Top 5 Coolest REPAINTS

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  1. LatinJEM777

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    Of course, this is only limited to what I have owned, but I have owned a bit since I started collecting, and also would like to hear your top 5!

    5. G2 Optimus Prime (repaint of G1 Optimus Prime)
    I think this is an underrated repaint, and doesn't get enough cred. The mold looked great then (and still looks great today), and the trailer's scheme was appropriated for the times when things needed to look a little "edgier", with the black plastic and graphic decal. Even better, he came with a voice box and two missile launching BFG's!

    4. Alternators Wheeljack (repaint of Alternators Grimlock) What else to do with an awesome mold with a fan-fav character? Make a repaint of another fan-fav character! Though technically a retool, overall, the mold is the same. Though different than Alt Grimmy, he's definitely not inferior!

    3. Cybertron Excellion (repaint of Cybertron Hot Shot) A fine example of when you see a robot mode similar to a G1 character, and you hope for a homage to that character, and then Hasbro releases the repaint in that scheme. A great deco (and obviously mold) homage to Hot Rod, and in my personal opinion the superior deco to Hot Shot.

    2. Henkei Starscream (Repaint of Classics Starscream) This one is a bit fuzzy about if it's technically a repaint or not, but since Henkei SS wasn't released at the same time as Classics SS (like all the other cartoon-based toylines), I'll consider Henkei and Classics as two different lines. This mold has surpassed all seeker molds that came before it (maybe not MP?), and TakTomy gave it a VASTLY superior deco (though the chrome is questionable) as it's painfully G1 (and I mean that as a good thing! :)  )!

    1. RID Scourge (Repaint of G2 Laser Rod Optimus Prime) This to me is the Grand-daddy of all repaints. I also own the G2 version, and vastly prefer Scourge's deco for the mold. Take a sweet mold, throw on some black and a touch of teal, and it's already an automatic win. Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention that the trailer is vacuum-formed CHROME! Even the fact that the headlights and fist (like it's G2 counterpart) don't light up never bothered me. This is the one figure I always get compliments on how "sweet" he looks, ESPECIALLY from non-Transformers fans!
     
  2. sixshot2K

    sixshot2K Soundwave is #1!

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    1.G1 Skywarp
    2.G1 Thrust
    3.G1 Dirge
    4.G1 Thundercracker
    5.G1 Ramjet
     
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    in no particular order:

    * Universe (1) Razorclaw

    * Energon Galvatron

    * Henkei Astrotrain

    * RiD Scourge

    * Classics Skywarp

    (I guess someone like black repaints. :)  )
     
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    5.Universe Blades
    4.Botcon Huffer
    3.Movie Big Daddy
    2.RID Sky-Byte
    1.Classics Magnus
     
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    5) Classics Seekers( the new cannon fodder mold for the Decepticons? We got Skywarp, in my opinon the best of the repaints, Thundercracker and now more on the way)
    4) BW Buzzsaw: I use the robot head and have him be somewhat saner than Waspinator
    3) Energon Starscream (G1 Colors) Best SS till Classics
    2) RID Scourge (I guess it could also be considered Nemesis Prime 0) awsome color scheme
    1) Shadow Panther (Japanese BW): a cool color scheme that should have made it into at least a guest shot
     
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    No order, and I don't have many repaints or Transformers in general:

    -US Masterpiece Starscream
    -Deep Space Starscream
    -Premium Megatron
    -First Strike Optimus Prime
    -I don't have it but Masterpiece Skywarp looks pretty cool
     
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    Mine are pretty obvious:

    - Alternator Hot Rodimus: as unrealistic as the deco is I can't help it but to feel that the mold suits the young hot headed bot more than the aristocrat. Sorry Mirage, at least you win at Classics.

    - Alternator Wheeljack: despite the mold's headache-inducing transform I still love it. I'll take this over Grimmy anyday, the silver's tad too plain for my taste.

    - Cybertron Longrack: take a good mold, remove the non-essential minicon gimmick, homage an obscure BW Neo character and give him a good head (literally). Pure win!

    - Classic Devastator: as much as ppl hated this guy, he screams "Devastatorrrrrrr!" much better than Constructicon Maximus can, even with duplicate green limbs.

    - Energon Tidalwave: clear energon with lightning deco > vomit colour scheme. Nuff' said.
     
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    movie Big Daddy
    Classics Skywarp
    Cyb GF Vector Prime
    Henkei Astrotrain
    Universe Silverbolt (beast wars mold)
     
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    Energon Unicron.
     
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    1: Cybertron Galvatron - The repaint from a goofy multi-colored scheme for Megatron, to a uber pimped, changen' repaint. The repaint is flawless, and almost looks like chrome, this is what I call a "leap and bound" repaint. This figure almost looks as cool as a lucky draw! Easily the best one for me.

    2: Energon Unicron - As much as I like the "classic" Unicron look, the darker colors goes with Unicron's personality and feel. Makes him look very EVVVIL.

    3: RID Scourge - An improvement over the lazy color scheme, tacky stickers, and those "Optimus Prime" labels from the previous version of this mold. Scourge is bad 'n' black and chromed too!

    4: Classics Skywarp- An abseloutely lovely repaint, easily the best color scheme out of all of the Classics seekers. Who knew black and purple could go so well together? :) 

    5: Hasbro Masterpiece Starscream - First I thought.... Takara MP Screamer is real but, I don't get it with that puke green-ish like color scheme. But that was until the Hasbro MP Starscream came into town. Now this is a great improvement over the previous mold, even though the Takara one is more "realistic". Like the difference between Cybertron Megs and Cybertron Galvatron, this is another one of the "leap and bound" repaints for me. Well, most of what I've listed are. Right?
     
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    In no particular order:

    Black TM2 Prowl (I call him Bluestreak)

    Anime colors G1 Galvatron reissue (my favorite toy ever)

    Henkei Mirage

    Henkei Hot Rod

    Takara Beast Wars 10th anniversary Tigatron reissue
     
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    Here's my top 5 coolest repaints, though I only own two of them (6 if you want to get technical. Also, in no peticular order:

    -RID Fortress Maximus (also known as Brave Maximus)
    -RID Scourge
    -Classics Skywarp
    -Classics Devastator
    -Universe Sideswipe
     
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    5# Alternators Wheeljack
    4# SDCC Nemesis Prime - This figure is impossible not to love, The Classics Optimus mold is great as it is but then to paint it in the colours of RID Scourge is awesome
    3# Movie Deep Desert Brawl - Highly underrated
    2# Botcon Black Rodimus/Henkei Wildrider - The black makes the mold look even sleeker and on account of Rodimus being one of my favourite molds in a long time; I'm happy yo see him in my favourite colour
    1# RID Scourge - I got this guy a few weeks ago and he has surprised me so much, His Colours are great but I really disliked G2 Laser Prime but for some reason the mold is just made amazing by the colours.

    There where a few runners up
    Brave Max
    Universe Side Swipe
    Universe Treabolt
    Universe Dirge (Cybertron SS repaint)
    Classics Skywarp and Henkei SW, TC and SS
    Classics Devastator (Although I'm sad he's not a new mold :( )
     
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    Energon unicron

    Cybertron Galvatron

    BW 2 Ickard

    Movie Black Arcee

    RID Scourge
     
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    No order:

    RID Sky-Byte
    Classics Magnus
    RID Scourge
    BM Primal Prime
    RID Car Brothers(supercharged? version)
     
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    Classics Skywarp
    Classics Devastator
    Universe Sideswipe
    Movie Crosshairs (Classics Outback, duh.)
    Botcon Huffer
     
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    Generation 1 Skywarp :bay 
    G1 Smokescreen :drunk 
    Cybertron Blurr :rock 
    Armada Jetfire (blue) :drunk 
    Cybertron Longrack :drunk 
     
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    you are so f'in RIGHT!!!!!

    but he is too far down on your list....needs to be number 1...cause he is the single best repaint EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bay  :bay  :bay  and i agree on the saner personality for him.....

    here is my list

    5:RID scourge:i want one badly
    4.mp wal-mart starscream:damn thing still eludes me
    3.movie thundercracker: totally superior to the original movie starscream, who i still like
    2.g1 ricochet: this guy is GREATNESS!!!!!!!
    1.bw buzzsaw:no repaint COMPARES to him....he is the KING OF THE REPAINTS!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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