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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 11:55AM CDT

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Seibertron.com has been informed that some original Transformers Generation One boxart has been made available for auction via eBay.

Phil Mangiat, whose father did the original art for our beloved Robots in Disguise, has notified us of a one in a kind chance to own some of the actual art work used for Generation One Transformers toys of the 1980's. Up for auction is post 1986 movie Transformers boxart featuring Metroplex VS. Trypticon in the never ending battle between the then newest Autobots and Decepticons.

Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay

Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay

For you die hard collectors looking to add a very unique piece to your collections, here's a chance of a lifetime. View the auction by clicking here.

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Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1013985)
Posted by Editor on October 27th, 2009 @ 12:14pm CDT
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014002)
Posted by Kokooro on October 27th, 2009 @ 12:59pm CDT
Geez, way to expensive for me. :-(
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014041)
Posted by Ungie on October 27th, 2009 @ 3:13pm CDT
I wonder if Phil ever told his father that Hot Rod is on there twice :) :P
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014065)
Posted by primo_m on October 27th, 2009 @ 4:39pm CDT
Ungie wrote:I wonder if Phil ever told his father that Hot Rod is on there twice :) :P



good eye! hasbro would have wanted to show some of the transformers in their different states, so he had them twice in some of the paintings. in the dinobots, there were some of the same effects.

Thanks very much to seibertron.com for posting this link, my father's paintings were all over the place but he was never really credited except for the few who found his signature.
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014130)
Posted by Ungie on October 27th, 2009 @ 8:59pm CDT
primo_m wrote:
Ungie wrote:I wonder if Phil ever told his father that Hot Rod is on there twice :) :P



good eye! hasbro would have wanted to show some of the transformers in their different states, so he had them twice in some of the paintings. in the dinobots, there were some of the same effects.

Thanks very much to seibertron.com for posting this link, my father's paintings were all over the place but he was never really credited except for the few who found his signature.

Well, if the dinos are dino to halfway to robot in 3 pics it doesnt count. The 2 Hot rod cenario is the only one wit a straight robot and straight vehicle with no transitioners. But thanks for the compliment!
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014142)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on October 27th, 2009 @ 9:40pm CDT
Things like these really make me wish Hasbro/Takara did a proper art book with the original G1 art.
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014151)
Posted by Editor on October 27th, 2009 @ 10:24pm CDT
primo_m wrote:
Ungie wrote:I wonder if Phil ever told his father that Hot Rod is on there twice :) :P



good eye! hasbro would have wanted to show some of the transformers in their different states, so he had them twice in some of the paintings. in the dinobots, there were some of the same effects.

Thanks very much to seibertron.com for posting this link, my father's paintings were all over the place but he was never really credited except for the few who found his signature.


Hi Phil,

Welcome to Seibertron. and here is your standard allergy warning:

SEIBERTRON CONTAINS NUTS


ahem, that said and done. Thanks for joining this thread about your Fathers work. Despite the lack of credit on the packaging, I hope he realizes how much his works have meant to many of the fans around the world.

I hope the painting makes it's way to a deserving collector.
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014226)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 28th, 2009 @ 6:57am CDT
It may sound liek a stupid question, but who's the weird-looking guy with blue arms and red legs above Metroplex?
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014254)
Posted by primo_m on October 28th, 2009 @ 8:54am CDT
[/quote]
Well, if the dinos are dino to halfway to robot in 3 pics it doesnt count. The 2 Hot rod cenario is the only one wit a straight robot and straight vehicle with no transitioners. But thanks for the compliment![/quote]



haha, i think that razorclaw is in it twice, a few of the aerialbots are as well. you guys are good, the only advantage i have is the larger picture in front of me.
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014258)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 28th, 2009 @ 9:05am CDT
If Phil Mangiat did those box arts, there seems to be a variant in the G1 Japanese box art. The USA version had Jetfire firing a missile while the JP version had Devastar fighting the Dinobots and Blitzwing in the place of Jetfire. Was that also a Mangiat work?
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014285)
Posted by Editor on October 28th, 2009 @ 10:38am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:It may sound liek a stupid question, but who's the weird-looking guy with blue arms and red legs above Metroplex?


That would be Broadside

fenrir72 wrote:If Phil Mangiat did those box arts, Was that also a Mangiat work?
Thou Phil would be the best to tell us if the Japanese release was also done by his father, the artist is Jeffrey Mangiat, not his son Phil.
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014298)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 28th, 2009 @ 11:35am CDT
Editor wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It may sound liek a stupid question, but who's the weird-looking guy with blue arms and red legs above Metroplex?


That would be Broadside
That's Broadside? No wonder I didn't recognize him. He barely looks like himself.
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014308)
Posted by Editor on October 28th, 2009 @ 12:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:That's Broadside? No wonder I didn't recognize him. He barely looks like himself.


Yeppers, check the slipstream trailing behind him to his other modes. It would seem when this piece was made, they were still working on the pre-release version of Broadside before the major revisions were made, same as the Carnage in C-minor animators.

Poor Broadside, between this, his comic and cartoon appearances, he must have some huge identity issues.
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014318)
Posted by shoelessrm on October 28th, 2009 @ 12:40pm CDT
I think he would make more money if he distributed the print as a poster and made thousands of them, along with any other art they have. I know I would buy a few in the price range of $15.
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014322)
Posted by Editor on October 28th, 2009 @ 12:45pm CDT
shoelessrm wrote:I think he would make more money if he distributed the print as a poster and made thousands of them, along with any other art they have. I know I would buy a few in the price range of $15.


Again Phil may have a better vantage point to answer this but I would personally think that Hasbro might have an issue if they were to sell reproductions. However there is nothing stopping them from selling the original as they are planning with this auction.
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014422)
Posted by primo_m on October 28th, 2009 @ 5:20pm CDT
shoelessrm wrote:I think he would make more money if he distributed the print as a poster and made thousands of them, along with any other art they have. I know I would buy a few in the price range of $15.


that issue has come up on more than a few occasions. the problem is who owns the rights to the art. while my father has the original, the image itself i think, is still owned by hasbro which would be a breach of copyright or whatever else it is.
outside of transformers he has done work on thundercats, gobots, starcom, and a ton more of the 80's media. more recently he has done gi joe, books, games, etc. lots of popular mechanics.

and, you are right, it would be great to have posters of his work, but i dont know if it is possible.

thanks for the comment though.

Phil
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014427)
Posted by Editor on October 28th, 2009 @ 5:35pm CDT
Phil, is there a website or anywhere online that has a collection of your Dad's works where we can see more of his work over the years?
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014438)
Posted by primo_m on October 28th, 2009 @ 6:02pm CDT
Editor wrote:Phil, is there a website or anywhere online that has a collection of your Dad's works where we can see more of his work over the years?


i know he has a portfolio through his agent, Mendola, the link is as follows:

http://www.mendolaart.com/Jeffrey_Mangiat

The problem is that after the computer boom in the 90's many clients no longer wanted hand painted/ airbrushed work. Luckily my father was learning the art programs with me during my years in high school, so the transition for him was a little easier than most. The art you will see here reflects most of his more recent work that is both hand painted, and computer rendered on his Mac.
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014442)
Posted by Editor on October 28th, 2009 @ 6:07pm CDT
Wow, he did some ROC pieces. I might need to alter that COBRA base image for a desktop image.

Thanks for the link.
Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014445)
Posted by primo_m on October 28th, 2009 @ 6:15pm CDT
im sure you all know these images as well but here are a few of the earlier Transformer paintings..

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Re: Original G1 Toy Boxart Now Available on eBay (1014579)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 28th, 2009 @ 10:32pm CDT
The pics don't show in my PC. Anyway for all it's worth I really admire your pop's great art work. It really was dramatic for a kid like me back in those days. Nothing comes close to it afterwards (well except for the ones done post Optimus Prime G1 era.)
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