Courtesy of Hasbro designer Mark “Markclonus” Maher, via his Instagram account, we can share for you some official in-hand images of the new Transformers Legacy Deluxe Knockout plus some concept art images of the toy. As usual, Mark has also shared some interesting trivia and secrets of the development of this toy, including all the designers involved and a concept energon weapon.
I’ve been seeing alot of posts enjoying the new Legacy Deluxe Knockout figure, so its his time to shine! @marcelomatere worked with John Warden on the initial prime character concepts and I really loved his awesome style jammed into this upfront artwork. Please be sure to check out his work as he is an absolute TF beast, and better yet, a fantastic dude!
After he was kicked on over to Takara Tomy, Yuya san, I believe, did the car concept artwork, looks like his hand style, which is of course, nasty nice!
I worked with Yuki san on the figure after the concept phase and he actually suggested making this guy a partial off of the Studio Series Jazz mold since the robot designs were so much alike. I was simply like…Yuki san, u r a genius!
You can then see me adding some 90’s flare to his alt mode and really concentrating on getting a decent head design. Note to self, sculpt lines get sculpted a whole lot deeper on the face then ever intended! 🤷🏻♂️
You can also see a concept energon weapon that was initially drawn up by @santalux75 , another amazing artist you should check out! I did an overlay drawing of what came back from the block model 3d render to try and make it a cooler weapon then just a cattleprod!
My favorite…deco time! Obviously the mustard gold rims were a must, but I concepted out a bunch of different custom styled graphics for the side of the whip. I ended up with somthing closer to his show appearance but dialed it back to something I’d see when I desperately wanted a dope car as a kid growing up in the 90’s!
I hope you pick up this sultry crimson baddie and enjoy replaying lines from the Prime series over in your head, or even outloud, why not, have fun!
“Sweet rims…real heavy duty!” 😎
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