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Generations Book Vol 2 Images

Posted on 07-28-2011 at 11:30 AM by ORIO under Japanese Transformers
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2005 Board member and Japan resident Masabon has picked up the new Transformers Generations Volume 2 book and has been gratious enough to share with us some images and info from the book.
  • History of Fortress Maximus
  • History of Unicron
  • A look at Jetwing, Ultimate and Revoltech Optimus Prime
  • Design sketches for Generation 1 Pretenders
  • Design sketches for Masterpiece Optimus Prime and Huffer
  • Design Sketches for an Action Master Arcee
  • A look at the included comic written by Simon Furman and art by Guido Guidi

Lots of good stuff to look and marvel at! Check out all the images Masabon has provided us after the jump!
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Masabon
>Comic
ネビュロス星の激闘
SIMON FURMAN and GUIDO GUIDI




>Interview of Tesshō Genda(G1 CONVOY, MOVIE OPTIMUSPRIME)
Masabon
>The history of Fortress Maximus



>The history of UNICRON



The development charge of UNICRON 25 years ago was Mr.Ono of TAKARA.
(BOTCON2010 Hall Of Fame)
Trial product one body and approximately three pairs of reproductions that he was made from one DX size, real size one, real size. He spoke that I prepared for trial manufacture of UNICRON approximately six in total.
Light & sound gimmick was going to be equipped at first in UNICRON.
In TAKARA, it was provided VOICE sample of Orson Welles by HASBRO.

"I am Unicron"
"Attack planet Earth"

His VOICE sample did not come out with a toy.
In UNICRON, a high price became the problem and was not able to release it 25 years ago.
Masabon
>TOMY Designer S.HASUI


Mr.HASUI designed MP-10 CONVOY Ver.2.0. His development document and sketching were placed in the book.
Mr.HASUI dealt with much STARSCREAM. His nickname is Mr.STARSCREAM.


Design sketching of Huffer of the MP class was placed in the book.
Enthusiasm in the MP series of Mr.HASUI is handed down from sketching.
SSR
that unicron.... omg.

thanks for sharing this. im also excited to see Misfire and Sixshot there in the comic. a little forshadowing the Generations/unitedwhatever line hopefully.
Cheem The Rup
At all 3rd party brands out there: PLEASE MAKE THAT BWneo Unicron please !!!!
Blitz.
That unicron is boss I will not stand for anyone questioning its clear glory.... oh and the BW Neo one is ok looking

Also I swear they have a fortmax section in every book its like saying "hey look at what we will never ever do again... wasn't is awesome... oh you want one? hope you got the moneyz"
Masabon
I introduce the design image of the toy which M.SAITO drew later.

Nevermore
I love the old school coloring in that comic.

Neo Unicron... meh. The only reason he's so glorified is because he never came out. If he were available, everyone would complain about him being a shellformer.
Cheem The Rup
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Originally Posted by Nevermore View Post
Neo Unicron... meh. The only reason he's so glorified is because he never came out. If he were available, everyone would complain about him being a shellformer.
are u serious ?
Nevermore
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Originally Posted by Cheem The Rup View Post
are u serious ?
Have you looked at the photos?

Then again, this is what I call "gray model syndrome": Every toy looks awesome as a prototype. Back when photos of a gray model of Armada Overload leaked, the fandom was wetting their pants.

Then the toy came out, in full color, and people started complaining.

But as long as all we see of a toy is a gray model, it's the awesomest thing evar!
Cheem The Rup
Man, that would have been an awesome toy however !! it's not the grey prototype syndrome, it's that are years that I cry every time I see some pics of that thing... the proportions are perfect exactly as the details and if real it would have be a very big toy too. It'll remain forever my strongest dream that didn't become real.... About people's complaining I don't care cause I care only of my taste anyway

Instead it's a real nightmare the first G1 Unicron prototype, that's a real crap imo
payres
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Originally Posted by Nevermore View Post
Have you looked at the photos?

Then again, this is what I call "gray model syndrome": Every toy looks awesome as a prototype. Back when photos of a gray model of Armada Overload leaked, the fandom was wetting their pants.

Then the toy came out, in full color, and people started complaining.

But as long as all we see of a toy is a gray model, it's the awesomest thing evar!
But Armada Overload is one of the most awesome toys ever!
Sepultron
Hmmm.... The comic features Sixshot and the Decepticon Targetmasters.

Potential Encore releases?
Thundershot
No mailaway toy? That's too bad.

Still, I hope BBTS gets this book up for preorder soon.
Foster
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Originally Posted by Sepultron View Post
Hmmm.... The comic features Sixshot and the Decepticon Targetmasters.

Potential Encore releases?
Sixshot was rumored. And Misfire's a very good idea, especially if they can somehow fix the easily breakable Aimless. All of those large Targetmasters are GREAT figures.
Murasame
Cool! Sixshot would be great!


I think they should re-do Spinister for Generations as well!
ike_ike
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Originally Posted by Nevermore View Post
Neo Unicron... meh. The only reason he's so glorified is because he never came out. If he were available, everyone would complain about him being a shellformer.
but it looks like if you peel his shell bits off you can display him in bot and alt mode at the same time!

he is pretty kibble laden but all the same i really like his greebles and underlying bot shape. shell not so much, but ehhhh, beastwars.
The Madness
I'm going to jump the gun and get excited about misfire and triggerhappy. Thanks for posting the scans masabon.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by Fosterlager View Post
Sixshot was rumored. And Misfire's a very good idea, especially if they can somehow fix the easily breakable Aimless. All of those large Targetmasters are GREAT figures.
While it would be great, I'm sure they're just there because of the time frame this story takes place.

Randy
Guido
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Originally Posted by Fosterlager View Post
Sixshot was rumored. And Misfire's a very good idea, especially if they can somehow fix the easily breakable Aimless. All of those large Targetmasters are GREAT figures.
Actually I was asked to use the 1987 Decepticon characters in order to stay "on topic" with the "Headmasters" articles in the book itself -- not to promote future Encore releases, since I did chose them randomly.
But it would be great if TakaraTomy will actually reissue any of these guys, personally I love the 1987 stuff!
Guido
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Originally Posted by PoweredConvoy View Post
While it would be great, I'm sure they're just there because of the time frame this story takes place.

Randy
That's true too!
Foster
Thanks Guido. They are both great choices. I always loved Misfire's jet mode. So unique!
Guido
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Originally Posted by Fosterlager View Post
Thanks Guido. They are both great choices. I always loved Misfire's jet mode. So unique!
Yep - and I'm still hunting him and Slugslinger on ebay for my collections
Masabon
I introduce Mr.MASAKATSU SAITO(斎藤 まさかつ).
He supported TRANSFORMERS as a mechanic designer.
He was in charge of the sketch of the packages such as SIXSHOT at first.
Mr.SAITO will deal with a mechanic design from about 1988.
He dealt with Star Saber and Overlord with the reader of G1.
He laid a design of much PRETENDER and almost all ACTION MASTER.


Blood,Dauros,Gilmer


Roadblock

Mr.SAITO had relations in all of items which it released in Europe of 1992 and 1993.


ACTION MASTER ARCEE Design sketch

Mr.SAITO dealt with the THUNDER HEAD of the DOTM(2011) item.
However, Mr.SAITO will retire for a disease. He did big contribution in TRANSFORMERS.
Agent-GHQ
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Originally Posted by Guido View Post
But it would be great if TakaraTomy will actually reissue any of these guys, personally I love the 1987 stuff!
The more fan support the more likely. I'm sure the mold is there somewhere.
Masabon
Though Mr.Guido let a thread enter, I was surprised,,,,
Thank you for a splendid work.
2011 is a memorable year for "TRANSFORMERS HEADMASTERS".
I looked and met it, and there was the contest with ARGETMASTERS and UNITED KUP.I like designs of SIXSHOT.In addition, I wish a work of Mr.Guido is placed in the Japanese book.
perrych17
I wonder if this will ever be released in English. The first volume was great for images. This one seems a little bit more verbal.
Ejector369
Design sketching of Huffer of the MP class was placed in the book.
Enthusiasm in the MP series of Mr.HASUI is handed down from sketching.


Could Huffer be next in the Masterpiece series? O.O
Nevermore
Oh boy, Misfire. Criminally underused character.

He's comedy gold if played straight!

(Unfortunately, most writers would ignore the essence of the character and simply use him as a generic Decepticon grunt.)
prime326
That Unicron is so beast. Damn I wish we could have gotten that.
CodeXCDM
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Originally Posted by Masabon View Post
>TOMY Designer S.HASUI

Design sketching of Huffer of the MP class was placed in the book.
Enthusiasm in the MP series of Mr.HASUI is handed down from sketching.
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/...CIMG4026-2.jpg
Overly enthusiastic indeed... Huffer wasn't exactly the most popular G1 figure. For him of all bots to get a Masterpiece would be... amusing, to say the least. That said, that's a very nice sketch... Also wouldn't mind seeing a Classics update to him.

PCC Huffer is ok for a CHUG version, but honestly seemed like the mold fits the Marvel Comics rendition of his G1 retool known as Pipes.

Rodimus Mike
I gotta say I nearly keeled over when I seen that pic of MP Huffer,why in the hell did we not get him in the MP Line I would pay $200 easy for him.I really hope Takara revisits the idea to do Huffer he would Rock 10000x over.Come on Takara and make this happen.
alpharon
I wish they would publish these books in English.
Tekkaman Blade
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Originally Posted by Ejector369 View Post
Design sketching of Huffer of the MP class was placed in the book.
Enthusiasm in the MP series of Mr.HASUI is handed down from sketching.
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/...CIMG4026-2.jpg

Could Huffer be next in the Masterpiece series? O.O
Doubtful, but I wouldn't mind a classics version.
Night Flame
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Originally Posted by Masabon View Post
I've always loved this Unicron concept. And as much as other people complain about shellformers, I always loved shellformers too. The Neo toys were incredible. The Car Robots brothers were great. I've never had a shellformer I didn't like. And frankly, if you want a true planet mode Unicron, shellformer is probably the best way to go to get there.

Too bad we'll never see it because the Armadacron mold has become the standard for Unicron. Not that it's horrible, it just doesn't strike me as a planet.

Also, BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG lulz at Masterpiece Huffer. My word the fan rage that would induce from the "so many more important characters" crowd. They'd have to release him with a giant trollface on the box.
Onslaught Phase 2
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Originally Posted by Night Flame View Post
Also, BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG lulz at Masterpiece Huffer. My word the fan rage that would induce from the "so many more important characters" crowd. They'd have to release him with a giant trollface on the box.

Besides the many more important characters out there, I would say that Huffer does not have a particularly difficult transformation. The entire cab just stays on his back, not even utilized in the process. So many more interesting transformation to take into the MP realm than him

Never seen that first version of Unicron. Looks like a very early prototype/mockup of the one Hasbro keeps....
africa1
please tell me where to get this book? i must have it, please please!
Anti Spark
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Originally Posted by Cheem The Rup View Post
are u serious ?
Nevermore likes to make statements to attract attention to himself.
Grimwing
It would be really interesting to get encore reissues from that era of G1. With the big targetmasters like misfire and you can't have to much Sixshot.

Oh Thunderwing. ploting to infiltrate japanese continuity.

If huffer was a masterpiece figure. Then it would be the result of a different direction in the Masterpiece series. Smaller more affordable masterpieces following in the more recent bandai soul of chogokin offerings. Or even from takara with alternity, as a smaller form binaltech.

It could easily be a new figure for Generations as well.
artiepants
That Huffer. I would buy it.
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Originally Posted by Nevermore View Post
Then again, this is what I call "gray model syndrome": Every toy looks awesome as a prototype. Back when photos of a gray model of Armada Overload leaked, the fandom was wetting their pants.

Then the toy came out, in full color, and people started complaining.
well, that's because the colors were HORRIBLE and when we saw it as a grey prototype we had no way of knowing he'd have barely G1 level articulation: I still think he's an awesome "design", just a sub-sub-standard toy ~ at least Energon Ultra Magnus redeemed the colors...
scubaboy31
that fort max proto finally explains the weird colours from the headmasters #1 cover and marvel US #51. This stuff all looks great. Wish we had got AM Arcee. And that the pretenders had looked as good as those concepts. Love to see the ones for the human pretenders.
Rotorstorm
So there's going to be a MP Huffer then? that would be awesome if there was a 2 pack of Huffer and Brawn or something.

And hints at a United Thunderwing too?
Khaotika
Thank you very much for sharing these! I especially love the Pretenders lineart and the Fortress Maximus images. Are the sand colored Fort Max images (with the red and brown detailing) indicating a unreleased "Detritus" color schemed Junkion Maximus?

Fully agreed on the mention of the larger Decepticon Targetmasters, they are some of the most amazing toys of the late G1 line.
Guido
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Originally Posted by Masabon View Post
Though Mr.Guido let a thread enter, I was surprised,,,,
Thank you for a splendid work.
2011 is a memorable year for "TRANSFORMERS HEADMASTERS".
I looked and met it, and there was the contest with ARGETMASTERS and UNITED KUP.I like designs of SIXSHOT.In addition, I wish a work of Mr.Guido is placed in the Japanese book.
Thank you Masabon, much appreciated!
airfox
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Originally Posted by Nevermore View Post
Neo Unicron... meh. The only reason he's so glorified is because he never came out. If he were available, everyone would complain about him being a shellformer.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheem The Rup View Post
are u serious ?
Not only is Nevermore serious, he's also very accurate in that statement.

Not only is Neocron a shellformer (which isn't too bad on itself, because IMO he pulls off the look), but he's not that big. IIRC Neocron was going to be close to the size of Optimal Optimus. IMO, Armadacron is a far better toy, specially with the new colors and head, and it manages to include some of the great features from the Neocron design as well.

-airfox
[Wing_Saber-X]
Wow! Lots of great stuff in that magazine!
Thanks, Masabon!
Masabon
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Originally Posted by africa1 View Post
please tell me where to get this book? i must have it, please please!
This book is not yet registered in BBTS.
Even if I purchase it, I can expect that cost is high(I am resident in Japan)
It is $ 33 only for book charges.
I think the day when BBTS has books to wait.
It is the book which a lot of documents worth seeing are placed in as well as the image which I introduced. It is a book wanting TF fan except Japan to look by all means.Is this book registered in Amazon .com?
Thundershot
I love the Generations books! I wish they'd do a second "deluxe" edition continuing where they left off and do Beast Wars through AEC...
REMINATOR
It's too bad TF Gen vol1 and 2 are not in English, otherwise I would've purchased it.
LOL, I'm surprise Huffer got a MP design over the other minibots *looking straight at Bumblebee* even if it's just a sketch.

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