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Re: Why not a transformer bus?

Postby T-Macksimus » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:49 pm

-Kanrabat- wrote:
T-Macksimus wrote:Something in the back of my brain was telling me that I had seen a transforming bus ages ago in the Tonka GoBots line and after some digging I managed to find this pic of a source-book listing. The glare off the catalogs page makes it hard to see the full picture but it is unmistakably a bus.
http://www.popscreen.com/p/MTA2MDEyNjEy/GoBots-GoBot-Machine-Robo-Wedge-ARCHIVE-PHOTO-BOOK-eBay


FOUND IT ON EBAY!

It's exactly as the one pictured below. Original box, stickers unapplied and everything.
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Yours for the low, low price of 150$US + shipping.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Machine-Robo-Bus ... 2c701546f1
(Goddamit, it's missing two tires.)



Great job on finding that -Kanrabat-. :APPLAUSE:

Now Computicon has something besides a catalog picture and my vague memories to go on. :lol:
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Re: Why not a transformer bus?

Postby Aladar » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:58 pm

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No bus-formers. too much kibble.
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Re: Why not a transformer bus?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:23 pm

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Aladar wrote:No bus-formers. too much kibble.


If one is a lousy/lazy designer. Come on, a bus is just a goddamn SQUARE vehicle. A cube can change into ANYTHING.

Also, just look at that next video. Sure, it's not a transformers and the "robot" is a brick, but I ask: WHERE'S THE KIBBLE?

I do have that toy too and it's design just blew me away. Like a sock that you turn over!
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Re: Why not a transformer bus?

Postby Aladar » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:31 am

Motto: "Sometimes the smallest thing can make the biggest changes of all."
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Shellraiser's a suped up train car last I checked. Cool toy though.
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Re: Why not a transformer bus?

Postby T-Macksimus » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:14 am

The Machine-Robo design, while rather uninspired, pulled it off quite well. What I consider to be kibble would be extraneous parts hanging out and/or getting in the way and there is none of that there. It's just "bulked up" which was commonplace for transforming toys of that time frame. Even Classics Astrotrain has very little kibble considering he's a triple changer. So yeah, if the designer is lazy then you'll have annoying kibble but if they know what they're doing... well crap! That just takes your odds down to 50/50 at best if Hasbro does it. Better run this one by the Takara boys first and pay more for an Asian release. If the North American team has to follow instructions or reverse engineer it, you aren't going to like the end result.
Maybe if you pitch the idea to IDW and get it into one of the comics we MIGHT get a cool looking bus out of the deal. ;)
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Re: Why not a transformer bus?

Postby Computicon » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:02 am

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