Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover

Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover

Saturday, October 11th, 2008 9:18pm CDT

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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.

Credit(s): Jin Saotome


This article was last modified on Saturday, October 11th, 2008 11:17pm CDT

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Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810325)
Posted by Tigertrack on October 11th, 2008 @ 9:25pm CDT
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!
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810336)
Posted by UltraMagnus2005 on October 11th, 2008 @ 9:35pm CDT
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.

- UltraMagnus2005
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810341)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on October 11th, 2008 @ 9:45pm CDT
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.
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810363)
Posted by StryderPrime on October 11th, 2008 @ 10:07pm CDT
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
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810369)
Posted by ponycorn on October 11th, 2008 @ 10:15pm CDT
Looks wonderful!


Now if only he had a seeker head - GI Joe and TF Thundercracker.
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810437)
Posted by Solrac333 on October 12th, 2008 @ 1:39am CDT
Very cool!
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810452)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on October 12th, 2008 @ 2:58am CDT
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.
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810509)
Posted by ACIDSTORM on October 12th, 2008 @ 8:09am CDT
looks pretty cool they could do loads with gi joe crossovers ...mabye for the movie???heres hoping
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810549)
Posted by dragons on October 12th, 2008 @ 10:29am CDT
i knew about it couple weeks i knew i should have posted it oh well it is a good repaint of the figure
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810583)
Posted by DevastaTTor on October 12th, 2008 @ 11:28am CDT
That's pretty sick. I would buy him in those colors. Great job Jin. Another masterwork.
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810614)
Posted by muswp1 on October 12th, 2008 @ 12:02pm CDT
That looks awesome. I'd love to see a pic of that next to a 25th anniversary Rattler.
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810672)
Posted by Auto Bot on October 12th, 2008 @ 12:54pm CDT
I dig the plane mode color and deco. Looks very real to me.
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810842)
Posted by Firebird on October 12th, 2008 @ 5:10pm CDT
If Hasbro had released this guy instead of Powerglide than I would have bought the figure.

Very nice work Jin!
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (810974)
Posted by Solrac333 on October 12th, 2008 @ 9:05pm CDT
I just watched this thing go up $100 in the last 20 seconds. :shock:
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (811164)
Posted by Auto Bot on October 13th, 2008 @ 5:11am CDT
It's amazing what a few drops of paint can do to the price.
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (811177)
Posted by SpacerAM2 on October 13th, 2008 @ 6:21am CDT
I pictured Ultra Powerglide being a cobra rattler since they both are the same kind of plane.
Re: Spotlight on Jin Saotome's Transformers GI Joe Kitbash Crossover (811178)
Posted by SpacerAM2 on October 13th, 2008 @ 6:26am CDT
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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