2. Goddess, Zodak, Randor V1, Webstor. I group these together since when I was mostly caught up in mid-2010, these were the ones I didn't consider essential. Got a great deal at a con for all 4 at once and I really love them all. Aside from worrying that Goddess may break one day, they came out peefectly. Haven't decided to skip a release since.
3. Beast Man! Before I got a single MOTUC, he looked nice of course but it seemed like a step backwards after 2002. Bought him loose and he was all broken in and fun to pose. He showed me that even though the redesigns were really cool, the original designs weren't broken. They just needed some modern love. The figure that made me think Classics was worth skipping turned out to be the one that really sold me on the whole line.
4. Sy-Klone. After several releases that had been tweaked with era homages and alternate portraits, he just looked kind of boring. There's a lot more new tooling on him than I thought and the colors really make him stand out.
5. Grizzlor. I sure was irritated to see that extra face wasn't going to be included. But take a look at this guy. Fur alone makes him unique and adds value, but he is packed with accessories.