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@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 12:18 PM)

could've been worse then :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:03 PM)

So when he tried to pry into his daughter's love life, he ended up posting numerous search terms relating to "hot boy".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:02 PM)

I once saw this comedy episode wherein a dad mistakenly thought the status bar on Facebook was the search bar.

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 11:41 AM)

is cool squawkbox =/= search box

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 11:41 AM)

iron man note to self

@  Echowarrior : (12 August 2018 - 05:02 AM)

Happy Birthday to Nevermore and Angelus!

@  Waspinator : (11 August 2018 - 04:45 PM)

I like how that game had all kinds of transformation attacks. Some of them may not have made much sense, but they looked cool.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Menasor kinda did that in the Devastation video game. He'd split into the Stunticons and run you over.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 August 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Megatron screams "decepticons attack", the constructicons form devastator, who then screams "Multi-vector assault mode" and breaks back into invdividual bots to attack seperately.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:20 PM)

Imagine: an armada battle between Omega Supreme and Tidal Wave.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:20 PM)

Some TF creator should apply it to multi-component Transformers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:19 PM)

"Multi-vector assault mode" is such a cool term from Star Trek: Voyager.

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 August 2018 - 04:24 PM)

Most things would be pretty cold after two hundred and seventy degrees.

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 02:39 PM)

(Because F = (9C/5) + 32)

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 02:38 PM)

Oh yeah, five times thirty is TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY! My bad...

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 01:15 PM)

Given the weather we've been having this summer, anything under 30 is a friggen god send.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2018 - 12:53 PM)

Surely "slightly under 30" doesn't pass for "cold" unless you live in the tropics.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 12:20 PM)

... or we're finally facing the end game of global warming, but no one will care by then.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 12:18 PM)

Generally speaking, if the number when referring to temperature is less than 50, you're probably not talking to an american.

@  Benbot : (10 August 2018 - 11:13 AM)

86 F

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 11:07 AM)

(30 C = 68 F)

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 11:06 AM)

And is that Fahrenheit or Celsius?

@  Benbot : (10 August 2018 - 09:13 AM)

What continent are you in?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 06:41 AM)

oh wow... even with humidity today it won't break 30. It's going to be so... COLD...

@  MEDdMI : (08 August 2018 - 06:58 AM)

@Msol Make sure he shares. My bro hardly ever let me play with his TFs. I even offered to let him play with my dolls/ponies, too.

@  MEDdMI : (08 August 2018 - 06:37 AM)

:p My brother was a bigger pain as a kid. As adults, I'm the bigger pain now.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 August 2018 - 06:31 AM)

Congrats man, and good luck. My personal experience is that little girls are pains in the ass clean through 30.

@  Msol : (07 August 2018 - 10:59 PM)

Yup yup. Now my 2.5yo will need to learn to share all his TFs...

@  MEDdMI : (07 August 2018 - 09:53 PM)

@Msol Really? Congratulations! :)

@  Msol : (07 August 2018 - 08:48 PM)

Ack! We're having a girl!

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 August 2018 - 06:16 PM)

It did include a Transmetal 2 hyena with a giant sawblade in his back.

@  unluckiness : (07 August 2018 - 08:56 AM)

but does it BURN BURN BURN TO THE GROUND?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

Okay, I don't buy doubles and I would have gone after a dozen of those.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2018 - 10:32 PM)

I still think Beast Wars should have included a Transmetal Maximal hyena with a motorcycle-based semi-third mode, of Junkion descent, named Lafftrax

@  Pennpenn : (06 August 2018 - 03:24 AM)

Well if they did the same thing as Roadbattletrapslash (and if they didn't what's the point?) it'd be two new molds, but still.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 August 2018 - 01:08 PM)

I'm surprised that Hasbro wound up scheduling Frenzy for release in the Bumblebee movie line.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 August 2018 - 12:50 PM)

Dunno. There's been recent Rewind toys, and Eject is just a quick repaint. Flywheels would mean a whole new mold.

@  Cyoti : (05 August 2018 - 08:24 AM)

Flywheels is probably in the same queue at Hasbro as Eject.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 August 2018 - 03:22 AM)

Energon Redux.

@  Foffy : (05 August 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Grand Slamwich

@  Pennpenn : (04 August 2018 - 07:51 PM)

So we can get proper Flywheels and maybe Grand Slam? I mean, I'm sure if they did it as a full range we'd have an Optimus in there somewhere (with Roller pants? I dunno).

@  Pennpenn : (04 August 2018 - 07:48 PM)

I'd like to see them do more duocon type toys later on. Sort of like how they did Brainstorm as a Headmaster on his own before releasing an entire range of them.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2018 - 08:03 AM)

The first time I saw him, they were both on the shelf, and I passed on roadtrap cause I wasn't overtly impressed with the design. Grabbed battleslashe, read the instructions... ahhh, it's a duocon. Then didn't see the little blue git again until yesterday.

@  Shrug : (04 August 2018 - 07:40 AM)

I know! The store I go to the most got around 5 cases of Wave 2 legends in March, so I was not worried about getting the duo. After some recent hunting though, I've managed to find 3 Battleslashes in my entire city and no Roadtraps. 

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2018 - 09:42 PM)

Still, I'm glad I managed to find him again. I saw him once months ago and have been looking since.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2018 - 08:50 PM)

No kidding roadtraps instructions are bad. I actually had to look it up.

@  unitremover : (03 August 2018 - 07:08 PM)

I'd recommend trying to find an alternate way to transform and store away Battleslash's arms in combined mode though, the perscribed method ain't great imo

@  unitremover : (03 August 2018 - 07:07 PM)

They can be at first, especially Roadtrap since his instructions are really bad, but after a few times back and forth they're not too complex.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:31 AM

So I finally grabbed IDW Megatron.  First off, I must have lucked out as all joints seem to be tight and everything fits where it is intended to for the most part (have had a bad track record as of late)

 

Looking at the figure with his lavender secondary color and purple underoos, It occored to me that this little guy is not Megatron at all, but rather the character that we knew in Beast wars who took that name, to me at least.

 

Sure this mode is seen in the comics, but for my purposes, the size, varying color scheme and head sculpt are completly justified by this idea.  That, and we already know very well where Waspinator and Rattrap are, among others, and the color scheme does not neccissarily match what is on the printed page.

 

SO I ask you folks, do you ever do this?  If so, what sort of re-purposing have you done with figures?


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:35 AM

I've done very little personal repurposing with my figures, only ever doing so if it had been done officially (such as using my PM Optimus Prime w/ Apex Armor as God Ginrai).

 

However, there is one example of what you're asking about that I have done, and it is this:

 

Marvel Crossovers Ghost Rider as Animated The Fallen. :idea


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:38 AM

not counting figures I've deliberetly gone and painted into somebody else... hmm?

 

I'm actually at a bit of a loss... I know I use to do it a lot when universe and classics 1 were running ..but now either I just make them that guy.. or Hasbro or a 3p company has made one for me ... does tossing the non-screen movie and hftd guys into prime count?

 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:02 AM

I love that we can "like" posts now!  Non-screen toys from any line are perfect fodder.  I have TFPrime Kup as part of the G1 Minibots in my mind.  Even has a place on the hood where a big "M" should go (and the height works allongside classic deluxes)


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:19 AM

We have a fairly active thread about this here.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:21 AM

I use Club Dion as Windbreaker to supplement my G2 shelf.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:21 AM

I generally dislike repurposing toys of less popular characters or new ones as G1 guys or characters who already have tons of updates. BW Megatron doesn't need another form.

 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:57 AM

I only really repurpose characters from one continuity into another continuity as that same character. The WFC/FoC toys are their G1 selves to me even though officially they are Aligned toys. I also use Beast Hunters Abominus as G1 Abominus. And Prime Kup is Generation 2 Kup (I imagine him to have this body during the Marvel G2 comics). Prime Fallback is a Cybertronian G1 Outback. I don't do it for every character though. I don't want the likes of Prime Bumblebee to be a new body for G1 Bumblebee.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 05:39 AM

Movie Strongarm as G1 Brawn and movie Crosshairs as G1 Outback.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:23 AM

Some recent ones for me:

I should be picking up the Predacons Rising Optimus/Preadking cyberverse set today, with Optimus obviously going to be Thunderclash. Mind, the only thing that really made me want him was reading about MTMTE 22. I bought a CV Beastblade OP so I could give the shield to Thunderclash, and will be giving the remaining Green Optimus and Preadking repaint to my son.

Getting T30 Sandstorm reminded me that my Energon CJ is UT Sandstorm.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:26 AM

I don't do it personally.

Even the ones that are done so through fiction usually don't work for me.

That is unless you count repurposing the WfC / FoC guys who were always meant to be G1 guys into G1 guys instead of Aligned guys (you know who Hasbro / TakaraTomy thinks of as the same guys), then yes I do it constantly.  :thumbsup

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:11 AM

 I did get Generations GDO Swerve specifically to use him as my Classics Ironhide, after seeing a custom of the Kup version these boards that predates him that more or less did the same thing. The way I see it, his headsculpt doesn't look *old* and the colors aren't exact, but both the head and colors are close enough to work in my head, and he's still far better than the Universe 2.0 one.

 

I got Prime RID Ultra Magnus to be my IDW Magnus, since it makes a fun kind of sense for a Lawman to use a giant mallet as his weapon.

 

When Generations Voyager Springer came out and made my GDO Springer basically obsolete, I justified it as the Voyager being his IDW version, and the GDO being his Aligned version, since most of my Prime figures are Deluxes he scaled well with.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:38 AM

Prime Kup is now IDW Dipstick.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:27 AM

My plan is to repurpose Beast Hunters Bulkhead (the scout-class figure) as Roadbuster due to how the colors compare.

 

I'm already saying that DOTM Skyhammer is Whirl.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:31 AM

I've only gotten a handful of repurposings to "stick" in my mind.  Universe (2003) Inferno is a movieverse version of G1 Red Alert, Cybertron Jungle Planet Optimus Prime is BW Optimus Primal, Cyberverse DOTM Stealth Bumblebee is a movieverse version of Armada Wheeljack, and Cyberverse BH Beast Blade Optimus Prime is a Prime version of G1 Micromaster Roughstuff.  EDIT: Oh, and DOTM Specialist Ratchet as Movie Inferno (the character who's officially an Armada Red Alert redeco, not a movie version of G1 Inferno).

 

On the other hand, I give few jives about continuity of origin, which has resulted in a lot of "soft repurposings" where for instance I still think of First Edition Bulkhead as Prime Bulkhead but nevertheless I have him hanging out with Animated Activators Bumblebee.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:32 AM

 I did get Generations GDO Swerve specifically to use him as my Classics Ironhide, after seeing a custom of the Kup version these boards that predates him that more or less did the same thing. The way I see it, his headsculpt doesn't look *old* and the colors aren't exact, but both the head and colors are close enough to work in my head, and he's still far better than the Universe 2.0 one.

I did this more or less, but I casted the Universe version's head to use on Swerve's body.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

Prime Kup is now IDW Dipstick.

 

...sonofabitch. I wonder if Big Lots still has any Kups...

 

I rarely will rename a toy, I think out of an underlying desire to be able to clearly communicate about it to others without needing to recall whether I'm using the right name. I have taken to viewing FOC Air Raid as Scattershot (though I have trouble not calling him Strafe because Technobots all look alike or something) and largely at HeyMickey's suggestion FOC Sideswipe has begun to slide in to the role of Lightspeed.

 

But more commonly I only exercise repurposing in terms of moving select toys from one series to another without trying to assign a new identity. RID Bulkhead becoming a Classics Autobot, to use an example similar to ▲ndrusi's. I'll throw a fair bit of stuff in with my Classics if the visual styles will blend enough for me. It was great with Powercore Combiners in particular because hey, totally new characters! :thumbsup



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:08 PM

I've done this just a few times, mostly to figures that lack a clear identity themselves.

For instance, FoC Air Raid is clearly supposed to be a G1-ish Fireflight, going by the tech specs and bio (and he looks nothing like WfC Air Raid's character model).  So for me he's Fireflight, but after certain events in the IDW timeline I started thinking of him more as a pre-war G1 Shockwave.

Definitely that exclusive BH Commander Optimus is pretty much Thunderclash to me.  Not much of a stretch for the blue Predaking to be Cryotek either.  Prime Commander Ironhide (and Deluxe if I had one) is G1 Ironhide for me.  DotM Skyhammer is G1 Sky High to me.  Also I really wanted the MakeToys DIA Commando set to put on my Combat Hero Optimus and get a Delta Magnus, but I'm not going to be able to swing that financially.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:24 PM

Once I do some parts swapping and paints a mix of Springer and Sandstorm will be Sureshot.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:30 PM

Cybertron Quickmix was never displayed with his fellow Cybertron toys. Never.





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