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First Look at Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Drift Robot Mode (Sort Of)

Posted on 01-15-2014 at 09:29 PM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
Amscan-Drift
Thanks to Facebook fan Richard Marsh for dropping us a line, we now have our first-ish look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift robot mode! The picture shows an upcoming Halloween costume from Amscan being solicited to retailers right now, under the title Transformers 4 Drift. While it doesn't show a movie accurate version, we get a feel that he will have a samurai style to him in black with blue highlights, as seen on the Bugatti vehicle mode from the set. Check out the picture after the break!

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RoadRage
I honestly don't know what to say? It looks good but till then................I WAIT!!!
AAarcher221
Looks like something out of Real Steel.
justdd
Well, I don't hate it. I'll wait till I see the toy.
MechaV
Impressive.
Secretcode
I wonder if those are his actual proportions or if these are just the altered "Well it's gotta be a cheapish halloween costume for an actual human" proportions.

Still. Buying the Generations Deluxe anyway because holy shit Bugatti Veyron.
Tony_Bacala
Remember, this is a Halloween costume, similar to this:



So, don't take it literally.
bman29
I'm not sure how I feel about this one. Have to see in film CGI. Reminds me of Silver Samurai.
Valkysas
Drift finally cannot possibly be more Japanese. Congratulations, Drift. You made it.
Fallout
even as a costume that looks fucking cool. can't wait to see the toy.
Mechafire
Oh Dorifuto-Chan~
RoadRage
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Originally Posted by AAarcher221 View Post
Looks like something out of Real Steel.
It actaully kind does.....reminds me a bit of NoisyBoy

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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
Drift finally cannot possibly be more Japanese. Congratulations, Drift. You made it.
.....................
Fallout
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Originally Posted by Jazz 4 View Post

this is Drift.....That looks like a headmaster Bludgeon....
no silly, they're both drift. just from different continuities.
RoadRage
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Originally Posted by Jazz 4 View Post

this is Drift.....That looks like a headmaster Bludgeon....
When has the movie ever gone by a true design?
NotRamjet97
Bring it!
Timothy.R
looks cool.. but i HATE the head.
Zikmaster1000
Uh......

I don't know what to think, definitely Samurai like, suffering from the same problem as Prime and Bee, not a lot of identifiable vehicle parts, except for chest, the head looks way out of place, looks like wrong head and wrong body, it dose look like a Real Steel Robot, I'll wait until we see him in action, as a toy and a CGI image of him in better detail, but from what I've seen so far of the robot modes in TF4 I have one thing to say about it and to quote The 2nd and 10th Doctor.

"I don't like it"
Cyber-Scream
Is the samurai head really necessary, tho?
electronic456
It looks pretty radical. If I was a kid, I'll just go around pretending to be the Shredder.
Crystal Convoy
That's awesome. The toy better not suck.
Jaydenthetank
Looking good
MechaV
Repainted into Bludgeon for a post-movie wave.

Screencap this post!
Secretcode
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Originally Posted by Fallout View Post
no silly, they're both drift. just from different continuities.
YEAAAAAAAAAH. Honestly, I'm not sure why people are expecting super accurate homagey designs. It's sorta been the movieverse thing since the first film that they do their own thing for designs rather than be faithful to anything else. There's a few exceptions, but the standard thing with their designs is "Make cool robot, what do you mean there's another dude with this name?"
RamenJunkie
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"There is a robot who speaks Mandarin all the time. He’s Cybertronian in origin. "
Transformer 4 spoilers: A new Chinese Transformer? | Moviepilot

I can't wait...
Cal
Hey, Samurai Prowl finally made it into a movie!
Valkysas
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Originally Posted by RoadRage View Post
When has the movie ever gone by a true design?
"true design"?
General Tekno
Okay, after my initial viewing of the pic and the subsequent loud laughter...

You don't suppose we're gonna see a Terracotta army of Chinese Cybertronians?

As that would actually be pretty cool.
RoadRage
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Originally Posted by Cal View Post
Hey, Samurai Prowl finally made it into a movie!
REPAINT AWAY!!!

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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
"true design"?
I mean that in the way we see and remember how the characters look. How they first came out and kinda stayed over the years.
Jazz 4

not even idw is safe anymore
Valkysas
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Originally Posted by RoadRage View Post
REPAINT AWAY!!!



I mean that in the way we see and remember how the characters look. How they first came out and kinda stayed over the years.
But Drift hasn't stayed the same over the years. Look at the toy and how he looked in the comic at first, and now look at him in MTMTE. It's completely different.

Most designs change over time. There's no such thing as a "true" design for anyone. Redesigns are the norm.

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Originally Posted by Jazz 4 View Post

not even idw is safe anymore
Oh come on, this is Drift's dream come true. Look at it. It can't get more Japanese. Drift wants this more than any of us have ever wanted anything. If he saw this he would be screaming in joy.
Sso02V
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Originally Posted by jazz 4 View Post

Not even idw is safe anymore
They ruined Drift's iconic design that he's had all of once.
electronic456
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Originally Posted by Jazz 4 View Post

not even idw is safe anymore
What exactly is that supposed to mean? Does it mean that they can't make comics anymore?
BeeOtch217
fuck me.
Kevin XI
*shrugs
RoadRage
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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
But Drift hasn't stayed the same over the years. Look at the toy and how he looked in the comic at first, and now look at him in MTMTE. It's completely different.

Most designs change over time. There's no such thing as a "true" design for anyone. Redesigns are the norm.
Not to everyone trust me. I try to explain to some of my friends and they look at me like I'm the spawn of Lucifer........it's a headache
Jetbolt
Actually the person that found it got it from the Charticon Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

I've known about it for an hour, but had hope to get a news member to check it out before I would of posted since Charticon didn't list where they found it.
FanimusMaximus
This is probably the best way I could think of for Drift to look like in as a Bayformer.
MrByatis
I don't know if it's because of the picture quality but is that even the costume? It looks more like a mock-up or concept art given that it doesn't look like there's anybody actually wearing it.
Nanox
Well, if you insist...

Back on topic, I like the idea of this design more than the design itself. Mostly because I like the idea of the Movie-formers being giant robot "insert cool thing here" rather than all the robots being rather similar looking humanoid hunks of metal.
Jazz 4
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Originally Posted by Sso02V View Post
They ruined Drift's iconic design that he's had all of once.
Think of it like this people will only know him now by Bays standards and if people are shallow they will hate any character by the name of drift.
I HATE overlord in the idw continuity but i absolutely love him in masterforce. to me thats not a tf design thats just a mindset of well this movie has to be chinese themed so lets force all chinese looking culture into everything
Tony_Bacala
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Originally Posted by Jetbolt View Post
Actually the person that found it got it from the Charticon Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

I've known about it for an hour, but had hope to get a news member to check it out before I would of posted since Charticon didn't list where they found it.
We did not get it from charticon, the image has been online for a day or so but we waited for an ok from the source before posting.
Barricade24
Very interesting. Hopefully the official robot mode will look a bit more interesting.
Cyber-Scream
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Originally Posted by electronic456 View Post
What exactly is that supposed to mean? Does it mean that they can't make comics anymore?
No..? They made him look like a samurai simply because he wields swords in the comics. And if I recall correctly he's probably going to be the character who speaks Mandarin, which makes no sense and will result in backlash just like The Twins.

When I look at this I don't think Drift, I just think samurai robot guy.
Dinobot Snarl
its not subtle at all. Bay treats his audience like idiots.
Jazz 4
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Originally Posted by Sso02V View Post
They ruined Drift's iconic design that he's had all of once.
Should have left him that way....glad he didnt turn out to be blurr because the car matches blurr way more than drift does
Jetbolt
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Originally Posted by Tony_Bacala View Post
We did not get it from charticon, the image has been online for a day or so but we waited for an ok from the source before posting.
Oh my bad, thought they had found something new.
Unicron9
Nobody should be surprised and the super-movie-defenders will likely disagree or call me a geewuner or purist, but this is exactly what I expected and why I always say Bay's particular changes to bots makes Transformers altogether more confusing. We got Trailbreaker called Ironhide, A stunticon as Soundwave, Prowl as Barricade, Fire convoy as Sentinel Prime, Machine Wars Starscream as Jetfire, and now Bludgeon as Drift.
I'm sure it will all be fun to watch though.
Cyber-Scream
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Originally Posted by Dinobot Snarl View Post
its not subtle at all. Bay treats his audience like idiots.
Exactly.

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