Minor/Repaint: My ALT Trailbreaker & ALT Hoist in vehicle mode! (finally)

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  1. sodawilly

    sodawilly Old School fan since 1984 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hi everyone,

    Because of the fan demand and wonderful remarks from the fans, I have decided to offer these two custom figures to some lucky fans. See last posting to see links to the auctions!

    Enjoy!

    Take care,

    -Gregg

    ALT Trailbreaker
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    ALT Hoist
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    And last but not least.......Both of the shown w/ MP Optimus Prime and the custom trailer w/ electronics built and designed by Anemis of Marks Projects.
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    Hi everyone,

    Because of such high demand and the great comments left by the fandom, I decided to list my custom Alternators HOIST and Trailbreaker up on Ebay for the lucky bidder.

    Auctions are listed below.

    Enjoy,

    -Gregg
    Alternators Trailbreaker!
     
  2. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    hot damn, hoist and TB ar PERFECT.
     
  3. Incepticon

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    God.Damn!

    How long did those take you to do?

    Amazing job, lad... amazing!
     
  4. Tech Spec

    Tech Spec Breeze Loo

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    very nice indeed.... flawless!
     
  5. timshinn73

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    Fantastic work. Great stuff!
     
  6. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    just a couple of quick questions, since I'm finishing up my own hoist right now, and have the landmine stuff for the back:

    how do you attach the towing mechanism in alt mode?
    how do you attach the "wings" in bot mode?
    and
    can you help me get the stripe stickers for the side of the truck?
     
  7. Cobra_Commander

    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    you have to make more and sell them on ebay man :D  Where did hoists crane come from, looks so familiar
     
  8. Soundwave3k

    Soundwave3k TFW2005 Supporter

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    Energon Landmine. By the way sodawilly, your Hoist custom was awesome enough to get me to flatter you through imitation. ;)  I went a different route with the towing gear though... I'll post pics once it's finished.
     
  9. Zzeezz

    Zzeezz Ambassador of Music TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hoist never looked so beautiful. Good work.
     
  10. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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  11. Rodentus prime

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    Why can't Hasbro release these? WHY?!!
     
  12. Codimus Prime

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    That Hoist is something else :) 

    Good Jorb!
     
  13. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    Dammit!
    These are awesome!!!! :rock 
    Now I want one of each...

    Great great work!
     
  14. Infosaur

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    Man! I love it with the MP Prime.

    Almost perfectly to scale.
     
  15. Incepticon

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    I just wish there was a way of emailing stuff like this to them AND having it actually be seen by someone instead of automatically deleted. Even if it didn't make a difference to their decision making, it would still be nice to have visual examples of what they *could* do to score more Alt sales with collectors, especially when they're nice & easy repaints - Hasbro's favorite thing to do.

    I firmly believe if they pulled their heads out of their butts and finally released Alt's of the remaining G1 Autobots (ie: commonplace recognizable characters), they would see a new found interest in that line again, not to mention better sales than what they got with junk like Camshaft, Rollbar and whoever else they used as filler.

    Prime should have been Ironhide, Goth Prime should have been Trailbreaker (with a green repaint of Hoist), Prowl or Jazz could be repainted into Red Alert, Hound could be re-tooled with a hardtop to be Brawn, Bumblebee could be any dozen of choices of a small sports car that isn't associated with VW with an obvious Cliffjumper repaint, and Ratchet could be... I dunno... whatever vehicle that modern ambulances are these days. It just would have made so much more sense than turning Grimlock or any of the Decepticons into cars in my personal opinion.

    *ahem* Anyway... loving these customs! :) 
     
  16. Infosaur

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    I'm sure Hasbro's got a lot of people working in other departments (Dolls, Starwars, plush toys, boardgames, etc.) to devote a whole lot to our emails.

    But frankly I think they DO troll the boards from time to time. looking at some of the stuff that's come out (plus Botcon, fans turned pros like Don and Guido, and other sources) I'd be hard pressed to say they DON'T.

    So maybe they're just waiting to see if the demand is there for a Trailbreaker. For one thing I don't know that they have the rights to the name anymore. It took them YEARS to get the rights to Bumblebee, and they still haven't gotten the okay from VW and probably never will. And HE is a marque Autobot.

    Since Alts usually get a lot of repaints, and the Ram mould only has 2 so far, who knows?

    IIRC It WAS supposed to be Ironhide but the Japanese insided on it being Jinrai (Prime) in their market.
     
  17. Predaking

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    My god... if I had a lot of money right now I'd buy these two off you no matter the cost. These are just too damn good.
     
  18. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    Trailbreaker is cool, but that Hoist is PERFECT. The colors, right down to the face and head! Awesome job, man.
     
  19. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Gorgeous!
     
  20. Incepticon

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    True, but if they just used basic logic, they'd know full well that there is at least default demand for the core G1 Autobot characters to be made into Alt's. If they already released 12 of them, there's no reason the other 6-8 shouldn't get the same treatment as well, especially comparing their popularity amongst fans to that of virtual no-names like Ricochet, Camshaft, Rollbar, Swindle, etc.

    First off, they can call him Autobot Trailbreaker instead. Problem solved.

    Secondly, I don't think anyone still expects Bumblebee to be a VW if he gets an Alternator upgrade. Everyone is more than aware at this point that VW aren't cooperating, so fine, screw 'em, use a different compact sports car instead. There are dozens to choose from. Save for Hound remaining a Jeep and Prowl remaining a police car, none of the other Alt's stayed true to their G1 car modes - they all got completely redone - so that could just as easily apply to BB.

    BTW, I'm not arguing with YOU here :)  Just kind of stating things as if a monkey from Hasbro might be reading, hehe.
     

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