Optimus weapons system - preliminary designs

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  1. cafedang

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  2. flamepanther

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    It's new to me! It looks like that's what he was armed with in some of the earliest pictures we've got of him. The poster version still has the "energy belt" but it looks like they've made the gun bigger. Very cool.

    Looks like it's partly made from one of the exhaust stacks from the truck mode?
     
  3. Gears

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    The "Weapons system" part of that wallpaper looks fan-made to me. The person who put it together does say he "added his own personal touches" if you read the comments. I could be wrong though...
     
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    Interesting...And I think that's his regular cannon and the one seen in the poster either an upgrade by adding the engine or a seperate bazooka-esque weapon.
     
  5. cafedang

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    Hmmm, I don't think the weapon system part is fan made - it does look very authentic.

    I'm no graphics expert but I suspect the personal touches was probably stuff like that red box line going around both boards.
     
  6. prime is a legend

    prime is a legend Hooch is crazy.

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    OPTIMUS HAS A BIG GUN!!!

    woohooo this has just added to how cool optimus is i mean you cant have prime without a huge firearm!!
     
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    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    Unless it's RID Prime's little pea shooter. Or Alt Op's HAIRDRYER OF DOOM. Or...

    Still, this gun does look good, and a gun belt might solve some of the 'how does that robot turn into that truck?' questions.

    -Tony!
     
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    Looks good, Is the arm cannon going to slide out??
     
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    Notice the different head on the action pics. I wish that one would be used instead.
     
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    Looks like he reaches onto his back, where the various parts attach to his arm. Same with the bazooka seen in the poster.
     
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    Interesting - the head on the bottom pics is the same one they have in the renders we've seen.
     
  12. helix

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    well theres 2 mysterys solved

    1) whats under primes face mask : nothing.

    2) what did they do with pirme after the original movie: put him through a shredder by the look of it

    still dont like it, and not because it aint G1 before any bay fanboys start harping on. its just not transformers, feels like its missing something.

    sure its robots that turn into stuff but so was go bots and power rangers and they sure as hell wernt TF's

    that prime looks like he could cause a tetnis epidemic if kids tried to transform him
     
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    Doesn't the mouth/nose area on the botton close up pics of Prime make him look like he has a big nose?
     
  14. Neo-Bombshell

    Neo-Bombshell Proudly Peruvian Transfan

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    Simply awesome! I really like the design. I hoipe they will keep that weapon system. It looks amazing.
     
  15. Akumaxv

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    According to the leaked script: *SPOILER* Highlight to read





    The weapons come out of their bodies. I personally think it's going to look it's morphing out out them. They don't seem to be seperate handheld guns.


    Sounds ridiculous to me, but so does alot of what they are doing.
     
  16. Phorpus

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    These guys are going to have some major firepower.

    ...unless, you know, Bay manages to screw THAT up.
     
  17. NIDARAM12

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    I dunno, theres alot of Transformers that have weapons that are from parts of their body/alt mode, and that do a bit of Transforming themselves. Transformers rarely have seperate gun's sitting in a holster... at least on the toys. Heck, it makes more sense than having them be made out of transparent Energon :p 
     
  18. Akumaxv

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    I wouldn't say in a holster, but as the spoiler above says, they kind of "grow" out their bodies.

    This leads to another issue with the toys themselves. Either we're going to lose all the already unnecassry detail, or loose the fact that the weapons will be contained within their bodies. Unless these things are going to be huge and expensive.
     
  19. 1987olds442

    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

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    So that is what happened to Megatron's arm cannon...
     
  20. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    I soooo hope they don't morph.
    Remember fan reaction to Beast Machines.
     

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