Deluxe Insecticons Anyone?

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  1. Rattrap Primal

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    Ok, we finally have a chance to finish the Original 3 Insecticons, anyone think we'll get Updates to the Deluxe Insecticons (Venom, Chop Shop, Ransack, Barrage) in the future? I know Venom and Chop Shop where updated in the past, but we need a more proper updates......they could update the designs so they're not completely retread of the Beetras Designs....
     
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    We got Chop Shop in Combiner Wars. Kickback can be repainted/retooled into Ransack and Bombshell can be repainted/retooled into Barrage.

    Venom would be the only odd man out who would need his own new mold. Unfortunately, Waspinator is more likely to get the call before Venom ever does.
     
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    Deluxe insect icons not basics. I'd love to see them, and if the next line is beast based I'd say they have a shot at getting made. Though deception beasts outnumbered auto it beasts.
     
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    They were never a big deal...so I'd be just as happy with Legends. And much more likely to get those, too, as Hasbro prefers to get a little mileage out of their molds before retiring them.

    As it is, the Targetmaster Venin wasn't even in the right colors because they are so close to Waspinators. Which is why I'm a little concerned that Venom will ever get a proper green bot with a pumpkin head update...and reflective of Hasbro's opinion of the deluxe Insecticons as priorities...
     
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    Don't know if the demand is there, but I'd also love Diaclone repaints of the Insecticons to go along with Botcon 2015 Zaptrap (Diaclone Shrapnel).
     
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    make them combine in one of two ways...... (i'm obsessed with combining, soooooo....)

    1. traditional gestalt style (compatible with CW/beastformers)

    2. a giant centipede (i saw someone here say this....great idea)
     
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    wow, i'm a sucker for anything Diaclone based, i totally missed that they did Diaclone Shrapnel that year (i got the car 2 pack)
     
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    Zaptrap was the attendee only "freebie" figure. BBTS does have him in stock for $60. I liked the car 2 pack but I just happened to have made custom versions of them around the same time - doh!
     
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    I'd be down for them as retools of the existing Insecticons...not sure what that means for Venom...
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing a new mold Venom that can be retooled into Waspinator.
     
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    The deluxe insecticons are such non-entities as characters, I'm ok with them being "basic" insecticon retools.

    That said Venom is the odd con out without a bug mode that matches of of the diaclone trio. So i'd make Venom, then retool him into Bob.
    2 birds (bugs?) 1 stone. The geewhiners get their Venom. The idw fans get Bob
     
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    Yes please. I'd buy them as retools of the regular insecticons (those molds fit them better than the regulars anyway cause they look less robotic than the G1 regular insecticon toys) and Venom from Waspinator would be cool or vice versa.
    But i still would far prefer them to be deluxes like their G1 toys where.
    Hey, if they give us deluxe Monsterbots who's to say what cant be done.
    And if Roberts or Barber gets they idea to give them personality and let them feature large in a story, who knows.
    As it stand chances are still slim for them to get deluxe toys but these days anything is possible.
     
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    They are deluxes though.
    They are exactly the size of T30 Megatron, Armada Starscream etc.
     
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    Still waiting for the inevitable Legends Barrage. Barrage was one of my first tfs ever. I don't think a legends toy could beat the original, though.
     
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    ...Which were two of the tiniest deluxes... ;) 

    It was just an observation, I'd rather they were deluxes, but realistically they are probably going to be repaints of the Legends with new heads just like Chop Shop (who I think came out great within those limitations)
     
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    Weird , I was thinking that BOMBSHELL could be slightly retooled in to venom .... the main shape of the insect body , right down to how it looks like he could have a little head above the eyes of the bull weevil ( were the mouth parts connect ) simply replace his shell blaster and add a tongue / flicker ...or what ever it is that cicadas ect have ....theres a perfect spot on the sides of the robot head to be painted / tooled to be eyes ////Idk , It`d be interesting to see ..... I have high hopes that the other 3 deluxe insecticons get some love ( given that they have done chop shop all ready ) VENOM is my shit from way back ... All ways thought it was interesting to have a paranoid , poisonous Cicada , that is all so a leader of a sub-group .... I absolutely love that / him ! :p 
     
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    No problem, not freaking out. Just saying :) 
    yeah, it was awesome of them to give him a new head. Pity they didnt do that for Pipes (they could have at least given him the Prime head of that mold). But like i said i actually think the molds serve the deluxe insecticons better than their better known brethren, am actually a tiny bit dissapointed the legends insecticons didnt get more mechanical molding (wheels and the like) like their G1 toys had.
     
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    oh i know, i ended up skipping him: that mold was a stretch to me as Huffer even with a new head..., certainly wasn't Pipes without one.
    (i'd have rather had an Optimus Prime repaint as Overload, my favorite Micromaster)
     
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    I want the original insecticons in deluxe sized. and Prime Hardshell in either Voyager or Leader size
     
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