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Postby Autobobby1 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:57 pm

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Well, it's an improvement. It may not be the best Megs head, but it really has an "alien-robot-who-wants-to-destroy-the-world" vibe.
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Postby jgilkinson » Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:17 pm

battle mode is good,not fond of the teeth but they might grow on me
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Postby metalogan » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:16 pm

This is a big improvement! I hated everything about the movie, but I see this as a big step forward . It seems that this is the only robot with a humanoid face - I could imagine that it took a while to convince Bay to compromise the changing of the generic, manga-spawn look. I wish they took this approach to the other bots - especially starscream who looks like a gorilla-jackolantern with chicken legs.
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:17 pm

Kinda makes you wonder what the point of changing it was at all :???:
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Postby Shadowman » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:29 pm

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metalogan wrote:This is a big improvement! I hated everything about the movie, but I see this as a big step forward . It seems that this is the only robot with a humanoid face - I could imagine that it took a while to convince Bay to compromise the changing of the generic, manga-spawn look. I wish they took this approach to the other bots - especially starscream who looks like a gorilla-jackolantern with chicken legs.


Actually, only the Decepticons seem to have bug-like faces. The Autobots seem to have semi-normal faces, though smooth like in the cartoons and comics.
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Postby HitsugiKun » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:30 pm

thats megatron i hope we see more of this desgin its so awsome! Good bye all other megatron designs this is the wave of the future(Hopefully) i hope we start seeing more of what bay is bringing to transformers in a cartoon. Megs is just so awsome but the bad thing is i dont wana see it go when he gose galvatron in some point.
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Postby JEDI ALCHEMIST » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:52 pm

Most defineatly an improvement!
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Postby GeidiPrime » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:57 pm

I can live with that
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Postby Skowl » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:26 pm

Sweeeet, I love it!

You have no idea how happy I am that they scraped his old "standard mode" that looked like a lawn gnome with third-degree burns. For those of you who think the new head doesn't look different enough, lest we forget THIS:

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At least now his standard head looks menacing, and his battle mode even more so. I wish the toys had his battle head, but after looking at the pics of the prototypes, it's looks like the kept the new standard one, probably because the toys were already in production when they made the change, which would explain why the new standard head looks almost exaclty like the old battle head... does that make sense?

Could it be? Our bitching actually caused the bigwigs to make a pretty drastic last-minute change, for the better?
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:44 pm

SKowl wrote:
At least now his standard head looks menacing, and his battle mode even more so. I wish the toys had his battle head, but after looking at the pics of the prototypes, it's looks like the kept the new standard one, probably because the toys were already in production when they made the change, which would explain why the new standard head looks almost exaclty like the old battle head... does that make sense?

Could it be? Our bitching actually caused the bigwigs to make a pretty drastic last-minute change, for the better?


Actually, I think the prototypes we've seen may have had the second head we saw Image based on the way they it seems to be hidden inside rather than fill the 'helmet'.

Something else that's just occurred to me is we've only seen the various incarnations of his face from straight ahead or at a slight tilt. We have no idea how long it might be from front-to-back and if the toy is any indication, it might be elongate.
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Postby Nemesis_Apoc » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:56 pm

Hmmm.. wow. big fucking difference
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Postby Stormrider » Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:02 pm

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I don't get it. Why can't they make a Megatron head that we recognize as Megatron? How would a classic Megatron style helmet take away from the character or movie? Why are the designers dancing around with new designs instead of giving the fans what they want.

Another problem that I have is the functionality of the helmet. In Meg's normal mode, he has thick armor on the side of his head and none on the top. Why none on the top?

And in battlemode, he has thin jointed armor along his temples and crown. And in some places there are even gaps. Why would he have thin armor or gaps in these places for battlemode? It doesn't make sense from a fighting perspective. A full armored head is more secure.

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Postby TheMuffin » Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:08 pm

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His battle mode is like a mix between Bludegon with the skull like face, Galvatron with the crown and someone else I can't put my finger on.

EDIT: Those lines across his eyes....I wonder if they might act as eyelids to help emote? I've noticed many of the designs have this.
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Postby Alex Kingdom » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:07 am

So he still look like crap? What a suprise.

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Postby AbsumZer0 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:59 am

I wanted to be able to better compare the 'helmet' aspects without the clutter of the faces so I did a quick photoshop editing them out. The original 'Battle Mode' is on top left with the 'Jazz Hands' render on the right. The bottom two are the new versions.

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I still feel this way about the new 'Standard Mode' head

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Postby D-340 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:44 am

Meh. It's not horrible, yet not great either. It don't bother me, but then again the whole movie Megs design stopped bothering me a while ago. I do see some Galvatron in the battle-mode pic.
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Postby Stormrider » Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:57 am

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D-340 wrote:Meh. It's not horrible, yet not great either. It don't bother me, but then again the whole movie Megs design stopped bothering me a while ago. I do see some Galvatron in the battle-mode pic.


Hmmm... perhaps if they did call him Galvatron and made him purple I would like him better.
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Postby Skowl » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:11 pm

Wow, surprised there isn't more posts here, considering the original Megatron thread had some 70+ pages or something.

I know I almost missed this news, when I got home from work the story was already tucked away under all the other news items, even though the new Megs head story had only been a few hours old...

Love the new battle-mode head, too bad it's not the one on the toy :sad:
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Postby Bluebullet » Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:34 pm

Oh, no. It's fuglier than before. Michael Bay, what have you done? :sad:
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Postby Dclone Soundwave » Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:34 am

Dark Cyclone wrote:Well, I can at least see some G1 influence in the normal mode, which is a vast improvement. Problem is, battle mode makes him not look like Megatron anymore...


I must've missed the G1 somewhere in here.......all I see is a Bayformer that screams for help.
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Postby Milanion » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:18 am

This was all done to set up the following scene...

Megs: I'll swallow your spark!
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Postby Kronos » Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:17 pm

Milanion wrote:This was all done to set up the following scene...

Megs: I'll swallow your spark!
Prime: Come get some.


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Postby Phategod1 » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:08 pm

AbsumZer0 wrote:I wanted to be able to better compare the 'helmet' aspects without the clutter of the faces so I did a quick photoshop editing them out. The original 'Battle Mode' is on top left with the 'Jazz Hands' render on the right. The bottom two are the new versions.

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I still feel this way about the new 'Standard Mode' head

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Postby kjeevah » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:30 pm

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Postby Milanion » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:53 pm

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