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@  Maximus Ambus : (25 September 2020 - 11:58 PM)

Aw I scratched the hood of my 35th anniversary Bluestreak. Fortunately he's in robot mode a lot.

@  Sabrblade : (25 September 2020 - 07:24 PM)

No decoration could improve the wall more than Knockout himself

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 September 2020 - 05:04 PM)

The wall could use some decorating, though. Maybe a nice shelf or a portrait.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 04:32 PM)

I'm laughing so hard XDDD

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 September 2020 - 02:31 PM)

He doesn't even mind this time. You know what? It's comfortable here.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 02:23 PM)


@  Bass X0 : (25 September 2020 - 01:11 PM)

is an annoying stage in Super Mario World.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2020 - 02:15 PM)


@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 September 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Beast Era, a blonde rat called Sunsqueaker.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2020 - 01:00 PM)

And then Knockout was in the wall again.

@  Sabrblade : (24 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Knockout: "Ooh, sorry, Lord Megatron. The correct word was... 'Decepticon'."

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 September 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Knockout: *while doing a crossword puzzle* Lord Megatron, whats a ten letter word for disappointment? | Megatron: ...... Starscream.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 September 2020 - 01:20 PM)

@Bass X0 Shockwave did it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 11:56 AM)

At least it's not Suntwerker.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

I read that name as "suntweaker" the first time, and was terrified for a moment...

@  Bass X0 : (23 September 2020 - 03:41 AM)

Prowl did nothing wrong.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 01:50 AM)

Smashy, Stabby, Selfy, and Shieldy.

@  Xero Prime : (22 September 2020 - 08:52 PM)

RunFast, MuckyTrail, TrackBreaker and Sunstreaker

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 September 2020 - 06:16 AM)

Runamuck, Fasttrack, Sunstreaker, and Trailbreaker.

@  Nevermore : (22 September 2020 - 06:13 AM)

Cardboard and plastic.

@  Paladin : (22 September 2020 - 05:52 AM)

what's IN Wave 3, anyway?

@  Telly : (21 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

i dont think theyre due for release until november. at least thats when target says ill get trailbreaker and sunstreaker. thought the wiki says theyre out in singapore

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2020 - 06:01 PM)

Has wave 3 actually reached anywhere yet?

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2020 - 04:40 PM)

A few more Bearimy's for Earthrise wave 3 to reach the UK

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 05:07 PM)

Cheers pal.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 September 2020 - 04:42 PM)

Welcome aboard!

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 04:38 PM)

Hey, new to the boards

@  RichardT1977 : (20 September 2020 - 02:29 PM)

I had an idea for a Spiral Zone/Go-Busters crossover fanfic...

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

I loved what was there, and think it's pretty ripe for "renegades" style reboot.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:13 PM)

It's a shame as I loved Spiral Zone, and the design from the Japanese Toyline of the same name are fantastic, I adore the monowheel motorbike.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Hasbro doesn't seem to have any interest in doing anything with the TV show, haven't greenlit any attempt to rerelease it, and there have been approaches, so I think it may be aother one of Tonka's legal carcrashes where everyone involved owns a piece and it's not really worth anyone sticking their neck out to claim ownership.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I feel that homages and references would be a fun way to expand the GI Joe brand, and give a little love to lines that are unlikely to be acknowledged beyond such capacity.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I was under the impression that Bandai was more the character design aspects, not story or characters.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:55 PM)

Also isn't it in rights limbo, given how it's loosely based on concepts from a BanDai series much like GoBots?

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:52 PM)

We don't need a Spiral Zone reboot, in a decade or so we'll be living it.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 12:49 PM)

Yeah, but it would fundamentally change the base premise of both gijoe and spiral zone. It's either not the world spanning threat it was, or the zone riders are backed up by a competent force. Either way, you compromise the context of both.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:19 PM)

Akin to what was done with Matt Tracker in 2008.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

Again, not a PURE transplant, but an integration of ideas and concepts into the world of GI Joe.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

@Wonko The Cobra Overlord, with help from Dr. Mindbender and Cesspool, develops machines capable of generating a mind-controlling fog. GI Joe stalwarts Flint, Airtight, Lifeline, and Psyche-Out are joined by Colonal Courage to infiltrate these zones and disable the machines. Figures would sport hostile environment suits (Eco warriors cross with Spiral Zone) and make new versions of the mono-wheel vehicles.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 September 2020 - 09:39 AM)

Hasbroverse.2 with bought properties: Bravestarr, Ulysses 31, Galaxy Rangers, Shadow Raiders, Manta Force, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Mighty Orbots, Jem and Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines. Seamless.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 08:32 AM)

While acknoledging spiral zone would be pretty boss, I doubt they could actively integrate it into anything else: given the scale of the villains deeds.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:03 AM)

COPS, Spiral Zone, Shadow Strikers, Action Man, Centurions, MegaForce. They wouldn’t replicate the old lines, but simply acknowledging their existence would be nifty.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:01 AM)

I would love to see GI Joe become something of a “celebration of action figures”. Hasbro has SO MANY old action figure properties, and many could slot into the GI Joe umbrella with relative ease.

@  Otaku : (19 September 2020 - 12:04 AM)

G.I. Joe, CyberCOPS, and M.A.S.K. all seem like something that would work from Animated or Prime, though CyberCOPS might have been a bit trickier from Prime.

@  Sabrblade : (18 September 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Rik Alvarez originally wanted the last episode of Prime to spinoff into a new MASK reboot.

@  Otaku : (18 September 2020 - 08:19 PM)

The failed Hasbroverse reminds me how so many things could have been spun off from Transformers: Animated and (after that) Transformers: Prime.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Requiem of the Wreckers was post-Revolution, but it was also, you know, a single issue.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:06 AM)

But Roche didn't have a series to keep out from the crossovers since Sins of the Wreckers was before Revolution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:01 AM)

Oh wait, that post said Roche, not Barber.

@  Rycochet : (18 September 2020 - 10:46 AM)

And then seemed surprised nobody particlarly wanted it.

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Combiner Wars / POTP PACKRAT

Repaint Modification

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 09:45 AM

Back when FunPub had the Subscription Service we were given a reimagining of the classic Botcon toy Fractyl as a combiner limb with a jet alt mode. Personally I always felt his Set Mate should have been given the same treatment. Sure, Packrat was present in Most Wanted... but I wanted a combiner limb.
The choice of alt mode was easy. Rattrap was a motorcycle in Dawn of Future's Past... but I didn't want to use Ransack. And unfortunately for me I completely missed out on Groove. 
Enter POTP Wreck Gar.
In the States he's a Walgreen's exclusive but here in Canada its EBGames who carries him. And sure enough the 1st EB I went to had multiples so I bought 2: one to keep as Wreck Gar and one to modify. I then planned on getting a loose generations Rattrap for parts as I intended to use the head and the arms.
But when  I got home I fell on 2 obstacles. First the arms as they use different sizes ball joints and also as Wreck Gar's arm houses the kickstand. Ok forget the arms I'll just repaint them. But the 2nd problem I cant ignore: the head. Wreck Gar uses a balljoint but Rattrap is on a mushroom peg. No head, no dice.
So I opted for the solution I used for my Dragnet custom I did all those years ago: I made a green stuff cast of Rattrap's head.
First I applied vegetable oil on Rattrap's face to ensure the green stuff wouldn't stick to it, then pushed a glob of Green Stuff on the face. Let that cure overnight.
With that done I repeated the procedure the next day but on the back of the head. The following day I had my mold's 2 parts: front and back.
Having my mold the next step was to make sure it would fit on the balljoint. Removing Wreck Gar's head, I once again used veggie oil to prevent stickage and then filled my mold with more green stuff, then sticking the thing on the balljoint. Let it cure one day again, then I un-molded. There we go: a Packrat head fitting the Wreck Gar balljoint.
OK so we're ready to start for real now! I opted to base the color scheme on the Transmetal version as this is a vehicle - but still wanted to keep SOME elements of the original, which were carried over to the Most Wanted version. 1st the head: I wanted the head to be mostly blue (like the original) but with a green "cap" like the transmetal toy. For the arms I opted to replicate the "blue forearms/gold hands" the original had, so just a coat of blue while leaving the hands unpainted worked.
One thing I REALLY wanted to replicate was the vacuum metalized look of the transmetal toy, and I had a method. Using Cheetimus's technique of painting headlights, I adapted that to larger surfaces. I used the wheels as a test 1st. So I spray painted the wheels with my silver paint (the same can I use for my SG Dinobots) and after, gave the thing a generous layer of clear blue. After 2 layers of blue I basically achieved the effect. (Fun fact: in the picture of the painted head 2 images above this paragraph you can see the back piece in silver, awaiting its 1st coat of clear blue)
Now we're getting somewhere. I painted the entire back torso in this method but the front needed something more. To evoke the transmetal version I gave him a gray chest but painted the left "pectoral" green to match the green panel on the transmetal toy.
Moving on, I painted the lower legs using the same method (man I never used so much clear blue before), but gave the biceps and thighs a light grey color. I opted for green for the feet as when in vehicle mode, these would match the green panels on the back of packrat's beast mode.
So all that's left is the windshield! Using masking tape I covered all the clear parts and gave it the silver spray treatment. Then of course I gave it a couple clear blue coats, and replaced the autobot symbol with a maximal one. Just need to reassemble the sucker!!
So there we have it, COMBINER WARS/POTP PACKRAT! My Fractyl  now has his counterpart. All in all this took me 2 weeks working on and off on this. Getting the blues to match was tough but I'm pleased with the result. The windshield looks a bit "frosted" due to the sealant I used but I don't mind. The clear paint makes the joints EXTREMELY tight so I wont transform him too often but he'll join the rest of my pre-Beast Wars cast on the shelf. Woohoo!!!

Edited by Devcon, 11 September 2018 - 12:50 PM.

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 12:37 PM

That is impressive work and an impressively good!

Kudos Devcon!



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Posted 11 September 2018 - 05:36 PM

That's like the best looking "transmetal" painjob I've ever seen. Good Job man.


wow, that's impressive. 


I love when details like the hands here - just workout when doing a custom. 


also the Headmold you did is loads better than most of the botcon stuff I've seen XD 


thanks for not adding the gross yellow sideburns from the transmetal toy btw 

Edited by Destron D-69, 11 September 2018 - 05:37 PM.

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 08:46 PM

That is some truly incredible work you've done here, Devcon. The colors and paint applications on Packrat look fantastic.




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