New Duocons?

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  1. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    How do you feel about duocons?

    The original two duocons weren't anything out of the ordinary in design, but I've always liked the idea. I guess Armada Tidal Wave has some elements from this too. I think Transformers that separate into two or more vehicles could be a neat idea; maybe if they had a subline (Think PCC) of scouts/deluxes that do this? It could be a neat idea and you could still combine torsos with legs. It's less complicated to design a transformation when it doesn't have to conceal both legs and arms in the same vehicle so it wouldn't imply extra work per figure.

    I think this could have potential. If well done, would such a subline interest you?
     
  2. Autobot X

    Autobot X Too broke for 3P and MP.

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    As with any subline, my opinion would be, "as long as it's done right, and done well."

    I'd buy it if it was cool.
     
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  4. TrueNomadSkies

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    Flywheels, bitches!
     
  5. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    I loves me the Duocons! I have a Radicon hard at work making me new ones right now :D 
     
  6. Sanchimaru

    Sanchimaru Well-Known Member

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    I used to have one of 2 duocon style non-official transforming robot (not a knockoff since they were original designs) composed of a jet fighter and a hind helicopter. The hind helicopter alone was cool, but the overall design was a little cheap. The other one I think it was an A-10, and something else. Sorry, I couldn't find pictures of them.
    He made for a good cannon fodder with my Transformers, though.
     
  7. Phoenix Blaze

    Phoenix Blaze Brain Waster

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    Those few seconds you see Flywheels in the Rebirth intro.....yeah, those few seconds make me hate Hasbro for never ever giving us good toys, even for G1 standards.

    The notion of 2 alt modes, 1 bot is pretty cool as there's a dependant thing going on, one needs the other. If Hasbro released them as two vehicles, both with bot modes and can combine to form one bigger one (essentially new, better Powerlink toys) then well....they could still be cool, but they would'nt be duocons.
     
  8. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    BWN Magmatron is basically a Triocon and he's awesome. Definitely a workable concept if you put the right engineers on it.
     
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    I would love new Duocons. I always loved the unusual bots. Give me updated Jumpstarters too.
     
  11. Geminii

    Geminii Toyetic multiformophile

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    Count me in. I'd like to see altmodes which made sense as a team, as well as animal/vehicle combos with gimmicks like one being able to ride or carry the other.

    Bonus points if there's also a combined vehicle mode, but not if it makes the other modes suck.
     

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