obvious repaints not done for a reason?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Tm Tarantulas, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Tm Tarantulas

    Tm Tarantulas Herald of Unicron

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    do u think hasbro doesnt do obvious repaints, like prime into magnus, to reserve Ultra magnus for the next movie?

    there are a lot of good opurtunities for repaints.

    BB to prowl
    landmine to hound
    optimus to magnus
    depthcharge to seaspray

    those are just some off the top of my head.

    so to restate my question, do u think hasbro isnt using these repaints for a reason? to prevent confusion if any of them are in the next movie and get a different toy?


    that being said though, they have done two of the same character with different molds.

    two evacs.
    two arcees.
    two bludgeons. ( they are the same character though)
    two jolts.

    i just dont see why hasbro is reserving what could be, easy repaints
     
  2. Seibermore

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    I think that they should repaint Ratchet into Trailbreaker because of his big body and size.
     
  3. ryan.j

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    dunno if bb->prowl would work so well, possibly bluestreak i guess.

    in fairness, they have gone for a lot of the obvious repaints already (lol seekers) and given us some unexpected surprises like spoons. i'd rather they did something a bit different than jsut repainted every single lorry they make white for an instant magnus-a-like.

    either that or ejector gets painted white, has a red and blue exeo-skeleton suit he can clamber into and become Toaster Magnus. now that i would pay good money for.
     
  4. jerky123

    jerky123 PSN=deadpoolistheman

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    After seeing some customs, I think Jolt could make a good base for prowl. ;) 
     
  5. Feralstorm

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    I suspect many of the big '84-'86 names are avoided for repaints to allow room for new characters in the next sequel(s)

    Then again, we did have repaints/remolds named Cliffjumper, Thrust, Smokescreen, and Gears, so mileage may vary.
     
  6. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    I think Hasbro jumped the gun with that Breakaway repaint, how good would Dirge look in maroon and black?mmm
     
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    That's what I was thinking too.
     

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