Retooling/reapint ideas for movie toys?

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  1. Nerroth

    Nerroth Alea iacta est.

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    Hi!


    I'm not exactly a major fan of the new Movie line - mostly because I hate the face sculpts, and I find them a bit too greebly (generally) - but I do like the Protoform Optimus Prime figure.

    Well, I still don't like the face on that mould either.

    However, with the right paint app, a retooled head and blue clear plastic instead of orange for the eyes (it really should have been blue on the regular fig, the orange doesn't really suit), the mould would make for a great pre-Earth Optimus Primal, in my view at least!


    I didn't pick up the Starscream protoform, but I'm wondering if, with a new scheme and head, it wouldn't be a bad choice for repping a character from an alternate continuity. (Perhaps as a pre-Earth Predacon?)


    Do you see any possibilities for similar retoolings, from what you have seen of the Movie line so far?


    Gary
     
  2. Jochimus

    Jochimus Well-Known Member

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    Most of my ideas for repainting the movie TF toys are pretty straightforward, in terms of padding the line out:

    AUTOBOTS

    Optimus Prime + white + some friggin' trailer-armor = Ultra Magnus
    '74 Camaro Bumblebee + red = Cliffjumper
    Jazz + black = Ricochet
    Ratchet + red = Inferno
    Ironhide + blue = Kup
    Ironhide + red = Supercharged Ironhide
    Swindle + white/black + new head + light bar = Prowl
    Swindle + silver + Prowl's head = Silverstreak
    Swindle + blue/red trim + Prowl's head = Smokescreen
    Blackout + bright green/yellow = Springer
    Bonecrusher + gray = Grimlock
    Arcee Deluxe + bright blue = Chromia

    DECEPTICONS

    Megatron + purple = Galvatron
    Thundercracker + black = Skywarp
    Starscream + amber = Sunstorm
    Frenzy + red = Rumble
    Brawl + gold = Bludgeon
    Blackout + dark green/white = Sixshot
    Scorponok + green/purple = Supercharged Scorponok
    Optimus Prime + black = Scourge
    Dreadwing + purple = Shockwave
    Swindle + black = Runamuck
    Swindle + white = Runabout
     
  3. Leemon

    Leemon Yar, spare sum fuel mate?

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    I think I'll be repainting/dying a Protoform Starscream into a pre-Beast Wars Waspinator. That mold just screams WASPY to me.
     
  4. Ravenxl7

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    Skywarp is the #1 retool/repaint that I'd love to see, but it would be even better if their saving his character for one of the sequels and give him his own jet and bot modes.
     
  5. Feralstorm

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    I definitely wonder what kinda stuff the Botcon guys will turn out for 2008, assuming movie toys are on the table for convention repaints/remolds.

    Heroes/Animated toys might be on the table too, for that matter, but it seems less likely.
     
  6. shade 0066

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    I like your list the only thing is I think Prime painted black should be Nemesis Prime instead of Scourge.

    Then there is my silver Prime repaint with a little tweaking in to my TF Highway.
     
  7. SMOG

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    Heh... this is the 3rd thread I've posted this in, but...

    Starscream Proto = Kranix (last survivor of Lithone in the movie)

    also:
    Blackout in desert tan = Sandstorm
    Blackout in blue, head mod = Soundwave
    Bumblebee new camaro with new head = Sunstreaker
    Bumblebee old camaro with new head = Sideswipe
    FAB Optimus, orange with new head = Huffer
    Brawl in reddish brown, new head, fists = Warpath
    Ratchet in black, new head, converted to non-emergency vehicle = Trailbreaker

    Bonecrusher in blue = horrible blue monster
    Barricade in white, no lightbar = horrible white monster
    Starscream in red = horrible red monster
    Megatron in purple = horrible giant purple people-eater

    Hmmm... I'm seeing limited options for most of those decepticon figures... ;) 

    zmog
     
  8. Grimlock_13

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    The only thing I'd really like to see is the Starscream/ Thundercracker mold repainted again into Skywarp. Maybe Protoform Prime into Primal colors and Protoform Starscream into Waspinator colors. Everything else is perfect as is.
     
  9. Jochimus

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    I prefer the name Scourge myself - I still don't quite understand why the bad guys would need a Prime of their own; that's what they have Megatron for - but if they really wanted to milk the whole 'evil Optimus clone' schtick again, they could say Sector 7 built him and somehow he went wonky on'em.
     
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    bodies are OK, but need g1 inspired heads. not razorblade baby eating snarling alien faces
     
  11. Pravus Prime

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    Just one really:

    Leader Class Megatron in Purple, Green, and Gray as Thunderwing. Look at Stormbringer Thunderwing and the toy for Leader Megs. The resembelence is there.
     
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    Starscream -> Jhiaxus
    Megatron -> Thunderwing(that mould is MUCH better as Thunderwing)
    Jazz -> Prowl, Streak, any of those guys.
    Bumblebee -> Wheeljack, Sideswipe
    Ironhide -> G1 Repaint
    Ratchet -> Brawn, Gears


    No idea for a Barricade repaint, though he's a car so there's bound to be a few. Runabout and Runamuck maybe?
     
  13. Greyryder

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    Voyager Optimus Prime in black and gray with a different head as MOTORMASTER!

    Ironhide in Red, with a silver face as Ironhide.

    Ironhide with a squared off faceless head, and red optic strip as Trailbreaker.

    Blackout in dark gray as Vortex. (kind of surprised they didn't use that name in the movie.)

    BumbleBee (new Camaro version) in Police trim as Prowl.
     

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