Courtesy of Twitter user @aaaoutbreakaaa we can share for you new in-hand images of the rare Transformers Superlink Grand Convoy (Energon Optimus Prime) Custom Color Version.
This figure was a lucky draw offered by TV Magazine in Japan while back in 2004. There was a coloring contest to decide the deco of figure and then only 10 units were made. A very unique and very hard piece to find for sure.
We have HQ images of the main inner robot, alt mode, drones and super mode in all fancy eye-burning colors. See all the mirrored images after the jump and then share your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
….yeah did you see the image it was referencing.
Too lazy to go dig up my own set from storage but it would be great if we've gotten this version too.
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That is Robotmasters Convoy.
The Crazy Collector
So great to see something like this! I always love the weird obscure stuff that comes up again after so many years!
Allegedly the green and red almost got made to
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These were some we mocked up using the form at the time of the competition
I know these aren't from the contest themselves but some like the Magnus and Combiner ones look really cool.
See my previous post, we put a gallery online 15 years ago.
Not really visit transformers at the moon or luckydrawtransformers.com it's been online for well over a decade.
Posted 5th July 2008, so 15 years
Custom Colour Grand Convoy toy image gallery | http://www.transformertoys.co.uk
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Super Link Custom Grand Convoy image gallery and review | http://www.transformertoys.co.uk
The kid who did the black/yellow/red version (second on top) has a good eye for color placement and design.
martin entero shoro
Such beautiful lucky draw non se
Of all the color schemes in all the gamut in all the world, the chosen one look like a classic KO.
for those still unaware, takara would hold a contests via magazine, with kids being encouraged to design a repaint using a colour-in template of convoy. then in a later issue, a ton of fan-made repaint ideas would be shown, allowing readers to vote for their favourite. the magazine would hold rounds of voting until one deco was chosen. true democracy manifest
superlink (not energon) is a solid enough show from what ive seen. the models arent as bad as galaxyforce, at least
I find it hilarious that I can't tell whether the window panes, elbows and gun were intentionally made with cream plastic, or if they're just white plastic that yellowed hard. The purple chrome is really superb.
It's actually horrifyingly good…
Like G2 garish colors so bad its interesting..
Looks like an interesting fusion of G2 and Machine Wars colors. Nifty!
Never knew the cab was so grey. That and the seemingly unchanged sub (unless my color blindness is kicking in) makes it seem a bit dull. But I do love everything else from the really colorful drill to the wacky colored chrome and of course those Toxitron fitting window pieces. Echoing Split-Lip cool to see this in such clarity and I solute the brave person who actually opened it up and messed with it (admittedly would do that too if I had one; maybe for the best that I don't though).
Say what you will about Energon (crappy animation, somewhat nonsensical story, wacky designs) but when the toys were good, they were good.
This is rad. Never expected to see these special edition figures with such clarity especially after all these years. Nearly two decades this thing has sat in obscurity!