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Sunday, April 21st, 2013 5:43PM CDT

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Transformers artist Alex Milne has posted on FullMetalHerohis designs for the upcoming Star Saber character from the More Than Meets The Eye comics series! The images are fairly small, but are mirrored below.


IDW Star Saber Designs

IDW Star Saber Designs
Credit(s): Alex Milne
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Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480786)
Posted by Super Megatron on April 21st, 2013 @ 6:11pm CDT
Best.Autobot.Leader.EVER.
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480787)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 21st, 2013 @ 6:16pm CDT
Oh, you better believe he will get a toy in the Thrilling 30 toyline.
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480791)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 21st, 2013 @ 6:27pm CDT
And just hours ago, I happened to read that MSTF script with the "Victory with ball-joints" joke. Damn, that's a weird coincidence.

Actually, here's hoping he doesn't get a toy rushed into production until an IDW Victory Leo design that he can combine with is finalized. Then we're talkin'!
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480793)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 21st, 2013 @ 6:33pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:Actually, here's hoping he doesn't get a toy rushed into production until an IDW Victory Leo design that he can combine with is finalized. Then we're talkin'!


You know they will/won't (pick your favorite).
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480794)
Posted by Manterax Prime on April 21st, 2013 @ 6:34pm CDT
He had better get toy sometime this year! The G1 figure and Energon Wing Saber just doesn't cut it for me as a sufficient Star Saber.

So, what size class? Leader? Supreme? Titan?
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480796)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 21st, 2013 @ 6:42pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:So, what size class? Leader? Supreme? Titan?


Okay, I wouldn't say any of those. He would feel way too big. I'd wager either Deluxe or Voyager. If they were to make a Victory Leo toy that can combine with Star Saber into Victory Saber, I would go with Deluxe. No combination, Voyager.
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480797)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on April 21st, 2013 @ 6:43pm CDT
Voyager Tarn, Voyager Star Saber, Deluxe Chromedome...

Oh please Hasbro? PLEASE???
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480798)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 21st, 2013 @ 6:48pm CDT
MasterSoundBlaster wrote:Voyager Tarn, Voyager Star Saber, Deluxe Chromedome...

Oh please Hasbro? PLEASE???


Voyager Tarn with a Scout-sized Vos as a Targetmaster. Yeah, think on that for a while. =P~
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480799)
Posted by Manterax Prime on April 21st, 2013 @ 6:51pm CDT
Voyager IDW Sentinel Prime as well.
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480808)
Posted by TulioDude on April 21st, 2013 @ 7:36pm CDT
Very Interresting. 8)
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480814)
Posted by Down_Shift on April 21st, 2013 @ 7:59pm CDT
Looks pretty good. Milne is at his best when he doesn't have to draw a face. Alt mode looks a little naff though.

Oh well, ya win some ya lose some.
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480831)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 21st, 2013 @ 9:06pm CDT
i'm all for making new toys out of this or any victory character but i think i would like a reissue of the original for the nostalgia, theres just something about those brick-formers
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480834)
Posted by RAcast on April 21st, 2013 @ 9:19pm CDT
DAMN Saber, you're lookin' good!
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480865)
Posted by jamarmiller on April 22nd, 2013 @ 12:35am CDT
God I hate these idw designs , what was wrong with his original design?
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480870)
Posted by Deathsanras on April 22nd, 2013 @ 1:03am CDT
What's missing from the design is the Mary Jane shoes to fit the Mary Sue character.

Even a giant gestalt is no match for the burning justice of the incomparable, exalted Star Saber, who swoops in and saves both the day and the ineffectual non-Star Saber Cybertrons, each and (almost) every episode.

jamarmiller wrote:God I hate these idw designs , what was wrong with his original design?

If you were really a purist railing against change, you'd insist that he continue to speak Japanese. If you can handle the concept of an English-speaking Star Saber, you can adapt.
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480881)
Posted by Manterax Prime on April 22nd, 2013 @ 2:24am CDT
jamarmiller wrote:God I hate these idw designs , what was wrong with his original design?


Other than the fact that though his original design was cool, it still made him, and almost every other brick bot look like a generic super sentai mecha, nothing.

The IDW designs are a well needed and well received improvement as they make the robots look like robots.
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480883)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 22nd, 2013 @ 2:26am CDT
MasterSoundBlaster wrote:Voyager Tarn, Voyager Star Saber, Deluxe Chromedome...

Oh please Hasbro? PLEASE???


YES.

That is one sexy bot mode. Looking forward to his appearance!
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480893)
Posted by jamarmiller on April 22nd, 2013 @ 4:38am CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
jamarmiller wrote:God I hate these idw designs , what was wrong with his original design?


Other than the fact that though his original design was cool, it still made him, and almost every other brick bot look like a generic super sentai mecha, nothing.

The IDW designs are a well needed and well received improvement as they make the robots look like robots.


Deathsanras wrote:What's missing from the design is the Mary Jane shoes to fit the Mary Sue character.

Even a giant gestalt is no match for the burning justice of the incomparable, exalted Star Saber, who swoops in and saves both the day and the ineffectual non-Star Saber Cybertrons, each and (almost) every episode.

jamarmiller wrote:God I hate these idw designs , what was wrong with his original design?

If you were really a purist railing against change, you'd insist that he continue to speak Japanese. If you can handle the concept of an English-speaking Star Saber, you can adapt.



OMG, holier than though posters, God I forgot why I dont post on TF boards anymore, thank you for reminding me !
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480894)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 22nd, 2013 @ 5:05am CDT
jamarmiller wrote:God I hate these idw designs , what was wrong with his original design?


My 2 cents: nothing per se. But times have changed since the 80's, so in order to appeal to the masses, the designs have to be changed/updated as well. By today's standards, the designs would be blocky, bland, in other words boring.Thundercats, He-Man, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have gone the updating route too, so why not Transformers?

If you prefer the original designs to remain as they were, nothing wrong with that (everybody got that?). I, for one, welcome the update, but a little less detail can go a long way.
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1480913)
Posted by RAcast on April 22nd, 2013 @ 8:33am CDT
Deathsanras wrote:What's missing from the design is the Mary Jane shoes to fit the Mary Sue character.

Even a giant gestalt is no match for the burning justice of the incomparable, exalted Star Saber, who swoops in and saves both the day and the ineffectual non-Star Saber Cybertrons, each and (almost) every episode.

jamarmiller wrote:God I hate these idw designs , what was wrong with his original design?

If you were really a purist railing against change, you'd insist that he continue to speak Japanese. If you can handle the concept of an English-speaking Star Saber, you can adapt.

:lol: The level of sarcasm is strong with this one, though I do approve.

Frankly, I'll never understand people who are -that- kind of "purist" (see: stuck in the past). It's not like this is a new design, it's a great update/combination of G1/Energon Star/Wing Saber, and it looks fantastic. His head's even the same as the G1 character, and that's the part that matters!
Re: IDW Star Saber Designs (1481169)
Posted by ThunderThruster on April 23rd, 2013 @ 6:54am CDT
he's looking rather....'robust'.
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