Customs: Shelfwarming Bumblebees.. custom heads from Shapeways?

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  1. Plainsjumper

    Plainsjumper Well-Known Member

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    There's lots of these BB buggers out there at least in my local stores. I've bought 2 extra to change into Tapout and Glyph.

    I have a Tapout head from WFC Cliffjumper but no Glyph head yet.

    Other possibilities for BB repaints are:
    Bugbite
    Hubcap
    Carrera

    Is there a shapeways creator interested in making heads for these characters?

    Are there enough customizers out there who are interested in repainting BB figures when they finally go on sale?
     
  2. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    I've been contemplating that idea, I'm not really interested in doing "Prime" style characters, my attraction is using Prime molds to do "Classics" style charcaters (like First Aid in my sig).

    I'm kind of at a loss for who 'Bee could..err..be. His "real" dopplegangers doin't make much sense if you're doing Classics-stand-ins.

    I keep combing Generations, but no one has jumped out at me yet.
     
  3. Plainsjumper

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    Up in Canada it's DOTM BB that's clogging up the shelves not Prime BB. :( 
     
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    Both are shelfwarming where I'm at. Gonna go buy a few to repaint.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Buy 'em all up, paint 'em black, and use em as Vehicons! Yah!

    I'd like to see some add-on customs for these too :) 
     
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  7. Plainsjumper

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    Well there's 5 different characters that share the same design as G1 BB... the DOTM figures will eventually go on huge clearance. So maybe there's enough buyers out there for a Shapeways creator to whip up some heads? The PRiD BB to Barricade I've seen on here looks awesome too, but I don't really want to buy a Hailstorm figure just to take it's head for that.
     
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    There's been quite a few repaints for PRID Bee on the Radicons forum...

    There's Delicious Peter's Barricade... with HFTD Hailstorm's head.

    There's Silverstreak done by Shinobitron using a mix of WFC megatron's face inside Bee's helm.

    There's a pretty nifty Goldbug using Venksta's head kit meant originally for an RTS Bee.

    Even a decent Axor using the Hot Shot retool...
     
  9. Plainsjumper

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    Well I know I'd lay down the $$$ for some custom heads.
     
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    Prime Wylde And there you have it...

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    Prid BB into Big daddy?
     
  11. Anti-Venom

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    Love how all the BB's at my Walmart now Cost nearly $16 bucks..... I foresee more shelfwarming
     
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    Fixed ;) 

    Seriously, if someone made a shapeways Autotrooper head that would work with RiD Bee and FOC Jazz (I believe they use the same size ball joint), I would buy a million of them.
     
  13. destrongerlupus

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    Not investigating Jazz, but I am working on an Autotrooper kit for RID Bee, and I'm also planning a variant kit to turn him into some kind of MECH drone/mecha.

    D/L
     
  14. Plainsjumper

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    Are the ball joints for necks standardized? For TFs in general I mean.
     
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    I wish i had a spare BB to persue my idea but im broke XD
     
  16. Superquad7

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    Also, a great idea! :) 

    The sizes of ball joints vary from figure to figure, but some size classes are interchangable.

    Well, I don't think that'll be too much of a problem considering the shelf-warming horde.
     

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