Potential Homage-GF Gasket/Cyber Ransack and Botcon Rattrap

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  1. Omega Supreme-1

    Omega Supreme-1 Autobot Sentinel

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    Maybe it's just me but, I think I found a homage in Ransack and Rattrap I hadn't noticed before.
    Ransack
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    Kaneda's Bike from Akira (Pretty obvious)
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    Botcon Rattrap
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    Tetsuo's Bike from Akira (fan made from Lego's)
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  2. RandomFerret

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    Okay, somebody get me some 1:32 sponsor decals, I'm doing this TONIGHT.
     
  3. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    I noticed that when I picked him up. Of course, I can't stand Akira.
     
  4. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hot damn! You're right! Crazy!

    "Akira!!!!" "Tetsuo!!" "Akira!!" "Tetsuo!!!"
     
  5. Turnip

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    Forget the bikes, I want giant teddy-bears and milk homages!!!! Teddy Prime with his milk blaster...or something. I'll be quiet now.
     
  6. Mike

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    enh.. there's really only one way you can design a futuristic bike.. they all look pretty much the same
     
  7. McBradders

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    Care to elaborate, Mike? Kaneda's bike doesn't really look like a Tron Lightcycle...
     
  8. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Now that I've seen it, I can't believe someone didn't catch that a year ago. Good eyes.

    Or Technobot Afterburner. Or Override. Or Wreck-gar. Or a bunch of the results from a Google Images search for "concept motorcycles".

    I do want a lightcycle TF now, even if I really found Tron to be one of those movies that I should have just remembered being good when I was young, instead of watching it again as an adult and realizing just how little I liked it with the wool of nostalgia taken off my eyes.
     
  9. Omega Supreme-1

    Omega Supreme-1 Autobot Sentinel

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    Well actually there is a similarity in them and in the movie Akira. The scenes where the motorcycles move, leave a trail of light behind them just like the light cycles of Tron. It has been said, especially in my Survey of Animation course, that Tron inspired Akira to some extent.
     
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    wreckgar is made of garbage, he doesn't count :p 
     
  11. Liokaiser

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    That Ransack mold is one of my favorites.
     

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