Diaclone Classics

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  1. freezowave

    freezowave Well-Known Member

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    Since Hasbro has added chase figures to some of their other lines I was thinking how cool this could be to release niche oriented releases.

    I think a great one would be (would have been) Diaclone colored Classics.

    - Blue OP (Big Powered Convoy style)
    - Blue and Silver Bluestreak
    - Black or Yellow Sideswipe
    - Red Mirage
    - Black Ironhide
    - White Sunstreaker (police style/red is too close to SS)
    - F-15 Starscream (if that's TM'ed you could do something similar)
    - Anime or G1 colored Astrotrain


    If not chases I think this would make a pretty cool BotCon exclusive.
     
  2. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    I think 99.9% of fans would love more repaints!
     
  3. WhiteMocha

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    There has been some talk in the Convention forums about something like this being an idea for next year's Botcon set, as you suggested. I for one would welcome it.... to me it seems like a PERFECT idea for Botcon (especially 25th Anniversary Botcon). It would appeal to collectors, and be chock full of legacy and tradition, but not drive those who pass on it into apoplexy because it wouldn't be filling in "missing" character gaps.

    Just to take this idea a little further, for the box art I would love to see a recreation of the painted, Diaclone/early TF-style artwork.... with all it's wonky proportions and crazy lighting and everything. :)  I think it would be a nostalgic treat for the anniversary.

    As for your specific figure ideas, I think all of them are great except for Astrotrain.... only because Henkei Astrotrain is essentially already animation-accurate, and G1 Astrotrain wouldn't really count as Diaclone. What about a blue or orange Bumblebee, like some of the pre-Transformer minibot molds? Or a blue-waisted Grimlock? Or, Ravage will be out by then.... what about a blue Ravage?

    (Though, the Classics molds have already been used so much for Botcon, I'm kind of expecting a set based on Animated.)
     
  4. freezowave

    freezowave Well-Known Member

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    The old Joustra art style would be great.
     
  5. Grimlocka go-go

    Grimlocka go-go Back from the Dead TFW2005 Supporter

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    That would be awsome in my opinion. I'd love Diaclone set idea for the same reasons, would be cool as hell while avoiding the whole '07 fiasco.
     
  6. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    Just to take the idea a step further it would be fantastic if that boxset also included a diaclone colored city commander trailer set. :drool:  Or is that asking way too much?
     
  7. Cascadia

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    It would make a very nice set at Botcon or any other convention.
     
  8. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    Wasn't anime color Astrotrain, Henkei Astrotrain?
     
  9. Cascadia

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    You are right, it is in the anime colors.
     
  10. Hiro Prime

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    I love this idea. With most of them having been done by E-Hobby, there are already names/tech-specs for most of them in the TF mythos.

    For example:
    - Blue OP (Big Powered Convoy style) - Was a Ultra Magnus special.
    - Blue and Silver Bluestreak - Would be cool and be a Bluestreak to Hasbro's Silverstreak.
    - Black or Yellow Sideswipe - Deep Cover and Tigertrack (add a lightbar and you have Clamp Down)
    - Red Mirage - New Character.
    - Black Ironhide - New Character.
    - White Sunstreaker (police style/red is too close to SS) - New Character.
    - F-15 Starscream (if that's TM'ed you could do something similar) - Sunstorm for fun and the fans.

    Then add:
    - Tan Hound with Blue Ravage - Detritus with Howlback.
    - Blue Bumblebee - Glyph
    - Green Bumblebee - Tapout
    - Energon Downshift - Red (Marboral) Wheeljack (with a new name)
    - Energon Tow-Line - Crosscut

    To name a few. :drool:  I'd buy them.
     
  11. Grimwing

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    diaclone blitzwing with classics type head from the animated body?

    Just speculation but I still think for all of blitzwings new character, many many fans would dig this.
     
  12. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    i think they're doign that.
     
  13. Erector

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    Interesting idea but like people have said, lacking mass market appeal. I can see this working VERY well for Botcon next year though.
     
  14. Cast

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    I've been asking for that as next years box set for months, come on how can you have something more perfect fr 25th anni of transformers botcon.
     
  15. Rodr-Evil

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    Fantastic idea!
     
  16. Ramrider

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    There are existing names and bios (albeit unofficial ones) for the unproduced Diaclone characters (black Ironhide, police deco Sunstreaker etc) at custommasters.com and IaconCity, if anyone's after inspiration. ;) 

    As for the red City Commander set, I believe they produced one copy just to see what it looked like, but there weren't any plans to produce it as a sale item.
     
  17. Mospeada

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    I'd like to see another Diaclone colored Ultra Magnus released since thats one of the few figs of UMags I don't have. :/
     
  18. Switchblade

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    Yeah, I've been saying this for months now. A pre-TF Classics set would be a perfect Botcon exclusive. Blue Optimus, police and/or red Sunstreaker, red Mirage, black Ironhide, yellow Sideswipe, blue Bluestreak... that'd be awesome. Hell, I might even spring for that one as a non-attendee (and maybe demand a discount as I think I was the first person to suggest the idea :p ).
     
  19. Powersa

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    Yeah I'd like to see a blue OP.
     
  20. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    I think it would be very cool. I'd be all over a red Mirage, black Ironhide and blue Optimus. I'd also love to see G2 versions of Starscream, Ramjet and especially Sideswipe. Those are line-padding repaints I'd definitely pick up.
     

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