In last weeks Discussion of the Week, we asked you to talk about what you think is the greatest toy ever. We got a bunch of great responses. Here’s a highlight of some of the toys that our members claimed to be the greatest toy ever.
“Transformers G1 Fortress Maximus. Not only is it the largest Transformer ever produced, it also had endless playability with its many accessories and sheer size. Fort Max scaled beautifully with the Minibots and Scramble City toys and bristled with weaponry in all modes. Any collection that has one of these in it is truly impressive.“
“G.I. Joe was my hands down favorite toy line when I was a kid. The Flagg was a dream come true, but with it being so big and cumbersome you couldn’t take it to a friend’s house. And without any figures it becomes almost pointless. I guess that argument can be applied to any playset or vehicle for the most part. Favorite Joe/Cobra figure would have to be the original Zartan with the color changing skin.“
“Optimus Prime had a simple transformation and was visually interesting in every mode.
The trailer could be a base for GI Joes, Matchbox cars and 1/72 toy soldiers or be used to haul a GI Transformer in car mode. It was a battle station, a repair bay or an armored cargo crate.
The truck mode played well with transformers, toy cars or little green army men. It could carry cargo to my O-Scale train, or ram Godzilla in the shin until his fist launched off and he died (which is how Godzilla died back then).
The robot was a solid action figure in bright, primary colors. Optimus Prime was John Wayne, Captain America and a Kurosawa samurai with a giant gun and racing stripes. His fists were made for pounding, his smokestacks were machine guns.“
Thanks to all those that participated. Look for the next discussion very shortly.