Stratosphere concept art

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Novaxmaximal, Jan 6, 2024.

  1. Stratosphere

    Stratosphere Well-Known Member

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    Would buy this than the official movie release Stratosphere. 
     
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  2. Dinobot Snarl

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    Michael Bay and Lorenzo intervened in the last minute.

    "Stop! stop, it's not ugly enough, we need to add some stereotype, hurry don't let it go out looking that good!" "Alright Lorenzolio, I got the ugly stick right here, it's a little worse for wear." "Don't worry Baywits I've got a spare, I always have a spare... Ya know, we really should run this by Cable... Nahh!"

    Because Lorenzo and Bay are still running the show. Cable is just providing cover.

    I agree, get rid of Bay and Lorenzo
     
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  3. KodyCrimson

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    Oh for sure, those two need to go. Aside from bringing Transformers back into the limelight, they've done nothing good for the franchise. Caple needs different producers, ideally ones who are actually franchise fans or will at least back off for the most part.
     
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  4. Lionhart44

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    Is it me or does concept Stratosphere look like a Gundam? Especially the mohawk helmet and plane wings hanging from the shoulders.
     
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  5. Pixelmaster

    Pixelmaster >implying toys are good

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    That’s why I said he looked like a Target exclusive Tallgeese lol
    IMG_5407.jpeg
     
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  6. Illiterate Scholar

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    I wouldn't mind if they used this design and just called him Jetfire. Let's be real, that was who Stratosphere was supposed to be in the movie. He was the Autobot transport, he's Jetfire.
     
  7. CobraKai

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    I like the movie design waaay better; his look has way more personality. This guy looks generic and almost like Shatter’s brother.
     
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    Straight fire
     
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    Looks familiar…

    EDIT: didn’t even see that other people were already comparing him to a Gundam lol. I think the Dynames is the closest because of the circular chest drive and the wings/armor
     

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  10. Dfunk1210

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    Release a toy of this. Who cares it wasnt in the movie?
     
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  11. ChuckTheCow

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    I kind of agree with you in that the movie design communicates his character so much better, but man, cool robot is cool robot haha. understandable why they made the switch, though.
     
  12. theestampede

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    Way cooler than the final version.

    not sure why they have such a penchant for uglier designs in these movies
     
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    GAUGE Wargod ARTS

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    I feel like they need to release an entire line of Transformers: "The Live-Action Concept Series"

    Many great concepts that should get the toy treatment.

    I'm honestly not sure it would do all that well. However, I feel like they could at the very least make some sort of trial run with like a top 5 best of Concept pack or something. and they could start with the top 5 most popular and most well known in the entire movie franchise. 5 on each side.

    Arcee should honestly be included in that by bringing out a far better interpretation of her movie concept 07' figure.

    Buuuut... hey what do I know? heh.
     
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  14. Trevor Belmont

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    Pretty cool. Then came along Mr. Bay and said "wait, that's not a transformer! Let me tweak that just a liiiiittle bit"
     
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    The chest reminds me of Animated Lugnut, how the cockpit is split on the chest
     
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    Is there actually any proof that this happened? Or is it just the Bay haters trying to force their dislike on him again?
     
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    That reminds me, I’ve lost track- is a toy possible still on the horizon or are they pretty much done after Wheeljack, etc?
     
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    It is when we literally only have two flying Autobots and they’re functionally identical characters. Stratosphere wasn’t even as funny as Jetfire or as prominent, making his retreading of the same joke especially weak.
     
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    Jetfire was that funny?

    Stratosphere apart from 1 scene were he can’t land I never got the vibe that he was supposed to be funny, only supposed to be transport.

    I love that they used a toy only character for the role and giving him a role than just chosing some random G1 name like Skydive or Air Raid even that looks nothing like him for it. But fair I don’t disagree it’s a weird coincidence.
     
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  20. Gumblor Gimbles

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    precisely. transformers fans hate actual character designs. even as someone who likes bay stuff, designs like stratosphere are a massive step up.

    no, its genuine delusion. michael bay and lorenzo could be dead and theyd post shit like "the Ghosts of Bayverse Past has RUINED the franchise once again"
     
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