Hi-Res Early G2 box art + 1987 Box Mural + More

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  1. Spark

    Spark General Electric

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    So I got an e-mail from one o' them mysterious contacts everyone seems to have, and he sent me a chunk o' G1/G2 box artwork original pictures in hi-res. Check it out:


    1) The small G2 jets' (AKA Skyscorchers in Europe) earliest blue line artwork. Yeah... G2 artwork's not the greatest in the world, but to see such an early stage is pretty damn nifty. Not sure if this is originally from Hasbro UK's or not, since I've never seen carded Skyscorchers.

    Windrazor linework. Note the backwards gun.

    Eagle Eye. Different head than on the final artwork. Not that either really looked like the toy.

    Terradive. Pretty close to the final.

    Afterburner. Pretty close, although it looks like the artist didn't have a reference for the gun. Almost looks like he used G1 Sinnertwin's.


    2) The original art for Punch-Counterpunch. Take note of Punch's legs, since this really clearly shows that his legs have an alternate transformation (so he's short- about the size of the 1984-5 cars in robot mode). Also, a bunch of notes in Japanese on an overlay taped to the piece.


    3) This one kicks ass. The original Richard Marcej box mural for 1987.


    4) Red Hot, of the Micromaster rescue patrol.


    5) G1 Skyhopper.


    6) Stakeout.


    7) G1 Skywarp.


    8) The box mural for the Micromaster combiner squads. Fear SPACESHOT'S COMICAL FURY! On a side note, anyone have a clue who did these later murals?


    9) G1 Vroom.


    10) G1 Battletrap. I'd like to point out that the detail is pretty impressive for a toy that... doesn't have much detail. Especially in the legs.


    11) This is really non-TF, but it's still interesting. This is the first and only time I've ever seen, let alone heard of art of the Laser Beasts, the uber-rare final wave of Battle Beasts released in the US or Japan (Shadow Beasts in Japan).


    Enjoy!
     
  2. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    how much did all of that cost? Would you be interested in selling any?
     
  3. Infosaur

    Infosaur Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh Vroom and Battletrap, those renderings are the only reason I bought those toys.

    Vroom never looked that good. He was a brick with wiggly arms that lays down and becomes a brick with wheels.

    But Battletrap I have a soft spot for. I know it's one of the more obscure characters, but I love sketching him and I'm hoping he gets some sort of reimagining as a tripple changer.

    In my drawings he can fire the small wingmounted guns on his chest in robot mode, his blade comes off and becomes a double sword, and he still has the double barreled shoulder cannon.

    (I really need a scanner)
     
  4. Foster

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    Pretender art was quite nice. And that 1987 mural! I'd love to have one of those original pieces in my collection someday.
     
  5. LEADERS_MATRIX

    LEADERS_MATRIX Wisdom of the ages...

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    Geat stuff man, thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Awesome info (and pic) about the Laser Beasts

    (always)Love(d) the Punch/CP art
     
  7. Spark

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    Hey there, just updating this to say all these puppies are officially for sale now. Here's a refresher if you don't want to go back to the start. So, if you folks are interested, PM me and I'll point you in the right direction.

    Have a nice day.
     
  8. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I would ove the Punch artwork! He is still my favorite character after Prime of course.
     
  9. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    these are for sale? that should be front-paged. the chance to own TF box art drafts doesnt come around too often.
     
  10. Spark

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    Front page? Yeah, I can get behind that. Go for it, random staff guys!
     
  11. Hiro Prime

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  12. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    wow this stuff looks even WORSE unpainted. i understand if it wasnt a priority but man a highschooler could have made nicer looking art for the price :p  actually seeing these in their early sketch forms makes me wonder just what the guy who drew these was thinking. i LOVE old TF artwork but as an artist myself i cant imagine stepping back and looking at these and thinking "wow these are awesome"
     
  13. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    sweet finds d00d
     
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    thanks for sharing, everything looks hella nice
     
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    Rattrap587 Maximal Ground Operations

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    Cool stuff indeed!
     
  16. Backpack

    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    I'm afraid to ask how much he wants for them.
     

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