Transformers Generations Rattrap Concept Art from Emiliano Santalucia

Transformers Generations Rattrap Concept Art from Emiliano Santalucia

Sunday, August 17th, 2014 11:44am CDT

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Artist Emiliano Santalucia has taken to his blog, Santalux, to share his concept art for the recently released Transformers Generations Deluxe Rattrap figure. Check out the image below:

Yet another of my Transformers Generations figure designs!
Transformers Generations Rattrap! This was done shortly after Rhinox, Waspinator and Cosmos, and I got to do only the Robot mode. But it's one of my favorite sketches and I love how the toy turned out!


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Re: Transformers Generations Rattrap Concept Art from Emiliano Santalucia (1599958)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 17th, 2014 @ 12:10pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:Wow, that concept looks 10x better than the Metroplex we got. It's too bad they went with the safer/more G1 blocky design. It's still not faithful to FoC, but it's definitely a step in the right direction and all the curves make it look fantastic in every mode as do the additional little details and gimmicks. Those red hands look better than the black ones too. I might just take a paint brush to mine after seeing this because they really look good in that color.

Yeah I know this post is a little old but, Generations Metroplex is G1 Metroplex, not FOC Metroplex.

Wow, that Metroplex design is awesome, a shame it wasn't used completely for the final toy. I really, really like all the "curved" armor parts. :D

Rattrap, looks pretty much like the final toy, save for a few small things here and there, most noticeably the missing tail.
Re: Transformers Generations Rattrap Concept Art from Emiliano Santalucia (1600033)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 17th, 2014 @ 4:47pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Yeah I know this post is a little old but, Generations Metroplex is G1 Metroplex, not FOC Metroplex.
Erm, well, a two-page illustration depecting a large battle on Cybertron in the Covenant of Primus book depicted Metroplex with his Generations toy body, making it a repurpose. So now the toy can be either one.

It also showed us Lugnut in his 2010 Voyager toy body (plus a new axe weapon the actual toy lacks), making that one also a repurpose.
Re: Transformers Generations Rattrap Concept Art from Emiliano Santalucia (1600053)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 17th, 2014 @ 5:38pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Yeah I know this post is a little old but, Generations Metroplex is G1 Metroplex, not FOC Metroplex.
Erm, well, a two-page illustration depecting a large battle on Cybertron in the Covenant of Primus book depicted Metroplex with his Generations toy body, making it a repurpose. So now the toy can be either one.

It also showed us Lugnut in his 2010 Voyager toy body (plus a new axe weapon the actual toy lacks), making that one also a repurpose.

Still not the same, the toy was meant to be a classics style G1 Metroplex, and was released as such. It does not look like FOC Metroplex, and the shitty Covenant of Primus featuring it in some battle does not make it FOC Metroplex, it can be used as an incarnation of that Metroplex, but calling him FOC Metroplex due to that is like saying you could use ROTF Optimus Prime as AoE Optimus Prime.

Or that G1 Megatron is a Transformers Animated character and therefore you should display his toy alongside your Animated figures.
Re: Transformers Generations Rattrap Concept Art from Emiliano Santalucia (1600055)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 17th, 2014 @ 5:47pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Still not the same, the toy was meant to be a classics style G1 Metroplex, and was released as such. It does not look like FOC Metroplex, and the shitty Covenant of Primus featuring it in some battle does not make it FOC Metroplex, it can be used as an incarnation of that Metroplex, but calling him FOC Metroplex due to that is like saying you could use ROTF Optimus Prime as AoE Optimus Prime.
I only said that it "can" be, not that it "is". I know who it's meant to be first and foremost. Just pointing out that it's officially been given a secondary use as a repurpose.

Dead Metal wrote:Or that G1 Megatron is a Transformers Animated character and therefore you should display his toy alongside your Animated figures.
Now now, we know good and well that that blocky-looking gray robot seen in the history vid wasn't identified as anyone noteworthy. :o)

But I would laugh if someone did put that old toy on their Animated shelf as a joking reference to that. :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Rattrap Concept Art from Emiliano Santalucia (1600114)
Posted by Hans on August 18th, 2014 @ 2:42am CDT
Actually, about the Metroplex design, Emiliano said in the description that he thought he was supposed to go for a TF:Prime aesthetic. He wasn't aware it was for the Generations line. So technically, I'd say it's more of a "universal" design, at least not intended to be Fall of Cybertron :P
Re: Transformers Generations Rattrap Concept Art from Emiliano Santalucia (1600124)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 18th, 2014 @ 5:23am CDT
Hans wrote:Actually, about the Metroplex design, Emiliano said in the description that he thought he was supposed to go for a TF:Prime aesthetic. He wasn't aware it was for the Generations line. So technically, I'd say it's more of a "universal" design, at least not intended to be Fall of Cybertron :P


And with that, we finally have a justification for getting all three Hasbro, TakaraTomy and SDCC Metroplexes :lol:

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