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griffin
12th March 2013, 11:17 AM
Generation two series (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Generation_2_%28franchise%29)

What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?

What was your first one, and when?

What ones are you currently most looking for and why?

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

KalEl
12th March 2013, 04:04 PM
What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?
Didn't have many :(

What was your first one, and when?
Laser Cycle: Road Rocket. Still got him too!

What ones are you currently most looking for and why?
Wouldn't mind picking up a Laser Optimus Prime

Shirokaze
13th March 2013, 08:58 AM
What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?
Best - Rotorbot Leadfoot
Worst - G2 Spark/Pyro

What was your first one, and when?
G2 Bumblebee
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:G2Bumblebee_Minicar_toy.jpg
I would've about 4 years old, probably 1993/94 when I got him.

What ones are you currently most looking for and why?
No chasing anything in particular, but I wouldn't mind a MOSC version of my first Bumblebee at the right price.

BigTransformerTrev
13th March 2013, 07:38 PM
What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?
Best: Clench
Worst: Whatever that blue box on tracks with the two mechanical arms was :rolleyes:

What was your first one, and when?
Fearswoop and Hawk - bought them off my nephew when he was a teenager and had outgrown them and I hadn't ;)


What ones are you currently most looking for and why?
Wouldn't mind finding a G2 Seaspray - I did like his metallic paint job. Also Vroom looks pretty cool


Show us some pics of your collection of the ones you have.
A lot of the ones I have could be classed as Gen 1.5. Think I've got less than a dozen Decepticons and only 3 Autobots from G2 all up :o

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b615/BigAngryTrev/Clench_zpsc866c7f2.jpg

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b615/BigAngryTrev/Drench_zps31b23ff9.jpg

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b615/BigAngryTrev/Fearswoop_zpsd0874bb1.jpg

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b615/BigAngryTrev/Beach_zpsb7e7a037.jpg

Bidoofdude
14th March 2013, 08:49 PM
Well, I don't have much experience with G2, but in terms of which toys I like, I'd probably go with Grimlock, (if it counts) Laser Prime and of course Megatron. (who doesn't like that big bastard?:p)

llamatron
16th March 2013, 10:46 PM
If we count G1.5 stuff that also got a G2 release (I don't) then Clench is the best ever.

Otherwise I assert that Dreadwing/Smokescreen is one of the greatest releases of all time. For proof please see the following: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry8TupFxILU.

GoktimusPrime
28th March 2013, 09:42 PM
What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?
Worst: Aquablast
Best: Laser Optimus Prime

What was your first one, and when?
Deftwing, Ironfist and Calcar (got 'em all on the same day :p) - 1993.

What ones are you currently most looking for and why?
Snarl - only G2 Dinobot I don't have. Not a big priority though... I'll buy one if I happen to come across one for a cheap enough price.

Pics of my G2 collection

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Collection%202012/collection2012_1993_94a.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Collection%202012/collection2012_1993_94b.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Collection%202012/collection2012_1995.jpg


Also Vroom looks pretty cool
Vroom (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Vroom)'s G1 dude. :)

Iriorne
30th March 2013, 09:32 PM
That's a cool collection you've got there, Gok. :)

What are your Best and Worst toys of this series?
Best: The Decepticon Predators are probably the ones I look back most fondly on for their design aesthetic. The Cyberjets were excellent and had unprecedented articulation. The Rotorforce and Sky Scorchers were pretty cool too and I love G2 Bruticus in all his technicolour glory. :D

Worst: Flamefeather. Flame spitting gimmick wore out quickly, super simple transformation, stupid looking robot and alt modes. Just terrible.

What was your first one, and when?

G2 Blast Off. I remember picking him out from the Big W in Cairns. I used to live in far north Queensland and Cairns was our roughly bi-annual shopping trip. I loved space and everything to do with it - I chose Blast Off purely because he was a space shuttle. :)

What ones are you currently most looking for and why?
Keeping a tentative eye out for Stalker (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Stalker), Rotorstorm (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Rotorstorm) and Skyquake (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Skyquake_(G1)) from the Predator/Turbomaster line. They were pretty cool but because they were European/Australian only releases they go for crazy money now - the small Predator jets are $150+ for MOSC, even loose sets are $70+!

G2 After Burner (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Afterburner_(G2)) is probably the only one I really want now. I had a few of my transformers stolen when I lived in Indonesia in the late 90s and that's the only one that I haven't yet been able to replace. I suspect our maid's son may have taken them but at least he took the cool ones so it shows he had good taste! I hope they at least made him happy, and I'm fortunate to be in a position to replace them now. :)

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

Larger (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/233731/OTCA/G2_collection_lg.jpg)

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/233731/OTCA/G2_collection_sm.jpg (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/233731/OTCA/G2_collection_lg.jpg)

From left to right:
Front: Power Dive, Manta Ray, Rapido
2nd: Skyjack, Eagle Eye, Razor Wind
3rd: Hooligan, Space Case, Pounce, Falcon
4th: Grimlock, Wingspan
Back: Bruticus (Swindle, Brawl, Onslaught, Blast Off and Vortex), Cyclonus

Blast Off, Vortex, Falcon and Space Case are recent replacements for stolen figures. Sky Jack is the only one I didn't originally own growing up, I got him just to complete the Decepticon Cyberjet set because they're awesome. :) Cyclonus and the Decepticon clones are technically G1 but I think these were 90s reissues so the get to go on the nostalgia shelf. I remember getting Cyclonus from the town newsagent and the clones from a department store in Malaysia.

There's a few still in a box in Melbourne that I haven't gotten around to transporting to Perth yet. I think all that's left are:
Roadblock (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Roadblock_(G2))
Snarl (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Snarl_(G1))
Flamefeather (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Flamefeather#Generation_2)
Ironhide (power master) (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Ironhide_(G1)/toys#Generation_2)
Air Raid (G1 mould) (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Air_Raid_(G1))