Anonymous said: Say, do you know what Megatron and Starscream's heights are? Both to the wingtips, and to the head.
Hmm, I have no idea actually! I’d imagine it varies by continuity. Deferring this one to my followers— please comment or reblog if you know the answer :)
It DOES vary by continuity! It also varies depending on the situation the bots find themselves in, as size changing is a relatively consistent component of Transformers across continuities.
You can get an approximate height estimation for G1 characters (as far as “official” anything goes) from the Ark compendium. (Which…now that I see the price on Amazon, I am glad I bought as soon as it hit the shelves. O.o; ) There are several pages of character size comparison models the animators used while drawing the series. However, there are no numbers - just a “folding paper” scale that was used to give the artists a rough idea (since the art wasn’t exactly “top notch” in every scene anyway ^^; ).
I’ve been going through it, measuring, redrawing, and translating it into a more firm model chart for G1 characters, but it’s kind of a labor of love that’s in a “as time permits” mode right now - there are a lot of bots covered and my time is at a premium right now, with my daughter due in a month. ^^;
There are also some very good comparison charts at deviantART by other artists - just search for “Transformers size comparison” in the Search box. The sizes DO vary by continuity, and you’ll also find comparisons fans have uploaded from fanverses and toys as well.
TL;DR: There are a lot of numbers and charts floating around, but no given set is “correct” in all instances. Go with what feels best for you!