Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Sky-Byte Character Design

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Sky-Byte Character Design

Monday, April 30th, 2012 12:56am CDT

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During IDW's BotCon 2012 panel it was revealed that fan favorite and Hall of Fame contender Sky-Byte would be joining the cast of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing starting in issue #5. Artist Ardrew Griffith has revealed the character's redesign for the series via UK fansite Full Metal Hero. Check out the mirrored images below.


Thought I'd give you guys another exclusive.

I was told this was OK to post online since his image is floating around the web now anyway. This is Sky-Byte's official design for IDW as he's appearing in RID, staring in issue 5.

He's largely based on his original toy, though the transformation is a little different than originally.For example, his shark head now becomes his chest instead of a "faux"-shark face on his chest. And I added painted teeth on his shark face like you'd see on vintage fighter planes.

Basically, his alt-mode is some sort of space shark. Who is to say something that looks like a flying shark couldn't have evolved on some planet somewhere? Makes no less sense that dinosaurs in space, eh?




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Credit(s): FMH


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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Sky-Byte Character Design (1375029)
Posted by Seibertron on April 30th, 2012 @ 1:55am CDT
Awesome. I wonder if he will be a Decepticon or a Predacon?
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Sky-Byte Character Design (1375087)
Posted by It Is Him on April 30th, 2012 @ 8:23am CDT
IDW Sky-byte may be my favorite reveal from Botcon this year.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Sky-Byte Character Design (1375115)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on April 30th, 2012 @ 9:42am CDT
Very cool to see Skybyte being resurrected from RID and brought back as a relevant character. He had so much potential as a character. Now, I want a Generation figure.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Sky-Byte Character Design (1375129)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on April 30th, 2012 @ 10:18am CDT
If they can pull that off as a toy there would be no question....BOUGHT!!! He looks so maliciously evil!
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Sky-Byte Character Design (1375134)
Posted by El Duque on April 30th, 2012 @ 10:28am CDT
It was revealed during IDW's BotCon panel that July would be Dinobot and Decepticon month. Now artist Macelo Matere has revealed the line art for the interconnected retail exclusive covers for July's Transformers: MTME #7 and Transformer: RID #7. They noted that just because Megatron is featured in the cover art is not an indication that he is back. Check out the art below.

Since IDW showed these covers during their panel at Botcon last weekend, I think there's no problem to show it here!

Do you like Decepticons? Dinobots so here we go!

Interconnected covers pencils for issue #7 of Transformers: More Than Meets the Eyes and Transformers:Robots in Disguise. Those are the incentive covers for the Decepticon and Dinobot month ( July/2012)

Hope you like!


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Colored version via the Planet Iacon facebook page:
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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Sky-Byte Character Design (1375147)
Posted by Tigertrack on April 30th, 2012 @ 10:59am CDT
That looks fantastic! Lovin' it. Can't wait.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Sky-Byte Character Design (1375201)
Posted by korisifu on April 30th, 2012 @ 1:02pm CDT
I just re-read Maximum Dynobots last night, this looks just as promising!
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Sky-Byte Character Design (1375214)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on April 30th, 2012 @ 1:50pm CDT
Wow, I think it's really cool they're including Sky Byte. I wonder what characters from other universes they'll include in the comics.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Sky-Byte Character Design (1375225)
Posted by Dead Metal on April 30th, 2012 @ 2:21pm CDT
OK, who was the brainiac that asked idw if they would bring back Death's Head in new comics?
Seriously, don't you realise that's a Marvel comics character, you might as well ask them if they would make new comics featuring Spider-Man.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Sky-Byte Character Design (1375230)
Posted by Cyberstrike on April 30th, 2012 @ 2:37pm CDT
Finally we're getting Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye annuals!
:D :D :KREMZEEK:
About damn time.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Sky-Byte Character Design (1375382)
Posted by trence5 on April 30th, 2012 @ 10:49pm CDT
Good. I was just to post if anyone had any idea of what's become of Orion Pax since "Death of Optimus Prime".

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