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Best movie design!

Postby RhA » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:53 am

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What's your favorite design from the movies?

Personally Megatron is my favorite three times in a row. Leadfoot also looked very cool.

ps. I know many people don't like the designs at all. Please note that I'm asking for a favorite, not 'OMG BAY SUCK EVERYTHING IS HORRIBLE PENCILSHARPENERFORMERS'
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby dinogeist » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:19 am

I think optimus prime got 2 awesome leader sized movie new molds from the 2007 movie & rotf.

I also like the takara dotm leader sized DA-15 & DA-28 optimus toys with the new abdomen abs,jetwing attachment & striker gear.

I thought the HFTD Leader sized starscream toy was a excellent design sculpt.
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:35 am

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That's a tough call, but I'd have to say Optimus is my favorite.
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby RhA » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:54 am

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Evil_the_Nub wrote:That's a tough call, but I'd have to say Optimus is my favorite.


Of all the designs I thought Prime was the 'play-it-safe' character. Still an excellent design, IMO.
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby Noideaforaname » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:50 pm

Really hard to narrow it down. The Decepticons as a whole have been my favorite TF designs yet, the Constructicons being perhaps on the top of that list.
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby SlyTF1 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:02 pm

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The Fallen , ROTF and DOTM Megatron, Ironhide, but #1 goes to either Sideswipe or Crankcase.
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:17 pm

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I think RotF Leader Prime is the best TF movie toy ever. The only one who might challenge him is DotM Leader Megatron, if he ever gets released and they do him right. Chains, shotgun, cloth, the whole 9.

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Re: Best movie design!

Postby cotss2012 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:40 pm

Sorry, but they all looked the same, except for a few of the Constructicons, who looked inexcusably horrid.

I guess I'd have to go with Shockwave. The fact that he doesn't transform means that his robot mode is slightly "cleaner"-looking.
I do not blame Michael Bay for crapping all over a huge part of my childhood. He just directed the scripts that were given to him. I blame Orci, Kurtzman, and Krueger, who seem completely incapable of concocting a story that even halfway makes sense.

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Re: Best movie design!

Postby Jaw Crusher » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:17 pm

Eh, for me, anyway, I'd have to say Optimus.
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Re: Best movie design!

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Re: Best movie design!

Postby RhA » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:52 am

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cotss2012 wrote:Sorry, but they all looked the same, except for a few of the Constructicons, who looked inexcusably horrid.

I guess I'd have to go with Shockwave. The fact that he doesn't transform means that his robot mode is slightly "cleaner"-looking.


:lol: Tell that to the Fallen.
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby Rushie » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:21 am

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cotss2012 wrote:Sorry, but they all looked the same, except for a few of the Constructicons, who looked inexcusably horrid.

I guess I'd have to go with Shockwave. The fact that he doesn't transform means that his robot mode is slightly "cleaner"-looking.


Seriously? The only robots that are harder to tell apart are Barricade and Sideways and maybe Que, Jolt and Evac. Those never appear onscreen together though.

If you're talking about the Depecticon protoforms in RotF and DotM, I can see what you mean.
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:10 pm

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What's funny is I have a lot of trouble telling the G1 transformers apart. With most of them all the same vehicle parts go in the same place in their robot modes.
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby cotss2012 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:02 pm

Rushie wrote:Seriously? The only robots that are harder to tell apart are Barricade and Sideways


Who the hell is Sideways? I remember a Sideswipe who had like one line and was easily distinguished by the swords on his arms...

Oh, yeah. Can I change my vote to Sideswipe?

Rushie wrote:and maybe Que, Jolt and Evac. Those never appear onscreen together though.


Who the hell is Evac?

Evil_the_Nub wrote:What's funny is I have a lot of trouble telling the G1 transformers apart. With most of them all the same vehicle parts go in the same place in their robot modes.


The G1 transformers all had different color schemes. Ironhide and Ratchet were both minivans, but one was red and the other was white, so you could always tell them apart. The Seekers were all F-15s, but you knew damn well that the red one was a whiny sycophant with a screeching voice, and there were two others, a black one and a blue one, who didn't really do anything important. Prowl and Bluestreak might have been hard to tell apart, though.
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:08 pm

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cotss2012 wrote:
Rushie wrote:Seriously? The only robots that are harder to tell apart are Barricade and Sideways


Who the hell is Sideways? I remember a Sideswipe who had like one line and was easily distinguished by the swords on his arms...

Oh, yeah. Can I change my vote to Sideswipe?

Rushie wrote:and maybe Que, Jolt and Evac. Those never appear onscreen together though.


Who the hell is Evac?

Evil_the_Nub wrote:What's funny is I have a lot of trouble telling the G1 transformers apart. With most of them all the same vehicle parts go in the same place in their robot modes.


The G1 transformers all had different color schemes. Ironhide and Ratchet were both minivans, but one was red and the other was white, so you could always tell them apart. The Seekers were all F-15s, but you knew damn well that the red one was a whiny sycophant with a screeching voice, and there were two others, a black one and a blue one, who didn't really do anything important. Prowl and Bluestreak might have been hard to tell apart, though.

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I can tell which one is Megatron, and the coneheads are easy to tell apart because their wings are different. But Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp are indistinguishable. The only way to tell them apart is by color, which you don't always get. I can see a black and white picture of anyone from the movies and instantly know who it is. Except maybe Barricade and Sideways.
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby cotss2012 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:20 pm

Is that the episode where everyone took a bath in electrum, thus wiping out their color schemes? Yeah, great example :roll:
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:06 pm

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cotss2012 wrote:Is that the episode where everyone took a bath in electrum, thus wiping out their color schemes? Yeah, great example :roll:

So you can't tell them apart either? Exactly my point.
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby cotss2012 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:20 pm

Evil_the_Nub wrote:
cotss2012 wrote:Is that the episode where everyone took a bath in electrum, thus wiping out their color schemes? Yeah, great example :roll:

So you can't tell them apart either? Exactly my point.


That's because THEY WERE ALL THE SAME COLOR.

Do you really think you'd be able to tell Skidz and Mudflap apart if they were the same color?
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:09 pm

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cotss2012 wrote:
Evil_the_Nub wrote:
cotss2012 wrote:Is that the episode where everyone took a bath in electrum, thus wiping out their color schemes? Yeah, great example :roll:

So you can't tell them apart either? Exactly my point.


That's because THEY WERE ALL THE SAME COLOR.

Do you really think you'd be able to tell Skidz and Mudflap apart if they were the same color?

Yeah, because their heads, chests, feet, and arms are different. Plus Mudflap has the car doors hanging off his back and Skids does not.
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby cotss2012 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:20 am

Evil_the_Nub wrote:their heads, chests, feet, and arms are different.


Sure. You keep telling yourself that :roll:
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:19 am

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cotss2012 wrote:
Evil_the_Nub wrote:their heads, chests, feet, and arms are different.


Sure. You keep telling yourself that :roll:

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Re: Best movie design!

Postby RhA » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:40 am

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cotss2012 wrote:
Evil_the_Nub wrote:their heads, chests, feet, and arms are different.


Sure. You keep telling yourself that :roll:

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Their designs are similar and it's intentional. They're supposed to be brothers, much like Sunstreaker and Sideswipe, who also had their similarities as vehicles.

I started this thread as a positive thing, didn't I?

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Re: Best movie design!

Postby Rushie » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:13 am

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cotss2012 wrote:Who the hell is Sideways?

Who the hell is Evac?


Sideways is the black and silver Audi R8 that appears in Shanghai in RotF. He flees from Skids, Mudflap and Arcee and is then killed by Sideswipe. His robot mode only appears in a blur, but it is pretty similar to Barricade
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Evac is the main dude from the Universal Studios ride. He is a shiny blue car and his head is similar to Jolt's actual movie head, though not his toy head.

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Re: Best movie design!

Postby Noideaforaname » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:37 am

Evil_the_Nub wrote:What's funny is I have a lot of trouble telling the G1 transformers apart. With most of them all the same vehicle parts go in the same place in their robot modes.


Same here. The liberal use of repaint characters, similar transformation schemes, generic robot bits used for nearly every bot, and excessive animation errors makes it all confusing.
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Re: Best movie design!

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:41 am

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Ya know what? I really liked Chromia and Arcee. In fact they're among my favorites from the RotF line. I even bought the 2 pack with that purplish Arcee and that awful Blazemaster repaint just so I could cut one of her wheels off and glue it on the arm to make Elita-1.
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