Classics: Speculate on what's next!

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  1. The Spider

    The Spider Well-Known Member

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    I can't seem to find it at the moment but a while back someone made a thread speculating on what upcoming Classics they'd make. Since I can't find the thread I guess we might as well do this again while knowing what we know now.

    Okay, judging from the way things are going according to Sureshot's thread, the Botcon news at TFW2005, and Tformers article, the Classics line now has:

    AUTOBOTS

    Optimus
    Bumblebee
    Rodimus
    Jetfire
    Mirage
    Grimlock
    Cliffjumper
    Ultra Magnus

    DECEPTICONS

    Megatron
    Starscream
    Thundercracker (supposedly on the way)
    Skywarp
    Astrotrain
    Ramjet
    Devastator (recolored Energon combiner)

    The short list of characters that Hasbro wants to do includes:

    Cosmos
    Arcee
    non-repaint Galvatron
    Jazz
    Sideswipe
    Sunstreaker
    Swoop
    Sludge
    Snarl
    Slag

    We also hear that there's currently no plans for Classics Soundwave because of the G1 reissue; there aren't any plans to bring out the big characters like Metroplex and Omega Supreme; not much plans for combiners other than rereleasing the Seacons; and I'm guessing they're still sticking with characters from the cartoon.

    So, who do you think they'll add next, and for what reasons? And do we really count LOCs as homages? I really doubt that. My guesses: They could put in an Insecticon for variety in the Decepticon ranks. They'll likely do repaints (but I kinda hope there's wing remold) of Ramjet as Dirge and Thrust.
     
  2. Severus

    Severus Curmudgeon TFW2005 Supporter

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    If we get all of those I will lick them. All over. Despite my dismay at the apparent shortness of the line. I'd really like to see a Blitzwing, Soundwave, Hound, and Jazz.
     
  3. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    Where is the love for Prowl? I think a current rendition of a classic character like Prowl would be sooooo cool. The police car look just rocks..
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    screw prowl, I want Shockwave!! damnit, we never get enough Decepticons :( 
     
  5. General Tekno

    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

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    I want an Ironhide/Ratchet update!

    Then Shockwave, then Blitzwing, then maybe Predaking or something.
     
  6. WhiteMocha

    WhiteMocha TFW2005 Supporter

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    All the ones on the shortlist would be fine with me.... except the dinobots. Nothing particular against them, I would just rather see their spots go to other characters whose absence leaves a more troubling gap:

    Ironhide
    Ratchet
    Prowl
    Soundwave
    Shockwave

    Personally I'd love to see more minbots. I guess Powerglide is out, and probably Huffer and Pipes.... but what about Brawn, Windcharger, Warpath, Seaspray, etc.?

    But speculation, I think, just sets us up for painful disappointment.
     
  7. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    I want Blitzwing and Prowl. There, one for each side. Course, I think Blitzwing would make a KILLER voyager-sized figure, while Prowl is clearly deluxe-sized goodness.
     
  8. Cast

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    All good idea but some insecticons would be nice, balance out the numbers more as well.
     
  9. Sureshot

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    We were also told that they are doing Thundercracker. Sorry, just noticed you included that. My BAD!!!
     
  10. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    You have no idea how much that just made my day... Finally! A legit set of Seekers!

    As far as future figures, I want Wheeljack and Blitzwing, just those two would make me thrilled. But I definately wouldn't mind Arcee, Swoop, or Shockwave, either... especially Shockwave, we just got the name trademarked and you wouldn't even have to change his colors to keep from looking like a real gun.
     
  11. Sureshot

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    I would love,

    Arcee
    Bludgeon
    Bombshell (Because of G.I. Joe I think they lost the name Trademark)
    Rad
    Ratbat (Not a tape re-issue)
    Thunderwing
     
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    Aside from those listed already as "definately coming" or "will be coming if they do enough waves" I'd like to see:

    Dirge and Thrust repaints of Ramjet
    Ironhide/Ratchet
    Bluestreak/Prowl/Smokescreen
    Hound
    Kup
    Springer
    Blitzwing
    Brawn
    Octane
    Cyclonus
    Shockwave
    Reflector (would make a nice mini-con set)
    Insecticons
    Aerialbots
    Stunticons
    Combaticons
    Predicons
     
  13. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    It would freakin rule if they had them all made. Buy them up so they will know we like them..
     
  14. Star Cracker

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    Galvatron, Cyclonus, Scourge, Magnus and Prime with trailers, proper set of Constructicons with all SIX members, Rodimus Prime, Sunstreaker, Sideswipe, Kup, and Ironhide. Maybe Brawn, Jazz, and Gears as well. There are too many to decide. I wouldn't mind if they just updated EVERY G1 character period.
     
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    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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  16. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Let's see... the short list is:

    Arcee (deluxe)
    Cosmos (deluxe)
    Galvatron (voyager)
    Sideswipe (deluxe)
    Sunstreaker (deluxe)
    Jazz (deluxe)
    Slag (deluxe)
    Snarl (deluxe)
    Sludge (deluxe)
    Swoop (deluxe)

    That would be a crap load of Autobots on the short list.

    Personally, I'd like to see these guys done if all the short list guys get done...

    Deluxe Autobot:
    Ironhide
    Ratchet (Ironhide redeco/retool)
    Prowl
    Bluestreak (Prowl redeco/retool)
    Wheeljack
    Smokescreen (Bluestreak redeco)
    Perceptor
    Tracks
    Hound
    Springer
    Kup
    Blurr
    Warpath
    Powerglide
    Seaspary
    Brawn
    Air Raid
    Fireflight
    Skydive (Air Raid redeco)
    Slingshot (Fireflight redeco)
    First Aid (Ratchet redeco)
    Groove
    Streetwise (Prowl redeco)
    Blades


    Voyager Autobot:
    Rodimus Prime
    Hot Spot
    Silverbolt
    Blaster

    Deluxe Decepticon:
    Sharpnel
    Bombshell
    Kickback
    Scourge
    Blitzwing
    Swindle
    Drag Strip (Mirage redeco)
    Vortex (Blades redeco)
    Blast Off
    Brawl
    Dead End
    Wildrider
    Breakdown (Dead End redeco)
    Thrust (Ramjet redeco)
    Dirge (Ramjet redeco)

    Voyager Decepticon:
    Cyclonus
    Motor Master
    Onslaught
    Soundwave
     
  17. Cast

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    I hope if they do other size class we get thing like ultra Magnus with remoulded prime cab and combining trailer, think that would make him a leader class, maybe omega supreme, think the leader size would be enough for him, leader size tf do tower over most other pretty well and save the supreme for city bots, even if they are only minicon cities. I guess more obscure character like thunderwing could make good con leader class TF, possible even some of the combiners made as one set. Can’t really come up with any one that would fit in the ultra class, dinobots could have worked if grimlock wasn’t already done.
     
  18. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    All I know is that in the list of the eight they wanted to do four of them better be decepticons.
     
  19. Macross7

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    Hasbro owns GIJoe. If GIJoe has the name, no reason a TF couldn't share it.
     
  20. drsyn

    drsyn Classics Big member

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    A deluxe Gnaw must be on that list.

    One can dream can't he?
     

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