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Sems Fir
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USA
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Posted - 10/10/2005 :  4:48:09 PM   

To continue to set the Transformer collectors on fire here's a couple of images (much better ones) of the proposed Transtech Starscream.

Before scrolling down to check out the images here's some quick information about Transtech (the truth).

First to make the Transformers fans drool over the Transtech segment here's some information. The toyline was under development to include sound chips depicting the sound change from vehicle to robot. In addition, there was the concept of mini Transformers to also be included with this product line.

What was proposed is as follows:

Optimus Prime - Truck
Megatron - Tank
StarScream - Jet Fighter
Silverbolt - Jet Wing
ShockWave - Land Speed Car
Cheetor _ Concept Car
And lots on mini transformers

Models were made of the following from Takara.
Cheetor
Optimus Prime
StarScream

Now fans have seen two of the three models (in hardcopy form) leaving just the Optimus to view.

Without any further delay for the fans of Transformers here you go!



and in robot mode:



Okay who wants to see more? How about a Megatron tank!

Robert
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Wthompson
BTT Editor


Canada
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Posted - 10/10/2005 :  5:02:08 PM

That's awesome Robert.


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Depthcharge
Prototype Member


USA
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Posted - 10/10/2005 :  5:18:13 PM

Very cool, everyone at TFW2005.com is buzzing over this. Thanks much for giving us all a look at what could have been. Looking forward to more.

-DC
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bobbo
Prototype Member


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Posted - 10/10/2005 :  5:39:52 PM

Thanks so much for posting these. You don't happen to have images of prime, do you?
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T.Man
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USA
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Posted - 10/10/2005 :  8:08:48 PM

I wonder why there's clear plastic?

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S250
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Posted - 10/11/2005 :  04:38:09 AM

Cool!!! thanks.
I can't wait to see more TransTech molds..
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StarscreamG1
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Posted - 10/11/2005 :  2:11:27 PM

Uhm, I hate to rain on everyones parade but thats not a very good looking toy. And it really is not attractive in any aspect as a 'Starscream' toy goes.

I remember seeing some early concept drawings of this transtech line and disliked them a lot then. Now that I see an actual prototype I'm very glad the line was killed before it was put out.

Nothing against those who like the toy at all. I suppose its a decent enough toy but as Starscream??? Not likely IMO.

Peace
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Cyclone X
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Belgium
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Posted - 10/11/2005 :  3:34:26 PM

part of your (?) pictures surfaced a few years ago in this form:
http://www.btfa.info/transtech/Starscream03.jpg

I'm glad I can now see full sized pictures, it looks complex enough (compared to nowadays' standards..) with lots of nice articulation

yes, it doesnt look like the traditional Starscream, but why always use the same design over and over again? be openminded for innovativity, like Transtech was :)

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Sems Fir
BTT Lead Editor



USA
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Posted - 10/11/2005 :  7:30:30 PM

Just to keep the information similar to the Cheetor posts here's the montage images to show how Starscream was to be transformed. I've checked out other TF forums and read some interesting responses and interesting questions. Here's some information.

T.Man the reason for the clear plastic on Starscream is due to this showing where lights were going to be utilized. A reason why this line was cancelled was due to Hasbro not wanting to take the line up to Pawtucket when the Cincinnati location was closed. Most of the drawings previously seen before on prior websites were all
to be sent to animators for development of the show. The product had to be developed based off of their original drawings while influencing the direction on several of the main characters in the show. I'll supply more information and images soon.

Here's the montage:






Robert
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monzo
Prototype Member


USA
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Posted - 10/11/2005 :  9:22:06 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Sems Fir

A reason why this line was cancelled was due to Hasbro not wanting to take the line up to Pawtucket when the Cincinnati location was closed.



Sems, I've heard about Hasbro's restructuring effort around this time, laying off over 2,000 employees, but... I don't really understand this statement. Please, would it be possible for you to elaborate?
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Sems Fir
BTT Lead Editor



USA
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Posted - 10/11/2005 :  9:45:06 PM

Hi Monzo,

Yes, I'll do my best to elaborate. I will do so soon. I apologize for not responding now, but will do what I can to explain soon.

Robert
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T.Man
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USA
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Posted - 10/11/2005 :  11:37:23 PM

every time I see this I still cant believe it

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Jaguaratron
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 10/12/2005 :  7:43:14 PM

Beautiful, i dont like the head but I love the clear plastic and hardcopy mix ;)

TF Hardcopies required ;)
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Doctor Paragon
Prototype Member


USA
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Posted - 10/13/2005 :  04:28:38 AM

It appears that the design/concept for TT Starscream was not completely thrown away.
TOMY released the toy below the next year after TransTech was canned.
It is calle "Lighning Garuda",and was made for the Hikarian line in Japan.





Edited by - Doctor Paragon on 10/13/2005 04:34:34 AM
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Sems Fir
BTT Lead Editor



USA
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Posted - 10/16/2005 :  8:50:27 PM

Here's a closer image view of the back of the hardcopy.



Robert
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FREEFALLL666
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 10/21/2005 :  10:58:00 AM

quote:
Originally posted by Doctor Paragon

It appears that the design/concept for TT Starscream was not completely thrown away.
TOMY released the toy below the next year after TransTech was canned.
It is calle "Lighning Garuda",and was made for the Hikarian line in Japan.








looks quite similar but its far too different



i think STARSCREAM looks more like DEPTHCHARGE!! especialy the face

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