Creative Challenge: GDO

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  1. SG Roadbuster

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    in the spirit of this thread: If there was a Botcon 2017...
    i've come up with my own challenge

    Anyone remember the ToysRUs exclusive pile of Generations figures? the ones the fandom has colloquially referred to as "GDO"? if you were given creative control over a second run of this line how would you do it?

    the rules:
    4 Legions, you may add new weapons
    4 Legends/Scouts, no new tooling
    4 Deluxes, new heads and weapons are allowed
    2 Voyagers, new heads
    2 Leaders, no new tooling.

    my example:
    Leaders:
    Hooligan (t30 Jetfire)
    Thunderclash with Teletran 2 (TR PMOP with the Magnus cab/Minimus Ambus)

    Voyager:
    Go Prime with Tobio (TR Alpha Trion)
    Thundercracker with Mayday (T30 Brainstorm)

    Deluxe:
    Flak (rts Perceptor)
    Thunderblast (tr Scourge, new weapon/head)
    Smolder (Cw First Aid)
    Lyzack (rid Windblade)

    Scout/Legend
    Barrage (cw Bombshell)
    Ransack (tr Kickback)
    Slammer (tr Rewind)
    Oil Slick (rotf Brimstone)

    Legion
    Twin Twist (rid Fixit)
    Topspin (rid windblade)
    rid Bruticus (beast hunters Twinstrike)
    Gigatron (beast hunters hunn gurr)
     
  2. Ikkstakk

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  3. Starscream 91

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    Even though there are a lot of cool ideas, a lot of them went towards my ideas for a Botcon 2017, 18, 19, etc. thats why I'm not including guys like Sunder, Loud Pedal, etc. that would make perfect sense in a line like this.

    Man I wish these ideas I came up with became a reality. I'd be so close to completing my perfect CHUG shelf.

    Legions...

    GDO Toxitron from RID15 Optimus Prime
    GDO Overkill from RID15 Grimlock
    GDO G1 Drift from RID15 Drift
    GDO Warpath from RID15 Megatronus Prime

    Legends/Scouts...

    GDO Frenzy(Rumble) from TR Rumble(Frenzy). Considering the rumored list this would be a perfect way to get him out there
    GDO Eject from TR Rewind. The same goes for him too.
    GDO Barrage from CW Bombshell
    GDO Ransack from TR Kickback

    Deluxes...
    GDO Maxima from RID15 Windblade. I want that character no matter how bad CW was of a show
    GDO Horri-Bull from TR Skullsmasher/cruncher
    GDO Fangry from TR Twinferno/Doublecross
    GDO Fangwolf/Cybertron Snarl from TR Wire/weirdwolf

    Voyagers...

    GDO Sparkcrusher/Gutcruncher from CW Silverbolt. I have a feeling Hasbro can't use Gutcruncher so I used the name used for that ROTF legend thats easily Gutcruncher
    GDO Sonic Bomber from Thrilling 30 Brainstorm. Maybe strip him of that pathetic attempt of a headmaster update please?
    GDO Bonecrusher from Thrilling 30 Rhinox. Hey the original GDO had three voyagers, so why not this one? And a BW update too!

    Leaders...

    GDO Star Saber from Thrilling 30 Jet/Skyfire
    GDO Roughstuff from CW Ultra Magnus
     
  4. BScorpinok75

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    Legion

    GDO Stilleto from RID Windblade
    GDO Glyph from ROTF Bumblebee
    GDO Red Wing from ROTF Starscream
    GDO Outback from Universe 2.0 Brawn

    Legends/Scout

    GDO Moonracer w/Sniper Rifle from TR Wheelie
    GDO Enemy from TR Frumble
    GDO Barrage from CW Bombshell
    GDO Ransack from TR Kickback

    Deluxe

    GDO Dinobot Skar (a G1 type deco) from AOE Scorn
    GDO Firestar w/Energon Axe from Generations Orion Pax
    GDO Oil Slick from GO! Ratchet
    GDO Vivesector from Generations Tracks

    Voyager

    GDO Decepticon Steamhammer from Animated Blitzwing
    GDO Flywheels from Generations Blitzwing
    GDO Hauler from Universe 2.0 Inferno

    Leader

     
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  5. Nevermore

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    "GDO" is a term that comes from Hasbro. Fans learned of it through importers such as BBTS. It stands for "Global Development Organization", apparently.

    There actually was a second bacth of GDO figures, but they were nothing like the first ones:

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  6. lordcryotek

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    Is there any information as to why this second run of GDO figures were released in the way they were? I didn't see any sort of publicity about them from Hasbro. They seem almost like KOs, but official.
     
  7. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

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    I still want that Starscream...and in all the seeker flavors.
     
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    ^ I want to see someone KO that Starscream, add articulation, and repaint it in various Seeker schemes... much like how some companies are doing with upscaling WFC and even Movie figures.
     
  9. SG Roadbuster

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    if i had to venture a guess? the US side of the fandom/market saw how awesome the first gdo figures were, being retools/redecoes of pre-existing damn good toys, and threw a fit that we weren't getting them here. so Hasbro and TRU worked out a deal. there was no such demand for the "second run", since most of us saw them as mostly hollow, less articulated, inferior versions of characters we have already/had gotten sick of.
     
  10. MrSoundmeister

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    GDO 1.0
    Leader:
    Landslide with Nosecone (Cybertron Metroplex Redeco.)
    Roadgrabber (Cybertron Megatron Redeco)

    Voyager:
    Meltdown from RTS Lugnut (Unused head, Animated Meltdown homage)
    Clench from Prime "R.I.D" Ultra Magnus (New head.)
    "Overcharge" from Generations Blitzwing (New head based on the "Prototype" version of the original g1 mold)
    Skyquake from CW Silverbolt (New robot mode head, Combiner head.)

    Deluxe:
    Clocker from CW Deadend (New head and gun, Homage to Cybertron Clocker, but uses Movie 1 clockers color scheme.)
    Soundwave from CW Groove (New head, Homage to G2 Road Pig, Colors based on the unreleased G2 Soundwave redeco)
    Sunstorm from UW Ghost Starscream (Homage to G1 Sunstorm.)
    Red Alert (R.I.D Combiner Sideswipe with a new G1 inspired head.)

    Scout/Legend
    Skid-Z With Samuel Speed (DOTM Dragstrip redeco, Homaging R.I.D Skid-Z, Includes Redeco of Master Disaster is included.)
    Blackout with Holomatter "N.B.E. 23" (DOTM Whirl redeco, homaging Energon Blackout. Includes redeco of Sgt. Chaos)
    Hardtop with Holomatter "SAM" (DOTM Sandstorm redeco, homaging Movie 1 Hardtop. Redeco of Spike Witwicky.)
    Sureshock with Holomatter "Alex" (DOTM Backfire redeco homaging Cybertron sureshock, Includes redeco of Spike Witwicky.)

    Legion
    Stockade from Cyberverse Breakdown (Redeco based on Movie 1 Stockade, Uses a opaque grey cyberverse ratchet blade)
    Roadgrabber from Cyberverse Smokescreen (Redeco based on the G1 decepticon, Uses a opaque grey motormouth sword)
    Ultra Magnus from RTS Optimus prime (Motobreath retooling, includes opaque blue cyberverse bumblebee blaster)
    Hooligan from Legends Cybertron Soundwave (New tooling for cyberverse weapons, comes with Opaque red Prime Legion Breakdown weapon.)

    GDO 2.0 (New molds, mostly based on existing transfomations.)

    Cyber Battalion:
    Smolder (Upscaled version of PCC Smolder with Combiner Wars compatibility)
    Straxus (Upscaled PCC Heavythread with Straxus detailing.)
    Hound (Upscaled PCC Huffer, with lots of Movie and G1 hound elements.)
    Scattorshot (Upscaled PCC Bombshock, Original head for regular robot mode, Cybertron defense for combined torso.)

    Commanders:
    Megatron (Transformation based on Prime Cyberverse Megs)
    Starscream (Based on Cyberverse Dreadwing/Skyquake)
     
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    Voyager
    Black ops Onslaught(cw Onslaught with ROTF paintaps)
    Twincast with Rossana(foc blaster and disc Eject)
    Deluxe
    Cw Brawl- quake(head remold)
    Rts perceptor(head remold)
    Autotrooper(generations crosscut)
    Carnivac(wolfwire with skytread)
    That's what I really want
     
  12. Hollywood Hoist

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    My understanding of those 2nd GDO wave figures, is they were developed for the "emerging markets" and were never intended to be released in the U.S. I have both the Bumblebee figures which are fun to transform.
     
  13. Mizzinno

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    Legion
    Movie Wheelie from Fixit(Do new hands count as weapons?)
    Movie Toy colored Slog/Sludge from BH Twinstrike
    MYC Slash from BH Blight
    IDW Strafe from Hun-gurr(These three can be combined with the earlier Grimlock(of your choice) and Swoop to form Grimmaster, though it wouldn't be called out on the packaging.

    Legend
    Signal Lancer from TR Rewind
    Ultra Magnus from the newest Optimus Prime mold(Huffer and Pipes, really?)
    Mirror(Armada Sideways) from CW Groove
    The Takara version of Megatron with slight changes

    Deluxe
    Devcon from TR Scourge w/ Blurr's titanmaster and rifle
    Reverse Convoy from Hardhead w/ Sentinel Prime's TM retooled for accuracy and the upcoming Megatron TM instead of his rifle.
    Bumper from Prime Rumble w/ G1ish head
    UW Thrust

    Voyager
    Powerlinx Starscream w/ Alexis from T30 Brainstorm
    Nemesis Prime(Based on the UW Scourge) from CW Motormaster(And sword) w/ CW Optimus' head, includes Hot Spots guns in gold. Would be the torso of Unicronus (Armada/Energon color scheme merge). Back of packaging shows Alpha Bravo, Off-Road, Rook, and Thrust as limbs, Mirror combines with Hot Spot's guns making the fan mode official.

    Maybe a Trypticon from Movie Lugnut instead of Nemesis Prime?

    Leader
    Acid Storm from the Seeker retooling(We got a legends class, can I get a leader class? Its killing me.)
    If they could get the licence again, I'd love a Pepsi Powermaster Prime w/ Pepsi Man Titan Master.
    If not, a Nucleon Quest/Nemesis repaint would do.
     
  14. WishfulThinking

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    There was a demand for these, too. We do know that a few have shown up at Universal Studios theme parks. Hard to say why retailers like ToysRUs declined them but it could have been something as simple as not fitting into their shelf space plans in addition to Generations and nuRiD (and the TRU exclusives that come with this line).
     
  15. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    GDO Legends/Legion wave 1:

    Smokescreen - RTS Prowl mold
    Sunstorm - RTS Starscream mold
    Red Alert - Universe Rodimus mold
    Slicer - TFP Wheeljack mold

    GDO Legends/Legion wave 2:

    Ironhide - RTS Trailcutter mold
    Diaclone yellow Trailbreaker - RTS Trailcutter mold
    Glyph - Universe Bumblebee mold
    Skids - RTS Trailcutter mold

    GDO Legends/Legion wave 3:

    Diaclone black Megatron - RTS Megatron mold
    Delta Magnus - RTS Prime mold
    Diaclone blue Bluestreak - RTS Prowl mold
    Ricochet - Universe Jazz mold

    GDO Scout/Legends:

    Tailgate - RTS Windcharger
    Pad out with Diaclone repaints

    GDO Deluxe wave 1:

    Diaclone blue Hoist - T30 Hoist, comes with Trailcutter head and topper
    Diaclone red Skids - T30 Skids, comes with Crosscut head in blue
    Diaclone yellow Trailbreaker - T30 Trailcutter
    Clampdown - Universe Sunstreaker in police colors, could or could not come with Sideswipe head.

    GDO Deluxe wave 2:

    Diaclone black Ironhide - Universe Ironhide mold
    Diaclone red Mirage - Classics Mirage mold
    Diaclone blue Bluestreak - Universe Prowl mold
    Glyph - Classics Bumblebee

    GDO Voyager:

    Diaclone black Megatron - Classics Megatron mold
    Overcharge - T30 Blitzwing mold
    Flywheels - T30 Blitzwing mold
    Dorvac Gazelle - T30 Whirl mold

    GDO Leaders:

    Not a clue.
     

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