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G1 Erector

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Hasbro are cowards if they wont give us a new, updated toy of the Micromaster we all REALLY want. #Erector
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I liked Erector more in later years, but not for his name. His vehicle mode (minus trailer) is based on a vehicle we had dozens of at my job -- a short-haul tractor truck called a "Yard Mule". Mostly used on railroad yards, some shipping companies use Yard Mules to pull truck trailers from a pen to a transfer center to be loaded, or to have the trailers' containers loaded onto flatcars or ships. They can also carry road trailers over short distances, not unlike what Huffer did for Optimus Prime in "Heavy Metal War".

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lGrungeWerXlProfessional Filmographer
Super clean work! Love the distribution of proportions and the overall simplicity that doesn't sacrifice style or detail. Great work!
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KrisSmithDWHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, man! :D
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I don't know who named him, but I couldn't help but chuckle at his name. XD

He's a real nice bot!
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KrisSmithDWHobbyist Digital Artist

LOL i honestly would like to know who, someone at Hasbro clearly had no idea, lol :P

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Haha, I wonder who came up with that name lolz
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femtransfanHobbyist Writer
y'know, I watched The Toys That Made us on Netflix, and the guys who made most transformers names (forgot HIS name, LOL!) almost had a character named 'Highbeams', but his friend told him it was slang for erect female nipples, LOL!!!
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Do you have a link to that video? Any other names?

OMG it was lucky that name was rejected, or else things would have gotten worse for the kids.
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femtransfanHobbyist Writer
yeah LOL!!! and no, i don't have a link
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Welcome. It's okay.
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JACKSPICERCHASEHobbyist Digital Artist
He looks so cute. AND I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THERE WAS A BOT WITH THAT NAME, HAAAhhhh~ xD
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he look really great :)
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KrisSmithDWHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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you are welcome :hug:
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ZeartistProfessional Writer
This is a really cool drawing. 

SIGH, poor Erector, the Autobot whose name can be SO easily made fun of. :(
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KrisSmithDWHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D

I imagine he takes it all in stride now, he knows he's above it :)
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He's the Bot of the hour!
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JohnnyFive81Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, the TF with an unfortunate name.  Great job!
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KrisSmithDWHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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G-for-GaldelicoHobbyist Digital Artist
You know I've always loved your TF concepts, Kris. Now, as a fresh robot/chogokin collector, I can't help and also see their immense potential as a proper toyline.
Great stuff as usual! 
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KrisSmithDWHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, man! Glad to see you're still around, it's been a while! :D

I'd honestly kill to design my own robot toys, lol  I'm going to be doing some robot designs for like a comic maybe or something later in the year just so I can say I also did my own not just someone else's I.P., of course as well as more Transformers designs and I think I going to try my hand at some Gundams and other assorted robot stuff.  Basically lots of robots on this horizon for me, lol :P
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G-for-GaldelicoHobbyist Digital Artist
That's a sweet horizon to look at, isn't it? :D

Can't wait to see more original concepts and your take on Japanese mecha! :thumbsup:
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Cybertron's premiere pornstar! ;P
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KrisSmithDWHobbyist Digital Artist
LOL XD XD
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