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Classics Star Convoy Spaceshipmode concept
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Published: May 31, 2015
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A long time ago I was working on something ominously called the:

"Battlestar Convoy Project"

Look here for all kinds of design drawings for it.

Today I finally finished one of the early concept sketches of the toy: the spaceship mode of the trailer. Classics Optimus Prime is the cab I imagined would tow this little thing around and combine with it to form a trailer.

That's not all though. It should also be able to combine with a redesign of Sky Garry and a retooling/repaint of Armada Tidal Wave in the colours of Grandus. :)

Oh and Roller / HiQ.

This has been in the back of my brain for too long, so I had to get it out. Decided to make it prettier than just a rough sketch so I could use it for my design portfolio too.  :)

Star Convoy (c) TakaraTomy and Classics Optimus Prime (c) Hasbro. 

So. Would you buy this? :p
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apcomics's avatar
Must say having the Truck & Spaceship mode.... kinda like a more badass Octane,  definately makes the name Star Convoy  carry extra weight.
infinitedynamics's avatar
This looks absolutely wonderful! Please make this official!
TF-The-Lost-Seasons's avatar
So, Classics Optimus is still in there intact, only his new "trailer", sorta surrounds the cab and connect behind him? I think toy cillectors would love it, Classics Optimus is a very popular mold, and this would be an exciting new trailer/armor idea for him.
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Of course there would be a regular trailer (akin to the old one) and a base mode too. :)

It would just have so many options! @.@
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littleironProfessional General Artist
This is interesting!

Like Star Convoy and Astrotrain had a baby XD
hansime's avatar
Could be! He poops baby Micromasters and Minicons from his bum! xO

Wanna help me think it out further? xD Still need to work out base mode, trailer mode and combined super-starship (with Sky Garry and Grandus (Armada Tidal Wave) and super robot combiner mode. >.<"

And then Roller/HiQ too. :P

(See link in description for simple combined Battlestar Convoy sketch, working on a first draft of the full combiner mode now). :)

It's not ambitious at all... >.>
TF-The-Lost-Seasons's avatar
Maybe Roller could connect under it, as part of the landing gear, kinda like the Armada Jetfire minicon, only in the rear part this time.
hansime's avatar
That's the general idea yeah. :)
fishpop's avatar
I'd buy, unless it was priced like a Third Party figure.
hansime's avatar
Sadly I bet it would be.
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SnukastyleHobbyist Traditional Artist
Very sharp!  I don't have an Optimus (or Convoy) in my current collection...  ;)
hansime's avatar
Geez, got a g1, g2, star convoy, rid mini Optimus, rid big Optimus, classics, armada, Robotmasters Optimus, kinda includes Robotmasters Victory Leo with the mini Victory Saber. Also rid Nemesis Prime repaint of Hero Optimus. Alternatives Optimus too of course... Also a Robotmasters Optimus Primal. :) and then I'm sure I left one or two out.
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SnukastyleHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, cool!  I always wanted the RM Victory Saber set.  I guess I'll have to let my Kabaya Star Convoy stand in until I choose a proper figure!
hansime's avatar
No Optimus?! D: That is like having no Starscream! :(
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nichodoHobbyist Artist
I had 4 Optimus Prime toys. One of them was a HFTD Optimus prime toy from the ROTF days before DOTM Came along. the recent Optimus toy i have is the AOE Optimus Leader class toy.
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SnukastyleHobbyist Traditional Artist
Um...Starscream?  >_>

Not yet in my current collection.  It's a hodge-podge of third party figures and Hasbro officials.  Haven't found the right Starscream or Optimus yet.  ;)
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You should approach one of those freelance Transformers makers.  They did wonders with Motormaster and Predaking (not they names they sold them as, of course).  They may be able to make it work.
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Hehe. Maybe, who knows? Would be neat to see it made, but if they'd run with it I'd definitely want my percentage. xP
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