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This thread is inspired by the recent Wolverine 5-pack that used easy repaints to give us new figures. What is the best line that could be released that would only require Hasbro to repaint an existing figure and maybe mold a new head sculpt?

Vertigo - Could probably be made from any medium female body style. It should be an easy repaint and would require a headsculpt.

Archangel - 90's blue and white costume with blue skin and long hair. Could be made from the previous Archangel figure.

Rogue - First appearance green and white hooded costume repainted from the recent 2-pack version with better headsculpts. I'd want an accurate early version and a 90's Bachalo-esque version.

Wolverine - Fang. Obligatory. Should be easy. I'm not sure how easy the bone and tooth belts would be, but they could be as simple as rubber bands like the infamous Jim Lee Cyclops.

Havok - Mutant X or Dark Beast Minion. Repaint the new Havok with a new head sculpt. Would need belts or shoulder straps.

Zero - Super cheap and easy repaint.

Stryfe - The aftermarket shows high demand for this figure. I'm not sure if it needs any improvments.

BAF  Ch'od - In my limited research, it looks like he and Abomination are very similar. Could be as easy as a repaint, and packing in that little white bird thing.

What do you all think? Would you buy this line? What is the easiest retool lineup you can come up with?

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On 7/25/2022 at 7:46 PM, Chunkylover said:

Sure. I'm not hip to the lingo. Does filler carry a negative connotation?

Not really. They are just wave that Hasbro make when they have to replace a wave due to Scheduling with the MCU and other movies. I mean look at the latest Spider-man reveals. All figure with old bodies and new heads.

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Ah okay here's my try. I'm going to go with reallly easy, like just swap a head.

1. Werewolf By Night (Jackal figure with new Head, obviously new paint)

2. Doorman (Vulcan buck, with a black Spidey head and Moonknight Cape)

3. Shroud (Grimreaped Buck, Guardian head, Moonknight cape again)

4. Ebon Samurai (literal re-paint of Silver Samurai)

5. Spot (Sunfire Buck, paint with spots,  any head removing any facial features)

6. Will'o the Wisp (Grimreaper Buck, toss the old Sentry head on it)

7. Big Time Spider-Man (Red) (exact same figure as before but green is red)

BAF Captain Universe Hulk aka Blue Hulk (same old hulk 80th Hulk just paint it differently)

Now maybe this wouldn't be a huge success, but I bet you most of you guys would buy it because I put so many never before done characters in it, and this wave would likely be almost nothing but profit, because I literally only added 1 new head, which was 1 new tool piece

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On 7/25/2022 at 9:47 PM, Lord_Scareglow said:

Ah okay here's my try. I'm going to go with reallly easy, like just swap a head.

1. Werewolf By Night (Jackal figure with new Head, obviously new paint)

2. Doorman (Vulcan buck, with a black Spidey head and Moonknight Cape)

3. Shroud (Grimreaped Buck, Guardian head, Moonknight cape again)

4. Ebon Samurai (literal re-paint of Silver Samurai)

5. Spot (Sunfire Buck, paint with spots,  any head removing any facial features)

6. Will'o the Wisp (Grimreaper Buck, toss the old Sentry head on it)

BAF Captain Universe Hulk aka Blue Hulk (same old hulk 80th Hulk just paint it differently)

Now maybe this wouldn't be a huge success, but I bet you most of you guys would buy it because I put so many never before done characters in it, and this wave would likely be almost nothing but profit, because I literally only added 1 new head, which was 1 new tool piece

Thanks for your post, and for getting into the spirit of the thread.

If I may interact with your post, is there a version of Spider-Man that has not yet been done that could be squeezed into your line? Obviously it’s not that our ideas ever would see fruition, but with a Spider-Man, I think it is more likely that yours could!

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On 7/25/2022 at 3:13 PM, tarot said:

Not really. They are just wave that Hasbro make when they have to replace a wave due to Scheduling with the MCU and other movies. I mean look at the latest Spider-man reveals. All figure with old bodies and new heads.

I see. Thanks for the explanation. I think back to the X-Men line that featured Patch, Dazzler, Iceman, and X-Factor Cyclops. That one had to be mostly a filler wave, but it gave us really good versions of characters that I think were fairly popular.

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On 7/26/2022 at 6:11 AM, Chunkylover said:

Thanks for your post, and for getting into the spirit of the thread.

If I may interact with your post, is there a version of Spider-Man that has not yet been done that could be squeezed into your line? Obviously it’s not that our ideas ever would see fruition, but with a Spider-Man, I think it is more likely that yours could!

Ha good call, sure we can add a Spider-Man in there, how about a re-paint of Big Time Spider-Man the Red Version.

 

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Spider-Man cheap wave

  1. Ben Reilly Concept Spider-Man (aka Toy Biz Sea Web Spider-man) - pIck a  Spidey Body, new paint job
  2. The Spot - Pick a body, Blizzard head 
  3. Jill Stacy - Black haired Gwen, MJ Body
  4. The Rose - Suited body, new head
  5. Aaron Davis's Iron Spider - Black Iron Spider, new pack with extra waldo
  6. Kingsley HobGoblin, Hobgoblin body, new head

BAF Grizzly - URsa Major body, new Head

 

 

 

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Cool idea. I’m a huge Avengers fan but fear certain characters from other books ( XMen for example ) that were (very) briefly Avengers are longshots to ever get done. A repaint wave could be just the ticket

1 Sunspot ( Avengers suit)

2 Cannonball (Avengers suit)

3 Human Torch ( Avengers Unity Squad suit)

4 the Thing ( solo series / West Coast Avengers era suit)

5 Wasp ( Secret Wars suit or Under Siege suit)

6 Falcon (classic suit)

7 Triathlon ( either first appearance or his “more popular” ( a stretch I know) suit during the Kang War era. Or shoot, even his 3D Man suit would work.

maybe 1 new head for the entire wave ( Triathlon, unless I’m forgetting a goggled head out there). The rest are complete repaints.

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If you don't mind me hijacking this thread how about we do what would be next years Amazon "Repaint and Reuse" Box set. Like the last 2 box set they all have to be using old sculpt with at least a new head or just a straight repaint. 

I'll start. Since they did a Wolverine and Spider-man box set, the logical choice would be Iron Man

  • War Machine - a repaint of the Modular Iron Man
  • Bethany Cabe - Deadly White Widow
  • Unicorn - Bucky/Vulcon build
  • Dreadknight - Same as before just getting it out to more people
  • Force - Grim Reaper body
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On 8/11/2022 at 11:59 PM, tarot said:

If you don't mind me hijacking this thread how about we do what would be next years Amazon "Repaint and Reuse" Box set. Like the last 2 box set they all have to be using old sculpt with at least a new head or just a straight repaint. 

I'll start. Since they did a Wolverine and Spider-man box set, the logical choice would be Iron Man

  • War Machine - a repaint of the Modular Iron Man
  • Bethany Cabe - Deadly White Widow
  • Unicorn - Bucky/Vulcon build
  • Dreadknight - Same as before just getting it out to more people
  • Force - Grim Reaper body

I like this set, I would still prefer Dreadknight to have his Hellhorse, but I woudl still be happy to get him.

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On 7/27/2022 at 4:07 AM, leokearon said:

Spider-Man cheap wave

  1. Ben Reilly Concept Spider-Man (aka Toy Biz Sea Web Spider-man) - pIck a  Spidey Body, new paint job
  2. The Spot - Pick a body, Blizzard head 
  3. Jill Stacy - Black haired Gwen, MJ Body
  4. The Rose - Suited body, new head
  5. Aaron Davis's Iron Spider - Black Iron Spider, new pack with extra waldo
  6. Kingsley HobGoblin, Hobgoblin body, new head

BAF Grizzly - URsa Major body, new Head

 

 

 

That one would probably do pretty well. Some neat Spider-Man alternate costumes. The Iron Spider design is really cool.

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On 8/7/2022 at 10:29 PM, McHogan said:

Cool idea. I’m a huge Avengers fan but fear certain characters from other books ( XMen for example ) that were (very) briefly Avengers are longshots to ever get done. A repaint wave could be just the ticket

1 Sunspot ( Avengers suit)

2 Cannonball (Avengers suit)

3 Human Torch ( Avengers Unity Squad suit)

4 the Thing ( solo series / West Coast Avengers era suit)

5 Wasp ( Secret Wars suit or Under Siege suit)

6 Falcon (classic suit)

7 Triathlon ( either first appearance or his “more popular” ( a stretch I know) suit during the Kang War era. Or shoot, even his 3D Man suit would work.

maybe 1 new head for the entire wave ( Triathlon, unless I’m forgetting a goggled head out there). The rest are complete repaints.

I don't know what any of these look like except Secret Wars Wasp and Triathlon. I always wanted him for the Post-Heroes Reborn era. He was a cool, regular-guy super hero.

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On 8/11/2022 at 6:59 PM, tarot said:

If you don't mind me hijacking this thread how about we do what would be next years Amazon "Repaint and Reuse" Box set. Like the last 2 box set they all have to be using old sculpt with at least a new head or just a straight repaint. 

I'll start. Since they did a Wolverine and Spider-man box set, the logical choice would be Iron Man

  • War Machine - a repaint of the Modular Iron Man
  • Bethany Cabe - Deadly White Widow
  • Unicorn - Bucky/Vulcon build
  • Dreadknight - Same as before just getting it out to more people
  • Force - Grim Reaper body

Yeah, no prob. That's the spirit of the thread, I suppose. Nice box set. 

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On 8/12/2022 at 10:18 AM, Chunkylover said:

I don't know what any of these look like except Secret Wars Wasp and Triathlon. I always wanted him for the Post-Heroes Reborn era. He was a cool, regular-guy super hero.

Well honestly you’re not missing much. The costumes i listed are... not great. But they were worn  by the characters in an official Marvel Avengers book so they are the ones I’d want.

the Things was a wrestling style double singlet, black with a red belt. I’m sure you’ve seen classic Flacon, he wore that for the entirety of the 80s. Torch’s A suit was another over engineered mess. 

Yeah all longshots for sure

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On 8/11/2022 at 6:59 PM, tarot said:

If you don't mind me hijacking this thread how about we do what would be next years Amazon "Repaint and Reuse" Box set. Like the last 2 box set they all have to be using old sculpt with at least a new head or just a straight repaint. 

I'll start. Since they did a Wolverine and Spider-man box set, the logical choice would be Iron Man

  • War Machine - a repaint of the Modular Iron Man
  • Bethany Cabe - Deadly White Widow
  • Unicorn - Bucky/Vulcon build
  • Dreadknight - Same as before just getting it out to more people
  • Force - Grim Reaper body

Great idea as well. I’ll do a Cap Boxset

in the spirit of the headliner not being just a repack ( ala shirtless Wolverine and Ultimate teen Spidey)....

Armored Cap. No redeeming qualities for this guy but maybe the only way he gets released. Maybe on Civil Warrior body with new head??

Machinesmith. A guy in a jumpsuit could use Red Skulls pjs. Could get  Pym scientific adventurer suit out of that

Baron Strucker

Henry Gyrich. Suited body, mean ginger head.

Flag Smasher could prob repaint a Hydra strong goon

this could be done with minimal tooling, certainly for less than the Spidey set..

 

 

 

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On 7/25/2022 at 2:24 PM, Chunkylover said:

Vertigo

Archangel

Rogue

Wolverine - Fang

Havok - Mutant X or Dark Beast Minion

Zero

Stryfe

BAF  Ch'od

I didn’t do too bad on my suggestions, I think. Fang is coming next year and will probably be a simple retool. I don’t think anyone would be surprised if Ch’od is the BAF.

Zero, Stryfe, and Vertigo as part of that awesome looking 5-pack makes me better than 50%.

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