Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines'

Transformers News: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines'

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Courtesy of the Mobage Facebook page, we get a look at the art for the newly announced episode of Transformers: Legends - and it looks like the seeds of the future lie buried in the past, as Beast Machines takes over the mobile device game! Check out some artwork below too.

The beastly MAXIMALS have returned to Cybertron, but MEGATRON and his VEHICON forces have taken over. A new war for Cybertron has begun! Can the MAXIMALS restore peace to their home? Find out on TRANSFORMERS: Legends – “BEAST MACHINES”!


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Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1600701)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 20th, 2014 @ 1:14pm CDT
Oh cool, a Power Lords crossover! Makes as much sense as some of their other events. Maybe they'll meet some Buddy L robots next!

There, see? I said something nice about Beast Machines.
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1600707)
Posted by TulioDude on August 20th, 2014 @ 1:29pm CDT
Hpoefully some of the toy-only guys get an cool artwork card too.
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1600750)
Posted by griftimus prime on August 20th, 2014 @ 3:51pm CDT
worst tf show ever.
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1600813)
Posted by Seibertron on August 20th, 2014 @ 7:58pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:worst tf show ever.


Just picture it as the 1960s for the Transformers Universe and life will be good.
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1600829)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 20th, 2014 @ 9:28pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:worst tf show ever.


Just picture it as the 1960s for the Transformers Universe and life will be good.

I always thought Beast Machine was an alright show for a story perspective, the part that always tuned me off was the shows Aesthetics perspective.
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1600830)
Posted by Seibertron on August 20th, 2014 @ 9:29pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:worst tf show ever.


Just picture it as the 1960s for the Transformers Universe and life will be good.

I always thought Beast Machine was an alright show for a story perspective, the part that always tuned me off was the shows Aesthetics perspective.


The biggest thing I have against the show is the extremely out of character depiction of Rhinox.
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1600833)
Posted by Henry921 on August 20th, 2014 @ 10:17pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:worst tf show ever.


Just picture it as the 1960s for the Transformers Universe and life will be good.

I always thought Beast Machine was an alright show for a story perspective, the part that always tuned me off was the shows Aesthetics perspective.


The biggest thing I have against the show is the extremely out of character depiction of Rhinox.



Rattrap and Megatron got slapped pretty hard with that too, most notably in 'The Weak Component.'

But in Rhinox's case, I suspect that was out of desire to rekindle the same vibe from Beast Wars about internal politics and infighting on the bad guys' side, and Rhinox was the only one who was intellectually equal to Megatron, and thus could serve the same role Tarantulas and Blackarachnia had before. They just had to turn him into a ranting megalomaniac to get there...

The show definitely got better as it went on, but it was hard to overcome the initial bad taste its early episodes left...
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1600834)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 20th, 2014 @ 10:58pm CDT
Henry921 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:worst tf show ever.


Just picture it as the 1960s for the Transformers Universe and life will be good.

I always thought Beast Machine was an alright show for a story perspective, the part that always tuned me off was the shows Aesthetics perspective.


The biggest thing I have against the show is the extremely out of character depiction of Rhinox.



Rattrap and Megatron got slapped pretty hard with that too, most notably in 'The Weak Component.'
True dat, but I'm surprised so few fans mention Blackarachnia in that list, because she seriously got gutted as bad as anyone else. She went from being arguably the most complex character in Beast Wars to a collection of token-female-good-guy-in-a-boys'-action-cartoon tropes. Her weapons are downgraded to 'entanglement-projectiles', her personal motivation for most of the show is recovering her lost love interest...oh, and that telekinesis she was developing in her TM2 body? Surprise surprise, that's translated into a poorly-defined woman's-intuition power that's so hard to control, she appears to be suffering from migraines, hysteria, and fainting spells! Which can work, IF we're talking Cheetara, Reiko on Galaxy Rangers, or that cat on Bucky O' Hare, but that's NOT who Blackarachnia was. It especially stunk for techie duties to be transferred from her to Rattrap (apparently little guys need that, as they're totally incapable of badassery :roll: ), since she was the only tech-minded character in Beast Wars whose skill gradually improved with experience throughout the series...so functioning as Klingon eye-candy with a tough, no-nonsense attitude was the natural end result of her character development. BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARF!!!

As for this event, however, since Legends "continuity" is just an intentionally convoluted joke, the absolute worst aspect of Beast Machines, how its retcons interacted with the Sunbow cartoon in order for its inappropriate story to function, is pretty much negated, so this might actually be a little fun.
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1600848)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 21st, 2014 @ 12:20am CDT
Honestly, Beast Machines is the most highbrow and most tightly-written series we've ever gotten. From start to finish, it feels like the writers knew exactly what they were doing going into it with very little of anything feeling like it was forced in at the 11th hour (there are traces of such things in there, but it's exceedingly minor). It took its audience seriously and engaged us on an intellectual and philosophical level (You know, for kids! :P ), asking and exploring big questions and high-minded concepts that no other series (let alone other kids cartoons of the time) were willing to ask and explore. It dug deep into the soil of the lore to plant the seeds of its own mythos to add to all that came before. It took risks and pushed itself to show just how far it could go with its potential, revolutionizing the brand's mythology and forever changing it for years to come. 8)
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1600849)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2014 @ 12:45am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Honestly, Beast Machines is the most highbrow and most tightly-written series we've ever gotten. From start to finish, it feels like the writers knew exactly what they were doing going into it with very little of anything feeling like it was forced in at the 11th hour (there are traces of such things in there, but it's exceedingly minor). It took its audience seriously and engaged us on an intellectual and philosophical level (You know, for kids! :P ), asking and exploring big questions and high-minded concepts that no other series (let alone other kids cartoons of the time) were willing to ask and explore. It dug deep into the soil of the lore to plant the seeds of its own mythos to add to all that came before. It took risks and pushed itself to show just how far it could go with its potential, revolutionizing the brand's mythology and forever changing it for years to come. 8)


Yet at the same time, Beast Machines greatly ignored the characterization of some of the most beloved characters from the Beast Wars series, if not of all Transformers characters. I think had they paid more attention to how these characters were portrayed in Beast Wars, that Beast Machines wouldn't feel like such a disconnect from its predecessor.

That, and that's a downer of a series with everyone bitching and complaining and moaning and groaning. I like Beast Machines but it has a ton of flaws ... whereas with Beast Wars, my biggest complaint is the lack of shadows which irks me greatly while watching it.
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1601139)
Posted by hunter4life on August 22nd, 2014 @ 2:46am CDT
this will get worser if it includes the poke-formers and bayformers. i just want it to be a g1 tribute universe!!!!!!!! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1601179)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 22nd, 2014 @ 7:39am CDT
hunter4life wrote:this will get worser if it includes the poke-formers and bayformers. i just want it to be a g1 tribute universe!!!!!!!! :BANG_HEAD:

Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1603920)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on September 4th, 2014 @ 12:16am CDT
Our friends at DeNA have announced the latest chapter in the Transformers: Legends mobile device game, "Unicron Returns".

[quote]

TRANSFORMERS Legends “Unicron Returns” has begun!



STARSCREAM, still a ghost, makes a deal with UNICRON for a new body. He goes to the DECEPTICON base, and takes control of SCOURGE and CYCLONUS. He leads the two DECEPTICONS to Earth, so they can fulfill UNICRON’S commands - for new eyes and a new body.

While SERGEANT KUP and SLINGSHOT fly to Earth to do a routine inspection on AUTOBOT CITY, SCOURGE and CYCLONUS, spurred on by STARSCREAM, head there to steal the mighty METROPLEX’S eyes.

After a fierce battle, the DECEPTICONS manage to escape with one, and head to their next task, to bring TRYPTICON’S body to UNICRON. The AUTOBOTS follow, intent on preventing whatever mayhem they intend to perpetrate.

Will they be able to stop STARSCREAM from reviving the galaxy’s greatest threat? Will UNICRON rise again? Find out on TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS – “UNICRON RETURNS”!


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Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1605651)
Posted by Dr Va'al on September 11th, 2014 @ 7:49am CDT
Another update from the DeNA Mobage Transformers Legends mobile game, announcing their new 'More than Meets the Eye' episode, live from today! Check it out below.

[quote]BUMBLEBEE and CLIFFJUMPER are returning from an energon scavenging run, unaware that their progress is being monitored from the sky. With a single blast from his weapon, SUNSTORM, DIRGE, BITSTREAM and HOT LINK begin their chase, eager to take the AUTOBOTS’ energon for their own purposes.

The cat and mouse game continues through the valleys of Cybertron, as the DECEPTICONS rain down destruction from above. The AUTOBOTS, outnumbered and outgunned, race desperately towards their one remaining sanctuary – Iacon.

Will the DECEPTICONS destroy the AUTOBOTS’ last hope? Or will BUMBLEBEE and CLIFFJUMPER be able to escape with their precious cargo? Find out on TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS – “MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE”![/quote]

Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1605653)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 11th, 2014 @ 7:58am CDT
Sunstorm, Bitstream, and Hotlink!
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1605656)
Posted by 1984forever on September 11th, 2014 @ 8:18am CDT
Glad to see this is based on the real More than meets the eye rather than the widely distributed fanfic MTMTE.
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1605671)
Posted by Henry921 on September 11th, 2014 @ 9:33am CDT
1984forever wrote:Glad to see this is based on the real More than meets the eye rather than the widely distributed fanfic MTMTE.


Well, it's all fan fiction, isn't it? :???:

Anything not written by Furman, or Budiansky, or the myriad TV writers from the original cartoon was created by those who inherited the franchise after them; many of whom I assume to be fans, and many of whom created new fictions (including the concept of a 'multiverse'). Even the Dreamwave comics you held up as outstanding G1 fiction were written by two completely new writers and told an entirely different story still based in the very broad 'G1 continuity.'

So really, is your statement meant to be an insult? Because taken literally, the same could be said about everything made after 1984/1987.
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1605673)
Posted by 1984forever on September 11th, 2014 @ 9:43am CDT
Henry921 wrote:
1984forever wrote:Glad to see this is based on the real More than meets the eye rather than the widely distributed fanfic MTMTE.


Well, it's all fan fiction, isn't it? :???:

Anything not written by Furman, or Budiansky, or the myriad TV writers from the original cartoon was created by those who inherited the franchise after them; many of whom I assume to be fans, and many of whom created new fictions (including the concept of a 'multiverse'). Even the Dreamwave comics you held up as outstanding G1 fiction were written by two completely new writers and told an entirely different story still based in the very broad 'G1 continuity.'

So really, is your statement meant to be an insult? Because taken literally, the same could be said about everything made after 1984/1987.

Actually it was praise... for Transformers Legends! The game is a mess, but at least they respect the franchise. IDW MTMTE is nothing but Doctor Who or Divine Comedy starring Transformers. Fanfic no different from a Kup vs. Arcee porno strip.
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1605681)
Posted by packagoustomifuw on September 11th, 2014 @ 11:22am CDT
1984forever wrote:
Henry921 wrote:
1984forever wrote:Glad to see this is based on the real More than meets the eye rather than the widely distributed fanfic MTMTE.


Well, it's all fan fiction, isn't it? :???:

Anything not written by Furman, or Budiansky, or the myriad TV writers from the original cartoon was created by those who inherited the franchise after them; many of whom I assume to be fans, and many of whom created new fictions (including the concept of a 'multiverse'). Even the Dreamwave comics you held up as outstanding G1 fiction were written by two completely new writers and told an entirely different story still based in the very broad 'G1 continuity.'

So really, is your statement meant to be an insult? Because taken literally, the same could be said about everything made after 1984/1987.

Actually it was praise... for Transformers Legends! The game is a mess, but at least they respect the franchise. IDW MTMTE is nothing but Doctor Who or Divine Comedy starring Transformers. Fanfic no different from a Kup vs. Arcee porno strip.


Except they didn't respect Wheeljack enough not to replace him with Cliffjumper. :grin:
Re: Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines' (1605683)
Posted by Bounti76 on September 11th, 2014 @ 11:23am CDT
Henry921 wrote:
1984forever wrote:Glad to see this is based on the real More than meets the eye rather than the widely distributed fanfic MTMTE.


Well, it's all fan fiction, isn't it? :???:

Anything not written by Furman, or Budiansky, or the myriad TV writers from the original cartoon was created by those who inherited the franchise after them; many of whom I assume to be fans, and many of whom created new fictions (including the concept of a 'multiverse'). Even the Dreamwave comics you held up as outstanding G1 fiction were written by two completely new writers and told an entirely different story still based in the very broad 'G1 continuity.'

So really, is your statement meant to be an insult? Because taken literally, the same could be said about everything made after 1984/1987.


No feeding the trolls, please. With a name like 1984forever, you have to know that anything not based on, and slavishy homaging the very first season of the cartoon is blasphemy to him.