Help identifying some G1 'bots!

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  1. Boy Blunder

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    Hey all! Stumbled across an old pic of some G1 Autobots done for a Japanese TV magazine, and as I was checking over the pic, I realized I didn't recognize all of them. It might be due to the black and white lineart nature of the image, but also, I'll admit, I'm a little weak in remembering members of the Autobot Combiner teams. The image, however, does seem to be pre-movie characters, so that narrows it down a little.

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    I've been able to identify the following:

    1. Sparkplug Witwicky
    2. Chip Chase
    3. Spike Witwicky
    4. Carly
    5. Hound
    6. Huffer
    7. Brawn
    8. Bumblebee
    9. Gears
    10. Bluestreak
    11. Tracks
    12. Windcharger
    13. Sunstreaker
    14. Inferno
    15. Sideswipe
    16. Skids
    17. Optimus Prime
    18. Ironhide
    19. Mirage
    20. Cliffjumper
    21. Perceptor
    22. Silverbolt (?)
    23. Skyfire
    24. Ratchet
    25. Smokescreen
    26. ??
    27. Wheeljack
    28. Prowl
    29. Grimlock
    30. Snarl
    31. ??
    32. ??
    33. Powerglide
    34. ??
    35. Blaster
    36. Jazz
    37. Slag
    38. Devcon (?)
    39. Guardian Robot (?)
    40. ??
    41. ??
    42. ??
    43. Hot Spot
    44. Grapple
    45. Trailbreaker
    46. ??
    47. ??
    48. Beachcomber
    49. Seaspray
    50. Warpath
    51. Sludge
    52. Swoop
    53. Halonix Maximus
    54. Cosmos
    55. Moonracer
    56. Elita One
    57. Chromia
    58. Firestar
    59. Omega Supreme
    60. Greenlight (?)
    61. Red Alert
    62. (Forgot until the end, at the bottom middle of the picture) Alpha Trion

    So, can anyone help ID the remaining Autobots, or tell me if I mistakenly IDed any of them? Thanks a lot!
     
  2. Nachtsider

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    31 and 32 look like Aerialbots, but damned if I know which ones.

    This would be so much easier if the picture were in color.
     
  3. Boy Blunder

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    I know... I actually have been coloring it a little bit as a diversion the past couple of days, but you can see why I've run into a wall.

    It doesn't help that the Aerialbots have very similar designs without color :lol 
     
  4. daitarn red

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    42 - starsceam
     
  5. Boy Blunder

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    1 - They're all Autobots
    2 - Even then, if it was Starscream, he'd be missing the two intake vents that flank his head.
     
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    31 is Slingshot, and 32 is Air Raid, and 34 is Fireflight.
    41- Skydive
    26- looks like Trailbreaker
    42-Blades
    47 First Aid
    45 is Hoist....
     
  7. Boy Blunder

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    Looks like you're correct, comparing them to the cartoon models. How I screwed up on Hoist and Trailbreaker is beyond me... :banghead: 
     
  8. Gingerchris

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    46 looks like Streetwise.
     
  9. Boy Blunder

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    Indeed... which would probably make 40 Groove, by process of elimination, huh?
     
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    Looking at TFU, I'd say yes, 40 is Groove. :) 
     
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    where is hardhead , chromedome,
     
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    First, here is a clearer version

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    2nd, here is what you are missing.

    26 - Trailbreaker (Not 45 which is Hoist)
    31 - Aerialbot Slingshot (Note the dome head)
    32 - Aerialbot Air Raid (Hat visor shape)
    34 - Aerialbot Fireflight (Basic simple box shape)
    40 - Protectobot Groove (Note the forhead and chest square)
    41 - Aerialbot Skydive (Square head with rounded edges)
    42 - Protectobot Blades (Sidevents)
    46 - Protectobot Streetwise (Ironic helmet head)
    47 - Protectobot First Aid (Chest)
    60 - Greenlight (The Search for Alpha Trion, batches with other Female Autobots)

    Hope that helps.

    This is from the Super Lifeform Tatakai Transformers Laserdiscs which was Season 1 and 2 in Japan. So Headmasters would be absent.
     
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    The artwork appears to feature only pre-movie Autobots.
     
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    I'm sure other people have filled these in by now, but here's my take.

    26. Trailbreaker (definitely his animation model)
    31. Slingshot
    32. Air Raid
    34. Fire Flight
    40. Groove
    41. Skydive
    42. Blades
    45. Hoist (not Trailbreaker)
    46. Streetwise
    47. First Aid

    Sort of disturbing how easily I recognized even those relatively anonymous and similar combiner guys. All that crap is locked away in my brain somewhere since my childhood perusal of Marvel's Transformers Universe. :) 


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    I just noticed another thing...

    Behind Hound's arm and under Inferno's nozzle, in the bottom left corner of the picture... that looks like another helmet. What?
     
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    Yeah, it's another head. But I don't think there's enough there to go off of for a definite identification. I think it's got a mouthplate though.
     
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    At that point, I think it's more a process of elimination... who have they NOT already done elsewhere in the image?

    zmog
     
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    True, but then my mind draws a blank at who is left. Defensor and Superion aren't featured.

    I think 15 and 61 are the wrong way around. The one flying is more likely Sideswipe with his jet pack, not Red Alert. Also 15 has the animation model 'box' detail on his chest to separate the red and white of Red Alert's torso.
     
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    I do believe you're right. My mistake!
     
  20. Chris McFeely

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    It's pretty much impossible to tell from this copy of the art since its distorted at the bottom, but an intact image is included in the Transformers Visualworks artbook, and checking that, the head beside Hound is quickly identifiable as the decapitated noggin of Autobot X.
     

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