G1 character/figure scale

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by MartyMcfly160, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. MartyMcfly160

    MartyMcfly160 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Posts:
    331
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    so lately since i've been getting back into collecting TRANSFORMERS i figured it would make sense to brush up on my TF knowledge and watch up all the G1 series. . .

    and as i was watching i only wondered why hasn't TAKARA or HASBRO releases any show accurate scale sized figures. i mean yeah i understand a big factor might be as far as materials go and over all cost but i believe maybe something can be done.

    as i watched
    TF:25/9 "Atlantis, Arise!" - GRIMLOCK is way bigger than MEGATRON
    TF:26/10 "Attack of the Autobots" - BUMBLEBEE is slightly above OPTIMUS PRIME knee

    so on and so on. . . so would it be wrong to get a line made to be show scale accurate? or am i just over dreaming it? i think it would be awesome to display them as show accurate scaled or hell even for a diorama.
     
  2. Scaleface

    Scaleface Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Posts:
    25,974
    News Credits:
    99
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Likes:
    +7,523
    Ebay:
    While size was inconsistant, they usually shot for making the show toy-accurate, not scale accurate. Minibots were smaller than Autobot cars, despite the fact that they should be the same size. Autobot Cars were nearly as tall as a Decepticon jet, despite that the car should by TINY next to a jet.

    We have a scale thread where people try to calculate the real world size of characters.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/504731-transformers-scale-project.html
     
  3. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Posts:
    5,070
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Likes:
    +260
    Ebay:
    Do not try to understand G1 size. There are size charts and so on but the cartoon is baisiccly a 20 min long toy commercial. You will also see bruticus in some episodes the same size as Galvatron.

    so yeah dont worry your head around it.
     
  4. MartyMcfly160

    MartyMcfly160 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Posts:
    331
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    lol i just wish some way some how we could get some good scale coming along

    the one that bothers me the most of MEGATRON lol in his alt mode he shrinks -__-
     
  5. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    29,277
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +28,677
    Facebook:
    Takara seem to be going for scale in robot mode in the Masterpiece series now. This was with MP Sideswipe recently in a showcase:

    [​IMG]

    Bottom line is if you want scale you are gonna have to pay for it!!
     
  6. MartyMcfly160

    MartyMcfly160 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Posts:
    331
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    that link is useful thanks

    yeah my post was mainly focused on the masterpiece G1 scale which i had left out but pretty much obvious since masterpiece is the only line coming out with the main G1 figures but i hope for a bumble bee that size like in the chart. which makes me wonder a bumblebee that small in masterpiece line would be pretty cheap considering
     
  7. Cool Hand Lube

    Cool Hand Lube Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Posts:
    4,152
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +8,740
    [​IMG]

    The iGear vans are in cartoon robot mode scale to MP-10, as is MP-12 & MP13.