More IDW Character Designs

More IDW Character Designs

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 11:09am CDT

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Artist Guido Guidi and Alex Milne continue to treat fans by updating their deviantART pages with concept art and character studies from their work on the various IDW Transformers comics. Below we have Guidi's character design for the young Optimus Prime seen in Spotlight: Blurr, and Milne's character design for the new, but short lived Springarm from Transformers Ongoing #22-23.

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Credit(s): Guido Guidi, Alex Milne


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Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278194)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on August 18th, 2011 @ 11:26am CDT
I like that Young Optimus concept. I like that they were considering giving him the Optimus Primal mouth bit. The other one looks interesting. Looks like a mix of Prowl, Bluestreak and Cybertron Ransack.
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278195)
Posted by BeastProwl on August 18th, 2011 @ 11:33am CDT
Wouldn't that be, like, Orian Pax, or would it just be optimus RIGHT After he got reformatted? Either way, both of these look like they'de be awesome toys! I like "Swingarm", He looks alot like prowl and Cybertron Ransack had a protoform. If they never make a swingarm toy, you can always kitbash Ransack I guess. I like that optimus though. It's just a shame that 90 percent of these never get toys. I rarely pick up universe toys, so far, I have all the WFC Stuff, accept Cliffjumper, I had skullgrin, sad story, and Iv'e got a few others. Still, Id'e pick up both of these!
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278197)
Posted by GetRightRobot on August 18th, 2011 @ 11:39am CDT
Young Prime looks awesome!! Lots of G1 love on those sketches; the gun and alt mode especially! I bet young Optimus was a fembots man! :lol:
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278202)
Posted by Heavy B on August 18th, 2011 @ 11:46am CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:Young Prime looks awesome!! Lots of G1 love on those sketches; the gun and alt mode especially! I bet young Optimus was a fembots man! :lol:

there are no fembots in the IDW universe. Arcee was an experiment by jiaxus.

BTW, any one else bothered by the spare tire dangeling off springarm?
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278211)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on August 18th, 2011 @ 12:02pm CDT
We seriously need more decent two-wheel Transformers (toys).
I realise the inherent problems, but most are so awful…

Backfire (kinda iffy), Wreck-Gar (limited remold options), TFA Elite Guard Prowl (needs a different head though) and the forthcoming TFP Arcee are the immediate exceptions that come to mind. I never really liked Galaxy Force Ransack and while I'm very fond of BM Thrust he only looks good in robot mode if you use the unicycle TV show version which means he can't stand up without his missile "crutches". :-(


Dr. Heavy B wrote:BTW, any one else bothered by the spare tire dangeling off springarm?

Think of it as a Waspinator butt. But yeah, it would probably look better folded up, though I wonder how it's even attached. What actually bugs me (because I'm nitpicky design-wise) it that Optimus' shoulders in robot mode are impossible in vehicle mode considering the markings and shape even with arm and stack/cannon rotations, the blunt corners (or rectangular markings) are in the wrong corners, Also can't figure out where headlight/fender parts (that would be at the sides of the waist if not completely transformed) go in robot mode.
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278212)
Posted by Mizuno on August 18th, 2011 @ 12:04pm CDT
naw, he just has always a "chair" with him ;D for his prostate 8-}
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278213)
Posted by GetRightRobot on August 18th, 2011 @ 12:04pm CDT
Dr. Heavy B wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:Young Prime looks awesome!! Lots of G1 love on those sketches; the gun and alt mode especially! I bet young Optimus was a fembots man! :lol:

there are no fembots in the IDW universe. Arcee was an experiment by jiaxus.


awwhhh you're no fun.
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278215)
Posted by Varia31 on August 18th, 2011 @ 12:07pm CDT
Dr. Heavy B wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:Young Prime looks awesome!! Lots of G1 love on those sketches; the gun and alt mode especially! I bet young Optimus was a fembots man! :lol:

there are no fembots in the IDW universe. Arcee was an experiment by jiaxus.

BTW, any one else bothered by the spare tire dangeling off springarm?

Actually, Elita-One/Ariel appears in this frame of Megatron Origin #3 at Bumper and Fastback's funeral. This is probably just a cameo though, but she's still there nonetheless, so I'm not sure if it would be considered relevant or not. Make of it what you will... (see attached image)

Anyway, pretty cool sketches, I like what IDW has done with the character designs.
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278218)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on August 18th, 2011 @ 12:14pm CDT
Varia31 wrote:
Dr. Heavy B wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:Young Prime looks awesome!! Lots of G1 love on those sketches; the gun and alt mode especially! I bet young Optimus was a fembots man! :lol:

there are no fembots in the IDW universe. Arcee was an experiment by jiaxus.

Actually, Elita-One/Ariel appears in this frame of Megatron Origin #3 at Bumper and Fastback's funeral. This is probably just a cameo though, but she's still there nonetheless, so I'm not sure if it would be considered relevant or not. Make of it what you will...


I think that's artistic license (similar to Fat Albert and the Cosby kids appearing in Kingdom Come) as that's clearly supposed to be Elita-1, Optimus/Orion, with Alpha Trion… though there are definitely continuity/design errors in IDW-universe such as bad-ass War Within looking Orion Pax on pre-Civil War Cybertron then a less imposing-looking (but still nicely designed) Optimus Prime in the early days of the Civil War…
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278239)
Posted by BeastProwl on August 18th, 2011 @ 12:44pm CDT
NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:
Varia31 wrote:
Dr. Heavy B wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:Young Prime looks awesome!! Lots of G1 love on those sketches; the gun and alt mode especially! I bet young Optimus was a fembots man! :lol:

there are no fembots in the IDW universe. Arcee was an experiment by jiaxus.

Actually, Elita-One/Ariel appears in this frame of Megatron Origin #3 at Bumper and Fastback's funeral. This is probably just a cameo though, but she's still there nonetheless, so I'm not sure if it would be considered relevant or not. Make of it what you will...


I think that's artistic license (similar to Fat Albert and the Cosby kids appearing in Kingdom Come) as that's clearly supposed to be Elita-1, Optimus/Orion, with Alpha Trion… though there are definitely continuity/design errors in IDW-universe such as bad-ass War Within looking Orion Pax on pre-Civil War Cybertron then a less imposing-looking (but still nicely designed) Optimus Prime in the early days of the Civil War…


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8c_4UZdPJs
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278249)
Posted by Heavy B on August 18th, 2011 @ 12:54pm CDT
NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:
Dr. Heavy B wrote:BTW, any one else bothered by the spare tire dangeling off springarm?

Think of it as a Waspinator butt. But yeah, it would probably look better folded up, though I wonder how it's even attached. What actually bugs me (because I'm nitpicky design-wise) it that Optimus' shoulders in robot mode are impossible in vehicle mode considering the markings and shape even with arm and stack/cannon rotations, the blunt corners (or rectangular markings) are in the wrong corners, Also can't figure out where headlight/fender parts (that would be at the sides of the waist if not completely transformed) go in robot mode.

the arms are simple. fold the shoulders back like G1 optimus, then rotate the smokestacks down. as for the fender/headlights, all i can think of is somekind of back kibble and a rotating waist
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278264)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on August 18th, 2011 @ 1:20pm CDT
Dr. Heavy B wrote:the arms are simple. fold the shoulders back like G1 optimus, then rotate the smokestacks down. as for the fender/headlights, all i can think of is somekind of back kibble and a rotating waist

Yeah, agreed on back kibble, probably alongside the foldup cockpit bit and with the arms that's simple and obviously the intention but the markings just don't match, or I guess actually it's the height x width proportions between the two modes that don't match…. That's my real beef (as much as anyone can have a beef about a minor cosmetic detail on a conceptual drawing of a giant robot that becomes an alien semi-cab). Like I said nitpicky… or indeed --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8c_4UZdPJs ;)
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278293)
Posted by MCutter on August 18th, 2011 @ 2:22pm CDT
My first thought (and second, third and fifth) when I looked at the rear-view of Springarm was "Robotse?"

I'm sure this just a way of making the bot-mode without hanging a tire straight out into space, but I sincerely hope this gets revised. Having the tire split and the pieces rotate out 90 degrees could end up as pseudo tuxedo tails.
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278304)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on August 18th, 2011 @ 2:48pm CDT
MCutter wrote:My first thought (and second, third and fifth) when I looked at the rear-view of Springarm was "Robotse?"


Gross! :lol:
So what was your fourth thought?
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278346)
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on August 18th, 2011 @ 3:51pm CDT
Both are cool ,love Prime :BOT: and Springarm is tight!! :KREMZEEK: .The one thing i wish Hasbro and TOMY would do is more figures based on the comic books universes ,from Marvel to IDW .I know they never will ,but a bot can wish :PRAY:
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278388)
Posted by Heavy B on August 18th, 2011 @ 5:10pm CDT
NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:
MCutter wrote:My first thought (and second, third and fifth) when I looked at the rear-view of Springarm was "Robotse?"


Gross! :lol:
So what was your fourth thought?

could be worse. could be "Tub Bot"
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278486)
Posted by trence5 on August 18th, 2011 @ 10:02pm CDT
Um ok................




so where does that leave
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Re: More IDW Character Designs (1278664)
Posted by BeastProwl on August 19th, 2011 @ 11:23am CDT
trence5 wrote:Um ok................




so where does that leave
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In the hands of these guys.
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1279719)
Posted by RogueDeathangel on August 21st, 2011 @ 5:00pm CDT
trence5 wrote:Um ok................




so where does that leave
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Um, it has no bearing on him whatsoever?

I don't really know what the question is.
Re: More IDW Character Designs (1279804)
Posted by Heavy B on August 21st, 2011 @ 8:47pm CDT
the legs and arms suggest G2 Hero Optimus prime, or Energon Rodimus...

wings may be part of the trailer

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