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Generation 1 Prototype Swoop and Unreleased Energon Megatron Redeco Images

Posted on 11-06-2013 at 03:05 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
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The Spacebridge has added some cool new images to his Facebook gallery of Prototype Transformers Images. Shown off in this update is a rare look at a Generation 1 toy prototype - the prototype of the Generation 1 Dinobot pterodactyl Swoop, which was used on Swoop's box photography. This prototype when compared to the final version has a few changes, including less rounded wingtips, and gold chrome parts on the dinosaur feet, lower jaw, and missiles - all of which would be flat red plastic in the final release.

Also in this update is a rare look at the unreleased Transformers Energon Megatron redeco, which would have come with a pack-in of the World's Smallest Transformable Transformers Soundwave. These images are the unphotoshopped versions of what would have been the official photos of this toy, used on the packaging photography. Like the unreleased Optimus Prime this toy never saw the light of day outside of a few isolated prototype leaks, so check out this rare look at this pair of aborted Energon Leader-class redecos.
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Elrodthealbino
I was actually disappointed as a kid when I got Swoop and he didn't have all of the cool gold chrome.
SPLIT LIP
That thread title is very vague. And so is the actual post.

In fact, I don't even know what's different about Swoop due to my lack of G1 knowledge.
Sportimus
Can someone please elaborate what this is all about? Are these reissue toys? Are they encore toys? Will they be coming to the US? Are they exclusives? Where can we get them and when if they are going to be produced? Etc. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
That thread title is very vague. And so is the actual post.

In fact, I don't even know what's different about Swoop due to my lack of G1 knowledge.
The pics of Swoop has Gold Chrome in areas where it was just red plastic on the original G1 Swoop toy.

I really want both of these beauts. Swoop and Megatron look awesome. I hope that Megatron is the Voyager version.
Nevermore
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Originally Posted by Sportimus View Post
Can someone please elaborate what this is all about? Are these reissue toys? Are they encore toys? Will they be coming to the US? Are they exclusives? Where can we get them and when if they are going to be produced? Etc. Thanks.
Those are old prototypes. Swoop is different from the final product, Megatron was a planned but ultimately unreleased redeco.

Megatron popped up as a test shot years ago, during the run of Energon, around the same time as the equally unreleased Optimus Prime redeco (aka "Santa Prime"). They were intended to be Target exclusives, Optimus would have come with a Hasbro release of Smallest Transforming Transformers Optimus Prime, Megatron would have come with Smallest Transforming Transformers Soundwave.

Megatron (Armada)/toys - Transformers Wiki
Megatron with Mini Soundwave (Unreleased) - Transformers Energon - TFW2005

Basically, the only thing new about Megatron is that these are official Hasbro prototype photos.
TacticalBacon
That Megatron looks appealing, to me at least. Maybe it's the gray and green that make him look good.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Nevermore View Post
Those are old prototypes. Swoop is different from the final product, Megatron was a planned but ultimately unreleased redeco.

Megatron popped up as a test shot years ago, during the run of Energon, around the same time as the equally unreleased Optimus Prime redeco (aka "Santa Prime"). They were intended to be Target exclusives, Optimus would have come with a Hasbro release of Smallest Transforming Transformers Optimus Prime, Megatron would have come with Smallest Transforming Transformers Soundwave.

Megatron (Armada)/toys - Transformers Wiki
Megatron with Mini Soundwave (Unreleased) - Transformers Energon - TFW2005

Basically, the only thing new about Megatron is that these are official Hasbro prototype photos.
I've seen Megatron, but I've never heard of this Optimus.
Grimlock4523
The other difference in Swoop is the pointy beak (like the diaclone version) instead of the bulb at the tip.
Afterburner
And pointy wings. And pointy tail. And a thinner/pointier crest and nose.

There were actually lots of differences. That toy was rounded to hell.
Sportimus
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Originally Posted by Nevermore View Post
Those are old prototypes. Swoop is different from the final product, Megatron was a planned but ultimately unreleased redeco.

Megatron popped up as a test shot years ago, during the run of Energon, around the same time as the equally unreleased Optimus Prime redeco (aka "Santa Prime"). They were intended to be Target exclusives, Optimus would have come with a Hasbro release of Smallest Transforming Transformers Optimus Prime, Megatron would have come with Smallest Transforming Transformers Soundwave.

Megatron (Armada)/toys - Transformers Wiki
Megatron with Mini Soundwave (Unreleased) - Transformers Energon - TFW2005

Basically, the only thing new about Megatron is that these are official Hasbro prototype photos.
Thanks. I saw it mentioned old prototypes, and for some reason I thought maybe they'd be reissued or something. Thread was kind of vague since this thread is news and rumors, lol. But you've cleared it all up, and I thank you for it.
Kaijumaster
Oh Energon Megatron, much a beautiful mold!
DoubleClouder
Hitch can correct me if I'm wrong, but the Swoop pics probably came from transparencies. That's how they used to make the TF boxes back in the day.
Autovolt 127
The yellow translucent plastic on Megatron doesn't click with me. It should have been red or purple.
Exodus
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Originally Posted by Sportimus View Post
Thanks. I saw it mentioned old prototypes, and for some reason I thought maybe they'd be reissued or something. Thread was kind of vague since this thread is news and rumors, lol. But you've cleared it all up, and I thank you for it.
My bad, wasn't sure how to post it, I figured the Mod's would add more like they usually do
gothsaurus
Always love seeing this kinda stuff. Quite interesting.

And while I'd have loved the Megatron in black/green (or the awesome red version)... I think the Year of the Snake optimus took care of my repaint wants for the Energon optimus mold. Really, I just wanted that cab in solid red all those years.

Given, if they put out a nemesis prime in the colors of the Kabaya kit, I might double dip again. That looked great.
Valkysas
Doesn't Transfan2 own that Megatron?
Ramdomaccess
That energon megs redeco looks nice
RedAlert Rescue
I could have bought that Megatron or Optimus on Ebay as a proto for $80.00 guess who feels like a twit for not buying them... that's right me.

That reminds me I should check to see if the KO G1 Swoop is based on the Diaclone or Transformers Swoop shape mould.

The gold chrome is rather nice on swoop it make him fit in better with the rest of the Dinobots too by adding the gold to him.
EightiesKid
Very cool stuff, I always love seeing pieces of TF history.
B'Bantor
Fatimus Prime was getting a Santa Claus redeco? How appropriate.
bwsilverbolt
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Originally Posted by RedAlert Rescue View Post
I could have bought that Megatron or Optimus on Ebay as a proto for $80.00 guess who feels like a twit for not buying them... that's right me.

That reminds me I should check to see if the KO G1 Swoop is based on the Diaclone or Transformers Swoop shape mould.

The gold chrome is rather nice on swoop it make him fit in better with the rest of the Dinobots too by adding the gold to him.
KO Swoop is Diaclone. At least the one I have is, I went with the blue Diaclone version, but I believe the G1 colored one is still the Diaclone mold as well. The figure is also very high quality.
Elrodthealbino
It isn't pictured, but Swoop's sword was gold chrome as well. Kind of glad they changed that as I would rather him match. It did screw me up when I tried to find a sword for mine in parts boxes, hunting for gold swords which didn't exist.
Stepper
These prototype look awesome
mondo
Where did the Megatron get its redeco colors from? Did it have a prefix for the name?
JackJJW
The Swoop toy looks cool
Max Rawhide
Still such a shame they didn't release that Megatron. The dark grey looks very good, although I'm not too crazy about the green and yellow. Would've looked better to me if they had replaced the green with red.

But if they had released it I absolutely would've bought it and probably would've done a partsswap with the regular Energon Megatron.


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The gold chrome is rather nice on swoop it make him fit in better with the rest of the Dinobots too by adding the gold to him.
Agreed.
Nevermore
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Where did the Megatron get its redeco colors from? Did it have a prefix for the name?
I think the only name we got from a Hasbro checklist was "Megatron w/ Mini Soundwave".
Girl Pants
Gotts love the Unicron Trilogy days when redecos seemed to be more random and could surprise you like this.
Valkysas
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I think the only name we got from a Hasbro checklist was "Megatron w/ Mini Soundwave".
Yeah, weren't these Optimus and Megatron redecos the ones that were going to come with the world's smallest transformers Optimus and Soundwave?
Nevermore
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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
Yeah, weren't these Optimus and Megatron redecos the ones that were going to come with the world's smallest transformers Optimus and Soundwave?
*ahem*

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Originally Posted by Nevermore View Post
Megatron popped up as a test shot years ago, during the run of Energon, around the same time as the equally unreleased Optimus Prime redeco (aka "Santa Prime"). They were intended to be Target exclusives, Optimus would have come with a Hasbro release of Smallest Transforming Transformers Optimus Prime, Megatron would have come with Smallest Transforming Transformers Soundwave.
Valkysas
Oops! missed that. sorry.

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