I just made a post in another thread that got me thinking this was worth it's own topic.
Transformers over the years have had a near endless number of names applied to the various size classes and how they relate to the size or features of a toy - the most obvious recent examples of this has been Legion/Legends vs Cyberverse Commander/Legends or the overuse of the term Mega to describe at least 3 or 4 different sizes or complexity levels in the RID toyline at the moment.
Then there is the way we used to have Mega, then Maxcon then Voyager and in RID at least we have the use of Mega again and not Voyager.
Titan is a very muddled term these days...
So what I wonder is what size classes stand out for you - how do you refer to them - do you use the modern term on old toys - if so how old.
Do you prefer the name description Legends/Basic or Scout.
Which size classes that no longer (or hardly ever) exist do you miss like Ultimate or Super or Ultra.
Is there a size class or price point you'd like to see more often - should there be more smaller toys sold in the price points of the larger sizes - i.e. Two Deluxes in a gift set for example in the same wave as a Voyager for example things like the yellow boxed Movie toys sold as 'Most wanted' or even the Animated Jetstorm/Jetfire set.
What might be a good way to describe a concept that Hasbro didn't intend to be taken as a class but that fans might like to refer to as - for example the way there is a real similarity to a Human Alliance Basic and a Powercore Combiners Twin pack in that they are essentially a scout class toy with a sidekick mini-figure.
Should we perhaps see that scale as Basic - if so what is the scale of the main figure on it's own still basic or is it a scout when you remove the partner from the calculation ?
Do you call the size above Mini-con Legion Legends - or perhaps you prefer the Japanese term 'EZ'
Speaking of Japanese they have called what we call a Deluxe a Standard class (STD-Class) [No that isn't a joke] do you like that term or any other Japanese terms.
What name classes didn't stick in the mind for you - 'Commander class' perhaps ?
Do you consider Minicons and Micromasters as the same size or are Minicons a slightly bigger class than Micromasters - or just another name for the same sort of thing ?
Do you like one term over another do you even remember them all - remember Super-con as a size class ?
I bet nearly everyone calls the Armada toys of that era Deluxes now when talking about them in a casual manner. which is odd in retrospect as perhaps there is something unique about the "Deluxes" of that era being unusually large that might suit the term Super-con even leaching over into Energon too - which also had pretty big toys.
If you have any thoughts on any of these matters please share them.