Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Michael Hritz

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We have even more Transformers: Age of Extinction concept art to share. This time form artist Michael Hritz via the Concept Robots Blog. Below we have a trio of bots commissioned by Polaris based on their ATV's. They didn't make it into the film, but still great to see the designs. Check 'em out below, for more artist commentary visit the Concept Robots Blog.

Red:
This was based on a new version of Polaris RZR makes which reminds me of an angry little gorilla in that it is small but extremely tough with its performance/handling and styling. It was only fitting to make it into one. The transformation is fairly simple: the hood becomes the chest, the wheels become fists and shoulders, the fenders become muscle elements on the thigh and biceps areas, the trailing arms become femurs, the roll cage stays where it is. I figure this would be an Autobot.

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White:
This was an alternative to the red angry gorilla design but based on the same vehicle. It is loosely inspired by Demolishor. Trying to keep the same feeling as the gorilla but not so organic (more deception-feeling) so I made it into more of a small tank, armed to the teeth, with an all terrain attitude. For this complex transformation the wheels merge into one "track", the hood and face move into the center with the eyes hanging out on the side to see around the track, the rear fenders become rocket pods and the suspension becomes the inner structure.

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Green:
This one is a new road-based vehicle that Polaris will release shortly. I tried to make this one contrast the other two by being faster-looking, lighter and using blade weapons. I think it could pass for a Deception or Autobot. The transformation is simple, the front rims become the blades on the hands, the hood becomes the chest, a rear vent feature becomes a hood, the funky drivetrain becomes the spine and "leg".

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Michael Hritz (1589317)
Posted by RhA on July 10th, 2014 @ 1:26am CDT
More of this stuff, thank you.
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Posted by Emerje on July 10th, 2014 @ 1:43am CDT
RhA wrote:More of this stuff, thank you.

Yeah, more of this Hritz art, but not in Transformers. TF2 gave me more than I wanted of wheel bots and unicycle legs. Best part about TF4 was making all of the bots more humanoid on all sides.

Still, these would make great mech designs in like a Robotech movie or something.

Emerje
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Posted by dragons on July 10th, 2014 @ 5:55am CDT
Emerje wrote:
RhA wrote:More of this stuff, thank you.

Yeah, more of this Hritz art, but not in Transformers. TF2 gave me more than I wanted of wheel bots and unicycle legs. Best part about TF4 was making all of the bots more humanoid on all sides.

Still, these would make great mech designs in like a Robotech movie or something.

Emerje


Humanoid faces is likeable as long they dont look to human they aliens after and my point is g1 comics smooth faces in4th movie they human faces but it was all not smooth some parts on where broken apart where metal was visiable under face itself lockdown best example, they keep faces looking rough metal looking for next sequel I will be satisfied how faces turn out
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Michael Hritz (1589433)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 10th, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT
A bit of a retread of RotF...

How would Hasbro even make a toy of the white Demolishor-esque one?
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 10th, 2014 @ 10:08am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:A bit of a retread of RotF...

How would Hasbro even make a toy of the white Demolishor-esque one?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Michael Hritz (1589598)
Posted by lockdownisfresh on July 10th, 2014 @ 7:12pm CDT
What? This is awful. Glad they did use this crap.
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Posted by Bumblevivisector on July 10th, 2014 @ 7:32pm CDT
Maybe it's the art style, or maybe it's that small, rounded gorillacons make me think of those Decepticlones that could neutralize your weapons and use wrestling moves on you in the PS2 Armada game, but these last three scream "video game" more than "movie". So do the Op, Bee, and Lockdown at the start of the thread.

They naturally had to bounce a lot of ideas off the wall before finding what worked for AofE, but some of these designs should be put to good use elsewhere.
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Posted by lockdownisfresh on July 11th, 2014 @ 2:32pm CDT
I can't tell what it is even with the description and it looks like something from a Terminator rip-off than a Transformers movie. Perhaps I was a bit harsh in my critique, but it looks terrible to me.
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on July 11th, 2014 @ 8:27pm CDT
I'm probably one of the few that actually likes the Hritz concept art bots, but even in the more diverse movie continuity, they look like anything but TF's. They belong morein an anime or a scifi FPS game.
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Posted by El Duque on July 12th, 2014 @ 11:09am CDT
The Transformers: Age of Extinction concept art continues to roll out! This morning we have images from artist Josh Nizzi's website that give us his take on several of the characters from the film plus a few that didn't end up on screen. These include three very impressive looking Cybertronian Knights. We also get a closer look at many of the weapons seen in the film. We've mirrored a selection of his images below, many more can be viewed by clicking here.































Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Michael Hritz (1589980)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 12th, 2014 @ 11:36am CDT
Those are some pretty cool designs. I don't know why, but I've always been fond of the nameless generic characters, like the various background characters from Energon, and the awesome 2-headed Shockwave shown here. I actually find the way they take the existing models and mix-and-match them into new designs pretty creative.

Damn, I can't wait to see the movie now.
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Posted by dreadwing95 on July 12th, 2014 @ 11:38am CDT
i kind of wish they made the two headed shockwave were two different bots like in that one concept art
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Posted by Noideaforaname on July 12th, 2014 @ 12:23pm CDT
Like last time, my favorites are the background generics. *ponders how to make Kreons of Two Head and the guy with whips*
Wasn't the whip bot originally just random art of his? I feel like I've seen it before...

The "creator hand" is very cool.

Lockdown seems vaguely Megatron-esque, with that top crest part and those sideburn things.

The Knights are pretty boring, they're just... knights.
And roundabout confirmation that Silver Knight Optimus was supposed to be an actual thing.
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Posted by dreadwing95 on July 12th, 2014 @ 12:49pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Like last time, my favorites are the background generics. *ponders how to make Kreons of Two Head and the guy with whips*
Wasn't the whip bot originally just random art of his? I feel like I've seen it before...

The "creator hand" is very cool.

Lockdown seems vaguely Megatron-esque, with that top crest part and those sideburn things.

The Knights are pretty boring, they're just... knights.
And roundabout confirmation that Silver Knight Optimus was supposed to be an actual thing.

i like the knight designs. i actually wouldve liked these designs as the actual primes rather than the odd looking ones we already have. i mean that black knight design just screams "the fallen"
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Michael Hritz (1590036)
Posted by The Thuggernaut on July 12th, 2014 @ 1:42pm CDT
That knight below the black knight reminds me of Grimlock, and it ain't just the stylish footwear :-?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Michael Hritz (1590045)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 12th, 2014 @ 2:22pm CDT
cool art and design. but these do not look like transformers.
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Posted by RiddlerJ on July 12th, 2014 @ 2:55pm CDT
If Hasbro was smart, they'd release a retool of DOTM Shockwave with the two heads. Easy new figure.
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Posted by Peridot on July 12th, 2014 @ 4:05pm CDT
El Duque wrote:

Rack N' Ruin, is that you?
El Duque wrote:

Am I the only one who thinks this looks more like a torso with a bunch of arms and a giant eye in its chest than a hand?
RiddlerJ wrote:If Hasbro was smart, they'd release a retool of DOTM Shockwave with the two heads. Easy new figure.

To accomodate an extra head, either the entire upper body would have to be extensively (and I do mean extensively) retooled, or the heads would be extremely tiny.
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Posted by Shuttershock on July 12th, 2014 @ 6:33pm CDT
Wait, so two-headed Shockwave drone was actually conceptualized? They didn't just lazily re-use the character model with a different head?

I honestly don't know if that makes it better or worse.

Someone must just REALLY hate Shockwave to constantly waste and abuse his character for these movies.
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Posted by Shuttershock on July 12th, 2014 @ 6:36pm CDT
Wait, so two-headed Shockwave drone was actually conceptualized? They didn't just lazily re-use the character model with a different head?

I honestly don't know if that makes it better or worse.

Someone must just REALLY hate Shockwave to constantly waste and abuse his character for these movies.

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