Minor/Repaint: Don't hate me for this

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by returnofplex, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. returnofplex

    returnofplex Well-Known Member

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    Okay, so I was poor as a kid and didn't get my first Optimus Prime until I did some creative bartering with a neighborhood kid. In fact my first "Prime" was just a matchbox truck that I pretended was a Transformer. That was until I saw a curious GoBot in the store one day. Needless to say good ol' Road Ranger was my poor man's Prime for a while. So more to the point, I did this custom out of sheer nostalgia. The head is from a pvc Prime, and I simply shaved the back down until it fit the space I had to work with. I did nothing else to the toy simply to preserve it's obvious Prime rip-offness. Don't hate me for making GoBotimus Prime; I still think he makes a better chief than Leader-1.
     

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  2. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    No hate at all...I loved Go-bots as a kid.


    I like of GoBotimus Prime :thumb 
     
  3. asphalt

    asphalt King of the road

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    only love here, I had him too.
     
  4. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice! i started as a gobot kid some 30 years ago and still like them a lot. maybe a little red paint on the inside of his arms would complete it? just a thought.
     
  5. revlimiter

    revlimiter Bot Hacker

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    ahh, I had him too. My TFs and Gobots regularly played together. My Roadranger was Prime's little brother. :) 
     
  6. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    cant hate the toys that tried to be the best, even if they didnt make it, I hade that figure too. and I thought he was kinda cool. If Im not mistaken I used him as my poor man's prime also. The using of a PVC Primes head was a great idea though. it looks good.
     
  7. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    We need more Gobots customs.
     
  8. Bigbot3030

    Bigbot3030 Well-Known Member

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    I love the simplicty and the names of the go-bots. i don't know why some people insist it's go-bots or transfromers only. they're all owned by hasbro now so who cares. i like this, it's pretty cool. i think it would be fun to go back and remake all the go-bots and bring them into the TF universe. Like the one guy on these boards who took Ani oil slick and made him into Cy-kill. Awesomsauce.
     
  9. Mastergeorge

    Mastergeorge I should burn my wallet.

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    Pretty good. I can't really say anything wrong about go-bots. They helped shape transformers to where it was today.
     
  10. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Can't forget Chaos Convoy's Fitor either.
     
  11. returnofplex

    returnofplex Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot guys! I thought for sure that putting Prime's face on a gobot would constitute blasphemy! I didn't want to change the mold in any other way than just the face swap. It helped to maintain the "integrity" of the original toy.
     
  12. OldsCut78

    OldsCut78 Laser Rod

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    You just described me as a kid. I didn't get a prime until G2 Prime. How much you want for him? Olds
     
  13. Sound Blaster

    Sound Blaster Shattered Glass World

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    At least you had the real Road Ranger I had a bootleg that was sold at Revco.
     
  14. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    I've never been a big Go-Bot's fan, but that's actually not that bad. Very creative, and it didn't take much to do. While it's not changed, I'm kind of curious what the alt-mode looks like (don't know that much about GB's).
     
  15. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    That was one of my favorite Gobots. Great job on the custom.
     
  16. iconscons

    iconscons Well-Known Member

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    Good for you man. Nothing can ever compete with the toys you had when you were little.
     
  17. optimusawesome

    optimusawesome Well-Known Member

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    No Hate at all. I was a poor kid too so I didn't get the transformers unless I scrounged up the money and bought them myself. I had to settle for gobots and even KO's of gobots (i had these ones that had a pullback motor in them that slid out attached to the back of their legs to make them "walk", but I still had hours of fun). But Damn it, if I remember correctly they had some pretty cool characters.
     
  18. asphalt

    asphalt King of the road

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    And Gobots had one thing over on transformers. They never made the Arc, But gobots had a transforming walker mech headquarters. my transformers were always jealous cause they werent allowed to play in it. ACtually after looking up pics they had several. How the heck could they have multiple headquarters and transformers never got any?
     
  19. JAFOPrime

    JAFOPrime All work and no play.....

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    No hate for a custom. Its not what its made from, its how much you enjoyed doing it! Plus it cool when others like it too.
     
  20. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    I dont think we hated the gobots toys, it was the show that make my eyes bleed acid. great job btw, I loves me some tiny customs
     

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