#Transformers #StudioSeries Instructions/Package Art Archive Updates
It’s a project and process, long in the works (about >300 additions this round), I wanted to get our high rez scans of instructions and package art uploaded and available to everyone for Studio Series toys, particularly the Constructicons. So, as you get Mixmaster, Scavenger... coming out in the coming months - and want to start building Revenge of the Fallen Devastator; don't worry if you've misplaced the instructions for the limbs and other characters/toys that came out last year. We've got your back! ~ There is easy access to Rampage, Long Haul, Scrapmetal, Hightower, etc readily accessible.
Includes the first wave of Autobots: Optimus Prime (Leader Class), Grapple (Voyager), Wheeljack, Hoist and Cliffjumper (each Deluxe). Adds further confirmation that the final mass release of the Leader Class WFC Optimus Prime will have blue eyes and hands! ~ These toys look amazing and we cannot wait to get our hands on them!
#Transformers Earthrise Package Art Teases Possible New Figures!
Courtesy of @transformerscca on Twitter who shares some nice in-hand photos of the next War for Cybertron Optimus Prime, apparently purchased in Bangkok.
The art raises some interesting questions. Some of the characters shown on the packaging we know of having toys coming out: Optimus Prime, Wheeljack (we all guessed Trailbreaker, considering we already know about a Hoist... We also see a (Haslab!) Unicron, G1 Quintesson judge, Arcee and Bumblebee. Could this mean new toys of these characters? Fingers crossed!
"Packaging shows of who's upcoming in the line, and has a tech-spec-decoder-style secret!"
#TransformersTheMovie Storyboards, Outline & Scripts Available Online - Provide Reveals, Secrets & Insights about Author Intents for G1 Classic!
I am still amazed by what you can find on the internet these days. (Okay, boomer! ~ This is a absolute TREASURE of classic #Transformers goodness. I'm still learning things about UNICRON, we've never heard before!
Some excerpts from Ron Friedman original (EARLY draft) outline:
"ENTITY - mysterious, horrifying. Softspoken at the beginnig, god-like at the end when he transforms into robot mode. Since a talking planet is somewhat of a stretch to begin with, please try and keep his talking to a minimum - let Megatron/Galvatron carry the bulk of the dialogue. ***NOTE: the Entity needs a new name. *We might try to cast Orson Welles. <Ron then pencils in name suggestions, some of these I've heard, others are new to even me!> ABSORBER * UNITRON * THE AMALGAMATOR * AMALGAMON * INGESTOR * MASITCAR"
"Somewhere in the opening battle please try to include the following. ...
The Constructicons (Scrapper, Bonecrusher, Scavenger, Hook Long Haul and Mixmaster) form Devestator and take on the Anibots (lion, tiger, eagle, buffalo and rhinoceros) who also come together to from a huge robot.
<<HOLY CRAP, THIS SOUNDS LIKE AT THIS TIME THE PREDACONS WERE ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO BE AUTOBOTS?!>>
Use other characters (Inferno, Smokescreen, Tracks, Red Alert, Grapple, Hoist, Beachcomber, Ramjet, Dirge, and Thrust as need in background.
***NOTE: You can kill off the following robots: Gears, Huffer, Windcharger, Sunstreaker, Sideswipe, Hound, Trailbreaker, Ironhide, Ratchet, Prowl, Brawn, Mirage, Wheeljack, Bluestreak, Thundercracker Skywarp and Shockwave.
...24. UNICRON - Galvatron, deciding that the Entity is too dangerous, tries to blow him up with a bomb. Ironically, the exploding bomb is the last source of energy the Entity needs. And he transforms into an immense planet-sized robot. The Entity in Robot mode captures Galvatron and then begins to tear Cybertron apart. The Decepticons attempt to stop him, but they are mercilessly slaughtered..."
There is so much more to be seen and dissected! What other gems of early TFTM development can we uncover!? Share any interesting thoughts and tidbits you have in the comments below!
These excerpts come to us by way of sunbowmarvelarchive whose stated purpose:
“Dedicated to the preservation and showcase of scripts, storyboards and other production material from Sunbow Productions and Marvel Productions. This is an unofficial site that has no affiliation with any company responsible for the commission or production of the cartoons depicted herein."
The site admin was kind enough to make a comment below:
“The Friedman stuff came from the group fandom effort to buy them up and scan them, led by Jim Sorenson back in 2011. The Sunbow revision script I just straight up bought from an online script store. But the storyboards were a fan contribution, which is what I rely on. If anyone has or knows the location of scripts or storyboards for any of the shows and movies covered by the archive, please get in touch.”
Have you ever been watching an old movie or TV show from when you were a kid and thought to yourself, "Wouldn't it be cool if someone actually made that??
Oz DeShaw, Transformers fan and sculptor has just that! Check our his indiegogo campaign to reserve your Cybertron wall sculpture and support this crowdfunded project today!
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