Does a G1 Trailbreaker homage toy exist?

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  1. Sonscreen

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    Is it just me or does Trailbreaker not get any love? It seems like the major G1 characters have an Alternator version or at least a main line homage EXCEPT for poor Trailbreaker.

    Yes I know Alt Swindle/Rollbar was supposed to be Trailbreaker, heck there’s even wishful thinking for the Alt Optimus remold, but darn it I would to see a modern toy that does Trailbreaker justice.

    If there’s some type of trademark issue, can’t they just play around with the name?

    Yeah, I know it's one of those :horse:  topics.
     
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    I know that originally CYB Overhaul was to be named "Trailbreaker" and got changed (which would have made the "Trailbreaker"->"Leobreaker" name change make more sense), so there's another point of evidence for trademark issues on the name itself.
     
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    And there's a rumor that Universe Autobot Ratchet (the RiD X-Brawn redeco) was originally planned to be Trailbreaker (after all, he shows up in the Universe comic together with Sunstreaker and Sideswipe, with the latter two getting new bodies which got released as OTFCC exclusive toys).
     
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    Trailbreaker? He was so boring :( 
     
  6. Sonscreen

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    but, but he could make force fields!!!

    *adds to lawsuit against Twin Twist for besmirching Trailbreaker*

    :(  The RID Trail.../Ironhide looks good in truck mode but the bot mode is eh.
     
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    Are you freaking kidding me? They couldn't DO anything with the guy, hell, Beachcomber got more screentime than that guy, and he *really* sucked!

    "Hey man, save the whales dude!"

    GAH!
     
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    :cry  I made a few phone calls and as it turned out, Trailbreaker was really difficult offscreen. He demanded too many cybergroupies, his breath reeked of Energon, and his entourage was obnoxious.

    The last straw was when Optimus caught him hitting on Elita-1.

    Despite his personal flaws, I still like him and demand a homage, reissue and an Alternator version from Hasbro. THEY WILL COMPLY BECAUSE I'M USING CAPS LOCKS AND HAVE EXCESSIVE EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!!!!!!! That always seems to work. That and I'm threatening a lawsuit.
     
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    You Sir should be Shot!!! :lol 
     
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    Actually, there is a G1 Trailbreaker homage.
    Problem was, someone wanted Alt Decepticons, so Sunstreaker became Dead End and Trailbreaker became Swindle.
     
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    I've always thought Cybertron Red Alert would look good as Trailbreaker.
     
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    Too bad we'll probably never see that happen. There's already a black repaint of that figure coming out.
     
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    That's Cannonball, right? Is he molded black? Because, ya know...with a little paint thinner and a little love...

    EDIT: I just found the pics of Cannonball on here. With some parts swapping between him and Red Alert, you could make a pretty convincing trailbreaker. You'd have to strip the skeleton paintjob off Cannonball's sides, but that'd be about it.
     
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    Paint thinner on TF's? That definately can't end well. :lol 
     
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    Botcon exclusive! Botcon exclusive!

    Going back to the RiD Car Bros Ratchet/Trailbreaker thing..I could go for that. Hell, give me both X-Brawn and Speedbreaker repainted twice into 84-85 'bots ala Sunstreaker and Sideswipe and I'd buy 'em. X-brawn as Trailbreaker and Skids, Speedbreaker as Jazz and...somebody. Hell, by the time you add the original RiD Prowl and Universe 'Red Alert,' you've got half the original 'bot cast.
     
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    Someone should start a petition!
     
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    Trailbreaker had a force field? Did that do him any good in the cartoon?
     
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    Yes, it kept him from having to actually do anytihg.


    -LB actually loves Trailbreaker and curses Hastak for not reissuing him
     
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    ... and I join you LB in cursing Hasbro for not reissuing him. Takara did back in '01 (or so) but I was hoping for a more mainstream re-release.
     
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    He probably got caught inside his own forcefield and died of energon depletion. Then Prime told Hound to put up a hologram around him so no one would know. I wish that woulda happened to Warpath "WAM!".
     

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