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Call of the Primatives (and Classics)

Postby Primacron's Little Helper » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:37 am

I started collecting in 2003, firstly the dinobots, the Takara Collection reissues, then pretty much every animal based transformer, baseformer and 1984/85 g1 transformer. I've now got all the ones I want so it seems like a good time to show off my collection.

I also have a few Beast Wars and Unicron Trilogy figures, plus I collect WST and Classics/Universe/Generations and anything else that fits in well.

I recently spent a few years abroad and so had my collection all boxed up. I was looking forward to displaying it all again, but knew that I wasn't going to be able to display it all at once. I was umming and arring about whether to display all my Classics, or all my g1 or the animal based g1, or maybe a little bit of each.

Re-reading some of the Dreamwave comics, (particularly War Within when Prime and Megatron have gone missing), I realised the Autobots were pretty much just the 84/85/86 characters, but the Decepticons, since they always had less toys, had their numbers boosted by later toys. It then also occured to me that most of the g1 animal transformers are Decepticons.


Rather than the traditional g1/classics displays by year and faction I decided to display by the factions in the WW comics, plus a few from elsewhere and some made up by me. Basically I would use the Classics version if it existed or the g1 if it didn't.

Please excuse the random Marvel Universe and WST!

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My first faction is 'Clones', really I think of them as an offshoot of the Decepticons (since they were created by Shockwave). MP Grimlock is lurking in the background because there's not space for him anywhere else.

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This is the Wreckers (or maybe Team Dion), Countdown is considered an honoury Wrecker since he and Roadbuster are both Cybertron Defense molds in a previous life. Doubledealer is included because he doesn't fit on the shelf below....

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This is Hot Rod's 'Resistance' faction and Ratbat's Ultracons. Gnaw is hidden behind Hot Rod, Doubledealer (ala IDW) should be on this shelf but can't fit. The Mighty Muggs will make way for Generations Blurr and Device Label Blaster when they arrive.

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Marvel Universe, etc. Plus some TMNT!

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The Decepticons, featuring a couple of customs. I really like Movie Ravage so he's featuring at the moment. I have a vague plan to 'rotate' some figures when I fancy a change.

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The Predacons plus the actual Predacons. Starscream does pretty well as he gets the Stunticons, Combaticons and Predacons under his command. I do have this idea that Razorclaw is thinking of going to set up his own faction - hence him sort of facing off against Starscream.

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Grimlock's Lightning Strike Coalition - I included Seasaur as a sort of homage to 'Paddles' (see TF Wiki) before Magmatron brainwashed him. Yes the Headmasters are KOs.

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The Autobots. Alternator Jazz is placeholding until the Generations version arrives.

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Bludgeon's Chaos Trinity (Bugly died, but somehow they summoned Deszaras from the distant past.) Also my made-up 'Masters' faction - Scorponok and Overlord teaming up to take over Cybertron (with Darkwing, Dreadwind, Apeface, Snapdragon, Triggerhappy and Misfire.) There's a lack of space so I've just got the small bots 'master partners. (Normally there's a box where the Froggy bank is.)

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Sorry for the slightly fuzzy photo..... This is the Neo Predacons faction - including Cybertron Scourge and Beast Wars Halfshell (plus Megatron, Dinobot and Archadis). Also the High Council - led by Fortress Maximus (they're a bit low on numbers but Grapple should be joining them soon.)
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Re: Call of the Primatives (and Classics)

Postby Primacron's Little Helper » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:52 am

Couple more pictures.........

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Slightly better shot of the Neo Predacons/High Council. The High Council are basically all the 'pacifists' who want to stop fighting and rebuild Cybertron.

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The Dead Universe. Vector Prime is there since he can travel to any Universe he likes and really there's no where else for him to go. Monstructor is 'under construction', if I can't find a waistpiece for him I might make a custom frame for him (so it looks like scaffolding). Scourge and Thunderwing will go here when they arrive.

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A view of my toy cuboard - a small beacon of toys in an otherwise grown up apartment (assuming you haven't looked in the wardrobe)!!!

My plan is to feature every main character somewhere in my display - the gaps are basically those that we know we're getting figures for in the Generations line (my reissues are in storage so not easily retrieved). I plan to swap a few figures around soon - I should be getting Defender, plus the Voyager Bludgeon.

As a little challenge if anyone's interested - I reckon there's 14 animal based g1 Transformers I haven't got (7 of which were Japan only). I appreciate it's hard to see but can anyone guess who they are!?

(Figures where there's a modern update are in storage, the Terrorcons are also in storage and the (original) Seacons are on their way from BBTS, not including small colour changes like Doubledealer/Doubleclouder, but including big changes like Monstructor to Dinoking - both of whom I have.)
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Re: Call of the Primatives (and Classics)

Postby Axlmus Prime » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:33 pm

Great collection you have there. Nice looking display also.
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Re: Call of the Primatives (and Classics)

Postby Nightscreech » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:08 pm

Motto: "Swift to Destroy"
Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
excellent collection. I like how you've made little groups for display.
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Re: Call of the Primatives (and Classics)

Postby Nightscreech » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:15 pm

Motto: "Swift to Destroy"
Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
excellent collection. I like how you've made little groups for display.
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Re: Call of the Primatives (and Classics)

Postby AshesOfPain » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:50 pm

Motto: "Good food and good drink can do only half of what their excellent variations can."
Weapon: Crossbow
jealous. Most of mine live wherever I have room, sadly for most that means an old lego bucket.
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Bots: G1 Bumblebee; Balance of Aerialbots(I have Air Raid)
parts: Overload's arms. Wanted badly



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Re: Call of the Primatives (and Classics)

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:52 am

Motto: "Deal with it."
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Nice display indeed! I like the idea of the groups as well.
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Re: Call of the Primatives (and Classics)

Postby Primacron's Little Helper » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:44 pm

I have now achieved my goal of collecting every animal based Transformer from G1 (or at least one example of each mold). Presenting the Primatives:
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Re: Call of the Primatives (and Classics)

Postby Primacron's Little Helper » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:46 pm

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Re: Call of the Primatives (and Classics)

Postby Primacron's Little Helper » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:51 pm

A few random photos showing off the use of stands:
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Re: Call of the Primatives (and Classics)

Postby Autobot Genocide » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:47 pm

Motto: ""Hey don't worry me and my squad of ultimate bad ass's will protect you""
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Nice collection mate , love the G1 beasts .
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