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Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode

Transformers News: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 3:46PM CST

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We have what could be our first glimpse of Transformers: Age of Extinction's Drift from a bit of an unlikely source. The popwars Instagram account has posted an image featuring a trio of Funko style prototypes, which they are referencing as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Drift. Prime and Bee are obvious, but the third character they've labeled Drift is all new. As you can see the figure has a Samurai styled appearance, and early script rumors did describe Drift as a Samurai type character. These type figures are of course very stylized, but this may be our first look at Drift in robot mode none the less.

Transformers coming soon! Drift , Prime and BumbleBee most likely from the New movie releasing. #funko #popwars #transformers #bumblebee


Transformers News: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode
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Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539187)
Posted by RhA on January 3rd, 2014 @ 4:32pm CST
Thoughtfully I scratch my chin.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539190)
Posted by njb902 on January 3rd, 2014 @ 4:35pm CST
Wow that is really hard to extrapolate what "Drift" will look like.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539191)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 3rd, 2014 @ 4:36pm CST
"Drift" looks so simplistic compared to Optimus and Bumblebee there I kinda doubt he's really part of Transformers. I mean, I really wouldn't mind TF4 taking a simpler aesthetic, but seeing how Optimus and BB totally aren't I can't help but think "Drift" was pulled from some unrelated samurai line.


Also, I really hope final Optimus doesn't have a derpy spaced-out expression he seems to have here.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539194)
Posted by Rated X on January 3rd, 2014 @ 4:42pm CST
So theyre going to be bobbleheads in TF4 ? :lol:
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539269)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 3rd, 2014 @ 10:21pm CST
had a feeling bay was going to go full samurai with drift
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539271)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 3rd, 2014 @ 10:36pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:had a feeling bay was going to go full samurai with drift
As opposed to when other TFs go "full samurai" in other works?

Why is it okay for someone like Bludgeon but not for Drift here?
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539273)
Posted by Burn on January 3rd, 2014 @ 10:52pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:had a feeling bay was going to go full samurai with drift
As opposed to when other TFs go "full samurai" in other works?

Why is it okay for someone like Bludgeon but not for Drift here?


Because Drift is a douche.

Bludgeon isn't.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539274)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 3rd, 2014 @ 10:57pm CST
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:had a feeling bay was going to go full samurai with drift
As opposed to when other TFs go "full samurai" in other works?

Why is it okay for someone like Bludgeon but not for Drift here?


Because Drift is a douche.

Bludgeon isn't.
Didn't Roberts bring him around with a more positive portrayal?

Either way, this Drift obviously isn't that Drift.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539276)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 3rd, 2014 @ 11:08pm CST
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:had a feeling bay was going to go full samurai with drift
As opposed to when other TFs go "full samurai" in other works?

Why is it okay for someone like Bludgeon but not for Drift here?


Because Drift is a douche.

Bludgeon isn't.

:APPLAUSE:

Also, Bludgeon was a pretender taking the form of a skull faced Samurai, so he's got a legitimate excuse... er.. sorta. :DANCE:
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539278)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 3rd, 2014 @ 11:13pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:Also, Bludgeon was a pretender taking the form of a skull faced Samurai, so he's got a legitimate excuse... er.. sorta. :DANCE:
Then this happened:

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Not to mention the myriad of other Samurai-themed Transformers.

Kenzan, Jinbu, and Ganoh of recent spring to mind.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539283)
Posted by Burn on January 3rd, 2014 @ 11:52pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:had a feeling bay was going to go full samurai with drift
As opposed to when other TFs go "full samurai" in other works?

Why is it okay for someone like Bludgeon but not for Drift here?


Because Drift is a douche.

Bludgeon isn't.
Didn't Roberts bring him around with a more positive portrayal?

Either way, this Drift obviously isn't that Drift.


To each their own. I've never liked the character and I doubt his movie-verse version will change my mind.

Best use of a TF Samurai? Animated Prowl.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539284)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on January 4th, 2014 @ 12:00am CST
Noideaforaname wrote:"Drift" looks so simplistic compared to Optimus and Bumblebee there I kinda doubt he's really part of Transformers. I mean, I really wouldn't mind TF4 taking a simpler aesthetic, but seeing how Optimus and BB totally aren't I can't help but think "Drift" was pulled from some unrelated samurai line.


Also, I really hope final Optimus doesn't have a derpy spaced-out expression he seems to have here.

I noticed that too. There's so much detail on Optimus and Bumblebee, but Drift barely has any. Maybe it's unfinished or something.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539303)
Posted by craggy on January 4th, 2014 @ 6:50am CST
Evil_the_Nub wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:"Drift" looks so simplistic compared to Optimus and Bumblebee there I kinda doubt he's really part of Transformers. I mean, I really wouldn't mind TF4 taking a simpler aesthetic, but seeing how Optimus and BB totally aren't I can't help but think "Drift" was pulled from some unrelated samurai line.


Also, I really hope final Optimus doesn't have a derpy spaced-out expression he seems to have here.

I noticed that too. There's so much detail on Optimus and Bumblebee, but Drift barely has any. Maybe it's unfinished or something.

they'll fix it in post
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539305)
Posted by RhA on January 4th, 2014 @ 7:16am CST
Evil_the_Nub wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:"Drift" looks so simplistic compared to Optimus and Bumblebee there I kinda doubt he's really part of Transformers. I mean, I really wouldn't mind TF4 taking a simpler aesthetic, but seeing how Optimus and BB totally aren't I can't help but think "Drift" was pulled from some unrelated samurai line.


Also, I really hope final Optimus doesn't have a derpy spaced-out expression he seems to have here.

I noticed that too. There's so much detail on Optimus and Bumblebee, but Drift barely has any. Maybe it's unfinished or something.


A mask, mebbe?
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539312)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 4th, 2014 @ 7:54am CST
Eh, watch him just get shifted into the background like every other Autobot who isn't Optimus, Bumblebee, Skids, Mudflap, Wheelie, and Sentinel Prime. :P
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539326)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on January 4th, 2014 @ 10:34am CST
wekk they all look like a bunch of insects to me...
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539327)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on January 4th, 2014 @ 10:34am CST
wekk they all look like a bunch of insects to me... I-) I-) I-) I-) I-) I-)
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539329)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on January 4th, 2014 @ 11:06am CST
these dumb comments is why i left this site and moved to tfw2005 but now i'm banned from that site because the mods are assholes and i barley did anything there.


but you guys should know that you can see the Bugatti's's grill on his chest


its not painted of course there's no detail what the fuck are you expecting

image of a shaded pic

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image of fan colored pic

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Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539332)
Posted by njb902 on January 4th, 2014 @ 11:33am CST
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:these dumb comments is why i left this site and moved to tfw2005 but now i'm banned from that site because the mods are assholes and i barley did anything there.


but you guys should know that you can see the Bugatti's's grill on his chest


its not painted of course there's no detail what the **** are you expecting

image of a shaded pic

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image of fan colored pic

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You may want to proof read your own comments before you declare another's stupid.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539334)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on January 4th, 2014 @ 11:55am CST
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:these dumb comments is why i left this site and moved to tfw2005 but now i'm banned from that site because the mods are assholes and i barley did anything there.


but you guys should know that you can see the Bugatti's's grill on his chest


its not painted of course there's no detail what the **** are you expecting

image of a shaded pic

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image of fan colored pic

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Looks smooth to me, especially when compared to the other 2 unpainted prototypes next to it. I can see plenty of intricate detail on them.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539338)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 4th, 2014 @ 12:16pm CST
Even with Photoshop this "Drift" has a mere fraction of the detail that OP and BB have -- and they're all supposedly from the same movie and presumably at the same stage of development as each other. "Drift's" feet are kinda at that level, but everything else is so smooth and un-Bay-like I'm finding it hard to believe he's really part of the AoE line. A Prime, Animated, G1 character? Sure. Bayverse? Nah...
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539346)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on January 4th, 2014 @ 1:35pm CST
njb902 wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:these dumb comments is why i left this site and moved to tfw2005 but now i'm banned from that site because the mods are assholes and i barley did anything there.


but you guys should know that you can see the Bugatti's's grill on his chest


its not painted of course there's no detail what the **** are you expecting

image of a shaded pic

Image


image of fan colored pic

Image


You may want to proof read your own comments before you declare another's stupid.





not calling anyone stupid

but i see that a lot of people seem to get for example mad very easily


it's just that it seems you guys get pissed.....way too much.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539348)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on January 4th, 2014 @ 2:08pm CST
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:these dumb comments is why i left this site and moved to tfw2005 but now i'm banned from that site because the mods are assholes and i barley did anything there.


but you guys should know that you can see the Bugatti's's grill on his chest


its not painted of course there's no detail what the **** are you expecting

image of a shaded pic

Image


image of fan colored pic

Image


with an attitude like yours I understand them for banning you!
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539350)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 4th, 2014 @ 2:18pm CST
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:it's just that it seems you guys get pissed.....way too much.


Only when it comes to Movie figures. >:oP
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539365)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on January 4th, 2014 @ 3:24pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:it's just that it seems you guys get pissed.....way too much.


Only when it comes to Movie figures. >:oP


no not just movie figures

i go to a lot of the news of this site and most of the ones that have comments has at least one person complaning.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539366)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on January 4th, 2014 @ 3:26pm CST
Deathscythetransform wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:these dumb comments is why i left this site and moved to tfw2005 but now i'm banned from that site because the mods are assholes and i barley did anything there.


but you guys should know that you can see the Bugatti's's grill on his chest


its not painted of course there's no detail what the **** are you expecting

image of a shaded pic

Image


image of fan colored pic

Image


with an attitude like yours I understand them for banning you!



even though i never acted like my post above on that site.

plus its a habit for mods to be self absorbed dicks

not all of them but more then its necessary.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539368)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 4th, 2014 @ 3:36pm CST
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:it's just that it seems you guys get pissed.....way too much.


Only when it comes to Movie figures. >:oP


no not just movie figures

i go to a lot of the news of this site and most of the ones that have comments has at least one person complaning.


You'll see that on 99% of the internet, my friend. Or at least where comments can be made. And frankly, this site is really tame with negativity, I've seen way worse elsewhere. Bottom line, you can never please everyone, all the time. All one can do limit the impact and severity, starting by oneself >:oP
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539371)
Posted by Burn on January 4th, 2014 @ 3:54pm CST
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Deathscythetransform wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:these dumb comments is why i left this site and moved to tfw2005 but now i'm banned from that site because the mods are assholes and i barley did anything there.


but you guys should know that you can see the Bugatti's's grill on his chest


its not painted of course there's no detail what the **** are you expecting

image of a shaded pic

Image


image of fan colored pic

Image


with an attitude like yours I understand them for banning you!



even though i never acted like my post above on that site.

plus its a habit for mods to be self absorbed dicks

not all of them but more then its necessary.


What happens on other sites, stays on other sites. Please don't bring it here. Image
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539374)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on January 4th, 2014 @ 4:37pm CST
ok sorry for stirring up a commotion.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539388)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 4th, 2014 @ 6:37pm CST
All that said, I'm willing to give this Drift a chance since it's a new character who isn't the same guy as G1 Drift (whom I don't hate either, but instead find to be just generic and unspecial), so he's starting with a clean slate. :)
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539547)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 5th, 2014 @ 3:01pm CST
So, people think the Bugatti is "Drift?" I thought that was the Green Stingray.

In any case, if this is Drift, than I've fallen in love with the model. And it's a deformed bobble-head thingy...
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539582)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 5th, 2014 @ 6:12pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:So, people think the Bugatti is "Drift?" I thought that was the Green Stingray.
Nah the green one was first rumored to be "Slingshot". ;)
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1539612)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on January 5th, 2014 @ 11:41pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:So, people think the Bugatti is "Drift?" I thought that was the Green Stingray.
Nah the green one was first rumored to be "Slingshot". ;)


at first it was Slingshot and now its Crosshairs because that's the one that's been on newer leeks sheets.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1540937)
Posted by Va'al on January 10th, 2014 @ 2:29pm CST
After the sneak peek from a couple of days ago, an eBay auction has appeared, offering the Optimus Prime figure out of the three white figurines. The auction has already ended, but it's possible that Bumblebee and Drift may make their appearance soon too - in the meantime, check out the mirrored images of the Autobot leader below!

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Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1540963)
Posted by MGrotusque on January 10th, 2014 @ 5:28pm CST
What's a " Funko Pop"?
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1540965)
Posted by Va'al on January 10th, 2014 @ 5:30pm CST
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1540975)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2014 @ 5:58pm CST
Oh yeah! Funko POP! make those little deformed MLP toys that I see in Hot Topic whenever I'm there to get the bigger and better screen-accurate vinyls.

Now I remember. :P
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1540989)
Posted by Drift082111 on January 10th, 2014 @ 6:42pm CST
I will definitely like just about any rendition of Drift. Looking forward to the deluxe class figure! : D
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1540992)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 10th, 2014 @ 7:00pm CST
I thought these things were candy...
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1541007)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 10th, 2014 @ 8:49pm CST
reminds me of the guyver
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1541059)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on January 11th, 2014 @ 12:35am CST
This at least proved to me my statement that without the coloration and head, he's almost totally unrecognisable. My friend couldn't recognise him at all, and even I can't even see him in his head, reminds me more of Movieverse's Soundwave's to me, in a way. Not that that's nessecarilly a bad thing, of course. It is here, though, in my opinion. :BANG_HEAD:
Oh well, might not be that happy here, but some of the designs are my only gripes so far. Still more excited than I've been for the last three!
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1541064)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 11th, 2014 @ 12:52am CST
Just realized something.

Anyone else getting the DOTM Burger King Kid's Meal Toys vibe from these things?

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Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1570929)
Posted by El Duque on May 2nd, 2014 @ 5:39pm CDT
Online retailer Entertainment Earth has posted official images of the Funko Pop! Transformers: Age of Extinction Vinyls. The set features Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Drift. Each is priced at $9.99 and scheduled to release this month. Images mirrored below:

From the 4th film in the Transformers movie series comes this Transformers Age of Extinction Pop! Vinyl Figure! The Transformers series has spanned 30 decades and brings the Funko Pop! Vinyl makeover to Transformers: Age of Extinction! This Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime Pop! Vinyl Figure stands about 3 3/4-inches tall and comes in a window display box. This Optimus Prime Pop! Vinyl figure makes a great addition to any Transformers fan's collection!

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From the 4th film in the Transformers movie series comes this Transformers Age of Extinction Pop! Vinyl Figure! The Transformers series has spanned 30 decades and brings the Funko Pop! Vinyl makeover to Transformers: Age of Extinction! This Transformers Age of Extinction Bumblebee Pop! Vinyl Figure stands about 3 3/4-inches tall and comes in a window display box. This Bumblebee Pop! Vinyl figure makes a great addition to any Transformers fan's collection!

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From the 4th film in the Transformers movie series comes this Transformers Age of Extinction Pop! Vinyl Figure! The Transformers series has spanned 30 decades and brings the Funko Pop! Vinyl makeover to Transformers: Age of Extinction! This Transformers Age of Extinction Drift Pop! Vinyl Figure stands about 3 3/4-inches tall and comes in a window display box. This Drift Pop! Vinyl figure makes a great addition to any Transformers fan's collection!

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Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1570965)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 2nd, 2014 @ 9:18pm CDT
Drift still looks like he's from a different line...
Obviously he's an "authentic" Transformer and all, but you could repaint that figure as Shredder or any other armored samurai character and no one would know the difference.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1571034)
Posted by Spleenzorio on May 3rd, 2014 @ 6:12am CDT
I hope if they plan on releasing the Dinobots that they have them in their dino forms.
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1571036)
Posted by TimothyR on May 3rd, 2014 @ 6:14am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Drift still looks like he's from a different line...
Obviously he's an "authentic" Transformer and all, but you could repaint that figure as Shredder or any other armored samurai character and no one would know the difference.


i'm pretty sure i'd be able to tell the difference between a repainted version of this..

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and this.

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Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1571047)
Posted by BeastProwl on May 3rd, 2014 @ 7:12am CDT
Sackboy!
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1571107)
Posted by CR71Autobot on May 3rd, 2014 @ 12:40pm CDT
I miss Mighty Muggs...
Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1604782)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on September 7th, 2014 @ 5:07pm CDT
Walmart.com has a new listing for a gift set that includes a couple new exlusive Funko Pop! Vinyl Age of Extinction Bumblebee w/weapon and Stinger vinyls. Unfortunately on the website they are not available individually but in a gift set with Optimus Prime and Drift. You can check out our very detailed galleries of Funko Pop! Vinyl Optimus Prime, Bumblebee sans weapon and Drift if you want to get a good idea of what these guys are about.

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Re: Possible First Look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (1604799)
Posted by OneConArmy on September 7th, 2014 @ 6:10pm CDT
Seriously, there's all this Stinger merchandise yet no actual figure? That's the biggest load of crap in a long, long while :roll:

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