What are the top 12 G1 era toys?

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  1. Marvelboy1974

    Marvelboy1974 Well-Known Member

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    Forgive me is this has been posted already, but I am curious as to everyone’s opinion. I still have my G1 toys from childhood but with the resurgence of Walmart G1 toys I’ve renewed my interest in getting some G1 toys I never had as a kid or réplicas of my old toys.

    Why 12? One for each month:) 

    So far, for me:
    1. Optimus Prime with trailer
    2. Starscream animated colors
    3. Soundwave reissue
    4. Hotrod reissue
    5. Walmart Bumblebee reissue with accurate head
    6. Galvatron: purple reissue
    7. Jetfire 1985
    8. Cyclonus 1986
    9. Thrust
    10. Perceptor
    11. Prowl 1984
    12. Tracks 1985
     
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    1. Powermaster Optimus Prime
    2. Jetfire
    3. Predaking
    4. Metroplex
    5. Ultra Magnus
    6. Hot Rod
    7. Optimus Prime
    8. Devastator
    9. Menasor
    10. Soundwave
    11. Bruticus
    12. Shrapnel
     
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    Going off toys I had as a kid, my top 12 were:

    Megatron
    Omega Supreme
    Hot Spot
    Powermaster Optimus Prime
    Motormaster
    Reflector
    Thundercracker
    Ultra Magnus
    Sky Lynx
    Cyclonus
    Mindwipe
    Razorclaw
     
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    Optimus Prime
    Powermaster Optimus Prime
    Fortress Maximus
    Metroplex
    Jetfire
    Megatron
    Ultra Magnus
    Roadbuster
    Perceptor
    Soundwave
    Skywarp
     
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    Optimus Prime
    Soundwave/ Laserbeak or Buzzsaw
    Bruticus
    HotRod
    Astrotrain
    Fortress Maximus
    Grimlock
    Megatron *no matter your opinion on the robot, that gun mode is boss, I leave mine as a gun all the time*
    Trypticon
    Jazz
    Sideswipe
    Hoist- or I don't know maybe Octopunch (my grandma bought me Octopunch when I was 9)
     
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    No particular order, just off the top of my head

    Grimlock
    Slag
    Sludge
    Swoop
    Snarl
    Optimus
    Jetfire
    Shockwave
    Soundwave
    Liokaiser
    Victory Saber (Cheating here, I love both Star Saber and Victory Lio Equally)
    Fort Max

    Very close runners-up are Megatron, Omega Supreme, Overlord, Trypticon, and Road Caesar
     
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    In terms of design (articulation being a big pro) and such:
    1. Jetfire
    2. Omega
    3. Grimlock (all DInobots)
    4. Perceptor
    5. Cassettes (all of them)
    6. Soundwave
    7. Bruticus
    8. Superion
    9. Optimus/UM
    10. Metroplex
     
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    Roadbuster
    Jetfire
    Soundwave
    Omega Supreme
    Shockwave
    Grimlock
    Sunstreaker
    Hound
    Mirage
    Wheeljack
     
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    Judging from what G1 toys that I had as a kid:

    1. 1985 Jetfire
    2. Optimus Prime with trailer
    3. Metroplex
    4. Superion
    5. Grimlock
    6. Megatron
    7. Astrotrain
    8. Thundercracker
    9. Cliffjumper
    10. Snapdragon
    11. Scavenger (didn't have the rest of the Constructicons)
    12. Streetwise (as above with the Protectobots)

    I didn't get that many figures. :( 
     
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    1. Powermaster Optimus Prime
    2. Sixshot
    3. Grimlock
    4. Triggerbot Override
    5. Fortress Maximus
    6. Micromaster Overload
    7. Astrotrain
    8. Soundwave
    9. Sky Lynx
    10. Ultra Magnus
    11. Starscream
    12. Outback
     
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    In no particular order...

    Scorponok
    Prowl
    Sideswipe
    Soundwave
    Ultra Magnus
    Scourge
    Galvatron
    Hun-gurrr
    Pointblank
    Quake
    Squeezeplay
    Grimlock (Diaclone)

    Honourable mentions:

    Weirdwolf
    Shockwave
    Mirage
    Wheeljack
    Snarler
    Snarl
    Razorclaw
    Ramjet
    Dirge
    Highbrow
    Mindwipe
    Snaptrap
    Hot Rod
    Carnivac
    Greasepit
    Kickback
    Metroplex
    Snapdragon
    Scattershot
    Rotorstorm
    Triggerhappy
    Doubledealer
    Pretender Bumblebee
    Cloudburst
    Sinnertwin
    Afterburner
    Flamefeather
    Dragstrip
    Dead End
    Onslaught
    Cutthroat
    Laserbeak
    Top Heavy
    Stake Out
    Highjump
    Tote
    The Battle Patrol
    The Sports Car Patrol
    Neutro
    Hub Cap
    Cliffjumper
    Countdown
    Skystalker
    Actionmaster Megatron
    Actionmaster Optimus Prime
    AM Jazz
    AM Prowl
    AM Grimlock
    AM Shockwave
    Kick Off
    Axer
    Treadshot

    I would have included Optimus Prime and Ironhide in the top ten had it not said G1 era. I much prefer the cartoon accurate head sculpt of the Device Label retool of the original Prime toy and the third party clip on head for G1 Ironhide really won me over. He was always one of my favourite Autobot characters.
     
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  12. Kranix_OZ

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    My personal top 12 in no specific order.

    1. Jetfire
    2. Optimus Prime
    3. Roadbuster
    4. Sideswipe
    5. Jazz
    6. Tracks
    7. Omega Supreme

    8. Megatron
    9. Skywarp
    10. Ramjet
    11. Blitzwing
    12. Galvatron
     
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    In no particular order, these are my 12 favorites:

    God Ginrai
    Hot Rod
    Fortress Maximus
    Metroplex
    Trypticon
    Hurricane
    Talon
    Optimus Prime
    Bruticus
    Devastator
    Bumblebee
    Blitzwing
     
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    Soundwave
    Technobots
    Perceptor
    Optimus Prime
    Blaster
    Omega Supreme
    SkyFire/JetFire

    Edit: Punch/Counter Punch
    Omnibots OverDrive

    All had the best articulation for its time.
     
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    I'm going to count combiners as one toy...and in no particular order, here is my list:

    Computron
    Devastator (I know...he had next to zero articulation and fell apart every time I touched him...but he was mindblowing)
    Menasor
    O.G. Optimus
    Prowl
    Soundwave
    Seekers
    Metroplex
    Jetfire
    Omega Supreme
    Predaking
    Scorponok
     
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    Going off what I prioritized when building G1 collections:
    Starscream
    Grimlock
    Jazz
    Optimus Prime
    Onslaught
    Megatron
    Soundwave
    Perceptor
    Red Alert
    Bluestreak
    Hound
    Stepper

    Or just to mess with you:
    Turbo
    Crasher
    Scooter
    Jeeper Creeper
    Small Foot
    Fitor
    Vanguard
    CyKill
    Leader-1
    Pathfinder
    Blaster
    Flip Top
     
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    Combiners count as 1

    Optimus Prime
    Megatron
    Menasor
    Soundwave
    Starscream
    Abonimus
    Punch/counterpunch
    Astrotrain
    Blitzwing
    Sandstorm
     
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    1. Shockwave
    2. Overlord
    3. Deathsaurus
    4. Devastator and the Constructicons
    5. Sixshot
    6. Thunderwing
    7. Ratbat
    8. Bludgeon
    9. Gnaw
    10. Piranacon and the Seacons
    11. Monsterbots (I love all three equally)
    12. Megatron
     
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    1)G1 Megatron ( All Gun bots.. Browning.. ECT.)
    2)G1 Optimus
    3)Shockwave
    4)Soundwave/Every Cassette
    5) Devastator ( Cheating ..all G1,G2,BW Gestalts ..period !!)
    6)Repugnus ( All Monster it's )
    7)Mindwipe ( All Decepticon HM's.. including Scorponok)
    8)Slugslinger ( All Decepticon TM'S )
    9) Bludgeon ( Octopunch )
    10)All Decepticon TM Juniors
    11)Squeezeplay ( All Decepticon HM jrs )
    12)BW Tarantulas ( Toy mate Blackarachnia as well.)

    A solid 13/14/15/16 because I s8mply can't do this with so few slots ..lol.
    13)BW Inferno
    14)BW Scorponok
    15)Waspinator
    16)G1 Inspections, especially Shrapnel .
     
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    This list is mostly from fun with toys that were fun as a kid and looking back that really stand out. Popular then and still fun now.

    1. Soundwave and cassettes
    2. Optimus Prime with Trailer and roller
    3. Scorponok
    4. Ultra Magnus
    5. Megatron, despite his fugly bot mode
    6. Grimlock
    7. Tracks
    8. Astrotrain
    9. Cyclonus
    10. Jetfire
    11. Galvatron
    12. Combiner teams; technobots win for designs, variety, and scattershot's cannon

    Runners up: Apeface, Sixshot, the other city bots, PM Prime, Hot Rod, seekers, Wheeljack, Datsun Bros, Jazz, Shockwave

    Wish I knew about and had as a kid: Overlord, Liokaiser

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