Introductory: Toy Scales Illustrated

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    (Original Source: Toy scales illustrated - TFArchive)

    I've been meaning to do this for a while, but didn't get around to getting a tripod until the other day. Figuring out which toys are in scale with each other is intriguing to me, but it's not something I've seen listed or noted much elsewhere. I tried to start including the scales I could work out with the reviews of the first movie's toys, but really had no interest when RotF came around.

    Leader Starscream has me excited about this again though, as he should in roughly the same scale as Masterpiece Starscream, movie Wreckage, Bonecrusher, deluxe Brawl, and the Legends class cars. In anticipation of that, I've put the numbers to paper (or forum post) of [some of] the figures I could find specs for. Then, using the tripod to keep the camera in the same position, I can convert the images with a little math and get robots that are properly sized to each other.

    Here's an image showing how to do it with a couple of given scales:

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    And here's the resulting collage:

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    I didn't do many of the cars since they're all more or less the same size. It's mostly movie toys, but I threw in a couple of others that I could work out for fun.

    The trickiest part is that not all of the vehicles are perfect scale models (for instance, I didn't even bother with Starscream's first voyager toy). I mostly used a rough average of height and width scales, but some dimensions are more accurate than others (Bonecrusher's width is probably in better ratio to the Buffalo than his length, for example).

    Here are all the numbers, for the lolz:


    Bumblebee deluxe 5.5 inches long, 2.5 inches wide scale 1/34.6, 1/30 1/32 used
    Legends (#2) 2 7/8 long, 1.25 inches wide scale 1/66, 1/60
    Camaro 190.5 inches long, 75.5 inches wide

    Bludgeon voyager 21 centimeters long, 8 centimeters wide 1/46, 1/41.6 1/44 used
    type 90 tank 975.5 centimeters long, 333 centimeters wide

    Wreckage deluxe 5 inches long, 2 3/8 inches wide 1/55, 1/45 1/50 used
    stryker apc 276" long, 108" wide

    Bonecrusher deluxe 5.5 inches long, 2 1/4 inches wide 1/59, 1/45 1/50 used
    buffalo 324" long, 102" wide

    Breakaway/thrust deluxe 7 inches long, 5 inches wide 1/88, 1/60 1/72 used
    F35 618" long, 420" wide

    Dirge deluxe 7 inches long, 4 1/4 inches wide 1/108 used
    F4 756" long, 460.5" wide 1/108, 1/108.35
    harrier 504.5" long, 275" wide 1/72, 1/64

    Brawl deuluxe 4 1/4 inches long (excluding plow and fuel tanks), 2.5 inches wide 1/73.4, 1/57.6 1/64 used
    brawl leader 8 inches long (excluding plow and fuel tanks), 4.25 inches wide 1/39, 1/34 1/36 used
    M1 Abrams 312" long, 144" wide

    Long haul voyager 6 inches long, 3.5 inches wide (797) 1/95, 1/102.8 | (773) 1/61, 1/53 1/100 used (797)
    legends 2.25 long, 1.25 wide (797) 1:253.7, 1:288 | (773) 1/162.6, 148.8 1/270 used (797)
    CAT 797 571" long, 360" wide
    CAT 773B 366" long, 186" wide

    Demolisher voyager 9.5 centimeters long at tread, 9.5 centimeters wide at tread 1/115.5, 1/90.5 1/100 used
    legends 38mm long, 33mm wide 1/288.9, 1/260.6 1/172 used
    Terex RH400 1098 centimeters long at tread, 860 wide at tread

    G2 Dreadwing 1 foot wingspan 1/172
    B2 Spirit 172 foot wingspan

    Blackout voyager 8.5 inches rotor span, 10 inches long 1/101.6, 1/105.6 1/104 used
    MH-53 864" rotor span, 1056" long

    Starscream voyager (#2) 8.5 inches long, 6.25 inches wide 1.87.6, 1/85.4 1/86 used
    F22 745" long, 534" wide

    Mindwipe voyager 8.75 inches long, 7 inches wide 1/90.5, 1/74 1/90 used (length is probably more accurate)
    F117A 792" long, 520" wide

    Barricade HA 173 mm long, 66 mm wide 1/27.7, 1/28.5 1/28 used
    Saleen S281 4800 mm long, 1880 mm wide

    Rampage Legends 43 mm long (tread), 27 mm wide (tread) 1/123.7, 1/118 1/120 used
    CAT D9L (alt for legends) 5320 mm long (tread), 3190 mm wide (tread)
    CAT D11 (alt for deluxe) 10.9 m long, 6.7 m wide

    Hightower Legends 34 mm long (tread), 42 mm wide (tread) 1/264, 1/184 1/220 used
    CK2500II 8985 mm long (tread), 7730 mm wide (tread)

    Overload legends 25 mm wide 1/169.4 | 1/188 1/172 used
    Komatsu HD465-7 4235 mm wide
    cat 773b 4700 mm wide

    Mixmaster legends 2 3/8 inches long, 1 1/8 inches wide 1/175, 1/99.5 1/175 used
    Mack cement mixer 416 inches long, 112 inches wide

    Scrapper legends 32 mm tall, 59 mm long at front tire 1/174.6, 1/194 1/184 used
    CAT 992G 5590 mm tall, 11458 mm long at front tire

    Menasor heavy-load tire width 7/8", 1" blade 1/109.7, 1/120 1/115 used
    8' tire width? 10' blade width?

    Optimus Prime leader (#2) 3 3/8 wide 1/28.4
    Peterbilt 379 96" wide
     

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