New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Thursday, July 27th, 2017 11:25AM CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade has a long account fo Pete's Robot Convetion where he saw many customs representing Club figures which might have happened. We already saw many previous proposals in this post but here are several more, including what would have been the boxset for this year were there a Botcon. We picked out snippets, especially what wasnt shown before and included that here for you to see. Below you will find Sabreblade's description of what he saw followed by photos of the display and renders. This was originally posted on Unicron.com.

Sabrblade wrote:The crown jewel of the dealer room, however, was unanimously the room's corner display, watched over by Shawn D. Tessmann (longtime host of the BotCon customization classes), at which were many rare and never-before-seen-in-person pieces of Transformers history, such as several unreleased Generation 2 toys, production materials from G1/G2/Beast Wars/Beast Machines, non-final factory samples of past BotCon/TCC exclusives compared with their final versions, and a particular art piece dated back to 1996 that absolutely no one, not even the convention runners, could figure out what it was supposed to be: It was concept art for some kind of feminine-looking blue and yellow robot with a jet-like altmode, whose crystalline design looked like something out of Transtech, but the 1996 date nixes that theory.

The unreleased Generation 2 toys on display were loose samples of the five Protectobots, loose samples of the five Stunticons, both a loose sample and a MOSC sample of Combat Hero Megatron (a gray redeco of the purple Hero Megatron), MOSC samples of the Laser Cycles Soundwave and Jazz, and loose samples of the six unreleased G2 Go-Bots (plus all the redecos of the four who did later see release in the 2001 Robots in Disguise toyline). Also on display were cardbacks for the G2 Laser Rods, two different cardbacks of Action Master Treadshot, a cardback for Action Master Jazz, an unpainted prototype of G1 Sixshot, a MOSC Beast Wars Torca, a non-transforming hardcopy of Torca, a boxed Beast Wars Neo Elphaorpha, early packaging designs for the Beast Machines toyline, and even the original Beast Wars catalog versions of orange Tarantulas, blue-green Waspinator, and alternately-colored Grizzly-1/Barbearian figures (along with a MISB Polar Claw). In addition to these were also concept art for Beast Machines Rattrap, Night Viper, and Mirage, an original cardback sample for orange Beast Wars Tigatron, a large rendition of Beast Wars Torca's card art, concept designs for Transtech Starscream, two preproduction cardback samples (one Maximal style and one Predacon style) for Beast Wars Jetstorm that named him "Dragonfire", and undeveloped G1 Micromaster concept art.


And now we come to the BIGGEST deal of the display case: The unproduced BotCon 2017 boxed set figures, attendee figure, souvenirs, and custom class figure, as well as three other concepts that served as backup alternative options for the proposed exclusives, and finally the remaining unproduced Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover "Only Human" figures. All of these were customized by Shawn D. Tessmann himself.

The BotCon 2017 boxed set, titled "Action on Hydrus Four", was to have been an Action Master-themed set of Titans Return molds all done up as new Headmaster-gimmicked Action Master characters:
1 - Actionmaster Optimus Prime (redeco of Voyager class Optimus Prime's body) with Optimus Prime (redeco of Titan Master Infinitus), Rad (redeco of Titan Master Diac), and Lionizer (redeco of Sawback's Titan Master Vehicle lion)
2 - Actionmaster Skyfall (redeco of Deluxe Highbrow's body) with Skyfall (redeco of Titan Master Apeface)
3 - Actionmaster Sprocket (redeco of Deluxe Triggerhappy's body) with Sprocket (redeco of the Japanese Transformers: Legends Weirdwolf's Headmaster) and Attack Cruiser (redeco of Brawn's Titan Master Vehicle jeep)
4 - Actionmaster Megatron (redeco of Leader Six Shot's body) with Megatron (redeco of Titan Master Nucleon) and Devastator (redeco of Titan Master Repugnus)
5 - Actionmaster Gutcruncher (redeco of Voyager Megatron's body) with Gutcruncher (retool of Titan Master Doomshot/Hazard with a new face) and Scout Tank (redeco of Terri-Bull's Titan Master Vehicle tank)

The attendee figure for BotCon 2017 was to have been Dion (redeco of Deluxe Sergeant Kup's body) with Magnum (redeco of Titan Master Hyperfire).

The souvenirs would have continued the use of Titans Return molds, but as legacy characters from several past series, rather than just Action Masters:
1 - Doubledealer (redeco of Deluxe Hardhead's body) with Knok (redeco of Titan Master Nightbeat) and Skar (a significant retool of Titan Master Sawback with new bat wings, new bat feet, and a brand new face)
2 - BotCon Heritage Onyx Primal (redeco of Deluxe Mindwipe's body) with Nightwatch (redeco of Titan Master Infinitus) and swords from TF: Prime Deluxe Wheeljack/Dead End.
3 - Unicron Trilogy Anniversary Armada Hot Shot (redeco of Deluxe Chromedome's body) with Alexis Thi Dang (retool of Titan Master Stylor with a new face, the one on display was just Universe Hot Shot's face glued onto the Titan Master) and Jolt (redeco of Generations Legends class Targetmaster Blazemaster)
4 - Unicron Trilogy Anniversary Energon Megatron (redeco of Leader Sky Shadow's body) with Leader-1 (redeco of Titan Master Ptero but with Ominus's face) and sword from Construct-Bots Megatron
5 - Troop Builder souvenir set: Cassettron Rosanna (redeco of Legends class Rewind), Cassettron Decepticon Enemy (redeco of Legends class Rumble) and Cassettron Flipsides (redeco of Legends class Rewind)

One more souvenir set would have been a successor to the Kreon packs, a pack of six Titan Masters done up as Pretenders.

1 - Pretender Starscream (redeco of Titan Master Crashbash)
2 - Pretender Jazz (redeco of Titan Master Xort)
3 - Pretender Bumblebee (redeco of Titan Master Firedrive)
4 - Pretender Crossblades (redeco of titan Master Diac)
5 - Pretender Metalhawk (redeco of Titan Master Revolver)
6 - Pretender Vroom (redeco of Titan Master Grax)

The 2017 customization class figure was to have been Actionmaster Rumbler (redeco of Deluxe Triggerhappy's body) with Rumbler (redeco of the Japanese Transformers: Legends Weirdwolf's Headmaster, just like Sprocket) and the B² Attack Team (two redecos of the Arms Micron B.H., the wrecking ball one that came with Japanese Prime Bulkhead).

The three Other Concepts likewise made use of Titans Returns molds as legacy characters:
1 - Armada Jetfire (redeco of Voyager Sentinel Prime/Astrotrain's body) with Comettor (redeco of Titan Master Apeface)
2 - Devcon (redeco of Deluxe Brainstorm's body) with Slizardo (redeco of Titan Master Hyperfire)
3 - Turbomaster (redeco of Deluxe Highbrow's body) with Take Off (redeco of Titan Master Blowpipe)

Finally, the remaining Transformers/G.I. Joe "Only Human" figures would have been:
1 - Only Human Autobot Springer with Newtronium Munitions Case that converts into artillery platform
2 - Only Human Ultra Magnus with Missile Stack & Jack Armor (LOL!)
3 - Only Human Victor Drath


Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017

Transformers News: New Images of Concepts from Fun Pub and Customized Figures at Pete's Robot Convention 2017
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Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900041)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 27th, 2017 @ 11:59am CDT
The Pretender homage paintschemes on the Titan Masters looks nice but maybe it's more to do with the fact Titan Masters are often so damn plain it's just nice to see them coloured like proper figures. The Only Human figures look good too. Not much else appealing to me in that lot. Many crazy weird colourschemes. That black repaint of Mindwipe looks much better to me than the original Mindwipe release though.
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900042)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on July 27th, 2017 @ 12:03pm CDT
Why the hell didn't we ever get a beast Titan Master?? A head that turns into another robot is normal and meh, but headmasters that turn into a bird for example like with that Doubledealer, that's awesome. That's a selling point. Why didn't we get an actual beast Lyon Titan Master if they're cable of making beast modes?
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900044)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on July 27th, 2017 @ 12:06pm CDT
Brilliant homages that would fill a lot of holes in peoples modern G1 collections. Sad that the sets never came to fruition.
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900046)
Posted by Tyrannacon on July 27th, 2017 @ 12:12pm CDT
Okay. Those Megatron concepts are really awesome and I wish now they had a wider release actually at stores because seriously. Action Master Megatron (especially) and even the Energon Megatron would be pretty darn neat to have. I'd buy 'em.
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900054)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 27th, 2017 @ 12:26pm CDT
Wow those customs are beautiful. Let me get this straight: these are just for show, not for sale, unless Tessman decides to sell them, right?
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900055)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 27th, 2017 @ 12:26pm CDT
Hm I will say that deco on the Voyager Optimus Prime does look a lot better than the released original. Particuarly the torso having red either side of the grill with the G1 white stripes breaking up the top and lower half and making that obvious grey hinge at the top of the chest into red (on the concept at least, they left it grey on the real figure in the cabinet it seems). Am looking at my figure and being tempted to repaint it.

I really don't like a lot of the others. The Megatron's in particular look kinda bad to me. Including whatever character that Voyager Megatron body got turned into... damn the colours are bad.


Oh and Toyhax are doing a conversion set for the figure too with stickers and this preview here of added plastic parts.
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900056)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2017 @ 12:35pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:Wow those customs are beautiful. Let me get this straight: these are just for show, not for sale, unless Tessman decides to sell them, right?
The five boxed set ones were raffled off at the convention. Allspark.com user Repugnus won them.

Full details of the con and much much more goodies can be found in my complete report.
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900057)
Posted by Flashwave on July 27th, 2017 @ 12:39pm CDT
It's things like this that the Club excelled in. Yeah, they aren't actual Actionmasters. But using the Titan Bodies to homage the Action Master Vehicles and the Heads as the ActionMasters is brilliant. I would've bought these over the Shell things Hasbro is selling, because I care more about the character than the unarticulated hunk of plastic it goes in.

In fact, my biggest gripe about the Headmastes is the feeling of partsformi g people's heads. But I love the concept in this avenue. And in a way, this embraces the play aspect of the Titanmaster bases in a way Hasbro doesn't, and it's THEIR play aspect.
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900058)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2017 @ 12:42pm CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Including whatever character that Voyager Megatron body got turned into... damn the colours are bad.
:-o Dude... That's Gutcruncher! One the most highly sought after Action Masters ever.




Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900060)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on July 27th, 2017 @ 12:48pm CDT
I didn't think I needed a Bumblebee pretender titan master until now. They even painted his arms to give him horns in head mode!
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900062)
Posted by Kurona on July 27th, 2017 @ 12:50pm CDT
Are there any pictures of alt-modes? I'd especially like to see Gutcruncher's jet mode, as the blue pieces he has indicate it'd match his Stratatronic Jet :)
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900064)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2017 @ 12:53pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Are there any pictures of alt-modes? I'd especially like to see Gutcruncher's jet mode, as the blue pieces he has indicate it'd match his Stratatronic Jet :)
There's a digital render in the news post showing his altmodes.
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900065)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 27th, 2017 @ 12:56pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Including whatever character that Voyager Megatron body got turned into... damn the colours are bad.
:-o Dude... That's Gutcruncher! One the most highly sought after Action Masters ever.


Oh that one? Eeesh. The original Action Master figure on it's own ain't too bad but yeah the colour scheme with the jet and everything is just too much for my eyes. Moreso on the Titans version.
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900066)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2017 @ 1:00pm CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Including whatever character that Voyager Megatron body got turned into... damn the colours are bad.
:-o Dude... That's Gutcruncher! One the most highly sought after Action Masters ever.


Oh that one? Eeesh. The original Action Master figure on it's own ain't too bad but yeah the colour scheme with the jet and everything is just too much for my eyes. Moreso on the Titans version.
It was 1990. Brightly-colored Action Master vehicles were the main thing back then. G2 was just around the corner, even.
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900068)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on July 27th, 2017 @ 1:05pm CDT
Hey, does anyone know what face is used on that Bumblebee titan master? Looks Ironhide/Impactor-ish to me, but neither of them have TR figures.
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900069)
Posted by Terrsolpix on July 27th, 2017 @ 1:07pm CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Hey, does anyone know what face is used on that Bumblebee titan master? Looks Ironhide/Impactor-ish to me, but neither of them have TR figures.

That's TR Hotrod's head.
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900070)
Posted by RiddlerJ on July 27th, 2017 @ 1:08pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Including whatever character that Voyager Megatron body got turned into... damn the colours are bad.
:-o Dude... That's Gutcruncher! One the most highly sought after Action Masters ever.






Why didn't they put the yellow cannon on his shoulder in the display and render. It can go there! Grraaagggghhh. :-(
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900071)
Posted by Terrsolpix on July 27th, 2017 @ 1:09pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Including whatever character that Voyager Megatron body got turned into... damn the colours are bad.
:-o Dude... That's Gutcruncher! One the most highly sought after Action Masters ever.






Why didn't they put the yellow cannon on his shoulder in the display and render. It can go there! Grraaagggghhh. :-(


Because Gutcruncher is too good for this world......
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900072)
Posted by Silverwing on July 27th, 2017 @ 1:09pm CDT
Those are such good, creative ideas! I wish I'd thought of some of them!
Re: New Images of Concepts and Customized Figures from Fun Pub at Pete's Robot Convention 2017 (1900073)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on July 27th, 2017 @ 1:12pm CDT
Terrsolpix wrote:
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Hey, does anyone know what face is used on that Bumblebee titan master? Looks Ironhide/Impactor-ish to me, but neither of them have TR figures.

That's TR Hotrod's head.


Thanks! Don't know why I didn't think of that.
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