caked-up wrote: ViperEye82 wrote: Rhinox23 wrote:
I know everyone keeps talking about how Smokescreen will most likely be a Knockout remold/repaint. I really hope that's not true. For me, a majority of the excitement about a new character is for a completely new toy. As I only collect bots and cons that actually appear in the show, I will be very disappointed if Smokescreen turns out to be a remold!
Lol, are you new here? Remolds/repaints into new characters has been going on since 1984.
Not at all. I know that is how it worked in the past and will work in the future. It is just that the cartoon writers expressed that they weren't going to do that for screen characters. I don't have an ounce of reservation that Hot Shot and Flamewar are retools/redecos of main characters. I just find it odd that even after saying it, they did it anyways.
Actually, I am not new on here. Perhaps you misunderstood my point. I completely understand and am familiar with how Hasbro repaints, remolds, retools previous molds to make additional figures. I am just bothered that they are doing this with a screen
It seems that they may have done this in the past, but in more recent memory, screen characters usually get their own unique toy mold. I could be wrong (I'm sure someone will point out the ones I'm overlooking) but the past 3-4 TF shows have had unique toy molds. Now, these molds might later be turned into other remolds, etc. but they are for characters that have never, and will never, appear on the show itself.
I can't really think of any for TF Animated, Beast Wars, or Beast Machines. Tigertron and Cheetor were basically the same, but different enough and each had their own toys.
Anyway, I'm still (naively) holding out that he will have a unique mold all to himself. Hopefully, the gray prototype mold provided earlier was to keep Smokescreen a secret.