Top ten TF toys, for a small curated collection

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  1. dmarsee

    dmarsee Well-Known Member

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    I'm slowly eBaying large collection of TFs (starting largely from 2001 RID), to build a cash reserve for a small-in-number-yet-top-quality collection that even non-TF-fans would appreciate.

    If money was no object, what would your 10-figure collection look like? I'm also thinking about having each character represented once (unless there's a good reason not to).

    I'm thinking about making it largely Masterpiece-style figures of G1-era characters (like MP-10 and Mightron). But all figures from all eras are allowed. I'm not planning on collecting any Beast-era figures, but I'm interested to hear reasons to include any.

    Also, a combiner (like Devastator) can be one of the ten figures.
     
  2. Zappit

    Zappit Well-Known Member

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    Well, i got one of my holy trails with the Masterpiece Soundwave rerelease. Couldn't preorder that fast enough.

    Devastator. Has to have the PE kits.

    Weijiang MPP-10. Yes, it's a knockoff, but it's a damn good looking one at that.

    I'd love to get my hands on the Botcon Rainmakers. I'd actually love to get all the Seekers in that mold.

    I'd keep my CW Megatron, but I'd get the add-on kit.

    Hmm...It's a tough decision.
     
  3. MrAngry

    MrAngry Proud to be Geek!

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    CW Devastator, because all collections need a Dev

    Any MP10 variant. I've got the voyager MP-10V from KBB, but the Weijiang oversize MPP10 is also really good. Or, get the official MP-10 (BBTS has them in stock).

    Apollyon, Hegemon, or one of the upcoming 3rd part Megatrons

    MP Soundwave. I have the Year of the Goat version now, but the G1 colored one is being reissued. I preordered 2 of them (1 for me, one for my son).

    MP Grimlock, because HE KING!

    And, this one is personal for me, but Fort Max.
     
  4. Thatotherguy

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    I've actually considered doing this myself, although just for my MP shelves.

    Bots: Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Ironhide, Prowl/ or Wheeljack
    Cons: Megs, Starscream, Soundwave, Shockwave, Devy
     
  5. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike I Drank What?

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    If I were in your shoes OP and had to choose 10 Characters that Best Represents their Essence it would be these:

    10.Titans Return Fortress Maximus
    9.Takara Masterpiece MP21G G2 Bumblebee
    8.Takara Masterpiece MP27 Ironhide (if you can overlook the hip kibble)
    7.Takara Legends LG14 Ultra Magnus with Alpha Trion
    6.Combiner Wars or Takara's version of Leader Megatron G1 Tank (either is fine)
    5.Takara Masterpiece MP20 Wheeljack
    4.FansToys FT05 Soar (Swoop)
    3.Titans Return Deluxe Highbrow
    2.MP10 Optimus or Platinum Ed. YOTH Optimus (either is EPIC)
    1.FansToys FT07 Stomp (Sludge)


    Tho if you could get 1 or 2 more I would also suggest XTB's Andras & FansToys FT15 Willis.
     
  6. Grimlock25

    Grimlock25 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely agree with the majority, any version of the MP10 mold is a given for Optimus.

    As for others either that I own or would like to own:

    -Masterpiece Soundwave and minions
    -DX9 Tyrant or the upcoming Fans Toys version of Galvatron
    -For Starscream or any seeker MP03 or repaints or MP-11 versions depending on whether you prefer alt mode or robot mode accuracy respectively. With this choice I would recommend only having one, but the trio of SS, SW, and TC would be the most I would do.
    - Any version of the MP12 mold
    - MP 21 or MP21G for Bumblebee as for an ultimate collection, it would be a must to feature the first transformer ever shown on screen.
    -DX9 Mightron or Maketoys Despertron (sp?) for Megatron
    -MP08 Grimlock or any of the Fans Toys Dinobots
    - ToyWorld Devastator or CW/UW Devastator with PE upgrades
    ***Wildcard choice Masterpiece Star Saber to represent the Japanese G1 continuity

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  7. TheIronBot

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    Easy:

    1. Mp10 Optimus
    2. MP IronHide
    3. Appolyon
    4. MP StarScream
    5. MP Thundercracker
    6. MP Skywarp
    7. MP Shockwave
    8. MP Ratchet
    9. MP Wheeljack
    10. MP Soundwave

    Done.
     
  8. slochmoeller

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    This was an interesting thread until you said you wanted to focus on MPs. Boo. There are great toys out there besides mp, (and I think mp is overrated.)

    So my vote for one of the greatest single transformer toys of all time?

    The Takara Ginrai plus godbomber set/hasbro powermaster optimus prime with apex armor set. I consider this character to be Optimus Prime, and for my money is the single greatest Optimus Prime ever made. So many modes, so much fun. A definite for any collection, especially for a true "Best TF toys ever made" type collection.
     
  9. dmarsee

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    I just said I was *thinking* about MPs. Doesn't have to be them. So, your God Ginrai suggestion is totally in-bounds.

    I used to have PMOP back in the day, so I can understand your thinking. While he's very nostalgic, are you sure non-TF-old-timers like you and I would find it more appealing than MP-10?
     
  10. GR1ML0CK

    GR1ML0CK Dinobot Commander

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    Oversize ko mp8
    mp10
    mp9
    mp22
    wardog

    dx9 tyrant
    cw megatron with x2 upgrade kit and upgraded hands
    quakewave
    cw devastator
    mp soundwave

    thats pretty much my mp shelf but i got more than those ten of course lol. Star saber, sunsurge, Chigurh, visualizers, buzzing all have to get honorable mention
     
  11. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    In no real order...

    G1 Prime
    G1 Mirage
    UW Bruticus
    MP10
    Hasbro MP Soundwave
    MP Magnus
    MP Wheeljack
    MP Laserwave
    MP Prowl
    MP Wheeljack

    If I were to sub in a 3P, I would replace Prowl with Sphinx.
     
  12. motorthing

    motorthing Carry on you Wayward Son

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    Easier than I thought:

    Gen Springer
    RTS Jazz
    CW Prowl
    Gen Cosmos
    CW Slingshot
    Gen Hoist
    Diabattles Moonbase version
    TR Brainstorm
    MP Bee
    MP Grimlock.
     
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    Money is no object when it comes to Transformers... Transformers are not so expensive. :p 

    TakaraTomy Generations TG-29 Sandstorm

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    TakaraTomy Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus

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    TakaraTomy Masterpiece MP-18B Bluestreak

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    BadCube "Sentinel Blaze" red Diaclone Sunstreaker

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    Ocular Max "Sphinx" Masterpiece Mirage

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    MakeToys "Cupola" Masterpiece Chromosome

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    MakeToys "Guardia" Defensor

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    MakeToys "Trash Talk" IDW Swerve

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    Perfect Effect "The Warden" IDW Fortress Maximus

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    Unique Toys "Fuel Supply Provider" Octane

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    Of course not. G1 toys lack the articulation to be called "action figures," much less compare with what 21st century Transformers have to offer.

    Now, if I may be allowed to nitpick:

    Lovely toy, but not even remotely a Transformer. :redface2: 

    You got two representations of Prime there... and your top 10 includes Masterpiece Wheeljack twice! :gen069: 
     
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    1. G1 Optimus Prime

    Kind of the toy that started it all. The central character in the mythos. The most classic and recognizable figure in G1, and also one of the most playable figures of that era.

    2. United Megatron

    A Megatron must be represented, and there haven't been many good ones. Gun mode preferred, United version has the best deco.

    3. Masterpiece Soundwave

    A pinnacle of modern design for a character who can't be left out. G1 Soundwave would also be an acceptable alternative.

    4. Masterpiece Bumblebee

    The number-two Autobot. The most accurate version ever.

    5. Classics Starscream

    Another character who has to be in there but who has few really good toy representations. The Classics toy was a modern classic, easily transformable, posable, something you pick up and fiddle with constantly. As the most redecoed and popular Transformers toy, its inclusion is required.

    6. Masterpiece Rodimus Prime

    Essential G1 character. Perhaps not the greatest toy, but with it you get both Rodimus and Hot Rod, as opposed to MP-28.

    7. Unite Warriors Devastator

    Representing the greatest Transformers gimmick, and the best version of a memorable character.

    8. Masterforce Grand Maximus

    Representing the best of the latter-G1 era. Accessories galore. Jaw-dropping display piece.

    9. Masterpiece Sideswipe

    Here more for the iconic car mode than anything else. Display in car mode for best effect.

    10. Masterpiece Optimus Prime (MP-1)

    Bringing it full circle. An alternative to MP-10. MP-4 is also acceptable if you really need the trailer in there, though G1 Prime covers that base.
     
  15. motorthing

    motorthing Carry on you Wayward Son

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    Sez You. It is to me. :D 

    And technically all your 3P Choices aren't Transformers either ;) 






    *Dont worry, I own all that you've listed, but calling them TFs can get you into foaming-at-the-mouth territory in an "Official" thread.
     
  16. WheelWave140

    WheelWave140 Hate's not cool, dudes!

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    Unite Warriors Devastator
    MP-10 Optimus Prime
    G1 Optimus Prime
    Apollyon?
    Movie Masterpiece MP-02 Bumblebee
    DOTM Striker Optimus Prime
    MP-03 Starscream
    Masterpiece Primal
    Grand/Fortress/Brave Maximus
    RiD Omega Prime / Cybertron Optimus Prime (I couldn't decide between one)
     
  17. supervir2

    supervir2 Feels like the kid in Big everyday.

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    This is a tough and personal question. I'd have to think for a bit about what figures to include. A few other thoughts though. Naturally, a group of highly recognizable characters in a similar style would meet your requirement of pleasing to non-TF fans and fit your MP-lean.

    Thinking outside of that idea though, I think there can be nice contrast between old and new. Like having G1 Prime next to MP-10. Or, though I'm no movieverse fan, showing off the oversized evasion figure. I also don't collect mainline stuff anymore, but if you asked me to pick examples of *good* transformers, there are tons to mine where the robot mode and alt mode are stunningly different with satisfyingly intuitive transformations. Beasts could be in there to show eras as well. The new MP ones look deserving. Basically, with that few characters, you need a coherent theme - g1 cast, representing different eras, showing the gamut of TF design, etc
     
  18. ssjkazer

    ssjkazer mr dyslexia

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    okay mps

    united devastator
    mp10
    mp soundwave
    shockwave
    grimlock
    wheeljack
    prowl
    starscream
    starsaber
    rodimusprime.

    to be honest with the mp collection just get them all.

    but if i had to pick 10 toys that i suggest anyone pick up.

    transmetal 2 beast wars megatron, r.i.d galvatron, Mp grimlock, titian class metroplex , primus, platnium unicron, g1 omega surpream (such a fun toy) recon ironhide (nest line) buster optimusprime ROTF, Mp soundwave.

    if you pick up any of these 10 you will not regreat it at all, im lucky i have all of my hollygrails
     
  19. dmarsee

    dmarsee Well-Known Member

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    You all have such great suggestions! Keep it up.
     
  20. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    having both, i'd sell mp-10 first

    Since it's Top ten Transformer toys, I'll leave out the 3ps

    MP Soundwave
    Masterforce Overlord
    MP Prowl
    G1 Jetfire
    MP Star Saber
    MP Magnus
    MP Wheeljack
    Alt Smokescreen
    MP Prime
    Animated Prowl
     

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