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Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby JohnOfTardis67 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:57 pm

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OMG why did Megatron become of all things a truck?

How did he get from the plains of Africa into the USA?

He actually looked cool as the truck mind you. I just wish they had done that in a leader class toy and not the voyager which while OK isn't perfect.
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby JetOptimus23 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:52 pm

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JohnOfTardis67 wrote:OMG why did Megatron become of all things a truck?


Because apparently he thought Prime's alt mode looked cool...idk.

JohnOfTardis67 wrote:How did he get from the plains of Africa into the USA?


Who say he has to stay on the ground at all times to travel?

And besides, we barely see any of his alt mode in the movie, which is a damn shame. It looked kick ass.
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby JohnOfTardis67 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:35 am

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JetOptimus23 wrote:
JohnOfTardis67 wrote:OMG why did Megatron become of all things a truck?


Because apparently he thought Prime's alt mode looked cool...idk.

JohnOfTardis67 wrote:How did he get from the plains of Africa into the USA?


Who say he has to stay on the ground at all times to travel?

And besides, we barely see any of his alt mode in the movie, which is a damn shame. It looked kick ass.


I agree with this.. As the tanker truck he looked totally awesome.

Will he come back for another movie I wonder. Optimus did a pretty good job of ripping him in half, and gutting him
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:45 am

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I guess they needed yet another way to sell a newer toy of him. At first I (and some others) speculated that maybe it was an answer to Prime's alt. mode and that it would facilitate an awesome showdown between them. After seeing the movie, obviously this did not happen. Another wasted opportunity in DotM. Don't get me wrong, I liked DotM, it was the best of the 3 films, it's just that they could have used the truck mode better.

The way he was killed, I think the statement by Bay was clear: no more TF movies from me. (Or, at least, no more with Megatron in them.) He was thoroughly brutalized and killed. But, this is the TF Universe, nothing and no one stays dead forever. :P

And yeah, I'm still holding faint hope for a Leader Class version of Megatron. But it's fading by the day. :(
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby transj » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:09 am

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Well if you look on pre-DOTM info. (like in the game)... Megatron had to free shockwave from some cryostasis. He had to go through underground tunnels so he took form of truck...

However it was cool all three powerful transformers transformed into trucks..!!
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:17 am

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After the battle between Optimus and the Fallen, Megatron under Starscream's suggestion that cowards live, limped away; half his face was blown to bits and he had an arm torn off. He was forced into hiding, so he scanned an Earth Mode like all the other hiding Decepticons. Don't ask why he choose a truck over a tank for instance, but I think it had something to with Brawl's failure/death, and wanting a less obvious disguise (a truck is out of character for Megatron, for sure) should Optimus try and track him down.
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby JohnOfTardis67 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:05 pm

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transj wrote:Well if you look on pre-DOTM info. (like in the game)... Megatron had to free shockwave from some cryostasis. He had to go through underground tunnels so he took form of truck...

However it was cool all three powerful transformers transformed into trucks..!!



3?????? Who was the third truck? Did I miss something? Did you mean Ironhide?
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby TulioDude » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:45 pm

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I think he meant Sentinel Prime Fire truck mode.
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby JohnOfTardis67 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:18 pm

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TulioDude wrote:I think he meant Sentinel Prime Fire truck mode.



Ah... Yeah I like the fire truck alt mode.

Only why did they have Leonard Mimoy ruin such a great quote from Spock. Forever ruined by this movie
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby dinogeist » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:27 am

I like the irony of dotm megatron getting a mack liscensed truck cab.

the irony was cool because those involved in the movies. said optimus prime could,n't get his 1984 mack truck cab design because it looked inferior & tiny to the superior peterbilt truck cab design movie verse optimus prime received.
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby Wigglez » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:06 pm

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I think he gained the truck mode to hide from the Abots because in the beginning of the movie, he was falling apart and weak because the lack of energon. The truck though, it's probably because it's the first mode he's seen and just took it. I guess in the game he needed that mode for a mission, but I didn't play it. I'm honestly glad he wasn't a tank because he's a tank in everything else since G2. Wasn't he like a triple changer in the second movie? He had the plane mode in the first movie, but got a body part from someone to be braught back which caused him to gain the tank mode in the second movie. But he was still ale to fly. I honestly thought he was going to be Galvitron in the second one because he died, but then came back and was still Megatron. You think if he comes back in 4, will he still be Megatron or will he be Galvitron?
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby Rushie » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:40 am

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He wasn't a tripled changer in RotF. His tank mode did have the ability to fly and sprouted some small wings to do so (see his Voyager figure), but it was still the same general tank mode seen when he pursued Sam and Optimus into the forest.
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby Biddybot » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:05 pm

Why a truck? Who knows? Maybe blowing part of Megatron's head off in ROTF erased his stored transscan schematics for his Cybertronian jet and tank modes and he had no choice but to turn to something Earthly. And maybe it had to be something scuzzy and local-looking so his campsite in the middle of that savannah wouldn't stand out too badly to any game wardens or such flying by overhead.

Of course that doesn't explain how he dealt with any visitors afoot or passing jeep patrols. Or how he made it across the Atlantic in good time, or...whatever.

Another character I wish they'd done more with, sigh. Despite his ratty alt mode and the goofy cowl he wore and his hobo rifle, DOTM Megatron had a wounded dignity about him which I found strangely appealing...
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby LeL » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:35 pm

Megatron in truck mode is a well done homage the 1971 movie "Duel". and the Spock line is a farewell from Mr Nimoy from the epic movie scene.
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby vectorA3 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:41 am

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didn't know that. Thanks for sharing.

I think he became a truck b/c that's all that was available to him after he got up from the final battle in Egypt.

Man, so easy how he got to the U.S. -Astrotrain took him. Didn't anybody see that? :-B
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby Meantoy » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:47 pm

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Tidalwavex wrote:I like the irony of dotm megatron getting a mack liscensed truck cab.

the irony was cool because those involved in the movies. said optimus prime could,n't get his 1984 mack truck cab design because it looked inferior & tiny to the superior peterbilt truck cab design movie verse optimus prime received.

Ummm..... Prime was never a mack, his original earth mode was a Freightliner cabover. I should know been a truck driver for years and my dad used to drive the same kinda truck back when i was little. The only ones i know of to have mack based alt modes are: Bonecrusher from the first movie, his altmode is a mack that has been heavily armored and modified for military use. And Mixmaster from rotf his alt mode is a mack same model as megs from dotm. :CON:
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby dinogeist » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:08 am

Meantoy wrote:
Tidalwavex wrote:I like the irony of dotm megatron getting a mack liscensed truck cab.

the irony was cool because those involved in the movies. said optimus prime could,n't get his 1984 mack truck cab design because it looked inferior & tiny to the superior peterbilt truck cab design movie verse optimus prime received.

Ummm..... Prime was never a mack, his original earth mode was a Freightliner cabover. I should know been a truck driver for years and my dad used to drive the same kinda truck back when i was little. The only ones i know of to have mack based alt modes are: Bonecrusher from the first movie, his altmode is a mack that has been heavily armored and modified for military use. And Mixmaster from rotf his alt mode is a mack same model as megs from dotm. :CON:


Okay I did some quick research & it looks like you might be right.
here's a interesting link with some freightliner cabovers with some optimus prime truck cab toys.
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby vectorA3 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:36 pm

Motto: ""You must journey back farther into the matrix for the answer...""
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Meantoy wrote:
Tidalwavex wrote:I like the irony of dotm megatron getting a mack liscensed truck cab.

the irony was cool because those involved in the movies. said optimus prime could,n't get his 1984 mack truck cab design because it looked inferior & tiny to the superior peterbilt truck cab design movie verse optimus prime received.

And Mixmaster from rotf his alt mode is a mack same model as megs from dotm. :CON:



Wait, same model? Doesn't having a mixer on back make it different from Meg's tractor??
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby Meantoy » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:46 am

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nope, just like if went and bought a new f150 pick up and ordered it with no bed on it. it would still be a f150. i want to say they are mack granites. ill have to check to be sure, havent kept up with macks too much lately more of a pete fan myself.
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby vectorA3 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:13 am

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Ha. cool. Know nothing about trucks myself so I'll take your word for it
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:35 pm

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Megatron and Mixmaster aren't exactly the same. And not because of the mixer/tanker. Megatron's alt. mode is also for a military use, not sure what. Mixmaster was just a regular commercial cement truck.
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:00 am

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The biggest disapointment for the DotM movie, for me, was the lack of a truck duel between Megatron and Optimus Prime.

Picture this: For some reason, both of them must remain in truck mode to catch a McGuffin of some kind that is speeding away. Both trucks would have tried to outrun each others, or ram themselves off the road. Then, "stealth" mode is engaged and some high speed firepower is unleashed.

Sigh... Insead of this awesome scene, we get Sam trying to get a job and being jealous over his girlfriend's boss.
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby vectorA3 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:30 pm

Motto: ""You must journey back farther into the matrix for the answer...""
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a longer ending fight between Prime & megs would've been cool -although Optimus was missing an arm & probably couldn't have made truck mode work
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:20 pm

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vectorA3 wrote:a longer ending fight between Prime & megs would've been cool -although Optimus was missing an arm & probably couldn't have made truck mode work


Obviously, the road duel would have been in the middle of the movie, not at the end.
But instead of that, we get Sam hogging all the screen time.
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Re: Why did Megatron become a truck?

Postby BeastProwl » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:04 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:
vectorA3 wrote:a longer ending fight between Prime & megs would've been cool -although Optimus was missing an arm & probably couldn't have made truck mode work


Obviously, the road duel would have been in the middle of the movie, not at the end.
But instead of that, we get Sam hogging all the screen time.

Well, as cool as that scene sounds, it never happened. I wish they would give the movie to us seibertronians to direct, with the animators, and let US make the movie. I'm sure with enough time, we could make it make more money then Avatar ever did.

ANYWAY...
Megatron's truck mode is amazing, and the compliments it pays his robot mode are incredible. Only issue? The toy has in-accurate hands. One's supposed to be spindly, and the other's supposed to be normal. Stealth force mode woulda been cool to see as well.
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