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The evolution of Transformers from G1 to Alt/MP to Classics - A pictorial quest

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Old 09-08-2012, 10:49 PM   #21
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:59 PM   #22
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those G1 add-ons to Ahhrnhaahd and Ratchet REALLY spruce those figures up. Great pics!
Yeah, hold on a minute. What ARE those add-on pieces for the two vans, and where can I get them?!?!
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:30 PM   #23
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I think the only ones where the Classics-style ones fall flat is with Ratchet and Ironhide, which is no surprise. But really, those are a little unfair to begin with - the use of the Third-Party toys kind of skew the results.

Even Rodimus isn't terrible - after all, the G1 toy is, to put it politely, a hunk of ass.
I totally agree. Classics Ratchet and IH are the worst, the others are IMHO really good.

And honestly I'm not a fan of the mystery machines bots. Way too Hannah-barberra.

Edit: yup, keep the pics coming.
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:42 AM   #24
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Cool to see this gets its own thread.


I have a few classics (mostly henkei/united) and even though people are gushing over them, I also feel those are the least attractive version of the characters. The G1 diaclone cars have something that makes them special. I've sold quite a lot of my G1 collection without any regret, but those G1 diaclone cars...they will stay (and be expanded upon).

I still love my alt/BT collection so much. Really have to start pimping them out more with stickers and making that Prowl myself -- I actually have two Prowls planned: from Alert and from Autorooper.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:01 AM   #25
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Transformers toys has definitely evolve from being squarish G1 look to more fully articulated G1 style.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:15 AM   #26
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I gotta agree with you. I am thinking that my classics collection is primarily going to be a 3rd party collection because the Has/Tak stuff is really not the best.

Personally I have debated multiple times on selling my classic, but I just cannot do it. Maybe after these pics I will, but I will find out after all that is done.

The other thing I have been thinking is to blog my opinions on each figure, or impressions on each.
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These are really interesting because I would not have expected to like the Classics versions least in each and every case. And especially not by such a wide margin.

I'm sure this wasn't the intent of the thread, but looking at those pictures makes me feel like I am completely done with Classics and need more Alternators.


Yeah, that is the one thing that makes the comparisons a little unfair. But I'm kind of shocked how unappealing each of those Classics figures looks next to their counterparts. I had to have seen comparisons like these before, so I can't figure out what it is that is only now making me feel this way.

edit: I posted right after looking at the pictures and before reading any comments, so I'm kind of glad there are others noticing how underwhelming the Classics figures are coming off here, and that it's not me going crazy.
It was making these kind of comparison's that made me ditch whatever classics I had left bar Cyclonus (I really like him) and Bumblebee (as, accuracy be damned, I really like him with my Alts).


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Even Rodimus isn't terrible - after all, the G1 toy is, to put it politely, a hunk of ass.
don't be crazy. G1 Hot Rod is a stupidly fun toy. The classics version manages to remove almost everything that was chracterful of the original and replace it with ass.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:31 AM   #27
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Awesome photos and great idea man!

TBF to classics tho if they were also pimped out with reprolabels they wouldn't come out of this so bad. Now I don't have G1 Hound but case in point:



Obviously looking past the shitty pic Classics Hound comes into his own when stickered up....IMHO at least and I'd say the darker Henkei one would look even better.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:40 AM   #28
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This is a great thread idea,look forward to seeing future pics of Sideswipe,Soundwave,etc
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:52 AM   #29
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This is a great thread idea,look forward to seeing future pics of...Soundwave
Bit pointless really.
Till we get MP Soundwave, G1 Soundwave is easily going to wipe the floor with any rivals, including ML Soundwave!
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:00 AM   #30
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Man! That is awesome. Keep it coming.
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