstorm

    Decepticons:
    Triggerhappy
    Snapdragon
    Scorponok
     
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    i like japanese fort maxius better than usa version of fort maxiums
    fort maxiums got master sword
     
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    I really enjoy this year for some reason, it's so very retro and seems hard to homage in later lines.

    Bots:
    1. Fort Max
    2. Hardhead
    3. Highbrow

    Cons:
    1. Scorponok
    2. Apeface
    3. Abominus
     
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    Wow, dude. I love 1987's lineup so much that it's hard to call favorites, but this here would be my lineup at the moment. Except I think I'd put Doublecross as my 3rd Autobot.

    1987: The year so badass that there were THREE different 2 headed dragons. And half the toys with a single head could pull that head off and make it into a dude.

    Take THAT, 1986, with all your robot mustaches!
     
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    punch
    computron
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    cons
    snapdragon
    scorponok
    apeface
     
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    Autobots Decepticons
    1) Punch-Counterpunch Scorponok
    2) Cloudraker/Fastlane Pounce/Wingspan
    3) Pointblank Abominus
    Runners-Up:
    Computron Six-Shot
    Grotesque Slugfest & Overkill
    Throttlebots
     
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    I loved this year in line-up of figures cause of course we got the Fort max and as folks here said headmasters and targetmasters. This year for figures to me was a HUGE thumbs up and would love to have the whole line figures if I could have it.
     
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    Hardhead
    computron
    sureshot

    Decepticons

    Sixshot
    misfire
    skullcruncher

    Wish they make CHUG updates for these kinda characters.
     
  18. SouthtownKid

    SouthtownKid Headmaster

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    I love everyone from that year. Headmasters, Targetmasters, Firebots, Clones, everyone.


    It's my favorite year of Transformers.
     
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    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    100% this. I started losing interest after the Movie as I just didn't get into majority of the toys....even Fort Max didn't float my boat...he was just too big to play with so stayed in city mode most of the time. However, Scorponok I did like.....he was awesome and one of the few in my collection I held onto when I sold it. Dunno where it is now (probably in my Grand parents cellar) but defo my fave of that particular wave. I imagine I would have liked Trypticon just as much but (as I found out later) by the Christmas of that year I was pretty much not interested in TF'ers so my parents decided it wasn't a good idea to get me another big city bot.....even if it was a dinosaur....

    An MP Scorponok would be friggin' fantastic.
     
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I really enjoy the whole line. However, I'm quite the fan of Sixshot. :cool: 
     

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