Classic names Hasbro brought back, but not homaged.

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  1. Scaleface

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    I noticed that several classic G1 names have been reused lately by Hasbro for things like Mini-Cons, but they have yet to make actual homages to the G1 characters with them. What ones would you like to see?

    For instance they reused Skyhammer in a Mini-Con and for a DOTM helicopter, but I'd love to see an actual Skyhammer toy referencing the original. Maybe a Cyberverse Legion sized car, which comes with a transforming Cyberverse playset that sorta looks like the G1 Skyhammer's shells.

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    Maybe.

    I actually like the new Skyhammer.

    Still, I see your point. Maybe use all three Omnibots (Downshift, Camshaft, Overdrive) as something of a science commando team Cyberverse set?
     
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    How about Double Clutch from the Power Core Combiners line? That name was also used for a G2 formula 1 style racecar with totally different colours.

    Or Icepick from PCC, or DOTM. The name was also a G1 Pretender monster.

    Actually, the PCC line is full of them: Searchlight, Heavy Tread, Bomb-Burst, Beacon, Sledge, and there's Caliburst and Leadfoot but they look a lot like their G1 and G2 counterparts.
     
  4. Scaleface

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    Some other classic names used recently, but not given to Classic homages - Catilla, Crosshairs, Gears, Kranix, Over-Run, Spoilsport, Steeljaw, Topspin, Highbrow, Rampage, Stakeout, Wideload and Divebomb.
     
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    movie 1 swidnle. seriously, a one-eyed car bot? would've preferred to see him as a repaint of landmine.
     
  6. Scaleface

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    They keep missing the Mark on Swindle... drone car, gold helicopter, Animated, now they are at least making a Cybertronian one with the Generations combiner.
     
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    The only flaw with Animated Swindle is that he didn't combine with the others.

    Still, to whoever listed ALL those names, when did Gears get a toy recently?
     
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    How is 'Animated' missing the mark on Swindle?
     
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    I thought Animated Swindle was awesome to be honest......but the 2007 movie Swindle was dreadful!!!

    not a bad figure IMO but totally not Swindle.I was suprised a repaint of Classics Hound didnt emerge with a different head.
     
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    and as for swindle, the animated figure isn't bad. hands are a bit awkward but not bad. i'm just glad he's getting a new toy
     
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    Because he's ANIMATED style, not useable as a Classic figure.
     
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    ... how the hell does someone think RotF Gears isn't a G1 homage?

    And the Swindle guy forgot the Universe Micromaster Swindle... an Autobot train.
     
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    He actually fits in pretty good with Classics Onslaught, IMO.
     
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    So is everything else except classics
     
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    I want to see Armordillo be reused lol.
     

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