Oh hey, remember when it was the start of the year? Yeah, me neither. 2020 is somehow flying by and yet still seems to be the longest. Year. Ever. Anyway, as we finally slide into the final weeks, it’s time to take a look back and celebrate some of the very best that November had to bring us in terms of Transformers Twitter.
Here are 43 tweets that need to be seen, presented in (mostly) date order (kinda). Oh, and this month we have some of the most INCREDIBLE artwork I’ve seen in ages – just wait. Here’s to one more month to go!
New office means NEW MONKEY SHELF! pic.twitter.com/dFD3Agq6rT
— Gavin Spence (@GeshGav) October 31, 2020
I love monkeys and I love robots, so this was always going to be a win. A good shelf.
Tis done. Since it's been so long since I drew it, I should reiterate that this is based on a (then) newly unearthed sketch for the original cartoon promotional material that was never used. Original sketch artist unknown, but will add to this post if I can find it again. pic.twitter.com/8WuBdfIgQF
— Piz (@EdPirrie) October 31, 2020
That is some fantabulous artwork, alright!
Choose your weapon. pic.twitter.com/XAhPPAk1Wn
— JoeBot (@TFJoeBot1) November 1, 2020
This feels like a loaded statement.
It’s true. Entirely true.
— SW_Illustration (@SimonWongArt) November 2, 2020
Optimus Primal has always had three amazing designs and they’ve been exceptionally well-captured here – stunning.
Halloween is over but here is a zombie Bumblebee anyway, folks. pic.twitter.com/pEYsA3psVn
— Gavin Spence (@GeshGav) November 6, 2020
Oh hey, if you caught last month’s list then you may remember Gav’s nightmare-fuelled renditions of classic TF characters in living-dead form. Well, here’s the worst one of the lot… and by that I do definitely mean “best”!
— おおにしるい (@marble_v_) November 7, 2020
Oh excuse me, my jaw just hit the floor. Love that it’s a Shoji Kawamori mash-up, too!
This is it, the Decepticons are coming. Can’t believe this is how we’ll close out 2020 https://t.co/ksdqjeJ7pK
— spooky scary skeLITAn (@lalalita____) November 4, 2020
We all saw this coming.
OUR WORLDS ARE IN DANGER https://t.co/JpGVYjWJSZ
— Out of Context Transformers (@NoContextTFs) November 5, 2020
I can totally see a stadium full of Unicron Trilogy fans giving this a go.
Hallo! It’s been a while since I posted any new work and that is due to RL gubbins going on for the past few months. I was hoping to get this done by Halloween, but sadly that didn’t happen.
— Ryan Button – Commissions Open (@RBIllustrations) November 4, 2020
I love love love the retro style of this artwork. Incredible!
Y'all, we've been missing the point pic.twitter.com/zh8HF1L2F0
— Kit (@tikgnat) October 18, 2020
— Grimlockimus (@ChromeTyranno) November 9, 2020
Generally what is figured to have happened in The Transformers: The Movie. But there is room for debate… pic.twitter.com/mVyicvn9b1
— Matt Moylan ⚙️ (@LilFormers) November 8, 2020
This should be essential reading.
Autobot X meant for the spooky season but better late than never I suppose. pic.twitter.com/5XjffKdPw4
— GerbyGabs (@GabbyGerbs) November 9, 2020
Anything with Auotbot X in it is pretty grand in my book, but this is something else! Top drawer.
During Beast Machines’ second season, you might remember that Megatron had a gigantic flying fortress modeled, the Ultra class Megatron never released. pic.twitter.com/41pzhy0Nw1
— G1 Grimlock (@G1Grimlock1) November 10, 2020
Such a shame this toy never saw the light of day!
Retweets are appreciated. pic.twitter.com/Uo6kHIQAGV
— James Marsh, tired. (@Jamesotron) November 4, 2020
WOW. That’s all I can say. WOW.
— Ryan Miller (@TGping_) November 13, 2020
Watercolour is such an under-utilised medium in terms of TF art, but this shines!
— Spoon888 (@doomspoon888) November 14, 2020
Say it with me…
nemesis prime’s trailer was a bit too much of a stylistic clash with the siege alt mode for me so I did the thing everyone thought of as soon as we saw the black trailer – g2 optimus! pic.twitter.com/GJXdDymnh1
— jared (@machtackle) November 15, 2020
I have one big problem with this tweet – I now want a G2 Earthrise Prime more than anything.
A second effort from James here, but a well-deserved inclusion again! Lampposts in disguise.
More painting practice, this time with the Bumblebee movie used for reference. Done by me in Clip Studio Paint. pic.twitter.com/GoUesa4U0l
— Zero Mayhem (@evangauntt) November 16, 2020
The Bumblebee OP head design is such an instant classic, and here it’s captured flawlessly!
Thought this was funny so i thought i would show it and since it seems like a lot of people didnt notice this in Transformers The Last Knight pic.twitter.com/FHHbr9DkjG
— Caleb Simmons (@ironhide615) November 15, 2020
It’s well-known that the TF live action films re-use footage but… well, just watch it.
So here it finally is, the latest addition to the #toybox series.
This is every G1 Transformers toy released in the US.. So big, that it barely makes sense here on small screens.
This damn near killed me and is by far the most complex picture I've ever undertaken!! pic.twitter.com/YXkIEbCFw1
— Bill McConkey (@bill_mcconkey) November 16, 2020
This is jaw-dropping stuff. I could honestly stare at the first picture for hours. The detail!
Everyone’s already resigned to the X-Men/Transformers crossover just being an existing toy repainted into The Blackbird. So I hacked Hasbro and downloaded these files from the mainframe. Seems legit. pic.twitter.com/XPb5ezA81c
— Gavin Spence (@GeshGav) November 16, 2020
“X-Panse” looks cool and all, but I’m also kind of disappointed that this didn’t happen.
— Thew (@toygrind) November 17, 2020
It says everything about The Last Knight that I had to sit and genuinely ponder if this was edited or not.
Jazz art is never not appreciated, especially when it looks like *this*!
— alex (@alex20476053) November 18, 2020
OK, it’s not technically TF, but this Diaclone custom was just too good not to include!
— SW_Illustration (@SimonWongArt) November 18, 2020
Another entry for Simon, but who doesn’t love a good Rattrap?
That's incredible. pic.twitter.com/BdG2FG8lQX
— Bongo McNulty (@beefkr10z) November 19, 2020
Do yourself a favour and just read this entire thread from start to finish (before you watch the video). It’s worth it.
at first i was like haha lockdown as a dog. now ive decided lockdown has a dog
her name is lockjaw pic.twitter.com/sWXZn8u8Lt
— shockbot (@shockbotArt) November 19, 2020
You do it for them and you would do it again pic.twitter.com/nVXyj6BgjU
— Nem (@virtual_nemesis) November 19, 2020
OK, I’m dead. This killed me with how good it is.
the only fleet i'm interested in pic.twitter.com/Fm81wDgtTz
— Thew (@toygrind) November 19, 2020
If you have no idea what this is on about then you’re only better off for it.
— David (@ikkadkarf) November 19, 2020
Don’t mind David here, he just knocked up this incredible image of a toy that was just revealed in seemingly next to no time.
— Anna nana Ananas (@AnluzDom) November 21, 2020
Optimus got that sweet rapid fire mode. pic.twitter.com/2iUtFHRuDu
— Toybox Soapbox (@ToyboxSoapbox) November 21, 2020
Optimus Prime: berserker mode!
— Jr (@xBigbotx) November 20, 2020
I am so here for this kind of attention-to-detail.
Wise words indeed.
So what if Terragator is the Galveston of Alligator Megatron? pic.twitter.com/BdY70a5Wv5
— 3D Printed Turky, BLM, (Commissions Closed) (@Orc3DPrint) November 21, 2020
Makes you think.
— ウェーブ (@j6nIVKBFZODr1lY) November 21, 2020
I would give anything to see these be real.
— Play With Rik Too (@PlayWithThisToo) November 21, 2020
— In ☆ (@krypdyret) November 21, 2020
— commissions OPEN!! (@notsotinyblob) November 23, 2020
Aw, so cute!
— Benson Yee (@BWTF_Ben) November 24, 2020
LET IT BE CALLED…
Headshots Part Deux. pic.twitter.com/6KnYISCLXZ
— Jon Wrong (@BoastfulManfish) November 26, 2020
This was worth including just for the killer pun (but also the excellent photography).
— luffimus but somewhat sane (BLM) (@LuffimusSFW) November 26, 2020
A wonderful custom AND a fantastically niche reference to a throwaway line of dialogue in a 25-year-old cartoon. Love it.
So that’s our list. Did we miss any other great Transformers tweets?