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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:08 am

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How would Hasbro even make a toy of the white Demolishor-esque one?
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby lockdownisfresh » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:12 pm

What? This is awful. Glad they did use this crap.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Bumblevivisector » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:32 pm

Maybe it's the art style, or maybe it's that small, rounded gorillacons make me think of those Decepticlones that could neutralize your weapons and use wrestling moves on you in the PS2 Armada game, but these last three scream "video game" more than "movie". So do the Op, Bee, and Lockdown at the start of the thread.

They naturally had to bounce a lot of ideas off the wall before finding what worked for AofE, but some of these designs should be put to good use elsewhere.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby lockdownisfresh » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:32 pm

I can't tell what it is even with the description and it looks like something from a Terminator rip-off than a Transformers movie. Perhaps I was a bit harsh in my critique, but it looks terrible to me.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:27 pm

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I'm probably one of the few that actually likes the Hritz concept art bots, but even in the more diverse movie continuity, they look like anything but TF's. They belong morein an anime or a scifi FPS game.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby El Duque » Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:09 am

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The Transformers: Age of Extinction concept art continues to roll out! This morning we have images from artist Josh Nizzi's website that give us his take on several of the characters from the film plus a few that didn't end up on screen. These include three very impressive looking Cybertronian Knights. We also get a closer look at many of the weapons seen in the film. We've mirrored a selection of his images below, many more can be viewed by clicking here.

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Delta Magnus » Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:36 am

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Those are some pretty cool designs. I don't know why, but I've always been fond of the nameless generic characters, like the various background characters from Energon, and the awesome 2-headed Shockwave shown here. I actually find the way they take the existing models and mix-and-match them into new designs pretty creative.

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby dreadwing95 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:38 am

i kind of wish they made the two headed shockwave were two different bots like in that one concept art
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Noideaforaname » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:23 pm

Like last time, my favorites are the background generics. *ponders how to make Kreons of Two Head and the guy with whips*
Wasn't the whip bot originally just random art of his? I feel like I've seen it before...

The "creator hand" is very cool.

Lockdown seems vaguely Megatron-esque, with that top crest part and those sideburn things.

The Knights are pretty boring, they're just... knights.
And roundabout confirmation that Silver Knight Optimus was supposed to be an actual thing.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby dreadwing95 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:49 pm

Noideaforaname wrote:Like last time, my favorites are the background generics. *ponders how to make Kreons of Two Head and the guy with whips*
Wasn't the whip bot originally just random art of his? I feel like I've seen it before...

The "creator hand" is very cool.

Lockdown seems vaguely Megatron-esque, with that top crest part and those sideburn things.

The Knights are pretty boring, they're just... knights.
And roundabout confirmation that Silver Knight Optimus was supposed to be an actual thing.

i like the knight designs. i actually wouldve liked these designs as the actual primes rather than the odd looking ones we already have. i mean that black knight design just screams "the fallen"
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby The Thuggernaut » Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:42 pm

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That knight below the black knight reminds me of Grimlock, and it ain't just the stylish footwear :-?
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby griftimus prime » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:22 pm

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cool art and design. but these do not look like transformers.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby RiddlerJ » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:55 pm

If Hasbro was smart, they'd release a retool of DOTM Shockwave with the two heads. Easy new figure.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Maxine Prime » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:05 pm

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Am I the only one who thinks this looks more like a torso with a bunch of arms and a giant eye in its chest than a hand?
RiddlerJ wrote:If Hasbro was smart, they'd release a retool of DOTM Shockwave with the two heads. Easy new figure.

To accomodate an extra head, either the entire upper body would have to be extensively (and I do mean extensively) retooled, or the heads would be extremely tiny.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Shuttershock » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:33 pm

Wait, so two-headed Shockwave drone was actually conceptualized? They didn't just lazily re-use the character model with a different head?

I honestly don't know if that makes it better or worse.

Someone must just REALLY hate Shockwave to constantly waste and abuse his character for these movies.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Shuttershock » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:36 pm

Wait, so two-headed Shockwave drone was actually conceptualized? They didn't just lazily re-use the character model with a different head?

I honestly don't know if that makes it better or worse.

Someone must just REALLY hate Shockwave to constantly waste and abuse his character for these movies.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Noideaforaname » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:59 pm

Yeah, that's kinda odd. I mean, I know every little thing needs to be conceptualized, but with "Two Head" it seems like somebody could've just modified the Shockwave model, or even just photoshop the preexisting concept art. Do they really need finished work-level pieces for everything?

Incidentally, I would LOVE to see rough draft, million ideas on one page-type concept art. I assume those exist, it'd be very strange if the artists just went straight to finish.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:05 pm

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Ten-fingered hand is scary.

Ah, so Optimus was supposed to upgrade into his Silver Knight form when he pulled out the sword. That would have made his getting the jet boots from said upgrade a lot clearer had the upgrade been as elaborate as this design, And based on this design, I think now we can guess as to what exactly Takara's "AD31 Ultimate Power Mode Optimus Prime" is supposed to be.

Two Head is not merely a two-headed Shockwave, but a mirrored Shockwave, as he also has a right arm based on Shockwave's cannon-less left arm, giving him two of Shockwave's left arm's spike.

About those knights, what if... what if those knights are the original forms of the Dinobots before they got reformatted into having dino bodies? :shock:

Dude with the whips is simply named "KSI Boss" according to this backside view of it.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Shuttershock » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:20 pm

Sabrblade wrote:Ten-fingered hand is scary.

Ah, so Optimus was supposed to upgrade into his Silver Knight form when he pulled out the sword. That would have made his getting the jet boots from said upgrade a lot clearer had the upgrade been as elaborate as this design, And based on this design, I think now we can guess as to what exactly Takara's "AD31 Ultimate Power Mode Optimus Prime" is supposed to be.

Two Head is not merely a two-headed Shockwave, but a mirrored Shockwave, as he also has a right arm based on Shockwave's cannon-less left arm, giving him two of Shockwave's left arm's spike.

About those knights, what if... what if those knights are the original forms of the Dinobots before they got reformatted into having dino bodies? :shock:

Dude with the whips is simply named "KSI Boss" according to this backside view of it.



Ifs and buts, man. I could have dug any one of those concepts... if that's what we saw in the movie. But it seemed like every scene which could have built context and added to the mythos was left on the cutting room floor.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Autobot tap out » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:47 am

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This question has been bugging me on the subject of who or what is the creator the picture of its hand doesn't really help but heaven forbid it is those quintessons.. hated them. in my opinion they made random Blitzwing look normal :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:50 pm

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Autobot tap out wrote:This question has been bugging me on the subject of who or what is the creator the picture of its hand doesn't really help but heaven forbid it is those quintessons.. hated them. in my opinion they made random Blitzwing look normal :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Autobot tap out » Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:26 pm

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Autobot tap out wrote:This question has been bugging me on the subject of who or what is the creator the picture of its hand doesn't really help but heaven forbid it is those quintessons.. hated them. in my opinion they made random Blitzwing look normal :BANG_HEAD:
The Creators are... something possibly to be revealed in a later movie. We aren't supposed to know who or what they are at this time. ;)


I take it Sabrblade, that apparantly there are spoilers in which I have no clue about and yet the rest of the crew do know of plus you know as well . I thought the back story for the movies would have the concept of primus as their creator but apparently AOE throws that out the window and cue me rambling thoughts
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:37 pm

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Autobot tap out wrote:
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Autobot tap out wrote:This question has been bugging me on the subject of who or what is the creator the picture of its hand doesn't really help but heaven forbid it is those quintessons.. hated them. in my opinion they made random Blitzwing look normal :BANG_HEAD:
The Creators are... something possibly to be revealed in a later movie. We aren't supposed to know who or what they are at this time. ;)


I take it Sabrblade, that apparantly there are spoilers in which I have no clue about and yet the rest of the crew do know of plus you know as well . I thought the back story for the movies would have the concept of primus as their creator but apparently AOE throws that out the window and cue me rambling thoughts
What you know is what we all know. The movie's the only thing there is that has gone into this backstory, as it was created just for this movie and has ignored all previous supplementary material like the movie comics and movie novels.

Up until now, the AllSpark has been the only thing involved in the creating of the Transformers in the Movieverse origin story (one or two comics even cite Primus as having been the first Transformer made by the Cube, rather than Primus existing before the Cube).
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art

Postby chivesbot20 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:10 am

The concept arts are cool,but optimus and bee look worse than i would expect from Nizzi
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