The Dinobots that never were

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  1. ErechOveraker

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    Freaky! I like that red one closest to the right side.
     
  3. hutchprime

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    Are there pics of the alt modes? I'm curious what dinos they were supposed to be...
     
  4. Smasher

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    The two in the left-middle are pterosaurs, but the others are anyone's guess.
    Does that one on the left have four arms?
    What in the world would his alt mode have been?
     
  5. shroobmaster

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    Thank god they design completely different designs.
    Just look at that Grimlock! :|
     
  6. Kickback

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    My guess, from left to right:

    Snarl (aka Slag), Swoop, Swoop, Grimlock, basic body idea.
     
  7. ErechOveraker

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    From the link, L to R - Sludge, Swoop x2, Grimlock and Snarl.
     
  8. Laser_Optimus

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    Interesting, but I'm glad we got the designs we got instead.
     
  9. Tim Formas

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    Interestingly, Slag is not shown on the concept art. I wonder if, in early development, Hasbro didn't know who they'd necessarily use beyond Grimlock. After all, they were apparently asking artists for different interpretations of all Dinobots.
     
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    Come on Hasbro lets have a fesh set of the 5 Dinobots so my G1s can have some company.
     
  11. Lord Of Tetris

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    If you read the descriptions, he tells you some of their names, but he doesn't tell us who's who.

    My guesses:

    #1 is Sludge, the apatosaurus. I say so because he says Sludge has 4 arms. I have no idea how it could turn into an apatosaurus (or any dino), but eh, I didn't think it was possible to make a gun-former that actually has a half-decent robot mode either.

    #2 could be Slag, the triceratops. I say this because none of the others look like they could be Slag, and he seems to have at least one spike on his backside.

    #3 is obviously Swoop.

    #4 is Grimlock. I don't see much T-Rex in that design, but the Rex forearms on the chest give it away.

    #5 could be Snarl, the stegosaurus, by process of elimination alone. Doesn't really look transformable, but those shoulder plates could be his dino-back plates.
     
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    I gotta say, I like the details that have gone in these designs, though I like the actual Animated designs a bit more. But that Grimlock has potential for a possible liveaction design...
     
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    I think it's a given who's who buy the order in which he names them, i.e., #1 Sludge, #2&3 Swoop, #4 Grimlock and #5 Snarl.

    Even though that Grimlock and Swoops are cool, I'm glad we didn't get them and got these (current designs) instead.
     
  14. ErechOveraker

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    Nah, he's def. going L to R in the name rundown, and I'd bet #'s 2+3 are both Swoop with variations.

    edit - and hey, I got a news credit for this?

    edit 2 - I emailed Sean and this is what he said about the line-up:

    So there ya go.
     
  15. jazz4ever

    jazz4ever I'm turned on by numbers

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    wow those are awsome i actually prefer those over the actual ones the last one kinda looks like moon from beast wars neo or is it just me
     
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    i freakin love these

    <3
     
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    I really like the designs except for the last one. The same styling is shown on all of them giving off a very united team feel. Probably too much detail for the show but hell I would prefer it. The current in show designs don't look powerful or menacing kinda more so cute. Also the alien robot look is pretty dang awesome. How I would have liked to seen these implemented is having them as Decepticon bodies and the current designs as the Autobot forms.

    Oh well
     
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    Interesting! Here's hoping we await the arrival of Sludge and Stegosaurus Snarl soon if they're introduced!
     
  19. fabexmax

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    I like these designs better than the one we got! They have kind of a medievel feel to them. Like they are suppose to look like knights or something. I also dig their uniformity. Oh well, at least we have dinos on the crappy show anyway.
     
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    While these are cool. I honestly think they nailed the 3 we have right now in both forms...
     

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