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The Torchbearers by yamiza The Torchbearers by yamiza
Cross posted from Tumblr~! (spewpew.tumblr.com/post/125382…)

Find out more about them in the Combiner Hunters oneshot :D!

I drew them from an early draft of the toys. There was certainly a fine balance to be found between “stay close to the toys’ designs” and “follow your heaaaart” but I think I did alright..!
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Phenometron Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Majorly well done here.
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AutobotPower Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
I find sad that the toys don't look this good.
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Yottatron1024 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
While they did look so much better in the comic, as well as they do here, I still wish they had new molds.
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Strikerprime Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Student
All I wanna do
Is see you turn into
A giant woman (a giant WOOOman)

XD
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Tyrranux Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Pretty damn awesome yes but I'm still not sold on the color scheme. that shade of green next to red ain't fully meshing right and how they all share that color doesn't feel very "Combiner" y'know? I mean maybe if just one of them had the green red look....ehh, well if Hasbro is dead set on it like this then so be it.
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yamiza Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of people seem to blame hasbro for the color scheme choice but it was literally voted on by TF fans, along with which gender they would have and which alt forms... so although they were the ones to select this teal, red and light grey as one of the color combos you could vote on (there were 3 different ones total, I believe?) it's still the fans that voted on this.
That being said, I understand that having ALL the bots in the same color scheme gets a bit overwhelming. But that was the plan all along, for reasons that may or may not be explained in future issues. But those colors ARE complementary. Opposite on the color wheel, or very close to. So color theory wise, they should be pleasing to the eye.
But yeah. You're not the first to say this to me. XD; So I do get it. I personally like it. I guess it's all down to a question of personal taste and it's impossible to make everyone happy.
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admiral-lilwall Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
It is the fans choice, but I think it's more the placement of said colors that is the main issue some people might be having. For me personally, I think it's more the fact that there is very little to no break up between the the selected colors that cause a saturated effect or feeling.

My biggest gripe with this set is the twins.  Even for twins they're just too similar imo. They shoulda gone one mostly red and the other mostly blue.
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yamiza Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm yeah I see what you mean. Rust Dust is my favorite because she's mostly dark grey (in the latest toy image I saw, at least. When I drew her for the comic, the ref I had was more colorful :C )

And yeah, I agree too for the set of twins..! That could've been sweet. But hey, they're just babies still, hopefully they'll stick around for a while and some design adjustments can be made, like some of the other characters have gone through over the years. 
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OutcastClankzilla Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Totally need better spotlight! The idea is just AWESOME!
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TaintedTamer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured here -> DeviantArtist Questionnaire! :D
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ApplebeeJuice Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i LOVE them !!!! i love i love i lovee!!! 
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Ilmadur Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Ooh, Pyra Magna looks so unf~ :'D
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TaintedTamer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So in love with these gals. <3
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beamer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i actually loved the toy designs/remolds from the get-go and this makes me like these characters even more! absolutely love your lineart with them. all of them look great! 
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Been waiting this to come. ^_^


I wonder, how Torchbearers would look on white and blue like Finland's flag.
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PSOWILL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Are you gonna post a model sheet for victorion?
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