Tough one, 'cos I don't own all of them, but I've seen enough pics...
As much as I love my adopted second child, Hasbro G1 Starscream, I'm going to vote Optimus. He's just so G1ick, so big and blocky, and you can get him into some excellant poses, more so than the afore mentioned adopted second child.
Can't wait to get my hands on a Megs, and Starscream's general design is so lovely, but, in terms of overall generalnessness, Op gets my vote.
Last Edit: Dec 16, 2007 20:24:28 GMT by Shockprowl
I was the one who let you know, I was your sorry ever after, '84, '85. Give me new toys and I'll decide, but I'm really only after, '84, '85.
Really didn't like the Prime/Convoy much at all, and the Meg's isn't really my thing - I've got the reissue Megs which satisfies my interest in the toys engineering, and for some reason the out-sized alt-mode on the Megatron seems odd to me. So Starscream pretty much clinches it really.
The Starscream mould is a fantastic bit of engineering, but though I've never seen one in the plastic I think I prefer the Skywarp colours. The strict-G1 colours don't look quite right and the grey/green of the original is a bit dark and obscures the details a touch.
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I like the Starscream mold but it has to be Prime for me just for the robot mode. I remember talking to Karl about the truck mode, or lack thereof, at ScotCon and he made some excellent points. Still, I just can't bring myself to dislike the toy, I've tried!
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MP used to be my favourite TF line, but I've given up with it now. It's such a shame they couldn't stick to one design look, but the change was just about swallowable up to Inferno/Sunstreaker. They just about all worked together. But Prime/Bumblebee/Hound/Arcee - massive price hike with terrible looking figures. I've always bought Fans Toys, but am used to mixing them with Takara, now FT are doing the hybrid toy/toon style that Takara have messed up. FT's stuff still works with the older MPs. Far superior figures, cheaper and a more regular release schedule.