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Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Termination lithograph first look – not bad!

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A legion of seekers!

The official Transformers facebook page posted our first look at this  year’s Botcon 2013 lithograph print.  This features all of the figures included in this year’s set, including Mirage and Electro, the last figures to be seen other than the rainmakers at the time of publication.

It’s cool how the original Machine Wars Seeker molds are used as the army of jets.

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Mondo Dark of the Moon Sentinel Prime poster in the flesh

Transformers Dark of the Moon screen printed mondo poster

Incredible art for such a wretched traitor (Photo from Jessecuster)

A few weeks ago, I posted about Mondo‘s exceptional Transformers Dark of the Moon limited edition screen printed poster.

I was lucky enough to get one of the last ones and it arrived the other day. First off, there is nothing quite like a perfect screen-printed poster. Mondo does a fabulous job of picking amazing artists to create unique licensed movie posters of movies, new and old, in the vein of rock concert posters. It’s a niche market, but every poster sells out in minutes. I was hoping for an entire series of Transformers posters ala their previous Star Wars series, but in due time…

I was a bit surprised when the poster arrived in such a sturdy tube, only to see the poster had been rolled inside out. I’ve worked in print shops before and we always rolled the prints with the print to the outside. This is not a criticism, as there is not a standard. It’s just my personal preference to have the roll cling towards the wall instead of away. Professional mounting will make this a non-issue though, which I intend to get done to this poster.

The halftones were incredibly sharp and the colors make this very reminiscent of a pinball game my family owns from the 70’s called Magnotron.  I wonder if this was the artist‘s inspiration at all.  It definitely seems probable.

Magnotron pinball

Hey wait a minute...

I’ve had the question posed to me as to whether these new rock-style posters of pop-culture properties will be “the hot collectible” of our generation. It’s definitely a possibility if the quality of such items continues in the vein of Mondo. To those that received the more-readily-available opening night poster, you missed out on the screen-printed version. Thanks again Mondo!

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Artistic representation of Transformers Movie poster by Tomasz Opasinki – LISTEN UP MONDO!

cool tomasz opasinski Transformers poster

Random robot hand engage

If this re-imagined poster (found on Design You Trust) for the first live-action Transformers film by Tomasz Opasinski is an indicated that Mondo needs to capture the Transformers license, then I don’t know what is!  Their last few Star Wars designs created a frenzy on the net and I’ve been waiting to see a series of Transformers film and Transformers: The Movie designs ever since I got the Mondo bug.

The best part about these types of posters is the lack of fan-wankery.  They will simply be incredible pieces of art.  Mondo, I am waiting!!!!