Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco

Sunday, January 24th, 2016 2:54am CST

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Visual designer and illustrator Augusto Barranco has tweeted some old concepts for the Transformers: Robots in Disguise series, as the second season rolls out its carpet and teasers (which you can see here). Namely, we get a look at Micronus, Optimus Prime's Yoda-esque mentor and envoy of the Primes, and some more defined art of Ped. Check them out mirrored below!

Transformers News: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco

Transformers News: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco

Transformers News: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco

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Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1758968)
Posted by Emerje on January 24th, 2016 @ 4:08am CST
Micronus Prime certainly looks like a mystical bad ass in that art (and the Covenant of Prime book), shame the version from the show is all squat like the other Minicons in the series.

Emerje
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1758969)
Posted by Va'al on January 24th, 2016 @ 4:15am CST
Emerje wrote:Micronus Prime certainly looks like a mystical bad ass in that art (and the Covenant of Prime book), shame the version from the show is all squat like the other Minicons in the series.

Emerje


Pretty much, yeah.

I mean, come on:

Image
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1759037)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2016 @ 10:47am CST
There's some more concept art from both RID and Prime in his Twitter.

Unused robot concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/671457047427325952

Clampdown concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/671450473250103297

Concept art for an unused vehicle - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/634150506152112128

TF: Prime guns concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/630880048862527488

Prime Bumblebee's fictional car model concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/618945667721900032

Prime Shockwave tank mode concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/618944780127502336

Prime Decepticons keyart matte painting - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/616319676637786112

Agent Fowler keyart painting - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/615607341455544320

TF: Prime Nemesis interior art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/615606384420257793

TF: Prime 13 Primes matte painting - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/603274478626279424

Prime Soundwave concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/599353077536198656

Bisk facial expressions - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/591669560043905024

Bisk altmode concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/591669033520345089

Bisk robot mode concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/591668339841183744

Prime Optimus Prime "on Cybertron" concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/591305706516652034

TF: Prime New York City matte painting - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/590229383543189504

Prime Predaking transformation - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/586595682598780928

Prime Bumblebee black altmode concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/586594991528513536

Prime Optimus Prime damaged head - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/583340599169798144

Sideswipe altmode concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/581212847855792128

Sideswipe darker altmode early concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/581211268209573888

TF: Prime Matrix of Leadership - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/578694598412763136

Underbite facial expressions - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/576888938154983426

Underbite flying altmode early concept art (this was considered before they decided to make him a ground-based vehicle) - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/576888382288064513

More flying altmode Underbite concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/576888039105908736

The original sketch of Underbite - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/576887588679593984

Early development effect designs for Underbite - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/576886877803835392

Underbite early development art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/576886329524420608

More Underbite early development art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/576885579113074688

Underbite altmode concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/576880192817233920

Underbite robot mode concept art - https://twitter.com/Augusto_Art_Dir/status/576879012712075265

And all this goes all the way back to the beginning of his Twitter. Wow. :shock:
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1759195)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 24th, 2016 @ 11:32pm CST
Well, at least all the blizzard decos have a reason! And Overload will appear! nice! :BOT:
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1759299)
Posted by psj333 on January 25th, 2016 @ 10:55am CST
Should the Decepticons from Season 1 choose to break free and re-appear in Season 2, I really do hope that they all form into an army by Steeljaw and take on the Autobots all at once. Also, if Pseudo chooses to return in Season 2, I really do hope that he remain as this:

http://www.dereila.ca/whispers/LarvaID.jpg

and not evolved into this:


http://images.wisegeek.com/ladybug.jpg

However, if a ladybug Decepticon chooses to debut in Season 2, I would suspect that is definitely not him. :CON:
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1760805)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 29th, 2016 @ 6:16pm CST
Ha! The show isn't canceled after season 2! It's getting a season 4!


Er, what I mean is, one of the show's storyboarders, Kirk Van Wormer, Tweeted about a week ago that he and his coworkers are working on the show's "season 4", which is odd considering there hasn't been any word of a third season yet.
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1760811)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 29th, 2016 @ 6:23pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Ha! The show isn't canceled after season 2! It's getting a season 4!


Er, what I mean is, one of the show's storyboarders, Kirk Van Wormer, Tweeted about a week ago that he and his coworkers are working on the show's "season 4", which is odd considering there hasn't been any word of a third season yet.

If this does in fact turn out to be true, I will be oh so happy :BOT:
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1760861)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 29th, 2016 @ 8:46pm CST
And we get a new teaser trailer for season 2:



Though, it can only be watched directly on YouTube.
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1760872)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 29th, 2016 @ 9:08pm CST
Nice! :BOT:
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1760916)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 30th, 2016 @ 1:15am CST
Fellow Seibertronians, hot on the heels of the Meet the Autobots video - which featured clips from Transformers RID Season2 - we get our first teaser trailer for season 2. Although, it can only be watched on YouTube, we also get an interesting post on Kirk Van Wormer's Twitter account that seems to simultaneously announce and confirm a season 4 of RID, despite there being no news of a season 3 at this point - we have screencapped the message below, in case of changes from on high.

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Are you excited for season 2 of RID? Even more so for another 2 after that? Check out the trailer, and leave your thoughts on this announcement in the comments below.

Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1760923)
Posted by Zeedust on January 30th, 2016 @ 2:06am CST
They might be skipping a season, but my guess is it's a typo :-D
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1760941)
Posted by ausbot on January 30th, 2016 @ 4:10am CST
More RID, Im happy.
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1760943)
Posted by Deadput on January 30th, 2016 @ 4:54am CST
Chances are that season 4 refers to the upcoming rescue bots season or it's a mistype.



I doubt this is confirmation especially with prior news about rid ending after two seasons and a movie.
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1760957)
Posted by RevTibe on January 30th, 2016 @ 6:18am CST
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:I doubt this is confirmation especially with prior news about rid ending after two seasons and a movie.
Link to said news? Having trouble finding it.
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1760984)
Posted by william-james88 on January 30th, 2016 @ 7:41am CST
While I am all for this I am sticking to my guns and calling this a typo.

Any business professional would know better than to announce something like this on Twitter.
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1760996)
Posted by psj333 on January 30th, 2016 @ 8:22am CST
See this:

https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hp ... e=573CFD69

This screenshot from the latest trailer shown from the latest season 2 trailer shows that Grimock is fighting with a brand new Decepticon called Ransack. He is not to be confused with Ransack the Minicon. This is Ransack the Insecticon! He is in his robot mode. Please let me know if you found a picture of his alt-mode. Does he have a vehicle mode like Kickback, or does he turn into an insect for sure? I do believe that he will have a toy one day, as he had already been a toy numerous times from multiple generations since G1. :CON:
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1761005)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 30th, 2016 @ 8:55am CST
RevTibe wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:I doubt this is confirmation especially with prior news about rid ending after two seasons and a movie.
Link to said news? Having trouble finding it.
There was no confirmation. It was TFW jumping the gun on declaring the end of "the kiddie garbage show that they everyone hates". >:oP
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1761007)
Posted by RevTibe on January 30th, 2016 @ 8:58am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
RevTibe wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:I doubt this is confirmation especially with prior news about rid ending after two seasons and a movie.
Link to said news? Having trouble finding it.
There was no confirmation. It was TFW jumping the gun on declaring the end of "the kiddie garbage show that they everyone hates". >:oP
Classic Transformers fandom.
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1761012)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 30th, 2016 @ 9:32am CST
In the comments below the Tweet, when asked what he meant by "season 4", Wormer seems to be very coy about clarifying on that. If it were a typo, he'd probably just come out and say so. But since he isn't, maybe "season 4" means something to him that's different from what it means to us. Perhaps, he meant the fourth season of production rather than broadcast. In this case, maybe the first season of production was the first half of the first televised season, with the second season of production being the second half of the first TV season, the third production season being all of the TV season 2 (since it's shorter), thus making the third TV season being the fourth production season.

To give an example of something like this, Beast Wars had something similar going on behind the scenes back in the day, in which Doug Parker (Terrorsaur) once mentioned online that he was then-currently doing voice work for "season 3" of the show when season 2 hadn't even started yet. What Parker meant by this was actually season 2 because, on the production side of things, one season is 13 episodes and season 1 of Beast Wars had 26 episodes, so it was more like two seasons from the production side despite all 26 episodes airing on TV as a single season.
Re: Concept Art - Transformers: Robots In Disguise Micronus and Ped, by Augusto Barranco (1761015)
Posted by Smokescreen85 on January 30th, 2016 @ 9:51am CST
Hasbro Studios confirmed the RID series length at 45 x 22mins. Season 2 will be 16 episodes long and end with a movie that equals three episodes. It was originally supposed to be 78 x 22 mins. but that has now changed. Here's a link confirming this:

http://www.asiatvforum.com/en/Exhibitor ... n-Disguise

And here's an image from Hasbro Studios confirming this as well:

Image

So, while it is possible that a Season 3 will still happen, it is highly unlikely considering the change in the total number of episodes and the fact that a movie will end Season 2 just like Predacons Rising ended Season 3 of Prime.

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