Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Feel free to discuss anything about any of the thousands of Transformer toys here. Anything from Generation 1 all the way to the soon to be released, the never to be released or the hope to be released is fair game! Want to show off your stuff? Please post your's and see others in the Transformers Collections Forum.

Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby Black Hat » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:02 am

Motto: "I am not entertained!"
Weapon: Double Barreled Multi-Purpose Launcher
What are some Transformers characters (from any continuity) who have alternate decos that you actually like better than the originals?

For example, my #1 pick would be Energon Unicron, in all his black, orange and green glory. Seriously, if they made HasLab Unicron with that deco and level of paint detailing I'd be tempted to buy it.
Image
The worst Transformers fan ever.
Image
Formerly known as Delta Magnus.
User avatar
Black Hat
Faction Commander
Posts: 4812
News Credits: 11
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:24 am
Location: 199X
Alt Mode: BAC TSR-2
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 10
Endurance: 5
Rank: ???
Courage: 8
Firepower: 6
Skill: 5

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby TulioDude » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:05 pm

Motto: "Never doubt the awesomess."
Weapon: Energo-Sword
Powerlinx Armada Optimus Prime looks pretty cool
Image
I also like orange and silver color scheme Grimlock used around 2014
Image
Image
Image

I wouldnt mind seeing those colors more often.
Last edited by TulioDude on Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Silverwing wrote:Also, I feel compelled to give the obligatory: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:
One for each year of the Movieverse's decade strong tenure. Here's to a few more explosive years!


Here is my DeviantArt page and my Tumblr blog.
User avatar
TulioDude
Godmaster
Posts: 1689
News Credits: 3
Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 6:20 pm
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 5
Endurance: 9
Rank: 3
Courage: 8
Firepower: 8
Skill: 7

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby Latebrus-K » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:24 pm

He may not be "iconic", but I'm quite partial to Smokescreen's blue and yellow deco from alternators and Prime: Beast Hunters. Personally, I think the latter wore it better.
Image
User avatar
Latebrus-K
Fuzor
Posts: 281
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:28 am

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:38 pm

Motto: "It's unnerving and insulting when people in a toy-based fandom, whatever it is, make statements to the effect that general consumers and fans of lesser financial means should be deprived entirely of the ability to partake of the primary market."
Weapon: Galaxial Rocket Launcher
Eh, Powerlinx Optimus' deco looks too "bad guy"-ish. Probably why the show delayed using it until prety much the last possible minute, and even then didn't stick with it.

I do love me the G2 redecoes. There's also Cybertron Thundercracker and Skywarp:
Image
Image
WANT:
Energon Optimus digger, firetruck, & copter drones; super mode head
Ultra-class Optimus Primal missiles, left back panel, mutant mask
Combiner Wars Dead End or Offroad HFG, Breakdown HFG
Armada Thundercracker missile
Armada Optimus front left trailer strut, cheekguards
ROTF Jetfire "JTFR" Panels
Cybertron Safeguard
RID Ultra Magnus missiles
Vector Prime Cyber Key
Armada Jolt, Thunderclash, Clench
RID Galvatron foot/dragon head, 1x launcher/sword hilt
User avatar
ZeldaTheSwordsman
Gestalt
Posts: 2249
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:07 am

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby Emerje » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:49 pm

Motto: "*Shrug*"
Weapon: Saw-Edged Pincer
I mean, even if you don't like neon green it's hard to not like G2 Sideswipe. The reversing of black and red is both simple and striking.

Image

Then there's Universe Acid storm, shedding the bright, solid green of his original pallet in favor of something far more interesting.

Image

Emerje
User avatar
Emerje
News Staff
Posts: 4994
News Credits: 117
Joined: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:15 am
Location: Maine
Alt Mode: Lobster Moose
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 4
Endurance: 8
Rank: 6
Courage: 10
Firepower: 3
Skill: 6

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:12 pm

Reminding me of G1, I always did like G1 Ramjet. Especially witht he Classics Seeker mould.

Image
Gauntlet101010
Faction Commander
Posts: 4340
News Credits: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:13 pm

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby Optimum Supreme » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:03 pm

Motto: "That's [not out yet/never came out] in my area."
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
G2 Bumblebee, the gold is very snazzy, and it's a gold figure you don't need to worry about gps!
User avatar
Optimum Supreme
Godmaster
Posts: 1759
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:27 pm
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: ???
Speed: 2
Endurance: 10+
Rank: N/A
Courage: 7
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: 4

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby blackeyedprime » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:20 pm

Motto: "Me Grimlock, you slag."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
All the diaclone hoists/trailbreakers, yellow, blue, red. I'd be happy with the figure in any colour. Dunno if he was ever going to be given a G2 scheme but I think he could have pulled off hot pink if he needed to.

Optimus colored Optimal Optimus as well, would have liked to have seen it in a none chrome version and wondering if Selects will ever revisit it, despite me preffering the original toy over the POTP.
blackeyedprime
Targetmaster
Posts: 657
News Credits: 6
Joined: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:14 am
Alt Mode: a spoon
Strength: 3
Intelligence: 6
Speed: 5
Endurance: 8
Courage: 9
Firepower: 2
Skill: 6

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:47 pm

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
It's that simple."
Weapon: Mace
Dunno if that count but Rodimus Prime in EVIL colors work surprisingly well.

I love my Rodimus Unicronus way better than the original.

Image
♥♥♥ Love is in the air ♥♥♥

Image
User avatar
-Kanrabat-
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9472
News Credits: 19
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Canada, province of Québec
Buy from -Kanrabat- on eBay
Strength: N/A
Intelligence: N/A
Speed: N/A
Endurance: N/A
Rank: Infinity
Courage: N/A
Firepower: N/A
Skill: N/A

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby Black Hat » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:08 am

Motto: "I am not entertained!"
Weapon: Double Barreled Multi-Purpose Launcher
Emerje wrote:I mean, even if you don't like neon green it's hard to not like G2 Sideswipe. The reversing of black and red is both simple and striking.

Image

Then there's Universe Acid storm, shedding the bright, solid green of his original pallet in favor of something far more interesting.

Image

Emerje

MP G2 Sideswipe is possibly one of my favourite TF toys ever. Even aside from the EXTREEEEEEEEEME weapons and face, the colours, as you say, just pop. And I'd totally have preferred it if the Siege Rainmakers were done like that instead of the flat colours we got.
The worst Transformers fan ever.
Image
Formerly known as Delta Magnus.
User avatar
Black Hat
Faction Commander
Posts: 4812
News Credits: 11
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:24 am
Location: 199X
Alt Mode: BAC TSR-2
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 10
Endurance: 5
Rank: ???
Courage: 8
Firepower: 6
Skill: 5

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby ExciKaiser » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:13 pm

Black Pants Optimus.

It works so well. With all ton of Prime repaints we're geeting each year, I don't understand why this deco hasn't came back since 2006.

maxresdefault.jpg


Cybertron_OptimusPrime_deluxe_toy.jpg
Not english-native speaker. Thank you for being cool on my typos.
My Collection - Transformers Go Combiner Teams onboard !
Image
Looking for the claw-shield-gun which comes with Magna convoy.
User avatar
ExciKaiser
Combiner
Posts: 478
News Credits: 1
Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:12 pm
Location: France
Buy from ExciKaiser on eBay

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby Skritz » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:42 pm

Fox Kids Transmetal Waspinator. Transmetals all had whackier colors which looked nothing like their previous form, but this Waspinator manage to both have this going on and being more accurate to the color you expect of the altmode, being yellow rather than green.

Image
User avatar
Skritz
Godmaster
Posts: 1656
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:40 am

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:58 pm

Image

I really like the Omega Sentinel colours. Way more than Supreme's.
Gauntlet101010
Faction Commander
Posts: 4340
News Credits: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:13 pm

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby Rogue-Primal » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:56 pm

Motto: "I hate Decepticons but Autobot traitors are the worst."
Weapon: Particle Beam Rifle
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Image

I really like the Omega Sentinel colours. Way more than Supreme's.


Yep really reminds of Fortress Maximus but less expensive.
User avatar
Rogue-Primal
Fuzor
Posts: 277
Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:09 pm
Location: Iceland
Alt Mode: White Lamborghini Murcielago with black stripes
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 8
Endurance: 5
Rank: 5
Courage: 5
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: 6

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby ScottyP » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:50 am

Weapon: Battle Blades
I wish green Optimus had taken hold. Multiple toys like this for Beast Hunters for no particular reason, then just nothing.

Image
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Beast Tracker Optimus Prime Gallery
User avatar
ScottyP
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5001
News Credits: 489
Joined: Wed May 03, 2006 3:42 pm
Location: Raleigh, NC
Buy from ScottyP on eBay

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:55 am

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
It's that simple."
Weapon: Mace
I LOVE that deco for Optimus. I regret selling him...
♥♥♥ Love is in the air ♥♥♥

Image
User avatar
-Kanrabat-
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9472
News Credits: 19
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Canada, province of Québec
Buy from -Kanrabat- on eBay
Strength: N/A
Intelligence: N/A
Speed: N/A
Endurance: N/A
Rank: Infinity
Courage: N/A
Firepower: N/A
Skill: N/A

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby ScottyP » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:53 pm

Weapon: Battle Blades
-Kanrabat- wrote:I LOVE that deco for Optimus. I regret selling him...
There's always the budget Cyberverse sized one! Although that was in the Beast Hunters alt mode and not the Season 1/2 one like the Weaponizer.
User avatar
ScottyP
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5001
News Credits: 489
Joined: Wed May 03, 2006 3:42 pm
Location: Raleigh, NC
Buy from ScottyP on eBay

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:59 pm

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
It's that simple."
Weapon: Mace
ScottyP wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I LOVE that deco for Optimus. I regret selling him...
There's always the budget Cyberverse sized one! Although that was in the Beast Hunters alt mode and not the Season 1/2 one like the Weaponizer.


No longer "budget" since now it's only on Ebay. Their Global Shipping Program is always a deal-killer.

Speaking of Beast Hunters, this Target Exclusive set is amazing and I still have it to this day:

Image

Bought it in store at the time.
Still sad that Target didn't work out in Canada. :(
♥♥♥ Love is in the air ♥♥♥

Image
User avatar
-Kanrabat-
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9472
News Credits: 19
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Canada, province of Québec
Buy from -Kanrabat- on eBay
Strength: N/A
Intelligence: N/A
Speed: N/A
Endurance: N/A
Rank: Infinity
Courage: N/A
Firepower: N/A
Skill: N/A

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby Black Hat » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:11 am

Motto: "I am not entertained!"
Weapon: Double Barreled Multi-Purpose Launcher
Skritz wrote:Fox Kids Transmetal Waspinator. Transmetals all had whackier colors which looked nothing like their previous form, but this Waspinator manage to both have this going on and being more accurate to the color you expect of the altmode, being yellow rather than green.

Image

I kinda wish I'd gotten that version, but I do love my TM Waspinator. He's a really cool toy.
The worst Transformers fan ever.
Image
Formerly known as Delta Magnus.
User avatar
Black Hat
Faction Commander
Posts: 4812
News Credits: 11
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:24 am
Location: 199X
Alt Mode: BAC TSR-2
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 10
Endurance: 5
Rank: ???
Courage: 8
Firepower: 6
Skill: 5

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby Rogue-Primal » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:40 pm

Motto: "I hate Decepticons but Autobot traitors are the worst."
Weapon: Particle Beam Rifle
Im surprised no-one has mentioned this for the recolor Cybertron Wheeljack into Movie Big Daddy

Gotta dig those flames. I wish i had one but i have the green Downshift mold.

https://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/b/ ... dy_toy.jpg
User avatar
Rogue-Primal
Fuzor
Posts: 277
Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:09 pm
Location: Iceland
Alt Mode: White Lamborghini Murcielago with black stripes
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 8
Endurance: 5
Rank: 5
Courage: 5
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: 6

Re: Best non-standard decos for iconic characters?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:01 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
Rogue-Primal wrote:Im surprised no-one has mentioned this for the recolor Cybertron Wheeljack into Movie Big Daddy

Gotta dig those flames. I wish i had one but i have the green Downshift mold.

https://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/b/ ... dy_toy.jpg


I think we're going more for same-character redecos, or legacy characters in new molds but unorthodox colors. Cybertron Downshift, as a Wheeljack homage, fits the latter quite nicely.

Image
Transformers Cybertron Downshift Gallery

The Big Daddy deco works wonders on that mold. :x
"I have Autism and I'm proud of it!" - Myself

If anyone has a spare TR Furos, PotP Punch head, CW Dead End, CW Brawl or Swindle, hit me up!

The resident Rewind... well, half of one :lol:

- Jelze Bunnycat =:3
User avatar
JelZe GoldRabbit
God Of Transformers
Posts: 17203
News Credits: 239
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:45 am
Location: McKinney, Texas, USA; Delft, the Netherlands
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 1
Courage: 6
Skill: 5


Return to Transformers Toys Discussion

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Authentics Grimlock Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 09 Voyager Class Movie 2 Thundercracker" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Twin Twist and Flameout" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Terrorcon Cutthroat" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of the Primes Titan Class Predaking" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series Number 14 Voyager Class Autobot Ironhide" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Quintus Prime Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Dinobot Slug" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Bumble Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Legends Class Autobot Rewind" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Legends Class Protectobot Groove Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: The Last Knight Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #230 - The Search for Convoy
Twincast / Podcast #230:
"The Search for Convoy"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, September 15th, 2019

New Items on eBay

Buy "Hasbro Transformers Beast Hunters Predacon Rising Darksteel Voyagers class MISB" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers G1 Large lot devastator weapons accessories lot #3 in good conditio" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers G1 blurr with his shield and not a reissue" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers G1 wheeljack and not a reissue" on EBAY
Buy "1985 "Transformers" Generation 1 Scavenger loose" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers TCG Card Game Siege Shockwave SRT 11 Character 33 Battle Cards New" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers RID Night Cruz Mirage GT Skarem Energon Demolisher 2 others" on EBAY
Buy "KSI Sentry 100% Complete Deluxe Studio Series Transformers" on EBAY