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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:53 pm

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The Spacebridge facebook page has updated with more unique and rare Transformers items. This time around they give us a look at a few chrome seekers. Obviously we have Starscream pictured with the Megatron accessory which came with the Transformers Collection Starscream in 2003. The is also a regular chrome seeker. A blue and black chrome Thundercracker and an orange and black chrome Sunstorm.

The Spacebridge wrote:Not a bootleg, fake or "lunchtime special" These toys were made as samples by Takara for Hasbro. They would then be offered as exclusives or prizes to retailers if they wanted to run a promotion. So if Wal*Mart wanted to run a Transformers competition these would be offered to them by Hasbro as a possible prize. Most likely not used as Japanese size missiles so "unsafe" in the United States. These are original Hasbro internal pictures.


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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Samsonator » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:06 pm

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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Bumblevivisector » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:09 pm

As thoroughly as I've migrated to the Classics mold as the only physical representation of seekers I need EVERY conceivable variation of, these somehow look just as good to me now as they would have 10 years ago. Shiny-Storm would've been especially appropriate considering how Sunstorm was depicted by Dreamwave.

I guess there's no precedent for a name to assign to the all silver guy, right? Just "Silver Star" perhaps, if one works backwards from CHMS's chrome guys, but it'd be nice if the Space Bridge dug up an official name so that guy could have his own TFWiki page.
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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:45 pm

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Hasbro, give us an actual sunstorm like the chrome figure, not a stand in like in funpub's Rainmaker set.
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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Burn » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:46 pm

So pretty ... I want.
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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:48 pm

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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby hinomars19 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:06 pm

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God that Thundercracker is beautiful!
Also, they remind of the all chrome Power ranger figures that were released for the movie. They were cool.
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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Starscream » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:09 pm

I own one of the all silver ones and a colored chrome one. They are very nice. It's been hard to pinpoint what they are exactly, but these photos definitely help. I have kept them in their Takara anniversary box. It's funny because although the colored one is of the TFC 9 mold, it is in the anniversary box.
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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby DreadstarCybph » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:38 pm

Nice. Any news as to where these guys ended up?
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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby xyl360 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:56 pm

Interesting, I didn't think those archaic Energon guzzlers had access to Transmetal technology :P.
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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Bumblevivisector » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:45 pm

Starscream wrote:I own one of the all silver ones and a colored chrome one. They are very nice. It's been hard to pinpoint what they are exactly, but these photos definitely help. I have kept them in their Takara anniversary box. It's funny because although the colored one is of the TFC 9 mold, it is in the anniversary box.

Would that be the same box E-hobby Sunstorm came in? And is there any indication that it's supposed to be a new character? Well, don't open a sealed box of something that rare just to find a bio-card, of course, but it'd be neat if you happened to know.
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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:19 pm

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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Megatron Wolf » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:58 pm

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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:00 pm

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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Flashwave » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:47 am

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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:06 am

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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Windsweeper » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:51 am

Those look great. I've always liked the G1 Seeker Mold. My only problem is the unpainted face. The world's smallest actually painted Starscream's face and Thrust's optics and greatly enhanced the look.
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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Windsweeper » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:51 am

Oops double post. My typing finger has a stutter.
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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Windsweeper » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:53 am

Those look great. I've always liked the G1 Seeker Mold. My only problem is the unpainted face. The world's smallest actually painted Starscream's face and Thrust's optics and greatly enhanced the look.
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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Starscream » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:53 am

Bumblevivisector wrote:
Starscream wrote:I own one of the all silver ones and a colored chrome one. They are very nice. It's been hard to pinpoint what they are exactly, but these photos definitely help. I have kept them in their Takara anniversary box. It's funny because although the colored one is of the TFC 9 mold, it is in the anniversary box.

Would that be the same box E-hobby Sunstorm came in? And is there any indication that it's supposed to be a new character? Well, don't open a sealed box of something that rare just to find a bio-card, of course, but it'd be neat if you happened to know.


I think you might be miss-understanding what these things. There is no canon surrounding them, they are just real-world one-off manufacturing samples. Not really mass-produced.

They just shove them into the Takara Reissue seeker box that Starscream came in.

You can see some photos I posted today here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulfriemel/sets/72157594327955633/

Here is the Chrome Starscream. The megatron accessory is below the bubble tray.
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here is how they look in the box
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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images

Postby Deathscythetransform » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:24 am

I so want Thundercracker!! :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
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