Giant Type-61

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Giant Type-61
Maketoys character
Gianttype61-box.jpg
Giant Type-61 box
Created by

Maketoys
Release number

MT-03G
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Alternate mode

6 robots

Giant Type-61 is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Devastator made by Maketoys in 2012.

Maketoys

Giant Type-61 is a third-party Transformers and homage to the Constructicon Devastator. Six individual robots combine form Giant, an homage to Devastator.

Development

Maketoys first teased a Devastator homage toy on their web site in June 2011.[1]

In July 2011 Maketoys posted the first prototype pictures of the Giant members.[2]

Promotional photos of the Giant prototype included a comparison with FansProject Colossus.

In 2012 Reprolabels released a label set for Giant Type-61.

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for July 7th, 2011 selected the Maketoys Giant prototype as one of the New Picture Picks.[3]

In the TF Beyond podcast for July 5th, 2012 the Giant Type-61 was covered as a topic.[4]

The Twincast podcast for October 26th, 2011 covered Giant team in the news.[5]

In the Fwooshcast podcast for November 30th, 2012 one of the hosts talked about the Giant Type-61 he recently bought.[6]

The Cybercast podcast for December 21st, 2013 discussed the TFsource Christmas 2013 sale on Giant Type-61 in the news.[7]

Giant Type-61 was featured in the 2013 toy reference book Transforming Collections by Philip Reed.[8]

The Hasbro Toy Fair 2016 Investor & Press Day event in February 2016 featured a slide about expanding Transformers into China. Among the pictures on that slide was a man holding Giant Type-61.[9]

Toys

  • Maketoys MT-03G Giant Type-61 (2012)
A recolor and remold of the previous Maketoys Giant team members. Comes with an alternate head.
  • Reprolabels Labels for MT Wheel Loader and Mixer (2012)
A set of labels for Wheel Loader and Mixer.[10]
  • Reprolabels Labels for MT Excavator and Bulldozer (2013)
A set of labels for Excavator and Bulldozer.[11]
  • Reprolabels Labels for MT Mobile Crane and Dump Truck (2013)
A set of labels for Mobile Crane and Dump Truck.[12]

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoy-website-live-laser-optimus-prime-upgrade-powerglide-seaspray-devastator-172616/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13237
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoy-update-giant-from-build-series-172788/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13237
  3. Vangelus (July 7th, 2011). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/433239-wtf-tfw-155-july-7-2011-a.html. 
  4. TJ Duckett (July 5th, 2012). "TF Beyond". http://kumastyledesigns.com (Podcast). Kuma Style Designs. http://kumastyledesigns.com/three-doods-3d-podcast-2-july-5th-2012-approx-97-min-2/. 
  5. "Twincast". http://www.seibertron.com (Podcast). Seibertron.com. October 26th, 2011. http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/twincast-podcast-episode-31-united-again/23090. 
  6. Craig (November 30th, 2012). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2012/11/episode-90-december-1st-news-acquisitions-and-discussions-oh-my/. 
  7. Josh (December 21st, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDJAsIWUsmk. 
  8. Reed, Philip (2013). Transforming Collections. ISBN 978-1-62620-496-6. 
  9. http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/02/12/tfw2005-coverage-hasbro-toy-fair-2016-investor-press-event-309206
  10. http://toyhax.com/standard-scale/886-labels-for-mt-wheel-loader-and-mixer.html
  11. http://toyhax.com/standard-scale/887-labels-for-mt-excavator-and-bulldozer.html
  12. http://toyhax.com/standard-scale/888-labels-for-mt-mobile-crane-and-dump-truck.html

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