KO - Upscales and Downscales (ideas, thoughts and ones that exist)

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  1. RedAlert Rescue

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    Thinking about Faith leader (downsized MP Optimus Prime) I also was wondering about the whole idea of what would be nice 'Downscaled' or 'Upscaled' here's some suggestions : and reasons why....

    G1 Sky Lynx (Downscaled).
    Being smaller he'd fit better with more typical G1 and Classics toys when chillin' with his bro's in bot mode. as well as looking less unweildy in Vehicle mode.

    G1 Omega Supreme / G1 Scorponok / G1 Metroplex / G1 Fortress Maximus / G1 Black Zarak etc...(slightly Downscaled)
    Being smaller would allow for them to display better with smaller Transformers like Minicons and Micromasters in the base modes - and in Robot mode he'd be a more Comic Gestalt sort of size rather than the giantness he has in the cartoon sometimes. would complement Ultra's and Voyager well too. and perhaps might even complement the existing tiny fakes of the Aerialbots and others.

    [Note: I Know there's TF Jnrs and very small fakes of some of those]

    RID / BEAST MACHINES Optimus Primal. (downscaled)
    The other BM Optimus Primals have the problem of not looking much like the character they are also a bit ugly - so if like Faith leader they striped the electronics and tweaked it slightly at a smaller size you'd have a potentially perfect Beast Machines Primal toy.

    Beast Machines 'Scout/ Basic' Tank Drone / Cycle drone / Obsidian / Stryka(Upscaled).

    The Cycle Drone would make a good deluxe, The Tank Drone a good Mega/ Voyager the Obsidian a Good Deluxe and the Stryka a good Voyager/Mega.

    [This was already done to great effect with Basic Rattrap/Razorbeast/ and others with Ultra Optimus Primal and perhaps most logically Nightscream]

    More widely available mini-Nightscream made out of better plastic would be nice too.

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    I've been thinking about this idea for a while and often think that certain things make sense in other sizes...

    The TF Cybertron Mincons for example were shown to mass-shift and to carry the kids inside so if they were upscaled to Deluxes they'd work rather well.
    [I understand there are some oversize minicons already existing mind].

    The ones that can combine into weapons also might work as well in a larger size so the weapons then scale to a larger character - a Scout class version of the Perceptor Minicons would make a nice final toy combination. and The Starsaber, or Requiem Blaster would work as a personal weapon for Unicron or Supreme Starscream then for example.

    I suppose the problem with most Fakes though is that they lack the quality of plastic you'd like to see and are therefore rather fragile.

    But some ideas to me just seem to be worthy of making such as Faith Leader or the Tiny Sharkticons.

    And I'm sure there must be some more workable ideas left.

    Discuss ?
     
  2. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't mind seeing Music Label Soundwave upscaled to Voyager-ish size, and gutted so that he can load G1 Cassettes.
     
  3. RedAlert Rescue

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    Ah I knew I FORGOT SOMETHING.

    That would be one of my usual thoughts too.

    Maybe someone out there is talented enough to actually make the Soundwave Dictaphone that Hasbro refuse to produce.
     
  4. stevej

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    1/48 scale MP seekers!!

    That's all.
     
  5. RedAlert Rescue

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    I'd probably want them to be redesigned half way between the Deluxes and the MP's rather than a straight shrinking of them.. they are a bit fiddly and have some transformational quirks that would be better removed.

    But a Voyager F-15 would be nice.
     
  6. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    inb4 voyager lugnut to leader

    deluxe galvatron to voyager properly, there is one, but it's crap
     
  7. jorod74

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    b4 leader blackout.

    i like how my g1 bases are scaled, so i wouldn't care if they are made. wouldn't get.
     
  8. Jeremy.B

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    Leader blackout - upscaled!

    Seriously, an upscaled fortmax and superion. Fort max big enough to hold scouts and superion just cause.
     
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    Why would he need to be gutted??? The hardware they used for his MP3 player wasn't that large. I would say a voyager scaled Soundwave should easily be able to hold that circuit board\batteries.
     
  10. blunghole

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    Upscale G1 Scorponok....so he can look Fort Max in the eyes.
     
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    Downscaled Uni. Ultra Powerglide to a Deluxe. It'd probably have a bit of simplifying done, but that'd be fine by me.

    Upscaled Cyb. Scout Hardtop/Swindle to a Deluxe. Yay Beachcomber.

    Upscaled Cl. Deluxe Grimlock to a Voyager or Ultra. I know there's already an upscaled KO, but I'd like a better quality one that doesn't lose so much of the articulation.

    I'll try to think of more in a bit.
     
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    I could go for a Deluxe-sized ROTF Ransack....
     
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    I think they already make one, except he has a white/yellow color scheme and Autobot insignias on his wings.
     
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    Downscale.... G1 Shockwave

    Upscale.... BW Rhinox
     
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    I'd upscale Monstructor and Dinoking to the same height as Liokaiser. And I'd add a little more basic arm articulation to the shells, maybe jaw joints too.
     
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    Animated Lugnut upscaled to Supreme size.
     
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    they did...i have one. a bit on the floppy side, which can be tightened up easily. bu the plastic is good.
    repaint him as Divebomb and he's good to go!
     
  18. Inikalord

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    Slag the ultimate bumblebee's and bring in an Ultimate Optimus Prime (Upscaled Leader Class)
     
  19. Biotoakid

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    I'd rather a larger Omega Supreme and Sky Lynx
     
  20. CyrDraconis

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    Well, smeg! I'll have to keep a lookout - I've some repaint ideas, and maybe a resculpt job to change the plane a little for an Autobot. The nose section, mostly - redo the Albatros' tapering cone into something more sylindrical and SE5A-ish.
     

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