So I decided, since it is the 200th anniversary of Transformers (we all remember Omega Supreme transforming into the USS Constitution to fight the dreaded British) to start a new list. Rather than talking about the alt modes that I think are the best
or the figures that I think are the weirdest
this one is going to be 100% interactive (and 200% inactive, based on my past record).
Basically, I want you guys to vote for what you think the best figure of the year was. I figure that though certain years will be pretty predictable some may be real surprises. Off the top of your head can you say what the best figure of, say, 1994 as? You get three votes, with the top vote earning three points, the second getting 2 points and the third getting just one.
The rules are this:
1) The figure can have been released in any region in that year. Only the year of release is allowable (eg. Bumblebee was first released in 1984 but got re-released in 85 and 86, he would only be eligible for 1984.
2) Please only place your votes for the current year. It makes it harder to count and makes you look like an immature brat who can't wait a few days if you don't.
3) The voting will finish at the time that voting finishes.
So with no further hesitation:1984
It was the year Orson Welles uncannily predicted, in his luminary book The Story of Wheelie, the Wild Boy of Quintesson
. A dystopian future where everyone played with cars that turned into things that could be generously called robots. Hasbro came up with a masterstroke; to use some figures from two obscure Japanese toylines (namely Microsoft and Dialtone) and give them unique bios, personalities and a story. If history had gone a slightly different route these toys would have sunk into obscurity and we would all be playing with, say, Visionaries now.
1984 gives a decent selection to choose from, and lets try to pretend that this isn't a one truck race:
For example we have the Autobot Cars: (bottom row) Jazz, Sideswipe, Prowl, Prowl (middle row)Hound, Miraggy, Sunstreaker (top row) Kong, Fatty, No-Head, No-Head. And also we have the Seekers, namely Starscream, Blue Starscream and Black Starscream. In addition there's a tape guy and a gun guy? Wow, the 80s were weird.
Okay, so guys, let's hear your opinions.