Have you ever mistaken a Transformers toy for either another Transformer or something else?

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  1. Prime Noble

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    While looking at a few figures in my collection today, I picked up Siege Thundercracker who I had mistaken for Ion Storm.

    I remember back in 1986 while helping my almost 6 year old brother pick a Transformer for his birthday, I saw G1 Hub Cap and at first glance believed he was Bumblebee until I read the packaging.

    One morning back in 2007, while leaving for work I picked up the Real Gears mobile phone instead of my actual mobile. Thankfully I realised it before I drove off.

    Anyone else have similar mistaken identity experiences?
     
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    Once I thought Cybertron Drill-bit was from G1
     
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    that's honestly hilarious. the disguise worked! (briefly)
     
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  4. Prime Noble

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    Ironic you should say that given your picture of G1 Megatron's gun mode which is banned in the US and Europe for looking too realistic.
     
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    I bought some Gig Trasformer Constructions as a kid and dismissed them as KOs.
     
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    I thought animated Blurr was Jazz for about 8 years...and i had both
     
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    Shockwave and Soundwave by name.

    I keep thinking that BH Bulkhead is a smaller roadbuster until I pick the guy up.

    I also believe many of the battlemasters fit this well, like dazzlestrike and lionizer for example.

    Purple....
     
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    Ditto.

    As a kid I thought Gobot Deep Dive was a Transformer. Wasnt until I joined TFW that I eventually learned the shameful truth.
     
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    For the longest time younger me thought G2 Hubcap was actually Cliffjumper. Had absolutely no idea since my dad threw away the packaging before I even got a chance to read the bio. Usually I read the bio first but I was just too excited to get a TF for my birthday that I ran to get my G2 BB so I could play with both of them. Came back and dad had cleared everything away. Wouldn't find out who the heck Hubcap was until much later.
     
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    I mistook movie hound for bulkhead many times.
     
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    Thought I got an AMAZING deal on a Prime First Edition Optimus at a collectibles shop. I didn’t look at it close enough until I got home to realize that I just paid retail price for the regular Voyager figure.
    (It was entirely my fault, haha - it was loose and unlabeled)
     
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    Hell I think some people even re-purpose that fig as Bulkhead.
     
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    What’s gig
     
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    Well, I thought this was Starscream...

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    I never had a G1 Bumblebee growing up but I did have Gobots Bugbite. I knew it wasn't Bumblebee but my brother would always refer to him as such. :lol 

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    G1 Bumblebee and Cliffjumper and their various red and yellow recolors always throw me for a loop.
     
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    I had a Rotorstorm growing up and for the longest time assumed he was from some other brand and not a "Transformer".

    Also, in my pre-internet days, I saw a Powermaster OP trailer (no cab) at a family friend's house and was confused as all hell. I had never seen anything related to Powermasters prior to that so I was really confused that this trailer that clearly looked like Optimus' turned into most of his body.
     
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