On Monday, June 20, 2022 at 6:09:13 PM UTC-6, Gustavo Wombat, of the Seattle Wombats wrote:
> Anyone else have favorite weapons that are part of the permanently on
> display collection?
Well, almost nothing is on display right now except for my Masterpiece toys. Even my G1 toys are still in boxes, which breaks my heart a little bit every day. But, I need proper display shelves. I posted a picture of my Masterpiece toys on a Walmart bookshelf and I got ripped apart on Reddit. Those people are real assholes sometimes.
I would say the weapons that have made me the most happy lately are the Nonnef Productions add-ons, because they frequently help to complete a toy that is otherwise feeling incomplete. Like, Studio Series Leader-class Grimlock gets a big, red sword and feels a little more like the G1 toy. It's been a minute since I bought any add-on parts. I used to just throw money at Nonnef every time they came out with a new set.
But, perhaps that's not what you're asking.
I dug out the Beast Wars toys the other day so I could show my son some of the original versions of the characters (he has really only ever known the Kingdom editions) and I had some fun taunting him with Beast Wars Bonecrusher. Like, the dude vomits missiles at his enemies. The entire toy is a missile launcher, essentially. It reminds me of a Puss in Boots action figure from one of the Shrek movies that would launch hairball missiles from his mouth. I never bought that toy, but now I wish I had. Damn, I might have to check eBay in a second.
The G2 Laser Rods remain some of my favorite toys to this day. Each sword is shaped differently and seems to say a little about each character. Electro has a lance, like a lightsaber—straight, unassuming, and functional. Sizzle has a jagged-edged blade, like a lightning bolt. Volt's sword is tapered at the tip, sort of like a medieval knight might carry. But the best one is Jolt's sword. It's rounded and curved and shapely, and he talks to it like it's his closest companion.
I don't play mix-and-match with characters and weapons the way you do, though. If I did that, it would erode my memory of which accessories actually go to which characters, and that would be a disaster.
Zob (looks like Puss in Boots goes for about $30 these days, but I think I need a trench coat for my four-foot tall Michaelangelo a little bit more than I need a cat action figure that shoots hairballs out of his mouth)