Mykltron wrote:Yes, but why do they transform into a form extinct on a different planet?
According to the 'Aligned Continuity', they're based on extinct Cybertronian life. Shockwaves experiment was to create powerful/destructive TF's, but to help keep them subservient to him, along with the raw power, he was using beast forms.
You might want to read the Rage of the Dinobots
4 part mini, which covers this. This is a TF Prime comic, but as I previously mentioned it's all supposed to be part of the aligned continuity.