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Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art

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Friday, May 11th, 2012 2:20PM CDT

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Artist Ken Christiansen has updated his Bad Flip Productions Blog with his Transformers Prime Ironhide concept art. Click here to visit his blog and read his thoughts on the character design that has already yielded a Cyberverse Commander Class figure.

Because I wanted a toy of him. And really, that's a pretty significant motivating factor for me. And I'm so happy that the strength of the design was well thought of enough to actually create a product from it! I had seen the box art, and noticed that the artwork was very familiar, and on closer inspection, looked like cleaned up overlay versions of the concept art I had done.



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Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378922)
Posted by MarkNL on May 11th, 2012 @ 2:30pm CDT
Nice combo of Movieverse and G1 Ironhide. Only a bit bulky, but ya, Ironhide's thick-skinned and well-armoured, lol.
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Posted by BeastProwl on May 11th, 2012 @ 2:32pm CDT
WOW!
Ok, he can be a wrecker with Hotshot and Wheeljack, let the wheels roll!
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378927)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2012 @ 2:37pm CDT
A word of note, despite this artwork existing, it still isn't a confirmation of Ironhide appearing in Prime (but it does better help his chances).

BeastProwl wrote:WOW!
Ok, he can be a wrecker with Hotshot and Wheeljack, let the wheels roll!
Ironhide is not a Wrecker. He was part of Optimus inner circle of Autobots, while the Wreckers acted as an independent unit.

Though, when was Hot Shot confirmed as a Wrecker? :???:
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378929)
Posted by BeastProwl on May 11th, 2012 @ 2:43pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Though, when was Hot Shot confirmed as a Wrecker? :???:

My imagination of a group of "New Wreckers"
your just taking the fun out of it :-x I kidd I kidd :P
The team consists of Hotshot, Wheeljack, Bulkhead, Ironhide and Bumblebee. They would, at least in my mind's eye, make a good team. I need a few figures in that lineup though. I hope deluxe ironhide becomes a reality.
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378931)
Posted by Hypershock on May 11th, 2012 @ 2:45pm CDT
ok, this? this looks flippin amazing =P~ :-B

its from 2009 though, so i dont know whether he will actually appear on the show or not. But he better.............
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378935)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2012 @ 3:04pm CDT
BeastProwl wrote:I hope deluxe ironhide becomes a reality.
Don't worry, it will. In Japan, at least (AM-20 Ironhide). ;)
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378936)
Posted by Mkall on May 11th, 2012 @ 3:04pm CDT
2009? Wow. I didn't realise that work for TF: Prime had started that early. Interesting.
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Posted by BeastProwl on May 11th, 2012 @ 3:36pm CDT
Mkall wrote:2009? Wow. I didn't realise that work for TF: Prime had started that early. Interesting.

Well look at cannonforce ironhide.
MIND=BLOWN!!!
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378942)
Posted by Sodan-1 on May 11th, 2012 @ 3:40pm CDT
I love that design. Makes me think that's what Ironhide looked like when he was young and buff before he got all flabby and old.
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378944)
Posted by Xephon0930 on May 11th, 2012 @ 3:54pm CDT
Now that's an Ironhide I'd love to see in the future episodes of Prime.
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Posted by Requiem Prime on May 11th, 2012 @ 3:56pm CDT
Very nice. I hope they bring him into the show. And PLEASE let Peter Cullen voice him. His brand of ornery is still my favorite.
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Posted by CrimsonPrime on May 11th, 2012 @ 4:07pm CDT
That explained why Prime Ironhide's alt mode look similar to DOTM Cannon Force Ironhide.
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Posted by Godzillabot Primal on May 11th, 2012 @ 4:31pm CDT
damn, that is awesome! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: Save for the fact he has G1 beachcomber staring out of his chest :P

I can't help it....MOAR! I want to see Rumble, Ultra Magnus, and Flamewar!!! =P~
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Posted by Hypershock on May 11th, 2012 @ 4:32pm CDT
Requiem Prime wrote:Very nice. I hope they bring him into the show. And PLEASE let Peter Cullen voice him. His brand of ornery is still my favorite.


I dunno, i think Keith Szarabajka did a nice job in War for cybertron
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378957)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on May 11th, 2012 @ 4:44pm CDT
Okay,now he HAS to show up on the show. This is just too cool.
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378978)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 11th, 2012 @ 6:43pm CDT
Damn, thats pretty freaking awesome. Real work of art. I'm actually loving the mix of black and red.
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378983)
Posted by Hotrodimust on May 11th, 2012 @ 6:54pm CDT
Absolutely love this look I have the Takara release pre ordered just I case hasbro shits on us by not releasing him or putting one figure in a case and making him near impossible to find. And he does look like he would make a good wrecker for the prime series because bulkhead was never a wrecker and he's now one so why can ironhide be one now. Actually bulkhead started out in animated and in Japan bulkhead is iron hide so since bulkhead is one now you can kinda say so is iron hide lol
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378992)
Posted by Heavy B on May 11th, 2012 @ 7:23pm CDT
PUT...HIM...IN...THE...SHOW......NOW!!!!!!!!!
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378994)
Posted by Mechastrike on May 11th, 2012 @ 7:28pm CDT
did a toy come out from this? i mean that wave 4 was Kup so did Ironhide come out in wave 3 or something? i kinda forgot. :???:
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378996)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2012 @ 7:29pm CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:And he does look like he would make a good wrecker for the prime series because bulkhead was never a wrecker and he's now one so why can ironhide be one now.
Because, like I said, Ironhide served directly under Otpimus during the war, while the Wreckers were a subgroup of Autobots under Ultra Magnus' command. Bulkhead, however, was indeed a Wrecker, but then transferred to serve directly under Optimus later on in the war, joining him as a crew member of the Ark.

Hotrodimust wrote:Actually bulkhead started out in animated and in Japan bulkhead is iron hide so since bulkhead is one now you can kinda say so is iron hide lol
Except that Prime Bulkhead is still called "Bulkhead" in the Japanese version. The only reason Animated bulkhead was called "Ironhide" in the Japanese version of animated was due to their initial plans of making the Japanese dub of Animated to be a prequel to the Japanese dub of the movies, but this never came about, so he got stuck the new name (and Animated Ironhide became "Armorhide") with little good reason.
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Posted by Hotrodimust on May 11th, 2012 @ 7:30pm CDT
Mechastrike wrote:did a toy come out from this? i mean that wave 4 was Kup so did Ironhide come out in wave 3 or something? i kinda forgot. :???:

Takara has one for pre-order but no images yet but I'm sure it will look like kup
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1378998)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2012 @ 7:31pm CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:
Mechastrike wrote:did a toy come out from this? i mean that wave 4 was Kup so did Ironhide come out in wave 3 or something? i kinda forgot. :???:

Takara has one for pre-order but no images yet but I'm sure it will look like kup
Cyberverse Commander class Ironhide

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Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1379010)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 11th, 2012 @ 8:08pm CDT
er, imagine this with those/\ colours:
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Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1379015)
Posted by kirbenvost on May 11th, 2012 @ 8:34pm CDT
Dude, that's a freakin' awesome design. I really hope we get a deluxe in the Ironhide scheme.
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Posted by Hotrodimust on May 11th, 2012 @ 8:53pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Dude, that's a freakin' awesome design. I really hope we get a deluxe in the Ironhide scheme.

I hope kip is deluxe and iron hide is voyager
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Posted by RAcast on May 11th, 2012 @ 9:06pm CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Dude, that's a freakin' awesome design. I really hope we get a deluxe in the Ironhide scheme.

I hope kip is deluxe and iron hide is voyager


That Kup is a redeco of deluxe Ironhide.
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Posted by Hotrodimust on May 11th, 2012 @ 9:10pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Dude, that's a freakin' awesome design. I really hope we get a deluxe in the Ironhide scheme.

I hope kip is deluxe and iron hide is voyager


That Kup is a redeco of deluxe Ironhide.

Even know we haven't seen pics of iron hide they mostlikely are the same figure but I did say I hope
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Posted by RAcast on May 11th, 2012 @ 9:20pm CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Dude, that's a freakin' awesome design. I really hope we get a deluxe in the Ironhide scheme.

I hope kip is deluxe and iron hide is voyager


That Kup is a redeco of deluxe Ironhide.

Even know we haven't seen pics of iron hide they mostlikely are the same figure but I did say I hope


We have seen pictures of Ironhide, lol. We saw both cyberverse and deluxe Ironhide long before the Kup redeco.
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2012 @ 9:23pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Dude, that's a freakin' awesome design. I really hope we get a deluxe in the Ironhide scheme.

I hope kip is deluxe and iron hide is voyager


That Kup is a redeco of deluxe Ironhide.

Even know we haven't seen pics of iron hide they mostlikely are the same figure but I did say I hope


We have seen pictures of Ironhide, lol. We saw both cyberverse and deluxe Ironhide long before the Kup redeco.
We've seen Cyberverse Ironhide yes, but when did we see pics of Deluxe Ironhide prior to Deluxe Sergeant Kup?
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Posted by Hotrodimust on May 11th, 2012 @ 9:31pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Dude, that's a freakin' awesome design. I really hope we get a deluxe in the Ironhide scheme.

I hope kip is deluxe and iron hide is voyager


That Kup is a redeco of deluxe Ironhide.

Even know we haven't seen pics of iron hide they mostlikely are the same figure but I did say I hope


We have seen pictures of Ironhide, lol. We saw both cyberverse and deluxe Ironhide long before the Kup redeco.

I've seen cyberverse but not deluxe and I have no clue how I missed it. And I don't go by cyberverse figures to count on what their deluxe or voyager counter parts look like
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Posted by RAcast on May 11th, 2012 @ 9:47pm CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Dude, that's a freakin' awesome design. I really hope we get a deluxe in the Ironhide scheme.

I hope kip is deluxe and iron hide is voyager


That Kup is a redeco of deluxe Ironhide.

Even know we haven't seen pics of iron hide they mostlikely are the same figure but I did say I hope


We have seen pictures of Ironhide, lol. We saw both cyberverse and deluxe Ironhide long before the Kup redeco.

I've seen cyberverse but not deluxe and I have no clue how I missed it. And I don't go by cyberverse figures to count on what their deluxe or voyager counter parts look like


Well...crap, it seems that I'm wrong after all. I could have sworn that we saw the deluxe in Ironhide colors in a scan or something somewhere though...
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Posted by funklizard on May 11th, 2012 @ 10:35pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Dude, that's a freakin' awesome design. I really hope we get a deluxe in the Ironhide scheme.

I hope kip is deluxe and iron hide is voyager

That Kup is a redeco of deluxe Ironhide.

Even know we haven't seen pics of iron hide they mostlikely are the same figure but I did say I hope

We have seen pictures of Ironhide, lol. We saw both cyberverse and deluxe Ironhide long before the Kup redeco.

I've seen cyberverse but not deluxe and I have no clue how I missed it. And I don't go by cyberverse figures to count on what their deluxe or voyager counter parts look like

Well...crap, it seems that I'm wrong after all. I could have sworn that we saw the deluxe in Ironhide colors in a scan or something somewhere though...

Even if the Cyberverse figure didn't exist, anyone looking at pictures of Prime Deluxe Kup will see Ironhide. The color may be Kup-ish; but this figure's cues scream "Ironhide".

The figure doesn't make an altogether bad Kup; but I do wish the head sculpt was more distinctive and reminiscent of G1 and/or Generations Kup. In the pictures we've seen, he's got Ironhide's head (or something very close to it); so the whole figure comes off looking like green Ironhide. That's disappointing.

I was able to pick up the Cyberverse Ironhide today; and it's an outstanding addition to this line. I could totally see the Deluxe version of this figure (which I think we will get, even if we get Kup first) being my favorite Ironhide figure Hasbro's produced.
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Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 11th, 2012 @ 10:46pm CDT
Who cares if this makes a crappy kup, you can't get any better than Generations kup.
I actually don't like this mould that much from what I see. Looks kind of boring. I guess I'm one of the few who actually likes the classics version, with all it's faults.
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Posted by El Duque on May 11th, 2012 @ 11:13pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:er, imagine this with those/\ colours:
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Godzillabot Primal, do work!
Re: Ken Christiansen Reveals Transformers Prime Ironhide Concept Art (1379086)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 12th, 2012 @ 12:04am CDT
a bit bulky but a good representation of Ironhide, better than bayformers thats for sure
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Posted by Windsweeper on May 12th, 2012 @ 10:49am CDT
Why couldn't Ironhide have looked like that in the movies? Really hope we see him in Prime WITH Peter Cullen voicing him!!!
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Posted by michael alex kawa on May 14th, 2012 @ 12:17am CDT
I really like the combo of Live Action :michaelbay: ,and G1 :KREMZEEK: Ironhide :BOT: .It is a great design ,I would love to see him in action .He would be a lot better then lame-o Wheeljack :BOT: .The only issue I have with Transformers Prime ,Don't mess with my Mad Inventor Wheeljack :BOT: ,and make him Drift :BOT: with Wheeljack's :BOT: head . Sorry about the rant .........NOT !!!! :lol: :lol:
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 14th, 2012 @ 7:06am CDT
michael alex kawa wrote:I really like the combo of Live Action :michaelbay: ,and G1 :KREMZEEK: Ironhide :BOT: .It is a great design ,I would love to see him in action .He would be a lot better then lame-o Wheeljack :BOT: .The only issue I have with Transformers Prime ,Don't mess with my Mad Inventor Wheeljack :BOT: ,and make him Drift :BOT: with Wheeljack's :BOT: head . Sorry about the rant .........NOT !!!! :lol: :lol:
Armada Wheeljack was a turncoat Sideswipe lookalike. ;)

Plus, Prime Wheeljack did used to be a mechanic for the Wreckers, but has since come to fully embrace his warrior side (losing so many of his comrades also doesn't help matters). A lot can happen to a guy over a span of eons.
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Posted by crazyjeffy on May 14th, 2012 @ 8:04am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
michael alex kawa wrote:I really like the combo of Live Action :michaelbay: ,and G1 :KREMZEEK: Ironhide :BOT: .It is a great design ,I would love to see him in action .He would be a lot better then lame-o Wheeljack :BOT: .The only issue I have with Transformers Prime ,Don't mess with my Mad Inventor Wheeljack :BOT: ,and make him Drift :BOT: with Wheeljack's :BOT: head . Sorry about the rant .........NOT !!!! :lol: :lol:
Armada Wheeljack was a turncoat Sideswipe lookalike. ;)

Plus, Prime Wheeljack used to be a mechanic for the Wrecekrs, but has since come to fully embrace his warrior side (losing so many of his comrades also doens't help matters). A lot can happen to a guy over a span of eons.



Besides, prime jackies amazing. And the toy is definitely one of the better prid figures except maybe vehicon. Dun b hatin on prime jackie.

Hope cullen voiced hide if he gets in though.
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Posted by Hotrodimust on May 14th, 2012 @ 8:15am CDT
They made wheel jack a wrecker in the show if he was an inventor still it really wouldn't fit. And wheeljack is my second favorite autobot and I like how he is in the show but I kinda wish he still had the light up things on the side of his head when he talked but only when he has his mask up because it would look funny with him mouth moving
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 14th, 2012 @ 8:19am CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:They made wheel jack a wrecker in the show if he was an inventor still it really wouldn't fit.
Well, the Wreckers need a guy to fix their stuff and make their weapons and such. Wheeljack used to do that way back when.
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Posted by Hotrodimust on May 14th, 2012 @ 8:28am CDT
Ya but that's ratchets job now he's mr fix it
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 14th, 2012 @ 8:41am CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:Ya but that's ratchets job now he's mr fix it
The Wreckers were their own unit who acted outside the system of authority. They would have had to had had their own resources and such.

Plus, they stayed behind on Cybertron when the Ark departed (which Ratchet was aboard), so there's no way Ratchet could have been there for them.
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Posted by RAcast on May 14th, 2012 @ 8:59am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Armada Wheeljack was a turncoat Sideswipe lookalike. ;)


For what it's worth, that character has no relation to any other WJ. It's not even an homage. :P I suspect the name was just chosen due to availability. The character Downshift, the Wheeljack homage from Energon/Cybertron, was called WJ in Japan.

From UT Downshift's page:
"The Japanese version of the character was to be called "Downshift" (ダウンシフト Daunshifuto), like the English version, till he was renamed "Wheeljack" in accordance with the homage he became during the design phase. "

And I gonna agree with the popular sentiment about Prime Wheeljack. It sat a little strange with me at first, that they basically turned him into Drift, but after I saw the episode my complaints disappeared. He's a pretty great character.
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Posted by Hotrodimust on May 14th, 2012 @ 9:12am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:Ya but that's ratchets job now he's mr fix it
The Wreckers were their own unit who acted outside the system of authority. They would have had to had had their own resources and such.

Plus, they stayed behind on Cybertron when the Ark departed (which Ratchet was aboard), so there's no way Ratchet could have been there for them.

Yes I know but we are talking about the prime show not g1 or the comic books. So ratchet is mr fix it on the show they don't need two characters like that. And I don't need to be informed about what's what in the TFs universe I seen the original in theaters and when I was a kid g1 was on shelves I'm not one of the new kids that got into it because of the movies I know my shit. Well maybe not the uk stuff or Japanese shows because I don't like reading while watching a movie it just dosnt make sence to me lol. But thank you anyways
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 14th, 2012 @ 9:23am CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:Ya but that's ratchets job now he's mr fix it
The Wreckers were their own unit who acted outside the system of authority. They would have had to had had their own resources and such.

Plus, they stayed behind on Cybertron when the Ark departed (which Ratchet was aboard), so there's no way Ratchet could have been there for them.

Yes I know but we are talking about the prime show not g1 or the comic books. So ratchet is mr fix it on the show they don't need two characters like that.
And I'm not talking about G1 either. I'm talking about Prime. Ratchet left Cybertron aboard the Ark while the Wreckers stayed behind on the Dark Energon-infested planet.

And, what do you mean by "two characters like that"? Ratchet's a medic, who specializes in healing. Wheeljack was a n inventor/engineer, who specialized in weapon/gadget design and maintenance. Those are two different professions.
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Posted by Hotrodimust on May 14th, 2012 @ 9:36am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:Ya but that's ratchets job now he's mr fix it
The Wreckers were their own unit who acted outside the system of authority. They would have had to had had their own resources and such.

Plus, they stayed behind on Cybertron when the Ark departed (which Ratchet was aboard), so there's no way Ratchet could have been there for them.

Yes I know but we are talking about the prime show not g1 or the comic books. So ratchet is mr fix it on the show they don't need two characters like that.
And I'm not talking about G1 either. I'm talking about Prime. Ratchet left Cybertron aboard the Ark while the Wreckers stayed behind on the Dark Energon-infested planet.

And, what do you mean by "two characters like that"? Ratchet's a medic, who specializes in healing. Wheeljack was a n inventor/engineer, who specialized in weapon/gadget design and maintenance. Those are two different professions.

Lol why do I even bother there are 6 autobots on the show lets make 2 of them the guys that stay at base. Your thinking about this the wrong way plus there is Raph who's computer smarts and ratchet seems to be an inventor to since he built the ground bridge. It's not what could make sence it's what works for the show and it's limited characters it's not like g1 with a bunch of bots everywhere and it's a kid show we don't wanna confuse them right lol
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 14th, 2012 @ 9:42am CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:Lol why do I even bother there are 6 autobots on the show lets make 2 of them the guys that stay at base. Your thinking about this the wrong way plus there is Raph who's computer smarts and ratchet seems to be an inventor to since he built the ground bridge. It's not what could make sence it's what works for the show and it's limited characters it's not like g1 with a bunch of bots everywhere and it's a kid show we don't wanna confuse them right lol
All I'm saying is that Prime Wheeljack used to be an engineer for the Wreckers, but isn't anymore. While Ratchet may have some tech smarts, it isn't his primary function.

After Ratchet left Cybertron on the Ark, Wheeljack was the guy the Wreckers turned to for gizmos and weaponry. But, that's in the past since he's grown to be more of a warrior now. None of this comes from G1 or comic books or whatever. It's all in the continuity of TF: Prime.
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Posted by Hotrodimust on May 14th, 2012 @ 9:53am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:Lol why do I even bother there are 6 autobots on the show lets make 2 of them the guys that stay at base. Your thinking about this the wrong way plus there is Raph who's computer smarts and ratchet seems to be an inventor to since he built the ground bridge. It's not what could make sence it's what works for the show and it's limited characters it's not like g1 with a bunch of bots everywhere and it's a kid show we don't wanna confuse them right lol
All I'm saying is that Prime Wheeljack used to be an engineer for the Wreckers, but isn't anymore. While Ratchet may have some tech smarts, it isn't his primary function.

After Ratchet left Cybertron on the Ark, Wheeljack was the guy the Wreckers turned to for gizmos and weaponry. But, that's in the past since he's grown to be more of a warrior now. None of this comes from G1 or comic books or whatever. It's all in the continuity of TF: Prime.

Do they make a comic book with like back stories or something because the only stuff I know about wheeljack is from the show they don't say that much about him. If so I would like to read it because the only thing TFs to read now is the 2 new series from IDW plus autocracy and it's not enuff to keep me satisfied lol. I do have to finish exodus it's hard to get into it since I kinda know the story.
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 14th, 2012 @ 9:59am CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:Lol why do I even bother there are 6 autobots on the show lets make 2 of them the guys that stay at base. Your thinking about this the wrong way plus there is Raph who's computer smarts and ratchet seems to be an inventor to since he built the ground bridge. It's not what could make sence it's what works for the show and it's limited characters it's not like g1 with a bunch of bots everywhere and it's a kid show we don't wanna confuse them right lol
All I'm saying is that Prime Wheeljack used to be an engineer for the Wreckers, but isn't anymore. While Ratchet may have some tech smarts, it isn't his primary function.

After Ratchet left Cybertron on the Ark, Wheeljack was the guy the Wreckers turned to for gizmos and weaponry. But, that's in the past since he's grown to be more of a warrior now. None of this comes from G1 or comic books or whatever. It's all in the continuity of TF: Prime.

Do they make a comic book with like back stories or something because the only stuff I know about wheeljack is from the show they don't say that much about him. If so I would like to read it because the only thing TFs to read now is the 2 new series from IDW plus autocracy and it's not enuff to keep me satisfied lol. I do have to finish exodus it's hard to get into it since I kinda know the story.
This info on Jackie came from the Exiles novel, sequel to Exodus. ;)

Here's a list of all the main fiction for this continuity:
War for Cybertron (video games)
Exodus (novel)
War for Cybertron (single-issue exclusive comic book)
Prime (cartoon)
Exiles (novel)
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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #101 - Talkin' 'Bout My Generations
Twincast / Podcast #101:
"Talkin' 'Bout My Generations"
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Posted: Sunday, September 21st, 2014