Concept artwork for Generations Sandstorm courtesy of Nick Roche

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  1. Wars

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    Not entirely sure if this qualifies as news, but Nick Roche has put up a concept art image of Sandstorm on his Twitter (@NickRoche) to be used as a design basis for the Generations voyager class figure. Here's the image mirrored..

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  2. Anguirus

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    Welp all credit to Nick for that brilliant head!
     
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    Very cool.
     
  4. rosewater

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    Beauty. Can someone please make that gun?
     
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    Hasbro did. It comes with the toy.
     
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    It really is pretty cool seeing just how much of this design is in the final toy despite engineering changes, like the wheels on the legs becoming fake wheel detailing.
     
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    Really, really cool.
     
  8. mattwhite924

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    Don't forget that it seems that Springer was based off these images, instead of the other way around. It's crazy how well this turned out for both characters.
     
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    Very nice, though I would have preferred the face masked version from LSOTW
     
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    Veeery cool. So good it outshines an already brilliant remold in fact.
     
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    Always found it ironic how us getting a LSOTW Springer resulted in us getting a Sandstorm that's not the LSOTW design, but cool nonetheless!
     
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    I'm sure some enterprising 3P (HeadRobots, Beezleboss, Dr. Wu, etc.) will give us an add-on kit to make Sandstorm look more IDW-ish.

    That said, cool drawing!
     
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    I really, really like Nick's work when he draws less cartoony like that.
     
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    totally.

    woah, what? that's even more awesome. Love both of those toys so much, and now I love them even more. I love seeing design sketches like this.
     
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    A gun of that shape might fill in a gap on the nose of the Helicopter quite well.

    If you squint a bit the general shape seems quite suited to Transformers Animated.
     
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    it does.
     
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    Pure awesome.

    I want Springer and Sandstorm so bad.
     
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    so thats why sandstorms tail piece pegs into his back in a standing position...which looks completely derpy on the toy but makes a bit more sense now..
     
  19. ironscythe

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    Be advised, the joints that fold their lower legs in half WILL break unless you shave the edges off the angles (you will see what I mean when you get them). It's the same engineering as Nitro Bumblebee from DOTM, and I don't know about anyone else's experience with the toy, but mine lost his shins after the 20th transformation. The plastic around the pin-hinges mid-shin could not handle the stress of snapping across their own angled surfaces. I took preemptive measures to make sure this didn't happen to Springer.

    Also, I am reserved about Sandstorm. He seems very cluttered and top-heavy compared to Springer, and his legs are just skinny without the wheels to fill them in.
     
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    I haven't heard of this problem anywhere, and I haven't had it myself. The tabs you're referring to have worn down a little bit, but I think you have an exceptional case. But I could be absolutely dead wrong! I'm not trying to argue at all, I just don't want someone who's excited about these figures to cut them up out of the box and end up with floppy legs.
     

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