Homages in Classics

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  1. ORIO

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    We've had so many great G1 Homages in AEC and Universe. Which toys can fit in on your toy shelf with the upcoming classics line?

    I think Universe Devestator, Cybertron Smokescreen (The crosswise repaint) and maybe Shockblast would fit in real well on a shelf of classics. Who else though? I feel like I'm fogetting a bunch
     
  2. Shin-Gouki

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    Energon Grimlock, Energon Downshift (Wheeljack)
     
  3. Feralstorm

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    Armada Powerlinx Thrust could make a good Dirge (or Thrust if you have the Red version), Botcon 2005 Ironhide and Ratchet (if you're lucky enough to have either)

    Not ready made, but a repainted Cyb. Hardtop/Swindle would make a great Beachcomber.
     
  4. Orodruin

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    Energon bulkhead as Springer, E-Beachcomber as himself (maybe, he is kinda big for it), uh... trying to think of some others that haven't been covered. Maybe E-Arcee. RID Magnus could work. Same with Prowl. (Anyone else amazed there's no Prowl in classics?)
     
  5. Valkysas

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    isnt there another topic just like this already?
     
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    The thread "homages in classics" is kind of an oxymoron, considering classics are a homage line.
     
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    I was thinking the exact same thing...

    hpe you're not offended we agree on something Kickles.
     
  8. Feralstorm

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    Not necessarily, if you consider the thread is about shoehorning homage toys from other lines into the Classics line.
     
  9. ckhtiger

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    yeah, I did a thread about this like 2 weeks ago. made a big list of figures that I thought would fit in well, as well as made the comment that they almost made the development of a classics line unnecessary:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=103228
     
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    Freefall:

    Energon Inferno, E-Rodimus, Cybertron Blurr and Runamuck, Universe Skywarp, Armada Thundercracker,
    Armada Unicron of course, U-Inferno in vehicle mode as Red Alert, Spychangers Prowl as Red Alert, Ironhide as Trailbreaker, Jazz, Wheeljack, Prowl (Prowl deco), Hoist, and Laser Prime, Excellion & LoC Excellion as Hot Rod, A-SSwipe as Nightbeat (sort of), U-Oil Slick as Octane (even more of a stretch), and probably more...
     
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    on topic, i was thinking the same too, the whole line IS a fricking homage.

    ...shoehorning be damn.
     
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    "Kickles" roffle.
     
  13. Orodruin

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    I don't consider Classics a homage at all. Things like E-Inferno and E-Rodimus are homages, since they're in their own line and are a nod to the originals. Classics ARE the originals and as such can't be paying respect to themselves. It's like saying Robot Masters Optimus Primal is a homage to the BW figure; it's the same guy, just a different mold.

    /nitpick
     
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    throw in the fact that most G1 toys were not hasbro creations at all, and you can call Classics hasbro's first actual G1 toyline. sounds weird, but true.
     
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    Hey, I don't care for the mould myself, but there's no need to swear.
     
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    not to be anal, but i think some of these are a poor fit with the line...
    really has nothing in common with G1 inferno, doesn't even look like a fire truck
    unnecessary since there is a Hot Rod (although Excellion's a lot better than the new mold)
    work, although Armada molds are a bit insulting to the quality of Classics
    really has no relation to G1 skywarp exceppt deco. the style of the mold wouldn't really fit
    works, but would be an awkward fit having Thundercracker dwarf Starscream. (plus the mold makes Artie Angry. ARTIE SMASH!!! :horse:  )
    works
    Obviously works great in vehicle, but is pretty dang different in robot mode... the overally RiD aesthetic is quite different from the classics ~ spindly as upposed to more chunky
    Spychangers are so far out of scale youmight as well include ALTs...
    yeah that's reaching, plus the other Classics would laugh at Arm. Sideswipes general suckiness.

    the upcoming CYB Smokescreen works great (but really needs a new head) and even though i'm a bit 'blah' on the mold, a redeco'd ARM Wheeljack would make a passable Sideswipe (still can't belive they didn't fix the hood and release him as such during Universe...)
    and the original poster wasn't implying that, he was saying what Homages from recent lines could fit in to classics...
     
  17. Orodruin

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    Yeah that was more directed to Kickback saying it was a homage line.
     
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    Kinda surprised nobody has said this yet, but Universe Constructicons/Devastator (the Build team repaints) as Devastator. Unless Hasbro does an actual Classics version, thats who will be filling that role in my collection.
    U. Repugnus will also be filling in, as Repugnus.
     
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    A couple others, namely repaints they could do; Cybertron Downshift repainted into Wheeljack, and Energon Omega Sentinel into G1 Omega Supreme colors.
     
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    Target green buildteam..

    shockblast, soundwave, the energon van...Metroplex (robot mode only..) maybe landslide...(roadbuster?) orange and green guy that lookes like a one manded APC...I would like to say E.omega...but no...that's it I.M.O.P.! looking forward to a universe seaspray....
     

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