Alternatives to G1 toys

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by TFsound1, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. TFsound1

    TFsound1 Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2019
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    Most of the Transformer toys I own are G1. I used to own a broken G1 Galvatron as a child, but I didn't like it. I didn't like the gray color and it was oversized. I did like Titans Galvatron with the Toyhax helmut and it really blends with my collection. It really goes grew with G1 Cyclonus and G1 Scourge. The original Duocons seemed rather unimpressive because they lacked hands, feet, and articulation . However, the recent Duocon toys (Power of the Primes and Siege) were rather impressive alternative.

    Overall, I prefer having a G1 figures over a modern remake, unless if I was unimpressed with the G1 figure or if the G1 figure is too expensive. To be frank, I don't care about the million different versions of Devastator out there and I'm satisfied enough with my Walmart G1 reissue, but to each their own. Are there any others that people would recommend? I'm interested in alternatives to the G1 Targetmasters and G1 Headmasters given that the originals are too expensive. One can't buy G1 Megatron anymore. The 1984 Megatron normally cost a few hundreds now. Are there any Chinese KO Megatrons that go into gun mode that anyone would recommend (aside from the masterpiece version)?
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  2. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

    Aug 10, 2008
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    For clarifications sake, what is the overall goal of your collection? Because the Generations line is basically what you described with many of its newer figures basically being straight redos of G1 figures but with articulation. The earlier Classics/Universe figures tended to be more reimaginings.
    Unless you want it to have primarily G1 molds? In which case, Walmart's reissues like your Devastator should do the trick.
    Otherwise I'm not quite sure what you're after.
  3. Prime Noble

    Prime Noble Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2008
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    Here are photos of various G1 toys with modern toys from my collection to give you a sense of scale in both modes.

    Figures I recommend:

    Masterpiece Cassettes and Grapple.
    Fansproject Stunticons.
    Maketoys Technobots.
    CW Constructicons.
    KFC cassettes.
    Robotmasters Mirage
    Most Titans Return figures apart from deluxe cars though Kup and Blurr look good in vehicle mode with the G1 cars.
    POTP Rodimus Prime, Tailgate, Windcharger, Outback.
    CW Leader Seekers.
    Siege Seekers.
    Device Label Optimus Prime and Blaster. Prime is the G1 toy with a cartoon accurate head sculpt and Blaster scales nicely with G1 Soundwave and can also accommodate G1 and Masterpiece cassettes.

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  4. WheeljackDude

    WheeljackDude Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
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    These are the substitutes for the non-HasTak G1 toys--
    *Generations Leader Jetfire (use him as a G1 toy. Use the Siege Jetfire for the CHUG)
    *Generations Voyager Roadbuster
    *Genearations Voyager Whirl
    *MP-29+ Shockwave (darker purple) (use him as a G1 toy. Use the Fanstoys FT-03 or FT-03T Quakewave for the CHUG)
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