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G1 Swoop And Redeco Energon Megatron Prototype Photos Offer Rare Look At Unproduced Variants

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The people behind The Spacebridge on Facebook are at it again, digging out images of toys either unproduced entirely or that saw design modifications by the time they made it to retail. Included are G1 Swoop with elements of the Diaclone original release, the unproduced black recolor of Energon Megatron, as well as a set of new scans of unused Takara Autobot Mini-Vehicle recolors. For more details and images keep reading. Read the Full News Story Here


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I'm pretty sure it's just a coat hanger. Which is fantastic. But the duct tape is what really got me. As a photographer myself all of it makes perfect sense because it's very practical, but it's not really what you might expect to see in a professional studio set up, right? Megatron on the other hand with the clear stand is of a level of sophistication that matches the situation. I thought these were a fun bit of comparing how things were done with two decades between them.

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Swoop might loosely be thought of as a prototype on the basis of it maybe being a hand-repainted Diaclone sample, but it's really more of a mock-up just like that black Megatron. Anyway, it's a normal practice to use non-final items for photography samples for product packaging and early advertisement, so the "rules" don't change nearly as much as you might think. :)


(plus one of the first rules of pro photography is to do what works, and the person photographing Swoop most definitely followed that one!)

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