Customs: Tyran (movie-verse) Vector Prime ideas?

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  1. Nerroth

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    Hi.


    When I first saw the new Soundwave figure from the ROTF line, I couldn't help but think that, with a bit of work, it might make for a really cool movie-verse Vector Prime one day.

    (I suggested as much to the Hasbro guy at TFCon, but I'm not sure the odds of an official one are all that high...)


    Background-wise, it's been established in the Defiance prequel that there is a so-called 'Dynasty of Primes' - to which Optimus (and who knows, maybe even a yet-to-be-mentioned Rodimus?) belongs.


    So, my thought was that Vector Prime could be one of the earlier members of the Dynasty, or maybe even its founder - and that ROTF Soundwave mould could be a good basis for him.


    For starters, he'd need a new paint job and a couple of Autobot logos in place of the Decepticon ones, but that's the easier part.

    When it comes to a more VP-ish head sculpt, what could work instead of the very Decepticon-ey head the toy already has?


    In addition, it seemed a bit wasteful to simply ignore the 'Ravage' add-on - not least since Ravage will eventually see a release for the insertion mode which currently doubles as Soundwave's spring-loaded projectile.

    What could a re-decoed (or replaced) missile be made to represent instead... and, indeed, could a figure be re-purposed to represent a larger version of the pod, the way there will be with Ravage?


    (I was thinking that the protoform Optimus seems a logical choice, but then again might be a bit too obvious... plus there's the question of just who that mould would be made to represent.)



    So, any thoughts?
     
  2. dsn1014

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    How about Wreckage's head, its movie and has a similarish shape to VP's.

    I really like this idea.
     
  3. Nerroth

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    But would Wreckage's head fold up properly, if placed on Soundwave?

    (Actually, what about the head from pre-Earth Optimus - or again would that be too obvious?)
     
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    Your idea is wonderfuly outside the box man, I'd be opposed to the Optimus head because of this. I don't have a Soundwave, so I don't know how the Wreckage head would effect him transforming. Though I'm sure there are other options.
     
  5. Nerroth

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    I just realised that the mould could also work as Logos Prime - the 'Soundblaster' ancient.


    He could even keep the Ravage mould as his herald, in place of Hell Buzzsaw!
     
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    sounds like a winner there, I enjoyed the story he came from as well, though I could only find 2 chapters that were translated.
     
  7. Nerroth

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    My thought was that one version could be worked out to represent a movie-verse Vector Prime - with a 'new' re-purposed replacement for the bigger Ravage - while a straight Soundblaster re-deco (plus Ravage) could represent a dimension-hopping Logos Prime from some other reality out there in the multiverse.


    At least, it would make for a nice break compared to the typical slew of Seeker re-decoes.
     

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