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Transformers whose toys look better than the animation model


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#1 windsweeper

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:30 PM

A lot of fans seem to prefer the animation models of certain G1 charcters to their toys. The main examples being Ironhide, Ratchet, Swindle, Galvatron, Reflector and the Seekers.

To this end, most of us clamour for the likes of the Classics Seekers and Jetfire to mention a few. Trust me, I love my Encore Ironhide and Ratchet since I got the custom clip on heads and the reissue Anime Bumblebee from a few years back.

However, to me some Transformers actually look better in toy form. My examples are as follows:

Menasor

Motormaster (I hate his bland, boring animation model's head)

Dead End

Dragstrip (I'm actually 50/0 on this one)

Ultra Magnus

Hot Spot

High Brow

So what do you guys think?

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 11:38 PM

All the G1 Autobot Targetmasters looked a hell of a lot better than their animation models. Particularly Pointblank.
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#3 Silent_Magnus

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 11:47 PM

Animated Safeguard, just the combined robot mode.
QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 15 2011, 12:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
All the G1 Autobot Targetmasters looked a hell of a lot better than their animation models. Particularly Pointblank.

The Rebirth models or the Headmaster models?

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 14 March 2011 - 11:48 PM.

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#4 Spark

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:33 AM

QUOTE(Silent_Magnus @ Mar 15 2011, 12:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Animated Safeguard, just the combined robot mode.
QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 15 2011, 12:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
All the G1 Autobot Targetmasters looked a hell of a lot better than their animation models. Particularly Pointblank.

The Rebirth models or the Headmaster models?

Rebirth models, since the Headmaster models basically are the toys. But the difference right there kind of makes my point.
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#5 Boomhauer

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:44 AM

95% of the Animated toy line (there's the obvious ugly ones like Blitzwing and Cybertronian Megatron)

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:51 AM

QUOTE(FloroDery @ Mar 15 2011, 09:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
95% of the Animated toy line (there's the obvious ugly ones like Blitzwing and Cybertronian Megatron)


Total agreement there. (Althought, I might notch it a bit back from 95%.) The animation models weren't all that specific on some of their points & didn't really depend on really being 3D. The toys did a good job of representing the characters to the best of their ability, while also fixing the shortcomings of the animation model.

So yeah, in general, the toys were better than the show models.

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