What are "must haves" for a "complete" classics collection?

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  1. alephnull2005

    alephnull2005 Banned

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    I would just like to know what everyone's opinion is on "essential" figures that would make for a well-rounded collection, also, who is in your collection and who are you pining for?
     
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    All of them? :D 

    Seriously, off the top of my head I heartily recommend Voyager Prime, Sunstreaker, Sideswipe, Mirage, Bumblebee, any version of the seeker mould and pretty much all the Classicsy TFs from Reveal the Shield.
     
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    Inferno and Cyclonus are pretty good, too.
     
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    The seekers..
     
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    Forgot Henkei Astrotrain, Music Label Soundwave and United Megatron, Bruticus with fansproject add ons, warbot defender, the list goes on
     
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    Henkei Convoy, Henkei smokescreen, Classics or Henkei Mirage, BIS cyclonus, and blurr. Or all of them.
     
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    Ciliffjumper, Skyfire, Grapple
     
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    It's nigh on impossible for me to pick just one, or even a handful of figures. Having said that, I don't see how you could go without a Prime and a Megatron. For those I would recommend United Megs and Henkei Prime. Following that, I would just advise anyone to get whoever their favourite characters are and work from there.
    Tbh, I really couldnt say there is a bad mold amongst them. You could argue that the seeker mold is getting a bit dated now, and you could also make a case for some versions of figures in either Henkei or Hasbro, but really, it's all down to personal preference.

    Sorry to be so wishy washy! I stand by my Prime and Megs recommendation though. You really can't ask for better than those IMO. :thumb 
     
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    whatever you want. -_- i dont see the point of these threads, get what you like and then stop.
     
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    All Seekers and Cyclonus.
     
  11. alephnull2005

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    Thanks everyone! I've been concentrating on 84-86 characters as much as possible, and have nearly everyone I feel had a major recurring role in the series except constucticons and dinobots, and the last seeker and wj of course! Just wanted to know I guess what a definitive collection would need without being a completion-ist, I guess is what I meant to ask but it was all convoluted.
     
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    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    for a classics g1 collection: every main release from classics (voyager and deluxe) all the universe deluxes minus dinobot, cheetor, and hotshot, voyager inferno, all the ultras, all generations, rts, jazz, tracks, grapple, lugnut, wreck gar, perceptor, g2 prime is iffy, and you don't need another bb if you already have one from classics.

    non essentials, but still "required" for some (myself included) fp city commander, g3 trailer, defender, protector, rotf bruticus and superion with the add ons, hothead upgrade pe's stuff is nice, i don't have them yet though
     
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    True to the Classics, deluxes and voyagers under Classics banner prior to 2007 TFTM, new molds back then.
     
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    United Megatron is a must - I think he captures the G1 character much better than the Henkei. I was kind of iffy about his "wings" but once I got him out of the box and transformed him, I was very happy.

    I'd also say pick up Hound w/Ravage. I have a Henkei version on the way, and after him I should just need a Mirage to round out my season 1 Autobots.

    A lot of folks hate him, but consider Universe Galvatron. I've transformed mine once, and cussed the whole way through, but his robot mode is very cool and his light piping is quite sinister looking IMO.
     
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    For me the essential figures I'm sad to say are all those that were in the g1 cartoon, if I had to narrow it down further I'd say pre animated movie lineup

    If I had to narrow it down further I'd go with pre movie decepticons.



    as for my collection I'll pass on that one, off to work in a bit - however I must say that I'm pining for Blitzwing...
     
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    From your title I really thought you wanted "essentials," i.e. characters that did stuff like OP, Megatron, Starscream, Bumblebee, Wheeljack, Jazz. From your second post though, it sounds like you ought to just go with "all new-mold toys for Classics, Universe(Classic and G1 series), Generations, and RtS." :D 
     
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    dont forget henkei hound and prowl. they are sweet. united jazz looks awesome too.
     
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    Armada Unicron >_>
     
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    As I now have almost the entire crew of the Ark, my whole purpose in collecting, my must haves are now Windcharger, Trailbreaker and Gears. One of those will be mine before the spring is through, though!
     
  20. alephnull2005

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    Sorry, I guess I sort of changed it but was thinking I wasn't being clear enough, but actually both of your answers are sort of what I was looking for, if that makes sense.

    As far as my own, I'm nearly done with movie until they release a Gen RC, beyond that I need Uni, Shark and the Quints, otherwise I'm all set, on the seeker front awaiting TC and need SW, also WJ of course to fill out my 84 cars, trying not to go past 86 as honestly I stopped paying attention after season 3 and don't recognize any other characters
     

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