Best Use of One Mold?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Lbsammills51, Sep 8, 2012.

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Best Use of One Mold?

  1. G1 Seekers

    12.8%
  2. G1 Combaticons

    1.7%
  3. BW Dinobot

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Armada Unicron

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Armada Air Defense Minicons

    1.7%
  6. Animated Voyager Optimus

    0.9%
  7. RotF Leader Optimus

    12.8%
  8. Alternators Subaru Impreza

    1.7%
  9. Classics Deluxe Seekers

    33.3%
  10. Classics Voyager Optimus

    11.1%
  11. Classics Tracks

    17.9%
  12. RiD Prowl

    2.6%
  13. Other

    3.4%
  1. Lbsammills51

    Lbsammills51 Well-Known Member

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    Some molds have been used over and over again, and the variety of toys we've received from that one mold (sometimes with or without a remold) have been pretty sweet.

    Just wondering, which mold and its series of redecos have people enjoyed the most? For the purposes of this thread, I'm thinking a mold with at least four or five distinct uses, not something's been used only two or three times.

    Here are my candidates. I know there are others I left off (G1 and Classics Lambo molds, Animated Hot Rod, Classics Deluxe Jazz, Alternity Convoy, Cybertron Evac, etc.), and I'm curious what others think.

    G1 Seekers:
    • Starscream
    • Skywarp
    • Thundercracker
    • Dirge
    • Ramjet
    • Thrust
    • Sunstorm
    • Ghost Starscream
    • Black Starscream
    • G2 Starscream
    • G2 Ramjet

    BW Dinobot:
    • Dinobot
    • Grimlock
    • Fox Kids Dinobot
    • BM Dinotron
    • BWII Thrustor
    • BWN Hardhead
    • Dinobots Grimlock

    RiD Prowl:
    • Prowl
    • "Super" Prowl
    • Clear "Super" Prowl
    • Universe Inferno
    • Botcon Sideswipe
    • Botcon Sunstreaker

    Armada Air Defense Minicons (Star Saber):
    • Star Saber (clear and Kabaya white)
    • Dark Saber (normal and Takara clear)
    • CD Star Saber Anime Version
    • X-Dimension Star Saber
    • Energon Saber
    • Micron Booster Blizzard Saber
    • Cybertron Sky Terror Sword

    Animated Voyager Optimus:
    • Optimus Prime
    • Optimus Prime Black Version
    • Elite Guard Optimus Prime
    • Wingblade Optimus Prime
    • Botcon The Motormaster
    • Botcon Toxitron

    RotF Leader Optimus:
    • Optimus Prime
    • Buster Optimus Prime (solo or two-pack)
    • Optimus Prime Black Version
    • Optimus Prime Crystal Version
    • HftD Battle Hooks Optimus Prime
    • Jetwing Optimus Prime
    • Jetwing Optimus Prime Black Version
    • Striker Optimus (original or APS)

    Classics Deluxe Seeker:
    • Starscream (3 decos)
    • Skywarp (2)
    • Thundercracker (3)
    • Dirge (3)
    • Ramjet (2)
    • Thrust (3)
    • Ghost Starscream
    • Acid Storm
    • TFCC G2 Ramjet
    • Botcon AM/SG Thundercracker

    Classics Voyager Optimus:
    • Optimus Prime
    • Optimus Prime Clear Version
    • Ultra Magnus (Hasbro & Henkei)
    • SDCC Nemesis Prime
    • Botcon SG Optimus Prime
    • Black Optimus Prime

    G1 Combaticons:
    • Bruticus
    • Battle Gaia
    • G2 Bruticus
    • Ruination (RiD & CR)
    • Grey Camo Ruination
    • Desert Camo Ruination

    Armada Unicron:
    • Unicron
    • Energon Black Unicron
    • 25th Anniversary Unicron
    • 2010 Unicron

    Alternators Subaru Impreza:
    • Smokescreen
    • Silverstreak
    • Ricochet
    • Binaltech* Red Alert

    Classics Tracks
    • Tracks
    • Wheeljack
    • TFCC Over-Run (Runabout)
    • TFCC Runamuck
    • Botcon SG Tracks
     
  2. motorhead9999

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    Probably would have to throw in the Classics Prowl and Classics Sunstreaker molds. Those have been reused to very good use as well.

    Good list overall I'd say. Although the Unicron mold I'd say doesn't quite fit, as that's mainly been reissued with mostly just updated paint jobs as opposed to being retooled or redone for another character.
     
  3. Wolfdawg

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    I agree with pretty much everything you listed. I'd just like to add Classics Voyager Prime and RTS Jazz.
     
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    TFP Vehicon and AM Jet Vehicon would be it for me.

    Both look different in vehicle mode, yet transforms nearly the same and have pretty much the same robot mode.
     
  5. ryan.j

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    Unicron suffers from the 'same figure' syndrome. His 1 retooled head aside, he is invariably the exact same figure.

    I went for black unicron in my collection over the others because I'm a sucker for a black repaint, and I can't see myself wanting another model of the exact same character just in a different colour.
     
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    Almost voted for RotF Prime, but had to go with Tracks.

    Why?

    Because I have four of that mold and you have to squint to tell. It works great as everyone who it's supposed to be!
     
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    I supose the seekers as this makes fans the most happy.
     
  8. Nemesis251

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    I got to give to Wheeljack(Tracks was the remold). The repaints actually feel like the other characters they represent rather than the normal routine we get, like Springer for example. Never had a figure that just screamed "that's Springer" to me.
     
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    Classics Deluxe Seekers. I don't think there's been a bad repaint of that mould (in fact, every subsequent use surpasses Classics Starscream IMO).
     
  10. philipjreed

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    Agreed. Every use of the mold is excellent. Several months ago I created a digital illustration to show how the mold could be used to create Backstreet.

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  11. Onslaught24

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    G1 Combaticons and the generations Wheeljack mold
     
  12. ryan.j

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    Except acid storm. Mediocre camo reprint of a non-entity character.
     
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    remolds are the best second use of a mold. period.
     
  14. Jazz342

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    Seekers are pretty much a given since the g1s were the same mold, so I am going to agree with wheeljack since although only runamuck and runabout were of the same mold, hastak was capable of making 5 excellent representations of g1 characters with it
     
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    While I love TFA Optimus and ROTF Leader Optimus moulds to death and have variety of them, I voted for G1 Seekers as there are also variety of characters, as well as ghost Starscream (and I prefer G1 moulds to Classics :) 
     
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    Can I sig that bold text Syd?
     
  17. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    and send the angry mob to me?! Bring them on :Gouki: 
     
  18. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    :lol 

    Done!

    I kept the smiley in there to soften the statement :wink: 
     
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    I gotta go with Tracks too. I'll admit I had some nerdrage when we found out Wheeljack was going to be a Tracks remold instead of getting his own unique mold but I ate crow as soon as I saw just how MUCH remolding was done to it. It works incredibly well. Runabout and Runamuck work excellent as well. And I really like the Botcon repaint as well (aside from that stupid SG insignia).

    Classic Seeker mold is a close runner up. It's a pretty weak mold but absolutely I love all the releases of it, even the Bootleg ones.
     
  20. Ash from Carolina

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    I'll go with the G1 Seekers since it's kind of the grand daddy of repaints. Seems like a simple idea now, but at the time it was a pretty crazy idea that you could make the repaint of a design into a whole new character.
     

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