Rolling Thunder Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by catz, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Cast

    Cast Roll the dice

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    Sorry if I've missed it but does the trailer become armour like don's idea or not or do we just not know yet?
     
  2. Colossus Prime

    Colossus Prime Worshiping the Matrix

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    Looking at Don's original artwork, I hope they don't go with his green color scheme. It just feels wrong.

    I also hope they change up the body design. It just looks more like Grimlock's body to me.

    And of course I hope it's not gigantic as I have limited room on my shelf as is. :) 
     
  3. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    yeah, but the green fits the whole concept of it being military and GI Joe. In all red and blue, it might look like a circus wagon.
     
  4. Bigbot3030

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    Too true! While I like HOS (for example) having some red and blue in him, this would just look really odd if it wasn't in green.

    I just wish Don got more props for this. He does amazing designs, and it makes me want to build every one.

    Randy!
     
  5. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    It can be done in all green, but so that it doesn't look like a green jumpsuit. They could use lots of shades of green, grays, black, beige, etc.
     
  6. thedreaded1

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    I found this image on the tfclub boards. [​IMG]

    Maybe it's this?
     
  7. frenzyrumble

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    hmm, that does have shoulders and a look to it as though it could be the bot form of that silhouette... dang, the colors look a mess though.
     
  8. steamsixliner

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    I did look at the robot mode and it doesn't contradict my point at all. Don didn't engineer a transforming toy, he drew a couple of pictures that probably served as the inspiration for this (not) Optimus Prime transforming into (not) Rolling Thunder toy. Awesome artwork, yes, but nothing that gives any merit to the talk about the toy makers owing him anything, because they don't.

    One can argue about if it's ok to make toys based on characters created and owned by somebody else, but that's a case for Hasbro to make, not for an individual artist.
     
  9. G1Optimal

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    After reading this yesterday
    I started to think, this could make a good "Thunderclash" or preferably "Pyro" . :) 
     
  10. Colossus Prime

    Colossus Prime Worshiping the Matrix

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    Oh I can totally imagine it being difficult to convert it to red and blue without looking silly. The thing is those are Optimis Prime's colors. Doing it in military colors even for the sake of keeping to the original Rolling Thunder color scheme, will make it look like an entirely different character. To me the green makes it look like Hardhead with Optimus Prime's head, especially with (as I pointed out) the Grimlock looking body design in Don's sketches.
     
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    primenemesis Banned

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    FTFW i've been wanting this transformers joe crossover for a long fucking time, give it already, a transformer that holds my joes in vehicle mode, Are you kidding me, Epic
     
  12. SpicyRichter

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    I bet this gives even more attention to enclines!

    You go, extracated BC brother!
     
  13. DrillBIT

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    ^looking good, now i want to see an unblur version of that robot mode, got to decide if i want to buy it
     
  15. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Oh my. That's actually looking quite fantastic.
     
  16. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    So far it is turning out very nice.