Does anyone think that Mirage is just going to be a repaint/retool of Bumblebee?

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  1. Lazerwave

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    I was just playing with my Deluxe DOTM Bumblebee, then I thought Mirage is almost the same mold as Bumblebee. Same kind of chest, same wings, same mouth. I thought maybe Hasbro is going to save money and just make a retool of Bumblebee and name it Mirage. I can imagine it, even the speed star Mirage is similar to a Camero and since the can't make a ferrari toy. Same kind of transformation, the only changes are the head, the toes, the bumper of the front of the car, the tail of the car and finally the wrist plates are screwable, so they are replaced with new plates with instead of pop out blades, they are blades on hinges. Is that a possibility or do you strongly think it's going to be a new mold?
     
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    Good grief, no. Mirage will be an all-new mold.
     
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    I mean how do you know?

    Elita-one turned out to be a repaint of Chromia.
     
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    WHAT!?
     
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    No, I don't.
     
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    The bike sisters were all quite similar.

    While BB and Dino's bot modes have some similarities their cars are completely different, and I guarantee some effort will be made with Dino's blades.

    Also almost all of the movie repaints have been to create characters that were never seen on screen in the movie.

    Honestly I'm surprised they didn't tackle Dino earlier in the movie line. He's one of the more exciting new characters, and probably had more actual screen time than any other new autobot.
     
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    I'm concerned they'll just work it into his MechTech. But fingers crossed they can incorporate it into the fig.
     
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    Except no one really cared about Chromia and Elita-1's designs nor is there a big enough difference aside from color for it to matter.

    Dino on the other hand, is WAY different from Bumblebee. Even with the similar transformation scheme, you'd have to be smoking some serious shit to look at a red Bumblebee and go "Oh yeah, that's Dino alright!"
     
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    Uh, no? Hasbro is not that cheap, bro.

    Besides, Mirage looks nothing like Bumblebee.
     
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    I'm sure they will,sideswipe got his :) 
     
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    Even though he's mirage in my eyes,THIS. If I see a red bumblebee,I think cliffjumper,well unless we're in the prime universe.
     
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    I dont care that he was only in 3 episodes, 2 as a bot and 1 as a zombot, I want a prime cliffjumper toy.
     
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    No, it's not a possibility. Yes, I think it'll be a new mold. Just be bloody patient.

    We had what, one decent look at Elita's bot mode, from the waist(ish?) up? I would've loved and still would love a new mold for Elita, but I can understand why Hasbro wouldn't do it.

    Even with shots of Dino/Mirage being fleeting, the one good one we really get (shown in at least one of the trailers) makes him noticeably different in 'bot mode appearance than Bumblebee. Bumblebee redecoes tend to be slightly different looking versions of well, Bumbelbee. We've had one Deluxe redeco as another character (Cliffjumper), and that was back during the first film.

    Plus, they will have to do mold changes to the car mode to get rid of any noticeable Camaro parts (I highly doublt a Dino/Mirage in this silly hypothetical scenario would retain the Camaro licensing) and that would be such a pain in the ass that I don't see why it would be worth it.
     
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    It's already been announced that we're getting one in wave 2 with a zombie repaint in wave 3
     
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    I think I would've rather him be in a multi-pack with Starscream and an Eradicon... missing an arm and half his torso.
     
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    Mirage would be an extensive retool of Bumblebee.... keeping only the screws.
     
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    I just want a regular CJ. But if you're serious then to each his own
     
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    Maybe they'll pull a Topspin. He's got his arm claw things built in to his forearm, and his Mechtech weapon is a Gun/Claw. So he gets his weapons and His Mechtech is pretty much a third claw.

    I could see Mirage having both armblades, and another Mechtech Gun/Blade.
     
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    I missed that annoucement. Thank you for the info, it is greatly appreciated and...BADASS!!! :D :D :D :D 
     

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