2D Artwork: Hasbro reject

Discussion in 'Transformers Fan Art' started by jonnyshaft, May 6, 2012.

  1. jonnyshaft

    jonnyshaft Well-Known Member

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    When I was a kid I designed and submitted Transformes to Hasbro, truly thinking that maybe theyd pick one to produce.
    For some reason I thought a series of inanimate transforming musical instruments was a great idea at the time, and I designed the "Rockabots".
    Hasbro had the decency to send them back with a pretty nice rejection form letter, which I always appreciated.
    I wanted to recreate one of the robots based on my design from when I was 9, only updated. This is Hi-Hat, the transforming drum set. Still havent figured out why that would be useful...but screw it.
     
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    Wars Regular At Swerve's™

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    Oh my, that is brilliantly awesome! :D 
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    That would be great for a TFA Rumble/Frenzy.
     
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    I'm seeing more soundwave minjuns here. I really like it, though, honestly, not sure how practical it would/could be.....
    maybe have it more a percussion machine instead of a standard set?
     
  5. jonnyshaft

    jonnyshaft Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!
    I agree, its totally impractial, and based off of an 1985 design...An electronic drum set could be cool as well.
    The other guys in the set were two flying V guitars that turned into one robot, like a Duocon almost.
    Someone told me that in a recent Transformers incarnation Laserbeak was a guitar?
     
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    Nice idea!

    Animated.

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    And Ratbat was a "Keytar"

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    Additionally, it seems they had your idea WAAAY back in G1 even. Rock Bot - Transformers Wiki
     
  7. jonnyshaft

    jonnyshaft Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting those!
    man, so they had Rock-bots way back...I guess they really were inspired by my submission ;) 

    Id bet after they realized what a cash cow tfs were they have a bot and con for everything under the sun at least in a developmental stage.
     
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    TedimusPrime Part Time Toy Designer

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    It's totally about the guys tastes... I suppose? Great work though, and great story too!
     
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    SwerveGears The King of Victory

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    I wish I had your guts... I'll need them if I want that job at Toei in 2-3 years.
     
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    AWESOME.


    I want it.
     
  11. jonnyshaft

    jonnyshaft Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, appreciate it.
    Swere- its wasnt guts man, it was naivitae...when I sent out drawings to Hasbro as a kid I didnt know any better;) 
    Get your work seen by as many people as possible if you want to pursue art or animation. Nobody can hire you unless they know youre out there.
     
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