Cyclonus' Alt. Mode

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  1. jametron

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    Is it actually based on something real?? I only ask because I've noticed that out of all the 86 movie characters to be updated in the CHUGRTS lines, he is the only one that didn't receive a more earth-based/present day looking alt. mode.

    Blurr: from "futuristic" looking vehicle to earth-based sports car
    Kup: from Cypbertron's version of a pick-up to an Earthern version
    Hot Rod: from "futuristic" sports car to slightly more "normal" looking sports car
    Galvatron: from "futuristic" artillery cannon to Earth-based tank
    Scourge: from whacked out "space boat thing" to earth-based flying wing type plane (not one that is in use yet, but...)
    Wreck-Gar: from "alien" motorcycle to an Earth-type dirt bike.

    Some of those are fairly drastic (albeit welcome IMO) like Scourge and Galvatron... Why is Cyclonus so special?
     
  2. Dansproject

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    I like to think of Cyclonus as being a futuristic version of a Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut.
     
  3. MWG

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    actually, it's a conglomeration of those ideas.

    at the time, in there was this huge aerodynamics industry craze for the radical, forward sweeping wing design.

    and really, Hasbro was pretty smart in taking an experiemental plane design, adding a few "spacy" like touches and giving us Cyclonus.

    and 24-25 years later, that old design was good enough to be kept intact for us.
     
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    Whatever it's based on I think Cyclonus is one of the best CHUG molds so far and I would have liked to see some of the others stick to the 80's design as faithfully especially Kup & Blurr.
     
  6. Auto Morph

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    I know it's not Cyclonus, but to give your theory even more weight, Hot Rod is based off this:

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  7. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    /\/\/\Exactly!
     
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    Classics Rodimus is based off of this, not Hot Rod.
     
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    Because his alt mode was still awesome and fit in among the newer figures. Others were too outdated or unfitting in modern lines, like Wreck Gar or Blurr.
     
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    Perfect answer.
     
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    Cyclonus is supposed to be a starfighter. Cyclonus is the only one they really got right, IMO. I really, really like the original altmodes for the TFTM cast, it's part of the appeal. Hot Rod - exactly what his name suggests he turns into. Kup - Cybertronian Pickup truck. Blurr - Cybertronian hovercar. Springer - Cybertronian Helicopter/Racecar. Arcee - Cybertronian roadster. Scourge - Sleek hoverskiff. Cyclonus - Starfighter. I like starfighters. Galvatron - alien self-propelled gun. I saw those modes, and I was thrilled. They really appealed to me. Cyclonus is a perfect, upgraded version of his G1 toy. I was rather hoping for Kup, Scourge, and Blurr to be the same way, but no. So I'm stuck repainting and kitbashing. Scourge I could maybe adapt but not Kup and Blurr. Thanks a lot IDW. :mad 
     
  12. Auto Morph

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    I know. The OP was talking about CHUG molds.
     
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    Not to flame but I reckon a Cyclonus that turned in to a Su47 Beirut would be even better than the Classics Cyclonus.

    Partly because Galvatron and Scourge also got updates.
     
  14. Auto Morph

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    *googles Su47 Beirut*

    Good choice sir! :thumbs2: 
     
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    It's Berkut! It means Golden Eagle, or something!
     
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    Even better choice sir! :thumbs2: :thumbs2: 
     
  17. Dansproject

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    Hehehe! Russian jet fighters are one of my all time favourite subjects, so I tend to get a bit precious about them!:drool: 
     
  18. Auto Morph

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    Actually, now that I think about it, wasn't that jet the inspiration for HftD Terradive?
     
  19. Dansproject

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    I thought the same, but I also thought the same of the TF Animated Seekers.
     
  20. vm-01

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    Personally I find the fact that Megatron was still a gun to be weirder because every other mass shifting figure got a new alt mode. Leaving Galvatron as a turret and Megatron as the tank would have made more sense.
     

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