Classics Duocons...

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  1. Lumpy

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    do you ever think we'll see them? I really love Flywheels and Battletrap, they've always been an awesome concept, especially after DW showed them as failed attempts at Triple changers... if they made classics versions, that had 2 scout sized vehicles, they could be sold at a mega price point (love that price) and create 2 awesome figures... as for repaints, you could swap the tops and bottoms, and have a jet with a jeep, and a helicopter with a tank to create 2 Autobot duocons, and create more value from the toys. anyone else like this idea?
     
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    I'm down. But of course, if Hasbro did this, this is what they'd do Overlord as too. If we're lucky, he'd be original molds. If not, he'd just be a Flywheels redeco.
     
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    I'd rather have Classics Monsterbots!
     
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    those would be totally awesome too!
     
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    Spark-shooting gimmick or GTFO.
     
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    I don't think the gimmick is popular at all. I hated it back in the day but love it now (I still had the truck part to my sisters battletrap and it became a fun restore for me). PCC was a similar concept but on steroids and it was a bomb. I'd prefer to see headmasters return (we got targetmasters so why not?).
     
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    I'd like to see it return, but i have no idea how they'd work in the engineering.
     
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    I woul d love for Hasbro/Takara to release some Classics Duocons.
     
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    Flywheels will be a repaint of the inevitable classics Blitzwing.
     
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    Sadly I doubt we'll ever see Duocons...actul new mold updates of the gimmick or even homages. I think it would be badass though, two Scouts vehiles that combine into a deluxe robot? Awesome.
     
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    Huh? How was pcc a similar concept?
     
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    Ever check Spurt Reynolds customs for these two?

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    He took HFTD Hailstorm, DOTM Hatchet and his G1 Head for Flywheels ... and PCC Smolder, Energon Copter for Battletrap, and Cybertron Thundercracker head for Battletrap.

    Also... the Energon's Power Linx were sort of like the Duocon idea no..? It's a doable concept again... however the matter would be proper media exposure... and hopefully better engineering for the combiner gimmick than PCCs.
     
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    On steroids. Drones forming one robot with spring loaded combining actions. The only differences, to me, are the main robot and 5 vehicles instead of two.
     
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    Jesus, I hope not! They were some of the most badly-designed G1 toys ever. I came across Flywheels at a convention once and I felt dirty just touching that sucker. >_<
     
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    Do I think we'll get them? No. Not as dual vehicle/single bot figures. Would I like to see them? Of course. But they're about as far down on my list as they probably are on Hasbro's.
     
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    I have to agree. I think Hasbro will keep away from the idea of combining robots for a while. Not saying it will happen, just my guess.
     
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    hope not they should be left in the basement
     
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    More like on the front lines of my Decepticon shelf...
     
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    ^This.
     

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