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Optimus Prime New Cartoon Look Revealed

Posted on 03-26-2014 at 04:45 PM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Prime
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Thanks to the new issue of TV Kids, we get a full page look at the new Transformers cartoon again. This time we have Bumblebee AND Optimus Prime. Both feature a cell-animated look reminiscent of Transformers Animated. Keep in mind, those involved with the production team mentioned that the previous Bumblebee image was just temporary art as they work out the full details of the show. This may be the same thing. Check out the full size image after the break!

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Super4Ever
First.

Looks like a stylized version of his Beast Hunters look to me. I wonder if he may just appear this way in flashbacks.
Smashs
OK wait what now? How...


OOOOOOHHHH yea that's right. This is Transformers afterall.
Stryker055
Maybe Optimus will be some sort of Force Ghost/spirit advisor for Bumblebee.
Mechafire
Let the crow eating commence.
Cro
I can dig it.

Especially if OP is some kind of Obi-Wan or Yoda, showing up all WooOOOoo Special Force Ghost.
toaprime
His chest looks like his FOC form a lot. Good to have him back. Not sure I like how the aesthetic looks though.
GaussGunner
Transformers: rescuebotsprimeanimated lol. Terrible
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kaijuguy19
From how he looks faded I'm guessing that he'd be more of a spirit that talks to Bumblebee every now and then when a crisis is too big for Bee to take which I'm fine with if that's the case.

As for the design it looks like a blend of his Beast Hunters design along with the TFP Orion Pax design that was featured in the flashbacks of the One Shall Rise arc and the Art of Prime book.
StayingInTheBox
Hell yeah. I dig this design so much!

Thanks for sharing
WhiteMocha
Nice design. From a story perspective, though, whether he's dead or alive, I hope he's featured only sparingly. I like the idea of a show that doesn't have Optimus as the lead. Nothing against Optimus, it's just a nice chance to mix it up a bit.
General Tekno
Interesting.... the way he's faded, I'm on the "force ghost" bandwagon.
QLRformer
Optimus Kenobi?

That sounds okay. But it'd be cool if somehow he returned to a body or something.
Starscream NZ
Lets face it, Bumblebee will revive him by/at the end of Season 1.
Fort Max
Reminds me of the galaxy force design.
Ribieconvoy
Predictable. I'm more interested in this apparently taking place on cybertron, given the setting. Seems like the most likely possible setting considering the end of Prime, but I'm glad to see it confirmed. I love the shows/episodes of shows on cybertron because they all seem so beautiful.
Sideways77
I like the ghost teacher thing, as long as he isn't duller than cardboard. (Which he probably is)
Bumblethumper
This doesn't thrill me. Doesn't appal me either.

It's pretty middle of the road really. Hard to be anything more than lukewarm at this point.

So Optimus isn't going to take center stage this time, that's a needed change. Of course no way are Hasbro going to stop making Optimus toys, not even temporarily.
GaussGunner
Another Transformers Parody, IMO.
Roanstalker
Looks kinda cool.
Bass X0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stryker055 View Post
Maybe Optimus will be some sort of Force Ghost/spirit advisor for Bumblebee.


Seriously, dude?
Like Xavier is in Wolverine and the X-Men.
MasterZero
GHOST PRIME.

Neat.
Edgewise
Looks like a cross of Animated and Cybertron/Galaxy Force to me. I'd guess he "Obi Wan-s" it for awhile but eventually returns in this body.
redx643
looks like it takes place on cybertron i hope this brings cyberverse back
Optimusprime84
Optimus prime lives yyyeeeeessss
Optimusprime84
But wait what about wheeljack and smokescreen they better bring them back
Coffee
Ghoooooooooooooooooosssssssssssstttttt

prrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmmeeeee
Rork
I suppose it makes it a bit harder for them to kill off Prime in this iteration.

It blows it wide open as to who could be the TF martyr for the next 30 years...
Hotshotprime43
OPTIMUS IS BACK! sort of, maybe. I don't know. He could be like an Obi Won Kenobi to bumblebee I am guessing. Or will be brought back to like at some point.
dj_convoy II
That stand in art for Bumblebee looks an awful lot like the art used here.
SPLIT LIP
Wow that design is just awful there.

It's even MORE boringly derivitive than before. There must have been SOME other way to keep design continuity besides this blandness.

Also, I'm wodering if this show will be CGI done to look hand-drawn, like Tron Uprising.

EDIT: Also, why do their chests look so similar? I mean aside from just being an incredibly unispired and basic design?
Fort Max
I'm liking where this new show is going design wise, the background of that image is very cool looking.
MasterZero
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rork View Post
I suppose it makes it a bit harder for them to kill off Prime in this iteration.

It blows it wide open as to who could be the TF martyr for the next 30 years...
Starkiller killed Obi-Wan when he became a Force Ghost.



How?

I have no idea.
NoahOfTheBoro
Bee resembles Animated Blurr in the arms.
mrduce1018
eh, I am undecided with the two pics we have seen so far. BB and Optimus. I will wait until later to make my final opinion. But I really dislike that they are moving away from the Prime style cartoon in favor for a more animated version...
MechaV
G-g-g-g-ghost Prime!
Digilaut
Definitely a lot of design cues from TFPrime, so I guess the same character designers are working on this?

Like with Bumblebee, I'll withhold final judgement until I see the actual product, but I'm cautious. It looks cartoony, but unlike Animated, or even IDW's Nick Roche or Casey Coller's art, it still managed to be stuck at some bland middlepoint of nothing. It's not overly stylized, it's not overly intricate.

I do like that background, though. What little we get to see looks great, with straight shapes and a level of simplicity that gives off a vibe not unlike an art deco poster (or a more recent example: a background in the spirit of Gene Tartakovsky or any of those other great cartoon shows)

Apparently these promo images are just that, promo images, and the actual cartoon art is better than this?
SPLIT LIP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digilaut View Post
Definitely a lot of design cues from TFPrime, so I guess the same character designers are working on this?

Like with Bumblebee, I'll withhold final judgement until I see the actual product, but I'm cautious. It looks cartoony, but unlike Animated, or even IDW's Nick Roche or Casey Coller's art, it still managed to be stuck at some bland middlepoint of nothing. It's not overly stylized, it's not overly intricate.

I do like that background, though. What little we get to see looks great, with straight shapes and a level of simplicity that gives off a vibe not unlike an art deco poster (or a more recent example: a background in the spirit of Gene Tartakovsky or any of those other great cartoon shows)

Apparently these promo images are just that, promo images, and the actual cartoon art is better than this?
Well, the actual cartoon is CGI.

So maybe?

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