G1 Behind the scenes clip from Jason Jankowski!

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  1. Spyne98

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    This is so cool!
    Are there any compilations of the live action segments anywhere?
     
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    2A9D9C73-6D34-4C18-9AD8-51AC61FA7881.jpeg

    At 3:12,

    THIS!!!!

    Just for a split second!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: 
    Wtf??? :lol 
     
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  3. O.Supreme

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    I'm guessing lack of interest. It's the same with the "G2 Cybernet Space Cube" episodes. The episodes in their original form (more or less) are available, and that's all that is needed. What was done in 1988 and in 1993 added nothing to those episodes, nor was any new animation produced. There may be a niche group that wants to view the "Tommy segments from 1988" (I'll never call it S5 because that is misleading), or the G2 Cybernet effects, but not enough to cover the cost of putting them on home media, or even on Hasbro's YT page I'd imagine.

    As others have said, they are available to view for free if you know where to find them.

    Something similar was done with GI Joe. When DIC produced 2 new seasons beginning in 1989, they had Sgt Slaughter do intros for every episode (DIC and older Sunbow episoees). But those aren't available either, and I doubt they ever will be except for random clips on Youtube.

    Of significance however are the DVD releases of the Marvel Action Hour (Fantastic Four & Iron Man from the mid 1990's). There is an option to watch the episodes (with or without) Intro's by Stan Lee.

    Maybe for the 40th anniversary, we'll get a Blu Ray set of the original Transformers series, that has an option to watch the Puppet Prime/Tommy segments as a bonus feature. Who knows...
     
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    What a neat thing to have unearthed! I'm going to enjoy watching this. Thanks to Jason Jankowski for putting this up!
     
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    “Known worldwide now as ‘G1 Transformers’” to who, exactly? C**ts?
     
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    Tell me, how does one go about acquiring a Prime head such as this for one's garden?
     
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    Here:
     
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    Ha! Great minds think alike, I also had to grab a screen from that. It's hot under those lights.

    optimus-shirtless.jpg
     
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    Gallagher?!? Sledge-O-Matic?!?
     
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    but not hot enough to take off your sweater COMPLETELY, just form a stylish scarf out of it….
    And don’t forget your fingerless gloves.


    Super weird, right??? o_O :D 
     
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    I didn't even notice the fingerless gloves! :lolol 
     
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    What wonderful historical footage!
     
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    Dude, you’ve made it your avatar!!! Right on!!!!

    Spread the word, the fandom must know of this mysterious friend of Powermaster Prime. :lol 
     
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    That a amazing photo.

    So cool to get BTS video from this commerical. Crazy we almost 40 years later we still get stuff like this. Also while I only listened to 30 seconds. Was so cool hearing Peter Cullen lines and seeing the puppet’s faceplate move.
     
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  15. bearytrek

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    neat, I am surprised so much of it was a practical set...always figured they just built the hand and used closeups of the miniature full body puppet or cgi on greenscreen for Prime
     
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    Is there any chance the Prime puppet is sitting in a warehouse somewhere, or some parts of it are sitting in a production assistant's garage?
     
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    Unlikely. Most sets and large objects are recycled or send to the landfill right after production unless there is an intent to do more filming (e.g. another season or a sequel). Some medium and smaller things are kept in storage, along with diagrams and photographs, but keeping stuff means warehouse space means money.

    A good example of this is when Battlestar Galactica wrapped filming, the sets were photographed and laser scanned, then demolished within days to make room for the next production. This despite the fact that Blood and Chrome was being worked on as a prequel and would have needed the Galactica (albeit 30 years younger). But because B&C wasn't sold yet (and never was, sadly) rebuilding of the sets never happened. The pilot (which got filmed) used new sets and green screen and nothing looked the same.
     
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    Very cool, thank you for sharing and providing fascinating insight into the production of this.
     
  19. Timothy.R

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    Man, he must've transformed into one gigantic truck.

    and it amazes me that his hands are red.
     
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    Watching it back now much older, my favorite part of those live action segments is whenever Optimus shows up, you hear the theme music (the awesome synth choir version chanting "Bah! Bah!") slowly get louder and louder as he approaches. As if it plays from his sound system everywhere he goes. :lol  Dying cracking up now thinking about Prime just travelling around the cosmos accompanied by that music perpetually.

    In the 1980's, you just know that was the coolest person on set. :lol 
     
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