Safe Characters for 3P's to Tackle

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Mr.Deflok, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Mr.Deflok

    Mr.Deflok Well-Known Member

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    Since there seems to be a focus on MP scale 3P TF's now there is a wider market for them to dive into given Takara will only release 3-4 MP's a year (and they're generally more popular characters unless they're a repaint).

    So which characters are pretty safe for 3P's to tackle and not have to worry about a Takara MP busting on the scene? Which ones do you want to see?

    Mine's bit of a weird one. I don't like the character, and there is actually already an MP version of him... Hot Rod. I'd like to see an MP12 scale version without the Rodimus component.

    Outside of Hot Rod, I'd love to see some MP scale Turbomasters.
     
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    G1 Omega Supreme
    Triple Changers

    nuff said
     
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    Gimme my space choo choo! Honestly I'd like just about any Decepticons besides the seekers. I think the insecticons would probably be safe or possibly Reflector

    EDIT: adding Tarn and Overlord
     
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    Blaster, triple changers, and I'm gonna say it! Megatron!!!!, :) 
     
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    i would like an idw thunderclash, think he'd be a safe character to make.
     
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    Safe... Pretty much any Japanese or European exclusive character.

    Thunderclash would be great because there's an instant repaint into MW Optimus (with a new Optimus looking head like the packaging).

    Liokaiser (though I understand there's a good chance FP is doing them)
    Deathsauras (to go with Liokaiser)
    Dinoking (with Monstructor repaint)
     
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    Since there are quite a lot of fans of the Wreckers in the Transformers community, I'd say a proper Impactor would probably go over pretty well.

    All we've gotten is the FOC Impactor, and his lack of a harpoon-hand is really disappointing.
     
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    MP Reflector.
    MP Insecticons.
    MP and/or upscaled Hegemon/Megatron

    :D 
     
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    MP Perceptor
    MP Warpath
    MP Sky Lynx
    MP Overkill and Slugfest
    MP Octane
    MP Springer
    MP Deszaras (in scale with the upcoming Star Saber)
    Upgrade kit for MP10 to Powermaster Optimus Prime
    Upgrade kit for the above upgrade kit to make him God Ginrai
    MP Overlord
    MP Browning


    and of course, the combiner teams and the various -masters, aside from Star Saber. and I'd hardly call Megatron a "safe character" bet for a 3rd party. It's the riskiest one possible.
     
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    mega this
     
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    LazyAza MMC color go brrrr

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    Pretty much any fembot or any of the bigger bots or characters that either weren't in the original g1 seasons or were created for the comics.

    And yeah triple changers also.
     
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    MP wise, just about anything that wasn't in seasons 1-3 of the original G1 cartoon should be safe. I'm actually surprised that with all the focus on G1 from HasTak nobody has tried to do MP scaled characters from another era like the Unicron trilogy.

    You can't honestly say something like a quality 3rd party Armada Prime wouldn't make bank.
     
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    das_hermit Decepticons forever!

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    MP IDW Thunderwing.
     
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    Sky lynx
    Monsterbots!
    Pretenders
    Targetmasters
    Powermaster

    Basically, all the later g1 stuff
     
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    Season 3 guys? Id love to see an MP Kup

    otherwise, I want to see the japanese characters attempted, later g1 characters and more original designs.
     
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    Any of the Micromasters.
    Omnibots.

    An IDW Thunderwing would be beyond awesome.
     
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    I'd buy that in an instant. The car mode CAN be improved upon from the MP. (it's way too curvy/coke-bottle)
     
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    Disagree. There are still plenty of TW Orion and Classics Prime scaled figures coming out.

    Any character not announced yet is safe provided they can make them quick enough.

    Hot Rod would be OK.

    I would prefer a TW Orion scaled Impactor (same size).

    Yes...all of these guys +Devastator to complete the season 1 cast.

    Also (this won't be popular) but I'd like 3Ps to make the 6 Seekers. I don't like any of the current official ones.
     
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    Definitely Banzaitron.
     
  20. Lodril

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    You guys are so boring! C'mon, if you want something the big guys aren't going to touch, you need to go long. It needs to be something deeply buried in TF lore, yet still with cachet. At this point, we've gotten tons of figures for anything you could think of... Hasbro did MINDSET for crying out loud! No, you gotta work harder to be safe. I can think of two though that are very unlikely to ever be touched:

    1) He's big, big, big, and he's red, red, red, and that's how he got the name... BIG RED!
    Big Red - Transformers Wiki

    Seriously, the guy doesn't even have a real name, just some random moniker Monzo stuck on him years ago. He's made subsequent appearances, and has a consistent look, so a creative 3P could do nearly anything with him.

    2) Scrounge! He has a special arm, and there's no other like it.
    Scrounge (G1) - Transformers Wiki