What g1 characters are we missing from CHUG?

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  1. Grandum

    Grandum Well-Known Member

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    Thought it could be fun to revisit this old list now, 2 years (and 8 days) later to see what has changed what with new releases and the Toyfair news. Just like then we had some news and rumours about what was going to be released. Arcee had been "confirmed" to get a classics release which is why a lot of people didn't seem to keen on adding her to their lists for example.

    Regardless, I think it could be fun to see where people stand now.

    I've updated the list by hiding the bot in question with a
    spoiler tag
    , by all means feel free to contribute to the thread and I will keep it updated.

    so feel free to post your own list and I will add that to the masterlist.

    Also, have things changed?
    Has Hasbro listened to the fans?
    Were the toys that got released what you wanted them to be?

    Original post:

    Would be fun to see just how many we're missing from CHUG and maybe get a discussion going on what would be probable and what wouldn't be to see released in a classics rendition over the years to follow. And maybe a top 5 of the characters you would like to see make the Classics line :p 

    I'm thinking proportionate toys, ie a white powerglide towering over Optimus is a nono and needs a remake, just as Legends versions are too small...for some reason I allways think of them as Classics style decoys :p  anyway, on with the list, if you think I've left anything out or if I didn't know of a mold then by all means say so and I'll edit this post, I'll use my collection as a startingpoint:

    The top 5 list is simple, first place gets 5 points, second gets 4 points, etc, etc - I'll sum up the points and make a top 10 whith what we would have liked to see

    Current sum up (last ones top5 added was bcm77):

    72 points: Blitzwing
    58 points: Shockwave - G1 based in both modes
    52,5 points: Trailbreaker
    30 points: Springer - with possible Sandstorm retool
    17,5 points: Hoist
    17 points: Brawn

    16 points: Ultra Magnus - a complete one
    12 points: Gears
    11 points: Soundwave

    10,8 points: Sludge
    9,5 points: Swoop
    9 points: Cosmos
    8,3 points: Bombshell

    7,8 points: Slag
    7,8 points: Snarl
    7,3 points: Shrapnel
    6,3 points: Kickback
    6 points: Skids
    6 points: Scrounge
    5 points: Sandstorm
    5 points: Weirdwolf - Headmaster or GTFO
    5 points: Minerva
    4 Points: Megatron - United style hasbr release
    4 points: Huffer
    4 points: Galvatron - G1 based in both modes
    4 Points: Grimlock - Ultra scale
    4 points: Devcon
    3 points: Zoom-Zoom
    2 points: Wheelie
    2 points: Runabout
    2 points: Roadbuster
    2 points: Decepticharge
    2 Points: Arcee
    1,5 points: Ironhide - that doesn't have an alt mode that looks like someone smashed it with a hammer and crudely glued it back together.
    1,5 points: Ratchet - that doesn't have an alt mode that looks like someone smashed it with a hammer and crudely glued it back together.
    1,5 points: Laserbeak
    1,5 points: Buzzsaw
    1,3 Points: Starscream - new mold
    1,3 Points: Thundercracker - new mold
    1,3 Points: Skywarp - new mold
    1 point: Blurr - Original mold based on the IDW Spotlight art
    1 point: Blaster
    1 point: Motormaster
    1 point: Megatron - proper g1 gun style
    1 point: Runamuck
    1 point: Omega Supreme
    1 point: Heinrad
    1 point: Dead End
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    Suggested to be missing

    1984
    Buzzsaw
    Huffer (Botcon)
    Gears
    Brawn
    Soundwave (Music Label)
    Lazerbeak (g1)
    Trailbreaker

    1985
    Swoop
    Snarl
    Sludge
    Slag
    Hoist (Movieverse)
    Skids
    Beachcomber
    Seaspray
    Powerglide
    Cosmos
    Blitzwing
    Kickback
    Shrapnel
    Bombshell
    Shockwave
    Roadbuster
    Whirl

    1986
    Springer (warbot defender)
    Sandstorm
    Omega Supreme (g1)
    Metroplex (g1)
    Eject (g1, not-Eject)
    Rewind (g1, not-Rewind)
    Ramhorn (g1)
    Steeljaw (g1)
    Sky Lynx (g1)
    Blaster (Device label)
    Sharkticon
    Hook
    Line
    Sinker
    Ratbat
    Runabout
    Runamuck
    Trypticon (g1)
    Outback
    Tailgate
    Swerve
    Pipes
    Broadside

    1987
    Fortress Maximus (g1)
    Chromedome
    Brainstorm
    Sureshot
    Crosshairs
    Pointblank
    Triggerhappy
    Slugslinger
    Missfire
    Scorponok (g1)
    Skullcruncher
    Slugfest
    Scorponok
    Snappdragon
    Apeface
    Cloudraker
    Fastlane
    Motormaster
    Highbrow
    Mindwipe

    Word in paranthesis is what can be seen as substitute

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    My own top5 that I'd want to see as Classics:
    1. Shockwave
    2. Blitzwing
    3. Hoist
    4. Runabout
    5. Runamuck

    (yeah, I do like my decepticons)
     
  2. Grandum

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    *reserved for longer list*
     
  3. exomega255

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    Movieverse Hoist is actually an extremely good mold that can fit into classics, imo

    And it is very unlikely for you to get Citybots in Classics gear remakes.
     
  4. Grandum

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    Yeah, I agree - doesn't bother me much though since they are kind of awesome as is
     
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    To the OP's point about Powerglide not being adequate, I never understood why people got hung up on the mini-bots actually being "miniature" in their reinterpretations. In the G1 toyline, they were mini to fit a price point (and were also created previously in Diaclone/Microman/whatever-their-origin-was and shoehorned into the TF cast), not because it made sense for their vehicle or kept any kind of scale. Should an A10 warthog or flying saucer being the same size as a VW bug?

    There is no problem with classics Bumblebee, Powerglide and Seaspray being at deluxe, ultra, and voyager, respectively, instead of being at scout despite their G1 toy counterparts being minibots. Their current classics scale makes much more sense, and, IMO, as long as their aesthetic is suitably faithful to their cartoon models (which they are, more or less), then the scale should be somewhat realistic for alt mode, or at least propotionate for their bot mode (this is why the seekers are deluxes and not voyagers, because their cartoon models were slightly smaller than the larger characters like Megs, Prime, and Grimlock).

    It is for this reason why I hope they make a deluxe Windcharger and deluxe/voyager Trailbreaker. Similarly, it is why Galvatron and Grimlock should have both been voyagers, but this is not as big of an offense as some of the others being scout instead of deluxe.
     
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    Arent they making a scout windcharger or is this list supposed to only be deluxe and up
     
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    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Well said! I totally agree
     
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    I'm perfectly happy with my walmart powerglide in g1 colors. And windcharger is perfection as a scout too.

    We do need the actual remaining bots from the ark and season 3 that haven't had toys though, well haven't had figures bigger than a legends at least. (Nothing wrong with legends, just I like having two scales, one mini for big bots like unicron, and one normal for the shelf.)
     
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    I wonder why Reflector has not been touched on again in any line that I know of; I would love to have a new version of him/them
     
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    Perceptor is getting retooled as reflector eventually. Or at least that was mentioned before.
     
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    Generations Perceptor is getting repainted into him.

    EDIT: Beat by a post. :p 
     
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    1. Ultra Magnus (whiteymus does not count for me and I don't like the 3rd party armour)
    2. Springer
    3. Trailbreaker
    4. Hoist
    5. Skids
     
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    Before city commander, a good ultra magnus that I was going to get was the overload repainted one. Though a new one with better articulation would be interesting.
     
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    They said repaint, I believe. I'm hoping against hope that it's actually Magnificus' paint scheme called Reflector.


    That said, the list as follows:

    5: Trailbreaker
    4: Brawn
    3: Huffer
    2: Gears
    1: Soundwave

    Get to the second/third season stuff in a bit, lets round out the first season first.
     
  15. Grandum

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    There we go, windcharger removed

    As for Powerglide, the thing I don't like about his size isn't his vehicle mode, but his botmode...that and the colors, somehow this:

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    Just doesn't satisfy me wanting this:

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    5. Blitzwing
    4. Brawn
    3. Cosmos
    2. Shockwave
    1. Omega Supreme

    Arcee would have been #1, but she's already on her way. =D


    Check out the walmart one. Henkei was pure red, and hasbro was pure grey, but walmart was red body, and grey arms. Perfect G1 likeness. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Transformers-Universe-Ultra-Class-Powerglide/11962956 This is the one I have instead of either of the other two. Got him on sale at walmart to boot!
     
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    Are you not counting Legends? For someone who seems to be of the "Minibots should stay mini" position, I would think Legends versions of the Minibots would "count" over something like Legends Trailbreaker, at least.

    Take the Minibots we have seen already above Legends class, in some form, off the list...whether some like them or not, we have received them and I thought this thread was intended to cover figures we're missing, not "figures we're missing and stuff we want a do-over on," otherwise you may as well add Galvatron to the list, Magnus has already been mentioned, the Minibot-&-Size-Class argument has already come up, and every other person's complaint with an existing mold.

    If you don't like the gray Powerglide, pick up the red Walmart redeco or the "Henkei"/USA Edition from Takara that's all red. Not counting Powerglide because on one release (compared to the other two) was not an accurate color would be like not counting Cyclonus because the original Hasbro release's paint job didn't match up with the cartoon at all either (despite the other releases coming much closer).


    Add the Throttlebots, Season 3 Minibots (Outback, Tailgate, Swerve, and Pipes) along with Broadside, and Cloudraker/Fastlane and the Decepticon twins from Season 4ish (I forget their names). Technically Devcon, Alpha Trion, and even Unicron could be added since we don't have "official" figures of the first two in Classics (or anything else, save the Botcon Alpha Trion) and the Armada Unicron mold may fall under "personal preference" whether its counted within Classics or not.

    Seaspray falls in a gray area of sorts since I think Hasbro actually said he was made with Classics in mind but was slotted in with Movieverse stuff so he could get released as a Voyager.

    The individual combiner members also should be counted somewhere, since we've received a few.

    Take Hardhead off since he did get a figure via the Onslaught repaint.

    Anyways, my five:

    5: Soundwave
    4: Shockwave
    3: Blitzwing
    2: Trailbreaker
    1: Dead End
     
  18. Grandum

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    Nice one, didn't know about that version - might have to pick him up...would be replaced if I found a smaller one though :p 
     
  19. Grandum

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    I'll fiddle around with the list then, might take me a while though, but I'll add your list within a couple of seconds
     
  20. nemisispringer

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    We allready have windcharger, highbrow, hardhead and mindwipe

    Anway my five are

    1. Sandstorm
    2. Blitzwing
    3. Trailbreaker
    4. Hoist
    5. Swoop
     

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