Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Heat Blast, Jun 7, 2010.
What figures do you have repurposed for your Classics Collection?
Energon Shockblast and Cybertron Soundwave. Energon Landmine kinda hangs around with them, but I don't really try to shoehorn him in as a replacement for another character or anything.
Cybertron Metroplex - Metroplex
TF '07 Armorhide - Huffer
Animated Arcee - Arcee
RiD Wedge - Scoop
Spyshot 6 - Reflector
RotF Mindwipe - Mindwipe
RotF Bludgeon - Bludgeon
RotF Lockdown - Lockdown
Armada Demolishor - Demolishor
Titanium Soundwave - Soundave
Titanium Laserbeak - Laserbeak
Cybertron Downshift - Wheeljack
Animated Waspinator - Waspinator
I am a fussy so and so and therefore refuse to use any other figures than those specifically intended as part of the Classics/Universe/Henkei/Generations lines. The only grey area for me is the fact that all Classics-style figures will from now on be released as part of the Generations line which makes inclusion ambiguous.
Take voyager Seaspray for example. I know he is officially part of the Hunt for the Decepticons line (as Generations is deluxe-only, for the time being at least) but he has very strong Classics aesthetics, without actually being a straight up modernisation of the G1 character/figure. So really it's up to the individual as to whether he goes in with the Classics line up or not.
Likewise WFC. They are not 'G1' characters for me so they won't be going in.
I know some who have used Animated Arcee or G1 Kup as stand-ins for those characters, but the look of those figures is just too different IMO to fit in with my Classics. The new Valkyrie from Impossible Toys however, should be a perfect fit.
I'm not saying whatever other people do is wrong, this is just the way I choose to follow these lines.
- Energon Towline as Skids
- Galaxy Force Guardshell as Scoop
- Music Label Soundwave as himself
- Music Label Soundblaster as himself
- Cybertron Armorhide as Pipes
- ROTF Sparkcrusher as Gutcruncher
- ROTF Bludgeon as himself
- ROTF Mindwipe as himself
- Energon Ghost Starscream as Nemesis Starscream (just to give SDCC Nemesis Prime a 'right-hand man')
Probably will get PCC Huffer as my C.H.U.G. Huffer, along with Seaspray and Device Label Blaster to fill in the collection.
For the Autobots:
Overdrive = OTFCC Sideswipe
Smokescreen = Cybertron Smokescreen
Wheeljack = Energon Downshift
Breakaway = Movie Wal-mart exclusive Getaway
Jazz = Movie Target exclusive G1 repaint Jazz
Metroplex = Cybertron Metroplex
Scoop = Cybertron Landmine
Grapple (though I guess Erector would be more appropriate) = TRU exclusive movie Mudflap
Grimlock = Animated Grimlock
Slag = Animated Snarl
Swoop = Energon Swoop
Countdown = Armada Jetfire
Springer = Botcon Springer
Brawn = Rotf Brawn
Arcee = 07 Movie scout Arcee
Hubcap = Activators Animated Bumblebee
For the Decepticons:
Quake = Universe Galvatron
Brawl = 07 movie Leader Brawl
Breakdown = Rotf scout Breakdown
Deadend = Rotf scout Deadend/Detour (mine was actually packaged as Deadend)
Mixmaster = Roft Mixmaster
Longhaul = Rotf Longhaul
Soundwave w/ Laserbeak = Cybertron Soundwave w/ Laserbeak
Thundercracker = Cybertron Thundercracker
Dirge = Rotf Dirge
Thrust = Rotf Thrust
Scorponok = Energon Scorponok
Shockwave = Energon Shockwave
Bludgeon = Rotf Bludgeon
Swindle = Animated Swindle
There's also a ton of other bots in my collection that I've re-dubbed with G1 names, but don't actually resemble their namesakes. But function and character wise they'd fit pretty well.
Cybertron Big Daddy and Chevy Swerve as their G1 counterparts
Movie Breakaway, Crankcase, and Fracture as G1 Getaway, Crankcase, and GoBots Crasher
ROTF Bludgeon and Deadlift as G1 Bludgeon and GoBots Spoons
2010 Seaspray will be obviously repurposed, as will most of the PCCs.
Energon Galvatron as G1 Galvatron, with Universe Cyclonus and Botcon Scourge beside him, and all under Armada Unicron
Generally speaking, if a Botcon toy makes sense with the Classics, than I let it sit on the shelf. For instance, the entirety of the 09 set, despite not being very popular, makes sense for what they are.
Music Label Soundwave and Animated Laserbeak, obvious
I have a fan-faction I call the Destructicons. It's comprised of various bots from various series, and I include them in my Classicsverse.
CR Black Convoy as Nemesis Prime
Universe Onslaught and Botcon Skyquake as themselves (Clench will be joining them)
BW2 Starscream and BB, taking the names of their Robotmasters counterparts (Smokesniper and Gigant Bomb)
ROTF Lockdown, Ransack, and Trenchmouth as, essentially, G1 versions of themselves
RiD Axer as G2 Road Pig (I would use him as G1 Axer, but I'm debating on using 2010 Axer for that. His color scheme will presumably be more appropriate. Plus, RiD Axer's bio states that he resents Scourge, which is the opposite of how I use this guy)
Armada Demolishor, Cybertron Thunderblast and Ransack as themselves (Ransack called Gasket because of the ROTF guy, Thunderblast called Waveblaster because.. she's a boat, not a jet)
2010 Brimstone and PCC Bombshock will be joining this group when I get them
Botcon Razorclaw, despite being intended for the Beast Machines/post-BW series, works just fine as Classics Razorclaw. I have him, Cybertron Dark Scorponok (as Zarak) and Scourge (called Beast Prime) as a beast-themed Decepticon unit
Wal-mart Dinobots as Classics Grimlock's squad. In my little faniverse, I've borrowed TF:Cybertron's concept of multiple planets being involved with the war. Basically, Animatros/Beast Planet is where most of my beast themed Transformers go in my world, including Optimus Primal and Big Convoy (leading the effort against the above mentioned Razorclaw team)
Energon Shockblast as G1 Shockwave, until we get something better.
Most of the Decepticons from Universe I being used for my Unicronians, with ROTF Burning The Fallen leading them.
Movie 1 Jolt used as a generic Decepticon soldier. ROTF Slap Dash as a twisted version of G1 Wheelie
That's about it, I guess.
movie storm surge as seaspray
titaniums as themselves
music label soundwave
frenzy and rumble
real gears booster as laserbeak
other realgears customized into squawktalk, beastbox, reflector, gobot pathfinder
EDIT: superion and bruticus
want: movie 1 breakaway as getaway
Kinda forgot about RotF Superion and Bruticus. With the Fansproject add-ons, at least. They don't look quite right, stock. I actually don't mind Classics Devastator as he is, though. Probably because he's not really a great analog to the original, so he kinda stands as a separate entity.
I myself include legends as a viable character stand in. So my classics Jazz, unless/until Hasbro makes a deluxe one, is the universe legends figure.
But here's a list
-Cybertron Excellion =Overdrive
-Cybertron Downshift =Downshift
-Energon "energon" Hot Shot =Camshaft (although I hope someday to get a regular energon Hot Shot and swap yellow and grey parts on them)
-All the movie 1 Wal-Mart deluxes save Big Daddy (I though he was dumb)
-movie Wire Tap V20=Reflector Spetro
-movie Zoom Out 25X=Reflector Spyglass
-movie Photon T-34=Reflector Viewfinder
-Henkei Dark Skyfire=Whisper
-ROTF Bludgeon=Bludgeon (with legends Megatron as the inner robot)
I like the explainatons some of you have for any non-G1 characters in your classics lineups. I'll add mine....
Lockdown: Similar to his Animated counterpart, he's a bounty hunter. He allied with the Decepticons as a hunter and soldier for hire mainly because Megatron pays better then the Autobots and his jobs are more to Lockdown's liking.
Demolishor: One of the Decepticon's ground combat experts. (Ever since he was shown as a pre-order character for WfC I wanted to work him in somehow.)
Waspinator: Again, animated influenced. A once top Decepticon spy who was captured by Bumblebee and thrown in prison for a few hundred years. During a prisoner transfer the ship crashed and he was the only survivor though still barely functioning. He was found by Shockwave, was experimented on and was turned into the first Transorganic cybertronian.
Here's my list:
Classics Erector - slightly modified Movie 1 Mudflap (custom paint details, plus two new Autobot symbols: a standard one on the waist area and a rubsign over where the 'Con symbol was)
Classics Aerialbots/Superion -ROTF Aerialbots/Superion (incuding Silverbolt, since I lack the Ultra figure)
Classics Hot Spot - Universe 6" Tit. Hot Zone (repainted RID Optimus)
Classics Hooligan - ROTF Fearswoop (he may not look anything like G2 Hooligan, but it's the closest we've gotten)
Classics Bludgeon - ROTF Bludgeon (made from plastic, metal pins, paint, and pure awesome.)
Classics Mindwipe - ROTF Mindwipe (more of a stretch here, since his alt. mode isn't exactly a bat anymore [although a fan mode has been discovered where with minimal modification he can turn into a bat], but it's close enough for me)
Generally, if it's a CHUG toy, it goes on my CHUG shelves... There are a few exception of figures (mostly repaints) that were intended for CHUG but because the retailer wanted movie packaging, that's what they ended up in... Big Daddy, Fracture, BreakGetaway, Crankcase, Jolt, GrindcoreCrashBull, DivebombHooligan, Bludgeon, Mindwipe, and Lockdown.
I have a few. ROTF Bludgeon as himself, Animated Arcee, Music label Soundwave, ROTF Superion and soon to be Bruticus. I really don't like to repurpose too much though.
-Cybertron Buzzsaw - Pre-Earth Buzzsaw
-Cybertron Blurr - Blurr
-Cybertron Runamuck - Runabout
-Cybertron Longrack - Pre-Earth Longrack
-Energon Cruellock - Rippersnapper (Well, both characters ARE Terrorcons, so I figured, what the hell)
-Energon Divebomb - Divebomb in a new color scheme.
-Cybertron Landmine - Landmine with a new vehicle mode after his Pretender shell was destroyed.
-Cybertron Armorhide - Pipes
-Cybertron Swerve - Windcharger
-Movie Arcee - Arcee
-ROTF Lockdown - Lockdown
-Movie Blackout - Blackout
-Energon Starscream - Nightscream. A failed clone of Starscream who believes he is the real Starscream, and is out to kill the original.
-Cybertron Legends Sunstorm - Sunstorm
-ROTF Jolt - Jolt. A Generation 2 laser rod Decepticon who learned the error of his ways and switched sides to the Autobots.
-Universe Legends Jazz - Jazz (Until we get a Generations Jazz...if it ever happens)
-Classics 2-Pack Megatron - Megaplex
the following can all be found mixed among my "Classics" display:
MP3 Soundwave as Soundwave
Cybertron Downshift as Wheeljack's brother Frank
Cybertron Armorhide as Huffer's brother Edmond
Titanium Rodimus as Rodimus
Titanium Scourge as Scourge
Titanium Fallen as Fallen
Titanium Thundercracker as Thundercracker
Animated Blurr as Blurr
VF-17 from Macross 7 as Henry James Winstead III
Lupin III Microman as Omega Supreme (he's in disguise)
'07 Movie Arcee=Chromia.
Movie 1 Big Daddy
ROTF Scout Brakedown
And I had ROTF Bruticus and a KO Yellow Devastator in there, but now they're off on their own due to space.
Energon Downshift (or rather, Superlink Wheeljack) as Wheeljack
Movie Target Exclusive Jazz as Jazz
Energon Scorponok as Scorponok
ROTF Bludgeon and Mindwipe as themselves. HFTD Seaspray as well. I've even added ROTF Lockdown to the group.
Movie Breakaway, Crankcase, and Fracture as G1 Getaway, Crankcase, and GoBots Crasher
MusicLabel Soundwave as himself
MusicLabel Frenzy and Rumble as themselves
RealGear Booster X10 as Laserbeak
Botcon Razorclaw as himself
Titanium Scourge as himself
Titanium Hot Zone as Hot Spot
'07 Movie Arcee as Chromia
ROTF Scout Brakedown and ROTF Deluxe Dead End as Breakdown and Dead End
And I've also got a bunch of customs in my lineup as well.
That's the most I can think up of for the time being. Hmm, do you think I should repurpose my G2 Ramjet as Slipstream?
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