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Old 2006-06-01, 04:03 AM   #1
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Default Rumour: movie or Alt. Megatron?

Could be fanart. Looks good, anyway.



Here's what the tank looks like:



Similar to some ideas fans have had previously:



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edit: New one... Grimlock, only a thumbnail...



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Old 2006-06-01, 04:27 AM   #2
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Spiffy. The color-guide picture is beautiful: Megatron's G1 animation model perfectly adapted to a not-handgun. They finally did it!

Assuming those are genuine, I'd gamble movie toy. It's already June of `06, so the movie's only thirteen months away. Given the stage of those drawings, it wouldn't be out until next spring when the movie line is about ready to go anyway.

That, and an Alternator tank would be a no-go unless they change to a smaller scale for such a large vehicle.

Still, spiffy
 
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Old 2006-06-01, 08:31 AM   #3
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If the movie job doesn't look at least as good as this, there's no justice... this model of tank has apparently been mentioned in connection with filming, and the mechanics of the design seem sound.
 
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Old 2006-06-01, 10:02 PM   #4
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this has to be the best image of megaron i,ve seen in a while. the design of his robot form nearly matchest his g1 body, and i can see how transformers into a tank.

he also dosen't look ovbious that he turns into a tank unlike warpath who at the time looked alright, but in my opinion blitzwing did the best job of hiding his alt.modes even thue he was a triple changer.
 
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Old 2006-06-01, 10:39 PM   #5
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Good stuff. I hope it's genuine. But frankly, it seems too G1-ish to be movie related (assuming the Starscream design posted several weeks ago was legitimate).

If it is a design for Movie-Megs, it strikes me as odd the way the designers are staying true to the history of some characters, while reinventing others. **cough**Bumblebee**cough**<---assuming what we've heard about him is true.

I guess if it is Alternator related, Hasbro could change the scale...or just make a big toy and up the price.
 

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Old 2006-06-02, 12:27 AM   #6
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The last one is signed by a guy named "David Willis". According to the IMDB, there IS a "David Willis" listed in the art department for Star Wars Episode II.

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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0932307/
http://www.starwars.com/episode-ii/bts/castcrew.html
http://www.starwars.com/episode-iii/castcrew.html



Not proof, I know. But certainly step in the right direction.

My gut still tells me fanboy art, though...
 

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Old 2006-06-02, 02:37 AM   #7
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Yeah, the more I look at it, the more I think you're gut is right, trilobitepictures. It's got some fanboy touches--the detail on the face; the "abdomen"; the fusion cannon.

Good stuff, IMO, but I doubt it's real. God forbid we get any (even slightly) G1 related material in the movie At this point, it looks like we might get a G1 themed Optimus, a mute, non-bug Bumblebee, a 4-foot Soundwave, and a mutant Starscream. I doubt we'll merit a G1/G2 styled Megatron.
 

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Old 2006-06-02, 04:33 AM   #8
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Added found pic for possible Classics line Grimlock. See top post.
 
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Old 2006-06-02, 05:08 AM   #9
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Erm, that David Willis is Walky, king of Wiigii, and had nothing to do with Star Wars. He's a fan, and runs Shortpacked.. and that's it.
 
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Old 2006-06-02, 05:25 AM   #10
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Which is why it says "Similar to some ideas fans have had previously:" above that pic. If his name being on it and the majority of the fandom being aware of SP! (and that font being a custom based on his handwriting) wasn't enough...
 
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Old 2006-06-02, 08:07 AM   #11
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The Grimlock design, from what I can make out, looks fantastic. His alt mode is very reminiscent of the G2 comics.
 

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Old 2006-06-02, 10:40 AM   #12
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Ah yes, Grimlock looks nice and it's probably better and cheaper than the original...
 
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Old 2006-06-02, 10:58 AM   #13
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Default Classics Grimlock!

A color guide for a Classics Grimlock toy has just surfaced!
http://newsreader.visualmedia.com.hk...ticle_id=51224

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Old 2006-06-02, 02:20 PM   #14
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OMG GUN NUT TANK!!!! MOVIE SUXXXXXXXXXX!




Well someone had to do it, we were being far to reasonable.
 
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Old 2006-06-02, 04:54 PM   #15
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The face especially is a little too similar to the cartoon animation model for me to particularly believe it for the movie, sadly, as it's a nice piece of work.
 
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Old 2006-06-02, 06:30 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally posted by Cliffjumper
The face especially is a little too similar to the cartoon animation model for me to particularly believe it for the movie, sadly, as it's a nice piece of work.
Interestingly, I'm surprised no one thought 'Attatix Megatron' ... it's actually what came to my mind first.
 
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Old 2006-06-02, 08:50 PM   #17
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If this IS fan art, it's very, very well done... I could live with this design! The work on the face, the chest... If this is the movie design, it would be a good sign that this movie might be something which I would be interested in seeing. That's been looking murkier of late...
 
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Old 2006-06-03, 05:37 PM   #18
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Originally posted by Denyer
Similar to some ideas fans have had previously:
No ****.

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/18360392/
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/28970329/
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/28970377/

Ok, so my schematic is different apart from the arms, but I had the same colour scheme in mind.

If it's genuine it would be a very nice Megatron IMO.
Liking the Grimlock redesign as well.
 
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Old 2006-06-03, 09:17 PM   #19
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the first picture of megatron's robot mode looks a bit like the infiltration version
 
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Old 2006-07-20, 06:58 AM   #20
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So what TFvangaurd???

does what you said mean that its definitely fanart and nothing else

because i want this megatron so bad!!!
 
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