Aaron Archer Shares Art Roundup Featuring Armada Designs

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Matty, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Rodimus Prime

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    Sideways is the one character from Armada that I wish would have been kept for future series.
     
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    I kind of find it funny that Demolisher was thought of as a pirate, and yet down the road it was Red Alert, influenced by Robocop and Power Rangers, that got an actual pirate repaint.
     
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    Which is kind of weird given IIRC he's a dimension hopper...meaning he totally could have been in future series.

    Except ROTF Sideways since all that guy did was DIE.
     
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    I always loved smokescreen. I held off on him because of all the negative feedback but loved him when I finally caved. Also liftor is a mini con god
    I always saw the robocop influence with red alert but I don't see the power ranger aspect.
     
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    I think we should get a new updated version of Smokescreen that does the character justice. like keep the head and crane sperate give him elbows and knees and actual hands with a better looking waist and it could be a good toy.
     
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    He should be the equivalent to windblade
    A character from a later part of the franchise that just gets worked into everything g1 based, oh and skybyte can’t forget the coolest shark in town
     
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    Didn’t ask sideways say that he survived that off screen?
     
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    I still have my Armada Smokescreen to this day. First Transformer I was ever given. Man I miss the days of the Unicron Trilogy.
     
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    This is such a treat to be able to see these sketches and hear that insight into their design, I truly hope we get more of this kind of stuff.
     
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    More or less. Armada Sideways was “destroyed” numerous times in the cartoon. He didn’t really a physical form per say and would often talk through the disembodied head of his Mini-con rider. The cartoon also strongly suggested that he was just an extension of Unicron, though.
     
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    The style in this concept art seems to remind me a lot of Sonic Battle for some reason.

    Also, Demolishor as a pirate? To be honest i've thought Demolishor had a scouter or lock-on visor of sorts. But yeah, i would love to see more Unicron-Trilogy influenced stuff, with Siege showing some of that love, i hope there will be more.
     
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    Or technically was unicron

    “ sideways and i are one and the same”
     
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    I'm getting big Kevin Eastman vibes from them. It's surprising how much of the final toys are immediately visible in these designs.
    I want updated versions of him and Armada Wheeljack very badly.
    Sideways often lied in Ask Vector Prime. For all anyone knows,his claim that he exists in different forms across the multiverse could be true or utter bunk. (I don't believe any of it myself. He's already an extension of Unicron and I can't see the other versions also being him despite TFWiki and Ask Vector Prime's claims.)
     
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    This is all great info and all, but I wish he'd saved it for Botcon... and also revived Botcon...
     
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    Damn these are sick. What are you guys saying about power rangers red alert though?
     
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    We Armada fans don't get much these days so I savor what we do get. But seeing this makes my heart ache for how much potential the UT has a direction for generations (and maybe even a new comic series) that Hasbro and Takara are barely tapping. All of these designs deserve new toys with modern engineering and articulation.
     
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    I always took him as someone that didn't lie out right so much as he was complete lunatic, a trait shared among every version of Sideways, which was either being driven mad as the result of being tied to Unicron and living and dying over and over again in different universes or just because every version for some reason believes that to be the horrible truth and it eventually drives them all bonkers.
     
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    I say keep the name Hoist if they do that, Smokescreen is a terrible name for the character and I'm glad Archer thinks so too
    Not concept art he drew these recently.
     
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    I have two headcanons for him, 1 is that he's just a grifter going from universe to universe lying to and manipulating everyone including an attempt at doing it to Unicron who just turned him into a herald, but he was freed when Unicron was killed in Armada and, having learned nothing, he went right back to scamming everyone he comes into contact with. The other is that all Unicron heralds are perversions of who they used to be Megatron into Galvatron, Bombshell/Skywarp into Cyclonus and, in my headcanon, Punch into Sideways.
     
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