Characters That *NEED* New Toys... or just characters you want new toys of.

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Hail Galvatron, Dec 19, 2023.

  1. KFGatri

    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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    I think you’re getting Astrotrain (train engine/space shuttle) and Blitzwing (tank/plane) mixed up here.

    Sone great ideas for a new character, though!
     
  2. Choostopher

    Choostopher Nostalgia Tourist

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    Studio Series 86 Bumblebee already needs a new toy, just thought I should be the first person to say it.
     
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  3. Brookside

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    I've seen (and commented on) a few threads like this, but it wouldn't hurt to do so again, would it?
    My current personal wish list is:

    - RID 2001 X-Brawn
    - RID 2001 Prowl
    - RID 2001 Rail Racer
    - Armada Cyclonus
    - Armada Demolishor
    - Armada Jetfire
    - 2007 Movie Frenzy
    - 2007 Movie Ratchet, preferably bigger than Deluxe

    Give me those, and throw in package refreshes of Earthrise Thrust and Studio Series 2007 Ironhide, and my collection would be at a point where I'd be pretty much fully satisfied with it, and I wouldn't feel the need to add anything else. Of course you can leave two or three of those off in case I catch paradise syndrome.
     
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  4. Bustermaster

    Bustermaster GREAT - ROBOT - BASED

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    Rid 2001 car brothers
    G1 Jazz with door wings or just toy jazz
    Deaths head
    Violen Jiger
    Sky Garry
    Grandus
    Thunder Clash
    Thunderwing
     
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  5. Prime Noble

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    How do you know for certain an Octane style head on the Laser Prime mold would be unwitting until you've seen it? And Laser Prime's tanker mode is extremely fitting for the character since that's always what his truck mode was with long nose cab.

    And I'm happy to sacrifice his jet mode since I just want a figure of Octane in my collection that fits reasonably with the rest of my collection where I've tried to maintain a uniform vehicle scale throughout as best I can with the available figures. I'd also consider the Octane Titanmaster, if I could get it at a reasonable price, attached to a Nitro Zeus body, since recent jets from Legacy just look too small for the scale I want.

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    And as for Optimus with a different head, yes and here's why:

    Laser Prime has a long nosed cab alternate mode like Ironworks, Powertrain, and Octane's G1 truck modes.

    My problem with most of the truck characters is that too many of them are repaints of Optimus Prime, and despite being repainted in various colours, their heads are still too recognisable as Optimus Prime and more variety is required to give them their own recognition as independent characters. Plus I'd prefer not to have faceplates for the most part.

    Ironworks and Powertrain in addition to their truck modes have other design cues in their robot modes similar to Laser Prime such as their raised shoulders, and general shape of their torsos and those are the reasons I made my suggestions.

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    I'd just like to see more Transformers that turn into large trucks without looking like or being just another repainted Optimus Prime.
     
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  6. Sixshot the six changer

    Sixshot the six changer Aka Three Erasers

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    G1 Optimus Prime
     
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  7. OptimusPrime95

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    I agree. Although I love getting new figures of optimus prime, I kinda wanna see more characters that turn into semi trucks besides optimus, nemesis prime, Octane, Motormaster, and ultra magnus.
     
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  8. Stryker055

    Stryker055 Embrace your contradictions

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    I'd really like to see a line of Micromasters translated into "regular-sized" figures, similar to what we had with Universe Countdown (even though he was a redeco). The new Micromasters we got in Siege were a kind of a dud since there was no way to really improve on the design, and the attempt to make them more articulated only resulted in most of them ending as floppy messes. I think taking those character designs and expanding on them with larger figures would make for a very cool range of figures, and at least a slight breeze of originality among the sea of reused G1 designs.

    My real answer is "more original characters with some meaningful fiction behind them," but that is, it seems, too much to ask.
     
  9. Prime Noble

    Prime Noble Well-Known Member

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    I would like a new Octane figure because I felt the Classics and Titans Return figures should have been bigger on a similar scale to Laser Prime's truck mode.

    The Titans Return figure also disappointed me since the Titanmaster couldn't actually sit in the truck cab or jet cockpit which was part of the appeal of most of the figures in the line.

    POTP Battleslash and Road Trap had similar flaws to Octane which is a pity because the three of them looked great, I just wish they'd been larger.
     
  10. KFGatri

    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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    Oh so do I. I'm just questioning whether "Optimus Prime with a different head" is the best option for that, especially if you're making a triple changer character with only one of his altmodes.

    You can certainly remold Optimus a bit to do other characters - I'd add Thunderclash to that list, personally - but IMO it would take more than just the head.

    And Octane without the triple changing element just seems wrong. That's why I skipped all the single-alt Springers Hasbro used to make. It just doesn't fit the character.
     
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    Thunderwing
    Leader sized Scorponok
    Every single pretender done like how Skullgrin was
    Rail Racer
    Magnaboss
    Landfill
    Tripredacus
    God Ginrai
     
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  12. JazzIsBack

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    The w cassette bots, Zaur and his friends
    Slugfest and Overkill
    RotB Stratosphere
    TLK onslaught Dreadbot and Infernocus

    that’s all I got right now
     
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    Liokaiser
    Road Caesar
    Black Shadow/Thunderwing
    Blue Bacchus
    Greatshot/SixShot
    Thunderclash
    G2 Dreadwing
    Whirl
    Stealth Bomber Megatron
    Drift
    Nautica
    Prime Airachnid
    Classics Optimus Prime toy
     
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    SharkticonGod Bad Comedy

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    Windcharger
    Seaspray
    Powerglide
    Outback
    Swerve
    Tailgate
     
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    SharkticonGod Bad Comedy

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    All of this!!!!
     
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    Wh33l JcK Well-Known Member

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    Autobot and Decepticon Headmaster Jrs
     
  17. LaserbeakEject

    LaserbeakEject Fantasticon!

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    Blue bacchus and Sureshot. Then call it a day.
     
  18. doomtron

    doomtron Hunter

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    Leader class energon and Cybertron Megatron asap!
     
  19. LorDZeeD

    LorDZeeD Taste the synthwave!

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    Thunderclash and the Turbomasters, need more of this in my life:
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  20. Criggity

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    I don't need much:

    A real G2 Megatron, not a repaint of the Seige.

    Quickmix

    Joyride

    Though I would prefer MP I would also be okay with mainline size. Just make them well.