What toys do you have unofficial names for?

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  1. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    For example, Energon Energon Strongarm (not a typo) was released in Japan as simply "Strongarm", while the standard one was called "Blastarm". Since I use the Hasbro names mostly, I call the blue one "Blastarm" as a different character. Often Japan will have multiple versions of characters and using the Japanese name for the "extra" can give a whole new character. Others include:

    Superlink Ariel Paradron type: Paradron (Pink one is Arcee)
    Superlink Shadowhawk Cosmo type: Blackout (based on a mistake in the show. White one is Divebomb)
    Superlink Chromehorn Forest type: Chromehorn (Green & Yellow one is Insecticon)
    Galaxy Force Rumble: red Rumble, blue Frenzy, yellow Scrapmetal. The US calls Scrapmetal a Terrorcon, so like the others, these three represent the Generals of the Scrapmetal army.
    Armada Powerlinx Cyclonus: Springer (Aaron Archer said he intended to call him that but was too late. Yup, a Decepticon named Springer).
    Armada Powerlinx Thrust: Dirge (once again, another that Aaron Archer said was intended to be used, as the red one was supposed to be Powerlinx Thrust)
    Energon Energon Ironhide: Hound (when we first found out about it, TRU's system said "Energon Hound".. So I figured "why not?" Probably another that was intended as a new character.. After all, almost all of the Energon Voyagers repaints were new characters, toy wise in the US, right?)
    G1 Yellow Cliffjumper: Blow-Out (the original Budiansky name for Cliffjumper. Why let a name go to waste? Same mold, too)
    G1 Red Bumblebee: Ladybug (no real reason. It seems appropriate)
    Diaclone Red Sunstreaker: Spin-Out (originally, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker's colors were reversed and the yellow Sideswipe mold was to be called Spin-Out. However, that particular figure got a new official name in Tigertrack. So I recycled the name for the red Sunstreaker)

    Those are the ones I can think of at the moment... All but Ladybug have a legit rationale, too.
     
  2. The Bucket Kitten

    The Bucket Kitten Meow... TFW2005 Supporter

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  3. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    Because I knew that I wasn't doing the character of Ultra Magnus justice when my brother and I would play with our Transformers, I called my RID Magnus Biggimus Riggimus. he was a bruiser partnered with the incredibly Wheeljack-esque Downshift.
     
  4. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    That reminds me. Reprolabels made it REALLY happen, but Armor Topspin is Twintwist and Track Battle Roadbuster is Sandstorm.

    :lol 
     
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    RTS Strafe: Inferno
    BM Mirage: Matrix
    BM Scavenger: Groundwave
    BM Spystreak: Skyscream
    BM Camo Obsidian: Volt
     
  6. Cool Hand Lube

    Cool Hand Lube Well-Known Member

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    You mean stand-ins?
    - PRID Rumble as Classics (Turbomaster) Boss
    - DOTM Specialist Ratchet as Classics (Micromaster) Fixit
    - PRID Kup as Classics (Micromaster) Heavy Tread
    - HFTD Tomahawk as Classics (Micromaster) Tracer
    - FP Warcry as Classics (Micromaster) Growl
    - FP Flameblast as Classics (Micromaster) Fireshot
    - ROTF Brawn as Classics Roadbuster
    - DOTM Skyhammer as Classics Whirl
    - PCC Smolder as Classics (Headmaster Jr.) Hosehead
    - ROTF Dirge as Classics (G2) Afterburner
    - HFTD Lugnut as Classics (G2) Ransack
    - HFTD Terradive as Classics (G2) Hooligan
    - HFTD Hailstorm as Classics (Actionmaster) Gutcruncher
    - HFTD Breacher as Classics Roller
    - PCC Heavy Tread as Classics (Combaticon) Brawl
    - DOTM Track Battle Roadbuster as Classics Backstreet

    There's more, but that's off the top of my head.
     
  7. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I didn't really mean stand ins... I meant new characters out of repaints, basically, and why.
     
  8. anikenvader

    anikenvader Stuff & Things

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    Hm, this is interesting. I can't think of any real names, but I often think up new personalities depending on their designs and such. And how they should pose. I'm sure I've come up with a couple names, though not recalling who is who.
     
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    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Not exactly what you have in mind with the thread, but I regard Henkei Sons of Cybertron Optimus Prime as Orion Pax, shadowing Henkei Convoy. Did the same with Hot Rod shadowing Protector Rodimus.

    But closer to what you're getting at, I have Classics Starscream & Skywarp with Universe Starscream as generic Seekers. Also, 3 Generations Thundercrackers as the blue generics displayed with the CHMS purples.
     
  10. lildevilchick

    lildevilchick what the doctor ordered

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    I nickname my figures mostly (does that count?). But I do have a Sunstreaker plushie that I call Sunny Bunny. He's a soft, less-mean version of Sunstreaker that no one can take seriously because he's just so damn cute. :p 

    Not really sure that that's what you were looking for. xD;
     
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    The only one I can think of that's an original character/name, and not a stand-in, is FP Steelcore and his Powermaster. I've renamed them Chillout and Persuasion, respectively, after a couple of original characters I came up with a long time ago.
     
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    cyberverse evac -> blurr
     
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    Maketoys Stumpy
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    Comes to mind.

    Father's day prime - trilogy prime. That day TRU had it for like 10$-15$ or something. Sadly I never pulled the trigger on it.
     

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