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Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 5:48PM CDT

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Thanks to nelson, the admin for Michael Bay's official Shoot for the Edit forums, we have a hew brief details regarding the four of the Autobots from Transformers: Age of Extinction. See his comments below, this pretty much confirms the previously seen bearded robot head belongs to Hound.

nelson wrote:I like how Bumblebee looks like in robot form this time around. He looks badass and sleek.

The Stingray is one of my favorite looking robots.

So is the Bugatti. Wait til you see this guy in action. He will blow your mind!!

And Hound reminds me of the bearded chubby fellow in Braveheart. He might take the cake when it comes to personality.
Credit(s): nelson
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521129)
Posted by lowman_x on October 1st, 2013 @ 6:19pm CDT
So Hound is basically Bulkhead, but with a beard instead of a giant chin?

Meh. Think I'll be waiting for this to be free-to-air. Same director, same writer, same "awesome" characterisations (from the sounds of it) as the third film. Yeah, I'm over this ride now.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521132)
Posted by Metrosuplex on October 1st, 2013 @ 6:35pm CDT
lowman_x wrote:So Hound is basically Bulkhead, but with a beard instead of a giant chin?

Meh. Think I'll be waiting for this to be free-to-air. Same director, same writer, same "awesome" characterisations (from the sounds of it) as the third film. Yeah, I'm over this ride now.

I'm with you. Though, I'd add that I wasn't impressed from GO. Despite all intentions to give the films a shot, once we hit masturbation jokes and awkward, American-Pie-style family comedy? F*ck no. No, no, no, no, no. #-o

Back on topic, anyone else weirded out by... TF BEARDS?!?? Weren't the dreadlocks enough? :BANG_HEAD: Bad enough what they did to Wheeljack (Skeletor!), but now beards???

I guess I'm saying I'm not going to be satisfied until I see some nose hairs on Prime. :x And please do them right: they should be tentacling and swaying in the wind, to convey life. Bay? MAKE IT HAPPEN. :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521136)
Posted by Flakmaster on October 1st, 2013 @ 7:16pm CDT
Good Lord.

My opinions of this get worse and worse as time goes by.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:G1_Hound_reissueart1.jpg
^ This is what Hound looks like. Sure, a Movie depiction will never be close to G1, but all he really needs is to be green, turn into a Jeep, and have a somewhat boxy green head without a beard. But no, you can't even be true to Hound within that vague of a description.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521142)
Posted by Agamemnon on October 1st, 2013 @ 7:57pm CDT
Hound looks like Santa. Or has that already been pointed out?

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521145)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 1st, 2013 @ 8:01pm CDT
Flakmaster wrote:all he really needs is to be green, turn into a Jeep, and have a somewhat boxy green head without a beard.

This.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521146)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 1st, 2013 @ 8:03pm CDT
Double post.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521152)
Posted by dende5416 on October 1st, 2013 @ 8:34pm CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:
lowman_x wrote:
Back on topic, anyone else weirded out by... TF BEARDS?!?? Weren't the dreadlocks enough? :BANG_HEAD: Bad enough what they did to Wheeljack (Skeletor!), but now beards???



Its not exactly like TF Beards are a new thing.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Alpha_Trion_(G1)
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521154)
Posted by Bounti76 on October 1st, 2013 @ 8:51pm CDT
dende5416 wrote:
Metrosuplex wrote:
lowman_x wrote:
Back on topic, anyone else weirded out by... TF BEARDS?!?? Weren't the dreadlocks enough? :BANG_HEAD: Bad enough what they did to Wheeljack (Skeletor!), but now beards???



Its not exactly like TF Beards are a new thing.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Alpha_Trion_(G1)


And even in DOTM, Sentinel Prime had a "beard", though it actually looked like mechanical cables and wires.

MINDVVIPE wrote:
Flakmaster wrote:all he really needs is to be green, turn into a Jeep, and have a somewhat boxy green head without a beard.

This.


So, what you're saying is, he needs to be exactly like his G1 self? Because being green and turning into a Jeep and having a boxy head are his defining characteristics? Frankly, he's still green and still turns into a military vehicle (though not a jeep). The head I could do without, personally. It looks too human for a robot. Now, I don't want your heads to explode when you read the next line, but...

G1 is over, It has been for more than 20 years. :shock:

G1 is a happy part of my childhood (I'm very much a child of the 80s) too, and I still have the toys and I like the nostalgia of it all. But I think holding on to that with expectations that the live-action movies will be anything like the G1 cartoon (which was sometimes badly animated and full of plot holes big enough for Motormaster to drive through) is an exercise in futility and frustration, by this point, four movies in. The characters have the same names as many G1 characters, but the movie incarnations are vastly different. You KNOW this going into the movieverse. So why get upset about it? Either enjoy the movie (s) for being a different version of Transformers, or don't watch them or buy the toys. It seems simple enough to me.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521157)
Posted by Aceoftherebellion on October 1st, 2013 @ 9:00pm CDT
We've been TOLD the character is meant to be hound, but we've been told that by a production that is notorious for circulating misinformation AND officially misatributing names. Brawl/Devastator, anyone? Looks like the character is probably going to be a version of bulkhead, which makes sense as Bulkhead has become a major recurring player for the brand, we'll have to wait until the movie is actually released to see what they eventually end up calling this guy officially.

Not a lot of point in pulling out the pitchforks until then, with as often as movie-news contradicts itself and changes statements.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521161)
Posted by SlyTF1 on October 1st, 2013 @ 9:25pm CDT
Flakmaster wrote:Good Lord.

My opinions of this get worse and worse as time goes by.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:G1_Hound_reissueart1.jpg
^ This is what Hound looks like. Sure, a Movie depiction will never be close to G1, but all he really needs is to be green, turn into a Jeep, and have a somewhat boxy green head without a beard. But no, you can't even be true to Hound within that vague of a description.


Are people still not over the fact that these movies aren't G1? The fact that he's a green military truck should be enough.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521164)
Posted by Seibertron on October 1st, 2013 @ 9:32pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
Flakmaster wrote:Good Lord.

My opinions of this get worse and worse as time goes by.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:G1_Hound_reissueart1.jpg
^ This is what Hound looks like. Sure, a Movie depiction will never be close to G1, but all he really needs is to be green, turn into a Jeep, and have a somewhat boxy green head without a beard. But no, you can't even be true to Hound within that vague of a description.


Are people still not over the fact that these movies aren't G1? The fact that he's a green military truck should be enough.


All things Transformers draw a huge source of inspiration from G1. Hound has always been a Jeep type vehicle. We've had 3 G1 styled Hound Jeep Transformers toys in the past decade so this is still a pretty fresh concept in people's minds. With that said, Bulkhead would seem like a logical choice here since it looks like a Bulkhead type vehicle, is big, and is green. Hound is a scout, Bulkhead is a warrior. A Wrecker! What's the point in using the character names if you are just going to misrepresent the character?

I really enjoy the Transformers movies. I think they've been a lot of fun. They're not masterpieces and I don't expect them to be considering the source. In spite of themselves, the TF movies have a lot of problems with them including a lot of Bayisms. That doesn't meant that those of us who are frustrated with Hound being reduced to any ol' green military truck like vehicle can't vocalize our opinions and express that we think that there are better alternatives for names and characterizations.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521176)
Posted by lowman_x on October 1st, 2013 @ 10:23pm CDT
dende5416 wrote:
Metrosuplex wrote:
lowman_x wrote:
Back on topic, anyone else weirded out by... TF BEARDS?!?? Weren't the dreadlocks enough? :BANG_HEAD: Bad enough what they did to Wheeljack (Skeletor!), but now beards???



Its not exactly like TF Beards are a new thing.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Alpha_Trion_(G1)


Why is someone else's quote being attributed to me?

Having said that, I get the metal-looking, angular beards and facial hair - Alpha Trion, Unicron, Scourge etc - but I don't get the "robotic representation of realistic facial hair" bit. I mean, what does it accomplish? Is it designed to keep their faces warm? Or are they just a bunch of wanna-be hipsters with fixie bicycles and flannel shirts done up to the top button?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521177)
Posted by njb902 on October 1st, 2013 @ 10:27pm CDT
It's in their nature to mimic things, so why is it surprising they mimic us?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521197)
Posted by RhA on October 1st, 2013 @ 11:35pm CDT
njb902 wrote:It's in their nature to mimic things, so why is it surprising they mimic us?


They should mimic my opinion and nothing else. :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521199)
Posted by njb902 on October 1st, 2013 @ 11:42pm CDT
RhA wrote:
njb902 wrote:It's in their nature to mimic things, so why is it surprising they mimic us?


They should mimic my opinion and nothing else. :michaelbay:


I don't want transformers to turn into a porno.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521200)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 2nd, 2013 @ 12:09am CDT
Thanks Seibertron for backing up the ones who are simply expressing their views, which happen to be anti-bay hound.

I like the part where someone said he doesn't like G1 Hound's face coz it looked too human, but likes this :lol:

I have no problems with facial hair on robots, as mentioned with Scourge, Alpha Trion, etc. Who knows what its for. Maybe in alt mode, it forms some integral conduits. They are aliens, and as long as its Transformers, we can usually explain it away with the fact that we just don't understand, or it just isn't explained.

What I do have a problem with, has already been mentioned, and that is the huge diversion that Bayformers is from all other Transformers lore I have seen/read. The roles the robots play are so interchangeable anyway, it barely matters if he is a huge military truck, or a smaller jeep, because these characters probably won't have much development anyway.

Which brings me to my final point. I finally no longer care about how different (or crappy) the TF movies are. The more different, the better. I rather not see hound roll up as a jeep only to turn into some chicken-legged, dinosaur-looking insectoid with indistinguishible shape and form that makes me think i'm having an acid flashback.

njb902 your too late. Rule 34 man.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521201)
Posted by njb902 on October 2nd, 2013 @ 12:14am CDT
I'm afraid I don't get the reference to rule 34 :-(
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521204)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 2nd, 2013 @ 12:50am CDT
im getting real tired of them creating a character and slapping what ever random transformer name they feel like on it. What do they do make a character then throw a bunch of names in a hat & pick or do they set out to take fan favorite characters and make them nothing like the previous incarnations just to piss off the fans? Oh and no matter what you do bumblebee will never be badass so just stop trying, its like saying wheelie is the next rambo never going to happen.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521225)
Posted by Mykltron on October 2nd, 2013 @ 5:25am CDT
njb902 wrote:I'm afraid I don't get the reference to rule 34 :-(


Rule 34
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521228)
Posted by OptimusPrime273 on October 2nd, 2013 @ 6:09am CDT
:BOT: Sentinel had a beard, Jetfire had a beard...anyway I was guessing this head was Hound, I was hoping for something else but hey...let's see how he looks on screen :CON:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521229)
Posted by Burn on October 2nd, 2013 @ 6:21am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:im getting real tired of them creating a character and slapping what ever random transformer name they feel like on it. What do they do make a character then throw a bunch of names in a hat & pick or do they set out to take fan favorite characters and make them nothing like the previous incarnations just to piss off the fans?


Well Megatron has been different in pretty much every new iteration of Transformers.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521232)
Posted by rdrunr89 on October 2nd, 2013 @ 7:53am CDT
Was it ever officially determined who the Corvette and Bugatti are? I know some said Blurr for the Bugatti but was just wondering...
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521237)
Posted by njb902 on October 2nd, 2013 @ 8:17am CDT
rdrunr89 wrote:Was it ever officially determined who the Corvette and Bugatti are? I know some said Blurr for the Bugatti but was just wondering...


Some people also think the Bugatti might be Drift.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521238)
Posted by njb902 on October 2nd, 2013 @ 8:18am CDT
rdrunr89 wrote:Was it ever officially determined who the Corvette and Bugatti are? I know some said Blurr for the Bugatti but was just wondering...


Some people also think the Bugatti might be Drift.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521254)
Posted by xRotorstormx on October 2nd, 2013 @ 9:13am CDT
Flakmaster wrote:Good Lord.

My opinions of this get worse and worse as time goes by.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:G1_Hound_reissueart1.jpg
^ This is what Hound looks like. Sure, a Movie depiction will never be close to G1, but all he really needs is to be green, turn into a Jeep, and have a somewhat boxy green head without a beard. But no, you can't even be true to Hound within that vague of a description.


Agreed...Hound was always one of my favorite characters and this news is just.... ugh. Him turning into a huge military truck was bad enough, now this. First you ruin Wheeljack, now Hound :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521256)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 2nd, 2013 @ 9:22am CDT
I earlier commented saying that Bayformers were radically different. I must correct myself as Bay isn't the only one to have radically different TF designs, armada and cybertron and even a little animated did (police bike prowl). Just in the purpose of keeping things as rational as possible, I withdraw that remark for the reason I don't like bayformers. The reason is more the fact that I just don't like the way he handles the subject matter, or the majority of his robot designs.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521259)
Posted by Dorkimus on October 2nd, 2013 @ 9:34am CDT
I had mild hopes that they would actually retool the designs of the robot forms as well to make them less incomprehensible than many of them were. Apparently this only covers their alt modes which they have changed all right.

Facial hair or not, but this still looks silly. It actually looks like something that came out of a female wookiee's vagina after 9 months, after a Terminator model 600 visited her one night. Poor bastard.

This is imo one of the best movieverse Hound interpretation I have seen by John Giang. It doesn't look exactly like G1 one, but it still looks really nice:
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/ ... 49umeh.jpg

Wanted to show that, because I'm rather tired of those same counter arguments like; "These aren't suppose to look like G1, see. Why can't you get that". I think most of us know and get that by now, but it doesn't mean that some of us are suppose to like every freaking beardy weirdo those high on crack designers have decided to create.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521261)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 2nd, 2013 @ 9:46am CDT
Dorkimus wrote:Wanted to show that, because I'm rather tired of those same counter arguments like; "These aren't suppose to look like G1, see. Why can't you get that". I think most of us know and get that by now, but it doesn't mean that some of us are suppose to like every freaking beardy weirdo those high on crack designers have decided to create.

:APPLAUSE:
And that is a nice depiction of Hound. Enough signature features while still looks realistic, in that it is highly detailed in Robot mode with alt mode parts, and very organic or flexible looking at the limbs.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521262)
Posted by njb902 on October 2nd, 2013 @ 9:47am CDT
Dorkimus wrote:I had mild hopes that they would actually retool the designs of the robot forms as well to make them less incomprehensible than many of them were. Apparently this only covers their alt modes which they have changed all right.

Facial hair or not, but this still looks silly. It actually looks like something that game out of a female wookie's vagina after 9 months after Terminator model 600 visited her one night. Poor bastard.

This is imo one of the best movieverse Hound interpretation I have seen by John Giang. It doesn't look exactly like G1 one, but it still looks really nice:
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/ ... 49umeh.jpg

Wanted to show that, because I'm rather tired of those same counter arguments like; "These aren't suppose to look like G1, see. Why can't you get that". I think most of us know and get that by now, but it doesn't mean that some of us are suppose to like every freaking beardy weirdo those high on crack designers have decided to create.


Good points. I guess after a while all the "Bay has ruined this forever" stuff I might come off as not accepting people's opinions on aesthetic etc etc, and I apologize for that. I
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521281)
Posted by RhA on October 2nd, 2013 @ 11:39am CDT
Burn wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:im getting real tired of them creating a character and slapping what ever random transformer name they feel like on it. What do they do make a character then throw a bunch of names in a hat & pick or do they set out to take fan favorite characters and make them nothing like the previous incarnations just to piss off the fans?


Well Megatron has been different in pretty much every new iteration of Transformers.


Also, Starscream is a jet and second in command. That's all he has in common with other versions on him.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521444)
Posted by RodimalToyota on October 3rd, 2013 @ 4:39am CDT
You guys are freaking out over the rumored name, while I'm wondering why a movie designed to
Sell toys to kids has a robot smoking!!?

First of all, bad message.

Second of all, they don't breathe, and have no lungs.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521445)
Posted by Burn on October 3rd, 2013 @ 5:01am CDT
RodimalToyota wrote:You guys are freaking out over the rumored name, while I'm wondering why a movie designed to
Sell toys to kids has a robot smoking!!?

First of all, bad message.

Second of all, they don't breathe, and have no lungs.


But they may have other addictions that the cigar they "smoke" on helps keep at bay. :wink:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521536)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on October 3rd, 2013 @ 1:14pm CDT
Guys we haven't even got a full clear shot of the head yet. Just a very blurry card board cut out. Not even the full body. I'd say give it a chance, but it sounds like many have already passed full judgment.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Autobot Details (1521567)
Posted by Tyrannacon on October 3rd, 2013 @ 4:51pm CDT
5150 Cruiser wrote:Guys we haven't even got a full clear shot of the head yet. Just a very blurry card board cut out. Not even the full body. I'd say give it a chance, but it sounds like many have already passed full judgment.


Agreed wholeheartedly with this. Give it a chance. It might be better this time around.
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