I don’t think enough fans really appreciate what we had during the “new sculpt” days…as I worked on my Top 15 figures of the past decade feature, I continued to be impressed by the designs we were getting from 2003 – 2006, it was just a bit unfortunate that the sculpting had some proportion and functional issues. From a pure design standpoint, though, there was some awesome, impressive stuff.
Well, JoeCustoms member OreoBuilder took some of those great designs, as well as some thoughts of what was going to be “Robot Rebellion” (the follow up to Valor Vs. Venom) and produced some absolutely fantastic 25th Anniversary style customs using those designs as inspiration. Seriously, these figures look SICK. Quite a departure from your typical look, but amazing looking figures and near production level custom quality. This is exactly why I’d love to see Hasbro dip into the 2000 – 2006 well when doing some of their 25th and Rise of Cobra style figures. Even though lots of fans don’t have any attachment to that era, there is lots of great, credible inspiration that can be drawn from there.