Help me create a classics black ops team

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  1. Big Filipino

    Big Filipino John 3:16-17 says it all

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    So I have this fascination with creating a covert/black ops/special forces team in my classics line and I want to use mainly dark/black colored figures.

    Ignoring their factions for now, I'm thinking of creating my team from the following:

    SDCC Nemesis Prime (classics version, role: field commander)
    FP Shadow Commander (role: weapons specialist)
    SG Rodimus or Henkei Wildrider (possibly with Scyther add-on, role: hand-to-hand combat specialist)
    FP Sidearm for Rodimus (role: reconnaissance)
    Perfect Effect Shadow Warrior (role: communications maybe demolitions)
    Henkei Ligier (role: operations/intelligence)
    Henkei Dark Skyfire (role: air support)
    Classics Ravage (role: tracker)
    HFTD Tomahawk (role: extraction)

    I'm wondering, what other suggestions would you have to round out the team?
     
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  2. Cool Hand Lube

    Cool Hand Lube Well-Known Member

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    Oh sure, you send in all the black guys first. And then when the shit goes down, you get to be all, "We don't know those dudes. They be trippin'." Next thing you know, BAM! We're in the smelting pools.
     
  3. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I'd go with re-enact IDW Kup's team.

    I mean we got almost all of them in the Classics line so far.
     
  4. blurr69

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    Thats basically all of em, unless you are wanting to incorporate non classics black repaint figures ^^
     
  5. WhiteMocha

    WhiteMocha TFW2005 Supporter

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    If you can get a hold of Botcon Streetstar, he is Streetwise... in G2 black.
     
  6. Big Filipino

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    I remember seeing Frenzy_Rumble did a SG Hound a few months back. Would love to add that as the tracker for the group.
     
  7. Big Filipino

    Big Filipino John 3:16-17 says it all

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    Good suggestion. I have one but what role would he have?
     
  8. Autoclot

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    The only other black classics figures I can think of are Ravage and Skywarp, but the only roles I can think of for them would already be covered by your other suggestions :) 
     
  9. Autobot Burnout

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    I'd add in the upcoming RtS Deep Dive figure for Aquatic support/assault. Seaspray already looks like a bad-ass diver, and his repaint is mainly black, so Deep Dive should fit right in, especially since the mold is on that Classics/Movie design borderline area.

    There's also ROTF Armorhide, who is mainly a dark color and might make a good canidate for scouting as well. He's movie styled, though.

    Reading though your list, you mention both Nemesis Prime AND Shadow Commander as having different positions. I'm sort of confused as to how that works out since Nemesis Prime is therefore represented twice in your list.
     
  10. Big Filipino

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    How could I forget about Ravage. :banghead:  I should make him the tracker for the group. Thanks!
     
  11. fabexmax

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    ^This
     
  12. Big Filipino

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    Excellent suggestions! I like the Deepdive idea. :thumb  I probably would haven't even thought to pick up the repaint if not for this reason. Although he is a tad green.

    I have 2 Nemesis Primes so one would be with armor as Shadow Commander and then the regular version. In my mind Shadow Commander with armor is a distinct bot in itself and not simply armor on top of Nemesis Prime.
     
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    Not a classic, but I like Tomahawk in the mix as well.
     
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    High speed pursuit, maybe?

    Also, if you're open to Legends, Tracker Hound is a pretty nice little black repaint. Maybe you could think of him as a Micromaster or Minicon, so that his size makes sense. Perhaps as a spy, since he's small?

    Don't forget the Powerglide and Silverbolt repaints, Storm Cloud and Skyfall!

    If you're willing to expand beyond true Classics to pseudo- or hybrid-Classics, or AEC repaints, you could also try:

    -Walmart Big Daddy
    -HftD Tomahawk (since he has a Classics-esque head sculpt)
    -Real Gear Photon (a black camera, and the Real Gear bots have traditional styling)
    -2007 Scout Armorhide (the black Target-exclusive repaint)
    -the black-and-brown Vector Prime that was released in Universe

    EDIT: Oh, and also:

    -black MP3 Soundwave
    -RotF Lockdown
    -the little black police car minicon from Classics 1.0... Strongarm, I think his name was?
     
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    I have a shelf similar to this with SDCC Nemesis Prime leading them.

    Universe Stormcloud
    Henkei Dark Skyfire
    Universe Overkill
    Universe Dragstrip
    Universe Darkwing
    And the ever so lovely Fracture.

    And yes, if RTS Deep Dive really is intended to be a Decepticon then he will be joining them. :D 

    I'll get a pic in once I get home.
     
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    Oh, there was also Shadow Striker, the Legends Wheelie repaint. (Sorry, I keep thinking of new ones.)
     
  18. Big Filipino

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    @ fabemax and WhiteMocha - Will probably add Tomahawk (role: extraction team). Thanks for the suggestion.

    I'm going to check out some of those legends characters. Tracker Hound may not be bad. I remember I saw that Wheelie Target repaint a while back but I'm sure they're long gone now.
     
  19. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Hopefully we're getting a repaint of Generations Rumble (who is BLUE this time) as Frenzy, and Frenzy could join them. One of the cassettes is actually mostly black, despite people saying he is red.
     
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    Mindwipe is borderline in terms of aesthetic-maybe silent assassin? dunno.
     

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