RID X-Brawn as Classics Tailgate

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  1. SoundBlaster7

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    Can't find the thread about figures used as classics stand-ins.
    If someone can locate it for me, please feel free to repost this there.

    Anyways, I was going through some pictures and realised how G1 Tailgate looks like X-Brawn from RID. Just wondering if anyone is using him as a stand in character for the Classics line?
     
  2. blur3479

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    Rumor= repaint of rts windcharger
     
  3. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    That's speculation. Not a rumor.
     
  4. SoundBlaster7

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    Well, it's probably coming sometime in the future.
    My question was if anyone was using X-Brawn as Tailgate right now.
    Am I the only one who sees the resemblance?
     
  5. brr-icy

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    nahh, tailgate doesn't have half a car for a forearm, lol. the colors are close, but that's about it imo, not a good stand in for me
     
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    Sorry, I don't see it at all. X-Brawn looks closer to the movieverse aesthetic than Classics, Tailgate's white rathern than silver, and the white Super mode X-Brawn looks more like Wheeljack with the other colors they used in vehicle mode (I use that one as RiD Wheeljack, actually). If you want a movieverse Tailgate I guess that could work, but for Classics, I don't see it.
     
  7. Superquad7

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    Sorry, I'm not seeing it. There are so very few similarities between these two.
     
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    I really don't even care if we get a classics Tailgate. I'm personally pulling for Windcharger's repaint/retool to be Wheelie.

    On another note, I hope they do X-Brawn in Generations or 4.0. RID needs some love, and his current toy has some wonky proportions.
     
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    Windcharger-wheelie? I don't see that either, I'll stick with wanting tailgate
     
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    I'm very fond of how X-brawn already is. I really don't see that CR/RiD needs much of an update. However, it would still be nice to see some figures to homage the line. Like a certain RtS Optimus Prime figure in black and teal. :) 
     
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    I would like to see an X-Brawn redeco from one of the Classics molds as a Classics G1ish X-Brawn of sorts, on the heels of the TFCC Sideburn we just got. Maybe a hypothetical Classics Skids mold would be a better fit than the Classics Ironhide/Ratchet mold.
     
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    You know what I use as my Classics Tailgate? Classics Tailgate. I will never understand the compulsive urge to cram figs that don't belong into your display just for the sake of completionism
     
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    X Brawn makes a great Trailbreaker, not Tailgate.
     
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    The colors are pretty much spot on, but not the type of vehicle.

    But hey, if you like it... :) 
     
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    Use whichever toy, you want, for any character, you want, in YOUR collection. If a better choice comes along, change it. You don't have to go by someone else's opinion. I would prefer a car, for Tailgate, if it was for my collection, but that's just for me.
     
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    All this talk about redecoing/repainting Windcharger. We need a straight up re-release before any of that :p 

    But yes, any Tailgate should be the RtS Windcharger mold. I'm sure they'll get to it at some point.
     
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    I think an X-brawn head might work for my Windcharger repaint of Tailgate, so, thanks OP!
     
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    That one I use for Fusion, the ill-fated friend of Bluestreak from a G1 annual who got killed one page after he was introduced.
     
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    Other than the half a car hanging off one arm (and the need to do a 180 at the waist), I kind of see where the OP is coming from. If Hasbro or the club does a classics Tailgate it will be from the windcharger mold, if for no other reason than the X-brawn mold has been obliterated from overuse, along with the rest of the car brothers molds (and RID Prime/Magnus... and probably the build team, but that's another thread).
     

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