Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Scaleface, Feb 22, 2012.
Different generation, same fight!
In retrospect I really wish I got this guy at the time.
The Decepticon tower
Legacy of Convoy
Monkey vs Dino
Season 1 Axalon
Shockwave & mini Shockwave
Just throwing it out there, if you're looking to sell Skids and your Legends Insecticons, I'd be interested in buying them.
G2 Laser Prime is pretty sick
Happy Easter! Years ago I had an Easter hunt in my house, not just for eggs with chocolate & coins, but also for 3 Transformers!
Generations deluxe Skullgrin was the third I found, behind a couch & curtains. I like his drab colored, buff look, a great reuse of Generations Darkmount(Straxus)'s mold, & the arm articulation should be some of the very best, with shoulder balljoints, bicep swivels & ball jointed wrists with opening hands & inward bend, allowing for dual handed pickaxe wielding. However, all his ball joints in his hips, wrists, shoulders, & ankles wore out quick, especially his hips. Also, his hands grip his pickaxe loosely &, during transformation, parts easily get in the way of each other. Tank mode looks like it should be bigger; it rolls well for a tank though.
Generations deluxe Thundercracker was 2nd, behind the dishwasher(recently dusted). I got back into getting TFs just in time for the last 2 Classics mold Seekers on store shelves & the cool blue ones no less (my fave color)! Animation inaccuracy aside, T-cracker rocks the royal blue in both modes. Unfortunate that the '84 Classics Seekers' wings get in the way of the arm guns, otherwise I would have wanted the others, especially Universe Acid Storm. Generations Dirge & Classics Ramjet don't have that problem by design so I'm glad to have them. Barring lack of swivels articulation is OK.
The 1st I found, & one that's still an MVP of my collection since I got him, was Generations deluxe Sergeant Kup, on top of the fridge behind the cereal. Possibly the very best of the original run of Generations (Remember when 'Generations' was just 20 deluxe figures?), all his articulation is on sturdy hinges & swivels other than a ball jointed neck, nearly a decade before it was standardized in the WFC Trilogy. In an era when being wary of loosening ball joints was an ever frequent concern, this oldie is still solid. He even has two hinges in each elbow for inward bend in two directions, as well as big feet with forward & back ankle hinges. His truck mode (which looks like the odd Chevy SSR but tougher) is also outstanding, not just rolling well, but featuring a textured bed, working tailgate & storage underneath for his 'laser musket' (the barrel tip mimics a tailpipe). A few months earlier I got the Swerve redeco (that everybody repurposes as Ironhide for good reason), & I love them both, mainly Kup for his character. A must have for any fans of Kup &/or earth Autobot car/truck modes.
I was also gifted the DS Decepticons games of the Transformers Movies, but they haven't aged nearly as well lol (1st movie DS was kind of cool though). Until next throwback, happy Easter! "The past is the greatest teacher."
Bonus pics: Kup driving the country roads, & picking up a crashed Thrilling 30 Cosmos on the way.
I had to throw these photos into photoshop to remove the badges of these lads ...
Orion and Megatronus
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A friend suggested repeating the photo, which seemed to be a promo for the Universe line. Maybe it was not a promo, but something else, I don't know.
UPD: Oh, how to attach a photo from a smartphone so that it is not a file?
We need more OS (WFC scale) KOs of the minibots...
Did your Powerglide ko have loose shoulders? I had one awhile back and they were kinda floppy.
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