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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby CBratetron » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:34 am

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I said this back when we had the last-season-of-prime scare.

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1. Lots of animal leg kibble. Organic shaped legs just don't fold up into nice robot shapes.

2. Recycled limbs. Incredibly lazy transformations. Flip up the claws to form arms, straighten hind legs to form robot legs and those poor ankle ball-joints just can't take it when animal heads or wings are incorporated into the top heavy torso.

3. Massively shellformer. Mammoth Big Convoy anyone?
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Mykltron » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:38 am

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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Coptur » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:57 am

it will not be a continuation of Beast Machines or anything like that.

My hope is we'll get a Prime-verse version of Optimus Primal so we can have Prime(Cullen) and Primal (Chalk) fighting side by side.
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Chaoslock » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:04 am

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Seriously, why PREDAKING? If it won't be a gestalt (and by the looks of that dragon, it won't be), why use a gestalt name in the first place?
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Va'al » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:00 am

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It's the second, actually, if you consider Thundertron.
But the lack of Insecticons is disappointing.
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Dagon » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:06 am

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Come one guys, we all know what the real good news behind this reveal is.

Cases full of Beast Hunter Bumblebee repaints!
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Nyancatron » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:29 am

Well now that's just ugly.

I'm feeling like I did with Beast Wars.
Great show.
Awful toys.

Transformers Prime really didn't need to go and do this, at least not yet.
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby PrymeStriker » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:35 am

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Chaoslock wrote:Seriously, why PREDAKING? If it won't be a gestalt (and by the looks of that dragon, it won't be), why use a gestalt name in the first place?


Because Predaking is a good name for a Predacon Leader? We don't need a full blown remake of G1 up in here.

Coptur wrote:it will not be a continuation of Beast Machines or anything like that.


We knew it was part of Transformers Prime not long after we saw they applied for the trademark. Nothing new in that regard.

CBratetron wrote:1. Lots of animal leg kibble. Organic shaped legs just don't fold up into nice robot shapes.


They've proven with Vehicon that they're capable to take plenty of what should be ugly kibble and put it elsewhere.

3. Massively shellformer. Mammoth Big Convoy anyone?


Ahem........that was in the 90s. Not long after Brickformers. Don't compare those turtles to our present-day beast transformers.

Our most recent beast transformer:

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We haven't had many shellformers since Beast Wars/Machines, and the numbers reduced further during Cybertron. You could count this piece of frozen crap-in-a-box:

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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby RAcast » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:01 am

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I do have to admit that I agree on one point, Beastformers tend to have rather uninspired transformation schemes. But it's also been quite a long time since they put beastformers to the grind, I'm looking forward to some new and awesome molds!
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Noideaforaname » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:31 am

CBratetron wrote:Animal forms make bad toys.

They tend to be lazy on the transformations, I'll give you that, but having an alt mode that does more than roll is a huge plus.
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Diem » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:40 am

PrymeStriker wrote:
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I only just now noticed that he had a pegleg. That lack of symmetry has my nascent OCD running wild. I hope you can "mistransform" him to have two identical legs.
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Mkall » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:59 am

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Diem wrote:I only just now noticed that he had a pegleg. That lack of symmetry has my nascent OCD running wild. I hope you can "mistransform" him to have two identical legs.

but... but... but... PIRATE!

I think Predaking looks awesome in beast mode and I can't wait to see his robot mode today.
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby SJ21 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:04 am

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Ugh. I was really into TFP (the show, not the figures). I thought the show was a cool, modern take on the TF story. I am not happy about the introduction of a new faction and especially if they are going to have beast modes. I hope it doesn't ruin the show for me.

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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby RAcast » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:04 am

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Mkall wrote:
Diem wrote:I only just now noticed that he had a pegleg. That lack of symmetry has my nascent OCD running wild. I hope you can "mistransform" him to have two identical legs.

but... but... but... PIRATE!

I think Predaking looks awesome in beast mode and I can't wait to see his robot mode today.

Agreed! Dragons are always awesome (when done well, and this looks done well!)

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PrymeStriker wrote:
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I only just now noticed that he had a pegleg. That lack of symmetry has my nascent OCD running wild. I hope you can "mistransform" him to have two identical legs.

His pegleg is just a 5mm peg, and his claw (the one on his left arm) just pegs back onto it. You can see it in the back of the lion mode picture
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Diem » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:05 am

Mkall wrote:
Diem wrote:I only just now noticed that he had a pegleg. That lack of symmetry has my nascent OCD running wild. I hope you can "mistransform" him to have two identical legs.

but... but... but... PIRATE!


I know, but it just looks tacky to me. It's not the fun kind of stupid, just the stupid kind of stupid. Now I understand why some people were upset about Movie Jetfire having a cane.
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:08 am

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^Yep. lol

Predaking looks potentially cool, but I'll only get him if he bears some resemblance to G1 Predaking, which doesn't really look like the case. Still, I hope they keep vehicle TFs around, otherwise it'll be time for a mainline hiatus for me.

Also, I wish we'd get some other big TFs again. I haven't missed Leader class all that much because of the cost, but some characters just NEED to be big.
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby PrymeStriker » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:09 am

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Diem wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Diem wrote:I only just now noticed that he had a pegleg. That lack of symmetry has my nascent OCD running wild. I hope you can "mistransform" him to have two identical legs.

but... but... but... PIRATE!


I know, but it just looks tacky to me. It's not the fun kind of stupid, just the stupid kind of stupid. Now I understand why some people were upset about Movie Jetfire having a cane.


A pirate without a pegleg? That's like a pirate without a pegleg!
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Diem » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:22 am

PrymeStriker wrote:
Diem wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Diem wrote:I only just now noticed that he had a pegleg. That lack of symmetry has my nascent OCD running wild. I hope you can "mistransform" him to have two identical legs.

but... but... but... PIRATE!


I know, but it just looks tacky to me. It's not the fun kind of stupid, just the stupid kind of stupid. Now I understand why some people were upset about Movie Jetfire having a cane.


A pirate without a pegleg? That's like a pirate without a pegleg!


Oh that's it, I'm ragequitting the fandom FOWEVAH!
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby RhA » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:28 am

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Diem wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Diem wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Diem wrote:I only just now noticed that he had a pegleg. That lack of symmetry has my nascent OCD running wild. I hope you can "mistransform" him to have two identical legs.

but... but... but... PIRATE!


I know, but it just looks tacky to me. It's not the fun kind of stupid, just the stupid kind of stupid. Now I understand why some people were upset about Movie Jetfire having a cane.


A pirate without a pegleg? That's like a pirate without a pegleg!


Oh that's it, I'm ragequitting the fandom FOWEVAH!


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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Mkall » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:31 am

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Diem wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Diem wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Diem wrote:I only just now noticed that he had a pegleg. That lack of symmetry has my nascent OCD running wild. I hope you can "mistransform" him to have two identical legs.

but... but... but... PIRATE!


I know, but it just looks tacky to me. It's not the fun kind of stupid, just the stupid kind of stupid. Now I understand why some people were upset about Movie Jetfire having a cane.


A pirate without a pegleg? That's like a pirate without a pegleg!


Oh that's it, I'm ragequitting the fandom FOWEVAH!

Then you're not going to click on this link right?
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby RodimalToyota » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:35 am

ugh, robots that transform into organic beasts, only made sense in Beast Wars because there were no machine's around yet. But Beasts and Machines?
That's what made me stop watchin the first time around!

and.. Pirates?
We already had Zombies

The only thing we need left is a sweet Emo vampire bot.. maybe Rat-Bat will show up with a Cure CD and some sweet trench coats.
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Diem » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:39 am

Mkall wrote:
Diem wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Diem wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Diem wrote:I only just now noticed that he had a pegleg. That lack of symmetry has my nascent OCD running wild. I hope you can "mistransform" him to have two identical legs.

but... but... but... PIRATE!


I know, but it just looks tacky to me. It's not the fun kind of stupid, just the stupid kind of stupid. Now I understand why some people were upset about Movie Jetfire having a cane.


A pirate without a pegleg? That's like a pirate without a pegleg!


Oh that's it, I'm ragequitting the fandom FOWEVAH!

Then you're not going to click on this link right?


No. No I won't.
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby PrymeStriker » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:40 am

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Diem wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Diem wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Diem wrote:I only just now noticed that he had a pegleg. That lack of symmetry has my nascent OCD running wild. I hope you can "mistransform" him to have two identical legs.

but... but... but... PIRATE!


I know, but it just looks tacky to me. It's not the fun kind of stupid, just the stupid kind of stupid. Now I understand why some people were upset about Movie Jetfire having a cane.


A pirate without a pegleg? That's like a pirate without a pegleg!


Oh that's it, I'm ragequitting the fandom FOWEVAH!


Kay, see you tomorrow.
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Noideaforaname » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:51 am

RodimalToyota wrote:ugh, robots that transform into organic beasts

This Predaking is about as organic as the original Predaking.
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Re: NYCC 2012 Coverage Begins: Transformers Prime Predaking and "Beast Hunters" Logo Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:51 am

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