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Wednesday, August 8th, 2007 10:20AM CDT

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The latest issue of Toyfare is out with it's latest poll "100 Best Toys Ever Made" Thanks to our own tacogrande for letting us know that a few transformers ranked pretty high on the list, such as Masterpiece Megatron and Music lable Soundwave.

But who is #1 on this list? Who is the King of Kings in the toy collecting community you ask? Well it's none other then the rightful heir to the throne himself Masterpiece Convoy! This isn't really a big surprise as fans have been saying this for years. If you haven't done so already, run out and grab yourself a copy of the latest issue of Toyfare today!
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Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (270187)
Posted by City Commander on August 8th, 2007 @ 10:28am CDT
Knew they would 8)
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (270196)
Posted by Anonymous on August 8th, 2007 @ 10:35am CDT
DISCHARGE wrote:
Probably the price and quality.
I know I got one of my anniversary Primes for only 25 bucks
at Walmart. My 6 year old got that one and she plays with it.
Definitely a toy.
:)


They're the exact same toy buddy, save for MORE paint apps on the Hasbro version and shorter smokestacks. Quality is exactly the same.
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (270214)
Posted by lanzajr26 on August 8th, 2007 @ 10:48am CDT
megatroptimus wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:
Probably the price and quality.
I know I got one of my anniversary Primes for only 25 bucks
at Walmart. My 6 year old got that one and she plays with it.
Definitely a toy.
:)


They're the exact same toy buddy, save for MORE paint apps on the Hasbro version and shorter smokestacks. Quality is exactly the same.


One is plastic and one has die-cast... personally I see the MP version to be of higher quality due to its construction.
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (270223)
Posted by 1337W422102 on August 8th, 2007 @ 10:56am CDT
lanzajr26 wrote:
megatroptimus wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:
Probably the price and quality.
I know I got one of my anniversary Primes for only 25 bucks
at Walmart. My 6 year old got that one and she plays with it.
Definitely a toy.
:)


They're the exact same toy buddy, save for MORE paint apps on the Hasbro version and shorter smokestacks. Quality is exactly the same.


One is plastic and one has die-cast... personally I see the MP version to be of higher quality due to its construction.

There IS Die-Cast in the Hasbro release! What are you talking about? Unless if you're referring to the new one that came out at the time of Classics, with the crappy talking base...
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (270296)
Posted by Wes Crayon on August 8th, 2007 @ 11:30am CDT
Forget MP Prime and company... I'm all about that Unicron prototype. I bet some kitbasher (if he/she hasn't already) could do something comparable with the Cybertron Unicron, though. He'd be a tiny planet, but still...
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (270321)
Posted by skywarp-2 on August 8th, 2007 @ 11:42am CDT
Actually I am glad they didn't center on Cybertron prime being the best ever.. though he is in my mind..regardless of Masterpiece, whose a great collector's item, but the best toy.. is certainly Cybertron Prime!!

that prototype unicron would have been better then the Armada/energon version... simply because it was based on the beast Wars Neo Unicron, who was hailed as the baddest villain in all the universe.. and because he was the Beast Wars neo Unicron he was also in Japanese canon, the original Unicorn as well..
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (270403)
Posted by opjet on August 8th, 2007 @ 12:24pm CDT
mp jetfire nxt takara/tomy please it's very simple
add a few di-cast parts, oversize a classics jetfire
by a scale factor of 3 or 5 add some more
gim micks come on jetfire is in top 5
transformers of all time that have bin remade
in a differenet form by my count there is like
10 forms of jetfire over the years
anybody agree with me
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (270498)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 8th, 2007 @ 1:04pm CDT
-Z- G1 Snarl Rules wrote:Awesome news regarding MP-01. Well deserved in my mind. Best designed toy of all time indeed! If BW Neo Unicron was made it would have been a close second.

The Takara owned Transformers line in Japan was gearing up to produce a Unicron toy for its 1998 Beast Wars Neo line! But it, like it's G1 counterpart in the mid 80's, was never produced. A prototype was exhibited at the Tokyo Toy Fare. I would give my right arm for this figure. Judge for yourself:

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron1.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron2.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron3.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron4.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron5.jpg


I wish that unicron was made, When i heard that there was going to be a unicron made i thought it was this one. Nope we get stuck with the crap Armada one. Yeha its a cool figure but that proto type looks 100 times better. Its cool that MP Prime is first but the MPs/anniversary figures along with the alternators are not toys. They are collection pieces. A toy is something that you can play with when ever you want and not be afraid to break it. Plus real toys dont cost $50-$100.
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (270826)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on August 8th, 2007 @ 3:31pm CDT
-Z- G1 Snarl Rules wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:Z, I think it's safe to say we'd all glady give a limb for that little piece of history.


QFT! Feel like a kid sometimes that just does not get what he wants no matter how much he asks for it. That puppy is just a thing of beauty.


I agree, but the only thing about BWNEO Unicron that I would miss that Aramda Unicron had was articulated hands & fingers. Still, this would've been one awesome toy to have in my possession. Oh well.
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (270837)
Posted by Anonymous on August 8th, 2007 @ 3:36pm CDT
lanzajr26 wrote:
One is plastic and one has die-cast... personally I see the MP version to be of higher quality due to its construction.


Talk about being uninformed. For how many years the mold has been out now, 2, 3? You'd think would know better by now. Both toys share the same materials in the exact same spots, die-cast included.

1337W422102 wrote:Unless if you're referring to the new one that came out at the time of Classics, with the crappy talking base...


Nope, that one is the same as well, just different/uglier paint job.

opjet wrote:mp jetfire nxt takara/tomy please it's very simple
add a few di-cast parts, oversize a classics jetfire
by a scale factor of 3 or 5 add some more
gim micks come on jetfire is in top 5
transformers of all time that have bin remade
in a differenet form by my count there is like
10 forms of jetfire over the years
anybody agree with me


You're basically asking for another Yamato release. :)
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (270935)
Posted by 1337W422102 on August 8th, 2007 @ 4:24pm CDT
1337W422102 wrote:Unless if you're referring to the new one that came out at the time of Classics, with the crappy talking base...


Nope, that one is the same as well, just different/uglier paint job.[/quote]
Hm, I didn't know that. Sorry!
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (270984)
Posted by Vile MK III on August 8th, 2007 @ 4:43pm CDT
MP Optimus Prime is soooooo over rated. T_T
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (271082)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 8th, 2007 @ 5:45pm CDT
Mp Megatron looks impresive, but to me, his sheer fagility would keep him off the list.

MP3 SoundWave is a toy that real pushes the idea of merging toy and tech, so I love it! I don't have one yet, but I still suport this figure and hope to see more things like this get made. Especialy since realy, as tech prices drop, there is no reson to take existing cool product and wrap it in a TF shell!

As for MP Prime, well...

I can always find a way to complain about how to make something better, including this guy. But concerning him, that list is realy, realy short!

Good Good Transformers, here's hoping this is just the start to your growing greatness!
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (271090)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 8th, 2007 @ 5:52pm CDT
Down_Shift wrote:
g1transformers wrote:Awesome news regarding MP-01. Well deserved in my mind. Best designed toy of all time indeed! If BW Neo Unicron was made it would have been a close second.

The Takara owned Transformers line in Japan was gearing up to produce a Unicron toy for its 1998 Beast Wars Neo line! But it, like it's G1 counterpart in the mid 80's, was never produced. A prototype was exhibited at the Tokyo Toy Fare. I would give my right arm for this figure. Judge for yourself:

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron1.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron2.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron3.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron4.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron5.jpg


Z, I think it's safe to say we'd all glady give a limb for that little piece of history.

EDIT: Front Paged and Credited tacogrande!


Hell on the topic of Unicron, I wouldn't ming getting my hands on this as well!
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (271615)
Posted by God Magnus on August 8th, 2007 @ 10:23pm CDT
There were 8 Transformers in all on Toyfare's best 100 in the last 10 years list. Nine (or would it be 10?) if you count the Star Wars Transformers Millennium Falcon (which I don't) at #27.

#80) WST Starscream
#75) Alternators Meister
#73) Classics Grimlock
#52) Armada Unicron
#46) Classics Devestator
#43) Music Label Soundwave
#17) Masterpiece Megatron
#1) 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (271787)
Posted by Wes Crayon on August 9th, 2007 @ 12:23am CDT
God Magnus wrote:There were 8 Transformers in all on Toyfare's best 100 in the last 10 years list. Nine (or would it be 10?) if you count the Star Wars Transformers Millennium Falcon (which I don't) at #27.

#80) WST Starscream
#75) Alternators Meister
#73) Classics Grimlock
#52) Armada Unicron
#46) Classics Devestator
#43) Music Label Soundwave
#17) Masterpiece Megatron
#1) 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime

Wait, Classics Grimlock made the list?! I mean, I like him and all, but I might not even rank him among the top 100 toys in my (tiny, compared to many of you guys!) collection, let alone of the past 10 years. And I didn't even like the look of Classics Devastator enough to pay $10 for him when I saw him discounted at WalMart.

I think this just goes to show that the large majority of ToyFare readers -- and hence the ones voting in said poll -- are huge Transformers fans. :P
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (271844)
Posted by Hairball178 on August 9th, 2007 @ 1:31am CDT
I hope MP Prime didn't get the #1 slot just because of the Transformer movie right now...it's weird, I feel more disappointed than pleased that a TF took #1. I think I'm overrationalizing it and thinking that MP Prime didn't deserve the top spot.

Also, remember the Classics price guide they did a few months back, and some of us were commenting on how some were mistransformed? Spider-Man receives a letter from a fan about it and Optimus comes in and explains why, saying that a buncha Transformers went on a bar crawl for Ratchet's birthday (seriously...I am not kidding). If we make Prime liking pickles official canon material, then we can do the same for Ratchet's birthday ritual.
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (271849)
Posted by Bonger on August 9th, 2007 @ 1:35am CDT
Wes Crayon wrote:
God Magnus wrote:There were 8 Transformers in all on Toyfare's best 100 in the last 10 years list. Nine (or would it be 10?) if you count the Star Wars Transformers Millennium Falcon (which I don't) at #27.

#80) WST Starscream
#75) Alternators Meister
#73) Classics Grimlock
#52) Armada Unicron
#46) Classics Devestator
#43) Music Label Soundwave
#17) Masterpiece Megatron
#1) 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime

Wait, Classics Grimlock made the list?! I mean, I like him and all, but I might not even rank him among the top 100 toys in my (tiny, compared to many of you guys!) collection, let alone of the past 10 years. And I didn't even like the look of Classics Devastator enough to pay $10 for him when I saw him discounted at WalMart.

I think this just goes to show that the large majority of ToyFare readers -- and hence the ones voting in said poll -- are huge Transformers fans. :P


Classics Devastator? Has the joker who made that list even seen Classics Devastator???!!!!!?? $10, No I wouldn't have paid that for him either.
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (273783)
Posted by Down_Shift on August 9th, 2007 @ 9:06pm CDT
Bonger wrote:Classics Devastator? Has the joker who made that list even seen Classics Devastator???!!!!!?? $10, No I wouldn't have paid that for him either.


I would :-( Stupid Canada and the lack of Targets.
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (273928)
Posted by Andrew 423 on August 9th, 2007 @ 10:34pm CDT
cool. i have the US Version of Masterpiece Optimus (20th Anniversary Movie Edition with the talking base)
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (277649)
Posted by King Starscream89 on August 12th, 2007 @ 12:12am CDT
i always ahd a feeling that in a countdown such as this one a G1 or G1-esque prime would come out on top ...good on him
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (277748)
Posted by God Magnus on August 12th, 2007 @ 1:43am CDT
Hairball178 wrote:I hope MP Prime didn't get the #1 slot just because of the Transformer movie right now...


No, they've been putting him at the top of "best of" lists for years. The ToyFare guys usually know awesome when they see it.
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (278571)
Posted by fabiobasile on August 12th, 2007 @ 2:45pm CDT
that only makes me even more proud of my own MP-04! :D

http://www.fabiobasile.com/PORTFOLIO/DE ... sprime.swf
Re: Toyfare: 100 Best Toys Ever Made (278696)
Posted by craggy on August 12th, 2007 @ 3:51pm CDT
I get Toyfare every month. I'm not sure if that is a good thing, but they do definatey love the MP Prime. Are you all saying that out of the Hasbro versions the talking base on it worse? In what ways? Just the cartoon piant-job or is there more? The talking base doesn't bother me but this is the 2nd time TF magazine has had this figure at the top of a best toys list and seeing as how I can get one I don't want to not have it.
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