Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty!

Article On  G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty!

Sunday, November 4th, 2007 3:59pm CST

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Maz, collector and reviewer of rare sometimes odd, and sometimes beautiful Generation One and Two pieces brings us a new item to peruse that is very close to this reporter's heart...

Hey guys,

I've just uploaded an article about another gem of a discovery, a Generation 2 hand-painted YELLOW and TURQUOISE Sideswipe mock-up.

http://www.tf-1.com/articles/other_frame.php?art=g2swipe

Hope you enjoy and discuss plenty!

All the best
Maz


It's so beautiful, I really want one! Well, not really beautiful, but I have emotional attachments to it, and now know where I need to head with a kitbash.

Thanks Maz.



Please check out the original article for the origin on the piece, and more pictures of this beaut!

Credit(s): Maz


This article was last modified on Sunday, November 4th, 2007 4:02pm CST

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Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (440953)
Posted by i_amtrunks on November 4th, 2007 @ 4:11pm CST
That's one nice review there, and like many of the G1-G2 early 90's toys, he has a certain panache to him. I quite likes it.

Thanks for the info!
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (440966)
Posted by Swerve on November 4th, 2007 @ 4:17pm CST
For some reason, he reminds me of those Hot Wheels that can out about the same time as G2 that would change colors when they were exposed to hot or cold water. You could give them two-tone paint designs by sticking part of the car in ice water.
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (440981)
Posted by Decatron on November 4th, 2007 @ 4:25pm CST
Ah, day glow neon-ish G2 toys rock.
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441021)
Posted by Talous on November 4th, 2007 @ 4:47pm CST
I find myself likeing it. Definately a peice to keep in a collection.
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441025)
Posted by i_amtrunks on November 4th, 2007 @ 4:51pm CST
Swerve wrote:For some reason, he reminds me of those Hot Wheels that can out about the same time as G2 that would change colors when they were exposed to hot or cold water. You could give them two-tone paint designs by sticking part of the car in ice water.


There were Transformers with a similar design function, the Aqua Speeders that were released in the G1-G2 time period.
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441026)
Posted by Relic Dinobot on November 4th, 2007 @ 4:51pm CST
Maz wrote:...which brings up the rather interesting question of whether or not this G2 sample is actually supposed to be some kind of G2 Sunstreaker? Unlikely as that may be, the Sunstreaker mould having then just recently been re-used for the European gold-boxed Classic release and this sample being extremely close to the G1 Sunstreaker colour scheme, nothing should ever be totally ruled out. We know the Sunstreaker mould has been recently classified as unusable by Hasbro and Takara, and that could well have been a result of its use for the Classic early 90s Sunstreaker releases.

Regardless of exactly what this sample was meant to represent, a repainted G2 Sideswipe, a G2 Sunstreaker or the first step towards colour-changing Transformers, this beautiful specimen remains a hugely significant and historic relic from a time when anything and everything were being considered for Transformers in order to keep the line interesting, innovative and more importantly, alive.


I have to agree with on this. The fact that this could have been intended as G2 Sunstreaker has to be taken into consideration (the paint job sure as heck give you an impression of bright sunlight.) If the early 90's release of the mold was so intergral in said mold's degredation, then making a yellow Sideswipe would be the next logical step. It would also be in line with what they've basically always done, which is to recolor a mold and make it a new character (G1 Skywarp was the first I think, being recolored from Starscream.)
Still a nice find, and it would have gone great on the shelves besides Desert Camo Ramjet and the rainbow Dinobots. :)
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441036)
Posted by Sherade on November 4th, 2007 @ 4:58pm CST
Finally more Sideswipe!Surprisingly..it works on him...
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441083)
Posted by zemper on November 4th, 2007 @ 5:22pm CST
amazing...oh, the memories. reminds me of all those G-2 reissues like Jazz and co., and the funky color-scheme is on pat with the time. and i'm also surprised that this toy held up for so long, considering that it's just a mock-up and the paint's not even done properly yet.

i guess late-comers will never really appreciate this beaut.



:MAX:
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441118)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on November 4th, 2007 @ 5:49pm CST
Looking at that gave me an upset stomach
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441135)
Posted by Maz on November 4th, 2007 @ 5:57pm CST
Swerve wrote:For some reason, he reminds me of those Hot Wheels that can out about the same time as G2 that would change colors when they were exposed to hot or cold water. You could give them two-tone paint designs by sticking part of the car in ice water.


That is exactly what came to mind when i first saw this toy, and I had included those thoughts in the article as well :)

All the best
Maz
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441138)
Posted by Sherade on November 4th, 2007 @ 5:57pm CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:Looking at that gave me an upset stomach

Pessimist. :P
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441139)
Posted by GetterDragun on November 4th, 2007 @ 5:57pm CST
What were they thinking back then?
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441145)
Posted by Maz on November 4th, 2007 @ 5:59pm CST
tigertracks 24 wrote:Front paged Maz, and I really love that piece. I hope it is okay that I put a couple of your pics in the article.



No worries mate, thanks for the support :)

All the best
Maz
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441218)
Posted by Ramrider on November 4th, 2007 @ 7:13pm CST
Intriguing... Sideswipe in Sinnertwin colours. I kinda like it...

Makes sense that he could well have been planned to be the new Sunstreaker, especially if it was the Classics re-release that killed the original mould. Alternatively, maybe this paintjob was actually the original plan for Sideswipe, before they decided on the black...
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441239)
Posted by Swerve on November 4th, 2007 @ 7:25pm CST
Maz wrote:
Swerve wrote:For some reason, he reminds me of those Hot Wheels that can out about the same time as G2 that would change colors when they were exposed to hot or cold water. You could give them two-tone paint designs by sticking part of the car in ice water.


That is exactly what came to mind when i first saw this toy, and I had included those thoughts in the article as well :)

All the best
Maz


I appologize for not reading the article. I just checked out the pictures. :grin:

I went back and checked out your review and it's excellent. Glad I'm not the only one that thought about that after seeing it.
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441530)
Posted by InvaderJes on November 4th, 2007 @ 11:01pm CST
nice nice nice nice nice!
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (441982)
Posted by Zeds on November 5th, 2007 @ 7:56am CST
Its colours reminds me of the 90s. Out there!
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (444462)
Posted by Fortress_Maximus on November 6th, 2007 @ 2:17pm CST
Like the effort made hate the colors selected.
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (444852)
Posted by jgilkinson on November 6th, 2007 @ 6:17pm CST
that's one of my fav g1 molds ever
Re: Article On G2 Yellow / Turq Sideswipe Mock-Up Proto--It's A Beauty! (445043)
Posted by Auto Bot on November 6th, 2007 @ 8:18pm CST
That's one of my favorite molds when i was a kid.

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