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Mighty Orbots G - Tor by Shin-Ian Mighty Orbots G - Tor by Shin-Ian
First of the Orbot redesigns in full color. This is also my first attempt at using any kind of reflective glare coloration for the metal, so bear with me. Learned a lot from doing this piece, and it'll probably change how I clean up the line art for the subsequent machines.

I tried to maintain Tor's original color scheme as best I could, with some minor adjustments here and there. I am a little concerned with how they will all look as Mighty Orbots, with the varying colors and all, so there may have to be some adjustment once I get their combined form drawn and colored. The creative process at work, I guess.
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AnimeHatta72 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
So no hot ass fanfic to go wit this amazing artwork
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yiffo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
wouldnt tor like this? [link]
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Hahahaha that's probably true. What you don't see in Tor's picture here is how he scales in comparison to the other Orbots; he's easily 50% taller than Bo and Boo, and 25% taller than Bort and Crunch.
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yiffo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
o i c
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yiffo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
hat does the g stand 4?
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
lol I confess, it's nothing specific. "Great" or "Grand", etc. It's mostly a homage to traditional super robot 'sequels', like how Mazinger Z is followed by Great Mazinger, and Getter Robo is followed by Getter Robo G.

The letter G is the mightiest letter in super robot lexicon, so there's that too.
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yiffo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
o i c
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ironscythe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
I saw maybe one full episode of Mighty Orbots when I was four years old, and I couldn't figure out what it was called until maybe two years ago, and I've fallen in love with the show. HOORAY FOR RIDICULOUS CAMERA ANGLE-CHANGES!
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
I know, right? The director had some really interesting ideas, that's for sure. If you don't have the sound running, it's very much an 80s era anime, with the color palettes, crazy-detailed shading and rainbow color effects.
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zanruos Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
what the heck are orbots
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
It's a bad rearrangement of 'robots'; basically, robots with human-level AI, very much like the mecha from the Brava saga, or the Transformers.
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zanruos Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
okey
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Sper3 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have never seen the show before.
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Mighty Orbots was a cartoon from 1984, an attempt to build on the tide of the Transformers by localizing another Japanese franchise for toy sales. In this case, it was a color-swapped Godmars that was the primary 'toy', though the rest of the show was absolutely nothing like Godmars. In fact, very few actual toys of Mighty Orbots exists, because the show was cancelled after one season thanks to a lawsuit by Tonka, due to their accusations that it was a ripoff of their show, the Gobots (itself a ripoff of the Transformers).

Though short, the series was noted for its ridiculous animation budget and for the fact that almost all of it was animated in Japan (Japanese director, animator, character designer, etc) in collaboration with MGM/US. Graphically it still holds up, though the plot lines and voice acting can be a little painful at times. Hasn't had a DVD release yet, so the episodes are hard to find online. The OP is on Youtube though, and it's very entertaining. In spirit, this was probably the closest the US came to producing its own Super Robot series, until recently with Symbionic Titan and Megas XLR.

I decided to kind of refresh the designs for more a more modern look. The 'G' just denotes a follow-on series (like Getter Robo G followed Getter Robo, and Great Mazinger followed Mazinger Z).
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Sper3 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well blame it on bad marketing. Also Hasbro spent time working on the Transformers before they released it in 1984
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
The Transformers have maintained a strong franchise presence since then too, unlike the Orbots who basically fell off the face of the Earth. Galaxy Rangers was the same way, excellent visuals, very striking style and theme, but poof. Gone into cartoon obscurity.

Say...there's an idea for a new redesign. :D
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Sper3 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you missed that one.
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Gelly619 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would it be okay if I lived in his chest?
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Be my guest, but it's more a garage than living quarters. You'd have to deal with frequent Beam Car comings and goings, and it's a rather tight squeeze.
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Gelly619 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as I have enough room for a couch, a coffee table and my cups of tea I'll be happy. Just sittin' there sippin' my tea being all casual. It'll be great :meow:
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Go right ahead then, right after you please sign this waver freeing management from any liability should you be flattened by passing Beam Cars. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Gelly619 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Signs* Hooray! By the way my couch is a Decepticon, or a Decepticouch.
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
And now I know the most unfortunate alternate mode possible, next to Toiletron. I imagine though he gets lots of people kills; striking when the dumb humans are passed out, like some bizarre, robotic, couch-version of Audrey II. And Decepticouch is just too hilarious.
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Gelly619 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He can be very sneaky, but I love that sexy bastard ;D :iconblushplz:
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Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa. This takes me back!
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
lol yeah, I got bit by the nostalgia bug HARD.
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