Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by TerraDestroyer, Sep 12, 2016.
Sweet Primus I love them!
Epic work Matt, love these designs!
I want toys now!!
Toys! We need toys of those ASAP!
Boo! Feathers (and science) now ruined dinobots... erm, dino-cons too.
But joke aside, nice designs. I'd accept toys of them. Maybe retool Archadis?
Yes, thank you! This must be what it's like to be one of those nuts that reject science. I'll never get used to feathered dinosaurs/other prehistoric things that aren't Archaeopteryx.
Thanks for posting your art, Matt. Not feelin' it personally, but I don't spend much time with comics of any universe. I'm much more a TF toy guy. Still, I appreciate your contribution to the diverse TF fandom. May the TF beastie lovers indulge!
Absolutely love the art, Matt, thanks for posting it.
Well, one way of getting used to feathered dinosaurs is to buy a pet canary. All modern birds = dinosaurs.
Great art, by the way. Good variation of bot modes; just goes to show that that not all fembots need a supermodel physique.
Slice is easily my favourite too. Love that sleek body in both robot and raptor mode, and her eyes in beast mode are so... mesmerizing.
I do wonder where she keeps that giant gun in beast mode, though. Part of it is the tail, no doubt, but it is as long as she is.
Shred is adorable and despite the wicked talon-weapon, hard to take seriously. She reminds me of Nickel a bit.
I'm a biologist/zoologist, so I accept things that have proper scientific basis and proof behind them. Such as most Dromeosauridae (Velociraptor, Deinonychus) very likely being covered in feathers with vestigial wings. It's things like feathered T-rexes that irks me, considering they are not closely related and the fossil findings there are contradictory (we have scale pattern imprints fossils from many large Theropods).
So, it is a bit odd here that Gnash (who being the "heavy" is most likely an Utahraptor) not being feathered, given how all of them turn into Raptors or Deinyonchuses.
Erm... that is a bit of an oversimplification of the Orders/Classes of the animal kingdom. With that logic you can also say "All Mammals are Therapsids" - true, they belong to the same Clade, but there is a rather large difference between say, a chimpansee and one of the early Therapsid reptiles.
already bought BM rapticon to turn into slice, lol. love these designs
These look so cool! I love dinosaurs and raptors are really badass! Very awesome!
On-topic; love that they have feathers! I still see naked, lizard-y dromaeosaurs too often in popular culture; good to see TF's breaking that norm more regularly.
Well, we do have feathered tyrannosaurs (namely Yutyrannus) that are from similar climates as Tyrannosaurus with full-body feather covering...and which are not that small compared to T.rex itself. Additionally, phylogenetic bracketing suggests T.rex had feathers, since every other coelurosaur clade has evidence of feathers. It's much more likely that Tyrannosaurus had feathers than it is that it lacked them.
Also, crocodile scutes and bird feathers share a common genetic link, and we have examples of non-theropod dinosaurs with feathers (Kulindadromeus) and other filamentous structures (Psittacosaurus). Not to mention pterosaur integument...
Anything that descends from a clade is automatically a member of said clade. Birds (clade Aves) descend from avialans, which are coelurosaurs, which are theropods, which are saurischians, which are dinosaurs; thus, birds are theropod dinosaurs, as they are descended from theropod dinosaurs and are anatomically connected to theropod dinosaurs.
It's why humans are called primates, even if we are radically derived from other primates. Organisms cannot become distinct families after descending from another organism.
Toys of them please.
Thanks for sharing, Matt! These look so badass! Shame there won't likely be toys. Unless 3rd party wants to tackle them, which is unlikely since they have no major media attached to them. Gnash is my favorite because of the metal showing through the scales and the raptor arms serving as a second pair of arms in bot mode.
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