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Transformers Prime Optimus Prime Truck Mode Preliminary Concept Image

Posted on 05-15-2013 at 07:15 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
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Ken Christiansen, who did a series of art pieces for Hasbro when Hasbro were concepting the look of Transformers Prime and the Aligned Continuity, has posted up concepts of an Optimus Prime design he worked on. As he explains in his post on The Bad Flip Blog, sometimes he was only commissioned to design one mode for the characters, in this case, he was only asked to do concepts for the Optimus Prime truck mode. As you can see, there are a lot of similarities with the design that was ultimately used for Transformers Prime - although this version looks a little beefier with a slightly deeper cab and elongated roof as a result.

Check out the concept at the link above. Ken Christiansen will be attending Botcon 2013 as a guest in their Artist's Alley - if you are attending Botcon be sure to say hello to him and thank him for sharing all this cool concept work with us.
Views: 7,916 / Credit: HeroicC300 of the 2005 Boards!
moreprimeland
Always love his work. Another nice one!!
BobbyKyra
Nice artwork!
Flexx Ark
Looks great. Love it.
I AM UNICRON
that looks really good and tough looking
Formshifters
It looks cooler than what we got in either Prime or the movie ;-;
agp
That is one mean looking rig.
UltraMagnus3786
Not only is that more reminiscent of the original G1 truck design, but it also pays homage to the classics Prime which, IIRC, came out way before the movies.
SPLIT LIP
That looks ten times better than Prime Optimus' alt mode. The colour scheme is still bland, but the truck looks a hell of a lot more punchy and tough.

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Originally Posted by Formshifters View Post
It looks cooler than what we got in either Prime or the movie ;-;
Prime? Sure. Movie? Hell no. For one, the movie is a real truck, and a gorgeous one at that.
Digilaut
I don't see anything wrong with Prime's final truck model, I actually like it better than this one. Looks a bit too stubby to me (but it's still helluva awesome, don't get me wrong here).
jru42287
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
That looks ten times better than Prime Optimus' alt mode. The colour scheme is still bland, but the truck looks a hell of a lot more punchy and tough.

Prime? Sure. Movie? Hell no. For one, the movie is a real truck, and a gorgeous one at that.
I am in agreement with these statements.
Murasame
I like this much more.

This is exactly how I imagine a cool Generations Optimus Prime, that has a long nose truck mode and transforms into a robot mode that looks like G1 Prime. I would love to have that. Or IDW Prime

However: This is sooo awesome.
President Prime
Love it! Wish they would have used that instead of what they ended up with.
Transformed
Couldn't this have worked for his 2.0 upgrade? It has the extra mass necessary for his new look.
Smasher
Cool looking truck.

I don't' really have a problem with the model that the TV show uses though.
Rob
Much better then what we got
Kaymac
This is way better than what we actually got! I hope they use this design somewhere down the road for a different Optimus.
shadowfall1976
The one in Prime and the Movie look really weak compared to this....whoever makes the final decisions should be fired.
RedAlert Rescue
The vehicle mode is quite similar looking to the Weaponizer toy.
seali_me
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Originally Posted by UltraMagnus3786 View Post
Not only is that more reminiscent of the original G1 truck design, but it also pays homage to the classics Prime which, IIRC, came out way before the movies.
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Originally Posted by shadowfall1976 View Post
The one in Prime and the Movie look really weak compared to this....whoever makes the final decisions should be fired.
Agreed.

I wish I never saw this now.
Rodimus Mike
If this had been Optimus's alt mode for Prime I would have bought it sight on scene.This thing embodies the true meaning of Optimus hands down.
transformerwars
That puts the one they used to shame. It looks so much cooler. Why couldn't they have gone with this one?
shroobmaster
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Originally Posted by transformerwars View Post
That puts the one they used to shame. It looks so much cooler. Why couldn't they have gone with this one?
Because that alt mode would not be able to transform into his final robot mode design.

It looks cool and all but both alt modes and robot modes have to be tweaked until they both hit a certain balance where both end up with the detailing and proportions that each one needs out of the other.

The thick smokestacks in that design for example would look ugly on the robot mode's back in my opinion and the shieldshield doesn't look like it could properly turn into the final design's chest configuration and the back portion doesn't look like it is long enough to end up the robot's full leg design.
cheetor71
I like this design much better.
Requiem Prime
Very nice. I know we're already getting an Orion Pax, but I would not be opposed to a new Neo-classics Optimus (voyager of course) with this alt mode.
kaijuguy19
Am I the only one who likes both this design and the one used in Prime?

Anyway this can work beautifully as a Generations Voyager Optimus for Thrilling 30.
Anti Spark
This why I HATE Concept drawings!



They are always so dam good and I want them made into Tfs!
Cybertronian
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Originally Posted by jru42287 View Post
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
That looks ten times better than Prime Optimus' alt mode. The colour scheme is still bland, but the truck looks a hell of a lot more punchy and tough.

Prime? Sure. Movie? Hell no. For one, the movie is a real truck, and a gorgeous one at that.
I am in agreement with these statements.
As am I.

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Originally Posted by Rob View Post
Much better then what we got.
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Originally Posted by Kaymac View Post
This is way better than what we actually got! I hope they use this design somewhere down the road for a different Optimus.
I concur whole-heartedly.

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Originally Posted by shadowfall1976 View Post
The one in Prime and the Movie look really weak compared to this....whoever makes the final decisions should be fired.
Fired? I don't know. But I'd be happy to get a Hemi Orange 1969 or 2012 Charger Autobot on-screen as a bribe to keep him employed.
Cybertronian
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Originally Posted by Rodimus Mike View Post
If this had been Optimus's alt mode for Prime I would have bought it sight on scene.This thing embodies the true meaning of Optimus hands down.


I thought the 'true meaning of Optimus' was Peace, Love, and ROLL!
Autovolt 127
I wish we had this to begin with.
MROptimusPrime
No, you don't HAVE to use a long nose semi to get more mass. You can use a longer sleeper cab COE to get more mass also.
HeroicC300
I feel that any time I share BadFlip's designs, he should get news credit as well.

Hopefully we get more than one character a week: according to him he got to do a dozen or so and the majority of the Thirteen. Freelance artist that really, really should be on Hasbro's payroll for designing off-screen characters.

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