1986 Gnaw looks more like a Piranha than a shark.

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  1. Tigermegatron

    Tigermegatron Banned

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    1986 Gnaw looks more like a Piranha than a shark.

    because the cartoon/toy design for Gnaw was fat+round & not extremly long like a skark.

    I wonder if hasbro changed the name of the piranha gnaw alt mode to make it seem more cool or fierce.
     
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    To be honest it looks more like a mutated frog than a piranha. Piranhas have a very special face and a monstrous underbite.
     
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    To be fair, sharks don't have legs or arms either, so I wouldn't take the name so far in meaning.
     
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    I say it looks more like a giant robotic grape with teeth, eyes, and limbs.
     
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    Yeah, but "Grapebot" was never popular in the focus groups.
     
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    It woulda been Grapeticon, duh.
     
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    the TF Wiki has a bunch of hilarious quotes from Floro Dery as to the design process of the characters he made for the movie, such as this one for Arcee: "Arcee is the naked mechanical equivalent of Princess Leia of Star Wars."

    Quoting what they put in the Sharkticon entry:
    "* When asked about the Sharkticon design in an interview, Floro Dery's reply was, "Sharkticon is a shark." He's seen some pretty weird-ass sharks. "
     
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    Lol, yeah, but HUGE eyes and TINY limbs, he really is a freak, which is what makes him better than the boton repaint IMO
     
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    I always thought of Sharkticon as Nightmare PacMan.
     

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