Transformers toys with fake and fictional brands and sponsor decals
Posted 01 January 2020 - 03:42 PM
Edited by Nevermore, 01 January 2020 - 03:42 PM.
Big thanks to my dad for playing along with this visual recreation.
Posted 01 January 2020 - 03:44 PM
Power Core Combiners:
Leadfoot - "Blackrock"
Dark of the Moon:
Walmart exclusive Deluxe Bumblebee - "Fly Omega Supreme" (using the Greek letter "Omega"), "S.T.A.R.S.", "Ancient Robot"/"Prehistory Autobot" insignia (from "Five Faces of Darkness"), Mini-Con insignia (from Armada), Sumdac Systems logo (from Animated), Playschool Go-Bots insignia, "Black Rock", Dinobots insignia (from Beast Machines), "Maccadam's"
Walmart exclusive Deluxe Sideswipe - "Lithonian Drivetrain", "Axalon Rattraps - Safe, Humane, Yeah, right!", "Sun bro", "Maccadam's", TransTech Autobot insignia
I did the color guides for these guys! Was a lot of fun loading Bumblebee and Sideswipe up with easter eggs. And gave Lithonian Drivetrain from Classics Mirage another shoutout, to try and help establish it as a fictional brand.
When I did the colors for PCC Leadfoot I was surprised Blackrock hadn't been used on a toy yet (that I was aware of), and part of me wondered if there was a reason for that. But I put it on, figuring the people in-house at Hasbro would catch it and change it if it couldn't be used, but it went through. So I put it on Bumblebee too.
Human Alliance Icepick has Frecon. Originally I was going to go with "SnowCon" or "SnoCon" but I think a google search showed those to be actual things. Frecon is much better (especially pronounce almost like "Freak on".)
DOTM Commettor has a logo which was meant to be a sort of Cybertronian NASA. But it doesn't have any words so I don't know if it counts.
Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:30 PM
Those are... clearer, but still too hard to make out. I'm pretty sure most of the "text" is just meaningless marks, but some of it is tantalizingly close to readable. Like, does that white sign with the black border say "MANGA"? The red-and-white sign above "SALE" looks like it might be something too.
The swimsuit girl advertising... tires?... is an excellent touch.
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