Armada figure updates you'd like to see in Universe

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Armada figure updates you'd like to see in Universe

Postby andersonh1 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:21 pm

With the update of Armada Hot Shot in Universe, it got me wondering what other figures from Armada that I'd enjoy seeing updated. Armada is a line that I didn't necessarily enjoy at first, but I came to appreciate it as I bought more figures, and I look back quite fondly on it now. Hot Shot is a pretty good update, with a few flaws that could have been corrected, and I'd enjoy seeing a few other figures get similar treatment. We actually got a few good updates already with bendy Prime and Cybertron Red Alert, but some more would be welcome.

- Starscream: a no-brainer, since Starscream is one of the top-tier characters of the franchise. The original figure is decent and enjoyable enough, but the plane is pretty ad-hoc with lots of robot bits trying to be plane components, and a very bulky design. A redesign of this figure with the mini-con gimmick intact would be great.

- Smokescreen: I'm really fond of Armada Smokescreen, but the figure could use more articulation. As long as they retain the winch gimmick, I'd be happy.

- Star Saber: I love the original figures, but they don't hold together very well as the sword. A remolded/redesigned team that made for a much stronger sword would be great.

repaint: if they'd released TRU Unicron in G1 colors, I might have been tempted.
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Re: Armada figure updates you'd like to see in Universe

Postby Onslaught Six » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:39 pm

Scavenger. A decent character with an alright design marred by a horrible horrible gimmick. Just look at his show model, and how much better that looks.
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Re: Armada figure updates you'd like to see in Universe

Postby BWprowl » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:32 pm

Wheeljack. They could use the wonders of modern toy technology to give him TWO wrist swivels!

Also:

HASBRO WHERE IS MY UNIVERSE IRONHIDE WITH KICKER?!
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Re: Armada figure updates you'd like to see in Universe

Postby Dominic » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:05 am

I second the Star Saber.

Also, it might be nice if Hasbro took another shot at Leader-class Optimus or Ultra Megatron. Both toys had good ideas, but the execution did not quite work.

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Re: Armada figure updates you'd like to see in Universe

Postby andersonh1 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:13 am

Megatron would be improved simply by some more leg articulation. Knees and thigh movement would give the figure far more movement potential. I would also enjoy seeing some kind of cover integrated with the design that would turn it from an h-tank to an actual tank.
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Re: Armada figure updates you'd like to see in Universe

Postby Dominic » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:04 am

I was also thinking on improving the functionality of the leg-cells. They concept of Megatron imprisoning Minicons was great, but the execution, (with only 1 Minicon mold since '02 being able to fit in even one of the the cells), was poor.

Heck, I could go for upgrading Megatron or Tidal Wave to "Supreme" class, and adding a base/gulag mode with Minicon cells.

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Re: Armada figure updates you'd like to see in Universe

Postby Mirage » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:33 am

I'd love to see a new Tidal Wave. The original figure was great, but I thought the character had a lot of lasting potential that hasn't been realized. Heck, why stop at Universe? How awesome would it be to see Animated Omega Supreme going toe-to-toe with Animated Tidal Wave? TOO awesome, that's how.
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Re: Armada figure updates you'd like to see in Universe

Postby Dominic » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:50 am

Why not "Energon" Omega?

Either way, yeah, it would be good.
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Re: Armada figure updates you'd like to see in Universe

Postby onslaught86 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:48 pm

My vote goes to Sideways. He's an excellent design and a fun character that really didn't come out as quite the toy he could've been. They hit on a winning concept with the combining Mini-Con rider headmaster, but the figure was let down by the lack of articulation, doofy-looking bike mode, and ovecomplex missile gimmick. Considering he'd be an excellent nod to Headmasters as well, it'd cover several bases.
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Re: Armada figure updates you'd like to see in Universe

Postby andersonh1 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:09 am

Sideways is not a bad idea for a remake. I was tempted on the original because he was essentially a headmaster, but I just didn't care for the figure enough to actually buy it. But the character was interesting enough that a redesigned figure would be worth having.
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