August 27, 2012

Artefacts: A Diaclone that might have been

Here is a Diaclone toy that never saw production. It was originally intended as part of a second line of Baku-Ten, or Attack Robos.

Clearly resembling what would eventually become Starscream for the Transformers line, this hand-sculpted mock-up prototype is made of wood. The head is a wax casting of "Sideswipe's".

The prototype does not Transform, but much like the Diaclone attack robos, was originally intended to have a pullback 'Dasher' feature which, once released, would propel the toy forward causing it to Transform automatically.

A supremely cool piece which sadly never saw the light of day.

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