Grand Patriot

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Grand Patriot
Xovergen character
Grandpatriot-box.jpg
Grand Patriot toy
Created by

Xovergen
Release number

STC-GP
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Protectors
Alternate mode

Combat truck

Grand Patriot is a fictional character made by Xovergen in 2011 as a third-party Transformer. He is an homage to the 1984 Transformers character Optimus Prime and the 1988 G.I. Joe vehicle Rolling Thunder.

Xovergen

Grand Patroit was inspired by an unused concept creat by artist Don Figueroa as the Transformer Optimus Prime that turned into a G.I. Joe Rolling Thunder vehicle.[1] The toy was released in early 2011 in two colors, one resembling Generation 1 Optimus Prime and the other green like the Rolling Thunder.[2]

The comic book included with Grand Patriot described him as the commander of the Protectors.

Grand Patriot is not the only G.I. Joe theme third-party Transformer. There has also been Headrobots Snake and X-Transbots Kobra Power Rat.

Other third-party Transformers inspired by Optimus Prime include iGear's Faith Leader and Junkion Blacksmith's Justice Leader.

Development

He was announced on the internet in June 2010.[3]

In August 2010 Xovergen posted prototype pictures of Grand Patriot.[4]

In October 2010 Xovergen posted color pictures of the red version of Grand Patriot on the internet.[5]

In December 2010 Xovergen posted color pictures of the green version of Grand patriot on the internet. At this time they went up for preorder.[6]

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for August 5th, 2010 selected pictures of Grand Patriot as one of the New Picture Picks.[7]

The [email protected] podcast for October 28th, 2010 selected pictures of Grand Patriot as one of the New Picture Picks.[8]

Toys

  • Xovergen STC-GP Grand Patriot - red (2011)
An original mold third-party Transformer. Shares a mold with the green version. Comes with a choice of two heads, two rifles, combat deck and "roller" drone. Comes in a custom box with an instruction comic book.[9]
  • Xovergen STC-GP Grand Patriot - green (2011)
Same mold as the red version, but in green to look more like the Rolling Thunder. Comes in a box with the no change in the art work from the original release.
  • Cobra Stickers Crossovers GI Joe/Autobot Set 1
A set of Autobot/G.I. Joe themed labels.[10]
  • Cobra Stickers Crossovers GI Joe/Autobot Set 2
A set of Autobot/G.I. Joe themed labels.[11]

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/other-14/supreme-tactical-commander-grand-patriot-transforming-vehicle-9594/
  2. http://tformers.com/article.php?sid=14818
  3. Supreme Tactical Commander Grand Patriot From Xovergen Production Coming Late 2010, TFW2005.com, June 10th, 2010
  4. http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/other-14/xovergen-reveals-resin-grand-patriot-prototype-aka-rolling-thunder-optimus-prime-9765/
  5. http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/other-14/xovergen-grand-patriot-color-sample-9929/
  6. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/xovergen-supreme-tactical-commander-exclusive-green-171089/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13160
  7. Vangelus (August 5th, 2010). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/318007-wtf-tfw-107-august-5-2010-a.html. 
  8. Vangelus (October 28th, 2010). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/335931-wtf-tfw-119-october-28-2010-a.html. 
  9. http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/xovergen/7608805.html
  10. http://www.cobrastickers.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_45&products_id=128
  11. http://www.cobrastickers.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_45&products_id=84

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