Alternity Bumble/Cliff - repaint thoughts?

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  1. Rijie78

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    Anyone foresee a black repaint for the new Alternity? 3 seems to have been the magic number for the Convoy and Megs moulds - reckon we'll get a "Nemesis Bumblebee", or even a third character, for this one too?

    Presumably it's all part of how Takara recoup the costs for these.. and I think it'd be kind of cool if they always did some sort of black repaint for each Alternity..
     
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    I'd buy a Bugbite, but they've done Black Bumblebee's in the past.
     
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    Gold bug
     
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    Makes sense.

    There's a load of TFA homages they could do, but won't since that show wasn't released over there.
     
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    Yup, it's an option, along with a Bugbite. Half wonder if we'll get a black repaint, but it'll be called Hubcap (rather than be another Bumblebee or Cliffjumper). Or go for the real-life blue paintscheme they do, and call it Freeway..

    EDIt - or Glyph, thinking about it. She was blue. That'd be horribly obscure tho...
     
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    Goldbug makes the most sense to me, since they did metallic variants of both Convoy and Megatron.

    I don't really get Bugbite. The original Bugbite was yellow, just like Bumblebee.
     
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    A silver or black one would seem likely as both Convoy and Megatron have had silver and black ones. God knows what they'd be called though.
     
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    Yeah but all the Transformers Bugbites have been white/purple. I'd say G2 something, but the current Cliffjumper is almost G2 Hubcap face aside with that sparkly color he's got going on.
     
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    Goldbug is the most logical choice. It is the one that has the strongest association with the original series.

    Bug Bite - possible, but very obscure - just an E-Hobby exclusive and a US Botcon exclusive. Odds are most casual Japanese fans have never heard of him, and those who have maybe do not care for the character.

    Glyph, Tap Out, Wasp - all even less well known to Japanese fans.

    Black Bumble - black repaints are always a possibility. Though it's equally possible to get one of the others as a "themed" Bumble, so you get that other character in all but name.


    Still, in terms of recognition, I think Goldbug.
     
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    Bug Bite is a possibillity as they do do the Swift in white.

    For another character they normally consider a new head sculpt in Japan so I guess the throttlebots are pretty likely candidates.
     
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    Ugh, you and your G2...
     
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    I could see a Movie-inspired black-striped repaint of 'Bee, maybe as a variant 'Bee or even Goldbug.
     
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    Yes they did the black keychain figure, and Bugbite in Japan.

    Goldbug would be the best choice with a new head, BUT there isn't a Gold Suzuki Swift Turbo.

    I asked this over at the Allspark, what color people would like to see a third redeco in.

    The color choices (besides the Champion Yellow & Supreme Red Pearl we got) are:

    Pearl White
    Bluish Black Metallic
    Azure Grey Metallic
    Kashmir Blue Metallic

    You can see the color choices here. Suzuki Swift Sport Colour Options

    I point these out, because IF Takara does do a third one (I wouldn't be surprised) they are almost assuredly going to use one of the actual colors of the car, as they've done as much so far for the line, and did that for almost every Binaltech figure (Dead End is the only exception as far as I know).

    Randy
     
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    I'm another guy who thinks it could end up being a metallic Goldbug.

    Just seems to be the most likely possibility.
     
  16. Optimatron

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    Gold Bug or GTFO lol.

    Actually, I say bring on a new mold. I won't be buying anymore of this mold. I'm sticking with these two.
     
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    I would say they will do repaint in either white or blue!
     

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