Per last week, I'll vote on which one looks best and most exciting from the picture (which is why I didn't vote 'Bee last week - who is my favourite G1 minibot). Except... that is indeed not so easy. They all look bloody gorgeous, and tingle the nostalgasm spot nicely.
Now... I'd say... that of the picture, Ravage and Laserbeak stand out the most. Ravage for his uniqueness, Laserbeak for his colour scheme. But I was lucky enough to own a Laserbeak and Frenzy, so Ravage was more of a draw to me. So it'll have to be...
Ravage. Who was always my favourite cassette. Not just because of his uniqueness, but because of The Enemy Within and Raiders of the Last Ark. Furman struck hard, and he struck fast...
If you're voting on picture or actual toy, that's up to you!
But is it on the toy, or other associations/connotations - like Brawn was criticised for not being able to lift above his head, yet he could do that in Enemy Within. I think my vote would be different if this was purely about the toy, and not the character.
Wow, this is hard then. My instinct says Ravage because back in the day, Ravage was THE cassette for me. But in recent years I've become quite fond of the elegance of the condors, and I also really like Frumble in the cartoon.
I may actually have to get the ones I have out and play with them.
For us in the UK, this is it for the tapes. Sold in 1984 & 1985, then gone.
In the US tapes were available through 1988 with one of the 1984 tapes Frenzy becoming the Transformer who was available for the longest period of time, surviving till the end of 1987 thanks to being repackaged in 1986 with Ratbat, which I always thought was quite hard on Laserbeak!
Such a fun toy, a really nice design. I genuinely like the character too - both the Marvel and IDW versions have a fascinating mix of loyalty and determination that make them quite fascinating in their respective versions of Transformers.
I always find it fascinating looking at the catalogues. I've never lost that sense of anticipation and desire that looking at the groups of toys organised like that brings. That thought that, ooh, if I had those three I'd have ALL the 1988 targetmasters, or if I had those two I'd have the leader figures. The organisation of the groups is just as exciting as the toys themselves, and the catalogues are the pinnacle of that. That's the collecting bug. One is never enough, it's about the sets.