Your favorite toy head sculpt: G1 Hound

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Nevermore, May 12, 2011.

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Which is your favorite G1 Hound toy head sculpt?

  1. G1 Hound. (Includes the reissue)

    7 vote(s)
    7.6%
  2. Alternators Hound.

    13 vote(s)
    14.1%
  3. Universe Legends Hound.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Robot Heroes Hound.

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  5. Universe Deluxe Hound.

    71 vote(s)
    77.2%
  1. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    All right, you know the drill. This is the comparison of toy head sculpts for G1 Hound. He didn't have as many toys as some other characters, but still enough to warrant a poll. As always, some of the head sculpts are closely based on the original toy, others are closer to the animation model, whereas others try to blend elements of the two and yet others try to innovate the design while retaining a few key elements. Which head do you like the most?

    Note that this is only about the toys. I've left out a myriad of cartoon screencaps and interpretations by various comic book artists, and the animation model is only included for reference. I've left out the unreleased G2 Go-Bot mold (which was allegedly intended to be named "Hound") and the equally unreleased G2 Auto Roller Roadblock redeco "Sgt. Hound", neither of whom has a distinct "Hound" head.

    (Photos taken from Seibertron and Remy's site.)

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  2. Transbot90210

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    where is the poll? I want to vote Universe.
     
  3. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Apparently the thread became visible even before I finished the poll. It's there now.
     
  4. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    2.0/Henkei. It's the closest to the animation model, which I like the best out of all of the ones pictured.
     
  5. Bumblethumper

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    I'll have to go with the original. They had some really intricate headsculpts back in G1.

    He just looks so friendly.

    A lot of the alternator headsculpts seem ugly to me, and this is no exception. The Universe deluxe is the most toon accurate, but it's pretty flat. They just carved a line for the mouth and a block for the chin. Original has the most character.
     
  6. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    The G1 head screams "I'm a friendly jeep. You can ride me around in the desert and I won't try to kill you."
     
  7. Feralstorm

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    I didn't realize how toon-like the Universe toy's head-sculpt was until now, if a bit flat.
     
  8. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Universe Hound. It looks so close to the animation model. The G1 head looks kinda dumb.
     
  9. Blitz.

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    wow their need to be more hounds.. but on topic i went with the classics
     
  10. jerryitus

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    If you were a Hound fan from the start of G1 (which I was), there is really no contest, has to be Universe 2.0, that is still in my top 5 transformers of all time. BTW, still pissed that Hounds was replaced by Bumblebee as Spike's primary buddy in season 1 :( 
     
  11. seali_me

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    voted alternators. my bias towards alts and bt shows on this vote as well. :D 
     
  12. artiepants

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    Alternators for the win here, but they are all pretty good.
     
  13. Facemeat

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    Universe deluxe, no doubt about it. That head is spot on.
     
  14. AMG

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    Classics deluxe Hound, definitely the most accurate.
     
  15. Inverse Midas

    Inverse Midas Jettisoning weight!

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    Universe for me by a mile. That sculpt really captured the essence of the animation model.
     
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    I have to go with the Alternators Hound. It takes the original G1 design and makes it even cooler. Animation and Universe heads seem to be "in error" to me, despite being cool in their own right.
     
  17. SoundBlaster7

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    Universe 2.0 looks the best. :) 
     
  18. metrotitan

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    Universe deluxe for this one. Perfectly captures the animated character to me.
     
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    Tie between Alternator and Universe. I chose Alternator, because I'm biased towards them.
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

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    Universe. He just looks so friendly, but like his attention was caught by something so he's got a sort of /:-( face on.
     

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