IDW Transformers #4 Cover B by Sara Pitre-Durocher Revealed

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  1. T-Hybrid

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    Considering Seige Starscream is still essentially his G1 body with a tetrajet backpack there's nothing to stop them replacing him with Windblade and retooling said backpack.
     
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    At least in his non-armored form. While it is very GF Convoy truck cab like, it's not GF Convoy's bot mode, because in his bot mode, the cab went to the shoulders, while it had more optics type shapes for the torso windows instead. Similar to Armada Prime's cybertronian mode, and Fire convoy's torso shape.

    They are probably also leaning on that one because it's more full truck with trailer, and looks more alien truck cab in the torso than the voyager design does.

    Likely. Was the entire point of the fan poll to begin with. So we will likely see her in this with a new mold, or tweaked older mold. Since her Poll creation, she's been in every bit of media and trilogy. Starting off with an initial generations figure, then a TR one, and one for RID, and Cyberverse, so it'd make sense she'd show up here too. The only area where she's unlikely currently is the movies. Which was the whole point of the fan poll though. For a fan consensus voted creation to be in the wider fan based media, with only the general audience material of theater stuff as potentially not included in that. So toons and comics she's going to be a mainstay for a long while. Which likely means we will see a new figure of her in WFC trilogy at some point. Though I don't think she's planned for WFC1 at least, no clue on 2 or 3, not sure how much of that has been fully settled on. My personal knowledge cuts out at WFC1, and I have no clue what they used for 2 or 3.

    That's more likely for Slipstream. Windblade would likely be a deluxe again. Or her and slipstream might share a deluxe mold. Similar to Prowl/Barricade but maybe with new wings, upper arms, and head.
     
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    I'm getting huge Axiom Nexus vibes from this new Cybertron.
     
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    Her design has been pretty much uniform throughout every iteration, but it's the fact Genders are being introduced from the outset means there won't be the question of "Fluidity" as we saw in the FirstIDWVerse. Hopefully she'll have something of the same diplomatic role and not just the first Fembot along with Chromia before Arcee shows up again.

    I'm just happy to see the word "Forged" in the synopsis for the first issues, and the idea of a more stable Pre War era.
     
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    A design based on Galaxy Convoy is too G1? FFS this fandom.
     
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    Beautiful! Sara is a fantastic artist and her covers are some of the best.

    This also makes me hopeful for a new Windblade, because I missed the TR one and the T30 version is nooooot my favorite toy.
     
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    The chest area seems weird. I love the style but that thing is bugging the hell outta me.
     
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    Me too. Especially with thag earlier description about it having organics and other races trading with each other and interacting. Nice change of pace.
     
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    Hope Micromasters, titan Masters, combiners, DuoCons and all other subspecies are commonplace so we can just have them from the get-go.
     
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    Agreed. While the last run having all that technology being slowly invented or discovered was unique and cool at the time, it would feel a little lazy to do thag again here. Once again, change it up a little.
     
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    I just want characters who have a gimmick to have it and not make a big deal of it, sick of each gimmick being a "game changer" plus I want to see the traditional Headmaster relationship/bond revisited.
     
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    Just saying that it's no proof that Windblade will be in Siege, whereas we could lean heavier in that direction if she was shown with a new body.
     
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    Or Slipstream and Windblade are two different paint schemes for the same Starscream mold.
     
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    I think that the armored mode will look more like Galaxy Convoy without having anything of its transformation scheme. So the cab is needed for the alt mode, but it'll be covered with armor anyway in the bigger bot mode.
     
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    That would be nice. Having the gimmick characters have their gimmick without turning them into an event. And since there’s organics on Cybertron, they could go either way with *masters (organic or robotic).
     
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    Exactly, for example Pretenders have shells. It's a thing that happened, let's move on with the plot.
     
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    wait, what armor up Leader Optimus Prime?
     
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    That might be too many uses of the same mold. It's already got 3-5 mandatory repaints between the trio, acid storm and maybe Nova Storm. And that's not counting cone heads if they are able to tweak the head. Usually 4 is the max retools/repaints unless it can't be helped. Hasbro doesn't want to be known as the company that sells you the same exact mold too many times.
     
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    Windblade is likely just there because she's in the new cartoon, same as Bumblebee.