I picked up an X-Men Shard (circa 1999) cheap at NY Comicon. At first I wondered why Storm had blond hair. That missile pack has potential.
I also recently recieved a mixed toy lot which had Gobots Power Suits Courageous and Grungy. I will be honest and say Gobots on a whole do not thrill me. Still, there was an implicit challenge to turn those parts into something worthwhile. A red, white and black theme emerged.
I'm currently calling this piece the "Niece-bot." Shard's missiles serve as shuttle nacelle units. She needs arms.
I'm calling this the "Shovelbuster." The white leg thing had lots of crunk on it. A small child had it's way with it.
This one is called "Steamtram." The top part is Multimac or Tomy Scitex. To see what this turned into click here.
Another idea, which came from a more time where it was perfectly acceptable for rockets to have robot arms. I had leftover pieces from Energon Jetstorm and Windrazor, Kabaya Toraichenja Robo and Change Dashers candy toy.
Until the next incarnation.
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