First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts

First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 11:55pm CDT

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While we got a good look at most of the main players of the upcoming Transformers Rise of the Beasts characters, Nightbird and Wheeljack (along with the robot modes for Airazor, Rhinox and Cheetor) have been held back by the movie promotion so far. Well, we finally have our first lookn at some NIghtbird art. It is indeed very close to the deluxe we had seen before but sleeker. Of course, the deluxe figures have had differences to the final model used in the film so we will see just how much this one differs to the final version later. This art is probably what will appear on her toy's box as we also have the images for the other characters and it is of the art found on their box. You can spot the changes to their original renders and their final looks. Enjoy and let us know what you think. These all come from fc203 on Instagram.

Transformers News: Nightbird Art from Transformers Rise of the Beasts

Transformers News: Nightbird Art from Transformers Rise of the Beasts

Transformers News: Nightbird Art from Transformers Rise of the Beasts

Transformers News: Nightbird Art from Transformers Rise of the Beasts

Transformers News: Nightbird Art from Transformers Rise of the Beasts

Transformers News: Nightbird Art from Transformers Rise of the Beasts

Transformers News: Nightbird Art from Transformers Rise of the Beasts

Transformers News: Nightbird Art from Transformers Rise of the Beasts

Transformers News: Nightbird Art from Transformers Rise of the Beasts

Transformers News: Nightbird Art from Transformers Rise of the Beasts

Transformers News: Nightbird Art from Transformers Rise of the Beasts

Transformers News: Nightbird Art from Transformers Rise of the Beasts


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Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158339)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on March 23rd, 2023 @ 12:45am CDT
Got a couple more for you, here’s Stratosphere and Transit!

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Really dig both of these! Transit in particular looks super cool!
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158341)
Posted by william-james88 on March 23rd, 2023 @ 1:06am CDT
Many fans were wondering if Wheeljack being absent from some marketting artwork meant something. Well, Takara has now revealed his movie look officially, along with our first look at Stratosphere and a brand new Terrorcon we didn't know of yet, Transit. We thank EvasionModeBumblebee for letting us know of these additions to the previously reported character models. Once again, we do not know how different this artwork will be to the final look of these characters in the film.

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Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158342)
Posted by whacko on March 23rd, 2023 @ 1:37am CDT
Stratosphere's face looks more like Wheeljack than Wheeljack's...
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158343)
Posted by frogbat on March 23rd, 2023 @ 2:00am CDT
Transformers and uncharted xover sully…
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158348)
Posted by SpaceEagle on March 23rd, 2023 @ 8:35am CDT
I think Stratosphere looks cool, especially in alt-mode. Very interested in seeing what his toy'll look like if he does get one.
Transit looks interesting as well, if a bit less striking than Stratos.
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158352)
Posted by Whifflefire on March 23rd, 2023 @ 10:21am CDT
Stratosphere looks awesome. He appears to take inspiration from the ROTF namesake character as well as ROTF Highbrow with that alt mode and head design. Moustache is a hilarious touch.

Looking at Wheeljack's whole design, it looks good. I'm still not too sure about the head, but within the context of the whole body it doesn't look as off-putting.

I like how Transit looks, too! Too bad there's no alt-mode picture, I can't really tell what he turns into. With a name like that I would think some sort of Taxi or something. These designs seem very lively and characterful. They all deserve some good toys, which I look forward to. It should be easy to follow them on-screen, too.
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158355)
Posted by william-james88 on March 23rd, 2023 @ 10:42am CDT
frogbat wrote:Transformers and uncharted xover sully…


Played by Mark Wahlberg, lol
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158363)
Posted by blackeyedprime on March 23rd, 2023 @ 12:08pm CDT
Stratosphere looks like Baynus poop on a bad day. Transit looks pretty good, hope the vehicle mode is too.
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158368)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on March 23rd, 2023 @ 1:48pm CDT
While the designs for ROTB are holding onto a lot of the trends I didn't like from BB, there are a few bot designs for this one that I really like.

While I do prefer Bee's 2007 76 Camaro design to ROTB, I do like the ROTB design more than his BB look. The door wings help the look a lot, and I like the more angular leg design. It's a compromise between Bayverse and BB design that I'm ok with.

Battletrap is very nicely detailed with a cool head sculpt, I do wish his legs were bulkier but I dig it overall.

Stratosphere is a cool new take on the character, he has some nice design carry-overs from the ROTF version - he has the alt mode canopy on his forehead, and he's still a Cargo Aircraft used by the USAF. I'm not as fond of humanoid faces on Transformers, but I like the whole pilot cap thing. The way the alt mode propellor blades wrap around the engines in robot mode is cool!

Transit may be my favorite design of the bunch, I think he'd fit in really nicely in a collection of Bay Decepticons (the highest award I can bestow a Transformers design post-Bayverse). The level of detail on him is great, my only concern is that if he transforms into a Bus, much like Mirage, he doesn't seem to have a level of robot mode bulk that corresponds to that kind of alt mode.
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158383)
Posted by First-Aid on March 23rd, 2023 @ 6:19pm CDT
Decidedly "meh" on Wheeljack, not because he doesn't look G1, but I'm not sold on the look yet. Might just be a bad pose for him.

I LOVE Stratosphere. Just an amazing design. The props on the back could allow for flight in robot mode.

Not sure I knew about Transit, but very sweet bot mode. Is a Lambo?
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158385)
Posted by Deadput on March 23rd, 2023 @ 6:26pm CDT
Wheeljack's design would be better off as literally someone like Perceptor or Huffer, my god how do you go from the Bumblebee design to Autobot Urkel? I ain't even saying that because of G1 (despite the inconsistency where all the other Autobots look reminiscent of classic designs even Stratosphere looks like an older man and vehicle version of his ROTF toy character with similar body proportions where the wings and cockpit end up, etc) but just by sheer downgrading his look from how he looked in the film before, why did Optimus, Bee and Arcee get to stay consistent but not him? It screams like a Lorenzo decision to make him look like Live action Donatello glasses and all much like how Que being Albert Einstein was a Spielberg call.

Nightbird's definitely cool while that Scourge render is unflattering, Optimus Primal robot mode is just Prime, love it.

Stratosphere looks pretty cool though even with the moustache I don't care that much either way for robot facial hair in the franchise, him being voice by John DiMaggio in addition to his colors and head design with goggles makes me think he's Crosshair's Grandpappy, must of taken the Paratrooper look in honor of him. :P

Transit looks wicked, could the head design be less insect like? Yeah, but it still looks wicked as hell and reminds me of Brimstone (the motorcycle one) from one of the movie toylines.

That also gives the leaks that talked about him by name a lot more credit although I recall the leak describing him as a School Bus and not a City one but overall it's still accurate, him being marked as a Terrocon on that wallpaper is probably more so for marketing purposes since he's apparently the only proper Decepticon in the film in addition to being this film's version of Blitzwing in being an opening hour character meant to get killed.

Whifflefire wrote:I like how Transit looks, too! Too bad there's no alt-mode picture, I can't really tell what he turns into. With a name like that I would think some sort of Taxi or something. These designs seem very lively and characterful. They all deserve some good toys, which I look forward to. It should be easy to follow them on-screen, too.


Turns into a bus like this one hence the amount of wheels, I believe this is a picture of the exact vehicle from the set.

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Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158386)
Posted by william-james88 on March 23rd, 2023 @ 6:26pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:Decidedly "meh" on Wheeljack, not because he doesn't look G1, but I'm not sold on the look yet. Might just be a bad pose for him.

I LOVE Stratosphere. Just an amazing design. The props on the back could allow for flight in robot mode.

Not sure I knew about Transit, but very sweet bot mode. Is a Lambo?


Is a bus
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158387)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on March 23rd, 2023 @ 6:42pm CDT
Interesting that Transit has a Decepticon insignia on his head, but is marketed as a Terrorcon? Wondering if this is just for the sake of marketing consistency, or something to do with the plot.
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158388)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 23rd, 2023 @ 6:44pm CDT
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Interesting that Transit has a Decepticon insignia on his head, but is marketed as a Terrorcon? Wondering if this is just for the sake of marketing consistency, or something to do with the plot.
Well, remember how AOE marketed all of its bad guy robots as Decepticons when neither Lockdown nor any of the KSI Prototypes were really Decepticons in the movie.
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158389)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on March 23rd, 2023 @ 6:48pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Interesting that Transit has a Decepticon insignia on his head, but is marketed as a Terrorcon? Wondering if this is just for the sake of marketing consistency, or something to do with the plot.
Well, remember how AOE marketed all of its bad guy robots as Decepticons when neither Lockdown nor any of the KSI Prototypes were really Decepticons in the movie.


That’s a good point. In the end, Galvatron was the only true Decepticon present. My theory is that the Bots have been tracking down Decepticon scouts since the BB movie (in anticipation of a Con Armada), and perhaps this particular scout found his way to the ancient(?) faction of Terrorcons, and fell in with Scourge.

All speculation of course, but I look forward to seeing him in action either way (and maybe in toy form).
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158390)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 23rd, 2023 @ 6:51pm CDT
Stormshot_Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Interesting that Transit has a Decepticon insignia on his head, but is marketed as a Terrorcon? Wondering if this is just for the sake of marketing consistency, or something to do with the plot.
Well, remember how AOE marketed all of its bad guy robots as Decepticons when neither Lockdown nor any of the KSI Prototypes were really Decepticons in the movie.


That’s a good point. In the end, Galvatron was the only true Decepticon present. My theory is that the Bots have been tracking down Decepticon scouts since the BB movie (in anticipation of a Con Armada), and perhaps this particular scout found his way to the ancient(?) faction of Terrorcons, and fell in with Scourge.

All speculation of course, but I look forward to seeing him in action either way (and maybe in toy form).
Current scuttlebutt is that Transit gets Blitzwing'd early on in the movie, remaining the only true Decepticon in the movie before getting the ax.
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158391)
Posted by Whifflefire on March 23rd, 2023 @ 6:55pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Whifflefire wrote:I like how Transit looks, too! Too bad there's no alt-mode picture, I can't really tell what he turns into. With a name like that I would think some sort of Taxi or something. These designs seem very lively and characterful. They all deserve some good toys, which I look forward to. It should be easy to follow them on-screen, too.


Turns into a bus like this one hence the amount of wheels, I believe this is a picture of the exact vehicle from the set.

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Ooh, that's different! Even if he turns out to be a minor role, it's cool that there could finally be a bus Transformer.
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158392)
Posted by First-Aid on March 23rd, 2023 @ 6:56pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Decidedly "meh" on Wheeljack, not because he doesn't look G1, but I'm not sold on the look yet. Might just be a bad pose for him.

I LOVE Stratosphere. Just an amazing design. The props on the back could allow for flight in robot mode.

Not sure I knew about Transit, but very sweet bot mode. Is a Lambo?


Is a bus


Does he come with bubblegum stuck to his feet?
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158393)
Posted by First-Aid on March 23rd, 2023 @ 6:57pm CDT
Whifflefire wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Whifflefire wrote:I like how Transit looks, too! Too bad there's no alt-mode picture, I can't really tell what he turns into. With a name like that I would think some sort of Taxi or something. These designs seem very lively and characterful. They all deserve some good toys, which I look forward to. It should be easy to follow them on-screen, too.


Turns into a bus like this one hence the amount of wheels, I believe this is a picture of the exact vehicle from the set.

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Ooh, that's different! Even if he turns out to be a minor role, it's cool that there could finally be a bus Transformer.


Maybe he survives....



...until Bonecrusher, that is... :-P
Re: First Look at Nightbird Character Model from Transformers Rise of the Beasts (2158397)
Posted by Hero Alpha on March 23rd, 2023 @ 8:17pm CDT
I have came to terms very long ago, with the fact, that the live action movies and movie designs are not made for me. With the exception of the first 4 minutes of Bumblebee, then Bee himself in it. Transit is kinda cool looking though and I dont remember ever having a bus alt mode, so that is something. Also Prime, Primal and Bee look real good.

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