Orion (Toyworld)

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Orion
Toyworld character
Orion-box.jpg
Toyworld Orion in box
Created by

Toyworld
Release number

TW-02, TW-M02
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Alternate mode

Semi-truck
Tech specs

ST09 IN08 SP08 EN09

RN10 CO10 FB08 SK10

Orion is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Optimus Prime made by Toyworld in 2013.

Toyworld

Orion is a third-party Transformer who turns into a semi-truck. He is an homage to the Transformers characters Optimus Prime.

Other third-party Transformer homages to Optimus Prime include Mastermind Creations' Commander and iGear's Faith Leader.

Development

Toyworld first teased an outline of TW-02 on their web site in May 2012.[1]

Toyworld posted prototype images of TW-02 in robot and truck mode to their web site in May 2013. They said it would come out in August 2013.[2]

In July 2013 Toyworld announced the toy would be named Orion and released color images of the toy.[3]

In 2014 Reprolabels made a set of labels for Orion which make it look more like Optimus Prime.

Reception

The Cybercast podcast for May 4th, 2013 discussed Toyworld Brainwave, Hardbone and Orion in the news.[4]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for May 6th, 2013 discussed Toyworld TW-02, Trace and Brainwave in the news.[5]

The moonbase2 podcast for May 7th, 2013 covered TW-02 in the news.[6]

The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for May 8th, 2013 discussed TW-02 in the news.[7]

The Fwooshcast podcast for May 12th, 2013 covered Toyworld Brainwave, Trace and TW-02 in the news.[8]

The Collector Cast podcast for June 16th, 2013 mentioned Toyworld's TW-02, Trace and Brainwave in the news.[9]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for July 29th, 2013 discussed color pictures of Orion in the news.[10]

The Fwooshcast podcast for August 3rd, 2013 linked to Orion in the news.[11]

The Fwooshcast podcast for August 10th, 2013 talked about Orion in the news.[12]

The Cybercast podcast for October 19th, 2013 discussed Toyworld Orion in the news.[13]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for October 19th, 2013 covered Orion the news.[14]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for October 22nd, 2013 discussed the Toyworld's Orion in the news. While the hosts liked it in general, one of the hosts didn't like the robot mode head or the windshield in vehicle mode.[15]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for January 14th, 2014 discussed the Reprolabels for Orion in the news.[16]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for May 3rd, 2014 mentioned Toyworld's Orion Black and Swamper in the news.[17]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for May 5th, 2014 discussed Toyworld Orion Black and Swamper in the news.[18]

Toys

  • Toyworld TW-02 Orion (2013)
A new mold. Turns from robot to semi-truck. Comes with a rifle, matrix, instructions and a collector card.
  • Reprolabels Classics Orion (2014)
A set of labels intended to make Orion look more like Optimus Prime. Includes Autobot faction symbols.[19]

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/toyworld-tw02-announced-175128/
  2. http://www.fullmetalhero.com/content/toyworld-prototypes-not-optimus-prime-brainstorm-throttlebot-6423/
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/toyworld-tw-02-orion-color-images-178096/
  4. Josh (May 4th, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zavKSk3baIE. 
  5. blunghole (May 6th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkq7Loqr1kM. 
  6. Andy (May 7th, 2013). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-241. 
  7. Brian Kilby (May 8th, 2013). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2013/5/12/radio-free-cybertron-310.html. 
  8. Craig (May 12th, 2013). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2013/05/episode-110-may-12th-shazam/. 
  9. TJ Duckett (June 16th, 2013). "Collector Cast". http://kumastyledesigns.com (Podcast). Kuma Style Designs. http://kumastyledesigns.com/collector-cast-episode-1-good-to-be-back-aprrox-1-hour-31-minutes/. 
  10. blunghole (July 29th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrgYVV0J1qw. 
  11. Craig (August 3rd, 2013). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2013/08/fwooshcast-121-august-3rd-acquisitions-listener-qs-with-special-guest-benson-yee-of-bwtf-com/. 
  12. Craig (August 10th, 2013). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2013/08/fwooshcast-122-august-10th-the-power-of-pauls-yeti/. 
  13. Josh (October 19th, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0l9cW2DWjA. 
  14. Mathew Robert Ignash (October 19th, 2013). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYozDwpCM9s. 
  15. blunghole (October 22nd, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfrZJmDGblU. 
  16. blunghole (January 14th, 2014). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jtxeb9wxQw. 
  17. Mathew Robert Ignash (May 3rd, 2014). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CScIy3Aj60. 
  18. blunghole (May 5th, 2014). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NeOgvY1h0k. 
  19. http://reprolabels.com/Classics/orion.php

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