Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art

Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 10:44am CDT

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Artist Sara Pitre-Durocher posted on her tumblr some awesome looking character Art for the Transformers Combiner Hunters Trio!
Check out these are below and what Sara had to say!


Since all’s been shown, both the figures and the comic, I can share these :D!

I designed them following the new Combiner Hunters toys / packaging illustration (which I think have changed in the meantime? I know Chromia’s entire head’s white now. Oops.) But yeah. It was fun and challenging to draw a somewhat different take on these characters :D Yeeh


Transformers News: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art

Transformers News: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art

Transformers News: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art

Credit(s): Sara Pitre-Durocher


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Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1702991)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 25th, 2015 @ 11:16am CDT
They look radical!
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1702998)
Posted by .... on June 25th, 2015 @ 11:41am CDT
Gosh those CH ladies look hot! XD :HEADHURTS:
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1703007)
Posted by Wheeljack808 on June 25th, 2015 @ 11:58am CDT
The art is amazing, little strange how they all have the exact same pose but meh still looks cool. 8)
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1703034)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 25th, 2015 @ 1:07pm CDT
Hmmm, to me windblade has a very Prime color to her. Makes me think she is a Feminus Prime to Optimus Prime.
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1703036)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 25th, 2015 @ 1:11pm CDT
Wheeljack808 wrote:The art is amazing, little strange how they all have the exact same pose but meh still looks cool. 8)


the point of the art is the colorization and design. Usually they pick a standard pose to use to make sure everything stays the same in terms of proportion. Also, the artist can focus on design rather than posing.
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1703038)
Posted by Xarmech on June 25th, 2015 @ 1:15pm CDT
Whatever happened to Arcee's :BOT: Tattoo?
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1703063)
Posted by Wheeljack808 on June 25th, 2015 @ 2:27pm CDT
Optimizzy wrote:
Wheeljack808 wrote:The art is amazing, little strange how they all have the exact same pose but meh still looks cool. 8)


the point of the art is the colorization and design. Usually they pick a standard pose to use to make sure everything stays the same in terms of proportion. Also, the artist can focus on design rather than posing.


Ah I see. Fair enough ;)
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1703102)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 25th, 2015 @ 4:44pm CDT
These ladies look quite amazing. It actually looks a bit like Alex Milne art in my opinion. Either way, I like it and it looks good. :BOT:
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1703209)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 25th, 2015 @ 11:38pm CDT
Xarmech wrote:Whatever happened to Arcee's :BOT: Tattoo?
These are earlier designs, not the finals.
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1721241)
Posted by Bradimus on August 27th, 2015 @ 1:42am CDT
SillySpringer wrote:
jay5 wrote:Those bot modes look cool as heck! I kind of want them and I don't really need to start collecting Transformers again. :-$


You'll be sorry! :lol:

I am thinking of getting Gen Chromia and Windblade, but I want this set too! I can't decide! :BANG_HEAD: (I could get both but what's the point of getting two of the same mold, when I can use that shelf space for new figures?)

Just on a side note, I wonder if Hasbro will repaint Arcee as a different character, as a mainline release figure? And hopefully with the fixed hands. It probably wouldn't happen though till Combiner Wars is over.


I strongly considered using the free shipping code on HTS to get the Combiner Hunters set for $75 plus tax, so I searched for some video reviews. The paint is sloppy, and Arcee comes with her swords but not her guns. Not that it matters because she can't hold them, only that gigantic Combiner Cleaver. The problem is she needs the small gun to lock her hands in place underneath her alt mode. #-o

So then I strongly considered getting Takara Arcee via a seller on Amazon for $28 and free shipping. But then I thought I should look around for other prices and found myself on BBTS looking at spending $31.99 plus shipping for Generations Arcee and Chromia. And before I checked out I thought, well maybe I should see if they have a deal for Windblade, and they have her on clearance for $9.99! Shipping only added $5.50 for a total of $47.48, which breaks down to about $15.83 a piece.

So it turns out you can catch 'em all almost 9 months later! :DANCE:

As for the figures themselves:

Arcee is amazing. I trimmed the plastic on the bottom of her hands so she can properly hold her weapons. I'm not worried about them breaking but I do plan to look into a way to strengthen the hands on the outside somehow. Maybe a few layers of glue? Should be fine either way. ;)^

Chromia is a nice retool of PRID Arcee. However, I am very concerned about her upper arms as the elbow socket is too tight. I don't know if it's a paint issue or a mold clearance issue, but if I can somehow safely remove her forearms I'll then have to figure out what needs to be sanded to fix the problem. For now I can't safely twist her forearms and that's a problem because right out of the box they come sideways and need to be turned forward to transform her. I thought the arms were going to snap and I'm glad I don't have to twist them back. :WHISTLE:

Windblade is actually not nearly as bad as she has been made out to be. Her shoulder transformation joints are nice and tight, and while her heels don't lock into place, they don't slip forward so easily, either. Also, her shins do lock into place, though not as tightly as I'd like. She can hold some nice poses, but it does take a little patience and practice. I can deal with her finickyness. In my opinion she is the gem of the group. And her face is beautifully painted. :x

Comparing these three now that I have them in-hand with the reviews I watched on YouTube of the SDCC set has me fully convinced I made the right decision. The primary point of spending more on the Combiner Hunters set is for the deco and the extra weapons, but if the paint is sloppy and one figure is not only altered in a way that makes her primary accessories useless but is also missing her guns, one of which is integral to transformation and both fully incorporated into the alt mode, what's the point? :BANG_HEAD:

Hope this helps! :PEACE:
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1724398)
Posted by prjkt on September 6th, 2015 @ 8:13pm CDT
Some comparison pics for those interested

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"Who are these new bots, and why do they look like us?"

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Yes, they actually CAN hold these weapons unassisted!

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Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1724412)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 6th, 2015 @ 9:59pm CDT
Nice shots man. Those look really cool :BOT:
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1724413)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 6th, 2015 @ 10:09pm CDT
Bradimus wrote:also missing her guns, one of which is integral to transformation and both fully incorporated into the alt mode, what's the point?


This is technically unnecessary

I actually never use the gun under her. I splay the arms along the interior of the legs; and, unless yours has loose shoulders, they stay in place really well, and even give her more clearance (plus I nearly snapped her in half trying to remove the gun from her abdomen, the gun was that tightly stuck :shock: )

I hope this helps :D
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1724415)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 6th, 2015 @ 10:46pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Bradimus wrote:also missing her guns, one of which is integral to transformation and both fully incorporated into the alt mode, what's the point?


This is technically unnecessary

I actually never use the gun under her. I splay the arms along the interior of the legs; and, unless yours has loose shoulders, they stay in place really well, and even give her more clearance (plus I nearly snapped her in half trying to remove the gun from her abdomen, the gun was that tightly stuck :shock: )

I hope this helps :D

I actually place the guns on top and the swords on the side, so I do not put them underneath the vehicle mode. The arms actually have more clearance without the guns :BOT:
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1724418)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 6th, 2015 @ 10:50pm CDT
prjkt wrote:Image

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I will never get used to all that unnecessary black on Arcee. >:oP

And I don't mean the Combiner Hunters figure. ;)
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1724429)
Posted by prjkt on September 6th, 2015 @ 11:24pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I will never get used to all that unnecessary black on Arcee. >:oP

And I don't mean the Combiner Hunters figure. ;)

heh, I actually prefer the Hasbro version to Takara's, even if it's not cartoon accurate - I find the black breaks up the pale tones, more visually interesting - just an opinion though.

As for CH Arcee, I'm tempted to re-purpose her as G2 Arcee, as black and neon pink is so '90s

EDIT: I posted a little review on Ozformers if anyone wants to read my thoughts.
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1724551)
Posted by Evil Eye on September 7th, 2015 @ 12:44pm CDT
Edgy!Arcee looks like she's wearing a shellsuit and I love it. I just wish she had better ankle articulation and proper wrists so she could do more with her Colossus Cleaver (as I am christening her sword).

I must admit, having seen how good the Generations Arcee looks (especially the Takara version) I'm beginning to regret spending £40 back in the day to get Animated Arcee (though aside from her thumbs and somewhat questionable paintjob she is a superb figure and I'll always love her).
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1724555)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 7th, 2015 @ 12:48pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Edgy!Arcee looks like she's wearing a shellsuit and I love it. I just wish she had better ankle articulation and proper wrists so she could do more with her Colossus Cleaver (as I am christening her sword).
If you're curious, here's the official info on said weapon:

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Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1724557)
Posted by Evil Eye on September 7th, 2015 @ 12:51pm CDT
Interesting, although kinda unoriginal name. The poison gimmick is cool though.
Re: Transformer Combiner Hunters Character Art (1724635)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 7th, 2015 @ 5:08pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Interesting, although kinda unoriginal name. The poison gimmick is cool though.

"Colossus Cleaver" still sounds better :BOT:

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