Should Darkmount have been a remold of WFC Megatron?

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  1. AllSpark Ferret

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    Much as I love Generations Darkmount, I can't help but think that WFC Megatron would have made a better Straxus toy. The flying tank alt-mode is very close to Straxus' comic appearance and Megatron has the pointy knees that Straxus had. With a new head and a different gun with a scope designed to look like Straxus' face mask and a way to peg the gun on the back of the robot, he'd have made a great Straxus. As it is, there doesn't seem an obvious repaint for WFC Megatron.
     
  2. Wollstone

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    God no. Do you know how rare it is for an obscure character like Straxus to get a new figure, let alone his very own mold?
     
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    i think you should be slapped for suggesting such a thing.... :lol 

    no, generations straxus is perfect as is
     
  4. GogDog

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    Not in a million years. The one we have is great, matches Straxus' robot mode wonderfully, and is a truly unique toy. That would be a horrible idea.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    NO!

    NOOO!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


    As much i love WFC Megatron's mold, Darkmount Straxus needed his own mold. They are two totally different tanks.
     
  6. Autobot Burnout

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    I don't think there is a single person on Earth who knows about Straxus that would think a remold of Megatron would have sufficed for Straxus, especially not when so much was done in such an awesome way for the Generations Deluxe.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I see where you're coming from.... if a new mold weren't an option, Straxus would have been a good repaint idea for WFC Megatron. The ship mode is similar, and you're right about the general triangular motif of Megatron working for Straxus. Not to mention the whole Megatron-Straxus connection, giving some logic to them sharing a body.

    I like the Straxus we got, and I'm glad we got a new mold for him, but I think your idea definitely has merit.
     
  9. Mr. Sparklebot

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    Someone wants a repaint instead of a new mold for once? Whoa.
     
  10. wildfly

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    Ssssh, join the angry mob.


    N'ah, i can see where he's coming from, but i'm happy with the way things panned out.
     
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    No.
     
  12. Wollstone

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    QFT
     
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    How would you account for his pickaxe?
     
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    It's just really hard to visualize the idea of Straxus being a Megatron remold looking as good as the figure we got. The figure we got is truly awesome, so no.
     
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    The triangular shape is the reason I was hoping Animated deluxe Megatron would be redone as Straxus so I can totally see the logic of it too. What we got is amazing but part of me still hankers for a Cybertronian mode version. So I say bring on the repaint in addition to darkmount.
     
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    Mercy is not dispensed here, fools... only a bad idea!
     
  17. Anguirus

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    Did you just ask for a Straxus sans pickaxe? What would possess you to do such a thing? I'm glad that Hasbro can't reverse time, take your advice, and retroactively suck.
     
  18. prowl26

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    I will always take a new mold over a repaint, unless the repaint makes absurd sense. I wish Mattel's DCUC thought about new parts and molds the way Hasbro does.
     
  19. Kaymac

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    If they ever decide to make an Emirate Xaaron and it absolutely has to be a repaint, they should go with the WFC Megatron mold.
     
  20. Anguirus

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    Vince DiCola: "Returning to the ranks of the Autobots, EMIRATE XAARON: He's back, and loaded for bear!"

    There is absolutely no need for every mold to get a redeco or a retool. None.
     

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