Not sure where to put this: ActionMasters help

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  1. chad_ghost

    chad_ghost Well-Known Member

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    Let me preface this to say that I am mainly a GI Joe fan, but a Trans fan on the side. Needless to say, my question has to do with GI Joes.

    Well, about a year ago my brother was chatting with a guy from Yojoe.com. He brought to his attention that the original Star Brigade 'shadows' on the 1993 brochure were the shadows of the Transformers Action Masters. Apparently a Hasbro designer's kid was putting Joe heads on his Action Masters and wah-la, Armor Tech was born.

    Anyway, I'd love to redo Armor Tech this way. However, I'm having a heck of a time figuring out which shadows go with which character. As you can see, a few of them match up almost exactly. I have Duke, Robo-Joe, BAAT, Hawk, and Techno-Viper figured out, but am really struggling with Rock N Roll, Destro/Gears, and Heavy Duty?

    Also, would there be a chance that these other shadows match other TF artwork?

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    And for those not familiar with Armor Tech, here are a few examples:
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    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hmm Destro looks like it might be Mainframe

    Rock n Roll might be Takeoff w/o the gun
     
  3. chad_ghost

    chad_ghost Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so far. Anyone else have any thoughts?
     
  4. Bass X0

    Bass X0 King of Muay Thai

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    Got a larger image of that?
     
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    Rock & Roll is a flipped image of Jazz without the gun. Look at the hands. I can also see the wheel at the shoulder.
     
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    grimlockams prime Check you feet

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    hevy duty mite be blaster or rumbler
     
  7. chad_ghost

    chad_ghost Well-Known Member

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    I think you are right!! Awesome.

    I'm leaning towards Grimlock for Heavy Duty (different right side, but legs and hand work) & Skyfall for Destro/Gears, just like what you said about Jazz, mirrored without the gun.

    Any thoughts on this?
     
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    Its worth knowing that all the first series Action Masters had alternative artwork which was scrapped at the last minute, I have a few of these in my collection.

    These might match up to some of them

    Hitch
     
  9. chad_ghost

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    Color me very interested!!
     
  10. chad_ghost

    chad_ghost Well-Known Member

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    Here is a larger picture of the above image:
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