Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 2:03PM CDT

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Furio Tedeschi, one of the concept artists for Transformers The Last Knight has again shared some new concepts over on his Instagram! This artwork features some interesting early takes on Hot Rod, with a new, Lockdown-ish face screen, as well as some more renderings of that unused snake concept we first saw a couple months ago. We also see some additional "Destroyed" knight concepts, who probably evolved into the first knight we see in the film who crashed to earth, or the Knight who first wakes up in the Knight's ship later in the movie! Also shown is another shot of Barricade! Check all of these pieces out below, and click on any of them to be taken to Furious Instagram! Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for all the latest Transformers news and reviews!

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Transformers News: Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Discussion Thread


Transformers News: Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1919350)
Posted by Graviton on November 1st, 2017 @ 3:00pm CDT
Gotta love that Hot Rod's pre-production name was Side Kick
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1919366)
Posted by Ig89ninja on November 1st, 2017 @ 4:25pm CDT
Um, there are two of the exact same destroyed knight images, and not a single Barricade image
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1919367)
Posted by Bronzewolf on November 1st, 2017 @ 4:32pm CDT
Ig89ninja wrote:Um, there are two of the exact same destroyed knight images, and not a single Barricade image

Not sure what you're referring to as far as the repeat knight image, but the article has been updated to include the Barricade image! Sorry that was missed the first time around.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1919375)
Posted by LevelRage on November 1st, 2017 @ 5:44pm CDT
Guess that kinda explains why Hot Rod has Lockdowns feet on his toy. Weird how they largely based him on Lockdown though. Guess it might have to do with the v-mode.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1919383)
Posted by MagicDeath on November 1st, 2017 @ 6:17pm CDT
You can never have too many giant robot snakes and rotted heads.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1919392)
Posted by TulioDude on November 1st, 2017 @ 7:37pm CDT
Cool concepts!
Hot Rod definitely has a Lockdown vibe with the helmet.
I lie the knights.
A snake-former is interesting,we don't have too many of those.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1919395)
Posted by EunuchRon on November 1st, 2017 @ 8:27pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:A snake-former is interesting,we don't have too many of those.


Would it transform into a robotic lawyer? :-D
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1919624)
Posted by TulioDude on November 2nd, 2017 @ 10:52pm CDT
EunuchRon wrote:
TulioDude wrote:A snake-former is interesting,we don't have too many of those.


Would it transform into a robotic lawyer? :-D


Not what I had in mind
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1919910)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 4th, 2017 @ 8:25pm CDT
Do y'all remember that TLK mobile app that came out awhile that had a timeline of events for the Movieverse? Well, someone went ahead and transcribed that timeline's info for all to see:

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_The_Last_Knight_App_timeline/src

After reading through it, it draws heavily from the Aligned continuity and IDW G1, but also blatantly contradicts a good deal of backstory detail that was given in ROTF and DOTM.

Like, it claims that Sentinel Prime was assassinated in Iacon by the Decepticons on Cybertron, mentioning nothing about him and the Ark crash-landing on Earth's moon. And it claims that Optimus inherited the Matrix on Cybertron instead of the Primes hiding it from The Fallen on Earth. No master/apprentice relationship between Megatron and The Fallen is established, either.

Oh, and just for full clarity's sake, any and all events from the IDW movie comics and novels are likewise omitted/contradicted, but this was to be expected.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1919937)
Posted by Insurgent on November 5th, 2017 @ 1:36am CST
The movies only had 7 Original Primes, not 13. Why does everyone forget that?

That article looks poorly written. I'll wait for Mcfeely to come and fix it all.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1919965)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 5th, 2017 @ 7:41am CST
Insurgent wrote:The movies only had 7 Original Primes, not 13. Why does everyone forget that?
Blame everything else that used the Thirteen outside of the movies. Or blame ROTF for going against the norm in the first place, as somewhere along the production there were supposed to be 13 in that movie before it was changed to 7.

Insurgent wrote:That article looks poorly written. I'll wait for Mcfeely to come and fix it all.
I added a cleanup template at the top to address all the typos, but as that page is a Source Material page, it must accurately reflect the text transcribed from the app.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1919968)
Posted by Insurgent on November 5th, 2017 @ 8:03am CST
Which came first? The concept of the thirteen or rotf?

Source material? But... It's for the movie timeline an it's all wrong. It says the ark crashed on earth with bots and cons ala g1 continuity. Among many..... MANY other errors for the movie timeline. By all means say that's what the app says, but should have a disclaimer at the start that it doesn't match what is shown on screen
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1919969)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 5th, 2017 @ 8:06am CST
Insurgent wrote:Which came first? The concept of the thirteen or rotf?
The Thirteen concept came about in 2004.

Insurgent wrote:Source material? But... It's for the movie timeline an it's all wrong. It says the ark crashed on earth with bots and cons ala g1 continuity. Among many..... MANY other errors for the movie timeline. By all means say that's what the app says, but should have a disclaimer at the start that it doesn't match what is shown on screen
It's the app that should have that disclaimer. This Wiki page is just a mirroring of the app's text (typos and all), just like all its other Source Material pages.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1920098)
Posted by Bounti76 on November 6th, 2017 @ 3:30am CST
And now for our (seemingly) weekly release of Transformers: The Last Knight concept images! While the movie has been out of theaters for months now, the home release has been available since September, and most of the toyline has been sighted, the release of concept images continues aplenty. Take a look at these concepts for Hot Rod from Furio Tedeschi, and then some more Decepticon-centric concepts from James Paick.

In initial concepts such as this, Hot Rod is heavily based on Lockdown- being that they shared Lamborghini altmodes (though not of the same model, obviously), it was a good starting point. The image below shows us that Hot Rod originally had the name "Sidekick", or at least was referred to as a "sidekick". Either way, his body is quite similar to Lockdown's, with the various bits of Hot Rod's Lamborghini Centenario altmode incorporated into the concept. We can also see that his concept feet are also similar to Lockdown's, and given that Lockdown's toy was heavily retooled into Hot Rod's, it was easy enough to keep those without straying too far from the original.



Of special interest is the concept's head, shown below, which is a modified version of Lockdown's night vision helmet.



Now, from James Paick, we have an image of a Cybertronian ship of some sort-whether a piloted ship or perhaps a concept for a Transformer altmode isn't clear- but it is pretty sweet looking.



And finally, also from Mr. Paick, we have concept art of everyone's favorite warlord burning a human town to the ground- vestiges of which likely survived into the final movie as the "abandoned" town that Cade and the Autobots set their trap in and battled Megatron's crew.



What do you think of these latest images? Sound off in the Energon Pub and let us know!
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1920101)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on November 6th, 2017 @ 3:41am CST
Speaking of which! I think there's even more(concept images) one with a spaceship or something? I await the staff to deliver those ;)

:shock: ok...delivered above ^

please ignore my post(most of you do anyway)
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1920105)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on November 6th, 2017 @ 4:03am CST
actually two Cybertronian ships(one in the background, but of the same type)


y'know it's weird? coz had all these concepts been used in the film...we might've got a half decent movie out of it, instead of what they went with
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1920110)
Posted by Qwan on November 6th, 2017 @ 4:33am CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:actually two Cybertronian ships(one in the background, but of the same type)


y'know it's weird? coz had all these concepts been used in the film...we might've got a half decent movie out of it, instead of what they went with

I dunno, I personally feel like adding more stuff to TLK would've been the exact wrong direction to go with it. I found the movie insanely overcrowded already in terms of plot points, characters, and design. (Hey they're knights! Also Optimus is evil! New Suicide Squad Decepticons that immediately live up to their name! French robot! Mark Wahlberg is the last whatever! Bumblebee can't talk but now he can! Transformers were created by a shiny metal lady who wants to kill Earth! By the way Earth is Unicron! ...etcetera.)

If there's one thing these movies tend to do right already, it's their stunning visual effects. Not always effects that convey any kind of narrative, nor even necessarily ones that have anything to do with the accepted aesthetic of Transformers as a whole, but stunning nonetheless. I totally agree that it would've been cool to see some of these in fully-rendered "live-action" motion, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it would've been beneficial to the overall quality of The Last Knight.

Besides, we all know that had these concepts been in the movie after all, they would've shown up for 3 frames before being engulfed in pyrotechnic insanity ;)
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1920118)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on November 6th, 2017 @ 4:53am CST
Optimus was evil in the previous one! by wanting to kill people

Bumblebee did talk...kinda? was it not in the first one :-?
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1920120)
Posted by Qwan on November 6th, 2017 @ 5:09am CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:Optimus was evil in the previous one! by wanting to kill people

Bumblebee did talk...kinda? was it not in the first one :-?

You remember correctly, Bumblebee totally talked in the first movie, and I always thought it was implied that he simply chose not to in the following movies. Of course as we're all well aware by this point the Transformers movies play very fast and loose with the idea of canon, or continuity between films, heck, even continuity within films seems like it's pushing the boundaries of what can be expected (still looking at you TLK).

Regardless, those events occurring in previous movies doesn't change the fact that they happened again in this one - and they're arguably even more egregious for it. I stand by my assessment that TLK had waaaay too much going on, even if some of it was semi-familiar.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Concept Art: Hot Rod, Barricade, giant Robot Snake (1920122)
Posted by Deadput on November 6th, 2017 @ 5:21am CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:Optimus was evil in the previous one! by wanting to kill people

One god damn person who was pretty much leading military teams to slaughter Autobots.

He also did not end up killing any human out of vengeance and the guy he did was to save Cade while he was also at the time fighting Lockdown.

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