Greatest repaints... repaint appreciation?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by DecepticusPrime, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Houstonian Prime

    Houstonian Prime skilled tradesman

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2016
    Posts:
    1,301
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Likes:
    +5,952
    I think this is a great idea for an appreciation thread. because let's face it, repaints are more likely to be frowned upon rather than appreciated. in fact my first response to repaints is usually negative, but I'm so glad I got the ones that i did. and I'm sure they'll be more in the future. its been a thing since the 80's. initially implemented (and still used today) as a marketing gimmick to decrease production cost, and increase sales revenue. but who cares about all that boring crap. cuz as it turns out we've gotten a lot of great characters & figures out of it..

    as I'm sure most of us do, I've got a plethora of repaints. I'm currently getting some stuff together, so I can take some photographs.. looking forward to it..
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Big Dawg

    Big Dawg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Posts:
    1,691
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +79
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 8
  3. Bumblejazz

    Bumblejazz Autobot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Posts:
    4,669
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Likes:
    +7,766
    I love this this one just because of how ridiculous it is
    truprime.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 4
  4. iacon45

    iacon45 Missing: One Custom Title

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2003
    Posts:
    5,897
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Likes:
    +2,751
    Nice group shot! I really love Artfire using that mold. I know we are getting Earthrise Grapple and most likely an Inferno remold but I don't know if I would be interested in an Artfire from that mold. I think the bigger bulkier mold looks great for him and will differentiate him if we do get a Selects Earthrise Artfire.

    But on the flip side of that, United Stepper/Ricochet is proverbial mic drop on that character. The deco looks really good on the RTS Jazz mold that I don't know if I'll ever need an upgrade for him either. I know that Selects Ricochet didn't impress me enough to "upgrade".
     
  5. weevil

    weevil Grapple's art is the best package artwork ever!!

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    Posts:
    1,875
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Indonesian
    Likes:
    +3,232
    Twitter:
    Siege Datsun molds except Smokescreen.
    20200114_233703.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. KuroKage2001

    KuroKage2001 Wrecker Lover

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    Posts:
    419
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +791
    It’ll never stop bothering me that the grey one is Bluestreak and the the blue one is Smokescreen.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. AutobotAvalanche

    AutobotAvalanche Number One in Boogieland Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Posts:
    11,589
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    California
    Likes:
    +25,180
    It's a reference to his personality which is lost on a lot of people because the phrase fell out of use. "Talking a blue streak" means "never shutting the hell up" which is what Bluestreak did according to his original bio.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2020
    • Like Like x 1
  8. KuroKage2001

    KuroKage2001 Wrecker Lover

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    Posts:
    419
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +791
    Huh, so that’s why they have those names. The things I learn about the 80s never cease to get a “Huh, neat.” Out of me.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Flash1087

    Flash1087 Department of False Hope

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    2,802
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +887
    Ebay:
    Is this that Toys R Us one from right before they went out of business? I bought one from the one in my hometown and never got around to opening him, but he looks ridiculous even in the box
     
  10. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Posts:
    12,731
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Likes:
    +10,480
    I've always really liked this repaint of Generations Warpath:
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. imfallenangel

    imfallenangel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Posts:
    669
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    Likes:
    +2,045
    For me, I love the 3 "true" Datsuns, but don't care for Barricade which shouldn't have been a recolour. I have no attachment to the character and find that he doesn't fit in Siege.. but it's more that he should have had either a completely new mold or a serious remold so that it would be really different... it's part of the "lazy" stuff from Hasbro that I didn't enjoy with Siege.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Edgewise

    Edgewise Fanner

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Posts:
    5,319
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    USA
    Likes:
    +757
    Though the name and personality were probably first inspired by the blue Diaclone version which may have been the plan for the original Bluestreak release.
     
  13. DecepticusPrime

    DecepticusPrime End of Days

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2002
    Posts:
    5,127
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Iowa
    Likes:
    +2,058
    Ebay:
    I'm probably one of the few that doesnt hate that mold and actually really enjoyed it. Thought it was really fun to convert and I had the fire burst version that I paired with murder bee as SG Movie versions. That repaint just looks so zany and fun though
     
  14. Matthew Haskett

    Matthew Haskett Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2019
    Posts:
    91
    Trophy Points:
    57
    Likes:
    +130
    I don’t know the order of things, but Barricade as he is in Siege matches up with his current role in the new IDW comics.
     
  15. KuroKage2001

    KuroKage2001 Wrecker Lover

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    Posts:
    419
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +791
    I won’t have them in hand till I get home this evening, but from the pictures I’ve seen online I think team Megatronia is definitely the superior uses of the Victorion mold sets.

    Hell, I’d say she might just be the best female combiner, but that’s more do to Orthia crippling herself right out the gate with the shitty Moonracer mold x4 so the only real contest is between Vicky and Megatronia.
     
  16. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Leader of the Scarlet empire

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2018
    Posts:
    4,007
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Orlando Florida (Kissimmee)
    Likes:
    +6,298
    Someone likes the mold
     
  17. Big Dawg

    Big Dawg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Posts:
    1,691
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +79
    I also added the Hasbro asia kids day red hotspot after this pic was taken. Still need a united grapple and henkei inferno to finish the set lol (maybe I’ll take an updated pic once that happens- a construction version would be super sweet too)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Edgewise

    Edgewise Fanner

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Posts:
    5,319
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    USA
    Likes:
    +757
    Often I'm not a big fan of black repaints because they seem an "easy" and "unimaginative" way of doing a "cool" redeco. When the typical black repaint gets changed up with a bit more creativity and visual interest, like for example MP Black Rodimus Prime, I appreciate it more. Before the era of so many black repaints, there was a Beasts Wars figure that is maybe questionably a "black" repaint. But I think it's pretty popular and I think something more "creative" like this would be great for doing other "Dark"/"Gray Scale" repaints: Fox Kids Transmetal Tarantulas.

    Also a fun tidbit that amused me, I just recently saw on tfwiki(Is this info real? heh, "fun" at least), is the supposed names that were at one point planned for the Fox Kids repaints. The first wave could've been:
    -"Jungle Roar Cheetor"
    -"Live Wire Dinobot"
    -"Energon Surge Rhinox"
    -"Power Flight Waspinator"

    And the second wave would've been:
    -"Mech-Tech Cheetor"
    -"Steel Force Tarantulas"

    So a focus on "Steel Force Tarantulas" here:


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 2