Heavy/Scratch: Panda Transformer

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  1. Rohml

    Rohml Robot Hero

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    Hi guys, this is my first time posting my customs here. I hope you like it.

    PANDA TF

    I always wanted a Panda Transformer, and I checked the web and couldn't find any customized Panda Transformer. And TFs based on bears are rare... and the only ones that could fit the bill won't exactly look like a panda.

    So I took it upon myself to make one :) 

    I named this as PAW-PAO for now since I wanted a Chinese sounding name that would pack a punch. Made from a TFA Snarl body and a bootleg bear transformer toy. (Btw, I'm not that sold to the name 'Paw-Pao' yet, maybe you can help me name this TF. :D  )

    I kept as much red and blue-gray from Snarl as I am comfortable with since I came into a problem that if I painted all the red colors into either white or black that the TF would look like a Panda both in Robot and Beast form (since Snarl's face has some cute-bear like qualities to it).

    He's a bit of a parts-former when it comes to transforming him to robot mode since the panda head needs to be placed on his back and it's a sizable solid piece. You can have it stay in it's peg but it would look something like this

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    He retains the original toy's articulation and add a bit more since some of Snarl's plates were removed.

    He doesn't come with weapons now and it's too bad I don't have a miniature bamboo pole for him to use (though I tried with another action figure staff, but his arms can't be positioned to effectively use them).

    I'm working on an update to this now since I am not 100% comfortable with the head being a long backpack, I want to either make it into a transforming minicon or a weapon for the TF. Or if all else fails make the "backpack-head" less protruding when in robot mode.

    Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Maybe make the head like a boxing glove or shield, but its your call. Now this is very creaive and well I sorta like it. So awesome job.
     
  3. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Sexual Harassment Panda! cool
     
  4. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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  5. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    This is quite awesome. Indeed, with the frontal panda head, it is a rather perverted TF. Unique.
     
  6. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    Aside from the red that's still showing (design choice??) he looks great!
    The third attached image is my fave!
     
  7. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Awww... how cute. But yeah, there's a whole "giving head" joke in there. Otherwise, nice job.
     
  8. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    As for bamboo poles, do you think some old ninja turtle weapons could work out somehow?
     
  9. jon5000

    jon5000 Tea-Drinker

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    Finally!
     
  10. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    This is pretty cool looking!! I like it a lot.

    As far as the head, as you eluded to, and also as Ezilla mentioned, I agree on making the head a weapon....maybe find a way to have it attach to one of the hands as a the weapon....that way he can either hold it as said weapon, or you can still "store" it on his back.

    None-the-less, that alone does not take away from thecool factor of your custom, as I already stated, I think its very cool :thumb 
     
  11. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    This makes me a happy Panda. I'm not sure of the name, but I know the Japanese Beast Wars series had a TF Polar bear. That would make a good one as well. But the numchucks and the articulation, very cool. :thumb 
     
  12. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

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    I want one, but I want it to be a femme so i can call it Pandora.
     
  13. SCPrime

    SCPrime Well-Known Member

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    When I first saw the panda head in front in bot mode, I thought that needs to be moved higher cuz it looks... But seems you thought the same and moved it somewhere else entirely. I like it. You did a good job and I like the name Paw-Pao. PAW-PAO!!
     
  14. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    YES! Hated that mold as a Dinobot, but it's perfect for a Panda!
     
  15. Tom_Servo

    Tom_Servo Well-read chick magnet

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    I love it! Oh man, I am so making that! I like the name, but if you want other options, maybe Kuma Prime?
    BTW- does anyone remember the Pandatron art?
     

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    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    Awesome, I'm surprise there wasnt one made in the BW series.

    If your open to other names:
    Optimal Panda
    Pandal
    Pantrap
    Panox
    Jungle Strike
    Pandabot
    Pandanator
     
  17. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    You have my attention
     
  18. Bigbot3030

    Bigbot3030 Well-Known Member

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    That last image of him kicking makes this thing look so bad ass. Kewl idea.

    Randy!
     
  19. Thunder_Cracker

    Thunder_Cracker Friendship is Evil!!

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    I like it... I really really like it!! :D 
    I've always thought of Animated Snarl to be more like a cute, cuddly panda rather than an intimidating Dinobot
    Blargh! Now you made me want to get one too >_>

    As someone has stated, you could use the head as a shield of some sort, or place it on his shoulder like that Pandatron gif
    Personally, I'd just split it in half (it's sad, I know) and place both pieces on his shoulders, or just shorten the neck to make it sit on his chest rather than his manhood thinggy :p 

    As for names, I kinda like Paw-Pao ^_^ (more like Pao-Pao for me) sounds cute and fitting for a cute tf
    Unless you want him to be more intimidating rather than a playful animal, you could name him Kuma :p  or Prey-Mondo (Re-mondo or Rey-mon for short :p )

    I like this 100%, you've done an excellent job :thumb 
     
  20. Keroshino

    Keroshino OOGA, OOGA, OOGA-CHAKA!!!

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    he should have buzz-saw weapons in his back :p 
    but..meh it's still awesome!!!
     

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