It doesn’t get much cooler than THIS, folks! More incredible thought-to-be-lost-forever documents are coming out from the very early origins of the Transformers Generation 1 cartoon and movie development. Jim Sorenson continues to deliver on some awesome materials won from Ron Friedman’s private stash. We now have a look at some of the original Sunbow Transformers bibles that helped determine the look, feel, art style and characterization of our beloved childhood friends. THIS IS WHERE IT ALL STARTED! Check out some of the original names of characters like Trailbreaker as Guzzle and Cliffjumper as Blow Out. Incredible!
It just blows my mind that somewhere through the creative process, decisions were made for the better or worse that 25+ years later, we are still reveling in. Who would’ve thought that Cliffjumper would be a better name than Blow Out? Luckily someone made what we now feel to be the right call, but who knows? Maybe we’d be saying the opposite about Cliffjumper had the name Blow Out actually been chosen. We’ll never know! Now enjoy a look at what Starscream was intended to look like as a tetrajet!