JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I got Henkei Prime instead of the Classics one, because I can't stand the yellow and blue, they stick out like a sore thumb. Just a matter of taste really. Henkei Hot Rodimus is another good one to consider with the G1-accurate flame and chromed spoiler. Do be warned both have been KO'ed, but Prime's a little easier to tell: the doors have been retooled on the KO to split the clear windows from the now opaque doors, on the original it was all a single clear piece painted over.
Thanks for the tip on Henkei Convoy. I've heard about the proliferation of KO's of that figure lately, but it's comforting to know it's easy to distinquish the genuine article from the high quality bootlegs.
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Here's my list for recommendations, but some don't come cheap:
Galvatron: either Henkei, or the upcoming Specialist one.
Cyclonus: Battle in Space or Challenge of Cybertron.
Laser Optimus Prime: United
Deluxe Tank Megatron: United, could double as G2 Europe Archforce
Ironhide: Henkei, or the upcoming Specialist one. The Hasbro version has a blue face by accident, but nothing a sharpie can't fix.
Smokescreen: Henkei, the Hasbro one's deco is just... bad. Granted, it was the deco artist's first professional work, and he shares our disappointment.
Powerglide: the red Walmart one, the TakaraTomy release has too much red
The rest can be either or
Galvatron: I've got the Decepticon Specialist version on preorder
That will net me a nice screen acurate Astrotrain too. (I've got the Universe version and the Challenge at Cybertron 3-pack version as well, the later of which is on my shelf now.)
Cyclonus: I've got the Challenge at Cybertron version. He's perfect
The Universe version is his "Armada"
Laser Optimus Prime: I've got the Reveal the Shield version. It's good enough for now.
Deluxe Tank Megatron: he's definitely on my list, but at a low priority currently.
Ironhide: Autobot Specialist version on preorder! I've been making due with the Universe version since 2008, despite his "hypoxia" face.
Smokescreen: I'm putting up with the Universe version hoping for a new "Asian Market" rerelease in the near future. The Henkei version is too expensive right now, and I don't like the chrome parts.
Powerglide: I have the Wal-Mart exclusive Universe version. Love it
I've been pondering picking up United Bumblebee as a nice "G2 Bumblebee" due to the golden paint job, but I've heard most samples are scratched up because of the packaging.