TF-1.com - G2 Mirage Prototype as seen in Transformers Vault!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Maz, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Maz

    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2002
    Posts:
    10,681
    News Credits:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Location:
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Likes:
    +4,305
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    Hi guys,

    I'm very excited to be able to present this article on a hand-painted G2 Mirage mock-up created for the Generation 2 line in green and pink, but never released. Of course very recently this figure hit the mainstream consciousness by being featured in the Transformers Vault book. Its artwork was featured and here is the toy itself for your enjoyment!

    G2 Green/Pink Mirage Mock-Up <- Click

    [​IMG]

    I had actually prepared the article before I even realised this was featured in the Vault book as I had been out of the game for a few years so I wasn't aware of the project and certainly didn't expect this to show up in it!

    I have of course posted articles before on this kind of thing, if you liked the above, you may also like these:

    G2 Desert Ramjet Mock-Up (Also featured in Transformers Vault)

    and

    G2 Yellow/Turqoise Sideswipe Mock-Up

    Enjoy!

    All the best
    Maz
     
  2. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Posts:
    5,588
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +6
    I love your articles Maz :) 
    So happy your website is up again, truly a valuable resource :thumb 
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011
  3. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    Posts:
    10,844
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Likes:
    +99
    Ebay:
    I'd also like to say I was deeply sorrowful when the site went down for a bit, glad that it's back and you're adding to it :) 
     
  4. MrSoundmeister

    MrSoundmeister Bang,Bang Boom!

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Posts:
    2,834
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +63
    Chalk that one up for the "Repaints for Classics Mirage" list!
     
  5. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Posts:
    15,691
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +130
    Ebay:
    awesome articles maz
     
  6. Maz

    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2002
    Posts:
    10,681
    News Credits:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Location:
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Likes:
    +4,305
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    Thank you very much for your support guys, it's greatly appreciated :thumbs2: 

    The site never really went down, there was just some update to php coding that I needed to implement and I hadn't realised, so the links were a bit screwy for a while. Never had any plans to let all that work disappear :) 

    The next article's already completed and uploaded, I'll link it publicly after Mirage has had his week in the sun.

    All the best
    Maz
     
  7. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,595
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +22
    That is a GREAT read. I'm so glad that you're back to writing these again, bud :) 
     
  8. Rattrap Primal

    Rattrap Primal Geek Overlord

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2006
    Posts:
    7,716
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Woodbury, NJ
    Likes:
    +32
    Argh, my eyes bleed from that color scheme
     
  9. sunlink

    sunlink Be Transformed TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Posts:
    1,770
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +7
    who's thinking Botcon 2012 figure?

    :drool: 
     
  10. MrSoundmeister

    MrSoundmeister Bang,Bang Boom!

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Posts:
    2,834
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +63
    Watermelon-Flavored Mirages makes your eyes bleed?

    *raises hand* g2 Redux... REDUX,baby.
     
  11. Tripredacus

    Tripredacus K-Mart-ian Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Posts:
    2,342
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +4
    Was it a case of the webhost upgrading to PHP5 and not telling you like what happened to me? And I was running about trying to figure out why my stuff wasn't working anymore! Ha well the only complaint I have about your website is that your main navigation menu is Flash or nothing.
     
  12. Maz

    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2002
    Posts:
    10,681
    News Credits:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Location:
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Likes:
    +4,305
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    Actually just recently my brother added a no-flash frontpage. I know the redirect works for iPhone and iPad...

    TF-1 Menu

    All the best
    Maz
     
  13. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Posts:
    23,600
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    Likes:
    +83
    Always love your articles Maz, such interesting and informative reads, not to mention extremely well written. Hope you have more planned for the near future! :thumb 
     
  14. scottie_bee

    scottie_bee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Posts:
    230
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    wow! this is a awesome site! Keep up the great work, so many informative articles to read!
     
  15. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Posts:
    40,255
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Likes:
    +13
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Tumblr:
    You rock, as always, Maz :) 
     
  16. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2005
    Posts:
    2,778
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    watermelon flavor!
     
  17. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Posts:
    9,878
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    Smallest country in the world, no?
    Likes:
    +12
    Nah, Redux 2/II can happen AFTER 2012, let Dawn Of The Futures Past 2/II debut. The Axalon legacy must continue. :D 

    @ Maz: That was some awesome read Sir, much thanks for the article. :thumb 
     
  18. Maz

    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2002
    Posts:
    10,681
    News Credits:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Location:
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Likes:
    +4,305
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    Just a few :)  I've focused on pretty much just collecting Joustra Diaclones so the next few articles (like the Ratchet I posted on the weekend) will be of that flavour. But they're very closely linked to G1 and original Microman/Diaclone so hopefully something for everybody in them. I have a huge shocker of a surprise coming up in 2 weeks for those who know their Diaclone ;) 

    The downside is, they're bloody hard to find and I don't buy as much as I used to, the last few weeks have consisted of some new items and a lot of items I hadn't reviewed from ages ago, so at some point it will slow down again.

    Many thanks for the support guys :thumbs2: 

    All the best
    Maz
     
  19. 26_Mirage

    26_Mirage Heroic Stunticon

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Posts:
    680
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Likes:
    +1
    Maz,

    You are awesome!!! Thanks for the info.:thumbs2: 

    ...now I find myself having to go and buy some pink & green paint.
     
  20. Secretcode

    Secretcode Keeper of Encarta Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Posts:
    6,119
    News Credits:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Likes:
    +51
    YouTube:
    Mirage now looks juicy and refreshing. God I love the 90's.
     

Share This Page