What do you think of a Trailbreaker remold from Perceptor?

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  1. Bass X0

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    This isn't about whether he should be done or not since we all agree that new molds are better than remolds.

    But what if it did happen?


    He'll get a new head of course. I think the vehicle mode would work even with Perceptor's treads. Perceptor's shoulder-cannon would work too since Trailbreaker had one too in the cartoon (on the same shoulder, no less). The chest could be painted to be similar to Trailbreaker's vehicle kibble. Perceptor's clear chest part would be half painted over so that the 'windscreen' part of Trailbreaker is narrow.
     
  2. bellpeppers

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    Yeah, I've pondered this one myself.
    Seems like a pretty good likelihood. I got my Perceptor just yesterday, yet I haven't decided about keeping him Perceptor or making him Trailblazer.

    I won't make Soundwave out of him- it's been done already.
     
  3. Cast

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    Personally I would find really unsatisfactory, the alt mode is just to far away from his original for my liking (yet oddly I like Perceptor’s better, I’m a hypocrite I guess) it would also mean we would miss out on a remould of trailerbraker as hoist which gives us less of a chance of getting hoist at all.

    So no I wouldn't buy it and the fact it existed would annoy me.
     
  4. Ash from Carolina

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    I get the feeling that Hasbro will use the mold for Soundwave and Blaster. Poor poor Trailbreaker just can't get any love from Hasbro for some reason.
     
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    I feel the same way about Blurr... but I got him to go with Hot Rodimus and- hopefully- Kup.
     
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    Crap forgot about hoist... well if they can do all 3 then why not, but yeah I suppose a new mold would be better for TB/Hoist.
     
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    This mold has already been confirmed for a Reflector remold, but I wouldn't mind a Soundwave, Blaster or Trailbreaker from it.
     
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    I think Trailbreaker/Trailcutter should his own mold.
     
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    if hasbro decides to make one and they were super lazy about it i'd prefer they remold ironhide than perceptor.
     
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    The vehicle mode works, but even with an extensive remold I don't see Trailbreaker working from the robot mode
     
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    If he isn't given his own mold to be retooled into Hoist then, a retooled Kup may work. Put a cap on the bed of the truck, new head etc. It could work. Looking at the RTS legend, the truck modes styling/design is very similar in ways to Kups truck mode.
     
  12. wildfly

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    Sometimes, with a few tweaks here and there a shared mold between two characters works well.

    In this case however Reflector, Perceptor, and Trailbreaker all being the same mold just seems forced to me.

    Maybe if they did something with the treads it would be easier to accept.

    Making a decent Hoist out of that mold seems rather difficult though...
     
  13. Bass X0

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    I've learned to be easier on such practices unless it really really doesn't work as the intended character. I found the Alternity seekers to be quite forced even if they were designed intentionally to be the seekers. Reflector and Trailbreaker from Perceptor wouldn't be any more forced than Skullgrin from Straxus or Blurr from Drift.

    Yeah, it wouldn't work with Hoist since it would be impossible to remold Perceptor into a pick-up. Perhaps Kup would be better as a Hoist remold? However, I did say that Inferno wouldn't work as Grapple. But then they turned around and made it work. Before I saw Grapple though, I didn't think they would replace Inferno's tiny hose with a decent sized crane.
     
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    Plus they can make Hoist from it as well.

    Besides we got Reflector comming soon.
     
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    nope, doesn't look even a bit like him in bot mode, one long shoulder cannon doesn't make up for his forcefield generator, no hood chest, treads for back wheels, not my cup of tea at all, having the legends figure be more accurate would be wrong lol
     
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    While I like the idea, I'd rather him have a new mold. Ans then we can have remolds from that mold, such as Hoist.
     
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    Hoist from Kup would be so damn awful.
     
  18. wildfly

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    The truth is i've no particular emotional attachment to Skullgrin, and Straxus was never a toy before, so it just doesn't rankle me slightly like it would with Trailbreaker.

    Grapple... I wish they could've found a way to put the crane on his back. Oh well.
     

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