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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Fools!

I didn't just want to do the normal "lulz! fooled ya" type April Fools joke this year, so I'm trying something a little different. The Cybertron cityscape you see before you is populated with Autobots and Decepticons. Now, some of these bots are actually in Transformers Animated season 3, and that's no joke. But, of course, some of them are not.

Pictured here are:
Rodimus Prime
Sky Garry
Animated Personality Vangelus
Botanica (Cybertron Mode)
Target Exclusive (True Colors) Shockwave

Have fun guessing! And don't bother asking me, 'cuz I'm not saying.

Here's a better look at APV, so you can see his rosy cheeks! Awwwww.

Just who's side is she on, anyway?

Truck not daisy!

*Design by Byron Penaranda

All tapped out.


Blogger Vangelus said...


12:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are a cruel, cruel, awesome man.

12:33 AM  
Anonymous DistantFred said...

Vangelus: I have never noticed that your head is that enormous before.

You are like, half a Moai... or one of those huge Olmec heads or something.

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Malunis said...

I vote on Vangelus! He could be shown walking down the street, "talking" to his camcorder about being famous. Yeees...

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My brain just exploded.

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great designs for Sky Garry and Grandus there Derrick, I love your love of the Japanese stuff!

12:46 AM  
Blogger Sonictail said...

This is the best april fools "gift" ever!... guessing coming soon.

12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't help but wonder...might the unused designs make it onto the Wiki somehow?

12:59 AM  
Blogger Sonictail said...

You really should have left the names out... But the idea of cassette bots in animated is awesome. And Pipes and Huffer, bots who I guess are plumb out of luck ;)

1:02 AM  
Blogger LEon said...

This is not fair as I have not really watch ALL of the season 3...

1:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:22 AM  
Anonymous Keroshino said...

Dammit...I want Vange1us in Animated...NOW!!1 lol....no joke
and you must get him to do his own voice....yesss

1:34 AM  
Anonymous VinzMeister said...

Getting a strong Mario and Luigi feeling from Huffer and Pipes. :-)

1:35 AM  
Anonymous TCJJ said...

Ok, Vangelus. That's just pure awesomeness. Mr. Wyatt, please make a direct to DVD season 4 or something some time and put Vangelus in it, putting the man himself in as voice.

I really hope Shockwave ditches the grey and gets the purple paint job as he will probably no longer need to be disguised as Longarm.

LEon, these aren't necessarily spoilers. Not many people have seen all of season 3 yet. These are April Fools characters. The only ones that are definitely in the cartoon are Rodimus, Spittor and Shockwave (but currently not in those colours).
I believe Spittor's head is different though and we get to now see Rodimus Prime's (awesome but un-winnebago-of-doom) alt mode.

Mr. Wyatt, I was wondering if you could voice your thoughts on the last two leaked episodes of TFA season 3 - "Where is Thy Sting?" and "Five Servos of Doom." I enjoyed Five Servos of Doom immensely but I heard (actually, Vangelus said this) that Cartoon Network put them on their website early, unlinked to and got hacked. Did this happen both times, has the problem been resolved and how did you feel about this happening?
Also, what was up with Jazz instead of Jetstorm, about 15 minutes through "Where is Thy Sting?" because it was definitely Jazz standing there (when he was actually still driving with Sentinel, Optimus and Ratchet)?

1:37 AM  
Anonymous TCJJ said...

And I forgot to mention the whole Mario/Luigi thing with Huffer and Pipes. But VinzMeister beat me to it (and reminded me after I forgot). I really hope those two appear though. They look so fantastic.
Must have toys of Animated Brawn, Huffer, and Pipes (and must have Perceptor with good voice)!

1:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how Slapper is basically a red Spittor, and the Mario and Luigi shout out.

I hope this question is acceptable - does listing Rodimus Prime here mean that the Rodimus we've seen so far is NOT a Prime?

1:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derrick you totally gotta see all the animated stuff I've been doing over on TFW2005 :) I even drew reflector, Rosanna, and Hubcap. I wish you could see my version of GLYPH. -Gauge

1:43 AM  
Blogger antarctic said...

Leon: None of us have watched all of season 3 yet; less than half of it has aired. We'll find out who's on and who's not over the next several weeks.

VinzMeister: And thus the joke from SonicTail's post.

Derrick: I was going to say I was jealous of Vangelus (Van-jealous? Hmm...), but on second thought, nah. :-) Grandus...actually has feet! Looks like he'd still need treads to move, though. Sky Garry looks sharp. Botanica looks slinky, as she should. Zaur just makes me pine a wee bit more for Double-Cassettebot reissues. Slapper's head has a sort of Trapjaw vibe to it. Sundor looks surprisingly G1-esque compared to the usual level of stylization given to the other designs. I notice he's got TFA-Laserbeak's guitar deco. So which is standard and which is bass? Flip-Sides...I wonder if Hirofumi Ichikawa knows about this page?

Oh, and should we give any attention to the cassette-spool-style markings on the tower in the center background?

1:52 AM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

Maybe next year, Doug! That tower isn't Soundwave's apartment on Cybertron or anything. If that's what you're asking.

1:59 AM  
Anonymous SilverDragon said...

This is crazy awesome. I vote for Vangelus!

2:11 AM  
Anonymous Jeysie said...

Man, Zaur, Sundor, and Flipsides would make me happy... I've always been a big Cassettibot fan (though admittedly it's Rewind, Eject, and Slamdance I like best...)

Pipes and Huffer are so adorable, too... love the Mario and Luigi pastiche.

Can't see any of them being the real deal, though...

2:11 AM  
Blogger WiebeJacob said...

Animated Personality Vangelus!! Amazing!!

2:29 AM  
Blogger The Hu said...

Thanks, Mr.Wyatt...

Let me guess...we already saw Sky Garry's holo-bust in the dojo...so,he may be in...

And that would be coooool if we see Flip-sides as a Autobot's double agent.
She's also Rosanna...and finally take Shpckwave down...

If all the tapes would show up and transform to different instruments...man...what a beautiful world...
Thanks again...it really made my day...

2:40 AM  
Anonymous Flashdisk said...

I hope you are able to use all of the characters in the pic later on. They are all in my opinion good designs.

2:50 AM  
Blogger ZedWord said...

Vangelus looks right at home on cybertron.

3:12 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So what's Vange1us's role on the show going to be? Will he be piloting Omega Spreem?

3:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so awesome, sir. FAT GRANDUS. That made me smile like a moron.

So is that Rodimus's official alternate mode? Because if so, it's bad as hell.

And BOTANICA. And TAP-OUT. Now I really want a Cybertron-Mode Bumblebee toy just to do this to... he even has a different noggin!

3:34 AM  
Blogger Jeff Stein said...

Grandus has the Guardian robot diaper of doom. Sweeeet. Floro Dery would be proud. Those all look really awesome! I really hope we get more seasons after this so we can see all of them in the show.

3:34 AM  
Blogger Raphie said...

Would you design a transformer with a giant mosquito as its altmode.

After all mosquitos are one of the most dangerous creatures in the planet spreading plagues/diceases. And they drain BLOOD!

Maybe its time the cybertronians face the same terror. :D

3:42 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

AWESOME....oh please let Mario and Luigy version of huffer and pipes be in it...the look brilliant.

See this is why you need to do a companion book to the Alspark Almanac, with jsut your interpretation of othe characters form G1 through All the various series. In fact I'd love to see your take on all the classic G1 characters.

Anyway didn't you already hint at Grandus appearing? heh he looks like a complete doof, brilliant.

You should do these teaser/nonteasers more often

3:45 AM  
Blogger Chris Bridges said...

Rodimus alt mode = AWESOME! And love the Mario-esque Huffer and Pipes, I'm guessing that's a gag, but would love to see those guys again.

4:03 AM  
Anonymous NotAmused said...

I like your idea of an April Fools joke a lot better than Cartoon Networks. You wanna know why? Because I got up at six this morning to take my brother to the bus stop, with nothing to look foreward to but a nice, relaxing morning with coffee and TFA reruns. Little did I know that Cartoon Network had other plans.

At six o'clock, they started playing something that I can only assume was the "Chowder" theme song. I was taken aback but then reasoned that it must be a mini clip and TFA would air after three minutes of random. Oh no, I was severely mistaken.

After the theme song aired, I flashed back to my childhood as an episode of "Cow and Chicken" aired. I watched it, hoping for TFA after they were done. To my horror, a little tag popped up during the show saying : "Happy April Fools Day!"

It has been nearly two hours since then and episodes of "Cow and Chicken" continue to air.

So thank you very much sir for making a bad TFA-less morning fantastic. And a very Merry April Fools Day to you too!

4:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:) Huffer & Pipes look like Mario & Luigi!

5:06 AM  
Blogger James M. Biggie said...

Just fantastic! Sky Garry rocks and he makes me wish for an animated Star Saber. ^_^

Oh and is there a waiting list to be 'animated' such as Mr. Vangelus? :-P

5:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are a cruel man why can you not tell us it is buging me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! come on and tell us i will do anything you want

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Jase said...

Autobot Mario and Luigi? That's a good laugh! :D

Is that...Chris Ho? I hadn't realized he was Cybertronian...

6:28 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Man, I swear you guys would get 110% support if you could or had to continue this series on DVD or for a paid download.

6:28 AM  
Blogger Foster said...

We need a Vange1us/Angry Archer team-up!

And nice Super Mario 2 shout-out! Does Pipes wildly kick his feet when he does a vertical leap?

Oh no, now I'm going to have that music in my head ALL day!

6:52 AM  
Blogger Andres said...

All!!! I like all!!!

7:45 AM  
Blogger monkeytoad said...

OMFG this is awesome Derrick, you are so talented.

April Fools!!!

No, seriously. BEAUTIFLUOUS! This is proof that we need you to design an all-Cybertron sequel show to TFA! Love Grandus, Flip Sides, Guar! The rest are great too. Is that not Springer next to flower lady? And, um... Vangelus? Meh... The toy would have no articulation. I would only buy if it was all-chromed.

Botanica looks great. The way you design it, I actually would watch Beast wars/Beast Machines because you make them not ugly!

This is a big tease to those of us who love your style Derrick. If he's not in show, I'm DYING to see your version of Metroplex. Please draw it and post it someday?!! You don't have to color it :)

And how is poor Vangelus breathing? I guess he's actually dead, with a metal post of his ____ so he can stand. Oh well, I enjoyed his podcast from time to time.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Veloxiraptor said...

Takara certainly has a long and storied history of giving terrible names to Transformers, but Sky Garry is really a standout. "Every Saturday, join the adventures of the All-Terrain Team - Sky Garry, Sea Larry, and Land Darryl!"

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derrick @ Doug: "Maybe next year."

NEXT YEAR?! is this an accidental hint at a TF:Animated reboot in 2010?! Cuz that would be love!

Derrick, I know you're not gonna tell us who's in season 3 from this image (Though I'm hoping for a ninja Sky Garry and sumo Grandus!)

But could you tell us what other Japanese exclusive characters you've considered for the show, or just drawn art for? I would love to hear of or see some of them- your Dai Atlas is just so AWESOME!!!

8:35 AM  
Blogger Taku said...

Holy $h%! it Vangelus it would be cool if he was in an episode

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shockwave looks awesome! Slapper a RID character yay. I was wondering even if he never appears could you show us what TFA Sky-byte would look like? Thanks best April's fool day yet.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Oilspill said...

Hah, props to Vangelus. Though his ego is going to assplode. I'm guessing this will be his new pic-pick in the next podcast.

Though I doubt Sundor will be present, I think this is our first look at Lazorbeak in robot(condor) mode. Aside from the colours.

And damn Rodimus Prime looks hot! Hope we see this (his earth mode I assume) in the show. Damn fine work Mr Wyatt.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Dracula said...

Okay but if Huffer goes on the show make sure he's voiced by Lou Albano.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Requiem Prime said...

I would LOVE to see you work Botanica in there somehow (as plant transformer of course). Just for the challenge of having her presense make sense.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Huffer and Pipes looks like the Mario Brothers! LOL

9:20 AM  
Blogger Razorsaw said...


Derrick, you've made me the happiest girl in the world.

Even if I am a dude.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Botanica Botanica Botanica!!!!!!!

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Psyke said...

Oh god, my wyatt in your own opinion, would TFA heinlad ever work?

it's be intresting to see a BWneo character as it's untouched ground for you. is it not?

12:05 PM  
Blogger Dick Grinwis said...

Hahah, brilliant! 'Animated Personality Vangelus' is fantastic, and so are the Mario & Luigi bots. :)

Is there a possibility Shockwave will revert to his purple colors now that he has been exposed?

By the way, Mr. Wyatt..love your (and the rest of the design team of course) work on TF Animated..the visual style is really right up in my alley!

Inspired, I've recently given a shot at designing an Animated character myself. People have told me to show it to you. Still not really sure, but I guess it won't hurt if I do it here (so you can just ignore it alltogether if you don't feel like it)..what do you think of my Animated Barricade? Any tips? Thanks!


Will be looking forward to the rest of Animated and your future work!

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL the Botanica thing is really gonna mess with the people who thought the mouse from the other spoiler collage was Ratrap!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Thank you so much for these! I love the Mario and Luigi homages. And can I make the request for individual pics of these characters? Particularly Flip-Sides? She's a great design and a neat character I hadn't heard of before.

Thanks for all the great designs of Animated.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shockwave (true colors)! So does that mean that he is not in his true colors and will now emerge in his purple colors(since his cover is blown).

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe just maybe (this is really hoping)

that this a joke and theyre ALL in season 3 .
but i doubt it .
If not I could see huffer and purple shockwave being in it

2:14 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

I wouldn't be opposed to Heinland, but we do have a couple of Neo homages in there already.

Barricade looks cool, especially the boots!

Okay, Flip-Sides is going up.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Jarodimus said...

Hooray for APV!

If you can find a way for it to work, I'd LOVE for Botanica to make an appearance. I still wish a toy of her had been made.

Also, I hope Rodimus's alt mode ISN'T the real deal. I'm hoping for the Flaming Winnebago!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Ooh, could you post an induvidual pic of Botanica?

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know slapper is real because episode 36 is called "rise of the predacons" and in R.I.D. slapper was a predacon and also cuold you maybe release more predacons from animated please

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Spin-Out said...

Hi, can I get an individual pic of Slapper on a green acid-filled bakcground or summat? Thanks.

And I second the request for Animated Sky-Byte. And maybe Animated Movie Bonecrusher, too. Those too are the only characters remaining that I'm desperate to see done in the Animated style.

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DId you just guess which one of your characters will go on your show?

4:59 PM  
Blogger Rawpower95 said...

I like how Huffer and Pipes look like Mario and Luigi.

Nice work!

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derrick look at Gavlatron,Paradron Medic and Goldbug.




5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alright! Botanica! We need more love for Beast Machines' original characters. From the show I guess so far we are left with Obsidian, Thrust, Tankor.....PULVERISE!!!!, Nightscream...ok...I'm sure we could live without a new Nightscream, and Savage/Noble not getting Animated homages.

And sweet! I get to see what Huffer might look like after I guessed about him in the Schrodinger's Blurr post. I wonder if him and Pipes would be able to defeat Snaptrap by jumping on him.... Also, I'm going to have to buy the Purple Shockwave now.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Protoman said...


Once again, you make me proud Derrick. See ya at TFcon, us staff will welcome you with open arms.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Thank you for posting the pic of Flip-Sides! I really appreciate it!

Man, I love TF:Animated. Thanks so much for your part in this truly awesome series.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Silent G said...

Oh cool, everyone's putting up their TFA-style creations. I must be involved.

My Animated Sideways: http://fc23.deviantart.com/fs38/f/2008/346/a/9/Transformers_Animated_Sideways_by_DF16.jpg

On your drawing, A) Rodimus's vehicle mode looks awesome to the max, B) Totally want to see Botanica, and C) Vangelus needs to be in the show, and I am instantly jealous that the potential even exists. Kudos on a great April Fool's event!

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Botanica! Awesome beyond words. You gotta put her in the show somewhere.

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Arison said...

BOTANICA fsdjal. I will honestly cry if she doesn't get in.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Imaginations Journey said...

I'm not even going to fancy a guess. Sometimes the oddest of characters pop up in that show. (Angry Archer anyone?)

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Juat saw Glyph on Potato Farm Girl, she's cute is she in the show?

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, with that purple paintjob, Shockwave looks kinda like Zeong from Mobile Suit Gundam (well, Perfect Zeong from MSV if you wanna get pedantic, since Shockwave has legs).

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so apparently you made your own version of GLYPH as well (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_5I66_NS4FC4/SdRT7hqQm9I/AAAAAAAABMc/EbV6vAm4tUo/s1600-h/Glyphlo.jpg)

put's mine to shame lol (http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs43/f/2009/090/5/0/They_call_her_GLYPH_by_gauge0001.jpg)

Oh well, at least I tried to create a cool character on my own :) -Gauge

2:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Rosanna and Flip-sides are the same character, and she's working undercover as Soundwave's minion?

2:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im gonna say grandus,botanica,huffer,pipes,
and vangelus are the real ones.

think about it,vangelus could be walking down the street and sees barbie dolls in the window of a toy store and yells "tiny wemon!" at random people and robots.

huffer and pipes could be like the cunstructicons,only not as evil

botanica i have no clue

metroplex's alt.mode in transwarped could be grandus,but only there to think it's him,but it's actually grandus

3:06 AM  
Anonymous Terrorcon Blot said...

You know what's missing from this group shot, Derrick?

Animated Blot.

...just sayin'.

4:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sky Garry is part of an elite Autobot unit consisting of robots with dude names. Other known members include Wheel Jack, Dion, Windy, and Manta Ray.

Their Decepticon rivals include Glen, Wingstun, Leyland, and uh... Motorhead. But everyone just calls him Lemmy.

(ALL OF THESE ARE ACTUAL TRANSFORMER NAMES. you can blame japan for most of them.)

5:16 AM  
Anonymous psyke said...

there's neo refferences? how did i miss them o.o;

what are they anyway? the only one i noticed is when you updated saying powerhug is one of the masters of the fighting arts

sorry i am feel dumb D:

5:30 AM  
Blogger Old School Evil said...

C.S. you've got the right idea. I'd rather just be pleasantly surprised if I see them in the show (since I only really know a few of them anyway).

9:51 AM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

Glyph was designed by Brianne Drouhard for the show.


We'll have to wait and see if she makes an appearance though.

Yes, the Japanese bio would almost make you think that Rosanna was really Flip-Sides in disguise... And you NEVER see them together... Hmmm...

I LOVE BLOT!!!!! He's in my top 10 all time favorites. I had hoped we would have more Decepticon incidentals in S3 so I could put him in, but no such luck...

Well, you can see Star Upper's holo-bust in the dojo for sure. Maybe we don't see the far wall where the other guys are, I'd have to go back and check.

The Japanese names are the best. Hellbat, Sky Garry, Grandus, Death Cross, Interstellar Death King. Oh man. So good. We just have to realize we'll never be that cool.

10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was something named "Interstellar Death King"? My god, that's one of the most awesome things I've ever heard.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Shree said...

... Even if it -is- a joke, it is hard to describe the immense JOY I am feeling right now from Rosanna/Flipsides getting some recognition! I was feeling like there only fan there for a while, it was very lonely XD. *not so lonely anymore!*

I always considered Rosanna and Flipsides two characters XD. I never considered them being one before o.o kinda... creepy.D; Poor Rosie being a sleeper agent! Waaah *flails*!

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Falcovsleon20 said...

Okay let me get this out of my system now. The first thing that came to mind with Huffer and Pipes: "We're the Mario Brothers and plumbin's the game."

Right back to reality. I will PAY to see Sky Garry in this show now. Hard to believe that I didn't really care for the guy until I saw him drawn in Animated style. Also love the Botanica shout-out. For the only character so far w/ a plant-based alt-mode, she gets almost no respect.

And you just KNOW that a toy is going to be made out of Slapper there.

7:23 PM  
Blogger ayellowbirds said...

Heaps of thanks to you and all of the character design staff for the great stuff! Any chance of a larger image solo of Tap-Out?

For whatever reason, I absolutely adore the idea of more Bumblebee/Cliffjumper redecos showing up. Here's hoping you folks manage to work Glyph and Tap-Out into the show, and that we get toys of them.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH YEA, I forgot I saw Star Upper!

do you have a full character model for him that you could post, Derrick? I wholeheartedly agree that there are so many awesome Japanese characters that don't get enough love!

10:03 PM  
Blogger Sonictail said...

I LOVE BLOT!!!!! He's in my top 10 all time favorites. I had hoped we would have more Decepticon incidentals in S3 so I could put him in, but no such luck...

I guess we're gonna have to watch that show so hard that CN has no choice but to bring it back for a 2010 season. For octopunch, chumley and blot ;)

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Toaster said...

Derrick, could you please tell the names of the dojo's busts in FSOD in this image?


Apparently there's Sky Garry, Springer and Roadbuster, but what are the rest?

2:15 AM  
Blogger antarctic said...


Remember, that episode's technically still spoiler territory at least 'til tomorrow. You'll have to wait until next week at the soonest if Derrick's gonna respond.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so does Grandus just lay on his stomach to tranform

10:44 PM  
Blogger Sentinel-Pax said...

coolness plese mr. watt post a single pic of Tap-out he was my favorite character in g1 but if he is real he will definetly replace podimus prime as my favoriye animated character please

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that a pink bulkhead over there?
You should put the HUMAN in the third season. Im sure he'd make a good autobot! (JK)

12:43 PM  
Blogger monkeytoad said...

Please post closeups of all these great designs in all their glory. Botanica etc. look so great when we can see them properly.

And let's please see Grandus's alt mode.

And please draw your version of Metroplex Robot Mode!!!!

6:33 PM  
Blogger monkeytoad said...

Awesome! Thanks for more closeups!

Questions: Did you rough out Rodimus's alt mode before Byron had his design pass? I mean, aren't you always simultaneously designing the bot and alt mode even roughly? Does Byron just take your rough shapes and tie it down? In general does Byron do all the alt modes or do you do some?

Enquiring mind want to know!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

Grandus's alt mode! HA! Come on now, that would be too silly even for us! Wouldn't it..?

I think, in fact, that Eric from Hasbro did a rough of Rodimus, then we passed it on to Byron to beef it up a little. I don't usually do alt modes, unless they are animals or say guitars and keytars, things like that. Definitely no cars. I can't draw cars at all. It's pathetic.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Editor said...


Hopefully Flips will be in Season 3 but if she isn't, Is there any chance we can get recolored images for Rosana? Or better yet, get a short clip of her doing the "robot monkey"?

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

As a matter of fact, Rosanna can be seen on the latest TFCC magazine cover!


10:04 AM  
Anonymous Falcovsleon20 said...

I'm probably going to look stupid for asking this but who's that yellow guy next to Rosanna on that same cover?

10:41 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Is the bot next to Rosanna on the TFCC cover Hubcap?

12:04 PM  
Anonymous All Seeing Island said...

Isn't True Colours Shockwave a little...large? Or do characters grow bigger when they're repainted as G1 homages?

2:46 AM  
Blogger James M. Biggie said...

Was that Sky Garry's head I saw in Yoketron's hall of Cyber Ninjas?

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of these characters will be featured in the series?

Also, is the Animated Series finale two-parter or three-parter?

9:31 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Interstellar Death King!

Oh how much do i want their altmode to be a bunny!

Motorhead/Lemmy deserves to be a Constructicon for the name and homage alone.

Mr Wyatt...make it so!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Steven (Sten4sw) said...

Could you possibly provide an image of purple shockwave without the 2 bots in front of him, like you did with the other?

11:10 AM  
Blogger Steven (Sten4sw) said...

Could you please provide a picture of purple shockwave with out the 2 bots in front of him, like you did with the others?

11:14 AM  
Blogger Unmarried Housewife said...

At the risk of degrading the cool status of all of those mechs... Cute~!

I love them all. Even rosy cheeked guy. Who's probably the most likely to show up as a walkthrough. Yay pedestrian guy. Botanica brings me back. She'd be hard to place I'd imagine. Wasn't she mecha-organic?

The size variety in that splash page is amazing. Wow. either some of those bots are downright itty bitty or there's some massive cybertronians. Rodimus helps give a size comparison. Man Shockwave is tall.

4:20 PM  
Blogger monkeytoad said...

More closeups please!!!?? Thanky.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'know, here's a question that never crossed my mind until now: How does Botanica move in that form? She has no legs!

Seriously, try to fit Botanica into this show somehow. Like I said, she really doesn't get much respect for the only Transformer to have a plant for an alt-mode.

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Curry said...

Hello, I would like it if you had Rattrap, Cheetor, and Silverbolt (wolf/ealge fuzor) If you drew Botonica then please draw how these would look and try to get more beast in the transformers animated mostly the ones labled above thanks and very nice stuff.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your designs for the characters especially Botanica. And with Hot Rod looks awesome

12:53 AM  
Blogger Sentinel-Pax said...

I've been meaning to ask you Mr. Wyatt why in animated does the autobot symbol look so different and depressed oh and who's faces are on the insignias anyway 'cause i made a bet with my friend that it was alpha trion and the fallen

7:09 AM  
Anonymous LaZodiac said...

@Setinal-Pax: The sigils aren't anyone's faces, though in G1 they resembles Shockwave and I think Hotrod alot more then the leaders of each side.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would animated Botanica's alt. mode look more plant-like?

8:00 AM  
Blogger Transformer Chick said...

I don't want Tap Out in the show
EVERY BOT has the same body as Bumblebee WHY.

What do you mean about Botanica (Cybertron Mode) and Truck not Daisy. I dont understand

Grandus should be in the show. We need a sumo wrestler. AHHH

Sky Garry should be in there too because we need a kick boxer street fighter guy.

Shockwave has to appear in his colors. How tall is he? He seems to tower over decepticons.

I really need to know who will be in there. Will you ever tell?

11:32 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

Because after the
Great War, the "Bumblebee type" protoform mold was a very popular low energon consumption model.

It's also because all these bots had the same or similar molds in G1. Duh.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Transformer Chick said...

Oh. I didn't think about that. Transformers Animated is the first show I've watched about Transformers
so I have no clue about G1.

With Botanica: I looked her up and I understand now.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Sentinel-Pax said...

I don't understand why everyone is obsessing over shockwave being so tall because i have two theories one he could have used the stolen magnus hammer to make himself more powerful or he could just be the same size as megatron who is only slightly taller than the other decepticons because the only "regularly" sized decepticon in the pic is slapper because flips and sundor are both soundwave minions Mr. wyatt please tell me which teory is closer

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if Shockwave having the Magnus Hammer technically makes him Shockwave Magnus now....Since he previously held the title of Prime and has the hammer now.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Sentinel-Pax said...

could you do a sort of human error showcase you know like lockdown soundwave and other decepticons that weren't in it

5:20 AM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

Is that a question?

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

derrick j wyatt i have a question for you in the episodde five servo of dooms the proform that were stole by lockdown was one of the proform sari ?

7:02 AM  
Blogger Sentinel-Pax said...

yes but could you please i really want to know what ultra magnus and megatron and other bots would look like

6:18 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...


6:49 PM  
Blogger Sentinel-Pax said...

hey derrick j Wyatt you are awesome and i know you aren't giving away any spoilers but could you just tell me does the last episode of season three have something to do with beast machines because it has the same name as the last episode of beast machines "endgame"

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

derrick j wyatt i have 2 question for you there a rumor going around said that Omega Prime will appear in the end game part 2 and the symbol on sari chest is it the martrix ?

8:13 AM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

It doesn't have anything directly to do with Beast Machines, but there may be some thematic similarities.

No Omega Prime. The design on Sari is supposed to look like the Matrix, yes.

8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

derrick j wyatt can you tell me what would happan in end game part 1 and 2

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

derrick j wyatt i what know what is sari faint/destiny

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

derrick j wyatt i have a couples question for you

1: what is the episode that prowl died

2: I what to know will wreak gar or the female starcream would they return

3: Is sari a autobot or Decepticon proform

4: at the end of Predacons Rising they are four animal would they make a beast wars animated

5: do you if hasbro would made toys out of the female starsceam or the liar starscream

sorry to ask so many question to you

11:34 AM  
Anonymous kat said...

derrick j wyatt may i ask what is the deal with the Magnus hammer ?

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shockwave looks good in both blue and purple I would take him either way btw is barricade gonna be in TF:A??? I bet he would soo freakin awsome!!! Especially since u ppls draw soo good!!! Btw does lockdown have to do something with sari I was thinking about five servous of doom and wondered if sari was one of the protoforms that were stolen.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Sentinel-Pax said...

hey mr. wyatt two questions first of all was that toy store in human error part two named after you? and also what is the name of the white soundwave

7:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the battle in Endgame is of epic proportions which will blow us away and say "Man, this was better than any other final battle of a TF series?

12:52 PM  
Blogger matthewART said...

man those is cool!!! I wish there was an all Flip Side episode... She doesn't know she is an assassin and is as surprised as everyone else when she shoots Optimus Prim with her his own weapon... ... Yeah... I'll leave the story telling to the professionals :)

9:59 AM  
Blogger Sentinel-Pax said...

so um why exactly have you stopped posting and can at least tell us if the back ground in the pic will be in animated?

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Candy said...

mr. wyatt i have a question for you how did arcee memony came back at end of this is why i hate machine ?

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Derrick Wyatt:
Don’t take me bad, I did loved endgame, but I really want to know something’s about Sari. Like, what does those three protoforms have to do with her? Why does she have so many powers and abilities? What happened to her hammer and blades? Why did the allspark chose her? Will the autobots on cybertron accept her and make her an official autobot? Or will they regret her for being a techno-organic freak (at first)? Please! I beg you for some answers! I really want to know about her! In all transformers series she has been my favorite character!

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOTANICA is just so cool, I hope we could see her in the show all the time! And hopefully we will see a BOTANICA toy soon!!! Please......

4:39 AM  
Anonymous Liam said...

Is Huffer and the blue robot next to him a Mario and Luigi reference? I am expecting to see that dog/dinosaur? Autobot pounce on the bird Decepticon.

4:43 AM  
Blogger Sentinel-Pax said...

um i love the pic and is discovery hasbro gonna have a TF:A follow up series ?

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate/love you so much.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous nitro said...

Too bad there wasn't a season 4... I would love to see botanica (well I wanted to see all of them). Hey Mr. Wyatt just please tell me if I'm close to guessing what sari is: she is cybertronian but her protoform was like a size of a human so is it possible that her protoform was unstable and it came from another race? actually that theory was in my fanfiction.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

No, that's not really it. Sorry.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huffer & Pipes look like the Mario bros!

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey can you draw the rest of them standing alone along with team char

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am final, I am sorry, it at all does not approach me. Thanks for the help.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, may all your wishes come true!

12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful post, great ))

12:11 AM  

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