Idea for the Next Iteration of Classics - IDW

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  1. Sinnertwin

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    I'm sure there are thousands of classics 4.0 threads, but I wanted to discuss a specific idea I had. Here goes:

    Classics 1.0 characters revisited with their current IDW designs.

    Reasons being:
    -the classics 1.0 molds are outdated in terms of engineering (see: the seeker mold)
    -IDW has some great, great designs in their books (see: Rodimus, Optimus, Megatron, Seekers, etc.)

    My thinking is basically this: IDW has pretty much done the legwork for Classics for awhile. Their artists have redesigned and modernized essentially the entire original G1 cast. All Hasbro and Takara have to do is turn them into toys.

    So, what are your thoughts? My basic thought is that the IDW designs deserve a whole toyline, and Classics is the perfect place to do it.
     
  2. Mechafire

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    As someone who really digs the current IDW designs, I would love for this to happen.
     
  3. Thenames9

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  4. wildfly

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    Yes please.

    Especially new Seekers.
     
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    We are probably due for a more modern seeker and "earthen" Hot Rod, but a few IDW designs have been (basically) done already like Blurr and Jetfire. I would like to see IDW use more of the Classics designs in their comics, the "Battle in Space" comic was actually awesome for using so many current designs. It just seems a lot of the time Hasbro/Takara and IDW come up with completely different ideas.

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  6. Ravenxl7

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    Honestly, while I don't think this will happen, I'd love to see the next "Classics" line be entirely RID themed. Even if it was a short lived line like the Beast Wars Anniversary was. This'll sound like blasphemy to some, but I'm honestly getting a bit tired of all the G1 updates.
     
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    pics for the idw clueless.
     
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    Yes Please! It would mean I'm not as behind on collecting classics anymore if it happened.
     
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    I'm fine with the IDW designs, just not the ones that tried to copy the movie aesthetic for the faces :)  There's a reason they're the classics line and not the movie line :) 
     
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    I'd buy seekers in this design from legends all the way up to MP. All of them!

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    I wouldn't be opposed to some Beast Wars peeps either. :) 
     
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    I love this idea! Especially seeing that seeker design oh wow would be epic.
     
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    Woah there, guys. There are still tons of characters we haven't got new versions of - several important characters, too. Arcee, Springer, and dare I say Soundwave?
     
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    They need to finish characters they haven't done at all/did really poorly (Shockwave, Springer, Arcee, Blitzwing) before they remake designs they've already done. That said, it would be cool to have toys of some of those designs, although it would be unbelievably frustrating to have to get more Seekers just after finally completing my Classics Seekers.
     
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    I agree with this but using the IDW designs when possible is still the way to go i think.
     
  17. Sinnertwin

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    They could still easily do remaining characters with IDW designs.

    Arcee, while her backstory is...odd, her design is still really cool, I think.
     
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    No interest in this. Too many characters and other neglected series to do before they start doing the same characters over again in the classics lineup.
     
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    while i agree it would be odd for them to double back and do these figures again, there's nothing "unbelievably frustrating" about "having to get more Seekers"... you don't "have" to get them.
     
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    fuck yes! haha IDW designs are soooo amazing!

    BRING ON THE WRECKERS! at normal retail prices :D 

    and i like the idea up there about bringing back some RID! they had some great characters
     

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