Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design

Transformers News: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 9:34AM CST

Categories: Movie Related News, Toy News
Posted by: william-james88   Views: 24,150

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

After many customs and an expensive repaint from the Transformers Club, Hasbro is finally providing fans with a G1 styled Barricade in their G1 styled line, Siege. While some fans were puzzled with it's initial appearance being such a departure from the movie design (especially the face) other fans were very quick to see the similarities between this toy and the fan art done by now famed Transformers artist Guido Guidi, which depicted what what Barricade would have looked like in the G1 era.

And now we know, thanks to a quote from Guidi himself that his design is exactly what Hasbro was going for. He speaks of his involvement in both modes and we thank fellow Seibertronian matthewrex for letting us know.

And for those curious as to how exactly the paradigm of this design works

matthewrex wrote:Looks like Guido Guidi was involved in the Siege Barricade designs, pretty cool! (I think the figure looks awesome and can't wait for it)

Guido Guidi wrote:Always cool when a character art get translated in plastic!
Here's the newly revealed Hasbro's "G1" Siege Barricade, and the fan art I did that inspired it!
And yes Hasbro involved me on that (specifically on early alt mode concept art). Now it's official! :)


https://twitter.com/Guido_Guidi/status/1102605582912180226


And for those curious as to how exactly the paradigm of this design works, it isn't necessarily movie Barricade in a "Generations" form but instead this is what an initial design would have been for a character who ended up looking as he does in the film. The images below should help illustrate that.

So, anyone else happy they can now have a G1 style Barricade to add to your collection that isn't exclusive/expensive?

Transformers News: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design

Transformers News: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design

Transformers News: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design
Search Got Transformers News? Let us know here!
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013465)
Posted by william-james88 on March 5th, 2019 @ 9:37am CST
AutobotTrainer wrote:Um, has anyone else noticed that the Decepticon sigil :CON: on Starscream is NOT the G1 version? I SWEAR that is the Bayverse con symbol.

WHY?


They've been making that mistake for a while. We wrote an article at the start of POTP where it was still a thing. The assembly line for the exact same figure will have 2 different tampographs: https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ogo/40277/
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013468)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 5th, 2019 @ 9:42am CST
AutobotTrainer wrote:Um, has anyone else noticed that the Decepticon sigil :CON: on Starscream is NOT the G1 version? I SWEAR that is the Bayverse con symbol.

WHY?

Is the only difference being colour? I can look past it, didn't animated use different colour con signs? (genuinely can't remember)
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013469)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on March 5th, 2019 @ 9:52am CST
AutobotTrainer wrote:Um, has anyone else noticed that the Decepticon sigil :CON: on Starscream is NOT the G1 version? I SWEAR that is the Bayverse con symbol.

WHY?


It was the first thing I noticed about him when he was revealed. It definitely is the Bayverse insignia.

Still, I like the new mold. It looks great in robot mode, and good in tetrajet mode if you forgive the legs.

Plus, the Bayverse insignia means he can double as your Bumblebee movie Seekers! :-D
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013470)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on March 5th, 2019 @ 9:57am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:Is the only difference being colour? I can look past it, didn't animated use different colour con signs? (genuinely can't remember)


No, the most eye catching difference is the shape of the "eyes". On G1, they are triangular in shape, whereas in the Bayverse insignia, they have four sides.

Siege Starscream has the four-sided version, so it is the Bayverse insignia being used here
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013471)
Posted by william-james88 on March 5th, 2019 @ 10:04am CST
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Is the only difference being colour? I can look past it, didn't animated use different colour con signs? (genuinely can't remember)


No, the most eye catching difference is the shape of the "eyes". On G1, they are triangular in shape, whereas in the Bayverse insignia, they have four sides.

Siege Starscream has the four-sided version, so it is the Bayverse insignia being used here


Here's another example of the differences between the 2:

Image
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013474)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 5th, 2019 @ 10:11am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Is the only difference being colour? I can look past it, didn't animated use different colour con signs? (genuinely can't remember)


No, the most eye catching difference is the shape of the "eyes". On G1, they are triangular in shape, whereas in the Bayverse insignia, they have four sides.

Siege Starscream has the four-sided version, so it is the Bayverse insignia being used here


Here's another example of the differences between the 2:

Image
Both of those have triangle eyes.

This shows more of the difference:

Image
Image
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013477)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 5th, 2019 @ 10:21am CST
Sabrblade's example was a lot clearer thank you though which Skywarp is that toy?
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013478)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on March 5th, 2019 @ 10:24am CST
william-james88 wrote:So, anyone else happy they can now have a G1 style Barricade to add to your collection that isn't exclusive/expensive?


Well you can keep calling it "G1 style Barricade" and I can keep calling it a lazy crap repaint to make more money out of an existing mold rather than provide a more unique and logical figure. I just can't see why people think this is a quality release worthy of spending actual money on. It's the very definition of Hasbro being frickin' lazy and saving money on a new mold by just reusing another with very little effort put into it. And so was Guido Guidi's (yay i got his name right this time) design. The guy's clearly done great work in the past but this whole thing is unimaginative garbage. Damn thing looks too dorky to be a Barricade. Fine for Prowl who's supposed to appear to be the boring good cop but a Barricade is meant to be the bad cop and one who'd rough you up plenty and this figure is far too bland and boring to give even a hint of that.

Really is an absolute total missed opportunity.
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013479)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 5th, 2019 @ 10:24am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:Sabrblade's example was a lot clearer thank you though which Skywarp is that toy?
Two versions of MP-11SW.
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013481)
Posted by william-james88 on March 5th, 2019 @ 10:29am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Sabrblade's example was a lot clearer thank you though which Skywarp is that toy?
Two versions of MP-11SW.

Yeah, one is the takara release and the other is the hasbro asia release
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013483)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on March 5th, 2019 @ 10:34am CST
Can we all stop fighting about Barricade and just agree to disagree. It’s been 3 days and this is getting fucking old. No one is forcing you to buy it, like it, eat it, etc. go send some complaints to Hasbro. There’s way more to talk about in this line than one figure and anyone who is trying to is getting talked over. Enough.
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013484)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 5th, 2019 @ 10:38am CST
In other news, Starscream is really just a guy in the jet suit:

Click each for full size
Image
Image

(photos from user Sponge of the Allspark Discord)
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013485)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 5th, 2019 @ 10:46am CST
Sabrblade wrote:In other news, Starscream is really just a guy in the jet suit:


Sooo G1! Geoff Senior would be so proud :lol:


Meanwhile, Is there supposed to be a connection between Windblade and Thrust?


Image

Image


The designs seem too visually similar for coincidence? Maybe a new Cybertronian based Windblade as a Tetrajet could add to that. Create some [interesting] backstory for her this time, both within SIEGE and the new Comic continuity too. Renegade Seeker? Thrust's Twin IE a way of re-introducing the idea of branched sparks??
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013486)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 5th, 2019 @ 10:50am CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:In other news, Starscream is really just a guy in the jet suit:


Sooo G1! Geoff Senior would be so proud :lol:
Really? I don't recall the 1984 toy able to remove all of its altmode kibble and make a completely separate vehicle from the robot.

Especially one formed from kibble that's able to be removed all in one whole piece without needing to reassemble anything.
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013487)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on March 5th, 2019 @ 10:51am CST
Sabrblade wrote:In other news, Starscream is really just a guy in the jet suit:

Click each for full size
Image
Image

(photos from user Sponge of the Allspark Discord)


In other news, water is wet :lol:

Well, this is usually the case with shell formers, and the legs underneath get the excuse of being cybertronian. Works wonders for Hasbro :lol:
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013488)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 5th, 2019 @ 10:55am CST
Nathaniel Prime wrote:In other news, water is wet :lol:
Name three other Starscream toys whose altmodes can be detached completely separate from their robot modes without losing the core integrity of the robot mode, and in one piece without having to reassemble anything.
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013489)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 5th, 2019 @ 10:56am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:In other news, Starscream is really just a guy in the jet suit:


Sooo G1! Geoff Senior would be so proud :lol:
Really? I don't recall the 1984 toy able to remove all of its altmode kibble and make a completely separate vehicle from the robot.

Especially one formed from kibble that's able to be removed all in one whole piece without needing to reassemble anything.


Image


GEOFF SENIOR!

Illustrator of Marvel Comics Transformers, known for a visual design of "people in robot suits"..

I didn't think I would need to explain that :???:
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013490)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 5th, 2019 @ 11:00am CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Illustrator of Marvel Comics Transformers, known for a visual design of "people in robot suits"..

I didn't think I would need to explain that :???:
This is a robot guy in a jet suit, not a human in a robot suit. Fleshy-faced artwork has nothing to do with excessive altmode kibble.
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013491)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 5th, 2019 @ 11:07am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Illustrator of Marvel Comics Transformers, known for a visual design of "people in robot suits"..

I didn't think I would need to explain that :???:
This is a robot guy in a jet suit, not a human in a robot suit. Fleshy-faced artwork has nothing to do with excessive altmode kibble.



It's what makes Scourge still the superior Flier design to this day.

Image

No unsightly kibble.

Image

Even his original toy didn't suffer from it. I wonder if they would even need to change his design to add him to WFC and/or SIEGE? :-?
Re: Transformers Artist Guido Guidi Confirms his Involvement in Siege Barricade's Design (2013495)
Posted by Randomhero on March 5th, 2019 @ 11:22am CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:So, anyone else happy they can now have a G1 style Barricade to add to your collection that isn't exclusive/expensive?


Well you can keep calling it "G1 style Barricade" and I can keep calling it a lazy crap repaint to make more money out of an existing mold rather than provide a more unique and logical figure. I just can't see why people think this is a quality release worthy of spending actual money on. It's the very definition of Hasbro being frickin' lazy and saving money on a new mold by just reusing another with very little effort put into it. And so was Guido Guidi's (yay i got his name right this time) design. The guy's clearly done great work in the past but this whole thing is unimaginative garbage. Damn thing looks too dorky to be a Barricade. Fine for Prowl who's supposed to appear to be the boring good cop but a Barricade is meant to be the bad cop and one who'd rough you up plenty and this figure is far too bland and boring to give even a hint of that.

Really is an absolute total missed opportunity.


A lot of people want this. I’m sorry you don’t. Next time we’ll ask hasbro to reach out to you and ask you what you want.

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Authentics Optimus Prime" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Authentics Megatron" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Roadtrap" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Deluxe Ratchet Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 11 Deluxe Class Movie 4 Lockdown" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 13 Voyager Class Movie 2 Megatron" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Blackwing" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Voyager Class Grimlock" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Skrapnel" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Dreadwind" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: The Last Knight Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Class Firefly Figure" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #219 - Big Cat Convoy
Twincast / Podcast #219:
"Big Cat Convoy"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2019

New Items on eBay

Buy "Transformers AoE Bumblebee VS Lockdown" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Age of Extinction AOE Scorn Dinobot 2013 Hasbro New on Card" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Optimus Prime Hollywood Rides Metals Die Cast Truck Jada Car Toys" on EBAY
Buy "HIGH OCTANE BUMBLEBEE TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION ACTION FIGURE, UNOPENED" on EBAY
Buy "Hasbro Transformers  AOE Age Extinction Deluxe Class Dinobot Strafe, MISP MOSC" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Class Scorn Figure NEW" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Voyager Scorn Dinobot Figure AOE TLK The Last Knight Voyager" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Thrilling 30 Sky-Byte Generations New" on EBAY