Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Smokescreen38, Sep 9, 2011.
Overlord - nuff said
I didn't like most of the concepts of that time (Head/Target/Powermasters, etc.), but character & design wise, I kind of dug Hardhead, Chromedome and the Clones.
Snapdragon for sure. Three decent modes, decently articulated for the time, and his head turns into a robot. What more can you ask for?
They really should bring back the Headmasters & Powermasters, at least in the comic. We've already seen Pretenders in Stormbringer (way too short though), but HMs and PMs should get some love too
I grew up loving alot of weird TFs. By the time I saw G1, Season 5 was on the air and all it offered was a glimpse at the first 3 seasons and an edited version of the Movie. So I was free to attach myself to guys like Landfill, Siren, Doubledealer, Vroom, Brainstorm, and Chromedome.
I love that entire era! I own just about every US Transformer from that period, granted some need repairs and parts, but I own the lot of them. Lots of fun and unique concepts and designs, some ahead of their time, others timeless.
The Targetmaster Decepticons were awesome. Decepticon Pretenders really hit the mark for me. Honestly, there is so much I like from that era, I can't pick just one to elevate above the rest.
I'm suprised no-one has mentioned Punch yet?! He was one of my favourites from that time, along with Hardhead, Sureshot & Goldbug.
the decepticon targetmasters, triggerhappy, slugslinger and misfire. i have great memories of scorponok and he's awesome, a triple changer who happens to be a headmaster and a base bot, what more could you want. a friend of mine had overlord when i was young, wanted him so bad. i eventually got him too.
The '87 -'88 designs were definitely stronger imo, than the '86 movie year designs.
I think the designs of the cybertronian altmodes of the 1986 TF's were inspired by design elements of 1960's sci fi. You can see it in both the lines and colour schemes of Kup, Hot Rod, Blur etc. I don't particularly like that. I also think it became evident, this was Hasbro's own design premier, not havig more Diaclone designs to rely upon.
By 1987, more realistic altmodes return, as well as some interesting monster modes. Some of the better designs share design elements such as :
I wouldn't be surprised if these were designed by the same designer at HasTak.
I like beastbox and raindance. I always loved slugslinger and getaway too.
Carnivac and Doublecross.
Monsterbots, folks, monsterbots.
Easy to get on the secondary market!
Slugslinger, Snapdragon and Doubledealer were the guys I chose from those lines as a kid and they're still sat on my G1 shelf today.
Well, Doubledealer IS a Decepticon, kinda like Punch/Counterpunch is an Autobot. They are both double agents for opposite factions.
I guess I wouldn't say the Punch/CP is underappreciated, especially since he has an updated toy that goes for over $150 or so now But he is an awesome toy, nonetheless. There are just so many great toys from this era.
Speaking of which, I am in need of Getaway, Dreadwind, and the front part of Doubledealers missle if anyone has any they are selling I guess if you are appreciating these figures in this thread, you probably don't want to get rid of them...oh well
Quake was pretty cool.
Getaway always seemed quite a lot like Jazz to me.......but i did like the toy.
Jazz however.........i really could not stand. It seemed like there was always someone tapping you on the shoulder going 'Hey look how cool Jazz is'.
I'm in much the very same boat here (and can proudly declare the ownership as well ). I will say that Thunderwing TOTALLY shocked me as to how awesome of a toy it actually is.
Also, there are some pretty awesome Micromasters from 1989 as well. Countdown is a VERY fun toy, along with some of the other bases.
I'm going to go with Ruckus, tough and fun.
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