G1 Concept Art by Floro Dery (Image Heavy)
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sabrblade wrote:Decepticon Hall of Heroes, shown in BG are the Earth's moon and the severed head of Unicron.
First version of Junkion spaceship, in BG is Cybertron.
From the episode "Enter the Nightbird"Temporary Decepticon base, in BG is Cybertron and two of its five moons.
First is from "Make Tracks", and I'm not sure which episode the tower is from.Shown on the left side is the Decepticon Forest Base; on the right side is the Decepticon tower on Cybertron, in BG are three of the five moons of Cybertron.
From "Blaster Blues"Decepticon lunar dome base.
First is from the discarded early draft of the G1 movie called "The Secret of Cybertron"; the second is from the final version of said movie.On the left side is Cybertron and its robot mode.The city of Lithone, in BG is Unicron, is on the right side.
Early version of Autobot City, from when the name "Fortress Maximus" was originally going to refer to said city instead of being the name of the big Headmaster Citybot.
The first version of Fortress Maximus, shown above, transforms to Autobot City, shown below.
Early concept for Scourge
Iron Mountain from "The Insecticon Syndrome"
Unicron concept art
Early concept for Galvatron
Junkion ship and Quintesson ship from the G1 movie
Nightbird concept art
Surface of one of Cybertron's moons, from the G1 movie
Decepticon ship concept art, from the G1 movie
Early concept for Hot Rod
The Kronosphere from "War Dawn"
Unicron's brain, from the G1 movie
TORQ III from "Day of the Machines"
Space carrier and an early version of Chaar
Matrix of Leadership
One of Cybertron's moons, from the G1 movie
Autobot City (third version)
Early concept for Cyclonus
Aujtobot shuttle from the G1 movie
Autobot City transformed (third version)
War screen room, from the G1 movie
Sub-Atlantica, from "Atlantis, Arise!"
Concept of Wreck-Gar
Credit(s): Floro Dey, Cyberpath, Sabrblade
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Posted by griftimus prime on November 15th, 2013 @ 5:56am CST
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Posted by xyl360 on November 15th, 2013 @ 6:43am CST
Seriously, it's kinda eerie. I wonder if Bay's design team saw these and drew inspiration from them for his insecoidbots.
Also, what the heck's up with the whole Cybertron having a robot mode thing? Was that seriously a concept tossed around for the movie as in Primus and all that? I thought all that stuff was just junk cooked up for the comics.
Posted by Sabrblade on November 15th, 2013 @ 7:23am CST
Simon Furman created the character of Primus in 1988. This idea of Cybertron being a giant robot came about two whole years before Furman would create Primus. So, no, it's not meant to be Primus. It was from the discarded early draft for the 1986 movie called "The Secret of Cybertron":xyl360 wrote:Also, what the heck's up with the whole Cybertron having a robot mode thing? Was that seriously a concept tossed around for the movie as in Primus and all that? I thought all that stuff was just junk cooked up for the comics.
TFWiki.net wrote:"The Secret of Cybertron" was a proposed script by writer Flint Dille and creative director Jay Bacal, hastily produced in a week after they read Ron Friedman's original draft for The Transformers: The Movie and deemed it "incoherent." Although hugely proud and excited about the script they had created, Dille and Bacal were disappointed to discover that executive producers Joe Bacal and Tom Griffin did not share their enthusiasm, and "The Secret of Cybertron" was promptly "filed away."
Details on the story of "The Secret of Cybertron" remain minimal, as the script is lost to the mists of time - Dille believes he may own a copy, but has yet to uncover it. It is believed that at least some aspects of the story made it into the completed movie, although Dille describes the finished feature as "such a Frankenstein of different drafts and ideas and people" that he cannot remember which elements, if any, originated in his and Bacal's script. What is known, though, is that "The Secret of Cybertron" originated the idea of the Quintessons as the creators of the Transformers, which Dille later revived for "Five Faces of Darkness".
As pieced together from different interviews with Dille, the story would have allegedly involved Optimus Prime embarking on a quest to discover the origin of the Transformer race. The titular "secret" would have been that Cybertron itself was a giant robot, and the planet would have been transformed by the Matrix of Leadership to fight Unicron, who was in this draft a weapon apparently created by the Quintessons, intentionally setting up a "brotherly" dynamic between the two planets years before Simon Furman got the idea into his noggin.
Posted by Wasp-shot23 on November 15th, 2013 @ 8:05am CST
...Yeah, I don't think so somehow.
And that Proto-Primus looks awesome. I love the multi-layered complicated look... Cos lets face it, even in the 80's before Mr Bay, it couldn't have been hard to imagine that a robot that size would be almost infinitely complex.
I think I'd like that in plastic.
Posted by Cyberpath on November 15th, 2013 @ 8:49am CST
I wonder if the sketch work with the exposed inner mechanics of Galvatron, Cyclonus, Scourge and Nightbird was a type of robotic écorché, or an actual proposed look. Probably the former.
I think The Transformers could have pulled off a robot Cybertron, but I never liked the idea, so I'm glad the concept never made it to the series. Though the illustration is great!
Without the creativity and skill of Dery I think the show might not have been as successful and timeless.
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Posted by triKlops on November 15th, 2013 @ 10:33am CST
The images are amazing to see together, hopefully all this work leads to something down the line in printed form.
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Posted by Va'al on November 15th, 2013 @ 11:50am CST
Cyberpath wrote:Hey, where's my news credit point? I posted some of these months ago and no one seemed to care.
I did credit you in the news post, but we can only assign the numeric credit count to one user at a time.
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Posted by Mindmaster on November 15th, 2013 @ 6:10pm CST
I like it. A lot.
Posted by wewyllenium on November 15th, 2013 @ 6:27pm CST
Posted by Sabrblade on November 15th, 2013 @ 10:02pm CST
Not to mention how TSoC would have had Unicron also be a product of the Quintessons, as a WMD created by them to reclaim Cybertron, instead of the origins we later got for the character (monkey scientist creation in the cartoon, evil god in everything else).
Had this thing been greenlit, we would have gotten non-god Unicron vs non-god robot Cybertron, and both simply being trump card pawns in the greater "Quintessons vs. Cybertronians" conflict.
Posted by Hans on November 16th, 2013 @ 4:00am CST
One thing though, I believe the first picture does not show Unicron's severed head, but instead envisions him attacking Cybertron as seen from the Hall of Heroes. He's using the same cloud mist cover as seen in the Lithone piece, and the original Marvel comics movie adaptation
Posted by Sabrblade on November 16th, 2013 @ 5:10am CST
Well, that's just what Dery wrote on his blog entry for that image.Hans wrote:One thing though, I believe the first picture does not show Unicron's severed head, but instead envisions him attacking Cybertron as seen from the Hall of Heroes. He's using the same cloud mist cover as seen in the Lithone piece, and the original Marvel comics movie adaptation
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