August 2014 Community Discussion: Favorite Long-Term Figure?

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  1. Killamarshan

    Killamarshan Iacon Tourist

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    The Cybertron Evac mould never fails to raise a smile from me.

    I love gimmicks and this toy has more than most - coupled with a solid alt mode and an excellent bot mould it really is one of my favourite ever mainline retail TFs, if not the favourite.


    Blades is probably my favourite paint scheme.
     
  2. Movie Convoy

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    Definitely Hasbro MP-10 Masterpiece Optimus Prime. The robot mode proportions are very dynamic. It has a reasonable amount of diecast metal in it. It has all of the articulation and poseability you could ever want in a Masterpiece Optimus Prime figure, without using a single ball joint in its construction. It even has real rubber tires, chrome, long smokestacks, and it came with every single one of the accessories that the original TakaraTomy release of the figure came with. It also scales well with all of the Post-MP10 Masterpiece figures. It was one of the things my parents gave to me on Christmas Day of 2012. And I find the actual transformations between its modes to be really enjoyable, and I enjoy fiddling with it every chance I get. I even take it with me almost every where I go. Those are my reasons for liking it so much, and also states just how much I like the figure.
     
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  3. Nemesis251

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    For me...Big Black Convoy

    Even with the crappy beast mode that had basically no articulation. The robot mode is amazing. Imposing size, a good amount of weapons, and a removable Matrix. I love that figure. It even has tonfas. I can't even think of another TF with tonfas.
     
  4. Captain

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    MP-01 still probably displays on my shelf holding it's ground vs G1, BW, and MP's!
     
  5. nazgul777

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    For me it's movie 1 Arcee. Something about her robot mode just oozes personality, and every time I put her away she winds up right back on the desk within a week.

    Bantor would also be a contender, with his fun simple transformation odd gimmick and endearing quirkiness. But his foot broke off at the peg, so his fiddling days are over :( 
     
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    For me it is Alternators Smokescreen. This is the TF that got me hooked again. A perfect combination of a scale model and TF in one. The vehicle mode is just great with all the functions you don't get in an other TFs line. The robot model is a bit bulky, but I like it and is good the put in different poses because of the many joint.

    Smokescreen has been transformed many times, but not as many as legend Prime breakdown. This one it permanently on the desk and transform him about 10 times a week. Still all the joints are nice and tide. Now that is quality. For a legends it has a intricate transformation and I just like its bulkiness and has very little kibble. But the main reason way I keep this one close, is that I am also an AFOL (adult fan of Lego) and have been working on making a automatic transforming robot for years. This figure has a simple but intricate transformation and it inspires me. Hopefully I will someday find a good solution to make my dream come true, combining both my hobbies into something awesome.
     
  7. ORIO

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  8. King Starscream

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    Cybertron Optimus Prime. I have two at home. One to display with his regular trailer and the other to display with Wing Saber attached. Regardless of what's attached to him, the toy has so much play value with different modes in both robot and vehicle forms. Little things such as the removable Matrix and faceplate make this the one toy I keep going back to time and time again. To think that it's almost nine years old.
     
  9. MROptimusPrime

    MROptimusPrime LEGAL NAME: OPTIMUS PRIME

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    Buster Optimus Prime is the best Optimus Prime figure ever. His vehicle mode is spot on real, even from underneath; save for the gears through the cab windows. MP-10 does not touch this figure. Buster OP does not have huge robot feet hanging off the back of its alt mode, or robot parts showing in truck mode. All of Buster OP's weapons are built in, and sturdy as all heck in either mode. MP-10 is not a Masterpiece, but Buster OP is.
     
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    While many toys rotate on my shelf space, BW Rampage is always on display.
     
  11. Booster Gold

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    If i hadn't sold this guy years back I would definitely agree. There is so much fun stuff to do with this mould and he was an actual character not just another obligatory black convoy. Unfortunately he much set a trend of for black repaints that followed, every line got the next 5 years or so had an evil Convoy/Scourge repainted in the same colours.
     
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    90% of my TF's are put away because of my young child (actually it was my nephew that turned out to be the breaker of toys, my kid's pretty good)

    But one of the exceptions is Cybertron Downshift.
    The colors are a little ugly and the head could use some articulation, but he's sturdy, easy to transform, has a G1 vibe with modern articulation, and you can activate the gimmick without digging out the cyberkey.

    So he hangs out.

    Also RiD Scourge/Laser Optimus (aka, "Black Ops, Black Optimus) is a pretty badass Prime. Good articulation, quick transformation, sword. He's a nice balance between G1 and modern.

    And an Honorable Mention to "Bendy" Prime. (Although if you think about it, his transformation is very similar to the above).
    The only problem with mine is due to lack of use his shoulder joints are getting stiff, and I worry about breaking him.
    Also the "monster tires" are a sore spot since I got into trucking and noticed how out of proportion they are.
    It might be fun to do a custom with more "realistic scale" wheels on him. (singles in front, dualies in the back)
     
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  13. Cast

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    G1 Skylynx, given his gimmick of walking is acceptable articulation, even by todays standards, solid alt mode and character. Honestly the only Toy from G1 I would still have on a dispaly with my "classics" so for a what, 27 year old toy? I got to say for long term I don't think your going to find anything to beat that.

    Otherwise classic Bee has got to be up there (that wasn't meant as a pun).

    Universe Hound.

    Gen Drift.
     
  14. hthrun

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  15. Dudicus377

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    This is hard but I have to say my G1 Sixshot. I bought the reissue with the chromed chest some time late last year and I can not put him down! Most of the TF's I buy get attention for a week then on to the shelf, but not Sixshot! Even with MMC Hexatron I still take G1 Sixshot off the shelf more. Just an awesome figure, design, everything!
     
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    G1 Powermaster Optimus Prime. I haven't spent a day without one since my first one came home with me in the late '80s. Admittedly, I upgraded when I discovered the superior Takara version.
     
  17. Metal Sonic

    Metal Sonic Young, dumb and full of Transformers toys

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    Animated Optimus Prime. Sure, his weapon sucks, his faceplate gimmick is iffy, and the black panels on the arms aren't easy on the eyes, but this figure to me is both impossible to put down and vital in just how great an Optimus Prime can be, and should. Great justice done to possibly the greatest version of the greatest character in Transformers history. Figures come and go, but nothing will make me part with this figure. You'll have to pry it from my cold, offline servo.
     
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    I don't know why but I love BW Rattrap, the tail gimmick, the articulation, the gun that stores perfectly in his beast mode. (Guess I do know why) Plus I have the Takara version with the toon accurate paint, and he is the one I find myself fiddling with the most. He hangs with my MPs.
     
  19. timcourtois

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    I love this thread!
    We TF fans do a lot of complaining... it's really nice to see a thread full of people sharing their joy.

    I'll put in another vote for the ROTF Leader Optimus mold. That thing is amazing; hard to imagine anything ever beating it for my tastes.
     
  20. sideswipe1978

    sideswipe1978 Autobot

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    While I love all my classics/generations figures its my G1 Optimus Prime that I always go back to. He was one of my first back in 1984. He is like eating mashed potatoes. Simple, Familiar, and kind of bland; I know what he's all about and it never gets old to me. A very satisfying toy to hold and experience. Lots of playability to it too, the trailer and roller add to the fun.
     
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