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Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future?

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Friday, December 28th, 2007 6:05AM CST

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Anyone seen the January Previews yet? If you did, or plan to, you should notice something interesting in the Transformers toys section.

According to lastmaximal at Cybertron Phillipines he saw a red repainted Dropkick in the most recent issue of Previews.

He even snapped a picture of it from his cell phone. The quality is quite poor, but you can see Stealth Bumblebee and a red truck that seems to resemble Dropkick.

What is this unknown Transformers name? When will it be released? Autobot or Decepticon? Feel free to discuss it below!



We'll let you know if this is more than a rumor, when we find out more, in the Seibertron Movie News and the Seibertron Toy News.
Credit(s): lastmaximal, Cybertron Phillipines
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Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586436)
Posted by Tigertrack on December 28th, 2007 @ 6:28am CST
Red Dropkick looks a lot like Alternators Optimus Prime. :-?
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586439)
Posted by Mandamus on December 28th, 2007 @ 6:44am CST
I was really close to getting Dropkick the first time around, but I decided to stick to on-screen characters.

This might be enough for me to change my mind but I want to see better pictures first.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586441)
Posted by grimlockprime108 on December 28th, 2007 @ 6:46am CST
looks like it has a flame deco....rodimus?
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586447)
Posted by Sgt.Schnitzel on December 28th, 2007 @ 7:16am CST
Yeeesss , I would like to see a repaint of Dropkick, Dropkick is one of the best molds out there, I don't think Hasbro is going to abandon him.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586460)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on December 28th, 2007 @ 7:33am CST
Take that IronHide!
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586473)
Posted by skywarp-2 on December 28th, 2007 @ 7:54am CST
hmmm.... a Movie Rodimus?? that wouldn't be so bad me thinks.. :grin:
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586497)
Posted by fuzzd0rk on December 28th, 2007 @ 8:30am CST
Is it just me, or is anyone else kind of getting sick of all these movie repaints?
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586514)
Posted by ghostscream127 on December 28th, 2007 @ 8:52am CST
im also getting sick of rePAINts its horrible but if its a remold then ill get it :sad: :grin:
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586527)
Posted by TFBuyer on December 28th, 2007 @ 9:15am CST
ghostscream127 wrote:but if its a remold then ill get it :sad: :grin:


Yeah, I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. Still, it's an interesting color for the mold. I wonder if a lime green Payload can be far behind...
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586547)
Posted by Skowl on December 28th, 2007 @ 9:50am CST
Enough with the movieline repaints already! :-x
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586582)
Posted by Scaleface on December 28th, 2007 @ 10:30am CST
Hurray! They had a red redeco of Dropkick as an Autobot in the movie video game. One more Drone for my Autobot army, and it's in G1 Ironhide colors! Beautiful.

NOw we need Autobot redecos of Payload, Dreadwing and a Decepticon redeco of Longarm.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586601)
Posted by cybertronianjedi on December 28th, 2007 @ 10:39am CST
hmm....better consider him as a base for a repaint/kitbash.....i f i can get him
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586638)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on December 28th, 2007 @ 11:17am CST
But of course thats all were getting until animated comes out....More freakin repaints
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586655)
Posted by Nekoman on December 28th, 2007 @ 11:33am CST
WTF! I posted this in the repaint thread yesterday, I ‘m so lucky! Now lets hope we get the Autobot Swindle, Payload and Dreadwing I was talking about.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586684)
Posted by thedistinctroom on December 28th, 2007 @ 12:07pm CST
To me it looks like an All Spark version of Dropkick because of the light blue parts.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586824)
Posted by Dark_Lord_Prime on December 28th, 2007 @ 3:23pm CST
I just came from my comic shop, and I checked out the January Previews. It is, indeed, a red repaint of Dropkick. It has a silver Autobot symbol on the door, but as far as I could tell from the head, it's a recolor of Dropkick's head. *shrug*

Also, it DOES have "Allspark Power" cyan, though it looks a lot better on him than it does on any of the others.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586858)
Posted by First-Aid on December 28th, 2007 @ 4:18pm CST
Dark_Lord_Prime wrote:I just came from my comic shop, and I checked out the January Previews. It is, indeed, a red repaint of Dropkick. It has a silver Autobot symbol on the door, but as far as I could tell from the head, it's a recolor of Dropkick's head. *shrug*


I also stopped by my shop and flipped through the Previews issue on the rack and found the red repaint. I guess we can file this under "coming soon" as opposed to rumor. They also had a pick of the "reverse colored" Concept Bumblebee..it looks like it has the battle helmet down in the face mold.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586903)
Posted by Scaleface on December 28th, 2007 @ 5:37pm CST
I worry they won't repaint Swindle again, with Camshaft already coming out.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586936)
Posted by Blurrz on December 28th, 2007 @ 6:44pm CST
@Nekoman: Swindle's already been repainted into Camshaft

And c'mon... not too exciting here. Just another Teal-covered Allspark repaint.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (586997)
Posted by Jazzz on December 28th, 2007 @ 8:36pm CST
I'll buy it if the colors are good and the bio is as funny as the one on Dropkick(watch the review of him by Bikertrashwolf on youtube).
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (587050)
Posted by bumblezzz on December 28th, 2007 @ 9:25pm CST
tformers.com has a better pic(they say it is stockade-silly tformers.com???? :lol: :lol: ) I really like it, but I really hope it is not salvage because I want salvage to be a con and he looks more like a inferno to me.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (587079)
Posted by Nekoman on December 28th, 2007 @ 9:42pm CST
Blurrz wrote:@Nekoman: Swindle's already been repainted into Camshaft

I know he’s already been repainted into Camshaft, but I want a Swindle that is an green Autobot with a head similar to that of Dropkick’s so that way its like the one in the game.

Hasbro really missed an opportunity to actually have an repaint for the movie line that actually appears in something (and in Autobot Swindle's case he appears in the game.).
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (587114)
Posted by DeepWater on December 28th, 2007 @ 10:40pm CST
I'm only laughing because I had plans for a red repaint Dropkick and either now my idea really won't work or it'll just be a very easy repaint to what I have intended for the mold.

It's one of the better movie molds - easy transformation, several possible 'looks' for the 'bot...
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (587174)
Posted by Wes Crayon on December 29th, 2007 @ 1:16am CST
Dropkick is pretty much my favorite figure from the movie line... so I think I could be down for this repaint. Aside from Jungle Bonecrusher and some of the others that I'm interested in because I never saw the originals in stores (*cough*08BB*cough*), this is one of the few movie repaints I like!
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (587208)
Posted by Auto Bot on December 29th, 2007 @ 2:37am CST
Stealth Bumblebee turns out to be just a reverse color of the original Bumblebee. Yellow parts turns to black. Black parts turns to yellow.

IF they're gonna repaint Dropkick (an awesome Decepticon figure), they should at least remould the head into another face, remould the legs and feet to make it bend the right way, and remould the bed cover so that it's not a giant pliers. These 3 modification is a must to make him look like an Autobot.

But as usual, Hasbro will take the easy way of simple recolor. That's it.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (587495)
Posted by Nekoman on December 29th, 2007 @ 12:06pm CST
Auto Bot wrote:IF they're gonna repaint Dropkick (an awesome Decepticon figure), they should at least remould the head into another face, remould the legs and feet to make it bend the right way, and remould the bed cover so that it's not a giant pliers. These 3 modification is a must to make him look like an Autobot.

But as usual, Hasbro will take the easy way of simple recolor. That's it.

Actually he already had an Autobot head that should have been another camera head if it was to be accurate to the game.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (587666)
Posted by Jazzz on December 29th, 2007 @ 4:56pm CST
I was hoping for a yellow repaint.
Then reprolabels could make pink flames and a "pu**y wagon" logo.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (587668)
Posted by 0ptimus__Prime on December 29th, 2007 @ 4:56pm CST
fuzzd0rk wrote:Is it just me, or is anyone else kind of getting sick of all these movie repaints?

I know. It 's getting annoying.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (587689)
Posted by omega666 on December 29th, 2007 @ 5:16pm CST
Dropkick is a really good figure. I was going to stick with only movie characters too, but I was glad to get him. Can't wait to see what this one looks like.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (587705)
Posted by Mr-Valkeyreion on December 29th, 2007 @ 5:32pm CST
hmmm...i'm not really intrested in the drone figures and that but the stealth bumblebee looks good i'll keep and eye out for him and cliffjumper figures when they come out :P
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (588024)
Posted by Auto Bot on December 29th, 2007 @ 11:29pm CST
Why would an Autobot be an exact twin of a Decepticon? Did he scan the face of the Decepticon too?
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (589153)
Posted by Los_Loco_2001 on December 31st, 2007 @ 2:11am CST
i collected all of the new figures and dropkick is one of my favorites....if you play the new transformers game this red dropkick is in it when u play as the decpticons in the later stages u will fight the red dropkicks so i guess that makes him an autobot anyways i cant wait to get him does anyone know when these new figures will be released???
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (589348)
Posted by Auto Bot on December 31st, 2007 @ 8:59am CST
Did he also appear purple in any part of the game?
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (589462)
Posted by Nekoman on December 31st, 2007 @ 10:59am CST
Auto Bot wrote:Did he also appear purple in any part of the game?

He is red when your playing the Decepticon campaign and he is purple when you play the Autobot campaign.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (589598)
Posted by Auto Bot on December 31st, 2007 @ 12:52pm CST
No names for either of them in the game?
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (589804)
Posted by Nekoman on December 31st, 2007 @ 4:25pm CST
Auto Bot wrote:No names for either of them in the game?

They’re both Dropkick in the game. One is Autobot Dropkick and the other Decepticon Dropkick.
BTW I forgot to mention Decepticon Dropkick has a camera head in the game, but they gave the toy the Autobot head that the Autobot drones had in the game (Autobot Swindle, Dropkick, Payload and Dreadwing have the same head).
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (590174)
Posted by Auto Bot on January 1st, 2008 @ 12:05am CST
Nekoman wrote:
Auto Bot wrote:No names for either of them in the game?

They’re both Dropkick in the game. One is Autobot Dropkick and the other Decepticon Dropkick.
BTW I forgot to mention Decepticon Dropkick has a camera head in the game, but they gave the toy the Autobot head that the Autobot drones had in the game (Autobot Swindle, Dropkick, Payload and Dreadwing have the same head).


That's cool. They should have given Swindle a head too. That's the only thing stopping from buying that figure.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (590188)
Posted by Blurrz on January 1st, 2008 @ 12:12am CST
How good is the original Dropkick figure?

Completely OT here.. but how is the Transformers Game?
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (590198)
Posted by Nekoman on January 1st, 2008 @ 12:17am CST
Blurrz wrote:How good is the original Dropkick figure?

Completely OT here.. but how is the Transformers Game?

Dropkick is great, good articulation, fun transformation, overall worth ten dollars.

As for the TF game, I was just playing it a second ago, pretty fun in my opinion, plus its getting cheaper (only thirty dollars for PS2).
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (590206)
Posted by Auto Bot on January 1st, 2008 @ 12:21am CST
Dropkick figure is one of the best TF toys. Probably just second to Landmine.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (590209)
Posted by Nekoman on January 1st, 2008 @ 12:24am CST
Auto Bot wrote:Dropkick figure is one of the best TF toys. Probably just second to Landmine.

About landmine how well articulated would you say he is in comparison to classics mirage(if you have him)?
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (590227)
Posted by Auto Bot on January 1st, 2008 @ 12:49am CST
Nekoman wrote:
Auto Bot wrote:Dropkick figure is one of the best TF toys. Probably just second to Landmine.

About landmine how well articulated would you say he is in comparison to classics mirage(if you have him)?


I have both.

Both are extremely posable. Far more posable than any other TF toy i ever encountered.

I'd say, Landmine has the edge.

The hunchback of Mirage makes his head movement quite limited. Landmine don't have this kind of problem.

Aside from that, Landmine's proportions, movements, and posability are more human-like. As if, it's a human figure wearing a metal costume with a football helmet.

And here's the winning edge. Landmine has grasping hands!
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (590633)
Posted by Nekoman on January 1st, 2008 @ 12:50pm CST
Auto Bot wrote:
Nekoman wrote:
Auto Bot wrote:Dropkick figure is one of the best TF toys. Probably just second to Landmine.

About landmine how well articulated would you say he is in comparison to classics mirage(if you have him)?


I have both.

Both are extremely posable. Far more posable than any other TF toy i ever encountered.

I'd say, Landmine has the edge.

The hunchback of Mirage makes his head movement quite limited. Landmine don't have this kind of problem.

Aside from that, Landmine's proportions, movements, and posability are more human-like. As if, it's a human figure wearing a metal costume with a football helmet.

And here's the winning edge. Landmine has grasping hands!

Thanks! Hopefully now that the Christmas rush is said and done I’ll be able to find one for myself.
Re: Is There A Red Autobot Re-color Of Dropkick In Our Future? (591491)
Posted by Auto Bot on January 2nd, 2008 @ 9:51am CST
Good luck on that. There's a steady stream of restock of Landmine. It won't be difficult to find him at this time.
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