Alternate heads for Generations/Reveal the Shield Molds... Possible reboots?

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  1. wtrz

    wtrz Nautica's mah fave

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    It has been known for a while that some new toys' instructions have alternate heads. For example, Warpath's instructions show a head similar to Hardhead's. What could this mean????


    EDIT:
    Just found that Wreck-Gar and Scourge's Instructions have different heads, too.
     
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  2. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    That like DotM Vortex and Space Case they're possible retools to be released later.

    Randy
     
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    It means the world is going to end, that's what it means! Quickly, run for the hills!


    ....or more likely, Habsro will make more toys LATER ON with them.

    One of those two is probably correct.
     
  4. x BlackMagnus x

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    What does it mean? More cool bots to collect and a first chance at the mold for those that missed out.

    Let's see...

    Thunderwing=Black Shadow
    Wreck Gar=Junkion (Junkyard)
    Warpath=Hardhead
    Scourge=Ratbat

    anyone else who can help with this list? I'm starting to draw a blank :lol 
     
  5. dragon516

    dragon516 Well-Known Member

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    Do not remember if Perceptor showed a new head, but there is a rumored Reflector repaint of that? Kup showed a new head also but not clear who it is. Gears is one of many candidates. Almost willing to bet Jazz gets a repaint but don't know who yet.
     
  6. sh002

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    i would love an alpha trion made from scourge.
     
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    In the distant future, both of those will be correct
     
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    shows the plans for remolds
     
  9. Transfotaku

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    Technically, only the end of Earth is guaranteed. As is, technically, the end of the solar system, the galaxy, and eventually the universe.

    And we likely won't be there to see it. What a waste. :( 

    Hasbro recoloring molds with minor head swaps is just a high probablility that's a near certainty. So we'll likely have the Generations guys not yet repainted, repainted in the future, but it's not a guarantee.

    Either way, people shouldn't be holding their breath for it. The movie just came out, it's going to be DotM toys and remainder of Gen/HftD/etc stock for the foreseeable future.
     
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    Jazz will probably be Stepper/Ricochet
     
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    Amusingly, Hasbro tried to fix Thunderwing's instructions, but did a hack job and only swapped out the head while leaving the chest unchanged. (Also, the not-Thunderwing headgear still shows in the vehicle mode pics.)
     

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    Goddammit, OP, that's one epilepsy-inducing sig.

    Err. Yes, I'm saying Warpath's headswap looks more Guzzle than Hardhead but we're getting a Guzzle soon enough.

    Still, Reflector will be bought. Black Shadow - much as I love the character and Blue Bacchus - will be ignored because I think the mold's rubbish.
     
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    Now why would they do that?
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I like playing the guessing game.



    I have no idea who Lugnut's retool is supposed to be.
     
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    Because they want the instructions to show the head the toy actually has?

    I don't think the "alternate head in the instructions" thing is meant as a "preview for adult fans". It's more of an "error that happens as part of the production process".
     
  16. koh4711

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    I know who I want the Kup retool to be, but I think the odds of it happening are somewhere between slim and non-existent(see sig banner).

    I wonder if the retool of Lugnut could be Brimstone, since we're supposed to be a "Decepticon pirate" version of him in the Exodus sequel. Beyond that, um... Strika, maybe? I dunno.

    I'm still shocked they haven't done a new head for Hound to make Swindle.
     
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    ...I'd actually be pretty happy with that. Especially since I missed the chance to get the Fansproject one for a good price and I don't have a Bruticus.
     
  18. G1Prowl

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    Hell, I'd be good with a straight repaint of Hound into Swindle.
     
  19. wtrz

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    just remembered that Gen. Kup has a different head, too. Looks something like a worker head. Maybe those workers from the G1 episode "War Dawn"
     
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    Alot of speculation on the WP remold being Hardhead. Why would they do Hardhead twice in what would essentially be the same homage series?
     

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