Should Cliffjumper be a red Bumblebee

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  1. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's Zvil!"

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    Shared engineering but different designs for me.

    And red Bumblebee and yellow Cliffjumper became Roadwise (FUNCTION: wandering scholar. Rarely at the Ark, preferring to learn about Earth culture) and Backfire (FUNCTION: Sentry. A coward by nature, insists on staying at the Ark - all the time - far, far inside the Ark - "You can't find me"!), respectively, for my headcanon.
     
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  2. Murasame

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    Don't care, either way is fine. But definitely needs a different head and Cliffjumper should not be a beetle
     
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  3. fereality

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    Well they could easily do Glyph or pull from Animated and make it Wasp... or Moscardo... or Rapier... or Volks... or Furao.

    And then the new Cliffjumper mold could be repainted for Tap-Out, Carrera, and modded for Hubcap.

    And if they are built off of the same base transformation with new shelling, then they could do another mold and give us Bumper
    and Sedan.
     
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  4. G1Prowl

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    Summing up my feelings before I even get here.

    I'd also like to add the Microman precedent to your last statement.
     
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  5. lordsmurf

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    Only because I'm not fond of VW bugs. They were always the joke car growing up. Those were the thinks clowns climbed out of, dorky hippies drove, and something to slug each other in the back seat on a vacation.

    Therefore Bumblebee somewhat came off as the goofy kid character, not to be taken seriously.

    Cliffjumper was like the old wiser serious sibling.

    Just my take on it.
     
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  6. Cliffjumper

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    No just no cliff should have been a different mold
     
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  7. FAKER II

    FAKER II Cheap Repaint

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    As some have already stated, I too would prefer Bumblebee and Cliffjumper to have the same basic body build and engineering but have different alt modes. That said, I wouldn't be opposed to the release of those molds in swapped colors as repaints. I had red Bumblebee and yellow Cliffjumper as a kid so I wouldn't mind seeing a modern nod to those vintage repaints.
     
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  8. Dinterdos123

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  9. G1Prowl

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    I'd like to amend my vote, and say that he should only have a separate mold if he splits in two.
     
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  10. mtkinley

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    Preferably a different mold, but I'll take whatever I can get
     
  11. Jochimus

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    How I'd do it:
    'Bee - '70s Camaro
    Cliff - present-day Challenger
     
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  12. LightningBlade3

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    I think I'd like them to have similarities, but not actually be repaints of each other. I can't think of specific examples, but I know a lot of the Titans Return Deluxe figures shared the same basic skeleton and transformation yet have been remolded and retooled so extensively that it almost becomes an entirely new figure. If they can make a Cliffjumper from Bumblebee in a similar fashion, I think it'll work really well.
     
  13. iacon45

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    I wouldn't mind CJ being a remold of BB but I'd like to see him have some more differentiation than just a red recolor Bumblebee. I still have FoC Cliffjumper on my shelf as my go to Classics CJ instead of Classics 1.0 since he had a remolded head. At least until we get a better Hasbro figure some day (C'mon Hasbro, we had two different Windchargers almost back to back with CW and POTP, how about a new CJ).
     
  14. MattDallas

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    No. It's as annoying as Mirage toys being used as Dragstrip, Huffer being used as Pipes and my all time bug bear - Optimus being used as Morormaster.

    I'm surprised they haven't tried to use Bumblebee as Sunstreaker as they look like they transform the same...
     
  15. jaws

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    Give him a unique design.

    In Age of Extinction the red BB design was evil:
    y2LX2Iv.jpg
     
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  16. Effigy

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    Yeah, I’m with you on the repaints. I’d rather buy one character from each version, then pick a different character in the next line.
     
  17. Scaleface

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    I would he happy if they forgot Cliffy was a minibot and just portrayed him as a normal size Autobot Porsche.
     
  18. Bass X0

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    I’m glad he finally received his own new mold again in Earthrise.