Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by evebird, Aug 28, 2007.
Unproduced, proposed G2 Starscream redeco!
[EBAYLINK="230166379704"]eBay Auction Link[/EBAYLINK]
So, how do we know some dude didn't just paint it?
Looks painted to me. You can see brush strokes and it looks like a sharpie was used at one point. If it was a proto it would be green plastic.
Check the guys feedback and you will see.
based on his other auctions it might be legit, it still apears to be hand painted.
(Napoleon Dynamite voice) Its a hand painted G2 prototype because I said so GOSH
I believe we've seen the proposed box art for this thing.
of course it's hand painted. it was a prototype for production consideration. it wouldnt be factory painted if it never got to the production step. this is a TRUE prototype. not the factory-produced test-shots that everyone keeps calling prototypes.
this is how figures are proposed. if it's a repaint, it will be hand painted to show the idea. if its a new figure, you'll often see concept kitbashes like people saw at botcon during the hasbro tour.
the armada megatron concept model was a beast wars megatron head ontop of random plastic boxes. the idea that eventually gave birth to alternators a decade later was a superion head glued to a chopped up model car kit.
If so i apologize for jumping to conclusions.
Guess you didnt read the auction and just looked at the pictures. He says it was painted in the 1st line.
This piece was painted in-house at Hasbro by a designer as consideration for the G2 line. The most likely proposal for this piece was a Jungle Attack Starscream and while not accepted, this piece remains unproduced
Really nice deco. Pity it wasn't produced.
Or for that matter, some broad?
Sweet deco at any rate. I'll bid on it.
That is ugly as hell. It will probably sell for $3000.
I did read the whole thing. I'm a skeptic at heart.
Though I did not read the guy's feedback.
I think it's horrible looking, but it's cool to see some history at least.
You OBVIOUSLY haven't seen much G2. This is freaking "Starry Night" by comparison.
It's great that it doesn't have neon or shoot water, but I still think its a strange scheme. I guess comparatively it's head and shoulders above most of G2, but it's not something I would buy.
I'm forever a skeptic too. It just seems too easy to fake this stuff.
It doesn't resemble the G2 aesthetic.
I'm willing to believe that it is a heavily yellowed G1 Starscream body that has been repainted, which seems to be what the seller is claiming.
I am uncertain of the veracity of his claim that the figure originates from Hasbro.
Note the Diaclone driver. I wonder if if was actually made from a Diaclone Jetrobo that was still sitting around the office from pre-G1 days. (Though, apparently, that's not the driver type that came with Jetrobos.)
Also, whose missile and launcher is that on the regular Starscream? It looks like a Slag missile in a red Snarl launcher. But when did a Snarl have a red launcher? The Diaclone version was gray, and I didn't think the G2 versions came with launchers.
If it was made during the planning stages of G2, the aesthetic wasn't established yet. And since it wasn't produced, it seems reasonable to say it may have been because Hasbro ultimately went with a different aesthetic.
the recolor gets a resounding meh from the KA.
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