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Greatest Transformers Nods/Homages in the Movies

Postby Slashercon » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:12 am

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Over the coarse of the movie trilogy, we have seen some very noticeable homages and nods to other continuities in the franchise, from Generation 1 to Beast Wars and several other examples. My question is: What are your favorite nods and homages from the Transformers films.

Examples:
1. Iconic voices
2. Character Roles
3. Homage of Modes
4. Homage of colors
5. The inclusion of The Ark
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Re: Greatest Transformers Nods/Homages in the Movies

Postby Rushie » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:34 pm

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-the Beetle next to Bumblebee at the car sale
-Peter Cullen, nuff said
-the flail and axe weapons of Megs and Prime
-Scorponok homaging Beast Wars
-Starscream firing on Megatron in jet mode.
-Jazz vs Brawl mirrored Kup vs Blitzwing in TFTM

Revenge of the Fallen
-The Fallen himself, originating as a rather obscure comic-only character
-the Pretender concept getting a nod with Alice
-Ravage eject, operation shard retrieval
-Arcee being a motorcycle like in Energon
-Prime and Jetfire combining like in Armada
-the Matrix of Leadership

Dark of the Moon
-Sentinel Prime, even more obscure than The Fallen
-the Wreckers teamname is mentioned, even though the individuals aren't referred to by name
-Shockwave's colour, weapon and head design
-Laserbeak through and through
-the plot is basically a mash-up of several G1 cartoon storylines
-Prime combines with his trailer, again Armada-based and also a homage to G1 Ultra Magnus and Powermaster OP
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Re: Greatest Transformers Nods/Homages in the Movies

Postby Noideaforaname » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:20 pm

Rushie wrote:-the Beetle next to Bumblebee at the car sale
-the [DotM] plot is basically a mash-up of several G1 cartoon storylines

I liked these nods, plus Megatron taking Lincoln's seat

EDIT: Also, Megatron attacking Sentinel for taking his leadership, inadvertently undoing his whole scheme. Brought a smile to my face.
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Re: Greatest Transformers Nods/Homages in the Movies

Postby SlyTF1 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:42 pm

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TF1:
Optimus's axe and Megatron's mace
Jazz and Brawl = Kup and Blitzwing
Beetle next to Bumblebee

ROTF:
The Fallen
The sun harvester
The Matrix
Megatron with his arm cannon
Starscream's voice
Megatron and Starscream's constant bicker
Soundwave
Ravage
Devastator
Optimus's death
A picture of Cosmos in Simmon's library type...thing
Jetfire being originally a Decepticon
Jetfire and Optimus combining like in Armada
Rampage having claws like in Beast Wars
The Nemesis

DOTM:
The classic transformation sound in a lot of transformations
Laserbeak playing the TF theme when that guy pressed his button
Laserbeak himself
Shockwave
Megatron taking Lincoln's chair
Humans working with the Decepticons
Ironhide being shot in the chest
Sentinel being an ass like he was in Animated
Sentinel having a sword and shield like in Animated
The Ark
Carly
Bumblebee transforming in the air and catching Sam like he did with Sari in that racing episode in Animated. (The one with Blurr) I think that was the episode anyway.
Optimus's trailer
The Game You lose
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Re: Greatest Transformers Nods/Homages in the Movies

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:48 pm

Motto: "Feel free to die when you've had enough."
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Optimus said his motto "freedom is the right of all sentient beings."
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Re: Greatest Transformers Nods/Homages in the Movies

Postby TulioDude » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:01 pm

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Jazz and Brawl.

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Re: Greatest Transformers Nods/Homages in the Movies

Postby RhA » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:22 am

Motto: "BRING ME DANGER!"
DOTM being the Ultimate Doom. Awesome.
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Re: Greatest Transformers Nods/Homages in the Movies

Postby dinogeist » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:18 pm

I liked that movie verse optimus Prime's peterbilt truck cab mode was a homage to 1995 laser rod optimus prime's peterbilt truck cab mode.

peter cullen voicing movie verse optimus prime.

frank welker voicing movie verse soundwave that sounded like doctor claw from the inspector gadget cartoon series.
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Re: Greatest Transformers Nods/Homages in the Movies

Postby 5150 Cruiser » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:42 pm

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Tidalwavex wrote: frank welker voicing movie verse soundwave that sounded like doctor claw from the inspector gadget cartoon series.


Arrg... This was one part that i was truly disapointed.:oops: I was really hoping that soundwave was going to have his synthizied voice in the movie. Oh well.

For me it was Peter Cullen voicing Optimus Prime. NO other voice actor could have pulled it off. Period.
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Re: Greatest Transformers Nods/Homages in the Movies

Postby Starscream GaGa » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:08 am

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Did Optimus have his axe in the first movie? I only remember seeing him use it in the third.
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Re: Greatest Transformers Nods/Homages in the Movies

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:56 pm

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Starscream GaGa wrote:Did Optimus have his axe in the first movie? I only remember seeing him use it in the third.

He had the orange arm blade that the leader class figure has.
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Re: Greatest Transformers Nods/Homages in the Movies

Postby Slashercon » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:35 pm

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Starscream GaGa wrote:Did Optimus have his axe in the first movie? I only remember seeing him use it in the third.



He had blades in the first second movies and hooks in the second. The axe didn't come till the third movie.
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Re: Greatest Transformers Nods/Homages in the Movies

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:27 pm

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I liked the copy machine/Laserbeak beeping out the little Transformers Jingle
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Thanks for BeastProwl fixing the link!
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