Generics for Generations?

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  1. Boople Barp

    Boople Barp Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to pad out my CHUG collection, but I am having a tough time coming up with options for generics to fill in the bot'n'con ranks. Looking for some real no-names, so what say all of you?
     
  2. MrSoundmeister

    MrSoundmeister Bang,Bang Boom!

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    Sure, There's plenty of Generics on Armada that use the G1 Bodytypes. I'd love them to get fleshed out. Also Repainting Silverbolt as Skyfall would be nice too.
     
  3. general saberwi

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    What do you mean? Are you looking for figures that aren't in the CHUG lines that would fit? I'd say some of the late series Cybertron molds would be a good start.
     
  4. Boople Barp

    Boople Barp Well-Known Member

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    I just realized how poorly worded my post is...oops! I did actually intend to find actual toys to fill in in the spaces, but y'know...didn't write that out very well.
     
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    WheelWave140 Hate's not cool, dudes!

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    Ammonites (as represented by the Mini-Con Assault Team) can be used to buff up either side as rank-and-file. There's three body types in one package so that's some easy variety with no real character attached to it.

    There are shapeways Autotrooper heads for CW Rook and Prowl, but they're fairly expensive and need to be hand painted.

    I own the Rainmakers 3-pack from Botcon 2013. If you can hunt that down, they also make great cannon fodder, especially Hotlink, who comes in the classic, generic seeker "Air Warrior" color scheme.
     
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    slugslinger2004 TFW2005 Supporter

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    PRID Vehicons, G2 Cyberjets or any of their recolors, RID2000 Dreadwind and Smokejumper, and the RID2000 flipchangers (Towline, Skid-Z, Skyfire and Windsheer). All are really good toys with decent articulation and fit in with Classics or "CHUG" figures.

    In general RID2000, Energon, and Cybertron have a few standouts that fit well with Classics as well.
     
  7. TheBeastman

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    There are some pretty fun and inexpensive toys in the Power Core Combiner line. Basically none of them have any character except MAYBE Smolder and Huffer. (Smolder is great though.)
     
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    i have a miss transformed PCC sitting in as a throttlebot. the blue car. he looks either like a throttlebot, or he could also be one of those decepticon cars from devastation.
     
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    I mainly collect CHUG and don't care too much for the Unicron Trilogy stuff. That said, there are a few fun figures from the Unicron Trilogy era that I have mixed in with my CHUG stuff. 3 that come to my mind are Excellion, Longrack, and Downshift (Cybertron version). There's a few more figures from this period I've been meaning to track down like Buzzsaw and Big Daddy.
     
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    Blam320 Assembly Inventor

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    Hasbro hasn't made Army Building too easy for those looking to do that sort of stuff, besides the Prime Vehicons.
     
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    the Toyworld Throttlebots are really good
     
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    ssjkazer mr dyslexia

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    i would suggest looking at transformers energon and transformers cybertron toy lines, also the vehicon from transformers prime is a great way to bulk out con side, espelly with these options being back ground characters in the comics
     
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    Been amassing a small army of chug onslaughts, perfect for heavy troops.
     
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    Answering for decepticons is easy, but autobots...
    Decepticons: prime vehicons and jet vehicons, beast machines vehicons, botcon rainmakers, machine wars toys (if you follow the botcon story), energon terrorcons, cybertron terrorcons, beast hunters predacons?
    Autobots: machine wars toys (if you follow botcon story), energon omnicons, botcon animated autotroopers and I believe there are no more official autobot drones, but you could use RID2000 autobot 3 pack (using mirage scavenger and nightcruz vehicons)
     
  15. tikgnat

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    What the hell? We've had a good 'older' representation with ancient characters like Alpha Trion (and I suppose Titans like Metroplex and Fort Max are old too) so calling for 'no name geriatrics' is massively ageist.

    ;) 
     
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  16. BidoofdudeofOz

    BidoofdudeofOz The Stench of Discovery

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    Some redecos to give some generic troops, especially with titan masters making the head thing easier, would be great. Making new fleshed out characters out of the animation errors from the Sunbow cartoon, or the no name generics could also kind of retcon them into mattering:

    -Green/constructicon colours Shockwave (from the legends class or a new voyager mould)
    -Green/purple/grey transport drones (see G1 War Dawn) from the TR Kup mould- TR Blaster head
    -Purple/grey warrior drones (War Dawn) from the TR Scourge mould- TR Blurr head

    We've kind of seen it before, with the Botcon generic seeker "Rainmakers"

    Question is how well they would sell.