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Friday, August 2nd, 2013 3:18PM CDT

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Thanks to Hot Fudge Detroit we have our first look at one of the new Transformer faces from the upcoming "Transformers 4", which is currently filming in Detroit. It's not the best image, it's one of the placeholder type faces that are affixed atop of tall poles to give the actors points of reference while filming. The character appears to have a beard and pipe, and seems to resemble Transformers: Dark of the Moon's Leadfoot, who was seen on location in vehicle mode back in June, or it could be a new character all together.

First Look at "Transformers 4" Face

First Look at "Transformers 4" Face

First Look at "Transformers 4" Face
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Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508676)
Posted by Red 50 on August 2nd, 2013 @ 3:34pm CDT
Um, not quite sure which way I'm supposed to look at this face...

Frankly I'm not seeing a lot of Leadfoot here. Reminds me of a bearded old-man-ish Bulkhead with a pipe.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508678)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on August 2nd, 2013 @ 3:36pm CDT
Barely looks robotic at all. Isn't it bad enough that theres tons of human screen time in these movies? Now the robots have to look even less like robots and more like the humans.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508679)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on August 2nd, 2013 @ 3:36pm CDT
Maybe Hound?
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508680)
Posted by Burn on August 2nd, 2013 @ 3:40pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:Barely looks robotic at all. Isn't it bad enough that theres tons of human screen time in these movies? Now the robots have to look even less like robots and more like the humans.


It's a place holder. It doesn't necessarily mean the final look.

People really need to dial back the negativity in this sub-forum.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508683)
Posted by El Duque on August 2nd, 2013 @ 3:43pm CDT
To me it looks like Leadfoot with a grown out beard, which I guess Transformers can do in the Movie universe since several characters in the past have had "hair" and "facial hair". [shrugs]

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Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508684)
Posted by Burn on August 2nd, 2013 @ 3:46pm CDT
I was thinking Mr T actually. :lol:
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508685)
Posted by njb902 on August 2nd, 2013 @ 3:48pm CDT
Looks like Paul Bunyan.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508688)
Posted by skidflap on August 2nd, 2013 @ 3:55pm CDT
A robot with a pipe sounds awesome. Reminds me of Kup and his Cy-gar. :WRECKERS:

the only question is who does this mug belong to? :???: :???:
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508690)
Posted by NovaSentinel on August 2nd, 2013 @ 4:08pm CDT
He looks like a deep sea trawlerman :lol:

Meh, I don't like the beard, too human-like. I think Jetfire and Leadfoot's facial features were about as hairy as they should've got, but this is too far I think.

Hound is the most likely, given what alt modes we have seen. There is of course the possibility that this could be an all CG character, such as Vector Prime? I notice that there is a distinct lack of green on this head if it is Hound, but then again, its only a concept sketch.

But wait, could it be...

BRIAN BLESSED PRIME! :DANCE:


EDIT: Is that a Mohawk? :???:
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508696)
Posted by sixshot20 on August 2nd, 2013 @ 4:29pm CDT
I hope it is Leadfoot and not a new character because I am not crazy about how it looks and I know its just a mockup.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508697)
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 2nd, 2013 @ 4:30pm CDT
Kinda too human for my tastes, but at the same time he looks quite characterful.

NovaSentinel wrote:EDIT: Is that a Mohawk? :???:

Looks like a saw blade. Which could mean he turns into some construction-related thing... or took a saw blade to the head at some point.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508699)
Posted by craggy on August 2nd, 2013 @ 4:44pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Kinda too human for my tastes, but at the same time he looks quite characterful.

NovaSentinel wrote:EDIT: Is that a Mohawk? :???:

Looks like a saw blade. Which could mean he turns into some construction-related thing... or took a saw blade to the head at some point.


or it might just be that the saw blade is part of the set dressing, since it's a different colour and not part of the picture on the stick?
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508702)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on August 2nd, 2013 @ 4:53pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:Barely looks robotic at all. Isn't it bad enough that theres tons of human screen time in these movies? Now the robots have to look even less like robots and more like the humans.


Your judging it based on a blurry photo that isn't even a final rendering. How about you wait until you see a final version instead of a card board cut out before passing judgment?

Anyhow, most TF faces from nearly every generation has had faces that resembled humans than robots. So I don't see why its such a big deal now.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508703)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on August 2nd, 2013 @ 4:58pm CDT
I hate it :-x

I utterly hate this :-x :-x :-x

I just wont undertand why transformers should have hair, should spit or bleed! #-o #-o #-o

even in the cartoons, I tought it was a silly idea and hated the junkions because of their beards and mustaches :BANG_HEAD:
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508705)
Posted by Jack Hallows on August 2nd, 2013 @ 5:05pm CDT
i pray to primus that that's kup. even if it doesn't look like kup. they can't defile his legend by giving another bot his signature or cygar!
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508709)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on August 2nd, 2013 @ 5:30pm CDT
5150 Cruiser wrote: Your judging it based on a blurry photo that isn't even a final rendering. How about you wait until you see a final version instead of a card board cut out before passing judgment?

Anyhow, most TF faces from nearly every generation has had faces that resembled humans than robots. So I don't see why its such a big deal now.


Burn wrote:It's a place holder. It doesn't necessarily mean the final look.
People really need to dial back the negativity in this sub-forum.


Both of you need to stop getting so butt hurt everytime someone has an opinion that so happens to offend the movie. MY OPINION IS THAT THE FACE LOOKS TOO HUMAN, STOP OVER GENERALIZING COMMENTS AND ATTACKING FELLOW FORUM MEMBERS.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508710)
Posted by Wasp-shot23 on August 2nd, 2013 @ 5:38pm CDT
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Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508711)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 2nd, 2013 @ 5:49pm CDT
looks like more of the same to me
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508715)
Posted by dedcat on August 2nd, 2013 @ 6:00pm CDT
It's ugly, makes little sense and I'm not having a good time looking at it.

Yup, I's from bay.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508718)
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 2nd, 2013 @ 6:09pm CDT
craggy wrote:or it might just be that the saw blade is part of the set dressing, since it's a different colour and not part of the picture on the stick?

Also possible.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508721)
Posted by #Sideways# on August 2nd, 2013 @ 6:30pm CDT
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I bet this transformer eats his spinach.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508722)
Posted by njb902 on August 2nd, 2013 @ 6:35pm CDT
Wait wait wait, I've got it. That is so obviously Santa Prime [-(
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508724)
Posted by SentinelA on August 2nd, 2013 @ 6:43pm CDT
Santy Clause?
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508725)
Posted by swagitron on August 2nd, 2013 @ 6:43pm CDT
Really hope it's not hounds head cause that would be really disappointing
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508727)
Posted by njb902 on August 2nd, 2013 @ 6:54pm CDT
SentinelA wrote:Santy Clause?


Yes. Haven't you ever heard the tale about Santa Prime and Cliffjumper the red headed Autobot? They saved Cybertronian Christmas during the big energon storm of 68.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508731)
Posted by YRQRM0 on August 2nd, 2013 @ 7:10pm CDT
Uggg so bad! I usually dont hate on the movies but this looks awful. Mark has a sword, now this...I hate facial hair on bots, and now they smoke! Very low expectations for this film.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508740)
Posted by Jack Hallows on August 2nd, 2013 @ 7:31pm CDT
YRQRM0 wrote:Uggg so bad! I usually dont hate on the movies but this looks awful. Mark has a sword, now this...I hate facial hair on bots, and now they smoke! Very low expectations for this film.

kup had a cygar too but he didn't use it for smoking, he chewed on it to release a substance he became addicted to while he was shipwrecked on a planet.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508748)
Posted by Burn on August 2nd, 2013 @ 7:41pm CDT
njb902 wrote:Wait wait wait, I've got it. That is so obviously Santa Prime [-(


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Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508750)
Posted by ILL-Star on August 2nd, 2013 @ 7:49pm CDT
I really could see that as Kup. Perhaps the head belongs to that mysterious rusted flat faced truck. It does resemble a stereotypical trucker. And we all know how much Bay loves stereotypes.

NASCAR!!!
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508752)
Posted by njb902 on August 2nd, 2013 @ 7:52pm CDT
Burn wrote:
njb902 wrote:Wait wait wait, I've got it. That is so obviously Santa Prime [-(


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Haha
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508766)
Posted by T-Macksimus on August 2nd, 2013 @ 8:50pm CDT
Considering that the thing looks like it was poorly 'shopped into the picture to begin with, I'm going to have to say that it looks like... a publicity stunt. :shock:

Seriously though, you folks pissing and moaning about that picture and the aesthetics of the robots... OMG you guys are f'ing HILARIOUS!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

They could have posted pics of Bays last family reunion on top of that pole for all you know, or for all that it even matters. It's a POINT OF REFERENCE ffs and that's it!!!
I'd say "pull the stick out" folks but on second thought, no... keep it in there. Bay may need more points of reference later on in the filming and you guys could save him a lot of time and money by filling in for the pictures. :grin: 8-}
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508776)
Posted by Jaw Crusher on August 2nd, 2013 @ 9:54pm CDT
Eh, Robot Beard never bothered me too much, even back in G1.

I'm just venturing a guess here, but given the vague Army-like helmet, the sunglasses, and the pipe, it feels like enough of an homage to Douglas MacArthur to me that I'm leaning toward Hound on this one.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508780)
Posted by PrymeStriker on August 2nd, 2013 @ 10:26pm CDT
Kind of reminds me of a dog; the nose and beard do, at least. Could be Hound.

T-Macksimus wrote:
Seriously though, you folks pissing and moaning about that picture and the aesthetics of the robots... OMG you guys are f'ing HILARIOUS!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:


Yes, I see how discussion/analysis can be a sinful/laughable act.

Seriously though, what do you think discussion boards are made for? It's the first robot head from TF4 we're seeing, and we don't know who it is. Naturally, we are welcome to speculate and state our opinions. You act like this has never been done before under ANY circumstances.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508787)
Posted by megatronus on August 2nd, 2013 @ 10:47pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:Yes, I see how discussion/analysis can be a sinful/laughable act.

Seriously though, what do you think discussion boards are made for? It's the first robot head from TF4 we're seeing, and we don't know who it is. Naturally, we are welcome to speculate and state our opinions. You act like this has never been done before under ANY circumstances.


^ This.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508789)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on August 2nd, 2013 @ 11:03pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:Yes, I see how discussion/analysis can be a sinful/laughable act.

Seriously though, what do you think discussion boards are made for? It's the first robot head from TF4 we're seeing, and we don't know who it is. Naturally, we are welcome to speculate and state our opinions. You act like this has never been done before under ANY circumstances.


^ This.


Seconded. Obviously we don't know for sure and wont know until we actually sit through the whole movie. And just for the record:
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I don't think I need to compare these to the actual in-movie robots that look EXACTLY THE SAME. Nothing's for sure, but its DEFINITELY a good guess that we're seeing the real (blurry) thing.

I have no problem with "hair" on robots, as long as it doesn't look like a huge bearded mess of metal. Just looks boring and lame with all the randomness of each piece. If it was more uniform, like a symmetrical mass of sensors, or some exhaust vents or something with some visually believable purpose that is not so blatantly for the sole purpose of being hair. Leadfoot looked pregnant, but at least I bought the illusion of a beard without it being a bunch of random metal pieces all mushed together.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508792)
Posted by KREOFAN85 on August 2nd, 2013 @ 11:34pm CDT
:-? i like this. so help me, i like this. :grin:

that is sooooo HOUND. be better if he was named kup. but hey, i like this, hound being an old war bot is kinda fitting. alot of fans might rage about it. but eh. least he looks humanish.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508793)
Posted by Flakmaster on August 2nd, 2013 @ 11:48pm CDT
This doesn't bode well.

Ah, at least I won't have to worry too much about it, since I've given up on the films completely ever since DOTM.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508798)
Posted by Ultra Markus on August 3rd, 2013 @ 12:41am CDT
looks like Gimli the dwarf from lord of the rings!!!!!
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508801)
Posted by Ultra Markus on August 3rd, 2013 @ 12:57am CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:Barely looks robotic at all. Isn't it bad enough that theres tons of human screen time in these movies? Now the robots have to look even less like robots and more like the humans.

so would you rather they look insectoid! (like some decepticons)or constructicons with a giant wheel instead of legs or a pogo stick so they can hop around
give me a break, looking humanoid is far better
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508805)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on August 3rd, 2013 @ 1:57am CDT
Jaw Crusher wrote:Eh, Robot Beard never bothered me too much, even back in G1.

I'm just venturing a guess here, but given the vague Army-like helmet, the sunglasses, and the pipe, it feels like enough of an homage to Douglas MacArthur to me that I'm leaning toward Hound on this one.

That's a logical and reasonable assumption. A rare sight on the movie forum.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508806)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on August 3rd, 2013 @ 2:05am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Barely looks robotic at all. Isn't it bad enough that theres tons of human screen time in these movies? Now the robots have to look even less like robots and more like the humans.

so would you rather they look insectoid! (like some decepticons)or constructicons with a giant wheel instead of legs or a pogo stick so they can hop around
give me a break, looking humanoid is far better


I like some to look insectoid, some to look double wheeled instead of conventional legs, and most of them look humanoid anyway, so great. They are an alien species who, with such a wild physiology, should have a wide variety among the species of being cybertronian. The NAILS in the comics look all sorts of wierd, and thats great. I just dislike this extreme form of looking humanoid coz it pretty much looks like a human wearing silver face paint. You say humanoid as if that is a very specific thing. I have no problem with the Cy-gar, if anyone thinks so, coz Kup has a legitimate reason for having such a cool accessory. That face tho... way too human, like Colossus with a beard.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508808)
Posted by TimothyR on August 3rd, 2013 @ 2:10am CDT
i'm all for robots with facial hair.. i think it worked great for sentinel, jetfire, and leadfoot.

the complaint that i have is that this beard looks too human hair like.. if it were a bit more metal looking i'd really enjoy it.

but my opinion wont be officially made until i see the character in action.

hopefully soon enough we'll start seeing more faces.

i've been a big fan of the movie face designs in last movies.. especially the decepticons.. their faces all look super bad ass.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508825)
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on August 3rd, 2013 @ 4:25am CDT
Its threads like these that remind me why i hang out in the 3rd party forum (thankfully hidden in a labyrinth of sub forums. So much speculation and hatred from a single image. this is transformers 4 this isn't a reboot. why would you expect the designs to be so drastically different? i was thinking today about Dr Arkeville, if he was ever in the live action films, how close would you really want him to G1? with his ridiculous metal dome. no one would take the franchise seriously. This movie is going to take a long time to arrive and you guys are going to piss and moan all the way to the premiere. don't you ever get tired of complaining? "I hate his beard" "Not robotic enough" "Too much humans not enough bots" You guys represent a vocal minority. that vocal minority is people on a forum who care enough about a beard to say so. the general audience eats that ISH up 3 times a day breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Beards:
Beards are not a human specific feature. why do Autonomous robotic being have them? who knows? maybe its a part of the cybertronian culture. maybe it represents status. maybe the junkions saw it on their TVs and tried to emulate it. Cybertronians are not robots. they are an alien race that happens to be robotic. Do they share physiolgy similarities like humans do? No. God No. Consider this. everything you see on a Transformer is part of their BODY. Thats not armor. thats their naked body staring at you. Shining in the sun. Twerkin' at yo face. Any beard you see, consider it armor. or just get over it. Their an alien race that has beards, so are humans.

Faces:
Can't win with you guys. It's either too human or not humanoid enough. for the bodies their given, they work perfectly. They have eyes and mouths to comunicate through. What else do you need? Looking at the image in this thread we have a 2D 3D image that is printed in greyscale, sideways, at an angle. YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT! You want robotic, you can go in 4 directions: Wall-e, iRobot/Sentinels(XMen DoFP), G1 or what we're getting. You would hate Wall-e faces on these bots(i'm calling that right now), You would hate how little the iRobot/Sentinel faces resemble anything you've ever called Ironhide, Megatron or Grimlock, G1 is just human faces with helmets and square features( HOW BAD WOULD THAT TRANSLATE TO LIVE ACTION? SO BADDDDDD!), What we have is perfect for this medium.

Screen time:
These movies bring a lot of new interest and capitol to the franchise we love. The new blood for the most part would not be able to follow or get into the rich lore of the transformers mythos. for those people we need eye candy like Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, And the guy that played Sam's dad in the first 3 movies. "AFTERSHOCK! AFTERSHOCK! I hate those." HILARIOUS. stuff like that sucks them in. It works. A List actors add credibility to a film that has the name HASBRO at the beginning. Directors like Michael Bay and Producer's like Steven Spielberg Get the budget needed to prevent this film from looking like:
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Be happy with what we got. it could be so much worse. These movies are blockbusters. you want story and character development? get the prequel and sequel comics that bridge the gap and explain things like Starscream's tattoos. AND FOR THE MOST PART ARE BOT-CENTRIC! they even include characters like the Target exclusive scout class figures from the first movie!

But seriously, please don't complain about the same stuff in every thread that has anything to to do with the movies. Please.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508838)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on August 3rd, 2013 @ 6:45am CDT
It's a 12 foot tall Santa?
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508841)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on August 3rd, 2013 @ 6:56am CDT
Cyber Bishop wrote:It's a 12 foot tall Santa?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
That is the funniest shit to read right after reading the comment before it.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508845)
Posted by Rated X on August 3rd, 2013 @ 7:07am CDT
That's a face ? It looks more like Duck Dynasty smoking a blunt...
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508861)
Posted by dragons on August 3rd, 2013 @ 8:45am CDT
Find he looks in teaser/trailer he may look better on film fom this picture
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1508868)
Posted by RhA on August 3rd, 2013 @ 9:33am CDT
After a careful analysis I've come to the conclusion it looks like a ball of tinfoil.
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1509057)
Posted by Burn on August 3rd, 2013 @ 8:30pm CDT
RhA wrote:After a careful analysis I've come to the conclusion it looks like a ball of tinfoil.


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Gotta have your tin foil hats to keep 'em out of your head!
Re: First Look at "Transformers 4" Robot Face (1516856)
Posted by El Duque on September 9th, 2013 @ 4:05pm CDT
Thanks to Instagram user laurieisme we get a look at another point of reference "pole head" from the Transformers: Age of Extinction filming. The image isn't the best quality, but if you look in the upper left corner you'll see a red robot face. Check out the image below.

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