Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art

Transformers News: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art

Monday, January 8th, 2018 12:54PM CST

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Have you been checking out Ken Christiansen's Facebook page for his art? You should be if you haven't because there's some truly nice pencil sketches as well finished pieces involving packaging art of some of the latest Transformers from Combiner Wars to Titans Return. Christiansen is adding more of his work for the Generations series of toys at a steady pace.

Transformers News: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art

Be sure to check out more of it by clicking the pencil drawing of Combiner Wars Streetwise above. There's also a lot of other Transformers art on hand there too that are not packaging art that are genuinely awesome as well.
Credit(s): Ken Christiansen's Art on Facebook
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Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1930508)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on January 8th, 2018 @ 5:17pm CST
Anyone else notice he has a 5mm port for the HFG on each leg? Whoops! accidential symmetry.
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1930514)
Posted by RodimusRex on January 8th, 2018 @ 6:27pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Marcelo has done thousands of amazing pieces of Transformers artwork over the past 15 years.

While I agree the hand reaching out or finger pointing pose is way over done, what is the alternative? The fist clenched pose that has been way overused in comics and action figure artwork for decades?


Reading a book and drinking a latte?

Sorry.

Cyber-latte?
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1930524)
Posted by Emerje on January 8th, 2018 @ 8:20pm CST
TF-fan kev777 wrote:Anyone else notice he has a 5mm port for the HFG on each leg? Whoops! accidential symmetry.

That was the first thing I noticed. Just double checked and they didn't correct it when the line art was colored, the comic cover has both as well. Oops.

Emerje
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931094)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on January 12th, 2018 @ 4:17am CST
So I was walking around a mall in Malaysia today after work (business trip) and spotted CW Onslaught and CW Cyclonus at an Aeon store (kind like Walmart). :shock:

Edit: The weirdest part, they were with wave 1 PotP prime masters, deluxes and voyagers.
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931278)
Posted by Bounti76 on January 13th, 2018 @ 4:01am CST
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Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931300)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 13th, 2018 @ 10:17am CST
And I just dropped $70 on some Armada/Energon nostalgia yesterday. :BANG_HEAD:

Hopefully it’ll still be there when I get paid again at the end of the month.
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931345)
Posted by Rated X on January 13th, 2018 @ 1:08pm CST
This is a great set and thats a great price. Wish I had waited. But I dont play the waiting game with my collection to save money. You only live once and Im not getting younger. But this is good for those new collectors who missed out.
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931409)
Posted by primalxconvoy on January 13th, 2018 @ 9:22pm CST
Much thanks for the heads up. At that price, I'm interested. I really liked the idea of a strong, be female team of TFs, but the colour scheme/mapping want always off, IMO. With some Repros and that price though, I'm all up for it.
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931433)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 14th, 2018 @ 2:44am CST
I still can't figure out that colour scheme at all. It's just such an eyesore.
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931434)
Posted by primalxconvoy on January 14th, 2018 @ 2:46am CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:I still can't figure out that colour scheme at all. It's just such an eyesore.


I agree. I hope that I can use some reprolabels and some custom paint to fix it to my liking.
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931795)
Posted by Va'al on January 16th, 2018 @ 3:13am CST
As has become a regular occurrence, artist Ken Christiansen has been uploading more lineart he provided for Hasbro to use on Transformers packaging - with colours done by Volta, the company headed by Sara Pitre Durocher - and we get to see a few more characters from Combiner Wars, including newcomer Rook and the Combaticons Onslaught, Brawl, and Blast Off!

Additionally, fellow artist Marcelo Matere has also uploaded his take on packaging art for the combined form of the Protectobots: Defensor, and the Combiner Wars bizarre creation (in both the toyline and the comics event) Galvatronus. Check it all out below!

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Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931817)
Posted by MagicDeath on January 16th, 2018 @ 8:29am CST
That’s Blast Off’s packaging art with Firefly’s head.

We have been betrayed.
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931856)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 16th, 2018 @ 1:11pm CST
MagicDeath wrote:That’s Blast Off’s packaging art with Firefly’s head.

We have been betrayed.


But... but... why?! :-(

If Blast Off had used the Firefly head, he'd have been the first of only two straight redecos in general retail (next to Smokescreen, with Quickslinger as an exclusive instead); the rest all had switched out parts, I guess that played a slight part. Good to know that head was at least considered...
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931863)
Posted by william-james88 on January 16th, 2018 @ 1:42pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
MagicDeath wrote:That’s Blast Off’s packaging art with Firefly’s head.

We have been betrayed.


But... but... why?! :-(

If Blast Off had used the Firefly head, he'd have been the first of only two straight redecos in general retail (next to Smokescreen, with Quickslinger as an exclusive instead); the rest all had switched out parts, I guess that played a slight part. Good to know that head was at least considered...

How was Votex different from Alpha Bravo?
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931869)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 16th, 2018 @ 2:13pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
MagicDeath wrote:That’s Blast Off’s packaging art with Firefly’s head.

We have been betrayed.


But... but... why?! :-(

If Blast Off had used the Firefly head, he'd have been the first of only two straight redecos in general retail (next to Smokescreen, with Quickslinger as an exclusive instead); the rest all had switched out parts, I guess that played a slight part. Good to know that head was at least considered...

How was Votex different from Alpha Bravo?


OK, first, shared with Votrex, of three. :oops: In my defense, I didn't consider Alpha Bravo because he isn't a Classic Aerialbot member.
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931874)
Posted by william-james88 on January 16th, 2018 @ 2:55pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:In my defense, I didn't consider Alpha Bravo because he isn't a Classic Aerialbot member.


Its been 3 years, lets not start that again

:lol:
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931894)
Posted by MagicDeath on January 16th, 2018 @ 4:47pm CST
I guess I just know that a lot of people would’ve preferred the Firefly head. The perfect one for Blast Off would’ve been Slingshot’s with a faceplate.

And let’s be honest, Alpha Bravo was a Vortex redeco.
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931900)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 16th, 2018 @ 5:38pm CST
By the by, the Galvatronus image was originally posted under "Maelstrom". What's up with that?
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931903)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 16th, 2018 @ 6:17pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:By the by, the Galvatronus image was originally posted under "Maelstrom". What's up with that?
Preliminary name, perhaps?
Re: Ken Christiansen Posted More Generations (Combiner Wars) Packaging Art (1931936)
Posted by MaverickPrime on January 16th, 2018 @ 10:30pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:In my defense, I didn't consider Alpha Bravo because he isn't a Classic Aerialbot member.


Its been 3 years, lets not start that again

:lol:


ALPHA BRAVO HAS BEEN HERE FOR THREE YEARS?!?! :shock:

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