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Chris Gould (Elite) posted this on Monday, 5th March 2018, 16:02

So until recently I only owned four modern Transformers figures: Soundwave, Devastator, Shockwave and Megatron. Since Christmas I've gone a bit mad. I originally decided that I needed an Optimus Prime to go with Megs, then got annoyed that the Autobots were underrepresented, so I bought a few more. Then some more. Then some third-party toys from both factions. Now I may have a problem... They are pretty cool though!

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admars (Elite) posted this on Monday, 5th March 2018, 16:53

mine are in my parents' loft from when I was a kid, actually my JetFire is on my bookcase at home. I've got Megatron, that yellow one, you've got there, he was one of the first I got Sun something? didn' thave optimus prime, my cousin dis but I remember get Rodimus Prime from US on holiday.

I would get them down to have a look, but I have nowhere to put them in my house, my missus would kill me if I came home with boxes of my toys, we're overun with the girls' toys!

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Chris Gould (Elite) posted this on Monday, 5th March 2018, 20:48

I still have most of my G1 figures in the loft, along with a few Diaclone and other figures, but these Masterpiece Transformers are another level.

The one you're on about is Sunstreaker. The engineering on that figure is incredible. It has two alt modes in addition to the bot mode, which itself is really animation accurate. When you compare him to his 'brother', Sideswipe, the car modes are almost identical, but the bot mode is so much more accurate. They've really come on in the past few years.

The third-party stuff is even better. The Fans Toys Phoenix (aka Jetfire/Skyfire) is a nigh-on animation perfect rendition of the character in both modes, and it's huge! Having said that, I have Omega Supreme on order for later this month and that's around 22" tall and transforms into a base with a rocket and a tank!

Compared to the ones we had to make do with as kids, these are astounding. Megatron in particular finally looks like he did in the cartoon, instead of some weird stubby thing with a trigger for a crotch...

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admars (Elite) posted this on Monday, 12th April 2021, 18:43

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Jitendar Canth (Reviewer) posted this on Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 12:13

Jay and Silent Bob take a look at it in the video in this article

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