August 28, 2012

Artefacts: A Diaclone that was

Here is something very special. The set of 3 mock-up prototypes for the Diaclone #21 Corvette Stingray toy.


Cast in a dense wax or resin, and hand-painted, these non-transforming prototypes were first shown to the public in catalogues at the tale-end of the Diaclone line, and later in a Transformers laserdisc's accompanying booklet.


Various angles of car mode. As you can see, this piece is solid.

Missing years on; the head for the robot mode prototype was actually that of a red Honda City Turbo's originally. It really is amazing that these prototypes survived at all.

Robot mode and flying car mode reverse

Magnificent pieces of history.


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