Oh, this'll be fun.
10. SDCC Bruticus
I've always wanted Combaticons that look like Combaticons in a Classics/Universe/Generations aesthetic, and with the exception of Universe Onslaught and maaaaaayyybeee Dark of the Moon Vortex, these guys fit the bill. It was cheaper than going third party anyway.
9. PRiD Voyager Dreadwing
The vehicle mode's a bit blah, but the robot mode is so pretty I find myself not caring. Props to Hasbro for giving him a cheap plastic sword that actually vaguely resembles his sword from the show.
8. FOC Kickback
This one caught me by surprise, because I wasn't expecting much. But I love his robot mode and especially his head sculpt, and am always happy to have more characters with a Cybertronian/WFC/FOC aesthetic. I like those feet.
7. Timelines Shattered Glass Drift
Drift isn't even remotely close to a favorite character of mine, but I love this mold, and reinventing him as a psychotic mercenary? I'm totally okay with this.
6. PRiD Voyager Ultra Magnus
The shoulder needs its fair share of help, but once adjusted, is my favorite voyager in the PRiD line.5. AM-16 Jet Vehicon
The Prime line has its fair share of cheaply produced crap, but it also has quite a few feats of engineering. This Vehicon mold is one of my favorites, and given how the Jet Vehicons have become more prevalent in the cartoon, I'm glad I preordered 3 to army build. Now... if only he wasn't so bloody pink.
My bad. Should really stop and read the thread title next time.
Let's give this one to special guest recipient First Edition Bulkhead, whom I can finally afford to purchase.
4. PRiD Vehicon
In terms of sheer numbers, this is my favorite Transformers toy of all time. With 8 of this mold serving as my Vehicon army (not counting Jets, or Cyberverse, or my sole FE Vehicon), and I'm so happy to see them filling out the Decepticon ranks on my Prime shelf. I may have more versions of Optimus Prime and Soundwave, but this is the first time I've purchased more than 3 of a particular mold.
3. FOC Shockwave
By far my favorite of the Generations line this year, and possibly my favorite Transformers character overall, I couldn't be happier to have him. I bought one for play and one to keep boxed for posterity... hopefully my children will love him as much as I do.
2. TRU Masterpiece Optimus Prime
Speaking of childhood loves, I doubt many of us dispute Optimus was our hero. This figure's anime aesthetic really captures the feel of his cartoon model, and his trailer (with Roller!) just makes him the complete package.
Ah, but who among the ranks of Transformers figures could possibly unseat the mighty Optimus Prime? What figure could possibly defeat such an elegant transformer, truly deserving of the name 'masterpiece?'
A squat deluxe that came out in April, a lifetime ago in terms of news and new figures...
...but who could defeat the mighty Optimus Prime?
But an even mightier Optimus Prime?
1. Timelines Shattered Glass Optimus Prime
This mold has proven remarkably versatile, and it has never looked better. All hail the Autobot's one true leader; Emperor of Destruction!