Transformers Animated concept art by Japanese designer Watanabe Yoshihiro

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  1. Gaokaiser

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  2. Walktehdinosaur

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    From back when it was Heroes..
     
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  3. Novaburnhilde

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    These designs are lovely.

    Was hoping we'd see more of them at some point.
     
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    Wow, glad we did not get this. Prime oddly looks like RID (2001) Prime - the smaller cab form - with those rounded arms. But Narutobot (Prowl?) looks just facepalm-worthy.
     
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  5. Alexander Fedorychev

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    Looks very nice.
     
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    I DEMAND NARUTOBOT!!! I also demand that he be NAMED NARUTOBOT!!!
     
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    These are really fun designs.
     
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    I am quite stunned that Transformers hasn't gotten a true anime...since what, Zone? Maybe Hasbro should let Takara run point on a future iteration of the franchise.
     
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  9. DJW107PRIME

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    I'd still love to see these designs come back in some fashion. Heck, they even made prototypes of Rhinox and Hot Rod!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Love that clever trick of using the faceplate as a chin on OP.
     
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  12. Michael Payton

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    Bulkhead and Optimus look brilliant I wish we could have seen those designs at some point
     
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    Always cool to see concept art and what was in the pipeline at some point or another.

    - The RID 2001 chest on Prime is cool, but everything else is off. The limbs are too long, his feet are WAY too long, and Prime with a stereotypical 'bucket jaw' ala Bulkhead just seems wrong. Unless @closerat is right and that's actually the faceplate lowered Cybertron Prime style to be the chin...but there it looks like a silly chinstrap.

    - This reminds me of that DJD dude with the "X" for a face, in all the right ways, with a bit of the Crossovers Hulk toy. I also get the distinct impression this design influenced Sentinel Prime, given the unique wheels-in-shoulders and the arms vaguely resemble the in-show animation model's.

    - The next guy looks like Flashman AND Crashman from Megaman 2 AND the Transtech aesthetic 'Pineapple Express'-ed a baby together. Does he turn into a motorbike or something?

    - Another striking DJD resemblance, this time to the electric chair guy though it's probably just the stick limbs doing it here. I'm sure if you applied Nightbird colors this would look really cool, though the 'Naruto' headband doesn't really fit. At the same time, the resemblance to the Generations Junkion mold is more than a bit striking with the wheel-on-shoulder look.

    I can see how that COULD be Hot Rod, but at the same time we got a far more lavish G1 styled toy as Hot Rodimus. Why did they make a prototype of that design so clearly inspired by Hot Rod when they were just using the straight G1 design for another toy? And Rodimus never got an Earth mode, either, so that can't be Cybertronian mode Hot Rod.

    And Rhinox looks like a gorilla football player and GOD what a shame we didn't get him. And again, shades of Sentinel Prime but this time with the addition of those kibble pieces on the shoulder using hinges for transformation, much like Sentinel's split snowplow.
     
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    That 03 concept art I'd love to see happen as a figure or new character design in something. It's got curves in all the right places.

    Kind of wouldn't mind that as a new 'different colony' fembot design. Like Overdrive on velocitron.
     
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    I’m getting a sort of Trans Tech vibe from these guys.
     
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    THE EYEZ! They're looking into my soul...
     
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    I need their names! Please! :D  They look so cool! Bit Gainax-ishif you ask me. :D 
     
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    that Prime is neat.
     
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    I would shove children into the street to get more Pre-Animated/Transformers Heroes Concept Art and sketches.
     
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