Titans Return Mold Reuse List...

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  1. artiepants

    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    Just got thinking about how TR has differentiated itself interestingly from Combiner Wars and really, most other past modern series with a fairly minimal amount of repaints, with he nature of the gimmick making it easy for them to do at a minimum new faces easily on existing molds. But i don't think the diversity of variation has ever really existed in a Transformers line before, with so many differing levels of reuse, from straight repaints to unrelated molds sharing a handful of parts.

    Straight Repaints:
    Buzzsaw --> Laserbeak
    Sentinel Prime --> SDCC Exclusive Sentinel Prime
    SDCC Exclusive Brainstorm --> Walgreens Exclusive Brainstorm
    Optimus Prime --> TrU Exclusive G2 Laser Optimus Prime
    Astrotrain --> TT Legends Anime Astrotrain (noting -vs- the other Legends which have similar decos since it is a completely altered deco, as opposed to 'similar but different' as is common amongst TTs decos)

    Repaints with New Faces/Heads
    Stripes --> Ravage
    Rewind --> Rumble
    Bumblebee --> Chase
    Chromedome --> Getaway
    Sentinel Prime --> Astrotrain
    Triggerhappy --> BBTS Exclusive Metalhawk
    Skullcruncher --> Krok
    Hardhead --> Quake
    Broadside --> BBTS Exclusive Tidal Wave
    Alpha Trion --> TT Lio Convoy (w/Sentinel Prime's Head)
    Six Shot --> TrU Exclusive Quickswitch

    (worth noting all the TT Legends versions of the original 8 Headmaster released in TR got new, The Headmasters anime-style faces)

    Remolds:
    Blaster --> Soundwave ~ I don't have these guys in hand yet, would you say the count as Remolds, heavy remolds or Reshells?
    Optimus Prime --> Octane
    Megatron --> Blitzwing
    Powermaster Optimus Prime --> TT Super Ginrai/BBTS Exclusive Magnus Prime
    Blurr --> Brainstorm --> Nautica
    Top Spin --> Twin Twist

    Heavy Remolds:
    (more than 50% or so new parts, but maintains significant recognizable chunks of the prior figure)
    T30 Metroplex --> Fortress Maximus
    Triggerhappy --> Misfire --> Slugslinger
    Black Shadow --> Overlord

    Reshelling:
    a common skeleton is shared between molds that are otherwise completely reworked on the outside offering a completely new alt mode ~ this was done a few times in combiner wars: Dead End --> Streetwise, Offroad --> First Aid, but i don't think has really been done in Titans Return ~ Blaster to Soundwave is probably close, but still seem to have a fair number of common visible parts...


    Shared Tooling:
    (molds that seem to share common sprue, internal parts ala biceps, thighs, hands but are otherwise totally different figures)
    CW Ultra Magnus --> Powermaster Optimus Prime
    Scourge --> Highbrow --> Windblade
    Alpha Trion --> Broadside
    Blurr --> Chromedome/Getaway

    Single Use Molds (so far)

    Mindwipe (not counting Convobat as that is an expensive, imported, exclusive)
    Wierdwolf
    Hot Rod
    Doublecross
    Kup
    Perceptor
    Galvatron
    Trypticon
    Full Tilt
    BBTS Exclusive Pounce (likely will be remolded to Wingspan)
    TrU Exclusive Fastlane (likely will be remolded to Cloudraker)
    Titanmaster Rodimus Prime
    Titanmaster Thunderwing

    (Still need to go through and add Titan Masters!)
    I'm sure i missed a few, sound off and let me know and i'll update
     
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    rodimus appears to be made from Ptero
     
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    Overboard is redeco of Crashbash
     
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    Shuffler and ramhorn are the same mold
     
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    True. Considering toys like Universe Cyclonus and Classics Grimlock where something special about ten years ago we are very fortunate with this line.
     
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    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    oh they are, i didn't catch that ~ just a new head for the beast?
     
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    new head for the beastie, new face for the titanmaster's head mode.
     
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    Well, G2 Megatron could be from the existing Voyager Class, just include a 90's Machine gun and a new cannon to be on the shoulder plus a G2 Color Scheme
     
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    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    ha! this list is stuff that is actually been done in the line, but they really should do a G2 Megatron to go with the G2 Prime in one of the 2 potential future boxsets I anticipate.
     
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    Ok so I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this. Anyone know if the Sentinel Prime mold arms and legs are used for another character that has an upgrade kit to make them taller and/or beefier?
     
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    TR Doublecross shares parts with TR Grotusque & Repugnus.
     
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    Yup, I was going to mention that as well.

    Bumblebee also has the SonicBlue redeco.

    Also, I'd personally put some of the Legends figures in the retool category, as many of those with Targetmasters had new parts to accommodate a new 5 mm port. Takara's Slugslinger and Misfire for example, both have different cockpits and crotchpieces than the Hasbro versions, in addition to a different deco, paint scheme, and accessories.
     
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