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Spring 2015 Transformers cartoon to be titled "Transformers: Robots in Disguise"

Transformers News: Spring 2015 Transformers cartoon to be titled "Transformers: Robots in Disguise"

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 3:48PM CDT

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Earlier today, Variety posted an article about the upcoming Transformers cartoon set to debut in the Spring of 2015. The full article with additional details can be found at http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/hasbro-to-launch-transformers-robots-in-disguise-series-in-spring-2015-exclusive-1201219103/

Transformers News: Spring 2015 Transformers cartoon to be titled "Transformers: Robots in Disguise"

Variety wrote:“Transformers: Robots in Disguise” will be the name of Hasbro’s new animated series starring its shape-shifting characters.

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Series will introduce a redesign of Bumblebee and introduce new Autobot characters Sideswipe and Fixit (see above).

Criss will voice Sideswipe, while Whitfield will bring Fixit to life.

Show takes place years after “Transformers Prime,” when Bumblebee is summoned to save Earth from a new faction of Decepticons and assembles a rogue team of young Autobots that includes a rebel bad boy bot, an elite guard cadet, a bombastic Dinobot and hyperactive Mini-Con to capture their new enemies.

Each new bot is a fully capable action hero but inexperienced in working together in a team, forcing Bumblebee to become both squad leader and coach, Hasbro said.


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Re: Spring 2015 Transformers cartoon to be titled "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" (1581585)
Posted by Seibertron on June 12th, 2014 @ 3:51pm CDT
Fixit = Ratchet and Beast Machine Rattrap's love child apparently.
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Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on June 12th, 2014 @ 3:56pm CDT
I'd still been hoping that it might be an alright series (character design-wise I mean), but after seeing this, I think I'll skip seeing it until it's already done and over with, like I did with Animated. The over-all story might be alright (like animated), but I just can't get past the character design. Seriously, I just had to look at Fixit and now I'm done with this.
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Posted by gantzrunner on June 12th, 2014 @ 3:59pm CDT
I didn't know gobot Scooter and Herbie the Robot had a kid! :KREMZEEK:
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Posted by Burn on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:02pm CDT
Animated type aesthetic huh? Not impressed, but then, too early to really decide.
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Posted by megatronus on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:02pm CDT
I honestly thought that was a Knock-Out redesign, not Sideswipe.

Should be interesting, anime-hairdos aside. :D
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Posted by JIRRMan on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:13pm CDT
A show called "Transformers Robots in Disguise"? Hmm.... no confusion there....
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Posted by ILL-Star on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:14pm CDT
While the show will probably play out well, this description of BB acting as coach doesn't really peek my interest. I suppose it's more unique than Optimus being leader though. And at least we're not being told that they're all new Autobot grads getting the taste of battle for the first time. That would suck.

The only design choice here that bothers me is Sideswipe's hair/head. It makes him look way too much like Knockout especially given how his face appears white. Otherwise, the body design is pretty spot on for your classic style Sideswipe. I'm more curious about which Cons will be around. Especially regarding who's leader now.
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Posted by VirusCarnage on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:15pm CDT
I'm still kinda bummed out about no Optimus (at least to start), I'll give the show a chance though.
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Posted by Avensis-Mahiya on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:18pm CDT
Robots in Disguise? Seriously?

We already have a show AND a comic by that same name; come on, Hasbro. Get more creative here. It's going to cause some major confusion. I'm hoping that they change the subtitle to something else.
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Posted by Mkall on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:21pm CDT
Not a fan of the animation style so I'll probably not get the toys. I'm hoping the series will at least be well-written.
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Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:23pm CDT
JIRRMan wrote:A show called "Transformers Robots in Disguise"? Hmm.... no confusion there....


As if having RiD the show and RiD the completely unrelated comic wasn't confusing enough, now there's another show with the name not connected to the other show OR the comic. (Also, this probably kills any chance of Shout Factory trying to untangle whatever is is keeping them from releasing the first RiD on DVD.)

And yeah, Sideswipe looks totally like Knock Out.
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Posted by HiddenElephant on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:27pm CDT
Sideswpie: Seems cool enough.

Bumblebee: Thank the lords that this chap isn't going to be kid appeal. Now, get the gold spraypaint, it's time for a little goldbug.

Fixit: KILL IT! KILL IT! KILL IT!

Unknown Elite Guard Cadet: ???

Unknown Bombastic Dynobot: I can haz see? Pleeze?

Also, I do believe this has potential. I'll probably check it out. Also, I do actually kind of hope one of our two mystery characters is a strong female role, like what we got with PRID Arcee. It'd be even better, or maybe wonkier, if that female role was the dinobot.

....Also, how exactly is this going to be robots in disguise with a DINOBOT on the team? You do not choose a prehistoric animal with subtly in mind.

Also, Decepticons: Bring out your wishlist, everyone: Intimidating, ruthless leader that isn't Megatron, a powerful predacon on board, hapless mooks......Mebbe....Tarantulas? Nah, that'd be going too far.
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Posted by Rex Prime on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:29pm CDT
The creative team has Jeff Kline and the guy who is writing this is the same one who wrote The Clone Wars. I am pretty Steven Melching could provide us with some rather dark and cool stories that don't bring Optimus back to life.
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Posted by VirusCarnage on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:30pm CDT
HiddenElephant wrote:....Also, how exactly is this going to be robots in disguise with a DINOBOT on the team? You do not choose a prehistoric animal with subtly in mind.

Plot twist: Science has advanced to a point where they revived dinosaurs.
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Posted by Optimus Clyde on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:30pm CDT
Before I knew it was called "Fixit", I looked at it and thought..."Wheelie"?
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Posted by Flashwave on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:33pm CDT
megatronus wrote:I honestly thought that was a Knock-Out redesign, not Sideswipe.

Should be interesting, anime-hairdos aside. :D

You too huh?
Optimus Clyde wrote:Before I knew it was called "Fixit", I looked at it and thought..."Wheelie"?
Seconded

Nemesis Primal wrote:
JIRRMan wrote:A show called "Transformers Robots in Disguise"? Hmm.... no confusion there....


As if having RiD the show and RiD the completely unrelated comic wasn't confusing enough, now there's another show with the name not connected to the other show OR the comic. (Also, this probably kills any chance of Shout Factory trying to untangle whatever is is keeping them from releasing the first RiD on DVD.)

And yeah, Sideswipe looks totally like Knock Out.
And now 3 toylines...
Re: Spring 2015 Transformers cartoon to be titled "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" (1581612)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:40pm CDT
"Do I not like that"
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Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:44pm CDT
I know I'm that guy who says we should stop fighting all the time.





But what the hell is that orange thing and why is Knock Out named Sideswipe?



Oh God dont tell me Knock Out renames himself Sideswipe.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:45pm CDT
Image
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Posted by VirusCarnage on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:48pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Image

That's a accurate representation of what I'm doing right now.
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Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:50pm CDT
HiddenElephant wrote:Also, Decepticons: Bring out your wishlist, everyone: Intimidating, ruthless leader that isn't Megatron, a powerful predacon on board, hapless mooks......Mebbe....Tarantulas? Nah, that'd be going too far.


No, it's not. Shokaract or Dirt Boss would be going too far. Tarantulas doesn't seem that unreasonable.

As far as my wishlist? Well, they're not Decepticons per se, but I'd love for Predaking to come back (and possibly bring Skylynx and Darksteel with him. Maybe Backbite from the comics, too, though that's probably a stretch.) And I wouldn't necessarily mind new Predacons, either, though I somehow doubt that's going to happen.

As for who I'd like to see from past continuities, how about Tidal Wave, Lockdown, Thrust (BM), Sideways(Armada/Cybertron), Smolder, Waspinator, and Oil Slick?
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Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:54pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:
Optimus Clyde wrote:Before I knew it was called "Fixit", I looked at it and thought..."Wheelie"?
Seconded


Really? My first thought was "Sureshock", as in the scooter Mini-Con.
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Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:02pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:
HiddenElephant wrote:Also, Decepticons: Bring out your wishlist, everyone: Intimidating, ruthless leader that isn't Megatron, a powerful predacon on board, hapless mooks......Mebbe....Tarantulas? Nah, that'd be going too far.


No, it's not. Shokaract or Dirt Boss would be going too far. Tarantulas doesn't seem that unreasonable.

As far as my wishlist? Well, they're not Decepticons per se, but I'd love for Predaking to come back (and possibly bring Skylynx and Darksteel with him. Maybe Backbite from the comics, too, though that's probably a stretch.) And I wouldn't necessarily mind new Predacons, either, though I somehow doubt that's going to happen.

As for who I'd like to see from past continuities, how about Tidal Wave, Lockdown, Thrust (BM), Sideways(Armada/Cybertron), Smolder, Waspinator, and Oil Slick?


Why not Bludgeon?


He did get a toy in the beast hunters series ( i own it really good toy)
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:05pm CDT
How 'bout someone new? Freshly new?

Megatron's reformed, so instead of rehashing what's old, this seems like a good opportunity to start from the ground up with an original character to make his (or her) name in history.

In fact, what if this time the main Decepticon leader was a female!
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Posted by Emerje on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:13pm CDT
I'm sure Starscream will be the new Decepticon leader. We don't know his actual fate at the end of Prime so if he survived the Predacons he could easily get a ragtag group of Decepticons together.

As far as Autobots go I'm thinking Sideswipe is the loose canon hotshot that doesn't listen to orders, Fixit will be the know-it-all that thinks he has all the answers, the cadet will be the by the books character that constantly brings up protocol, and the Dinobot will be the muscle that just likes to break stuff and rampage.

Emerje
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Posted by Convoy on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:18pm CDT
What does Fixit transform into, a Segway?
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Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:19pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
HiddenElephant wrote:Also, Decepticons: Bring out your wishlist, everyone: Intimidating, ruthless leader that isn't Megatron, a powerful predacon on board, hapless mooks......Mebbe....Tarantulas? Nah, that'd be going too far.


No, it's not. Shokaract or Dirt Boss would be going too far. Tarantulas doesn't seem that unreasonable.

As far as my wishlist? Well, they're not Decepticons per se, but I'd love for Predaking to come back (and possibly bring Skylynx and Darksteel with him. Maybe Backbite from the comics, too, though that's probably a stretch.) And I wouldn't necessarily mind new Predacons, either, though I somehow doubt that's going to happen.

As for who I'd like to see from past continuities, how about Tidal Wave, Lockdown, Thrust (BM), Sideways(Armada/Cybertron), Smolder, Waspinator, and Oil Slick?


Why not Bludgeon?


He did get a toy in the beast hunters series ( i own it really good toy)



I was trying to stay away from G1 guys since they tend to get more love than non-G1 guys. I almost put Ruination on the list, but then I remembered there's already a FoC Ruination toy, so that'd make things confusing.
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Posted by dragons on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:33pm CDT
Segway with face fixit? glad bee can finally talk in series sound interesting look forward t otrailer what happens to prime himself?
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Posted by fenrir72 on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:41pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:I'd still been hoping that it might be an alright series (character design-wise I mean), but after seeing this, I think I'll skip seeing it until it's already done and over with, like I did with Animated. The over-all story might be alright (like animated), but I just can't get past the character design. Seriously, I just had to look at Fixit and now I'm done with this.



This. Aren't we getting any Japanese style animation of the guys anymore? The toys are gonna be like the previous 2 incarnations again.
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Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:41pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:How 'bout someone new? Freshly new?

Megatron's reformed, so instead of rehashing what's old, this seems like a good opportunity to start from the ground up with an original character to make his (or her) name in history.

In fact, what if this time the main Decepticon leader was a female!



You know this makes me hope that some of the Transformers Universe transformers show up either in IDW a new Cartoon or both.
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Posted by durroth on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:41pm CDT
I'd like to see the actual 3d models they'll be using for the show rather than these cell animations before I decide. not that impressed so far...
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Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:43pm CDT
durroth wrote:I'd like to see the actual 3d models they'll be using for the show rather than these cell animations before I decide. not that impressed so far...



But the show is not 3d


its going to be like this.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:45pm CDT
dragons wrote:what happens to prime himself?
He's dead.

fenrir72 wrote:This. Aren't we getting any Japanese style animation of the guys anymore? The toys are gonna be like the previous 2 incarnations again.
Every TF cartoon aside from Beast Wars and Beast Machines has been animated in Japan or its neighboring Pacific Asian countries. This one will likely be no different.
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Posted by Noideaforaname on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:48pm CDT
Sideswipe, a Dinobot, and a new guy? Cool.
Segway body-style? Yay!
Spiky pompadour? Weird, but OK.
Sideswipe having a similar body design as Bumblebee, and Fixit basically having BB's old face? *sigh*


I assume the Decepticons will take cues from Age of Extinction, i.e. Lockdown, Galvatron, etc.
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Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:53pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Sideswipe, a Dinobot, and a new guy? Cool.
Segway body-style? Yay!
Spiky pompadour? Weird, but OK.
Sideswipe having a similar body design as Bumblebee, and Fixit basically having BB's old face? *sigh*


I assume the Decepticons will take cues from Age of Extinction, i.e. Lockdown, Galvatron, etc.




Hmmmmm hope we see Stinger that would be cool but instead of human made he could be an unstable Decepticon experiment with the unstableness giving the ability to split apart into a swarm.
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Posted by Chronos One on June 12th, 2014 @ 6:36pm CDT
Looks like a Transformers version of Hogans Heroes!
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Posted by durroth on June 12th, 2014 @ 6:41pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
durroth wrote:I'd like to see the actual 3d models they'll be using for the show rather than these cell animations before I decide. not that impressed so far...



But the show is not 3d


its going to be like this.


According to the official announcement, the characters are. "Taking place years after the battle between Autobots and Decepticons in “Transformers Prime,” this all new series centers around our hero Bumblebee stepping up to lead a brand new team of Autobots. The show features an all-star cast with Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World”) returning as Bumblebee, along with Darren Criss (“Glee”), Constance Zimmer (“House of Cards”) and Ted McGinley (“Married with Children”). Blending 3D characters with hand-painted environments, the series mixes action-packed adventure with lots of comedy, making it a rip-roaring experience for kids and families to enjoy together."
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2014 @ 6:51pm CDT
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Posted by Madeus Prime on June 12th, 2014 @ 7:05pm CDT
Weeeeeellll....I was really against Animated at first, but maybe, like Animated, this'll be the start of something cool :-?

Bumblebee is Bumblebee, I guess I'm a bit bored with him.

Sideswipe is a bit human looking for my taste, I dislike TFs with hair (I'm looking at you Nightscream :HEADHURTS: )

Fixit is soooo totally

Image



As for the Elite Guard Cadet and the Dinobot, my hopes are Tailgate (Homage to MTME being under the painful tutelage of Magnus) and Grimlock (I have a feeling after AOE we'll be seeing more of him)
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Posted by Alpha Weltall on June 12th, 2014 @ 7:22pm CDT
It'll be a while until we see toys of these in stores but I already want a retool of Fixit so that it looks like Johnny 5. I also want a Number 1, 2, 3, 4 and a gold plated repaint.

And then I want Cosmos repainted into the aliens from Batteries Not Included. Better yet, take G1, Universe and Generations Cosmos and make them all the aliens from that movie and sell them in a multipack.
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Posted by dreadwing95 on June 12th, 2014 @ 7:25pm CDT
sideswipe looks more like stinger to me
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Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 12th, 2014 @ 7:28pm CDT
They should have called the show Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye. There's no TV show with that name but there's an unrelated comic with the same name. It doesn't need a comic adaptation. It can be like Transformers: Age of Extinction, no comic that'll reveal spoilers or behind the scenes of the show. Next year it'll be hard to find a 15 year old RID toy on Ebay. >:oP
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Posted by Editor on June 12th, 2014 @ 7:50pm CDT
While I know they wouldn't.... I'd be interested if it was a completely "renegade" faction of cons, say led by Crasher with Cop-tor, bug bite, and a couple others that are easy enemies to handle. Tease all season that "He" is coming, do a massive build up for Cy-kill, and swerve at the last minute to the broken body of Cy-kill by the hands of Overlord or Galvatron, basicly bigger Cons that knock the bots down for the first season cliffhanger.
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Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 12th, 2014 @ 7:51pm CDT
It makes no sense for the title of this next leg of the franchise to be THAT big of a deal, but for some reason, rehashing the name R.I.D. is really bothering me. Like, a signal that there's nothing new under the sun, so this series won't be anything special. I wasn't down on this before, but this press release just leaves me unenthused.

Maybe I'm also pessimistic because the art style shift and the fact that this will be lighter in tone than Prime strikes me as similar to Ben 10 Omniverse: Galactic Monsters, which I was enjoying, but has unceremoniously disappeared from Saturday morning on CN, just as all Ben 10 toys are having the bejeezus clearanced out of them. Between that, and the continuing consequences of high plastic prices, I just have this terrible feeling. I was fine with the trend of western-audience action cartoons being more lighthearted for a few years if it ensured their survival, but now I'm worried it's somehow strangling them out of existence.

Consensus has been that Prime was the darkest, most serious TF cartoon we'll see for over a decade, but if there are no rewards to be reaped from going lighter, then the next elements of the Bay movies that should be copied are the epic, cataclysmic ones. End the lighthearted TF series by throwing the audience a curve and carpetbombing our planet, then close out Aligned with a series set on post-apocalyptic Earth. Hell, there were a lot of '80s toy franchises with post-apocalyptic settings, but Transformers has only had that in glimpses of possible futures (ex: Rythems of Darkness), so at least it'd be something kind of new to TF, right?
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Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 12th, 2014 @ 8:01pm CDT
I think blurr said it best "there is no hope no hope no hope at all". But since it is a continuation of TFP i wonder if there will be a new villain or will they just bring megatron back somehow & call him galvatron

Alpha Weltall wrote:It'll be a while until we see toys of these in stores but I already want a retool of Fixit so that it looks like Johnny 5. I also want a Number 1, 2, 3, 4 and a gold plated repaint.

And then I want Cosmos repainted into the aliens from Batteries Not Included. Better yet, take G1, Universe and Generations Cosmos and make them all the aliens from that movie and sell them in a multipack.


good idea but id rather see neca make real ones, they'd be screen accurate, high quality & reasonably priced.
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Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 12th, 2014 @ 8:54pm CDT
Madeus Prime wrote:Fixit is soooo totally

Image


I totally said that. We're on the same wavelength.

Madeus Prime wrote:As for the Elite Guard Cadet and the Dinobot, my hopes are Tailgate (Homage to MTME being under the painful tutelage of Magnus) and Grimlock (I have a feeling after AOE we'll be seeing more of him)


They already used Tailgate in Prime. He was Arcee's partner before Cliffjumper. Airachnid killed him. Sorry to burst your bubble.
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Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on June 12th, 2014 @ 9:12pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:I think blurr said it best "there is no hope no hope no hope at all". But since it is a continuation of TFP i wonder if there will be a new villain or will they just bring megatron back somehow & call him galvatron

Alpha Weltall wrote:It'll be a while until we see toys of these in stores but I already want a retool of Fixit so that it looks like Johnny 5. I also want a Number 1, 2, 3, 4 and a gold plated repaint.

And then I want Cosmos repainted into the aliens from Batteries Not Included. Better yet, take G1, Universe and Generations Cosmos and make them all the aliens from that movie and sell them in a multipack.


good idea but id rather see neca make real ones, they'd be screen accurate, high quality & reasonably priced.



Megatron came back to life remember?
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Posted by Alpha Weltall on June 12th, 2014 @ 9:12pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:
Alpha Weltall wrote:It'll be a while until we see toys of these in stores but I already want a retool of Fixit so that it looks like Johnny 5. I also want a Number 1, 2, 3, 4 and a gold plated repaint.

And then I want Cosmos repainted into the aliens from Batteries Not Included. Better yet, take G1, Universe and Generations Cosmos and make them all the aliens from that movie and sell them in a multipack.


good idea but id rather see neca make real ones, they'd be screen accurate, high quality & reasonably priced.



Why not both?


Why not Zoidberg?
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Posted by Shuttershock on June 12th, 2014 @ 9:31pm CDT
Fixit: "Remember guys, no one's ever really disabled, as long as they have COURAGE!"


Also, I REALLY hope we can get Bludgeon as a commander. He's paid his dues in obscurity, time to shine front stage.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2014 @ 9:32pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:Maybe I'm also pessimistic because the art style shift and the fact that this will be lighter in tone than Prime strikes me as similar to Ben 10 Omniverse: Galactic Monsters, which I was enjoying, but has unceremoniously disappeared from Saturday morning on CN, just as all Ben 10 toys are having the bejeezus clearanced out of them. Between that, and the continuing consequences of high plastic prices, I just have this terrible feeling. I was fine with the trend of western-audience action cartoons being more lighthearted for a few years if it ensured their survival, but now I'm worried it's somehow strangling them out of existence.
You can purely blame Cartoon Network for that since that channel seems to hate any action show that's of any particularly decent quality. All that channel ever seems to care about is airing garbage shows and Adventure Time.

Bumblevivisector wrote:Consensus has been that Prime was the darkest, most serious TF cartoon we'll see for over a decade, but if there are no rewards to be reaped from going lighter, then the next elements of the Bay movies that should be copied are the epic, cataclysmic ones. End the lighthearted TF series by throwing the audience a curve and carpetbombing our planet, then close out Aligned with a series set on post-apocalyptic Earth. Hell, there were a lot of '80s toy franchises with post-apocalyptic settings, but Transformers has only had that in glimpses of possible futures (ex: Rythems of Darkness), so at least it'd be something kind of new to TF, right?
We already got a post-apocalyptic series: Beast Machines. Sure, it was a post-apocalyptic Cybertron instead of a post-apocalyptic Earth, but post-apocalyptic is still post-apocalyptic.

But, seriously, what would possibly be gained from going with such a depressing premise? What's the deal with the push towards more darkness and dreariness? We just got a series that had a dead world that was finally restored to life after thousands of years. Why the shift back to square one with another dead planet after all that work to bring life back to the first one?

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #103 - Road Trip
Twincast / Podcast #103:
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Posted: Sunday, October 19th, 2014