Why don't KO companies make repaints for figures we want?

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  1. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    I was talking to a bud about this recently. I don't understand why KO companies don't make repaints of classics figures into other characters we want.

    For instance; KOToys just knocked off the sunstreaker mold. This can make countless nice figures we currently don't have, but they release Deep Cover.

    How about freaking Punch/Counter Punch?

    Also, I would love to see repaints for Menasor. If we cannot get a Menasor anytime soon, I would love to get at least classics repaints to say the least.

    Here is a perfect example of the repaints I would love to see:
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Punch and Counterpunch had a release as a TFCC exclusive. Though from what i herd the heads aren't great.
     
  3. Alucard77

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    Yeah, good luck getting that sub $200 now. I am at the point in my collecting that I refuse to pay $200 for 1 figure. Even with the MP stuff.

    Rather just get the KO. I don't plan to resell anyway, so the KO being posed on my shelf is fine with me.
     
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    same reason TT dont reissue the things "ppl" want...

    Answer is and will always be " NOBODY KNOWS "
     
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    Because deep cover doesn't need a new head.
     
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    I really like my Punch/Counterpunch. I wouldn't have paid $200 for it though.

    Did they knockoff G2 Sideswipe yet? THAT I'd be mildly interested in, would make an excellent matchup with my TCC G2 Ramjet!
     
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    Not yet. The only thing they did so far is deep cover. I am hoping they do more soon.
     
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    Diaclone cars! so I can give a sunstreaker back his head = )
     
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    I hate to say it, but I'd go for G2 Sideswipe in a heartbeat...
     
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    I know, I feel a little dirty admitting it myself.
     
  11. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Never mind...
     
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    Isn't that just sideswipe's head recolored?

    They probably stole the sideswipe mold.
     
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    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Yeah, you caught that quick. I noticed after I posted. I was looking at my sideswipe. The transformation with the head threw me.
     
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    Ditto.
     
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    Oh snap! I didn't know about Deep Cover...I hate dealing with them but I may have to bite on that one. And I'd DEFINITELY put up with the hassle of ordering through them for a G2 Sideswipe...
     
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    Yeah, I understand. I think what they did was, just like seekers, stole one mold and start off by doing recolors. Notice that the KO coneheads just start to come out after they milk the normal ones with as much iteration as you can.

    So it is with sideswipe mold. So they got his mold, they will do everything they can before having to get the head mold (ala, Sunstreaker head, counterpunch head, etc).


    So we will have to live with Sideswipe repaints for a while. That's my guess. My guess is also that alot of ppl will request other "heads" but I am certain that they will milk this for a while before moving on.
     
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    Why? I think KO's definately have their place. 2 easy reasons:

    1- You cannot afford or don't want to spend tremendously on exclusive figures or out of print figures.

    2- Figures that are not released or may never be released.
     
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    Why doesn't a KO company make a Leader Class sized Lugnut? :)  I'd buy that in a second. Animated then a RTS version.
     
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    the deep cover was pretty much the high demand paint scheme on the KOtoys boards, so thats why that happened, as for a "Repaint of menasaur" We just got official repaints for animated a few weeks ago and fans are already crying for the KO to make classics...SHeeeeeeeeesh
     
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    Why? Because it's a knockoff. Not genuine. Don't want to throw the thread off topic with that part of the debate.

    I'd also bite on a G1-colored Breakdown using the Botcon 2010 head mold, if it was ever made.
     
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