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Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 12:04PM CDT

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Toy concept artist Emiliano Santalucia has updated his blog once more, and it's time for a look at the biggest Transformers toy out there: Titan Class Metroplex. Refresh your memory of the big guy by looking at the Seibertron.com galleries here (and here for the SDCC exclusive version), then head below to read more and check out the concept sketches.

Wow, it was almost a year ago... When Transformers Generation Metroplex went on sale and also made an appearance as an exclusive at San Diego Comic Con.

As some of you may know, I did some work on that giant sucker. But I didn't do the whole design. What I did was work with Chris Hicks on a concept to pitch the idea and work out the general shapes and features. After that, he was properly designed and engineered, but as you may notice, some spots remained faithful to what I had drawn, like the chest area. As you can see also, those panels on the shoulders were supposed to open up. Hasbro kept them, but they are now part of the shoulder sculpt and don't move.
Overall, I believed I had to go for TF Prime aesthetic, I wasn't aware this was for Generations.

Oh, and yes, it's a pretty rough sketch. But many of these things start like that!


Transformers News: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1583123)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 17th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
Looks like Takara's white runways may have come from this.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1583129)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on June 17th, 2014 @ 12:18pm CDT
I really like this design. I wish some more of those little features went into the finished product.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1583135)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on June 17th, 2014 @ 12:44pm CDT
I would actually greatly prefer this to the one we got
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1583136)
Posted by atraus on June 17th, 2014 @ 12:44pm CDT
I wish they had kept the should wing foils for the "starship" mode! Those really gave it more of a starship feel! :CON:
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1583222)
Posted by xyl360 on June 17th, 2014 @ 6:09pm CDT
Wow, that concept looks 10x better than the Metroplex we got. It's too bad they went with the safer/more G1 blocky design. It's still not faithful to FoC, but it's definitely a step in the right direction and all the curves make it look fantastic in every mode as do the additional little details and gimmicks. Those red hands look better than the black ones too. I might just take a paint brush to mine after seeing this because they really look good in that color.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1583271)
Posted by Ultra Markus on June 17th, 2014 @ 9:44pm CDT
the white runways was originally from the G1 toy thats where takara got the inspiration
this design looks alot sleeker and i love the wings that unfold on the shoulders
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1583305)
Posted by morphobots on June 18th, 2014 @ 12:50am CDT
Very interesting that he had the same idea for the hands that MegaMoonMan later produced with his upgrade kit. So many things for robot mode that would have been great play features for kids rather than Metroplex just standing there, especially those vehicle launchers in the feet.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1599951)
Posted by El Duque on August 17th, 2014 @ 11:43am CDT
Artist Emiliano Santalucia has taken to his blog, Santalux, to share his concept art for the recently released Transformers Generations Deluxe Rattrap figure. Check out the image below:

Yet another of my Transformers Generations figure designs!
Transformers Generations Rattrap! This was done shortly after Rhinox, Waspinator and Cosmos, and I got to do only the Robot mode. But it's one of my favorite sketches and I love how the toy turned out!


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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1599958)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 17th, 2014 @ 12:10pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:Wow, that concept looks 10x better than the Metroplex we got. It's too bad they went with the safer/more G1 blocky design. It's still not faithful to FoC, but it's definitely a step in the right direction and all the curves make it look fantastic in every mode as do the additional little details and gimmicks. Those red hands look better than the black ones too. I might just take a paint brush to mine after seeing this because they really look good in that color.

Yeah I know this post is a little old but, Generations Metroplex is G1 Metroplex, not FOC Metroplex.

Wow, that Metroplex design is awesome, a shame it wasn't used completely for the final toy. I really, really like all the "curved" armor parts. :D

Rattrap, looks pretty much like the final toy, save for a few small things here and there, most noticeably the missing tail.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1600033)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 17th, 2014 @ 4:47pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Yeah I know this post is a little old but, Generations Metroplex is G1 Metroplex, not FOC Metroplex.
Erm, well, a two-page illustration depecting a large battle on Cybertron in the Covenant of Primus book depicted Metroplex with his Generations toy body, making it a repurpose. So now the toy can be either one.

It also showed us Lugnut in his 2010 Voyager toy body (plus a new axe weapon the actual toy lacks), making that one also a repurpose.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1600053)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 17th, 2014 @ 5:38pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Yeah I know this post is a little old but, Generations Metroplex is G1 Metroplex, not FOC Metroplex.
Erm, well, a two-page illustration depecting a large battle on Cybertron in the Covenant of Primus book depicted Metroplex with his Generations toy body, making it a repurpose. So now the toy can be either one.

It also showed us Lugnut in his 2010 Voyager toy body (plus a new axe weapon the actual toy lacks), making that one also a repurpose.

Still not the same, the toy was meant to be a classics style G1 Metroplex, and was released as such. It does not look like FOC Metroplex, and the shitty Covenant of Primus featuring it in some battle does not make it FOC Metroplex, it can be used as an incarnation of that Metroplex, but calling him FOC Metroplex due to that is like saying you could use ROTF Optimus Prime as AoE Optimus Prime.

Or that G1 Megatron is a Transformers Animated character and therefore you should display his toy alongside your Animated figures.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1600055)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 17th, 2014 @ 5:47pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Still not the same, the toy was meant to be a classics style G1 Metroplex, and was released as such. It does not look like FOC Metroplex, and the shitty Covenant of Primus featuring it in some battle does not make it FOC Metroplex, it can be used as an incarnation of that Metroplex, but calling him FOC Metroplex due to that is like saying you could use ROTF Optimus Prime as AoE Optimus Prime.
I only said that it "can" be, not that it "is". I know who it's meant to be first and foremost. Just pointing out that it's officially been given a secondary use as a repurpose.

Dead Metal wrote:Or that G1 Megatron is a Transformers Animated character and therefore you should display his toy alongside your Animated figures.
Now now, we know good and well that that blocky-looking gray robot seen in the history vid wasn't identified as anyone noteworthy. :o)

But I would laugh if someone did put that old toy on their Animated shelf as a joking reference to that. :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1600114)
Posted by Hans on August 18th, 2014 @ 2:42am CDT
Actually, about the Metroplex design, Emiliano said in the description that he thought he was supposed to go for a TF:Prime aesthetic. He wasn't aware it was for the Generations line. So technically, I'd say it's more of a "universal" design, at least not intended to be Fall of Cybertron :P
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Metroplex Concept Art by Emiliano Santalucia (1600124)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 18th, 2014 @ 5:23am CDT
Hans wrote:Actually, about the Metroplex design, Emiliano said in the description that he thought he was supposed to go for a TF:Prime aesthetic. He wasn't aware it was for the Generations line. So technically, I'd say it's more of a "universal" design, at least not intended to be Fall of Cybertron :P


And with that, we finally have a justification for getting all three Hasbro, TakaraTomy and SDCC Metroplexes :lol:
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