Robot Heroes repaints - what would like to see?

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  1. Bass X0

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    Some people may not like repaints but they're gonna happen anyway. I'm assuming there is no problem with Hasbro repainting a Robot Heroes toy into a character created for Botcon.

    I'd like to see:
    G1 Grimlock as G2 Grimlock
    G1 Hound as G1 Detritus
    G1 Arcee as G1 Paradron Medic
    G1 Ultra Magnus as Diaclone Ultra Magnus
    G1 Mirage as Diaclone Mirage
    G1 Blitzwing as G1 Overcharge
    G1 Ravage as G1 Howlback
    G1 Rumble as G1 Frenzy
    G1 Starscream as G1 Sunstorm and G1 Acid Storm
    G1 Sunstreaker as Diaclone Sunstreaker
    G1 Galvatron as "toy colors" Galvatron
    G1 Soundwave as G1 Soundblaster
    G1 Blaster as G1 Twincast
    BW Optimus Primal as Universe Optimus Primal
    BW Rattrap as Botcon Rattrap
    BW Rhinox as Predacon Rhinox
    BW Waspinator as BW Buzzsaw
    BW Megatron as BM T-Wrecks
    BW TM Megatron as Armada Predacon
    BM Tankor as Universe Stockade and Universe Tankor
    BM Jetstorm as RiD Storm Jet, RiD Jhiaxus, Universe Skywarp and Botcon Cyclonus.
    BM Cheetor as Botcon CatSCAN.
    RiD Megatron as RiD Galvatron
    RiD Optimus Prime as Universe Optimus Prime

    Now who have I left out?
     
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    G1 Grimlock as G2 Grimlock - likely, and I'd buy him
    G1 Hound as G1 Detritus - unlikely, too obscure a character, I'd buy him though
    G1 Arcee as G1 Paradron Medic - likely, probably pass
    G1 Ultra Magnus as Diaclone Ultra Magnus - likely, there was a Diaclone SCF
    G1 Mirage as Diaclone Mirage - perhaps, if UM sold well enough
    G1 Blitzwing as G1 Overcharge - see Detritus
    G1 Ravage as G1 Howlback - see Overcharge
    G1 Rumble as G1 Frenzy - just a matter of time
    G1 Starscream as G1 Sunstorm and G1 Acid Storm - see Frenzy
    G1 Sunstreaker as Diaclone Sunstreaker - see Mirage
    G1 Galvatron as "toy colors" Galvatron - part of a store exclusive maybe
    G1 Soundwave as G1 Soundblaster - see Frenzy
    G1 Blaster as G1 Twincast - not sure if he's well enough known

    G1 repaints:

    Bumblebee: Hubcap, Goldbug (I know they look different, but so should Cliffjumper)

    G2 repaints

    Slag: red, and green
    Bumblebee: again as Hubcap
    Jazz
     
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    I hope they don't do too many repaints. I want new figures. But the one listed above is the only one out of your list that I would want.
     
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    well, i wouldn't want a new mold to be spent on a character who could just be repainted from an existing mold.

    Repaints are more profitable to Hasbro because the molding has already been done and all they have to do is paint it differently. If there were X number of molds in total they were willing to produce, I wouldn't want to see Skywarp and Thundercracker for example to get their own molds when they could just be recolored from Starscream. Cliffjumper should not have been repainted from Bumblebee though and does deserve his own mold.

    Rumble repainted into Frenzy is okay because Frenzy could use piledrivers too as seen in the 1986 movie (although I'd expect his were far, far less powerful than Rumble's) and besides, it gives people a chance to get cartoon colors Rumble if thats what they wanted.

    Recolors I don't like are "battle damaged" or "supermetal finish" where its the same character in the same colors just slightly different (although Supermetal Finish G1 Megatron does look much better than regular Megatron). I wouldn't mind seeing one or two "hate plague" recolors for characters whose original toys were never repainted at all (like Predaking).
     
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    I think your list is great. Here are my favorites from what you mentioned:

    G1 Grimlock as G2 Grimlock
    G1 Ultra Magnus as Diaclone Ultra Magnus
    G1 Mirage as Diaclone Mirage
    G1 Rumble as G1 Frenzy
    G1 Starscream as G1 Sunstorm
    G1 Sunstreaker as Diaclone Sunstreaker
    G1 Soundwave as G1 Soundblaster
    G1 Blaster as G1 Twincast
    BW Megatron as BM T-Wrecks
    BM Jetstorm as RiD Storm Jet
    BM Cheetor as Botcon CatSCAN
    RiD Megatron as RiD Galvatron
    RiD Optimus Prime as Universe Optimus Prime
     
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    Is that really an issue here? Can't they be sold as being a good looking toy paired with someone who is well known?

    I don't think the majority of people who buy Robot Heroes intimately knows each and every character that buy. Now, I'm not saying they should start creating brand new characters here - just that when a characters original toy got repainted into someone else that the same thing happens for Robot Heroes too.
     

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