The Transformers design team continues to give fans an inside look at the creative process behind current and upcoming Transformers releases, as Mark Maher (@markclonus) shows us a bit of the design artwork and concepts that led to Transformers Legacy Arcee, Velocitron 500 Collection Road Rocket, and Shattered Glass Collection Flamewar!
Hey guys, here is some behind the scenes development on the Deluxe Arcee, Road Rocket, and Flamewar.
Arcee’s inital design was kicked off by John Warden and the illustration shown here was done by @marcelomatere .
You will also notice the energon weapons that were drawn by @santalux75.
Now you know I dig action masters, so I was trying here for an Axer as the alt head. After talking it over with Yuki san at Takara, he had an amazing suggestion, he wanted to do a RoadPig or a RoadRocket alt head as a female ninja to go along with Arcee’s motif. I was onboard for the Road Rocket and off we went.
You can see some of my hardlines over the sculpt to add some tings here and there, adjust some sizing, and add some sculpting flare 😎. You can also see some design inputs I did for the alt head with the details to get her tires on her shoulders, which was a definite must.
You will also see some early concepting done to figure out a crossbow attribute for Flamewar. I really like to get my hands on stuff and play out the fantasy. I always pictured her as a Shattered Glass Arcee personally, but to provide another strong character in the comic the team felt like it was a strong play. The shattered glass universe has been a real treat to work on and Im glad everyone is really digging it.
Busy week so forgive me if Im MIA. I try my best to answer but Im currently drowning in the Rust Sea. 🙆🏻♂️
Interesting ideas behind how the non-SG character Flamewar wound up in the SG line. Are you looking forward to Road Rocket or Flamewar more? How well do you think they captured these characters given these tooling and deco changes? Let Mark and the team know! Then let’s talk about that on the Allspark Facebook page , on our partnered Discord at discord.gg/allspark , and on the Allspark Forums !