First-Aid wrote:So how many repaints of this are left? Seriously, can we PLEASE get a mold that won't be repainted five million times? Oh wait...they managed to find a way to repaint Optimus Prime 80 times...
I've said it before. This is how they pick their molds. How many characters can we repaint and create with a single mold? I'm very surprised we haven't seen Acid Storm yet. Soundwave will get a repaint as Soundblaster. THey even managed to find a way to repaint ROdimus Prime. Grimlock and Megatron are the only figures that haven't been repainted from that line. Sideswipe is getting three, Prowl gets three, Starscream got four with maybe more to come, Optimus got 6 or 7 (I lost count). So my predictions to come:
Bumblebee/Cliffjumper/Hubcap- high priority due to being able to use three times.
Hoist/Trailwhathisnamenow- mold could probably be used for Brawn/Outback if slightly retooled
Ironhide/Ratchet- stealing thunder from 3rd person companies
Thrust/Ramjet/Dirge- only need slight wing retools, but basically repaints
I don't think you will see much beyond that. There aren't many other characters that they can easily repaint beyond the original G1 series. I suspect that we WILL get Galvatron to oppose ROdimus Prime, but we may not. Shockwave? Maybe. More Dinobots? Probably not. I think we are nearing the end of the MP line.
how in the world are repaints, in this case, a bad thing?? i understand, we're all sick of normal hasbro repaints that totally suck. .. but these are different G1 characters.. is there really anyone out there who said "sweet we got MP starscream, man i really hope we don't get skywarp and thundercracker!" no.. because that's stupid.
prowl, smokescreen, and bluestreak were all main characters in G1.. if they're going to give us a prowl.. without the other two... i'd be pissed. plus, i'm almost 100 percent certain that they'll all be remolded in some way.
what's wrong with picking molds that they can get the most out of to begin with? get all of the autobot cars and stuff out of the way first. plus, we have yet to hear about what the next Soundwave sized character we're going to get..
are you kidding.. you think they're just going to produce molds that can be repainted.. what about grimlock? they repainted him in more "toon accurate" colors.. but that's it. and with soundwave you can get, what, soundblaster out of it and that's about it.
you translate this hot streak that takara is on with the MP line as a sign of it nearing its end? that's of the more ridiculous things i've read in a while. to me, it looks like they're finally catching their stride.
i'm sure at some point we will see a triple changer.. and who knows, at some point we may even see a combiner.
we still need the characters you mentioned.. there's still the insecticons, ultra magnus, reflector, blaster, kup, arcee, scourge, cyclonus, all of the combiners.. even if they don't combine, omega supreme, trypticon, like i said triple changers, astrotrain, blitzwing, springer.. etc.. seaspray, gears.. etc.
there are tons of characters left. i see the MP line completely heating up rather than sizzling out as you'd suggest.