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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Hey man, don't dongshame.

@  Benbot : (24 April 2017 - 12:32 PM)

#crotchproblems

@  Robowang : (24 April 2017 - 11:53 AM)

Menasor's problem is that his crotch is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high. I couldn't care less about those other issues. If your dong is a chestburster, something ain't right.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:40 AM)

Seems like all the combiners have an issue like that, the legs can never be completely straight in combined mode, the finished big bot is always looming eerily or hip-thrusting.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 11:39 AM)

I doubt having an integrated trailer would have swayed me into buying CW Motormaster. But what definitely put me off were Internet reports of awful hip ratcheting.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

I might also mention that ~not~ being a big truck has worked for the Internet pretty well.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

I moaned about Motormaster because his combiner mode was awful

@  Rycochet : (24 April 2017 - 11:31 AM)

People moaned about the choices made during Combiner wars.that meant characters like Motormaster/Menasor weren't G1G1G1.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:23 AM)

He could always be a very small red truck.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 10:59 AM)

But how will you know it's Optimus Prime if he's not a big red truck?

@  Broadside : (24 April 2017 - 10:20 AM)

Personally, I'm not a fan of the extreme-accuracy trend. The character choices are kind of sure-fine-whatever, but outside of stuff like Alpha Trion that's a huge divergence from the source material, there doesn't feel like there's much imagination in the designs any more.

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2017 - 05:03 AM)

Because you might as well start as you mean to go on?

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

It does. Preview image is Legion's penis tongue.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 04:15 AM)

Hold it. Please tell me Kiss Players doesn't have a GoBox.

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

That is epically messed up

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

GURD.... youtube just auto-played a new trailer for the Alien flick.... featuring John Denver's 'country roads' as BG music....

@  Noideaforaname : (24 April 2017 - 12:37 AM)

The Generations lineup should be decided by hitting Random Page on the wiki. "Next one is... Crankstart." 'Alright, I love the Scavengers!' "No, no, CrankSTART. The repaint of a repaint of a repaint of a Scout version of a Deluxe based on a background vehicle from the Live Action film." 'Oh'

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 11:31 PM)

After we get a couple of Pretenders. And a Titans Return Star Saber (not a difficult retool from Galvatron).

@  BlackMax : (23 April 2017 - 10:21 PM)

I really do like all the attention to the 80s toys, being from that era myself. However, I would be really happy if (let's say post Trypticon) the Generations line turns to the 2001 RiD line, Beast Wars stuff, and moves forwarda bit.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:19 PM)

I'm curious because I'm not an 80s kid nor have I ever held an actual 80s toy in my hands, but I'm pretty sure a mathematically significant portion of 80s kids here do have a like for cartoon accuracy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:15 PM)

How much of this community favors versus not favors the current Hasbro design team's general trend of accuracy to classic 1980s toys and lack of attention to any other era of Transformers?

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 07:36 PM)

Telly, ah, got it.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:41 PM)

"You can do magic things!" "It's called evil, kid."

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

Potatoes don't have ears. That's corn.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

little furry potatos

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:24 PM)

This potato's got big ears...

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:18 PM)

The potato rebellion will be swift and brutal.

@  Waspinator : (23 April 2017 - 03:48 PM)

IT'S WATCHING US

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

yeah, at the time im posting this, theres a "2" next to it and me and fruitloop are shown to be the 2 people reading it

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:33 PM)

i think it just means that someone is reading the shoutbox

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Re The Rise of Cobra: I like bad movies and action sequences involving elite ninjas, so I watched / fast-forwarded through it on Netflix a couple of years ago.

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:23 PM)

Can anyone tell me why the Shoutbox has a notification (a "1") when I login sometimes? I scroll through and don't see anything addressed to me. What does it mean?

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I miss the 2000s when my local stores got new toys more than once a year.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 01:09 PM)

I mean, it might be hard to not know about something before release at all, but the degree of familiarity that you described is only attainable if you intentionally seek things out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:59 PM)

That's at least partially your own fault. The "in motion" part sounds like you even watched videos, which require conscious effort, unlike pictures that might be hard to even avoid.

@  Bass X0 : (23 April 2017 - 12:22 PM)

I miss the 80s where the first time I ever saw Transformers toys was on the toy shelves and hadn't already saw the toy from every angle and in motion several months beforehand. It made seeing a toy in the store something very special to me that I can't recapture now.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

I could see Generations becoming a TRU exclusive line, now that I think about it.

@  Xellos : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

Also, Generations weathered AOE, and the TLK line seems to be short as well, so I think we'll still be seeing some room for Generations.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Titans aren't really wide-released anyway. About the only brick-and-mortar chain to reliably carry them is Toys R Us.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:08 PM)

Isn't Trypticon still a long way from now?

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

They wouldn't let a big-ticket item like that get cancelled.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

Counter argument: They still haven't released Trypticon.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

But yeah, not having any big-name media means it's the most likely, although the premiere series packaging might convince retailers to dedicate more shelf space, kinda like SW Black.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:24 AM)

I'd expect Generations to be the sacrificial lamb since they can't possibly stock RID any less.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I'm thinking the subline that doesn't have a movie or TV show will be the one on the cutting board.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:05 AM)

Back to TF toys: the question is whether or not retailers will be willing to commit the peg/shelf space for three sublines. And which one will be sidelined if space is at a premium.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?


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#1 lonegamer8

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:08 AM

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:01 AM



Looks cool.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 05:03 PM

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Looks cool.


Is cool. Seriously, this is a good book with some crisp, clear artwork. Get it!


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Posted 23 February 2011 - 05:11 PM

Just a note to anyone who may have been reading the thread over on TFW2005 - seriously, this really doesn't contradict Defiance very much at all, and not in any way that couldn't be undone by the end of the mini.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:35 PM

I echo Chris's statement. There's nothing in here that raises my eyebrow, continuity-wise.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:48 PM

Pretty much the only thing is Sentinel naming Optimus a Prime when he didn't have the title in Defiance. But as I say, that's nothing that can't be undone by the end of this mini; plus, right now, only three people know about it, and it's really only honorary here, until Optimus learns he's a TRUE Prime in Defiance. Though I suspect Sentinel knows this already and is grooming him for the role, but we shall see how this plays out...

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:15 PM

Yeah, the stuff in this issue dances around and references too much from previous movie comics for me to think that the writer is gonna pull that big of a contradiction.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 01:16 AM

(In related news, time to totally merge Elita (Movie) and Elita (ROTF).)

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:05 AM

So, is Sentinel really Optimus' daddy like Bay said somewhere?

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(In related news, time to totally merge Elita (Movie) and Elita (ROTF).)


How so, when in the Arcee ToF comic she was created from Arcee along with Chromia, thanks to the crazy Con surgeon's machinations, and in Defiance, she died on Cybertron prior to this event?

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:46 AM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Feb 24 2011, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, is Sentinel really Optimus' daddy like Bay said somewhere?

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Feb 24 2011, 07:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(In related news, time to totally merge Elita (Movie) and Elita (ROTF).)


How so, when in the Arcee ToF comic she was created from Arcee along with Chromia, thanks to the crazy Con surgeon's machinations, and in Defiance, she died on Cybertron prior to this event?


She deid in "Reign of Starscream", and "Rising Storm" explains that Flatline used Arcee's spark to reignite both Elita's and Chromia's, a retconning of what we saw in "Tales of the Fallen".

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:29 AM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Feb 24 2011, 07:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Feb 24 2011, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, is Sentinel really Optimus' daddy like Bay said somewhere?

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Feb 24 2011, 07:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(In related news, time to totally merge Elita (Movie) and Elita (ROTF).)


How so, when in the Arcee ToF comic she was created from Arcee along with Chromia, thanks to the crazy Con surgeon's machinations, and in Defiance, she died on Cybertron prior to this event?


She deid in "Reign of Starscream", and "Rising Storm" explains that Flatline used Arcee's spark to reignite both Elita's and Chromia's, a retconning of what we saw in "Tales of the Fallen".


Not a complete retcon, though - it's all but outright stated that the three have a sort of hive mind thing going on. Kinda weird if you ask me.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:29 PM

Of the two books that came out this week, Foundation is the superior of the two based on artwork alone. Griffith does a great job on the Cybertronian bots, even giving a few older toys redesigns (if I'm seeing them right). And once again, Barber is delivering an excellent story with solid writing and an interesting history. Defiance was the better of the two RotF prequels, and this one looks like it will be a very solid complement to the book, filling in a lot of Movieverse's Backstory.

The best aspect is the the explanation of what hapened to Cybertron after the Primes were destroyed. It's not a question I ever really thought about, but after reading the book, it makes sense. Cybertron entered a long dark age with the loss of the Primes, to the point they even forgot what gave them life. I like the roles they are setting up for Sentinel Prime and Shockwave, and am eager to see what DotM will do with these characters.

Excellent book, and highly recommended. Greatly looking forward to issue 2!

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:01 AM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 24 2011, 02:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Of the two books that came out this week, Foundation is the superior of the two based on artwork alone. Griffith does a great job on the Cybertronian bots, even giving a few older toys redesigns (if I'm seeing them right). And once again, Barber is delivering an excellent story with solid writing and an interesting history. Defiance was the better of the two RotF prequels, and this one looks like it will be a very solid complement to the book, filling in a lot of Movieverse's Backstory.

The best aspect is the the explanation of what hapened to Cybertron after the Primes were destroyed. It's not a question I ever really thought about, but after reading the book, it makes sense. Cybertron entered a long dark age with the loss of the Primes, to the point they even forgot what gave them life. I like the roles they are setting up for Sentinel Prime and Shockwave, and am eager to see what DotM will do with these characters.

Excellent book, and highly recommended. Greatly looking forward to issue 2!


Thanks for the kind words, and I'm really glad you liked the book. It only gets better.

Just thought I'd add a quick comment here explaining why I used the designs that I did. For one thing, the movieverse books have had so many different artists from Milne to Figureoa to Khanna and Magno with so many different looks to the bots that I've been trying to use elements from different artists as an attempt to pull everything together. While Elita-1 is closely following Milne's version of her in ROS, Ironhide's Cybertronian mode is basically Figureoa's design used in Defiance 3, as are several other characters like Brawl and others who are going to appear in the series. Flatline of course is Milne's design as his only appearance has been in TOTF.

I basically did my best to stick to previous designs when possible and if there were conflicting designs used then to go with the one that made more sense. Like For Prime's alt mode, I went with Don's design because it made more sense to me than the teardrop-shaped protoform alt mode he turned into sometimes in Defiance.

In my mind I've justified the different styles of designs as being from the different tribes mentioned in Foundation 1. I kinda figure that the guys who look like Don's work in Defiance might have a common heritage, while the background guys designed by Khanna in Defiance might be from another and so on.

By the way, the two guys who get off'ed in the first few pages have actual character names which are very telling, Deadguy and Cannonfodder.

Anyway, just trying to add a little insight for the curious....

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:11 AM

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By the way, the two guys who get off'ed in the first few pages have actual character names which are very telling, Deadguy and Cannonfodder.

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That is AWESOME. Which one is which? The wiki must know.

Edit: I just recalled one of them was female, so I assume she's not Deadguy. Never hurts to be sure, though.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:22 AM

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By the way, the two guys who get off'ed in the first few pages have actual character names which are very telling, Deadguy and Cannonfodder.

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That is AWESOME. Which one is which? The wiki must know.

Edit: I just recalled one of them was female, so I assume she's not Deadguy. Never hurts to be sure, though.


Actually they were both "male" but I guess the one did have sort of fembot traits, which would be Cannonfodder. I designed him with a mix of BB and Arcee in mind, as a younger Autobot eager to please Optimus and prove himself on the battlefield. Meanwhile Deadguy was designed to look like he was a flyer yet followed Optimus on foot and willing to go wherever Optimus did.

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QUOTE(polystyleneman @ Feb 24 2011, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 24 2011, 02:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Of the two books that came out this week, Foundation is the superior of the two based on artwork alone. Griffith does a great job on the Cybertronian bots, even giving a few older toys redesigns (if I'm seeing them right). And once again, Barber is delivering an excellent story with solid writing and an interesting history. Defiance was the better of the two RotF prequels, and this one looks like it will be a very solid complement to the book, filling in a lot of Movieverse's Backstory.

The best aspect is the the explanation of what hapened to Cybertron after the Primes were destroyed. It's not a question I ever really thought about, but after reading the book, it makes sense. Cybertron entered a long dark age with the loss of the Primes, to the point they even forgot what gave them life. I like the roles they are setting up for Sentinel Prime and Shockwave, and am eager to see what DotM will do with these characters.

Excellent book, and highly recommended. Greatly looking forward to issue 2!


Thanks for the kind words, and I'm really glad you liked the book. It only gets better.

Just thought I'd add a quick comment here explaining why I used the designs that I did. For one thing, the movieverse books have had so many different artists from Milne to Figureoa to Khanna and Magno with so many different looks to the bots that I've been trying to use elements from different artists as an attempt to pull everything together. While Elita-1 is closely following Milne's version of her in ROS, Ironhide's Cybertronian mode is basically Figureoa's design used in Defiance 3, as are several other characters like Brawl and others who are going to appear in the series. Flatline of course is Milne's design as his only appearance has been in TOTF.

I basically did my best to stick to previous designs when possible and if there were conflicting designs used then to go with the one that made more sense. Like For Prime's alt mode, I went with Don's design because it made more sense to me than the teardrop-shaped protoform alt mode he turned into sometimes in Defiance.

In my mind I've justified the different styles of designs as being from the different tribes mentioned in Foundation 1. I kinda figure that the guys who look like Don's work in Defiance might have a common heritage, while the background guys designed by Khanna in Defiance might be from another and so on.

By the way, the two guys who get off'ed in the first few pages have actual character names which are very telling, Deadguy and Cannonfodder.

Anyway, just trying to add a little insight for the curious....


Wow, great to hear from you! Your mesh of styles works fairly well. Love the character names! icon-fire.gif I especially love the Tribes explanation - it would explain some of the more radical difference we've seen in some bots.

Say, I don't know if you can answer this, but is there a reason that Shockwave's design (in both books) differs from the final design we've seen via the toy and game promotions?

Edited by Master Fwiffo, 25 February 2011 - 12:31 AM.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:37 AM

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Actually they were both "male" but I guess the one did have sort of fembot traits, which would be Cannonfodder.

Oops, yeah, I guess he doesn't really have many fembot traits beyond 'is a motorcycle'. His similar coloration to Elita-1 might've confused me when just glancing back at it.

Since we haven't driven you away with inane questions (yet), is the purple-ish seeker on page 5 based on Cyclonus, or am I seeing things?

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:42 AM

QUOTE(Cattleprod @ Feb 24 2011, 10:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(polystyleneman @ Feb 25 2011, 12:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually they were both "male" but I guess the one did have sort of fembot traits, which would be Cannonfodder.

Oops, yeah, I guess he doesn't really have many fembot traits beyond 'is a motorcycle'. His similar coloration to Elita-1 might've confused me when just glancing back at it.

Since we haven't driven you away with inane questions (yet), is the purple-ish seeker on page 5 based on Cyclonus, or am I seeing things?


Sadly no. He's basically just a "repaint" of Ramjet and Priscilla is solely responsible for the color choice. Though she might have had him in mind, I'm not sure. If you like Cyclonus easter eggs though, keep your eyes peeled in this series....

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:43 AM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 24 2011, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 24 2011, 02:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Of the two books that came out this week, Foundation is the superior of the two based on artwork alone. Griffith does a great job on the Cybertronian bots, even giving a few older toys redesigns (if I'm seeing them right). And once again, Barber is delivering an excellent story with solid writing and an interesting history. Defiance was the better of the two RotF prequels, and this one looks like it will be a very solid complement to the book, filling in a lot of Movieverse's Backstory.

The best aspect is the the explanation of what hapened to Cybertron after the Primes were destroyed. It's not a question I ever really thought about, but after reading the book, it makes sense. Cybertron entered a long dark age with the loss of the Primes, to the point they even forgot what gave them life. I like the roles they are setting up for Sentinel Prime and Shockwave, and am eager to see what DotM will do with these characters.

Excellent book, and highly recommended. Greatly looking forward to issue 2!


Thanks for the kind words, and I'm really glad you liked the book. It only gets better.

Just thought I'd add a quick comment here explaining why I used the designs that I did. For one thing, the movieverse books have had so many different artists from Milne to Figureoa to Khanna and Magno with so many different looks to the bots that I've been trying to use elements from different artists as an attempt to pull everything together. While Elita-1 is closely following Milne's version of her in ROS, Ironhide's Cybertronian mode is basically Figureoa's design used in Defiance 3, as are several other characters like Brawl and others who are going to appear in the series. Flatline of course is Milne's design as his only appearance has been in TOTF.

I basically did my best to stick to previous designs when possible and if there were conflicting designs used then to go with the one that made more sense. Like For Prime's alt mode, I went with Don's design because it made more sense to me than the teardrop-shaped protoform alt mode he turned into sometimes in Defiance.

In my mind I've justified the different styles of designs as being from the different tribes mentioned in Foundation 1. I kinda figure that the guys who look like Don's work in Defiance might have a common heritage, while the background guys designed by Khanna in Defiance might be from another and so on.

By the way, the two guys who get off'ed in the first few pages have actual character names which are very telling, Deadguy and Cannonfodder.

Anyway, just trying to add a little insight for the curious....


Wow, great to hear from you! Your mesh of styles works fairly well. Love the character names! icon-fire.gif I especially love the Tribes explanation - it would explain some of the more radical difference we've seen in some bots.

Say, I don't know if you can answer this, but is there a reason that Shockwave's design (in both books) differs from the final design we've seen via the toy and game promotions?


I'm not at liberty to say anything about SW, buy Andy addressed it sorta on the IDW forums today.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:47 AM

QUOTE(polystyleneman @ Feb 24 2011, 09:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 24 2011, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(polystyleneman @ Feb 24 2011, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 24 2011, 02:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Of the two books that came out this week, Foundation is the superior of the two based on artwork alone. Griffith does a great job on the Cybertronian bots, even giving a few older toys redesigns (if I'm seeing them right). And once again, Barber is delivering an excellent story with solid writing and an interesting history. Defiance was the better of the two RotF prequels, and this one looks like it will be a very solid complement to the book, filling in a lot of Movieverse's Backstory.

The best aspect is the the explanation of what hapened to Cybertron after the Primes were destroyed. It's not a question I ever really thought about, but after reading the book, it makes sense. Cybertron entered a long dark age with the loss of the Primes, to the point they even forgot what gave them life. I like the roles they are setting up for Sentinel Prime and Shockwave, and am eager to see what DotM will do with these characters.

Excellent book, and highly recommended. Greatly looking forward to issue 2!


Thanks for the kind words, and I'm really glad you liked the book. It only gets better.

Just thought I'd add a quick comment here explaining why I used the designs that I did. For one thing, the movieverse books have had so many different artists from Milne to Figureoa to Khanna and Magno with so many different looks to the bots that I've been trying to use elements from different artists as an attempt to pull everything together. While Elita-1 is closely following Milne's version of her in ROS, Ironhide's Cybertronian mode is basically Figureoa's design used in Defiance 3, as are several other characters like Brawl and others who are going to appear in the series. Flatline of course is Milne's design as his only appearance has been in TOTF.

I basically did my best to stick to previous designs when possible and if there were conflicting designs used then to go with the one that made more sense. Like For Prime's alt mode, I went with Don's design because it made more sense to me than the teardrop-shaped protoform alt mode he turned into sometimes in Defiance.

In my mind I've justified the different styles of designs as being from the different tribes mentioned in Foundation 1. I kinda figure that the guys who look like Don's work in Defiance might have a common heritage, while the background guys designed by Khanna in Defiance might be from another and so on.

By the way, the two guys who get off'ed in the first few pages have actual character names which are very telling, Deadguy and Cannonfodder.

Anyway, just trying to add a little insight for the curious....


Wow, great to hear from you! Your mesh of styles works fairly well. Love the character names! icon-fire.gif I especially love the Tribes explanation - it would explain some of the more radical difference we've seen in some bots.

Say, I don't know if you can answer this, but is there a reason that Shockwave's design (in both books) differs from the final design we've seen via the toy and game promotions?


I'm not at liberty to say anything about SW, buy Andy addressed it sorta on the IDW forums today.


Ah, thanks!

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