Discussion in 'Transformers Video Discussion' started by Chris McFeely, Jun 3, 2017.
My question to this FakeTube: HOW CAN WE GET RID OF YOU?"
So my theory on Hauler goes like this: as Chris says in the video, the crane truck was intended to be the twelfth carbot in the 1984 assortment. But when Hasbro sent a box of the toys to Bob Budiansky to make up names and bios for them, the crane truck was missing. It was too late to get anything written up for it, but an animation model had already been designed and used in the first episode. The name "Hauler" was made up during voice recording.
I'm tantalized by the thought that somewhere in the world, there exists a robot-mode animation model for the crane truck done in the more streamlined style of the other '84 designs that gave them more heroic proportions than the '85 designs that stayed much closer to how the toys looked. Where could it be? The Hasbro vault? A disused filing cabinet at Toei? Floro Dery's sock drawer? We may never know... but for me it's a holy grail of lost 1984 history.
Can we expect another "Art of Transformers" episode? Those are my favorite! Also I love the Basics!
I want to get back to "Art of" eventually! But for now, here's this week's episode a day earlier than usual!
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