Bumblevivisector wrote:I just read that link, and that was a pretty cool explanation of Trypsie's name. As for how he got his dino mode/got screwed up, I once read some fanfic-er's timeline that apparently tried to reconcile Trypticon's appearance at the end of Scramble City with the Constructicons basically hotwiring a human city in FFoD: that he appeared in 1987 via giant underwater space bridge, which the Autobots abruptly destroyed, warping him under that city and mixing his molecules with it, permanently brain-damaging him (also implying this is why his eyes lit up in Scramble City, but were dark forever after, his head being so badly messed up he had to see through that sinus cannon). Is your follow up story something close to that?
So Doctor Arkeville will feature prominently in sequels to this mosaic, hmmm? Perhaps he'll mention some fellow mad scientists that dabbled in creating their own TFesque robots, like Professor...Don? I'm not sure; can anyone understand the name they're saying here?
Dr. A can then mention how they escaped his lab and ran away to South America, adding, "If you ask me, that incompetent hack went Bat-Robo-insane!"
And then he'll name drop his old "BUDDY" Doctor "L", who made three weaker clones of the Dinobots that became mercenaries in the war between the rival princes of Planet Robotron, turning the tide since the native robots there were of vastly inferior quality
Sorry, way too much info; I've been on a big obscure '80s robot toyline kick lately. I'm not about to suggest mosaics start including lines with a strong story or retconning GoBots into TFs, just acknowledging the almost forgotten ones that need some love. I have no idea how to find out who even owns Select's assets now; for all I know, Quick Change might be using those Avarian and Insector molds legally, if robot designs become public-domain after years of disuse or the demise of a company.
We'll deal with Trypticon's beast mode in a different way, that is already scripted and we are just looking for an art team to make into a proper comic, it's a longer story though, 20 or more pages, and includes other bots with animal modes that seemed to come out of nowhere like Skylynx.
We do are including Scramble City in our coninuity though, we are using the "americanized" version made by the TFCog guys, if you can, I highly recomend you to download their Scramble City FV Reloaded (http://www.tfcog.net/), they even gave the story a proper ending; we are in contact with them, and they allowed us to "officially" use this as part of our storyline.
I'll check out that youtube link when I get back home, I'm at my job right now, and that's blocked; but anyway, these are all good starting point ideas, I also have love for all those obscure non Takara/Hasbro robots, so I want give them some spotlight sooner or later.
By the way there is a redesign study for Arkeville in our gallery too, we tried to incorporate diaclone driver features to his design, and it's that the one you see in the Blitzwing Mosaic.