RodimalToyota wrote:I'm not sure about repaints with these two, prowl to Smokescreen is about as
Much difference in the body as Sideswipe vs Sunstreaker.
They will have to retool prowls roof to make a silver/blue streak.
God I wish Sunstreaker would become reality.
The retool for Prowl>Silverstreak will be super easy. For Lambor>Red Alert all they had to do was plug in a light bar where the weapon goes on Lambor. Simple, easy, and cheap!
RodimalToyota wrote:They will have to retool prowls roof to make a silver/blue streak.
They will probably just do the same thing they did with Sideswipe/Red Alert and do a clip-on light bar.
...yeah, what he said.
Valandar wrote:You must have never owned any of these figures, or even picked them up.
The only difference between the Prowl molds and Smokescreen is a spoiler, a modified front end, and no light bar. The internal parts, doors, hood, everything else is EXACTLY the same.
There is not a single part of the figure shared at all between G1 Sideswipe and Sunstreaker. They are totally different molds with totally different transformation schemes.
Doesn't matter, it's a new line, it would save them money.
having to remold bumpers and rears, is about as much difference as
Sstreaker would be to SSwipe at this point. I highly doubt Takara will go through the effort of making a whole new mold, just to have it transform like the old brick.
It does matter, because while G1 Sideswipe an Sunstreaker have very similar alt modes, they have completely
different bot modes. And the whole point of the MP line is to be as G1-accurate as possible. That's why MP-12T is Tigertracks and not Sunstreaker. If they were going to make Sunstreaker be a lame Sideswipe repaint, they would have named it MP-12S and called it a day. At this point Takara would be more likely to not do Sunstreaker at all than to make it a half-assed repaint. But considering they got the rights to use Lambo designs and logos, I think there's a good chance they'll want to get their money's worth and go for a full on Sunstreaker.
raccon wrote:My guess is that Sunstreaker will share a mold with Wheeljack. With a few different parts of course.
Interesting idea... and quite possible as they share a very similar transformation scheme. It would have to be an extensive remold because the outside of the cars are pretty different. They could share a lot of robot parts though.