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Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review

Saturday, September 29th, 2007 6:49AM CDT

Categories: Collectables, Reviews, Toy News
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Any fans of the seekers have probably been looking at this picture and the other un-released artworks from G2 and salivating.

Well, prepare to increase drooling, as TF-1.com reviews this very rare prototype toy, G2 Ramjet 'Desert Camouflage' version.

Not only is it fun to read about the history, but it is also very cool (and yet sad) to see the direction G2 may have gone, had it lasted longer. It is also interesting to see the toy piece at this stage, and imagine what it would look like as a completed final version.

Enjoy the review, and remember, our buddy Ramjet gets his own IDW comic book Spotlight coming up this November. Probably won't have the camouflage color scheme, but the tough attitude, and head on collisions are sure to be there a plenty!

For comparisons, you can also check out the extensive Seibertron.com galleries of Generation One Ramjet, and Classics Ramjet, and the rest of his incarnations here!

Credit(s): TFW 2005
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Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (370401)
Posted by Scaleface on September 29th, 2007 @ 7:19am CDT
Can we get this redeco on a Classic Ramjet toy as a Club Exclusive or somesuch?
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (370450)
Posted by The Chaos Bringer on September 29th, 2007 @ 8:09am CDT
Why can't stuff like this be released in reissue lines instead of the same stuff over and over?
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (370523)
Posted by Scaleface on September 29th, 2007 @ 9:00am CDT
The ebay auction this was sold at was from a seeming former Hasbro employee who seems tons of this stuff. Prototypes and art. I think that gives it a little more credability.
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (370915)
Posted by InvaderJes on September 29th, 2007 @ 11:47am CDT
Oh, nifty! Why, though, would it have been Ramjet? Repaint seekers = new characters usually. Name recognition, I suppose.
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (370916)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on September 29th, 2007 @ 11:47am CDT
Wow... I've got to say that's one hell of a good paint job!
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (370997)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on September 29th, 2007 @ 1:03pm CDT
My only complaint is that the face didn't extend into the nosecone.

This could be a prototype, but I see how alot of people doubt it, I mean look at the brown paint aps, you can see the brush swirls. Official prototypes normaly have flatter paint :-?

Either way, you can tell they had fun with this!
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (371033)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on September 29th, 2007 @ 1:22pm CDT
Hell it could be sold today Hasbro should look into it
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (371083)
Posted by Blozor on September 29th, 2007 @ 1:53pm CDT
Wheeljack35 wrote:Hell it could be sold today Hasbro should look into it


A repaint of Classics Ramjet, perhaps. Retooled missiles to match the artwork would be nice, too.

Snap to it, Hasbro. Chop chop!
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (371097)
Posted by Caelus on September 29th, 2007 @ 2:08pm CDT
Mental Note: Obtain another Classics Ramjet if you have the chance...
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (371154)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on September 29th, 2007 @ 2:55pm CDT
trilobitepictures wrote:Don't get me wrong... I'm certainly not knocking the credibility of the toy. Obviously the very early stages of production on anything are going to be very crude.

But I'm pointing out is that when the "Jungle Attack" Starscream figure came out, the majority of the talkbacks were suggesting that the figure in question was a fraud and that whomever bought it was a sucker.

http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php ... starscream

I'm just amused that, obviously they were produced at the same place at the same time, one is thought of as a fake and the other is ooh'd and aah'd over.


Of course this one has a transparency to back it up.

Someone mentioned that it could be another Seeker because new seekers always had new colors ... but that was only in G1. And even then there was a night assault Starscream (or soemthing) planned but never produced (there was a transparency on sale a while back). G2 had all kinda of wacky off-model coloring and Starscream's had tons of repaints throught (Robot Masters, ehobby reissues, and even Masterpeice Screamer had different colors).
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (371325)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on September 29th, 2007 @ 5:15pm CDT
Blozor wrote:
Wheeljack35 wrote:Hell it could be sold today Hasbro should look into it


A repaint of Classics Ramjet, perhaps. Retooled missiles to match the artwork would be nice, too.

Snap to it, Hasbro. Chop chop!


That and a Sunstorm would be nice also
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (371335)
Posted by drathro on September 29th, 2007 @ 5:26pm CDT
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (371555)
Posted by Scaleface on September 29th, 2007 @ 8:10pm CDT
Throw in a Thundercracker in his "Action Master" colors, just to give us a real nice set of deviant Seekers.
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (371864)
Posted by Ultra Markus on September 30th, 2007 @ 12:10am CDT
interesting, but G2 was the low point of transformers although some very cool toys were made like laser prime and tank megatron i am glad this jungle camo transformer line never made it
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (372271)
Posted by olokin on September 30th, 2007 @ 7:16am CDT
If only to get more seekers in the Classics mode...

I hope Hasbro does a repaint of Ramjet with these colorscheme
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (372839)
Posted by Lefthand convoy on September 30th, 2007 @ 1:27pm CDT
Hmm, someones private custom with a cheap "look at me, I can paint by numbers" paint job.
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (373464)
Posted by 1337W422102 on September 30th, 2007 @ 7:39pm CDT
That's bonified badass!
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (380735)
Posted by BLIX007 on October 4th, 2007 @ 10:19am CDT
Lefthand convoy wrote:Hmm, someones private custom with a cheap "look at me, I can paint by numbers" paint job.


I agree, this looks like someones attempt at a custom repaint.
Re: Unreleased G2 Ramjet Desert Camouflage Prototype Toy Review (380783)
Posted by Dagon on October 4th, 2007 @ 10:49am CDT
I like it. Too bad they never produced these.