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Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:53 pm
by craggy
Who is the TF equivalent of this guy?

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Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:16 pm
by Blurrz
craggy wrote:Who is the TF equivalent of this guy?

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Probably the Ravage Beast Wars repaints..

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Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:51 pm
by MGrotusque
Evil_the_Nub wrote:I'm going to agree with Sunspot. You'd think it would look terrible, but he pulls it off. He even has a nice yin-yang thing with Skystalker.


I agree. Sunspot is a really good repaint. That flat yellow is fantastic. Hasbro should use more of those flat finishes. I for one am a real fan of garish and/or wild color schemes. I kinda hope they continue with some funky repaints of this mold. It's a great mold and i would buy more for sure. If the colors are crazy enough 8-}

I'm looking forward to pairing him up with the Mindwipe repaint Strafe. Now that will be one garish combination.......can't wait. Sure they're enemies, but whatever.

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:06 pm
by icenemesis
ACID STORM!! i got him because i miss out on the first starscream and found him at Kohls for five bucks. but now that i have messed around with him he is one of my favorites.

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:11 pm
by Optimus1138
TFCC exclusive Dion. I don't have it, but I think I might get it if my parents get me the membership I asked for for Christmas. The Hot Shot mould is good aside from the kibble on his shoulders, and it sounds like the problems is mostly fixed by the retooling on the Henkei version. I also think Dion's colour scheme is much more interesting, since there aren't many orange Transformers.

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:36 pm
by craggy
There aren't enough orange TFs. Recently anyway. G1 was packed with them. Oh Wideload, how your inexplicably unremovable blue cargo amused me.

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:20 am
by Nacelle
Battle Gaia
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Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:28 am
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
leyland aside, battle gaia is actually less weird than bruticus

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:44 am
by Nacelle
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:leyland aside, battle gaia is actually less weird than bruticus

Yeah. I guess I put him for obscurity, but most of the components are actually less-weird. Especially Shuttle Gunner (repaint of Blast Off).

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:56 am
by RiddlerJ
Viper. How many people were waiting for them to make Powerglide into the Rattler? We saw it way back with Tailwind.

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:49 am
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
I hope they reissue Viper at some point.

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:58 pm
by Nathaniel Prime
Nacelle wrote:Battle Gaia
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What's weirder, the Bruticus repaint, or the fact that you just resurrected a forum that hasn't changed for 9 years :lol: ?

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:43 am
by Latebrus-K
TFCC Depth Charge for me. Although if we take "weird" to mean "obscure" more than "exotic", I'd say Botcon Megaplex. An absolutely amazing mold (from one of my favorite lines) I only experienced through the final Club sale, in colors with great repurposing potential!

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:43 pm
by william-james88
This is a great topic, I might use it to field another list.

Personally, I think the best is Prime Dead End.

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:02 pm
by Nacelle
Also, Black Shadow from TF victory was a retool and repaint of Thunderwing

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Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:20 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Gone through the whole topic and not a single mention of him. Gonna fix that:

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Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:52 am
by Emerje
I always found Universe(2003) Ratchet to be one of the strangest repaints ever made.

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Why is he a fire rescue truck? Why is his fire equipment and light bar just tampographed onto the roof? And more importantly why didn't they call him Inferno? I get that they wanted to call him Trailbreaker and accidentally gave the name Inferno to his wave mate, but this is the best they could come up with?

He's such a weird figure, but I do love that bot mode color scheme.

Emerje

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:46 am
by william-james88
Emerje wrote:I always found Universe(2003) Ratchet to be one of the strangest repaints ever made.

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Why is he a fire rescue truck? Why is his fire equipment and light bar just tampographed onto the roof? And more importantly why didn't they call him Inferno? I get that they wanted to call him Trailbreaker and accidentally gave the name Inferno to his wave mate, but this is the best they could come up with?

He's such a weird figure, but I do love that bot mode color scheme.

Emerje

I didnt know this existed.

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:07 am
by Nathaniel Prime
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:I always found Universe(2003) Ratchet to be one of the strangest repaints ever made.

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Why is he a fire rescue truck? Why is his fire equipment and light bar just tampographed onto the roof? And more importantly why didn't they call him Inferno? I get that they wanted to call him Trailbreaker and accidentally gave the name Inferno to his wave mate, but this is the best they could come up with?

He's such a weird figure, but I do love that bot mode color scheme.

Emerje

I didnt know this existed.


Wow, I didn't know this existed, but the fact that you didn't is even more peculiar. This must be one obscure redeco :-?

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:10 am
by Nathaniel Prime
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Gone through the whole topic and not a single mention of him. Gonna fix that:

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Wow, that is just way too much Playskool neon. I get the homage though, but that is probably the winner for weirdest repaint. Might hunt it down though, I kinda like it for some illogical reason.

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:13 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:I always found Universe(2003) Ratchet to be one of the strangest repaints ever made.

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Why is he a fire rescue truck? Why is his fire equipment and light bar just tampographed onto the roof? And more importantly why didn't they call him Inferno? I get that they wanted to call him Trailbreaker and accidentally gave the name Inferno to his wave mate, but this is the best they could come up with?

He's such a weird figure, but I do love that bot mode color scheme.

Emerje

I didnt know this existed.


Wow, I didn't know this existed, but the fact that you didn't is even more peculiar. This must be one obscure redeco :-?


I wouldn't say obscure, just overlooked. He was part of the main Universe 2003 line, a filler line with straight redecos made to satisfy the sudden increase in demand for toys after Armada's runaway success (in a sense, it's the expanded Robots in Disguise 2001's successor). Emphasis on "straight redeco" as the line had to be rushed, no time for developing new tooling at the time.

And this is where mold degradation started to be evident, Ratchet's accessories were all puffy and mismolded compared to X-Brawn's.

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:17 am
by william-james88
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
Wow, I didn't know this existed, but the fact that you didn't is even more peculiar. This must be one obscure redeco :-?

:lol: Thanks, but I don't know all. This line was obscure in Canada though and I admit I don't know it well aside from the Beast Wars repaints.

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:03 am
by Emerje
Well, since it was brought up, here's Ratchet's wave mate "Inferno".

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Story goes that they wanted to name the figure Red Alert, but accidentally packaged him with the wrong name and didn't notice before it was too late. Why they wouldn't have just stuck new name correction stickers on the package like we've seen in the past is beyond me. But like JelZe said, this line was rushed to the market and full of weird stuff anyway. I do love those clear blue flames, though.

Emerje

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:51 am
by william-james88
Emerje wrote:Well, since it was brought up, here's Ratchet's wave mate "Inferno".

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This guy, I knew of. He is much less odd a repaint than ratchet to me simply because a lamborghini repainted into a red alert looking toy sounds par for the course. Didnt know about the name though, I always thought that was Red Alert.

Re: Favorite Weird Repaint

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:51 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Emerje wrote:Why they wouldn't have just stuck new name correction stickers on the package like we've seen in the past is beyond me.


I didn't think name corrections/changes were a thing back then. The original Cybertron Defense Red Alert was just called "Red Alert" on initial shipping, with the printed name corrected for later shipments. Even then, they would seem to be reserved for exceptional, PR-destroying situations:

- PCC Over-Run, originally called, wait for it... "Spastic" 8-} . Package was printed, name was known to the public, public outcry. Name was changed via stickers.
- A bit lesser this one, TR Brainstorm as part of the Titan Force set, got a name change in the UK thanks to the trademark for an actual company located there, Brainstorm Limited. He was renamed Charon there, again via stickers. The import was done via a local licensee if I may add, not via Hasbro UK.