How many G1 characters needed before your collection is 'complete?'

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  1. Turingmachine75

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    Oh, god . . . so many of them.

    I thought a few months ago that I’d be very slowly scraping together an MP collection, but after finding out what the legends scale is all about I’m really drawn to what they’re doing. I’m still going to pick up some MPs, but not nearly as much as I thought a few weeks back.
     
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  2. Aaronstampler

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    Need:

    Autobots:

    Hot Spot/Defensor
    Fireflight
    Slingshot/Superion
    Nightbeat
    Getaway
    Crosshairs
    Sureshot
    Fembots
    Alpha Trion
    Trainbots/Raiden

    Decepticons:

    Astrotrain
    Skullcruncher
    All Terrorcons/Abominus except Sinnertwin
    Divebomb
    Headstrong
    Razorclaw/Predaking
    Brawl/Brutcius
    Drag Strip
    Dead End/Menasor

    Could Use Upgrades On:

    Autobots:

    Protectobots/Defensor
    Perceptor
    Jazz
    Cliffjumper
    Trailbreaker
    Hoist
    Windcharger
    Huffer
    Gears
    Brainstorm
    Highbrow
    Blaster
    Tracks
    Autobot Cassettes
    Technobots/Computron
    Broadside
    Springer
    Sandstorm
    Arcee

    Decepticons:

    Blitzwing
    Soundwave
    Ratbat
    Slugslinger
    Triggerhappy
    Misfire
     
  3. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    -Infernocus
    -A good set of MP Dinobots that scale well / good enough with my movie bots.
    -Devastator

    I almost forgot... A G1 Devastator from Takara or Ocular Max, hopefully the latter will have more ratchets this time...
     
  4. malware5

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    Unlike most here, I saw the G1 cartoon in a very different order so for me it tends to be more of which character's design/personality I thought was awesome as opposed to which came first. That and also I'm not a gotta catch them all kind of collector.....the astronomical prices these days will definitely keep that mantra in check. On that note the remaining robots I need in my collection which would make me comfortably stop collecting today are (Sunbow G1 only)....

    Rodimus Prime - Although TT have been off their game lately, I feel they are the only ones that can do him justice.
    Galvatron - See above. Sovereign has an incredible bot mode but I still feel TT can up FT on this. His altmode and transformation is where I feel the figure is let down but in all honesty after the cluster fuck MP-44 was in terms of transformation I feel this guy has been somewhat vindicated for his terrible transformation.
    Jazz - See above.
    Skywarp - Just around the corner from TT.
    Apeface - the current option is unacceptable.
    Brainstorm - A sunbow G1 version please. Not interested in the maketoys Japanese influenced version.
    The Technobots - A sunbow G1 accurate version from FT would be very welcome.
    The Constructicons - The current options and the king of Chugsterpiece, Constructor, isn't even afterthought. A real sunbow version, FT?

    Honorable mentions:
    The terrorcons
    Sureshot
    Missfire
    Triggerhappy
     
  5. Metroplexcity2019

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    Key: GP=Gigapower, MT=Make Toys, KFC=Keith's Fantasy Club, FT=Fans Toys, XTB=X-Transbots, etc.

    Need character representations of:

    Dinobots (GP [chrome] Swoop, Snarl, Slag, Sludge)
    Seekers (MT Skywarp, MT Thundercracker)
    Coneheads (MT Ramjet, MT Thrust)
    Reflector (probably choose KFC)
    Blaster (probably choose KFC)
    Cliffjumper (waiting for FT or another company)
    Jazz (preordered MT reissue, preordered FT)
    Seaspray (preordered FT v.2)
    Perceptor (preordered FT v.2)
    Astrotrain (preordered FT)
    Frenzy (maybe MMC, slightly tall though)
    Insecticons (waiting on FT or another company, neither Badcube nor MMC were good enough for me)
    Jetfire/Skyfire (Unfortunately I missed FT first release, not sure I would buy a reissue at new prices, may have to settle with Hasbro Siege version, which is great but a little short and does not match a toon aesthetic MP collection)
    Aerialbots (need Zeta Downthrust and Catapult to complete the big guy, considering FT set for individual bot modes, but space and…oh yeah money)
    Protectobots (waiting)

    Want character representations of:

    Ultra Magnus (on the fence for awhile now, either waiting for a better MP/3P version or THF slightly improved? KO, the arm/shoulder design annoys me to no end)
    Springer (waiting on XTB or waiting for FT reissue)
    Hardhead (MT or Yes Toys KO)
    Scorponok (Hasbro, not waiting for TT or 3P version which I seriously doubt I could afford when or if they ever release one.
    Predacons (thought about Hasbro and Wei Jiang version as a "placeholder", but purchased neither to date, so waiting)
    Technobots (waiting)
    Terrorcons (waiting)

    Metroplex (MP version probably just a dream)
    Fortress Maximus (same)
    Trypticon (same)


    Upgrades:

    Constructicons (Toyworld/Zeta falls short for me, I own the OS GT Gravity Builder set, but also falls short, too much departure from the source, and physically short by Zeta "standards", though upgrade kit is available, needed for stability, FT could make the one Devastator to rule them all and make a fortune in the process)
    Combaticons (own the UT set which is good but waiting on FT)
    Trailbreaker (own XTB preordered FT)
    Stunticons (Own the XTB limb bots, but waiting on FT Spoiler [pre-ordered], Smokey, and whatever their Deadend is called, also would like for XTB to release the damn Menasor skeleton!)
    Hot Rod (own TT KO waiting on FT reissue or a v.2)
    Soundwave (own TT KO preordered FT)
    Blitzwing (own KFC preordered FT)
    Ravage (maybe MMC if they reissue the black and chrome version, otherwise FT it is)
    Rumble (maybe MMC, slightly tall though)

    Omissions:

    Nothing beyond G1 Seasons 1,2 is a priority, including TF The Movie, S3, and S4. Although I do not consider the S3 combiners, Citybots, etc. above as "need" it sure would be nice to see proper MP/3P releases of them, especially within a reasonable price range which appears to be a thing of the past now. FT Fort Max looks awesome but with a $150 deposit, I can only imagine what the retail price will be, expect the price will be higher than Haslab Unicron.
     
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  6. Decepticharger

    Decepticharger Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.

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    I’m have a similar perspective as you.
     
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  7. Decepticharger

    Decepticharger Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.

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    Zeta/Toy World sized Protectobots please!
     
  8. Dutchy79

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    They are great specialy the latest releases, they are becoming small MP's by now.
     
  9. malware5

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    I like how myself and pretty much everyone including the op himself doesn't state how many characters he needs to complete their collections instead just state the characters they need even though that's what the title demands?

    :lol 

    On that note...minus my honorable mentions I have 16 bots to collect.
     
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  10. XIII

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    Really, the big one us mp g1 protectobots.

    But, characters I think will never happen that I want...
    Mp roadbuster and whirl
    Mp jumpstarters
    Mp omnibots
    Mp deluxe Insecticons
     
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  11. Dutchy79

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    Because that will make it clear of how much I still need to buy and that will give me buyers stress :p 
     
  12. DashCourageous

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    I've been complete, just picking up what I like and figure version upgrades that appeal. I only wanted the Ark crew.
     
  13. Lex79

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    The biggest holes in my collection were Scorponok and Unicron, but thanks to Earthrise and Haslab they are filled now. I don't have a specific goal for my collection so while there are some must have characters like Ultra Magnus, the dinobots, the city bots I plan to keep going as long as I find figures that I like. Having said that, if I am being told that I can buy only two more characters and then retire from collecting, I'll say MP Defensor and MP Computron.
     
  14. supervir2

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    Cliffjumper
    Devastator
    Trailbreaker (until FT releases theirs)
    Blitzwing
    Jazz (maybe)

    I’m good on G1 after those as I’m pretty satisfied with my figures for everyone else.
     
  15. JoeHavok

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    Collecting everything in the Sunbow Cartoon.
    Seasons 1-4, and the movie.

    Need:
    1. Takara Cliffjumper or FansToys
    2. Fans Toys Jazz
    3. FansToys Defensor
    4. FansToys Bruticus
    5. FansToys Computron
    6. FansToys Abominus
    7. FansToys Predaking
    8. Takara Rodimus Prime V2.0
    9. FansToys SkullCruncher
    10. FansToys Fortress Maximus
    11.FansToys BrainStorm
    12.FansToys Highbrow
    13. FansToys HUFFER
    14. FansToys Outback
    15. FansToys Chromedome
    16. FansToys Hardhead
    17.FansToys or X-Transbots Runamuck and Runabout
    18. FansToys Punch/Counterpunch
    19. MakeToys Thrust
    20. MakeToys Ramjet
    21. FansToys Decepticon Clones
    22. FansToys Targetmasters (All from Season 4)
    23. FansToys Autobot Clones
    24. FansToys Throttlebots
    25. FansToys Scourge
    26. Takara Galvatron
    27. FansToys Blitzwing

    (I’m not including FansToys Figures I have on pre-order or the rest of their Superion or Menasor)

    Then I’m close to being done.
     
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    For masterpiece, I only need the trailer for Motormaster, Hoist, and Astrotrain. I'll buy a few others if decent versions ever become available: Runabout and Runamuck, Octane (I went back and forth on KFC's version before finally concluding it just wasn't good enough), and maybe a few others, but my mp collection is pretty much just S1, S2, and TFTM and I've got all of them except the few I listed.

    Legends is another story. I will buy any character that had an appearance in the US cartoon or the Marvel comic, so I'm pretty far from being done there.
     
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    MP scale -
    Last bit of XTB Menasor
    Comic Scorponok
    Skullcruncher
    Ramjet and Thrust
    Deception triple-changers
    Predaking

    then I’m out and happy
     
  18. the oaf

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    In terms of figures I want for my MP collection, I'd like everything from '84 and '85, then I'm picking and choosing from '86 upwards, and that way, if collections don't get complete releases for whatever reason (for example, the Autobot Headmasters), I'll just sell off the ones I've got. As of right now, there are only 7 "essential" characters that I don't have a figure of:
    Bonecrusher
    Venom
    Hotspot
    Superion
    Runabout
    Runamuck
    Scorponok

    Once I've got these, I'll consider my MP collection complete, and anything else I get is a bonus.

    As far as my IDW collections goes, once I've got MMC's Tesarus and the inevitable Earthrise Grapple repaint for Inferno, I'm done... and once again, anything extra is just gravy.
     
  19. zeroblue2099

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    I am a legends collector so I have plenty of room. So I have recently split my collection between NewAge, UT, DX9 and Magic Square for G1, Iron Factory for IDW and TE for Beast Wars.

    G1 characters I need:
    Windcharger
    Cliffjumper
    Wheeljack
    Hound
    Mirage
    Jetfire/Skyfire
    Tracks
    Perceptor
    Sunstreaker
    Hot Rod

    Also like to see NewAge release a Sideswipe, Trailbreaker, Blaster, Inferno, Seaspray, Hoist, and Red Alert. Might replace my Magic Square versions.

    Also hope NewAge and Magic Square try to replace DX9's Dinobots, Kup, Arcee and Blurr.
     
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  20. Mad Prime

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    I'd like to have in legend scale the cartoon G1 characters with an Earth alt mode with Shockwave as the exception to the rule. Maybe the movie cast. After watching the whole cartoon again last year the season 4 characters just don't have the same appeal for me as season 1 and 2. With season 3 I'll be picky. I'd like to say I don't need Predaking, Abominus and Computron but I think I'll cave, combiners do have a special place in my heart.