Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia

Transformers News: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia

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Regular artist and source of behind the scenes looks at a lot of toys and media Emiliano Santalucia, has shared on his Facebook page his early presentation sketches for Transformers Power of the Primes leader class Rodimus Prime! As noted by Santalucia himself, these were early concepts to showcase the idea of how the Matrix, evolution, and Prime Master gimmicks would work, not a design.

You can check them out below, as we've mirrored the coloured art of the full vehicle mode, and the Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime ideas in a fairly chunky rendition of the character. What do you think of the process from this early version to the toy we eventually got? Let us know in the Energon Pub discussion forum!

Transformers News: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia

Transformers News: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia

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Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935189)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 1st, 2018 @ 2:33am CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:So right now there is no PotP Red Swoop in existence, nor are there plans for one, either in the US or in Japan? :evil:

I want my Red Swoop, dammit!

If they'll do a box set for Volcanicus with G2 Grimmy, Slag and Snarl they might include toy version Swoop with the red torso and visored head instead of a made up new G2 version of him.
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935190)
Posted by Burn on February 1st, 2018 @ 2:46am CST
Hasbro AU said PotP would hit Australia mid-January. Guess that only applied to small independent stores.

At this rate I will end up importing from Japan. Shop local they say ... bah.
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935201)
Posted by SpacerAM2 on February 1st, 2018 @ 6:48am CST
any chance of hasbro making a power of the primes leader evolution elita one figure later? :-?
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935203)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 1st, 2018 @ 7:06am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Just a quick check, can the prime masters be used by the combiners? I've seen them in use with the deluxes but that's about it.


They can.

The Prime Masters (and by extension Titan Masters), Enigmas and Matrix Cores all have the same basic shape, so they can be endlessly swapped out. Spots for them are the:

- Legends Class cockpits
- Deluxe Class Hand Armor
- Voyager Class Foot Armor and Enigma cavity (Grimlock's mouth, Starscream's cockpit)
- Leader Class Matrix

In fact, Combiners can fit a whopping 7 of them!

Thanks :D I also didn't know about the legends thing either so I'm guessing that Slash has this compatability as well.

Would be really cool if the next titan after predaking was a new Primus which had spaces for all 13 prime masters.
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935204)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 1st, 2018 @ 7:09am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Just a quick check, can the prime masters be used by the combiners? I've seen them in use with the deluxes but that's about it.


They can.

The Prime Masters (and by extension Titan Masters), Enigmas and Matrix Cores all have the same basic shape, so they can be endlessly swapped out. Spots for them are the:

- Legends Class cockpits
- Deluxe Class Hand Armor
- Voyager Class Foot Armor and Enigma cavity (Grimlock's mouth, Starscream's cockpit)
- Leader Class Matrix

In fact, Combiners can fit a whopping 7 of them!

Thanks :D I also didn't know about the legends thing either so I'm guessing that Slash has this compatability as well.

Would be really cool if the next titan after predaking was a new Primus which had spaces for all 13 prime masters.

That's a pretty cool and smart idea :-?
We will see...
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935205)
Posted by Emerje on February 1st, 2018 @ 7:33am CST
Lunatic Prime wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Would be really cool if the next titan after predaking was a new Primus which had spaces for all 13 prime masters.

That's a pretty cool and smart idea :-?
We will see...

It's 12 confirmed Prime symbols, but let's not forget that Hasbro let 3 additional symbols slip in store display advertising. The display features Primal so it probably wasn't meant to be used so early in the line and the 3 new symbols will probably be explained later (Toy Fair? SDCC?). The last symbol is obviously meant to represent Optimus Prime (the 13th Prime), but I'm still sticking with my original theory that the other two belong to Primus and Unicron leaving me with hope that we are getting updated Titans of each sometime in the future.

Emerje
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935208)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on February 1st, 2018 @ 8:27am CST
Actually, Swoop DOES have a G2 color scheme... it just was never used as the molds to him and Sludge were lost: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:G2SwoopArtwork.jpg
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935213)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 1st, 2018 @ 8:38am CST
SpacerAM2 wrote:any chance of hasbro making a power of the primes leader evolution elita one figure later? :-?
No, she's going to be a Voyager made from Starscream's mold instead.
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935216)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 1st, 2018 @ 8:55am CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:Actually, Swoop DOES have a G2 color scheme... it just was never used as the molds to him and Sludge were lost: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:G2SwoopArtwork.jpg

The mold got lost? #-o
So there are two possibilities for him.
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935226)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on February 1st, 2018 @ 9:38am CST
Shame the Rodimus toy doesn't look anywhere near as good as those concept sketches. Guess it wasn't workable, at least within the budget. That truck mode looks much better too than the mess of the toy.
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935231)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 1st, 2018 @ 10:16am CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Shame the Rodimus toy doesn't look anywhere near as good as those concept sketches. Guess it wasn't workable, at least within the budget. That truck mode looks much better too than the mess of the toy.


Rodimus is clunky, but I like it better than Evolution Optimus. At least it gets the idea right with Hot Rod and his car alt mode and Rodimus and his alt mode. The only thing missing is the battle station (though I have seen some workable able fan modes) but Rodimuss never used that in faction anyway.

Optimus is less satisfying. Both robot modes are alright but the truck mode is terrible for no good reason (they really couldn't hide those arms better?) and the truck wouldn't be Orion Pax's alt mode anyway. They really should've figured out a way to get an Alt mode for Orion out of there too, but I think the whole thing was too much for their current budget.
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935232)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 1st, 2018 @ 10:17am CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Shame the Rodimus toy doesn't look anywhere near as good as those concept sketches. Guess it wasn't workable, at least within the budget. That truck mode looks much better too than the mess of the toy.

Designwise it would have worked. Maybe it was too Titanium styled. And I really Love the double rearwheels.
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935233)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 1st, 2018 @ 10:21am CST
RiddlerJ wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Shame the Rodimus toy doesn't look anywhere near as good as those concept sketches. Guess it wasn't workable, at least within the budget. That truck mode looks much better too than the mess of the toy.


Rodimus is clunky, but I like it better than Evolution Optimus. At least it gets the idea right with Hot Rod and his car alt mode and Rodimus and his alt mode. The only thing missing is the battle station (though I have seen some workable able fan modes) but Rodimuss never used that in faction anyway.

Optimus is less satisfying. Both robot modes are alright but the truck mode is terrible for no good reason (they really couldn't hide those arms better?) and the truck wouldn't be Orion Pax's alt mode anyway. They really should've figured out a way to get an Alt mode for Orion out of there too, but I think the whole thing was too much for their current budget.

They could have designed the tractor Like War Within Optimus Prime but that wouldn't have been G1 enough.
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935241)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 1st, 2018 @ 11:14am CST
Lunatic Prime wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Shame the Rodimus toy doesn't look anywhere near as good as those concept sketches. Guess it wasn't workable, at least within the budget. That truck mode looks much better too than the mess of the toy.


Rodimus is clunky, but I like it better than Evolution Optimus. At least it gets the idea right with Hot Rod and his car alt mode and Rodimus and his alt mode. The only thing missing is the battle station (though I have seen some workable able fan modes) but Rodimuss never used that in faction anyway.

Optimus is less satisfying. Both robot modes are alright but the truck mode is terrible for no good reason (they really couldn't hide those arms better?) and the truck wouldn't be Orion Pax's alt mode anyway. They really should've figured out a way to get an Alt mode for Orion out of there too, but I think the whole thing was too much for their current budget.

They could have designed the tractor Like War Within Optimus Prime but that wouldn't have been G1 enough.


That could've been a good way to go. I mean, we just has a G1 tractor trailer with Powermaster Prime, did we need another one (an not even a good one) the following year?
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935263)
Posted by mordhelm on February 1st, 2018 @ 1:19pm CST
So, assuming the Monstructor/Dinoking is coming (based on the Cutthroat shown at NYCC having Wildfly's head), how do we think we will be getting them?

My bet is on them being a boxset. Does anyone think these will be a surprise wave 5/6 release?

Flip side, who thinks this will actually be a 4 wave series, and basically be done and switching over at years end?
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935264)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 1st, 2018 @ 1:27pm CST
I'm still wondering HOW we are going to get them. I mean Cutthroat to Wildfly is simple enough but the others will need a lot more remolding. Particularly the center bot. I'm assuming they'll remold Grimlock into somebody, the two headed Hun-Grr doesn't match up to any Monstercon.
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935265)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 1st, 2018 @ 1:29pm CST
mordhelm wrote:So, assuming the Monstructor/Dinoking is coming (based on the Cutthroat shown at NYCC having Wildfly's head), how do we think we will be getting them?

My bet is on them being a boxset. Does anyone think these will be a surprise wave 5/6 release?
A box set is most likely.

mordhelm wrote:Flip side, who thinks this will actually be a 4 wave series, and basically be done and switching over at years end?
I hope not. I want to get some surprise Evolution Leader class figures. Thunderwing Prime, PLEEEASE :BOWDOWN:
BW Megatron might be even more awesome. :michaelbay:
And I wouldn't mind an original Evolution Megatron, as well, :HASBRO: ;)
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935266)
Posted by o.supreme on February 1st, 2018 @ 1:36pm CST
There are certainly more than enough characters to do a full additional 3 waves (4-6) for PotP. But all we can do at this point is hope. If we see anything beyond what was leaked last year it wont be until SDCC 2018 (unless Hasbro has a couple one-off surprises for us).

I'd love to get

legends Class Eject, Legends Class (Blue Decepticon Casette)

Deluxe Sideswipe, Tracks & (any other 1985 deluxe Autobot) to complete the Inferno Voyager Combiner

Deluxe Chromia & Lancer to complete the Elita-1 combiner

Deluxe Windsweeper & (???) to complete the Starscream Combiner

Piranacon

Monstructor

Road Caesar

Land Cross

Raiden

G2 Defensor

Of course, Many fans wanted the Headmaster Horrorcons for TR, which was seemingly perfectly geared for them at the Voyager scale size. We don't always get what we want :(
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935267)
Posted by Hotconvoy on February 1st, 2018 @ 1:38pm CST
mordhelm wrote:So, assuming the Monstructor/Dinoking is coming (based on the Cutthroat shown at NYCC having Wildfly's head), how do we think we will be getting them?

My bet is on them being a boxset. Does anyone think these will be a surprise wave 5/6 release?

Flip side, who thinks this will actually be a 4 wave series, and basically be done and switching over at years end?

I'v had that same thought. I hope there is going to be wave/s 5-6. It can be calculated by useing the Prime Masters wave 1 =3, wave2 =2, wave3=3, wave wave4=?
Re: Concept Sketches of Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime by Emiliano Santalucia (1935270)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 1st, 2018 @ 1:55pm CST
o.supreme wrote:There are certainly more than enough characters to do a full additional 3 waves (4-6) for PotP. But all we can do at this point is hope. If we see anything beyond what was leaked last year it wont be until SDCC 2018 (unless Hasbro has a couple one-off surprises for us).

I'd love to get

legends Class Eject, Legends Class (Blue Decepticon Casette)
I think we already have enough cassettes and if you really want Frenzy: Reprolables to make TR Frenzy

Piranacon
Now we are talking 8-)

Monstructor
Oh yes, keep on going :twisted:

Road Caesar
Seriously? :-?

G2 Defensor
I guess that's why we get Inferno.

Of course, Many fans wanted the Headmaster Horrorcons for TR, which was seemingly perfectly geared for them at the Voyager scale size. We don't always get what we want :(
I bet kids would have loved them, too and they would have sold like hot applepie.

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