The Unofficial Tuner Mudflap speculation/discussion thread.

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Karhukjnsi, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    Not really a big deal, but I just wanted to throw my idea in the hat about him.

    I think the "real" reason we got him (other to sell toys) is so that we can have both the twins with "pimped out" side decals...yeah that's really it. Skids already had the "hip" paint job, and Mudflap was looking very...just orange...so give him some "urban" paint and voila! So if "Tuner" means this sort of deco, then we already have a "Tuner" Skids.

    Ok, I think I'm done here for now. Questions, comments?
     
  2. thenatureboywoo

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    We got it so Hasbro could make more money off a repaint. No different than all the versions of all the Bumblebee repaints.
     
  3. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    What does Tuner mean exactly??
     
  4. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Agreed that its just to make more money. I also hate the tuner repaint i think it is gaudy.
     
  5. jamspeed

    jamspeed is so beast!

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    Tuner is a reference to performance car/compact car modification and street racing. This also includes custom graphics and stereo.
     
  6. Blot

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    I got him rather than regular Mudflap because his paint designs go nicely with Skids'. I like him, but I can see why some might find him too gaudy.
     
  7. Ethereal

    Ethereal A Sad Flareon

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    Here's hoping to a Tuner Skids.
     
  8. ams

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    I'm not overly in love with the "barely-redeco'd" redecos we've been getting lately, but I understand why it's happening. Just like the BB character will sell well in half a dozen size classes because of who he is, likewise a "souped-up" version of a known character will sell better than a purple repaint named Bob.

    Since we know they need to keep popular characters on the shelf, I wouldn't mind seeing more things like Tuner Mudflap, but maybe more creatively done. More painted details, a bit of remolding, etc...

    Recon Ironhide is, from my perspective, a perfect exmple of how to re-release a figure.
     
  9. SwindlesShop

    SwindlesShop Kenny Power's drug dealer

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    it seems like we have this discussion every week..
     
  10. DarthMagnificus

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    still a piece of shit transformer and a shit mold...the lipstick on a pig analogy comes to mind....
     
  11. katch26

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    they should have called them ricer Skidz
     
  12. SwindlesShop

    SwindlesShop Kenny Power's drug dealer

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    ricer? uh whats that supposed to mean?
     
  13. thenatureboywoo

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    It's what American performance car lovers call Japanese performance cars.
     
  14. enkidoamark

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    Don't see buying this. I almost got it the other day just because I was excited to see anything with a Nest sticker.
     
  15. QmTablit

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    Yeah. Hyuk hyuk. Ricer. Asian. Funny.:rolleyes: 

    They're Chevys.
     
  16. katch26

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    nothing against asians or performance japanese cars....a "ricer" is a all show and no go car generally a civic but not always.....ex this an exact same car with bold new graphics----making it FAST!
     
  17. Lucario Prime

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    Too bad I got Skids and Mudflap.

    I hate their toys, and might end up selling them.
     
  18. Altercron

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    As if they havent cashed in enough on that stupid character already. I'd rather see more love for Ironhide but no, Bumble has how many molds? Compared to Ironhide's what? 2? 3?
     
  19. thenatureboywoo

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    ^It would be real cool to get a nice red Ironhide repaint.

    Hell I'd take a Wheeljack repaint from the Jolt mold.
     
  20. Altercron

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    seriously. A red repaint would be nice. Hell take a nudge from reprolabels. Give him a new head and new deco and make him Trailbreaker.
     

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