dedcat wrote:Not the most promising of first impressions. I'm not sure why there is a need to try and make highly advanced alien robots look more primitive, though I guess they picked a theme and they're going with it.
Here's an angle, although I doubt this is what Hasbro's doing: If Shockwave built them, perhaps because he's not actually Primus/VectorS Sigma/Allpark/Dues Machina he can't build the kind of complex lifeforms that he himself is. Surgeons can replace organs in humans, but they can't build an actual human. What if Cybertronian physiology is fundamentally the same?
To quote Arcee and Jack "You turn into a motor cycle, don't you know how to build one?
Your a human Jack, can you build me a small intestine?"
Or, maybe, deep down, Shockwave is really a psychopathic whack-job with a secret passion for monsters.