What CHUG-scaled toys would you want 3rd Party Companies to make?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Michael Schlem, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Michael Schlem

    Michael Schlem Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2019
    Posts:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +1,089
    Facebook:
    YouTube:
    Yeah, just that. What are the CHUG-scaled toys that you want a 3rd Party Company to make?
     
  2. deruberhanyok

    deruberhanyok Likes the G2 neon lights

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Posts:
    4,343
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +2,364
    A better way to phrase this question, since Hasbro has released updated versions of so many G1 figures recently we’re now coming back around on updates to figures that already received classics-style updates, might be:

    what classics-type figures do you think a 3P could do that would be a big enough change / improvement from official figures that you would consider buying?

    because it’s gonna be an uphill battle for anyone trying to compete with the official stuff right now, unless there’s some clear differentiation (like MMC’s focus on comics designs, or Planet X and the WFC/FOC games).
     
  3. Michael Schlem

    Michael Schlem Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2019
    Posts:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +1,089
    Facebook:
    YouTube:
    Yeah, that's basically the point of the question. Here is an edited version of the question
    Which toys do you say that a third-party company should update and make the updated toy CHUG-scaled?
     
  4. DogFriedRice

    DogFriedRice Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Posts:
    4,561
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +1,242
    Missing from my roster:

    Xaaron
    Rack n Ruin
    Huffer
    Blaster
    Tracks
    Skids
    Cosmos (IDW)
    Pointblank
    Sureshot
    Fizzle
    Sizzle

    Shockwave (waiting for OS KO)
    Soundwave (waiting for OS KO)
    Straxus
    Fulcrum
    Spinister
    Misfire (OK with OS KO)
    Sluglinger(OK with OS KO)
    Triggerhappy(OK with OS KO)
     
    • Like Like x 6
  5. Chainlink

    Chainlink No real than you are

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Posts:
    2,946
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +3,828
    Twitter:
    Tumblr:
    Considering how little I care for Hasbro's strict adherence to the G1 aesthetic, I'd take practically anyone so long as the design's stylized enough.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2015
    Posts:
    18,306
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +18,855
    I'd like a voyager upscale of the newage Megatron or an original gun Megatron design that perhaps has a third sci fi alt mode or blablaba.
    Something like that :D 

    A better Hun-gurr that is CW compatible would be nice too.
    This is where I feel 3p's could still play a role: in creating better toys of characters that already had a chug toy and aren't likely to get a new time soon.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  7. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Posts:
    30,667
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +11,144
    For one thing characters from any era not just G1 that HasTak aren't gonna touch for a while if at all. Such as Monstructor
     
    • Like Like x 7
  8. Michael Schlem

    Michael Schlem Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2019
    Posts:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +1,089
    Facebook:
    YouTube:
    What about the remaining Powermasters? Like Slapdash (perhaps called "Ramshackle") and Lube *snickers*.
    And maybe the remaining Micromasters? Like Erector *giggles*.
    Okay. Gotta Keep this Mature.
    Also, someone needs to create a Good CHUG-scaled gun mode Megatron. They can have it appear to only become a tank with some extra artillery cannons, but there are some tabs and panels which secretly become the gun mode (to keep it safe). Here is my idea for the gun-robot conversion that can be extremely simplified.
    1. Take off the Scope/Fusion Cannon (An obvious thing to do) along with the rail for the scope.
    2. The Gun Barrel folds to the back via an armature disguised as just a panel.
    3. Slide the trigger section into the torso which sort of auto-morphs the head which was hidden under the fusion cannon's rail (which comes with the cannon.)
    4. Slide the handle into place and split the legs from each other.
    5. Fold the legs into place.
    6. Fold out the arms and the second fake hammer on the right shoulder.
    7. Reattach the fusion cannon onto the right arm via a 5 mm port.
    Now, after that, you might wonder why I asked you to remove the rail as well. You see, the rail can just store under the fusion cannon or it has 2 other ways of storage. One is attaching it on the nearly flat back of the figure horizontally (with a cutout for the armature of the gun mode). The 2nd way is by turning it into a shield, like most Earthrise figures when they had a bit of partsforming. It also comes with the extended barrel and the extended stock, which become the artillery cannon like the Masterpiece Megatron has.
     
  9. northernautobot

    northernautobot Frozen Autobot in MN

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2019
    Posts:
    350
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Likes:
    +514
    See the remaining IDW Characters that MMC/MakeToys/Planet X have yet to do ;) 

    Complete the Scavengers (Fulcrum, Crankcase, easier to find than HasTak Misfire :D  )
    Riptide
    Velocity
    Anode/Lug
    MTMTE-style Red Alert
    IDW Ratchet
    Atomizer
    Pharma
    Ambulon
    Ten
    Tyrest
    [X] of 12 Functionist Council Member
    Updated Jhiaxus
    Necrobot
    Mainframe
    Froid
    Metalhawk
    Springarm
     
    • Like Like x 5
  10. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2015
    Posts:
    18,306
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +18,855
    Some solutions to cover the hollow legs of CW and TR toys that transform by having the legs split apart would be nice too.

    I don't see how you would do it for the Octane mold for example, but I think it should be possible for the Rook mold and maybe others.


    I'd also love G1 accurate ER Ironhide sized 87 Headmasters if Hasbro had no plans to redo them.
     
  11. deruberhanyok

    deruberhanyok Likes the G2 neon lights

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Posts:
    4,343
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +2,364
    For my part, as I think "classics" G1 figures are a losing prospect for any 3P at this point, I'd love to see an updated take on Car Robots characters (RiD 2001). Hasbro or 3P. But there's probably only like me and three other people who would care, so it's not likely to ever happen.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  12. ultraman zoffy

    ultraman zoffy "It's not the alt mode I have a problem with..."

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Posts:
    2,428
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +7,582
    G1/cartoon style 3P combiner torsos for Combiner War limbs. I'm about to make my own, but it'd be nice if someone else did it from a real factory.
     
  13. nelix510

    nelix510 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Posts:
    176
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +85
    Voyager IDW Nova Prime.

    excludes Maketoys deluxe version and MMC voyager version.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. Pun-3X

    Pun-3X Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Posts:
    6,401
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +3,074
    Sense or no sense, I don't care. Since none of this is likely to happen anyway. I want a G1, van-style, voyager sized (6.25" minimum), non-partsforming Ironhide and Ratchet.

    "but that would make him as tall as Siege/ER Soundwave!"

    Hmm, good point.

    So, the second figure I want is a g1, cassette-player-form, 7" voyager sized Soundwave. With tapes that don't have stubby legs.
     
  15. lordcryotek

    lordcryotek Following proto

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    6,650
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Homeherenow
    Likes:
    +17,523
    IDW Seekers
    IDW Ratchet
    IDW Bludgeon
    IDW Skyquake and Predators
    The Scavengers
    MTMTE Cyclonus (done well)
    LSOTW Pyro
    Riptide
    Rack N' Ruin
    Pharma
    LSOTW Perceptor
    LSOTW Kickoff
    Whale Tidal Wave
    IDW Tarantulas/Mesothulas
    SOTW Carnivac
    Requiem of the Wreckers Impactor
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2020
  16. Admiral Prime

    Admiral Prime Broken Faucet Repairman

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2013
    Posts:
    2,949
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +3,435
    Honestly, if CHUG deluxe/voyager sized figures aren't financially viable for 3Ps to make (just look at the mixed reactions of LT BB Prime being around $70), then they might as well try and fill in the gaps of larger characters such as:

    Tidal Wave
    Broadside
    Vector Prime
    Cybertron Metroplex
    Armada Overload
    Energon Wing Saber (maybe Fanshobby will get on that...)
    IDW2 Leviathan
    BM vehicon generals
    IDW Legislators/Ten
    Maximus Ambus (still getting the IF one but I'm sure there's people that want a CHUG scale one)
     
    • Like Like x 3
  17. IceConvoy

    IceConvoy Jikuu Keiji

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Posts:
    3,549
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    United States
    Likes:
    +3,743
    A rerelease of igear’s Teletraan 1 would be cool, with extra panels to expand the set. Also a release of their canceled Decepticon base would be great. I know igear itself is no more but they supposedly still exist as different companies and the molds for the Autobot set must still exist and someone has gotta still have the files for the Decepticon parts.

    And if some company could do diorama sets of the Axalon and Darksyde for the Kingdom figures it would be amazing.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Rakzo

    Rakzo Peruvian Transformers Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2014
    Posts:
    3,634
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +3,700
    Beast Wars Cybershark.

    Lots of Beast Wars characters in fact, particularly the ones that never appeared in the show.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Wh33l JcK

    Wh33l JcK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2014
    Posts:
    6,265
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +4,141
    That CW compatible Onlaught and Motormaster that was never made...
     
    • Like Like x 8
  20. Zappit

    Zappit Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2016
    Posts:
    1,335
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +2,366
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Give us CHUG scale Action Masters that do transform. For many of those AM only characters, that tiny nontransforming figure is the only toy they’ve ever gotten. Hasbro isn’t touching them. Let’s be real. This would probably be one of the “safest” CHUG targets that won’t step on Hastak toes.
     
    • Like Like x 4