Rare G1 Prototype Images

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Monday, June 17th, 2013 4:42PM CDT

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The Spacebridge facebook page has shared some really interesting Transformers Generations One prototype images. We've mirrored a few of their images below, visit The Spacebrige facebook page for many more obscure Transformers prototypes and design sketches.


This crazy colored G1 Megatron was a proposed reissue that was ultimately scrapped because he was still too much of a gun.

Rare G1 Prototype Images

Rare G1 Prototype Images

Here's a couple of early prototypes for the G1 City-formers Metroplex and Trypticon.

Rare G1 Prototype Images

Rare G1 Prototype Images

This early concept for the G1 Predacons featured Razorclaw with a head that transformed into the head for Predaking.

Rare G1 Prototype Images

Rare G1 Prototype Images

Here we have a look at the G1 Unicron prototype, this version came with an orbiting moon accessory and had a voice changing feature in addition to the voice clips.

Rare G1 Prototype Images

Rare G1 Prototype Images

This Cyclonus prototype was originally used as a model by the animators of the 1986's Transformers: The Movie.

Rare G1 Prototype Images

Lastly we have some images of the unreleased G2 Protectobots.

Rare G1 Prototype Images

Rare G1 Prototype Images

Rare G1 Prototype Images

Rare G1 Prototype Images
Credit(s): The Spacebridge
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Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496085)
Posted by RhA on June 17th, 2013 @ 4:45pm CDT
I'm looking at my Cyclonus and I am not a happy camper anymore.
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496088)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 17th, 2013 @ 5:03pm CDT
RhA wrote:I'm looking at my Cyclonus and I am not a happy camper anymore.

Ditto. 15 years ago, I saw pics of a Cyc prototype in ship mode atop a stand, and it looked so much bigger and more accurate than the real deal that I suddenly became underwhelmed by the second-hand one I'd just bought. I gotta' head back to the Space Bridge and see if there's a pic confirming this is the same one.

(The Jizai Toys Cyclonus is still prettiest, though)

And the G1 Unicron toy would've had a moon that looked THAT MUCH like Dead End?!?!?!? Was this already widely known? Or at least to the Armada design team? No, wait, there was a moon in Floro Dery's sketches, so 'ol Bug and this thing could've both just been based on that, even without these pics.
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496097)
Posted by RiddlerJ on June 17th, 2013 @ 5:57pm CDT
I think we got the color scheme for a Botcon version of Classics Megatron.
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496139)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 17th, 2013 @ 8:26pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:I think we got the color scheme for a Botcon version of Classics Megatron.
If they do a Condor-Verlag covers themed set next year, it would indeed make perfect sense.
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496151)
Posted by xyl360 on June 17th, 2013 @ 9:08pm CDT
I love the G2 looking Megs. That Metroplex is epic as well. And even though it looks kinda shite, I really dig the concept of them integrating the combiner head into the bot instead of having it be a 'cap' that he wears in combined mode for Razorclaw/Predaking.

I wish they had some alt decos of Trypticon. It's such a sweet mold (though I prefer my Gigastorm to him, just because that horn looks totally badass and Predacons rule :P).
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496163)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 17th, 2013 @ 9:56pm CDT
Am I the only one who want that derpy looking Unicron?
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496168)
Posted by xyl360 on June 17th, 2013 @ 10:01pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Am I the only one who want that derpy looking Unicron?

I doubt it. Judging by how many went apes**t over the BW NEO proto (which as I recall, looks strikingly similar to this, though I could be remembering it wrong), I'd say it's safe to say there's plenty who would be interested in it.
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496175)
Posted by Burn on June 17th, 2013 @ 10:14pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Am I the only one who want that derpy looking Unicron?


I honestly can't decide.

On one hand, it's hideous, nothing like his movie self, I look at it and all I can do is laugh. I can't imagine this as a being that consumes planets.

On the other hand, it's novel, weird, quirky, the sort of thing you want for your collection!
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496176)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 17th, 2013 @ 10:20pm CDT
Megatron looks like he's wearing a blue satin shirt over an orange jumpsuit and hood. :lol:
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496183)
Posted by MGrotusque on June 17th, 2013 @ 10:37pm CDT
UNICRON!! :sad: I so need a G1 Unicron. BADLY.

That Cyclonus is amazing.

Thank god they scraped that Predaking transforming head design.....yikes, It's ridiculous.
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496187)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 17th, 2013 @ 11:15pm CDT
Trypticon's head looks very much like a certain reptile we know back in Japan. No wonder Takara modified it. Also, Razorclaw's head sucks! Good thing they scrapped the Predaking head gimmick.
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496200)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 18th, 2013 @ 12:21am CDT
That Megatron (or should I say, Skittletron) is too conspicuous to have been scrapped for release. Seriously, I would have bought that just to own some version of that mold. :-(

I swear, I can never get over how hilariously huge Cyclonus's head was compared to his body. :lol:

Pretty neat how Unicron's moon and odd deco influenced the design of Armada Dead End (Unicron's Mini-Con that transformed into a moon, for those unfamiliar with Armada) and his deco in Energon, respectively.

Metroplex's face looks "bleh". >:oP
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496216)
Posted by Cyberpath on June 18th, 2013 @ 1:20am CDT
Interesting article.

The Cyclonus prototype looks somewhat better than the finished product. For one, he looks sleeker without the stickers, but also, he's got real fists and the landing gear doesn't run across his chest.

Looks like Ocatne also fell short of his prototype.
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496218)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 18th, 2013 @ 1:25am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:That Megatron (or should I say, Skittletron) is too conspicuous to have been scrapped for release. Seriously, I would have bought that just to own some version of that mold. :-(

I swear, I can never get over how hilariously huge Cyclonus's head was compared to his body. :lol:

Pretty neat how Unicron's moon and odd deco influenced the design of Armada Dead End (Unicron's Mini-Con that transformed into a moon, for those unfamiliar with Armada) and his deco in Energon, respectively.

Metroplex's face looks "bleh". >:oP


Metroplex's face mess is probably due to the reflection (his mirror chrome face). A lot of decals were omitted in the final version................a pity.
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496226)
Posted by xyl360 on June 18th, 2013 @ 2:03am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:Trypticon's head looks very much like a certain reptile we know back in Japan. No wonder Takara modified it.

Hehe, I got the same vibe from him. Very Gojira indeed :)!
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496258)
Posted by Nyancatron on June 18th, 2013 @ 7:51am CDT
El Duque wrote:
This crazy colored G1 Megatron was a proposed reissue that was ultimately scrapped because he was still too much of a gun.







Old image saved on hard drive from 2005:
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496916)
Posted by Blasphemous Prime on June 20th, 2013 @ 10:19pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:I think we got the color scheme for a Botcon version of Classics Megatron.



That makes sense, considering the orange barrel.
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1496935)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 20th, 2013 @ 11:17pm CDT
gothweaver wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:I think we got the color scheme for a Botcon version of Classics Megatron.



That makes sense, considering the orange barrel.


You mean this one?

Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1497031)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 21st, 2013 @ 9:44am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
gothweaver wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:I think we got the color scheme for a Botcon version of Classics Megatron.



That makes sense, considering the orange barrel.


You mean this one?



or this guy:



Metroplex looks really blinged out. I dare say it wasn't a prototype for Transformers, but for its originally intended Diaclone release.
Re: Rare G1 Prototype Images (1501941)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 9th, 2013 @ 4:53pm CDT
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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