Transformers & Diaclone Concept Art Show Off Optimus Prime's Robot Base Mode, Carry Case City, Unused Metroplex, More!
Twitter user @miiakira2017
has posted some concept art from the early days of Transformers! How early, you may ask? In some cases, Diaclone
early! The images are primarily of an early version of Metroplex who was of a much stockier, more Grandus-like build in this stage of development. Also, a base mode for Optimus Prime/Battle Convoy's cab, and an Autobot symbol carry case that would have turned into a base of its own! Keep reading to see the images!
The Metroplex concept in particular have a certain similarity to famous Macross
mecha designer Shoji Kawamori's linework, and he is know to have worked for Takara briefly in the `80s, so it's possible he was involved in the Metroplex design process.
There is a wealth of other vintage mecha and anime-related concept art on @miiakira2017's Twitter, along with other artwork... some of which might verge on Not Safe For Work. Be warned!