Are any 3P Companies going to be releasing figures in Generation 2 color schemes?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Scar04c, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Scar04c

    Scar04c Big Game Hunter

    Joined:
    May 2, 2013
    Posts:
    748
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Location:
    Joliet, Illinois
    Likes:
    +247
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Especially FansToys/GigaPower/Warbotron? Those guys all have some really awesome stuff, and I'm a big fan. However, with G2 Sideswipe, it just makes me wonder, will any of the 3Ps be putting out color variants in Gen2 styles? I really love Generation 2's offbeat crazy color schemes, and would love to be able to start building a G2 Masterpiece shelf.
     
  2. mentok27

    mentok27 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Posts:
    547
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +16
    We haven't seen too many alt schemes from third parties considering the options that are out there..... Tfcon exclusives and KFC's mold spamming aside they seem to move on to other projects rather than milk a mold out with repaints.

    Tfc are especially limited in there repaints... Probably because safeguard bombed but that's on them for not rocking g2 or diaclone schemes first.
     
  3. Scaleface

    Scaleface Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Posts:
    27,410
    News Credits:
    99
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Likes:
    +12,105
    Ebay:
    Igear released a G2 metallic version of Spray. I think that counts. They had plans to release Jet in G2 colors, but it was canceled.

    Maketoys did a G2 yellow Giant.
     
  4. Warpshard

    Warpshard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Posts:
    10,051
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +10,855
    Well, if you're a fan of FOC/WFC, then you'll be happy to note that the new Microblaze Onslaught will probably be released in the classic G2 colors we all love for some reason.
     
  5. Scar04c

    Scar04c Big Game Hunter

    Joined:
    May 2, 2013
    Posts:
    748
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Location:
    Joliet, Illinois
    Likes:
    +247
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    I think that counts too, really. I didn't know that Giant came in G2 colors though, that's interesting to know. Hmm...

    I do hope that some of them consider doing this, especially with all of the Dinobots coming out. Between Official, and the two 3Ps making them, I would hope one of them has a set of G2 dinos, haha.

    Maybe I'll have to start buying doubles of the ones with G2 repaints and doing it myself.
     
  6. Elrodthealbino

    Elrodthealbino Nerd Alert!

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2006
    Posts:
    1,225
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +186
    Fansproject needs to do their Menasor. That would be sublimely ugly.
     
  7. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Crossdresser Toy Collector

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Posts:
    15,309
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +21,236
    Instagram:
    YouTube (Legacy):
    My god this needs to happen. As a G2 kid I fully approve of this.
     
  8. Scaleface

    Scaleface Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Posts:
    27,410
    News Credits:
    99
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Likes:
    +12,105
    Ebay:
    [​IMG]

     
  9. Scaleface

    Scaleface Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Posts:
    27,410
    News Credits:
    99
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Likes:
    +12,105
    Ebay:
    Make toys Battle Tanker is a G2 homage.
     
  10. Ghilz

    Ghilz Derpticon

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2013
    Posts:
    1,608
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +816
    Honestly I still think I'd actually buy a FP Menasor with the Autobot color scheme from that episode where the Autobots pretend to be the Stunticons.


    And I want my G2 WFC Onslaught in his Banana Town camo.
     
  11. Vexwing

    Vexwing You are being deceived.

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2002
    Posts:
    1,845
    News Credits:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Likes:
    +2,450
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    Tumblr:
    Hello, friend! We seem to be something of a rare breed within the fandom.
     
  12. JoeHavok

    JoeHavok Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Posts:
    3,534
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Tampa
    Likes:
    +1,148
    I don't think there's a big enough demand for it. Quite frankly for me, G2 decos are an instant pass.
     
  13. dominusveritas

    dominusveritas Arizonacon™

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Posts:
    2,244
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +47
    Not as rare as you'd think. Maybe we just don't like to share our bizarre tastes in obscenely colored transforming robots for fear of being ostracized.
     
  14. Lbsammills51

    Lbsammills51 Known Member?

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2008
    Posts:
    17,516
    News Credits:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    387
    Location:
    Alta Loma, CA
    Likes:
    +9,301
    Ebay:
    I'm still waiting on some G2 combiners from TFC (Constructicons, Aerialbots, now Protectobots) and FP (Stunticons). Hopefully Warbotron considers G2 and all the other redeco options for their Combaticons (and aren't released in such a perplexing fashion, but that's another story).
     
  15. Skrunklemin

    Skrunklemin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Posts:
    3,378
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +3,270
    I <3 G2, and am dying for more MP G2 options! Full-on G2 kid here as well :D .
     
  16. benclark1982

    benclark1982 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Posts:
    1,693
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +92
    I loved the G2 comics as a kid and loved the characters that came from that series but i did not like the G2 figures for the most part, the laser rods were just awsome. They were ugly and were a slap in the face to the G2 comic, as was the G2 cartoon. I would love for new molds to be created for Hook, Jiaxis (not a repaint), and troop build the cybertronian army. I want a proper G2 megatron not the little one from 2005 and not the repainted Bludgon. Give me those and i would be so happy.
     
  17. Scar04c

    Scar04c Big Game Hunter

    Joined:
    May 2, 2013
    Posts:
    748
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Location:
    Joliet, Illinois
    Likes:
    +247
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Well then, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one around here with an affinity for G2! Usually it seems to get shut down whenever it comes up as the majority doesn't like the obscene colors and such.

    Regardless! There were a few good options put in here, but it seems like for the most part Generation 2 receives no love.

    Maybe a shortened, limited edition run from Warbotron or FP to get us those crazy G2 schemes?
     
  18. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Crossdresser Toy Collector

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Posts:
    15,309
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +21,236
    Instagram:
    YouTube (Legacy):
    I'd probably buy a G2 M3 set even if it was a TFSource exclusive...that's saying a lot as I absolutely refuse to give them my business but that is what would make me cave.
     
  19. David Hingtgen

    David Hingtgen Chromaticon

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    15,259
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    387
    Location:
    USA
    Likes:
    +14,572
    I think it pretty much comes down to "GOOD looking" G2 repaints are possible.

    Takara did G2 MP Sideswipe---because we all know that's the best G2 repaint of all. And c'mon---Takara and black repaints?

    MT Giant/G2 Devastator---because "yellow construction vehicles" totally works.

    G2 Bruticus---MAYBE, fairly well-known as G2 colors go, and it DOES have camoflage (even if it is purple).

    But most anything else---like the ultra-hideous Stunticons and Protectobots---I doubt it.
     
  20. LazyAza

    LazyAza MMC color go brrrr

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Posts:
    16,254
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Australia
    Likes:
    +18,338
    Twitter:
    I think we might eventually get some g2 decos (which I'd be ecstatic for) buuut I can't see it being all that common. 3Ps know their bread and butter is g1 and any g2 deco figure would be a gamble.

    I'd like some g2 original characters too like Hooligan, Pyro, Thunderclash etc and with how the comics brought some of those guys back maybe their is a chance they can sell to more than just g2 fans.