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18th Aug '16 9:43:17 PM merotoker
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* A [[BeachEpisode beach version]], where the character wears swimsuit, {{Stripperific}} or not, {{Fanservice}} ensues.

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* A [[BeachEpisode beach version]], where the character wears swimsuit, {{Stripperific}} {{Stripperiffic}} or not, {{Fanservice}} ensues.



Additionally, these extra designs will almost always go way off color scheme or character concept: it's not unusual to see Batman sporting bright blue, [[HighlyVisibleNinja green]], [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience red]], [[Franchise/MortalKombat orange]], [[OverlyLongGag yellow]] or [[RuleOfFunny pink]] armor covered in rocket launchers, or to see melee or magic-based characters with assault rifles.

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Additionally, these extra designs will almost always go way off color scheme or character concept: it's not unusual to see Batman sporting bright blue, [[HighlyVisibleNinja green]], [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience red]], [[Franchise/MortalKombat orange]], [[OverlyLongGag yellow]] or [[RuleOfFunny pink]] armor covered in rocket launchers, or to see melee or magic-based characters with assault rifles.



*** Let us not forget the [[http://www.kennersuperpowers.com/spvehicandplaysets/justicjogger.html Justice Jogger]]...

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*** Let us not forget There's also the [[http://www.kennersuperpowers.com/spvehicandplaysets/justicjogger.html Justice Jogger]]...



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' had this completely ridiculous line of non-canon animal armors that showed up at one of the toy conventions, but it probably never got released. They did have the missile-shooting backpack type, as well as a non-canon ice outfit for the main character, though - and for extra silliness, released most of the variants instead of releasing ''any'' [[TheSmurfettePrinciple female action figures]], despite the female characters having equal participation in all fight scenes.
** Fun fact: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the art book,]] the show's TakeThat at ScaryImpracticalArmor was in part a shot at toymakers' requests for armored variants.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' had this completely ridiculous line of non-canon animal armors that showed up at one of the toy conventions, but it probably never got released. They did have the missile-shooting backpack type, as well as a non-canon ice outfit for the main character, though - and for extra silliness, released most of the variants instead of releasing ''any'' [[TheSmurfettePrinciple [[GirlShowGhetto female action figures]], despite the female characters having equal participation in all fight scenes.
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scenes. Fun fact: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the art book,]] the show's TakeThat at ScaryImpracticalArmor was in part a shot at toymakers' requests for armored variants.



*** Then again, both [[http://www.rangercentral.com/toy-mmpr1.htm the 1993 toyline]] and [[http://www.rangercentral.com/toy-mmpr2010-1.htm the 2010 toyline]] have roughly the same stuff - basic figures, play weapons, zords, and mini figurines. Yeah, the 2010 line has more vehicles and figures that transform into [[DinosaursAreDragons dragons(?)]] and stuff, but it's hard to get that worked up when the 1990s version had [[http://www.rangercentral.com/toy-mmpr4.htm a girl's fashion assortment]].

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*** Then again, both [[http://www.rangercentral.com/toy-mmpr1.htm com/toys/toy-mmpr1.htm#axzz4HkU0KqHf the 1993 toyline]] and [[http://www.rangercentral.com/toy-mmpr2010-1.htm com/toys/toy-mmpr2010-1.htm#axzz4HkU0KqHf the 2010 toyline]] have roughly the same stuff - basic figures, play weapons, zords, and mini figurines. Yeah, the 2010 line has more vehicles and figures that transform into [[DinosaursAreDragons dragons(?)]] and stuff, but it's hard to get that worked up when the 1990s version had [[http://www.rangercentral.com/toy-mmpr4.htm com/toys/toy-mmpr4.htm#axzz4HkU0KqHf a girl's fashion assortment]].



* 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]], and several Spider-Cars and ATVs [=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.



** The weaponry of the Transformers has also seen more variation; as recent toylines have built themselves on unified accessories. Notable examples include the Mech-Tech line of ''Transformers: Dark of the Moon'' and the Weaponizer line of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime."

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** The weaponry of the Transformers has also seen more variation; as recent toylines have built themselves on unified accessories. Notable examples include the Mech-Tech line of ''Transformers: Dark of the Moon'' and the Weaponizer line of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime."''



* Even pro wrestling action figures weren't immune to this trope. Wrestling/{{WWE}} had the S.T.O.M.P (Special Tactics Operations Military Police) series. It started out fairly normal, with wrestlers in their out of ring gear, but including snap on bulletproof vests and assault rifles. By the end of the series, wrestlers were sold in combat SCUBA suits with laser guns and snap on robot exoskeletons. Wrestling/{{WCW}} had [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/sbt/someone-bought-this-wcw-ring-masters-figures-wrestlers-get-wacky-jobs/ a similar line]] where they took wrestler's gimmicks literally. This led to [[Wrestling/BretHart Bret "Hitman" Hart]] being sold with a pin striped singlet with Tommy Guns and and fedora, "Lion Heart" Wrestling/ChrisJericho being sold with a house cat sized lion and whip, Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} being sold as a shirtless construction worker (including a hard hat) with a jackhammer accessory, Hollywood Wrestling/HulkHogan as a full on movie director with director chair and movie camera, Wrestling/LexLuger as an executioner (with hood, axe, and torture rack), and Rick Steiner with an actual dog faced gremlin. This doesn't take into account the multiple, multiple vehicle based figures released by both major companies.

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* Even pro wrestling action figures weren't immune to this trope. Wrestling/{{WWE}} had the S.T.O.M.P (Special Tactics Operations Military Police) series. It started out fairly normal, with wrestlers in their out of ring gear, but including snap on bulletproof vests and assault rifles. By the end of the series, wrestlers were sold in combat SCUBA suits with laser guns and snap on robot exoskeletons. Wrestling/{{WCW}} had [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/sbt/someone-bought-this-wcw-ring-masters-figures-wrestlers-get-wacky-jobs/ a similar line]] where they took wrestler's gimmicks literally. This led to [[Wrestling/BretHart Bret "Hitman" Hart]] being sold with a pin striped singlet with Tommy Guns and and fedora, "Lion Heart" Wrestling/ChrisJericho being sold with a house cat sized lion and whip, Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} being sold as a shirtless construction worker (including a hard hat) with a jackhammer accessory, Hollywood Wrestling/HulkHogan as a full on movie director with director chair and movie camera, Wrestling/LexLuger as an executioner (with hood, axe, and torture rack), and Rick Steiner with an actual dog faced gremlin. This doesn't take into account the multiple, multiple vehicle based figures released by both major companies.



* This was intended to be done with the action figure tie-in with the [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan Mega Man]] animated series. The second season of the show put Mega Man in an assortment of suits and vehicles with the intent of introducing them into the toy line. However, a falling out between Capcom and Bandai led to the TV series and the toy line being cancelled, so this never saw the light of day.

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* This was intended to be done with the action figure tie-in with the [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan Mega Man]] WesternAnimation/MegaMan animated series. The second season of the show put Mega Man in an assortment of suits and vehicles with the intent of introducing them into the toy line. However, a falling out between Capcom and Bandai led to the TV series and the toy line being cancelled, so this never saw the light of day.
1st Aug '16 11:28:12 PM Mhazard
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* A [[BeachEpisode beach version]], where the character wears swimsuit, {{Stripperific}} or not, {{Fanservice}} ensues.
22nd May '16 2:42:36 AM MacronNotes
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Additionally, these extra designs will almost always go way off color scheme or character concept: it's not unusual to see Batman sporting bright [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja blue]], [[HighlyVisibleNinja green]], [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience red]], [[Franchise/MortalKombat orange]], [[OverlyLongGag yellow]] or [[RuleOfFunny pink]] armor covered in rocket launchers, or to see melee or magic-based characters with assault rifles.

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Additionally, these extra designs will almost always go way off color scheme or character concept: it's not unusual to see Batman sporting bright [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja blue]], blue, [[HighlyVisibleNinja green]], [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience red]], [[Franchise/MortalKombat orange]], [[OverlyLongGag yellow]] or [[RuleOfFunny pink]] armor covered in rocket launchers, or to see melee or magic-based characters with assault rifles.
5th May '16 11:29:02 AM mkrgolf
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* The figure line for ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' didn't even ''have'' "regular" versions of the characters. You could get Race as a skydiver, Johnny as an astronaut or Jessie as a [[BadassCape cape-wearing]], [[SpyCatsuit catsuit-sporting]] {{ninja}}, but good luck finding them in anything they actually ''wore on the show''. The closest to being [[ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy vaguely accurate]] were the [[CyberSpace Quest World]] figures, but these featured [[WTHCostumingDepartment candy-colored paint jobs]] that were in stark contrast with the dark-colored suits on the show, and featured a toy of the motorcycle from one sequence with ''giant yellow training wheels''.

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* The figure line for ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' didn't even ''have'' "regular" versions of the characters. You could get Race as a skydiver, Johnny Jonny as an astronaut or Jessie as a [[BadassCape cape-wearing]], [[SpyCatsuit catsuit-sporting]] {{ninja}}, but good luck finding them in anything they actually ''wore on the show''. The closest to being [[ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy vaguely accurate]] were the [[CyberSpace Quest World]] figures, but these featured [[WTHCostumingDepartment candy-colored paint jobs]] that were in stark contrast with the dark-colored suits on the show, and featured a toy of the motorcycle from one sequence with ''giant yellow training wheels''.
20th Feb '16 3:50:36 PM comicwriter
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** The 2.5 inch line Hasbro made for ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' has snap-on battle armor for various characters, even those who are ''already wearing body armor'' like Iron Man or Comicbook/BlackPanther.
12th Feb '16 11:59:07 AM MarkLungo
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** The short-lived Spider-Mobile from the comics was actually an attempted aversion of this trope. Creator/StanLee had wanted to pitch Marvel's characters to toy companies, so he asked Gerry Conway to give Spider-Man a CoolCar that could easily be replicated as a toy (despite Conway's assertion that Spidey needing a car made absolutely no sense). Ironically, while Mego did eventually produce two Spider-themed vehicles (the Spider-Car and Spider-Mobile), they were both released a few years ''after'' the Spider-Mobile had already been abandoned in the comics, and neither toy really resembled the comic version anyway.

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** The short-lived Spider-Mobile from the comics was actually an attempted aversion of this trope. Creator/StanLee had wanted to pitch Marvel's characters to toy companies, so he asked Gerry Conway Creator/GerryConway to give Spider-Man a CoolCar that could easily be replicated as a toy (despite Conway's assertion that Spidey needing a car made absolutely no sense). Ironically, while Mego did eventually produce two Spider-themed vehicles (the Spider-Car and Spider-Mobile), they were both released a few years ''after'' the Spider-Mobile had already been abandoned in the comics, and neither toy really resembled the comic version anyway.
12th Feb '16 11:40:41 AM DragonRanger
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** In 1993, ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' had a toyline of relatively sensible weapons, villain figures and Rangers. Fast forward to 2010's ReCut and Bandai gives you cycles, playsets, dragons and things that would give Tony Oliver nightmares.

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** In 1993, ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' had a toyline of relatively sensible weapons, villain figures and Rangers. Fast forward to 2010's ReCut and Bandai gives you cycles, playsets, dragons and things that would give Tony Oliver people nightmares.



** For ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'', the "Mega Mode" armor variant is 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.

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** For ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'', the "Mega Mode" armor variant is 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.)
16th Jan '16 4:37:53 PM nombretomado
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** The short-lived Spider-Mobile from the comics was actually an attempted aversion of this trope. StanLee had wanted to pitch Marvel's characters to toy companies, so he asked Gerry Conway to give Spider-Man a CoolCar that could easily be replicated as a toy (despite Conway's assertion that Spidey needing a car made absolutely no sense). Ironically, while Mego did eventually produce two Spider-themed vehicles (the Spider-Car and Spider-Mobile), they were both released a few years ''after'' the Spider-Mobile had already been abandoned in the comics, and neither toy really resembled the comic version anyway.

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** The short-lived Spider-Mobile from the comics was actually an attempted aversion of this trope. StanLee Creator/StanLee had wanted to pitch Marvel's characters to toy companies, so he asked Gerry Conway to give Spider-Man a CoolCar that could easily be replicated as a toy (despite Conway's assertion that Spidey needing a car made absolutely no sense). Ironically, while Mego did eventually produce two Spider-themed vehicles (the Spider-Car and Spider-Mobile), they were both released a few years ''after'' the Spider-Mobile had already been abandoned in the comics, and neither toy really resembled the comic version anyway.
5th Nov '15 7:36:53 PM Drancron
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** ''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 DreamwaveComics 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. Prowls don't get repainted into Bluestreaks, or Red Alerts into Sideswipes. 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 ''all'' Transformers who are considered twins (Save for [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Jetfire and Jetstorm]] and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Skyquake and Dreadwing]]).

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** ''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 DreamwaveComics 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. Prowls don't get repainted into Bluestreaks, or Red Alerts into Sideswipes. In 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 ''all'' most Transformers who are considered twins (Save for [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Jetfire and Jetstorm]] and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Skyquake and Dreadwing]]).twins.
30th Sep '15 12:30:47 PM chicagomel
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* In-universe example in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' comic "The Return of Buzz Lightyear". The duplicate Buzz sent by Andy's grandmother was desperate to avoid getting returned because he'd been overlooked for so long by kids wanting all of the variant buzz toys. There were a wide variety of them: Artic, caveman, cowboy, ninja, undercover Buzz in drag, and the "All knowing Buzz from the future" supposedly tied in with the end of the series. That last one wanted to avoid all the adult collectors looking for rare variants because he wanted to be played with, not stuck on a shelf. He almost gets picked by a kid, but then is passed over for the second Buzz, who the kid thinks is a "battle damaged" Buzz due to the scratches he got fighting the "real" Buzz.
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