What would a modern G1's altmodes look like?

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  1. funkmonkey007

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    Trouble for any Transformers that turn into jets, like the Aerialbots or Seekers, is that there aren't a lot of new planes in military service. The seekers might be F-22 Raptors, like in the Bay movies, but the F-15s they and Air Raid turned into in G1 are still in service, so they could just as viably still turn into them. Skydive's Alt mode, an F-16, is also still in service, however Fireflight's Silverbolt's and Slingshot's were retired in 1996, 2003, and 2006 respectively. So perhaps these would be fit replacements
    Fireflight: this Northrop F-20 Tigershark looked perfect, but there were only 3 built back in the seventies.
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    Ramjet: Panavia Tornado fb06432cc5822b2f3a0f0c32c1226b34.jpg
    Slingshot: Northrop T-38 Talon
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    Silverbolt: Boom Supersonic passenger jet concept
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    LOL, that's a Glock, not a 1911, and the photo is a gag. The pistol is just set on top of whatever the hell the M4 stock is mounted to.

    Megatron was a Walther P38 so if we stick with Walther 9MMs a modern example would be the PPQ M2.
     
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    What's ironic is that Fansproject used this very model for their version of Dragstrip :lol 

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    Hound
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    Hook
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    Soundwave
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    Starscream
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    Trailbreaker, Hoist, and Lift-Ticket: Toyota Tacoma
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    Tracks, Road Rage, and Loudpedal: Corvette Z06
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    Skids, Crosscut, and Burn Out: Honda Fit (use the Japanese dimensions for this car)
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    Well I did a post similar to this one just the other day (Wish list for new altmodes) , but here are some more.

    Optimus Prime
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    His alt would be a Nikola One natural gas/electric hybrid.

    Bumblebee
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    They still make the Beetle so why mess with it.

    Cliffjumper
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    His alt would be a VW Golf.

    Ratchet
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    Well this was a nice looking Polish ambulance van, I think it's name is Sprinter

    Ironhide
    phpl2xvVM-583296e2419bf.jpg Toyota Hi Ace

    Windcharger
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    Another why mess with it, Chevy Camaro ZL1.

    Mirage
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    Jaguar I-Type 1 Formula E race car

    Huffer
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    Man electric semi

    Hound
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    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

    Wheeljack
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    Grand Turismo Sport

    Hubcap
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    Toyota Prius

    Jazz Bugatti-Veyron-3_j_2531079k.jpg
    Bugatti Veyron 3

    Prowl
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    Tahoe PPV

    Brawn
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    Hummer H4

    Starscream, Skywarp, Thundercracker, Dirge, Ramjet, Thrust, Sunstorm, & the rest
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    Dassault Rafale
     
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    Soundwave might be the hardest. He was a portable cassette player. Anything today that is a portable music player would be way too thin to accommodate him.

    Also, any portable media player also adds in features like a camera - so there goes Reflector (that weird 3-bot camera Decepticon that appeared only once in the 80's show)
     
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    The Trainbots--

    Spectrecrusher/Shouki: Hokuriku Shinkasen (Shouki's name is based on Zhong Qui, the Chinese mythology figure who vanquishes ghosts and spectres, and able to command 80,000 demons. So therefore, Spectrecrusher is the perfect English name)
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    Moonshadow/Getsuei: Amtrak Empire Service
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    Blizzard/Yukikaze: Kyushu Shinkasen
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    Hydrosphere/Suiken: Amtrak GE Genesis
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    Bluemount/Seizan: British Rail Class 390
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    Blaze/Kaen: DBAG Class V 90 Series 291
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    I think Optimus would be great as a Freightliner Argosy. It's the same truck that Age of Extinction Galvatron transformed into, though I think that it fits Optimus much better.

    Freightliner--Argosy--test-drive--Daimler--Trade-Trucks.jpg

    And of course Ultra Magnus can be the same vehicle mode but white instead of red! :D 
     
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    Surely this would be better suited as Scrounge?

    Given the branding on this particular one, you could pair it with SpaceShipTwo / White Knight Two (Virgin Galactic vehicles) as Astrotrain :) 
     
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    Scrounge:

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    The uber-perfect update for Jazz has come out since this thread was started----you can't beat "Porsche's own intentional homage/replacement to Jazz":

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    Kinda looks like it, now that you mention it. I went to Google Images and searched for “yellow unicycle” and that showed up as one of the results. :D 
     
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    G1 HotRod reminded me a little bit of the old Ford GT40, so for a modern version i'd think the new version of the car would work, just add his iconic rear spoiler/wing are we're all set
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    and when he becomes Rodimus Prime he can become this monstrosity
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    I was going to say Ironhide as a Hummer and then realized Hummer's aren't really modern anymore. I never see them. But when gas was $5 a gallon in 2005, they were everywhere...
     
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    This thread is awesome.
     
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