Steampunk Transformers?

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  1. Roook

    Roook Well-Known Member

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    I know there was a comic. But what Transformers would you love to see a steampunk mode for?

    Most of the alt modes in Hearts of Steel seem to be train related so what would you have preferred to see instead of train cars?
     
  2. Mospeada

    Mospeada Since '84

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    Zeppelins! There's nothing more steampunk than Zeppelins.
     
  3. Roook

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    haha Unicron might make a good zeppelin
     
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    World war one bi-planes. I think starscream was one of those in heart of steel. That was a cool design.

    Read goshawk squadron by derek robinson. Recommended for thrill readers.
     
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    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Wasnt Scourge a Zeppelin?
     
  6. n_tel_ekt

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    A Tugg Boat would be cool.

    Edit: nvmd, Shock wave was a steam boat.
     
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    Naw. He was a regular airship.

    I want Tidal Wave as an air carrier - a giant propeller-driven aircraft that carries Seeker biplanes, ala the Iron Vulture from TaleSpin.
     
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    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    Be interesting to see somebody turn into a riverboat, y'know those steam-powered, paddle-wheeled boats that used to travel up and down rivers like the Mississippi?
     
  9. Optimus Clyde

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    We need some Civil War ironclads! Steam ships would work. And maybe minicons could transform into cannons and such.
     
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    You thinking a Steampunk version of A/E/C, eh Optimus Clyde?
     
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    Fairlady_Z Official Voice of Flareup

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    What about a model-T style car?
     
  12. Optimus Clyde

    Optimus Clyde Space Trucker

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    Please pardon my ignorance, but what's A/E/C?
     
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    Armada/Cybterton/Energon

    The so-called Unicron "Trilogy"
     
  14. Optimus Clyde

    Optimus Clyde Space Trucker

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    Ah...

    Thanks for the shorthand lesson! :D 

    Now that that's out of the way, were there similar TFs in A/E/C?
     
  15. Grimwing

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    Not really. There is energon "steamhammer" who would win this thread on name alone. He's the deluxe at the center of constucticon maximus.

    also check out generation two ransack. Wish they made more figures with that style of plane. Tangent: looks a bit like animated lugnut in robot mode. I picked mine up for about $7 from a board member. Really worth tracking down for the unique transformation which I'll describe as stacking panels.

    http://www.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/18/r_ransack011.jpg
    http://www.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/18/r_ransack044.jpg
     
  16. Optimus Clyde

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    Holy crap! He's like a little Corsair! That's Awesome!

    He looks small. Is he Legends size? I'd love to see something like that in a Voyager class. Something with the detail of the Ultimate Soldier line.
     
  17. n_tel_ekt

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    What about an Expresso machine mini-bot? lol.

    I like the Ford Model T Idea and the TaleSpin air carrier.

    Oh, what about a TimeMachine for the HG Wells story! That would be the craziest alt mode ever!
     
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    Captain Nemo's Nautilus. Plus, second the idea for H.G. Wells' time machine.
     
  19. Optimus Clyde

    Optimus Clyde Space Trucker

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    Yeah, I'd dig the Nautilus as a TF.

    And maybe a Stanley Steamer instead of a Model T.

    WWI Tanks maybe?
     
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    WWI tank FTW. :rock 

    You know, we should start a thread on WWII altmodes.
     

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