More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon

More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon

Saturday, June 16th, 2018 2:30am CDT

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We've been in touch with James Eatock, aka cerealgeek77 on Instagram, who first uncovered some original concept and animation art from the Sunbow Generation 1 Transformers animated series - as we covered back here - with some additional art from the batch!

The images below show not only a colour test for Decepticon cassette Rumble (sic), but also two preliminary sketches for what will eventually become the Panini sticker album covers, too! Check it all out below.

Transformers News: More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon


Here is one of two never-before-seen sketches that would evolve into the memorable promotional illustration that would adorn the cover of the Transformers Panini sticker album


Transformers News: More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon


Here is the second of two Transformers sketches that would eventually evolve into the memorable promotional illustration that would adorn the Panini sticker album!


Transformers News: More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon


Robots who diss guys! :) - Never-before-seen TOY colour scheme for Rumble’s cartoon model!

Credit(s): cerealgeek77


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Re: More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon (1965257)
Posted by Alpha Dominus on June 16th, 2018 @ 8:40am CDT
I love it! Besides the way dynamic compositions they kinda remind me of the doodles you'd see on me and my friends denim trapper keepers. And I love those big heads!
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Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 on June 19th, 2018 @ 1:46am CDT
Bronzewolf wrote:especially interesting because it shows that at some point in the production stage, Bluestreak was intended to have his Diaclone Blue color scheme. As opposed to the silver and black color scheme, which he ended up with in both toy and cartoon form.
Small correction there buddy

The G1 release of Bluestreak never came in the colors of silver and black...... The car mode was all silver

It wasn’t until they started doing G1 reissues in anime colors that he was finally released in silver and black

By the way fantastic find
Re: More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon (1965585)
Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 on June 19th, 2018 @ 2:17am CDT
starfish wrote:Just putting it out there, but here’s my theory about the Bluestreak colour swap.

Bluestreak was originally supposed to be blue, hence the name

Naha

He was actually given the name from an old saying which was supposed to be a reference to talking with great speed and intensity hence the old term “talking a blue streak “


Va'al wrote:The images below show not only a colour test for Decepticon cassette Rumble (sic), but also two preliminary sketches for what will eventually become the Panini sticker album covers, too! Check it all out below.
I guess depending on how early in production this may have been that could be designs intended for frenzy not rumble, remember even the Bible for the transformer series had rumble listed as the red one
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Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 19th, 2018 @ 2:09pm CDT
sto_vo_kor_2000 wrote:
starfish wrote:Just putting it out there, but here’s my theory about the Bluestreak colour swap.

Bluestreak was originally supposed to be blue, hence the name

Naha

He was actually given the name from an old saying which was supposed to be a reference to talking with great speed and intensity hence the old term “talking a blue streak “


Not to beat a dead horse, but are you at least going to entertain the possibility that the blue one was originally planned for US release given the art and the blue one appearing in catalogs, a bio was built around it making it a clever play on words (something the line did on a regular basis), but for whatever reason the colors were changed to all silver later? Takara was only just starting deals with Hasbro, so there may have been a few... kinks here and there.
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Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on June 25th, 2018 @ 4:18am CDT
I have mentioned this before somewhere on these forums, but the image that was on the Transformers Panini sticker album cover was also the design for a wall poster that I saw in 1985. I remember it cause I wanted it so bad for my room but for one reason or other was not able to get it. Besides seeing it once in a Woolworth's, it was also in one of these book sale catalogs they used to have in elementary schools, at least in the schools I went to.
Anyways I love seeing concept art, I don't know why I just find it so cool.
I have always found it odd though that Bluestreak's :BOT: colors were changed, not just because of the name, but the fact that those were the original Diaclone colors, but I guess Sunstreaker's colors were also changed (among others) so maybe it is not that odd. But he did appear in the catalog with the Diaclone colors, so it still makes it sorta strange they were changed.
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Posted by ZeroWolf on August 6th, 2018 @ 12:20pm CDT
Thanks to an email from James Eatock, aka cerealgeek77 on Instagram, who first uncovered some original concept and animation art from the Sunbow Generation 1 Transformers animated series - as we covered back here and here - We've learned of a series of eBay auctions he's setup selling two pieces of Sunbow Generation 1 Transformers production art and two preduction copies he found with the others. Check the auction links below!

Transformers G1 original production art Episode 1 the Ark and Mount St Hilary

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Transformers G1 original production COPY Cybertron*
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Transformers G1 original production COPY The Ark launch site*
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Transformers G1 original production art Episode 1 Deception Ship
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* Please read the item descriptions on these.

Also James hopes to raise enough funds to be able to bring more production art to the fans, with his set on never before seen model sheets from 1986's Transformers: The Movie!
Re: More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon (1988478)
Posted by Va'al on October 10th, 2018 @ 3:02am CDT
The last time we heard from James Eatock / cerealgeek77 back here, he had some more concept art for the Generation 1 Transformers animated series - and we've been contacted yet again for another batch of art!

This time, the auctions up on eBay feature the likes of Hound, Brawn, Sunstreaker, Ironhide, Cliffjumper, the inside and outside of the Ark as it crashed on Earth, the oil rig from the first episode in the series, the Cybertron terminal, and a lovely cel print of Cybertron itself, in its lineart glory.

Not included in the auctions, as James will be keeping it for himself, is a concept piece for Cliffjumper, as explained below:

Here I present a never-before-seen concept illustration (circa 1983) of the Autobot CLIFFJUMPER by Marvel Productions! :) - Included in the huge batch of Marvel Productions' Transformers artwork I acquired were a bunch of concept illustrations which appear to be the EARLIEST renditions of certain characters - These illustrations were definitely created in-house at Marvel Productions, and were definitely based on the toys - HOWEVER, it would appear that the artist was taking HUGE liberties with their robot forms - Those I've shown these illustrations to agree that it's quite possible that they relate to the shelved pilot-script that Jeffry Scott wrote titled "A Robot's Best Friend Is His Dog"


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Re: More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon (1988487)
Posted by RiddlerJ on October 10th, 2018 @ 7:16am CDT
street lamp Soundwave :-D
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Posted by Decepticon Stryker on October 10th, 2018 @ 11:07am CDT
I've always wondered how those were streetlamps... Now I know. And knowing is half the battle. :GIJOE:
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Posted by Nacelle on December 3rd, 2018 @ 3:14pm CST
The bluestreak picture looks a lot like the one from tf prime (the toyline).

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