TF-1.com - G2 Yellow/Turq Sideswipe mock-up proto

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  1. Maz

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    Awesome find and great read!
     
  3. Gears

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    Wow that's gaudy.
     
  4. DoubleClouder

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    So your the one who bought this before me. Ah well great read though
     
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    super cool, but I have a hard time seeing the willingness to pay prototype-level $$$ for something that was handpainted. It's not even really a prototype, more like a pre-prototype (didn't get released vs. didn't even actually get produced at all). There were probably many many such test handpaints just to test what seemed to look good and what didn't. This one looks pretty cool though whereas the seeker one we saw a bit ago I thought looked horrible and very 'hand painted'.
     
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  6. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is cool, it's like a Sideswipe/Sunstreaker hybrid
     
  7. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    I'm not trying to discount that this is for real, but if it's hand-painted, couldn't it just be some G2 black Sideswipe that someone painted?
     
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    yeah, that's kinda what I was thinking.
     
  9. Maz

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    If I didn't know for sure where it had come from, I'd share your skepticism, but it came from an ex-Hasbro employee who had stacks of G1 and G2 protos and test shots, hardcopies, first shots identified from catalogs, pre-production paperwork, unused artwork, proof cards, box flats etc etc also BW protos too

    As I result I have no doubts about its authenticity.

    All the best
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  10. Maz

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    I think some of the greatest appeal of something like this is that it represents what might have been, and had it never been found, we may never have known what Hasbro were thinking of releasing. It;s like a window into the design processes and conceptual direction Transformers were taking, or could have taken.

    Also there's a good possibility that pieces like this are one of a kind.

    All the best
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  11. drsyn

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    Neat, something for a repainter to do when universe 2.0 comes around with streaker and swipe at the end of next year.


    I like that yellow to turquoise fade. Reminds me of Hot Wheels
     
  12. Backstop

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    All these G2 mock ups poping up is something I don't buy into, As compared to previous mock ups these are not done in the same standard as previous ones from the same era. The guy selling them may have purchased them from a direct source but who is to say a couple customs are not thrown in and tried to be paased off as the real thing. I am not saying this is for fact but you could say I know a little bit about this area.
     
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    I dunno, without any supporting documentation it could be somebody's project. Althought the blue molded plastic is hard to refute.
     
  14. Backstop

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    Well the blue plastic is a good point but it just might be paint, Look how sloppy the yellow paint is on the windows would you not think a person that makes prototypes for a living would do a better job? As old prototypes/mock ups were always clean and looked like a pro did them.
     
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    Lemon Lime Sideswipe!
     
  16. Backstop

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    are you say'n this SS is a lemon like a junker? ..lol.
     
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    ick.
     
  18. thor20

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    That's awesome. I've always loved the SS mold and have several and wish I could have this.
     
  19. Runamuck

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    I want to meet this guy. I love box flats. :D 
     
  20. Jetfireinthesky

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    That looks pretty cool. I like how the color bring out the details in the head.
     

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