2011 Laser Rod Prime: Do You Want It Repainted As RID Scourge?

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Want to see 2011 Laser Rod Optimus Prime repainted as RID Scourge/Black Convoy?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    12 vote(s)
    7.8%
  1. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    This year marks the 10th anniversary of Robots In Disguise, the dubbed version of Car Robots. As evidenced by this sound-off discussion, there is still a lot of love left for RID. While the cartoon was underwhelming IMHO, the toyline is still memorable for me. We got a black repaint of Laser Rod Prime that was cool and actually made sense as a character, not just an excuse to repaint something in black(which most exclusives tend to be).

    Anyways in the US, we got the better version of Black Convoy(arguably), as Scourge. The red clear plastic made the figure more menacing in my eyes. While Laser Rod Prime is one of the few G2 toys that stands the test of time IMHO til this day, I am very excited for the 2011 Laser Rod Prime, in Generations or whatever the hell line it will show up in.

    Being that:
    • Hasbro likes to repaint/retool something at least once
    • Nothing was released for the 10th anniversary of RID
    • Scourge/Black Convoy is a popular character/figure to begin with
    I figure, Hasbro would have a win/win situation on their hands if they repaint 2011 Laser Rod Prime as RID Scourge/Black Convoy in a later wave. Hell maybe it kills 3 birds with one stone because it doesn't even need a new head sculpt. After all, Laser Rod Prime and Black Convoy/Scourge shared the same head sculpt.

    So the question is:

    Do you want to see 2011 Laser Rod Optimus Prime repainted as RID Scourge/Black Convoy?

    Discuss!
     

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  2. havanowoncheese

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    Sounds like a good idea and honestly a predictable repaint. I would buy it i think.
     
  3. MMarker

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    Wasn't it shown with a sword already?

    Guaranteed repaint.
     
  4. hupla

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    Nah bro, id rather have toxitron :D 
     
  5. Shin Densetsu

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    Yes, wondering if there will be a gun too, that would be cool. Even better if the G3 trailer can be towed by new Laser Rod Prime!
     
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    Why not? The repaint is a cool color scheme too.
     
  7. Waverider

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    Yup. I'll buy it if it happens.
     
  8. Wheeljack_Prime

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    Hell yeah, it's probably why they made this mold in the first place
     
  9. Ravenxl7

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    Yes, I very much want the new Laser Prime mold to be repainted as Scourge. Don't care if they wait till late next year to do it, what with it's name brother also coming out next year, just as long as they don't call it Nemesis Prime (Scourge is NOT the same as Nemesis Prime).

    However I fear it may be too obvious for Hasbro to actually consider doing, and with pretty much every repaint of any recent Optimus Prime being a themed repaint rather than a new character, I feel I'll probably just end up kitbashing my own Scourge.

    Though I would love to be proven wrong. Who knows, Hasbro might surprise us, and have a bunch of RID homages planned for the future (one can always hope). I just hope that any RID homages they do have planned actually get released. Unlike the Robot Heroes 2-pack that never saw the light of day, and honestly I never did see Bruticus at retail.
     
  10. Anguirus

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    Oh come now, who's voting no?

    I do think it's likely he'll be called Nemmy or something though, because G1 Scourge is coming out before it could. This is actually preferable to me, I'd want a Scourge-homage for the G1-ish universe.
     
  11. Rodimus_Prime

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    Yes, definitely, I would like to see it repainted as Scourge (Black Convoy). .
     
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    Yes, I want it to be repainted into RiD Scourge, and I want it to be repainted into Toxitron, and I want it to have an LED sword, and I want a FansProject trailer for it, and I want it to come to life and keep my dogs in line when I'm not home, and I want it to make chocolate out of thin air, and... um. Ahem. Yes, I want a Scourge repaint.
     
  13. Rodimus Mike

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    I tell yall something,it would be the sh** if they had a 3rd repaint/retool of him as Motor
    Master,with a blocky head I mean and black & purple.I would buy 5 of those.
     
  14. Valkysas

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    Sir, I demand it.

    But given we're already getting a "Scourge", they would probably have to rename him "Nemesis Prime". But that's fine. We know who he is.
     
  15. Shin Densetsu

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    Wow..so I've heard of Toxitron before but never really saw too much of him. Now that I have...yeah...while I think it would be neat if we got a repaint of 2011 Laser Rod as Toxitron, it wouldn't be as popular nor recognizable(and IMHO, desired) as an RID Scourge repaint.
     
  16. Shin Densetsu

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    I completely forgot about the new incarnation of G1 Scourge in Generations. Yeah, if they have to rename RID Scourge into Nemesis Prime, I can live with that, a name is just a name.

    Even better if they just went ahead and named it Black Convoy, or Dark Convoy, and had a variant with the upside down G2 Autobot stickers.
     
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    Yeah but dude.....Toxitron. Just look at him

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  19. Shin Densetsu

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    I mean....it looks decent but it reminds me more of "Hey let's slap Swindle's colors onto Laser Rod Prime". I guess it could make sense as a dual homage...since RID Scourge was allied with the Combaticons in RID...homage to G1 and RID since it's G1 Swindle's color scheme.

    HELL YES!
     
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    I would gobble it up and use it as Scourge on my RiD Shelf. To be honest, if they don't announce a Black repaint of it by the time this mold hits shelves, or soon after, I'm gonna get two and do it myself.
     

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