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Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art

Posted on 05-11-2012 at 03:21 PM by Shin Densetsu under Transformers Prime
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Ken Christiansen has updated his blog with concept art for Transformers Prime Ironhide! Christiansen actually came up with this design over a year before Transformers Prime footage was shown at SDCC.

Now that the Cyberverse toy is out, Christiansen has posted 2 images of his Ironhide design, showing Ironhide in vehicle and robot modes. Here's what he had to say:

"As always, the way my brain works, I want the vehicle completed first. I want to see the vehicle cues, and get a sense of weight, that can be translated into robot form and characterization. And colors of course. I turned it in originally all red, (G1 all the way, baby!) but feedback suggested all black to match the current movie version. I may have done all black with the yellow and red stripe, but then Archer suggested a two-tone look, and that sealed it! What a great idea, and I have seen it used since on other versions of Ironhide.

I'm super proud of this design - I think it captures G1, with Movie, and a sense of something new. Of course, I had help, with Aaron Archer's input, and my man crush Eric Siebenaler at Hasbro was directing me on this project, he took the legs of one of my designs, and combined it with the torso of another drawing I'd done, and outlined the movie style gauntlet guns, and did a quick redesign of the gut, and gave it that cool shape where the Autobot emblem sits. Then I took that image, and painted it out, and that's what you see above.
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See the Ironhide concept art for yourself, after the jump!
Views: 20,831 / Credit: HeroicC300 of the 2005 Boards!

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Bountyan
I love his design. It's like the result of fusing G1 Ironhide and live-action movie Ironhide.
seekerblackout
Want in the show.
Oberoniss
Oh shit there go my ovaries.
ex dtw2003
Well that seals it for me - Kup is a repaint and Ironhide was first.
Bountyan
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Well that seals it for me - Kup is a repaint and Ironhide was first.
Just looking at the headsculpt was enough to tell me that. It looks way more reminiscent of Ironhide than Kup. Plus the two arm cannons.
PlanckEpoch
deluxe Ironhide...I can't wait to get him...
SPLIT LIP
Awesome design except for the head. Needs to be movie inspired. This one is too generic.
HeroicC300
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Awesome design except for the head. Needs to be movie inspired. This one is too generic.
Or a mix of both.

But yeah, the head's the weak point.

That's funny in a way.
einis
Awesome design is awesome.Too bad it'll never appear in the show.
seekerblackout
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Awesome design except for the head. Needs to be movie inspired. This one is too generic.
Good idea. Needs Movie 'Hide's helmet and big nose.
PlanckEpoch
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Awesome design except for the head. Needs to be movie inspired. This one is too generic.
I LOVE his head! The fact that it looks close to the G1 is a HUGE plus for me.
Cogar
Very nice. I like it a lot.
transformerwars
Freakin' awesome!
Sinnertwin
Wow, that looks wicked. Shame he's not gonna be in the show any time soon.
Ratchets Hatch
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Awesome design except for the head. Needs to be movie inspired. This one is too generic.
I agree. Plus it looks too much like Rescue Bots Heatwave.

I do like the truck mode and the body design, though.
DPrime
Wow! Okay, definitely going to get this, show character or not.

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Originally Posted by einis View Post
Awesome design is awesome.Too bad it'll never appear in the show.
Never say never, we got lots of show to go.
Doc Wheeljack
Looks good as kup and GREAT as Ironhide! And I think the head looks perfect.

Can't wait!
ex dtw2003
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Awesome design except for the head. Needs to be movie inspired. This one is too generic.
I prefer the more G1-ish head myself.

Dlx PRiD Ironhide will be my classics Ironhide when he's released.
shroobmaster
It's not bad, but it's more like WFC earth Ironhide than a Prime one.
ex dtw2003
Just looked at the dlx Kup shots. Yup, paint it black and red and it is sooo bought.
FatalT 71
Nothing wrong at all with the head design. It's a great nod to G1, while the rest of the body incorporates the Bayverse designs. A great Prime design.
AngryChad
Love everything about this design. The head is the best part. I hated that movie head. Couldn't even tell who it was supposed to be.
PlanckEpoch
I think it's already enough that Ironhide is a truck rather than a van...so having a G1 head is the perfect combination of G1 and Movieverse...having a movie-styled head would be a huge turn-off for me.
Sideswipe80
Head is perfect. Shame we got Bulkhead instead of him.
seekerblackout
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Originally Posted by FatalT 71 View Post
Nothing wrong at all with the head design. It's a great nod to G1, while the rest of the body incorporates the Bayverse designs. A great Prime design.
In other words, your opinion is fact?

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Originally Posted by AngryChad View Post
Love everything about this design. The head is the best part. I hated that movie head. Couldn't even tell who it was supposed to be.
Because it was new and fresh rather than a slavish rehash.
Ra88
Ha, should have known Flip designed this when I saw the head on the packaging and toy. And I love this design, perfect blend of movie and G1, and it really balances the black and red well.
PlanckEpoch
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Originally Posted by seekerblackout View Post
Because it was new and fresh rather than a slavish rehash.
New and fresh doesn't always make it right. What's wrong with closer G1 homages considering that there hasn't really been a G1 homaged Ironhide in media for years? Granted it sucks he isn't in Prime, but damn I think it's about time that Ironhide gets his old head back.
AngryChad
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Originally Posted by seekerblackout View Post
Because it was new and fresh rather than a slavish rehash.
No, because it had absolutely nothing to do with the character it was based on. Not a single damn thing. Worst case of name-slapping ever.
HeroicC300
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Originally Posted by AngryChad View Post
No, because it had absolutely nothing to do with the character it was based on. Not a single damn thing. Worst case of name-slapping ever.
It was more like roadbuster.
AngryChad
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Originally Posted by HeroicC300 View Post
It was more like roadbuster.
Yeah that makes a lot more sense, especially with the big guns.
Sso02V
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Originally Posted by seekerblackout View Post
In other words, your opinion is fact?



Because it was new and fresh rather than a slavish rehash.
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Originally Posted by PlanckEpoch View Post
New and fresh doesn't always make it right. What's wrong with closer G1 homages considering that there hasn't really been a G1 homaged Ironhide in media for years? Granted it sucks he isn't in Prime, but damn I think it's about time that Ironhide gets his old head back.
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Originally Posted by AngryChad View Post
No, because it had absolutely nothing to do with the character it was based on. Not a single damn thing. Worst case of name-slapping ever.

Guys, let's not do this here.
HeroicC300
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Originally Posted by Sso02V View Post
Guys, let's not do this here.
Agreed.
seekerblackout
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Originally Posted by AngryChad View Post
No, because it had absolutely nothing to do with the character it was based on. Not a single damn thing. Worst case of name-slapping ever.
Name-slapping is a stupid term that must go away.
Sinnertwin
Take it outside, SB
seekerblackout
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Originally Posted by Sinnertwin View Post
Take it outside, SB
I laughed because I actually am outside. Using a cell right now.

Anyway, anyone notice how the colors are identicle to Cannon Force Ironhide?
Sideswipe80
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Originally Posted by Sinnertwin View Post
Take it outside, SB
Agreed stop looking for a fight.
kaijuguy19
Simply amazing!

This is why I love the Prime asthetic. It takes what was best out of the past series and films and make them into something awesome! Ironhide is a grand example of this.

I really wish they release Ironhide first before Kup!
seekerblackout
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Agreed stop looking for a fight.
New user title!
Stardust262
Nice design. Very nice


Still happy he's not gonna be in the show though
Anguirus
What an awesome design! I love the G1 head since there is no Prime Ironhide...so the concept art got to be used as-is into a great Ironhide update! Great job, Mr. Christiansen!
Kylehudson14
This NEEDS to come to the show! It looks AMAZING!
Liege Prime
Definitely love it. I do kinda wish we got him instead of Bulkhead, or in addition to Bulkhead anyways. An actual big, tough bot that LIKES fighting? He and Bulkhead could have a good arguments about violence.

The head looks fine to me- never liked the movie head design. Not to say that if they repainted this black and gave him that head I wouldn't buy it though.
Brave Magnus
Thats such a cool design! Love how the G1 and Movie versions mixed so well together.
tfprime32
Hate the g1 colors!it needs to be all black just like the movie verse!
Stygian360
Something about the face still doesn't sit right. I like the vehicle and for the most part love the bot, but the overbite jaw (attempting to hew closer to the lantern jaw on Bulkhead I guess?) makes him look derpy. All he's lacking is a big ol' metallic hayseed hanging out of his mouth or maybe a metal cigarette.

I suppose it would look and feel different to me if I had a CGI show model on which to base my impression of the toy, but without a show character I feel like this design is still only 99% there.
Karhukjnsi
My nuts are drained, that's the most I've came in a long time. I want the deluxe NOW!
UltraAlanMagnus
Ironhide looks like a heavy set Batman from The Dark Knight Returns.
Prime Jetscream
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Originally Posted by tfprime32 View Post
Hate the g1 colors!it needs to be all black just like the movie verse!
movie versefan boy!!!1

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