Chromed Unicron? Official or KO?

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  1. narkonist

    narkonist Well-Known Member

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    I have in my possession a Unicron that has a chromed center chest piece. Through my research I have not been able to find anything like this any where. The part that I am talking about is the large orange chest piece that is under the clear pieces that open up to launch the big missle. The chest piece that the large missle goes in to is vacuum chromed out like a factory TF. It has the appropriate trademark and copyrights in the correct locations. Please help me identify this oddity.
     
  2. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Any pics?
     
  3. narkonist

    narkonist Well-Known Member

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    I can take a few and post them
     
  4. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Lunch time special?

    After market chrome?
     
  5. Warpshard

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    Painted?
     
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    sounds customized
     
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    Lack of any info on something like this would suggest it was done after-market by a customizer. I'm certainly not aware of any release- official or otherwise- that matches this description. Sounds kinda spiffy, though.
     
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    It is definitely not painted, it is vacuum chromed. I know the person who I got it off of does have contacts within Takara/Hasbro across the pond.
     
  9. Malach Ra

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    anything is possible I guess. We need some pics though.
     
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    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    It's not unlikely that the part was shipped off to a chroming company like ChromeTechUSA.
     
  11. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    Now as far as chroming goes, do any of you have any info on getting stuff chromed. I got a dino giest that needs his dragon horns re-chromed in a bad way.
     
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    D - contact ChromeTechUSA, I have heard they are pretty cheap also.
     
  13. narkonist

    narkonist Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I will get some pics posted. I agree, that may be the best way to ID this guy!
     
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    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    You can also contact Concepts in Chrome He is a user here too.

    iDD
     
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    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Only he mentions "under the clear chest pieces" which suggests that it's an Armada Unicron that someone may have taken the abs door off and chromed it. Useless, but still would love to see pictures.

    Imagine if that sucker was completely chromed. Frosted Harbinger Of Doom.
     
  17. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    Then this will be another LD release of Unicron. :D 
     
  18. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    well Takaratomy can start with the Gaia Unicron mould first, then! :D 
     
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    No, not like the Amazon toy. This Unicron has the ENTIRE center chest section chromed from front to back. It is almost like someone was testing what chrome would look like on him.
     
  20. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    im saying custom.
     
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