My daughter's been on a big D&D kick lately. It's reminded me of something I had wanted to do a long time ago, but just didn't have an opportunity to do: make a collection of D&D-chromatic-dragon-themed Transformers. TM2 Megatron and Cryotek certainly could work for red and blue, but there just weren't many other options for a long time.
The Prime Predacons changed the game though. Quite a few dragons in that line. They're not as uniformly colored as Megs & Cryotek, but they work well enough I think. I think it's enough to come up with a set that would merge my interests with my daughter's in a neat way.
Anyway, I'm still not completely satisfied after running through the options I can come up with. I was hoping to see if there might be some other dragon Transformers I'm overlooking that might work better.
For reference on what I mean by D&D-themed, I'm looking to make a set of 5 dragons, preferably of the 4 legs & 2 wings variety, one each of the following colors: red, blue, green, black, and white. Ideally, the red would be the biggest one, blue and green would be a bit smaller, and the black and white ones (white in particular) would be the smallest. Ideally, each TF would be from a different mold. I have no decent painting skills, so I'm looking for what's actually been produced, not just molds available to be customized.
Anyway, here's what I've got so far:
Red: TM2 Megatron is the first thing that comes to mind. Only downside is his upright stance, where I'd prefer having him on four legs. Guren Dragotron's head, neck, and tail are mostly black, but he's got enough red from his limbs to be a viable option. Maybe Budora, though that mold isn't my first choice for a dragon.
Blue: Several options here. Cryotek, Cryo Scourge, Cryofire Predaking. And Darksteel, though again not my favorite mold for a dragon. I think I'd lean toward Scourge if he had wings.
Green: I may have to put up with that ursagryph mold anyway. Grimwing is the only thing I'm coming up with. Any other options I'm missing?
Black: The first Voyager Predaking should work pretty well. Only downside is I'm leaning toward using the Cryofire version of that mold as my blue. The other Voyager and Ultimate Predakings are too big. There's RiD Megatron, but the two heads is getting away from the theme a bit. Bakudora's mostly black, but his head and limbs make him read as blue to me.
White: Prime Sky Lynx is all I'm coming up with. Works well enough, though options are always good. There's RiD Galvatron, but again, two heads run counter to the theme.
Anyone have any thoughts for other options I'm overlooking?