Thursday, September 24, 2009

A quick word on Optimus Prime

Okay, seriously. Tell me something.

We're talking giant robots with guns.

Does this look cool to you?

Even if you don't like transformers, you're probably going to begrudgingly say 'yes'.

How about this?

This is a travesty of design. It's fucking painful.

Whoever drew this, and whoever liked the pitch, deserve to have their balls walloped with an autographed baseball bat. One with a big fucking crack down the side of it.

As much as I loathe Michael Bay and his insipid movies, at least his design team knows a thing or two about cool robot design.

They may have trodden on sacred, hallowed ground - sure to upset a few pagan Transformers fanboys - but at least they haven't dug up the rotting corpse of Optimus Prime and raped it savagely, as they have in the new Transformers animated series.

This is some clever cockhead's attempt to push perspective and play with forms gone horribly, horribly wrong.

It's the fad nowadays, you see it everywhere. Apparently the new 'heroic' pose is a fucking S-shape.

Here, have a few!

Please, people. Tone it down. Heroes (or villains) do not look cooler if they look malformed and boneless. There's nothing quite like a heavy, solid design in a pose. These aren't poses, they are angry stickmen who are in the process of pratfalling.

And for the love of god, don't reverse-taper limbs on a giant robot. It just looks retarded.



  1. Makes me think of an American anime that used to be on, called Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go.

  2. I remember that show.

    There's nothing worse than a hollow imitation of bad anime - done poorly.

  3. big feet a big heads are in fashion too it seems. take the new range of my little pony, all big heads and tiny bodies and big feet. , as seen here:

  4. I'm reminded of Bratz. They follow that ethic too, complete with humongous (asian?) eyes.