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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)

AND THEN KNOCKOUT WAS IN THE WALL AGAIN XDDD

@  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)

Gnarly.

@  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.


Cheetor Vehicle Mode - from Drift


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#1 (Deactivated) Iacon Studios

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:37 PM

Hey! Good to see ya! Happy '11!

Well, a while back I had stocked up on a spare Drift to make a Wheeljack, then shortly after saw the (really turbo sweet) pics of the official release. My spare Drift was just hanging out until I was catching up on some Beast Wars while painting....

I really liked the idea of the animated Cheetor drawings, using those triangle dot patterns, so I stole the idea, although they aren't hexagonal dots. I used Testors Laquer in Inca Gold, Model Master Brass, and a hand mixed metallic blue of my own creation. After some light panel work and some Pledge Future for that new car shine, he was done!














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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:55 PM

Oh wow, that really cool.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 03:07 PM

Very nice. I like it.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 03:09 PM

Very nice. Thought I'm kinda torn on the weapons. Part of me thinks he should have guns, but then I remember in Beast Machines he did use twin swords. Maybe both, Rifle and short swords.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 03:13 PM

Wow..that's beautiful. I'd personally like more visible dots on the vehicle mode (and maybe swap out the doors so he can have a sword and Blurr's hip guns), but the colors are wonderful.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 03:18 PM

I'm not sure if I'm totally in love with the spots, but that's a beautiful custom, with awesome color choices and paint work.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:13 PM

Heh. I had the same idea shortly after we had good pictures of the Drift toy.

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(He also looks a bit like Roadhandler and Tacker...)

Can we get a close-up of the face?

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:06 PM

Wow, that's gorgeous! Great job, that's a wonderful fit for that mold.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:25 PM

Thats pretty great. Nice work!

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 06:19 AM

OMG yes!

THANK YOU for not covering him in spots. It would have looked tacky and horrible, like all other Cheetor vehicles done before this in art and toy form.

This is easily the best pre beast form Cheetor ever, if only the car form was cybertronic! Not that theres a great deal you could have done about that anyway, but damn, this is fine work all the same
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Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:49 AM

That's pretty damn swank. It needs a bit more detail to break up the two dominant colors but otherwise I dig.

QUOTE(Admiral Lilwall @ Jan 5 2011, 06:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OMG yes!

THANK YOU for not covering him in spots. It would have looked tacky and horrible, like all other Cheetor vehicles done before this in art and toy form.

*AHEM*
It's not covered in spots and it's far from tacky.

Edited by Cheetimus Primal, 05 January 2011 - 10:50 AM.


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Posted 05 January 2011 - 12:42 PM

I have to agree with both Admiral Lilwall and Cheetimus Primal. icon-blitz.gif

Seriously, I appreciate the solid golden exterior and reserving the spots for vehicle mode: having too flashy a paint job or even one that is so close between modes should ruin the whole "robots in disguise" angle, not that it is an important plot point all that often. I would actually like a few more spots (maybe even larger ones) for robot mode, however. When going around as a humanoid robot, Cheetor probably wants to stand out instead of "oh, another guy with that body type." Before clicking on Cheetiums Primal's link, I was was more or less in agreement with Lilwall about spots and vehicle modes.

Then I clicked the link. That is just amazing. So I guess the spots can be done, though I think I prefer this one with clean lines. Wasn't he nicknamed the Golden Rocket?

Granted, given that BW/BM Cheetor, according to the Wrecker's Finale Part II (I think >.>) was a Rodimus fanboy, I basically want to see all G1(ish) Rodimus molds redecoed into Cheetor.

C'mon, if you were a Cybertronian you know you'd totally have to at least temporarily upgrade your frame to look like your hero in your own colors, right? Its like the Cybertronian equivalent of cosplaying!

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:12 PM

I would've liked the spots to be a little more 'dappled', more random. But a nice touch making them small details and not covering the car mode.

Spots aside, the colours are a great balance, and that blue is goegeous

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 03:35 AM

That looks great and proofs this mold can work as a new Cheetor/Tigatron and that BW characters don't have to tranform into animals (something Hasbro seems to think a lot of the time). However, I would've given Cheetor the guns instead of the swords and Tigatron would get the swords since in the Metal Manga he had one.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 03:50 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Jan 6 2011, 01:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's pretty damn swank. It needs a bit more detail to break up the two dominant colors but otherwise I dig.

QUOTE(Admiral Lilwall @ Jan 5 2011, 06:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OMG yes!

THANK YOU for not covering him in spots. It would have looked tacky and horrible, like all other Cheetor vehicles done before this in art and toy form.

*AHEM*
It's not covered in spots and it's far from tacky.



Wasn't aware of yours Cheets, therefore...

"THANK YOU for not covering him in spots. It would have looked tacky and horrible, like all other Cheetor vehicles done before this in art and toy form, except that one Cheetimus did a while back, cause it's great as well."

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 01:15 PM

Sweet Christmas, I would buy the crap out of that if it came with the rifle and shortswords. icon-silverbolt.gif

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:15 PM

Holy poop, that's one gorgeous custom! Superb work! icon-ironhide.gif
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Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:53 AM

that actually looks really cool!


i think the alt mode could use some graphics runnin down the sides tho. Anything to help make it feel more "fast"