Mecha Workshop from Don Figueroa

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  1. Tony_Bacala

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    News Story: Mecha Workshop - New Project from Don Figueroa - Transformers News - TFW2005

    Don Figueroa dropped us a line and let us know that he and some partners have created a new company which will feature all original robot designs, comics, and toys. Check out their official statement below!

    VALENT WANG AND DON FIGUEROA ANNOUNCE MECHA WORKSHOP - COMIC BOOK AND FIGURE TIE-IN

    Valent Wang, along with famed TRANSFORMERS comic book artist Don Figueroa (Dreamwave's Transformers: The War Within, IDW Publishing's Transformers On-Going) have announced the formation of a new company, Mecha Workshop, which features an online comic as well as a collectable action figure line featuring customizable mech-figures that convert and have alternate modes!

    The free-to-view online comic will be written by Dan Taylor (former editor IDW Publishing) and drawn by acclaimed artist Don Figueroa. The comic will showcase the unique universe of Mecha Workshop and develop a full back-story and current on-going story of heroes and villains! Lettering for the comic will be done by Thomas Mauer.

    Celebrity artists Enrico Galli and Luca Zampriolo are also on board for this project. While both will be behind illustrations, the colors, graphics, and visual effects will be handled by Enrico Galli and Luca Zampriolo will be doing the sculpting.

    This all new toy-line will premiere with the Infantry Unit Mech figure, who is a fit for a diverse range of combat situations!

    Check out MACROMASTERS (Comic) (Figures), an older project of Don Figueroa featuring his own home-made figures, to get a possible idea of what's in store for Mecha Workshop!

    You can see some of Don's comic work in our Comic Section here: Don Figueroa (Artist). Stay tuned for more details!
     
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    Mecha Workshop Robot by DON
     
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    And there's that gun that Don teased a couple of days ago.
     
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    This boner of mine glows with an awesome power.
     
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    I heart Don Fig!
     
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    And this is where more of my money will be going too...haha.. DON ROCKS as well as his art! Looking forward to owning everything.
     
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    Awesome. I am in.
     
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    I might be able to get behind this. It'll depend on the execution.
     
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    Toy Prototypes, in case someone missed it:

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    This is going to be fantastic. I can't wait to see more.
     
  11. delta7890

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    Oh MAN. BONER!
     
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    Don was, is and always will be the best thing to ever happen to TF art imo, and to this day I'm still blown away at the almost savant detail of his work. This new project is definitely something I'll keep an eye on.
     
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    I'd like to see more. I'm getting a "Macross" vibe.
     
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    I know that I, for one, am quite excited. :D 
     
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    Hopefully these won't be too expensive.


    Also, DAT ASS.
     
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    This looks incredible! I know many disagree, but *THIS* is the kind of thing that these third-party unauthorized producers should be doing with their obvious talents, rather than just taking Hasbro/Takara's characters/designs and making money off them; They should be producing a toyline made up of their *own* original ideas!!! That said, this looks incredible!
     
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    Innnnnnteresting...

    zmog
     
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    I 100% agree with this.

    I'm looking forawrd to what DON has to offer. I've been a fan of his ever since I first laid eyes on his artwork. And then I saw his Macromaster comic and toys and was blown away by his skill. He's one of the first people i knew of that made full on scratchbuilt transformers.
    I'd love to sit and talk with him at some point. maybe i'll meet him at a con in the future or something.....

    Randy!
     
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    10 bucks says Hasbro buys them out. Gives them extra money tells them not to bankrupt the company and then lets them do what ever they want. Hell it worked with wizards of the coast. i guess it depends on how much influence this new company has on the consumers.
     
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    This could be pretty great. I'll happily check this out-
     

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