More not-quite AOE Legion Class redecos of older toys

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  1. Nevermore

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    Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Starscream are old, they have been out at Family Dollar and Dollar General stores in the US for months at this point. At least the "black insignia" variant of Bumblebee has been sighted in the US before as well; the "black insignia" variants of all three have already been sighted in the UK and Germany as well.

    Apparently there is a second wave coming, featuring Megatron, apparently an unchanged re-release of Universe 2.0 Legends Class Megatron, previously re-released at Dollar General stores in 2010 Transformers-esque packaging. Unlike Optimus, Bumblebee and Starscream, who simply recycle the inaccurate package art of their 2013 Generations Legends Class counterparts, Megatron at least uses recolored art of Generations Legends Megatron.

    Strafe is a redeco of Beast Hunters Legion Class Windrazor, Grimlock is a redeco of Beast Hunters Legion Class Rippersnapper with a different deco than the previously announced Walmart exclusive Grimlock redeco of Rippersnapper that comes in actual Age of Extinction-branded packaging and has already been released at South Korean Emart stores.
     

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    yay, one headed movie swoop :lol 

    really wish they'd either stop usin the IDW art for the G1 guys if they're gonna use the shitty old legends...
     
  3. Bass X0

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    Guess I'll be getting Strafe and Grimlock. I love me some Terrorcon repaints. Although I didn't bother with the Abominus set.

    I wonder if they will release the other three Terrorcons as Autobots so Grimlock and Strafe can have someone to combine with. I'm thinking Doublecross and Repugnus (the Monsterbots) from Twinstrike and Blight. I don't know of a second Autobot who turns into a two-headed monster to be repainted from Hun-Grrr. Doubleheader wouldn't work.
     
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    The Windrazor mold works for Strafe even though he has only one head.
     
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    So anyone find it a little odd Hasbro has stock packaging art of FOC Swoop?
     
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    Props to Escargon for noticing that the art on Grimlock is taken from MTMTE #8's RI cover, of all places:

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    I'd buy that Strafe.
     
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    Nice. Strafe looks good with that figure, the others look cool too.
     
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    Oh hell yes, green Megatron. I like that mold, and having it look at least a tiny bit more like G2 tank Megatron is something I can definitely get behind.
     
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    What I really like about these is that they're like decades ago when you looked at the toy and went "huh, it doesn't look like the show/comic, weird" but loved it anyway.
     
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    I had to look twice at Megatron.... I thought it was Hound!
     
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    Yeah, me too.

    Would have been cool. I'd have been onboard with doing up a bunch of old Cyberverse toys for movie relevancy ala the Strafe repaint here.

    Like paint Wheeljack up like Drift or Smokescreen up like Crosshairs.

    Just go nuts with it.
     
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    Strafe and Grimlock look interesting. I think. Kinda hard to tell. Not sure if Grim is black or a very dark blue.

    Yeah, weird. Unless it's from a comic cover, like Grimlock?
     
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    They probably have any number of so far unused but still finished pieces just laying about cluttering the place.
     
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    I love the Windrazor mold, so that's a must buy. Might get Grimlock for shits 'n giggles.
     
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    So I see that Grimlock isn't just a Wal-Mart exclusive. Strafe is a great use of the Windrazor mold.

    I want the rest of the AOE Dinobots from the Terrorcons now.
     
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    That's a different Grimlock-from-Rippersnapper toy. The Walmart exclusive one represents AOE Grimlock, this one represents G1 Grimlock.

    And yes, the FOC Swoop artwork is indeed from a comic cover:

    [​IMG]
     
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    That would be crappy.

    Hun-Grr, Twinstrike and Blight aren't really similar to any other Dinobots.
     
  20. Nevermore

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    I point out the two different decos in my initial post. So much for actually reading what I write!