Toy identity mixups?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Insane Galvatron, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    So I got a bunch of toys in a giant lot that I bought from facebook marketplace. I went through and picked out what I wanted and inventoried the rest to sell at TFCon. I saw a white polar bear that I thought was Polar Claw from Beast Wars. I never had that toy, but it always interested me. So I kept it. Fast forward to last night as I'm organizing my toy room and I'm opening all the Beast Wars toys and putting them on the shelves. I open "Polar Claw" and begin trying to figure out his transformation. As I'm unfolding all the obvious hinges, I'm seeing a lot of owl parts... At first I say to myself "Oh, I didn't realize he was a triple changer". Then the lack of robot parts aside from a head really confused me. So off to TFU I went to identify this guy who clearly isn't Polar Claw and I find out I now own Icebird.

    Has this ever happened to anyone else? Grab a toy thinking it's one character only to find out it's not, they just have a similar mode that threw you off?
     
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    I thought Animated Blurr was Jazz...for 8 years
     
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    Not quite the same thing as what you described, but I always have to double check TFP figures at toy shops in order to determine whether or not they are the FE versions vs. the simpler designs that came afterward.
     
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    I gave up on trying to comprehend this one years ago.
     
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    I bought a regular voyager Prime at a collectibles shop thinking I had just gotten an AMAZING deal in the FE fig. It wasn’t mislabeled or anything; I just made the mistake myself.
     
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    I always have to pull out my phone and Google it! I did find FE Cliffjumper and FE Vehicon for $10 each, though (loose, of course). I'm thinking the guy stocking and pricing them must not have known the difference either. Now I just need to get lucky and find that FE Arcee at a reasonable price...
     
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    I thought bluestreak was smokescreen and smokescreen was bluestreak
     
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    I could understand that given the colours.

    The first time I saw G1 Hubcap, I thought he was Bumblebee. Until I read his name on the packaging.

    Before I got him, I thought Runamuck was the black Battlecharger simply because I related muck to dark colour.

    When I read Beachcomber's tech specs as a child, it said the other Autobots called him Laidback which I assumed was a nickname because of his transformation. That he'd start off leaning back to fold his thighs into the lower legs.

    Child logic.

    I still struggle with Mini-con and Micromaster Combiner names. The Duocon type Micromaster Combiners.
     
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    I've never understood it.
     
  10. ObakaChanTachi

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    He was my first Transformer and I didn't know his name until I got curious and checked TFU 10 years on.
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    What's his name?
     
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    Excellion. For a while I called him Hot Rod until I decided to see what his name actually was.
     
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