After taking a week off of posting behind-the-scenes production material, I thought I'd try to find something extra cool. And so, I bring another installment of The Ark Addendum. This week it's The Ark II, the abortive spacecraft that was to carry the Autobots back to Cybertron with enough fuel to revitalize it. This plot element was dropped once Transformers went from a mini-series to an ongoing series, but they nevertheless designed a pretty cool ship. It's reminiscent of The Ark, pictured below, without being slavish.
Overall, I think that The Ark II is a pretty cool ship. It's kind of a shame that they never did anything with it, but I can understand why they'd want to keep the focus of the show firmly on Earth.