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Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby El Duque » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:36 pm

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Concept designer Robert Simons has updated his website with his concept designs for Transformers: Age of Extinction. The concepts images include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Lockdown, and Lockdown's star ship. As you can see these are considerably different from the designs that made their way onto the screen. Check 'em out below:

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:49 pm

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Ah, yes, Lockdown's second-favorite vehicle: the space limo.

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But yeah... those concepts of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime look really out of place. Almost reminds me of Prime.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:38 am

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i can see why these werent used they look like mechsuits not bayformers, lockdown especially. Bumblebee & the 2nd prime look like they could be in armored core.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby TurboMMaster » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:53 am

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Actually, I like concept Lockdown better than what we have in the movie.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Cyberpath » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:58 am

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby griftimus prime » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:57 am

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i really dig that first image of prime. but not as a transformer. none of these things look like transformers.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Deathscythetransform » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:43 am

happy these designs didnt make it to the movie, they look awful

and lockdown's chicken legs? naaaaaaah!
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby starwarrior1227 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:54 am

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Deathscythetransform wrote:happy these designs didnt make it to the movie, they look awful

and lockdown's chicken legs? naaaaaaah!

Not all of these designs are "aweful." A few could work in the Bayverse.
These seem pretty natural compared to designs in official movie cannon:
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Simon's concepts do not look like our conventional Transformers designs but some of the Bayverse designs don't either and I think that's great. Realistically, would sentient alien robots look as human as the conventional Transformers designs? Wouldn't you want something different every now and then? With that in mind, why is it that everyone apparently hate the "chicken legs"? It only makes the designs feel more alien, and befittingly for Decepticons, inhuman.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby starwarrior1227 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:17 am

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Mindmaster wrote:Ah, yes, Lockdown's second-favorite vehicle: the space limo.

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But yeah... those concepts of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime look really out of place. Almost reminds me of Prime.


I do agree with your opinion on the space-ships. They look too "clean" for a rugged bounty hunter to use, and in the same way, all of Simons' Lockdown concepts.
The bumblebee concept and the second optimus prime are very skeleton-esque and are unfitting for soldiers in an action flick.
Some concepts could work for other characters though.
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This ^ could be a protoform for Demolisher from TF:Armada/Energon
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:31 pm

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starwarrior1227 wrote:I do agree with your opinion on the space-ships. They look too "clean" for a rugged bounty hunter to use, and in the same way, all of Simons' Lockdown concepts.


What? I was making reference to the vehicles' lengths. I wasn't making an opinion at all. :???:
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby starwarrior1227 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:43 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:
starwarrior1227 wrote:I do agree with your opinion on the space-ships. They look too "clean" for a rugged bounty hunter to use, and in the same way, all of Simons' Lockdown concepts.


What? I was making reference to the vehicles' lengths. I wasn't making an opinion at all. :???:


My bad... :-(
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby VirusCarnage » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:58 am

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Wow the Optimus and Bumblebee ones look really odd.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby El Duque » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:15 am

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We have more Transformers: Age of Extinction concept art to share, this time from Wesley Burt. You can read is comments on each piece mirrored below by visiting his Facebook page.

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:28 am

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby steve2275 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:35 am

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Noideaforaname » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:43 am

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Why did Hasbro have to go and nix Cyberverse?


The Dinobots are really close to their toys here, with Scorn having one sail, Slug's weapons in dino mode, and Strafe's two heads being identical. Though thankfully Slash's toy didn't go with those crazy cowboy spurs.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Autobot Dash » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:14 pm

I liked more this version of Grimlock (the first image) than the "dragon-thing" of the movie.
Remember me a Jurassic Park Robot. Very, very cool.

How many "Slashs" we have???? :shock:
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:00 pm

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Autobot Dash wrote:I liked more this version of Grimlock (the first image) than the "dragon-thing" of the movie.
Doesn't look all that much different here, aside from the lack of Devil horns, since the movie version has a very distinct T-Rex-shaped snout.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Metro Prime » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:25 pm

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Noideaforaname wrote:Image
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The Dinobots are really close to their toys here, with Scorn having one sail, Slug's weapons in dino mode, and Strafe's two heads being identical. Though thankfully Slash's toy didn't go with those crazy cowboy spurs.

I wonder how One Step Changer Slash and Construct-Bots Scorn look together...
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Archanubis » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:42 pm

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Interesting; the initial designs for Grimlock and Scorn's dino-modes were remarkable close in design to their living counterparts (not to mention less spikey). I'm guessing Slash got dropped from the film, because I don't recall any robo-raptors running around during the Dinobots' scenes.

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Ultra Markus » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:32 pm

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Nemesis Primal » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:28 pm

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starwarrior1227 wrote: why is it that everyone apparently hate the "chicken legs"?


Repressed memmories of Beast Machines Cheetor would be my guess. :grin:

Metro Prime wrote:I wonder how One Step Changer Slash and Cnstruct-Bots Scorn look together...


Like they don't belong on the same shelf, probably. The AoE Construct-Bots are somewhat different aesthetically from the other AoE toys, probably out of necessity.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby MegaDump » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:02 am

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Metro Prime » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:59 am

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MegaDump wrote:LOL @ "Dinbot Ride: Honk Kong"

I keep picturing Optimus Prime using Grimlock's horn as he rides into battle. "HONK HONK!" "ROAR!" "Stupid traffic."
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Robert Simons

Postby Autobot Dash » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:38 am

Sabrblade wrote:
Autobot Dash wrote:I liked more this version of Grimlock (the first image) than the "dragon-thing" of the movie.
Doesn't look all that much different here, aside from the lack of Devil horns, since the movie version has a very distinct T-Rex-shaped snout.


It's true, but they add things in him to show that he is "very dangerous": horns, hundreds of fangs, claws, a bigger mouth, bigger tooth, etc (As a robot Tyrannosaurus was not dangerous enough...) and, in my opinion, is exaggerated... so exaggerated that maybe will make him be ridiculous.
I hope no.
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