Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser

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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 1:22PM CDT

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We have seen quite the share of concept art from the movieverse, and Transformers: Age of Extinction was no exception. Thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertronian william-james88, here's the latest batch of what things may or may not have ended up looking like in the final product, featuring Stinger and Bumblebee (including a blue version) by Warren Manser, mirrored below!

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1598753)
Posted by steve2275 on August 12th, 2014 @ 1:58pm CDT
pretty damn good looking art
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1598794)
Posted by RSDADDIMUS2 on August 12th, 2014 @ 3:46pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RSDADDIMUS2 wrote: I follow only the films,not the comics as they constantly contradict, so I'm no authority. This is just how I picture him.
It's the comics that work to undo the contradictions set about by the movies. Virtually every post-movie comic has done something to fix some kind of continuity error created by each film that came before them.

Like, "The Reign of Starscream" fixed Brawl's calling himself "Devastator" from the first movie, and showed what happened to Barricade when he just vanished in the first movie.

"Sector 7" and "Foundation" patched up a whole network of continuity errors created by ROTF, while also prepping us for DOTM.

And "Convergence" fixed just about every remaining inconsistency and oddity across all three films and all IDW movieverse comics, such as finally explaining how The Fallen got out of his sarcophagus prior to ROTF when he was still trapped within it after the Nemesis it was aboard left Cybertron.


I was told the opposite.Hrmm.I might have to pick them up. Thanks for the heads up!! :DANCE:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1598916)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on August 13th, 2014 @ 12:36am CDT
Va'al wrote:



I'm probably the only one who likes the head design on this pic than the "Skeletor" face of the finalized Bumblebee. >:oP

Don't get me wrong; I'm okay with (read: gotten used to) the actual movieverse Bee's face, but if given a choice, I prefer this one.

Actually, his finalized battle mask is awesome; I'd just prefer it if it stayed on permanently.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1598929)
Posted by monstrinhotron on August 13th, 2014 @ 5:29am CDT
The thing about the bayformers that I never liked was the misunderstanding of good design. First of all you need to make a simple and distinct silhouette, then some larger forms with clear purpose and then smaller features to add detail where necessary. The Bayformers are ALL detail in a confusing mess with no clear purpose. Sometimes it's hard to tell if something is even an arm. While these are talented and well executed images, they aren't very well designed.

For an example of good design and what i really wish the movie transformers looked like, have a look at the design on Toyworld's TW02b Black Orion figure

http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk/toyworld-tw- ... orion.html

You've got the clear silhouette, the larger forms and the intricate detail. I'd say this figure is detailed enough that it would negate Mr Bay's problem with G1-esque designs. That they would look too simple and boring onscreen. Oh for what might have been.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1598931)
Posted by Dr Va'al on August 13th, 2014 @ 5:34am CDT
This just in from Paramount Pictures: you can now pre-order Transformers: Age of Extinction on Blu-Ray and Digital HD, or even as a gift set (featuring the Blu-Ray disc, a magnet and collectible figurines) from three separate retailers - iTunes, Amazon.com and Walmart, with a release date of 31st December for now. Follow through to the links to place your order!

Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1598936)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 13th, 2014 @ 6:27am CDT
So has the release date of the other editions changed or is it just these that are coming out in December.

Also to the person who mentioned toyworlds Orion, in my opinion I don't consider it good design, it barely looks like the character it's supposed to be.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1598973)
Posted by chivesbot20 on August 13th, 2014 @ 10:29am CDT
Who else thinks the front cover with optimus standing holding his sword in the Chinese valley is boring
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1598978)
Posted by chivesbot20 on August 13th, 2014 @ 10:31am CDT
Also i just noticed that in the first concept with bee's gun and shield, he gun has a tube running to his back like shockwave
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1598991)
Posted by RSDADDIMUS2 on August 13th, 2014 @ 11:01am CDT
chivesbot20 wrote:Who else thinks the front cover with optimus standing holding his sword in the Chinese valley is boring


Yeah.that one is pretty lame. >:oP
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1598995)
Posted by Blast Cannon on August 13th, 2014 @ 11:11am CDT
RSDADDIMUS2 wrote:
chivesbot20 wrote:Who else thinks the front cover with optimus standing holding his sword in the Chinese valley is boring


Yeah.that one is pretty lame. >:oP


YOU'RE LAME.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1599019)
Posted by Bouncy X on August 13th, 2014 @ 12:58pm CDT
december 31st is a wednesday so i'm sure this is just a temp date. it shows the same date for the steelbook version on Futureshop but i've pre-ordered from them a lot and there's often a temp date used (usually the last day of the year) until its updated.

EDIT: i checked and even the regular blu-ray and the dvd shows the december 31st date. since we already know this comes at the end of september, then its definitely temp dates.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1599102)
Posted by Emerje on August 13th, 2014 @ 5:44pm CDT
To say nothing of the fact that New Year's Eve is a horrible time to release anything with most people occupied with other activities. Not exactly the best movie night.

Emerje
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1599120)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on August 13th, 2014 @ 9:07pm CDT
monstrinhotron wrote:The thing about the bayformers that I never liked was the misunderstanding of good design. First of all you need to make a simple and distinct silhouette, then some larger forms with clear purpose and then smaller features to add detail where necessary. The Bayformers are ALL detail in a confusing mess with no clear purpose. Sometimes it's hard to tell if something is even an arm. While these are talented and well executed images, they aren't very well designed.

For an example of good design and what i really wish the movie transformers looked like, have a look at the design on Toyworld's TW02b Black Orion figure

http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk/toyworld-tw- ... orion.html

You've got the clear silhouette, the larger forms and the intricate detail. I'd say this figure is detailed enough that it would negate Mr Bay's problem with G1-esque designs. That they would look too simple and boring onscreen. Oh for what might have been.


I'm of the same opinion, to a degree.

The whole thing with the super-complex designs started with Bay wanting to evoke the feel of "mechanical muscles" on the TF's, so they won't look so "man made". Hence, the exposed pistons and gears. I personally think it was a good idea, and it does bridge that gap between being robots, but alien ones that look like they evolved on their own. The thing is, Bay's not one for subtlety or over-thinking a concept, so don't expect him to worry about purpose or practicality.

Personally, I think the original 2007 movie and ROTF designs are fine, in that they are still quite recognizable in shape and silhouette despite the numerous details. It was in DOTM where they started getting lazy, and began hiding car parts using even more "smoke and mirrors" visual trickery. You can clearly see DOTM Megatron's truck parts folding into him and disappearing. The Dreads cheated just as much.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1599122)
Posted by RSDADDIMUS2 on August 13th, 2014 @ 9:17pm CDT
I thought Bay and his team did great with the design work.Especially the Decepticons.They looked like monsters. In AOE,however,the humanoid faces on "Newest" Autobots were welcome as well,giving them a by far friendlier look. They also reminded me of the G1 faces.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1599440)
Posted by chivesbot20 on August 14th, 2014 @ 8:40pm CDT
I thought that the most fluent designs were in 2007. AoE did a great job pulling in all aspects for character and physical design. ROTF and DOTM got pretty complicated overall.
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Posted by kaijuguy19 on August 16th, 2014 @ 8:39pm CDT
Remember back in 2010 when Takara tried to make Animated into a prequel series for the movies? Well after seeing AOE it does in a funny way connect with Animated if it were a part of the Movie universe.

I mean if you're going by the Japanese continuity of both the show and movies it could happen like this of how I think it could occur. After the events of season 3 of TFA, space bridges are now made to the point of going into different directions. Sentinel finally had enough of how Optimus and the Autobots do things and decided to break Megatron out and made a deal with him secretly to make sure they both get what they wanted. Afterwards Megatron and his Decepticons trash Cybertron apart then the Allspark was flung into space with Megatron going after it into an alternate demension which does lead into the events of movie 1 of him being trapped in ice. Then the main Autobot cast gets upgraded into the movie forms and follow after with the Decepticons in trail with one of Starscream's clones being Movie Starscream and Soundwave being a part of the group. Hound could be like Ironhide/Bulkhead's twin brother and Drift being one of Yoketron's student and honoring Prolw by looking like him in a sense.

Sari herself could be of the same type of TFs Alice was in ROTF and for the Dinobots it can be argued that in AOE they're the same ones from TFA with Scorn being a new member. Also small things like Ratchet in AOE knowing Lockdown and Optimus's comment of Bee being difficult to handle in the same movie do bring in mind Animated.

It could be me just ovethinking this or having too much time on my hands but still even if the idea of Animated being a prequel to the movies is silly due to Takara's odd reason to mesh some shows together even if they don't make sense why it's still a funny idea and seeing as how AOE is strongly influenced by animated helps this even more. lol
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1599870)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 16th, 2014 @ 9:47pm CDT
kaijuguy19 wrote:Remember back in 2010 when Takara tried to make Animated into a prequel series for the movies?
Nope. Cuz that ultimately didn't pan out. :P

Though it was the initial plan for the series's Japanese dub, the Japanese ended up dubbing it faithfully to the English version, albeit with some edits made to it for specific reasons, but ones that differ from the aborted "movie prequel" plan.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1599875)
Posted by kaijuguy19 on August 16th, 2014 @ 10:45pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
kaijuguy19 wrote:Remember back in 2010 when Takara tried to make Animated into a prequel series for the movies?
Nope. Cuz that ultimately didn't pan out. :P

Though it was the initial plan for the series's Japanese dub, the Japanese ended up dubbing it faithfully to the Japanese version, albeit with some edits made to it for specific reasons, but ones that differ from the aborted "movie prequel" plan.


Really? Huh I honestly didn't know that.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1599921)
Posted by chivesbot20 on August 17th, 2014 @ 9:32am CDT
Who wanted cyclonus and or motor master when the movie was in production
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art by Warren Manser (1599931)
Posted by RSDADDIMUS2 on August 17th, 2014 @ 9:57am CDT
I wanted Cyclonus!! Scourge and the sweeps. :)

The Stunticons never did it for me.My favorite Combiners were the Combaticons and Bruticus :D

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