Repaint/Remold That Made You Like/Want an Otherwise Horrible Mold?

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  1. GrimlockAutobot

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    I'll start.

    I HATE the RiD Voyager Optimus Prime mold. It's not show accurate, the cape looks horrible, it's too small, and looks like a POS when compared to it's FE Voyager Counterpart.

    That all changed when I saw pics/reviews for AM-25 Nemesis Prime.

    That deco makes an otherwise horrible figure look absolutely fantastic.

    So what's yours?
     
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    Thunderwing < Sky Shadow.
     
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    Good thread! When I used to collect classics I used to think and still think the prowl/smokescreen/bluestreak is a very ugly mould, indeed! But the bluestreak version, with it's colour scheme somewhat diminishes the ugliness of that particular mould.
     
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    Thanks for the responses so far!
     
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    I wasn't keen on the Classics Mirage mold. It wasn't bad, but it was too skinny IMO and I already had MW Mirage to fill the slot well enough. Then Walmart Fracture/Crasher came out . . .
     
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    There are a lot of these for me. Often I prefer repaints to the original version. Probably good to limit it to actual bad molds, because the list of just "repaints that are superior to the original" would be far too long. Off the top of my head:

    -Cybertron Longrack: the Armada Hoist mold (like most of Armada) is godawful, but this repaint with its nice headsculpt, BW Neo homage, and appealing coloring make me like it

    -Classics Overkill: I don't care for Classics Grimlock at all, but the mold seems to work better for Overkill

    -Energon Galvatron: as Megatron this mold was just big and ungainly, but it's hard to deny how impressive it looks as Galvaton (whom it was clearly intended to resemble from the get-go)

    -Cybertron Cannonball: from boring, unconvincing ambulance to space pirate... big improvement!

    -Minerva-type Thunderblast: Her Minervaness overrides the back-heavy shellformer source-mold

    -FOC Ultra Magnus: this cruddy little mold works much better as Magnus than as Prime

    -Armada Thundercracker/2007 Movie Thundercracker: The Armada Starscream mold and 2007 Movie Starscream mold are bad, but Thundercracker colors always win me over

    -Botcon Razorclaw: Cybertron Leobreaker is a terrible mold, but the Razorclaw colors and new head win me over on this one

    -Prime Hot Shot: the RiD Bumblebee mold isn't as bad as people say it is (it's quite fun to transform, actually, which can't be said of the FE), but the greatness of Hot Shot overrides any flaws it might have. And it actually makes it nice that the two can have somewhat distinct molds on a shelf.

    -Alternators Nemesis Prime: chubby, squat Optimus becomes hulking, powerful Nemesis with only a color swap. Weird.
     
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    gonna have to go with knockout/smokescreen repaint..pics at first were dissapointing...i now have the figure in hand and his new head,changes in the car mode,his micron forming the wings and the colors and stickers...i now am totally excited i have a smokescreen in my prime collection...he rocks
     
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    prime nemesis bee

    just looks damn cool

    hot shot nice too
     
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    both of these.
     
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    I'm thinking that once I get him I'm going to end up putting AM Smokescreen in this category.

    Mediocre mold as Knockout and judging by the pics I've seen looks ALOT better ad Smokescreen.
     
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