ROTF G1 Repaints?

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  1. 245am

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    I searched, but didn't see a thread on this, so my apologies if it's discussed elsewhere...

    With the new ROTF figures we're already getting some G1/G1ish repaints that give characters their "classic" colors or reuse the mold for a new G1 character. Some are lame (looking at you Smokescreen) while others are full of win (Dead End, Thrust), but there are a bunch of stellar ROTF molds that just scream potential G1 repaint. Topping my list are

    Detour -> Tailgate (or Windcharger)
    Dune Runner -> Sandstorm
    Sideswipe -> Blurr

    I'm curious, what are some other ROTF (or even TF:TM) molds you'd like to see repainted as a G1 homage? Would they just need paint, or some retooling? New head?
     
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    G2 Long Haul should be required by law to happen in the future. Or Hasbro could really go nuts and do a G2 orange version!

    Depthcharge needs a good redeco, but I'm having trouble thinking of a G1 character to pin him onto. I wouldn't want to inflict him with the name of Broadside, he definitely doesn't work as Seaspray, and I'm drawing a blank at anything else.

    We're already getting "Detour" as a Nightbeat, which is going to be incredibly odd unless he has a new head. Which he won't get. Nightbeat - ROTF Main Line - Transformers Resources And recoloring a red Decepticon car as a red Autobot car would be a bit silly.
     
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    Nobody has any business repainting Sideswipe into ANYBODY ELSE except Tracks...and maybe Sunstreaker...
     
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    i think they need to do dune runner to beachcomber
     
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    Good point... actually more hoping for Tailgate- switch factions, go to white w/ blue and the head was pretty quirky to begin with...
     
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    Hasbro has business to redeco him into Swerve!
     
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    I want Jetfire repainted white and red with a new head just because he's large. I'd replace the classic one if they did that.
     
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    I said ANYBODY ELSE, lol. Swerve makes perfect sense seeing as he was a red corvette in Alternators.
     
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    Give Wheelie an orange paint job. That'll do the trick.
     
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    to the OP Smokescreen is full of win sir. i like that mold better as him than i could ever have as Jazz. as for some other repaints i do agree that Tracks needs to be the next repaint of Sideswipe.
     
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    haha well said

    Ditto. I hated the thing to begin with, but once I got him it looks damn good.

    As for repaints...I'm really down for anything. I'm hit or miss with them anyways.
     
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    Actually, I think this makes a weird sort of sense.... when Detour showed up, some people thought he was Laserbeak (he has Laserbeak's coloring, a birdlike head, and dainty little claws). Real Gear Booster is also a Laserbeak homage.... and he was repainted as Nightbeat. You could almost say that ROTF Scout Nightbeat is Real Gear Nightbeat in a new form.

    Anyway, repaints I would like to see include:

    -Dune Runner to Beachcomber
    -Depth Charge to Seaspray (I think he works fine as this, personally)
    -Stratosphere to Octane (or "Tankor," if you must.... and deco the little mini-Prime as Octane's truck mode)
    -Starscream to Sunstorm (since all the other Seekers are accounted for now)
    -Sideswipe to Tracks
    -Prime to Nemesis Prime (overdone, yes, but it would look nice)
    -Jetfire to G1 Scourge
    -Payload to Huffer
    -Skids to Brawn (w/ new head)


    I'm also still waiting patiently for Longarm from Movie 1 to be repainted as Hoist, and for SOME nice repaint (Swindle? Sureshot? Joyride?) of Landmine.
     
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    good call!

    Everytime I look at the bot mode for Movie Jazz all I see is the bunny from Donnie Darko. So, that mold's kinda dead to me. As for Tracks, yeah, that's the best alt mode fit for sure, but the sleek body and wheel feet make me really want a baby blue Blurr...


    you and me both.
     
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    barricade to prowl or jolt to hot shot
     
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    red ironhide.
    g1 CONstructiCONS
    g1jetfire
    and another g1 starscream
     
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    Sideswipe to Tracks.
    Red Ironhide.
    New Mold Starscream into God knows how many Seekers (it's inevitable.)
    Movie Brawl into Blitzwing homage colors.
    Leader Megatron into Galvatron homage colors.
    Barricade into Prowl. New face sculpt!
    Legends Devs into G1 Deco Devs!
     
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    Except for maybe RED Sideswipe and most definitely Sunstreaker. :) 

    Leader Prime in G1 colors would work beautifully into the new configuration.

    New V. Starscream mold repinted as G1 Starscream (again), Thundercracker (again), and Skywarp (again...sort of).

    V. Ironhide should be RED!!!

    V. Prime should be repainted as Ultra Magnus. Yeah, I do think that would be cool. :thumb  That mold is begging for it.

    Repaint Deluxe Sideways into Prowl. An Audi Police persuit car? Kickass. :D 

    Breakaway as Ramjet (since we are getting Thrust)
     
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