Have you ever used figures from different lines as placeholders?

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  1. Excelsior Prime

    Excelsior Prime Autobot Leader

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    In other words, did you ever take a newer, more updated figure and pretend it was an "upgraded" version of a character from an older line?

    Here's why I'm asking: During my inactive years of regular collecting (Armada-Cyberton, because of funds) my G1 Optimus Prime was broken and thus out of commission. My Powermaster Prime was missing, so I was Prime-less.

    Then I find Armada Bendy Prime, and I'm blown away. I remember sitting and looking at this guy for a long time, marveling at the homages to G1 Prime (in my view) and the very cool updated aspects of the character, especially the articulation when compared with G1 Prime.

    Since Bendy Prime looked futuristic, I imagined that he was G1 Optimus Prime after a post-Powermaster upgrade. I placed him among my G1 figures, who rejoiced to have a leader again (but who were also jealous of his articulation)

    I eventually got the reissue G1 Prime, but Bendy Prime still stands with my "League of Primes."

    So...anyone else ever do this?
     
  2. kajobaldisimo

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    reissue G1 soundwave will be standing among the Classics for quite a long time.
     
  3. Trippanator

    Trippanator Autobot

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    Energon Downshift is a great Classics Wheeljack
     
  4. SilverDragon

    SilverDragon YEAH TOAST!

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    Once I used an old iPod as Soundwave.
     
  5. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Movie (What's her name?) is now Crasher in Classics/Universe.
     
  6. Heat Blast

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    I've got Energon Insecticon as Classics Barrage and Beast Wars Fuzors Buzzclaw as Classics Venom...
     
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    - Energon Downshift -> Classics Wheeljack
    - TFTM07 Breakaway -> Classics Getaway
    - Cybertron TRU-exclusive Voyager Starscream -> Classics Thrust
    - TFTM07 Fracture -> Classics...one of the Stunticons besides Drag Strip, I forget which one
    - Energon Shockblast -> Classics Shockwave
    - Galaxy Force Soundwave -> Classics Soundwave
    - RotF Bruticus Maximus -> Classics Bruticus
    - RotF Superion -> Classics Superion
    - RotF Bludgeon -> Classics Bludgeon
     
  8. shunquan

    shunquan ACID STORMER

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    Right now I'm contemplating getting Titanium Rodimus Prime while waitng for the FP hot rod upgrade
     
  9. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    I do loads of repurposing.

    ROTF combiners = Classics Combiners
    Music Label Soundwave = Classics Soundwave
    ROTF Nightbeat = Classics Nightbeat
    Cybertron Repugnus = Classics Repugnus
    Energon Scorponok = Classics Scorponok
    Cybertron Red Voyager Starscream = Classics Thrust
    Cybertron Red Scrapmetal = Classics Rumble
    Cybertron Defense Red Alert = Classics Perceptor
    Alternators Shockblast = Classics Shockwave
    Animated Blurr = Classics Blurr
     
  10. Borgiwan

    Borgiwan Active Member

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    My biggest sin was using Iron Man's Ironmonger to stand in for Death's Head. Even the Star Wars Transformers looked at me funny.
     
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    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

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    No I don't. Maybe I am OCD or something, but when I try to mix various lines, it drives me nuts and I know I am just lying to myself.
     
  12. the (H)i(GH)con

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    IMO, save your time and money. I have him, and he kinda sucks. The weight of the upper part of the figure makes it so the legs won't stay fully extended, and there's a huge gap between his chest and his back. If I had the money, I'd almost pay someone to re-cast him in plastic for me, but it would probably be cheaper to by classics Hot Rod and wait for the upgrade set. He's not a bad LOOKING figure though, but I wish his head was ball jointed. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    All of these are in with my classics

    Energon/ROTF combiners, Arcee, Scorponok, Wing Saber

    Cybertron Downshift, Blurr, Runamuck

    Music Label Soundwave

    Buncha Botcon figs from 07 and 09.

    There's more, I just can't think right now :) 
     
  14. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    gonna have to use ROTF Dirge as my new "Blast Off" until they make a new one, which they will probably never do!
     
  15. thenatureboywoo

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    Because we get numorous repaints, I feel you can make any figure from any line whatever you want. The only thing that tells you what something is, is a name on a piece of cardboard anyways.

    So why can't ROTF Thrust be a classics thrust? And the same thing goes for Gears and so on and so on.

    Their toys, Have fun with them and use you imagination. :) 
     
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    Currently using Energon Downshift/Superlink Wheeljack in my TFU/Henkei display as updated Wheeljack!!!
     
  17. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    Energon Downshift as Classics Wheeljack
    RotF Bruticus Maximus as Classics Bruticus
    RotF Superion Maximus w/ upgrade as Classics Superion
    RotF Bludgeon as Classics Bludgeon
    Energon Arcee as Classics Arcee
    Cybertron Brakedown GTS as Kup
    G1 Shrapnel as Classics Shrapnel
    G1 Bombshell as Classics Bombshell
    G1 Kickback as Classics Kickback
    Music Label Blue Soundwave as Classics Soundwave
    G1 Lazerbeak as Classics Lazerbeak
    Titanium Scourge as Classics Scourge
    G1 Reissue Perceptor as Classics Perceptor
    Energon Shockblast as Classics Shockwave
    TFTM G1 Jazz as Classics Jazz
    Cybertron Blurr as Classics Blurr
    Cybertron Swindle as Classics Swindle
    G1 Abominus as Classics Abominus
     
  18. Nez Pierce

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    Not really....I just sort of lump them all together randomly.
     
  19. Mechafire

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    Oh, I have a whole library of repurposed figures.

    ROTF Deep Desert Brawl: ROTF Sandstorm
    ROTF Back Road Brawl Mixmaster: ROTF Toxitron
    Movie Rescue Ratchet: Movie Red Alert
    Animated Elite Guard Bumblebee: Animated Goldbug
    Universe 2.0 Powerglide (grey mass release): Movie Powerglide

    Just a few examples.
     
  20. Gunpei_Junpei

    Gunpei_Junpei Baron of Joy

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    I actually don't have that problem with titanium Roddy. I've heard the titanium line was weak, but this is a really good toy in my opinion. I do have him next to G1 Galvatron, and they only look funny because Galvatron is enormous I'd say.
     

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