Personal Repurposing

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Sage o' G-fruit, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    (The thread title's spelled right. :p )

    Which toys do you use as different characters? Like I suppose most of you use Shattered Glass Alpha Trion as Classics Alpha Trion. I personally use Elite Guard BB as Animated Goldbug, and Armada Jetfire as Classics Skyfire.

    How about you?
     
  2. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Universe Overload is Flak. That's why I bought him.
     
  3. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    Ani. Swindle as Classics Swindle.

    Cybertron Armorhid as Classics Pipes or Huffer. Whichever I feel like calling him.
     
  4. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Cybertron Blurr as Classics Blurr
    Movie Big Daddy as Classics Big Daddy
    A bunch of others prolly.
     
  5. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Autobot Strategist

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    I won't pick up a fig from another line to sub in for the line I collect's shortcomings. That's what customs are for. Now I'll name something differently in my collection if there comes a better deco of him. Classics Astrotrain is now Phalanx, Hasbro Powerglide 1 will be Bad Boy once I change his symbol and do some paint swap. Classics Megatron is Megaplex. Classics Starscream is now Background Decepticon #5.

    Now if I'm doing up a Diaclone version that hasn't been given an official name, then I'll have at it. Red Sunstreaker is Turbo, for instance. But I refuse to stick Titanium Scourge or Cybertron Blurr in with my Classics collection.
     
  6. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Hmm, interesting. I prefer to use Cybertron Swindle myself. :) 
     
  7. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    I rename a lot of my figures so they can all fit into one big personal canon universe. I have no issues with mixing and matching between lines and in fact prefer the variety over clumping everyone into series specific groups. As such I have toys like classics Dlx Megatron, Uni Galvy and FAB desert Brawl as renamed generic Decepticons while guys like Movie BB and Activator Animated BB get renamed to co-exist with Classics BB. It's to the point where half my "toy" collection is repurposed figures with names from other obscure Transformers or completely original or hell even taken from some G.I. Joes. :lol 

    I went with the Movie Hardtop version of the Cybertron Swindle mold and paired him with Cybertron Brushgaurd. They make a great Decepticon Sniper team with Hardtop as the shooter and Brushguard as the Spotter. I like Ani Swindle as Swindle more because the whole personality with Fred Willard doing the voice is just too awesome to ignore.
     
  8. MidnightBliss

    MidnightBliss Well-Known Member

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    Sadly, I cannot do this. Call it insane or OCD but, I can't place toys of varing series among one another. The difference in asthetics ruin it for me.
     
  9. trystendaycey

    trystendaycey Captain CAAAAAAVEMAAANNN!

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    There are TFs after 1987?

    lol :) 
     
  10. Foster

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    Botcon Deszarus and Leozak and Dark Scorponok (Black Zarak) as their Classics/Universe versions.

    (In b4 $200 busted loose MISB shield) :lol 
     
  11. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Movie scout Arcee as Classics Arcee
    Movie scout Huffer as Classics Huffer
    RiD Wedge as Classics Scoop
    Spyshot-6 as Classics Reflector
    Cybertron Metroplex as Classics Metroplex
    Cybertron Downshift as Classics Wheeljack
    Animated Waspinator as Classics Waspinator
    Universe Dropshot as Classics Brawl

    The only previous ones I've used were RiD X-Brawn as Classics Ironhide, RiD Prowl of Classics Prowl and RiD Sideburn as Classics Tracks.
     
  12. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    Animated Blurr as Classics Blurr
    Animated Swindle as Classics Swindle
    Animated Swoop as Classic Swoop
    Titanium Scourge
    Commemorative Soundwave/Laserbeak as Classic Soundwave/Laserbeak
    Does putting G1 characters with Classics count as repurposing?
    If so...
    Slag, Snarl, Motormaster, Bombshell, Kickback, Shrapnel
     
  13. Grimlocka go-go

    Grimlocka go-go Back from the Dead TFW2005 Supporter

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    CYb Armorhide as Pipes to stand next to 08 Huffer

    Music Label Soundwave for Classics soundwave
     
  14. WhiteMocha

    WhiteMocha TFW2005 Supporter

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    I call guys like this "line stowaways." I try to do it as little as possible, but some of it is inevitable. I don't do anything too outlandish... mostly the same obvious choices that folks have already mentioned. Currently in my Classics/Universe collection I have the following stowaways:

    -Movie Toys R Us Mudflap (I know some rename him Erector or Grapple or Hauler, but I've stuck with his assigned name and just think of him as another random Constructicon. He's a great partner for Heavy Load.)
    -Cybertron Quickmix as G1 Quickmix
    -Walmart Jolt, Divebomb, Big Daddy, Breakaway, Crankshaft, Fracture (all retain their names but Breakaway and Fracture, who are of course Getaway and Crasher)
    -Cybertron Armorhide as Pipes
    -Movie Scout Crosshairs as Outback
    -G1 Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw as themselves
    -MP3 Soundwave
    -Cybertron Swindle
    -Movie Scout Arcee as Chromia
    -Overload as Flak
    -Real Gear Photon as Reflector

    The Shattered Glass text stories from the Club (plus the Captured Prey Reprolabels) helped in repurposing a bunch of figures as well, lending a hint of legitimacy to it:

    -Movie Scout Elita-1 as SG Arcee
    -Grindcore and Warpath as SG Scoop and Crosshairs, respectively
    -X-Dimension Minicons as SG Targetmasters
    -Movie Armorhide as SG Huffer
    -Universe 1.0 Sideburn as SG Sideburn
    -Armada Red Demolisher as SG Demolisher
    -E-Hobby Glit as SG Ravage
    -Movie Storm Surge as SG Seaspray
    -Movie Hardtop as SG Beachcomber
    -Movie Strongarm as SG Brawn
    -RiD Bludgeon as SG Bludgeon
    -TFCC Astrotrain as SG Astrotrain
    -Universe Blaster as SG Soundwave (I know, SG Soundwave is really MP3wave... but Blaster makes a much better one in my opinion. And even includes an SG Laserbeak!)

    I'm also planning on displaying the Human Alliance figures with my Alt/BT collection when those hit, but I don't know if that really counts as repurposing.
     
  15. Goshjosh95

    Goshjosh95 Decepticon

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    Pretty typical stand-ins:

    - Energon Downshift = Classics Wheeljack
    - Shattered Glass Jazz = Classics Jazz
    - Music Label Soundwave = Classics Soundwave
    - Cybertron Armorhide = Classics Pipes
    - Henkei Cyclonus = "& his armada" (I use Classics Cyclonus as the main guy)
    - Botcon Springer, Kup, Elita-1, Scourge, Razorclaw = their Classics counterparts.

    That's all I can think of from my collection.

    If I had him, Energon Shockblast = Classics Shockwave.
     
  16. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I mostly keep figures from one line with others from that line. The only crossover I have in my collection is displaying Titanium Scourge with my Classics Decepticons.
     
  17. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    I got a few, let's see...

    -TRU Movie Mudflap as Classics/Universe Erector (Slightly repainted and given new symbols, too, even though the original Erector didn't have Autobot symbols)
    -FAB Frenzy from TF1 as my main Movie Frenzy stand in ('cause the one in Deluxe Barricade can't stand for squat, and I'm waiting for HA Barricade, too)
    -Uni. Tankor as Octane (for obvious reasons)
    -ROTF Cannon Bumblebee as Movie Bumper/Goldbug (Depends on when I actually get the figure. If I want to repaint him completley, it's Goldbug. Otherwise I'll do a slight head mod, tack on an old Spoiler from a Movie Salavage, and call him Bumper)
     
  18. ringrust

    ringrust Inaction Master

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    I placed Movie Fracture with my Universe/Classics Decepticons.
     
  19. AniProwl

    AniProwl Banned

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    The only one I could think of right now.

    Movie Wingblade as Classics Springer.
    Hopefully, that'll change if Fans Project Springer doesn't get canceled or Hasbro comes with it's own triple-changing Springer.

    Oh yeah, maybe RoTf Strosphere as my Movie Jetfire.
     
  20. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Straight stand-ins? Nope.

    Not without some modding/painting anyway. None of which have been completed yet, though.
     

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