Generation 1 Prototype Swoop and Unreleased Energon Megatron Redeco Images

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The Spacebridge has added some cool new images to his Facebook gallery of Prototype Transformers Images. Shown off in this update is a rare look at a Generation 1 toy prototype – the prototype of the Generation 1 Dinobot pterodactyl Swoop, which was used on Swoop’s box photography. This prototype when compared to the final version has a few changes, including less rounded wingtips, and gold chrome parts on the dinosaur feet, lower jaw, and missiles – all of which would be flat red plastic in the final release.

Also in this update is a rare look at the unreleased Transformers Energon Megatron redeco, which would have come with a pack-in of the World’s Smallest Transformable Transformers Soundwave. These images are the unphotoshopped versions of what would have been the official photos of this toy, used on the packaging photography. Like the unreleased Optimus Prime this toy never saw the light of day outside of a few isolated prototype leaks, so check out this rare look at this pair of aborted Energon Leader-class redecos.

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  1. Elrodthealbino's Avatar Elrodthealbino says

    I was actually disappointed as a kid when I got Swoop and he didn't have all of the cool gold chrome.

  2. SPLIT LIP's Avatar SPLIT LIP says

    That thread title is very vague. And so is the actual post.

    In fact, I don't even know what's different about Swoop due to my lack of G1 knowledge.

  3. Sportimus's Avatar Sportimus says

    Can someone please elaborate what this is all about? Are these reissue toys? Are they encore toys? Will they be coming to the US? Are they exclusives? Where can we get them and when if they are going to be produced? Etc. Thanks.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
    That thread title is very vague. And so is the actual post.

    In fact, I don't even know what's different about Swoop due to my lack of G1 knowledge.
    The pics of Swoop has Gold Chrome in areas where it was just red plastic on the original G1 Swoop toy.

    I really want both of these beauts. Swoop and Megatron look awesome. I hope that Megatron is the Voyager version.

  4. Nevermore's Avatar Nevermore says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sportimus View Post
    Can someone please elaborate what this is all about? Are these reissue toys? Are they encore toys? Will they be coming to the US? Are they exclusives? Where can we get them and when if they are going to be produced? Etc. Thanks.
    Those are old prototypes. Swoop is different from the final product, Megatron was a planned but ultimately unreleased redeco.

    Megatron popped up as a test shot years ago, during the run of Energon, around the same time as the equally unreleased Optimus Prime redeco (aka "Santa Prime"). They were intended to be Target exclusives, Optimus would have come with a Hasbro release of Smallest Transforming Transformers Optimus Prime, Megatron would have come with Smallest Transforming Transformers Soundwave.

    Megatron (Armada)/toys - Transformers Wiki
    Megatron with Mini Soundwave (Unreleased) - Transformers Energon - TFW2005

    Basically, the only thing new about Megatron is that these are official Hasbro prototype photos.

  5. TacticalBacon's Avatar TacticalBacon says

    That Megatron looks appealing, to me at least. Maybe it's the gray and green that make him look good.

  6. SPLIT LIP's Avatar SPLIT LIP says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Nevermore View Post
    Those are old prototypes. Swoop is different from the final product, Megatron was a planned but ultimately unreleased redeco.

    Megatron popped up as a test shot years ago, during the run of Energon, around the same time as the equally unreleased Optimus Prime redeco (aka "Santa Prime"). They were intended to be Target exclusives, Optimus would have come with a Hasbro release of Smallest Transforming Transformers Optimus Prime, Megatron would have come with Smallest Transforming Transformers Soundwave.

    Megatron (Armada)/toys - Transformers Wiki
    Megatron with Mini Soundwave (Unreleased) - Transformers Energon - TFW2005

    Basically, the only thing new about Megatron is that these are official Hasbro prototype photos.
    I've seen Megatron, but I've never heard of this Optimus.

  7. Grimlock4523's Avatar Grimlock4523 says

    The other difference in Swoop is the pointy beak (like the diaclone version) instead of the bulb at the tip.

  8. Afterburner's Avatar Afterburner says

    And pointy wings. And pointy tail. And a thinner/pointier crest and nose.

    There were actually lots of differences. That toy was rounded to hell.

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