What characters should get Classics treatment?

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  1. Rodimus

    Rodimus The Prime Producer

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    What Transformers characters do you think should get a fully articulated update thanks to the Classics line? What characters would you like to see make it into the classics line that haven't already been planned?

    Before I share my list, I want to say that all of my choices are desired with true to the original shows color schemes. Much like Henkei has been able to offer in their versions of the Classics.

    I'm using several factors to make my list wich includes if the toy had a good original interpretation or not, if the character is highly popular, if I think it will sell, or for some just my own personal like of the character. I'm also listing some based on the likelyhood that they could be made with existing moulds and still be pretty accurate, thus not costing Hasbro/Takara Tomy a whole lot to produce.

    What sparked this thought, was when I was looking at pics of Prowl and BlueStreak posing with the other Classics autobots, and I thought to myself, "You know, Jazz would really look great with them." So without farther ado, I think these generation one guys should get the classics treatment...

    Jazz
    Arcee
    (Cybertronian futuristic car with TF:TM colors)
    Kup
    Blurr

    Springer (tripple changer)
    Trailbreaker
    Blitzwing (tripple changer)
    Shockwave
    G1 accurate Blaster with Steeljaw & Rewind
    Thundercracker
    Scourge
    Tracks
    Red Alert
    Omega Supreme
    Perceptor
    (Microscope)
    Brawn (& then Outback)
    Motor Master (with a trailor)
    Thrust/Dirge (US Mass released)
    Razorclaw
    Divebomb (G1 Predacon; Maybe a repaint of Energon Divebomb)
    Grapple (Tweaked from Inferno's mould)
    Unicron (repainted Energon mould in TF: The Movie Accurate colors)
    Wheeljack (Maybe a show accurate repaint of the Energon Downshift mould ala without limegreen parts)
    Bombshell (repaint of Energon Insecticon)
    Hot Spot (Maybe repainted light blue from Inferno's mould and given a new head with a ladder added)
    Air Raid (and the other Aerialbots, hopefully to combine with Silverbolt).
    Galvatron (AS A CYBERTRONIAN ARTILLARY CANNON) (they made several classics and Titanium versions of Optimus Prime and Megatron, no reason why not here. At least give him a good purple paint job like Energon Galvy got.)

    And I wouldn't mind some of the Masters characters too. Also if we can branch out, I'd like to see the Quintessons, Spike & Daniel & Carly with transformable exo suits, and a Classics Sharkticon/Gnaw. (I know these might not be your standard thing, but the '86 movie promotes them, plus it will have it's 25th anniversery soon, and it's alwasy been a personal wish to be able to get them.)
     
  2. Cascadia

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    this is my wish-list

    Jazz
    Trailbreaker
    Wheeljack
    Shockwave
    Red Alert--should not be too difficult to get one from Sideswipe's mold
    The Aerial bots will be in a set next year
    Grapple--Inferno's mold
    Springer
    Blitzwing
     
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    Th ones I want to see the most are Kup, Wheeljack, Jazz, Trailbreaker,Soundwave, Shockwave, and possibly the rest of the Dinobots.
     
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    He stole my thoughts.
     
  5. MagnusPrimal

    MagnusPrimal Well-Known Member

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    I'll play.

    Swoop.
    Snarl.
    Sludge.
    Slag.
    Jazz.
    Wheeljack.
    Kup.
    Rodimus Prime (Voyager).
    G1 Scourge.
    Shockwave.
    Motormaster.
    Galvatron (Voyager-size, cannon alt-mode!).
    Scorponok (Ultra-size, Headmaster).
    Powermaster Prime (Voyager-size).

    Assorted Target/Headmasters.
     
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    Rumble with piledrivers
     
  7. Rodimus

    Rodimus The Prime Producer

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    Good thought too. I'd didn't even think of the Dinobots. I'd love to have them, or at least a new Classics Swoop. Though I wasn't too fond of how designed Grimlock, most notably having a tail for his robot arm, so hopefully they don't make any unwanted mistakes like that if they design new Dinobots.

    But yeah, Dinobots are high on my wish list.
     
  8. Rodimus

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    Brilliant!

    I'm loving the suggestions you guys are comming up with! Most of those slipped my mind.
     
  9. smkspy

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    Besides the standard G1 list.

    Ultra BW Rhinox
    Deluxe BW Terrorsaur
     
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    Rhinox? Nice idea, but Dinobot needs an Ultra. He was the biggest Maximal.
     
  11. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    I agree, but didn't mention him since we're getting that new deluxe version.



    I just gotta wonder why the deluxe dinorobot love. Hasbro knows that people want their dinos big yet Animated Grimmy was the only one we've gotten so far.
     
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    Can't believe I forgot this.

    Since his original mold is apparently lost, I think we need a Deluxw BW Rattrap in the Universe line!
     
  13. Rodimus

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    I agree. If they do any more Beast Wars, Dinobot has to be at the very top of the list. And I'm not even a BW fan. Probably goes to Dinobot and BW Megatron for the top of the BW list.

    Actually I would think they could make Classics Grimlock into a Universe Beast Wars Dinobot or Megatron rather easily considering how the tail is the hand just like those 2 BW characters.
     
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    Jazz
    Wheeljack
    A NEW Soundwave, not the G1 reissue from a couple years ago.
    Legends sets of cassettes for ^.
    Mass released Seekers is definitely needed, though I'm thinking of just trying to find the Target 2-pack with Magnus or putting up the money for the Henkei ones.
    Omega Supreme. Same thing- new mold, not just a reissue. It'd be a Leader class figure I would definitely buy.
    Arcee. Because.
    Perceptor
    Star Saber

    And quite frankly, I'd be happy the more Decepticons we get out of this line. Other than the Seekers, the one I really want is Overlord.
     
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    For me, the biggest thing is the crew of the ark.

    I want;
    Trailbreaker
    Wheeljack
    Jazz
    Legends Gears
    Legends Windcharger
    Hardhead w/ Duros
    KUP w/ Recoil

    For the cons; Blitzwing, Scourge w/ Fracas

    And I really want Fansprojects to make Targetmaster partners Firebolt (for Hot Rod) and Haywire (for Cybertron Blurr)
    And hands for the Energon combiners.
     
  16. ckhtiger

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    jazz, trailbreaker, and soundwave. the only ones from 84 which haven't received a classics OR acceptable homage in a newer line. I'm using energon downshift for wheeljack, and it does just fine.
     
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    Your list is good.

    I want:

    Wheeljack (new mold)
    STUNTICONS.. all of them!
    Jazz (same mold as Wheeljack perhaps)
    Tracks
    Blitzwing
    SHOCKWAVE
    Thrust/Dirge/Rainmakers
    Red Alert
    Perceptor
    Slag/Sludge/Swoop/Snarl
    Scourge
    Kup
    Sandstorm
    Blaster/Soundwave (NEW mold.. tweaked between the two) plus their minions.

    And although it's a long shot:

    Leader Class Omega Supreme (new mold)
    Supreme Class Metroplex (new mold)
    Supreme Class Trypticon (new mold)


    Whatever Hastak decides to do, WE NEED MORE DECEPTICONS.
     
  18. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Exactly what I was thinking.. a good-sized Voyager Soundwave with some Legends minions please. After seeing what they've done with Legends Warpath, I reckon they can do Rumble & Frenzy justice as far as articulation and piledrivers go... and we've already got a new Ravage coming with Hound...

    I guess the biggest barrier is that they would want to find a modern alt mode for him that still works with his G1-ness, as only us oldies know what tapes are.

    Oh, and Voyager Blitzwing, Shockwave, & Deluxe Tracks please, Mister Toymaker.
     
  19. night-skyward

    night-skyward Collects animated, mainly

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    i'd be happy with just a jazz please:) 
     
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    Trailbreaker (This guy seriously needs something new)
    Jazz
    Wheeljack (a MUST)
    Blitzwing
    Shockwave
    Rumble and Frenzy
    Huffer
    Gears
    Red Alert
    Kup
    Perceptor
    Springer
    Hot Spot
    Blurr
    Brawn (Still would love a deluxe version of him)
     

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