Optimus-Primal

It’s Toy Fair times again and we’re finally getting looks at all sorts of things. Including this fellow, Rescue Bots Optimus Primal. A rescue-dinosaur upgrade for Optimus Prime coming in Season 2 of the cartoon.

I just love this idea okay. Actually, the whole cast is getting dinosaur forms that take elements from their previous vehicle forms. It’s pretty fantastic.

Manga Studio, Photoshop.

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Hidetsugu Yoshioka draws (some of) your favorite Beast Wars Transformers in the startling SECOND DIMENSION! I think the top scene is meant to evoke the episode “Chain of Command” - which, in retrospect, probably also influenced this other Yoshioka piece.

Scans from the inside cover flaps of a Japanese Beast Wars guidebook.