Customs: Question regarding G1 sacrilege.

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  1. Jingjing

    Jingjing Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning on making a custom out of a Pretender Grimlock shell. I will saw off the original head and replace it with another one. My question to you is; is this socially acceptable? I mean, will it be considered a sacrilege or similar?
     
  2. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Your figure, do what you want with it.
    Too hell with anyone that gives you shit for it.
     
  3. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Considering that people have sacrificed Fort Maxes (Yes, you, Payton) and Metroplexes, Pretender Grimlock is nothing to be fussed about. Anyone who tells you otherwise is just being a nuisance. our figure, go do what you want.

    Heck, people have turned Universe Ironhide into Fireworks before...
     
  4. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    your figure, your choice! To hell with whay anyone thinks.
     
  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Let's err on the side of the "collector" just to play devil's advocate for a minute: Pretenders Grimlock isn't really all that rare to begin with. From an appreciation perspective (again, I'm coming from a "G1 collector's perspective", this figure could use some improvements, as it's not the crowning achievement of the line :lol ). I hope that helps :) 
     
  6. Jaicen

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    Personally, i'd just cast a new shell out of resin, unless the old one is too beat up anyway.
     
  7. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Personally, I do whatever I want with my customs and G1 figures. I look at it this way, if I can live with it being hacked up, I'm cool. I honestly don't worry about what others think or may say about any of the bots or parts I use. I've used a lot of G1 parts and bots on my work and it's always gotten great remarks--I haven't once had someone attack me or the work based on using a vintage G1 toy.

    So do what you want with it and enjoy it!
     
  8. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I think aprim is really on to something with using other bots completely for "shells" as seen in his Bludgeon custom.
     
  9. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    For the most part, I've been supportive of people hacking up whatever toys they had in order to achieve something. I was totally cool with Payton34's G1 Fort Max project.

    But for whatever reason, I wasn't okay with the idea of a member using a Botcon 2010 Clench for an Ultra Magnus custom. It's not that I had any special connection to the toy, nor did I have an interest in getting it. But I found the decision to use a convention exclusive like Clench for a custom somewhat odd considering the mold was already available in a cheaper form (2.0 Onslaught).

    I think the reason I was okay with Payton's Fort Max is because the mold isn't as available as a modern mass release such as Onslaught.
     

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