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Transformers News: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed!

Friday, August 24th, 2012 12:23AM CDT

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We have the results of Ford Australia and High Moon Studios effort to transform a Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo into a Transformers: Fall of Cybertron character. Fans were asked to determine the characters faction, color, etc. Here's the resulting character Autobot Falcatron!

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There's a new Transformers character on the block - the first ever giant robot created by fans. Working together with Activision and Ford, more than 1,000 Australian Facebook users have shared their ideas, images and concepts, literally transforming the iconic Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo sedan into a new character to stand alongside Optimus Prime.


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Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412872)
Posted by STINGRAY749 on August 24th, 2012 @ 12:34am CDT
Don't know about anyone else but I would love a toy of this. It just looks epic.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412873)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on August 24th, 2012 @ 12:37am CDT
looks cybertronian enough to be a dlc unlock how cool would that be kinda to Me looks like smokescreen
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412876)
Posted by Mr O on August 24th, 2012 @ 12:46am CDT
The car looks cool. Actually, the robot looks cool too but isn't it a bit close to G1 Skids?
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412886)
Posted by Jehuty on August 24th, 2012 @ 1:45am CDT
So that's what prowl looks like when he's blue and missing his shoulder cannons...
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412893)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on August 24th, 2012 @ 1:56am CDT
Looks pretty cool, almost feminine in the face.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412897)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 24th, 2012 @ 2:02am CDT
The question is, will he be available in the future as a DLC?
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412907)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 24th, 2012 @ 3:10am CDT
looks like they just combined skids & prowl
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412911)
Posted by Ravage XK on August 24th, 2012 @ 3:15am CDT
When I first saw the colours my mind said "Tracks" even though the configuration is wrong.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412919)
Posted by Mykltron on August 24th, 2012 @ 4:35am CDT
I can't say I'm impressed. It looks like an Alternator so it's hardly new and innovative. Based on the Jazz/Shockwave/etc. use of this design I'd say there isn't enough leg junk to transform into a car.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412927)
Posted by magirus on August 24th, 2012 @ 5:27am CDT
Makes me think airrazor.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412930)
Posted by Burn on August 24th, 2012 @ 5:38am CDT
Interesting how I voted in the first stage but never received any updates about later stages. heh ... figures, exclude the Decepticon and Holden lover.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412950)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 24th, 2012 @ 7:43am CDT
It's a cool design.

But I have to say, that looks nothing like a Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo. It's got a Ford logo, but aside from that there's no resemblance to the real car.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412966)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on August 24th, 2012 @ 8:53am CDT
looks like an alternater toy thats already been made...
and i dont like it. since its an autobot, it needs to look either: stupid, ugly, and/or terrible design wise. its a step in the right direction but just not stupid, ugly, and/or terrible design wise to be an iconic autobum.
ps: :CON:
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412967)
Posted by Seibertron on August 24th, 2012 @ 8:53am CDT
Mr O wrote:The car looks cool. Actually, the robot looks cool too but isn't it a bit close to G1 Skids?


That's what I was thinking.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412974)
Posted by Deathsanras on August 24th, 2012 @ 9:28am CDT
The Ford Falcon is a large, four-door family car - Taurus-ish for the Yanks. The fact that this is no longer a Falcon from the windscreen backwards makes the whole thing kind of pointless.
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Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1412990)
Posted by Requiem Prime on August 24th, 2012 @ 10:03am CDT
Deathsanras wrote:The Ford Falcon is a large, four-door family car - Taurus-ish for the Yanks. The fact that this is no longer a Falcon from the windscreen backwards makes the whole thing kind of pointless.
Image

Maybe the idea was a cybertronian car that would logically become a Falcon on earth.

Sweet gravy! He's a new head and redeco from being more Jazz than the offical cybertronian Jazz. Just reshell the TF2010 toy, Jet Vehicon style.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1413022)
Posted by rpetras on August 24th, 2012 @ 11:44am CDT
I'd buy a fig of this and happily call it Skids.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1413032)
Posted by a Cobra Viper on August 24th, 2012 @ 12:03pm CDT
So what's the ultimate goal for this? What are their plans? Is it just something fun that HMS and Ford teamed up to do to promote this car, or is their something more in the works.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1413035)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on August 24th, 2012 @ 12:08pm CDT
a Cobra Viper wrote:So what's the ultimate goal for this? What are their plans? Is it just something fun that HMS and Ford teamed up to do to promote this car, or is their something more in the works.


i sure hope there isnt anything else to this. i dotn wanna see this guy as part of a dlc pack, unless he comes free then totally, ill be more than happy to get more parts.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1413054)
Posted by Sodan-1 on August 24th, 2012 @ 12:49pm CDT
Lame!
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1413208)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on August 24th, 2012 @ 7:57pm CDT
[quote="Sodan-1"]Lame![/quote

You are lame fuu for calling that amazing piece of art lame
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1413229)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on August 24th, 2012 @ 8:32pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:Lame![/quote

You are lame fuu for calling that amazing piece of art lame


i would feel obligated to state that mirageandjazz1197 was probably saying that the designs itself is lame and not the art, but he has sided with the G2 autobots and well...
:CON:
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1413374)
Posted by Sodan-1 on August 25th, 2012 @ 9:37am CDT
Sorry, I quoted my own post instead of just editing it.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1413375)
Posted by Sodan-1 on August 25th, 2012 @ 9:42am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:Lame!


You are lame fuu for calling that amazing piece of art lame

The art itself is great, but the design is not particularly original and the shameless cross-promotion is lame. It didn't really need to be done.

starwarrior1227 wrote:but he has sided with the G2 autobots and well...

The Wreckers my friend. I've sided with the Wreckers; the SAS of the Transformers universe.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1413377)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on August 25th, 2012 @ 9:45am CDT
starwarrior1227 wrote:but he has sided with the G2 autobots and well...

The Wreckers my friend. I've sided with the Wreckers; the SAS of the Transformers universe.[/quote]

thought that was the g2 autobots symbole....
My bad.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1413390)
Posted by Deathsanras on August 25th, 2012 @ 10:25am CDT
Requiem Prime wrote:Maybe the idea was a cybertronian car that would logically become a Falcon on earth.

With a Ford badge.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1413392)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on August 25th, 2012 @ 10:39am CDT
Deathsanras wrote:
Requiem Prime wrote:Maybe the idea was a cybertronian car that would logically become a Falcon on earth.

With a Ford badge.

thats what makes it more likely to be a ford falcon on earth...
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436509)
Posted by El Duque on November 2nd, 2012 @ 8:01pm CDT
MotorAuthority has unveiled another Transformers: Fall of Cybertron character based on a Ford vehicle. This time it's Torque, an Autobot based on the Ford Ranger (not for sale in the U.S.) with Wildtrak trim package. Like Falcatron fan input was used to determine color and faction. Ford plans to use the character in some upcoming promotional materials check him out below.

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Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436511)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on November 2nd, 2012 @ 8:13pm CDT
TORQUE transforms from Ranger, to robot, to supercomputer, to Air Raid's Targetmaster rifle! Er, no, wait...
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436516)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 2nd, 2012 @ 8:49pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:TORQUE transforms from Ranger, to robot, to supercomputer, to Air Raid's Targetmaster rifle! Er, no, wait...


G1 Torque was not a Targetmaster. He wasn't even in G1. The torque rifle was just the name of Air Raid's weapon choice.

The supercomputer was TORQ III, not Torque.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436517)
Posted by Rated X on November 2nd, 2012 @ 9:04pm CDT
I like him. He has a very classics look. But he should have been a Chevy Avalanche instead.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436524)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on November 2nd, 2012 @ 9:40pm CDT
TBH, the robot mode is nothing new. Just looks like Ironhides arms, Primes legs, and the front of the truck for the chest with the halving thing like what movie/prime bumblebee has. Meh.
Vehicle looks sweet though, with the windshields that style too.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436590)
Posted by TheEggmaster on November 3rd, 2012 @ 12:03am CDT
So they have time to turn a Ford Torque into a robot dut they dont have time to fix one freaking patch. Serioulsy high moon :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM: :BOOM: :-x :-x :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: also if they do this again, the next one should be a con :CON: :CON:
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436608)
Posted by Ultra Markus on November 3rd, 2012 @ 12:54am CDT
Great, an autobot that turns into a Ford, hope he doesn't rust like one
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436610)
Posted by Burn on November 3rd, 2012 @ 1:12am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:Great, an autobot that turns into a Ford, hope he doesn't rust like one


Or get found on rubbish dumps.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436632)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on November 3rd, 2012 @ 2:36am CDT
Burn wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:Great, an autobot that turns into a Ford, hope he doesn't rust like one


Or get found on rubbish dumps.


I'm used to Found On Road Dead
Rubbish dumps :lol: , you aussies and your walunga goolachops
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436637)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 3rd, 2012 @ 2:50am CDT
So they can waste time making stupid promo crap & books no one wants but they cant take a day or two to make a patch? Think its time to run up to gamestop & trade in FoC. I cant at least get some of the $60 i wasted on that half assed game. But anyway the new ford ranger looks like crap, but its a good alt mode to pick since they are extremely hard to kill.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436638)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on November 3rd, 2012 @ 2:58am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:So they can waste time making stupid promo crap & books no one wants but they cant take a day or two to make a patch? Think its time to run up to gamestop & trade in FoC. I cant at least get some of the $60 i wasted on that half assed game. But anyway the new ford ranger looks like crap, but its a good alt mode to pick since they are extremely hard to kill.

What do you play on? I still think the multiplayer is tons of fun till this day even after having some roughed out games. I play on PC and my only real problems are the lack of players sometimes, roughed out lag (but tons of games have lag so whatever) and the annoying moments when colliding with another player while your in alt mode and they're in bot mode, and you get shot violently through the floor collision to get trapped under the map. What problems do you guys encounter?

Btw, sick avatar.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436651)
Posted by noctorro on November 3rd, 2012 @ 5:12am CDT
I got stomped through the map 3 times in PS3, in all the thousand hours I played.

Sometimes there's a bit of lag, but then I just rejoin and get a better match.

NO SERIOUS PROBLEMS HERE, half assed game, have you even played singleplayer? It's a great game!

I also think torrent people would complain about the game :)
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436675)
Posted by MGrotusque on November 3rd, 2012 @ 9:02am CDT
I believe the term "character" is used loosely in regards to this new promotional vehicle.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436718)
Posted by ricemazter on November 3rd, 2012 @ 1:52pm CDT
Are these promotions leading up to anything concrete like dlc or something? If not it's a cool idea but not really notworthy. Personally I'd like to see Highmoon introduce some transformers prime skins into the game, as I'm really a fan of the new of the new tf asthetic.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436720)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on November 3rd, 2012 @ 1:53pm CDT
They should give us a figure ala Aveo Swerve.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436755)
Posted by retrothomas on November 3rd, 2012 @ 3:54pm CDT
I'm surprised to see so many complaints about patching the game. I've been playing it almost daily since launch and am quickly closing in on Prime Mode. The only issue I have is with the Scientist's Gear Shredder, which seems a bit overpowered at the moment.

High Moon has been attentive up until now, haven't they? I remember two balance patches and have bought all three packs of DLC. I've been thrilled with Fall of Cybertron and it's been a huge gift to me as a Transformers fan.

Love this concept art, too. I plan on buying their art book for Christmas since I love their style. I like their aesthetic and it's cool seeing bots with real world alt modes!
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436939)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on November 4th, 2012 @ 8:34am CST
Okay, I may be a little late to get on the knowledge train here, but....what's the bottom line of this, will he be available in the game? Made as a toy? Just a car commercial?
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436952)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on November 4th, 2012 @ 10:50am CST
Cool! I love the Cybertron aesthetic. Now that it's applied to real-world vehicles, I can visualise the type of Transformers I'd want mine to look (I'm writing my own fan-fic :P)

I definitely prefer the look of 'Falcotron' (despite the name), but I also like Torque, despite the fact that the only really defining alt. mode visage is his chest...Looks a bit 'bolted on'. :P

(BTW, I know he's generally grumpy, but does anyone else get the feeling that MegatronWolf is just here to complain? Every new story; there he is whinging about stuff...Sometimes I wonder if he is actually a Transformers fan...! Haha I know you're free express your own opinion, but seriously...Positivity! XD)
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436954)
Posted by retrothomas on November 4th, 2012 @ 10:57am CST
I know exactly what you mean, Swiftknife. I like to imagine what "my own" real world vision of Transformers is. I prefer the IDW/High Moon type of look to the Bayverse idea. I would love to see a bunch more concept art from High Moon of real world stuff! I love the heck out of their team.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436962)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on November 4th, 2012 @ 12:02pm CST
retrothomas wrote:I know exactly what you mean, Swiftknife. I like to imagine what "my own" real world vision of Transformers is. I prefer the IDW/High Moon type of look to the Bayverse idea. I would love to see a bunch more concept art from High Moon of real world stuff! I love the heck out of their team.


Awesome! Not that I don't like the Bayverse look (and credit where credits due for the ILM team), but High Moon Transformers are much more 'distinct' and if they were applied to cinematic universe, then people would see them more as actual characters than just 'robots'. ^^

(I know, characterisation is down to writing too, but it'd help! Haha)

AM
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1436971)
Posted by Atomatron on November 4th, 2012 @ 1:00pm CST
looks classicsy enough to me , that the figure should be made and painted into trailbreaker and hoist
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1437120)
Posted by noctorro on November 5th, 2012 @ 2:31am CST
Agreed, the Shredder is a bit overpowered, so is the Riot Cannon in rapid fire mode.

Still, they can make the tank walk normal if he shoots the scrapmaker to balance it out. I mean, he's big, he should be able to carry a scrapmaker properly.


As for DOTM, I wouldn't mind if High Moon slapped in all the models they made for the DOTM game, resize them a littlebit. The models/transformations/animations are there already, why not a cheap DLC to add those guys?

Who cares about consistancy, you have Dinosaurs with jetpacks, Flying insects, Trucks, Tanks, Helicopters, Space Shuttles etc.

They will have a licence problem with GM :/
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia: Falcatron Revealed! (1437149)
Posted by retrothomas on November 5th, 2012 @ 6:33am CST
I'd have a huge issue if they added the DOTM stuff. It's a different concept and the Bayverse designs wouldn't fit the concept of the WfC/FoC universe they've created. I don't think it fits.

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