Classics Prime Truck Inspiration?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Insane Galvatron, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Posts:
    15,732
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +138
    I saw this pic on my iPhone while listening to the podcast a couple weeks ago. I couldn't help but notice how much it looked like Classics Prime. Do you think the designers used this for the design, only making it look more "earth"?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    71,237
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +8,529
    Gotta say, I don't see it.
     
  3. TGping

    TGping Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2005
    Posts:
    838
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Likes:
    +123
    well, ws this created before or after classics prime was made?
     
  4. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Posts:
    7,872
    News Credits:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +532
    Ebay:
    Like the rest of the classics vehicles, it only vaguely resembles a real vehicle. Chances are, they drew inspiration from the original Prime's cab-over design and a more modern design, such as this.

    For all I know, there might actually be a cab that more closely resembles the toy.
     
  5. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2007
    Posts:
    4,180
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +44
    Ebay:
    I think some of the inspiration may come from the 1988 Peterbilt Model 372

    [​IMG]
     
  6. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Posts:
    12,533
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +127
    Ebay:
    I kind of see it but what in the world is that?
     
  7. ersico

    ersico Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Posts:
    8,197
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +9
    nope, i think they used a real truck
     
  8. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Posts:
    19,518
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +1,726
    ^This! :D 

    It looks like a "space submarine"! :lol 
     
  9. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Posts:
    15,732
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +138
    It's from a movie called "Space Truckers".
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    71,237
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +8,529
    Now THAT looks like classics Prime. Even the front bumper looks like him.
     
  11. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Posts:
    15,732
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +138
    I disagree. It doesn't have the little "mound" on the sides that contain the lights, and the windshield isn't even close to the same shape.
     
  12. Pravus Prime

    Pravus Prime Wields Mjolnir!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Posts:
    14,856
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +668
    Just some? It seemed pretty obvious that they were going for a generic version of a snub nose with a sleeper/streamline.
     
  13. mugen_prime

    mugen_prime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Posts:
    1,618
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +0
    Nope. If anything, I'd say that thing was just based on a Cab Over semi truck.

    This would explain why it looks like a somewhat truck, so I'd say that the "Space Truckers" thing was inspired by earth Cab Over Trucks. And had nothing to do with the inspiration of Classics Prime aside from the fact that they're both loosely based on Earth Cab Over Semi Trucks

    The windshield on that "Space Truckers" thing isn't even close either.
     
  14. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Posts:
    17,478
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Likes:
    +545
    I'm pretty sure I remember Classics Prime having wheels. :) 
     
  15. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Posts:
    6,110
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Likes:
    +5
    Ebay:
    I def. see a resemblence...Who really knows what influences the designers. Maybe someone did have this in mind....
     
  16. 1987olds442

    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Posts:
    3,026
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +322
    Ebay:
    That's what I always thought too :thumb 
     

Share This Page