Possible Generations G2 Dreadwing?

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  1. Jalaguy

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    Okay, so issue #14 of Robots in Disguise has inadvertently been released early on iBooks, and hiding in a crowd scene is G2 Dreadwing wearing a suspiciously familiar body:

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    Looks like the preplanned redeco for Generations stealth bomber Megatron has potentially been revealed!

    Credit to Spectre on the Allspark for cropping the image from the issue.
     
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  2. MechaV

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    Wouldn't surprise me.

    Also wouldn't surprise me if we got a "Spotlight: Dreadwing" listed in the comic solicitations in the upcoming months.
     
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    I guess we can potentially cross another Spotlight off the list.

    Although, wave 2 of the Spotlight/Generations Deluxes is starting to look like nothing but repaints of wave 1 plus Thundercracker.

    Unless there are more Spotlights coming than we are aware of. I was under the impression that there were 7 or 8 in the works.

    Though I suppose they could use older Spotlights as well.
     
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    Well.... We technically don't have a character named Dreadwing in G1... The combined form of Darkwing and Dreadwind is named Dreadwing, but there's no new mind or anything involved. So a G1 Dreadwing could exist independent of the other two.
     
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    I was looking at the older Spotlights for possibilities. Arcee and Nightbeat stuck out as two possibles. Potentially Shockwave too, though I'm not sure on the logistics of having a third Shockwave in two years (and second in the line to boot)

    Maybe IDW could also use the more self-contained issues? There's been a few one-shot stories in the ongoing runs that could serve purpose.
     
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    Why would he get a Spotlight issue? Are IDW Generations toys specifically linked to characters who get Spotlights?

    Also, I take a bit of umbrage at the "penchant for reusing molds" line. It's not a whim on behalf of someone at Hasbro; it's a perfectly viable business model that's probably been in play for the last 10+ years.
     
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    Yup. They're packing the comics in with the toys.
     
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    All of the new deluxe Generations toys at Toy Fair include a Spotlight comic of the toy.

    Orion Pax
    Trailcutter
    Megatron
    Bumblebee

    The only one missing right now is Thundercracker, but we assume he's in the next wave, along with Hoist who just got his Spotlight announced (Trailcutter remold).
     
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    G2 Dreadwing is one of my all-time favourite TF toys, so it would be great to see him get a Generations revival. I'm not sure how chuffed I'll be with him being a measly Deluxe though. This mold should have been Voyager class to begin with.

    If Hasbro do Arcee, they better not make her the bloodthirsty Fury from the comics. That thing killed my childhood.
     
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    Makes sense considering that megatron toy turns into a similar stealth bomber concept.


    Can't have enough Dreadwing. And I hope we see many more IDW designs in generations later.

    I doubt we'll get smokescreen. And I'm not to bothered by it. Its not like they would combine.
    For the record the jet docking gimmick used by toys like dreadwing is my favorite play feature.
    I really like that it's got cyan coloring on the and legs.
     
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    I'd like to get a figure of the IDW Jetfire.
    There were so many redesigns in IDW after All Hail Megatron and I'm not sure we ever got a clear look at Jetfire, but his robot mode seemed cool

    Not only that, but in the last few years a lot of the reused molds also have some type of engineering specific to that mold.
    They might have new heads, or different molding to the arms or legs.

    It's quite rare that Hasbro just blanket recolors a character these days and gives him a new name.
     
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    That head kind of looks like the unused-in-the-US Vortex head.
     
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    If he's coming in Generations I doubt it will be in the 2nd wave.

    With Thundercracker most likely coming, I doubt we get two blue jets in the same wave.

    I also think we'll be getting that Hardhead remold of Warpath since the toy and Spotlight already exist. But, not in the same wave as Hoist, since they're both green.
     
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    Now we need someone to be repainted as his little jet buddy Smoke-whatever
     
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    I hear Energon Starscream was remolded from G2 Smokescreen so maybe him?
     
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    According to TFWiki, they merely share a transformation scheme, and Starscream isn't a remould, but it'd still make a nice Smokescreen. FunPub toy?
     
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    If it's part of the Generations deluxe line, it's guaranteed to be that one. All of the others have Spotlights, IDW's not going to make another Acree spotlight that's not part of their story. Also, just pretend it's not IDW Arcee if it bothers you that much, it's not that gosh dang hard.

    Don't you start.
     
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    I don't think he was being serious, it was just a really bad attempt at humour based on a worn-out joke. It would be a nice addition though.
     
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    What I'd like to see is a second Arcee spotlight that normalizes the character some. Maybe even normalizes the concept of Gender in IDW all together. We've established that there are tons of different races of Nails with vastly different body designs, aesthetics and histories, so make an "Amazon" type female style Nail tribe, use her meeting and conflict with them to "normalize" and mellow Arcee a little.

    Get us an Arcee somewhere between G1's token and IDW's psycho... Basically Prime's confident warrior Arcee. And at the same time open us to all the other Femme TF characters actually being able to be used in IDW.

    That's what I'd do at least.


    -ZacWilliam, would also update her visually to be about 80% g1 Arcee with just a bit of Prime Arcee like blue highlights to the pink colorscheme.