Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report."

Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report."

Monday, April 18th, 2011 8:31am CDT

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The Universe of the Transformers is vast, and populated by many characters. Their universe is a large tapestry, made up of the stories and points of view of countless experiences that serve the larger whole.

These are some of those stories. This is:
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It should be noted that while this project has been recognized by IDW Publishing and Hasbro, none of the works presented have been commissioned or solicited by either company. The stories are not official canon, except where noted. These stories are the result of Transformers enthusiasts taking the time out of their busy days to contribute to a universe they love. No one has been paid for the production of these stories.

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THE FARM REPORT

Story and Art by;
Pablo Praino

Colors by;
Fiorella Santana

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Credit(s): Richter


This article was last modified on Monday, April 18th, 2011 8:33am CDT

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Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210622)
Posted by mattyc1007 on April 18th, 2011 @ 8:40am CDT
A mexican/spanish twist on Blaster, I like :)

Also shows his other taste in music
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210625)
Posted by Prowl Pants on April 18th, 2011 @ 8:52am CDT
I've always been fascinated by non-U.S. and non-Japanese versions of the Transformers. Very cool - although I thought Salt-Man X was an Autobot?
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210627)
Posted by WarzoneBeta on April 18th, 2011 @ 8:56am CDT
Now I can't get the idea of Blaster doing The Mexican Hat Dance with Optimus Prime out of my head...

Ok so Blaster likes music from the Americas...so does Soundwave like J-Pop?
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210638)
Posted by Blackstreak on April 18th, 2011 @ 9:39am CDT
Reminds me of my rpg character on this forum, the Decepitcon Jumpstarter named X. He was a bounty hunter. Didn't get to play him for long as I quit the rpg.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210652)
Posted by Diem on April 18th, 2011 @ 10:23am CDT
It's not Blaster, it's Radio-AM Robot!

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Radio_AM_Robot
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210665)
Posted by Prowl Pants on April 18th, 2011 @ 11:08am CDT
Diem wrote:It's not Blaster, it's Radio-AM Robot!

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Radio_AM_Robot


Wow, good call Diem. That page also states Salt Man was released as a G2 Decepticon, which would explain the G2 logo.

Me Gusta!
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210672)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 18th, 2011 @ 11:22am CDT
So these guys were active in South America in G2, Malignus and Optimus were likely slugging it out somewhere not too far away during G1, major skirmishes between the forces of Thunderclash and Skyquake broke out in Europe in the power vacuum after the disbandment of Earthforce but before the appearance of the Cybetronian empire and revival of Megatron, possibly spreading briefly to Japan in the final stages of Operation Combination...no, wait, that would mean they didn't resurface in Asia until around 2030.
(Someone who knows the dates better, please correct me on any or all of this)

Say, has there been a mosaic with an in-canon explanation of how Knock-Offs fit into the mix, geographically? They're mostly associated with China, but ever since reading "The Deadly Paradise," I've become convinced that Madame Cee is still cranking them out on Carob Island...which might be near Dinobot Island, hmmmmm...

Well, anyway, AWESOME Mosaic! Great artistic talent used to bring some of THE most obscure of the obscure to life. Too bad Radio-AM's chest door seems to house his battery, preventing him from having any cassette buddies. Were there any cassettes strongly associated with Latin America? If not, perhaps he could hang out with Kabaya model kit cassettes?
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210687)
Posted by Tigertrack on April 18th, 2011 @ 12:02pm CDT
Nifty. Unexpected. Well done in all aspects.

I enjoyed it. Now I want to see all the minibots that are Argentinian, Mexican, and Venezuelan repaints have some fiction!!!!

Muy caliente, muy bueno!
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210689)
Posted by F Prime on April 18th, 2011 @ 12:07pm CDT
Prowl Pants wrote:I've always been fascinated by non-U.S. and non-Japanese versions of the Transformers. Very cool - although I thought Salt-Man X was an Autobot?


Salt-Man X was an Autobot...but I think this is Robot-Man X. He was another repaint, but this time as a Decepticon.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210691)
Posted by Swiftpaw on April 18th, 2011 @ 12:21pm CDT
Always cool to see obscure characters or knockoffs used in an interesting way!
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210715)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on April 18th, 2011 @ 1:23pm CDT
I don't know much about the characters but this is pretty cool.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210730)
Posted by Dai_Ceefax on April 18th, 2011 @ 2:20pm CDT
Diem wrote:It's not Blaster, it's Radio-AM Robot!

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Radio_AM_Robot


...and one of my favourite items on my 'oddities' shelf. Top marks Pablo, much appreciated!
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210752)
Posted by Windsweeper on April 18th, 2011 @ 3:47pm CDT
Very nice mosaic. Be nice to see more obscure guys like the Robotmasters or G2 Stormtroopers.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210762)
Posted by F Prime on April 18th, 2011 @ 4:13pm CDT
So, we have Radio-AM Robot and Robot-Man X...anyone know the identity of the other decepticon?
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210860)
Posted by Fortress Rodimus on April 18th, 2011 @ 8:41pm CDT
Good story it is fun to see characters that i have never heard of before. Also i think it is Robot-Man Z. I am guessing because of the tfwiki page.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210870)
Posted by Mechastrike on April 18th, 2011 @ 9:10pm CDT
i'm not spanish or american but i think it's about time some non english language gets thrown in the mix.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210932)
Posted by zer0das on April 19th, 2011 @ 4:03am CDT
The artwork is well done, no problems here.

The writing itself could use some help, however. There's very little characterization done to make these guys anything more than stock characters or region exclusive figures. Sure, making them speak a different language is great, but what's stopping these robots from simply taking what they want? The use of language here seems excessive. Moreover, who are these robots before and after the battle? What's at stake here? As far as I can tell, these Argentinian Decepticons are amateur at best and probably won't be receiving a second take after this mosaic.


1.5 out of 5
:CON:
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210954)
Posted by heltskelt on April 19th, 2011 @ 5:41am CDT
zer0das wrote:The artwork is well done, no problems here.

The writing itself could use some help, however. There's very little characterization done to make these guys anything more than stock characters or region exclusive figures. Sure, making them speak a different language is great, but what's stopping these robots from simply taking what they want? The use of language here seems excessive. Moreover, who are these robots before and after the battle? What's at stake here? As far as I can tell, these Argentinian Decepticons are amateur at best and probably won't be receiving a second take after this mosaic.


1.5 out of 5
:CON:


Excessive use of language but more backstory? To quote John Heard in Big: I don't get it! I don't get it!
What i do get is that you demand a lot out of a five panels.
What's at stake? What's always at stake for Decepticons: energon.
You would prefer them to just take what they wanted silently, and have no witty line as the Decepticon gets his comeuppance?
That would be a boring mosaic.
There's an arrogant tone in your final sentence, but i'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
This mosaic may not be the best any of us have ever read, but the art is great, and it led to some fun facts.
You want more backstory and character development: buy a comic.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1210982)
Posted by Zombie Starscream on April 19th, 2011 @ 8:20am CDT
I really liked this :APPLAUSE:
I love to seeing Autobots/Decepticons in other parts of the world other then the U.S.
Surely there are A/D bases in other countries? I want to see them. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "The Farm Report." (1211009)
Posted by PhunkJunkion on April 19th, 2011 @ 10:02am CDT
Sweet obscurity, thank you for this Mosaic! Although I have spent a lot of time on the Transformers Wiki, I never knew of these character/ toys.

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