Interesting Irony: Classics Mirage as Dragstrip

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  1. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    As some of you know my absolute favorite Transformer team has always been the Stunticons. When I was a kid I just loved the fact that the Decepticons had an evil, crazy car team on their side. Anyway most of you also know that they just repainted Classics Mirage into Dragstrip as a Hasbrotoyshop exclusive (oh yeah I have already preordered!). Well today I was watching the G1 episode Masquerade and in the episode the Stunticons are captured by the Autobots and the Autobots disguise themselves as the Stunticons in order to get close to Megatron's new doomsday weapon. Guess which Autobot disguises himself as Dragstrip? Yep Mirage! So in a 20 year old cartoon Mirage disguises himself as Dragstrip and in 2008 Mirage is changed into Dragstrip once again. So this homage is actually an homage to the show. What is my point? Nothing really I just thought it was cool. Wow this post is too long....:) 
     
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    That's why we need Sideswipe repainted as Breakdown
     
  3. Reflector Unit

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    And Jazz repainted as Dead End? Windcharger repainted as Wildrider?

    hmmm...
     
  4. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    The funny thing is I could definitely see this happening. Since we have a Sideswipe just now coming out I could see a repaint as Breakdown. That would be all kinds of awesome.
     
  5. TENIME_art

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    Hot Rodimus was already repainted into Wildrider by Henkei. ;) 
     
  6. Mospeada

    Mospeada Since '84

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    "I'm Wildrider, and I wanna bust somethin' up!" :D 
     
  7. Reflector Unit

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    I am aware of this. But I'm just running with the threads premise of repainting the Autobots who disguised themselves as the Stunticons in "Maquerade". Following that pattern, we need a Sideswipe-Breakdown, Windcharger-Wildrider and Jazz-Dead End, as well as an Optimus Prime-Motormaster to get the team right.
     
  8. rodimusconvoy

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    I wold say the Black Convoy mold would suit Motormaster better than anything
     
  9. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    I would love to see an Optimus Prime with a new head and correct color scheme as Motormaster. Right now the closest thing we have is Nemesis Prime which is an awesome figure and I wouldn't have a problem just changing the head for Motormaster.
     
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    nemisis prime is close enough for motormaster to me. I say hasbro should make wildrider out of a windcharger mold. Make windcharger something. Then repaint as wildrider
     
  11. mecha

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    maybe that will become a botcon set?
     
  12. Rodimus Primal

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    Mirage's repaint of Dragstrip looks great, as does Crasher(Fracture). Sideswipe would look awesome as both Red Alert and Breakdown.
     
  13. Xhairs

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    yes those repaints would rock.
     
  14. videriant

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    Masquerade has alwasy been my favorite episode. I wish this was done alt style since all five autobots were made into alt.

    Motormaster = Nemesis Prime (or MP)
    Dragstrip = Yellow Ford GT
    http://mirror-us-ga1.gallery.hd.org...ore05/sportscar-2005-Ford-GT-yellow-1-DBW.jpg
    Breakdown = White Sunsteaker
    http://www.sportandvintage.com/Viper1.JPG
    Dead-End = Red Jazz (aka Zoom Zoom with stickers?)
    http://www.familycar.com/RoadTests/MazdaRX8/Images2006/LeftFront.jpg
    Wildrider = Black Decepticharge (red windows of course)
    http://www.wesmahler.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/1.jpg

    Looking at the customs gallery, not a single one of these have been made with the corresponding mold.
     
  15. glancer

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    hell NO! dont let the botcon jet-team-tragedy ever happen again!
    :p :p :p :p 
     
  16. ThaConqueror

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    I never understood why there was such an uproar over that. Ah well.

    Back to the point of the thread, I find it more ironic that Hasbro was already beaten to the punch by several of our kitbashers (REDLINE, frenzy_rumble and I think someone else did it without doing the other Stunticons). But that's me.
     
  17. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Come on Sideswipe = Brakedown....and not a botcon exclusive.
     
  18. Prime Noble

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    Love the Stunticons myself but would prefer these repaints:

    RID Ultra Magnus as Motormaster

    Robotmasters Mirage as Dragstrip, just not warming to Classics. Also prefer RM seekers

    G1 reissue Sideswipe as Breakdown

    RID Sideburn as Dead End

    Cybertron Clocker as Wildrider
     
  19. VictoryLeo19

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    i like seeing repaints like this, i just feel like dragstrip probably wouldnt have gotten his own mold otherwise. so i like seeing characters like this made into reality even if its just a repaint. i didnt like the classics mirage mold when it first came out but ive been warming up to it. ill probably pick up fracture too he looks great.
     
  20. influence82

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    Here is frenzy.rumble's custom Stunticon Menasor set for reference (this has posted in the eBay section, too):
    Custom Transformer : Decepticon MENASOR! (Stunticons) - eBay (item 140265476784 end time Sep-15-08 15:45:43 PDT)
    He did a pretty good job. The market spoke for itself.

    If Hasbro was going to make new Motormaster, it would probably be a new Ultra Class mold in the tradition of the combiner leaders Onslaught and Silverbolt and they would probably call it Menasor because that is the name they gave the SDCC 2007 6" Titanium repaint of Rodimus Prime (is Motormaster's name trademarked?). If Hasbro were to make Universe Classics 2.0 Stunticons, they would probably all be repaints and more limited than their mold counterparts. This is probably because they woud be less popular than their Autobot counterparts (Henkei Wildrider and Special Edition Dragstrip is evidence of it).
    I am being stickeler for this, but Fracture is a she.
     

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