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griffin
9th February 2013, 03:37 PM
During the Era of Japanese Generation 1 (1984-1993 - emphasis on toys that weren't released by Hasbro)...

Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Fight%21_Super_Robot_Lifeform_Transformers_%28fran chise%29)
Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers 2010 (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Fight%21_Super_Robot_Lifeform_Transformers_2010_%2 8franchise%29)
Headmasters (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_The_Headmasters_%28franchise%29)
Masterforce (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Super-God_Masterforce_%28franchise%29)
Victory (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Fight%21_Super_Robot_Lifeform_Transformers:_Victor y_%28franchise%29)
Zone (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Zone_%28franchise%29)
Return of Convoy (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Return_of_Convoy_%28franchise%29)
Operation Combination (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Fight%21_Super_Robot_Lifeform_Transformers:_Operat ion_Combination_%28franchise%29)

What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?

What was your first one, and when?

What ones are you most looking for and why?

Show us some pics of your collection of the ones you have.

KalEl
9th February 2013, 03:47 PM
What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?
Cant say, I don't own any :(

What was your first one, and when?
Hopefully will be Fortress Maximus this april.

What ones are you most looking for and why?
The Fort Max reissue, because i love giant robots and you don't get much more giant!

Bidoofdude
9th February 2013, 03:50 PM
What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?
Cant say, I don't own any :(

What was your first one, and when?
Hopefully will be Fortress Maximus this april.

What ones are you most looking for and why?
The Fort Max reissue, because i love giant robots and you don't get much more giant!

I can't say either, as I don't actually own any, but they look pretty good. (most of them anyway)
I'm considering some headmasters as my first toys.

I'm looking for a couple, all though they aren't too high priority:
Sixshot, Chromedome etc.

The_Damned
9th February 2013, 04:08 PM
not sure what i have which is part of this i do have sixshot though?

Autocon
9th February 2013, 04:20 PM
I dont collect these series.

Tetsuwan Convoy
9th February 2013, 06:35 PM
What ones are you most looking for and why?
The Fort Max reissue, because i love giant robots and you don't get much more giant!
Yup, that's fer sure:D

I don't have many and the ones I have are reissues, but I'd have to say of the (very few) in my collection, I really love Star Convoy (http://www.tfu.info/2005/Cybertron/StarConvoy/starconvoy.htm). I was expecting it to suck, but despite being a large hollow block, I found it a really good playset!

griffin
9th February 2013, 08:08 PM
not sure what i have which is part of this i do have sixshot though?

Sixshot definitely counts, as he was a really significant/pivotal character in JP Headmasters... but barely featured in the Western canon.

KalEl
9th February 2013, 11:07 PM
... but barely featured in the Western canon.

Which is sad :(

gundamgokin
10th February 2013, 01:26 PM
Whilst I am interested in building up my Japanese G1 collection (advice appreciated) I only have 3 pieces. An original Twincast from Headmasters MIB, an encore release Twincast and a Laster from Victory MIB.

As much as I like Twincast I find Laster to be the better toy due to the grandmaster gimmick and different design. Now I want to get the complete Road Caesar boxset.

The Darkwings from Masterforce and Dai Atlas are ones I am keen to track down in boxed form.

gundamgokin
10th February 2013, 01:28 PM
Grandmaster=Brainmaster. Stupid autocorrect...

Gouki
10th February 2013, 04:34 PM
What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?

What was your first one, and when?

Stepper is, hands down, my favourite G1 Japanese exclusive, and pretty much the only one I ever owned. When I got him (the TFC version), I was just getting back into Transformers after a few years away, and I had never owned a Targetmaster before. Targetsmasters may be my all-time favourite TF gimmic, so yeah. I saw him at Manifest '05, at the Transfigure Toys table and snagged him up.

Sure he's just a black Jazz with flames (on the other hand: he is a black Jazz! With flames! Awesome!), but being one of the original Autobot cars means that regardless of certain design flimsiness, he's already heads and shoulders above a lot of the new moulds released at the same time.

Seeing as wiki fever hadn't overtaken the world just yet, I never really looked into him much (except to find out about Artfire), so for quite a few years (and really even now), he was my Transformer. Completely new and unfamiliar, I called the shots in my mind on his backstory, personality and everything.

What ones are you most looking for and why?

Unless United Artfire counts, I'm not really looking for any in particular, unfortunately.

Sky Shadow
10th February 2013, 06:29 PM
I've always had a thing for Multiforce, and love my reissue black Landcross even more than the originals. Just six vehicles transform into thirty-seven different robots. Considering the popularity of the Western gestalts, it's crazy that Landcross seems to scrape the bottom of the barrel for Super Robot love. If I had to pick a favourite it would be Machtackle, as he was (/they were) the first eighties Japanese set that I completed (thanks to Dirge, over a decade ago now.)

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8287/multiforce.jpg

Hursticon
11th February 2013, 08:21 PM
Drawing from my own 1st hand experience only...

What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?

Best:

Scorponok
Mindwipe
Skullcruncher

Worst:

Misfire
Twincast (Handled)
Soundblaster (Handled)


What was your first one, and when?
My first figure that I owned of the above was Scorponok of whom I bought from 1AZRAEL1 in 2010, He has been a labour of love in that I had to piece-meal him to completion (To which he is now 110% complete! :D) and whilst he owes me a hell of a lot of money, he remains to be one of my top 3 favourite G1 figures of all time. ;):cool:

What ones are you most looking for and why?
I am currently looking for Weirdwolf's Head (Monzo) but am most looking for Encore Fortress Maximus, who I should receive mid year for the reasons of:

His head is a Headmaster,
Who's Head is also a Headmaster. :eek::D
Body turns into a massive Battle-station. :cool:
Is a HUGE Robot Toy with many other smaller robot toys comprised within him! ;):D

theshape
12th February 2013, 12:18 AM
What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?

My best - grand max and black zarak

Worst - I love most of this stuff, just don't really like micro masters too much ( i like the bases)

What was your first one, and when?

Rocket base and land cross - picked up on honeymoon in hk

What ones are you most looking for and why?

Looking forward to getting a liokaiser and finishing my dinoking set.

Show us some pics of your collection of the ones you have.

Link to my collection pics http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=13493

And http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2336.jpg

And latest piece


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2589_zpsa717ebaa.jpg

1orion2many
12th February 2013, 12:25 AM
What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?
I don't know if I would say best but I have a soft spot forMetrotitan from Zone.
Worst maybe Billy as they called him in the English dubbing (Twincast)


What was your first one, and when?
Not sure on this one? Are we including the U.S versions? I can remember getting all 4 Autobot Headmasters early on:confused:

What ones are you most looking for and why?
Most probably Deathsuarus or LioKaiser:). I love gesalt sets but there is something about Deathsaurus that I really like, Most probably because he's a large figure:D

GoktimusPrime
15th February 2013, 09:46 PM
What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?
- God Ginrai: massive improvement over Powermaster Optimus Prime
- Star Convoy: a really fun playset x action figure
- Lio Kaiser (wish I had one! :p Please reissue these toys, TakaraTOMY!)

What was your first one, and when?
TF Jr. Ultra Magnus vs Galvatron in 1987. Sadly I don't have these anymore... I didn't take care of 'em cos I thought they were KOs at the time. :(

What ones are you most looking for and why?
Hellbat, Leozak, Gaihawk, Killbison & Drillhorn -- need 'em to complete Lio Kaiser... but admittedly I'll likely never find 'em at a price I'm willing to pay. :( So I'm hoping for reissues.

Show us some pics of your collection of the ones you have.
These are mixed in with Hasbro TFs... follow link in signature if anyone's interested. :p