Repro/Sticker: Nucleon Quest Regular Convoy - Proof of Concept

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  1. Napjr

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    After a failed April fools joke, i present you: My fake Jafcon Convoy

    I have always loved my Black repaints, but most end up being evil versions of Optimus, after the success of Car Robots. In the past, we got some nice repaints wich were just a black recolor but still an Autobot

    Jafcon Convoy is one of my holy grails, but i doubt ill ever pay $1000 for one, so i opted to simply get one of the known black KOs from China, hoping the best (it wasnt :p ). After weeks waiting, the box arrived crushed (hated the purple Prime anyway), the trailer sticker had decepticon logos (crap! some samples had Autobot!), and quality wasnt the best (the rubber hose melted a missile and a wheel!!!)

    Still, makes a neat display piece. but i wanted to make it look even better

    Since ive done repro G1 mexican boxes, i had the perfect blank canvas to make something cool, and who knows, maybe give Takara/Tomy a new idea for a future release (or the KOs makers...). But what could make a good display and yet, not copying just a normal Optimus box?

    Why not, make a regular sized Nucleon Convoy? the Super Ginrai black recolor history, told us he was US PM Optimus, when he found Nucleon, before he became an Action Master... so it made sense he could have a transitional body before he couldnt transform anymore

    With that in mind, started to work, using NY Convoy box for color references, and Super Convoy for other details:

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    Japanese name says "Nucleon Quest Convoy"

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    Since this is going into Action Master territory, i had to use the 1990 boxart instead of the common 84 battle scene


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    Since Transformers came out in 1985 IN JAPAN, made sense to use the 35th logo in the box. Jafcon Convoy had that Black Version logo, i simply edited to say 2020. Being a KO, left the Made in China info (nerd!!!!)

    Unlike many other Optimus reissue recolors, i opted to change the stock photos to black to better represent the figure



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    Years ago, i saw KOs of the japanese dinocassettes in fake Encore boxes, wich had it spelled "enKOre". Always made me laugh, so i made a similar logo to that


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    There´s not much to talk about the figure itself, im waiting for Toyhax reprolabels for blue trailer stickers. The styrofoam was crushed during delivery, and was smaller than the G1 mexican one (wasnt expecting that), had to glue extra padding just for display (its inside the cardboard box anyway)


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    Finally, Super Convoy devolves to his Action Master body


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    Extra pic with my POTP Nucleon Optimus


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  2. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Do I ever shut up?

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    Nice! I can't believe that april fools joke was you...
     
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  3. Tomiku

    Tomiku black repaint fetishist

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    I may be biased but that is GORGEOUS.
     
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  4. Napjr

    Napjr Mr. Internet Veteran

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    Thanks! i thought it was kinda obvious :lol 
     
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  5. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    Nice box, dude. Would have thought some clear red paint would have gone well on the windows though!
    Oh, EnKOre is a nice touch too.
     
  6. Digger

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    Legit that’s such a cool box. I love when people get into that stuff and make some wonderfully authentic replications. And black prime’s are just cool.
     
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  7. Murasame

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    Beautiful