G1 Retcon Characters

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by twelvesam, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. twelvesam

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    Full disclosure: this idea wasn’t sparked by me - it began with a Bobby Skullface video. The suggestion is to reimagine our favorite characters introduced after G1 into the Masterpiece G1 aesthetic. And then OF COURSE make toys of them. What if our newer favorite characters were just off screen?!?

    This seems like a timely idea for two reasons:
    1) While we’re not necessarily running out of G1 cartoon characters, we are running out of the fan favorites.
    2) As a Third Party-loving community, we love how creative they can be. But dammit if we don’t also love our cartoon-accurate Masterpiece scaled stuff. Best of both worlds?

    So would y’all get behind this concept? A G1’d cartoon-inspired Barricade, maybe in the flexible Ocular Max Trailbreaker mold? A G1’d TFA Wasp in one of the MP Bumblebee molds? Slipstream from the Meteor mold? I can also imagine Lugnut, Lockdown, Bulkhead; Shatter and Dropkick triple-changers; Rung and Roller from the IDW comics?

    So what do you think? If you hate the idea, I can handle it... but I see this as an absolute win! Any other character suggestions?
     
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  3. twelvesam

    twelvesam Animated Jumpstarter

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    Exactly right! I didn’t bring up Legends-scale because there seems to be a big appetite for versions of the characters other than slavish cartoon accuracy (see most of Iron Factory). That’s exactly what I’m thinking, but in an arena where the cartoon aesthetic almost exclusively rules.
     
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    I loved that video, we need many g1 style characters such as:
    Yes! give me all the Barricades. Bugbite could also be a very good option.

    Lockdown, drift, and others would be great.

    I would love an MP G1 SkyGarry
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  5. CyclonuS_ZerO

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    I have seen a few custom MP Prowl/Barricade figures with that paint scheme and it does look awesome. I'd like to see a G1 Blackout.
     
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    I love the idea. It's something I already do.

    Who I'd love to see ret-conned, with G1 period-fitting alts, are:

    Lockdown
    Fracture
    Blackout
    Knockout
    Rescue Bots
    Hot Shot (Unicron trilogy)
    Flame War
    Slipstream
    Bulkhead
     
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    This is a great idea. One can never have enough G1...problem is, we need more diversity...I'd love to see molds of other more everyday 80's cars/trucks/planes rather than just reprints of existing stuff.
     
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    I like this idea as well. I think this is also an opportunity to expand and make new characters. Just because the character was thought of today doesn't mean it can't be designed in G1 aesthetic. I have often had character ideas that I felt would be best suited for G1. Cybertron was a vast place and transformers live for eons. It stands to reason there are many we have not met and several time periods to explore. I think my only complaint about G1 is the reuse of molds. I like one off characters the most.
     
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    I don’t know... I see it as a "downgrade", Why should Barricade look blocky and poorly detailed when he looks quite cool already?

    I know aesthetics is subjective, but oh well...
     
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    They did this with a several characters in Japan but sadly they are in the "not cheap" category since they were exclusives and from years ago now.

    E-Hobby & Other G1 Recolors Archives - Transformers Toys - TFW2005

    Not sure if I'd want the Twins as portrayed in RotF to show up in a G1 cartoon or comic but I love the toys they got. So like X-Transbots Crosscut in orange please?

    The Movie Ratchet toy is pretty awesome too.
     

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    Something I'd like to have. Digi courtesy of @siegfried07
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    Imagine a G1 Arcee style WindBlade that transforms into a Grumman EF-111 Raven
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    A G1 style Bayverse Devastator.

    Also Lugnut, Barricade and Blackout.
     
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    I need these two in MP size / aesthetics but using the old Bumblebee mold for Bugbite.

    I always thought she'd look good as a modified X-29

    Really want an MP G1 Slash by Fanstoys for my MP Dinobots.
     
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    Sounds cool, like a redeco of say Constructor.
     
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    Lugnut, Lockdown, Barricade, Knock Out, Prime Breakdown, Tarantulas/Mesothulas, IDW DJD, Bulkhead, Sideways/Noise Maze, Unicron Trilogy Megatron (maybe under a different name?), Flame Convoy, Nitro Convoy
     
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    I was thinking it's still a G1 style hunched over beast.
     
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    Not while actual G1 is not even close to complete.

    I like G1 characters because they are from G1.

    I like IDW characters because they are from IDW.

    I don't care about a G1 character in IDW style, unless that character appeals to me in the IDW fiction. For example I love Springer in both, but Ultra Magnus not so much.

    I wouldn't care about an IDW character retconned into G1, as that character is IDW and not G1. There can be no more G1 fiction as it's history - it's been and gone, so there is no connection for me. No connection = no purchase...whilst a cool bot is a cool bot, i'm running out of space, getting old (and these 3rd party things take AGES to be released), and being more selective on what i spend money on :p 
     
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  19. twelvesam

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    How could I have forgotten Windblade, Knockout, and Blackout?!? DJD would be a challenge but fascinating. Also a little more controversial maybe, but I imagine Strong Arm from the new RID would translate so well!
     
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  20. Hotconvoy

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    I would happily take one of every known TF in a G1 style as an MP figure!

    But to start....
    DRIFT!
     
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