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#1 Hydra

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:39 AM

e-HOBBY has posted a Museum article on their 2004 G1 GoBots exclusives.
There are some cool details for those with sharp eyes. icon-ironhide.gif

http://www.e-hobbyma...un_en/2194.html

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:19 AM

Sweeeeeeet~

This set is in my e-hobby top 5 list. I love it not just because I'm getting some minibots in funky colors, but also because of the thought that was put in the story behind it.

You are probably not allowed to disclose such information, Hydra, but I'm curious: are these G1 GoBots getting a re-release like Sunstorm did? Are there OTHER G1 GoBots coming our way from e-hobby?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:24 AM

Nice recreation of the art there. icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:10 AM

Huh, so now e-Hobby is no longer scared of identifying the individual toys by name?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:22 AM

I like the Spy Changers tie-in.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:06 AM

This is one of the best eHobby exclusives of all.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:12 AM

Yup!

Not just because it opened the door to the Gobot invasion. It was because it combined the Gobot invasion with the miscolored toys in the old catalogs. So they ended up in a double dip of goodness rather than just being Hasbro toys repainted as Bandai toys.

Something which I think a lot of fan-suggestions for Gobot repaints overlook.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:54 AM

QUOTE(Meister79 @ Nov 7 2011, 08:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is one of the best eHobby exclusives of all.

I agree and some of the most expensive. Pathfinder was the only one I ever thought to be a bit on the boring side due to being similar to Cosmos.

I would like these color schemes applied to more modern figures as well (we do have Bugbite afterall).

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:02 AM

So these guys are retroactively the first group "on Cybertron" to use the name Gobots, but they led to the Spychangers rather than... the Gobots. Of course, it's possible (likely) that the G2 Gobots bridge the gap, but there's only so many permutations of a thing you can squeeze into one paragraph.

I wonder what the story is for the guy actually named Gobots now...
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:07 AM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Nov 7 2011, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder what the story is for the guy actually named Gobots now...


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:52 AM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Nov 7 2011, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder what the story is for the guy actually named Gobots now...

What Lukeblast doesn't know is that he's about to be recruited into GI Joe under the codename "Transformers."

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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#12 Monzo

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:09 AM

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Their colorings were based on unreleased recolors featured in an American catalog, but it seems that their names and characters originate elsewhere?


Didn't they originate in a Japanese catalog?

http://tfwiki.net/wi...botscatalog.jpg

http://tfwiki.net/wi...apanese-cat.jpg

#13 Hydra

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:51 AM

Hmm, pretty sure some of the planning documents said an American catalog,
but that does seem to be the catalog in question, and darned if it's not Japanese. That can
be changed in the article.

Keep in mind, these were the same planning documents that originally had the chars.
labeled as Bath Finder and Bat Boy. ^^

Good eyes, Monzo. Thanks for your suggestions, BTW.
As for the GoBots, I'm not aware there are any plans to resissue them.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:00 AM

Maybe the G2 Gobots have been retroactively renamed Spy Changers? Or did these guys lead to the invention of the G1 Spy CHangers that had Optimus, Prowl, Jazz, Wheeljack, Hoist, etc?

Edited by mignash, 07 November 2011 - 11:02 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:02 AM

'Bath Finder' sounds like a seedy phone App, and I won't even comment on 'Bath Boy'.


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#16 Hydra

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:14 AM

I would presume that the Spychangers were the eventual result of their technology?
However, keep in mind that in the unified Japanese animated continuity, the events of Car Robots precede G2 by decades,
so the Spy Changers would have apparently come first.

And it was BAT Boy. You know, like in baseball, I guess? I know Japanese people loves baths and all, but...

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:46 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Nov 7 2011, 09:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Nov 7 2011, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder what the story is for the guy actually named Gobots now...
You are what you eat.

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QUOTE(Hydra @ Nov 7 2011, 11:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would presume that the Spychangers were the eventual result of their technology?
However, keep in mind that in the unified Japanese animated continuity, the events of Car Robots precede G2 by decades,so the Spy Changers would have apparently come first.

Ah, good observation. I keep forgetting that the fiction isn't linear with toy release.

Makes a lot of sense then that after the success of the Spychangers, a bunch of guys would be created (and/or RE-created) in that vein. Somewhere along the line then, "Gobots" was reattached to the group or maybe a sub-group of the Spychangers.

QUOTE
And it was BAT Boy. You know, like in baseball, I guess?

Or those crazy Gobots just love their tabloids...

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:40 PM

http://tfwiki.net/wi...botscatalog.jpg

I think Paul Hitchens has a larger version of that pic.

He also has... package art of the jets in those colors? Sadly, Wayback Machine doesn't have the images, only the text.
http://web.archive.o...s/g1_protos.htm

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:55 PM

The package art for those proto-coneheads appeared on both one of the Japanese laserdisc sets and in a random J-G1 guidebook. I made scans from the latter, which are... uh... somewhere...

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:18 PM

I really wish I'd bought that set.



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