Repurposing Figures: Your Guidlines & Suggestions

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by BScorpinok75, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Scaleface

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    Universe Voyager Tread Bolt was use as Shattered Glass Tread Bolt in a Transformers Mosaic comic. Unofficial, but good enough for me.

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    I used the recent Cyberverse Repugnus recolor as Shattered Glass Repugnus.

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    I used the purple Jin Jiang Toys Iron Shield (Not-Slag) as Shattered Glass Slag.

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    Cybertron Skywarp as Shattered Glass Hotlink.

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    If you have a spare seeker head I think you might be able to make Slipstream.
     
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    Was going to suggest Hotlink since they have similar darkish color schemes, but there's the whole generic seeker thing vs conehead. Which led to a search of named Seekers that resulted in WHEEZING ARROW! Total gag seeker but hey nobody knows what he looks like soooo. Wheezing Arrow - Transformers Wiki

    Or going the serious route you could repurpose him as RID Wind Sheer or Movie 07 Overcast
    Wind Sheer (2004) - Decepticon - www.tfu.info
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    Colors-wise, with a head swap he could be Cyberverse Slipstream (or you can gender-bend the character and stick with the male conehead)

    Er, yeah, what that guy said!
     
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    Searching for some new names/identities for some Energon guys. I want to add Slugslinger and Sharkticon to Cannonballs pirate crew, especially Slugslinger since he already sorta has an eye patch. Any better names for Energon Mirage?
     
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    I've been sitting here trying to come up with a more robotic way to say Fata Morgana - the name for a mirage on the oceans surface. Other names that should probably work:

    Tideripper
    Dreadnaught
    Saltstream
    Mainsail
    Bore (another word for massive wave - like tidal wave)
     
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    Not to rain on your parade, but that's G2 Ramjet.

    Personally that makes him no different from G1 Ramjet since I don't have him at all.
     
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    Ramjet……had a brainurism.
     
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    All three of the Eclipse Team guys should definitely stick together.
    • Energon Mirage, in Japan, goes by the interesting name of "Shockfleet" and that's what I call him as well. (I call his mold-mate, Dreadwing, "Dreadwave".)
    • Energon Slugslinger is called Storm Jet in Japan, so I call him "Slingstorm".
    • Energon Sharkticon was remolded into Sky-Byte, so I call him "Sharkbite".
    Works out pretty nicely since all three have names that begin with 'S'.

    I must admit that Sharkbite is my least favorite of my renames; I've also considered SharkEye, Sharktooth, Sharkwave, Sharcraft, and even Sharknado. Another option I've considered is renaming Mirage as "Eclipse" (so the team is named after him, their leader), Slugslinger as "Nimbus," and Sharkticon as "Abyss."

     
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    Thats really good stuff.
     
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    Slug as Grimstone.
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    Selects Guard as Highjump and SSBB Iron Hide as Non Micromaster Tote before he comes to Earth.
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    Err, that's Highjump's box art. Sorry for being a prick...

    Grimstone looks great. Be nice to see him retooled from SS86 Slag. I really need to pick him up some day. I think him, Slash and Tyrannitron need to be spotlighted. They could repaint Tyrannitron from Energon Cruellock.
     
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    Sorry, my mistake. I have edited it.
     
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    Any Rumble/Frenzy toy as SG Rewind
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    Titan Master Apeface/Siege Spasma on Getaway as SG Chromedome
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    Not too many green excavators that aren't G1 Scavenger. Energon Steamhammer, which did have a redeco as Scavenger, is kind of it. I don't think Armada Hoist ever had a green redeco.
    Not the Earthrise releases, but I use the Classics G2 redecoes as random Season 3 miscolored Seekers.
     
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    i was thinking of something similiar to this, only with normal chromedome head
     
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    Hm, let's see...
    I use SS86 Sweep as Scourge, because he's who I could get at retail price. And after getting him, both my Titans Return Scourges are now Sweeps. My repainted Universe Cyclonus has similarly been repurposed as a member of the armada.
    When used with basically anyone besides G1 Galvatron (in whose company he's "Finally a Rodimus in scale with this guy"), Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime represents a powered-up/alternate body.
    My customized TR Hot Rod is what I use for Targetmaster Hot Rod, although I'm not sure how much he counts since I slightly favor him over SS86.
    Does treating "Magnus Prime" as my CHUG PMOP count?

    I think that's it as far as figures I have. I do have plans for future acquisitions, though, like GTS Ransack and Brakedown as new characters.

    Also some suggestions:
    TR Tidal Wave as Flattop
    NYCC Scorponok as Olin Zarak
     
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    ROTF Legend Soundwave as Diagnostic Drone
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    Cybertron Jetfire could make a fine Cybertron style or G1 ified version of Movieverse Stratosphere. Somewhere between the original colors and the Decepticon repaint would be ideal