So then, if I like them so much, why do I not own any…..until now?
Simple answer to that rather good question..........
....I just can't seem to find them in the condition that I want....or that my OCD will allow me to buy.....and if I do, they are way overpriced.
Oh, the hardship that is my life.
I wasn't even in the hunt for this particular figure at this moment to be honest with you since I'm actually trying to save some money but I saw him and talked myself into getting him to cross yet another G2 figure that I need off of my list.
Here is my list of G2 figures that either have some meaning to me or that best represent my memories of the TV show growing up.
- G2 Optimus
- G2 Megatron (MISB)
- G2 Jazz (MOSC)
- G2 Sideswipe
- G2 Inferno
- G2 Grimlock (BLUE) (MOSC), (TURQUOISE), (SILVER)
- G2 Slag (MOSC) - Green GIG version
- G2 Snarl
- G2 Bumblebee
- G2 Beachcomber (loose)
- G2 Hubcap (loose)
- G2 Seaspray (loose)
- G2 Starscream (MOSC)
- G2 Ramjet (MOSC)
- G2 Devastator (Yellow) (Bonecrusher, Long Haul, Mixmaster) (MOSC)
- G2 Devastator (Yellow) (Scavenger, Hook, Scrapper)
- G2 Devastator (Orange) (Complete) (MOSC)
- G2 Combaticons
- G2 Superion
It's been a slow steady process of picking away at this list, but I am getting there. Slow and steady wins the race.
Accessories: 'Energo' sword, twin 'stunner' laser rifle,Grimlock's original toy was redecoed for release in Generation 2, this time lacking the missile launcher accessory.
BioMost fearsome and powerful Dinobot. Although dedicated to the Autobot cause, resents authority. Cold merciless, but a valiant warrior. Has contempt for the weak, including all humans. Great strength, uses jaws to break almost anything in two. Carries energy sword and galaxial rocket launcher in Dinobot mode. Other than arrogance and lack of speed, has no real weakness.
Transformers: Generation 2 was the first Transformers toy revamp, relaunching the line in 1993, two years after the last of the original Transformers figures were off the shelves in the United States. It began with recolored versions of Generation 1 toys, but soon consisted entirely of new molds made for the line.
Generation 2 saw more-or-less simultaneous release in the US and European markets, but Japan would not start the line (or even have any Transformers product at all on shelves, for that matter) until 1995.
|THIS IS THE ONE I REALLY WANT|
I paid a lot more than I wanted for my BLUE G2 Grimlock considering that I don't have any of the G1 figures, but sometimes it is what it is. He was just so nice looking I figures now was the time to do it. the seller was nice enough to remove the Global Shipping Program but unfortunately I still got nabbed at the border on Customs Fees (it was worth taking the chance).
TFSource's last one listed (CLICK HERE) was for $230.
One just sold this month on eBay for $295 U.S. (This is NOT the one I purchased)
Suffice it to say there is certainly still interest in the G2 guys.
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WALK THIS WAY
He was available in three different colors; the first—and rarest—in his original silver (the easiest way to spot if this is a Generation 2 or original is by the "Autobot" tampograph on his leg), then in a medium turquoise-blue, and finally (and most commonly) in a dark blue.
Notice how Grimlock in the G2 line has a higher ranking than Optimus
Here is a picture comparison between the G2 version (above) and G1 (below).
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|Courtesy of Disciples of Boltax|
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Obviously I like Grimlock, and certain other key characters in this line as well.....but I already know what I like and why, so I pose these questions to you;
"Do you consider certain key G2 figures to be just as valid as their G1 originals?"
I look forward to responding to your replies but whatever side you take, I think that there is no denying that either together as a group or individually, they certainly evoke emotion and discussion from Transformer fans.
Keep on collecting.
- G2 RAMJET (MOSC)
- G2 STARSCREAM (MOSC)
- G2 MEGATRON (MOSC)
- G2 YELLOW CONSTRUCTICONS (MOSC)
- G2 ORANGE CONSTRUCTICONS (MOSC)
- G2 JAZZ (MOSC)
- G2 SLAG (GIG) (MOSC)