JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I just got Wheeljack and love him to bits. And he's making me consider getting more, like Blitzwing, Elite Megatron and the Optimus vs. Megatron 2-Pack (with extra weapons). Any other recommendations?
- Starscream (Deluxe) - nice weapons, basic frame, cheap, but hasn't given me a lot of options in the long run in terms of customization (the blue in his arms/hands doesn't match the blues of other pieces). You should own at least one though - for the price, there's little reason not to.
- Thundercracker (Deluxe) - Generally superior to Starscream. He's turquoise instead of primary blue, and that Turquoise mixes well with the greens, purples and dark blues found else where in the series - his duel black SMGs are also very versatile. He looks very nice standing alone, though (his jet mode is /huge/) so if you buy one for parts, you'll probably want a second one to display as intended.
- Deadend (Deluxe) - His car mode doesn't go together quite right, and his colors, while cool, don't mix with other sets well; his neon green skeleton can be used in a few places, but his armor doesn't match any other colors in the toy-line. His head sculpt is really, really cool though.
- Breakdown (Deluxe) - Bland and uninteresting alone, with poor elbow articulation. His shade of blue is a little too dark to match the other colors in the sets, and his truck pieces are very particular in their design, so there's little interchangeability.
- Ironhide - with two sets, you can make a good looking, sturdy, buff Ironhide. One alone won't do it though, and that red does not at all match the reds used in Cliffjumper and Optimus, so they clash hideously.
- Cliffjumper (Deluxe) - Nice, sort of generic design, with a cool rifle and shiny hubcaps. His feet look clownish until you start adding things to his upper body - then they keep him stable. Uses the same shade of red that's in the OpvsMeg two pack, so good interchangeability there.
- Silverbolt (Deluxe) - I didn't intend to get this one, because he looked bland. His jet mode is pretty cool though, if you're okay with something especially alien, and he makes a nice sort of generic starting point like Cliffjumper does. His colors are easy to match to other pieces, and he mixes especially well with Wheeljack.
Soundwave (Elite) - Jet mode looks good. Robot mode is decent. Both forms are very customizable, and his dark blue matches a lot of things. Lots of extra parts, and I've seen a Laserbeak made out of his Jet kibble (wings and engines).
Megatron (Elite) - Kind of a let down compared to the 2-pack Megatron, because he doesn't have all the extra parts, but his maniacal headsculpt is cool, and sometimes you just need transparent purple armor and giant black shoulder spikes. Comes with red swords that the AoE Dinobots will probably need.
Shockwave (Elite) - Fantastic toy. Lots of flexibility in how you build him - you can make him look decently like WfC, TF:P, or G1 Soundwave. His purple is fairly unique though - he won't swap well with Blitzwing. I got two of them, and customized them both as different versions of Shockwave (Jet vs. Tank), because I couldn't bear to break one down for parts. Should have gotten three, I guess.
Wheeljack (Elite) - Mixed feelings on him, but you've got him already, so no need to go down that road. I will say that Breakdown's wheels look good on him, and there's a cool thing you can do with his shoulder cannons to make them look like great exhaust pipes if you forego the fenders and spoilers for more of a dune buggy look.
Hound (Elite) - Kind of fun, but while his kibble seems like it would offer a lot of options, it's hard to find anything to to do with it that would look right and transform. His shade of green doesn't match much either - maybe Blitzwing's tan, but that goes with almost anything.
- Bumblebee (Ultra) - I've had a hard time working out what to do with him. His yellow is very ... bland ... and his bumper-feet make his jet mode look bad without a lot of re-engineering. Right now he's being used for a sort of Constructicon thing, but nothing else ends up looking very good. On the other hand, he has the really nice cutlass mold in grey, where elsewhere they're only available in red, black, and neon green.
- Blitzwing (Ultra) - Fantastic versatility. You can manage a triple changing design with creative liberty, but he's mostly to be valued because he comes with a lot of weapons and parts, and his purple and tan are very mixable.
- Predaking (Ultra) - Amazing. So cool, especially if you like the Balrog from LotR. I wouldn't even consider breaking him down for parts. Looks good with the weapons from the OpvsMegs two pack - I've got two of those clear orange forked weapons on his wings to make them even bigger - they also look great on his wrists. Clearanced at Target right now.
- Optimus vs Megatron (Two Pack) - I got two, I should have gotten three. Megatron can be made into a solid, cool Megatron, and the sets come with nice weapons, like black versions of the cutlasses, metallic green versions of Wheeljack's weapons, etc.