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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.
9th Sep '15 3:47:36 PM MarkLungo
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** Taken to an extreme with Hasbro's ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' figures. The closest thing to a regular Batman in that line is translucent. Or the commemorative 200th Batman action figure produced by Hasbro or Kenner, which does look right but is permanently mounted to a base and has for sole articulation arms that would raise at the push of a button.
* You can buy toys of ''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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** Taken to an extreme with Hasbro's ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' figures. The closest thing to a regular Batman in that line is translucent. Or the commemorative 200th Batman action figure produced by Hasbro or Kenner, Creator/{{Kenner}}, which does look right but is permanently mounted to a base and has for sole articulation arms that would raise at the push of a button.
* You can buy toys of ''TheFlash'' ''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.



* Also, ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'' on ''ATV Trikes''
* The ''Comicbook/IronMan'' toylines ([[WesternAnimation/IronMan 1990s]], [[Film/IronMan Movie]] and ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'') do this, with the caveat that some of the armors actually do appear in the comics, especially the Hydro, Space and Stealth models. In fact, a great many of the comic and cartoon armors do ''not'' have toys yet. Some of them would be nightmares even to adventurous toymakers.

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* Also, ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'' ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' on ''ATV Trikes''
* The ''Comicbook/IronMan'' ''ComicBook/IronMan'' toylines ([[WesternAnimation/IronMan 1990s]], [[Film/IronMan Movie]] and ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'') do this, with the caveat that some of the armors actually do appear in the comics, especially the Hydro, Space and Stealth models. In fact, a great many of the comic and cartoon armors do ''not'' have toys yet. Some of them would be nightmares even to adventurous toymakers.
9th Sep '15 7:42:57 AM StFan
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** Taken to an extreme with Hasbro's BatmanBeyond figures. The closest thing to a regular Batman in that line was translucent. Or the commemorative 200th Batman action figure produced by Hasbro or Kenner, which did look right but was permanently mounted to a base and had for articulation arms that would raise at the push of a button.

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** Taken to an extreme with Hasbro's BatmanBeyond ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' figures. The closest thing to a regular Batman in that line was is translucent. Or the commemorative 200th Batman action figure produced by Hasbro or Kenner, which did does look right but was is permanently mounted to a base and had has for sole articulation arms that would raise at the push of a button.
17th Aug '15 11:39:34 PM rotheryAM
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** Taken to an extreme with Hasbro's BatmanBeyond figures. The closest thing to a regular Batman in that line was translucent. Or the commemorative 200th Batman action figure produced by Hasbro or Kenner, which did look right but was permanently mounted to a base and had for articulation arms that would raise at the push of a button.
4th Aug '15 5:58:49 AM StFan
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** ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame LEGO Batman]]: The Video Game'' even acknowledged this when the game forced you to at least once per level change your suit to one of Glassbreaking-Batman or Thermosuit-Batman and Magneticfeet-Robin. The Franchise/{{Lego}} toyline the game was based off only had Batman in his standard grey/black, grey/blue and all black costumes.

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** ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame LEGO Batman]]: The Video Game'' ''VideoGame/LEGOBatman'' even acknowledged this when the game forced you to at least once per level change your suit to one of Glassbreaking-Batman or Thermosuit-Batman and Magneticfeet-Robin. The Franchise/{{Lego}} toyline the game was based off only had has Batman in his standard grey/black, grey/blue and all black costumes.



* Interestingly, the LEGO licensed lines usually avert this, because there's usually one minifig per character (with rare exceptions), but the VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame series uses it a lot. You'll get a lot of versions of one character, ''especially'' in ''LEGO Film/HarryPotter''. These in-game minifigs are often [[ToylessToylineCharacter not available in actual LEGO sets.]]

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* Interestingly, the LEGO licensed lines usually avert this, because there's usually one minifig per character (with rare exceptions), but the VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame series uses it a lot. You'll get a lot of versions of one character, ''especially'' in ''LEGO Film/HarryPotter''.''VideoGame/LEGOHarryPotter''. These in-game minifigs are often [[ToylessToylineCharacter not available in actual LEGO sets.]]
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