G3 Trailer

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G3 Trailer
FansProject character
G3trailer.jpg
Created by

FansProject
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Alternate mode

Semi-truck trailer

The G3 Trailer is a toy made by FansProject as a third-party Transformer accessory by FansProject in 2009. It is an homage to the trailer and Roller drone of Optimus Prime and meant for use with the Classic Voyager Optimus Prime toy.

FansProject

The G3 Trailer is an add-on accessory for the Classic Voyager Optimus Prime mold. It was designed as a trailer that becomes a base with a drone similar to Generation 1 Roller.

The G3 Trailer is also compatible with Steel Core.

Toy company Reprolabels has designed a sticker sheet for the G3 Trailer which makes it look more like the Generation 1 Optimus Prime trailer, including Autobot symbols.

Other third-party homages to Optimus Prime's trailer include the BTS Mobile Command Base and Xovergen's Masterarmor.

Development

TFLab first displayed concept art of the G3 Trailer in April 2008.[1]

In January 2009 FansProject posted concept images of Protector and the G3 Trailer on their web site.[2]

FansProject posted online updates on Powered Commander and G3 Trailer in March 2009.[3]

G3 Trailer prototype and concept art was displayed at TFcon 2009.[4]

The G3 Trailer was released in August 2009.

Reprolabels has released a set of labels for this trailer.

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for February 26th, 2009 selected the G3 Trailer as one of the New Picture Picks.[5]

The [email protected] podcast for March 12th, 2009 selected the G3 Trailer as one of the New Picture Picks.[6]

The [email protected] podcast for May 2nd, 2009 selected the G3 Trailer as one of the New Picture Picks.[7]

The [email protected] podcast for June 4th, 2009 selected the G3 Trailer as one of the New Picture Picks.[8]

The G3 Trailer's Roller was featured in the 2013 toy reference book Transforming Collections by Philip Reed.[9]

FansProject comics

The G3 Trailer appeared in the promotional comic for the Protector armor.[10]

Toys

  • FansProject G3 Trailer (2009)
A new mold. The G3 Trailer also comes with a Roller drone and a selection of weapons and accessories for Classic Bumblebee, Grimlock, Mirage and Universe Hound and Sideswipe. The box for the G3 Trailer includes a space to put the Classic Voyager Optimus Prime toy.
  • Reprolabels Optimus Prime G3 Trailer (2009)
A set of labels for the G3 Trailer intended to make it look more like Generation 1 Optimus Prime. Includes Autobot symbols.[11]

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/custom-classics-optimus-prime-trailer-kit-164653/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13293
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/fans-project-protector-rodimus-prime-upgrade-166675/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13550
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/fansproject-news-update-powered-commander-and-g3-trailer-167196/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13539
  4. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/conventions-15/tfcon-2009-update-new-products-from-fansproject-announced-springer-broadside-and-a-combiner-167418/
  5. Vangelus (February 26th, 2009). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/221731-wtf-tfw-episode-32-a.html. 
  6. Vangelus (March 12th, 2009). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/223656-wtf-tfw-episode-34-a.html. 
  7. Vangelus (May 2nd, 2009). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/232229-wtf-tfw-episode-41-may-2-2009-a.html. 
  8. Vangelus (June 4th, 2009). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/239016-wtf-tfw-46-june-4-2009-a.html. 
  9. Reed, Philip (2013). Transforming Collections. ISBN 978-1-62620-496-6. 
  10. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/626618-3rd-party-toy-instruction-comic-thread-3.html#post8053409
  11. http://www.reprolabels.com/Classics/primeg3trailer.php

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