A second set of six new molds were developed for late Generation 2. Though four of these toys had been given complete paint jobs and were apparently ready to be released, the Generation 2 line was ended before they could be released. One of them appears to be a new form for the Generation 1 Decepticon Rumble, as the toy had a tampograph with "Rumble" on its side. The other three were given the designations "GTP Racer", "911 Police Car", and "Black Viper" in the BotCon 1996 "Toys For Tots" charity auction listings, but otherwise have no known characters associated with them.
These same four molds would later finally see retail release in the Robots in Disguise line, as the Spy Changers Daytonus, Prowl (2), Side Burn, and Side Swipe, then later as Generation 1 characters for the Universe line.
The other two molds appear to have been separated from the sprues during the original development cycle, and their future release remains unlikely; as of BotCon 2002, Hasbro employee Andrew Frankel said that even with the then-recent release of the other four "lost" molds, there had never at that point in time been searches for the molds for the final two. One transformed into a magenta Mercedes-Benz SL500 sport coupé, and the other, a green off-road 4WD vehicle, would have been Hound.
Very nice piece there CJ. I protest about the insanity of the wilder G2 colours but I'm not averse to a nice repaint really. I've got the Takara exclusive fireblast repaint of FoC Grimlock and I do like that as a curiosity piece. Very striking.
I finally got this G2 Gobots Grease Pit that I've always wanted! I really like the feeling of taking over the action masters of a few years ago that robots can get in the car. A phantom gem that reminds me of 1995 when I started collecting TFs in earnest ...#gobots#g2#コレクション
Actually there were six new molds which were never released at the time (one was a jeep I believe) of which those new four were part of. No idea why the other two never got released, maybe that mold was damaged.