Earlier God Ginrai Prototype

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by archieboy, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. archieboy

    archieboy Well-Known Member

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    Just bumped across this.

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    Much as I love how God Ginrai/Powermaster Prime turned out, I think this one is immensely better. This version should have advanced enough to be featured on Black Zarak's toy flyer.

    (from a different forum, not sure if it's okay to post it here)

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    Does anyone know how we ended up with what we have now, instead of this earlier version? I envy the lucky bastards who actually have the prototypes...
     
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  2. opt1musaber

    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    Oh wow, I never even knew this existed. It does look proportionally a lot better. DAMN....
     
  3. Superquad7

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    I mirrored the images here:
     

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    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    Don't see much difference in that Victory Leo, but this on the other hand is obviously different.
     
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    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    So apparently I'm not knowledgeable enough to know the difference between the prototype and the actual toy.
     
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    Deszaras79 I ♥ Brickformers

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    All three cannons are different molds, have 'articulation'.
     
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    Wut?
     
  9. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    I knew about the proto God Bomber and much more awesome combination for God Ginrai. Just imagine if Takaratomy were to release this original version, Id absolutely go berserk and buy several! :lol 
     
  10. Star Saber

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    I really like the wings on the chest in combined form (tho I imagine it would restrict arm movement, most likely the reason it was removed), it makes him look more superheroic.
     
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    Is it just the small trailer part that's supposed to be different? The only change I can see is that one has a shoulder cannon on a horizontally flipped picture...
     
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    Most of these prototypes I can tell the difference, on this God Ginrai I can't.
     
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    The feet are different as well. More triangular looking, if that makes sense.
     
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    Those were first shown in Generations Deluxe Edition, iirc...
     
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    the prototype tooling was probably too expensive for the mass release version of the figure (shame too, the cannon in the second pic looks awesome)
     
  16. Sol Fury

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    It's in the original Generations book. The earlier version was not made due to cost constraints, IIRC.
     
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    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    Ah.. I don't have the original.. Just the deluxe.. I wish one of the newer Generations books would show the original designs for Energon and Cybertron Prime. Those were awesome to see at Botcon 2007. I just can't find my pics.
     
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    Ah I see, thanks for the heads up, Sol!
    IIRC, maybe with today's capabilities and etc, I assume that Takaratomy might still have the original mould for this proto and could in theory, make this?
     
  19. mcluskyism

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    It's on page 38 of the deluxe Generations. Deluxe was the same as the original, but with 18 extra pages of design sketches.
     
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    I have Generations Deluxe. So I knew the pic was in there. I didn't know if it was one of the ones that was also in the original. So I just said "deluxe" to cover myself. :D 
     

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