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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:00 pm

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Thank you. ;)^ I wish I could say I was being creative, but it was just fortunate that 4 of the 5 leftover components had a dominant white color. If I wanted I could swap out Smokescreen for UW Ratchet on him, then the White would be perfectly united, but I like keeping my UW teams as released.

My Decepticon combiner unfortunately is not so palatable to the eyes but... Grand Scourge has CW Blastoff and Vortex as his arms, and for the legs -Off Road & BC 2016 Terrorsaur.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby gothsaurus » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:15 pm

Sounds like we're in the same boat. Been wondering where to put ole Terrasaur myself.

Maybe with the upcoming odd-man-out bots like Jazz, Darkwing, Dreadwind, Wreck Gar and (mystery color) Blast Off... maybe we will have some more options for our fan combiners. Of course with Inferno, we have another puzzle altogether. (ha)

Still planning my own customs to finish out Magnaboss. The sticker set was a nice idea, but didn't quite scratch the proverbial itch.

That all reminds me, still waiting on that G2 Protectobot set, Hasbro! ;-)
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Rainmaker » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:24 am

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This art looks amazing. Too bad all of Titans Returns artwork looks the same besides the Legends.

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Deathsanras » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:31 am

See? It is possible to do non-Dreamwave-hand-grabby-reachy character art.
By simply doing anything else.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Ultra Markus » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:25 pm

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gothsaurus wrote:I'd really love to see a book put together of all this art. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

like the genesis art of transformers book that came out years ago which we were supposed to get a volume 2
but never happened :(
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maybe somebody will make another book with more current stuff ;)^
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:17 am

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The Genesis book is amazing. I'm so glad I have it ;)^ . If a *said* book would include all the art used on the UW Box Sets (clean art on glassy pages), I'd love it. I always thought those would make amazing posters.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:28 am

seeing how tightly they cropped those paintings... like Motormaster being just a close up of his HEAD... I think a LOT of us would really enjoy seeing the full images. Hope someone is listening up there and will put together an amazing book.
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Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art

Postby Tyrannacon » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:53 pm

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Have you been checking out Ken Christiansen's Facebook page for his art? You should be if you haven't because there's some truly nice pencil sketches as well finished pieces involving packaging art of some of the latest Transformers from Combiner Wars to Titans Return. Christiansen is adding more of his work for the Generations series of toys at a steady pace.

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Be sure to check out more of it by clicking the pencil drawing of Combiner Wars Streetwise above. There's also a lot of other Transformers art on hand there too that are not packaging art that are genuinely awesome as well.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby TF-fan kev777 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:17 pm

Anyone else notice he has a 5mm port for the HFG on each leg? Whoops! accidential symmetry.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby RodimusRex » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:27 pm

Seibertron wrote:Marcelo has done thousands of amazing pieces of Transformers artwork over the past 15 years.

While I agree the hand reaching out or finger pointing pose is way over done, what is the alternative? The fist clenched pose that has been way overused in comics and action figure artwork for decades?


Reading a book and drinking a latte?

Sorry.

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:20 pm

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TF-fan kev777 wrote:Anyone else notice he has a 5mm port for the HFG on each leg? Whoops! accidential symmetry.

That was the first thing I noticed. Just double checked and they didn't correct it when the line art was colored, the comic cover has both as well. Oops.

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby TF-fan kev777 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:17 am

So I was walking around a mall in Malaysia today after work (business trip) and spotted CW Onslaught and CW Cyclonus at an Aeon store (kind like Walmart). :shock:

Edit: The weirdest part, they were with wave 1 PotP prime masters, deluxes and voyagers.
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Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Victorion Available at Deep Discount

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:17 am

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Rated X » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:08 pm

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This is a great set and thats a great price. Wish I had waited. But I dont play the waiting game with my collection to save money. You only live once and Im not getting younger. But this is good for those new collectors who missed out.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby primalxconvoy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:22 pm

Much thanks for the heads up. At that price, I'm interested. I really liked the idea of a strong, be female team of TFs, but the colour scheme/mapping want always off, IMO. With some Repros and that price though, I'm all up for it.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Carnivius_Prime » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:44 am

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I still can't figure out that colour scheme at all. It's just such an eyesore.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby primalxconvoy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:46 am

Carnivius_Prime wrote:I still can't figure out that colour scheme at all. It's just such an eyesore.


I agree. I hope that I can use some reprolabels and some custom paint to fix it to my liking.
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More Transformers Combiner Wars Packaging Art by Christiansen & Matere

Postby Va'al » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:13 am

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As has become a regular occurrence, artist Ken Christiansen has been uploading more lineart he provided for Hasbro to use on Transformers packaging - with colours done by Volta, the company headed by Sara Pitre Durocher - and we get to see a few more characters from Combiner Wars, including newcomer Rook and the Combaticons Onslaught, Brawl, and Blast Off!

Additionally, fellow artist Marcelo Matere has also uploaded his take on packaging art for the combined form of the Protectobots: Defensor, and the Combiner Wars bizarre creation (in both the toyline and the comics event) Galvatronus. Check it all out below!

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby MagicDeath » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:29 am

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That’s Blast Off’s packaging art with Firefly’s head.

We have been betrayed.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:11 pm

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MagicDeath wrote:That’s Blast Off’s packaging art with Firefly’s head.

We have been betrayed.


But... but... why?! :-(

If Blast Off had used the Firefly head, he'd have been the first of only two straight redecos in general retail (next to Smokescreen, with Quickslinger as an exclusive instead); the rest all had switched out parts, I guess that played a slight part. Good to know that head was at least considered...
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:42 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
MagicDeath wrote:That’s Blast Off’s packaging art with Firefly’s head.

We have been betrayed.


But... but... why?! :-(

If Blast Off had used the Firefly head, he'd have been the first of only two straight redecos in general retail (next to Smokescreen, with Quickslinger as an exclusive instead); the rest all had switched out parts, I guess that played a slight part. Good to know that head was at least considered...

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:13 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
MagicDeath wrote:That’s Blast Off’s packaging art with Firefly’s head.

We have been betrayed.


But... but... why?! :-(

If Blast Off had used the Firefly head, he'd have been the first of only two straight redecos in general retail (next to Smokescreen, with Quickslinger as an exclusive instead); the rest all had switched out parts, I guess that played a slight part. Good to know that head was at least considered...

How was Votex different from Alpha Bravo?


OK, first, shared with Votrex, of three. :oops: In my defense, I didn't consider Alpha Bravo because he isn't a Classic Aerialbot member.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:55 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:In my defense, I didn't consider Alpha Bravo because he isn't a Classic Aerialbot member.


Its been 3 years, lets not start that again

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby MagicDeath » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:47 pm

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I guess I just know that a lot of people would’ve preferred the Firefly head. The perfect one for Blast Off would’ve been Slingshot’s with a faceplate.

And let’s be honest, Alpha Bravo was a Vortex redeco.
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