Repurposing Figures: Your Guidlines & Suggestions

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

  1. Thundermania

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    Reminds of some randoms in Onyx’s army.
     
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    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    An even better idea: a random bag of galvanized nuts from the hardware store as Cybertronian flora.
     
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    I’m looking for a new Strika to go with Obsidian, any mold recommendations?

    I’m gonna be painting her so colour doesn’t matter and I’m not opposed to headswaps. I was thinking Leader Armada Megatron from CW, I want her to tower over Obsidian (T30 Springer mold) and I could cut the antlers off and some of the desired colours are already there.

    Any other suggestions?
     
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    Universe onslaught, koncept toys was gonna do it as a ko, unicron9 did a custom for me based on the idea a few years ago
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    Yeah but that’s the go-to for Strika. I want to break tradition a bit.
     
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    Generations Warpath, Siege Brunt, Universe Onslaght and TR Hardhead/Quake.
     
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    T30 Roadbuster could make a good Strika
     
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    Not big enough.
     
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    How about the bigger Beast Hunters Prime

    Or even the ko of Warbotron Onslaught
     
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    Does this count? I repurposed a copy of Battlemaster Firedrive as Nebulon for my Ricochet, who just arrived yesterday.

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    I missed the size requirement, so my suggestion is also too small. Maybe the Wei Jiang oversized Hot Spot? It should be about leader-sized and replacing the ladder with a gun platform might work for the alt mode.
     
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    I was going to use Ricochet (who I have no attachment to) at various points as Armada Wheeljack or Go-Bots Crasher, but I think I settled on using him as my stand-in for Jallguar. He looks remarkably similar to the toy even if the vehicle mode is a dune buggy (it's still a race car, so it's not THAT far off). His head is even the same color scheme as the toy head AND it has the requisite cat ears, so I can't just ignore that.

    Now I need to find a way to get Deathcobra in. I don't suppose anyone knows of a simple way to get helicoptor blades that attach via 5mm port?

    I think I decided that G2 Siege Sideswipe makes a better Armada Wheeljack.
     
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    Power core combiners has a helicopter with 5mm ports forget which one.
     
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    Hahah, I finally remembered that exact part comes with the upcoming new Siege Springer figure, although I'm not sure I want to go THAT far with it. To be fair Springer would still be left with a useable car mode and perhaps even more so Deathcobra would be better off co-opting Springer entirely, if my purpose wasn't to at least attempt a CW-style figure (I would've just gone with one of the usual coptors if one were readily available, but it's sometimes more fun to go with what you're working with)
     
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    Newest addition to my ongoing wreckers is emirate xaaron. When reading through his wiki it makes mention that his initial appearances make him look like a yellow megatron with a grey head, so I figured what better repurpose than destructicon bludgeon, a yellow megatron with a grey head. Even has the added bonus of turning into a tank (which xaaron supposedly does as well). It’s like this figure was made to be xaaron. I scraped off the Decepticon tampograph on his chest and replaced it with an autobot sticker
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    AOE Galvatron’s weapon as a Vamparc Ribbon.
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    Throw away the missile though.

    Legends class Shockwave as.... Shockwave drones.
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    I've been thinking about this a lot... so I want to make a custom of Energon Optimus with the Prime Force and I already have a rough idea for one of the vehicles (Copter 2) but I don't know who else to use to make the other 3 members.
    I plan on using Combiner Wars/Power of the Primes figures.
    Energon Optimus will be a repaint of Voyager OP, and Copter 2 (who I have yet to assign an official name to) will be using the Alpha Bravo mold.

    Any ideas or suggestions for who else I could use?
     
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    Digger e was a drill tank right? Then any variation of Takara nosecone/hasbro nosecone/drillhorn/or the botcon guy would be a good fit, the sub could also be the copter mold if you remove the rotor
     
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    The Vortex figures from the CW G2 Bruticus and Baldigus sets are mostly blue. As Tigatron said you could remove its rotor to make a blue submarine figure.

    The hardest one will be the Fire Engine limb. Maybe Rook with an orange paint job and some 3D Printed addons like a a ladder...

    And if you use Takara's Nosecone, That would actually give you a nice balance... 2 Alpha Bravo molds and 2 Rook molds.

    Here's someone else's take on it:
    Combiner Wars Appreciation Thread

    Edit: oh, and another:
    Heavy/Scratch: - Combiner wars Energon upgrade Optimus prime
    Duh, G2 Swindle is orange... you could use him as a base for the Fire Engine limb. Makes it easy... just buy a G2 Bruticus set for Vortex and Swindle. Sell off the other parts.
     
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