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High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art

Transformers News: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 2:28PM CDT

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High Moon Studios and Ford Australia are teaming up to turn the Ford Falcon into a Transformers: Fall of Cybertron character. Fans will vote on the various characteristics of the vehicle and High Moon Studios will in turn create concept art of the vehicle in both modes to be revealed on August 22nd.

Click here to read the original article on the CarsGuide.com.au.

To kickstart the action, Ford fans are invited to hit the company’s brand and Falcon Facebook pages, and vote on which model should be the basis for Transformer.
The Ford-loving public will decide on model, colour, name – and whether it should be a good-guy Autobot or a Decepticon baddie.


Click here to visit the Official Ford Australia facebook page and vote for the various characteristic of the vehicle/Transformers. The current poll is to determine the character's allegiance, Autobot or Decepticon.

To celebrate the launch of the new video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Ford and Activision are giving you the chance to create an Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon. Over the next four days we’ll run polls inviting you (our fans) to vote on a selection of characteristics, which will make up our Falcon Transformers car. Should the Ford Falcon Transformers car be an Autobot or a Decepticon?
Credit(s): CarsGuide.com.au
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Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408053)
Posted by Burn on August 7th, 2012 @ 2:44pm CDT
Given that Bumblebee is basically the Holden Commodore re-badged, it would only make sense for the Falcon to be a 'Con.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408059)
Posted by all_the_primes on August 7th, 2012 @ 3:11pm CDT
Barricade IMO. We need more main :CON: so the chances of autobots losing is higher. :HEADHURTS:
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408078)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 7th, 2012 @ 4:21pm CDT
The question is, will it make an appearance in-game?

Don't have a FaceBook, anyone mind voting on him being a Decepticon for me?

Also, colors should be white and black, as well as the name of Wheelbarrel. Don't ask about the name...
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408084)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on August 7th, 2012 @ 5:22pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:The question is, will it make an appearance in-game?

Don't have a FaceBook, anyone mind voting on him being a Decepticon for me?

Also, colors should be white and black, as well as the name of Wheelbarrel. Don't ask about the name...


dont have a facebook? thats the first time ive heard that on the internetz.
but sure ill vote for him being a con even though the car doesnt look anything like what i would expect to be a decepticon, though that would be deceptive and smart....
i wont vote for that name though. sorry.

and i hope he doesnt make an ingame appearance(unless he looks totally badass or cool.)
i really dont want another earth vehicle in the game after the G1 prime DLC thing for preorder.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408087)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 7th, 2012 @ 5:24pm CDT
starwarrior1227 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:The question is, will it make an appearance in-game?

Don't have a FaceBook, anyone mind voting on him being a Decepticon for me?

Also, colors should be white and black, as well as the name of Wheelbarrel. Don't ask about the name...


dont have a facebook? thats the first time ive heard that on the internetz.
but sure ill vote for him being a con even though the car doesnt look anything like what i would expect to be a decepticon, though that would be deceptive and smart....
i wont vote for that name though. sorry.

and i hope he doesnt make an ingame appearance(unless he looks totally badass or cool.)
i really dont want another earth vehicle in the game after the G1 prime DLC thing for preorder.


Not allowed to have one. :-x

They turned Jazz, usually a race-Porsche, into his current design, I don't see why they wouldn't give it a Cybertronian twist.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408090)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on August 7th, 2012 @ 5:34pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
starwarrior1227 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:The question is, will it make an appearance in-game?

Don't have a FaceBook, anyone mind voting on him being a Decepticon for me?

Also, colors should be white and black, as well as the name of Wheelbarrel. Don't ask about the name...


dont have a facebook? thats the first time ive heard that on the internetz.
but sure ill vote for him being a con even though the car doesnt look anything like what i would expect to be a decepticon, though that would be deceptive and smart....
i wont vote for that name though. sorry.

and i hope he doesnt make an ingame appearance(unless he looks totally badass or cool.)
i really dont want another earth vehicle in the game after the G1 prime DLC thing for preorder.


Not allowed to have one. :-x

They turned Jazz, usually a race-Porsche, into his current design, I don't see why they wouldn't give it a Cybertronian twist.


if this bot gets a cybertronian vehicle form for the game then im fine but if not then i wanna see one bad@$$ robot form on him.

and what other suggestions are there for the name? cuz i was thinking either Runamuck/about or WheelBarrel(the name's growing on me)
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408123)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on August 7th, 2012 @ 8:49pm CDT
how about the name................... Foulcon lol

And he would be a nasty mean decepticon :)
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408206)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on August 8th, 2012 @ 7:09am CDT
Megatronsdemise666 wrote:how about the name................... Foulcon lol

And he would be a nasty mean decepticon :)


CLEVER.....
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408207)
Posted by Burn on August 8th, 2012 @ 7:37am CDT
At the end of the day, our votes are going to be pointless.

He's going to be Barricade. The new anti-Bumblebee, the anti-Holden.

Such a shame Australian Police drive around in Holden's these days.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408209)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on August 8th, 2012 @ 7:44am CDT
Burn wrote:At the end of the day, our votes are going to be pointless.

He's going to be Barricade. The new anti-Bumblebee, the anti-Holden.

Such a shame Australian Police drive around in Holden's these days.


What is a Holden anyways?
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408274)
Posted by Deathsanras on August 8th, 2012 @ 12:43pm CDT
starwarrior1227 wrote:What is a Holden anyways?


Holden is the Australian arm of GM, just as Opel is the European arm.

Among other vehicles, Holden designed the hatchback version of the Chevrolet Cruze, and of course the Chevrolet Camaro that became Bumblebee, the underpinnings of which are the GM Zeta platform, created for and donated by Holden's large family car, the Holden Commodore. The Commodore was sold briefly in the U.S. as the Pontiac G8. Holden vs Ford rivalry is in-grained in Australian motor culture; the Ford Falcon is the Commodore's traditional rival. While both vehicles borrow some pieces from their parent companies' international parts bin, both vehicles are unique compared to the (approximate) equivalents in other large markets such as the U.S.; both are large and powerful, are trimmed of the bloat found on U.S. cars, eschew the U.S's preference for wallowy performance for a more European sports style, and as rear wheel drive vehicles, their highly-tuned versions can be compared to Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi sports variants.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408302)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:38pm CDT
Deathsanras wrote:
starwarrior1227 wrote:What is a Holden anyways?


Holden is the Australian arm of GM, just as Opel is the European arm.

Among other vehicles, Holden designed the hatchback version of the Chevrolet Cruze, and of course the Chevrolet Camaro that became Bumblebee, the underpinnings of which are the GM Zeta platform, created for and donated by Holden's large family car, the Holden Commodore. The Commodore was sold briefly in the U.S. as the Pontiac G8. Holden vs Ford rivalry is in-grained in Australian motor culture; the Ford Falcon is the Commodore's traditional rival. While both vehicles borrow some pieces from their parent companies' international parts bin, both vehicles are unique compared to the (approximate) equivalents in other large markets such as the U.S.; both are large and powerful, are trimmed of the bloat found on U.S. cars, eschew the U.S's preference for wallowy performance for a more European sports style, and as rear wheel drive vehicles, their highly-tuned versions can be compared to Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi sports variants.


Oh. well thanks for the info!
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408331)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on August 8th, 2012 @ 3:14pm CDT
Burn wrote:Given that Bumblebee is basically the Holden Commodore re-badged, it would only make sense for the Falcon to be a 'Con.


Not really. It shares the same zeta platform chassis, (and engine)but that's about it. Body is completely different. The re-badge of the Commodore is the Chevy Caprice.
Burn wrote:At the end of the day, our votes are going to be pointless.

He's going to be Barricade. The new anti-Bumblebee, the anti-Holden.

Such a shame Australian Police drive around in Holden's these days.


Never know. All there asking is input for a few characteristics of a potential new character. NOt which director we want to see for the next TF movie. Your right through that ultimetly, the higher ups will have the final say.

Why is it bad that the police drive holdens?
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408358)
Posted by Burn on August 8th, 2012 @ 4:19pm CDT
5150 Cruiser wrote:Why is it bad that the police drive holdens?


Because if they were to make him Barricade then it leaves the door open for a potential toy, but it would be realistically inaccurate to deco it in Blue and White checker board stripes.

Unless some of the more weirder States like Victoria let their Police drive Fords, but I only ever see Holdens around here, and sometimes other brands but they're normally parked on the side of the road, unmarked, and people slow down a lot when we see them.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408388)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on August 8th, 2012 @ 7:07pm CDT
starwarrior1227 wrote:
Megatronsdemise666 wrote:how about the name................... Foulcon lol

And he would be a nasty mean decepticon :)


CLEVER.....


Lol you being sarcastic? :)
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408480)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on August 9th, 2012 @ 4:35am CDT
Megatronsdemise666 wrote:
starwarrior1227 wrote:
Megatronsdemise666 wrote:how about the name................... Foulcon lol

And he would be a nasty mean decepticon :)


CLEVER.....


Lol you being sarcastic? :)


no(unsarcastic no) though the name is a bit....uh..cheesy. clever, but cheesy.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1408629)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on August 9th, 2012 @ 2:25pm CDT
starwarrior1227 wrote:
Megatronsdemise666 wrote:
starwarrior1227 wrote:
Megatronsdemise666 wrote:how about the name................... Foulcon lol

And he would be a nasty mean decepticon :)


CLEVER.....


Lol you being sarcastic? :)


no(unsarcastic no) though the name is a bit....uh..cheesy. clever, but cheesy.


Yeah it is. cheesy. lol
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1412869)
Posted by El Duque on August 24th, 2012 @ 12:23am CDT
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!

Image courtesy of Player Attack:


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.


Image
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1412927)
Posted by magirus on August 24th, 2012 @ 5:27am CDT
Makes me think airrazor.
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (1413054)
Posted by Sodan-1 on August 24th, 2012 @ 12:49pm CDT
Lame!
Re: High Moon Studios and Ford Australia to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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 to Create Aussie Transformers Ford Falcon Concept Art (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.

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