Coming to us from Hasbro designer Mark Maher’s Instagram page, we now have a behind-the-scenes post about the upcoming Velocitron Voyager Cybertron Override! These photos show off her various stages of development including the final product, and perhaps most interestingly reveals that an initial concept for her was a heavy retool of the Studio Series 86 Voyager Hot Rod mold:
She has the number one spot in the speedia 500, she’s the current leader of the planet Velocitron, and she’s looking stellar in her all new mold, here comes OVERRIDE!!!
This is a great example of what Legacy is all about, who would of thought we’d dig deep into the ol Cybertron series eh 😉! Everything is on the table!!!
Much like Cosmos, I had a initial sell in plan that would only require some new molds mixed with molds from the awesome Studio Series 86 Hotrod that @naveskoorb worked on. It would of been a new look for her but Im glad TT brought out the cybertronian wizard staff and figured out a way to do her in 4 new molds, a voyager!! What!!!
You can also see some red line adjustments in sculpt I added after the detailed stage was accomplished using reference from the original animation series.
I apologize as I couldnt find the multiple renditions of the deco stripes I did for her. I’m not one for not following sculpt to ensure a great tampo design, but I felt in the end accuracy is the move here, so I did my best to match the og. Gorgeous paint applications on her and just the color scheme pops as you can see in the size comparison shot. The ruby red tint with the gold metallic hits and then to set it off with that pop blue…wooo weeeeeee!!
Im still tallying votes for the winner of the race, let me know down below!
Check out the images after the break and then let us know your thoughts on the boards!
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I keep thinking "what is there a K-Pop tie in version now?"
dammit, now I REALLY WANT THIS TO HAPPEN
My Targetmaster Cyclonus is en route as I type this, and I wouldn't be able to stop myself from buying a teal, white, and grey Targetmaster Kup either
Hopefully not before Dark Nitro Convoy.
Every time I see this thread I think that it's announcing a Override GTS redeco…
Yeah, the intricacies are fascinating, and I've enjoyed my mini-investigation of Cosmos.
You might have a bit of a surprise if you actually parts counted him, I think it could be pretty close a parts count between the two colours, yellow might even beat green numerically with the length & intricacy of the leg, wasit and hipskirts construction plus the elboes, shoulee clips and some of the transformation and/or joint hinges!
The larger amount of green vs yellow definitely made me think 2 molds of green and 1 of yellow, but if there really are two different yellow plastics…
I would love to get a behind-the-scenes look at the tools they use for these toys.
Seems a feasible theory, though it could possibly just be 1. Green ABS, and 2. Yellow POM, perhaps with mould 3 either also using just 1. or just 2., or the third mould being split between them using gating. Only Mark, Evan, & co. would know for sure.
1. Green ABS
2. Yellow ABS
3. Yellow POM
I said there was only 2 colors, we know there's three molds so one of those colors is used again likely in a different type of plastic on the toy which would explain why the yellow might look different there.
I couldn't say for certain it's only two plastics though, there seems to be a subtle surface texture to some of the yellow plastic parts, for instance the yellow butt section the legs are attached to and his hip armour panels feel just a bit more finely polished smooth than some of leg sections.
Yeah, that's right – I touched Cosmos' butt…but for SCIENCE! only!
Okay, so it seems unlikely that Hasbro is injecting multiple colors per toolset (even if that technology is available), so my inference that SS BB Arcee has six toolsets is plausible.
Yeah, Cosmos only has two plastic colors, the lighter green and the yellow. Everything else is paint, even the flag. The green peg on it was visible in a shot recently.
ABS takes paint quite well, so it's the other stuff. (I've been calling it nylon, but you're probably right it's POM.)
Just FYI as regards the colour breakdown on the figure, as far as I can tell there are just two moulded plastic colours, the light green and the warmer yellow, (which seems to be the "unpaintable" plastic used on joints and other working parts, I can never remember if that's what they call "POM" or "ABS") for the three moulds (although it's possible that there may be very closely matched colours between two different plastics in two of the moulds). The red, blues, silver, dark green, and yellow over green plastic are all apps, it's a pretty premium paint job compared to current mainline.
And we have our answer, from the review thread:
Two different greens and one (nylon) yellow. Some of the green plastic is lighter green sometimes painted darker green (arms) and some of the green plastic is darker green sometimes painted lighter green (torso). The yellow legs are unpaintable.
Looking at him, I think he’ll be green and two different yellow materials. The head and flag both seem painted.
Cosmos will be the tell I suppose. We know he has three toolsets but has five base colors (green, yellow, red, gray, and white for the flag). How much of that is paint vs. plastic will be very instructive.
I’d wager that Hasbro/Takara’s molds are one color each, given the number of times we’ve seen pieces on a figure be the wrong color because of which mold they had to be added to.