I don’t usually pay much attention to scale with my collection. For a transformers collector, that’s a very good thing.
I know people that have shelves just for planes and just for cars, people that obsess over vehicle mode scale, and people that want bot mode scale based on media appearance.
But me, I don’t have a problem putting Classics Starscream next to Classics Bluestreak, or Classics Galvatron next to Classics Optimus. I generally don’t mix aesthetics, so Animated is on its own but Classics and Movie lines can mix.
I still like Decepticons that are bigger than Autobots (Animated probably has something to do with this.), and I really like Jet Guy or Tank Guy being bigger than Car Guy. But, I’m not gonna stress over it.
I do like relative character height to be about right sometimes. For instance, I have the leader version of Bulkhead with my animated bots, cause it’s integral to his character to be big. I also won’t be displaying BBBB with deluxe Ironhide.
BBBB, however, is about the right height for ROTF leader class Optimus Prime, coming up to about even with his crotch instead of just under it.
Because it’s hard to catch a good glimpse of them all in line for scale in the movie, I’m going by the scale chart from the production of ROTF.
Here’s an edited version with the four main bots standing next to each other.
However, Deluxe Ironhide is in scale with the new Hunt for the Decepticons voyager Battle Blades Optimus Prime (which shall henceforth be known on this blog as Voyager Leader Prime, cause he’s basically a distilled [and better] version of the leader class figure), and almost in scale with deluxe Ratchet.
If it weren’t for Ratchet’s gigantic feet, he’d actually be just barely shorter than Ironhide, and right in scale with both of them.