G1 early concept arts

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  1. Gaokaiser

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    Cool!
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    ...super duper cool?
     
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    I hate to be that guy, but asides from the carry-case those don't really look like they belong in the Transformers line. The city-bot concept looks like it would do better in some other mecha series, where non-humanoid primary modes might be more prevalent.
     
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    So neat. I love glimpses like this.

    I like the design for "Diaclone Station," complete with lamposts, shrubs, pedestrians and a coffee shop. :D 

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    And look at the detailed interior Optimus was going to have!

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    *yawns*

    I'm happy with what we got.
     
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    I agree they look like they do belong in another mecha series.

    But I like them nonetheless. It is always nice to get a sneak peak at the early days of Transformers.
     
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    Look damn cool to me, and certainly looks like Transformers. Clearly the original design phase of Metroplex....what's "Un-Transformer" like about Metroplex?
     
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    Er, well, they are from another mecha series - Diaclone! :)  This must all be pre-Transformers.
     
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    Damn, i would like that optimus.
     
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    Cheers for clearing that up :) 
     
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    The case / base would have been awesome for playing as a kid in the 80s. Metroplex with the car wash bay cracks me up, actually does look like a city block. Hasbro needs to bring that OP to life, a G1 take on stealth force.
     
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    The subway station looks really neat, very futuristic even now, back in the '70s I'm sure it was mind-blowing.

    A car wash! Surely that would strike fear into the hearts of evil doers everywhere.
     
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    Looks like Metroplex was originally going to be big enough to hold multiple Diaclone cars at once.
    Whereas the Metroplex we got could hold a single scramble city car.
    Metroplex would have had to have been much bigger.
     
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    That Metroplex design is actually really cool from a play-ability stand-point. It would have been cool to see some of that blended with what we actually got. Maybe a double-decker design in the chest, and perhaps more side-access panels.

    Don't get me wrong, I love the Metroplex design we had and always will, but there's some really awesome "kids would find a million ways to use that" things in this design that really could have upped the play factor.

    The Prime/Convoy I could give or take. I like our real Prime/Convoy better I think.
     
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    LOVE that diaclone station drawing
     
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    For anime or toyline?:confused: 
     
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    Great to see these early sketches!