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Designs For Jazz The Autobot!!

Merrick here...
The boards over at have snagged themselves an image. Looks like design work for Jazz the Autobot from the TRANSFORMERS movie. Every time I see designs from this film, I remember my first reaction to seeing the refitted Enterprise in STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE. It bothered me…”It looks too much like a hotrod” I said. Now…that iteration of NCC-1701 is, easily, my most favorite. Wonder if we’ll adapt the same way here? I don’t HATE the designs I’ve seen thus far (except for Megatron – I thought he was a real stinker) – nor do they feel very “Transformery” to me. I sense inspiration from all over the place (BIONICLE and EVANGELION?), but no real uniqueness. This being said, I’m assuming (and hoping) such distinction will be better defined when the characters are brought to life…have voices, eyes, and expressions. A lot could change when that happens. And, yes, it could go both ways. We’ll see.

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  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:15 a.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    I can't see that turning into a car. Sorry.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:18 a.m. CST

    I'd like a better look at the face...

    by Childe Roland

    ...before I make up my mind on whether this is another one for the yea or nay pile. The claws have it leaning decidedly in the latter direction.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:18 a.m. CST

    First?! Second?!! A pointiac????

    by pelos_locos

    Too busy with claws

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:20 a.m. CST


    by Lucasblows bitch about how much this blows.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Why must you suck so hard?

    by TheJake

    Hmm Michael Bay?

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Oh god no!

    by Primus

    Please make it stop.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Too Soon!

    by brycemonkey


  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:20 a.m. CST

    At least they used some kind of visor...

    by pelos_locos

    Designs are too busy. And why the claws? It makes it look evil. Hate the frakng claws (what I hate most anyways, i hate more about it).

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by MattCG

    Wow. That's...uh....great.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:22 a.m. CST


    by BIGMAC1701

    I know I know...but hey it is me first time. I agree, i will save my judgement for the big screen..and I agree that the only design I don't like so far is megatron. I'll have to see what the next trailer gives us. But I am looking forward to this movie.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by Han Ol' Buddy

    So, instead of an Autobot symbol on his chest, he's got an Oldsmobile emblem? WTF?!? Scatman Carruthers must be rolling in his grave... This looks to be pretty lame.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Oh, I don't know...

    by bcstar80

    This one seems better, a little more true, then some of the others (like Megatron--did they let the WETA team who did Sauron do Megatron. Ugh). I'd love to think that all these images are red herrings for the honest-to-the-toys designs, but that's just wishful thinking. There's still hope yet.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Very different from what I know

    by DeusExMachina

    Well the design for Jazz is very different from what I grew up with. With that being said, I do like the design.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:23 a.m. CST

    That looks cool

    by Booji Boy

    I dont' know what everybody is bitchin' about...from what I've seen, the designs look good. It will look even better once we get to see them move and talk. This movie's gonna rock!! Oh yeah...first bitches!

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Now thats a bit more like the G1 designs.

    by Shermdawg

    The head sucks though.<br><br>This really looks like an early, early, EARLY design. It doesn't fit with what we've seen so far.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Blatant walking product placement

    by Unbirthday

    This bot is designed as a clear product placement ad for Pontiac. Why not do a nascar-bot and slap ads all over him while he transforms? Or turn Optimus Prime into a Coca Cola truck? Shameless.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:24 a.m. CST

    It doesn't even look like a Transformer...

    by Primus

    ...let alone Jazz. They are making a Transformers film, right?

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:25 a.m. CST


    by jmgiordano

    rockin'. can't wait till the dorks get ahold of this design!

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:25 a.m. CST


    by damagemouse

    looks stupid.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:25 a.m. CST

    WTF is with this crap

    by godzillasushi

    Why arent more of these released more frequently. We havnt seen all of them just yet, youd think SOMEONE might have them and release all of the pictures. I hate this 'one shot every three weeks' crap. As for this thing called Jazz, it actually doesnt look half bad. The design is a bit simpler and less organic. Count me as onboard for Jazz. To bad the Desepticons look like absolute garbage.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Quit it.

    by A G

    Let's just all enjoy this film for fuck sake. Pre-empting the spoilt middle America moaning, for once sit down and shut the fuck up.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:25 a.m. CST


    by damagemouse

    looks stupid

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:25 a.m. CST


    by alex138

    where is the preacher hbo series

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:25 a.m. CST


    by Han Ol' Buddy

    I meant Pontiac. Might as well be an Oldsmobile though...

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:27 a.m. CST


    by Doomius 2.0


  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I like that the car logo is on his chest.

    by brycemonkey

    Good tie in to the marketing demographics. If you work in advertising please kill yourself. Really. Do it. Now.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:28 a.m. CST

    i miss the good old white porsche

    by Greased Deaf Guy

    is that a green face?

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:29 a.m. CST


    by coolhanderik

    Kind of cool, but it doesn't feel very...Jazzy. First?

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:28 a.m. CST


    by Jaffa8

    and first regarding something cool like transformers....BITCH!!!

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:29 a.m. CST

    I can't handle the wait...

    by brycemonkey

    Come on, come on! Please get the delay reduced from the current 45 minutes to around 1 minute. Please.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:30 a.m. CST


    by BatCountry

    COuld it be?

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:30 a.m. CST


    by BatCountry


  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by Kristian66


  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:32 a.m. CST

    ok..not first..maybe 31 or 32....

    by BIGMAC1701

    damn you new talk shows 35 post on the side but it shows "None posted yet" in the talk back section...oh well

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:33 a.m. CST


    by rotten666


  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by conbarba

    and first?

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:33 a.m. CST


    by conbarba


  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:35 a.m. CST

    God forbid

    by Val_ni

    We should just wait and see the movie BEFORE critisising!! First?

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:34 a.m. CST

    How long are your minutes? Where is my post?

    by pelos_locos

    I can't see my post yet. And that is probably the case with everybody. Not seeing anybody else's post made me believe I was first. If I offended any firsters, well....

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:34 a.m. CST

    This movie will be........

    by ImJustABill

    Nothing but one big fucking GM and Chevy commerical!

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I pray that...

    by JThomasC

    And, i qualify this by saying that I havent read the script, not really an insider, I pray that what happens is that Prime and theautobots get so messed up fighting off megatron and the like, and being exposed in their transformed state of autos that at the end of the movie they have to be retrofitted as part of the repair process and the last scene we see are the Transformers we know and love driving up and transforming ready for the segue into a sequel that should have been the first movie. Using the designs from the toys and the cartoons taht spawned this.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Does it matter who's first?

    by whoopdeedoo

    What's really going to sell these designs for me is the transformation sequences. I want to hear that familiar transforming sound and see how the parts come together to form the vehicles. Right now, aside from a few obvious parts I can't really see the vehicle parts in their robot forms, something that really makes the toys distinct from all the other giant robots out there. I am remaining cautiously optimistic. And yeah the voices and facial expression will really be what sells these guys to audiences. That and the battle scenes. We all know how American audiences LOVE a good battle sequence.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:38 a.m. CST

    It could swing both ways?

    by oceanfrog

    Bisexual Transformer orgies?

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Why claws?

    by BirdMcMonster

    Where are they coming up with these arbitrary decisions to throw in goofy-ass elements that have nothing to do with anything? Flames? Millions of pointy segments on Megatron? Once again... BAD IDEA.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:39 a.m. CST

    LOL! Loving all the First! wannabes...

    by brycemonkey

    how I laugh at you. Also damn you to hell Bay.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:41 a.m. CST

    People still care about this movie?

    by IAmLegolas


  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Click on the "talk back" icon guys!

    by Shermdawg

    Well, heh, they can't see this because the subject previews aren't working.<br><br>Of course, if they can't figure it out, it may be for the best. The last thing we need is another stupid FLAMES ON OPTIMUS thread. :P

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:41 a.m. CST


    by R.C. the "Wise"

    You know Damn well these designs, as well as the script, are awful. I mean, how could they fuck up a SURE thing. If they wanted to slightly update the look of the G1 Transformers then they should've hired Pat Lee. Then, Paramount tries to sugar coat the fans by signing Peter Cullen. Speilberg, Bay, Murphy, Hasbro and co. should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Hope this is not the final design...

    by pelos_locos

    Someone mentioned this already, where is the autobot logo? And if this was only a drawing, a work in progress, why not draw the logo on it? I might me bias, but I don't see how a pointiac with that ugly split grill (grille? gril? ...) makes a better design that a porsche, in any iteration. But that is just me.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Let me guess, desparate GM

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    offered the most money to DW and Paramount, ergo the car Jazz, Bumblebee, etc/ transform into are GM lines. Pathetic.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I second that.. People still care about this movie?

    by Logo Lou


  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Not all the vehicles are GM moronssss

    by godzillasushi

    Besides half of them being military vehicles theres also that Mustang cop car. And is Peterbilt even part of GM? Theres only like 4 GM cars. moronsssss. "BirdMcMonster* Your right to, its wierd how they feel determined to put sharp things on everything. I dont get the claws stuff.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:58 a.m. CST

    all the previous leaked pics in one place

    by all your base

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Utter Crap

    by photoboy

    WTF is that supposed to be? Michael Bay's Giant Shooty Shape Changing Robots movie is looking crappier by the minute. Why isn't AICN slating this film? Spielberg AND Bay must have taken turns sucking Harry off all night for this level of bias.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Not perfect, but not awful

    by BLWiseass

    He at least looks more like a transformer than Megatron or Starscream. And because someone had to say it....(assuming they haven't already but its hard to tell given the lag time between posts being submitted and posts being viewable) Flames on Prime = Pontiac logo on Jazz

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 11:11 a.m. CST

    You are all idiots

    by pjdon

    The reason they don't look like the original toys is because if they did people would laugh at them. I've just re-watched the original movie and if they made them look like that now it would just be too simple in terms of design. The reason they look so busy and complex is because the designers have to change a 20 ft tall robot into a sports car. The original cartoons cheated when it came to transforming and the robots always changed scale. You all seem to think that it was the inclusion of nipples on the bat suit which ruined Batman and Robin but it was just a bad film. If this film is good then it won't make any difference if there is flames on optimus or not.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by Telestream

    I totally agree with Booji Boy, this is EXACTLY what I imagined. and it totally OWNS! ! "Any Autobot is a great Autobot", I mean, we KNOW they're outnumbered so let's stop being a bunch of Negative Nancies and try being a few Positive Pauls. Again, I have read the script and if they shoot the version I read, it will totally rule. Perceptor is in it! And not just as a cameo, but LOTS! Hello? I can't G.D. wait. Sincerely, The Mars Rover From the Trailer

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 11:24 a.m. CST


    by moto

    WAIT FOR THE MOVIE WAIT FOR THE MOVIE WAIT FOR THE MOVIE ETC. ETC. ETC. God, you guys sound like whiney little fanboys. Like the whole world will implode if you don't get exactly what you want. Wait for the movie. Judge then. You haven't seen shit. You haven't even seen ONE CLIP from the movie. I'm a hardcore G1 fan... and yet I understand that a direct adaptation from tv to big screen is not going to happen because so much of G1 is dated. All I care about is that it has kickass action, kickass effects, and yeah, a little story in between. If they tackle the transformation well, they did their job. What do you really expect? This is a movie about transforming robots. Give me the action and effects and Bay and Spielberg have done their job.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Thats better... still not on par with old.

    by modlight

    I love that I can see what kind of car/vehicle it is in robot form.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 11:38 a.m. CST


    by Frankenblogger


  • Sept. 25, 2006, 11:38 a.m. CST

    well they obviously don't plan on making toys

    by JackDonkey

    cause how in the hell would that turn into a car, maybe a car with stupid pieces hung out everywhere, or when in robot form you have to snap 20 extra pieces of plastic on him that will not fit on him when in car version.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Zombie... I agree with you.

    by modlight

    I played with the toys til kingdom come, and watched the "violent show" when I could b/c my parents wouldn't let me that often which meant I never got to see the movie. I rented it recently to go back to the good old days. And wow, its horrible. I mean, really really bad. IT's dull, repetetive, and needlessly action oreinted. The story makes little sense. It does have casual swearing, which I'm all for in kids movies (Monster Squad) but to want this movie to be like the old shows is like thinking the old Battlestar is the better one. Although the new Battlestar is wise to have kept the designs of the old ships. So, I love Transformers, I loved the movie, but its bad. The concept and the designs is what has made that franchise last this long, and that is what worries me about the movie, that they are moving away from the concept and that the designs are just too far gone from what made it a classic.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Hmm not all Gm and Chevy cars huh??

    by ImJustABill

    Hey godzillasushi you idiot.... who do you think sells the Hummer?

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Wait for the Movie, Why?

    by busby

    Dont be silly all the fans can work out everything they need to know about the film just from the concept pictures that are leaked, pah who needs the film

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 11:57 a.m. CST

    HEY ImJustABill

    by godzillasushi

    You stupid ass moron....listen to me you idiot......I said four of them were GM.......HUMMER, PONTIAC, CHEVY, AND that black truck. THATS 4. I KNOW GM SELLS HUMMER YOU DUMBASS. Hence me saying "4" There are a few more then just 4 of these stupid robots you fool. I was saying that GM doesnt own the whole damn movie. lol 12 year olds calling me out.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 12:07 p.m. CST

    At least make it a better brand


    Like a Lincoln or a Cadillac maybe the V series, i think there all fake anydump.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 12:22 p.m. CST

    i have

    by maluquiro

    no opinion whatsoever on this subject... just so you know...

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 12:22 p.m. CST

    The Spring/Summer Collection 2007

    by Autobot Council

    Greetings fellow Cybertronians, Just a quick few words on the proposed Spring/Summer fashion collection for 2007. So far we have seen "Megatron" and "Jazz" amongst others modelling the look we are calling the "New Transformer". This look is to accentuate the eyes, lips, nails and ass of the wearer and I'm sure you will argee looks nothing like we have seen before. Next we will reveal the looks for Ultra Magnus, who transforms into a pink bicycle, Ratchet, who sports an ECTO-1 look and the design for Michael Bay's own exto-skeleton which turns into a toilet seat. Happy Crapping Folks!

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 12:25 p.m. CST


    by Staldo

    Check that pose on the left. It looks like Jazz is saying "Why the fuck do I have three-fingered claws for hands?" At least this guy looks to actually have guns seperate from his body, and a vague physical resemblance to the original character(the horns, the visor and the grill chestplate) As far as toys, wouldn't this thing have to be one of those 600 piece model kits like they have for gundam in Japan in order to transform?

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Looks a bit like a Power Ranger Zord


    People hate that shit. People love Transformers. Why go for a generic look? Also, why not replace those red bits with BLUE which is traditionally Jazz's color.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Damn you, MCMLXXXVI !!! ;)

    by DerLanghaarige

    But this time I'm on the nay-sayer side. Doesn't look good.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 12:37 p.m. CST

    It just keeps getting worse.

    by PwnedByStallone

    I agree with those that are wondering how the fuck these things turn into cars. They all look like some kind of unidentifiable machine that's been turned inside out. I really can't stand this stuff. And the Pontiac logo is a shameless promotion. But then agin this whole fucking movie is going to be nothing but a car commercials/armed forces propaganda. We need to boycot this bullshit!

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 12:40 p.m. CST


    by Staldo

    I didn't imbue the transformers with metaphysical qualities, the comics and movie did that just fine. By the end of the G1 comic, we are to believe that transformers are the universe's natural defense mechanism, angel-like robot beings destined to fight galactic chaos.(the quintessons were just a front for Primus, you see) Of course, this does tend to be the eventual destiny of most comic book characters when their stories become too overblown, but the point is, the movie should owe as much to the comic as it does to the 'toon, with all the backstory that it could provide. Reading the script, it does take a bit from the comics, including references to cybertron geography (the torus states of Praxus,if you can believe it) and a mention of the "mechanical evolution" origin that was posited in the very first issue. Point is, yeah, transformers definitely have metaphysical qualities.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 12:46 p.m. CST

    This is actually one of the BEST DESIGNS so far....

    by GibsonUSA

    After seeing Optimus, Megatron, and Starscream.....this design looks darn near masterpiece. The visor, the obvious car part for a chest, no chicken feet....we cant ask for too much at this point and Jazz looks pretty good.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 12:50 p.m. CST

    all hope is lost

    by reckni

    Ever since AICN became the offical Transformers movie website, nothing surfacing from this production has thrilled or excited. Odds are, this'll be dogshit.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Will Jazz be voiced by DJ Jazzy Jeff?

    by triplefive

    seriously, what a dumb name for a sweet ass transforming robot.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Jazz looks the closest to the original if...

    by rbatty024

    this design is real. If this was any other director, then the design changes wouldn't bother me, but the idea of an X-treme Transformers movie lingers when the name Michael Bay is mentioned.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 1:04 p.m. CST

    just "transform" this...

    by aeon phoenix

    ...stinking pile of garbage into the gundam wing film it is trying so desperately hard to be (design wise anyway), and call it a day.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 1:07 p.m. CST


    by tile_mcgillus

    He has his visor, wheel shoulders and horns. That is cool. I will have to see the final CG renderings to judge. However, the autobots at least make sense. You can see a fucking car in there, unlike Megs.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 1:11 p.m. CST

    How the GM cars should have been allocated (IMO)

    by GibsonUSA

    GM obviously wants to promote the Solstice and Camaro....which is understandable, but I think better choices could have been made for the cars' allocation to the Autobots. Bumblebee should have been a yellow hardtop Solstice. That makes perfect sense for a high school kid's nice ride....a relatively modest $20,000 roadster. The current Camaro for Bumblebee is way off imo. Jazz should be the Camaro. A white Camaro with blue racing stripes that harkens back to the look of the classic character. Jazz should be the more powerful, 400hp car. Ironhide should be a RED GMC SAVANA. Go to GMC.COM and look up the Savana to see how perfectly that fits. The current pickup truck is no better for GM to promote. I don't mind Ratchet as a Hummer....but he should not be a military Hummer...that's too much muscle for modest Ratchet. Make him a white modified H3 at most. Or make him a modest Buick brand...a Buick Rendezvous or something. Those are my opinions. Bumblebee=yellow Solstice, Jazz=white Camaro, Ironhide =red Savana, and Ratchet=H3. Pontiac, Chevy, GMC, and Hummer brands all covered. Stick the logos everywhere if you want....they make more sense than the current config.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 1:24 p.m. CST

    This looks like artwork for the toy package....

    by Hunter-X

    These pics lack the detail that all of the "production designs" of Prime, Megatron, Blackout, etc. I'm betting money they're the illustrations that will be used on the toy packaging. You heard it here first.... : ) Oh yeah, I like the Jazz designs. He actually looks like a Transformer. As far as it being a shameless Pontiac promotion. Last time I checked damn near ALL cars have their logo on their grills. Quit being bitches.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 1:29 p.m. CST


    by Optimus Murphy

    I'm really shocked there's no Escalade Transformer yet.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST


    by Optimus Murphy

    S'what I thought of.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I'm surprised

    by OneintenMan

    no one likes this one. I hate optimus prime, megatron, starscream, the script, the font on the poster, the teaser trailer and camaro BB, but this... i like.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 3:15 p.m. CST

    I'm surprised there's no...

    by HammeredGuy

    transforming Chevy Impala with 22" rims, and hydraulics voiced by Snoop. Or maybe a riced-out Honda Civic voiced by Jet Li, you know, for demographics. Just really mess this movie up, who cares now. Michael Bay's going to rape my childhood.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Great! More Transformers Pics!

    by Ricky Henderson

    Something to look at while weeping on the back porch in my underwear! Lovely!

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 3:45 p.m. CST

    My God, AICN is DOOMED

    by Ricky Henderson

    Seriously, people are going to stop coming here if you keep the Talkbacks cached for 3 HOURS! And then who will click on your SILLY sponsors? No more shall money flow in from the good people at the SEXY TOMBOY BEANPOLE company! No more shall cash roll in freeley anytime someone clicks on an ad for some awful 007 action figure! No more shall revenue be generated anytime someone here clicks on your awful, awful sponsors' links. FIX the talkbacks you fools! I for one, will not be posting here if these shennanigans persist once 24 is back on the air! Damnit!

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 3:49 p.m. CST


    by SamBlackChvrch21

    A Coca Cola Truck would be more color co-ordianted at true to the original design than the concept we have seen thus far. Flames, I still can't get over the flames. Its dumb shit to hold a grudge for, but it gets my goat!

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 3:54 p.m. CST

    They all look the same

    by Ang_Lee

    No uniqueness to each of these 'new' versions. Scale, colors, lines, body parts, etc... they all feel the same. I don't like the sharp edges on EVERYTHING. Call me old school, but I like the heavy blocky look of robots. Now if turn this into an online shooter "MechAssault" style for Xbox live.....oooohhhhhh hell, lookout!!

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Robotech Bioroid?

    by Monkey_King

    I thought there was a cop car in this film that transformed. What's this clawed POS? First Megatron, now this.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Not great but...

    by alienindisguise

    it seems to be the least cluttered of the designs we've seen so far.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Here's how I would rank the bots revealed so far....

    by GibsonUSA order of acceptable-ness. 1.) Jazz (the best one so far), 2.) Optimus (Get rid of the flames and the monkeyface and we're good), 3.)Bumblebee (an Evangelion reject transforming into a muscle car is hard to digest), 4.) Megatron (absolutely disgusting), 5.) Starscream (unforgivable).

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 5:40 p.m. CST

    My Point

    by Phategod2

    First this is a Gigantic GM commercial yes there is only four but there is only Five autobots do the math asshole that 4 out of seven cars equals commercial. any doubts on that look at the latest Hot rod magazine with Bumble Bee on the cover as a 2009 Camaro is it funny how the Autobot whose going to be seen the most in th movie turns into car that wont be available for a year, second If you did know where they were going with Jazz this gives you perfect insight No mouth No brim no Ear protrusions, He'll probably have 2 lines voiced By XZIBIT and everyone will cheer when megatron rips him in half.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Where are the Following

    by Phategod2

    My Damn Post"the TB Sucks now" THe Tranformer TB OG's "Yackbacker,superninja,MisterNiceGaius a.k.a MNG, and my favorite AintitShot A.k.a Don Murphy, and Donnie Two Chins.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 6:43 p.m. CST

    There's an Autobot named Jizz?

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    ...but where are the flames?

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Yo Phategod2...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Sup, sup? MNG is in the Transformer house, dig.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Coolest design so far

    by Ribbons

    I base that on no objective criteria whatsoever; I just think it looks cool.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Yo Yo Brokeback....errr....

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I mean BringingSexyBack...

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 8 p.m. CST

    Was that a good guess?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Rockin' it from the Delta to the DMZ.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 9:01 p.m. CST


    by Phategod2


  • Sept. 25, 2006, 9:04 p.m. CST

    This "unofficial" leak has been

    by Phategod2

    brought to you by Pontiac. makers of the underpowered piece of wanna be sports car,Hyundai Tiberon in disguise, POS.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Just before I quit/was fired from my last job

    by mortsleam

    I saw toy designs for a transformer based on the Solstice. I thought it was a really bad new "Binaltech" or whatever they are calling the new toys these days. Never crossed my mind that it could have been Jazz from the movie, because it looks, like this, like shit. Hell, the Jazz Mustang Binaltech is better than this.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 11:09 p.m. CST

    RE: The Tom Cruise episode of South Park is on

    by Mr. Nice Gaius


  • Sept. 25, 2006, 11:24 p.m. CST

    If all the designs had this feel to them...

    by Badger999

    ...then there'd be a lot less complaining. At any rate, one *okay* design doesn't make up for the other awful ones. I still support bootlegging TINO and making sure they don't make any money off of this product.

  • Sept. 25, 2006, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Phategod 1 and/or 2

    by Hairy Nutsack

    That hurts man, how can you not mention me in the rougues gallery? I ask that you correct that in your next post or I will be forced to take legal action.

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 12:03 a.m. CST

    sorry HNS

    by Phategod2

    but do you like the HNS makes yuo sound like a government agency.

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 12:39 a.m. CST


    by ToughGuyRizzo

    I was watching football sunday and there ain't much difference, sadly between the CGI robots on the pre-game show......and this pile of shit we are going to be delt next summer.

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 1:33 a.m. CST


    by Bob C. Cock

    i didn't think they could make a transformed car look like it has downs syndrome

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Even Spielberg can't save this

    by hammer1310

    Every new pic and story on this makes me less interested. To think I really thought after the first 30 minutes of "The Island" that there was a glimmer of hope for Bay.

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Looks like I'm DOWNLOADING this movie!

    by AGE IIX

    piece of shit

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 8:48 a.m. CST

    HEY Phategod2

    by godzillasushi

    Shhhhh, go wait in the car.

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 9:14 a.m. CST

    I can't see who's who...

    by ScarranHalfBreed

    ...the guy on the right is Op, so is the guy on the left Jazz? And the guy in the middle looks like Prowl, although I dunno. I'm a huge Transformers fan but I've been completely disinterested in this ever since Bay's been connected to it.

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 9:30 a.m. CST


    by Elmore Rigby


  • Sept. 26, 2006, 9:39 a.m. CST

    This means nothing.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    You guys should be reading the Orci thread over on the official movie site if you want to know anything about this flick. I'm convinced these "leaks" over the past month or so were all strategic. The folks working on the production have definitely been listening to the opinions floating around on the net and they have been taking constructive criticism addressed on the official site. Now, that's not to say that the movie won't suck outright. But nothing we have seen is finalized and the script has been altered significantly. So far, everything about this movie has been misleading. Once the ad campaign starts up later this year, I have a feeling we are going to see some very unexpected stuff. *** I know what you're thinking = why are you holding out hope, Mr. Nice Gaius? Because that's what Prime would have wanted you geek cocksuckers.

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Jazz has tallons?

    by moondoggy2u

    Who the hell figured having owl feet for hands looks great on an autobot named Jazz? Bay's Transformers is really looking akin to Shumacher's Batman and Robin, isn't it?

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 10:45 a.m. CST

    an excerpt of Bay's speech given to his design team:

    by moondoggy2u

    "Hey guys, I figure that since the transformers mythos is really about a boy and his car, I think the robots should have ANIMAL characteristics. Like Bumblebee, who's the star of this fil next to Sheia La'boom boom or whatever the fuck he calls himself, well, Bumblebee should have a CHIMPANZEE face. You know, since he's more human than the other robots, get it? No? Well, moving on. Optimus, since he's a fire-engine red leader who's peace loving, he should have the face of a Lama, you know, like the Dhali Llama, get it? No? moving on...He should have rooster feet, too, you know, since he's bright red and likes to pose. And-and Starscream, since he's like...second bannana to Megatron, well, he should have a gorilla body--get it? No? Moving on...And Megatron, since he's the scum of the earth, he should look like scum: just make him a silver coated tured--get it? No? Moving on...And Jazz--since he's going to be a real hoot on the scream, a real cut-up on the screen, make him have owl-feet for hands--get it? No? Moving on...

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 11:36 a.m. CST


    by Phategod1

    and I don't sit in the car for nobody.

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 1:10 p.m. CST


    by Optimus Murphy

    Teh LS1 can not lose1!!!!

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Too cartoonish.

    by infinite zombie

    Seriously, that looks like something straight out of an animated series.

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 1:57 p.m. CST


    by Hairy Nutsack

    Hmm, HNS sounds good, maybe I should have used that on Seibertron so Donny wouldn't have flared up so violently on us. LOL

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 2:05 p.m. CST

    My dear Yackbacker...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I find your tone...defeatist. That's very uncharacteristic of you. I don't think overhauling a script that was INCORRECTLY dated at Feb-05 to be "last minute". It sounds like a work in progress at that point. But then again, it also sounds like I've read more on the subject via the various TF sites. That's right...I'm admitting to wasting my time in such a fashion.

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 2:13 p.m. CST

    And by the way...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    which one of you is "spencey7"?

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Thanks Yackbacker.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    The funny thing is, I'm not even a Transformers geek. Although the property is a bit nostalgic, I've simply chosen the TFers TBs as the place to make my contrarian stand. (Lately, it seems to be the only topic that gets people truly riled up around here.) And given the proper tone, I think it makes for a potentially interesting & entertaining movie. But I have decided not to believe in anything until I see a bit of real footage.

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 5:24 p.m. CST

    The Filming is done

    by Phategod2

    I think Alot of us hangout at and Donny 2 chins has stated that the filming for the most part is done. Which leads me to believe that fox got the wrong Guy for X3, If they would have had mikey that thing would have been done in half the time' with a more explosions, and more military. maybe even a full body sentinel. not to change the subject but I wonder what ever happend to Allseeingeye, and the other guy who was so pro TF movie till he saw the mock up for the street scene, and then he joined us pitiful rebels.

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Oh Ignorant Zombie

    by Chief Joseph

    The animation errors Rhino video's season 1 DVD has WERE NOT ORIGINALLY THERE! Those Rhinohumping morons used an early work print for their DVD. I'm sick of these idiots judging TF on that substandard POS DVD set.

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Shia LaDoof lied!?

    by Chief Joseph "There is no 'Razor'. Shia meant to say 'Raptor'. The F-22 has been filmed very little (or not at all) for the big screen."

  • Sept. 26, 2006, 6:33 p.m. CST


    by Phategod2

    OF HIS OWN MOVIE. bumble bee is a pontiac SOLACE, and Starscream is a Russian Hind D.

  • Sept. 27, 2006, 3:28 a.m. CST


    by nonsensical

    I've been sick for the last few days and so I haven't been on the forum site for the film the fans are planning. You know. So, I get told about this and the footage being completed and I have to wonder about Phategod2's comment. Could even begin to image how shitty X3 would have been if it had been shot in 3.5 months? Yeah, that film was shot in 7months. Or was it weeks. I'm tired and not really sure. Oh well, I guess when I'm better I'll get back to work on the fan film.

  • Sept. 27, 2006, 10:52 a.m. CST

    They Should

    by MarkoOhNo

    Give him a top hat and call him Tux. After all, this IS GoBots they're making, right? lol For the most part it looks kinda cool, although I bet you they're gonna strip away about 2/3rds of his armor plating 'cause they're pervs like that. What I don't like about the design: the big ol' Pontiac advertisement on Jazz's chest. The least they could do is make that an Autobot symbol instead. I bet Optimus is gonna have a Doritos ad on his trailer and Bumblebee will have a Pepsi bumpersticker on his ass. lol I also don't like the freakin claws. That's stupid. Even our existing technology is able to create somewhat articulate robotic hands. When the Transformers' technology is millions of years ahead of ours, their hands shouldn't look like a giant crane game. "Jazz! Get me that stuffed Winnie The Pooh!" :P

  • Sept. 27, 2006, 11:24 a.m. CST

    RE: Filming Complete

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Well, from what I understand, Bay is apparently held in high regard with respect to bringing films in on time (very efficient shooting schedules) and on point with the budget. And I do believe ol' Donnie Murphy has officialy stated on his site that this movie will be "made" in the post production. That sounds like a lot of effects and a LOT of CGI.

  • Sept. 27, 2006, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Let's ALL shut up and just have faith...

    by Lane

    After all, Bay has a long history of making great films... right? Right?

  • Sept. 27, 2006, 7:12 p.m. CST


    by Phategod2

    This is going tons of effect and CGI and will look great but thats not what I want They could have handed this to Genndy Tartakovsky, and let him animate it for 2 hours and I would be estatic because looks aside he have captured what the characters and the action would be Kick ass.

  • Sept. 27, 2006, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Any chance for a Go-Bots movie?

    by GibsonUSA

    Thats how desperate I have become....

  • Sept. 27, 2006, 10:44 p.m. CST

    When Ironhide robot form is released, watch out....

    by GibsonUSA

    Ironhide is one of the most beloved Transformers next to Optimus....I am predicting massive outrage near Megatron scale when his robot form is "leaked"....Let's see, they made Bumblebee look like an Eva and Jazz look like a Gundam, what will they make Ironhide? I Mechwarrior or something?

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by Phategod1

    Frankie got the job will it save this movie time will tell.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 11:52 a.m. CST

    nope. another piece of shit

    by Lost Prophet

    lovely, and I am glad you missed me brokeback