What do you name your toys?

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  1. Golobulus

    Golobulus heh heh heh

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    Whether you play with your toys or just don't like their given names, what do you call your toys. You can name ALL your toys in this thread, or just the ones you've given different names

    Guess I'll start:


    Autobots/ Cybertrons:

    Classics Jetfire: Skyfire
    Galaxy Force Sonic Bomber: Star Saber
    Classics Magnus: Powered Convoy
    Cybertron Galaxy Force Prime: God Ginrai
    Cybertron (bendy) Prime: Dream Convoy
    Cybertron Defense Red Alert: Perceptor
    Cybertron Override GTS: Elita 1
    Cybertron Downshift: Wheeljack
    Energon Tow-Line: Skids

    Decepticons/ Destrons:

    Cybertron Megatron: Megaplex
    Armada Galvatron: Gigatron
    Car Robots Gigatron: Deszaras
    Cybertron Dark Scorponok: Black Zarak
    Armada Sideways: Double-Face
    Cybertron Shortround: Seaspray
    Energon Shockblast: Shockwave
    Micron Legend Shockwave: Overlord
    Cybertron Nemesis Breaker: Leokaiser
    Cyberton Thunderblast: Cromia
    Energon Bruticus Maximus: Bruticus


    All my others keep their official names
     
  2. Team Jetfire

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    Honestly, I use the name that they are given.

    Plus half the time I can't remember the names anyway.
     
  3. Voiceroy

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    Depending on my mood, I either call them "Bruce" or "Dave".

    Less complicated that way.
     
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    Their official name.
     
  5. flamepanther

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    I call them by their official names, except in special cases where I feel they need correcting:

    Autobot/Decepticon So-And-So automatically gets the faction prefix dropped.
    Machine Wars Megatron and Megaplex get their names switched.
    Transmetal Scavenger is Inferno.
    Rodimus Major is Hot Rod.
    Silverstreak is Bluestreak.
     
  6. SMOG

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    I know where you're coming from... I'm kind of in the process of renaming my TFs according to how I "see" them. A lot of the time as a kid, I didn't use the official names for most of my toys... why start now? :) 

    Plus I can't help it... even though I don't play with my TFs, some part of my brain just wants to reconcile as many of them as possible to one (very G1-ish) "continuity".

    Most of them are obvious... Energon Downshift becomes Wheeljack, Shockblast becomes Shockwave stuff like that.

    But others, I'm prepping for customizing, so they match their new names. I can't quite bring myself to rename them till I get them finished, but most of them will be obvious homages. Others I don't know what to call them... the new names for recent TFs just carry no weight with me.

    zmog
     
  7. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Their official names...unless it's a kit bash...(will name the character's official name I'm creating)...

    sometimes though I do see differently than Hasbro...

    classics Rodimus = Hot Rod to me...

    or...

    energon Shockblast = Shockwave to me...

    and so on...
     
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    No.. I name my kids.

    It's bad enough I am a grown man who buys toys.


    Oh wait I do that.
     
  9. MasterDeath

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    I just call em by the proper names, or something else If I forget heh.... sometimes though I have a tendancy to call a smaller megatron megastorm... like I have my small energon megatron out and my energon galvatron... so then lil megs becomes megastorm. :D  (and i call rid megs by his jap name but thats not really changing it cause that is its real name anyways)


    oh ya and the shockblast = shockwave and downshift = wheeljack kinda thing but thats ovious.
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    Okay, I'll play! :)  While I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, I do mentally rename a few figures. Either because I feel they were "intended" to be someone else or, occasionally, just because I think they match other characters better. These are the ones I can think of off the top of my head:

    Classics 2-pack Megatron = Bludgeon
    E. Downshift = Wheeljack
    BT Prowl = Clampdown (only because I customized a BT Alert into a more Prowl-y Prowl, and with his flat-hood chest the original BT Prowl looks a lot like Clampdown to me)
    BT Alert = Inferno.... again, because I have a custom Red Alert that, to me, looks more like the character
    BT Blue Prowl = Deep Cover... hell, why not?
    BT Yellow Tracks = Hubcap... because he's yellow, his face is red/orange, and I don't need two figures called "Tracks."
    Silverstreak = Bluestreak
    Broadblast = Blaster
    Shockblast/Laserwave = Shockwave
    Alt. Decepticharge = Dragstrip
    Any "Rodimus" = Hot Rod
    Meister = Jazz
    C. Lugnutz = Alt. Wheelie
    C. Hightail = Alt. Windcharger (I know, there was already a Windcharger... but instead of him, I have the BT Overdrive, who the character was clearly intended to be. I needed a fill-in Windcharger, and so, little Hightail got renamed!)

    That's actually about it. Oh, and I guess I should add, these are mostly the "mental" names I use for them. If anyone ASKS me what their name is, I tell them the original name. 'Cause, you know, I don't want to be known as a weirdo who renames my toys. ;) 
     
  12. Ravenxl7

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    There's only one that I'm going to call a different name from it's official one, and that's the Cybertron Skywarp that I have. I haven't come up with a good name for him yet, and I might end up kitbashing him. Peace out.
     
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    Alternators Meister = Jazz
    Universe Downshift = Wheeljack
    Cybertron Red Alert = Ratchet, Mr. Paranoid
     
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    pretty much the same for me. I'll "rename" a TF if its a close homage to a previous character.
     
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    I have no toys. However I have a boat loads of Action Figures. I also let them keep their official names. Still, I always feel any "Downshift" is in reality G1 Wheeljack. He's fooled us all and his death was greatly exaggreated. :lol 

    Only after I apply Reprolabels! :lol 
     
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    Classics Rodimus/Commemerative Rodimus = Hot Rod
    E. Downshift = Wheeljack
    Alt. Meister = Jazz
    God Ginrai = Optimus Prime/ Hi- Q
    Shockblast= Shockwave
    Kup= Shitpiece
     
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    I don't even know whichum was officially which anymore, but The Universe RiD repaints are Red Alert and Inferno despite what the packaging may have said.

    Other than that, Energon Downshift = Wheeljack. The obligatory Meister/Shockblast = Jazz/Shockwave. S'about it I think.
     
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    I keep wanting to 'fix' the names of toys, but then I'd have to keep the given names in a mental database for everyone who gets confused if I mention "Cybertron Wheeljack" or some such.
     
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