Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction

Transformers News: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 7:02AM CST

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Many of you may remember the original storyboards for 1986's Transformers: The Movie that went up for auction on eBay a couple days ago (the listing is still ongoing by the way, if you're still interested in checking them out)! Well now, from the same eBay seller, we have an auction of the original storyboards for 1985's Generation 1 cartoon episode City of Steel.

Aficionados of the old cartoon may recognise City of Steel as "that episode where Optimus Prime got disassembled and turned into a robot alligator", and the storyboards up for sale do indeed cover that scene, as well as other memorable moments (like Sideswipe wrestling Starscream's jet mode in midair) and other deleted or revised scenes that didn't make it into the final episode.

Check out some images from the eBay listing (and the item description) below, view the listing here, and place a bid if you're interested and have some money to burn! As always, if you have any thoughts feel free to let us know in the Energon Pub forums, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more Transformers news as it comes.

Transformers City of Steel Original Production Storyboards 1985

This is an original set of storyboards for the October 17th 1985 Transformers episode City of Steel, by Douglas Booth. These were obtained from the Sunbow studio back in the late 1980’s and kept in a dry, smoke-free environment far from harmful UV. These boards are hand-labeled Nelson, making this most likely Transformers producer (and AKOM studio owner) Nelson Shin’s personal copy. The storyboard features deleted and revised scenes, giving a rare glimpse into the production process of a three-decade-old cartoon episode. The boards have been authenticated by noted Transformers expert Jim Sorenson.

Transformers storyboards are incredibly hard to come by. They seem to turn up only every few years, and often sell for thousands of dollars. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you need any more information just ask. Lots more pictures below, take a look!

Please note this is very heavy, shipping will registered mail, fully insured, due to the rarity and weight. Due to ongoing problems I will NOT ship to anywhere in Asia other than Japan or anywhere in South America or the Middle East.

Transformers News: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction
Transformers News: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction
Transformers News: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction
Transformers News: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction
Transformers News: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction
Transformers News: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction
Transformers News: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction
Transformers News: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction
Transformers News: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction
Transformers News: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction
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Re: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction (1924754)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 3rd, 2017 @ 8:44am CST
0 bids and no one's watching.:???: Then again there's still 3 days.
Re: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction (1924919)
Posted by WreckerJack on December 4th, 2017 @ 4:09am CST
I must say the look on Wheeljack's face is hilarious. Its the face you make when you can't un-see.
Re: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction (1924949)
Posted by Cobotron on December 4th, 2017 @ 10:00am CST
Man these are so cool to see. I may not be a fan of the actual cartoon, but I am a fan of the process.
So intense that these old Sunbow (former Marvel) guys just went to town on their boards with sharpies and rapidograph pens. Now that is just solid confidence in one's own skill. Those old guys are probably just like, "eh, it's a day job." :lol:

It's cool how comic book their layouts and compositions are. Neat to see how that got translated to the screen.
Re: Original Storyboards for Generation 1 Cartoon Episode "City of Steel" Up for Auction (1925026)
Posted by Qwan on December 4th, 2017 @ 4:50pm CST
WreckerJack wrote:I must say the look on Wheeljack's face is hilarious. Its the face you make when you can't un-see.

Fully agreed, I can't get enough of that Wheeljack face. In fact...

Ah what the heck, it's the holidays. Temporary new profile picture time!
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