What are the top molds from the RID (2001) toyline?

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  1. BScorpinok75

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    Similar to my previous two threads on Armada and Cybertron I'm wanting opinions on the top molds, new molds only, from the Robots in Disguise (2001)?
     
  2. Erland

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    scourge
    ultra magnus
    Optimus prime
    magatron
    galvatron
     
  3. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    Side Burn and Prowl, kibble and all! Remember the good old days when people complained because Side Burn was too complex? Haha!

    Love RID Optimus, too. Makes for a good Classics Sentinel Prime, too!
     
  4. whoamidri

    whoamidri Mumbling Madman

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    Some of the best new molds from Rid, in my opinion, are:
    Optimus Prime
    Ultramagnus
    the car brothers (Sideburn, X-brawn, and Prowl)
    Railracer (Rapidrun, Railspike, and Midnight Express)
    Megatron

    Ps Scourge was actually G2 Laser Prime. I don't think he counts as a new mold.
     
  5. Wolfdawg

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    RID was a really fantastic line of toys, so it's very hard to narrow it down to a list of "best figures". I'll do my best to give my opinion of who I think are the five best figures from the line though.

    Railracer - Best Gestalt ever created...ever. I say that with no hesitation. This guy should be in everyone's collection standing front and center. Every gestalt to come along since has been a step backwards.

    Scourge - Best repaint ever. Took a great mold that unfortunately never got a good color scheme and gave it the most badass color scheme known to man. This guy should also be in everyone's collection.

    RID Optimus Prime - Great figure and the fact that his base becomes armor that actually looks great on him is a huge bonus.

    RID Skybyte - One of the best characters on the cartoon, so he deserves a nod just for that. The original mold was awesome, but like G2 Prime, had a lackluster paint scheme. RID gave him the PERFECT color scheme that showed off every single detail this mold had to offer. Plus, he loves haikus!

    RID Galvatron - Some people like the Megatron purple/black colors better, but I just find it cool to have an angelic colored bad guy. The mold is great despite trying to do way to much. The alt modes that it DOES get right look awesome, plus the bot mode really shines, so that's always good.

    Honorable mention:
    Omega Prime - Didn't include him because you need to buy Ultra Magnus to get this form of Optimus. IMO, Ultra Magnus, as a stand alone figure, sucks. He was only made to become armor for Prime (albeit VERY badass amor) and it shows.
     
  6. llamatron

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    RiD is horribly overrated and only really had a few good toys. You had to be there though because at the time time ZOMG REAL VEHICLES blew everyone's minds.

    Optimus Prime
    JRX

    And maaaaybe Prowl. That's about all you need to know.
     
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    Optimus Prime & Ultra Magnus combined
    Rail Racer
    Sky Byte is awesome too, but he's a repaint.
     
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    I've always liked Wedge.
     
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    Optimus Prime and the Trains
     
  10. Pride21

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    Curently on my RID shelf:

    Galvatron
    Landfill
    Omega Prime
    Prowl
    Scourge
    Sideburn
    Sky-Byte
    X-Brawn


    I had JRX (Rail Racer).

    I'm not sure where it is at the moment.
     
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    The Prime and Magnus moulds were both brilliant
     
  12. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Most of the new molds kick ass. I have Ultra Magnus and Optimus Prime, they are both really good. Get them both to combine them into Omega Prime!
     
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    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    A lot were redecoes, but if I had to list my five favorite toys from the line (combiners/multi-packs all count as one slot), I'd say:
    5.Side Burn
    4.Midnight Express/Rapid Run/Railspike/Rail Racer
    3.Sky-Byte
    2.Optimus Prime
    1.Slapper/Darkscream/Gas Skunk

    Yeah, my favorite RID toys are redecoes. Sue me. I had the toy of every character on the show (except all the SpyChangers), including Scourge, although I never saw why he commanded such huge amounts of praise.
     
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    I absolutely love the Galvatron/Megatron mold.
     
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    I always really liked Wedge, and the whole Landfill team. But I have vivid memories of toting Wedge around with me everywhere I went as a kid. (Shhh, I'm only 20, I was young(er) back then!)

    Optimus Prime was also a very neat figure. Even though I never had it until almost a decade after RID!
     
  16. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike I Drank What?

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    I think the best molds for RID are the following.

    All 3 Car brothers in powerlink,there colors are just awesome compared to the first ones.
    The 3 Train brothers,how can they get any better and they also combine.
    Megatron or Galvatron both are excellent and they have 9 altmodes.
    Sky Byte for his sheer alt form of a shark,wicked as all get out.
    Ultra Magnus great modes in both forms but mine has a habit of falling backward in bot mode.
    Optimus Prime he has one of the best alt modes as a fire engine.
    And finally Scourge he just rocks.
     
  17. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    Gigatron. SEVEN alt modes. can't beat that..
     
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    Optimus
    Megatron/Galvatron
    Rail Racer/JRX
     
  19. SydneyY

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    Just counting the original Car Robot/RiD moulds,

    Fire Convoy/Optimus Prime
    JRX/Rail Racer
    Mach Alert/Prowl
     
  20. Cast

    Cast Roll the dice

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    This, a thousand times this, even the 3rd party boys haven't managed to really match this level of combiner yet.
     

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