Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art

Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 1:32pm CST

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Thanks to artist and friend of Seibertron Ken Christiansen, we have an interesting look at concept art for one of the final Deluxes for the Siege line, Spinister! Ken has been kind enough to show us his drawings for the figure, and you can see that a few things have changed between concept and plastic, the lower legs especially, as Ken notes.


Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art

Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art

Please click on either of the pictures to be taken to Ken's full post, including more concept art and final figure shots, and let us know what you think below!

Credit(s): Ken Christiansen


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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050397)
Posted by carytheone on January 22nd, 2020 @ 3:48pm CST
It looks so close to the final product other than the cockpit is missing a side. Were they going to try and clip the two legs together or nest? Seems unlikely as all the other parts are present and the transformation might have been the same as it is on the final product. Still very interesting stuff.

Also, can anyone with a FB account post the rest of the pics here? I tried to follow the link but got caught in a not logged in loop. Thanks ;)^
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050400)
Posted by aronjlove on January 22nd, 2020 @ 4:06pm CST
ImageThis is the only other "blueprint" style image.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050401)
Posted by carytheone on January 22nd, 2020 @ 4:08pm CST
aronjlove wrote: This is the only other "blueprint" style image.
Awesome hanks, I could only see a flash before the log in popups and prompts (never seen FB so aggressive before), but saw a +3.

After seeing the alt mode sketch, I have to assume the bot mode was just off/wrong/incomplete. Makes me want to print them off and bust out the color pencils.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050419)
Posted by Stargrave on January 22nd, 2020 @ 6:59pm CST
He’s in bellbottom blue jeans. Dammit I saw it now I can’t unsee it.

Spinister is...is....disco fabulous...the fly mauve shirt just cements it somehow.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050427)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on January 22nd, 2020 @ 7:30pm CST
carytheone wrote:
aronjlove wrote: This is the only other "blueprint" style image.
Awesome hanks, I could only see a flash before the log in popups and prompts (never seen FB so aggressive before), but saw a +3.

After seeing the alt mode sketch, I have to assume the bot mode was just off/wrong/incomplete. Makes me want to print them off and bust out the color pencils.


To me it looks like they were going for a split cockpit with both legs mashed together for copter mode. That would have actually worked with the current upper torso without having to change much since the other leg with the fake cockpit tucks into the bottom where it is hidden pretty well. Really just adjust the bottom of the tail/torso section to have a finished look on the bottom if both legs were going to be the cockpit. I'm guessing they just couldn't get the proportions to work. I suspect the split cockpit would have ended up with too skinny of legs for a pretty tall bot, or too fat of a cockpit if they increase the leg thickness.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050429)
Posted by cackman17 on January 22nd, 2020 @ 7:33pm CST
Hello all!

I could’ve swore in one the Earthrise rumors a few weeks ago there was a post about Sky Lynx being a rumored release later this year??

Do y’all recall that?
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050445)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on January 23rd, 2020 @ 5:15am CST
cackman17 wrote:Hello all!

I could’ve swore in one the Earthrise rumors a few weeks ago there was a post about Sky Lynx being a rumored release later this year??

Do y’all recall that?

That'd probably be more appropriate for the Earthrise thread.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050549)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on January 24th, 2020 @ 12:34pm CST
just a heads up for those that missed out, target.com has finally restocked the exclusive redwing figure
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050551)
Posted by cackman17 on January 24th, 2020 @ 12:37pm CST
I missed it already!!!
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050552)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on January 24th, 2020 @ 12:44pm CST
cackman17 wrote:I missed it already!!!


It is still in stock, online only, but, you need to have a Target RedCard in order to purchase. That might be why you can't complete a purchase. I went through getting a Redcard specifically for this reason when he first came out.

If you plan on getting a Redcard yourself, I would highly recommend applying in-store instead of online. You won't be able to use the card online until it actually arrives, and the in-store application/verification process seems to go quicker than online. On top of that, Target often gives some type of incentive when you apply in-store that they don't give online. In my case it was a $40 off your next purchase coupon, so my Redwing (plus a small gift for my daughter) ended up being free. That deal is no longer going on, but they may have another to make the hassle a little more worth it.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050553)
Posted by cackman17 on January 24th, 2020 @ 12:46pm CST
Already a red card holder- so I keep refreshing the app.

Thanks for the heads up though!!
Appreciate it.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050555)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 24th, 2020 @ 1:32pm CST
With this restock, what are the chances of returns being found on the shelves again? That's how I got mine without a REDCard ;)
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050559)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on January 24th, 2020 @ 2:23pm CST
cackman17 wrote:Already a red card holder- so I keep refreshing the app.

Thanks for the heads up though!!
Appreciate it.


Hmm, maybe try from a computer. That is what I was looking it up from, and it still shows available, and let me at least try to complete an order. I already have one I didn't go any further.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050560)
Posted by cackman17 on January 24th, 2020 @ 3:16pm CST
Got one!

Seeker Seige collection now complete.

All 7!
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050563)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 24th, 2020 @ 3:27pm CST
cackman17 wrote:Got one!

Seeker Seige collection now complete.

All 7!


Awesome! Taste the Tetrajet Rainbow! :lol:
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050574)
Posted by Stargrave on January 24th, 2020 @ 5:27pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
cackman17 wrote:Got one!

Seeker Seige collection now complete.

All 7!


Awesome! Taste the Tetrajet Rainbow! :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

That’s a flavor explosion that’ll blow yer head off man I tell ya.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050620)
Posted by M. Spector on January 25th, 2020 @ 1:32pm CST
Y'all better knock it off with this Redwing crap, youre going to tempt me into getting a Redcard :lol: Speaking of things im tempted by, my local walmart has two Soundblasters yet and I am debating if its worth it. Im quite happy with my Titans Return/Bumblebee movie Soundwave, but that different size and black/gold/red color scheme is looking really slick. Is he worth it?
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050622)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2020 @ 2:06pm CST
M. Spector wrote:Y'all better knock it off with this Redwing crap, youre going to tempt me into getting a Redcard :lol:
He's still available at both RobotKingdom and Action Robo, circumventing the Red Card altogether.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050625)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on January 25th, 2020 @ 2:59pm CST
M. Spector wrote:Y'all better knock it off with this Redwing crap, youre going to tempt me into getting a Redcard :lol: Speaking of things im tempted by, my local walmart has two Soundblasters yet and I am debating if its worth it. Im quite happy with my Titans Return/Bumblebee movie Soundwave, but that different size and black/gold/red color scheme is looking really slick. Is he worth it?

I just grabbed Soundblaster today. He's a pretty good figure. My only issue is that the chest door is designed to hold two of the cassettes, but it's a VERY snug fit and makes it hard to remove if you put two in
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Spinister Concept Art (2050626)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 25th, 2020 @ 3:39pm CST
Sentinel_Primal wrote:
M. Spector wrote:Y'all better knock it off with this Redwing crap, youre going to tempt me into getting a Redcard :lol: Speaking of things im tempted by, my local walmart has two Soundblasters yet and I am debating if its worth it. Im quite happy with my Titans Return/Bumblebee movie Soundwave, but that different size and black/gold/red color scheme is looking really slick. Is he worth it?

I just grabbed Soundblaster today. He's a pretty good figure. My only issue is that the chest door is designed to hold two of the cassettes, but it's a VERY snug fit and makes it hard to remove if you put two in

Yeah, almost broke a new ratbat trying to get the cassettes out, definitely not a good idea

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