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The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:50 pm
by blackeyedprime
Now for something completely different, well actually just more photos and talking about transformers.

I'm guessing for a lot of people this will be seekers but it's surprising how much attachment we get to that one character - or will buy any repainted crap toy companies chuck at us, usually for pricey sums and region firewalled exclusives.
I've somehow never managed to complete the seekers for the many transformers universes over the years other than g1 that I don't have on hand.

With my recent addition of scrap face, reflector (or how many aliases he uses to snoop and take photos) was the current transformer I had the most of - 3x toy color box set, 1x Toon color, 1x netflix

But memory plays tricks on us and doesn't want you to remember how much money you've spent or the compulsion to pick up a fiftieth vehicon...

I'm not quite in that boat, but titans return optimus in his various shapes and forms is demanding a lot of shelf space with six in total. The weird thing about him, is that I find his bog standard release as pretty dull and was something I was only going to pick on sale. Which I did, but then got another one to sticker up.

*Zelda has reminded of the crazy amount of combiner wars and their reuses upon reuses. With out even realising it I have a new winner at Seven!

Show (with better pics than mine) or discuss your armadas of one/one that keeps getting repurposed that you just can't say no to.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:09 pm
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
The most for me is a tie between the G1 Seeker mold (I have two of G1 Starscream (although 1 is for me pseudo-Diaclone collection), as well as G1 Thundercracker and G1 Skywarp), the Leobreaker mold (Leobreaker, 2x Nemesis Breaker, and the white version of Leo Prime), and the PotP Moonracer mold (Moonracer, Novastar, Lancer, and now Greenlight).

Second is a multi-way tie between:
* G2 Slag (gray and green)
* G1 Scourge
* Titans Return Scourge (although I want 3 more of him)
* ROTF Leader Optimus
* The Armada Seeker mold (Skywarp and Thundercracker)
* PotP Dauros-or-Skullgrin/Liege Maximo
* G1/G2 as well as SIEGE Red Alert and Sideswipe
* G1 Mirage (the second is for my pseudo-Diaclone collection)
* G1 Bluestreak (ditto)
* G1 Ultra Magnus (Ditto, the second is being turned into a Powered Convoy)
* Classics Mirage
* CW Dead End and Wildrider (mine is made from a Smokescreeen).
* I guess the Classics Seeker mold since I have a badly-customized Seeker made from Acid Storm, and Generations Dirge.
* Titans Return Powermaster Optimus Prime in both regular and "Magnus Prime" forms
* Combiner Wars Optimus Prime and Motormaster
* TR Blurr and Brainstorm
* TR Skullcruncher and Krok

Would you count PotP Starscream and Elita as variants?

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:16 pm
by blackeyedprime
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Would you count PotP Starscream and Elita as variants?


Yeagh, especially with me classing legends octane as a variant of prime.

Heck if people want to post or talk how they have five thousand optimus primes between fifty toy lines that's impressive and needs talking about (and probably psychotherapy) but mainly variants of just one mold.

Combiner wars is probably deceptive with the base molds being used for various characters, the copter bots may rival prime and I'll need to update that as my personal folly.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:24 pm
by blackeyedprime
I'd stopped at three of TR scourge and a legends scourge to lead them.

Gah, I'm going to have to uncombine some combiners for a photo -the copters have it with at least seven which ties g1 seekers (the usual and ehobby? Sandstorm with an additional three platinum coneheads that I've not included in my count to customise as me getting round to painting anything requires time and skill I don't have).

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:46 pm
by Rodimus Prime
I love the CW Prowl mold, so much so that I have 7 of them: CW Prowl, UW Prowl, CW Streetwise, UW Streetwise, CW Bluestreak, CW Smokescreen, and CW Lightspeed. I would love to get the Botcon exclusive Unit 3, but he's just too expensive.

2nd on the list is the voyager CW Silverbolt mold, I have 4 variants: CW Silverbolt, CW Scattershot, CW Cyclonus, UW Cyclonus, and CW Hun-Grr.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:54 pm
by ShadowBlaze
I would have to say the CHUG Seekers take the top spot for me. I have eight versions of that one: Starscream, Skywarp and Ramjet from Classics; Starscream, Thundercracker, Acid Storm, Thrust, and Dirge from Universe 2.0. After those...

-Energon Omnicon Bike (8): Energon Arcee (x3), Botcon Chromia, Bayverse Arcee (x2) & Elita-1 (x2)

-Bayverse 2007 Jazz (7): Jazz, G1-deco Jazz, Final Battle Jazz, Allspark-Enhanced Jazz, Premium Jazz, DOTM Cyberglyph Jazz, and ROTF Smokescreen

-WFC Siege Lambo (6): Sideswipe, production-error Sideswipe (has Red Alert's head-sculpt), G2 Covert Clone Sideswipe, Netflix Sideswipe, Red Alert, and just pre-ordered Tigertrack

-Bayverse ROTF Stingray (5): Sideswipe, Strike Mission (NEST) Sideswipe, "Hunters Rumble" 2-pack Sideswipe, Trans-Scanning Sideswipe, and Swerve

-PRIME Lancia Stratos (5): Wheeljack, Dark Energon Wheeljack, Beast Hunters Wheeljack, Dead End, and Arms Micron Wildrider

-Titans Return "Blurr" mold (5): Blurr, SDCC Brainstorm, Walgreens Brainstorm, Takara Legends Brainstorm, and Has-Con Arcee

-POTP Orthia limbs (4): Moonracer, Novastar, Greenlight & Lancer; if the massive re-tooling used for Selects Tentakil counts, then 5

-WFC Siege Datsuns (4): Prowl, Smokescreen, Bluestreak, and Barricade

-Bayverse 2007 Barricade (4): Premium Barricade, Recon Barricade, Allspark-Enhanced Barricade, and "Hunters Rumble" 2-pack Barricade

-Bayverse 2007 Seeker (4): G1-deco Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp, and Ramjet

-Energon Omnicon Jeep (4): Strongarm, Strongarm re-paint, Bayverse Strongarm & Crosshairs

-G1 Seeker (4): Takara Starscream Re-Issue, Hasbro Commemorative Series Skywarp, Thundercracker & Dirge

-Beast Wars Transmetals "Airazor" mold (4): standard Hasbro release, "Fox Kids" repaint, Takara release, and the Armada re-tool

...And beyond those, there are literally DOZENS of molds I've purchased in triplicate, with the earliest being either G1 Datsun re-issues or the Beast Machines Blackarachnia mold.

Oh, and I didn't count figures I've purchased and since sold off or given away. If I did, there'd be more Bayverse figures that could be listed as 4- and 5-time purchases.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:57 pm
by blackeyedprime
Rodimus Prime wrote:
2nd on the list is the voyager CW Silverbolt mold, I have 4 variants: CW Silverbolt, CW Scattershot, CW Cyclonus, UW Cyclonus, and CW Hun-Grr.



Silver bolts another one that has been sneaky, with what you have and the one from Hasbros computron box set. I'm at six with a spare silver bolt for magna boss that I'll never ever complete with the price of the botcons deluxes to complete it.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:01 pm
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
Rodimus Prime wrote:I love the CW Prowl mold, so much so that I have 7 of them: CW Prowl, UW Prowl, CW Streetwise, UW Streetwise, CW Bluestreak, CW Smokescreen, and CW Lightspeed. I would love to get the Botcon exclusive Unit 3, but he's just too expensive.

2nd on the list is the voyager CW Silverbolt mold, I have 4 variants: CW Silverbolt, CW Scattershot, CW Cyclonus, UW Cyclonus, and CW Hun-Grr.
*disqualification buzzer*
The last of those only recycles engineering.

Oh, but seeing you post here reminds me: I need to update my list because A. I forgot some things and B. a certain package came

blackeyedprime wrote:I'd stopped at three of TR scourge and a legends scourge to lead them.
I want 5 total, one to be Scourge and four (because there are four that draw and quarter Ultra Magnus) to be Sweeps.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:08 pm
by blackeyedprime
Siege lambo might be a strong competitor for a lot of people.

Combiner wars really has surprised me in my own collection because the copters are not something I've gone out if my way to get.

I have three prime vehicon deluxes and can steal two from my sons room but that's probably cheating, but at least its a figure I've purposefully wanted duplicates of!

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:13 pm
by blackeyedprime
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:I'd stopped at three of TR scourge and a legends scourge to lead them.
I want 5 total, one to be Scourge and four (because there are four that draw and quarter Ultra Magnus) to be Sweeps.


That's a cool idea, I'd probably do that if (realistically when) a wfc scourge gets released if I have the money. I do really like the takara/hasbro paint differences and the multiple head options.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:16 pm
by Gauntlet101010
Oh, this is an easy game for me. The Classics Seeker mould. I think I have just over 30 or so. Including Funpub and KOs.

Next up is the Armada Dead End mould to fill every slot on Unicron + two moons for Primus and one extra. So I think that's a clean 30.

I have the Bug General, two of the green, orange, and red (Amazon) versions and four Energon ones. No Bug Drone, though.

Edit: Posted this here before, but I gotta be proud of finally finishing my dead End army.

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An old image of most of my Classics Seekers. Actually I never took a picture of all of them together. It's missing the Botcon ones.

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It may include KOs, but it's still multiples of the same mold in my book.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:41 pm
by blackeyedprime
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Oh, this is an easy game for me. The Classics Seeker mould. I think I have just over 30 or so. Including Funpub and KOs.

Next up is the Armada Dead End mould to fill every slot on Unicron + two moons for Primus and one extra. So I think that's a clean 30.

I have the Bug General, two of the green, orange, and red (Amazon) versions and four Energon ones. No Bug Drone, though.


Lets not include KOs to avoid the wrath of unicron and his thirty...THIRTY minicons. At least they dont take up as much space as thirty seekers would.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:54 pm
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
Updated my list with Orthia's limbs and some things I forgot (incl. my two TR Powermaster Primes)

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:43 am
by blackeyedprime
ShadowBlaze wrote:
-Titans Return "Blurr" mold (5): Blurr, SDCC Brainstorm, Walgreens Brainstorm, Takara Legends Brainstorm, and Has-Con Arcee



Do you have Nautica as well? I don't even have a single tr brainstorm yet out of the three that are available. He wasn't a priority with having the thrilling 30 voyager but I really should complete the team at some point.

My classic/rts junkticons are trailing one behind the cw copters at six in total with the first wreckgar, two from the box set with hotrod and three shattered glass.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:12 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
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Eight Universe Cyclonus

Five Beast Machines Jetstorm

Four BW Wolfang (Technically two Wolfang, two K-9 variants)

Three Transmetal Rhinox

Three BW Cybershark

Three FoC Shockwave

Three TM 2 Scourge

Two TM 2 Cybershark

Two TM 2 Iguanus

(pics inbound)

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:03 pm
by blackeyedprime
Always liked the beastwars repaints and variants, I was a sucker for the fox kids repaints.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:28 am
by ShadowBlaze
blackeyedprime wrote:
ShadowBlaze wrote:
-Titans Return "Blurr" mold (5): Blurr, SDCC Brainstorm, Walgreens Brainstorm, Takara Legends Brainstorm, and Has-Con Arcee



Do you have Nautica as well? I don't even have a single tr brainstorm yet out of the three that are available. He wasn't a priority with having the thrilling 30 voyager but I really should complete the team at some point.


Alas, I do not have Nautica. At the time the "Chaos on Velocitron" multi-pack was in-stock at Toys-R-Us, I just couldn't bring myself to spend $100 on the set when I only wanted her and maybe G2 OP. In hindsight, I shouldn't have passed on it, since the secondary market price on Nautica alone seems to start at $90.00.

I really do love that mold, though. It works really well for futuristic land- and air-based alt-modes, and the bot-mode body is appropriately athletic for the likes of Blurr and Arcee. I love all the different Brainstorm decos, and I even bought the WeiJiang up-scaled version. I have the Thrilling 30 Brainstorm figure, too, but it began collecting dust on the shelf shortly after purchase.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:20 am
by Rogue-Primal
For me i have a 1 duplicate but not for the best of reasons. First time i bought Titans Return Prime Master Landmine, i was unfortunate to get one with bad shoulderpins that provide friction for the arms.

So i had it returned for Prime Master Submarauder. Few weeks later i made sure to get a Landmine with good shoulders. And later after i got Prime Bludgeon (G1 Pretender had a white gun) So i purchased a spare Landmine so i could use the white gun on Prime Master Bludgeon.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:55 pm
by -Kanrabat-
Usually I'm not a fan of having the same mold twice. But the Classic Inferno/Grapple mold, I had to get them all. It's really, really good!

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Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:08 pm
by Latebrus-K
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Not quite 30... yet! I have 14 complete Siegekers currently, with #15 (painted as the orange/brown generic from cyberverse) currently missing half his nosecone

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:43 pm
by -Kanrabat-
You have original releases AND customs to the mix? Why not?

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:45 pm
by TF-fan kev777
Before selling them off, I maxed out at 11 Classics seekers.

As of right now, my top 2 are:

I have 9 of the CW helicopter mold (CW Alpha Bravo, CW Blades, CW Vortex G1 and G2, CW Victorion twins, UW Megatronia twins and UW Heptar.

Next runner up would be all 8 of the Siege Seekers currently out.

Re: The figure you have the most variants or duplicates of thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:24 am
by blackeyedprime
I could never find a classic inferno and hotshot cheap enough to have more than just Grapple. Wouldnt mind having the protectobots consisting of unvierse blades, hotshot and the toys r us exclusive packs even if they cant combine).

Glad to know it isn't just me that has a helicopter fleet, Im wanting the G2 Bruticus so it is only going to grow at some point.

The custom tetras look great, I couldnt get the paint to take on a g1 seeker for a custom unreleased g2 color scheme so they are just in a parts box some place.