Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model

Transformers News: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model

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Empire Magazine has revealed the cover for their January 2014 edition, which gives us our first official look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime! This issues hits retail on Thursday and promises to be chock full of Transformers: Age of Extinction goodness. Check out the cover below, and be sure to keep an eye out for this issue.

The January issue of Empire arrives on newsstands both real and virtual this Thursday, and it comes fully loaded with everything you need to know about Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Michael Bay's latest explode-athon graces our cover, and inside is our comprehensive set visit coverage with all the lowdown on what to expect from this new start for the franchise. Check out the cover, and a new and exclusive pic of Bay in action, below.


Transformers News: Re: 1st Official Look at Optimus from TF4! (EMPIRE cover)

Transformers News: Re: 1st Official Look at Optimus from TF4! (EMPIRE cover)
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Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531647)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 25th, 2013 @ 8:12am CST
Whoa. :shock:

Not too shabby.
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531658)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 25th, 2013 @ 8:50am CST
has to be the worst looking bayformer ever, seriously how do you look at that and think "transformer"? And the only thing that says optimus prime is the head. When they said redesign i was hoping for more transformer looking bots with transformations that actually make sense but instead they're going more towards generic robot that will probably just morph randomly into a vehicle. Well i had no hope for this movie and i still dont.
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531661)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 25th, 2013 @ 8:59am CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:has to be the worst looking bayformer ever, seriously how do you look at that and think "transformer"? And the only thing that says optimus prime is the head. When they said redesign i was hoping for more transformer looking bots with transformations that actually make sense but instead they're going more towards generic robot that will probably just morph randomly into a vehicle. Well i had no hope for this movie and i still dont.
In other words "GEEWUN!" :roll:
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531665)
Posted by hinomars19 on November 25th, 2013 @ 9:14am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:has to be the worst looking bayformer ever, seriously how do you look at that and think "transformer"? And the only thing that says optimus prime is the head. When they said redesign i was hoping for more transformer looking bots with transformations that actually make sense but instead they're going more towards generic robot that will probably just morph randomly into a vehicle. Well i had no hope for this movie and i still dont.
In other words "GEEWUN!" :roll:


Sabrblade, I think that's a bit unfair. I agree with him on this. Look at movie Bumblebee's cgi model, and then to, what I think anyone would agree is the best movie bumblebee figure we got, deluxe Battle Blades Bumblebee and it shows Bayformers CAN have logical working transformations that result in a robot that looks like it transforms into a car and still be complex and not the boxes of G1.

Prime here might as well be a robot from Pacific Rim. Cool in and of themselves, but nothing that says it's a Transformer. I'm from '84, and I KNOW transformers can be transformers without being 'G1' Think of it as the difference between Beast Wars designs and those of Beast machines (animation model wise) Beast Wars still mechanically transformed, on the other hand beast machines shape-shifted, or morphed. Big difference. Prime 'looks' like the latter.

I like the design, but honestly it tires me that people expect a robot that turns into a truck to not have truck parts. The first trilogy Prime design did it. Why can't this one? :HEADHURTS:
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531669)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 25th, 2013 @ 9:37am CST
So, its kibble that's being asked for? Really? Aren't the best kind of robot modes the ones that hide the altmode kibble as best as possible?

And, come on, the Pacific Rim robot designs were a lot more simplistic than this.
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531676)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on November 25th, 2013 @ 9:56am CST
Pacific rim look in the sense that it doesn't look like it transforms, if you ask me. I can't see a single piece of truck on him, and it doesn't have to be kibble, come on. Let's not start misinterpreting to avoid what is really being said. It's pretty generic indeed, with the body detailing being so randomly placed. Pretty eh overall.
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531678)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 25th, 2013 @ 10:02am CST
Unless they serve some kind of functional purpose, altmode parts in robot mode are kibble. Kibble is any piece on a TF's body that serves no purpose than to just be there.

Like, G1 Prowl's door wings, for instance, were kibble.
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531690)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on November 25th, 2013 @ 10:47am CST
A chest that happens to look like a trucks windshield is NOT kibble. :roll:
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531693)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on November 25th, 2013 @ 11:27am CST
It doesn't even look like they designed Prime to transform, they put a lot of effort into that in the earlier movies. Maybe he'll have more discernible vehicle parts on his legs.
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531694)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 25th, 2013 @ 11:30am CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:A chest that happens to look like a trucks windshield is NOT kibble. :roll:
Indeed, for that serves the function of being a chest and the core of the body, holding it together. :D

But, not everyone's chest has to look like their altmode. ;)
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531696)
Posted by hinomars19 on November 25th, 2013 @ 11:41am CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:A chest that happens to look like a trucks windshield is NOT kibble. :roll:


I'll be honest, I find it strange this has turned into such a wierd debate. Since when have TFs NOT had alt mode parts visible?
But different strokes for different folks. I don't want to de-rail a movie related thread with more opinion based arguments. I do agree with you, as I did your original post. Other than that there are elements of this Prime I like, but the over all direction is something I'm not fond of, for the reasons you and myself already gave. I thought I explained what I meant, obviously not since Prowl's door kibble have suddenly been denounced after 30 years in an attempt to prove me and yourself wrong. :-?

Hopefully everyone can be content that this kibble loving 'GEEWUNNER' is still up for watching this movie, regardless of pre-conceived fandom notions.
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531698)
Posted by dragons on November 25th, 2013 @ 11:45am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:A chest that happens to look like a trucks windshield is NOT kibble. :roll:
Indeed, for that serves the function of being a chest and the core of the body, holding it together. :D

But, not everyone's chest has to look like their altmode. ;)


galvatron?

it looks good no enrgon sword no more prefer bots look like this than big g1 bulky ness to them
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531701)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 25th, 2013 @ 11:58am CST
I love this prime a lot more than the first one. Just wish i could say the same about the toy...
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531706)
Posted by Tumbler on November 25th, 2013 @ 12:45pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:has to be the worst looking bayformer ever, seriously how do you look at that and think "transformer"?


And, unfortunately, he's one of the best looking in TF4. No joke, you better get used to a full-on, mechanized, Tron Samurai. Oh, and your villain is basically Agent Smith from the Matrix (minus the sunglasses) just made into a robot. There's a lot of robot clothes (including coats, helmets, and glasses) and a lot more "faces" (ala Starscream, but they don't look good).
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531709)
Posted by YRQRM0 on November 25th, 2013 @ 1:40pm CST
Unless there's another picture I'm not seeing somewhere (not counting the toys) I feel like we're talking alot about kibble and such when we can't see all that much from this picture. Let's wait until we at least see more angles/movement in a trailer or something...
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531712)
Posted by EunuchRon on November 25th, 2013 @ 1:46pm CST
People are hating on a movie that nobody's even seen based on a few pictures where you can't really see much of anything... This is why purists ruin everything. No wonder Unicron didn't eat Earth. All that whine would give him indigestion. :SICK:
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531719)
Posted by SlyTF1 on November 25th, 2013 @ 2:17pm CST
I cried... I really did. This is the most awesome thing I have ever seen in my life!!! That sword... that sword, I want.
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531720)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 25th, 2013 @ 2:19pm CST
...You know what? I kinda like it the design [collective surprise gasp from the audience].

My only thing is that the only thing recognizable as Optimus Prime is the head. Needs more window boobies.
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531721)
Posted by SlyTF1 on November 25th, 2013 @ 2:26pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:...You know what? I kinda like it the design [collective surprise gasp from the audience].

My only thing is that the only thing recognizable as Optimus Prime is the head. Needs more window boobies.


Armada Optimus didn't have windows on his chest. I don't see too many people complaining about that.
Re: Empire Magazine January Edition Cover Reveals First Official Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model (1531723)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 25th, 2013 @ 2:30pm CST
SlyTF1 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:...You know what? I kinda like it the design [collective surprise gasp from the audience].

My only thing is that the only thing recognizable as Optimus Prime is the head. Needs more window boobies.


Armada Optimus didn't have windows on his chest. I don't see too many people complaining about that.


He's the exception. :-$

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