Month of Streams Announced

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by T-Hybrid, Mar 5, 2024.

  1. sixthrowshot

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    Feels like there needs to be some clarification - I'll have to rewatch the Fanstream, to make sure - but...that cover art isn't the one that Matt does, right? He's shown the timelapse process, and it's an entirely different, yet-to-be-revealed illustration; he also mentioned it being a gatefold, so I assume that the illustration was made for the interior of the sleeve.

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    That external cover art, meanwhile, is 100% an AI, "upscale," of the aforementioned vintage promotional art, with additional characters Photoshopped in. I don't think it was mentioned that Matt also did that.

    EDIT: Yeah, in the Fanstream, it was mentioned that the release will include new, updated artwork, for the front cover, back cover, inner gatefold, and sleeve, but they haven't revealed it, yet. If I'm getting it correctly, that vintage art was either being used as a placeholder, or the cover of the previous vinyl release.

    Weird presentation choice, but...y'know, let's excise Matt from the plagiarism talk. That wasn't even his work.
     
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    Another disappointing day of nothing from Hasbro. :( 
     
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    I've seen some of that simping and it's so embarrassing. There's no shortage of it here too though
     
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    I liked the bot and look of the intended truck mode, but really didn\'t get on with the transformation and the alt never came together right.
     
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    Retooling an existing WFC+ mold won’t work because of all the work and budget it would take to get the Headmaster feature. Best to just have new molds. Fortunately, the Autobots all have easy counterparts in Masterforce.

    Nightbeat (blue and yellow) with visor/comic face. Minerva (red and white) with a few new feminine parts and the toy/Masterforce face.

    Siren (blue and gray) fire chief with comic/toy Nightbeat face. Goshooter (blue and white) police car with toy/Masterforce face.

    Hosehead (gray and red). Cab (white and red).

    Make half of them exclusives or selects or part of multipacks if needed. But they need to all be Headmasters.
     
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  7. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    I imagine you’re right. Matt’s a large enough and known enough artist, he doesn’t do that stuff.

    However, I never said Matt specifically was the one plagiarizing. I was just mocking whoever did do that cover, and clearly didn’t try very hard on it.
     
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  8. Pixelmaster

    Pixelmaster >implying toys are good

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    Worst part is Ban Magami did this art and he’s not dead, he follows me on Twitter :crazy: 
     
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    Once again, they could show renders long before any physical leaks happen.
     
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    Pixelmaster >implying toys are good

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    We have this many Convoys/ Primes:
    1) MP44S
    2) ER Prime reissue
    3) Missing Link (x2)
    4) ROTB Prime reissue
    5) SS BBM Prime reissue
    6) Walmart toon repaint
    7) MPM BBM OP reissue (unfortunately)
    8) Karakuri statue
    9) Lunar Prime
    10) United deluxe
    11) core class with trailer (if you’re in Japan)
    12) Commander SS86
    That’s like 11 or 12 G1 or G1 ish Optimuses, what more do you want? That’s before A Level (assuming it’s G1 again)!
     
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    I’m finally back and I missed a ton first of all has their been any united sightings in Illinois yet of cheetor? 2nd operation Optimus primal was a failure except in Illinois in a target I found wave 1 united cores, wind blade and 3 cheetors
     
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    Got it - just want to make things clear, since the post you quoted did bring up Matt's, "awkward," interview, so it seemed dangerously close to creating the assumption that that was the new artwork that Matt created, and/or that's the cover of the upcoming vinyl release that they were talking about.
     
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    Bold of Hasbro to reissue two versions of Earthrise Prime right before the 86 mold comes and eats its lunch.

    I say that when I'm the sucker who will probably buy the SG two pack reissue and 86 Prime.
     
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    is it me, or is that cover art fucking ai upscale or something

    look at jazz's face
     
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  15. SquawkingtheTalk

    SquawkingtheTalk Questioning my love of tf on the astrotrain

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    Also no offense to the cliffjumpers but HOLY SHIT MAN IS ABSOLUTELY FUCKED, BLUD THINKS HE WINNING A 3 V 1 TO A TARN AND FIESTY GUYS NAH
     
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    okay i swore we saw his actual art during the stream. that's a relief at least.
     
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    @Jtprime17 For me you are and hero.
     
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  18. ScorponokIsHere

    ScorponokIsHere He is Arrived Indeed

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    yeah how'd that work out for ss86 hound, was that a fun time for everybody
     
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  19. Arco2002

    Arco2002 Matt Ferguson

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    Next week for the reveal of the full package/art.

    I’m not sure why it wasn’t shown on the steam, probably the pack shots weren’t quite ready.

    That art they showed is from a previous release.

    The art I’ve made is new, mostly inspired by the opening and end credits of season one. The gatefold is the fight on the dam.

    Full transparency… I don’t and won’t use AI to make my work. Tracing stills or pre approved assets from the company is something I try to avoid also, but sometimes that is done though and is a legitimate age old process, so laying into that previously released art (not mine and don’t know who did it) isn’t cool.

    And again… I’d like to see how anyone else would fare doing a public facing interview. I’ll show you awkward alright and you’ll like it. How about in future just no new transformers? No different products. A lot of you have obviously no idea how good we have it as fans of transformers.

    I often come to read news and scoops about Transformers on this website, but honestly… I think I might be done. Horrible.
     
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    I'm so, so sorry to hear that, Matt. Not the most important point, right now, but thank you for the clarification, too.

    It's terrible that these online conversations tend to just flow out, without being backed by any thought that it might actually, genuinely affect a real person. Like, people clearly go past trying to present actual criticisms, and just jump straight to throwing insults...while, of course, still thinking that what they're doing is, "criticising."

    I really hope this doesn't put you off of releasing more sick art, in the future, but I absolutely understand if you'd rather not be anywhere near these online spaces. Take care, Matt.
     
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