Diaclone question

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  1. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    I know why some of the OG TF's have driver seats (Prime, Ironhide, Ratchet, Inferno, Grapple, Tracks, Hoist, Trailbreaker... The Seekers, Dinobots, Insecticons etc), because of the Diaclone drivers.

    But while fiddling with a few G1 TF's last night I started to wonder why some of them seemed to have no place for a Diaclone driver. The Datsun trio of Prowl, Bluestreak and Smokescreen... Sideswipe, Red Alert, Sunstreaker, Jazz and Skids to name a few. What's the deal?
     
  2. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well I can speak for Sunstreaker. His flip-out black piece under his roof/window is the diaclone driver seat, like so:

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  3. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Woops, yeah... I think I added him out of habit when typing Sideswipe!

    What about the others though?
     
  4. wheeljaxx

    wheeljaxx Banned

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    they all have seats, except for SWOOP. he was a recon, remote unit. some just don't seem like seats, but they are
     
  5. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    Uh, All of those have spots for drivers?
     
  6. Solscud007

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    yep they do. I will need to take pics to prove it but I have some already.

    First of all you can simplify your list to molds:

    Datsun 240 ZX

    Honda City (if you look closely, there is a seat like cutout in the back of the legs)
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    New Lamborghini LPS500

    Porshe 935 Turbo
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  7. T-Logicon

    T-Logicon assembles the drones

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    awesome pix
     
  8. Solscud007

    Solscud007 Banned

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    You havent seen anything yet.
     
  9. T-Logicon

    T-Logicon assembles the drones

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    cool---bring em on!!!
     
  10. ninety

    ninety NERDS!!

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    As has been said they all have driver seats/compartments. Skids originally came with a scooter for the diaclone guys, homaged by ehobby.
     
  11. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Wow, thanks all. Sorry for being stupid.
     
  12. rapid_fire

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    I was under the impression, a driver could fit on swoops back leaning against his tail

    and others have spots for the drivers that don't look like seats at all. Like Ratchet, you can put a driver in the rocket launcher. Jazz, you can fit one in the chest in his hole, so it looks like he's piloting him while walking around. I never took a pic of a driver in the rocket launcher on ratchet, but they fit. These are the only two G1 toys I have and (they're actually Encore toys, but same deal) or else I would have taken a lot more :p  I posted these in the cool stuff thread, but thought I would post them again :) 

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    Also, they fit in this guy :) 

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  13. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ah, who is "This guy"? Thanks. Great pictures BTW. Rachet makes a lot more sense like that.
     
  14. Cast

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    That guy would be BW Optimal Optimus although the same should be true of BM Primal Prime given he's just a repaint.
     
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    Here is a quick and dirty pic of diaclone prowl

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  16. rapid_fire

    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    eventually, I want like, as many drivers as there are seats for them to go into :p 

    but at $20+ a piece, its gonna be expensive lol too bad I couldn't find repro's for like 5 bucks each or something
     
  17. mrclean08

    mrclean08 G1 FOR LIFE

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    Interesting thread. These pics really helped.
     
  18. Grimlocks Pretender Shell

    Grimlocks Pretender Shell mmmm...energon

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    Seeing the G1/Diaclone toys with drivers makes them look 100% more awesome.
     
  19. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    Diaclones rules
     
  20. Golden Age

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    Don't forget the storage space for the Driver's scooter!
     

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