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Transformers: Prime Characters Revealed - Megatron, Arcee, Ratchet, Cliffjumper and More!

Postby Blurrz » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:37 pm

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Couldn't get enough of Transformers: Prime when you saw Bumblebee and Optimus Prime? We finally get more character reveals, courtesy of Hasbro's Transformers: Prime Panel at the San Diego Comic Con 2010. Thanks to the snappy cameras from the folks over at TFW2005, we get a glimpse at Transformers: Prime - Megatron, Decepticon Troopers, Ratchet, Cliffjumper and Arcee! And what Transformers cartoon would be complete without some Humans! We get a glimpse at three of the kids playing a part in Transformers: Prime, Jack Darby, Miko Tezuka, and Rafael Esquivel. To top it all off, there's the alternate modes for Bumblebee and Optimus Prime! Check out the spoiler filled images below, and for the entire gallery of the Transformers: Prime Panel, head over to TFW2005!

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Re: Transformers: Prime Characters Revealed - Megatron, Arcee, Ratchet, Cliffjumper and More!

Postby DevastaTTor » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:49 pm

Cliffjumper = WINNER!

Like Prime's alt modt too. Just goes to show you don't need flames on a truck to give it character/depth.
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Postby Name_Violation » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:01 pm

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Faces? on movie bodies?

did hell freeze over?

they...they...dont look like bug faces....

this might be good
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Re: Transformers: Prime Characters Revealed - Megatron, Arcee, Ratchet, Cliffjumper and More!

Postby Savage » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:23 pm

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Is anybody else annoyed that Megatron's fusion cannon is on the wrong arm?!

Aside from that, these designs kick butt.
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Postby Optimutt » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:25 pm

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Cliffjumper got an official "Oh MY God! That's awesome!" from me. I really like the horns on the hood. Ratchet and Arcee are both win.

Megatron, on the other hand... I'm not so sure about that. I'll probably need to see it in action before my opinion is secure, but I am willing to let it grow on me.
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Postby Mindmaster » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:27 pm

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I was literally crying for joy when I saw these guys. Megatron and Prime especially!!!! I really want to see the first toys! :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :x :x :x
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Postby eyl » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:36 pm

Good luck getting show accurate toys... :sad:
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Postby LOST Cybertronian » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:40 pm

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Arcee, Cliffjumper, and Ratchet look very awesome. These designs are pure win.
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People need to quit being butt hurt that the Bay movies are not G1. That's like saying you hate Transformers Prime because it's nothing like Armada.
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Postby zenosaurus_x » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:41 pm

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Savage wrote:Is anybody else annoyed that Megatron's fusion cannon is on the wrong arm?!

Aside from that, these designs kick butt.

This, but I think I'll be the first and last to say...
WHERE ARE THE BUG FACESSS!!?!?!?!???!!!!
I loved that aspect of the movies...
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Re: Transformers: Prime Characters Revealed - Megatron, Arcee, Ratchet, Cliffjumper and More!

Postby Lord Onixprime » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:42 pm

Cliffjumper is just pure WIN!

Also, just to clarify, they did say at botcon that there are no plans for a Prime toyline. (a bit unfortunate for Cliffjumper) But hey, maybe they will put a few in Generations?
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Postby DavidT » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:44 pm

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Postby Botswanky » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:45 pm

This is the first time in my 20 something years of my fascination with the transformers franchise that I'm actually a little excited. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, it feels like there are people who care about the original G1 cartoon working on this new one. As long as they don't make the autobots militaristic in nature, I'm of the opinion they'll succeed in their efforts. :BOT:
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Postby LOST Cybertronian » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:46 pm

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The robot modes look way too sleek like the designers didn't give any thought to practical transformations. Optimus Prime especially looks like he would be very kibbly if they ever made a toy. But then again, they have made leaps and bounds with the movie transformations lately.
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People need to quit being butt hurt that the Bay movies are not G1. That's like saying you hate Transformers Prime because it's nothing like Armada.
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Postby PointZero » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:49 pm

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Wow, I'm really excited now! I was kind of meh about the Optimus statue, but these designs are just stunning. They're very sleek and cool looking. Augh, I can't wait to see more now, I really hope this series does well!

And yay for Cliffjumper getting to be a little more awesome now XD. I always did like him, and those horns are terribly cute.
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Postby DavidT » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:53 pm

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I just hope they get us all excited and make an excellent series that we all end up loving and then have it end all of a sudden like Animated. They really could have done another season of Animated!
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Postby sabrigami » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:57 pm

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I'm totally loving Ratchet's and Cliffjumper's designs :x I'm not digging the 3 human chars though (especially the "nerdy" one). Why are there 3? Last thing I really want is a human team. I liked Sari cause she was only one kid and she didn't steal the show from the bots. I will still give the show a shot, but I worry about mini-Spikes...
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Re: Transformers: Prime Characters Revealed - Megatron, Arcee, Ratchet, Cliffjumper and More!

Postby Botswanky » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:58 pm

There's something very 'Pixar' about their designs, nice...
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Postby SlyTF1 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:59 pm

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ZHOMG! All of these are awesome!!! Except Arcee's colors. I mean, she ould be awesome, if only she wasnt freaking BLUE!!! Arcee should always be pink. Thats like if Optimus was purple and Megatron was orange! You just dont do it! ANd Cliffjumper looks too bulky.
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Postby Botswanky » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:03 pm

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Postby zenosaurus_x » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:04 pm

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Lord Onixprime wrote:Cliffjumper is just pure WIN!

Also, just to clarify, they did say at botcon that there are no plans for a Prime toyline. (a bit unfortunate for Cliffjumper) But hey, maybe they will put a few in Generations?


I can see why, since Prime is movie based, but at the same time not looking movie-ish, it's toys wouldn't go with the movie line well....but then again, I can't see why O_o

The human characters will probably be annoying, I also don't get the random 3 different races thing they do in every series....I'd rather just little to no humans, we don't want another Kicker...
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Postby kirbenvost » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:06 pm

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Oh wow. Dare I say...Ratchet looks badass? Heck, they all do! I'm very intrigued.
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Postby Evil_the_Nub » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:19 pm

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UnknownTrans4mingBot wrote:The robot modes look way too sleek like the designers didn't give any thought to practical transformations. Optimus Prime especially looks like he would be very kibbly if they ever made a toy. But then again, they have made leaps and bounds with the movie transformations lately.

I know what you mean, there are too many large smooth rounded parts on the robots to transform. Arcee doesn't even have wheels in robot mode. They all look kinda generic and don't have a lot of distinguishing features.
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Postby SoooTrypticon » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:12 pm

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That Ratchet is one of the best Transformers robot designs in the last few years. It's nice to see him back to being a bit sleeker, and not an old man.

Cliffjumper also looks nice.

Glad to see the bug faces are gone with the exception of Bumblebee- which is just stupid. Sick of his weird Johnny 5 look. Please bring back the face. Plus it's weird and inconsistent with the otherwise awesome design work.

Maybe it's just a battlemask. One can hope.

Megatron is a little too spiny for my tastes. He looks less like a Transformer, and more like an empty suit of armor.


So with all this work being put into clean silhouettes and nice faces and good design work in general- a big question still remains. How could the movies look any worse? Here's yet another cartoon outclassing them.

"Meh" to the movies I say!


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The one other movie aspect I don't like are Prime's chest windows. They come out too far- like he has weird implants. I can see that they were trying to homage the movie, and also make him look all muscly- but the just look awkward.
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Postby I_AM... MEGATRON! » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:29 pm

WOAH WOAH WOAH! Whats this I hear about there not being a toyline for Prime? A show with good designs after the trash that was Animated (IMO), and no toyline? WTF! :BOOM:
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Postby Burn » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:53 pm

Looking at those pictures i'm back to not being overly impressed.

But then I look at the animation sample and I am impressed.

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