Which Transformer has the most interesting face?

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  1. Focksbot

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    I've been enjoying these close up studies of the Throttlebots by @CWingsyun:

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    Despite the original cartoon models depicting most Transformers as essentially the same face in a different helmet, there's actually quite a lot of variety in the faces of the original toys, as well as interesting mistakes and discrepancies. I've always liked how Perceptor is sometimes coloured with a mask of blue paint across the top of his phizzog, despite not having a visor - presumably because Yomtov (or whoever it was) decided to base the colours on his toy rather than his character sheet.

    Then you've got your Whirls and Shockwaves, of course, and characters with full colour heads (rather than having the default gunmetal faces). Anyone have any favourites they'd like to share?
     
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    I thought original Blackarachina had a distinctive face because of the way the area of her face around her mouth was divided, like she was wearing a skin tight mask with a separate helmet over it. In few instances of lighting, it also looks like she has a thin mustache.

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    I always love the Two Face looking guys like Dinobot II, Energon Slugslinger, or the Cyborg Beasts from Beast Wars II. They're just so uncommon, unique, and make for very evil looking Decepticons. Love em to bits!
     
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    +1 for Blackarachnia. Windblade is probably my current favorite, though. I like the Asian ladies, I suppose!

    And, just take a look at my avatar for one of the most unique...if not ultra-derpy...faces G1 had to offer...
     
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    I loved the original toy faces (Gears, Brawn, Wheeljack etc.) before they were 'humanised' by Marvel. Saying that, I did like Hot Rods 'young' face in the Movie.

    Others would be Waspinator and the plain glowing faces of the G2 Cyberjets.

    Funny that people like Blackarachnia's face so much - the panelling has always looked like a mustache to me from the start and has irritated me since.
     
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    I thought the long face designs Prime had for some of their characters turned out working well. It's not something I'd want for most characters, but for a few, it suits their personalities well.
     

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    One of my all-time favourites was Galaxy Force Noisemaze.

    Loved that figure back in the day - but sold off once I started down the MP path back in 2013.

    Ahhh, Galaxy Force...that was a good line back in its day...
     
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    Well, now I can't un-see a mustache on her face...thx...
     
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    That's funny. I always thought she looked like she had jowls like Droopy the dog.
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    That was my good laugh for the day. Thanks!
     
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    G1 Galvatron. If you see sparks and an angry face he might punch you. If dont see sparks and he has a calm face he might punch you too. If you see angry face no sparks he might punch you. Long story short, whatever his expression and the sparks presence, you might get punched.
     
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    Give me your face!Lol.
     
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    Don't let Movie Optimus see this thread! He might get some ideas!
     
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    Meh who cares about that copycat?

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    I know that art is supposed to make SG Prime look badass, but it looks more like a 4 year old trying to see what toy he got inside his Kinder Egg.
     
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    Doesnt change the fact that he was the first Prime to remove faces...Among other things.

    Plus he might very well be trying to find out what toy he got. His mental state was akin to G1 Galvatrons. "Lets see here: Nop, I was hopping for the airplane...." :lol :lol 
     
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    G1 toy faces for 1984 minibots and 1987 throttlebots.

    G2 cyberjet faces.

    I guess that's why I'm not bothered much by 2007-DoTM Bayformer noggins.
     
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    G1 Wheeljack. G1 Grimlock with the teeth on the faceplate. I like when jets have heads that look like fighter pilot helms in general. I like TLK Megs and DOTM Sentinel Prime's faces. G1 Wreck-Gar. SG Rodimus. I like Slipstream's perpetual smirk more than Starscream's. I like that T30 Jetfire has Skyfire's face.

    Any time I see Optimus without a face plate I want to punch him. Except this panel:
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    Dunno why, but I've always thought that looked cool.

    Here's a couple more of my favorite faces:
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    Who did the head design on this? M.C. Escher? I could accept that the mouth is just a couple of open vents, but how does a bot wear their visor over and under the helmet at the same time?

    Anyway it looks neat
     

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