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SDCC 2013 Official Reveal Image of Fanbuilt Bot Windblade

Posted on 07-18-2013 at 06:10 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
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Next up, Hasbro has released an official image showcasing the Fanbuilt bot, Windblade. Windblade was official revealed at SDCC 2013 to be a female Autobot jet with an Asian almost geisha inspired facial design. Check it out at left.

Check out the images after the break and keep it TFW for more San Diego Comic Con 2013 coverage! Also be sure to visit our sister sites Hisstank, Tokunation and Toyark for more coverage of all the other cool things on show!
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Shinobitron
Damn thats cool! Love the geisha look she has.
Exodus
Yeah not bad at all. Although I have a feeling they're use the Prime Slipstream mode for her...
plowking
Its Thrust in drag!!

Sweet.
Scaleface
WinDblade.

This is what happens when you design a character by committee. No sense to it.
Ribieconvoy
I really love the geisha (or Kabuki, pick your poison. They aren't the same thing but they share similar makeup schemes) face, I don't care how silly it is. If I get her, she's standing with Drift on my shelves.
Crystal Convoy
Y'know, I'm kinds disappointed they didn't go for some obscure homaging and name her Nijika
ScreamerFan
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Originally Posted by Exodus View Post
Yeah not bad at all. Although I have a feeling they're use the Prime Slipstream mode for her...
I believe it's going to be a brand new mold, not a remold or repaint of any kind.
black mamba
I got this first!! Oh.yeh!!
King Henrik
well in the event they don't make a figure for her, i'm sure the new armada starscream deluxe will do nicely.
MACRAPTRON
Is this ugly thing getting a toy?
megus
if only she was a winged beast that would have been awesome, but I'll definitely pick her up anyway because she's still amazing looking
Neekotron
Boy Blunder
Windblade. Not Wingblade.

And it's kabuki-styled. Geisha go for more of an "alabaster doll/white-skinned" look. Kabuki gets all crazy with the red stripe makeup.

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Originally Posted by MACRAPTRON View Post
Is this ugly thing getting a toy?
Yep! And drinking in all the rage like this has made me very happy that she is.
JirwemTheGreat
YES!!! It's a fembot! We can always use more fembots! And the geisha/samurai motif is just awesome!
Girl Pants
Neato. Looking forward to getting a toy. Didn't they say this character will be written into the comics too? I think that was half the reason I voted female - to "force" more females into IDW.

Love the Japanese style - she can be Drift's waifu.
Ezilla82
She does look interesting. Hopefully it turns out alright and I might considered getting her, but its a maybe.
Insane Galvatron


This is what I thought about the first time I saw it. If you don't know what that is, watch the G1 Episode "The Face of Nijika".
Prime Jetscream
...Okay, that art is terrible.

But I like the design. I'll wait for pics of the actual toy before deciding.
Timesynch
Very odd.
TFW10
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Originally Posted by MACRAPTRON View Post
Is this ugly thing getting a toy?
Agreed
Griffin73
Was it too much to ask for an Alpha Trion toy, instead we got Kabuki-tron?
PredaconElder
You make it!

You buy it!

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Originally Posted by JirwemTheGreat View Post
YES!!! It's a fembot! We can always use more fembots! And the geisha/samurai motif is just awesome!
I would dare say that 70% of us voted for a female transformer.
onionna
The geisha face kind of looks like a mask to me. I hope they clean her up a bit because the pic is atrocious to my eyes. The design is cool. Just.... the colors..... -.-
RedAlert Rescue
So is this really a Crossdressing Perceptor toy then - laugh.

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Oh and I actually voted for a Male Decepticon Helicopter myself.
BScorpinok75
looking foward to adding a non motorcycle fembot to my classic-verse collection
doomtron
With everyonr complaining who voted for it? You could of voted for a decepticon semi ill buy her lady ss anyone
Bumblebee2000
I'm hoping the toy will look better, that art is quite bad to me. Also...
WHY NO NUNCHUCKS?!
Gryph
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Originally Posted by Insane Galvatron View Post
Ok, that's kind of awesome.
uruseiranma
"Well, we would have shown this at Botcon, but we figured all of you would be much more appreciative of what Transformers fans such as yourselves, in this giant hall, of which some of you are die-hard collectors, and in which many more of you will be telling of this image...will surely appreciate.

After all, this made through the fans, for the fans."
Bumblethumper
such cobbled together nonsense of a character. The altmode is a similar hackjob.

Are Hasbro getting interns to do their character designs again?

My advice: ignore the fans. You just end up with some conflicting contradictory vision that no one is happy with. Hire the best people and let them do their best work.
Eric
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Originally Posted by MACRAPTRON View Post
Is this ugly thing getting a toy?
Looks that way, unfortunately.
Dinobot747
Not a huge fembot fan, but a female Autobot jet - not sure that's been done before.

I wait for pictures, but it's more than likely that I'll buy it, if nothing else to support this fan-created TF in hopes that Hasbro will do it again. They should make that an annual thing.
Noideaforaname
A little too bad fan-character/designed by committee/Rule 63'd Armada Starscream/every "badass" thing thrown in for my tastes.
Boy Blunder
I just love all the tears this toy has generated. They quench my thirst.

Especially since we know nothing about the actual toy, or the character.
Weitat1988
this thing is nasty yoo lol , bring on the fembot and retools and repaint
I bet we will see a toon accurate face of nijiika or wadever deco from takara
so what happen to the rest of the fan vote character like at least make the top 3 or something ?
Bumblethumper
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Originally Posted by Boy Blunder View Post
I just love all the tears this toy has generated. They quench my thirst.

Especially since we know nothing about the actual toy, or the character.
Well maybe Takara will be able to polish this turd. Sometimes the process works wonders. But look what they have to work with.
Katamari Prime
So, this is the madness the fandom has wrought.
Hadlen_Weltall
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Originally Posted by Katamari Prime View Post
So, this is the madness the fandom has wrought.
Don't blame me, I voted for my FOC multiplayer bot: a truck that turned into a robot with more wheels that shouldn't be there. Named him "TrukMunky"
Dinodigger97
Huhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...................what is that thing?
WilyMech
Does anyone know what a "Giesha" is? I am not kidding you the FanFiction writers are going lover her.
Starscream0625
Well, let's not forget that children had a say in this "Fan-Built Bot" thing. It just looks too much like something out of Japan and just doesn't seem like what the fandom actually would've voted for. I'm disappointed, quite frankly. Unless the toy and/or character is spectacular, I don't ever plan on having any interest in buying her.
Rosicrucian
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Originally Posted by WilyMech View Post
Does anyone know what a "Giesha" is? I am not kidding you the FanFiction writers are going lover her.
That isn't a Geisha aesthetic on the face paint. That's more a Kabuki aesthetic, and one of the more aggressive roles at that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumadori
AAarcher221
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Originally Posted by Starscream0625 View Post
Well, let's not forget that children had a say in this "Fan-Built Bot" thing. It just looks too much like something out of Japan and just doesn't seem like what the fandom actually would've voted for. I'm disappointed, quite frankly. Unless the toy and/or character is spectacular, I don't ever plan on having any interest in buying her.
I'm pretty sure the kids either had a problem between the assault tank and the fighter jet.
Boy Blunder
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Originally Posted by Bumblethumper View Post
Well maybe Takara will be able to polish this turd. Sometimes the process works wonders. But look what they have to work with.
I think it looks good to begin with. I don't a Takara shiny paintjob and price hike to like it.

So basically, I'll enjoy the figure, and fandom tears will keep flowing. I got plenty of empty bottles to fill.

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Originally Posted by Rosicrucian View Post
That isn't a Geisha aesthetic on the face paint. That's more a Kabuki aesthetic, and one of the more aggressive roles at that.
THANK YOU!
Weitat1988
I demand to see the real polling result anyone with me ? lol
allew
I like it, just because it's different than the norm doesn't mean it's not cool. Will look great with Drift, Bludgeon and/or Thunderwing!
Angelwave
I think Kabukiblade would be better with a pair of tessen rather than a sword.
allew
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I think Kabukiblade would be better with a pair of tessen rather than a sword.
I like your metal War Fan idea. A Naginata polearm would have worked too.

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