More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More

More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 3:38pm CDT

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This week has been full of Transformers artwork. We, in fact, just posted some newly released concept/line art for Combiner Wars Leader Class Megatron and Starscream from artist Marcelo Matere, and now it's time for Marcelo to share the spotlight with fellow packaging artist Ken Christiansen! He has also shared new Transformers artwork over on his Facebook page, featuring Titans Return Blurr and Skullsmasher! Marcelo has also posted a photo of his extremely intricate piece for Titans Return Fortress Maximus' box. Check out all three pieces down below, and tell us what you think of them in the Energon Pub Forums!

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Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1946891)
Posted by Emerje on March 18th, 2018 @ 4:03pm CDT
Who's head is that on Skullcruncher, it doesn't really resemble any of his previous head designs?

Emerje
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1946932)
Posted by jtanimator on March 18th, 2018 @ 6:38pm CDT
Emerje wrote:Who's head is that on Skullcruncher, it doesn't really resemble any of his previous head designs?

Emerje


That's the Takara Tomy version, I believe.
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1946984)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 18th, 2018 @ 9:47pm CDT
jtanimator wrote:
Emerje wrote:Who's head is that on Skullcruncher, it doesn't really resemble any of his previous head designs?

Emerje


That's the Takara Tomy version, I believe.
That can't be. This art is American in origin and would have predated the Japanese head's conception.
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1947057)
Posted by Emerje on March 19th, 2018 @ 9:01am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
jtanimator wrote:
Emerje wrote:Who's head is that on Skullcruncher, it doesn't really resemble any of his previous head designs?

Emerje


That's the Takara Tomy version, I believe.
That can't be. This art is American in origin and would have predated the Japanese head's conception.

Not to mention it looks nothing at all like it. Looking at the actual card art that is the same design, must have been a preliminary design. I'm surprised Hasbro didn't ask for something more accurate.

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Looking back it seems like the art was way off on one other as well.

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Some of the others were basically right, though Wolfwire's colors were way off from the toy.

Emerje
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1949089)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on March 29th, 2018 @ 1:01pm CDT
Bah, wouldn't you know it, my QC curse strikes again. :BANG_HEAD:

I'll be brief and tell you that it concerns my recently acquired Hardhead... his Titan Master Furos to be exact:

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Don't know when it happened, but I do suspect how it happened: Ridges on the side of the head + tight head clamps. Sigh... At least I can take solace in the fact I'm not the only one:

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Transformers Titans Return Furos Gallery

Excess paint I can deal with. Mismolding or broken parts, not so much. :BOOM:

What to do...
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1949494)
Posted by Targetmaster Kup on March 31st, 2018 @ 6:27am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Bah, wouldn't you know it, my QC curse strikes again. :BANG_HEAD:

I'll be brief and tell you that it concerns my recently acquired Hardhead... his Titan Master Furos to be exact:

SadTRFuros.jpg


Don't know when it happened, but I do suspect how it happened: Ridges on the side of the head + tight head clamps. Sigh... At least I can take solace in the fact I'm not the only one:

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Transformers Titans Return Furos Gallery

Excess paint I can deal with. Mismolding or broken parts, not so much. :BOOM:

What to do...


Cut off the other side to make it match.
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1949552)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on March 31st, 2018 @ 12:25pm CDT
Targetmaster Kup wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Bah, wouldn't you know it, my QC curse strikes again. :BANG_HEAD:

I'll be brief and tell you that it concerns my recently acquired Hardhead... his Titan Master Furos to be exact:

SadTRFuros.jpg


Don't know when it happened, but I do suspect how it happened: Ridges on the side of the head + tight head clamps. Sigh... At least I can take solace in the fact I'm not the only one:

Image
Transformers Titans Return Furos Gallery

Excess paint I can deal with. Mismolding or broken parts, not so much. :BOOM:

What to do...


Cut off the other side to make it match.


Joking or not, you hit the nail right on what I usually have issues with: assymmetry. But in this case I'll pass on cutting and maybe look for a spare Furos. Or maybe...

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Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1949757)
Posted by Sjeng on April 1st, 2018 @ 3:39am CDT
have you ever heard of greenstuff, or even Milliput? You can sculpt the part back on if you practice a bit. Not hard.
You let it set for a day, sand it if needed, then paint over it.
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1950851)
Posted by Va'al on April 5th, 2018 @ 5:43am CDT
Today brings us another round of concept art from Italian toy designer Emiliano Santalucia on his official Facebook page. This time, we have a look at the early stages of toy concepts for the Transformers Titans Return Leader class Overlord figure, including the two vehicle modes (jet and tank), the two Titan Master pilots (that were then lost in the execution somewhat), and the robot mode together. Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

Titans Return Overlord early design.
This design was executed early on, and went through a lot of changes for various reasons. But I loved working on it with the team!


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Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1950853)
Posted by ausbot on April 5th, 2018 @ 6:19am CDT
Wish he came with that gun
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1950855)
Posted by snavej on April 5th, 2018 @ 6:45am CDT
We don't see the small figures Mega and Giga in the IDW version of Overlord, do we? There are still a few months of comics, though.
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1950860)
Posted by Randomhero on April 5th, 2018 @ 7:52am CDT
snavej wrote:We don't see the small figures Mega and Giga in the IDW version of Overlord, do we? There are still a few months of comics, though.


It’s pretty safe to assume Overlords story ended in Dying of the Light. He let go off Megatron. Overlord was never a central story character, more like a side character and since the final stories will be completing the quest to Cybertopia it’s safe to assume won’t be coming back.

I wouldn’t put any money on Giga and mega popping up. The only Masters ever show up in IDW was Zarak 12 years ago for one page and die.
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1950864)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on April 5th, 2018 @ 8:06am CDT
Va'al wrote:
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If they had made this version I would have definitely bought him.
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1950865)
Posted by Sabrewing on April 5th, 2018 @ 8:07am CDT
Randomhero wrote:
snavej wrote:We don't see the small figures Mega and Giga in the IDW version of Overlord, do we? There are still a few months of comics, though.


It’s pretty safe to assume Overlords story ended in Dying of the Light. He let go off Megatron. Overlord was never a central story character, more like a side character and since the final stories will be completing the quest to Cybertopia it’s safe to assume won’t be coming back.

I wouldn’t put any money on Giga and mega popping up. The only Masters ever show up in IDW was Zarak 12 years ago for one page and die.


I think you're wrong about that. With so many pieces taken off the board Overlord is one of the few danglers that is left.

Also, we had Hunter O'Nion, Abraham Dante, a whole bunch of unnamed Machination guys, Thinkbox, some unknown beastheadmasters from 10 million years ago, Infinitus and Sovereign as Headmasters.
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1950874)
Posted by william-james88 on April 5th, 2018 @ 8:22am CDT
This is one of the only times where i preffer the final released version. Far more steamlined for the lean mean killing machine.
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1950882)
Posted by RiddlerJ on April 5th, 2018 @ 8:52am CDT
I wish we still had the flip out guns on his torso.
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1950891)
Posted by Relic0037 on April 5th, 2018 @ 9:36am CDT
Looks closer to what we got from the Takara Legends line.
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1950902)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 5th, 2018 @ 10:14am CDT
More concept art that looks far better than cruddy blocky final product. Bleh.
Actually only time I seen Overlord look even remotely cool
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1950907)
Posted by Randomhero on April 5th, 2018 @ 11:07am CDT
Sabrewing wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
snavej wrote:We don't see the small figures Mega and Giga in the IDW version of Overlord, do we? There are still a few months of comics, though.


It’s pretty safe to assume Overlords story ended in Dying of the Light. He let go off Megatron. Overlord was never a central story character, more like a side character and since the final stories will be completing the quest to Cybertopia it’s safe to assume won’t be coming back.

I wouldn’t put any money on Giga and mega popping up. The only Masters ever show up in IDW was Zarak 12 years ago for one page and die.


I think you're wrong about that. With so many pieces taken off the board Overlord is one of the few danglers that is left.

Also, we had Hunter O'Nion, Abraham Dante, a whole bunch of unnamed Machination guys, Thinkbox, some unknown beastheadmasters from 10 million years ago, Infinitus and Sovereign as Headmasters.


I was referring to the original masters. Only Zarak. It’s not like IDW has tossed meal anyone else in from the old fiction.

I wouldn’t say Overlord is a hanging thread at all. There’s not mystery to him. We know how he came back, why he was on th necroworld and what his purpose was. By the end he didn’t care anymore to kill Megatron and Megatron is gone.

There’s plenty of threads dangling more important than seeing overlord die. We got Pharma, the cog faction, the lost light, scorponok, the Grand Architect and his machinations. All this is converging to the final story with Cyberutopia. Overlord has nothing to do with any of it.
Re: More New Transformers Titans Return Artwork from Ken Christiansen and Marcelo Matere Featuring Blurr, Fortress Maximus, More (1950908)
Posted by Randomhero on April 5th, 2018 @ 11:09am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:More concept art that looks far better than cruddy blocky final product. Bleh.
Actually only time I seen Overlord look even remotely cool



So you must hate every G1 toy for not looking like how they looked in the cartoon then huh?

Hate to be in the same room with you and an 1984 Ironhide or Megatron

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