(Slightly updated) Here is an image from a 1983 Sticker sheet which fans have theorized contained an early or original design for Snake-Eyes. Further discussion has revealed slightly conflicting information in the Joe discussion group, it sounds like he was always intended to come in black but grey highlights may have been cut or may not have depending on who you ask. This black look was a nod to the S.A.S. and does appear to be have been planned. Thus despite fan theory (and one I believed until recently, and I even discussed with Gary Head on the old nerdversity 101 podcast) it appears this should more accurately be called “Sticker” Snake-Eyes instead of “concept” Snake-Eyes, especially if we use concept in the exact same way as we do with blowtorch, although broadly it could be called the sticker company’s concept for a design of SE, but it’s definitely not the original.
Those who stopped by the Declassified panel at Coil Con saw my copy of the sticker sheet (which has some other cool gems on it too)
Beneath is my recreation of the color scheme using Joe Allard’s designs for the The Loyal Subjects Snake-Eyes. I choose to keep the grey as the sticker had but toned it down. The ungloved hands are from the upcoming Dusty. Expect the real figures in November and check out the full gallery of them HERE.
And we recently did a full podcast interview with the designer Joe Allard you can listen to HERE.
I am not thrilled with the camo, but this was my first time doing it, learned a lot along the way and I think It will turn out better next time.
Let the TLS Crew know if you like it HERE and Jonathan and crew already have my blessing to use it, they just need to make sure I can get one haha! I think it would go nicely with my concept art blowtorch (See HERE)
For comparison sake:
Still one more cool TLS related thing coming up in the next few days. Keep your eyes out and be sure to follow us on twitter/ and like on fb so you don’t miss out.
A bit back when we interviewed Jonathan Cathey on the Nerdrahtio Podcast (HERE) he mentioned that Blowtorch was one of his favorites, and was in wave 2, and I instantly thought of this repaint potential. Here is! You may also realize that Hasbro is also putting out a figure based on this concept. Below you can find the concept art, first broke by Joe Declassified (Give them a like on Facebook HERE) and originally shared on Hisstank. and I believe this image came from Bill Merkline’s personal collection from his time at Hasbro, (No clue who owns it now, if I need to credit someone else PLEASE let me know!)
check out the images below and if you like it and want to see it, be sure to let the Loyal Subjects know on their official FB group HERE:
you may also be interested in the Digi Bash Drew Gaska did for us of Sightline, click here to see it!
Joe Customs Critique Facebook User, Felix Stratton created the first custom that I was aware off based on the Sam Wells released concept art that showed up right here at Nerdrahtio. I already showed his work (with permission) but here are some now complete images. (he did beat the mobster to completion as far as I know, I’m just behind doing podcast, and other background site stuff when I do get free time -Sam)
Sam Panico is the pride of a custom by Pablo, of the unused concept art for “Mobster.” First released here by Sam Wells. Sam was gracious to let us share a photo here. check it out below (GREAT WORK PABLO!) (also that’s a lot of Sams… -Sam)
Have similar customs and want them spot lighted here? LET ME KNOW via firstname.lastname@example.org or on our facebook.
Joe Custom Critques Facebook user Felix Stratton (Mercer is that you? ) has created the first custom (that I’m aware) based off the images released by Sam Wells right here on Nerdrahtio.
See them mirrored below (with permission)
Felix says it’s still a WIP in progress, and we look forard to the finished result, but it looks great already!
Here is the original art (we believe is from Draxhall Jump)
below to compare it too:
This custom came to my attention via the Joe Customs Critique FB group. You should check them out.
UPDATE: more images!