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Aaron Archer's Transformers: Cybertron "Napkin of Revelation"

Postby El Duque » Wed May 08, 2013 1:11 pm

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Here's something you don't see everyday, a napkin outlining the origin of a Transformers series. More specifically, this is Aaron Archer's "Napkin of Revelation" for Transformers: Cybertron. This rare gem comes to us from Disciples of Boltax, who have shared the images mirrored below. As you can see the drawings include many initial concepts that didn't make their way into the series, but a few that did, such as the four planets.

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Re: Aaron Archer's Transformers: Cybertron "Napkin of Revelation"

Postby Sabrblade » Wed May 08, 2013 2:49 pm

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This looks vaguely familiar, but I can't think of why.

I didn't go to BotCon '05, and I haven't finished reading the Vault book.

Was it also in any of the TCC newsletter/magazine issues? :-?
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Re: Aaron Archer's Transformers: Cybertron "Napkin of Revelation"

Postby Va'al » Wed May 08, 2013 2:55 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:This looks vaguely familiar, but I can't think of why.

I didn't go to BotCon '05, and I haven't finished reading the Vault book.

Was it also in any of the TCC newsletter/magazine issues? :-?


Monzo had this to say about it:

The Napkin of Revelation

Aaron Archer’s original outline for the series that would become Transformers: Cybertron, drawn on a napkin (origin uncertain), shown to fans at Hasbro’s booth during the final hours of BotCon 2005. With Aaron’s recent departure from Hasbro, I have decided to reveal these personal photos to the general public for the first time, though one side of the napkin previously showed up in the Transformers Vault guidebook.

You did a lot of good during your time on the brand, Aaron, and you will be missed. I am sorry that our first run-in, at BotCon 2002, consisted of me inadvertently keeping you from the restroom before the start of a panel to ask what the deal with Movor’s name was. Um, my bad.
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Re: Aaron Archer's Transformers: Cybertron "Napkin of Revelation"

Postby Sabrblade » Wed May 08, 2013 3:01 pm

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I read that, hence my mentionings of BotCon '05 and the Vault.
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Re: Aaron Archer's Transformers: Cybertron "Napkin of Revelation"

Postby Va'al » Wed May 08, 2013 3:12 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:I read that, hence my mentionings of BotCon '05 and the Vault.


Then I don't know. [-(
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Re: Aaron Archer's Transformers: Cybertron "Napkin of Revelation"

Postby Sabrblade » Wed May 08, 2013 3:39 pm

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No worries. I'll just ask Monzo myself. :-B
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Re: Aaron Archer's Transformers: Cybertron "Napkin of Revelation"

Postby First-Aid » Wed May 08, 2013 6:59 pm

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