Was there gonna be a cartoon series for TransTech?

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  1. ErbFan28

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    I was just reading about the Beast Era and I saw they had intended to add onto that with TransTech. Was that gonna be a cartoon series or just toys?
     
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    Presumably there would have been if it got that far.
     
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    I would think a series would of happen with toys being made. At that point I dont think a toy line without a series would had help. G2 and Machine Wars were flops and they had no tv series. These days it wouldnt matter, show or not the toys would bring in money.
     
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    A show was planned, but never got beyond the concept art stage as far as I know.
     
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    Just concept art. One toy was made, prototype wise, and that was TransTech Starscream. They intended to use his toy in the "CYBERTRON" series, but the story has it that once it was sent to TakaraTomy, the prototype resin model was "lost", and no molding tools could thus be created for the toy.

    Only pictures exist of it now.
     
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    Prototypes of the Transtech Cheetor figure were also made, but I think the story is pretty much the same with that one. It might not even have gotten as far as the Starscream.
     
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    It didn't get much farther than concept art. It presumably would have had it, but they wrapped up the Beast Wars-era story pretty well at the end of BM.

    Not to mention that having a red truck with a monkey face on it was just...weird. Truck or Monkey, either is great! But both at the same time? That would be as crazy as painting Generations Scourge in RID Scourge / Nemesis Prime colors! Or releasing a G1 Ironhide Mold in Black! MADNESS!

    What what's that? They did the last thing? FML.
     
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    My dick in a box.

    On a serious note, forgot about the TT Cheetor figure, but as far as I know, unlike Starscream, he was never intended to be added to a toyline. TT Starscream was sent out with the distinct purpose of being added at the end of the Cybertron line, but the prototype was lost forever (probably stolen).
     
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    The design team for Transtech was located in Toronto and I had the opportunity to visit the studio a few times.

    I never saw any toys but I did see a ton of sketches. I don't recall much but I do know that Transtech was going to introduce Minicons. From what I recall Decepticons where to be the size of G1 bots if not bigger. The Maximals were the size of, well, maximals and minicons where minicons. I do also have a small memory about the series being heavily combiner based.

    Thats all I got. So yes a show was intended.
     
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    The design group Draxhall Jump did some of the concept art, as well as for what became Armada and the GI Joe stuff at the time. Ken Lashley is now working on drawing comics for DC, if I'm not mistaken, and Marvin Mariano (who did some design work for Beast Machines as well) was a recent guest at TFcon.
     
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    And that would be where I saw everything and with whom.
     
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