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Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery

Transformers News: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery

Friday, February 21st, 2014 9:51PM CST

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We first reported on this artwork a year ago, in a Hasbro catalog for Beast Hunters. Back then we were overwhelmed by the amazing figures that were soon to grace our shelves, such as Shockwave, the Predacons and Abominus!

You can see the original article and catalog scans by clicking this link here.

The artwork was said to be Shockwave's notes on the Predacon project and it looked like your usual Hasbro fare, with Autobot symbols adoring the pages. However, it turned out to be some rather high quality art and the artist has finally been revealed.

John Forcucci has posted a page on his blog, showing off his original works plus the finished Hasbro product, and it's an impressive mini gallery of fine work.

Also of note, you'll see that the Skystalker/Skylynx mold was originally going to be named Stormrazor! The mini gallery contains line drawings of Predaking, Twinstrike, Hun-Grr, Blight, "Stormrazor", Grim Wing, Windrazor and Rippersnapper.

We've mirrored the images below, but please give Mr. Forcucci's site a visit, take a look at some of his other works.

Transformers News: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery

Transformers News: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery

Transformers News: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery

Transformers News: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery

Transformers News: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery

Transformers News: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery

Transformers News: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery

Transformers News: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery


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Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552778)
Posted by skidflap on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:54pm CST
Anyone know who the last predacon is? :-?
Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552779)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:59pm CST
skidflap wrote:Anyone know who the last predacon is? :-?
Predaking. He's just a little more scrunched up than usual.
Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552782)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:05pm CST
Still think the terrorcons not being made into Deluxes or Voyagers is the biggest missed opportunity ever.
Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552783)
Posted by skidflap on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:06pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
skidflap wrote:Anyone know who the last predacon is? :-?
Predaking. He's just a little more scrunched up than usual.


That is what I was thinking, maybe a early design. Also thinking that this is where the tail design for the toy came from.
Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552786)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:10pm CST
skidflap wrote:Anyone know who the last predacon is? :-?


Predaking. Looks like it's based off of a prototype or something. You can see it in the beast head and the tail section. Looks like a mix between the animation model and the Supreme Class one at Target.

Plus the image is labeled as Predaking on the blog.
Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552787)
Posted by skidflap on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:12pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:Still think the terrorcons not being made into Deluxes or Voyagers is the biggest missed opportunity ever.


True. But I can live with them being cyberverse. Gives the predacons a lolly pop guild. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552788)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:12pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:Still think the terrorcons not being made into Deluxes or Voyagers is the biggest missed opportunity ever.
Twinstrike and Windrazor were, though. ;)
Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552808)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 22nd, 2014 @ 1:50am CST
this is the kind of stuff that should be on the back of the box not some half assed 2 line bio & a pic of the toy you own.
Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552868)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:36am CST
I finally picked up this figure (BH Voyager Shockwave) and without the added pieces to his chest and arms he actually looks pretty damn good. Not as posable as I thought, but that's nowhere near a deal-breaker.
Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552905)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on February 22nd, 2014 @ 2:56pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Still think the terrorcons not being made into Deluxes or Voyagers is the biggest missed opportunity ever.
Twinstrike and Windrazor were, though. ;)

Don't get me started on those upsized legions, man. :P
Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552909)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 22nd, 2014 @ 3:07pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Still think the terrorcons not being made into Deluxes or Voyagers is the biggest missed opportunity ever.
Twinstrike and Windrazor were, though. ;)

Don't get me started on those upsized legions, man. :P


For now they're in release limbo however...
Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552930)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 22nd, 2014 @ 6:21pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:I finally picked up this figure (BH Voyager Shockwave) and without the added pieces to his chest and arms he actually looks pretty damn good. Not as posable as I thought, but that's nowhere near a deal-breaker.

Picked mine up back in December. He's AAWESOME!
I like him w/ the armor on though. He looks more menacing that way.

@MINDVVIPE, I had a feeling you meant proper deluxes and not upscaled cyberverse. Those would've been cool.

Also, Stormrazor?
Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552933)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 22nd, 2014 @ 7:21pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Also, Stormrazor?
What's wrong with this prototypical name for Skystalker?
Re: Artist John Forcucci's Shockwave's Lab Notes Artwork Gallery (1552940)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on February 22nd, 2014 @ 8:00pm CST
I prefer Stormrazor, as I already have my minion named Skystalker :twisted:
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