Old CAD drawings for Transformers Animated toyline

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SHIELD Agent 47, Dec 13, 2023.

  1. SHIELD Agent 47

    SHIELD Agent 47 生死有命,富貴在天

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    Transformers Animated superfan Keyan Carlile has uncovered something never publicly seen! (I'm pretty sure, anyway, "never" is a literally true statement here, but correct me if I am mistaken.)

    https://twitter.com/KeyanCarlile/status/1735085546173800466

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  2. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Some other time..

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    Holy shit finds like these are super rare!
     
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  3. Novaburnhilde

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    Hot damn, that's a find!

    Awesome stuff.
     
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  4. Ilovetransformers22

    Ilovetransformers22 Lover of all things transformers

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    Those are pretty cool designs and finds.
     
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  5. JonzyYT

    JonzyYT Studio Series is great again!

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    It's awesome how we can still discover stuff like this even if it's been so many years!
     
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  6. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Holy shit I would've loved these. Bee seems pretty early along, I can see some obvious geometry used from his Hydrodrive figure (maybe it would've been a retool, who knows?) I love that Rodimus, though. Long-ass backpack aside, that's one of the cleanest and most accurate Activators of the line.
     
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  7. Valkysas

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    Love that we finally get to see these, and I agree with Split Lip, that Bumblebee has to be an early cancelled work in progress… I don’t see how the arms would work in a 3D space.
     
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  8. WatermelonSpectacles1

    WatermelonSpectacles1 Average Beast Wars Megatron Enjoyer

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    that Bumblebee alt looks like Beachcomber
     
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    Animated Cybertron Bumblebee features a lot of cue from G1 Bumblebee's Cybertronian mode, so to see these CAD files use those aspects and take them in an entirely different direction? It's... interesting, to say the least.
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    I don't see what you're referencing, it looks accurate to me?

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    The big difference is the visible wheels but they do just kind of vanish in robot mode.
     
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  11. Chadderbug

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    As one who's in construction in high school, it's so neat to see these. Scrapped blueprints basically
     
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  12. Oniconvoy

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    That Rodimus benefits so much from being a tail-end toy design. You can see the lessons learned from earlier designs and this would have been the best figure of that class.
     
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  13. Dictionaryabot8407

    Dictionaryabot8407 The man who knew too much

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    It’s always neat to see stuff like this pop up. Keyan Carlisle will be all over these, I’m sure.
     
  14. Novaburnhilde

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    Oh snap, so maybe that toy was meant to be for a Cybertronian form Bee? Fascinating...
     
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    Ha, was just watching Animated on Tubi earlier today. I miss it a lot. Favorite TF show ever.
     
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    I'd forgotten Animated did this. Still has a lot of G1 cues either way.
     
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  17. Dirge121

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    That Activator Rodimus would’ve been excellent, the activators (mostly) were really solid and fun little toys, and he looks like he might have been the best of one, or maybe second best after Grimlock.
     
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  18. NEOLAB

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    The timing is impeccable. I’m in the middle of designing a legacy style mockup of bee. Although, seeing more of that Animated magic engineering kind of makes me feel lousy about mine. IMG_7932.jpeg
     
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    Yours looks like it’s coming along really damn well!
     
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  20. Novaburnhilde

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    It'd be awesome if this meant we're gonna see more stuff like this for Animated, or maybe I'm just getting my hopes up because I miss that series so much.

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    Either way these are super cool.
     
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