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Unused Bumblebee RID Design by glovestudios Unused Bumblebee RID Design by glovestudios
When the current Ongoing series Robots in Disguise was in development, I went through a lot of design sketches for the central characters, particularly Bumblebee.

Here's one of them, and if it was up to me this is probably pretty close to how I would have chosen his design to look.

The final version I'm using for the book has some elements from this design mixed with his War for Cybertron design.

I wouldn't put too much emphasis on the title, "Cybertronian," I think that was always intended as a working title until they decided how the two Ongoings should be titled.

Just realized, I did this sketch in early April of 2011. Over a year ago now!
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PJToon75 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks awesome! Nice work!
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
in the G1 (Sunbow) cartoon series, he started out as a 'flying' saucer; this design is just a touch more sensible.
a-loft-on-cybertron Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
It's original how the feet are still the front of the vehicule and at the same time, the torso too.
I wouldn't have mind to see it adapted into a toy.
Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! Like a Cybertronian VW Beetle!
DarkSkullgreymon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
This looks amazing!I really like how he has the same transformation sequence as the earth mode.Like,the feet become the front bumber,etc...
Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Awesome job.
DragonballFormersZ Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! :D
TruePhazonianForce Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
He looks awesome in your design
Budmaloney Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dammit, why are the unused designs always the coolest!
flynn1978 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
phantomhunter Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this design.
JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite a nice design; shame it wasn't used. War For Cybertron seems to be a major influence on RiD so far, with many of the Cons having their game looks.
CWingSyun Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I prefer this design over the 'tweaked' WfC design used in RiD. For me, it was almost like 'Bee went backwards, from his sleek, slightly more macho earth muscle car, back to a beetle-esque form. I can understand 'Bee having that form before coming to earth, but as he is 'leader' now of the Transformers on Cybertron, I felt like his alt-form and subsequent robot design did not match. Of course, 'Bee has been and always will be the little yellow 'bot but still....
TF-The-Lost-Seasons Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Love it, it looks very much like a cybertronian VW Beetle, and I like how the transformation is close to the original G1 toy; shame this wasn't used.
MakoCrab Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He reminds me of Gobots Buzzerbot in his convertible form for some reason. Which is cool. I likes Buzzerbot. :)
dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
DUDE. I frikkin LOVE this Bee!! XD
glovestudios Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Well... you love any Bee. :P
dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You know me too well!!
But I love this design D:!
just-nuts Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
As much as I love the WfC designs, I'm not all that into them being used in the comics lol

But I do adore this design, it's really cool!
JZLobo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Shame this went unused. Aside from the big feet, I think this is way better than the WfC design!
stourangeau Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Actually this is not a bad look for Bee, thanks for sharing this.
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