CHUG and sorts stand-ins!

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  1. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    Well I was wondering which characters without mods....
    (or minor mods, like head add-on and weapons.. paint? etc)

    are the best stand-ins until the officially arrive (or maybe never)...
    or can even replace the extreme priced official / third party stuff

    THIS IS SPECIFICALLY G1 ONLY

    THE LIST SO FAR:
    FP WarBot Defender or Classics Springer or Botcon Springer as Springer
    GF Excellion as Rodimus Minor
    Titanium Rodimus Prime as FP Rodimus Prime Upgrade
    Music Label Soundwave as Soundwave
    Energon Shockblast as Shockwave
    Cybertron Landmine as Scoops
    ROTF Bludgeon as Bludgeon
    HFTD Seaspray as Seaspray
    Movie Hoist as Hoist
    Device Label Blaster as Blaster
    CM's Brave Gokin Mugen Calibur as Roadbuster
    Energon Scorponok as Scorponok
    Energon Slugslinger as Slugslinger
    Delicate Warrior Arcee or Energon Arcee as Arcee (can't find G1 toy :( )
    Henkei Hot shot as Freewheeler
    Cybertron Hot Shot as Nightbeat
    Laserbeak (from Cybertron Soundwave) as Laserbeak
    HFTD Firetrap as Brawn
    Energon Galvatron or Henkei Galvatron as Galvatron
    MP Grimlock or Classics Grimlock or Animated Grimlock as Grimlock
    Animated Grimlock, Snarl & Swoop as G1 Grimlock, Slag & Swoop
    Movie 1 Mudflap (Cybertron redeco) as Erector
    ROTF Beachcomber or Legend Universe Beachcomber as G1 Beachcomber
    PCC Huffer as G1 Huffer
    Cybertron Vector Prime as himself

    OPTIONAL:
    Energon Downshift as Wheeljack
    Energon Towline as Skids

    I'll add suggestions of other boardmembers and add them to the firstpost

    (I've made the characters click-able and hyper-linked to a picture using Google Image search, you can do the same.. to keep the thread easy for viewing)
     
  2. Auto Morph

    Auto Morph Gimmick Bot

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    I use 3rd party figures wherever they are available and an official HasTak version is not, but I would never ever use other figures as 'stand ins'. To me, every time I looked at them i would know they are not that character. Don't want no imposters on my classics shelves! :lol 
     
  3. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    Well maybe this will get you thinking...

    What if....

    You love the Character GF Excellion and you use that one as your Rodimus Jr. and use FP Rodimus Prime Upgrade as Roddy Sr. :D 

    Or..

    Using other great HAS/TAK figures to fill in the gaps for none-existing figure (or not yet released) such as Music Label Soundwave
     
  4. Dinobots Rule

    Dinobots Rule Well-Known Member

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    does anyone else use botcon springer with thier classics??
     
  5. Auto Morph

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    I use the CaC Rodimus as my Hot Rod and classics Rodimus with Protector armour as my Rodimus Prime.

    Soundwave... well he is the closest thing we have to a deluxe G1 Soundwave so far, but as nice as he looks, he's still an MP3 player!

    No because he doesn't look anything like Springer (IMO). My classics collection will remain Springer-less until Hasbro decide to release one that actually looks like him. And no, I don't consider Warbot to be any sort of likeness to the character (with the exception of the head). Plus the aesthetic is completely wrong.
     
  6. BigPhill

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    Yes, and the Universe 2.0 one.

    It might not be THE Springer from G1 that we all know and love, but it is a Springer, and there can be multiple people/characters with the same name.
     
  7. coinilius

    coinilius Well-Known Member

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    Sooo... does that mean that the new Perceptor wouldn't be on your shelf because he isn't a microscope? Just wondering, since an MP3 player seems a perfectly acceptable update for G1 Soundwave (unless you mean because he is a functional MP3 player, rather than a straight up toy?)
     
  8. Autobot X

    Autobot X Too broke for 3P and MP.

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    Cyb hotshot and excellion with some part swapping make a pretty good classics nightbeat.

    E shockblast is still sadly the best replacment for shockwave we've got.

    Cyb landmine sort of works for scoops.

    Its a stretch but e landmine for G1 sentinal prime.

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
     
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    I don't really have many stand in except for 3rd Party toys and RoTF Bludgeon, Seaspray and Hoist...Bludgeon works alright and the other two are (arguably) passable. New versions would be nice (especially if Trailbreaker gets a release they ran remold into Hoist) but for right now they're ok for the moment.
     
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    Device Label Blaster, FP Defender and CM's Brave Gokin Mugen Calibur. :D 

    EDIT: Forgot about the cons. I use Energon Scorponok, Shockblast, and Slugslinger plus Music Label Soundwave.
     
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  13. G60Force

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    WOW that's one heck of a cool rodi.prime!!!! pricecheck??
     
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    I use Energon RC as my RC.
     
  15. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike I Drank What?

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    I just wanna say that even tho some of you might disagree I use my Cybertron Soundwave as a stand in for my classics collection,to me that mold fits him perfectly and even if Hasbro were to release a new SW I am not sure if I'd buy it as more than likely he would be a deluxe class,but with Cyb. SW he is about eye level with Classic Megs.So I just say to all to try him out as you probably won't find a better fitting character.
     
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    Henkei Hotshot as Freewheeler
    Cybertron Evac as Blaze master
    Dark Jetfire as Whisper
    2007 movie Grindcore as Crush-Bull
    2007 movie Mudflap as Erector

    ... and some more I don't remember right now. And yes, I love Micromasters.
     
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    D'oh! I forgot to mention that I use Cybertron Hot Shot as my Nightbeat. I didn't do any part swapping, though.
     
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    Energon Shockblast as Shockwave
    Energon Arcee with the Valkryie head as Arcee (i'ts really funny how you can un-Animatize a figure just by changing the head)
    Animated Snarl as Slag
    Energon Swoop as Swoop.
    Laserbeak from Cybertron Soundwave as Laserbeak.

    I also use WFC Megatron, because I think the mold is way stronger than Classics Megatron, even though it is a little short.
     
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    Going to use HftD Firetrap as a Brawn stand-in.
     
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    Energon Shockblast as Shockwave.
    Energon Galvatron as Galvatron.
     

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