Which re-color, do you think a toy will get?

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  1. manyoufactsure

    manyoufactsure Maximal TFW2005 Supporter

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    I did a search on recolors and nothing like this came up.

    Since the toy designs today are created with, at least, one re-color to maximize the use of the molds, (exp Classics Sunsteaker/Sideswipe with a head remold planned out) which re-color, character, do you think will be released from any toys that Hasbro/Takaratomy have made recently?
    Also what toys WON'T work for any re-color?


    ROTF Dirge = Slingshot (this is the toy that has me thinking about this subject)

    Universe Inferno = Hotspot and/or Grapple

    Deluxe animated Lockdown = ?? They could release the Blazing lockdown re-color but they must have something else planned to make a new mold of him.

    ROTF Rampage = I'm still hoping for a green recolor of this mold


    I don't think these will make a good recolor.

    25th anniversary Cheetor. Great cheetah mold but it doesn't work for much else.

    Bludgeon = That mold is pretty distinct. With a head remold, any tank TF, but the Samurai look doesn't work with too many figures.

    Classics Tankor doesn't have too many possibilities


    I'm hoping. someday, we get all the G1 crew redone
     
  2. Optimus Prime

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    RotF Bludgeon w/new head as Banzai-Tron
    Universe Inferno as Artfire
    Universe Cheetor as Shadow Panther
    RotF Dirge as G2 Ramjet
     
  3. Obsidian X

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    Universe2.0 Hound ---> Swindle. Preferably with a new head and gun but I doubt it.
    Animated Arcee ---> Paradron medic
     
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    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    I would like to see a yellow Sideswipe as Sunstreaker.
    I'd make Swerve Sideswipe, and yellow Swipe Streaker.
     
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    They may not be able to repaint or retool every mold for mass-market retail, but they can certainly do it for exclusives.
     
  6. blunghole

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    I've got a weird feeling that we're going to see a recolor of RotF Deluxe Ratchet into Flatline.
     
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    Can't Classics Cheetor be recolored into Tigertron or Shadow Panther?
     
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    I totally agree w/ that repaint. Other repaints I'd like from Classics/Universe 2.0 include:

    - Acid Storm ---> Other 2 Rain Makers
    - Starscream ---> Sunstorm (c'mon already!) yes, I know this is the same mould as Acid Storm.
    - Prowl ---> Camshaft
    - Sideswipe ---> Downshift
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if they reused the mold for Tigatron. That's the same thing they did with the first Tigatron toy.

    One recent mold I'm waiting for them to reuse is the Voyager-class Incinerator from the first movie.
     
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    It could, and there's even a good chance it eventually would. However, Universe Cheetor's thin/lanky cheetah build doesn't work as well as the others compared to the 'generic big cat' build of the original BW toy.
     
  11. manyoufactsure

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    I never thought of Shadow panther but I don't think this "Cheetah specific" body would translate well to a tiger (even though it was the same mold for the original Cheetor & Tigatron). But you never know, maybe they have an alternate animal head already designed.

    Don't let my opinion alter what you want to see made.
     
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    They could always blame it on Tigatron scanning a starving tiger, and not knowing (or caring) about the difference.
     
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    well that kind'a blows away tigatron's character :lol 
     
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    These are what I'd like to see from the ROTF line

    Dirge repainted into both Thrust and Ramjet
    Thrust repainted into Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker

    I would buy all 6 if they did that.
     
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    several repaints i'd be interested in:

    - dx classics cliffjumper without the silver "flames" just plain red with a few silver highlights;

    - dx classics bb black repaint (stealth bb classics version or ala elite guard)

    - dx classics bb repainted metallic yellow; and

    - dx classics bugbite to be made a regular release instead of just a botcon eclusive...

    :) 
     
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    ROTF dirge will end up as thrust and ramjet eventually
     
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    A bit random, but Classics Sideswipe as Scamper and/or Breakdown would be something I'd pick up. One of other other present (or future?) car molds could be used for Dead End. I usually call for Grapple from Inferno but I forgot about Artfire (I wouldn't mind seeing Artfire reissued in the Encore line as well) and Hot Zone as well. Movie Incinerator into Springer would interest me if the paint job looked good.
     
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    If they made tigatron I wouldn't care about the body issue-I would pick this up in a heartbeat. And with all the voyager primes they released so far, how come we don't have movie-verse nemisis prime yet? Also skids in g1 colors would prolly work out pretty good.
     
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    I would expect maybe a ROTF Jetfire repainted in the G1 colors.

    I would love to see the Animated Grimlock and Swoop repainted as BW Megatron and Terrorsaur and the BA mold updated some for Tarantulas. Heck maybe even change the Snarl mold some and try for Rhinox.

    As for Tigatron, I dont see why Hasbro couldnt just update the mold. Just make it more bulky and make some changes to the robot mode too. Like making the robot arms better too.
     
  20. wildfly

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    I have this feeling that by the time they're done with Dirge's mold, we'll all be fairly tired of it, although they may make us wait for Thrust and Ramjet.

    Inferno would need a significant retool to look even close to a real life crane.
    Simply painting it blue and calling it Hot spot, or Hot Zone, or whatever Hot Spot is called now would be just plain lazy.... mind you Leo Prime was pretty lazy.
     

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