Original G1 Scripts, Designs, & Other Items on Heritage Auction

Original G1 Scripts, Designs, & Other Items on Heritage Auction

Monday, November 8th, 2010 3:08am CST

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How would YOU like to own a piece of Transformers History?

Auction website, Heritage Auctions.com now offers Transformer Fans the chance with several listings of items from writer Ron Friedman. Mr. Friedman was one of the Head Writers for the Original Transformers cartoon series for the first 2 seasons, as well as the original Transformers Movie. Additionally, he provided his creative talents to other 80's favorites such as GIJoe, and Marvel's Action Hour.

There are several interesting tid-bits that have also been released via these auctions, such as G1 Sky Fire (Jet Fire) was originally going to be called Fireball. Check out the auctions below to read all the other new discoveries!

The auctions listed below are not for the light spender, they are sure to go for premium prices. With that said, here we go!

Auction #1

This auction includes the following 9 items:
Season 1 Original Scripts for "Heavy Metal War" and "Plague of Insecticons".

Season 2 Original Scripts for, "City of Steel", "Changing Gears", "Traitor", "Attack of the Autobots", "The Immoblizer", "The Autobot Run", and "Atlantis Arise".

All the scripts feature handwritten notes from Mr. Friedman dated July 27-November 18, 1984.

Auction #2

This auction includes the following items:
Packaged together into a 3 ring binder, a photocopied set of scripts for the original "More Than Meets the Eye" mini-series that started it all, as well as revised drafts of the first 6 episodes immediately following. The revised drafts are dated June 3-29, 1984 with handwritten notes from Mr. Friedman.

Auction #3

This auction includes the following items:
A 3 ring binder that includes photocopies of the scripts for episodes #10-16. The scripts are dated July 11 - August 6, 1984 with notes from Mr. Friedman.

Auction #4

This auction includes the following items:
A Three-Ring Binder with Photographs, Designs, and Model Sheets. We have our very first look at how several characters had their beginnings. Such character biographies included are Swoop, Chip, Slag, Grimlock, Sludge (Stegobot), Jet Fire (previous name Fireball), Top Spin, and more. The Insecticons include Shrapnel, Kickback, and Bombshell, and the Constructicons include Long Haul, Mixmaster, Scrounge, Payloader, Bulldozer, and more.

Auction #5

This auction includes the following items:
A Three-Ring Binder that includes photocopied scripts for "Day of the Machines," "Enter the Nightbird," "A Prime Problem," "The Core," "The Insecticon Syndrome," "Dinosaur Island, Part 1 and 2, "The Master Builders," "Auto Beserk," and "Megatron's Master Plan Part 1." Features revisions from Mr. Friedman.

Auction #6

This auction includes the following items:
A Three-Ring Binder with Ultra Magnus Toy Prototype Snapshot Photo Group and photocopied scripts for "Fire in the Sky," "S.O.S. -- Dinobots," "Fire in the Mountain," "War of the Dinobots," "The Ultimate Doom Parts 1-3," "Countdown to Extinction," "Heavy Metal War," and "Plague of Insecticons".

Auction #7

This auction includes the following items:
35 photocopied pages of character notes and bios, as well as audition dialogue, for new characters that were debuted during the second half of Season Two. Dated December 1984.

Auction #8

This auction includes the following items:
A 53-page revised story treatment for the 1985 feature film, by screenwriter Ron Friedman, with revision dates of August 15-September 19, 1984.

Auction #9

This auction includes the following items:
Two sets of photocopied character guide pages compiled for the first season of Transformers, including thirty-eight 8" x 14" color guides, and another set of eighty-nine 8.5" x 11" black and white pages.

Auction #10

This auction includes the following items:
A set of four large black and white photocopies of Transformers characters, 1 of which is Wreck-Gar or a Junkion Warrior.

Auction #11

This auction includes the following item:
Here's the poster that hung in TV scribe Ron Friedman's office! Measures approximately 23.75" x 36". Folded, in Very Good condition with tape on all four corners.

Auction #12

This auction includes the following items:
Photocopied scripts for "Transport to Oblivion", "Roll With It", and "Divide and Conquer" with hand-written changes, from writers Dick Robbins and Bryce Malek, Douglas Booth, and Don Glut, with revisions from Ron Friedman.

Auction #13

This auction includes the following items:
Photocopied scripts "Blaster Blues", "A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court", "The God Gambit", "Make Tracks", and "Microbots." Also included is a 2-page Hasbro communiqué in a binder.

Auction #14

This auction includes the following items:
A Three-ring binder that includes Hasbro literature, color photos of transformers, a copy of Transformers#3 (guest starring Spider-Man), and more. Also included here are the photocopied scripts for "Desertion of the Dino Bots, Parts 1 and 2," and "Megatron's Master Plan Part 2."

Auction #15

This auction includes the following item:
Transformers: The Movie Final Draft Screenplay with Outline (Sunbow Productions, Inc., 1985). Includes a 179-page revised final draft script for the 1986 animated feature film, dated April 27, 1985, accompanied by a 17-page story and character outline with handwritten notations.

Auction #16

This auction includes the following item:
Transformers: The Movie Revised Final Draft Script (Sunbow Productions, Inc., 1985). Revised final draft script for the 1985 animated feature, 179 pages, dated April 27, 1985, no annotations.

Auction #17

This auction includes the following items:
Transformers: the Movie Script Group (Sunbow Productions, Inc., 1984-85). Ron Friedman's original unproduced first draft script dated November 12, 1984 (132 pages), plus two sets of revisions including the complete revised script dated February 13, 1983 (184 pages). The pages range from Fine to Excellent condition.

Auction #18

This auction includes the following item:
Transformers Series Bible (Sunbow Productions, Inc., 1984). Everything you ever wanted to know about the original Transformers characters, in a set of 98 photocopied pages dated May 10, 1984. Fine condition.

Auction #19
This auction includes the following items:
Character sheets for Arcee in robot and vehicle mode.

Auction #20
This auction includes the following items:
Character sheets for Galvatron in robot and vehicle mode.

Auction #21
This auction includes the following items:
Character sheets for A Sweep (Scourge's clones) in robot and vehicle mode.

Auction #22
This auction includes the following items:
Character sheets for Cybertron Jet (Cyclonus) in robot and vehicle mode.

Auction #23
This auction includes the following items:
Character sheets for Blurr in robot and vehicle mode.

Last, but not least, The ULTIMATE COLLECTOR PIECE.

Auction #24
This auction includes the following items:
Character sheets for WHEELIE in robot and vehicle mode.

Credit(s): Jared Egol and Ron Friedman


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Re: Original G1 Scripts, Designs, & Other Items on Heritage Auction (1143972)
Posted by gigazarak on November 8th, 2010 @ 4:04am CST
Wow, this is too cool!

Even if I had the money to buy this stuff, (and I'd love to own them) I'd be too freaked out that I'd somehow ruin them! How precious and significant are they to Transformers history?

I hope they go to a deserving home, and not some mindless collector who won't appreciate them. Hell, they belong in a Museum! Now there's a business idea for someone! The Transformers Museum! It would have to be in Japan somewhere...

EDIT - Just did a quick search for "Transformers Museum" and found this...

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/japanese-event-transformers-museum-with-black-animated-optimus-prime/19301/

It unfolded this way, I kid you not! Spooky! Anyway, back to the heritage auction items...

I particularly like the photos of Ultra Magnus in his pre-final version colours! I remember seeing some imagery from the TF:Movie before the final version of the movie (I think it was special features on the DVD), and Ultra Magnus had the same colours in these photos! Does anyone have and info on why the colour was changed? Because it made more sense than the white cab! I guess there's no going back now tho!

Cool stuff!
Re: Original G1 Scripts, Designs, & Other Items on Heritage Auction (1143992)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on November 8th, 2010 @ 7:23am CST
For the vast majority of us who'll never afford this, know what the coolest part is? We'll finally know who specifically wrote each episode of season 1: According to the Prime Targets story guide, we previously had no idea, since shows from "Transport to Oblivion" to "Heavy Metal War" were simply credited to a pool of all the writers they had for the toon. Now we can just zoom in and find out!

Here's hoping they're also bought by TF die-hards who'll really appreciate them, and possibly post scans online as was done with those toy fair catalogs with prototypes a year or so back.
Re: Original G1 Scripts, Designs, & Other Items on Heritage Auction (1144100)
Posted by Rated X on November 8th, 2010 @ 10:46am CST
Pretty cool. But I agree, they belong in a museum, not private hands. And why cant the current owner scan them and create a hard copy Transformers history book ??? I would pop on that for 50 bucks !!!
Re: Original G1 Scripts, Designs, & Other Items on Heritage Auction (1144240)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 8th, 2010 @ 5:37pm CST
Someone ought to do another one of these so the material in these items can be archived at TFWiki.net.
Re: Original G1 Scripts, Designs, & Other Items on Heritage Auction (1145106)
Posted by jms98 on November 10th, 2010 @ 4:31pm CST
There's a charity drive over on the AllSpark (http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=74385&st=20)that I'm hoping will dovetail with my own personal efforts to obtain and share this material. If you're interested, head on over to the thread or drop me an email.

Jim S
Re: Original G1 Scripts, Designs, & Other Items on Heritage Auction (1147539)
Posted by Fluffhead on November 17th, 2010 @ 9:22am CST
BUMP! The auctions end in two days, wanted to make sure everyone noticed the link to Jim Sorenson's efforts at The Allspark to pool fandom resources together so we can make sure these wind up scanned in high res online and not in some dweebs secret stash. At the very least if you're wanting something network with Jim., very likely a specific item could be avoided if you're already pledging to do the right thing and share! :D
Re: Original G1 Scripts, Designs, & Other Items on Heritage Auction (1151658)
Posted by JaneyJ on November 28th, 2010 @ 9:54am CST
Wow, I can't believe I missed this. Sadly, I only found this forum today.

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