TF-1.com - G1 Cyclonus Production Sample

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  1. Maz

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    Hey guys,

    I've added a new article to the site about an original blue-eared G1 Cyclonus original pre-production release sample:
    http://www.tf-1.com/articles/eurous_frame.php?art=bluecyc

    The last article I did about pre-production G1 went down really well, so I'm trying to stick with the theme for now. Although this kind of thing can be hard to find...

    All the best
    Maz
     
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    Interesting read, as always. Thanks!
     
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  4. Gnaw

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    What a neat article. I love hearing about proto toys.
     
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    Awesome info as always Maz.
     
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    Awesome article as always!
     
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    Very well constructed and presented article, as always. :) 
     
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    This version of Cyclonus isn't really a prototype. I own the original, first run Cyclonus, (w/rubsign) and he does have "blue ears", along with other blue paint apps that's missing on the Targetmaster Cyclonus version. However, I never knew this was a hard to find version.
     
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    When I opened up my Cyclonus way back in 86, the rubsign fell off right before he even came all the way out of the box. The lack of a rubsign on a good condition figure isn't a very good indicator of its status. I had the same happen to Tracks a year or so prior.

    That aside, interesting article.
     
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    Interesting that you decided to focus on a post Diaclone/mocroman mold this time around. I feel like the first real Transformers really started in 86', after all the Diaclone/Microman toy molds had been used. "Transformers" had come into their own, and Has/Tak needed new product. I recieved Cyclonus as a gift in 86'. I was suprised at the sparse decal sheet, and taken back by his unusual design and construction. A definite stylistic change in the 86' line from what was offered prior.
    It's a nice article maz. Its cool to see that even the later toys have an own evolution of their own.
     
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    That proto/first version/whatever looks way cooler than the "standard" one to me

    We really need a new version of G1 Cyclonus in toyform, and not in the damn Titanium line
     
  12. Maz

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    Hey guys thanks for the praise :) 

    Something I have noticed across the boards is that in my article, I obviously haven't made it clear enough that the blue ears are NOT what makes me think this is a Production sample (not prototype). I have mentioned in there that even production versions had blue ears in early 1986.

    It's the stickers on the arms that give it away.

    All the best
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  13. Maz

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    Which is exactly why I knew that a lack of a rubsign on a mint figure would not be proof enough for anyone else :) 

    Hence the stickers on the arms being the decisive factor.

    All the best
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  14. Ktulu

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    I love the site Maz, very cool
     
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    Wow...very intresting read!
     
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    Cool article. Now I reeealy want a G1 Cyclonus.
     
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    Hey guys,

    I have added Paul Vromen's great artwork to this article now both in the sidebar and uncropped at the end of the article.

    Also, I cleared up my own confusion about the landing gear variation as well. It's purely an early vs late Cyclonus issue, nothing exclusive to the prod. sample.

    http://www.tf-1.com/articles/eurous_frame.php?art=bluecyc

    All the best
    Maz
     
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    great article maz, i love those subtle differences that only fans would recognize.
     
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    Great read. It's neat to find out that my Cyclonus is one of the rarer blue eared versions. Neat.
     

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