do you think the HFTD molds will be reused for TF3?

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  1. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    I've not picked up Battle Blade Bumbleebee or Takara Side-arm Sideswipe because I hope they'll be retooled and re-released next year. It's also why I haven't bought Buster Optimus prime. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Old School Snarkster

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    Is the sky, blue?

    Is grass, green?

    I don't expect Sideswipe to appear as is for the TF3 line (I hear he is a convertible this time around), I expect the mold to reappear as a side character

    I don't expect Buster Prime to be released by Hasbro, at least not with the degree of paint apps present on the Takara toy.
     
  3. Wollstone

    Wollstone Banned

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    Well Terradive and Tomahawk are practically guaranteed. They have the same new headsculpt instruction giveaways as other figures, but their repaints haven't been announced yet.
     
  4. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    Huh. I hadn't thought of that. I still hope they're in RTS...
     
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    I bet THIS is how red Ironhide is finally made, with the HFTD deluxe mold.
     
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    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    God I hope so...
     
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    maybe. But i say pick takara sidearm, bsuter priem and bbb NOW! Just in case they dont get retooled/repainted
     
  8. Wollstone

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    I believe the goal is to repaint him every color other than red.
     
  9. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    I have no doubt some will be repainted for use in the DOTM toyline.
     
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    I could see Battle Blade Bumblebee being reused. It's a great mold and they would probably only need to remold the car parts and adjust the paint.

    Sidearm Sideswipe is another story. The new car is a convertable, so it won't be a simple redeco, but most likely a whole new mold that borrows a lot from Sidearm.

    I also think we're going to get a new LC Prime.
     
  11. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    Yeah, they'll get reused. Ironhide and BBBB almost certainly, and although the molds weren't made for HftD, I can see Ravage and Ratchet getting repainted again.
     
  12. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    The reason I haven't picked up Buster Optimus is because we're getting a new one probably with Trailer.
     
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    If Ironhide isn't red at some point I really don't see what other decos we can get him in. I mean, we'll definitely see another release of the voyager class mold, but so far we've had black, blue, grey, 'jungle camo'... Same with Ratchet I suppose.

    As others have said, the deluxe Ironhide will almost definitely see a red repaint, as we haven't gotten one out of him yet. Bumblebee is absolutely, completely 100% GURANTEED to have a repaint of the Battle Blade figure for TF3.
     
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    BB will be a slight remould, Sideswipe will pretty much have to be all-new, while some of the 'off-screen' moulds will probably be used for new 'off-screen' characters, a la Stockade -> Gears.
     
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    I'd like to see sa sideswipe again as a convertable, but it'd take a bunch of retooling. I'm game if they rerelease bbbb, however they need to fix his axe if he still has it.

    Oh and I would have to buy the dotm prime if he comes with a trailer.
     
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    This is the reason I've avoided Sidearm Sideswipe. Hopefully they'll do a sidearm Swerve, so I can have the mold in red. Also, really excited about a convertible Sideswipe.

    And I think I speak for most of us when I say we'll take any Terradive repaint we can get.
     
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    Considering how much retooling went into Grapple (most of which didn't really need done), having retooling on Sidearm Sideswipe to make him a convertible isn't out of the question... Then again, I don't have the mold, so I'm not sure where the changes would need to be.
     
  18. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Sideswipe wont have a roof next year, and since the head is in the roof, you can look forward to a major retool at least.
     
  19. LeTigre

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    The more I fool around with Sidearm Sideswipe, the more I think there really isn't much to do to retool the toy as a convertible. The transformation can stay more or less intact, they just need a different means of hiding and deploying the head in the convertible cockpit.

    In any case, it's about time we see a movie Sunstreaker. And I still think it could be an awesome movie-verse Blurr
     

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