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First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:38 pm

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Here's tonight's second piece of Age of Extinction news! The folks who run the Charticon convention Facebook page announced that in an upcoming Party City catalog for Halloween 2014, Age of Extinction Drift is featured. As it happens, this also gives us our first good, albeit heavily pixelated, look at how Drift will appear in the upcoming film.

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Based on this image, as well as the SD figurine image from a while back, it appears that rumors of a samurai motif are confirmed, as he sports armor much like those that follow the code of bushido.
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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby ishigoto » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:46 pm

I'm...sure the final version will look much better than this. I bet his character model isn't even fully rendered yet. Even if the plots may be lacking, Bay-formers always *look* cool, and hey! At least we have an identity of the bugatti Veyron! Image
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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby Bumblevivisector » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:52 pm

Ah, a more generic samurai form. Does it remind anyone else of that gremlin-faced samurai from those animated Levi's commercials?

TF costumes have come a long way from the days of a picture of Topspin on the chest, but I'm with ishigoto on this not being the finalized design.
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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby Noideaforaname » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:08 pm

Oh! That bobble-head thing actually was Drift, then, and not the Shredder or some such...
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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:11 pm

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ishigoto wrote:I'm...sure the final version will look much better than this. I bet his character model isn't even fully rendered yet.


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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:14 pm

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A samurai from the world of Tron.

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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:16 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:A samurai from the world of Tron.


A... samurtron. Or, or, or... tronurai.

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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:31 pm

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Let's also not forget that this image is for a Halloween costume of Drift, rather than Drift himself.
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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby Tiby » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:33 pm

So, we have a car that cannot drift named "Drift", which is a German-built French marque that transforms into a Japanese warrior. Yep - sounds like Michael Bay's in charge!
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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby PrymeStriker » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:35 pm

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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby EagleTron » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:37 pm

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Looks good, I'm kind of relieved that they didn't make this robot mode hideous like that leader Optimus.
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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby EagleTron » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:02 pm

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I like Samurai, even though I think I'm a ninja. This Drift looks really like an ancient warrior. My display shelf wouldn't mind this one at all. Im crossing my fingers hoping that this design turns out good.
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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby T-Macksimus » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:51 pm

Dammit. spent the better part of the last hour doing this, re-wrote this thing 5 times... screw it all.

This is pure crap! It's insulting, it's an abomination.

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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby Spleenzorio » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:10 am

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Nevermind what Drift looks like, nobodys mentioned that we aren't even halfway through January yet and there's already Halloween costumes being advertised.
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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby MINDVVIPE » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:25 am

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T-Macksimus wrote:Dammit. spent the better part of the last hour doing this, re-wrote this thing 5 times... screw it all.

This is pure crap! It's insulting, it's an abomination.

There! That's my opinion! Not going to apologize for it. Not going to defend it.
I tried for an hour to write something that wouldn't piss everyone off but still got my opinion across. It's just not possible but this is the closest I can get.
Just be thankful I showed some restraint and consideration because I REALLY wanted to fire off about this design.

:lol: You can't please everyone, glad you said what you felt.
I'm sure the final design will look sleek or nicely coloured/rendered and whatever. But in all honesty, I am so bored of ninja this, samurai that. You can have swords and overlapping armour, just have to get creative with the parts being used for it.

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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby TimothyR » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:44 am

T-Macksimus wrote:Dammit. spent the better part of the last hour doing this, re-wrote this thing 5 times... screw it all.

This is pure crap! It's insulting, it's an abomination.

There! That's my opinion! Not going to apologize for it. Not going to defend it.
I tried for an hour to write something that wouldn't piss everyone off but still got my opinion across. It's just not possible but this is the closest I can get.
Just be thankful I showed some restraint and consideration because I REALLY wanted to fire off about this design.


why not rip it apart?

i don't think the body looks too bad.. at least there's a recognizable part of the vehicle visible.

i absolutely HATE the head/face.. it ridiculous. just because he's a samurai or ninja.. or whatever.. doesn't mean his head needs to look like that.. hell.. i'd prefer something that looked more like shredders helmet.. i thought generations drift's head was awesome.. i really wish we had a movie take on that head. i'd prefer a more modern bad ass samurai look rather than an ancient looking one.

i also think they take stereotypes a bit too far. i understand the use of little stereotypical design cues.. but this is just too blatant for a robot that they've tried to make very clear are ALIEN.
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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby Mkall » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:00 am

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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby noctorro » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:28 am

First me was like hmmm... looks way to human proportioned and can't see alt-mode parts.

But then me was like, WOW, he looks a whole lot different than the previous movie design. Very fresh!

So I'm on the :APPLAUSE: side

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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby Megatron Wolf » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:11 am

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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby Shadowstream » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:15 am

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Looks far too human for something out of the Bay films, not to mention ugly, though I guess that's par for the course with these films.

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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Postby autobot1979 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:57 am

Honestly, looks to human to me. I would rather see more alien designs. I think dinobots will save this film.
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