I like the ship that Titan Trypticon makes. It's quite sleek and I like the way the transparent piece at the front would either be a cockpit canopy for a deluxe, or a vast window into space for tiny figures in scale with the city mode.
In media, I don't think you can beat the cartoon Ark, but the more stylised designs adapted from it - particularly the Fall of Cybertron one.
As soon as I read the title of this thread, I thought of Galvatron's ship in the movie. Also like the Quintesson corkscrew ships as well as the Autobot shuttles from that too. The Ark is iconic sticking out of the volcano too (thinking cartoon here). Bur surely the winner has to be Aaron's toy rocket from Childs Play though...
Yup movie shuttle here. I long thought it was the Ark and still do most of the time.
Might have something to do with the 'guide to spaceships' feature in the second-to-last annual mistakenly labelling it as the Ark, and it also being used as the Ark in a few late issues of the UK comic, notably 'Assault on the Ark'.