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Earth alt mode for Megs?

Postby Milanion » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:13 pm

From TFW2005 via the Table:

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=123474

"Many thanks go out to an almost overlooked item posted by
our very own Gnaw which points to another IGN article about the upcoming Transformers Movie game title. This gives us a more hands-on review of the game. There is entirely too much to summarize here, but you can read the article in it's entirety here.

One interesting thing to note about the article is that it reveals a possibility of Megatron's Earth based alt mode. To quote the article:

Since the game is still in development we weren't able to enjoy any of the more vehicle-specific missions, such as air combat with Starscream and Megatron (who, by the way, is a stealth bomber if you aren't up to speed in the new Transformers)"
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Postby Skowl » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:55 pm

I will bet you my entire transformers collection that this is just another case of someone not really understanding what they're seeing when they look at Megatron's alt mode.

He thinks it's a stealth bomber.

It's not.

LeBoeuf made the same mistake with his "Megatron is a Razor" comment. Just another case of people not getting their facts straight, or being misinformed.
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Postby Milanion » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:03 pm

I'm also skeptical, but I think it would be hard for anyone to mistake a weird silver cyber jet with a triangular black stealth bomber.

Shia never saw anything, he was just going on what he was told. That one makes sense, but this one sticks out a bit more.

I guess we'll see.
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Postby Hotrod » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:17 pm

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Postby FreakNasty » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:18 pm

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Postby Gutsman Heavy » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:24 pm

I don't believe it, we would have seen something of his earth-alt by now, hell if all the figures so far show his pointy Cyb-alt only its a safe bet that his earth alt is non-existent.
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Postby First-Aid » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:24 pm

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The interesting question: if it is a stealth bomber, what kind are we talking about? I don't believe the B2 is the only stealth bomber in the US arsenal anymore, but the new one I also don't believe has been publicly unveiled either. Could this be what all the hush-hush is about concerning Meg's alt mode?
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Postby SoulOfPrimus » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:28 pm

What's a Megatron?

EDIT: As I was laughing at my absurd question, I came to a scary realization that "What's a Megatron?" might actually be a line of dialog from the movie. Hopefully as someones last words.
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:31 pm

If it's true you'd think they'd have made more of it than a simple "for those of you who don't already know" aside.
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Postby Greed » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:40 pm

SKowl wrote:I will bet you my entire transformers collection that this is just another case of someone not really understanding what they're seeing when they look at Megatron's alt mode.

He thinks it's a stealth bomber.

It's not.

LeBoeuf made the same mistake with his "Megatron is a Razor" comment. Just another case of people not getting their facts straight, or being misinformed.

Yeah, I'll bet his entire collection as well, I think some one doesn't have their facts straight, it is IGN after all.
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Postby jgilkinson » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:41 pm

AbsumZer0 wrote:If it's true you'd think they'd have made more of it than a simple "for those of you who don't already know" aside.


Exactly, they would have worded it differently instead of making you sound stupid for not knowing something that hasnt been confirmed yet. My guess is that his cybertron alt mode is LIKE a stealth bomber
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Postby Midnightplatypus » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:55 pm

First-Aid wrote:The interesting question: if it is a stealth bomber, what kind are we talking about? I don't believe the B2 is the only stealth bomber in the US arsenal anymore, but the new one I also don't believe has been publicly unveiled either. Could this be what all the hush-hush is about concerning Meg's alt mode?


:-?

You believe Transformers is going to "reveal" a currently unknown stealth bomber? The B-2 is the only current stealth strategic bomber (strategic meaning B-52, B-1, B-2 style heavy payloads, different from the F-117 which is really a specialized ground attack fighter, so basically a "bomber" as well) in the USAF. Even if there was a weapon system they publically disavowed, they wouldn't license hasbro and Bay to depict it in CGI and mass produce toy replicas that transform into a villainous alien leader. Not before it had been catalogued in something like Jane's Defense and even made its way into the pages of something like Popular Mechanics.

At best, if there is an Earth alt for megs, and it doesn't look like there will be, and it's not a B-2 like the video game article suggests, it could transform into a proof of concept or prototype aircraft. The A-12 Avenger II was supposed to be "razor shaped" and not as big as a B-2, but I dunno if that ever made it off the drawing board. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter would be a possibility, but doesn't fit the description. Heh, maybe Megs was captured decades ago, so he transforms in the YB-49, which did see action in the 50s movie version of the War of the Worlds.

Bottom line, you're not going to see any "new" military equipment that hasn't been publicly available via scholarly databases or public defense analysts.
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:57 pm

I hope it looks better than Cybertron Soundwave.

And if you like it fine, but the tank never sat well with me. I always thought, with how large he's suppose to be, an anti-aircfaft turret gun would be cool.

It would keep the gun motif, and I thought it would be cool if the helmet and face could form the control seat. The arms and legs streched, compacted, and folded to make the tri-pod, and the bady forming the cannon.

Maybe one day.
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Postby Midnightplatypus » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:58 pm

jgilkinson wrote:Exactly, they would have worded it differently instead of making you sound stupid for not knowing something that hasnt been confirmed yet. My guess is that his cybertron alt mode is LIKE a stealth bomber


Well, they wouldn't be the first people to sound stupid by trying to make themselves sound like they're in the know but are actually mistaken. I'll believe IGN when they show a screenshot. Until then, in my world the game's development version has Megatron transforming into a giant milkshake cup.
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Postby Blitzwing the warrior » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:07 pm

Uh I was the one that found that, I gave the link back in the Toyfare thread
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Postby jonusjaxon » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:11 pm

I'll wait for some visual proof. A wise man once said, "You can't spell "Ignorant" without I-G-N."
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Postby Robinson » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:16 pm

Theres a thread somewhere on here, and on the movie forum where one of the writers hinted at it being a stealth like a month ago
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Postby Hotrod » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:18 pm

1bigray wrote:Theres a thread somewhere on here, and on the movie forum where one of the writers hinted at it being a stealth like a month ago


Sadly all those posts are gone.
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Postby Collector Maximus » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:26 pm

Megatron?...A stealth bomber?...where'd that come from?
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:33 pm

1bigray wrote:http://boards.transformersmovie.com/showthread.php?t=7632

Here it is


Hearsay?
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Postby Caelus » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:49 pm

And what appears in the game or toyline won't necessarily appear in the movie anyway...
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Postby Thanatos Prime » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:55 pm

If it's true, a B-2 Megs would be extremely cool.
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Postby Robinson » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:00 pm

Hearsay maybe, but supposedly its one of bay's people and then the magazine also states it, so its a little bit more believable than if I just come out and say Megatron is going to be the Oscar Meyer Weeniemobile.
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Postby jgilkinson » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:46 pm

Liege Evilmus wrote:I hope it looks better than Cybertron Soundwave.

And if you like it fine, but the tank never sat well with me. I always thought, with how large he's suppose to be, an anti-aircfaft turret gun would be cool.

It would keep the gun motif, and I thought it would be cool if the helmet and face could form the control seat. The arms and legs streched, compacted, and folded to make the tri-pod, and the bady forming the cannon.

Maybe one day.


interesting idea... megs as an Anti-Everything turret would look sweet
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