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First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Transformers News: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 9:40PM CST

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Here's tonight's second piece of Age of Extinction news! The folks who run the Charticon convention Facebook page announced that in an upcoming Party City catalog for Halloween 2014, Age of Extinction Drift is featured. As it happens, this also gives us our first good, albeit heavily pixelated, look at how Drift will appear in the upcoming film.

Transformers News: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog

Based on this image, as well as the SD figurine image from a while back, it appears that rumors of a samurai motif are confirmed, as he sports armor much like those that follow the code of bushido.
Credit(s): Charticon
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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542278)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 15th, 2014 @ 9:42pm CST
well, i cant say i am surprised. but it is dumb. :SICK:
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542281)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on January 15th, 2014 @ 9:45pm CST
I smell Bludgeon repaints...

Weird, I'm actually kinda digging the design.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542282)
Posted by ishigoto on January 15th, 2014 @ 9:46pm CST
I'm...sure the final version will look much better than this. I bet his character model isn't even fully rendered yet. Even if the plots may be lacking, Bay-formers always *look* cool, and hey! At least we have an identity of the bugatti Veyron! Image
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542283)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 15th, 2014 @ 9:52pm CST
Ah, a more generic samurai form. Does it remind anyone else of that gremlin-faced samurai from those animated Levi's commercials?

TF costumes have come a long way from the days of a picture of Topspin on the chest, but I'm with ishigoto on this not being the finalized design.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542286)
Posted by dedcat on January 15th, 2014 @ 9:56pm CST
The Wolverine franchise called. They want their robo-samurai back.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542288)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:08pm CST
Oh! That bobble-head thing actually was Drift, then, and not the Shredder or some such...
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542290)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:11pm CST
ishigoto wrote:I'm...sure the final version will look much better than this. I bet his character model isn't even fully rendered yet.


I will say nothing. Top secret, confidential stuff going down here... :-$ ;)
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542291)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:14pm CST
A samurai from the world of Tron.

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Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542292)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:16pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:A samurai from the world of Tron.


A... samurtron. Or, or, or... tronurai.

Image
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542297)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:31pm CST
Let's also not forget that this image is for a Halloween costume of Drift, rather than Drift himself.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542300)
Posted by Tiby on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:33pm CST
So, we have a car that cannot drift named "Drift", which is a German-built French marque that transforms into a Japanese warrior. Yep - sounds like Michael Bay's in charge!
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542302)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:35pm CST
I approve! Can't wait to see the toy of this badass!
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542303)
Posted by EagleTron on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:37pm CST
Looks good, I'm kind of relieved that they didn't make this robot mode hideous like that leader Optimus.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542304)
Posted by EagleTron on January 15th, 2014 @ 11:02pm CST
I like Samurai, even though I think I'm a ninja. This Drift looks really like an ancient warrior. My display shelf wouldn't mind this one at all. Im crossing my fingers hoping that this design turns out good.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542310)
Posted by Rated X on January 15th, 2014 @ 11:30pm CST
Somebody get me a barf bag :SICK:
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542313)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 15th, 2014 @ 11:51pm CST
Dammit. spent the better part of the last hour doing this, re-wrote this thing 5 times... screw it all.

This is pure crap! It's insulting, it's an abomination.

There! That's my opinion! Not going to apologize for it. Not going to defend it.
I tried for an hour to write something that wouldn't piss everyone off but still got my opinion across. It's just not possible but this is the closest I can get.
Just be thankful I showed some restraint and consideration because I REALLY wanted to fire off about this design.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542316)
Posted by Spleenzorio on January 16th, 2014 @ 12:10am CST
Nevermind what Drift looks like, nobodys mentioned that we aren't even halfway through January yet and there's already Halloween costumes being advertised.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542319)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 16th, 2014 @ 12:25am CST
T-Macksimus wrote:Dammit. spent the better part of the last hour doing this, re-wrote this thing 5 times... screw it all.

This is pure crap! It's insulting, it's an abomination.

There! That's my opinion! Not going to apologize for it. Not going to defend it.
I tried for an hour to write something that wouldn't piss everyone off but still got my opinion across. It's just not possible but this is the closest I can get.
Just be thankful I showed some restraint and consideration because I REALLY wanted to fire off about this design.

:lol: You can't please everyone, glad you said what you felt.
I'm sure the final design will look sleek or nicely coloured/rendered and whatever. But in all honesty, I am so bored of ninja this, samurai that. You can have swords and overlapping armour, just have to get creative with the parts being used for it.

Don't bring up Bludgeon, he was a ninja-esque robot decades ago, and even in ROTF form looks much better than this rehashed crap. Well, at the end of the day, its Bay, and no one is forcing me to buy the eventual crap toy. I hope the Dinobots look good though, coz I am guessing my Slag and Swoop will be from this line.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542323)
Posted by TimothyR on January 16th, 2014 @ 12:44am CST
T-Macksimus wrote:Dammit. spent the better part of the last hour doing this, re-wrote this thing 5 times... screw it all.

This is pure crap! It's insulting, it's an abomination.

There! That's my opinion! Not going to apologize for it. Not going to defend it.
I tried for an hour to write something that wouldn't piss everyone off but still got my opinion across. It's just not possible but this is the closest I can get.
Just be thankful I showed some restraint and consideration because I REALLY wanted to fire off about this design.


why not rip it apart?

i don't think the body looks too bad.. at least there's a recognizable part of the vehicle visible.

i absolutely HATE the head/face.. it ridiculous. just because he's a samurai or ninja.. or whatever.. doesn't mean his head needs to look like that.. hell.. i'd prefer something that looked more like shredders helmet.. i thought generations drift's head was awesome.. i really wish we had a movie take on that head. i'd prefer a more modern bad ass samurai look rather than an ancient looking one.

i also think they take stereotypes a bit too far. i understand the use of little stereotypical design cues.. but this is just too blatant for a robot that they've tried to make very clear are ALIEN.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542325)
Posted by Mkall on January 16th, 2014 @ 1:00am CST
Does it look better than some Movie Transformers? Yes.

Will I get a toy of it? No.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542327)
Posted by noctorro on January 16th, 2014 @ 1:28am CST
First me was like hmmm... looks way to human proportioned and can't see alt-mode parts.

But then me was like, WOW, he looks a whole lot different than the previous movie design. Very fresh!

So I'm on the :APPLAUSE: side

Can't wait for the first trailer to show up!
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542328)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 16th, 2014 @ 2:11am CST
yup exactly as i suspected generic samurai, at least the alt mode isnt a toyota or some other japanese made car cause why would that make any sense?
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542333)
Posted by Shadowstream on January 16th, 2014 @ 3:15am CST
Looks far too human for something out of the Bay films, not to mention ugly, though I guess that's par for the course with these films.

NEXT!
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542335)
Posted by autobot1979 on January 16th, 2014 @ 3:57am CST
Honestly, looks to human to me. I would rather see more alien designs. I think dinobots will save this film.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542342)
Posted by Burn on January 16th, 2014 @ 5:12am CST
Honestly ... it's not that bad, it's a blurry pic, it's different, just have to wait and see the final product.

T-Macksimus wrote:Just be thankful I showed some restraint and consideration because I REALLY wanted to fire off about this design.


Real restraint would be not posting at all in your continuing quest to be "most hated poster on Seibertron.com". :wink:
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542355)
Posted by Optimizzy on January 16th, 2014 @ 7:24am CST
honestly, they took a character I really don't care about and made me look at it twice. If it actually changes into an alt mode I will be impressed with it. It looks like its just an action figure though. I kinda dig it, but yes, this does demand a bludgeon repaint. I mean it just does.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542357)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 16th, 2014 @ 7:35am CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:Don't bring up Bludgeon, he was a ninja-esque robot decades ago,
Was not.

noctorro wrote:First me was like hmmm... looks way to human proportioned and can't see alt-mode parts.
Shadowstream wrote:Looks far too human for something out of the Bay films,
autobot1979 wrote:Honestly, looks to human to me.
Optimizzy wrote:If it actually changes into an alt mode I will be impressed with it. It looks like its just an action figure though.
This pic is of a Halloween costume.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542358)
Posted by bengear on January 16th, 2014 @ 7:38am CST
Image

Ripoff of Robo-Warriors. :lol: Add some neon blue highlights and call it a day. You can even see grimlock in the background.

looks like his legs are digitigrade-y from that picture, could be wrong (probably am if it's a costume). But whenever I see a dog legged samurai I think of this comic.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542362)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 16th, 2014 @ 8:10am CST
Really? This is Drift? This is insulting to our intelligence. Does Bay really think it is plausible that an HIGHLY advanced alien is going to take the physical form of a 1000 year old warrior from a lesser civilization who fights with a sword? Oh come on now. That is just outright stupid, let alone the actual look of this thing. It looks like the Japanese robot in Real Steel. Fine for that movie. Ridiculous for this one......

Is Hound going to be decked out in swat gear too? Is he going to use bullets rather than lazer tech against metal robots? This is almost comical if not sad that Bay and co are yet again dumbing down the TF franchise.

Surely he didn't screw up the Dinobots, the only thing I am buying from this toyline. From the way it is going, Grimlock is going to be the cybertronian representation of Barney.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542363)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 16th, 2014 @ 8:17am CST
ishigoto wrote:I'm...sure the final version will look much better than this. I bet his character model isn't even fully rendered yet. Even if the plots may be lacking, Bay-formers always *look* cool, and hey! At least we have an identity of the bugatti Veyron! Image



That is a cool car. Hopefully Drift says in alt mode for the whole movie.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542364)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 16th, 2014 @ 8:21am CST
shockblast2 wrote:Really? This is Drift? This is insulting to our intelligence. Does Bay really think it is plausible that an HIGHLY advanced alien is going to take the physical form of a 1000 year old warrior from a lesser civilization who fights with a sword?
Image
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542365)
Posted by njb902 on January 16th, 2014 @ 8:22am CST
shockblast2 wrote:Really? This is Drift? This is insulting to our intelligence. Does Bay really think it is plausible that an HIGHLY advanced alien is going to take the physical form of a 1000 year old warrior from a lesser civilization who fights with a sword? Oh come on now. That is just outright stupid, let alone the actual look of this thing. It looks like the Japanese robot in Real Steel. Fine for that movie. Ridiculous for this one......

Is Hound going to be decked out in swat gear too? Is he going to use bullets rather than lazer tech against metal robots? This is almost comical if not sad that Bay and co are yet again dumbing down the TF franchise.

Surely he didn't screw up the Dinobots, the only thing I am buying from this toyline. From the way it is going, Grimlock is going to be the cybertronian representation of Barney.


Have you ever watched or read any Transformers media? It's about a group of beings who mimic things. I'm thinking you really haven't watched any of the movies, all of them have projectile weapons used by Cybertronains(even the 80's animated movie).
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542368)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 16th, 2014 @ 8:30am CST
shockblast2 wrote:Really? This is Drift? This is insulting to our intelligence. Does Bay really think it is plausible that an HIGHLY advanced alien is going to take the physical form of a 1000 year old warrior from a lesser civilization who fights with a sword? Oh come on now. That is just outright stupid, let alone the actual look of this thing. It looks like the Japanese robot in Real Steel. Fine for that movie. Ridiculous for this one......


No one complained when Bludgeon was a samurai. No one complained when Prowl was a samurai in Animated. Why complain now that Bay decides to make a samurai TF? Your logic is flawed.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542371)
Posted by mooncake623 on January 16th, 2014 @ 8:38am CST
This pic looks very organic, like a human in amour more than a robot.

EDIT:: Ah okay its a costume.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542375)
Posted by 1984forever on January 16th, 2014 @ 9:04am CST
:lol: and kids are going to buy this crap?
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542379)
Posted by megatronus on January 16th, 2014 @ 9:28am CST
My love for robot samurai will not be deterred by the hate.

For the love of god, bring on the Bludgeon & Banzaitron repaints!!!
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542384)
Posted by TransFan99 on January 16th, 2014 @ 9:48am CST
:BANG_HEAD:
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542385)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 16th, 2014 @ 9:49am CST
84forever wrote::lol: and kids are going to buy this crap?


No.

Their parents will. :P
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542386)
Posted by Searchlight on January 16th, 2014 @ 9:54am CST
Seems a tad OTT for a Halloween costume. Still if the actual character looks something like this, I'm all for it.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542389)
Posted by padfoo on January 16th, 2014 @ 10:06am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:Really? This is Drift? This is insulting to our intelligence. Does Bay really think it is plausible that an HIGHLY advanced alien is going to take the physical form of a 1000 year old warrior from a lesser civilization who fights with a sword?
Image


They should rename him Bludgeon!
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542396)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 16th, 2014 @ 10:34am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Don't bring up Bludgeon, he was a ninja-esque robot decades ago,
Was not.


he was a pretender in 1991, close enough.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542404)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 16th, 2014 @ 10:51am CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Don't bring up Bludgeon, he was a ninja-esque robot decades ago,
Was not.


he was a pretender in 1991, close enough.
"He was never ninja-esque," was my point.

And, 1991 didn't have any G1 toys in the U.S.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542407)
Posted by EagleTron on January 16th, 2014 @ 11:04am CST
The last drift figure was a samurai and the last Bludgeon figure was a samurai and Prowl is a ninja which is totally different from a Samurai. These live action movie/bay haters should just imo say their comments/ hate opinions and leave out trying to say facts. Because those two things don't mix. And if you think that the Dinobots will be safe from Mr. Bay and company take on what they want transformers figure to be like, U R wrong :lol:
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542413)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 16th, 2014 @ 11:29am CST
EagleTron wrote:The last drift figure was a samurai and the last Bludgeon figure was a samurai and Prowl is a ninja which is totally different from a Samurai. These live action movie/bay haters should just imo say their comments/ hate opinions and leave out trying to say facts. Because those two things don't mix. And if you think that the Dinobots will be safe from Mr. Bay and company take on what they want transformers figure to be like, U R wrong :lol:


Image
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542415)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 16th, 2014 @ 11:35am CST
SlyTF1 wrote:Image
A ninja wearing the armor of a Samurai does not a true Samurai make.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542418)
Posted by njb902 on January 16th, 2014 @ 11:49am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:Image
A ninja wearing the armor of a Samurai does not a true Samurai make.


Though a lot of "ninjas" were just samurai doing wet work.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542422)
Posted by EagleTron on January 16th, 2014 @ 12:00pm CST
SlyTF1 wrote:
EagleTron wrote:The last drift figure was a samurai and the last Bludgeon figure was a samurai and Prowl is a ninja which is totally different from a Samurai. These live action movie/bay haters should just imo say their comments/ hate opinions and leave out trying to say facts. Because those two things don't mix. And if you think that the Dinobots will be safe from Mr. Bay and company take on what they want transformers figure to be like, U R wrong :lol:


Image


Everybody but you knows that Prowl was Ninja and that pic is with him with just samurai armor. If I put on samurai armor would that make me a Dedicated serve or parish Samurai, No.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542427)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on January 16th, 2014 @ 12:29pm CST
ECKH. New onomatopoeia to describe my reaction. The design is pushing my suspension of disbelief. I don't like how every movie it becomes more and more common to adapt weird human stereotypes with increasing cartoonishness. The second movie had lurching bearded old Jetfire, and Wannabe Gangster twins. The third movie had Albert Einstein esque (I just threw up a bit) Que, Sentinel, and the three Wreckers. This fourth movie appears to continue this trend with Bulkhead and Drift. My point is that it starts to look weird with Optimus Prime, the alien leader with a faceplate, and the new kid favorite Autobot with a beard and a hat.

Some people take issue with Transformers using human type weapons, but I don't mind that at all. It's not ridiculous for Transformers to have invented projectile weapons, or melee weapons and have use for them. In the case of melee weapons I'm even more forgiving as Transformers may have discovered new alloys that make melee weapons competent. I more so take issue with silly human stuff. As people have said, why would a million year old robot look exactly like a human ancient samurai.

I also enjoyed someone's comment about how Drift turns into a German/French car that can't drift :lol:
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542428)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 16th, 2014 @ 12:32pm CST
njb902 wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:Really? This is Drift? This is insulting to our intelligence. Does Bay really think it is plausible that an HIGHLY advanced alien is going to take the physical form of a 1000 year old warrior from a lesser civilization who fights with a sword? Oh come on now. That is just outright stupid, let alone the actual look of this thing. It looks like the Japanese robot in Real Steel. Fine for that movie. Ridiculous for this one......

Is Hound going to be decked out in swat gear too? Is he going to use bullets rather than lazer tech against metal robots? This is almost comical if not sad that Bay and co are yet again dumbing down the TF franchise.

Surely he didn't screw up the Dinobots, the only thing I am buying from this toyline. From the way it is going, Grimlock is going to be the cybertronian representation of Barney.


Have you ever watched or read any Transformers media? It's about a group of beings who mimic things. I'm thinking you really haven't watched any of the movies, all of them have projectile weapons used by Cybertronains(even the 80's animated movie).



The movies are the only media that incorporates bullets being used by TF's and that is one of the reasons why the movies are ridiculous. Eye candy, but still totally unrealistic, even for a story about transforming robots from a planet far away.
Re: First Look at Age of Extinction Drift via Party City Catalog (1542430)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 16th, 2014 @ 12:35pm CST
SlyTF1 wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:Really? This is Drift? This is insulting to our intelligence. Does Bay really think it is plausible that an HIGHLY advanced alien is going to take the physical form of a 1000 year old warrior from a lesser civilization who fights with a sword? Oh come on now. That is just outright stupid, let alone the actual look of this thing. It looks like the Japanese robot in Real Steel. Fine for that movie. Ridiculous for this one......


No one complained when Bludgeon was a samurai. No one complained when Prowl was a samurai in Animated. Why complain now that Bay decides to make a samurai TF? Your logic is flawed.




Silly statement to make. First of all I am not "no one" neither is anyone else. That statement you made is akin to someone thinking their personal opinion is gospel. And you are wrong simply because even if everyone else on God's green earth didn't complain I did. Yes, I thought that Bludgeon right there was one of the stupidest looking transformers to ever be created. Even its repaint name of Banzaitron is silly. I mean look at it! It has a damn skull for a face! Has Skeletor passed over to the TF franchise and become a transformer? Really? Whats his name Skeletron? Again, dumbing down.....

And animated Prowl doesn't ascetically look like a samurai. At least when he is not dressed like one.... :)

Your logic is silly.

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