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FansProject - Retro-Future - Glacialbots
FansProject is a third party Transformers toy company.
Series - Retro-Future
Toys/Characters - Glacialbots/Glacialord
Official history/catalogue - i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq…

Tusker (middle) Mammoth changes to Robot Soldier.
Razorspike (top left) Woolly Rhino changes to Robot Soldier.
Tailclub (bottom left) Doedicurus changes to Robot Solider.
Fangro (bottom right) Saber-toothed Tiger changes to Robot Soldier.
Megazero (top right) Megaceros changes to Robot Soldier.

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Glacialbots ready to ride out!
A fan art tribute to these magnificent modern engineered G1 styled Scramble City combiner/gestalt third party Transformer toys! Basically but brilliantly these toys are nods to G1 Transformer combiners that all come with G1 stylized toy packaging, styro foam insert, toys in ice age mammal modes, small robot that becomes the head of the "Robot Soldier" mode, accessories, and instructions. Each toy member has many ideas incorporated in them that make them very unique as a whole. The small robots not only become heads, to me they are seen as a combination of Headmasters and Brainmasters. With their accessories, they also become the parts to form the ice age mammal modes and when in Robot Soldier modes they become the hand melee/gun weapons which also can be interpreted as them being  Targetmasters.All the components that come with the Glacialbots are all used in some shape or form and all integrate apart of the toys so nothing is put aside everything gets used for a purpose even in gestalt mode. The combiner limbs all have the Scramble City ability, meaning they can be put as limbs on a Autobot or a Decepticon gestalt, that's super cool!
All in all this toy set is impressive and in-genius in every way and there is so much play value to them that I can't get enough of. FansProject simply took steps back to retro Transformer toys and used modern day toy engineering combined to create Retro-Future Transformer toys!

My focus was to do a fan art on their ice age mammal modes that I didn't see any content of when researching them except for seeing Tusker's Mammoth mode. I wanted to stay true and accurate as possible to their original toy designs while imagining them in Transformers G1 styled cartoon character designs and took some small liberties to add a bit of my own Touch to the designs/colours!

Thank you so much FansProject for creating these masterpieces! They really live up to the standards of G1 style Scramble City combiners/gestalt toys with awesome packaging, names, art, and bios.

If you're a fan of G1 and Scramble City combiners/gestalts, check out these cool toys on their website or online and they do have other great products too!

FPCore.com
Retro-Future - Glacialbots (c) FansProject
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:icongalvantula866:
I know this may seem selfish of me, but I really wanna see FansProject do Combiner Wars/ Unite Warriors styled versions of the Glacialbots.

That would be so cool to see.

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JP-V Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
Unless both companies FP and Hasbro or even Takara were to make a collaboration in some way, I couldn't see it happening.

Any way what do you think of my fan art of the Glacialbots?
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Galvantula866 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
They look nice. You captured the look of each of them and the arctic background fits the scene you made to a T.
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JP-V Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
Thank you very much for the positive feedback and kind words. I'm happy they capture the look of them in your eyes and appreciate you liking the background too!
Also thank you so kindly for all the faves!!
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Galvantula866 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
No problem. Robots are something I have fondness for and hey; the more robots the better.
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JP-V Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
I hear you and more unusual yet appealing ones that are different, I think are sometimes even more cooler!
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ShebaKoby Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
neat! :D
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JP-V Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Thank you kindly!
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Heisenking Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Wow, great work! :-)
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JP-V Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Thank you very kindly for your comment + fave Heisenking!
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Heisenking Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
No problem! :-)
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SigmaCore Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply amazing! Poses, colors, even using an arctic environment (instead of, say, tundra or coniferous forest like in Ice Age) is pure gold. You really are a great artist, JP. And this is but another example in a long line of stunning pieces. :D :clap:

This said, I'm kind of sad I didn't realize how cool these where until well after the last 'bot was released. I have this huge soft spot for combiners, and this is one set I'll most likely never own as they go for crazy prices on the after market nowadays. :/
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Hello SigmaCore!

Words cannot describe how happy your kind words make me feel so grateful! Yes I really wanted to create a eye-catching background environment that would blend them in as it is only fitting they would be as you say in a arctic, glacial, ice age snow terrain. I did have other options as you pointed out that would of mixed in the environment but wanted to show them just living in that extreme coldness that reflects their team name!

Aw, that is sad indeed and the last Glacialbot was Razorspike, my fave out of the 5. That's great to know because I do too, if it was not obvious enough hehe. I agree and you're Hot Spot on there. I always check the prices on these bots and now they are just way too much which is a little overboard. However when they first were released by FansProject I thought the prices were perfect and they gave you a member discount and for us G1/combiner lovers, I think that was worth it! I one day if your still interested them you will find a set because their just brilliant toys!

Thanks again for the detailed kind feedback and faves!
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srg1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! Very very cool! Great job!
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Thank you very much Sonya!
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srg1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, John!
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JoeTeanby Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Wow! This is making me want the figures! :D
Love the setting of this.
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JP-V Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2015
Thank you so kindly Joe! It was only fitting to create a glacial/ice age environment background for them.
Oh I highly recommend them, they're so worth it!
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hellbat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Very cool JP.  I'd never heard of or seen these guys till now.  They look like pretty cool G1 style toys.
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Thank you very much Nav! Oh you must check them out, their worth a look. Yep purely made for that purpose so I'm pretty sure you'll like them!
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hellbat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
No worries.  I checked them.  They look cool, interesting concept.
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Nice, yes they are and such a surprise in today's modern Transformer toys which is why I couldn't pass them up!
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hellbat Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2015
Job well done mate, do we get to see robot soldier modes.
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Thank you again, yes most definitely you can expect me to do them in the future!
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hellbat Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Cool, look forward to seeing them.
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dl22003 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Loved those designs, too bad I couldn't get a hold of the toys :/
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Nice! Oh slag! Yes they sold out quite fast, I hope you can get a set in the future, they're worth every dollar!
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Jayko-15 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
AMAZING JP You've Really out done yourself the colours are exactly the same. this one must;ve been quite a challenge for you.
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Thank you very much Jayko for your kind comment and fave.
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Jayko-15 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
you're welcome my friend keep up the great work. :)
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
This is perfect!
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Thank you so kindly Phenometron!
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