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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby robotmel » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:18 am

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No amount of modding will bake a decent Warpath out of a centaur.

They look similar in style due to Don having been working on these for almost two years, basically the TF stuff he's done is just prototype stuff for this.


Nooooo, I should have made my post a little clearer!

I only drew an obvious comparison to Generations Warpath and the that rendering of Don's, one might say he actually borrowed from Hasbro on that one? :-$

But yeah, you can clearly see Don's way of thinking with those Mech's and his TF work.
If i could lay my hands on a pic of Don's transformers covers, especially the ones of Hotrod I'd post it for a side by side viewing? :-B
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby DevastaTTor » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:20 am

So are these model kits or action figures? They look awesome but I'd never have the time to assemble one if they're models.
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby Black Bumblebee » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:49 am

They won't be model kits; they'll be actual, produced, action figures.

It has been soooo hard for me to keep my mouth shut about this project, as I've been "in" on it for almost a year now. :-$

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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby Mykltron » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:52 am

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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby griftimus prime » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:17 am

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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby Forgotten » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:40 am

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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby Optimus1138 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:50 am

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This looks pretty awesome! I suppose the toys will be expensive, but I so want some.
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby MINDVVIPE » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:16 am

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Jaw droppingly amazing. Looks like MECH just found some new tech. ;)
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:17 am

Love the designs. The figures will probably be awesome, but expensive. I already spend more money than I should on TFs.
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby Requiem Prime » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:24 am

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Black Bumblebee wrote:They won't be model kits; they'll be actual, produced, action figures.

It has been soooo hard for me to keep my mouth shut about this project, as I've been "in" on it for almost a year now. :-$

If you like what you see here, you haven't seen anything yet :-)


Well, I'm in. Please take my money, I don't want it.
Seriously, how produced are we talking? Stores? Online Retailer? Internal shop? I can already tell they're crazy articulated and have tiny parts. Something mass-market usually eschews.

Pricing would be nice too.

Also, will we be getting to follow this here or have to find a separate site? :sad:
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby Requiem Prime » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:36 am

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Dead Metal wrote:This is it's robot-mode:
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No amount of modding will bake a decent Warpath out of a centaur.

They look similar in style due to Don having been working on these for almost two years, basically the TF stuff he's done is just prototype stuff for this.


Actually, I would like to see more inhuman and out there transformers.
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby cannonfodder4000 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:39 am

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Forgotten wrote:Gundam, Macross & Full Metal Panic would like to have a word with you about the designs, i'm sure. :michaelbay:


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Requiem Prime wrote:Actually, I would like to see more inhuman and out there transformers.


There'll probably be more, what with the fourth movie coming. :oops:
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby welcometothedarksyde » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:54 am

I really want that stuff but the prototype of that mech is really expensive looking. I can't imagine being able to pay more than $30 for that thing :-(
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby Requiem Prime » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:21 am

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cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Requiem Prime wrote:Actually, I would like to see more inhuman and out there transformers.


There'll probably be more, what with the fourth movie coming. :oops:

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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby zopilote_z » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:44 am

I love how Don not only took advantage from his influences, but evolve them into something entirely new. Just like him becoming a pro and now making his own creations. It´s been a long way for a fan artist.
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby Black Bumblebee » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:08 am

Hopefully you guys recognize a few of the names in the credits as well, such as voices by Jon Bailey (Jon 3.0) and Frank Todaro (TF Cog), as well as music by Alex Kurilov (who did the soundtrack to my animated War Within episode 2).

There's several other board members who are part of this project in one way or another.
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:32 am

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Wow, the figures look amazing. I can't say I'm all that impressed by the comic, but the figures are extremely impressive. I can't see myself getting into collecting them as I already have too many collections, but those are works of art.
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby Mkall » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:44 am

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Looks good, but then again almost everything Don does looks good.

Like most mecha, I'll oggle them, but I'll not be getting them due to space/price reasons.
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby kriksix » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:08 pm

I'm sure I wasn't the only one who initially thought "not Transformers - not interested".. but it was a good call to show as much as they have. Impressive, some really nice designs, great to see the evolution of a very talented TFs artist, and I think they're into something with what seems like a lot of combining potential between the figures... (especially with the recent ratbat/frenzy, ravage/rumble 'combiners' that are so lame, it's annoying..)

blinkered as I am, still not sure I'll be able to shake off the not Transformers - not interested thing though.. ;)
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby MINDVVIPE » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:33 pm

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Just consider these guys as some human faction, or paint there faces green and call them aliens. I definitely want atleast a few them, especially the centaur. The treads on the legs such a sick idea.
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby Court Jester » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:10 pm

Freaking Awesome...
Just three things...

1. Will these be manufactured here in the U.S.?
2. Will there be a website for a new fandom to congregate?
3. Will the toys be available through popular etailers like BBTS?
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby Dead Metal » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:36 pm

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No amount of modding will bake a decent Warpath out of a centaur.

They look similar in style due to Don having been working on these for almost two years, basically the TF stuff he's done is just prototype stuff for this.


Nooooo, I should have made my post a little clearer!

I only drew an obvious comparison to Generations Warpath and the that rendering of Don's, one might say he actually borrowed from Hasbro on that one? :-$

But yeah, you can clearly see Don's way of thinking with those Mech's and his TF work.
If i could lay my hands on a pic of Don's transformers covers, especially the ones of Hotrod I'd post it for a side by side viewing? :-B
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/decepticons-rise-up-transformers-ongoing-7-reviewed/18705/
Ooh, try this one!? :-?

Hasbro constantly borrows alt-mode designs and concepts, and bot-mode design elements so why shouldn't Don?
And ther eare just so many ways one can designs an H-tank, which wasn't invented by Hasbro.
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby Vicalliose » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:41 pm

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These won't really mix well with transformers, as they are clearly of an exceedingly higher quality, but you could easily just say they're Skywatch suits or something.
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby Dan Taylor » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:22 pm

Black Bumblebee wrote:Hopefully you guys recognize a few of the names in the credits as well, such as voices by Jon Bailey (Jon 3.0) and Frank Todaro (TF Cog), as well as music by Alex Kurilov (who did the soundtrack to my animated War Within episode 2).

Maybe a former IDW Transformers editor...?
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Re: Mecha Workshop's ARMARAUDERS by Don Figueroa

Postby El Duque » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:36 pm

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These look very promising. I don't normally collect anything outside of TF, but I may have to pull the trigger on these. Especially since I can get in on the ground floor.
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