It seems most of our first looks at characters for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are coming through images of the upcoming Hasbro toy line for the movie. Some of the characters we've gotten sneak peaks of through the toys so far include Sideswipe, Soundwave and a new tank variant of Megatron (who director Michael Bay later said would not be in the film).
And now, we finally get a first look at the title character for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – provided again through yet another unofficial release of some images of the Hasbro toy.
While the original character color scheme is mostly kept intact (for the toy anyway) the design looks like it meshes Stargate with Transformers with the obvious Egyptian styling and structure of the face.
I’m not blown away by the design and it’s hard to tell how big the character will be on screen from these pics but the one thing I can say is that I’m not liking how there seem to be several characters that don’t have a vehicle mode disguise. Similar to Megatron from the first Transformers, The Fallen’s vehicle mode appears to be a Cybertronian-type jet. This is also similar to the new design of Soundwave we saw from the toy.
Take a look and see what you think:
This helps explain why there was plenty of shooting for the film out in Egypt with Pyramid backdrops and better yet, we can now match a body to that face from the Transformers 2 poster. For the toy collectors out there, this particular item is being released as a Deluxe size figure.
I don't like how some of these new designs appear to be stepping even further away from the original Transformer designs but I'll wait to see how they look on screen before judging.
And for a comparison, here is the original design for The Fallen:
What do you think of the design for The Fallen?
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens on June 26, 2009.