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Transformers Prime Thundertron Concept Art

Posted on 11-21-2012 at 04:39 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
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We have a couple of rare treats to share with you right now. Something we rarely ever get to see are the concept designs behind the Transformers characters - the artwork that eventually gets turned into the characters and the toys that we know and love. Today, concept artist Emiliano Santalucia has shared some of his concept work, one of which is for the aligned continuity pirate captain of the Star Seekers, Thundertron. You can see in the various sketches the progression of the Thundertron design including how he was originally to look a bit more battle worn and how the "wing" elements on the hips of the toy were originally concepted as more of the bottom half of a coat. You can also see a much earlier design, which was more squat and bulky in appearance compared to the later designs.

Check it all out on Emiliano Santalucia's blog entry for the Thundertron concept work.
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Mechafire
Wish the toy looked that badass...
GogDog
Awesome stuff.
Shatterpoint
So much badassery.

I like his other design too, reminds me of a viking!
Ra88
Okay, I dig that. If I ever get this mold I might even be tempted to tackle it and give it those battlescars.
General Tekno
Amazing.
anikenvader
...MAAAAAN That is some cool stuff. Makes me enjoy my figure of him that much more.
Cheem The Rup
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Originally Posted by anikenvader View Post
...MAAAAAN That is some cool stuff. Makes me enjoy my figure of him that much more.
I said him that I'll buy the Lio Convoy version But this viking type is incredible... too bad the toy is another planet
HeroicC300
Pretty awesome.

Also, anyone else notice that he did the basic Aligned Sideswipe design?
JBStuka
Some say he looks like a Viking... I can see that. But he really reminds me of a Draenei from WoW. Very cool though to see the concept work.
Fallout
badass... too bad the toy isn't that awesome.
Composite Ghost
Is this the guy who does a lot of MOTU art?

Edit: Ok I see He-Man at the top of his blog. I guess that's him.
eriku
Dat sword. I wants it.
GogDog
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Is this the guy who does a lot of MOTU art?

Edit: Ok I see He-Man at the top of his blog. I guess that's him.
Yup. Same guy.
Cheem The Rup
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Originally Posted by Composite Ghost View Post
Is this the guy who does a lot of MOTU art?

Edit: Ok I see He-Man at the top of his blog. I guess that's him.
Exactly
prime326
amazing art
Stardust262
Awesome. Very nice face detailing.
Blitz.
man if the toy looked that cool I'd be all over it.
kaijuguy19
The scars really give him character. I can certainly see him like this on the show.
Prime_816
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Originally Posted by Mechafire View Post
Wish the toy looked that badass...
Took the words right out of my mouth (well, fingers in this case).
ErbFan28
I fucking love that design. He truly looks like a pirate. He better be in season 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Autovolt 127
I swear this would look good in the live action films. You know since Thundertron's whiskers sort of remind me of ROTF Jetfire.

Now Imagine if Mark Ryan voiced Thundertron.
iconbot
Awesome art. Not digging the hair though.
Paxtin
I really dig his bigass sword with the lion head on the hilt...Too bad the toy didn't come with that.

I actually don't mind the cable hair and beard. This guy really pulls it off.

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Originally Posted by kaijuguy19 View Post
The scars really give him character. I can certainly see him like this on the show.
I bet a skilled Radicon could add a lot of this detailing to the actual toy.
Stardust262
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Originally Posted by Autovolt 127 View Post
I swear this would look good in the live action films. You know since Thundertron's whiskers sort of remind me of ROTF Jetfire.

Now Imagine if Mark Ryan voiced Thundertron.
That would be extremely appropriate.
Chaosbringer
Looks like Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean!
mastermega
Looks so badass! That veteran pirate captain vibe is really strong with the battle scars and the long coat.
SPLIT LIP
Sweet stuff.
Shockwave9227
Dayum. Not bad, not bad at all!
Transformed
I reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally wish they used the first picture in the set of three for Thundertron--don't like the wire-dreds--that first one with the lion in his chest is just awesome!
Starscreamownz
Oh please be in Season 3. And be voiced by Geoffry Rush.
ThinkTank Customs
His con logo is nearly the same as seen for tf4
soundwave142
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His con logo is nearly the same as seen for tf4
it's actually the star seeker emblem thundy sports.
Jetbolt
If only the toy looked that cool.
rattraprules98
I wanna see this inked in!
TylerMirage
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Originally Posted by Autovolt 127 View Post
I swear this would look good in the live action films. You know since Thundertron's whiskers sort of remind me of ROTF Jetfire.

Now Imagine if Mark Ryan voiced Thundertron.
I'd be all for that. Grumpy Jetfire accent without the whole "LOL it's funny because he's an old man"-undertone could work great for that grizzled pirate guy.
Driftx3
Holding the toy, I can say it looks pretty much exactly like the sketches. The sword does have the lion head on it.

Yes the mech-tech sword is failure, but in five minutes you can mod it to look exactly like that sketch's sword.
gearsforguts
Well looks to me as if we got Ahab hunting his white whale in the form of a dragon.....
Kantus Prime
Holy cow. That is going up as a desktop background now!

This is some fantastic artwork, terrific job Mr. Santalucia!

I just hope Dr. Wu could make a sword for him....

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