Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model

Transformers News: Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 1:24PM CDT

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Concept designer and artist Emiliano Santalucia has updated his blog with his character model for Megatron for the Transformers brand bible. The design was referenced for both the The Ultimate Pop-Up Universe and The Covenant of Primus. Check out his design below, you can read a few of his words on the concept by visiting his blog.

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Re: Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model (1588748)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 8th, 2014 @ 1:31pm CDT
Straight from the Binder of Revelation, it's Aligned continuity Megatron in his earliest official design! 8)
Re: Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model (1588750)
Posted by Wolfguard on July 8th, 2014 @ 1:38pm CDT
Nice. I'd still like the barrel to have a bit more girth to it, but overall, I like it.
Re: Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model (1588761)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 8th, 2014 @ 2:10pm CDT

Wow. I really love this design. It's intimidating and very evil looking. (The monster-in-your-closet evil.) :twisted:
Re: Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model (1588787)
Posted by Autobot tap out on July 8th, 2014 @ 3:17pm CDT
Must kitbash ....
Re: Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model (1588789)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 8th, 2014 @ 3:20pm CDT
why the hell wasnt that used it looks awesome, i dont understand how that gets scrapped but TFP & bayformer megs get the go ahead
Re: Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model (1588792)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 8th, 2014 @ 3:23pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:why the hell wasnt that used it looks awesome, i dont understand how that gets scrapped but TFP & bayformer megs get the go ahead
It wasn't scrapped. It got published in the pop up book and in the Covenant book.

As for why it wasn't used, the people behind the shows and games simply had their own designs that they wanted to use instead. This design was just made for a production bible.
Re: Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model (1589079)
Posted by Optimizzy on July 9th, 2014 @ 10:53am CDT
yeah they had their ideas...but man, this one is better. Kinda mixes every megatron into the pot. I like that.
Re: Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model (1589152)
Posted by PrymeStriker on July 9th, 2014 @ 3:05pm CDT
That face is among the most deplorable things in creation.
Re: Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model (1589222)
Posted by Skywarp64 on July 9th, 2014 @ 6:25pm CDT
I'm not a fan of the face. Too Bay-ish.

But apart from that, this is really cool.
Re: Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model (1589227)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 9th, 2014 @ 6:38pm CDT
Well, we do have to consider that this design was made back in 2009, back when the movies were still new and the biggest thing in the brand. So it looks like a lot of inspiration came from mostly the G1 and ROTF designs above all.

Can anyone see any other influences in this design that could have come from other Megatron designs of the time (G2, RiD, Unicron Trilogy, Animated, etc.)?
Re: Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model (1589576)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 10th, 2014 @ 5:21pm CDT
You can see that it influenced the TFPrime version, look at the shoulders, the head, arms, and the feet.
I like this design, if it where updated to be more in the TF Prime style it would be amazing.

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