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TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed

Transformers News: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed

Friday, January 16th, 2009 10:56AM CST

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Unicron.com has received official Cartoon Network control art of Transformers Animated Perceptor.
These images reveal that Perceptor is a triplechanger.
To see the images and the original posting just click here.

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Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (867941)
Posted by olokin on January 16th, 2009 @ 11:05am CST
Nice. An Autobot triplechanger.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (867946)
Posted by Venomous Prime on January 16th, 2009 @ 11:08am CST
MOOOOOJO JOJO!!
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (867949)
Posted by Editor on January 16th, 2009 @ 11:12am CST
He is a robot, not a monkey. If he was a monkey that maybe he could be MOOOOOJO JOJO. But MOOOOOJO JOJO is not a robot, he is a monkey. For only a monkey could be MOOOOOJO JOJO. Not a robot.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (867954)
Posted by Mirage22 on January 16th, 2009 @ 11:23am CST
I like it. Especially how he's a triple-changer. I wonder what size class his figure will be with him having three modes, but he doesn't seem like he would be taller than Prime.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (867956)
Posted by Omega Charge on January 16th, 2009 @ 11:28am CST
It would make for a cool toy.

Really cool alt-modes, but I really don't like the Mojo-bot.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (867962)
Posted by omega666 on January 16th, 2009 @ 11:37am CST
That just looks bad.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (867969)
Posted by astig on January 16th, 2009 @ 11:47am CST
i wonder how the toy is gonna be like. how do they hide those giant wheels? he's pretty slim to have a bulky pickup truck as an altmode. anyway the design looks cool. he still looks like mojo jojo though. :P
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (867981)
Posted by First-Aid on January 16th, 2009 @ 12:05pm CST
If Hasbro pulls off this alt-mode with that bot mode, I will take back every bad thing I have ever said about them.

I don't think it's a pickup so much as it's a subcompact convertable type of thing...along the lines of an El Camino but smaller.

Editor wrote:He is a robot, not a monkey. If he was a monkey that maybe he could be MOOOOOJO JOJO. But MOOOOOJO JOJO is not a robot, he is a monkey. For only a monkey could be MOOOOOJO JOJO. Not a robot.


Good, but I don't think your response was long enough to really successfully copy the pattern of MOOOOOOOJO JOJO. :mrgreen:
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (867985)
Posted by SJ21 on January 16th, 2009 @ 12:15pm CST
I am not a big fan of the look of his head, but I like the take on his alt mode. Very creative while a reference to G1. I will buy this when it comes out in toy form.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (867986)
Posted by Mkall on January 16th, 2009 @ 12:15pm CST
He'll need to be voyager sized to pull these forms off with any degree of success I think
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868002)
Posted by metaphorge on January 16th, 2009 @ 12:44pm CST
I like how his midsection in robot mode echos the Autobot symbol. Very nice subtle design touch.

If they manage to translate this design into a toy I will be immensely impressed.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868009)
Posted by Bluevolt on January 16th, 2009 @ 1:01pm CST
Liking that.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868013)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 16th, 2009 @ 1:06pm CST
Cool, I like it! IF they make a toy I'd definitely buy it.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868018)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 16th, 2009 @ 1:14pm CST
What the hell is that
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868024)
Posted by Savage on January 16th, 2009 @ 1:20pm CST
I'm with all the others who don't see how they're gonna pull off that skinny robot with such a bulky alt mode. Maybe, as suggested it could be done with a Voyager class fig. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868038)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 16th, 2009 @ 2:07pm CST
If you have a look at the sheets, it states that what people say is the pick up mode is in fact his Microscope mode.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868045)
Posted by DMSL on January 16th, 2009 @ 2:23pm CST
Wow awesome, so he will be a voyager then?

Only thing i don't like are his glasses, what's up with that?
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868053)
Posted by Bombus distinguendus on January 16th, 2009 @ 2:49pm CST
oh man thats awsome. i cant wait for the toy...it will so be mine!
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868090)
Posted by backpack on January 16th, 2009 @ 3:17pm CST
Editor wrote:He is a robot, not a monkey. If he was a monkey that maybe he could be MOOOOOJO JOJO. But MOOOOOJO JOJO is not a robot, he is a monkey. For only a monkey could be MOOOOOJO JOJO. Not a robot.


ROOOOOBO JOJO
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868092)
Posted by rpetras on January 16th, 2009 @ 3:18pm CST
I'm skeptical about how they are going to implement him, but they have done some nice work on keeping the TFA line really close in both modes.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868161)
Posted by Zeds on January 16th, 2009 @ 4:57pm CST
Sorry looks goofy to me.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868174)
Posted by Didicos on January 16th, 2009 @ 5:17pm CST
What a cool alt mode...
It's a pity his robot mode(especialy the head) looks like a super-idiot instead of a super-scientist that Perceptor is supposed to be...

Question:are there any rumors or something about TFA Constructicons toys?
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868190)
Posted by Hard Hacker on January 16th, 2009 @ 5:43pm CST
It looks rather interesting. If the toy pulls if off well, then it'll be a marvel. Having the microscope as a cannon's very sneaky too. It looks quite possible that Series 3 will explore Cybertron, seeing as that doesn't look very much like a car a human would construct.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868210)
Posted by generalstratton on January 16th, 2009 @ 6:12pm CST
did any one else notice that wheeljack (as seen a while back in a post about the comic that comes with jetfire, & jet storm)& perceptor look like the guys from Myth Busters?
:-B
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868235)
Posted by Serpent O - R on January 16th, 2009 @ 6:38pm CST
Well, according to the sheets, Perceptor's alt modes will be featured in the season 3 opener [episode 30], but we will not see him in bot mode until episode 2 [episode 31].

I could have misinterpreted the meaning of said numbers, and part of me hopes I did, because it would be weird to see a new TF without seeing its bot mode.

Though, I could be right, because they didn't show Blurr's bot mode until later in the series.

Any takers?

Any air dates?
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868252)
Posted by Bombus distinguendus on January 16th, 2009 @ 7:01pm CST
DIDICOS wrote:What a cool alt mode...
It's a pity his robot mode(especialy the head) looks like a super-idiot instead of a super-scientist that Perceptor is supposed to be...

Question:are there any rumors or something about TFA Constructicons toys?


i cant remember the technical mumbo jumbo but hasbro said that as of right now there are no plans for constructicons. they would love to do them but only when the time is right and the figures can be done well... makes me belive we might see more constructicons in the series.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868258)
Posted by Stormrider on January 16th, 2009 @ 7:09pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:He looks awesome, but damn that will be near impossible to pull off in toy form.


I agree. Have they announced a toy for him?
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868290)
Posted by Swiftpaw on January 16th, 2009 @ 8:07pm CST
As a fan of both G1 and TFA, I approve of this reimaging. Science truck/mobile lab is an excellent update to microscope/'tank'.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868311)
Posted by Editor on January 16th, 2009 @ 8:51pm CST
generalstratton wrote:did any one else notice that wheeljack (as seen a while back in a post about the comic that comes with jetfire, & jet storm)& perceptor look like the guys from Myth Busters?
:-B


That was noticed and posted about the day the first images were leaked. Welcome to the party Pal.
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868327)
Posted by Cliffjumper Prime on January 16th, 2009 @ 9:13pm CST
DMSL wrote:Only thing i don't like are his glasses, what's up with that?



I agree the glasses look stupid... I get what they're going for, but it looks stupid (not to mention redundant... a robot needing glasses? can't he buy new optics? :???: ) I don't remember them in the first image we saw... oh well I'll just get used to them :SMUG:

otherwise, awesome design... wish they'd do that for the universe line (plus, wasn't the original toy technically a triplechanger?)
Re: TFA Perceptor's alt mode revealed (868352)
Posted by Oilspill on January 16th, 2009 @ 10:03pm CST
That looks all kinds of awesome. Colour me surprised.

I think there may be some differences in the toy form though, as I cant see the tyres around the wheels disappearing as they seem to do in the robot mode... unless the wheels on his elbows are fakes and the actual alt mode wheels become part of the backpack.

I'm with Mkall, hope this is a voyager. I so want to buy this in toy form!
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