Would you want more modern repaints of old G1/G2 toys?

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  1. Bass X0

    Bass X0 King of Muay Thai

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    Back then toys usually only got very little paint - windscreens, beast's eyes and robot faces with stickers providing further detail.

    Over the last decade, we've seen many G1 and G2 toys repainted and they almost always looked a great deal better than their original releases.

    So I would love to see more modern repaints of the old toys.
     
  2. repair_bay

    repair_bay Scramble Power!

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    I think that would be awesome. I want reissues first, but then to use them as different characters in a completely different line would be awesome. I always thought it would be cool to see a G1 Autobot car in Deluxe packaging.
     
  3. Grimlock_13

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    No. That would be money that could be spent towards modern better toys.
     
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    Id rather modern versions than modern repaints.
     
  5. Ricky_Stream

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    this!
     
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    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    Yes. Most definitely yes...




    Chris
     
  7. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Fo' shizzle.
     
  8. slugslinger2004

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    It depends, really. Most of the Scramble City style combiners would benefit from this, but I can't think of any other G1/G2 toys that would sell. (I'm not including toys that have already have been reissued/repainted in modern lines ie. Commerative Series Jazz or RID Ruination, b/c there'd really be no point in repainting them again)
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    or modern repaints of modern version like Sideswipe and Silverstreak. :lol 
     
  10. djmagic

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    think that is the point in the universe. If they keep it up like with prowl, sunstreaker, sideswipe, galvatron and so on i'll be very happy. Hasbro hurry up and make a universe jazz
     
  11. Xhairs

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    i hear you on that man.
     
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    maybe another repaint of the Dreadwing (G2) version done in G1 colors, or G2 Classics Ramjet (the mold might still be usable)
     
  13. Dropshot

    Dropshot Transform your destiny

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    As long as we could get a G2 Megs or G2 Laser Prime I'd love to see those molds repainted.
     
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    Agreed.
    Despite my earlier sentiment about rather wanting modern updates, I'll buy anything G2 Megs.
     
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    I'm actually working on a G2 Megs project, giving him a G1 paint job, chrome and black/red detail.

    On the OP, I am also working on a different project - revisiting the dinobots. Adding articulation, and giving them the proper paint job.
     
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    I like the modern versions over repaints anyday.
     
  17. Bass X0

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    because... making a new mold from nothing requires the same effort as giving an existing mold new colors?

    not really seeing how you're getting the "if they do a repaint of an existing toy, they may as well do a completely new toy instead" since the two things are not the same. if a repaint didn't exist, a new mold isn't then freed up to be created.
     
  18. Optimus Sledge

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    No, but we're more likely to buy a new mold than a repainted G1. So unless Hasbro are going to stop making new molds altogether, I'll spend my finite budget on new molds, not repainted old ones.
     
  19. autobotblaster

    autobotblaster Y U NO!?!?!

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    hit the nail rite on the head.
     
  20. glancer

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    No, thanks. I'd like to see modern molds and homage paint for G1 characters. That's why classic line is so popular.
     

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