Design a Universe Repaint

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  1. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    Repaints are a necessary evil in our collecting world. What mold and deco would you make if you could design Universe repaints? Please don't reply if you're just going to complain about repaints... be productive. Bonus points for coming up with some explanation, bio, or just tidbits of ideas. Also, be realistic. 99% of the time, repaints don't get new heads, so let's work with what we've got... We could get a lot of cool ideas out of this...



    ENERGON SCORPONOK AS G1 SCORPONOK - In order to not taint the sacrifice of Scorponok in Transformers #75, this Scorponok is the original one. While Lord Zarak became the head of Scorponok, the original head could have still been on Nebulos. He was given a new non-Headmaster body, and is as ruthless as he was before Zarak changed him.

    ARMADA OVERLOAD AS G1 OVERLOAD - Perfect upgrade with the right color scheme.

    BEAST WARS ANNIVERSARY MEGATRON & OPTIMUS PRIMAL (the Cyber key ones) AS G1 SNAPDRAGON & APEFACE - Much like Weirdwolf and Dreadwind, these two lost their Nebulan partners and got new bodies.

    ENERGON CLIFFJUMPER AS G1 JOYRIDE

    ENERGON LANDMINE AS G1 SENTINEL PRIME - Base the color design off of Animated Sentinel Prime, and we've got a winner!

    BEAST WARS RAMPAGE AS G1 OCTOPUNCH - Octopunch is a crab. This would be a hell of an upgrade. Another alternative is to repaint IKARD AND TAKO TANK into Octopunch...
     
  2. Grimwing

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    r.i.d trainbots as raiden

    r.i.d. prime as scourge

    r.i.d god magnus as motormaster

    together form menasor.

    classic skyfire as hooligan

    classic bumblebee as tap-out or glyph or both.
     
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    Universe Inferno into GRAPPLE

    Universe Onslaught into ROADBUSTER
     
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    universe inferno as artfire with nightstick.
     
  6. Secretcode

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    I'd just stick to the easy ones:

    Inferno into Grapple (though a crane remold for that one would be pretty neccessary)
    Sideswipe into Red Alert
    Sideswipe in G2 Colors
    Starscream into Sunstorm
    Starscream in G2 Colors
    Ramjet in G2 Colors
    (Honestly as many Starscream/ Ramjet repaints as they want in all the colors of the rainbow)
     
  8. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    Oh yeah, I forgot..


    UNIVERSE ONSLAUGHT AS G1 HARDHEAD
     
  9. Cyber-Kun

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    I REALLY like the idea of Energon scorponok in his G1 colourscheme. I'm really surprised Hasbro hasn't done that

    Also, Universe Onslaught into IDW Hardhead
     
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    Universe Onslaught as Mega Octane
    Universe Ironhide as X-Brawn
    Universe Prowl as R.I.D. Prowl
    Classics Rodimus as Sideburn
     
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    NON-BOTCON CROWD: "Yes!"
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  12. Ravenxl7

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    Here are some of my ideas (going to add more as I think of them):

    -Star Saber- repaint of the Energon Wing Saber mold. The mold is a good homage as-is, just needs a more white deco to make it an even better homage.

    -Fortress Maximus- repaint of Cybertron Metroplex in RID Fort Max colors. Makes sense to me. Would be nice to get another city-bot.

    -Brave- repaint of Cybertron Drill bit in RID Brave colors. The minicon that would come with the above Fortress Maximus (listing him separate, as he would count as a separate bot, imo, even though he would be packaged with FM).

    -Jetfire- repaint of Energon Jetfire in Movie Jetfire colors. Basically a Cybertronian, more classics styled, version of him. A Universe Silverbolt repaint would probably make more sense. I just want to see this mold released again :D 

    -Grimlock- repaint of Classics Grimlock in G2 Grimlock colors.

    -Repugnus- repaint of Classics Grimlock in G1 Repugnus colors. Basically something similar to the Animated activator repaint of Grimlock.

    -Wreck-Gar- repaint of G2 Road Rocket. Not the best fit, but it would be cool.

    -Alpha Trion- repaint of Energon Bulkhead in AT colors. Make him visually a homage to the AT we all know, but make him out to be the AT from RID.

    -Goldbug- repaint of Classics Bumblebee in G1 Goldbug colors. SG colors would be interesting too, but G1 Goldbug would be preferred, imo.

    -Skyfire- repaint of Energon Starscream in G1 Skyfire colors.

    -Megatron- repaint of Cybertron Megatron in RID Megatron colors. Makes sense to me. Only has two alt-modes, but they make sense, especially the alien jet-mode.

    -Sky-Byte- repaint of Energon Sharkticon. It's pretty much perfect, imo. Just needs the right colors.

    -Scourge- repaint of Energon Rodimus in RID Scourge colors (NOT "Nemesis Prime"). Not perfect, but it would look nice, imo.

    -Sunstorm- repaint of Classics Starscream. Kinda obvious.

    -Dirge- Hasbro repaint of Henkei Dirge.

    -Thrust- Hasbro repaint of Henkei Thrust.

    -Hardshell- repaint of Energon Insecticon in G1 Bombshell colors.

    -Overkill- repaint of Energon Cruellock in G1 Overkill colors.

    -Scourge- repaint of Universe Cyclonus in G1 Scourge colors.

    -Fracas- repaint of Universe Nightstick to go with the above Scourge figure (listing him separately, and for the same reason as Brave).

    I'll leave it at that for this list. Ten Autobots and Ten Decepticons.

    I agree with all of these, except for Prowl. He should really be made from the Sunstreaker/Sideswipe mold, imo.
     
  13. Th0r4z1n3

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    Off the top of my head:

    Energon/Armada Tidal Wave as Broadside or Flat Top
    Cybertron Short Round as Sea Spray
    Classics Starscream as Sunstorm :thumbs2: 
     
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    Cybertron Snarl as Carnivac
     
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    Actually yes I agree with you there, I'd forgotten about that mold.
     
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    These.

    Plus;
    1. Cybertron Metroplex in G1 colors
    2. Energon Omega Supreme in G1 colors
    3. Energon Scorponok in G1 colors
    4. Energon Cliffjumper as Joyride
    5. Energon Prowl as Slapdash
    6. Energon Hot Shot as Getaway
    7. Cybertron Quickmix as g1 Quickmix
    8. Cybertron Landmine as Scoop
    9. Energon Demolishor as g1 Landfill

    I'd love any AEC prime, megatron or SS molds as new characters too
     
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    Folks are coming up with some great ideas already, and have honestly already touched on the ones I would most like to see (Energon Scorponok, Hardhead, RID homages, Sunstorm, Artfire, Seaspray, etc.).

    Here are a few I don't think I've seen mentioned yet:

    -Cybertron Downshift as Slicer
    -Classics Hot Rod as Chromedome (I think this would be a great repaint, but I may be alone in that)
    -Sunstreaker/Sideswipe as Breakdown
    -Classics Hotshot as Dead End
    -Classics Tankor/Octane as G2 Pyro (with bonus "firefighter plane" mode instead of base mode)
    -Cybertron Defense Red Alert as Doubledealer (though I actually like the Countdown repaint even better)
    -Leo Prime as Razorclaw
    -Cybertron Override as Blurr
    -Classics Dinobot as BW Grimlock
    -Energon Bulkhead as Whirl (w/ new head, of course)
    -Energon Blight as the micromaster Sidetrack
    -Classics Prowl as G2 Streetwise (just 'cause I think the mold would look great in black and blue)
    -Energon Prowl as Slapdash
    -Energon Downshift as Siren (to go with TFCC Nightbeat)
    -Ramjet as G2 Ramjet (but renamed as a new character)

    That's all I can think of for now.
     
  19. Gir

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    Other than versions of Thundercracker, Dirge, and Thrust I'd be on board for the Inferno as Grapple crowd

    Also Cyberstron Hot Shot / Excellion makes a good Tracks
     
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    Cybertron Metroplex in G1 style, then I'll be content.
     

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