Repurposing Figures: Your Guidlines & Suggestions

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

  1. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    I think the biggest improvements on Tigatron are as follows:
    -beast legs collapse into the shins instead of sitting in front of them
    -arms fold up in a way that hides the fists in beast mode
    -transformation for the beast and bot heads doesn't carry the likely possibility of breaking the figure

    It's definitely subjective, and to each their own, but this is a case where I feel the reviewers you watched were absolutely wrong.
     
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    2010 Payload and ROTF Rampage, Studio Series Skipjack, Scrapmetal and Hightower as the Transformers Collaborative: Tonka Mash-Up.
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    Or if you want all 6 and with the ability to Combine into the Tonkanator - Maketoys Yellow Giant.
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    Cheetor was also a Transmetal in season 2. They really missed the mark IMO

    Primals swords dont store and neither does rattraps gun so that doesnt bother me if it means i could have gotten an accurate bot mode without dna designs
     
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    I don't really have to spell it out for you since you already know what the answer is. I don't see what the hangup is here if you're willing to put flame decals on it then why is a faction insignia going to?
     
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    Fair point. I personally like how Primal’s swords “store” on his back in gorilla mode. Reminds me of Ronin Warriors Blackblaze, who carried the Inferno Swords. Anime needs to go back to armored animal companions who carry the protags weapons. It’s such a cool aesthetic.
     
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    Prime Dreadwing as pre-Beast Wars Depth Charge
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  7. Fenrys

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    @trence5 said they were thinking about using Road Rocket as a stand in, implying no modifications to the figure. They never said they were going to put flame decals on it. In fact, they replied with "rats" further solidifying the implication that they don't want to modify the figure. So no, you really don't have to "spell it out for me" considering any modification is irrelevant to what @trence5 was asking.
     
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    Funny enough way back in the day I actually had plans to pick up the AM version for that very reason. Heck he literally came with a fish gun micron. It's like Takara KNEW and they were giving us fans a very discreet little nod.
     
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    I had been repurposing Netflix Elita as Vibes, but since I’m currently looking to fill my Junkion ranks, I just realized Elita has some Junkion features. Between the tan in her deco and the shape of her head, I think she might make a good female Junkion. Don’t have a name for her though since she doesn’t look like either Nancy or Rum-Maj, the two named female Junkions. However I think she’ll fit in with them pretty well.
     
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    I got Movie Mudflap last year and I use him as Sawtooth the bounty hunter.
     
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    Astrobots Artemis as Solus Prime
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    Astrobots Athenia as Jumpstream
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    I feel like these would work better if the figures transformed
     
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    If only he wasn’t $100 minimum these days
     
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    I guess Artemis works better since Amalgamous has the first T-Cog.
     
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    BW2 Galvatron or Zerg as Pre BW Megatron.
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    Galaxy Upgrade Prime as Sentinel Maximus
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    Until a better option is available, Creatures Collide Ransack with the alt head as SG Kickback. Same goes for Skywasp as SG Waspinator.
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    Sawtooth? Couldn't find any info on tfwiki. Most people use this toy as a modern iteration of Micromaster Erector.
    Still holding out hope for a retool and redeco into Nova Prime.
     
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    In addition to the Shattered Glass toys that were "officially" repurposed by FunPub (Scoop, Seaspray, Huffer, etc.) there are a number of toys, both official and 3P/KO, that I've found myself repurposing as SG characters over the years. These are the ones I've currently folded in to my SG collection:

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    OSKO Blue Powerglide as SG Powerglide.
    AOE Rollbar as SG Burnout (keeps it distinct from SG Skids, but still has a legacy from the mold)
    WFC Impactor as SG Impactor (unchanged; with its red eyes and purple logo, it makes a good SG release out of the box)
    Adventures Greejeeber as SG Strongarm (I know it doesn't match the official SG Strongarm deco, but I like this take better anyway)
    FP Code Virus Edition as SG Toxin (keeps it distinct from Chromedome)
    2006 Classics Blaster as SG Soundblaster (if Soundwave and Soundblaster can be two different characters in WFC, they can in SG as well)
    TFCC Counterpunch as SG Counterpunch (I like to think he's like SG Xamot... used to be two characters but has lost his other half; as normal-universe Counterpunch, this figure is just weird and redundant, so making him SG gives him a reason to exist)

    Of course if better versions of any of these ever come out, I'd swap these out.
     
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    We have yet to see images of the Amazon collaboration figure, but if the Optimus is white as seem in the Amazon truck pic:
    As E-hobby G2 Ultra Magnus.
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