Favorite Original Character by a 3rd party company

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Crossblades, Sep 3, 2016.

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Who is your favorite Original character?

  1. Glacialbots/Glaciallord (Fansproject)

    10 vote(s)
    19.6%
  2. Steel Core (Fansproject)

    33 vote(s)
    64.7%
  3. Aranea (Perfect Effect)

    3 vote(s)
    5.9%
  4. Iron Army (TFC)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Nero Rex (Mastermind Creations)

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  6. Feral Queen/Nero Queen (Mastermind Creations)

    3 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. Leader of the Shark (igear)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Code Virus edition (Fansproject)

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  9. Others that I might have missed

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Crossblades

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    So we all know that 3rd party companies exists to give us toys of certain TFs that we want in our collecton, filling in gaps so to speak. But every once in a while these companies release something original that is not canon to any TF fiction whatsoever, like Steel Core, Nero ReX, etc. So I ask you, who is your favorite Original Character by a 3rd party company, and would you want to see more in the future?
     
  2. Scaleface

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    Voted Glacialord, but here are some other you may have missed and I have in my database that are not based on specific HasTak characters...

    Black Hawk Down
    Blackshot
    Blesser
    Bullhorn (KFC cow cassette)
    Cobra
    Cross Orcs
    Crystal Cobra
    Engineering King
    Flashdance
    Fledermaus
    Hema-Fright
    Night Ops SFX (the black Reflector recolor, since you included Nero Rex as original!)
    Osmi
    Pestilance
    Positum (maybe?)
    Remix
    Shadow Bat
    Shadow Demolitions
    Shadow Warrior
    Toxin
    Yin and Yang
     
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    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    My favorite is easily Fansproject Steelcore. Being tied to no official character allowed me to do my own stuff for fanverse stuff. In my case, change the name to Omega Primax and have him between the Beast Wars events and decades after what happened in Beast Machines.

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    So yeah I would love to see more original stuff like this. One it looks cool to me. Then two as a creative person, the fun is just adding a story to them as they are not characters with Hasbro or Takara story bios.
     
  4. Crossblades

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    I figured that I may have missed a few. But the maximum amount for polls is 13, so I wouldn't be able to fill them in anyway. That's why I added a "others that I may have missed" option. :) 
     
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    Oh, I know what you mean. I have often wanted more than 13 options in a poll here.
     
  6. Crossblades

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    Indeed. This is why I want to see more original characters as well just so we can that creativity. Although I don't collect anymore, if I was I would place a few original characters like SteelCore under the RID2001 universe, especially Nero Rex due to a lack of a Predacon combiner :) 
     
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    My favorite of the list: Glaciallord, no contest.
    And i again, a chug version would be awesome.
     
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    The only 2 here I see as original are glacialbots and steel core. Everything else is just a repaint.

    FP are the only ones (and maybe that KFC scorpion tape bot) who have done truly original figures/characters. Everything else is just cash grab.
     
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    Steel Core, though I'd love to have a Nero Rex.
     
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    Feral Queen. It started as just a joke and the fandom made it a reality.
     
  11. Scaleface

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    He seems to have included repaints as original IF there are painted in ways HasTak never did.

    Aranea is Blackarachnia inspired, but a new take.

    Oh, and Iron Army is new, unless you call them a vague Combaticons homage.
     
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  12. Crossblades

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    Pretty much. They may be repaints, but they are still some stuff that Hastak will NEVER release.
     
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    Well if you're allowing him Nero REX all the way.
     
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    Indeed. I think he's one of the coolest repaints that I have ever seen a combiner :) 
     
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    I think Terminus Hexatron Shadow Emmisary counts as something new.
     
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    Glacialord is my favorite original character but Steel Core is my favorite original toy. Steel Core is still after all these years my favorite 3rd party toy. He's 'aging' quite well. :) 
     
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    That Transforming VW Camper from Matrix Prime toys looks like it's going to be really good.
     
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    Yep!! This is the only one that's really jumped out at me recently as a winner. Repaints are bollocks, slapping a new coat of paint on a figure is just a cheap way to get more sales. The others? Meh...
     
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    Does the "Broken Reflection" set of High-Que and Bolt-Action count as "original"? Sure they are basically Shattered Glass versions of Targetmaster partners Hi-Q and Firebolt, but Hi-Q and Firebolt were never in Shattered Glass, they are made by taking two G1 characters and making versions of them for another setting.

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  20. Crossblades

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    I would say so
     

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