Well when I was ickle a recolour meant it was a new character (ie Thundercracker having same mould as Starscream but different colours). I'm not so keen on the same character having different colours. In my head, that takes away any character having their colourscheme being part of their character. If that makes sense.
So, I'm more predisposed to recolours if it means a new character. Not a hard and fast rule (I fancy both Henkei! and Universe Cyclonus) but generally the way I go.
Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Feb 25, 2009 17:42:07 GMT
I think a character should always stay the same colour, even when the mould changes.
Hated G2 Sideswipe, because giving Sideswipe a red head means the Red Alert toy (a different character but with a black head) looks more like the original Sideswipe toy than does the new Sideswipe toy. And Red Alert had a red head in the cartoon series, so G2 Sideswipe looks more like cartoon Red Alert than cartoon Sideswipe.
Transformers are identified with colours in my head. I think live-action movie Bumblebee is more Bumblee-ish than a non-yellow Volkswagen would have been.
Little is known about this goblin beyond its dual role as an offensive weapon and teapot.
Ratbat is a great recolour, all four of those repaints are great. Particularly when I new head is involved Botcon does some very good repaints, Dreadwind is fantastic, but even straight repaints like Huffer work well.
Now that I own Ironhide Im not sure I would agree that the Botcon one has been bettered.