The "Coffin"

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Tazahawk, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Tazahawk

    Tazahawk Axalorian

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    Hey everyone. I've been trying to think of the correct name for the coffin-shaped thing on most transformers heads. I've looked into the biology and anatomy sections of tfwiki, but I still can't find it. I'm certain there is info out there about them.

    Hopefully someone can help me.

    Thanks :) 
     
  2. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    The what?
     
  3. Tazahawk

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  4. MrByatis

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    I think they're called crests; I think they're for aesthetic purposes.
     
  5. Tazahawk

    Tazahawk Axalorian

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    That helped. I think the word 'crest' REALLY helped, Thanks MrByatis. There's still very little info out there, but I think it's enough to get by.
     
  6. MaxxieOD

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    Well, it could actually have a use tho on some bots. In that pic up there of OP, it looks like ventilation. In Gundams, they have sensors in them.
     
  7. Vaikyuko

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    Head crests, yeah. Typically used for sensor suites, communications, or ventilation, based on the designs and common usage.
     
  8. taterx

    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    Crests. I've always called it that.
     
  9. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    I saw the title and was going to go all mini-mod and say "This should be in the comics section!!!!" :lol 
     
  10. MechanovaKing

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    Hey man I don't know why you looking into it. But i think you putting too much effort into it. It's not really Cybertorian anatomy. It's just an art style.
     
  11. Tazahawk

    Tazahawk Axalorian

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    I need an adornment (headwear) in relation to another project i'm working, which is transformers related.
     
  12. Aernaroth

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    They're often a cover plate for ports/cable connections for diagnostic and interface purposes.
     
  13. T-Logicon

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    I bet there's a USB in there somewhere.
     
  14. Gingerchris

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    I dunno about 'coffins'. I always thought they looked more like little neckties for their foreheads. :) 
     
  15. Shortwave

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    Posably some are cooling vents lets say Optimus is an older model but i defenetly think it's more decorative than anything else
     
  16. CKSpawn

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    I think there vents, I mean there machines right
    maybe that vents the heat from there sparks burning Energon.
     
  17. SPLIT LIP

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    Does that mean Prowl and people with his chevrons are wearing little bow-ties? :3
     
  18. Gingerchris

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    I think that would be awesome. Now I'm reminded of little dogs with big red bows on their foreheads.

    Bad, Prowl! In your basket!
     
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    I always figured that they're part of the communications/ emergency power collectors (for solar power) arrays
     
  20. LegendAntihero

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    I consider it a crest or a crown.