Should've, would've.......but they didn't

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  1. MetalStorm

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    I know there have been several types of this thread, but I'm going to try to do something different.

    Should've- Pick a TF from any line that you believe should've been a different size (i.e Movie Blackout should've been a Leader)

    Would've- Pick a mold, any mold. It has to be toy that was available at mass retail, and suggest a new paint/tweak to change into another character (i.e Movie Armorhide into Beachcomber



    Here's mine:

    Should've- WFC Megatron should've got an upgrade to Voyager Class FoC and been tweaked to show off the changes between the two

    Would've- FoC Optimus Prime would've made a great Scourge/Nemesis Prime
     
  2. Chaos Prime

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    Should've- Beast Wars Transmetal II Megatron should've been the same size class as Optimal Optimus

    Would've- Wouldn't it have been great if I came up with a 'would've'?

    Can I play again later?
     
  3. Transmetal

    Transmetal Well-Known Member

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    Blackout, everybody knows he should be bigger

    ROTF Dirge, into G1 Slingshot repaint.
     
  4. thunder117

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    Should've - Evasion OP to leader, or Leader OP to voyager

    Would've - FE Leader Prime into Rodimus
     
  5. Risko_Vinsheen

    Risko_Vinsheen Well-Known Member

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    Should've - Dark of the Moon Cyberverse Commander Guzzle to at least Deluxe, if not Voyager. Could maybe use some extra articulation but overall he's a great little figure that could be fun upscaled.

    Would've - Revenge of the Fallen Recon Ironhide (the one with all the guns) into Ironfist or Swindle. Either one would make perfect sense to have a crapload of weapons.
     
  6. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    DotM Voyager class Megatron SHOULD'VE been a Leader class figure.

    Prime Voyager Grimwing WOULD'VE made for a good RID Bruticus repaint.
     
  7. Superquad7

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    Moved to Toy Discussion since it's about toys.
     
  8. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

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    Should have:

    i) Leader Class DOTM Megatron
    ii) Leader Class Shockwave
    iii) Leader Class The Fallen
    iv) Leader Class Grimlock's size should have been the same as previous movie Leader Class figure
    v) Voyager Class Evasion Optimus Prime should have been Leader Class
    vi) CHUG should have been more G1 inspired instead of IDW inspired
    vii) CHUG Trailbreaker/Hoist should have been bigger

    Would have: movie Dinobots in movie colour accurate colours - I know they look boring but I still...

    Can't think of any more for now.
     
  9. C310 Ginrai

    C310 Ginrai Well-Known Member

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    A) CHUG Powerglide / Seaspray should have been deluxe size

    B) Generations Scourge or Stealth bomber Megatron into Depthcharge instead of Terradive
     
  10. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    should've Movie Voyager Blackout should have been leader class just to spare us all a crap ton of annoyance :lol 

    would've reissued WFC Megatron with the FOC toys as the current prices are crazy .
     
  11. tikgnat

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    Haha, 'should've' started this in the right forum! :p 

    I frequently ask myself 'shoulda' when it comes to accessories. 'DotM Skyhammer should come with four missile launchers and a smaller gun' for instance.
     
  12. Ribieconvoy

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    Should've- Prime Airachnid should have been designed as a Voyager from the start. I feel like a lot of her terrible design was based around the fact that she was stuck being made as a deluxe.
    Would've- The Universe Hound mold would've made a great Earth-mode Ironfist with a little remolding in the head.
     
  13. motorthing

    motorthing Too old for this $hit

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    Shoulda: too many to pick just one but let's beat the deadest of the dead......FOC Onslaught as a Voyager Hasbro you cheap-ass chimps!


    Woulda: somebody gonna finally make that Cloud Rodimus outa Springa?
     
  14. Boy Blunder

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    Should've: ROTF Springer in either Voyager or Leader-Class.

    Would've: A few, but I'm still steamed we never got TFA Voyager Thundercracker or Ramjet. (Or Slipstream, but that probably would've required a new mold)
     
  15. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm Good Morning, Weather Hackers! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Can't limit to just one:

    Shoulda:
    Beast Machines Nightscream and Rattrap to deluxe, Silverbolt to Mega

    I understand why they didn't, but a third to half of Animated would be nicer as bigger toys, given the "all Decepticons are big" nature of the cartoon.

    Woulda:
    Cybertron Hardtop/Swindle to Beachcomber
    Cybertron Snarl in BW Silverbolt colors
     
  16. JazzIsBack

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    Shoulda: Universe Cheetor should've came with a gun, might only gripe with it

    Woulda: FOC Whirl shoulda been Rotorstorm
     
  17. twelvesam

    twelvesam Animated Jumpstarter

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    Shoulda: Animated Lugnut should have been Leader-sized.

    Woulda: Prime First Edition Bulkhead woulda made a great Prime Ironhide.
     
  18. Mizzinno

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    Should've: Gen Armada Starscream to Voyager

    Would've: Added more gold to YoTH to fet the full LD homage.
     
  19. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Got Well Soon

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    Should have- AOE Galvatron should have been a Leader
    Would have- The AOE Mass Release Leader mold should have been used to make the "Silver Knight" Optimus Prime... Being the superior mold.. And Hasbro knows this!

    Oh well, I'll just have to do it myself...
     
  20. Mizzinno

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    He is?