TF Classics/Universe scale??

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  1. NSP

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    I have always been confused on the scale the Classics/Universe come in. For instance Legends Class Brawn, Beachcomber, Wheelie, Bumblebee ect.....are tiny......then Reveal the Shield Windchager is a little bigger then them....and Deluxe Class Bumblebee and Cliffjumper are bigger then him. Arent all them listed supposed to be about the same size in height? Im not sure which is the best size to use for display? Its just weird to have a bulky 5" Bumblebee and then have a tiny 3" Brawn standing next to him..haha.

    For some of the main autobot characters....which sizes do you all use for display? Any info on how scale SHOULD be.... would be appreciated!


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    Sorry, I don't even have most- scratch that, any of those. I just provide the link. :( 
     
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    I use music label Prime for my Optimus because the classics and MP versions were either to big or not accurate enough. I use the IGear version for my Brawn along with classics deluxe Bumblebee and Cliffjumper. The clear plastic tabs which hold bee and CJs neck tabs have been cut so their heads sit a little lower, making them nearly the same height as Brawn. With the exception of Henkei Jetfire my Autobot collection is made up of deluxes. I don't own figures like RTS Windcharger or Grapple.
     
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    some pics for you. i approve of this scale. others don't its subjective to what you really want in your collection. some are more strict than others. to me in a universe where a tiny jeep and a huge tank can both for the legs of bruticus... i play with the scale to fit my preference.

    fyi: i will include ALL igear minibots when available. they look awesome.

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    Third party companies will help rectify a lot of the tiny Legends scale toys.
     
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    Scale in Transformers?

    Hhaahahahahahaha! BAHAHAHAHAHA! That's funny. ;) 

    But seriously, most of the people you're asking about OP, have multiple choices. Bumblebee and CJ have deluxe size classes, sure. There's also a Legends Goldbug too if you think that 'bee is too big. And if you include TFA or Prime CJ and BB, you can use their legends/cyberverse in place of the Deluxes.

    Or perhaps you think Legends are too small? Deluxe Wheelie just came out, there's two or so options for a Brawn (Firetrap and Brawn, both from the...2010? RTS? line, or something around then), and Warpath has both a Legends and a (really, really awesome) Deluxe.

    A FEW people are stuck with what you got. Beachcomber, Cosmos and Windcharger, namely. You CAN use Energon Beachcomber in place of the Legends, but it's a Voyager size, so quite large.

    Really, personally, for myself, I use whatever toy seems to fit well with the CHARACTER. I'm not stuck on trying to fit X scale from G1 with Y scale of modern era. I don't care if my "minibots" are all different size classes. All Legends size would be neat, sure. Ain't important to me though. To me, whatever seems to fit the character best is what rules my choices.

    When I get choices. Windcharger 'has to' be the Scout Windcharger - but that's not a problem, since that toy is REALLY good. Legends Cosmos and Beachcomber are also really good, so those being my only choices are fine.

    So, I'm fine with the deluxes for Cliffjumper and 'Bee. Heck, I use the second, recolored 'Bee for Hubcap too. I personally, also LOVE Legends Brawn, because, as is stated famously in his bio, "the smallest but one of the strongest of the Autobots", and Legends definitely fits smallest part. Between the Warpaths, the Deluxe is my choice, mainly because that deluxe toy is really really good.

    Basically, OP, what I'm trying to say: Don't get stuck on scale. Go for what's awesome, what fits your budget, and what you think fits the spirit of the character.
     
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    Its ok thanks for the link! :D 


    Good info thanks! Ya I wish most all were Deluxe size with exception of a few...(Optimus, Jetfire, Grapple, etc)


    What do you mean? Example? :) 


    This is my favorite post Ive ever read here! haha Thanks for the tips/info! Helped alot! :) 


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    And great pics CVProwl! Ive been studying them!! Thanks
     
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    Yeah, no problem. Where the scale should be is thrown out the window.

    That said. I don't leave it just to the toys' own stature to dictate how tall it appears. You take Legends Class figures like Beachcomber and Trailbreaker, who are shorter than they should be, and Jetfire who is shorter than he should be, but is meant to be a large character. And display them next to each other, towards the back of the shelf (I have Jetfire holding Beachcomber up to emphasize it more). You imply scale by using your display, making characters look more distant than they actually are.
     
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    Another excellent post...thank you! Very helpful.

    Implying scale is an excellent idea!!
     
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    I guess its just kinda odd to me when some 'mini-bots' are Legends scale and some are Deluxe scale. But with some posts Ive read here...Im learning to work with it! :D  Its actually kinda cool to see different size autobots.....
     
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    I'd buy more minibots in deluxe scale or the smaller prime deluxe scale.
     
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    You get used to it. There's also one or two (namely Windcharger, one of my favorites) in Scout size, so the 'minibots' come in three scales. ;) 

    If -I- were at Hasbro, my personal choice, especially during the heyday of the Scout class, would be all Scout minibots. I may have had to spread them across a few lines (Cybertron, movie 1 and 2, Uni 2), but that's what I'd have done. Because that's what I would love to have seen done, as a fan.

    But, yeah, you get used to it, and you actually kind of like it. Think of reasons for the size differences. Why did Trailbreaker (Trailcutter) shrink from being what 'should be' a Deluxe guy to a Legends? Because he got tired of being a fuel guzzler so he was redesigned into a smaller, more advanced, more efficient body. Since his force field isn't affected by size, it works. For me, 'Bee, CJ and Hubcap are larger size because they were so fuel efficient that the extra armor and power of the larger size makes them semi-elite. And deluxe Warpath? Well, he never seemed to be a Minibot anyway, except in toy size. He was also big and beefy and tough, and his deluxe toy really fits.

    The only one I didn't like, personally, was the huge Powerglide. So, I use the Cyberverse PG from the DotM line for my PG, and the huge PG I just renamed into another plane Autobot that fits a bit better. Forget who, exactly, but, he's someone else, and PG's a more appropriate size. Yeah, an A-10 Warthog I know is a big plane, but PG seems to fit better as a small sized support plane and not a main combat craft.

    Basically, I see the 'errors' in the toys as a potential for a story.
     
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    don't even try for realistic scale lol. the closest you'll get is legends warpath and starscream with ultra silverbolt, who's 1/243. we also have cars who are 1/32. unless you're collecting the movie line i wouldn't even try.