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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 4:23PM CST

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We a second piece of concept art from artist Emiliano Santalucia, this time around it's his concept art for an aligned universe version of Sidewsipe. According to his blog this design comes from 2010 when he was working on the Transformers Franchise bible for Hasbro. Check out his design work below.

Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art

Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art
Credit(s): Emiliano Santalucia
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Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441446)
Posted by Rushie on November 21st, 2012 @ 4:40pm CST
A pretty cool mix of RotF robot mode and G1 colours and alt mode. Since he didn't look like this in WFC/FoC, can we expect this to show up in Prime, or its toyline or maybe that MMO game?
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441448)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 21st, 2012 @ 4:47pm CST
Rushie wrote:A pretty cool mix of RotF robot mode and G1 colours and alt mode. Since he didn't look like this in WFC/FoC, can we expect this to show up in Prime, or its toyline or maybe that MMO game?


It's like the Prime Ironhide concept art. He doesn't looked like that in the games, but all he got was a couple of toys.

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And now for my two cents:

This is totally epic. Please give him a toy. :D
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441453)
Posted by RAcast on November 21st, 2012 @ 4:55pm CST
Agreed! I always thought it was a shame Movie Sideswipe was silver instead of red! This looks great, toy please Hasbro? Even if its just a Legion class I'd be happy, the design is great. Oh, and he's a Gallardo, sweet~
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441479)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on November 21st, 2012 @ 6:34pm CST
well i am going to recolor this on gimp to make.........sunstreaker.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441484)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 21st, 2012 @ 7:15pm CST
Now thats what sideswipe should've looked like in the movies, still not a fan of the movie/tfp designs but this is acceptable as sideswipe. I still say TFP is linked somehow to the movies and has nothing to do with the cybertron games, sideswipe & ironhide are proof enough but then throw in stupid bumblebee and its even more clear.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441485)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on November 21st, 2012 @ 7:23pm CST
From the neck down, he's all kinds of awesome, but I'd prefer a more G1-esque or at least TF Prime-esque head sculpt.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441486)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 21st, 2012 @ 7:27pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:I still say TFP is linked somehow to the movies and has nothing to do with the cybertron games, sideswipe & ironhide are proof enough but then throw in stupid bumblebee and its even more clear.


That may be your personal preference, but it's not correct. Movie homages don't make it part of the movie franchise.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441496)
Posted by Bubbah on November 21st, 2012 @ 7:56pm CST
This guy is awesome!! Love the blend of style, movie inspired blades & head, G1 insprired chest ... Just pure win! I'd love for a figure of this!
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441505)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 21st, 2012 @ 9:11pm CST
Give movie swipe a g1 paint job and set it on fire because no. Just no.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441508)
Posted by Trikeboy on November 21st, 2012 @ 9:20pm CST
With a bit of tweaking to look more real, Sideswipe and Ironhide would totally have worked like that for live action movies. I would have accepted them over what we got.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441515)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 21st, 2012 @ 9:29pm CST
June 16, 2012. Yikes!
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441522)
Posted by Dammitman on November 21st, 2012 @ 9:43pm CST
It's cool. But for Sideswipe? I don't like it.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441530)
Posted by Noideaforaname on November 21st, 2012 @ 10:04pm CST
It's mostly Movie Sideswipe recolored like his G1 counterpart, but I quite like it.

Sabrblade wrote:June 16, 2012. Yikes!

Yeah, ooooooold news...
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441569)
Posted by Gundamu on November 22nd, 2012 @ 12:59am CST
Good mix of then and now. I like it. Looks like it'd make a neat toy.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441673)
Posted by Slashercon on November 22nd, 2012 @ 1:24pm CST
Absolutely beautiful!! :BOWDOWN: With the cool designs that both Sideswipe and Ironhide have gotten, it would be a shame if neither of them appeared in Prime, the Jagex game, or any future form of media in the aligned continuity. (I want a deluxe figure of that Sideswipe RIGHT NOW :KREMZEEK: )
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1441703)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 22nd, 2012 @ 3:16pm CST
Slashercon wrote:Absolutely beautiful!! :BOWDOWN: With the cool designs that both Sideswipe and Ironhide have gotten, it would be a shame if neither of them appeared in Prime, the Jagex game, or any future form of media in the aligned continuity. (I want a deluxe figure of that Sideswipe RIGHT NOW :KREMZEEK: )
Well, he has appeared in both WFC and FOC, and is getting a Generations figure. But, I get what you're saying. You want his Earth-style body. ;)
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446100)
Posted by El Duque on December 12th, 2012 @ 2:17pm CST
Artist Emiliano Santalucia has updated his blog with designs for an Aligned Universe version of Jazz. Check out the images mirrored below, for more of Santalucia's comments on the design click here.

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Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446103)
Posted by RAcast on December 12th, 2012 @ 2:37pm CST
Jazz is one fly sonuvabitch.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446104)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 12th, 2012 @ 2:39pm CST
Hot damn!!!

We did get that hint that Jazz & Perceptor would be in season three. Just give us some concept art for Perceptor, Mr. Santalucia. :D
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446106)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on December 12th, 2012 @ 2:48pm CST
I am loving the Return of the Shoulder mounted cannon, One of the best G1 Design aspect ever. Love the G1 look.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446116)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 12th, 2012 @ 3:27pm CST
Homerjay14522 wrote:I am loving the Return of the Shoulder mounted cannon


Breakdown had one.

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Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446126)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on December 12th, 2012 @ 4:38pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Homerjay14522 wrote:I am loving the Return of the Shoulder mounted cannon


Breakdown had one.

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Good Point. I think the difference is, the old school Rockets were extremely noticable, Breakdown's barely is.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446129)
Posted by CBratetron on December 12th, 2012 @ 5:02pm CST
It is unfortunate for me that this makes me think of a TFP Bumblebee repaint.
Not sure I could ever enjoy this now.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446131)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 12th, 2012 @ 5:20pm CST
Homerjay14522 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Homerjay14522 wrote:I am loving the Return of the Shoulder mounted cannon


Breakdown had one.

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Good Point. I think the difference is, the old school Rockets were extremely noticable, Breakdown's barely is.



Yeah, except for when it was extended. You couldn't miss it. :P

That sounds so dirty.

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Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446132)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on December 12th, 2012 @ 5:47pm CST
Whoa! Jazz is looking pretty sweet! Kinda wish he was more stretched out like his FoC in game rendering or the RTS figure is, but I can't complain to much. I mean he's got his g1 shoulder cannon!

*EDIT*

Just took a look at Sideswipe and my god! Just like aligned Ironhide, it's as if Bayformers and G1 got together and made this handsome piece of artwork!
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446138)
Posted by Bubbah on December 12th, 2012 @ 6:24pm CST
Man I love this design! He is quite sharp looking!
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446140)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 12th, 2012 @ 6:27pm CST
CBratetron wrote:It is unfortunate for me that this makes me think of a TFP Bumblebee repaint.
Not sure I could ever enjoy this now.


It's sad that every character with door wings suddenly looks like a Bumblebee repaint to everyone. First Smokescreen (whom looks nothing like Bumblebee besides door wings, and the occasional forearm depending on perspective) and now Jazz.

Nobody deserves their own mold anymore. Let's make 100 retools of Bumblebee and name them something different. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446142)
Posted by RAcast on December 12th, 2012 @ 6:38pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
CBratetron wrote:It is unfortunate for me that this makes me think of a TFP Bumblebee repaint.
Not sure I could ever enjoy this now.


It's sad that every character with door wings suddenly looks like a Bumblebee repaint to everyone. First Smokescreen (whom looks nothing like Bumblebee besides door wings, and the occasional forearm depending on perspective) and now Jazz.

Nobody deserves their own mold anymore. Let's make 100 retools of Bumblebee and name them something different. :BANG_HEAD:

This is where I point out that Prime Bee stole G1 Jazz's transformation scheme.
So Jazz looks exactly like he should.

I.e. Bumblebee is, in fact, the repaint. /meta
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446143)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 12th, 2012 @ 6:39pm CST
YOWZA!! That is one cool cat. 8)

This makes the following whom we've seen their Aligned designs from the Binder:
  • Optimus Prime
  • Prima
  • Ironhide
  • Sideswipe
  • Thundertron
  • Jazz

And maybe Bumblebee is that was his Binder design we saw on the pop-up book cover.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446146)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 12th, 2012 @ 6:56pm CST
RAcast wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
CBratetron wrote:It is unfortunate for me that this makes me think of a TFP Bumblebee repaint.
Not sure I could ever enjoy this now.


It's sad that every character with door wings suddenly looks like a Bumblebee repaint to everyone. First Smokescreen (whom looks nothing like Bumblebee besides door wings, and the occasional forearm depending on perspective) and now Jazz.

Nobody deserves their own mold anymore. Let's make 100 retools of Bumblebee and name them something different. :BANG_HEAD:

This is where I point out that Prime Bee stole G1 Jazz's transformation scheme.
So Jazz looks exactly like he should.


Yet, this Jazz seems to have a mix of his FoC counterpart's transformation scheme (rightfully so) as well as his Movie transformation with a G1 back-kibble transformation.

Indicators:
    *Rear lights (and then some) on his forearms (FoC)
    *The front of the car makes up the entire chest without splitting panels (FoC, G1)
    *Side of car detailing for shoulder-pads. (Movie)
    *Wheels in between the shoulders. (Movie)
    *Door Wings (G1)

So his transformation should be different from Bumblebee's.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446147)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 12th, 2012 @ 7:00pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Yet, this Jazz seems to have a mix of his FoC counterpart's transformation scheme (rightfully so)
Though, you do realize that this design precedes his WFC design since this art was done several years ago. ;)

Also, now I'm going to have to get the children's pop-up book since it will have more Aligned designs from the Binder like this. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446151)
Posted by Shadowstream on December 12th, 2012 @ 7:18pm CST
Well he looks better than Sideswipe, but that's not saying much. Gayverse Bayverse Jazz was less of a major divergence from his previous forms, so mixing the styles up here doesn't look as bad, but the fact is it's still there, so... :SICK:
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446153)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 12th, 2012 @ 7:37pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:Yet, this Jazz seems to have a mix of his FoC counterpart's transformation scheme (rightfully so)
Though, you do realize that this design precedes his WFC design since this art was done several years ago. ;)


Yeah? My point stands regardless. The transformation mix is there for a reason.

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Something inside of me wonders why they're releasing all of this Earth-based 'bot concept art and hopes that Sideswipe, Jazz, and Perceptor will come to Prime. That may be wishful thinking...

...but how cool would it be to have a second team of Autobots on Earth with Team Prime? :KREMZEEK:
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446158)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 12th, 2012 @ 7:49pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Something inside of me wonders why they're releasing all of this Earth-based 'bot concept art and hopes that Sideswipe, Jazz, and Perceptor will come to Prime. That may be wishful thinking...

...but how cool would it be to have a second team of Autobots on Earth with Team Prime? :KREMZEEK:
Well, my guess as to why we're getting this art revealed is because, since Santalucia made them, he wants to show his art to people so they can look at it and give their thoughts on it, and Hasbro's finally letting him show it.

As for why now they're letting him, the upcoming pop up book will have even more of this art, so maybe they're letting him reveal this stuff as a sort of prelude to it.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446196)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 12th, 2012 @ 10:59pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:We did get that hint that Jazz & Perceptor would be in season three. Just give us some concept art for Perceptor, Mr. Santalucia. :D
It wasn't really a hint. Some guy in the audience asked during the Q&A, "Will we see Jazz and Perceptor in season 3 of Prime since they're popular characters?" His question came out of the blue and seemed to only ask if some Average Joe's favorite characters will be in the show or not. Since the Hasbro guys couldn't say much about who is or who isn't gonna be in season 3, they gave the same ambiguous "Stay tuned" answer that they gave to more than half of the questions asked at that panel. ;)
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446197)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 12th, 2012 @ 11:00pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:We did get that hint that Jazz & Perceptor would be in season three. Just give us some concept art for Perceptor, Mr. Santalucia. :D
It wasn't really a hint. Some guy in the audience asked during the Q&A, "Will we see Jazz and Perceptor in season 3 of Prime since they're popular characters?" His question came out of the blue and seemed to only ask if some Average Joe's favorite characters will be in the show or not. Since the Hasbro guys couldn't say much about who is or who isn't gonna be in season 3, they gave the same ambiguous "Stay tuned" answer that they gave to more than half of the questions asked at that panel. ;)


Can't a guy consider this a small window of hope? :cry:
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446198)
Posted by Gundamu on December 12th, 2012 @ 11:26pm CST
Beautiful! Just beautiful. I want to see Jazz in TFP even more now.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446276)
Posted by omega666 on December 13th, 2012 @ 10:50am CST
I like the car mode, the bot mode, not so much. I do think it looks ok if they ever made a movie-verse animated series though.
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446283)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 13th, 2012 @ 11:11am CST
omega666 wrote:I like the car mode, the bot mode, not so much. I do think it looks ok if they ever made a movie-verse animated series though.
Kinda like what TF: Prime looks like? ;)
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446286)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 13th, 2012 @ 11:19am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
omega666 wrote:I like the car mode, the bot mode, not so much. I do think it looks ok if they ever made a movie-verse animated series though.
Kinda like what TF: Prime looks like? ;)


What are you talking about? Transformers Prime obviously looks like Energon. Duuuuuuh.

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8-} :P :lol:

teehee!
Re: Aligned Universe Sideswipe Concept Art (1446287)
Posted by RAcast on December 13th, 2012 @ 11:19am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
omega666 wrote:I like the car mode, the bot mode, not so much. I do think it looks ok if they ever made a movie-verse animated series though.
Kinda like what TF: Prime looks like? ;)

That's what I read. :P
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