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Transformers News: New ROTF figure pictures

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 12:39PM CST

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Seibertron member Arlin has brought to our attention back-package pictures of two ROTF figures. The first is a new character - a biplane, the other is of the boat figure that we've seen before. Seibertron.com will keep you up to date on the latest movie news!

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Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862751)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 7th, 2009 @ 12:44pm CST
MKall you beat me to it by a few seconds!

Oh well it's supposed to be my week off anyway :lol:
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862752)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on January 7th, 2009 @ 12:46pm CST
Well, given thought/speculation that Transformers have been on Earth for a VERY LONG TIME, the biplane could be from a 'flashback montage' in the movie where we see historical vehicles and machines transforming... as our heroes learn the full scope of Cybertronian influence upon our culture.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862755)
Posted by roll out on January 7th, 2009 @ 12:52pm CST
Depth charge has always had an alt mode that had to td something with water first he was a stingray and now hes a boat
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862758)
Posted by Softimus Prime on January 7th, 2009 @ 12:55pm CST
is that a biplane? awesome, just awesome! im going to get that one. if theyare cheap and not tacky looking i'll get the repaints too and collect that one like it was a seeker.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862759)
Posted by Powersa on January 7th, 2009 @ 12:56pm CST
I love these new things. Nice efforts.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862763)
Posted by DevastaTTor on January 7th, 2009 @ 1:14pm CST
I'll be a believer when we see that Ransack's robot mode in clearer detail. Looks kind of strange to me in that blurry shot.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862765)
Posted by MYoung23 on January 7th, 2009 @ 1:20pm CST
Shouldnt the biplane be named Barnstorm instead of Ransack? Ransack doesnt seem to fit to me.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862770)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 7th, 2009 @ 1:23pm CST
Senor Hugo wrote:Looks like Ransack and Depthcharge are the two bot's names.

How can you tell?
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862772)
Posted by Overcracker on January 7th, 2009 @ 1:29pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:
Senor Hugo wrote:Looks like Ransack and Depthcharge are the two bot's names.

How can you tell?



From the text BIO above the robots. They are blurry. But just enough can be made out to say its Depthcharge and Ransack.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862775)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 7th, 2009 @ 1:34pm CST
Overcracker wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
Senor Hugo wrote:Looks like Ransack and Depthcharge are the two bot's names.

How can you tell?



From the text BIO above the robots. They are blurry. But just enough can be made out to say its Depthcharge and Ransack.

I'm trying but all I can make out is a bit bold R for the Biplane and two bold De for the boat. Perhaps your right but I'll wait till we have better images of them.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862790)
Posted by nemesis-prime on January 7th, 2009 @ 1:52pm CST
The boat is cool, but comeon there pushin it with the biplane that looks retardid ! No one even uses those anymore. But to complete the scout set just like the set of Target only scouts I guess ill have to get it.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862793)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 7th, 2009 @ 1:55pm CST
Cant wait to see how they justify a bi-plane. The boat guy looks good but i fear for the plane. Would've been a good idea for some spin off toy line but for the movie i dont know. Dont get me wrong it looks ok but just in the wrong continuity. Cant believe that hasbro is canning the Universe line for this crappy movie and animated.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862797)
Posted by masterpeice_skyfire on January 7th, 2009 @ 2:00pm CST
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862804)
Posted by nemesis-prime on January 7th, 2009 @ 2:10pm CST
Megatron_Wolf wrote:Cant wait to see how they justify a bi-plane. The boat guy looks good but i fear for the plane. Would've been a good idea for some spin off toy line but for the movie i dont know. Dont get me wrong it looks ok but just in the wrong continuity. Cant believe that hasbro is canning the Universe line for this crappy movie and animated.

I agree except for core characters. I'm gonna get as many of the 25th universe toys as i can afford. The only real problem i had with the univers line was how crappy the 25th prime remake was.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862809)
Posted by dragons on January 7th, 2009 @ 2:14pm CST
first i want to say who the crap tales these picture dont these poeple know the word focus.

and 2nd i like biplane figure but the biplane should nt even remotlty be introduced into the film if they can introduce the biplane they cna introduce the dinbots, dinobots & biplanes are extinct, second whta dumb transformer would pick a slow moving vehical like that when it comes to air combat thats a bad disguise when fighting in the air.

i proaably get these figures but ill be sorley dissapointed if the biplane is introduced somehow in the film its just not possible or ligical
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862810)
Posted by nemesis-prime on January 7th, 2009 @ 2:18pm CST
dragons wrote:first i want to say who the crap tales these picture dont these poeple know the word focus.

and 2nd i like biplane figure but the biplane should nt even remotlty be introduced into the film if they can introduce the biplane they cna introduce the dinbots, dinobots & biplanes are extinct, second whta dumb transformer would pick a slow moving vehical like that when it comes to air combat thats a bad disguise when fighting in the air.

i proaably get these figures but ill be sorley dissapointed if the biplane is introduced somehow in the film its just not possible or ligical

yes why a biplane and no dinobots
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862825)
Posted by JayDee on January 7th, 2009 @ 2:36pm CST
I think this biplane character is part of the scene that was filmed at the Smithsonian(?)... I don't know what aircrafts they have in there, but if Jetfire is supposed to be in that scene hiding as a Blackbird, why not have more Transformers disguised as historic airplanes or machines? Just my two cents...
Or could be the case of the first movie, where many military and civilian vehicles were turned by Hasbro into TF characters, and this biplane, again, is part of the museum sequence.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862828)
Posted by Scaleface on January 7th, 2009 @ 2:37pm CST
MYoung23 wrote:Shouldnt the biplane be named Barnstorm instead of Ransack? Ransack doesnt seem to fit to me.


The G1 Ransack was a locust, G2 Ransask was a old prop airplane (specifically a Chance Vought F4U Corsair), Armada Ransack was a truck, Universe Ransack was a backhoe, Cybertron Ransack was a motorcycle. Seems like this guy is a homage to G2 if anything.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransack_(Transformers)

As for them working it into the plot, I see no reason he can't have found his alt mode in a museam or an airshow. I'd love it if a Transformer landed at the Henry Ford Museam and scanned something vintage. There are some sweet vehicles on display there.

Not every Transformer must turn into a 2009 vehicle. Heck, it's more likely that some alien landing at random in on earth would bump into something vintage than the latest showroom models and prototypes like we saw in the movie.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862833)
Posted by nemesis-prime on January 7th, 2009 @ 2:40pm CST
Scaleface wrote:
MYoung23 wrote:Shouldnt the biplane be named Barnstorm instead of Ransack? Ransack doesnt seem to fit to me.


The G1 Ransack was a locust, G2 Ransask was a old prop airplane (specifically a Chance Vought F4U Corsair), Armada Ransack was a truck, Universe Ransack was a backhoe, Cybertron Ransack was a motorcycle. Seems like this guy is a homage to G2 if anything.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransack_(Transformers)

As for them working it into the plot, I see no reason he can't have found his alt mode in a museam or an airshow. I'd love it if a Transformer landed at the Henry Ford Museam and scanned something vintage. There are some sweet vehicles on display there.

Not every Transformer must turn into a 2009 vehicle. Heck, it's more likely that some alien landing at random in on earth would bump into something vintage than the latest showroom models and prototypes like we saw in the movie.

LOL A Model T Bot.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862834)
Posted by Rated X on January 7th, 2009 @ 2:44pm CST
Well I will have to see a clearer picture to see if I like this new character. But if he is in the movie I have to question why he would choose such a old school vechicle mode ??? Will he change form later on in the movie as we saw with Bumblebee from muscle car to concept car ???
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862835)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 7th, 2009 @ 2:47pm CST
The boat guy looks cool, and I might pick up the bi-plane for the sheer uniqueness of the alt mode. I think it's a really cool idea!
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862842)
Posted by nemesis-prime on January 7th, 2009 @ 3:12pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:The boat guy looks cool, and I might pick up the bi-plane for the sheer uniqueness of the alt mode. I think it's a really cool idea!

biplane face remides me of the tin man mixed with the iron monger head..LOL
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862844)
Posted by AntBot on January 7th, 2009 @ 3:16pm CST
nemesis-prime wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:The boat guy looks cool, and I might pick up the bi-plane for the sheer uniqueness of the alt mode. I think it's a really cool idea!

biplane face remides me of the tin man mixed with the iron monger head..LOL


Reminds me of Blurr mixed with a little Blurr.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862846)
Posted by AntBot on January 7th, 2009 @ 3:19pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:The boat guy looks cool, and I might pick up the bi-plane for the sheer uniqueness of the alt mode. I think it's a really cool idea!


I totally agree. Transformers toys should be all about cool, interesting alternate modes transforming into robot toys instead of the same thing over and over and over. Read: Seeker jets.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862850)
Posted by nemesis-prime on January 7th, 2009 @ 3:21pm CST
AntBot wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:The boat guy looks cool, and I might pick up the bi-plane for the sheer uniqueness of the alt mode. I think it's a really cool idea!


I totally agree. Transformers toys should be all about cool, interesting alternate modes transforming into robot toys instead of the same thing over and over and over. Read: Seeker jets.


LOL nothing cool about a biplane sorry.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862852)
Posted by roll out on January 7th, 2009 @ 3:24pm CST
it would be funny if someone called ransack a dickhead cause look at ransacks head it looks like a freakin wiener.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862874)
Posted by Agent 007 on January 7th, 2009 @ 4:02pm CST
a bi-plane that's a new one I'll pass
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862897)
Posted by Autobot Ignition on January 7th, 2009 @ 4:23pm CST
A Biplane?!? I'll be buying that one :grin:
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862907)
Posted by GetterDragun on January 7th, 2009 @ 4:35pm CST
That BiPlane is awesome!

But seriously, why the blurry pictures?
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862914)
Posted by Nekoman on January 7th, 2009 @ 4:39pm CST
GetterDragun wrote:That BiPlane is awesome!

But seriously, why the blurry pictures?


Agreed on both. I want clear pictures of that awesome BiPlane!

I can't wait to see the custom artists turn it into the HOS seekers.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862923)
Posted by hippymule on January 7th, 2009 @ 4:44pm CST
that biplane is mine! any ways a biplane the character must have ben pissed when he scaned that shippym veichle :D :lol:
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862950)
Posted by orange_spreem on January 7th, 2009 @ 5:19pm CST
i like the boat one and i like the concept of a biplane but i dont know if i would get him
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862951)
Posted by Sledge on January 7th, 2009 @ 5:30pm CST
Good to see some under-used alt modes getting a look in. Consider both of these bought purely because they don't transform into another bloody car/jet.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862977)
Posted by zero-kaiser on January 7th, 2009 @ 6:07pm CST
im liking both of these from what ive seen.. and that biplane mold im so picking up.. might even repaint it as a red baron type of character :P
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (862992)
Posted by nemesis-prime on January 7th, 2009 @ 6:15pm CST
GetterDragun wrote:That BiPlane is awesome!

But seriously, why the blurry pictures?


I'm assumming these were prolly from a camera phone and someone took them quickly befor being spotted. 007 transformers move.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863008)
Posted by GetterDragun on January 7th, 2009 @ 6:27pm CST
nemesis-prime wrote:
GetterDragun wrote:That BiPlane is awesome!

But seriously, why the blurry pictures?


I'm assumming these were prolly from a camera phone and someone took them quickly befor being spotted. 007 transformers move.


But it almost looks intentionally blurry. Even the crappiest phones don't look like that.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863043)
Posted by 80sgeek on January 7th, 2009 @ 7:32pm CST
First: The reason why ALL first pics are so blurry is because they are taken quickly by people who work in the factory. They don't have time to make sure everything is in the frame and it will be in focus, they want to get the news out to us fans while keeping their jobs.

Second thing is: If the bi-plane isn't a toy-only or game figure, could it be that "senile bot" Bay was talking about when news of the movie came out?
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863046)
Posted by Stockade on January 7th, 2009 @ 7:44pm CST
I'm really liking these new alt modes like everyone is talking about, but heres food for thought wasn't one of the combaticons a biplane too in starscreams brigade?? Anyway, both are very kool and hopefully and release date for the new ROFT figures will come soon!
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863049)
Posted by Badass Grimlock on January 7th, 2009 @ 7:48pm CST
Overcracker wrote:Interesting. Looks like the Bi-Plane's name is Ransack.


Be careful. It might just be Bunnies Suck. :P
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863072)
Posted by ponycorn on January 7th, 2009 @ 9:07pm CST
So who's the kitbasher stepping up and doing a Hearts of Steel style rework of the bi-plane?
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863078)
Posted by Down_Shift on January 7th, 2009 @ 9:17pm CST
I don't like them at all. Especially Ransack.

But the little bastard may actually be in the movie, so we'll see how that goes. They gotta fill that 40+ robots quota some how!
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863084)
Posted by GetterDragun on January 7th, 2009 @ 9:49pm CST
80sgeek wrote:First: The reason why ALL first pics are so blurry is because they are taken quickly by people who work in the factory. They don't have time to make sure everything is in the frame and it will be in focus, they want to get the news out to us fans while keeping their jobs.


Wow. Way off their. First They don't care about the fans, the only thing they care about is selling a stolen figure for $200. The reason that they most likely keep them blurry is they know there is higher demand when someone is buying something as a collector that no one has seen before. This is the same thing that happened with the Sound wave prototype. Don't say that they took the time to take photos of it in every position possible, but didn't take the time to focus it.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863089)
Posted by Firebird on January 7th, 2009 @ 10:15pm CST
It's a frickin Bi-Plane! That's hilariously awesome, I'm gonna be forced to buy it just for the alt mode.

And if the boat really is named Depth Charge than I will be forced to buy him as well.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863094)
Posted by Valandar on January 7th, 2009 @ 10:35pm CST
Stockade wrote:I'm really liking these new alt modes like everyone is talking about, but heres food for thought wasn't one of the combaticons a biplane too in starscreams brigade?? Anyway, both are very kool and hopefully and release date for the new ROFT figures will come soon!


Nope, IIRC all the Combaticons were World War II machines before Starscream added the personality componants.

EDIT: The two aircraft - what looks like a P-51 Mustang and some form of small bomber - become Vortex and Blastoff, respectively.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863098)
Posted by Dreadwinglord on January 7th, 2009 @ 10:45pm CST
This is getting awesome =D
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863100)
Posted by DavidT on January 7th, 2009 @ 11:01pm CST
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Here's G2 Ransack....

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Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863105)
Posted by GreaserHHR on January 7th, 2009 @ 11:16pm CST
If they make the scout class vehicles into actual movie characters, then we will see these in the movie, however, the scouts from the first movie, weren't toys; they were just used in the comic book continuum outside of the movie.

And they've already kinda blown the identity of the geriatric robot by previously posting the jetfire bio, where it says he's an older decepticon that joins the autobots... if i remember correctly...
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863143)
Posted by Swiftpaw on January 8th, 2009 @ 2:16am CST
Overcracker wrote:Interesting. Looks like the Bi-Plane's name is Ransack


Makes sense. It would make him a G1 & G2 homage. G1 for name, G2 for the Rotorforce biplane was named Ransack as well.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863146)
Posted by Craven Knight on January 8th, 2009 @ 2:36am CST
Wow, these ROTF Scouts are looking really good - That bi plane is cool.
Re: New ROTF figure pictures (863196)
Posted by Riotflea on January 8th, 2009 @ 7:17am CST
Meantime is the only movie figure I EVER bought.
I never liked these movie figures at all, doing my best to ignore them, though they glut the toy aisles.

But really. I really hope these two figures are just photoshopped "gag" disinformation that Bay referenced he'd be engaging in way back.

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