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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.
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