It all started on the Allspark Discord server when I brought up one of the many lines that attempted to compete with Transformers (and GoBots) in the 1980s. One line had a toy called Liftor years before that name would be associated with Armada Smokescreen's Mini-Con partner. When I showed photos of the original Liftor and his line-mates, someone suggested turning Earthrise Hoist into a Transformer-ized version. I don't have the actual toy to customize, but I do have photo editing apps, like Paint.net and PicsArt. Showing this off on the server allowed me to meet a much better digibasher named Nathaniel Prime, who did his own version. He also introduced me to PicsArt. This is Nathaniel's Liftor. I'm simply putting it here for the sake of comparison. I would still make one more digibash entirely in Paint.net before transitioning to PicsArt. SCREWHEAD I've been envisioning this since I first saw the Siege Zetar toy. It would be awesome if Hasbro did this for real. When was the last time we even had a GoBot homage? Deadlift in ROTF? It's been a decade! WINDBREAKER Someone once said that Hasbro should recolor a Windcharger into Windbreaker. Will this work? JOHNNY I couldn't resist making a digibash of this biker-bot from Site 32 in Chrono Trigger. He's THE MAN after all! ROBO I couldn't do Johnny without making a Transformer homage to my favorite party member in Chrono Trigger, could I? HIGH BEAM The Siege Sideswipe mold is perfect for most G2 GoBots and Spychangers. I chose High Beam first because I think he's my favorite of the bunch. LEADFOOT How about some more G2 love? This guy is based on the Machine Wars redeco of Classics Mirage. TOW-LINE "No parking means no parking!" Well, the original was a recolor of the Machine Wars Hoist, so why not make a new version based on Earthrise Hoist? SKYBOLT This is one of my OCs. While my original design for him isn't based on a Seeker, he does have a Seeker-like transformation scheme, so I figured "Why not make him an Autobot Seeker?" How would that happen in canon? Regardless of "universe," Skybolt is an artificial being, being either created on Earth by humans or created as an experiment to explore the potential of a Teletraan-type AI in an Autobot body. This Skybolt would be the latter, having been created by Wheeljack from a deactivated clone drone used by Starscream in one of his many attempted coups against Megatron. DASHLANE This is another OC of mine, and yes, he is named after the password manager. What is it with some tech companies having names that would work well with Transformers? Either way, Dashlane normally transforms into a 1955 Ford Thunderbird, but there aren't any Transformers with such an altmode. However, part of Dashie's transformation involves the car hood folding down to become the chest. Character wise, Dashlane tries to come off as a friendly bot with a sarcastic sense of humor, but he's haunted by the memory of losing his best friend and mentor, Landmine, to Shockwave, who extracted his Spark and turned his body into a mindless drone that he had to put down. Eventually, Dashlane goes on to serve as a mentor to Skybolt, forming a bond with him that mirrors the bond he shared with Landmine. BAD BOY Here's another GoBot homage based on the Universe 2.0 Stormcloud toy. I went with the original GoBot's color scheme here, rather than the eHobby Powerglide recolor's. REV Like I said, Siege Sideswipe works well for Spychangers. G1-COLORED G2 MEGATRON Could this be what we get for a Megatron "reissue?" I think it would be a nice compromise myself. E-102 GAMMA After seeing a digibash of Thrilling 30 Tankor as E-123 Omega, I figured I should give Gamma a try. I loved this guy ever since I learned about him. RAPIDO Since the BotCon 2010 Rapido was based on the Universe 2.0 Bluestreak mold, I figured I'd give him a War for Cybertron Trilogy update by basing him on Siege Bluestreak. PATHFINDER Yep, it's another GoBot homage. Generations Cosmos' chest always did make him look a little feminine to me, so why not use him as a base to make a female character who also turns into a UFO?