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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 8:21PM CDT

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The official Transformers facebook page has shared another new teaser image from tomorrow's new episode of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, "Rebellion". Be sure to tune into the Hub tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM ET. Image mirrored below:

Megatron is watching...and we will be, too! Check out this exclusive image from tomorrow's new episode of Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters, tomorrow at 7:30 pm ET on The Hub TV Network!


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Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478332)
Posted by dedcat on April 11th, 2013 @ 9:23pm CDT
I'm calling for the phrase "Jump the Shark" to be officially changed to "Kill the Optimus."

OF COURSE HE'S NOT DEAD! :HEADHURTS:
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478343)
Posted by Henry921 on April 11th, 2013 @ 11:02pm CDT
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Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478345)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 11th, 2013 @ 11:12pm CDT
how is this a spoiler? The toys have been out for months & we all know prime will never be killed off again. And if he is killed off it will only be for about 30 minutes or 1-2 episodes. Stupid fraking whiny kids crying that prime died, same goes for gijoe & Duke.
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478353)
Posted by Flashwave on April 11th, 2013 @ 11:23pm CDT
El Duque wrote:The official Transformers facebook page has shared another new teaser image from tomorrow's new episode of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, "Rebellion". Be sure to tune into the Hub tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM ET. Image mirrored below:

Megatron is watching...and we will be, too! Check out this exclusive image from tomorrow's new episode of Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters, tomorrow at 7:30 pm ET on The Hub TV Network!


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I am marginally sure that is Maggy's ship, maybe the Jackhammer, but wouldn't that be an excellent time to reveal Prime can fly?
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478354)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 11th, 2013 @ 11:25pm CDT
Yea, thats great and all that he comes back, I don't really care either way, but it's pretty lame that the last 2 episodes suggested that Smokescreen was going to be some sort of prime, next in line. Let's see how they make it happen, but, for some reason, season 3 isn't cutting it for me. Everything is happening so perfectly for the Autobots to catch a break... boring.
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Posted by El Duque on April 11th, 2013 @ 11:59pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:how is this a spoiler? The toys have been out for months & we all know prime will never be killed off again. And if he is killed off it will only be for about 30 minutes or 1-2 episodes. Stupid fraking whiny kids crying that prime died, same goes for gijoe & Duke.


It's a spoiler because up until we weren't sure Prime would appear this way in the show. Up until now all it's been all about the toys, and as we know just because a toy gets produced doesn't mean in will make it to the show. I highly doubt the rest of the cast will get their Beast Hunter upgrades in the show.
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Posted by DEMEXICONZ on April 12th, 2013 @ 12:59am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
roBROmanceFTW wrote:
Xephon0930 wrote:Wow,Prime really has beefed up for the new season. Can't wait to see him back in action.


Only because someone had the bright idea of recycling Soundwave's CGI model as Optimus Prime, while using Optimus' pre-season 3 CGI model as Ultra Magnus. All for the sake of keeping costs at a minimum...Wow. Just. Wow... :-(
Um... where do you see Soundwave in that picture?

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:-? I think he means shockwave....if you stare at it long enough yull provably see it too
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478365)
Posted by That Bot on April 12th, 2013 @ 1:24am CDT
El Duque wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:how is this a spoiler? The toys have been out for months & we all know prime will never be killed off again. And if he is killed off it will only be for about 30 minutes or 1-2 episodes. Stupid fraking whiny kids crying that prime died, same goes for gijoe & Duke.


It's a spoiler because up until we weren't sure Prime would appear this way in the show. Up until now all it's been all about the toys, and as we know just because a toy gets produced doesn't mean in will make it to the show. I highly doubt the rest of the cast will get their Beast Hunter upgrades in the show.

Well, we saw a rendering on Prime's packaging, and we saw basically this image on the Hub's invitation to the red carpet premiere.
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Not to mention, Optimus's new design has been more consistent between the toys. The Commander one looks like the Voyager one looks like the Kre-O one, while pretty much everybody else has a different design for each subline. And they went to the effort of making a completely new mold, while everybody else who's not getting a new body in-show is just a retool of their RID toy. I think it was a foregone conclusion that Optimus would actually look like this in the show.
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Posted by battlecollective on April 12th, 2013 @ 6:57am CDT
Those shoulder pads look like Smokescreen's. Could this guy actually be smokescreen and not Optimus? Or did the two somehow merge into a new character? Only a few hours left to see what really happens.
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478471)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on April 12th, 2013 @ 2:07pm CDT
Optimus Prime can never die, only the toy models that portray him. Oh yeah!
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478502)
Posted by craggy on April 12th, 2013 @ 3:30pm CDT
poor Smoketimus Prime. We hardly knew ye :BOWDOWN:
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478559)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 12th, 2013 @ 6:34pm CDT
Ultra Magnus "couldn't deal with Wrecker-style back on Cybertron."

Oh, those clever bastards.
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478589)
Posted by That Bot on April 12th, 2013 @ 8:17pm CDT
Oh man, I didn't even catch that. You magnificent sons of bitches, you writers you.
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 12th, 2013 @ 9:34pm CDT
They not only had the gall to do that (twice in one sentence, even), but they used it as a means to spite canon. :BOOM:
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Posted by Manterax Prime on April 12th, 2013 @ 10:58pm CDT
Well damn.....I was hoping for Smokescreen to take over but oh well.

Also, DAMN THE NEW PRIME IS MASSIVE. Just to keep scale we'll need Dragon Blaster Prime and Platinum Ultra Magnus.
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478649)
Posted by Seibertron on April 12th, 2013 @ 11:48pm CDT
As a Transformers Prime episode, I thought it was a fantastic episode that continued the general pace from season 2.

However, as a "Beast Hunters" episode, I thought it was another flawed episode that doesn't seem to be lining up with the Beast Hunters marketing and toyline. With each passing episode, it's becoming more and more obvious that the Beast Hunters theme is just a marketing ploy / gimmick for the toyline than it is about a true universal theme for the cartoon. Predaking seemed really forced in this episode and was easily defeated. Shockwave, on the other hand, was far more "badass" that Predaking.

Hopefully the IDW Beast Hunters comics will fill in the gaps to make it seem much more like Beast Hunters to match the toyline than the cartoon is doing.

I think when everything is all said and done, I'll be really happy that the cartoon stuck to its guns and stayed true to the general format from the past couple of years. I think it will feel much more like Transformers Prime Season 3 than Beast Hunters season 1 (yes, I know it's TFP Season 3, but hopefully you know what I mean or am feeling).
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478652)
Posted by That Bot on April 12th, 2013 @ 11:56pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:They not only had the gall to do that (twice in one sentence, even), but they used it as a means to spite canon. :BOOM:

Chill out, it was a nice nod to a line that most of us don't find obnoxious.
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 12th, 2013 @ 11:58pm CDT
That Bot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:They not only had the gall to do that (twice in one sentence, even), but they used it as a means to spite canon. :BOOM:

Chill out, it was a nice nod to a line that most of us don't find obnoxious.
"I couldn't deal with 'Wrecker-style' on Cybertron," says the Wreckers commander. >:oP
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478661)
Posted by That Bot on April 13th, 2013 @ 12:46am CDT
Believe it or not, that did not go over my head. But there are several possible explanations for it, not the least of which is that it was a damn joke the writers threw in. You sweat the small stuff way too much.
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Posted by Seibertron on April 13th, 2013 @ 12:49am CDT
That Bot wrote:Believe it or not, that did not go over my head. But there are several possible explanations for it, not the least of which is that it was a damn joke the writers threw in. You sweat the small stuff way too much.


Has it been established that Ultra Magnus is the leader of the Wreckers in this continuity?
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478664)
Posted by That Bot on April 13th, 2013 @ 12:51am CDT
I think most of the supplementary material has heavily implied or outright stated it, but I don't remember it being said in the Prime cartoon directly, which is one of the reasons I don't think it's a big deal.
EDIT: TFWiki says he and his group were named the Wreckers in the Aligned novels:
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Ultra_Magnus_(WFC)#Aligned_novels
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478665)
Posted by Seibertron on April 13th, 2013 @ 12:56am CDT
That Bot wrote:I think most of the supplementary material has heavily implied or outright stated it, but I don't remember it being said in the Prime cartoon directly, which is one of the reasons I don't think it's a big deal.
EDIT: TFWiki says he and his group were named the Wreckers in the Aligned novels:
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Ultra_Magnus_(WFC)#Aligned_novels


I just read that myself. I'm going to still subscribe to my personal canon that WFC, FOC and the novels and toys are separate from Transformers Prime. It hurts my head to much to try and make it all work. I'd rather have multiple universes or assume that WFC and FOC belong with the original G1 continuity (or some variation of it) than try to force things to go together that shouldn't go together. :HEADHURTS: :michaelbay:
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478666)
Posted by njb902 on April 13th, 2013 @ 1:10am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
That Bot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:They not only had the gall to do that (twice in one sentence, even), but they used it as a means to spite canon. :BOOM:

Chill out, it was a nice nod to a line that most of us don't find obnoxious.
"I couldn't deal with 'Wrecker-style' on Cybertron," says the Wreckers commander. >:oP


I understand where ultra magnus is coming from, I had a few people in my command that I thought of in the same way.
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478755)
Posted by lonrac on April 13th, 2013 @ 11:44am CDT
So where was smokescreen,and how did he miss the battle if he was with prime the entire time,and managed to infiltrate the warship to get the forge in the first place????

btw, what about Miko's needing the little ladies room dance on hearing Prime was alive?

and if Smoke had taken the matrix, he would have turned red, gotten flame decos and become 'Rodimus' rather than 'smokesreenus' prime?????
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Posted by Autobot Strider on April 13th, 2013 @ 11:59am CDT
It doesn't seem to me like the writers are intending for Magnus to be a Wrecker in this continuity. Despite what is established in the novels, we all know that the WFC/FOC/Exodus background significantly contradicts Prime's backstory. There are many similarities and common elements, but I agree with others that it's best just to consider them unique at this point.

This version of Magnus seems, as others have pointed out, to share much more in common with the IDW characterization. Unless he was the Commander of the Wreckers that was always trying to hold them back from going completely kamikazee, he doesn't really seem to fit the bill this time around. I'm neither for or against that; I liked him being the courageous and brash leader of the Wreckers, but I also like the stuffy protocol-obsessed commander... they are very different but I can live with either.

This episode does make me feel that I was right all along, and that "Beast Hunters" name for season 3 is very much a misnomer... So far we have one beast and no signs/mention of any others by Shockwave, different origins for the preds between show and toyline fiction, and no crazy Mad-Max style reformats of any characters. I really think that Beast Hunters is just as much a gimmick as MechTech was for DOTM. People speculated that we would be seeing MechTech weapons in the movie, but that never happened. Even Megatron's MechTech Fusion Cannon was absent, when in perfectly fit into his vehicle mode!
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478760)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 13th, 2013 @ 12:23pm CDT
I would like to see a much more screen acurate version of "roid-ragin'" Optimus Prime in toy form now. The BH stuff isn't terribly far off the mark, but a lot of the little details all over the figures take big liberties with the actual show model. Not even the blue translucent plastics used in the Takara/Tomy version of Voyager BH Prime help that much.
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Posted by That Bot on April 13th, 2013 @ 1:21pm CDT
lonrac wrote:So where was smokescreen,and how did he miss the battle if he was with prime the entire time,and managed to infiltrate the warship to get the forge in the first place????

That's...actually an interesting question. Smokescreen theoretically just dragged Optimus to a cave near the former Autobot base in Jasper. Darkmount tower was built in Jasper. We've established that Jasper is not a very big town. Optimus had the benefit of flight when he made it to Darkmount tower, but it still shouldn't have taken Smokescreen THAT long to follow him.

and if Smoke had taken the matrix, he would have turned red, gotten flame decos and become 'Rodimus' rather than 'smokesreenus' prime?????

Probably not, but who's to say for certain?
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478803)
Posted by lonrac on April 13th, 2013 @ 2:50pm CDT
oh yeah, and loved the little gi joe dig, with Agent Fowler and his 'Skystriker' wing.
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Posted by iguanabytes on April 13th, 2013 @ 3:42pm CDT
all I can say is...


"sir you're looking...robust"
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478833)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 13th, 2013 @ 4:23pm CDT
Autobot Strider wrote:It doesn't seem to me like the writers are intending for Magnus to be a Wrecker in this continuity. Despite what is established in the novels, we all know that the WFC/FOC/Exodus background significantly contradicts Prime's backstory.
Maybe a bit at the very beginning, but not "significantly" anymore, what with all that's come about across the different mediums since.
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Posted by Autobot Strider on April 13th, 2013 @ 7:49pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Autobot Strider wrote:It doesn't seem to me like the writers are intending for Magnus to be a Wrecker in this continuity. Despite what is established in the novels, we all know that the WFC/FOC/Exodus background significantly contradicts Prime's backstory.
Maybe a bit at the very beginning, but not "significantly" anymore, what with all that's come about across the different mediums since.


I guess it really all depends on your definition of 'significant'. I personally consider them quite a bit different, enough so that I have no qualms considering them separate entities.

I find that the WFC/FOC/Exodus/Exiles stuff works pretty well together, but that universe feels very much like a "reboot" of the G1 backstory to me. Prime comes from a similar place, but the designs are very different and the story simplified to work for a kids show. Some of the differences are easy to write off or ignore under that reason, but when they all stack up I just think it's better to think of them as separate.

Again, that's just my opinion and I have no problem with someone seeing them as one and the same if they choose.
Re: New Transformers Prime Beast Hunters "Rebellion" Teaser Image (1478874)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 13th, 2013 @ 8:00pm CDT
Autobot Strider wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Autobot Strider wrote:It doesn't seem to me like the writers are intending for Magnus to be a Wrecker in this continuity. Despite what is established in the novels, we all know that the WFC/FOC/Exodus background significantly contradicts Prime's backstory.
Maybe a bit at the very beginning, but not "significantly" anymore, what with all that's come about across the different mediums since.


I guess it really all depends on your definition of 'significant'. I personally consider them quite a bit different, enough so that I have no qualms considering them separate entities.

I find that the WFC/FOC/Exodus/Exiles stuff works pretty well together, but that universe feels very much like a "reboot" of the G1 backstory to me. Prime comes from a similar place, but the designs are very different and the story simplified to work for a kids show. Some of the differences are easy to write off or ignore under that reason, but when they all stack up I just think it's better to think of them as separate.

Again, that's just my opinion and I have no problem with someone seeing them as one and the same if they choose.
I'll just say that, though there are obvious differences between the two (which is understandable for eras that take place thousands of years apart), the season 1 finale of Prime did seem to go out of its way to base itself on events specific to the first novel, as well as to use a design exclusive to WFC. I mean, the finale could have chosen to tell any histories that it wanted, yet focused directly on parts from Exodus. So there is at least that much of a connection. ;)
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 13th, 2013 @ 11:03pm CDT
Found this nice theory about Magnus:
The can't deal with Wrecker's style comment also annoyed me at first, as it makes Ultra Magnus sound like he wasn't the unstoppable Wrecker Commander of lore and also references his most tired cliche, but ignoring the cliche, I found what he said really wasn't incompatible with his portrayal in the novels. The Wreckers are known to be disbanded, and Wheeljack at least has no love for the guy. Perhaps Magnus disbanded the Wreckers BECAUSE he disliked the reckless maverick getting themselves killed style that his team had developed. While he may have led a daring commando team that got things done and held battlefields, that doesn't mean that he did it by being as stragegyless and reckless as Wheeljack often is.

Something in future episodes may make it irretrievably clear that the novels Magnus can be discarded, but I don't feel we've reached that point yet.


Also found this other fan theory that may cheer up those bummed about Optimus not dying:
Here's my "what a tweest!" theory.

Optimus Prime didn't quite act like himself. He acted like an exaggerated, hero-worship version of himself. He acted kind of like Smokescreen IMAGINES him to be, much like his new body is over the top awesome like a fanboy would think of Optimus Prime.

Smokescreen didn't save Optimus Prime in time. He managed to activate the Forge of Solus Prime, but it wasn't Optimus it was reacting to. The Matrix has already passed to Smokescreen, and he has to live with the burden of being Prime but not letting anyone know about it, because they're all expecting Optimus Prime.

Well, he gave them Optimus Prime. He may not even have realized what he was doing, but he used the Forge to essentially create Optimus and bring him to life out of his dead body. He's strong, and heroic, and basically everything Smokescreen believes he should be, and nobody is in a position to question that because Optimus did what everyone expected him to: save the day.
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Posted by That Bot on April 14th, 2013 @ 12:39am CDT
I propose we direct this conversation about yesterday's episode back to the main topic, where you also made this same post.
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Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 14th, 2013 @ 10:47am CDT
Sabrblade, those are some interesting theories and points about the Smokescreen-Optimus relationship and the outcome of "Rebellion," but personally, I don't think Hasbro has the guts to take a risk and do something so unexpected and innovative with one of their most popular and enduring characters. They tried before in 1986...and paid for it. Plus, taking what Peter Cullen said about season three and Optimus Prime at face value, it sounds like maintaining the status quo with the Autobot leadership is the plan. It may be disappointing that after several episodes of emotional build-up, there was no pay off for Smokescreen, but think of it this way. Maybe the Matrix did intend for Smokescreen to take on the mantle of "Prime", but his personal insecurity and hero worship of Optimus didn't let him rise to his potential. That in itself tells us a lot about Smokescreen as a character. Perhaps he could be Prime one day, but that day has not come yet.

That said, I can see how Optimus' newly reformatted body could be more than a little inspired by Smokescreen's fanboy dreams. The Forge of Solus probably reacts to the personality of the wielder. I'm pretty sure that Optimus himself is still the same old Optimus he always has been.
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 15th, 2013 @ 8:32am CDT
Theory (from me, this time):

Next episode has either side going to the polar region to retrieve the frozen Predaking, only to find him long gone and running loose on the planet. But, showing enough hints to the audience that he may not be just a "mindless beast", Predaking would demonstrate enough cleverness to keep himself hidden/away from either side, choosing not to go back to the Cons and just wanting to be free to do as he pleases. Thus would begin the titular Beast Hunt as both sides race to find Predaking first, before he finds them first, or worse...

...before Predaking possibly finds a way back to Cybertron and a way to recreate more of his kind.
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Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 15th, 2013 @ 11:26pm CDT
Sabrblade, I hope we get SOMETHING like that during this season. Maybe it's planned more toward the final arc of the season, or more as part of the series finale movie they claim is in the works. We knew going into Beast Hunters that not all of the new toys and characters would be represented in the show, but it might be nice if ANY of the Predacons besides Predaking made an appearance at this point.
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