Fansproject to re-release Explorer & Munitioner? (New Color Scheme)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by grunge, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. deaculpa

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    There's a rumor that FP's small-headed combiners will be explained in their upcoming lore.
    When theyre going to release in G1 colors to match the Brute, weren't the originals in G1? Just wanna make sure I'm not missing anything.
     
  2. Matty

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    This rumor almost makes me wanna buy that god awful Energon Bruticus again.
     
  3. Kuma Style

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    I guess. What about Explorer then?
     
  5. Tiller

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    There is still an ass load of demand for these two. A reissue would be best for a lot of people, even with a minor repaint.
     
  6. Satomiblood

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    Darker hues of the same colors.

    If anything, these could be made to match the colors of the G1 cartoon and toys. G1 Swindle in his toy and cartoon appearances was more yellow than the more recent Swindle toys (Animated, 1st release Munitioner, and SDCC), which are more of a gold by comparison. G1 Blast-Off was a darker brown and gray (possibly black) in both toy and cartoon incarnations. I'd imagine that they could make the purple Explorer bits into fuchsia, which was another common depiction in the cartoon.
     
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  7. megatroptimus

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    Wouldn't brigher colors clash? This new Bruticus is supposed to be darker than the first one, no?
     
  8. Satomiblood

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    I honestly don't know. I'm only saying that it's still possible to make them even more G1 faithful than before. They could go for a darker shade of yellow that's still distinct enough from the original Munitioner.
     
  9. brr-icy

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    doesn't it say re-releasing, as in reissue? that's what i get from it
     
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    personally, I don't give a damn about the shade of the colors. as long as their close to the original release, it's fine by me
     
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    Thank the Matrix! I missed out since this was before I jumped on third party stuff. Can't wait!
     
  12. David Hingtgen

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    I think people may be focusing too much on the main bots, and not the accessories. I'm thinking "G1 colors" may mean more silvery hands/feet etc, to match G1 and the new re-release. This would also match the Energon release better (for Barricade at least).

    The main bots were never the issue for "matching" the Energon release, it was all the other bits that would clash, being more of a tan shade to match the ROTF one.
     
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    well thats how i comprehended the information i read and passed along.
     
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    Very true.

    All of the combiner bits (hands, feet, shoulder connectors, etc.) were all color matched specifically to the RotF Brut. I mean the wheels on FP Brut's feet not matching Energon Barricade's wheels always bugged me.

    If the "rumored" FP reissue solved this problem by color matching to the new Brut Max set coming out, or to the Energon Brut, it would go a long way in differentiating this reissue from the originals. Whether the colors on Explorer and Munitioner get changed, or not.

    Either way, if it is just a straight reissue of the original XF-02A and 02B, or some sort of a recolor, more FP Brut is ALWAYS a good thing.
     
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    Nice. I did not want to pay 300 bucks on the second market just for munitioner/explorer.
     
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    the OP said "in G1 colors".

    But like Satomi said, they could be brighter etc... whatever.

    Just a line in the post that was throwing me off. Regardless, exciting for those that missed out on this set. It's one of the best 3rd party sets.
     
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    I hope this is true! This will be an expensive, but well worth it, year in collecting!!! Hot toys figs and all the TF figs that are coming out!
     
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    This is great news. How much do you think they will cost? Because I do not know if I can really get it since the Asia set is already going to cost $130.
     
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    Great to hear! That set was seriously in demand and short in supply.
     
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    there goes the value of my current set...rrr


    I just figured the small head was the only one that would fit in the alt mode...kinda fits I mean
     

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