old mold - new appreciation?

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  1. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

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    so its pretty common opinion that rotf optimus mold is much better than tftm optimus. I like the original but the newer one just seems better. Anyways I bought a nightwatch OP on ebay the other day for like $15 and holy crap its way surpasses the first mold and I can use it a my movie-verse nemesis. The original red / blue coloring, for me, just didn't do this particular figure justice.

    so ........ what figure has made you appreciate on old mold just with a color swap or even a head swap?
     
  2. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    The 1st TFTM Starcream mold. I love it as the ROTF Repaint of Skywarp and Ramjet but I still hate the original SS colors. Now I wish I would have picked up the TC and G1 SS 3 years ago.
     
  3. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I agree. I like that mold better than the ROTF SS. The jet mode for ROTF is better, but I just like the bot mode for the TFTM.
     
  4. Prime Noble

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    Hated Classics Starscream and that bland colour scheme. Then I got Acid Storm and the G1 recolour and they greatly improved the mold.

    Got the 2 repaints of Energon Starscream and again, they greatly improved the mold. Must get Leo Zack at some stage.

    WW Sunstorm, Thrust and Thundercracker much better than Starscream.
     
  5. Optimus Vader

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    Just throwing it out there..

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  6. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    Yeah I should have bought them, I don't know why I didn't back then. I kept passing over them.
     
  7. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    This guy takes the whole cake every time:

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  8. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Botcon Razorclaw is so much better than any of the other uses of the mold for me.
     
  9. Omnius

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    I've just discovered how awesome this mould is, having picked up Black Convoy and Laser Prime in the last couple of months. It stands up well today, having better articulation than many newer moulds!
     
  10. jestermon

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    Defiantely Classics Skywarp I bought the Starscream on the first release day, and it wasn't my cup o tea, I decided to set back and wait, and I ended up with 2 Skywarps, the black makes it look much better than that silvery plastic that made it look cheap.

    Not a color change, but recently found out my Animated Starscram has flip out forearm doo dads, after watching a you tube review or Thundercracker, don't really know why though.

    Does anyone?
     
  11. Bent_Lee

    Bent_Lee Crippled Asian Rapper

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    G1 Grimlock. He's a couple of ball joints and a fatter head away from (near) perfection.
     
  12. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    ^G1 Zone Sonic Bomber. Love his simple transformation and alt mode design!
    Oh, and his triple changer base mode rocks and is the icing on the cake! :D 
     
  13. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'll go along with Botcon Razorclaw (though the Target 'Lioconvoy' color version weren't bad either) and Black Convoy/Scourge (and I really liked Laser Prime).

    The one that stands out for me is the Cybertron Defense Hot Shot from Cybertron. It was an OK toy that didn't do much for me. Fast forward to the Universe Roadbuster repaint and it's suddenly a very awesome toy (with or without Nato-Bot's upgrade kits)
     
  14. T-Logicon

    T-Logicon assembles the drones

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    Agreed about Roadbuster. He looks amazing with TFA RB Magnus.

    Another one for me is classics Mirage. Didnt do a whole lot for me even though I like the mold, but Fracture and Drag Strip are 100% win. Especially Fracture.
     
  15. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    movie 1 crankcase, mudflap (erector), big daddy, and breakaway much better than mudflap, red alert, hotshot, and downshift
     
  16. BScorpinok75

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    I like and appreciate the CD Hot Shot mold a lot more as Roadbuster.
     
  17. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I'd say it was the original BW Megatron Mold. I hated T-wrecks but love TMSPDX Megatron:thumbs2: :crazy: 
     
  18. TGping

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    I gotta say, I wasn't interested in the Energon Landmine mold until I saw the Botcon 09 Landshark. Then I found out how awesome the mold was, thinking about going back and acquiring landmine/quake.



    BW Polar Claw took a long time to grow on me, and is now one of my favorite TFs. I actually prefer his teeth bearing grimace to the mutant mask. But I dont think I appreciated it until I saw the BW neo version. That version just made me appreciate the original mold :/
     
  19. Rdfnd1253

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    Hey T-Wrecks looks great....reminds me of Diablo from primal rage
     
  20. jestermon

    jestermon Well-Known Member

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    Also, I passed on ROTF Dead End and Nightbeat and waited for the WM exclusive orange wheelie version before I bought the mold.
     

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