Which Classics/Henkei Figures should I get?

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  1. gjk13

    gjk13 New Member

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    I have a hundred ten dollars left over in birthday money. I want to get three Classics/Henkei figures off BBTS, but I'm not sure which ones to get. I own Optimus, Megatron, and Bumblebee already. What, in your opinions, are the best three of the line?
     
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  2. therupert

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    Ratchet, Ironhide and Hound are in my opinion the best ones made.
     
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    Megatron, Starscream, and Cyclonus/Galvatron

    All Henkei
     
  4. SAF7

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    Ebay:
    1. Cyclonus

    2. Hound (I hear he's good)

    3. Smokescreen/Silverstreak


    Really, it's hard to go wrong with any toys from the line (although Cheetor is mediocre and Galvatron is a bit of a gamble). Just make sure you get Cyclonus, as he's the best there is (I also hear great things about Inferno).

    EDIT: Crap, I forgot about Starscream! If you decide to get him, go for the Universe deco as it's both cheaper and more accurate than both Classics and Henkei.
     
  5. Lbsammills51

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    Ebay:
    1. Cyclonus (the color being your personal preference)
    2. Prowl/Silverstreak (I love this mold, more than the Sideswipe/Sunstreaker mold)
    3. Inferno (really cool; the only thing missing is a ladder)
    4. Powerglide (rather large, I'm indifferent to the electronic bells and whistles, but a neat upgrade for a random G1 minibot)
    5. Cosmos (the Legends are a bitch to find online, but he's my favorite and fits in perfectly scale-wise with the rest of my Classics lineup)
    6. Jetfire

    Honestly the only non-Beast Wars Classics molds I still won't budge on is Galvatron (too small, wrong alt. mode, too many bad reviews for a character I'm not big on anyways) and Hot Shot (maybe one day I might pick up the Henkei version if I have some cash to burn, but he hasn't impressed me that much).
     
  6. ORIO

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    Ebay:
    Mirage, Hound and Cyclonus.

    You should just buy all of them. :) 

    And BBTS is an awesome site. You should check the Junkion Exchange here too
     
  7. Maverick Hunter Christian

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    Cyclonus, Dinobot, and Hot Rod.
     
  8. wildfly

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    Has you considered getting (Red) Alert? There won't be a Universe version apparently.
     
  9. unicronsupreme

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    cyclonus, Inferno, Mirage.
     
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    Henkei Sunstreaker and/or Sideswipe
     
  11. lord ginrai

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    1. Jetfire (My favorite classics figure still)
    2. Henkei Astrotrain
    3. Henkei Starscream

    But you can't go wrong with any Henkei really, they're all lovely.
     
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    I honestly don't think you can go wrong with most of the Classics/Henkei line, looking at BBTS they are sold out of a lot of Universe versions. I would check out Hasbrotoyshop if you are in the US. There is a free shipping code bktf09 (I think), although I don't know if that works on Universe. If not, you can use tf2009 for 10% off. On there I would get:
    Prowl: $9.99
    Sunstreaker: $9.99
    Cyclonus: $10.99
    Hound: $10.99
    Starscream: $10.99
    maybe Galvatron: $9.99
    and if you like the mold, after Prowl get Silverstreak and Smokescreen.

    I would try to pick up Henkei Ramjet or another seeker, maybe Jetfire, mirage and Sideswipe off of BBTS. Guess I listed a lot. I don't think you can really go wrong with the Classics line, but I would shop around a bit and lock down the stuff on Hasbrotoyshop.
     
  13. starscream-99

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    I agree, but I say the same for the US versions also, other than Megatron they all look great. IMO. Also if I were you I'd buy them off the Junkion Exchange here on TFW. You'll get more for your money.
     
  14. Ashstar

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    IMHO, in order of AWESOMENESS:

    Astrotrain
    Hound
    Sunstreaker
     
  15. optimus12380

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    Most of the Autobots like Sunstreaker/Sideswipe, Prowl/Silverstreak/Smokescreen, Ratchet/Ironhide I'd say get the Universe 2.0 figures if you don't have much to spend. The only difference I find between them would be the chrome parts. It's really a matter of preference, and if you're willing to pay the extra $10-$15 a figure for the Henkei w/ chrome parts/weapons.

    But if you were to buy one Henkei, Cyclonus is a must (imo the best Henkei) as well as Henkei Hot Rod.

    Several other options would be spending all the money on the SDCC Nemesis Prime w/ FansProject Shadow Commander Armor. Or you can buy the Superion gift set at target for $30 and order the FansProject appendage kit from BBTS.
     
  16. Phoenix Blaze

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    Henkei must buys,

    Inferno, a brighter red and with chrome parts
    Cyclonus, IMO more colour accurate (maybe a little pale), but Nightstick looks much better with the chrome legs.
    Megatron, as well, it just looks better than the NERF colours.
    And of course Hot Rodimus, as again, the gold/chrome spoiler.

    Infact, Henkei normally means more accurate colours with chrome parts and excellent packaging.


    I find that others like Sideswipe, Sunstreaker and Hound are all fantastic for both lines.

    Prowl's pretty cool, kinda has lame feet, and from what I've seen of Ironhide/Ratchet, I'd say don't get them. Ugly.
     
  17. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    This.
     
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    Echoing all who have recommended Cyclonus and Starscream.

    I can't believe nobody's mentioned Onslaught yet.
     
  19. Fonecrusher

    Fonecrusher Megatron wants YOU

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    1. Starscream
    2. Prowl
    3. Henkei Rodimus
    4. Henkei Astrotrain
     
  20. Scantron

    Scantron Well-Known Member

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    I think Megatron is one of the best three of the line, but will exclude that one since you already have it. I'd just get the Hasbro releases since, IMO, Henkei is vastly overpriced, not a significant change from the Hasbro versions (exception - Megatron) and has that godawful chrome. My picks:

    (1) Jetfire - Fun toy with lots of accessories and versatility.
    (2) Cyclonus - Excellent representation of the character, great toy and a Targetmaster to boot.
    (3) Nemesis Prime - HTS.com exclusive, but a neat redeco of the Classics Prime mold.
     

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