A Delightful Tedium

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I'm bringing back flesh colored eyes!

Monday, November 24, 2008

And my other desk... Also messy

Okay, there is an actual clear workspace here, but still full of toys.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My GOODNESS! When you said you were a fan, I didn't expect you'd be so much of a fan that you'd buy that dreaded Sharkticon!

Woo! Do I spy TAKARA ONSLAUGHT with TFA Swindle? Sweet, I wish we'd get BlastOff in one of the lines, I miss the snob.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

I love the Sharkticons! Floro Dery's designs rule.

It would be cool to have a Blast Off that is deluxe or so size. Maybe I should put the Michael Bay Movie Brawl in there and start an Axiom Nexus style Combaticons crossover.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Ryu said...

That is an amazing collction, I've just recently stated collecting again after the 2007 movie, needless to say my collection is nowhere near that big.

In the fourth pic on the right, my sister would love that Hot Rod/Rodimus/Hot Rodimus(what is the current official name?) collecton.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Abby Ryder said...

Flippin heck! Where do you go to draw these days? That's a lot of sheer plastic joy right there.

Oh god imagine knocking one over...mine topple when someone walks across the room and once one is down they all go down. Argh!

2:46 AM  
Blogger antarctic said...

Y'know, I think you're the first fan I've seen to color-coordinate his collection display.


7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many toys... So many guys I'd love to see in the show... I wonder what Animated Gnaw/Sharkticon would look like. Or Animated Battle Beasts.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Derrick, What's the fourth non-transforming Bulkhead?

6:39 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

I don't think I intentionally set out to color code my Transformers, I just group the same characters together, and it sort of happens on it's own. I guess I thought everybody's collections looked like that!

I too would love to see Animated Sharkticons and Battle Beasts... Too many characters, not enough episodes!

That little Bulkhead is from a TFA board game set. The game also comes with PVC figures of Bumblebee, Optimus and Prowl. The box for the game is pretty cool too, it's made to look like Optimus Prime's cab.

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the color groupings happen when you put groups of the same bot together, ala Hot Rod, or you group them by faction and then well, it's all about personal choice, and color sorting seems to be a priority.

As for Sharkticons on TFA that would be awesome, Battle Beasts even better, even if they are just snuck in as a sorry stuffed animal.

I'd really like to see some headmasters in TFA, Powermasters, Breast Force, you know the things everyone wants, right? :)

Again, I can't wait to see what you guys have cooked up for season 3. The TFCC magazine pic has got me quite interested.

Hot Rod as an archer??? Gotta' love it! Tally ho!!!!

2:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

.::: Battle Beasts! Ah, that could actually make the Robot Heroes interesting as a TFA sub-line!

And yes, that is an awesome colour-coded collection!

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey derrick, i noticed a particular figure in your hot rod/rodimus collection i can't seem to place... he's between classics rodimus and g1 hot rod, below g1 rodimus prime and above the hot rod w/ matrix pvc figure. is it even a hot rod figure(all the others seem to be)?

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you don' mind me asking,is there any chance of getting an autobot triple-changer in animated?

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Derrick! Recently, designs were leaked for both of Brawn's modes and Red Alert's alt mode. Are these official, and could you tell me if their roles might end up being edited like poor Beachcomber?

And, if Hot Shot is in the show, I ask - No, DEMAND you work in at least one reference to JaAm. Even a simple "WhY mY ShOuLdErS hUrT?" or humble "mY LiFe iS PaIn."

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a suggestion


If you could make a robot out of this, Mr.Wyatt. You can make an Animated Springer

It's the Batmobile from Batman Beyond. Gosh I miss the show. I noticed in the show that the batmobile can drive on the road and hover , not fly,like Prowl's jet boosters. So with a little modifying the look,repainting him totally GenOne unlike his Universe paintjob, a sword or two, a wrist gun, and Neil Ross, then Animated could have an awesome looking Springer.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you're the biggest Galvatron fan I've ever seen.
Brawl and Blackout work really well as replacememts for the Combaticons you're missing.
Adding Movie Swindle is optional.
Keep doing your good work!! :)

1:58 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Have you ever considered putting Beast Machines Tankor or G1 Scourge into animated?

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone else who has Optimash Prime, awesome.

Well, if you poke around, I'm sure you'd find some people would want to see characters that would be fairly unexpected to others. I personally think it'd be both awesome and incredibly funny to see an Elite Guard Huffer.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Sonictail said...

Man, that looks like a color chart :) Freaking Sweet! Thanks for sharing!

5:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice collection, Derrick! I see some Magnemo stuff in there, too. (Nice Machine-Saurer pieces!)

- AcroRay

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Derrick, I just wanted to ask you something.

Did you work in Legion of Superheroes? I know your style is very strong and I can't help but this of a helmet-less TFA Megatron when I look at that Brainiac 1.0 design.

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are those MyClone Galvatron, Magnus and Wreck Garr? Didn't know they were so small.

Still want the Ultra Magnus one though.

@King Henrik:
That's ChoroQ Rodimus Prime.
Little chibi transformers that also work as pull-back toy cars.

They also made an Optimus and a Megatron.

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Spin-Out here from the Allspark forums. So, since Powell's limo is based on the Renegade Tux... Could you make Animated Tux? Or is he already in the works?

2:47 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

Yeah, I think that's right. The Choro-Q Rodimus Prime is the one that King Henrik is talking about.

It would be tough to do a Triple Changer Autobot. The process of adding the third mode might drive the Autobot mad, as it did with Blitzwing.

At this point, Brawn and Red Alert are still both in. Hot Shot's part was already written before we had read any of the JaAm comics, so unfortunately, his shoulders will be fine.

We probably wouldn't do a Batman Beyond style hovercraft. I wouldn't mind doing a Seaspray type hovercraft though!

We've talked about lots of different characters at one point or another. Tankor and G1 Scourge have come up, but so far we haven't found the right opportunity to use them.

I don't think Huffer would be Elite Guard, but the Guard might hire him to come in and fix their sinks.

I worked on Legion and Teen Titans before Transformers.

Those are Myclones in there. I have been looking around my office for Arcee and Rodimus Prime. I have them packed away some where and I would really like to add them to the shelf.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Sonictail said...

Thanks for the info Whyatt :) I'm damn amused about Hot Shot, and please give us some Sea Spray.

I'm not so sure about your comments on autobot triple changers. I could see springer keeping it together sheer force of will and a slow decent into madness being possibly a little too dark.

However from the angle if there was a unreliable triple changer autobot and Optimus has to deal with the idea of locking up one of his own it could be interesting from a character perspective. Similar in tone to Ratchet's flashback in season one.

But hell, it'll be several seasons before you would have the ability to consider that.

Huffer the plumber :D

Hope you're having a good one

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bummer, No Elite Guard Huffer. Oh well, it would give him more to whine about if he was stuck doing manual labor. I imagine Crankcase would be in a similar position with the Decepticons.

Though, is the little PVC Cyclonus the "Armada" or is the full-sized Cyclonus the "Armada", because I see the Sweeps near Scourge.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Wyatt,

I just wanted to ask you: what's the team's stance on the Car Robots/Robots in Disguise series of Transformers? Just that looking at what we've seen of Animated so far, as well as across your awesome desk display there, RiD seems to be the only incarnation of Transformers that hasn't got any significant representation as yet. Is it something you're conscious of, or something we might see in the future? I do hope so; RiD is a sentimental favourite of mine, and I'd kill to see an Animated Sky-Byte... :)

Anyway, keep up the good work, Derrick; I've been a fan of your stuff for years, from Foster's Home to Teen Titans, and I'm glad you seem to have a found a spiritual home with Transformers. And your collection rocks. :D

3:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Derrick, is it true that GRANDUS is going to show up?! Because if it is, gotta admit that I'm extremely happy that somebody else remembers the fatass!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

I think the little SCF PVC Cyclonus is just a tiny Cyclonus. When I get both the new Classics Cyclonuses, the Takara Henkei one will be Cyclonus, and the Hasbro one will be the Armada.

I know we have been very negligent towards Car Robots/RiD fans,and I apologize for that. If we are lucky enough to get a fourth season, I will really try to get some CR love in there.

Please, Grandus is not fat, just large chassied. Don't hurt his feelings, or he might sit on you, and your home town. I don't want to confirm or deny any rumors right now, but there will be some more S3 characters announced in the new TFCC magazine coming out very soon.

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, Mr Wyatt, his name is NOT Armada, his name is "And His Armada." He works with Galvatron, Cyclonus, The Warrior, Scourge, The Tracker, And His Huntsman, and The Sweeps to destroy the Autobot, Matrix. The band of 8 travel in the ship, the Nowgo. Vange1us tell me.

9:00 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

Oh come on, even Vangelus wouldn't make a joke THAT lame... Would he?

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup. He makes all of those jokes in the TFW2005 Feedback thread for his review of "And His Armada," the prerelease version of Cyclonus.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Orson Welles did it before Vangelus years and years ago, but I guess we can't hold it against the guy considering he can't defend himself for VERY OBVIOUS reasons.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I assure you they are not jokes Mr. Wyatt.

They are horribly neglected parts of TF lore. Vengelus even has proof in the special version of the movie he owns.

Why would a man like that joke about such serious a topic?

Also, can (insert random character here) make it into Animated?

5:16 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

We really wanted to get (insert random character here) into the show, but once again, we just ran out of time. There is always a chance that we could see (insert random character here) in the future, if the fandom so demands, and if Vangelus behaves himself.

...Why do I feel like my blog is spiraling out of control all the sudden?

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's because the people are so hungry for Animated (7 months of starving!) that they're shaking up your blog looking for something.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would probably have to agree with the guy who said that the masses are hungry for more Animated(I imagine that Bob Forward and all them would have garnered the same attention if they all had blogs during Beast Wars). But don't worry, quite a few of us(myself included) are very interested in your incredible collection and various pieces artwork you post every now and then. It's just nice to get to talk to, in a sense, and get some feedback from someone involved with one of our favorite TV shows. The fact that you are a fellow 'former fan doesn't hurt either.

9:28 PM  
Blogger monkeytoad said...

Is the Arcee toy awesome or what?

Gimmie gimmie info info.....

9:36 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

I'm just as hungry for people to get to see S3. Or maybe I'm just hungry for Thanksgiving leftovers...

Yes, Arcee is awesome. Super show accurate (What else is new). I would say best Arcee toy ever, but I am a little biased... And OMG not a motorcycle!

10:03 PM  
Blogger monkeytoad said...

Sweet! That's great news. Must say that your Arcee design is superb. Super appealing! Tough looking and sexy! For a robo-babe. She deserves a solid toy and I look forward to picking it up!

10:08 PM  
Blogger Sonictail said...

Welcome to the Internet!

The question should more be "is interacting on the blog hurting my productivity"

Basically internet fame can be addictive, but you have to realise that like with all performance boosting drugs, its addictive ;)

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Check post 40 for an awesome concept for a triplechanging Springer. This design would perfect for Animated. For personaity, he should be like Coldstone from Gargoyles.


8:06 AM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

Guys, please don't submit ideas like this. We are not legally allowed to use any fan character or story ideas, no matter how cool they may be. Every time someone submits an idea that they want to see in the show or as a toy, you are actually lessening the chance that we would be able to use that character. It's not that I don't like looking at fan drawings, I really do. But I have to be very careful not to use any part of what I've seen in what I'm doing.

I hope I'm not coming off like a jerk by saying this stuff, that's not my intention. It's just the reality and practicality of working in this business.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Derrick, just a question, did you design the Perceptor and Wheeljack in the new TFA comic about the Jettwins? I remember something about Perceptor being a Takara sketch but did you work in these?

2:19 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

ep, I designed them (with help from Eric). They weren't Takara desings. Please see above!

5:24 PM  
Blogger The Goddamn Protoman said...

Nice little Hot Rod / Rodimus collection, you make me proud Derrick. I was the guy that after the Botcon 2008 panel, bugged you to make sure Rodimus Prime would be AWESOME...... you did good my friend, you did good. Also nice to see the Gaogaigar nod in the TFclub interview.

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question about the whole fan idea thing.

If we say anyone can use our ideas in the post. Can you use them?

7:06 PM  
Blogger LEon said...

Derrick I really envy your DESKS!!! Care to donate some of those toys to me? :P

11:06 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

No, we can't use fans' ideas, even if they are willing to let us. It's not really even out decision, it's corporate stuff that way over my head.

I'm watching you LEon! When you leave this blog your pockets better be empty!

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Dai Atlas is going to be in Animated.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One question, what happend to Rodimus team and strikas team?will they show up again, or was they just "guiest characters in one episode"?

Transformers animated is absolutely the best transformer show ever.Whay better than the older ones!You are a genius.

12:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hotshot was a funny guy, more of him thanks!

bless you Derrick

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also think that:).Hot shot was so to speak-the character many was hoping for.see him only in maybe 5 min was to short.But maybe he and the rest of the group comes back, you have to wait and see.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, we love you and the animated show. I really cross one's fingers and hope for a season four. It´s so much new and fascinating characters and things.

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, I have Unicron too XD

I envy your collection. :P

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very Interested about why the show was cancelled. Why is everyone so secret about saying something?

I'm not convinced TFA is over.If it was cancelled:
someone official would have reiterated or say it by now.

Come one, if the show it´s GONE,ended, cancelled, just say it, instead of keep silence?

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Hot shot. he looks like a ODST soldier.
Great show!to bad its too short

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I assent to but I contemplate the collection should secure more info then it has.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I inclination not agree on it. I assume polite post. Especially the title-deed attracted me to read the sound story.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Volatile Stick said...

Sharkticon and Kremzeek. I am jealous.

9:50 PM  

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