Psychout wrote:2 other quick questions though: Is the holomatter/avatar tech limited to Autobots only or can the 'cons duplicate and equip it as well, and if I assume changing/updating an altmode requires a medical/engineering procedure and not just movie-type 'scanning' ala Bayformers, would I be right?
The first part of your question is a good one. I had to do a bit of searching and this is what I found: "Holomatter can be detected by devices called holomatter readers. Both sides regularly equip their bases with these devices. The avatars do have a limited range, and the further it gets from its controller the more energy it takes to keep it functioning."
Based on the bolded portion of that quote, I'm assuming that both sides utilize holomatter avatars since both sides also use holomatter readers to detect them.
And for the next part of your question: The only medical assistance required for updating/changing an alt mode would be to ensure that the Transformer is relatively the same size of the intended alt mode chosen.
If the Transformer is sized appropriately than acquiring said mode would be to simply scan the vehicle(or whatever is intended to be used) and take on the form.
Hope that helps.