Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

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Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby First Gen » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:18 pm

Motto: "Til All Are One."
Weapon: Dual Laser Cannon
Seibertron.com's resident kitbasher Jin Saotome has cooked up another beauty for our viewing (and purchasing) pleasure.

Using the Universe 2.0 Powerglide mold, he's created a COBRA Rattler vehicle. Complete with gattling gun and removable missles, this bad boy is sure to impress.

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Here's what the man himself describes this beauty as:

"Crashing through the night comes a fearful cry, Decepticons, Decepticons!" That’s right, just like in the comics we get a team up of Transformers and GI Joe here with this custom! Powerglide has been transformed into the most iconic Cobra aircraft, the Cobra Rattler. He’s decked out in a highly detailed paint job that includes realistic shading, panel wear, flight weathering, metallics, and is sealed to prevent wear. He even sports the Cobra Airforce decals as well as Decepticon emblems. His missiles are removable and he has a rotating center turret that activates his lights and machine gun sounds.

This figure is available for auction here, but if you want in on it, better hurry, there's less than 24 hours remaining at the time of posting.
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby Tigertrack » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:25 pm

Motto: "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
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That's beautiful.

I wonder, Jin, did you show that on hisstank.com last week? There was a very similar if not the exact same custom done. Regardless, it is awesome, and a great idea. If only it were retail.

I would give my Powerglide up for that!
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HASBRO TAKE NOTE!!!

Postby UltraMagnus2005 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:35 pm

THIS IS A REDECO!!!

seriously, if they made this avaiable in retail across the globe, I would totally buy it. a gi joe and transformers crossover is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich, the 2 go together perfectly, and considering all of the military theme vehicle mode available from the transformers side, this is one opportunity hasbro can not pass up. Mr. Saotome, thank you for your creation, it truly has blessed my eyes.

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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby Dr. Caelus » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:45 pm

The more subdued colors do a lot to play down the playskool proportions of the figure, too. Especially the vehicle mode.

Or maybe it's the hyper-realistic paint job compensates for the unrealistic proportions.

Either way, major improvement.
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby StryderPrime » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:07 pm

LOL


I know someone will goin 2 repaint Powerglide in2 a Rattler one of these days........just didnt know it will be this soon


Good Jin!!!

Another Masterpiece that i wish i can afford right now
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby ponycorn » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:15 pm

Looks wonderful!


Now if only he had a seeker head - GI Joe and TF Thundercracker.
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby Solrac333 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:39 am

Very cool!
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby Dr. Caelus » Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:58 am

ponycorn wrote:Now if only he had a seeker head - GI Joe and TF Thundercracker.


You have to admit though - this head is really evocative of a Cobra Viper.
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby ACIDSTORM » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:09 am

looks pretty cool they could do loads with gi joe crossovers ...mabye for the movie???heres hoping
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby dragons » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:29 am

i knew about it couple weeks i knew i should have posted it oh well it is a good repaint of the figure
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby DevastaTTor » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:28 am

That's pretty sick. I would buy him in those colors. Great job Jin. Another masterwork.
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby muswp1 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:02 am

Weapon: Double-Barreled Assault Missile Launcher
That looks awesome. I'd love to see a pic of that next to a 25th anniversary Rattler.
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby Auto Bot » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:54 am

I dig the plane mode color and deco. Looks very real to me.
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby Firebird » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:10 pm

Weapon: Blinding Black Light Beam Gun
If Hasbro had released this guy instead of Powerglide than I would have bought the figure.

Very nice work Jin!
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby Solrac333 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:05 pm

I just watched this thing go up $100 in the last 20 seconds. :shock:
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby Auto Bot » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:11 am

It's amazing what a few drops of paint can do to the price.
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby SpacerAM2 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:21 am

I pictured Ultra Powerglide being a cobra rattler since they both are the same kind of plane.
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Re: Spotlight Jin Saotome: Transformers GI JOE Crossover!!!

Postby SpacerAM2 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:26 am

Jin is a pro. This guy knows how to create a good kitbash illusion that is real enough to turn heads. That Powerglide looks like it came straight from a toy manufacturer.
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