Discarded TF ideas found on the European patent website

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Might Gaine, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. rattrap007

    rattrap007 one with the Force TFW2005 Supporter

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    Let me just say i LIKE the office/school bots...

    Edit: Just saw the construction site guy. OMG he looks awesome. Rework him and he'd fit with the Cybertron line as one from the giant planet..
     
  2. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    Hrmm... those looks like the images on the "Mosaic" page. The images on the "Original Document" page look a lot better.
     
  3. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    Edit-- Bleh, nevermind. I thought I had figured out a way to help people view them but that was incorrect >_<
     
  4. Kickback

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    Nah, they are "Original Document" it's just I had to use my girlfriend's computer to get them to show up, and was using PAINT instead of loading up photoshop. The Jet Optimus Prime gallery (see frontpage) is much better.
     
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    Wow.

    Some of those early ideas sucked.
    There's some nices ones in there, but a lot of suckage in there.
     
  7. butz

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    Finally got to look at them (switched to a computer that has acrobat) too bad they're all drawings... I woulda liked to see hardcopies of some of this stuff.
     
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    Some neat ideas. I wouldn't have minded a monstertruck HeadMaster. Some of the other ideas though...blech. o_O 
     
  9. Cast

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    Damn the more I see of what PM Prime could have been like the more disappointed I get with what we got, come on a triple changer with a nice set of armour get reduced to a rather dull brick with a sorry set of armour you had to go to japan to get, man I bet he would have sold a lot better if so much hadn’t been cut.

    Unicron is still petty bleh, the dragon bus was interesting, just can’t think what his character would have been like.


    I'm really looking forward to seeing more of these.
     
  10. shockwave2005

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    That construction site robot would have been an awesome nemesis for G1 Omega Supreme.
     
  11. useless

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    I think what Killed that PM prime is that hes such a Legoformer.... it doesn't so much Transform as get disassembled and reassembled into a different form.
     
  12. Chaos Convoy

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    The 1-car-into-2-bots-then-into-1-big-bot one freaking rules. Very Brave-esque. I love it.

    Also, that demolition/construction vehicle base is the best looking base-bot EVER!

    EDIT: Also, I absolutely love the ostrich Sixchanger and the centaur Micromasters.
     
  13. Pulse

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    this one is on the us patent site, who the heck is it?! Looks like the recent Unicrons minicon, but was done back in '86 or something.

    Robot Mode

    Another Robot Mode

    Ball Mode

    Use the arrows on the far left to go back and forth through the rest of the drawings.

    Strange...

    [edit]
    Seems they might have had a whole line of "ball"-formers planned:
    Lion

    Hawk

    And there are probably more...
     
  14. Matrix Soul

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    Why can't the European patent office have resin pics like the Japanese Patent Office?
     
  15. Pulse

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    Also looks like they were going to try and get more of the gun-formers over here:
    Revolver
    pistol
     
  16. MegaMoonMan

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    Those DO exist, just not under the U.S. TF line. I'm not sure what they are, but they were produced.
     
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    Both of them are made, the revolver is the Magnum, and the pistol is the Browning
     
  19. Fort Max

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    The tank/ambulance jobby is the most horribily ironic thing ever.
    Looked like it would have made a nice toy though & the character could have been Schizophrenic.

    Bus/Dragon is awesome, I want that, they so should have used it in Brave. No one would have thought it out of place there.

    The construction site guy has an awfull lot of similaritys to Omega Supreme functionality wise and yes I want that one as well.

    Haven't looked at them all yet.
     
  20. ArmouredLlama

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    How does does patent protection last for?

    I mean, now that we've got all of these detailed diagrams of toys... there's not much to stop the bootleggers actually producing these.

    ... it is kind of a shame if patent protection does still apply. I've been developing skills to produce my own transformer style toys, and these designs would provide heaps of 'inspiration'.