Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art?

Transformers News: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art?

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 9:27PM CST

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Recently we reported a rumor here about an image that could possibly have been an early concept for Ratchet in the upcoming Transformers Movie. Well now another possible orginal design images has surfaced. TFW2005 has posted an image that could be the original movie concept for Optimus Prime. Check it out by clicking here.
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Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6542)
Posted by Skowl on January 30th, 2007 @ 9:32pm CST
That image makes me want to stab my eyes out.

The chest and feet are pretty much the same. The stupid flames are still there... makes me wonder for how long the powers-that-be had their collective hearts set on making the "Shakespearian" Prime, as he was referred to by the writers, all decked-out in rice-boy flame decals.

"Treachery, thy name is Bay"
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6550)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 30th, 2007 @ 9:37pm CST
See, now THAT head doesn't strike me as Prime!
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6556)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on January 30th, 2007 @ 9:42pm CST
He still has the claw feet and that horrible shredded metal look
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6565)
Posted by Kimmer on January 30th, 2007 @ 9:47pm CST
fines shoud be given out to anyone who calls that junk pile optimus prime. what a joke!
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6567)
Posted by tile_mcgillus on January 30th, 2007 @ 9:51pm CST
AHHHHHHHHH!
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6578)
Posted by Greed on January 30th, 2007 @ 10:01pm CST
tile_mcgillus wrote:AHHHHHHHHH!

Indeed
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6580)
Posted by ASFTF2007 on January 30th, 2007 @ 10:03pm CST
OMG, MY EYES, MY EYES. THEY FELL OUT. OMG WHY HAS MICHAEL BAY FOR SAKEN THE.
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6589)
Posted by TheMuffin on January 30th, 2007 @ 10:08pm CST
ASFTF2007 wrote:OMG, MY EYES, MY EYES. THEY FELL OUT. OMG WHY HAS MICHAEL BAY FOR SAKEN THE.


What are you talking about? This isn't the design. See. He picked the better design. The one that looks like Prime. Stop spamming.
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6592)
Posted by Ramses on January 30th, 2007 @ 10:13pm CST
well, I feel like now the design they chouse was the better of the 2, sure, everything else is the same exept the head, but the head was iconic really, and they chouse something more iconic to represent Prime. With that head, he seems more Gundam then Transformer reall, at least with the current head, it has the traditonal Prime-isms that make it stick out and such.
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6603)
Posted by Collector Maximus on January 30th, 2007 @ 10:31pm CST
Thank goodness this was not the end design.
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6606)
Posted by Ninja Sixshot on January 30th, 2007 @ 10:36pm CST
it looks like a fan drawing. but the head... wtf :shock: . its like in indiana jones wen those guys' faces melted off, etc
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6612)
Posted by XeroSyphon on January 30th, 2007 @ 10:44pm CST
I'm glad they went with more red on the final design, and changed the head. Cause that design would fit in the movie somewhere, just not as Prime.
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6616)
Posted by dragons on January 30th, 2007 @ 10:47pm CST
well well words cant describe this one oh wait yes it can with all the other transformer robot mode CRAP!!! and I use the word crap usely that M. BAY has putout and chosen for this film I am surprised he didnt go with this idea since the others ill start over autobots look pretty decent which has my vote but the decepticons dont get mee started on them or anyone else this one has a cannon on his he should be called Megaprime.
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6621)
Posted by dragons on January 30th, 2007 @ 10:50pm CST
i apologize for double posting i forgot to mention the face looks horrible looks his face looks like the helmet that russel crow wore in the gladiator movie he looks like a roman optimus prime soldier.
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6627)
Posted by Stormrider on January 30th, 2007 @ 10:52pm CST
Yikes! For the first time I will admit that the preseent movie Prime looks better.
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6634)
Posted by Acecool on January 30th, 2007 @ 11:02pm CST
Awww hell no. What designer came up with that? He has a mohawk. I know transformers are from the 80s, but that doesn't mean prime needs to look like mr. T.

This actually makes the current model look ok.
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6648)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on January 30th, 2007 @ 11:24pm CST
Yeesh! Why not just call him Ultra Magnus? (You know, the Proto Magnus from TFTM in 86?) Too much blue.......I don't like it......I'm actually glad they chose the latter of the two designs........
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6660)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on January 30th, 2007 @ 11:37pm CST
Well, just so we all do remember, G1 Prime "did" have a mowhawk of sorts... not that I'm trying to justify the horror that was that prototype version... but it is there... :-)
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6667)
Posted by Fireblast on January 30th, 2007 @ 11:47pm CST
XeroSyphon wrote:I'm glad they went with more red on the final design, and changed the head. Cause that design would fit in the movie somewhere, just not as Prime.
On that one? They should have red flagged every single design! Weird how some fans say that one is awful and praise others like it.

BTW, that "mohawk" you speak of is more of a knight's helmet.
Re: Possible Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Original Concept Art? (6692)
Posted by derob on January 31st, 2007 @ 12:10am CST
stormrider wrote:Yikes! For the first time I will admit that the preseent movie Prime looks better.

i smell sumthin fishy here. I think this is just a way to make the haters of the final prime design to like it better by showing crappy ones. (im not saying that i dont like movie prime) but all these leaked pre concept appears a conspiracy to me. Conditioning?

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