Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Lore Keeper » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:00 am

The art of Armada Megatron looks a lot better than the actual figure. The tiny head just kills it for me. You gotta emphasise those glorious horns!
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:32 pm

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Huh, the Combiners' sketches contain a few things that are interesting to note:

- Sky Reign aka Lynx King already has Smokescreen instead of Ratchet at this stage. Either Smokescreen is not a "replacement member", or including Ratchet was a TakaraTomy idea.
- Blackjack seems to be missing his shield/axe.
- Mismatched HFG's on both giants, and Menasor has his limbs in a different configuration.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:54 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:- Sky Reign aka Lynx King already has Smokescreen instead of Ratchet at this stage. Either Smokescreen is not a "replacement member", or including Ratchet was a TakaraTomy idea.
I thought the latter was a given when we first learned that Fun Pub did Ratchet for BotCon 2016 because Hasbro told them to release Ratchet for that con since Hasbro themselves weren't going to release the Ratchet tooling otherwise.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:04 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:- Sky Reign aka Lynx King already has Smokescreen instead of Ratchet at this stage. Either Smokescreen is not a "replacement member", or including Ratchet was a TakaraTomy idea.
I thought the latter was a given when we first learned that Fun Pub did Ratchet for BotCon 2016 because Hasbro told them to release Ratchet for that con since Hasbro themselves weren't going to release the Ratchet tooling otherwise.


Doesn't mean they were at least considering it, given it was already built-in.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Alpha Dominus » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:52 pm

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Oh how it warms my heart to still see line art used to produce finished artwork for modern-day toy packaging. I'd seriously buy a book of this stuff. :x :x
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More Transformers Combiner Wars Packaging Art by Ken Christiansen & Marcelo Matere

Postby Va'al » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:39 am

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We have some more art updates for those of you interested in what type of work goes into toy packaging, and this time we're combining (heh) posts on Facebook from two artists: Marcelo Matere and Ken Christiansen! Now that both have received permission from Hasbro to show the lineart, there's pretty much a steady stream of Transformers Combiner Wars designs coming through on their feeds - and the latest are below.

From Matere, we have Computron, G2 Superion (with an added Cybertron behind him), and the poster that came with Menasor and the Stunticons G2 box set. From Christiansen, on the other hand, we have Technobot leader Scattershot, plus Decepticon Cyclonus and the CW creation of Battle Core Optimus Prime (who is totally not an inner Magnus). Check them all out!

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Lore Keeper » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:48 am

From Matere, we have Computron, G2 Computron (with an added Cybertron behind him), and the poster that came with Menasor and the Stunticons G2 box set. From Christiansen, on the other hand, we have Technobot leader Scattershot, plus Decepticon Cyclonus and the CW creation of Battle Core Optimus Prime (who is totally not an inner Magnus). Check them all out!

Quick! Someone alert Tfwiki that G2 Computron would have traded in all of his normal alt modes for jets! :-P
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:06 am

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Lore Keeper wrote:
From Matere, we have Computron, G2 Computron (with an added Cybertron behind him), and the poster that came with Menasor and the Stunticons G2 box set. From Christiansen, on the other hand, we have Technobot leader Scattershot, plus Decepticon Cyclonus and the CW creation of Battle Core Optimus Prime (who is totally not an inner Magnus). Check them all out!

Quick! Someone alert Tfwiki that G2 Computron would have traded in all of his normal alt modes for jets! :-P

Computron. Superion. Who's really keeping track?

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Re: More Transformers Combiner Wars Packaging Art by Ken Christiansen & Marcelo Matere

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:39 am

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Va'al wrote:and the CW creation of Battle Core Optimus Prime (who is totally not an inner Magnus).
And totally not wearing Star Convoy's pointy hat. :P
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Re: More Transformers Combiner Wars Packaging Art by Ken Christiansen & Marcelo Matere

Postby Emerje » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:54 am

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Sabrblade wrote:
Va'al wrote:and the CW creation of Battle Core Optimus Prime (who is totally not an inner Magnus).
And totally not wearing Star Convoy's pointy hat. :P

And totally not a Monopoly piece.

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No, but seriously, why would Hasbro choose that over a Monopoly piece of vanilla Optimus?

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:55 am

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Something odd about the Superion (cut him some slack, guys) and Menasor art: the Menasor one was indeed used for the poster in regular colors, and it uses Offroad instead of Wildrider, while Superion's was used for the box art and card instead.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Va'al » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:08 am

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
Emerje wrote:
Lore Keeper wrote:
From Matere, we have Computron, G2 Computron (with an added Cybertron behind him), and the poster that came with Menasor and the Stunticons G2 box set. From Christiansen, on the other hand, we have Technobot leader Scattershot, plus Decepticon Cyclonus and the CW creation of Battle Core Optimus Prime (who is totally not an inner Magnus). Check them all out!

Quick! Someone alert Tfwiki that G2 Computron would have traded in all of his normal alt modes for jets! :-P

Computron. Superion. Who's really keeping track?

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Deadput » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:26 am

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Battle core Prime reminds me of Nova Prime more then anyone else really.
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby MagicDeath » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:56 pm

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While we’re here, is there a way to make Sky Lynx’s head secure in torso mode?
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Cobotron » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:13 pm

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MagicDeath wrote:While we’re here, is there a way to make Sky Lynx’s head secure in torso mode?
You mean the shuttle nose/"beast" head? I don't think so. I just let it swing like the tail of a happy little kitten. :lol:
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:25 pm

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I cant recall if The instructions say to have it up or down however, while its not tabbed/locked into a position, it does stay fairly stable in either position.
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Ken Christiansen Shows Off Combiner Hunters Box Set Line Art

Postby Bounti76 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:11 am

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Thanks once again to Ken Christiansen's Facebook page, we have a look at some cool line art he did for the SDCC 2015 Combiner Hunters box set of Chromia, Arcee and Windblade. While not responsible for the toys' decos, Ken did get to draw all three fembots for their box art, and the series of images below and on his page shows them off, and also gives us a glimpse at their full body poses that were cropped for the final product, as well as something of the challenge he had in drawing three separate figures as well as making all three drawings look natural as a group.

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Back view of the SDCC Combiner Hunters box...the trick to these was that I needed to fit all three into a closeup shot for the front, and still not have them floating, or standing on each other's feet when you pull back to see the full figures.


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This is a pretty cool glimpse into what goes into making the art for toy packaging. Let us know what you think below!
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby steve2275 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:48 am

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:47 am

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That is some gorgeous art. A shame that the attention paid to the body detail was not also paid to giving Optimus/Motormaster's torso mode secure shoulder sockets (bigger tabs or better yet mushroom pegs would make all the difference in the world. That's all it would take.)

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Discussion Thread

Postby Bronzewolf » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:59 pm

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We've been sharing a lot of Generations line and concept art, and we have even more today from artist Marcelo Matere! We're a bit Decepticon-heavy this time around, however, as Marcelo's new images feature Combiner Wars Leader Megatron and Starscream! These are, as stated above, line drawing versions of the packaging art. It's interesting to see pieces like these, to spot differentiation from the actual toys, and to see the full art. We don't get to see these in their full glory typically, as they get cut off by packaging designs. Check out the two works below, and stay tuned for more concept art coming later today!

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