Musings from Jim Sorenson and a few guest bloggers about Transformers, character models, science-fiction, comic books, and whatever else is on our minds.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The Ark Addendum - Attack of the Autobots (part 1)
After a break of nearly a month for all of the excitement of BotCon 2010, The AllSpark Almanac II, etc, it's time to return to an old standby feature of this blog. That's right, it's another edition of The Ark Addendum. This week we look at part one of the background models of Attack of the Autobots.
This episode featured one of the sillier premises of the old Sunbow 'toon. Megatron slips a personality destabilizer device into the Autobots' recharging chambers. The Autobots then wake up evil, and willing to obey Megatron's orders. It's kind of a waste of a silly but fun idea; I much prefer more modern interpretations like Dark Designs or Shattered Glass, which show just how evil a turned Autobot can be.
One thing to note is that the original Floro Dery concept artwork, shown here, is much more exotic than the simple beds with class coverings we ultimately got. I love how alien everything that springs from his pen looks.