IDW "Hearts of Steel" mini-series announcement + Guido on art!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Denyer, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. Darth Megatron

    Darth Megatron Don't tell Lucas!

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    He makes a valid point. If I were an Insecticon, why would my mode have little or nothing to do with a Insect? The concept is cool, and the designs are great. I guess the alternitive would be new bots vs the gen 1ers, but I like the homage to G1.
     
  2. Deadboy

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    Because I'm not against things being different, so long as there's a logical reason behind it. Did I say anything about the biplanes or Bumblebee as a train? No. Because those changes make sense when converting G1 characters to that time period... Well, for the most part anyway. And heck, Megatron as a cannon makes MORE sense than as a handgun. But there really isn't a good reason why since Insecticons were bugs now why they wouldn't be bugs then. They're INSECTicons. Again, to me, it seems like a redesign just for the sake of redesigning them.
     
  3. airfox

    airfox TF: Cybertronian Wars!

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    Telegraph pole! Telegraph pole! Pretty close to his cybertronian mode! LOL. :D 

    -airfox
     
  4. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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  5. urabob

    urabob Bienvenido Consumidor

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    I'll be sure to pick it up. The designs are great. Although, I would have prefered McKeever.
     
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    Party_Prime Beer Me!

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    Someone should color that Optimus robot mode sketch....
     
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    wheeljack01 Happiness is a warm gun

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    Now this has got me interested. The designs look great!!
     
  8. DON

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    Oooh, Daddy likes! :thumbs2:  that Trainsecticons set is f'n sick! :rock 
     
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    its not that great but looking at Prime train mode I came up with this...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Predaking

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    I'll definitely collect Heart of Steel if those pics are the kind of the quality we'll be seeing in the book. I love the concept of TF in different era and just like War Within it's freaking awesome to see TF with completely new designs. Hope to see more TF like Blitzwing and rest of Autobots.

    Just realized something.. since many of the TFs are trains.. would be pretty dumb for them to transform if there are no railtracks nearby. A train sitting in the middle of a field won't be able to fool anyone.

    As for the Insecticons I agree that the alt mode has to make sense. You can't have insect merging with train and look like some kind of hybrid. There were insects back in that era so I don't see why they can't be insects but it's a homage to G1 through and through so I don't have any problems with it. Maybe they should clarify it and say it's not Insecticons but Traincons That Look Like Insecticons. Afterall it's their Cybertronian bot mode and not Insecticon Bot Mode. Got it? Good.
     
  11. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    its nice that they're continuing the TF/GI JOE idea (without the Joes though)
     
  12. Silver Bullit

    Silver Bullit Banned

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    This kind of hostility is what gives the fandom a bad rep. No wonder I'm not all that active any more.

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  13. Silver Bullit

    Silver Bullit Banned

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    Could they even be called Insecticons any more?

    SB
     
  14. Foster

    Foster Haslab Unicron Backer #10 Veteran

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    The Insecticon train is very cool, definitely an out of the box idea for the characters. I'm sure the story of why they are a train in this incarnation will be interesting. I always liked the unified colors on these guys, it's the ideal Decepticon color scheme.
     
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    Sooo cool X3
    Brilliant at how it looks!
     
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    I think Train Optimus Prime is a rip off version of Brave Robot
     
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    Very nice indeed!
     
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    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    The insecticons combining into one alternate mode is a great idea. These designs are fucking gorgeous. I just now looked at them and I'm really impressed. I think there's too much reliance upon trains as the alternate modes though.
     
  20. Greyryder

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    Considering when this is supposed to be set, trains aren't a bad way to go. What roads there were, were generally deeply rutted dirt paths, that turned into unnavigable mud pits, when it rained. Even small towns usually had rail service, of some sort. Even the tiny postage stamp of a village that my middle school was in, used to have railroad access.

    Could use more ironclads, though.