80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers

80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers

Monday, January 26th, 2015 12:28am CST

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For the old school fans amongst us, you're going to love this one. Artist Darren Rawlings has taken some of the coolest vehicles from our childhoods, including K.I.T.T., the A-Team van, and of course the Back To The Future DeLorean, and turned them into his vision of what they'd look like as Transformers.

You can see more of Mr. Rawlings' work over at The Chive, and check out a few of the mirrored images below. (Clicking on the images below will also take you to his personal site for the full gallery of all of his artwork.)

Transformers News: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers

Transformers News: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers

Transformers News: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers

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Credit(s): Darren Rawlings, The Chive


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Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643155)
Posted by Regimus Prime on January 26th, 2015 @ 12:58am CST
They need to do a special line of these STAT. A comic book sub team/story line would be perfect. A team of Autobots disguised on Earth to resemble all of our 80's pop culture vehicle favorites. Then of coarse there's the licensing hurdles. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY$$$ :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643157)
Posted by fenrir72 on January 26th, 2015 @ 1:04am CST
Autobot032 wrote:For the old school fans amongst us, you're going to love this one. Artist Darren Rawlings has taken some of the coolest vehicles from our childhoods, including K.I.T.T., the A-Team van, and of course the Back To The Future DeLorean, and turned them into his vision of what they'd look like as Transformers.

You can see more of Mr. Rawlings' work over at The Chive, and check out a few of the mirrored images below. (Clicking on the images below will also take you to his personal site for the full gallery of all of his artwork.)

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KITT as a Cylon aka Windcharger...nice!
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643161)
Posted by Emerje on January 26th, 2015 @ 1:15am CST
Not feeling Kitt at all. He's the only one of the three that actually has a voice and a personality and faceless Vehicon killing machine doesn't really match it. He should be more James Bond in a visor than Cylon.

Emerje
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643178)
Posted by Convoy on January 26th, 2015 @ 4:49am CST
Allow me to preface this comment with, I'm no art critic but...
The altmodes look really good, almost too good, especially when compared to the 'bot modes. Like, the altmodes were found on google image search and then photoshopped. The 'bot and altmodes just don't seem congruent.
You sure this stuff wouldn't have been a better headliner for the weekly roundup?
Too lazy to look the guy up to see if he's a professional. (I also don't care enough. I did notice that his deviant account refers to him as a, Professional Member, whatever that means.)
Neat idea though!
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643193)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 26th, 2015 @ 7:17am CST
horrible
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643199)
Posted by Desslok2201 on January 26th, 2015 @ 7:39am CST
It's not complete..maybe add the General Lee and a bike from Chips
One problem, though, the A team van looks like Mr. T, the DeLorean has Marty's hoverboard, but KITT isn't on a bathroom floor with a cheeseburger
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643223)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 26th, 2015 @ 8:47am CST
These drawings are terrible. Not to mention the fact that they are silly as well. Why would the A-Team van have a Mohawk? Just because BA had one? Why would a Transformer use a hover board??? The KITT one is the only decent one of the group, and even it does not really fit the personality of the car. I wish I could say something more positive about them, but that would be a lie.
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643234)
Posted by dragons on January 26th, 2015 @ 8:56am CST
that pink backgroun is bright
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643284)
Posted by Lord Manhammer '74 on January 26th, 2015 @ 11:48am CST
fenrir72 wrote:Image



Hail Vandura !
And in in case you didn't know where that obscure movie reference hails from. :-B http://www.goodbadflicks.com/episode-29-supervan/
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643297)
Posted by supernova202 on January 26th, 2015 @ 1:11pm CST
put these guys together, add a mystery machine bot and make a comic about them as a team and you have yourself a smash hit
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643384)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on January 26th, 2015 @ 6:00pm CST
That must be KARR.

KITT would never turn into a Vehicon.
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643395)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on January 26th, 2015 @ 6:49pm CST
Count me as another who thinks KITT is off the mark. he needs a face.

supernova202 wrote:put these guys together, add a mystery machine bot and make a comic about them as a team and you have yourself a smash hit


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Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643488)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 27th, 2015 @ 12:33am CST
Desslok2201 wrote:It's not complete..maybe add the General Lee and a bike from Chips
That reminds me, is this the same guy who did that daily T-shirt design of these same vehicles plus Airwolf combined into Mr. Hardhat? (in that it had Jetfire's toy head) Cuz...that looked a LOT cooler than any of these.

I like the A-Team Van best because it could also be a template for a crossover toy of Renegades Roadblock and the Coyote, neither of which got the Joe figure and vehicle they deserved (did they?)
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1643582)
Posted by leakin' lubricant on January 27th, 2015 @ 9:57am CST
This is way better than anything here.

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Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1644942)
Posted by zatara1701 on January 30th, 2015 @ 9:28pm CST
Great idea...not a fan of the artwork. Here are some other vehicles that would be cool to do:

() Airwolf- How could anyone forget that piece of awesomeness?
() Blue Thunder
() MASH Helicopter
() Knight Riders Truck, KARR (with voice chip featuring Peter Cullen lol), and the enemy truck Goliath I think his name was.
() BSG Viper and Cylon Raider
() MASK- why not combine them with TFs?

Id go a step further and include iconic movie vehicles too.
() EM-50 from Stripes
() Last Starfighter
() Bandits Trans-Am
() BTF Train
() Firefox
() Big Trouble in Little Chinas Pork Chop Express...sure its a stretch but I love that movie!!
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1645276)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on January 31st, 2015 @ 8:57pm CST
leakin' lubricant wrote:This is way better than anything here.

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permission to have that figure mint sealed in the box? :lol: ;) :APPLAUSE: :DANCE: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay:
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1645357)
Posted by leakin' lubricant on February 1st, 2015 @ 2:23am CST
Autobot tap out wrote:
leakin' lubricant wrote:This is way better than anything here.

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permission to have that figure mint sealed in the box? :lol: ;) :APPLAUSE: :DANCE: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay:


It's class isn't it, I just wish I was better at customs, I'd lover to have a go at making it.
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1645398)
Posted by zatara1701 on February 1st, 2015 @ 7:58am CST
Maybe the 3rd Party toy makers should listen up... Its not like Hasbro will ever make these and there is little to no risk for legal action. Just sayin..
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1645400)
Posted by Delta Supreme on February 1st, 2015 @ 8:02am CST
First off, the artist, IMO, goofed. Delorean's and Vandura's robot modes take significant elements off their primary driver, KITT doesn't.

However, KARR, being the primary driver of himself and an AI, having that robotic robot form fits him perfectly. Quick change of eye/scanner to yellow, and add the two-tone silver look (First appearance KARR was a lame repaint with only a yellow scanner, when the recoloerd him it made him much more distinctive... ;) )

Now, a "true" KITT with much more of a "human" quality to him instead of the Cylon look would be appropriate, though he'd definitely have to have those '80s visor shades as the pattern for the eye/scanner... For some reason I'm thinking a transformation/look closer to Tracks than the Vehicon. For added effects, use that last season "super mode" to help bulk him up if necessary (especially in bot form).
Re: 80's TV Show Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers (1645404)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 1st, 2015 @ 8:21am CST
I've always wanted to try something like this but I'm still improving my skills at drawing transformers. Like everyone else has said the kitt is off considerably, should of made it look more like the hoff

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