As I was setting up the shelves I was thinking about what was still packed away and should likely be displayed.
I started thinking about what toys (not necessarily characters) have become my favorites and must be displayed on the shelves no matter what I decide to display.
11. Sam's Club Universe Optimus Prime
This mold appears twice on the list and I think with good reason.
Sure he's kibbly and almost G1 in the parts department but when I was a kid, I was fascinated with a picture book I had that showed yellow firetrucks. We only had traditional red ones in Glass City.
The Yellow + Fire Convoy = one of my faves.
Plus... I snagged this open one from the great Zeta Convoy back in 2006 and I will be forever grateful.
10. Robot Masters Star Saber and Victory Leo
Far more fun than the originals in terms of posing and anime appearance.
9. Botcon 2005 Ratchet
The first (and in my opinion only) Ratchet figure that somewhat captures Ratchet the character.
8. Takara G1 Victory Leo
The only real legit G1 figure on the list (discounting the 2 PVCs and Micromaster reissues). I love him more than Star Saber even though he's a total brick.
7. Takara Micromasters "Berserker" Six-Wing (White Chase version)
There's something about this chase set that works for me. Yeah, the Japanese Micromaster gestalts are pretty simple and all, but the cohesive white and silver is really fantastic here.
6. Classics Ultra Magnus
I love him more than I love Optimus... that much is certain.
I've got the armor/trailer on order for him too.
5. Hasbro God Ginrai PVC
Yes. I refuse to call him Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor. He's so not that!
Quite frankly, he's the only anime accurate toy (of some kind) of God Ginrai period. The actual mainline figures are just bricks.
Wow! Imagine if Hasbro/TakTomy redesigned him as a Classics/Henkei Leader class figure!
Let's face it... Galaxy Force Convoy owes a lot to him appearance-wise but he's just not the same.
Demand a God Ginrai Henkei figure at your local toy store today!
4. Takara Rodimus Prime with Matrix (Lava Chase) PVC
Perhaps my favoritest PVC.
You wouldn't believe the number of requests I've gotten to buy it off me!
3. Robots In Disguise Wedge
Wedge is love.
He's phenomenal in alt mode. He's also beautiful in bot mode and poseable as all hell. And he's got a simple and effective color scheme.
2. Botcon 2006 Unit 2 (Tigatron)
Yes. A retool and repaint of Cybertron Clocker comes in #2.
He hits every Nala-specific love.
- Simple color scheme with predominantly 2 colors + a detail color!
- A little translucent love there on his wheels!
- He totally evokes his previous form too which really gets bonus points in my lovefest for him.
1. Lucky Draw Blackfire Convoy
Well duh! The holiest of holy grails will likely always be my #1 Transformers toy.
He's simply perfection in my eyes.
Indirectly, the Fire Convoy mold will always have a special place in my heart since it was with the reuse in Robots In Disguise that got me back into this sick and disgusting habit.