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Combiner Wars Protectobots by dcjosh Combiner Wars Protectobots by dcjosh
This pic kinda came outta nowhere! What started off as a plan to just do some head sketches of these guys turned into a full blown group shot [Not complaining!] that I ended up livestreaming

[you can check out recordgings of the livestreams here: www.livestream.com/dcjosh ]


Anyways! Thanks for comin to the streams and be on the look out for prints of this at Botcon and TFcon Charlotte :)
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
They protect and serve. ;)
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TetraSnivy40 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
I do like Rook, but why the hell was he put right onto Defensor causing Groove turning into a midget transforming into a chestplate!? So I say he should've been saved for a fanmade combiner! I guess that was because of scale, but jets are way bigger than rescue vehicles, so why couldn't they make groove just as big as the rest of the team!? DX
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theguyintheworks Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
Must be Hasbro's same reason for off road and alpha bravo. They are cool guys, but why now? Plus, a lot of people whine about scale with transformers, so I am assuming that is their way of saying "deal with it"
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TetraSnivy40 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
Scale really doesn't matter to me.
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Yottatron1024 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 28, 2016
My TF: Apocalypse Rook possibly may be based on CW Rook. While I do really think Rook's awesome, I'd rather like him as an individual because I'm not a huge fan of Groove being a chest plate now, but he at least has not been removed, but definitely looking forward to Deluxe Groove. BTW, I have no idea why Blade's forearms were not retooled, because he is not an attack helicopter, he is a RESCUE helicopter, and if that, he should have wing sections or reconnaissance struts instead of frickin' missiles.

Oh, and good job on this by the way.
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Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE how the Autobot symbols are kinda like emoticons in this picture!!
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sonofnight Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!
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Prowlcop Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Nice work. Why do u think they left groove out? Its good u added him. Are they trying too hard to create new characters? I just feel these characters have been around for awhile and theres a reason theyve been. Its because people like them. I honestly didnt like any new character thats been made including the super popular drift. I guess i just like the G1 guys.
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dcjosh Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah they just made Groove smaller and turn into a chest plate for this here [because of scale reasons, I assume!] then created a new guy to fill the spot. I dont mind, I guess! As long as he proves to be an interesting character. Guess we'll see how that pans out!
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yamiza Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aw Groove! <3
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TheSkullgrin140 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work Josh, as always! 
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JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!  One question: are the Protectobots returning to the Lost Light afterwards?
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dcjosh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I have no idea! Im not really "in" on whats coming as far as storylines go
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leokearon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Awesome work, I wasn't sure about getting all the Protectabots (I mostly wanted First Aid) but after the reviews and everything I might reconsider
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Meta-Cell Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
great job
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UnstableReactor Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Nice! Gotta love the Protectobots. Not sure how much I like Rook yet, but at least he has a decent enough name, his alternate mode is pretty good too. I love the way you can get everyone to look expressive in different ways in a group shot, it's so much more lively.
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glazios Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
My all-time favourite G1 combiner team, and the only team I was able to complete as a kid. Direct hit to the :+fav:s!
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Serial-man Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
It's a shame the real Blades figure can't do that...
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Draegwolf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Had fun watching you draw this and chatting with everybody, sorry I couldn't stick around for the entire stream.
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ToaNaruto Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Wow, Groove got small.  Hope that he's not to upset about being demoted from a limb to chest armor.
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Draegwolf Featured By Owner Edited Apr 28, 2015
Personally I think they should have made him into part of the upper torso and head, that way while he still would have been smaller at least he would have been a vital component overall.
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ToaNaruto Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Maybe he's supposed to be an extremely potent power source or something?
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Rahal-Stmin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
I.E. a TF Armada mini-con?
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ToaNaruto Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Perhaps, but I can't help but think that would make Groove's situation worse...
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Draegwolf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
agreed, making/comparing him to a mini-con is a huge step down. really didn't care for anything that came out of the Unicron Triology.

Hell if they had made him into a weapon like they did Powerglide at least it would feel like he's contributing something, as it is it feels like he's just there to get pounded on. 
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ToaNaruto Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Hey, I like Transformers Armada.
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MightyLockdown Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student Artist
Neat!
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Primal-Lord Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student General Artist
This is a pretty kickass lineup of the bots :thumbsup:
Though I have to admit, in the comic when they first combine together that Rook person just came out of nowhere which still bothers me :/
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