Predaking and RiD...

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  1. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    I have, thanks to all the Predaking related posts, been thinking about Predaking.

    One of my crazier thoughts was this:

    Predaking would have been perfect for RiD.

    am i nuts or a visionary of the past that never was?

    fight, um, i mean, discuss amongst yourselves.
     
  2. LEADERS_MATRIX

    LEADERS_MATRIX Wisdom of the ages...

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    oh snap, I never thought of this, but hell yea that would have been sweet.
     
  3. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    In place of reusing the Combaticons? Oh hell yes.
     
  4. gil

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    Yeah, RID was the show that brought me back to TF land. I kind of skipped the Beast Wars saga. Anyway, in RID, the bad guys called themselves Predacons. Hell yeah, I'm going to think Predaking, and how they should have been there since alot of the characters were reused toys anyway.
     
  5. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i had just thought that besides being a predacon, his whole aesthetic matched the show/toy line better anyway.

    for some reason, i can't say he would have fit in BW.
    the look/style just doesn't jive, IMO.
     
  6. SilverDragon

    SilverDragon YEAH TOAST!

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    I think Predaking would have fitted better to maintain the beasts vs vehicles thing that RiD had going on.

    Come to think of it, Predaking's been pretty underused (read: not at all) outside of G1. This is a travesty and must end. Predaking for Animated!
     
  7. Gingerchris

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    Considering I skipped buying the Combaticons in RID because I already had them from G1, an RID release of Predaking would've been extremely cool for me.
     
  8. GENOZAUR

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    predaking and piranacon both would have fit quite nicely in rid

    and liokaiser for the decepticons too
     
  9. Empir3

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    Predaking def needs more love! I have the reissue from a few years ago and i love it. i would def buy a well done repaint of him.
     
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    Really need to watch RID :?
     
  11. chlokai

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    definately, BUT,

    the beast alt modes definately wouldn't have mixed well with the techno organic look that the likes of cybershark had, if they actually put a bit of effort into new gestalt figs for the decepticons (the autobots got 2) i would definately voted for predaking, if was just re-releases I think terrorcons or seacons would fit better
     
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    Not really.

    First and foremost Predaking wouldn't have fit into Car Robots budget, and they would had released the components at a larger price point then the the Bruticus limbs, which wouldn't have been acceptable. The whole reason Bruticus was chosen was for it's low indidvual price tag and the fact that they would "fit" under Black Convoy as his troops/unit thematically, Predaking wouldn't have fit that theme. You have to bear in mind that Car Robots was developed independantly of Hasbro, marketed and sold independently of them, and came out well before RiD was even thought of. Then Hasbro "bought" the rights to the series internationally, did what they do, and released it later as RiD. So, while some aspects could've worked for a joint Takara Hasbro venture, like the larger pricepoint for the troops, it didn't work for just Takara alone, and they were the ones solely responsible for Car Robots.

    Additionally, there was a kind of symmetry between this show and BWII, where in BWII the Predacon Machines fought against Maximal Beasts and eventually upgraded themselves to Predacon Beasts, with CR they were Beasts who got re-enforcements in machines to fight Autobot machines.

    Lastly, when Car Robots was being made, the Predaking sculpt was being fine tuned for his reissue, so it wasn't available anyway.
     
  13. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    They could have changed the story to accomodate Predaking instead of Bruticus. Not really a problem.
     
  14. Foster

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    I'm having a hard time thinking of a unified color scheme that would have worked better than the original. Maybe more tans, golds and browns? Subdued stripes on Rampage?
     
  15. Cast

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    I think if they had Predaking they would need to change Black Convoy for a diffrent more fitting mould. I can't think what though.
     
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    Just thinking about G1 Predacons behaving like the RID Predacons gives me nightmares.
     
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    But think about Predaking fighting Rail Racer!
     

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