TR Repaints you're surprised we haven't gotten

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    Well, they're not really US/UK characters, so I can see why Hasbro didn't bother, and Takara already incorporated Twincast and Soundblaster into their versions of the figures and explained why there wouldn't be full size figures in their fiction.
     
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    Just repaint Rumble as Frenzy already. Don't just give us one and not the other. It's not that hard.
     
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    Energon Megatron from Galvatron
    Eject from Rewind
    Frenzy from Rumble
    Steeljaw (remold) from Ravage
    Cliffjumper from Bumblebee
     
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    How about Grimlock from Twinferno?
     
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    Galvatron II from Galvatron
    Orion Pax from Kup
    Takara's (Hopefully Deep Magenta) Hot Rod
     
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    Curious what their explanation was...
     
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    iron apex/godbomber + magnus prime + apeface = sentinel maximus boxset....

    i just imagined them revealing frenzy that is only available in a boxset, then inside a dark room there is an evil laughter among hasbro executives....
     
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    It was in the pack-in comic. You can find scans and translations somewhere around here.
     
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    I still won't be the least bit shocked if e-hobby ends up doing them (other then at the price, amirite?), or they pop up as store exclusives down the road, Hasbro's at least released Soundblaster once or twice...
     
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    "Surprised" we haven't gotten, huh?

    I mean all the boxes have been checked off as far as character and and mold reuse. Several people have mentioned the missing cassettes. As a point of order, I was surprised that Magnus Prime wasn't...Magnus-y.

    Oh! I'm surprised that Sky Shadow wasn't immediately followed by a Thunderwing tease, and that the outcome there is still in doubt. And that there hasn't been a concept-art-referencing Chromedome-into-Arcee, or indeed anyone into Arcee.

    Redoing Windblade without also referencing the dark-horse Machinima character Maxima also seems like a slight missed trick, if not quite "surprising."

    Also mildly surprised there is no Hot Shot given recent trends. You know, a blue Hot Rod with a new "goggles" head.
     
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    TR Goldbug from TR Bumblebee (with new blue head please)
     
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    That would be diabolical. I'm still salty that TR voyager Optimus wasn't released in G2 colors to begin with and instead he's a box set exclusive in those colors. Same with Magnus Prime, although I love Powermaster Prime on his own too.
     
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    Great shot from sixshot
     
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    I still think it'll be a huge ball dropped if they never do a deluxe Arcee (ideally from Chromedome like the old concept art)... I'm surprised rumors have suggested she'll just get a Titan Master. Fingers still crossed for a deluxe in one of the box sets...
     
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    Energon Omega Supreme/Sentinel from Astrotrain would be cool.
     
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    I really don't get why people want a TR Arcee so bad.

    Her head is gonna look awful no matter what, and retooling her from any existing mold just isn't gonna look accurate to anything.

    Now if they make her from Chromedome just to homage that old Headmasters cancelled toy and the paint is nice, yeah I'll probably get it. But that's not gonna be a better Arcee or look better in an 86 display than any version of the T30 mold which is the definitive official Arcee unless she gets a Masterpiece toy.

    But if HasTak surprises me and engineers a dedicated non-shellforming TR mold that improves on the T30 mold I'm not gonna complain.
     
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    Neither's Skyshadow, but I guess my point was more about how nice it is that Hasbro isn't just milking us for easy money and that they're being more creative with their design budget. Obvious ones like Sentinel Prime/Astrotrain and Chromedome/Getaway aside, the approach to retools has been refreshing. I wound never have predicted that Highbrow, Scourge, and Windblade would share a skeleton.
     
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    Sure, he is. He got introduced into US comics in the same series Overlord had his big breakout (unintentional pun).
     
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    I agree on Pointblank and Crosshairs.
     
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    Great, by that logic my Macabre figure should be right around the corner. Speculation on who gets repainted/retooled into him starts here.