Digibash: MARVEL Transformers Crossovers - Repaints (a.k.a. getting more out of these molds)

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  1. netkid

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    In my spare time I will be doing a few digital repaints & bashes of the Marvel Crossovers figures as a way to show what other versions of the characters can be made from their molds.

    Here they are. I'm not too thrilled with the final results as compared with my Transformers Prime Digi-Bashes(http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-fan-art/435182-transformers-prime-repaints.html). Some of the pictures used for the below images were already small or had to be scaled down and re-sized, which caused some degradation to the original's detail. Eh, anyways, this is the general idea:

    Iron Patriot

    Combine parts from these 2 toys (Captain America - Transformers Crossovers - TFW2005 & Iron Man (Armored 4x4) - Transformers Crossovers - TFW2005), change the plastic and paint colors, and ta-da! Instant Iron Patriot.

    The next are:

    Stealth Iron Man

    Silver & Black Armored Spider-Man

    The 2 Hulk molds done up as Red Hulk

    A blue flame Ghost Rider

    The Vault Guardsman
     

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    Blue flame GR is sick. I'd totally buy that.
     
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    That Guardsman is a nice match, and warms my little obscure Marvel nerd heart. :D 

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    Yeah, they were all done in the sense of "just what the heck else can these figure be repainted into that makes sense?"

    I was tired of seeing lazy repaints of Spider-Man and Iron Man where they just made them a darker red & blue or less yellow & more red. They should be more creative and give folks a stronger reason to warrant a purchase of a mold they may already have. Rather than spend the money to tool an entirely new character, they could just use and existing mold and make the new character by way of a repaint.
     
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    deadpool next
     
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    He better turn into his scooter.
     
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    What about repainting them as actual Transformers characters? Ghost Rider or Human Torch would make great molds for Fallen repaints for obvious reasons.
     
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    That kills the entire point of these.
     
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    It does defeat the purpose of these Crossovers. On the other hand, I never use them for Marvel characters anyway. They're just spare parts for TF kitbashes anyway.

    It wouldn't work for these necessarily, but I would have liked to see GIJOE or Star Wars Crossovers who replicated iconic vehicles from those franchises, but transformed into traditional TF characters. That would have been neat.

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    Can't really kill something that's already dead. I mean making Transforming vehicles that just turn into the characters that are suppose to pilot the vehicle ruins the point of a crossover. It's not really a Transformers crossover if the vehicles aren't Cybertronians, they're just piloted mechas. Technically it's a Gundam crossover not a Transformers crossover. If they were Transformers crossovers they would be Transformers characters.
     
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    They transform. Thus, 'transformers' crossovers.

    Argument over
     
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    Fixed and agreed. ;) 

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    Congratulations you understand what Transformers are.

    Now do you understand what a "Crossover" is?

    A Crossover is when two or more fictions that normally would not exist together for a limited time coexist within the same universe. That means for it to really be a Crossover they have to actually be Transformers characters. Not just things that transform but really have nothing at all to do with Transformers fiction other than having a companies logo branded on it.

    They're not Marvel Transformers Crossovers they're just Marvel Transformers. There's no Crossover because they're not Transformers Characters. Same thing with the Star Wars Transformers. It's not a Crossover if the Star Wars characters don't coexist with Cybertron and actual Transformers characters.

    They're just building their vehicles into mecha which is more a co-existing with Gundams type of thing than co-existing with Transformers. There's no Gundam characters in it either but from my understanding, I've never actually watched the show, the robots aren't characters they're just piloted mechas so they wouldn't need to make the toys look like Gundam robots to be a crossover.
     
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    Yes we would, it'd just have a different head. Who's that suppose to be anyway?

    And it's not my definition, it's THE definition. Or if you really get really technical it's the film industry definition of a crossover vs. a toy company definition.

    Like if you used Hasbro's definition of a Crossover on something like Jimmy Neutron and the Fairly Odd parents then you'd only get the two shows switching animation styles and not actually interacting with each other.
     
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    Obviously it's a bit more than that. In this case, the CONCEPT of transforming vehicle/robots is crossing over into other franchised universes (Marvel and Star Wars). And let's face it... the concept (especially in Hasbro's hands) is pretty much the main part of Transformers. I love the characters and I'd like to see them turn up in Crossover forms sometime, but I also think the term "crossover" is a lot more flexible than you're insisting it is.

    And the custom in question in that link is Cobra Commander (from GIJOE) as a transforming robot version of the Cobra Rattler... made from a Crossover Thor. Cool and goofy at the same time. :D 

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    A concept is not really a crossover though. I mean are digivolving Digimon toys Transformers Crossovers then? They're made by a different company and not nearly as good quality as Hasbro but they're still transforming toys.
     
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    Except in this case, when it is.

    If Hasbro owned Digimon, and then slapped a "Transformers" logo on Digimon figures that transformed into vehicles... then yes. The "transforming robot vehicles" concept that defines Transformers has crossed over into Marvel and Star Wars properties, where such things are generally not seen. So yeah, I find the name appropriate.

    Hell, the mere fact that Hasbro has made transforming versions of the SW and Marvel characters justifies the "Transformers" branded logo. They officially became "Transformers" products the second Hasbro did that, even if it's a whole separate continuity that involves different characters. The "crossover" tag isn't even really necessary, but it works fine as an umbrella term for this type of sub-line. The real mystery is why Hasbro hasn't jumped on the GIJOE Crossovers yet... especially with a new Joe movie on the way.

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