zodconvoy wrote:It doesn't change the original toy, it just gives the option to the people who want it.
Aye, if it wasn't for some of their SG characterisations, I would not have gotten some figures.
Black Huffer is an awesome figure
Maybe I'm not reading your post right, but it sounds like you wouldn't have been interested in the toy if someone else hadn't been able to give you the insight of what it could be. And regardless of how good said toy is you would never know with out the re-purposing.
Has it really come down to a group like Fun Pub to tell us what is what in the toy collective? It's one thing when fans and TF forum posters express what they do with toys from a past line. When Fun Pub does it they are just messing with continuity. Like I said, maybe I'm just looking at it from an old school perspective.
Using a Universe connotation is one thing, or even Timelines, to encompass all Transformers into one big collective or mythos. But when you use the clubs Jetfire repaint Astrotrain and say it is now Shattered Glass it gets a little confusing and pointless, what with a huge purple Con tag stamped on his bay doors. So now he is Shattered Glass Shattered Glass where the opposite is the opposite of the opposite? (meaning that the tag colors would not be reversed they would stay the same, but the moral grounds they stand on would still be the opposite ie: Evil Autobots-red\Heroic Decepticons-purple)
zodconvoy wrote: So they have two choices: create a character with no toy and be called bastards for not giving people the, say, Shattered Glass Huffer they want or say that the black version of Armorhide (who they already used as Huffer themselves) was evil Huffer and move on with their lives.
By not using a character that exists in a previous line it allows them to build upon their own idea of Shattered Glass\Timelines and offer them as actual club offerings in terms of repaints exclusive to club members and convention attendees. Something that the club should recognize for themselves.
All re-purposing does is help fuel the ebay sales of the listed re-purposed figures and give people generic Shattered glass figures in their collections.