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Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art?

Postby Hotrod » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:27 pm

Recently we reported a rumor here about an image that could possibly have been an early concept for Ratchet in the upcoming Transformers Movie. Well now another possible orginal design images has surfaced. TFW2005 has posted an image that could be the original movie concept for Optimus Prime. Check it out by clicking here.
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Postby Skowl » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:32 pm

That image makes me want to stab my eyes out.

The chest and feet are pretty much the same. The stupid flames are still there... makes me wonder for how long the powers-that-be had their collective hearts set on making the "Shakespearian" Prime, as he was referred to by the writers, all decked-out in rice-boy flame decals.

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Postby Liege Evilmus » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:37 pm

See, now THAT head doesn't strike me as Prime!
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Postby Wheeljack35 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:42 pm

He still has the claw feet and that horrible shredded metal look
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Postby Kimmer » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:47 pm

fines shoud be given out to anyone who calls that junk pile optimus prime. what a joke!
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Postby tile_mcgillus » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:51 pm

AHHHHHHHHH!
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Postby Greed » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:01 pm

tile_mcgillus wrote:AHHHHHHHHH!

Indeed
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Postby ASFTF2007 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:03 pm

OMG, MY EYES, MY EYES. THEY FELL OUT. OMG WHY HAS MICHAEL BAY FOR SAKEN THE.
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Postby TheMuffin » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:08 pm

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ASFTF2007 wrote:OMG, MY EYES, MY EYES. THEY FELL OUT. OMG WHY HAS MICHAEL BAY FOR SAKEN THE.


What are you talking about? This isn't the design. See. He picked the better design. The one that looks like Prime. Stop spamming.
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Postby Ramses » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:13 pm

well, I feel like now the design they chouse was the better of the 2, sure, everything else is the same exept the head, but the head was iconic really, and they chouse something more iconic to represent Prime. With that head, he seems more Gundam then Transformer reall, at least with the current head, it has the traditonal Prime-isms that make it stick out and such.
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Postby Collector Maximus » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:31 pm

Thank goodness this was not the end design.
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Postby Ninja Sixshot » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:36 pm

it looks like a fan drawing. but the head... wtf :shock: . its like in indiana jones wen those guys' faces melted off, etc
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Postby XeroSyphon » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:44 pm

I'm glad they went with more red on the final design, and changed the head. Cause that design would fit in the movie somewhere, just not as Prime.
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Postby dragons » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:47 pm

well well words cant describe this one oh wait yes it can with all the other transformer robot mode CRAP!!! and I use the word crap usely that M. BAY has putout and chosen for this film I am surprised he didnt go with this idea since the others ill start over autobots look pretty decent which has my vote but the decepticons dont get mee started on them or anyone else this one has a cannon on his he should be called Megaprime.
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Postby dragons » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:50 pm

i apologize for double posting i forgot to mention the face looks horrible looks his face looks like the helmet that russel crow wore in the gladiator movie he looks like a roman optimus prime soldier.
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Postby Stormrider » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:52 pm

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Yikes! For the first time I will admit that the preseent movie Prime looks better.
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Postby Acecool » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:02 pm

Awww hell no. What designer came up with that? He has a mohawk. I know transformers are from the 80s, but that doesn't mean prime needs to look like mr. T.

This actually makes the current model look ok.
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Postby Dclone Soundwave » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:24 pm

Yeesh! Why not just call him Ultra Magnus? (You know, the Proto Magnus from TFTM in 86?) Too much blue.......I don't like it......I'm actually glad they chose the latter of the two designs........
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Postby Black Bumblebee » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:37 pm

Well, just so we all do remember, G1 Prime "did" have a mowhawk of sorts... not that I'm trying to justify the horror that was that prototype version... but it is there... :-)
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Postby Fireblast » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:47 pm

XeroSyphon wrote:I'm glad they went with more red on the final design, and changed the head. Cause that design would fit in the movie somewhere, just not as Prime.
On that one? They should have red flagged every single design! Weird how some fans say that one is awful and praise others like it.

BTW, that "mohawk" you speak of is more of a knight's helmet.
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Postby derob » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:10 am

stormrider wrote:Yikes! For the first time I will admit that the preseent movie Prime looks better.

i smell sumthin fishy here. I think this is just a way to make the haters of the final prime design to like it better by showing crappy ones. (im not saying that i dont like movie prime) but all these leaked pre concept appears a conspiracy to me. Conditioning?
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Postby Phategod1 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:11 am

SKowl wrote:That image makes me want to stab my eyes out.

The chest and feet are pretty much the same. The stupid flames are still there... makes me wonder for how long the powers-that-be had their collective hearts set on making the "Shakespearian" Prime, as he was referred to by the writers, all decked-out in rice-boy flame decals.

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QFT with that design he should come with Neon bars, and Nitrous. Rice-boy indeed.
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Postby NightFall » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:32 am

Well, it does look like a fan drawing, but I guess the flames were always there. Too much blue, head looks awful like the rest of the designs we have now.

foifoil05 wrote:i smell sumthin fishy here. I think this is just a way to make the haters of the final prime design to like it better by showing crappy ones. (im not saying that i dont like movie prime) but all these leaked pre concept appears a conspiracy to me. Conditioning?


Maybe, but I like the early design of Ratchet, it was a little better.

I can imagine the early concept of Megatron, or even a worst Starscream design. I don't think I want to know how they were before, I was angry before, and I let it go already. I'm at peace now.
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Postby the purifyer » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:14 am

AH holy crap my eyes. ow that physically hurts. The colours are like one of those books with 3D glasses...
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Postby D-340 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:26 am

WTF! :-x I've **** out better looking things than that. Boy, I'm glad they didn't use that bowlful of suck.
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