Do you try to re-create Combiner teams? (Non-combining, that is)

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  1. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    Does anyone else have a tendency to do this?

    For example: my Seacons
    1. BW Snapper as Snaptrap
    2. BW Cybershark as Overbite
    3. BW Claw Jaw as Tentakil
    4. BW Razorclaw (Rockbuster deco) as Skalor
    5. BW Sea Clamp as Nautilator
    6. Still tryin' to figure out an idea for Seawing, want to keep it "organic"

    I am also re-creating the original Predacon team
    1. Universe redeco of BM Snarl as Razorclaw
    2. BW Airazor as Divebomb
    3. BM Longhorn as Tantrum
    4. Armada redeco of TM Rhinox as Headstrong
    5. Still tryin' to figure out an idea for Rampage

    M' Combaticon team of:
    1. Universe Onslaught
    2. Movie 1 Leader Brawl
    3. Animated Swindle
    4. HftD Banzaitron
    5. HftD Hailstorm
    6. Considering getting Japanese DotM Vortex or Hasbro DotM Skyhammer for Vortex

    And before the BotCon '11 set of Stunticons, this is what I had been trying:
    1. Universe Nemesis Prime as Motormaster
    2. BiS Rodimus as Wildrider
    3. RotF Delxue Dead End
    4. RotF Scout Brakedown as Breakdown
    5. Universe Drag Strip

    I know I'd like to recreate the Protectobots and possibly the Aerialbots as well. Unlike a lot of people, I love combiner teams, but I'm not so hot on combiners. I'm sure other people (do this/have tried a similar idea), what're some of yours?

    Also, recommendations for the spots I have open are welcomed. :D 
     
  2. mentok27

    mentok27 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I do custom repaints Of classics figs.

    Motormaster.
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    Got a bit crazy with the snapbucket effects just now but I only just installed the app.

    I've got a jazz to repaint into deadend and a red alert to repaint into breakdown but who has the time?
     
  3. Dansproject

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    Yes, I like to have non-combining combiner teams. Currently have neo-Stunticons; Universe Drag Strip, ROTF Dead End, Wildrider( Strike Mission Sideswipe), Motormaster( Universe Nemesis Prime with custom ko Fansproject armour). Currently crapping my pants waiting for the ko G1 colours Breakdown to be made. Could do with a decent head for Wildrider, I like the colour scheme, though.
    Protectobots; Universe Blades, First Aid (Rescue Ratchet, Deluxe), Titanium Hot Spot, need a couple more!
     
  4. mentok27

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    Snaptrap

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    My scheme for the rest of the seacons has me buying bulk energon sharkticons... Essentially I'm going to be lazy and just repaint that mold 5 times colour blocked like the g1 seacons
     
  5. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    Not going out of my way to do that, but I am snapping up any Classics version of the characters. Was going to add SG Drift as my Lightspeed, but they decided to get rid of the white on SG Drift.
     
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    BW Cheetor for Rampage.
     
  7. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    McDonald's Manta Ray for Seawing.

    Razorclaw makes a bad Skalor... honestly, I think that Injector or even Spittor would be better.
     
  8. mentok27

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    SG drift is my classics knockout.... He parties with RotF lockdown and HftD lugnut on my proto-g1 classics cons shelf....

    My custom aerial boys will just be seeker repaints(I'm lazy you see) and my combaticons shall be DOTM vortex, universe hound repainted into swindle and I'm yet to decide on brawl
     
  9. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    PCC Heavytread is just Brawl in all but name (... and faction symbol). Bit small, admittedly, but let's face it, G1 Brawl wasn't exactly a hulking toy.
     
  10. Dansproject

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    I like to think of Heavytread as Guzzle, but he is, of course, a good, if small, Brawl. Exceptional, if you display him with Energon Blackout and Barricade.
     
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    Yes.

    I have for the Combaticons:

    Classics Onslaught
    Movie Grindor
    Animated swindle
    Movie Brawl
    RTS Jetblade

    Stunticons:
    Classics Nemesis Prime
    Classics Drag Strip
    Movie Breakdown
    repainted Animated jazz as Dead End
    repainted Classics Rodimus as Wildrider


    Actually I wish they would do more of this for Classics. Revisit some of the combiner characters, take out the combiner feature and give the individual character more attention. Like Drag Strip, Onslaught, Silverbolt, the upcoming Hot Spot, etc. I'd like to see more of those guys. It could give really give the Decepticons some numbers. Since we are getting Hot Spot, how about repainting Grapple into Constructicon Hook? If they did stuff like this, I would build more non-combining combiner teams!
     
  12. Obsidian X

    Obsidian X Dork of the moon

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    I dig the subgroups and don't really care that much for the combination gimmic so yeah I do, in classics anyway.

    Combaticons:
    Universe2.0 Onslaught
    Vortex (The japanese repaint of Tomahawk)
    I am hoping that Botcon Swindle rumor (if it turns out to be true) is SG Swindle in his G1 colors.. if so he will join my classics Combaticons. I'm just hoping though, he probably has other colors.

    Stunticons:
    Universe 2.0 Dragstrip
    KO version of Gentai Wildrider
    Botcon G2 Breakdown (if the ko of that in G1 colors gets realized I'll be having that as Breakdown instead).

    Protectobots:
    Universe2.0 Blades
    Botcon Streetstar as Streetwise
    Hasbro Asia retool of Universe 2.0 Inferno as Hot Spot (Ok, I don't have it yet but it will be mine!).

    Edit, some more classics subgroup members I have (mainly repurposed)

    Technobots:
    SG Starscream as Scattorshot
    Gentai Strafe

    Terrorcons:
    Cybertron Cryo Scourge as Hun-Grrr
    Cyberton Brimstone as Cutthroat
     
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    Just as others, I like the groups but don't care for the combination. The only G1 combiner I care about is Devastator. But the Stunticons, Combaticons, Aerialbots and Protectobots are great teams to recreate.

    Plan to do repainting and modding but haven't had time for it. But I use the following

    Combaticons:
    - Onslaught -- movie-1 leader Nightwatch Prime
    - Brawl -- movie-1 leader
    - Swindle -- alternator
    - Blast Off -- HftD leader Starscream
    (Vortex still undecided.)

    Stunticons:
    - Motormaster -- DotM leader Ironhide
    - Wildrider -- DotM Human Alliance Bumblebee
    - Dead End -- HftD HA Jazz
    - Breakdown -- DotM HA Soundwave
    - Drag Strip -- DotM HA Roadbuster

    Protectobots:
    - Hot Spot -- RiD Optimus Prime
    - Groove -- Animated Prowl
    - Streetwise -- Alt Prowl
    (Blades and First Aid still undecided)


    and on different shelves the partly formed Aerialbot team:
    - Air Raid -- Generations Skyshadow
    - Fireflight -- HftD Terradive
    - Slingshot -- HftD Jetblade
    (Skydive and Silverbolt still undecided)
     
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    I do this, a bit half-heartedly. Mostly Combaticons. I "Strongholded" my Universe Onslaught though, and will probably "Drone" my Vortex. And now there will be two sets of combining Combaticons (and the PCC!) to choose from!

    I do like some of the redecos though, like Universe Drag Strip. And I am excited for Hot Spot, I love the Protectobot color scheme. I even have Gentei Strafe.
     
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    i have a very similar combaticons lineup:

    Universe Onslaught
    ROTF deluxe Brawl
    ROTF Grindor
    Animated Swindle
    don't have anyone good for Blastoff

    i hope they make a generations Astrotrain next year so i can use him for Blastoff. i've actually considered making a custom movie or generations Bruticus but i have nobody for Blastoff
     
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    Great minds, eh? I did a few slight alterations to make my PCC Heavytread into a Generations Armorhide from the RiD Combaticons

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    Like I said before, I use Jetblade which I think is a good replacement. Unless you just have to have a space shuttle. I thought it was good to have a generic figure that could be named anything instead of one where you look at it and instantly recognize it as "so & so."
     
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    I have Universe Drag Strip, ROTF Breakdown, ROTF Deluxe Dead End and Cybertron Runamuck as Wildrider for Stunticons. Still hoping for a good cheap Motormaster (Universe Nemesis prime goes for too much...)
     
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    I like the "special teams" aspect more than the combining as well. And like most would love to get more "special teams" members in toy form.

    My groups for now:

    Combaticons:

    Universe2.0 Onslaught
    DOTM Vortex
    FP Munitioner as Swindle (for now)
    FP Explorer as Blastoff (for now)

    Stunticons:

    Universe 2.0 Dragstrip
    KO version of Gentai Wildrider
    Botcon G2 Breakdown

    Protectobots:

    Hasbro Asia re-tool of Inferno/Grapple into Hotspot (if I can grab it)
    Universe 2.0 Blades
    Botcon Streetstar as Streetwise
     
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