if the classics are so neat........

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  1. BowB4Prime

    BowB4Prime arse dimples

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    then why does it seem everyone is modding them and stuff... i mean dont get me wrong...they look neat , and i like the mods, but it seems like all the cool kids are doing it

    i only ask because when i do get my hands on them, i want to know what i am in store for....... do i have alot of work ahead of me or what?
     
  2. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    I think the reason why people put mods on them is to give them a personal twist.

    Yeah they're great and everything, but some people like to have theirs as a unique one.

    Just depends on what your tastes are.
     
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    MagiRanger Banned

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    Toy safety laws and the wanting to own every seeker.
     
  4. BowB4Prime

    BowB4Prime arse dimples

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    i think thats what i was going for actually... yeah i am notorious for custom paint aps and stuff

    i just wanted to know if they dissapointed, and needed the aps to be neato or what...
     
  5. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    I think for the most part, it's a matter of people wanting some cartoon accuracy. Megatron is the one that gets modded the most, and that's because, due to the gun laws, he cant look like himself, so people change that. The figure itself is great, people just dont want the colors. I personally kept my colors the way they are, but I ditched the wings.
     
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    fschuler Member TFW2005 Supporter

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    I dig the guys the way they are, and I don't feel that they are really in need of any mods, though, Megs in G1 colors is pretty sweet.
     
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    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    seconds on that one
     
  8. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    I like them the way they are, but a lot of toys benefit from paint apps, touch-ups, etc. reprolabels.com even has a few sticker sheets for Rodimus and Starscream. I guess with Classics the idea is to do original characters. while they do a good job, there's always this or that to make it better. My Megs is getting 'bashed to be more show accurate. I like the toy, just not the colors. and when you 'bash him and take off his wings, he's a damn good G1 Megs. better and more true to the show than the original toy by far as far as likeness goes. I'm sure if Hasbro could have, they'd released him without neon colors and orange cap.
     
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    As soon as I save some money I'm gonna get someone on this board to mod my Classics Megatron to be G1 accurate. And I may get reprolabels for Rodimus and Starscream. To me they are even better when they are looking like G1.
     
  10. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    I'm doing exactly that. Redline is doing the Megs and I'm getting those labels sooner or later.
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

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    Having a cool toy to begin with for customizing is a bonus
     
  12. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    like many, I'm going to be doing my painting on some of these guys as well. as has been said, it's to get that g1-scheme. I thought starscream's red wings and overall paintjob were horrible, and of course megs needs some work. astrotrain is good as himself if you want to compare it to the g1 astrotrain toy, but not the cartoon. bumblebee for the most part is good, unless you want him, and soon to be cliffjumper, to be solid colors. optimus doesn't need much, just maybe getting away with some of the brighter colors. grimmy, hot rod, jetfire, and mirage seem to have hit the nail on the head, grimlock's exposed shoulder screws being the only sore point there.
     
  13. Greyryder

    Greyryder Kitbashed

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    I'm never happy with anything out of the box. Besides, as cool as the Classics are, Hasbro forgot the faction insignias!

    I'm also prone to making my own characters, so....
     
  14. Pravus Prime

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    I'd also toss in my two cents, that it's not that there's anything wrong with them, but a lot of people are tweaking them to get exactly what they want, just as in the '80's, you could put the stickers on that you wanted, and where you wanted.

    As for the Classics, I got a second Jetfire that I'm customizing into an Evil Decepticon Jetfire. I don't think Hasbro is going to make one, so if I want one, I have to do it myself.
     
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    I have liked all the Classics I have picked up, but I think some need some improvement, plus its fun to do.

    I can't help but think the guys in the art department know they are going to get customized andt try to put features in the toy that will help us out. Like the panel lines on Starscream. They aren't needed, and aren't visible really unless you bring them out.
     
  16. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    "What a TWIST!" [/Shyamalamalamalaman)

    I haven't done any modding. My powers are weak, old man. :( 
     
  17. REDLINE

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    honestly, My observation is that the cooler the toys are, the more they get kitbashed. I did megatron, and next up is to do the seekers we aren't getting. I've already gotten starscreams to make sunstorm and skywarp with, and then I'll be getting another to make a Thrust. Once Ramjet is out, I'll get one of him to make a Dirge.
     
  18. BowB4Prime

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    yeah like i said im bad about the aps and details myself... if i can afford it so could hasblo n stuff.................
     
  19. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    The most I've done to any of my classics toys:
    2-pack Megatron: nothing
    2-pack Optimus: painted silver in the waist area
    Rodimus: Moved rubsign, added Autobot sticker to chest
    Bumblebee: moved rubsign, added Autobot sticker to chest
    Astrotrain: moved rubsign, added decep stickers to wings, coated shoulder joints to tighten them
    Starsream: moved rubsign, added decep stickers to wings
    Mirage: Added autobot sticker
    Grimlock: Added autobot sticker
    other Grimlock: transplanted head onto Energon Grimlock. :) 
    Optimus Prime: added Autobot stickers to shoulders
    Megatron: touched up paint on forehead.
    Jetfire: moved rubsign
     
  20. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Hmmm, what's he charging you?:D 
     

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