Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Matty, Mar 10, 2019.
Transformers Armada Art Roundup by Aaron Archer - Transformers News - TFW2005
Awesome material! Bravo!
This makes me smile
This is awesome!
Awesome stuff! That Robocop -> Red Alert comparison is so obvious now.
I did love that Wave 1 Mini-Con interaction, and Cyclonus particularly, with how Crumplezone changes the whole look of the helicopter when he attaches in that mode. Archer can definitely take a bow for that one.
There are much worse Armada figures than Smokescreen. Aside from his ridiculously big crane gimmick, I think he’s pretty solid and fun!
Armada smokescreen was a crime against humanity.
Generally speaking, I was not a fan of the UT aesthetic, but, I still appreciate its place in the franchise, their willingness to try new things, the sturdiness of the toys and the fact that it helped to keep the brand alive. I'm sure there are TF fans today who wouldn't be here if not for what was done during Archer's tenure.
Man, those are some cool sketches!
first I want to say Smokescreen is my one of my favorite toys from Armada behind bendy prime. second this is cool and that sideways art is even cooler.
Loving all of these sketches. Wouldn't mind seeing more of the early concept artwork from some other older series.
I don't care if he's "bottom of the barrel," smokescreen was/still is awesome. Love the toy and in show he was seriously badass. Takes on megatron, requiem blaster to the stomach, and still stood up to fight megatron.
As a kid who grew up with these, this is awesome!
This is so coooooool! Sideways looks so good here it\'s insane.
The sleeker design for Hotshot makes me want a toy with those proportions. The thin spoiler shouler pads look awesom
I don’t want a siege armada sideways
I NEED IT
Very interesting - major LOL at Demolishor being a pirate (it does explain the eyepiece at least). I also always did feel Red Alert looked like Dr. Robocop, so getting confirmation on that pleases my inner ten year old.
As for Smokescreen, I feel like he is a good example of good ideas and intentions limited by the technology and engineering limits of the day - his core three gimmicks are entirely isolated to his upper body; being the giant-ass crane gun that's longer than he is tall, the crane and head being geared to turn in sync with each other (I do question WHY this was, did they think his head would be too small for kids to manually do this?), and the gearing for the rear bumper tow line meant to also be a mini-con gimmick with Liftor. That only left minimal budget to develop the limbs and we all saw how that turned out. Personally, I think he should have been bumped up to Voyager class or whatever the Armada version of that was, the added mass would have done wonders much like how 2008 Deluxe Galvatank being downsized made him too fiddly and left one or two gimmicks only partially realized.
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