Hey everyone! Decided to give one of my favorite TF movie characters the Animated restyle (hey, if Blackout gets in, so can Barricade!). Hope you will like it! As you can see it's an entirely new design made from scratch - no existing character model was used as a base, but of course I did use movie Barricade and the general Animated style for insipration. When looking at some fan art made by other people I have noticed most of them are pretty much 'just' G1 characters in Animated proportions. On studying the Animated characters I feel that, even though the G1 or other series' characters are used as a base, they don't look like their previous counterparts 1 to 1. Animated adds new design elements and twists to existing characters, so I tried to put that into Barricade as well. I have designed him with the look of a 'bad cop': in robot mode, he wears his Decepticon symbol on his belt, and his feet are robotic cowboy boots (along with tracks in the form of his tires). Another trait I took from his movie counterpart was his treacherous, deceiving nature. Being smaller than most Decepticons, he has to rely on lying and tricking humans and Autobots alike, perhaps even by pretending to be a 'good cop'/'good Decepticon' (I can envision him talking kindly to an Autobot, while putting his Decepticon badge on a desk, pretending to talk 'outside of the book', only to betray him in the end). Because of this, I've given him a hunched weakling's build. Next to that, I decided to give his face a slight twist to make him more recognizable: his face is actually a screen on which an audiotrack is seen. When not talking, these have the shape of pointy teeth, but when he is talking, the line moves heavily (like an audiotrack or heartbeat). And finally, I decided to do away with his door-wings. I was originally going to use them, but removed them for the following reasons: 1. it was becoming too cluttered. 2. I feel it does not fit within the Animated style (no bot has been seen with this trait). 3. Although I felt it made Barricade recognizable in the movie, he's not the only bot to wear them, so they are more 'general' anyway. Anyway, tell me what you like/dislike! Animated FTW!! (by the way, it's a slightly big file. Give it some time to load!) UPDATE: 11 October 2009 MAGIC RESURRECTION THREAD! I made some small changes to this design..I removed the pupils from the eyes, and made the eyes a bit smaller. I changed the Decepticon logo to the one used on the Animated production artwork (not the promo art), as well as the hilights (only used in promo artwork as well). Finally, I also made a movie colors variant.