A striking similarity...

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Vector Sigma, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Vector Sigma

    Vector Sigma <b><i><font color=FFFF00>Crazy Colon Burner!!!!</b Veteran

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    My apologies if this has been discussed much before, but I couldn't find anything on it.

    I was looking at my collection the other day and was suddenly struck by how much G1 Scorponok and Armada Megatron seem to have in common, not just colour, but style too. As highlighted below:


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    Anyone else noticed any striking resemblences between two figures so many years apart?

    Again, apologies if this has been covered, I just found it rather interesting...
     
  2. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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    Suddenly I got an urge to repaint Leader-1 orange :rolleyes2 
     
  3. Grimlock_13

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    Hey, I never noticed all those similarities either! Good eye.
     
  4. Valkysas

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    its because of the similarities that we got the Black Zarak repaint as a convention exclusive a few years ago.
     
  5. Gort

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    Even with the Black Zarak repaint, I never noticed the similarities. Nice find and thanks for sharing!
     
  6. Bryan

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    I clicked here expecting some crazy fanboy fever dream connection, but that's really interesting.

    Good eye.
     
  7. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

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    Good call. I think you're on to something there.

    There wasn't a whole lot of original thought going on in the world of TF design back when they were coming up with that Megs design... at least they cheated off of a good one.

    Scorp is VASTLY cooler though (IMO).
     
  8. Draven

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    Holy crap Jon, I'd never noticed any of those...!
     
  9. Dinobot Nuva

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    Wow, I thought this was common knowledge that Scorpy inspired Megs. I got it as soon as I saw Armada Megatron, guess you learn something new everyday.
    DN
     
  10. Triformis

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    Very interesting...never stopped to ponder that myself...cool!
     
  11. Katamari Prime

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    Cool and freaky, thanks for sharing.
     
  12. Misatokitty

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    ... okay, I spotted that when it came out, too, I just thought it was one of those "so obvious, no one talks about it" deals.

    Wow.
     
  13. MECHADOOM

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    OMG! Now I TOTALLY want to incorperate Armada Megatrom parts into the G1 repaint I was planning for Energon Scorponok.
     
  14. Pravus Prime

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    Ditto.
     
  15. Feralstorm

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    I think some people noticed the similarities back when Armada was new. Might be wrong but I think there was a theory going around that Takara/Hasbro's early concept for Armada/ML was as a continuation of G1 after the cartoon's "Rebirth" finale. As Rebirth ended with Galvatron and Zarak flying off into space on Scorponok, presumably they merged into one entity (or more likely, one of them killed the other and incorporated their technology into himself)

    Crazy? possibly.
     
  16. Sciron

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    Awesome man, I never noticed that before.
     
  17. Brandon

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    Oh yeah...I see it. Wow, never really noticed that before. Of course, I don't think I've ever looked at both at the same time either.
     
  18. Autovolt 127

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    Now I understand Botcon Megazarak,Because It's Black and it's a Repaint

    I always thought RID Grimlock to look like Scorponok with The Backhoe and The Stinger
     
  19. Movebuster

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    Lets get really crazy. I ask you the question; have you ever noticed the resemblance between Armada Tidal Wave and G1 Astrotrain?
     
  20. primenemesis

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    let's see some side by side pics of that one
     

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