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17th Aug '17 7:32:41 AM comicwriter
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** The Battle Blasters line was one of only several instances of [=ToyBiz=] making figures of Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} that included a firearm or other projectile weapon. Again, this would be Cyclops, the guy who can shoot concussive blasts from his eyes.

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** The Battle Blasters line was one of only several instances of [=ToyBiz=] making figures a figure of Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} that included a firearm or other projectile weapon. Again, this would be Cyclops, the guy who can shoot concussive blasts from his eyes.
11th Aug '17 11:41:56 PM bfunc
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* You can buy toys of ''Franchise/TheFlash'' on ''[[http://speedforce.org/2010/02/batman-brave-and-the-bold-flash-action-figure/ a motorcycle.]]'' [[SanitySlippage Buh.]] Let's not get started on Franchise/{{Superman}}'s ''flying car,'' ([[SanitySlippage Muh?]]) which has grabbing arms extending from the sides that clearly have about a billionth of his strength. Like the Spider-Car mentioned below, this ''originates in the comics'' in defiance of all logic.
** Superman's Supermobile only appeared marginally earlier in the comics at best and was obviously put there for merchandising purposes. The comics tried to explain it away as best as possible; basically, he could use the car to shield himself from dangerous things and it didn't actually have an engine; he just powered it himself, including the flying and the fists.

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* You can buy toys of ''Franchise/TheFlash'' on ''[[http://speedforce.org/2010/02/batman-brave-and-the-bold-flash-action-figure/ a motorcycle.]]'' [[SanitySlippage Buh.]] Let's not get started on Franchise/{{Superman}}'s ''flying car,'' ([[SanitySlippage Muh?]]) Muh?]])[[note]]Isn't ''any'' car a flying car if Superman is in it?[[/note]] which has grabbing arms extending from the sides that clearly have about a billionth of his strength. Like the Spider-Car mentioned below, this ''originates in the comics'' in defiance of all logic.
** Superman's Supermobile only appeared marginally earlier in the comics at best and was obviously put there for merchandising purposes. The comics tried to explain it away as best as possible; basically, he could use the car to shield himself from dangerous things and it didn't actually have an engine; he just powered it himself, including the flying flying[[note]]Told you![[/note]] and the fists.
7th Aug '17 9:44:07 PM comicwriter
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** The Battle Blasters line was one of only several instances of [=ToyBiz=] making figures of Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} that included a firearm or other projectile weapon. Again, that would be Cyclops, the guy who can shoot concussive blasts from his eyes.

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** The Battle Blasters line was one of only several instances of [=ToyBiz=] making figures of Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} that included a firearm or other projectile weapon. Again, that this would be Cyclops, the guy who can shoot concussive blasts from his eyes.
7th Aug '17 9:43:16 PM comicwriter
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** Another oddity was the "Insect Armor" line, where each figure came with a robotic bug that could transform into a suit of PoweredArmor. This was the only line that ever featured a toy of Comicbook/TheWasp's horribly 90's bug-lady redesign.

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** Another oddity was the "Insect Armor" line, where each figure came with a robotic bug that could transform into a suit of PoweredArmor. This was the only line that ever featured a toy of Comicbook/TheWasp's horribly horrible 90's bug-lady redesign.
7th Aug '17 9:42:48 PM comicwriter
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** Even while the cartoon was on the air, there were some definite head-scratchers being put out, such as Wolverine's clawed motorcycle or

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** Even while the cartoon was on the air, there were some definite head-scratchers being put out, such as Wolverine's clawed motorcycle or motorcycle.
7th Aug '17 9:40:10 PM comicwriter
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** Another oddity was the "Insect Armor" line, where each figure came with a robotic bug that could transform into a suit of PoweredArmor. This was the only line that ever featured a toy of Comicbook/TheWasp's horribly 90's bug-lady redesign.


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* [=ToyBiz=]'s ''Comicbook/XMen'' lines are somewhat notorious for this.
** After the cancellation of the popular ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon in the 90's, the company began coming up with increasingly ludicrous gimmicks to try and maintain interest in the franchise. These included sub-lines like X-Men: Water Wars (figures with water guns), X-Men: Monster Armor (figures with snap-on pieces that transformed them into grotesque monsters), X-Men: Space Riders (figures with personal space vehicles), Battle Action Mega-Armor Wolverine (a Wolverine figure piloting a MiniMecha) and X-Men: Battle Blasters (figures with spring-loaded weapons).
** The Battle Blasters line was one of only several instances of [=ToyBiz=] making figures of Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} that included a firearm or other projectile weapon. Again, that would be Cyclops, the guy who can shoot concussive blasts from his eyes.
** Even while the cartoon was on the air, there were some definite head-scratchers being put out, such as Wolverine's clawed motorcycle or
** The toy line for the first ''Film/XMen1'' movie was an interesting attempt at averting this trope while also embracing WolverinePublicity. Wolverine was the most well-represented character in the line (appearing six times in the 6" assortment alone!), but because the toymakers were trying to stick to the movie continuity, this meant making figures of his various outfit changes, no matter how minor. Hence, they ended up releasing a figure of Wolverine in jeans, a shirt and a jacket, and then a separate figure of him in the same outfit, but this time without the jacket. The toy line for [[Film/X2XMenUnited the sequel]] had much the same problem, though thankfully they didn't create as many figures that time.
28th Apr '17 4:45:07 PM WillKeaton
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* For a hero who primarily swings around urban cities, ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' gets an unusual amount of themed outfits that don't quite fit in with his usual antics, including desert camo (''over his regular oufit''), an entire line of [[http://www.i-mockery.com/shorts/spiderman-splashers/ water themed toys]], and several Spider-Cars and [=ATVs=] for...when he's not in the city? Ceremonial occasions? But it doesn't stop there. His [[http://www.thesneeze.com/2004/spiderman-3-the-quest-for-dignity.php "Adventure hero"]] line puts in a strong running for most hilarious toys ever, featuring him as, among other things, a baseball player (Worse, it's not ''quite'' the stupidest outfit on that page), a lifeguard, a golfer, a boxer, [[http://www.amazon.com/Artic-Spider-Man-Adventure-Hero/dp/B0064UD16U/ref=sr_1_24?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1341289756&sr=1-24&keywords=spiderman+adventure+hero a snowboarder]], [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/andertoons-cartoons/sets/72157594198457695/detail/ a fisherman, and even an archer]]. Even crazier is the fact that someone [[http://www.collectiondx.com/toy_review/spiderman_adventure_hero made bootlegs of an already crazy toy line]], and they're just as hilarious.

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* For a hero who primarily swings around urban cities, ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' gets an unusual amount of themed outfits that don't quite fit in with his usual antics, including desert camo (''over his regular oufit''), an entire line of [[http://www.i-mockery.com/shorts/spiderman-splashers/ water themed toys]], toys,]] and several Spider-Cars and [=ATVs=] for...when he's not in the city? Ceremonial occasions? But it doesn't stop there. His [[http://www.thesneeze.com/2004/spiderman-3-the-quest-for-dignity.php "Adventure hero"]] line puts in a strong running for most hilarious toys ever, featuring him as, among other things, a baseball player (Worse, it's not ''quite'' the stupidest outfit on that page), a lifeguard, a golfer, a boxer, [[http://www.amazon.com/Artic-Spider-Man-Adventure-Hero/dp/B0064UD16U/ref=sr_1_24?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1341289756&sr=1-24&keywords=spiderman+adventure+hero a snowboarder]], snowboarder,]] [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/andertoons-cartoons/sets/72157594198457695/detail/ a fisherman, and even an archer]]. archer.]] Even crazier is the fact that someone [[http://www.collectiondx.com/toy_review/spiderman_adventure_hero made bootlegs of an already crazy toy line]], line,]] and they're just as hilarious.
28th Apr '17 4:44:17 PM WillKeaton
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* You can buy toys of ''Franchise/TheFlash'' on ''[[http://speedforce.org/2010/02/batman-brave-and-the-bold-flash-action-figure/ a motorcycle]]''. [[SanitySlippage Buh.]] Let's not get started on Franchise/{{Superman}}'s ''flying car,'' ([[SanitySlippage Muh?]]) which has grabbing arms extending from the sides that clearly have about a billionth of his strength. Like the Spider-Car mentioned below, this ''originates in the comics'' in defiance of all logic.

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* You can buy toys of ''Franchise/TheFlash'' on ''[[http://speedforce.org/2010/02/batman-brave-and-the-bold-flash-action-figure/ a motorcycle]]''. motorcycle.]]'' [[SanitySlippage Buh.]] Let's not get started on Franchise/{{Superman}}'s ''flying car,'' ([[SanitySlippage Muh?]]) which has grabbing arms extending from the sides that clearly have about a billionth of his strength. Like the Spider-Car mentioned below, this ''originates in the comics'' in defiance of all logic.



*** There's also the [[http://www.kennersuperpowers.com/spvehicandplaysets/justicjogger.html Justice Jogger]]...

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*** There's also the [[http://www.kennersuperpowers.com/spvehicandplaysets/justicjogger.html Justice Jogger]]...Jogger...]]
5th Feb '17 3:27:23 PM DragonRanger
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** For ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'', the "Mega Mode" armor variant was given priority over the regular suit in the merchandising. In the show, it's special armor for ''piloting the Megazord''. Later on when the proper {{Super Mode}}s started coming out, each of ''those'' got its own Mega Mode variant as well. (''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' later got its own Megazord-only "Dino Drive" armors, but had the sense to keep them as secondary merch in the toyline.)

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** For ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'', the "Mega Mode" armor variant was given priority over the regular suit in the merchandising. In the show, it's special armor for ''piloting the Megazord''. Later on when the proper {{Super Mode}}s started coming out, each of ''those'' got its own Mega Mode variant as well. (''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' and ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel'' later got its their own Megazord-only "Dino Drive" armors, but had the sense to keep them as secondary merch in the toyline.toylines.)
15th Nov '16 9:29:29 AM Larkmarn
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* Similar to the billion stormtrooper/clonetrooper variants mentioned above, sort-of a reversal in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'': characters that are completely different from one other can be the same toy with a different colour scheme/minor gimmick/face sculpt.

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* Similar to the billion stormtrooper/clonetrooper variants mentioned above, sort-of a reversal in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'': characters that are completely different from one other can be For a franchise built upon redecos and remolds of the same toy with toy, very rarely is this trope actually played straight. More often than not a different colour scheme/minor gimmick/face sculpt.redeco of a character is either a brand-new character or simply a new deco.
** The Combaticons from ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' received not one, but two redecos as a desert camo group and an urban camo.



** ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' turned an (originally) smallish couple of toylines into LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters through repaints, sticking new heads on otherwise identical figures, and occasionally putting the same parts in a slightly different configuration. Later lines follow suit, even if the character the new paintjob represents isn't actually in the show or comic. (For example, ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' had a white Optimus Prime called Ultra Magnus. ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' doesn't, but one of ''Armada'' Optimus Prime's toys got rereleased in white with the name Ultra Magnus anyway.) Therefore, where there's a Starscream, you can bet a Skywarp (black repaint) and Thundercracker (blue repaint) won't be far behind, on the shelves if not in the show. Lately, the radioactive berserker Sunstorm from [[ComicBook/TransformersGenerationOne Dreamwave Comics]] has been added.[[note]]''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' has a twofer: since the original Starscream and Thundercracker looked alike but the ''Cybertron'' versions are dissimilar, there are Skywarp and Starscream repaints of Thundercracker ''and'' Skywarp and Thundercracker repaints of Starscream.[[/note]] (Strangely, though, there are not nearly as many cases of this as there ''could'' be - in fact, ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' has a Sideswipe and a Red Alert who look nothing alike, though both of them have gotten repainted into other folks.) Oh, before anyone says it, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker are ''not'' a case of this. The twins both turn into the same kind of car, but are not based on the same toy. The same actually goes for most Transformers who are considered twins.
*** Interestingly, members of the Hasbro Transformers team have repeatedly pointed out that they never expected anyone to actually ''buy'' all the redecos made. Aaron Archer (former lead Transformers designer) was apparently baffled by the premise. They were just as surprised as anyone that it became such a cash-cow.
** Similarly, any construction vehicle will be painted green and purple and called a Constructicon.
** It extends to different toylines than the one the original design was created for, leading to some interesting questions, like "What is the significance of a [[Anime/TransformersArmada Mini-con]] in the [[Film/{{Transformers}} Movieverse]]?"



** This also one of usual causes of shelfwarmers/pegwarmers (toys don't sell well and take up space). Bumblebee has become a huge offender of this as of late. [[FanNickname Fans have dubbed the phenomena]] [[JustForPun "The Hive"]].
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