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@  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.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 10:25 AM)

Wasn't Barber among the editorial guys that pushed for Hasbroverse?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 10:19 AM)

He did it possibly due to 616 Spider-Mans marriage reset between Civil War and Secret Invasion.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 09:20 AM)

Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man because it was mostly set far away from Earth?

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 September 2020 - 08:49 AM)

I'm learning so much-

@  Maruten : (18 September 2020 - 04:21 AM)

At its worst it was better than MASK, sure.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 02:15 AM)

At it's worst it still stomped all over the failed Hasbroverse. Roberts and Roche kept their respective series well out of that one for the same reasons Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man when Loeb and Miller wanted greater control for Ultimatum.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2020 - 06:37 PM)

That's so accurate it's physically painful.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Red Dwarf of Transformers? An interesting, innovative and genuinely funny series that descended into a self referential mess of cliches that continues long after it should have been put out to pasture and rendered nerly everyone thoroughly unlikeable? That seems about right.

@  Bass X0 : (17 September 2020 - 01:59 PM)

MTMTE and Lost Light are the Red Dwarf of Transformers stories, as opposed to the others which are more like Star Wars and Star Trek.

@  Kalidor : (17 September 2020 - 01:37 PM)

Anyone in CONUS want a Skylynx for $100 shipped?

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 September 2020 - 01:34 PM)

Maybe an acquired taste in that's in that it's from a fan raised on the UK run where Transformers wasn't taken so seriously in many stories, especially some Earthforce standalones.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2020 - 09:47 AM)

so, terrible?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 September 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Yeah I think at that point Lost Light is just the '86 movie without the soundtrack.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 September 2020 - 02:28 AM)

So, exctly what Triangleman just said.

@  Bass X0 : (17 September 2020 - 12:36 AM)

A few of the same characters.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 10:33 AM

Previously... on Devcon repaints the POTP Dinobots...


SG Slug


SG Grimlock


Ooooookay so we had a... (checks)  6 month delay. Yikes. Thank you Canadian Distribution.


So having attended Pete's Robot Convention in June, I was able to get my custom SG Swoop done, complete with the exclusive face that was made especially for him. I originally intended to have my other 2 limbs done by then so I could have a completed Shattered Glass Volcanicus at the con itself... but yeah Distribution happened.


So I waited. And waited.


And waited.


And waited some more.


Eventually I decided to cave and I saw that Amazon US could send me the two remaining limbs. I first bought a pair (to complete my regular POTP Volcanicus) and then after a week or two decided to order another pair.


WOOPS! They're no longer available. Of course. Oh wait, apparently they can be sold to Amazon Prime subscribers! But I'm not a Prime Sub... Time to exploit the old "trial version"! I got a 30 trial, ordered the 2nd pair, and promptly cancelled the sub I don't need the super fast shipping on stuff I order THAT much.) So YAY I finally have my 2nd set of limbs! I CAN FINALLY FINISH THIS THING!!!


I didn't bother taking "step by step" pictures this time as this would end up simply being a repeat of what I said in the other 2 threads. So you'll have to make do with my commentary instead.








Seen here with the certificate of authenticity from Pete's Robot Convention. Not much to say here since I used the same basic techniques I did with Slug and Grimlock. The Con Custom didn't do the "de-gunk the gold and spray paint with silver" thing I do, so I ended up doing that part at home. I also spray painted the sword with the same silver I use for the inside parts, and added some orange detailing here and there (notably on the side of the heads. I also added some silver on the "exposed" parts of the back in Dino Mode to break up the dark steel mix I've been using.


SG Sludge






Some details here worth mentionning.


When I did Slug, I disassembled some of the parts but didn't go "overboard" as I was afrait to irreparably damage the figure. Notably, I didn't open up the torso, nor did I remove any of the rivets. Having attended Pete's Robocon before tackling Sludge, however, that gave me the opportunity to learn a bit about how the combiner mechanism worked, and also got some tips on how to remove rivets. So this time I openned up the torso to paint the inside without having to go around the combiner port, and also was able to remove the jaw of the dino mode as this is not using a simple pin but is actually more rivet-like (noooot quite a rivet but definitely looks like one).


Second, on the subject of de-gunking... I actually didn't have much to do this time. The tail is already silver, and the head of the dino mode is NOT done by painting the inside but rather a gold colored piece of plastic underneath the clear plastic. So I only had to disassemble the head (removing the aforementioned rivet-like pin) and spraypaint the gold pirce silver. This explains why Sludge's silver parts are much more clean than the others in the gang.


Third, the hinge that holds the 2 heads (needed to achieve the combined mode) is EXTREMELY tight - so tight that I could never paint it without having the paint scrape off when I turned him into his leg mode. So I eventually decided to leave it unpainted, which resulted in the red rectangle under his neck in robot mode. I also didn't have a small enough SG Autobot sticker to replace the one the normal figure had so I simply placed a different sized sticker on his abdomen instead (Where the "target decal" is on the original figure)








So hey I had the easiest figure to de-gunk done, I'm home free, right?




This one's gunk was HORRIBLE to remove, and so hard to reach - so much that I eventually quit. I think my clear plastic eventually started to get damaged from all the soaking in alcohol, you can see what I mean by looking at the dino front legs. But I've gone too far to stop this project now.


I once again disassembled the whole thing as much as I could, and proceeded to spray paint the softer plastic parts (gold on the original figure) with the same silver paint I've been using from the start. Each tail half is itself in 3 sections: regular gray plastic for the most part and two pieces of the softer gold plastic. I spraypainted the gold parts, sealed and re-attached them. For the ones on the robot mode legs, I pried open the rivets near the knee, and simply loosenned the one near the feet. That allowed me to remove the gold plastic piece, which I spraypainted again. When I re-assembled the legs however I could never fully re-rivet the knees - I ended up pushing the rivets in as much as I could and simply used CA glue to fix the outside of the rivet to the leg, yet still allow it to bend his knees.


And on a filnal touch I did like I did for Swoop and painted his sword silver, Then dimply applied a SG autobot sticker to the dino head and, like I did for Grimlock, ran an xacto blade through it so each half of the head would have half of the insignia.



And now... I'm finally done!!! GANG IS ALL HERE!!!






I chose to assemble his limbs in reverse than the "normal" way... because you know, mirror universe :p


And some final pictures I took last night, with his certificate of authenticity for Swoop:








Aaaaaand... I'M DONE!!! No more customizing for me in the near future as nothing currently has my creative juices flowing like the SG gang and Packrat from the other day. Hey! I finally can clear my kitchen table and actually have a spot to eat on it now! lol


Enjoy, folks!

Edited by Devcon, 29 September 2018 - 10:44 AM.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 02:18 PM

This was some amazing work Devcon. The team came out really great. Hopefully something in the near future captivates you enough to work on some more customs. You've been doing some really good custom work.




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Posted 29 September 2018 - 04:22 PM

Awesome work. Does this mean shattered Glass Trypticon would be G1 Dinobot colors?

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 07:00 PM

Ask Nightviper :D
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Posted 29 September 2018 - 09:20 PM

that's impressive work. 

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 08:25 AM

Gorgeous work.

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 10:13 PM

That is some incredible work ya did Devcon.  Your dinobotx look AWESOME!

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