The Generation One Toys Appreciation Thread!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Superquad7, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. icewolf74

    icewolf74 Well-Known Member

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    This is an awesome display setup. I love it!! :thumbs2: 
     
  2. Maz

    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

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    I see a very nice error box Optimus Prime there with your grey roller/metal plate toy to go with it,

    Very very nice :) 

    All the best
    Maz
     
  3. TheShape

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    So many maxes! Love it
     
  4. clintfca

    clintfca G1 Inspired

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    Hey HD! Did you ever end up getting a US FortMax to go with that box? Or did I read the story wrong on your blog. I love that C-114 box art. I hope he gets reissued next year
     
  5. AMG

    AMG Old School

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    So much awesomeness.
     
  6. heroic_decepticon

    heroic_decepticon Cybertronian

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    Nope, didn't get one. I could easily get one here though, but really, Hong Kong is so small, I don't want to be fighting for space with an extra FM.

    The key question is this - would you consider that the lucky draw Brave Max should form part of the Maximii family?
    (you would know that this was a lucky draw C-027 Brave Max that comes in a complete white box with black words (a little like lucky draw Tracks), but has all the normal FM parts in blue that Brave Max never had; also has the sword too).

    What do you think? Is that needed to "complete" the Max family?
     
  7. 2punish&enslave

    2punish&enslave Starscream's Brigade

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    Thanks! If not for your article about it I wouldn't have even known it was special. When I won it I was ecstatic.

    Thank you. I really appreciate it!
     
  8. clintfca

    clintfca G1 Inspired

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    For me, having all 3 MIB color decos of Maximus completes it for me. You're definitely setting the standard by having both Jap and Korean release of Brave. I'm not crazy enough about Brave's color scheme to want the LD one for just the extra accessories.

    However I would bet that if you came across a LD Brave one day during your travels you'd probably pick him up if the price was right :D 

    Btw I visit HK a lot on the weekends to take a breather from work in Shenzhen. Maybe we can meet up in HK some time.
     
  9. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    Anyone see à mp thundercracker, can i pick it up for me, I Will even give à bit extra for your trouble
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 OCP Police Crime Prevention Unit 001 Super Content Contributor

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    With the '84 class, I don't care for rub signs in my collection, with only a few exceptions (MIB or sealed piece for a good deal passes, but that's about it for me). Otherwise, I'm quite the rub sign fan. :) 

    Part of the "family"? Yes. Needed to be complete? NO. Lucky Draws are something of a "bonus" to me. I've never felt the "need" to have one in my collection.

    Then again, that's what makes this hobby cool - each person can determine their own limits [to an extent]. For "completing" G1, to me I drew the line with the US releases. Don't get me wrong, I'm a sucker for things like packaging variants and the like (see Maz's articles for some good readin' there :) ), but my collecting is very much determined by expendable cash and space, and they both typically run in much shorter supply than others here. I also don't care to have the '86 versions of Hot Rod, Kup, and Blurr simply because of redundancy in my collection. Cyclonus and Scourge get a pass since they are troop builders to a level. :) 
     
  11. heroic_decepticon

    heroic_decepticon Cybertronian

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    I did actually see one, and for $800 only. Passed on it and now it's gone. F**k.

    Yes, let's meet up if you are here. However, my weekends from now till October will be spent on renovating (supervising only) my new place, so weekends are a lot less flexible. I'll PM and let's keep in touch.

    I care for pre-rub versions only to the extent that the molding is different (and very often better) than the rub sign version. I don't care about the rub sign itself, either way. hahaha....

    For USA and Jap G1, I'm not really only looking at the stuff on the periphery since I have all the main pieces - things like completing key assortment 1 variants, pre-rubs, all molds / colours / factions of mini-spies, etc.

    Do you mean the '87 (ie: TM versions) of those figures? Or do you buy the TM versions and consider the original '86 versions a redundancy? :lol 
     
  12. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign None shall stand all shall fall

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    What's this I read about not caring for rubsigns?! Blasphemy!

    I have really fond memories of rubsigns and I love it when they do rubs on new toys. I'm always a bit dissapointed when I get a G1 and there's no working rubsign on it.

    iDD
     
  13. jazz89

    jazz89 i'm rockin' moon base 1.

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    some of my G1's

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  14. Superquad7

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    Yep! I only have the Targetmasters of Hot Rod, Kup, and Blurr. The '86s sans Targetmasters feel like they're missing something to me. I still don't feel my collection is "incomplete" without them, and I have no desire to purchase them, as I've certainly passed on each of them several times.

    *HUGS* :) 
     
  15. KFGatri

    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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    I've always disliked rubsigns, personally. IMO they ruin the illusion that you're holding the character in miniature rather than just a hunk of plastic. And I especially hated it when the rubsign replaced a regular symbol, like on the minibots and the recent RTS line.

    Now if it were an Ultraman timer-type thing, that might be fun. "If his rubsign should go out, Prowl will never rise again!" :) 
     
  16. Deszaras79

    Deszaras79 I ♥ Brickformers

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    Catching up on new stuff:
    'Countdown'
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    Unfortunately, no perfect fit. The back gunpod doesn't fit with GalaxyShuttle on the base.
    'Sixknight'
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    I really love the toy. I can see where the hate comes from, if you compare him to Sixshot, but the color scheme is so nice and I'm a sucker for Beast modes.
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  17. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    What is that toy on the far right?
     
  18. Deszaras79

    Deszaras79 I ♥ Brickformers

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    tusko Well-Known Member

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    Love this crew you got! I wish I had a lot of those figures. Very nice!
     
  20. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign None shall stand all shall fall

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    I like how you used the claw-arm with countdown. I'm going to do that with mine right now! Why do people hate Sixknight? He is awesome! I only wish mine came with stickers... Reprolabels never got back to me about maybe making a set :( 

    iDD