your most favorite non-show character

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  1. optimus major

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    who is your favorite non-show character and why?

    mine are no brainers

    1. Ricochet:he was my first g1 figure (reissue) and i spent days after getting him in awe over the figure and his bio...seriously...the bio for this guy sold him for me..i just love it...he is the transformer version of me...easily gets mad if agitated

    2.bw buzzsaw:i remember as a kid that every time i went to the store i BEGGED for him....why??? i don't know, but there just was something about him that cried MUST HAVE NOW!!!!!!!!!! . i remember being VERY sad when i almost got him, but cause the wal-mart had the stickers incorrect i ended up with rattrap as my first figure...but i eventually got my buzzsaw a few weeks later for my birhday and the rest is history :D 

    i REALLY miss him....but someday i shall be reunited with my lost childhood friend and i can't wait for that day to be reunited with the bug that started it all for me.....

    yes i do have the cybertron buzzsaw made as a homage to my old pal, and the second i saw it i bought that sucker and it was my childhood all over again...well my younger part of my childhood
     
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    Optimus Prime (all eras): He's the leader of the Autobots, he kicks ass and has a big ass plaster. Need to say more?

    Cybertron Starscream: Loved him in G1, Cybertron, and Animated. IBut I loved him most in Cybertron, second going to Animated. He's always been the cool sneaky traitor of the Decepticons. Though screamer has a huge fanbase full of fangirls.

    BW Optimus Primal: He's the kinda guy who thinks logically before going out in the battlefield. I had some real respect for this character, and I really loved him. It was sad seeing him die in Beast Machines, even though he became a bit fanatical. I hope, ony day... they consider reviving Primal.

    Edit: Wait, is this about the figures or the characters from the TV shows?
     
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    lol it was suppose to be non-show characters :lol  but it is okay, the thread title was right but my post was wrong...fixed :lolol 
     
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    OH! lol
     
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    BW - TM2 Spittor and Stinkbomb (though their repaints appeared in RiD)
    RiD Wind Sheer, Dreadwind
    Cybertron Downshift
    Movie (Target exc.) Strongarm, Hardtop, Elita-1
     
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    The fallen
     
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    BIG DADDY, Cryotek. Was Energon Dreadwing in the show?

    Also, is this referring only to characters that weren't in TV, or characters that weren't in any media? Cos Bludgeon and Thunderwing weren't on the show, but their characters did A LOT in the comics. Ricochet, on the other hand, was only ever used in a single manga chapter. I also like Ricochet and Decepticharge, because they're like blank slates for Alternators Character Development.
     
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    Beast Wars TM2 Scourge is awesome. A sadistic biochemical warfare specialist that looks like a freakin' ninja. So cool.
     
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    G2 Obliterator Pyro (I know he's technically G1 or G1,5, but from the treatment he gets, he's G2 XD)

    He's a cool big bot who transforms from rather boxy an firetruck to a tall and impressive looking robot, and the transformation's awesome too.
     
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    Pretty much all of my Movie toys are non-movie characters (such as Arcee, Landmine, Stockade, Wreckage, Dropkick...) and I got them precisely for that reason. I love the "blank-slate" non-show characters present. But of them all, Movie Longarm takes the cake (and eats it).

    Somehow Hasbro managed to take one of the most unassuming altmodes ever and turn it into a toy that is just awesome and oozes character. He has one of the most unique weapons of all TF's, and he can wield it two-handed against his shoulder like a real soldier would, reminding me of the support class in Battlefield 2.

    He's also one of the few, if not the only, working Transformers tow trucks.

    What's more, his "Good Samaritan" bio is strangely at odds with his fierce appearance. He looks like he could take you apart but his tech specs say he won't, making me imagine him as sort of a gentle giant type, kind of like a precursor to Bulkhead. And his proportions reflect this: just by glancing at him you can tell he's meant to be a physically strong character.

    I imagine him as a sort of combat engineer, going around tearing down enemy fortifications, mining the battlefield, and patching up his teammates until they can be handed off to Ratchet. I like him precisely because he's not one of the warriors hogging the spotlight in the films and most series, yet he's just as essential to the fight and just as close to the front lines.
     
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    When I was a kid, my favourite non-show (and non-toy as well) character was Impactor. I liked how he was a zombie later on as well.
     
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    I always thought Straxus was a cool ruthless Decepticon leader-type dude. Too bad they never made an official toy of him.
    I read that story-arc when it first came out back in the day and its still my favorite arc from the comic book run.
     
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    Cryotek, Monstructor, the Fallen.
    And G1 Galvatron (hey he was non-show in Armada :p )
     
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    Cyb Cannonball and BWN Black Big Convoy of course.
     
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    Twin Twist.
































    Just kidding. :lol  I'd have to say my favorite non-show character would be Beast Wars Cybershark. He looks like he could have fit in with the Maximals so perfectly.
     
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    Heh, um, what's wrong with Twin Twist? I was seriously about to post him as my favorite! Really! I think a lot of it is nostalgia. I remember exactly when and where my parents got him for me (got him with Sludge) and I have a soft spot for him. Nothing wrong with the Jumpstarters.

    I also have to mention Overdrive, one of the mail-away Omnibots. I played with him endlessly. The Omnibots were very well done for mail-away exclusives.
     
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    Universe scavenger, I'm convinced that this blue excavation vehicon repaint.
    with its gold claws and autobot symbol is a homage to beachcomber.

    awesome.

    also cybertron dark skorponok. If any repaint villain seemed like a satisfying threat to the autobots. It was this guy. dude has the only beast key in my collection. (also no gold plastic problems the original black zarek toy suffered from)
     
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    Well think of it this way; the Galvatron in the show had a different color and shape than the toy, and the toy's tech spec didn't describe him as an upgraded Megatron or a Decepticon Leader. Maybe he is a non-show character :lol 
     

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