Do You Rename?

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  1. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Do any of you guy's rename your figures? I just recently purchased my holiest of holy-grail Transformers, the CHROMED Kaltor. As I have the black Kaltor, I thought it was silly to have two Kaltors even though one is black and one is chrome. So, I was thinking of renaming the chromed one Chrono. Chrono is a term used for time, and sounds close to chrome so I think it will suit him just fine.
    Anyway, how many of you rename your figures? Or do you just stick with it's original name?
     
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    Well, Autobot Ratchet and Autobot Jazz are just called Ratchet and Jazz.

    I've got some knock-offs that I sorta think of as fill-ins for characters I don't have an official figure of.

    So, TransformSuperVanguard Jeep (#1 for Kids!) is Rollbar.
    My camo-deco Megatron Cyberjet is currently called Waspinator.

    But making up names? Not really. I'd just call them things like Jeff and Clive and Wobbly.
     
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    Tomahawk is going to be my Rotorstorm.
     
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    Yep, I rename most of my TFs that have recycled names. I have fun doing it.
     
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    You like the idea of Chrono and Kaltor as brothers? What do you think of the name Chrono? I like it...............
    Just seems silly to have two "twins" with the same name. Makes me wonder why Takara didn't give the chromed version a different name anyway.
     
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    Yep, but mainly for two different characters in the same story universe. So the BW Silverbolt eagle TF is Air Raid to me.
     
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    I think a few have silly little inside joke names.
     
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    No, but names I would use if I were RE-naming them.........

    Bumblebee= Strip steak
    Ironhide= T-Bone
    Optimus Prime= Porterhouse
    Starscream= Liver
    Megatron= Rib Eye
    Twins= French Fries 1 and 2 power 20
    Ratchet= Baked Potato
    Wheelie= Beer
    WreckGar= Check please if you will!


    Damn, all of a sudden I want to go to the Outback Steakhouse for some reason! PS, I hate Liver!

    Yes, I'd like an Optimus Prime well done, a Ratchet and Twins........ Oh, and a large wheelie! Never mind Wreckgar!
     
  9. Cast

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    I think I've re named almost every movie TF I own aside from bludgeon, first movie stealth bumblebee is snake eyes for example.
     
  10. Rodimus Mike

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    I rename some of my TF's like animated snarl is slag,like his g1 predecessor.another is G1
    Jetfire is now Skyfire (I don't know why hasbro chose that name for the figure when they
    used skyfire for the tv character),and finally ROTF Skids is now TADA!! Oilslick partially
    cause of the BP news and also cause he is kinda slick.Thats all and later.
     
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    Well, Atomic Lugnut is totally Warhead, and Electrostatic Soundwave is Soundblaster, Soundwave's clone.
     
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    Sure do.

    A few are obvious:

    Any Black Prime/Convoy repaint = Nemesis Prime (including RiD Scourge)
    Energon Roadblock = Grapple
    Botcon Chromia = Moonracer
    Movie Arcee (scout class) = Chromia
    Classics Tankor = Octane
    Universe Inferno (RiD repaint) = Red Alert
    RotF Demolishor (first release) = Scavenger
    Cybertron Excellion = Hot Rod
    Movie Breakaway (Cybertron repaint) = Getaway

    As for others:
    RotF Deadlift = Dirt Boss (I like the colors on him better than the normal Dirt Boss)
    RotF Bludgeon (deluxe) = Onslaught
    RotF Stratosphere = Skylynx (I thought about Octane, but decided to keep him an Autobot)
    Universe Depth Charge = Sky Shadow or Skystalker (I can't decide which yet)
    Classics Dark Skyfire = Sky Shadow
    RotF Payload = Heavy Load (a la RiD)
    Movie Grindcore = Scrapper
    RotF Rampage (yellow) = Ransack (a la the G1 Insecticon)
    RiD Super X-Brawn = Wheeljack

    Plus I flipflopped Cybertron Megatron and Galvatron, since Galvatron's colors are more G1 Megs-ish.
     
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    Sometimes, like when I got Spy Changers Prowl and Jazz, I already had a Prowl and Jazz though. So I renamed Spychangers Prowl into Bluestreak, and Spychangers Jazz into Smokescreen.
     
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    I like to call my Takara MP Screamer Acidstorm.
     
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    Another figure I've been thinking about, is when I collect the rest of the Masterpiece screamers, I tend to pick up Thundercracker, Wal-Mart cartoon-colored accurate Starscream, Takara Green-Starscream, and Ghost Starscream.
    What would be a good name for the Green-Starscream? Greenscream would be just too easy.
     
  16. ServO

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    I'm gonna re-name my PCC figs from Huffer, Searchlight, Bombshock, and Skyburst to Swindle, Vortex, Brawl, and Blast-Off when I finish getting them re-painted...I just need to find that perfect Onslaught...
     
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    I imagine everyone just calls Darkmount Lord Straxus, given that he was only renamed on a technicality.
     
  18. giga-galvatron

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    All the time.

    Cybertron Red Alert= Fixit

    Cybertron Evac= Lifeline

    Cybertron Crosswise= Camshaft

    Energon Battle Ravage= Pounce

    Energon Divebomb= Wingspan

    Cybertron Thunderblast = Agony

    Energon Sharkticon= Nautilus

    Cybertron Defense Hot Shot= Roadbuster

    Cybertron Defense Scattorshot= Flak

    Cybertron Landmine= Scoop

    Cybertron Bulkhead= Springer (pre-Warbot Defender)

    Cybertron Jetfire= Windfall

    Armada Jetfire= Galaxy Shuttle

    Energon Jetfire= Stargaze


    Im toying with the idea of PCC Huffer= Wideload cuz he reminds more of the Throttlebot than Huffer himself.
     
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    Why Chrono?

    Given that one's black and the other is reflective, why not Chromo, meaning color?
     
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    Absolutely!

    I mean how many Optimus Primes and Bumblebees can I have in my shelf squad?

    Movie Premium Bumblebee = Stinger
    HA Bumblebee is my TRUE Bumblebee. WFC is BB from an alternate past...

    Alternity Silver Convoy = Streak
    I was thinking about Jazz, but I know I'm buying the HA version. And a Generation fig is in the works, too... Hmmm. I may have to rethink that one...

    Movie Longarm = Towline
    I always thought longarm was a Police term. The long arm of the law... Sorry...

    Cybertron Crosswise = Volt
    The Galaxy Force name was Autovolt. So I shortened it. Ironically the mold was repainted for the movie under the same name...

    RID Megatron = Gigatron
    The Cartoon in Japan called Megatron by the name Gigatron. I like it. It sounds like an eviloution! Kila. Mega. Giga. Tera. etc...

    Alternators Decepticharge = Dragstrip
    I know the head is Megatron and the body is Windcharger. But I really like the Stunticons.

    ROTF Master of Metalikato Bludgeon = Striker
    If you search for movie concept art you will see an awesome design of Stryker. Who was produced as Movie Wreckage. But I hated the snow camo version. This version is the movie version we should have got in 2007...

    ROTF Trenchmouth = Trench

    ROTF Breacher = Breach

    I know the lost few are pretty original...
     

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