The Great Cybertronian Write Off (GCWO) - Daily G1 Pics, Reviews & Nostalgia!

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  1. Maz

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    Hey everyone,

    For those of you who already know what The Great Cybertronian Write Off is, we have decided to focus all of the posts into one thread to make them easier to find, and to make it easier to catch up, especially if some of you don't wish to follow the #GCWO hashtag on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. For those who don't know what it is, please read on!

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    Myself, @tikgnat, @Sixo and @incapable hulk decided to start creating daily G1 Transformers photographic and written content in the style of vintage UK and Euro paperwork, to give people just something very small to look forward to daily during this period of globally enforced home stay, the way a lot of our favourite content creators or artists have been doing.

    I approached @tikgnat with the design ideas and he executed them beautifully, incorporating visual elements from the 1985 and 1986 UK pack-in toy catalogues, 1986 UK Special Teams and European store giveaway catalogues as well as the old European Panini G1 sticker book too! After the template for these poster-style entries was completed, we took them to @Sixo and @incapable hulk and they were more than happy to contribute! We made a list of what each of us owns, and then divvied up the creative and posting responsibilities. While the template for the entries remains uniform, each photographer and writer would bring their own style to their entries, even the photo captions.

    We have been posting one entry daily across social media since March 31, and even across threads on TFW2005, and so this first post will contain all of week 1's posts, and then as we add more to the thread, this first post will be updated! You can also find links to our blogs and social media in our respective signatures where we will be making weekly blog posts summarising all of our contributions in a given week.

    ~ GCWO Week 1 ~

    Day 1 - Optimus Prime (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    Day 2 - Megatron (Incapable Hulk/Toybox Soapbox)
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    Day 3 - Jazz (Sixo/SixoTF)
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    Day 4 - Soundwave (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    Day 5 - Prowl (Incapable Hulk/Toybox Soapbox)
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    Day 6 - Frenzy/Rumble (Sixo/SixoTF)
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    Day 7 - Wheeljack (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    ~ GCWO Week 2 ~
    Day 8 - Starscream (Incapable Hulk/Toybox Soapbox)
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    Day 9 - Bluestreak (Sixo/SixoTF)
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    Day 10 - Thundercracker (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    Day 11 - Ironhide (Incapable Hulk/Toybox Soapbox)
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    Day 12 - Skywarp (Sixo/SixoTF)
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    Day 13 - Ratchet (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    Day 14 - Laserbeak/Buzzsaw (Sixo/SixoTF)
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    ~ GCWO Week 3 ~

    Day 15 - Sideswipe (Incapable Hulk/Toybox Soapbox)
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    Day 16 - Ravage (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    Day 17 - Skids (Sixo/SixoTF)
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    Day 18 - Trailbreaker (Incapable Hulk/Toybox Soapbox)
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    Day 19 - Mirage (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    Day 20 - Hound (Sixo/SixoTF)
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    Day 21 - Bumblebee (Incapable Hulk/Toybox Soapbox)
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    ~ GCWO Week 4/5 ~

    Day 22 - Sunstreaker (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    Day 23 - Cliffjumper (Sixo/SixoTF)
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    Day 24 - Gears (Incapable Hulk/Toybox Soapbox)
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    Day 25 - Jetfire (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    Day 26 - Bumper (Sixo/SixoTF)
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    Day 27 - Brawn (Incapable Hulk/Toybox Soapbox)
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    Day 28 - Shockwave (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    Day 29 - Windcharger (Sixo/SixoTF)
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    Day 30 - Huffer (Incapable Hulk/Toybox Soapbox)

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    ~ GCWO Week 6 ~
    Day 31 - Ramjet (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    Day 32 - Downshift (Sixo/SixoTF)
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    Day 33 - Dirge (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    Day 34 - Overdrive (Sixo/SixoTF)
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    Day 35 - Smokescreen (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    Day 36 - Thrust (Sixo/SixoTF)
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    Day 37 - Tracks (Maz/TFSquareone)
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    We very much hope that you enjoy this G1 photographer/writer crossover event as much as we have thus far, and do let us know if we've done your favourite character justice!

    And remember, "only the real GCWO have these watermarks" :D 

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    All the best
    Maz
     
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  2. cryotek

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    This makes it easier to find. Thanks for doing this.
     
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  3. Maz

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    Thanks so much, really glad to hear you are enjoying them!

    I have also now added the Week 2 GCWO entries - Starscream, Bluestreak, Thundercracker, Ironhide, Skywarp and Ratchet - to the opening post!

    Maybe I should put each week's posts behind a spoiler tag so that the post does not get ridiculously long?

    All the best
    Maz
     
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  4. Sixo

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    Well as if you haven't had enough for one day with Maz's megaload above, it's now time for day 14, so check out this pair of buzzards. It's Laserbeak & Buzzsaw!

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  5. cryotek

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    Leave them as is.:) 
     
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  6. Maz

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    Haha will do for now, but by the time week 4 is done, you may feel differently :lol 

    Added Sixo's Laserbeak and Buzzsaw day 14 entry to the first post!

    All the best
    Maz
     
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    As we kick off week 3, here's entry number 15 - Sideswipe. :) 

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  8. Maz

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    Freakin' beautiful!

    Very much looking forward to tomorrow :D 

    Also, I've added my week 2 blog post on GCW to my signature!

    All the best
    Maz
     
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    Great work!...now i want a ER Sideswipe
     
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    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    This thread is awesome!

    Plus, TSCHE-CHU-CHU-CHU-TSCHE is now my all-time favourite onomatopoeia!
     
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    These are professional works of art and archival quality pieces in their own rite. I love what @Maz @tikgnat @incapable hulk and @Sixo have put together here and so generously shared with the rest of us. Thank you so much. I'm saving each and every one of these. And thanks for giving old Ironhide some props so early on in this endeavour. Fantastic work, guys!
     
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    The most beautiful work I've seen in a long time.
     
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    Coffee table book when?
     
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  14. Maz

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    :lol  awesome! And thank you.

    Many kind thanks, and you are welcome! We're having a blast putting them together, and it's actually a bit difficult to stick to one a day as we have many of them ready to go already!

    Thanks so much dude, very kind of you to say that.

    Hey if enough people like them and we get enough eyes on them, there's always potential to do fun things with them!

    All the best
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    *waits patiently for the spotlight on Big Daddy*
     
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  16. Sixwing

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    Awesome work!
     
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  17. Maz

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    I mean, of course that might be a significant wait, but there has to be one tiny positive to the home stay period I guess? A micromaster-sized positive amongst other things?

    Many kind thanks!!

    All the best
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  18. Maz

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    Day 16 of the Great Cybertronian Write Off means RAVAGE! Is it a cat? Is it a dog? Who cares, as long as it flies!

    (He's a cat).

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    All the best
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    Man G1 Ravage looks fun
     
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  20. Maz

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    I really do like the mould, it's surprisingly stable! I think my favourite version of the mould is Stripes, with the gold Steeljaw-mould weapons that come with him!

    But how good does Ravage look just on his MB card?

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    and how about a Ravage wallet for fun! :D 

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    All the best
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