Why No DARK ENERGON Arcee, Ratchet or Bulkhead toys?

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  1. GAUGE

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    It's kind of a shame they didn't go balls out on making all the mainline characters into Dark Energon Toys full of Transparent Jolly Rancher goodness.

    I would have loved to have seen what they could have done with Arcee, Ratchet and Bulkhead,

    Same thing w/ Soundwave and hell, could you imagine army building some Dark Energon infused Zombie Vehicons?
     
  2. Torque

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    They did do Soundwave. An they could still do more, with more waves and whatnot, right?
     
  3. WheelWave140

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    The didn't do Soundwave, did they? But yeah, these had more potential even though I won't buy any of them
     
  4. Torque

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    I wouldn't mind seeing a Deluxe Dark Energon Arcee in Flamewar colors and I'm always up for more Deluxe Vehicons so Dark Energon versions are good by me.
     
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    Dark Energon Vehicons. Do it.
     
  8. Rotorstorm

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    Ratchet in cannonball colours would have been cool. The Doctor of Doom would have looked the part then.
     
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    I like this idea. Even with me quitting the Prime line, I'd still buy that cause I loved all the repaints of the Energon Arcee mold.
     
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    because repainting every toy for an exclusive line would be stupid.
     
  11. Flexx Ark

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    This does appear to be a missed opportunity at this point. Maybe they have more of these in the works.
     
  12. all are dead

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    There would be 2 figures id for sure buy if they were put into the dark energon line. Ratchet in Cannonball colors and a bunch of zombie colored Vehicons (would be cool if made with the Takara Terrorcon Cliffjumper plastic but a bit darker so they'd be clear and ghost/zombie like). Cliffjumper will be the one they wont do unless its the PRID one, because of the numerous Terrorcon Cliff repaints done with the FE. (Takara version, SDCC,TRU Exclusive)

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    Based on the 'story' for this subline, the Autobots are counting on Ratchet to purge the Dark Energon from their systems before the corruption becomes permanent. Given that, a Dark Energon Ratchet wouldn't make much sense from an in-universe perspective, since they need him unaffected to be able to save Prime, BB and Driftjack.

    Out-of-universe...it's an exclusive subline, those rarely have more than one wave and so there were only going to be so many figures.
     
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    they could repaint Vehicon (any deluxe version) in almost any color/deco/theme and id buy the sht out of them
     
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    Because Arcee, Ratchet, and Bulkhead have a virus making them resistant to Dark Energon :p 
     
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    ...Is there really any point doing more than a single wave's worth of figures for an exclusive which nobody but BBTS wanted?
     
  17. Ash from Carolina

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    I guess they limited the number of figures since they couldn't be sure if it would be a popular exclusive or not.

    It is too bad they didn't do a Ratchet figure as part of the exclusive because I'm kind of weird and I really like the mold. Soundwave could have been fun as well since it would look like he had acquired some new stealth mode.
     
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    Wave 2, man. Wave 2.
     
  19. GAUGE

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    I'd totally be on board for a Dark Energon Flamewar Deco for Arcee. (especially if they could somehow give her Transparent orange flames :D )

    Bulkhead needs to be Blue and Teal like his Cyberverse Commander repaint.
     
  20. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    Why? Because the Unicron Trilogy was waaay baaack there.