Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots?

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots?

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 2:54PM CDT

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Courtesy of Flickr user cmraseye we have a couple of shots showing off two items on set: a clapper board and (possibly) Bay's laptop. What's so special about these two items? The board has some robot CGI art on it, and the laptop appears to show some images which may or may not be a Dinobot. The images are not particularly clear, but we have been able to enlarge and magnify them - so feel free to speculate in the Energon Pub: Dinobots, yay or nay?

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519335)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 22nd, 2013 @ 3:30pm CDT
Jesus, even with my glasses on, I can't see crap, looking at the laptop image. >:oP
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519338)
Posted by Ironhide/Starscream on September 22nd, 2013 @ 3:41pm CDT
The Clapboard Robot has to be a dinobot, it has claws on its shoulders.

Now the more important question is, which one?
Cant be Grimlock cause it isnt buff.
Could be Swoop, Slug (Slag), or maybe Snarl.
I imagine Sludge being a little more buffer so it probably couldnt be him but who knows, We are dealing with Bay. He could make a Small Grimlock and Huge Bumblebee for all we know :lol:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519339)
Posted by Ironhide/Starscream on September 22nd, 2013 @ 3:42pm CDT
The Clapboard Robot has to be a dinobot, it has claws on its shoulders.

Now the more important question is, which one?
Cant be Grimlock cause it isnt buff.
Could be Swoop, Slug (Slag), or maybe Snarl.
I imagine Sludge being a little more buffer so it probably couldnt be him but who knows, We are dealing with Bay. He could make a Small Grimlock and Huge Bumblebee for all we know :lol:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519342)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 22nd, 2013 @ 3:45pm CDT
They each look too vague and nondescript to really make heads or tails of either.

Though, here's a general question for you guys about the Movieverse Dinobots:

How nuts do you guys think the fandom would react if the movie versions of the Dinobots were changed into being different but still somewhat similar types of dinosaurs from what they usually are?

Like, suppose they were to change Grimlock into a Carnotauraus instead of a T-Rex, Sludge into a Brachiosaurus instead of a "Brontosaurus", Slag/Slug into a Styracosaurus instead of a Triceratops, Snarl into a Kentrosaurus instead of a Stegosaurus, and Swoop into a Rhamphorhynchus instead of a Pteranodon.

The reasoning behind such changes would be the common answer for typical Movieverse changes: "We wanted to try something different, while keeping true to the spirit of what came before, and we felt that what we did was both workable and just plain cool." ;)

Would such changes result in more outrage, or would the new altmodes be considered still close enough to what came before in the fans' eyes?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519344)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 22nd, 2013 @ 3:49pm CDT
Looking at them all (especially the Carnotaurus), I wouldn't mind one bit. But, I will say that I prefer the Pteranodon over the Rhamphorhynchus.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519345)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on September 22nd, 2013 @ 3:55pm CDT
GUYS GUYS, PLEASE READ THIS!

You know ages ago when we saw pictures of a Beast Hunters 2-pack with repaints of Voyager Optimus and Predaking? Well it's shown up on the Toys R Us UK website: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Action-Figures-and-Playsets/Transformers-Beast-Hunter-2-Pack-Voyager(0105913)?searchPosition=23
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519346)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 22nd, 2013 @ 3:57pm CDT
KirbyForce1 wrote:GUYS GUYS, PLEASE READ THIS!

You know ages ago when we saw pictures of a Beast Hunters 2-pack with repaints of Voyager Optimus and Predaking? Well it's shown up on the Toys R Us UK website: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Action-Figures-and-Playsets/Transformers-Beast-Hunter-2-Pack-Voyager(0105913)?searchPosition=23


Um, wrong thread to post this in?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519349)
Posted by Jack Hallows on September 22nd, 2013 @ 4:07pm CDT
as long as there are dinobots in it, i don't give a shit. i've completely separated every transformer universe from the movieverse, save for the characters and their roles.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519361)
Posted by njb902 on September 22nd, 2013 @ 4:34pm CDT
Wouldn't it be funny if instead of the Dinobots we get Dinobot, and it's just been a mix up of the character/s.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519363)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 22nd, 2013 @ 4:36pm CDT
njb902 wrote:Wouldn't it be funny if instead of the Dinobots we get Dinobot, and it's just been a mix up of the character/s.


...who is then given the samurai motif that Bay's been going on about (let's pretend it doesn't belong to "Drift" the Bugatti), which (sorta) fits Dinobot's personality.

njb, I think you're on to something. :-?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519364)
Posted by Jack Hallows on September 22nd, 2013 @ 4:36pm CDT
mass suicide.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519385)
Posted by Metrosuplex on September 22nd, 2013 @ 5:43pm CDT
Looks a bit atrocious to me. But as Bayverse characters all look like demented Insecticons, I suppose Dinobots should ALSO look like Insecticons (i.e. overly complicated, deep-set faces, with lots of unnecessary moving face parts to convey "life").

The bigger question is WHY PLASTER A DINOBOT ALL OVER A MOVIE CLAPPER???? :HEADHURTS:

Doesn't that just waste money? I mean, do they plan on auctioning this crap??? 8-}

Jack Hallows wrote:as long as there are dinobots in it, i don't give a shit. i've completely separated every transformer universe from the movieverse...


While I understand your point, your opinion represents the lowest of artistic lows. You are lowering the bar to ensure your own satisfaction. :HEADHURTS: Where's the accountability for really bad design choices? It doesn't matter? Why not just watch Ice Age and imagine the dinobots in it, then? #-o Why not close your eyes and say the TF movie is good? (Not directed specifically at you, as a lot of people agree with your point).

While art is subjective, it isn't unreasonable to expect a certain level of polish or accomplishment. And loathe as some may be to it, criticism paves the path to improvement. :-B But if the bulk of you have a "who gives a sh*t?" attitude, then why not make the next TF a romantic comedy? Why not use puppets and high school actors? Seems like there's nothing Bay can do to dissuade you from paying him money to see crap TF designs; crap, American-Pie-wannabe jokes; and completely forgettable plots.

The Bayverse veers from the TF norm, sure, but when you veer THAT far off the road, are you even in the race anymore? :roll: I'm just asking Bay to reel it in a little and get back to TF roots - he's already borrowing heavily from the G1 universe, as it is.

Wait, I forgot - he's said that he's "IMPROVED" the TF universe. So this (and all past movies) represents the greatest accomplishment the TF brand has ever achieved. His comments alone are enough to keep me home this Summer. #-o
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519416)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on September 22nd, 2013 @ 7:23pm CDT
Take it for what its worth, but Administrator Nelson Of Micheal Bay's Web Site shootfortheedit.com has directly de-bunked the rumor of either the clip board or lap-top image of being a Dinobot. Second post in the thread..

http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum/sh ... looking-at
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519418)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 22nd, 2013 @ 7:29pm CDT
5150 Cruiser wrote:
http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum/sh ... looking-at


nelson wrote:
starscream1017 wrote:
Sibertron seems to think its Dinobots..
They're wrong on all counts.


Nelson, feisty and dick-ish as always. >:oP
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519419)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on September 22nd, 2013 @ 7:34pm CDT
Is it just me, or does the clapper bot look more like Thundertron than a Dinobot? The shoulder claws are almost an exact match to the ones on his Prime toy and it looks to be blue and white.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519432)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 22nd, 2013 @ 8:13pm CDT
KirbyForce1 wrote:GUYS GUYS, PLEASE READ THIS!

You know ages ago when we saw pictures of a Beast Hunters 2-pack with repaints of Voyager Optimus and Predaking? Well it's shown up on the Toys R Us UK website: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Action-Figures-and-Playsets/Transformers-Beast-Hunter-2-Pack-Voyager(0105913)?searchPosition=23


Is this related to TF4?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519442)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on September 22nd, 2013 @ 9:09pm CDT
looks like the same crap we've had for the past 3 movies, i guess when he said "we're changing how the bots look" he just ment the alt modes.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519453)
Posted by Noideaforaname on September 22nd, 2013 @ 10:17pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:How nuts do you guys think the fandom would react if the movie versions of the Dinobots were changed into being different but still somewhat similar types of dinosaurs from what they usually are?

Like, suppose they were to change Grimlock into a Carnotauraus instead of a T-Rex, Sludge into a Brachiosaurus instead of a "Brontosaurus", Slag/Slug into a Styracosaurus instead of a Triceratops, Snarl into a Kentrosaurus instead of a Stegosaurus, and Swoop into a Rhamphorhynchus instead of a Pteranodon.


Apart from Swoop, I doubt most people would notice a difference beyond them being spikier. I think their dinosaur modes being more scientifically accurate would get more attention, actually. Either way, I think you'd get the typical mix of some hate it, some love it, most are somewhere in between that happens with everything.

Personally, I'd love different dinosaur alts. It'd help make them stand out from the other Dinobot toys... out... there... Wait............
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519456)
Posted by UltraPrimal on September 22nd, 2013 @ 10:32pm CDT
The guy on the plate to me looks like Thundertron with a really stupid looking face. And the image on the laptop looks like the Dinobots(more IDW/Prime-ish, but still movie style) sitting around a poker table.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - First Look at Dinobots? (1519481)
Posted by T-Macksimus on September 23rd, 2013 @ 12:32am CDT
Yeah, this news story is just about as worthless as discussing interior decorating with Stevie Wonder. :BANG_HEAD:

Hover a Magna-doodle over a 12" sub-woofer by about 4 feet and you'll get a better picture than what we have here. C'mon guys, this is stretching things just a bit too far. The only reason I bothered ragging on this is to point out the sheer ridiculousness of it. It's not news, it's not even rumor... it's just plain foolishness on par with watching the mainstream media reporting politics. 8-}

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