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The official Transformers YouTube channel has uploaded a trailer for the upcoming Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Predacons Rising movie that was shown at SDCC 2013. Check out the embedded video below.

The Transformers Prime saga didn't end with the season finale! Transformers Prime: Predacons Rising is an all new movie-length event, hitting DVD and Blu-ray on October 8th


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Re: Transformers Prime: Predacons Rising Trailer (1513522)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 23rd, 2013 @ 8:36am CDT
Finally. It's about time Hasbro personally uploaded the SDCC trailer (well, half of it, at least. They still have yet to upload the second half).

Those are Darksteel and Skylynx (which makes sense due to their being in the toyline of the same name, and both the Grimwing and Skystalker molds had CGI models seen in previous episodes), and one of them sure does sound a lot like Steve Blum. 8)
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Posted by ILL-Star on August 23rd, 2013 @ 1:02pm CDT
Well at least they do look like the figures. However their heads are different and the difference in bulk between the two is now reversed. Unfortunately for me, that means I now have to get both.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on August 23rd, 2013 @ 2:26pm CDT
Wait....now I'm confused.

Which one's Skylynx and which one's Darksteel?!

All this time...I thought the guy on the right was Skylynx.

Only now that it's in HD do I see that it is clearly Darksteel.

Why the hell is Skylynx green-ish and red, with very little white? The toy looks nothing like that.

Though I'll give them points for making the body structure somewhat accurate, I now feel like Darksteel should've been the Deluxe. He just looks smaller and less bulkier than Skylynx unlike the toys.

We're also going to need an upgrade kit for both toys. Those are not some show accurate heads.

*sigh* At least they got Predaking right.

Though, I don't remember one of the Predacons speaking in the SDCC tape. Sounds like he's voiced by Steve Blum. Maybe the other one is voiced by Gregg Berger as he was mentioned as a voice actor for Prime previously?
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Posted by VirusCarnage on August 23rd, 2013 @ 8:32pm CDT
Yay they finally released this clip in HD, I was hoping they would do it eventually.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 23rd, 2013 @ 8:37pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:Wait....now I'm confused.

Which one's Skylynx and which one's Darksteel?!

All this time...I thought the guy on the right was Skylynx.

Only now that it's in HD do I see that it is clearly Darksteel.
:shock: You're right. That is peculiar.

They switched their sizes around, but for what reason? :-?

PrymeStriker wrote:Why the hell is Skylynx green-ish and red, with very little white? The toy looks nothing like that.
Looking at the scene in 1080p HD and in full screen, I think it's just the lighting making him look greenish. I think he really is more of a light gray/whitish instead.

PrymeStriker wrote:Though, I don't remember one of the Predacons speaking in the SDCC tape.
I do. :mrgreen:

PrymeStriker wrote:Sounds like he's voiced by Steve Blum.
And it seems to be Skylynx who spoke the line.

PrymeStriker wrote:Maybe the other one is voiced by Gregg Berger as he was mentioned as a voice actor for Prime previously?
I think the whole Gregg Berger thing turned out to be a misunderstanding. The original claim came from Nolan North stated that "He also felt honored to watch Berger and Cullen work, both on this project and the animated "Transformers Prime" series." But, North was likely just speaking of Berger in reference to FOC and Cullen to both FOC and Prime, since North was in FOC as Cliffjumper and Prime as Smokescreen (and at the time, his casting of FOC Cliffjumper wasn't fully made clear), so it seems a lot of folks just jumped the gun on that one. :oops:
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 24th, 2013 @ 12:20am CDT
Found these:

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Nice job on making them barely resemble their toy molds, Hasbro Studios. :roll:
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Posted by VirusCarnage on August 24th, 2013 @ 12:24am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Found these:

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Nice job on making them barely resemble their toy molds, Hasbro Studios. :roll:

By the All Spark I can barely notice any similarities, thus is a prime example of Hasbro Logic.
Re: Transformers Prime: Predacons Rising Trailer (1513686)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 24th, 2013 @ 12:24am CDT
Yeah, I had originally planned to get these two and maybe the Supreme Predaking, but since they don't really resemble their on-screen appearance much, I may truly skip out on anything Beast Hunters. With the exceptions of Shockwave and Abominus, if I ever see them in stores (just like Generations Blaster, only seen them once since their release).
Re: Transformers Prime: Predacons Rising Trailer (1513748)
Posted by Jack Hallows on August 24th, 2013 @ 10:22am CDT
i thought sky linx was an autobot :/
Re: Transformers Prime: Predacons Rising Trailer (1513782)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 24th, 2013 @ 1:04pm CDT
Jack Hallows wrote:i thought sky linx was an autobot :/


Different continuities, different characterizations of previous characters.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 24th, 2013 @ 9:02pm CDT
Yeah, this has happened before.
  • Beast Wars II had a Maximal named "Skywarp"
  • Robots in Disguise had a Decepticon named "Rollbar"
  • Armada had an Autobot named "Scavenger" and a Decepticon named "Wheeljack" (granted, the latter was a defector, but still)
  • Energon had a Decepticon named "Mirage"
  • Cybertron had an Autobot named "Brakedown"
  • Animated had an Autobot named "Jetstorm" who was an homage to the Beast Machines Vehicon Jetstorm
  • Dark of the Moon had a Decepticon named "Devcon"
  • Etc. etc. ;)
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Posted by Jack Hallows on August 25th, 2013 @ 9:57am CDT
#-o so many characters torn apart in these different continuities. that's why i read the books and stay away from most of the shows save for transformers: prime. cuz they did that shit proper.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 25th, 2013 @ 1:57pm CDT
Jack Hallows wrote:#-o so many characters torn apart in these different continuities. that's why i read the books and stay away from most of the shows save for transformers: prime. cuz they did that shit proper.
By "books" do you mean "comics"? Cuz some of the characters I listed did appear in comic books.

And, what do you mean by them being "torn apart"? They aren't the same people as the G1 guys they share names with. You mentioned Transformers: Prime as being a example of something "proper", yet Knock Out is nothing like any past character named "Knock Out"/"Knockout", Starscream grew out of his usurping Megatron, Wheeljack's a warrior instead of an inventor, Smokescreen's a kid, Breakdown's a giant bruiser, Dreadwing is nothing like G1 Dreadwing or G2 Dreadwing, the Insecticons are a far cry from the G1 Insecticons, and Predaking is last thing one would call "similar" to G1 Predaking. With all these characters being virtually nothing like the original versions of those they share their names with, what exactly is it you consider "proper"?
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Posted by ILL-Star on August 25th, 2013 @ 3:22pm CDT
It's funny how some can say there is no resemblance between the figures and the character models of Skylynx and Darksteel. Aside from the switch in bulk and stature, they look very much the same.

Sabrblade wrote:And, what do you mean by them being "torn apart"? They aren't the same people as the G1 guys they share names with. You mentioned Transformers: Prime as being a example of something "proper", yet Knock Out is nothing like any past character named "Knock Out"/"Knockout", Starscream grew out of his usurping Megatron, Wheeljack's a warrior instead of an inventor, Smokescreen's a kid, Breakdown's a giant bruiser, Dreadwing is nothing like G1 Dreadwing or G2 Dreadwing, the Insecticons are a far cry from the G1 Insecticons, and Predaking is last thing one would call "similar" to G1 Predaking. With all these characters being virtually nothing like the original versions of those they share their names with, what exactly is it you consider "proper"?


For the most part regarding personalities. But its not as if those characters share nothing in common with previous versions. I believe ROTF Knockout was flashy and concerned with his looks, albeit to a lesser extent. TF Prime Wheeljack may not be an inventor, but G1 Wheeljack was also a warrior and both look very much the same. Smokescreen shares physical and decorative similarities and like G1 Smokescreen, seems to specialize in or is at least talented at using diversionary tactics. For Dreadwing the similarities are really that he and G2 Dreadwing are blue jets. But G2 Dreadwing did kinda hate both Autobots and Decepticons. And Prime Dreadwing sort of displayed the same feelings before he died. The Prime Insecticons in my opinion simply lack the intelligence of the G1 Insecticons but display all of their ravenous and beastly traits and while on their own they are loyal to Megatron, they do become traitorous when commanded by Airrachnid. In the same way G1 Predaking was dispatched by Galvatron to hunt down Autobots, Prime Predaking's purpose was quite the same. And both are black and orange and can use their animal instinct to their advantage. And Prime Breakdown became a bruiser because he was small and weak.
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Posted by Noideaforaname on August 25th, 2013 @ 9:13pm CDT
I get that Transformers reuses names all the time, but it's a bit weird how this Sky Lynx could almost stand in for the original (at least, it's beast mode standing in for the original's robot mode), but part of a totally different faction. Dunno how often that happens.
*glances over to green DotM Powerglide who could pass for a Movieverse Fuzor Sky Shadow* Hmm...

ILL-Star wrote:It's funny how some can say there is no resemblance between the figures and the character models of Skylynx and Darksteel. Aside from the switch in bulk and stature, they look very much the same.

While there are quite a number of similar features between the show model and toy, I don't think I'd have guessed who these two were if it weren't for that comparison chart whoever made up. Sky Lynx's distinctive features are his lankiness and robot-head-in-the-dragon-mode's-mouth, neither of which are reflected in the show model; Dark Steel is closer, but the dragon head appears to be different, he's got no "fingers" on his wings, and that 'second head'/gun isn't at all homaged.
It's kinda like Beast Machines, where the toys are "close enough" to the show models, but not really that accurate.



And now that I think of it, it saddens me that the show is apparently ignoring all the Predacons with colorful bios and going for the two with utterly basic, uninteresting ones. No honorable Grimwing with a ugly growth whispering naughty things in his ear, no maternal Ripclaw, no "wants to see the world burn" Laserback... *sigh*
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Posted by Mindmaster on August 25th, 2013 @ 9:18pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:I get that Transformers reuses names all the time, but it's a bit weird how this Sky Lynx could almost stand in for the original (at least, it's beast mode standing in for the original's robot mode), but part of a totally different faction. Dunno how often that happens.


Well, like Sabrblade mentioned earlier, we did get the Constructicon-homage-laden Scavenger, who was an Autobot in the Armada series.
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Posted by Jack Hallows on August 25th, 2013 @ 11:00pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:And, what do you mean by them being "torn apart"? They aren't the same people as the G1 guys they share names with. You mentioned Transformers: Prime as being a example of something "proper", yet Knock Out is nothing like any past character named "Knock Out"/"Knockout", Starscream grew out of his usurping Megatron, Wheeljack's a warrior instead of an inventor, Smokescreen's a kid, Breakdown's a giant bruiser, Dreadwing is nothing like G1 Dreadwing or G2 Dreadwing, the Insecticons are a far cry from the G1 Insecticons, and Predaking is last thing one would call "similar" to G1 Predaking. With all these characters being virtually nothing like the original versions of those they share their names with, what exactly is it you consider "proper"?

yea, that's what i meant by books. & that's what i mean by torn apart, too. it's confusing to see so many different characters with the same name.

& to me, transformers: prime is proper cuz it was written well, sticks by it's roots, it's very violent at times and deals with some pretty adult themes without loosing it's fun factor for younger viewers. and the seasons got to the point without too many filler episodes. i loved the character development. especially starscreams. the writers used their characters well and made sure the heroes didn't get all the screen time. proper hops to tf:p.

also, idw's run on transformers has me by the scruff. these dudes tell giant robot stories well.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 25th, 2013 @ 11:08pm CDT
Jack Hallows wrote:yea, that's what i meant by books. & that's what i mean by torn apart, too. it's confusing to see so many different characters with the same name.
With 30 years of multiple continuities, it's kind of bound to happen.

Jack Hallows wrote:& to me, transformers: prime is proper cuz it was written well, sticks by it's roots, it's very violent at times and deals with some pretty adult themes without loosing it's fun factor for younger viewers. and the seasons got to the point without too many filler episodes. i loved the character development. especially starscreams. the writers used their characters well and made sure the heroes didn't get all the screen time. proper hops to tf:p.
And yet, all the examples I listed fit with what you said about not liking different characters using the names of previous characters that they're nothing like.

Jack Hallows wrote:also, idw's run on transformers has me by the scruff. these dudes tell giant robot stories well.
Now they do, yes. They didn't always. *cough*2008-2011*cough*
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Posted by Jack Hallows on August 26th, 2013 @ 12:01am CDT
i get your point, but you asked why i thought it was proper & those are my reasons. there's nothin wrong with them recycling the characters' names endlessly. i understand they're licensed names and need to be used. it's just annoying and confusing to me so i stay away from a lot of it. transformers prime hooked me instantly though, and stayed somewhat true to it's roots. even if some of the characters were different ages or appeared differently, they still had similarities to their original counterparts and that was pretty cool. i think the variations worked perfectly for the specifics of the series. if the creators planned on more than three seasons, i feel like they would have done much more with the characters.

i gotta say though, the idw collections are ridiculous. i was blown away by the last stand of the wreckers & it's hard cover version. i'd pay good to see that on a screen.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 26th, 2013 @ 6:06am CDT
Jack Hallows wrote:i gotta say though, the idw collections are ridiculous. i was blown away by the last stand of the wreckers & it's hard cover version. i'd pay good to see that on a screen.
IDW's current greatness owes much to James Roberts and John Barber, who have set the bar really high compared to Shane McCarthy's work on "All Hail Megatron" and Mike Costa's work on the 2009-2011 ongoing. Roberts and Barber have really outdown themselves to make the comics feel so worthwhile again. :D
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Posted by Jack Hallows on August 26th, 2013 @ 9:21am CDT
you forgot to mention nick roche! that is one wildly imaginative dude. i wish they'd use some of these writers' input for the live action films.
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Posted by Noideaforaname on August 26th, 2013 @ 10:02am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Well, like Sabrblade mentioned earlier, we did get the Constructicon-homage-laden Scavenger, who was an Autobot in the Armada series.

Oh yeah. How'd I forget him?
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 26th, 2013 @ 10:19pm CDT
Jack Hallows wrote:you forgot to mention nick roche! that is one wildly imaginative dude. i wish they'd use some of these writers' input for the live action films.
Indeed. Roche rules!
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Posted by VirusCarnage on August 30th, 2013 @ 3:06pm CDT
Zap2it
Posted a Hub Network Press release stating the movie Synopsis and the air date on the Hub Network which is October 4th at 8:00 PM EST/5:00PM PST.

Spoilers in the link above.
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 30th, 2013 @ 7:55pm CDT
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Predacons Rising now has a concrete air date. Zap2it.com has posted a press release stating that the movie will air of the Hub on October 4 at 8 pm ET. The press release can be seen below, however be aware that there are spoilers in the press release.

THE HUB NETWORK WILL HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE OF HASBRO STUDIO’S ACTION-PACKED ORIGINAL MOVIE
“TRANFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS PREDACONS RISING,”
OCT. 4

The Feature Film Serves as an Epilogue to
The Popular Hub Network Series,
“Transformers Prime Beast Hunters”

LOS ANGELES — The Hub Network, a destination for kids and their families, will have the exclusive world premiere of the Hasbro Studios’ feature film, “Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Predacons Rising,” on Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, with an encore at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT. This epilogue to the popular Hub Network series, “Transformers Prime Beast Hunters,” takes viewers on a cinematic adventure with a captivating storyline and Unforgettable characters and features amazing CG animation. In the “Transformers Prime Beast Hunters” series a fearsome new faction, the dragon-like PREDACONS, emerged on Earth and the AUTOBOTS adapted with never before seen BEAST HUNTERS abilities to battle this all new enemy led by the spectacular PREDAKING character.

In “Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Predacons Rising,” a resurrected UNICRON has taken over the now empty body of MEGATRON to seek vengeance on the AUTOBOTS and ultimately, the destruction of CYBERTRON. This formidable enemy forces an unlikely alliance between the AUTOBOTS, DECEPTICONS, PREDAKING and two new PREDACONS, who come together in an epic battle to help protect their newly restored planet.

“Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Predacons Rising” is executive produced by Roberto Orci (“Star Trek Into Darkness”), Alex Kurtzman (“Star Trek Into Darkness”), Jeff Kline (“Men in Black: The Animated Series”) and stars Michael Ironside (“Ultra Magnus”). It also stars the cast of “Transformers Prime,” including Will Friedle (“Bumblebee”), Peter Cullen (“Optimus Prime”), Steve Blum (“Starscream”), Nolan North (“Smokescreen”), John Noble (“Unicron”), Peter Mensa (“Predaking”), Frank Welker (“Megatron”), Jeffrey Combs (“Ratchet”), Kevin Michael Richardson (“Bulkhead”) and Sumalee Montano (“Arcee”).

“Transformers Prime” ran on the Hub Network for three seasons, the last season of which was titled “Transformers Prime Beast Hunters.” The Hub Network aired the series finale of “Transformers Prime” on Friday, July 26.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 30th, 2013 @ 8:55pm CDT
Very good. Four days before the DVD/Blu-Ray release. 8)
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Posted by #Sideways# on August 30th, 2013 @ 10:52pm CDT
I cannot flipping wait.

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Posted by Cyclonus43 on September 14th, 2013 @ 12:48pm CDT
Not to be a debbie downer....again....but the movie is/was a disappointment.

Everything seemed rushed and the ending was just eh.
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Posted by VirusCarnage on September 14th, 2013 @ 12:55pm CDT
Cyclonus43 wrote:Not to be a debbie downer....again....but the movie is/was a disappointment.

Everything seemed rushed and the ending was just eh.

I thought it didn't air until October 4th?
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Posted by Mindmaster on September 14th, 2013 @ 12:59pm CDT
viruscarnage wrote:
Cyclonus43 wrote:Not to be a debbie downer....again....but the movie is/was a disappointment.

Everything seemed rushed and the ending was just eh.

I thought it didn't air until October 4th?


The movie is starting to (illegally) leak on video-sharing websites. Someone on Facebook showed me a YouTube link to it earlier today, and temptation gave in. I watched the first thirty minutes before the video was removed.

From what I gathered, I thought it was nice and fluid. Of course, I didn't get to see the last thirty minutes of it.
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Posted by Seibertron on September 14th, 2013 @ 1:07pm CDT
Thanks to our good friends at Shout! Factory, Seibertron.com received an advanced copy of the upcoming Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Predacons Rising Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack, which will be released on October 8th at various retailers such as Amazon.com and Target. In order to whet your appetite further, we have provided a video clip of the menu's video montage that appears at the beginning of the Blu-Ray and have also included several images of the Blu-Ray packaging and disc itself for your viewing pleasure. The disc set includes a special bonus feature titled "A Look Behind The Scenes of Predacons Rising". Hopefully before the end of the weekend, we'll have a Seibertron.com review of this highly anticipated finale to the Transformers Prime saga. Join our discussion by clicking here.



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Posted by sdn1337 on September 14th, 2013 @ 1:48pm CDT
My friend found the movie on a torrent... so we're about to go watch it super early! :KREMZEEK:
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Posted by Noideaforaname on September 14th, 2013 @ 2:02pm CDT
Is that Unicron-possessed Megatron riding an undead robot dragon? And do we not have any TF toys to properly recreate it?
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Posted by Mindmaster on September 14th, 2013 @ 2:03pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Is that Unicron-possessed Megatron riding an undead robot dragon? And do we not have any TF toys to properly recreate it?


Umm, well, you could probably use the upcoming Commander-class Unicron Megatron (Or, as I've grown to call him, Unitron) on one of the Deluxes, or something. :-?
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Posted by ILL-Star on September 14th, 2013 @ 2:18pm CDT
Well there's a nice close up of Sky Lynx's face on the back cover. At least he still retains the horns next to his chin just like the figure.

Unicron Megatron's rocky jet mode looks awesome.
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Posted by VirusCarnage on September 14th, 2013 @ 2:29pm CDT
I just watched the movie, I loved it. I didn't like 1 thing though, how Optimus didn't use his Mini-gun or Star Saber but that's just my personal thing lol.
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Posted by Seibertron on September 14th, 2013 @ 3:28pm CDT
I just finished watching Predacons Rising. I'm going to watch it a couple more times before I put my thoughts down. It's pretty good and seemed like a fitting conclusion to a story that began almost 3 years ago.
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Posted by SkyWarpsGhost on September 14th, 2013 @ 5:50pm CDT
I don't use torrent sites etc, but this is up on YouTube right now. EDIT: if it was taken down earlier, it's back up right now as I'm watching it now for the second time.
Not gonna give anything away, so gonna wait until more people have seen it before posting my thoughts/opinions. Will just say I had the same lump in my throat that I had when BB killed Megatron at the end of S3 during the finale.

'What in Alpha Trions beard...' :lol:
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Posted by frogbat on September 14th, 2013 @ 5:55pm CDT
Excellent stuff but then again I was a fan of the regular show.

'Sooting straight'.... I chuckled at that

Non stop action, great for the kids and good plot... Plus not a ...... In sight
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Posted by Stryfe Convoy on September 14th, 2013 @ 8:08pm CDT
You know what? I watched it. I liked it, at first. I thought it was great. Until the end. While one character would definitely do what he did(ala Beast Machines), the other would never... ever... just leave...

I wasn't a big fan of Beast Machines, especially because of this act. Having the leader of the team, who you've been rooting for for the entirety of the series(or multiple series as is the case with Beast Wars/Machines) just opt to go and jump into the core of the planet to reformat/release all the sparks on the planet, only proves that the writers weren't trying very hard. I understand sacrifice is supposed to be the ultimate act of heroism, but living to keep fighting evil is more heroic, for the simple fact that if you sacrifice yourself, you get off easy. To live and keep doing what you're doing shows that you understand the hardships you face, and undertake them willingly.

Okay... End spoiler-ish rant.
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Posted by Manterax Prime on September 14th, 2013 @ 8:28pm CDT
Wow, never thought I'd hear Megatron say that.
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Posted by Sabrblade on September 14th, 2013 @ 11:43pm CDT
Just watched the movie:

So it starts off with a graduation ceremony for Bumblebee, with Optimus presumably promoting him from Scout to Warrior, as Bee stated he wished to hold off on until the war was over and they were free to return to Cybertron. Though, it looks as though the event is being held in Kaon, before a giant Megatron statue... Odd choice.

Megatron's dead body lies at the bottom of the sea on Earth.

No theme song or sequence for this one. Just the season 3 title card.

Megatron is completely dead, but he cannot fully pass on to the afterlife (i.e. - join with the Allspark) because of the Dark Energon that once flowed through his veins binds him to Unicron's "Anti-Spark". I guess he's just stuck in a state of limbo, then.

When Optimus used the Matrix to silence Unicron before, all he did was render Unicron's material form dormant, while his energy form was roused when Primus awoke when Cybertron was restored.

Megatron's body has become more spiky. and his jet mode now looks a bit more like the Gaia Unicron toy's spaceship mode (the one that looks like a face volcano). Sadly, though, the only toy that comes remotely close to resembling this new form of Megatron's is the Construct-Bots Unicron Megatron toy.

Ah, that's why the ceremony was held by the Megatron statue. So Jackie could blow it up once Bee was promoted. :grin:

Seeing Bumblebee speak with Will Friedle's voice is so refreshing to hear (if that makes sense :P ), and small moment with "Smokey" is very nice.

Bulkhead: "Primes never party." - Oh, THANKS for the reminder! Like we REALLY needed that! :-(

Ah HA! Optimus still hasn't gotten the AllSpark back to Cybertron! Another plot point from the novels still left to be resolved. And he says he needs to go find it because Cybertron, while being back alive itself, is incapable of creating new life without it.

Smokescreen never knew about the AllSpark launching, which Optimus says happened "thousands of years" ago (firmly putting to rest the old "millions and millions of years between WFC/FOC and Prime" gap being not that long). And we get a flashback to the launching. Sweet.

Optimus mentions that the Matrix will guide him to the AllSpark's location, which he attempted to do back in Exiles. But in that book, the Matrix led him to two of the colony worlds instead, and Optimus kept getting sidetracked along the way by many things. So even if the Matrix was going to lead to the AllSpark back then, a LOT of factors really must have gotten in Optimus's way to make him put off finding it for so long.

Starscream, Shockwave, and Predaking are still unaccounted for, and Optimus appoints Magnus to head patrolling missions to find them. Bulkhead is ordered to head the reconstruction project by building a landing field to welcome returning refugees. Wheeljack, however, gets the best job of all: He gets to go with Optimus as his deep-space navigator.

Megatron and Unicron occupy the same mind space within the same body.

Cool! Bulkhead's got Vehicons working under him.

Knock Out and other Vehicons are handcuffed and locked in a cell aboard the Nemesis. Bee's holding them there in hopes to get info on Shockwave's location.

Some of these Cybertronian structures and landscapes do remind me an awful lot like some of those seen in WFC and FOC. I pray the similarities are not mere coincidences.

Enter Skylynx and Darksteel.

Phew! For a second there, I thought Smokescreen was a fried goner. Gotta love that Phase Shifter and Smoke's intelligence usage of it. :D

Ratchet's back.

Bumblebee suspects that, if Shockwave's back in business with his cloning experiments, there could be a lot, a LOT, more Predacons than just those two out there. Let's wait and see.

Wheeljack notes that the AllSpark was sent to a hazardous star system called "Theta Scorpii", which Optimus knows about. Would have been nice to have pointed that out thousands of years ago, eh Prime?

It was Alpha Trion himself who constructed the reliquary that contains the AllSpark's pure energy.

Hiya, Predaking.

That is a LOT of Predacons... dead ones, anyway. "Rendered extinct ages ago by the Great Cataclysm."

How's it hangin', Screamer?

Egad! Seeing them in clear light, Skylynx and Darksteel really don't look anything like their toys. Outside of the most basic of similarities, that is.

Starscream makes no hesitation to constantly speak of Megatron in reverence, despite having no real reason to. Guess he really has grown out of his old anti-Megatron feelings.

Hey look! The Darkmount citadel on Cybertron is just like the one that was on Earth.

Holy smokes! That AllSpark looks nothing like I imagined it would. Neither a cube nor a Matrix-like shape. It's... pretty freaky-looking. Though, it almost seems like Optimus found it a little too easily, compared to his eons of searching for it without luck despite having the same search tools back then as he has now.

UniMegs's entrance mirrors that of Optimus 2.0's from episode 56 "Rebellion".

It's Frank Welker's voice, but Unicron's in the driver's seat.

That is some series "Arms Up" action going on there with UniMegs's arms. :P

I actually do wonder if that Smelting pit will be used in the story at some point (be it now or later), since they bothered to make a big deal about it still burning functionally despite Cybertron having been dormant for millennia.

At long last, after literally eons of searching, Optimus has finally gotten the AllSpark back. Coupled with the Star Saber, that makes two of his star-searching lifelong goals met.

HA! I KNEW IT! I KNEW they wouldn't be smelted right then and there! See? Main characters from Day 1 (plus Smoke, cuz he's awesome) don't get offed so arbitrarily by this show. The plot won't let them. Muwahahahaha!

Smokescreen: "What're we supposed to call 'em, huh? 'Megacron'? 'Unitron'?"
Arcee: "Really? That's your biggest issue right now?" :P

RATCHET CALLED UNICRON A "GOD"!!! A G-O-D "GOD"!!! That is the first time that has ever happened in any English-language Transformers animation ever made!!!

Whoa! In the Primus/Unicron flashback, we got a glimpse of what looked like a pre-formed Cybertron, surrounded by space clouds.

Predaking's about to meet UniMegs.

Oh no... Oh no... no... No... Don't kill Predaking... No...

Unicron just read Predaking's mind and now knows of the legions of dead Predacons from earlier.

And now, Shockwave and Starscream have found them as well.

Starscream is both baffled and overjoyed to see "his master" back. He even complements his new duds.

Darksteel and Skylynx waste no time lunging at UniMegs.

Well, folks, looks like this is what the title of the film refers to: Two new beasts and a whole lot of zombies.

You FOOL, Shockwave! Stop shooting and RUN!

Ah, darn it! Not they're eating him!

The Terrorcon Predacons are headed across the Hydrax Plateau for the Well of All Sparks, the most direct route to the Core.

Starscream's staging a coup aboard the Nemesis.

LOL! Smokescreen's stuck in the wall like Knock Out once was. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Predaking finally meets his two successors.

Knock Out: "Now, will you believe that I'm joining the winning team?"
Bumblebee: "Knock Out... we needed that!"
Knock Out: "Wait. It really was the Immobilizer?" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yay! Shockwave lives! Or should I call him "Shackwave"? :P

Man, Unicron and his army sure took their sweet time getting to the Well. I mean, can they be any slower?

Smokescreen just let slip the news that Optimus almost passed down the Matrix to him.

The ship is down. Right at the edge of the Well.

Whoops. Screamer's cell door broke.

YEAH! Autobots and Predacons vs. Terrorcon Predacons = AWESOME!

Oh no. The horde made it into the well. Along with the Pred trio.

Here comes Prime and Jackie!

Nice! When Bulkhead cries out Jackie's name and rides off the check on him, Arcee follows. Guess she and Wheeljack really hit it off before better than we thought. ;)

UniMegs has the AllSpark... or does he?

A trick!

Unicron, being a being of pure energy, was sucked into the reliquary of the Primes.

Oh look, Megatron lives. Again. Huzzah. :roll:

Megatron has... changed. He has renounced his need to inflict oppression, and has declared, no, demanded that the Decepticons are no more. Has old D-16 finally come back to us?

Starscream has returned to wanting to lead the Decepticons, and has taken it upon himself to rebuilt the faction under his name. But, incoming Predacons put a damper on that, wanting to "settle scores." Ah well, sorry Screamer. :P

Optimus put the energy of the AllSpark into the Matrix of Leadership, so that the reliquary could hold Unicron's essence.

Thus, Optimus's spark can no longer be separated from the multitude of others. In other words, he is now "one with the AllSpark/Allspark".

Optimus: "Because the Matrix must now be relinquished with the AllSpark, it cannot be restored. Or passed down to another. But while this may very well mark the end of the age of Primes, leadership can be earned with or without the Matrix."

Well, folks, looks like we're finally getting a dead Optimus. To those who wanted one back in episode 56, wish granted.

That final line of Optimus's makes it sound like it was written to act as the tiniest of elbow room for Optimus to return to life in a new body should a sequel series need him to do so.

Darksteel was voiced by Steve Blum (whom I could have sworn was voicing Skylynx instead). Skylynx was voiced by Nolan North. No new voice actors for these two, just existing ones.

That was very cool. A lot happened in this movie, and it all felt pretty good. Except for one little thing: The title. This movie was less "Predacons Rising" and more "Unicron Rising (plus a couple of Preds)". It really shows how much the Preds felt forced in to a story that otherwise did not need them. Darksteel and Skylynx were generic brutes who served as mostly background extras who only existed to breath fire and do tough stuff. The Terrorcon Predacon army could have easily been replaced by ordinary Terrorcons with little alteration to the story. Unicron stole this movie, but at least his awakening here, due to Primus's reactivation, made a lot more sense than some random, poorly-written planetary alignment. Bumblebee also stole this movie, being practically the star of it on the Autobots' side and taking center stage in a role of command. Will Friedle can really carry his own weight, and it shows. It was also interesting to see this being entirely Cybertron-centric, with no bits on Earth outside of a few quick shots, and no human characters at all. But, I still feel Optimus's finding the AllSpark was handled a little too easily, with it being found as though it were hardly a challenge to find it. Really, Optimus really couldn't have done this already back when he had the Ark all those years ago? I mean, he had the Matrix back then, which is all that he indicates as necessary to find it now, so what was the problem back then? And then there's Megatron, who's now no longer a warmongering tyrant. Will his change of heart be reflected in future fiction? Or will Hasbro force some way to throw him back into the ways of villainy? And what of Starscream? Did the Preds kill him? Did they not?

And what of the Dinobots? Or Rescue Force Sigma-17? While I don't expect the latter to get any resolution anytime soon, the former has their own comic storyline going on, so hopefully their fate is given in there. Same with Airachnid, who's another open book.

And Soundwave. Holy smoke, Soundwave was completely missing from this movie!

Though, as fun as it was, I'm actually kinda glad that it's all over. TF: Prime was an interesting series, but now that it's run its course, I feel that I'm ready for something new. The Go! cartoon has been entertaining enough, but it's become tough to watch it, so that's a slow going process. Rescue Bots season 2 comes this Winter, but that's still a way's off. Then there's Age of Extinction coming next year, but I need something other than another Movieverse flick to keep me vested. Here's hoping that whatever comes next to replace TF: Prime turns out to be good.
Re: Transformers Prime: Predacons Rising Trailer (1517887)
Posted by Samsonator on September 15th, 2013 @ 1:47am CDT
Fantastic movie, even if some bits seem a little re-hashed from things we've seen before, even Prime pulling a Primal and jumping into the core was executed well enough that his passing brought at least a tear to my eye. All in all this has been my favourite Transformers universe, I've really liked how things played out. I am sad to see it's over, but feel like it was wrapped up well enough that I'm excited to see what's next.
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Posted by Regamors on September 15th, 2013 @ 6:41am CDT
the full movie is on youtube, it was posted by TheJackie1768, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIU2fTLJBEo :D
Re: Transformers Prime: Predacons Rising Trailer (1517953)
Posted by Flashwave on September 15th, 2013 @ 1:27pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Megatron is completely dead, but he cannot fully pass on to the afterlife (i.e. - join with the Allspark) because of the Dark Energon that once flowed through his veins binds him to Unicron's "Anti-Spark". I guess he's just stuck in a state of limbo, then.

...

Megatron and Unicron occupy the same mind space within the same body.

And Soundwave. Holy smoke, Soundwave was completely missing from this movie!



Yish, addressing spoilers out of context makes my head hurt. My thoughts are pretty much the same, but I wanted to call these particulars out

1&2 go together so here goes:

If Megatron is dead and can't go to the all-spark, making him go to Unicron instead, A) is he in "Limbo" (Like we really need another region of not-space for that word...) or in a Unicron based Allspark? Does this in a roundabout way show what the Cybertronian allspark looks like? A bunch of Cybertronians walking around the body of a sleeping god talking to each other? Cause to this point its always sounded more like a mixing pot and one's distinctiveness tends to fade.

And to that same point, we've killed a lot of Dark Energon infused cybertronians already. Vehicons, mostly, although Prime tends to handle those more like spark bearing Cybertronians in matching uniforms than anything else. But if they're dead, and we kiled poor Cliffy back in Season 1 with Energon breath, why doesn't he get drawn to Unicron? And if Skyquake expires in the Shadowzone, what about his spark, will he return to Unicron? He did have a lifesign, as did Cliffjumper, the Autobots tracked him same way they did Megs in the movie.


3)Matter of debate, but since Soundwave was Shadowzoned, does he stay on the Nemesis doomed to forever stalk its halls or is he drawn to Earth since its a big honkin' space object with its own pan-dimensional gravitational pull? Ifd the latter, did poor Sounwave have the Nemesis pulled through him? Either way, I suspect if anyone could restart the war, it'd be him, and its propbably n the Autobots best interests to NOT go back for him, but sureley they know he's still alive, at least until he runs out of Energon and is forced to power down.
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Posted by Flashwave on September 15th, 2013 @ 1:33pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Megatron is completely dead, but he cannot fully pass on to the afterlife (i.e. - join with the Allspark) because of the Dark Energon that once flowed through his veins binds him to Unicron's "Anti-Spark". I guess he's just stuck in a state of limbo, then.

...

Megatron and Unicron occupy the same mind space within the same body.

And Soundwave. Holy smoke, Soundwave was completely missing from this movie!



Yish, addressing spoilers out of context makes my head hurt. My thoughts are pretty much the same, but I wanted to call these particulars out

1&2 go together so here goes:

If Megatron is dead and can't go to the all-spark, making him go to Unicron instead, A) is he in "Limbo" (Like we really need another region of not-space for that word...) or in a Unicron based Allspark? Does this in a roundabout way show what the Cybertronian allspark looks like? A bunch of Cybertronians walking around the body of a sleeping god talking to each other? Cause to this point its always sounded more like a mixing pot and one's distinctiveness tends to fade.

And to that same point, we've killed a lot of Dark Energon infused cybertronians already. Vehicons, mostly, although Prime tends to handle those more like spark bearing Cybertronians in matching uniforms than anything else. But if they're dead, and we kiled poor Cliffy back in Season 1 with Energon breath, why doesn't he get drawn to Unicron? And if Skyquake expires in the Shadowzone, what about his spark, will he return to Unicron? He did have a lifesign, as did Cliffjumper, the Autobots tracked him same way they did Megs in the movie.


3)Matter of debate, but since Soundwave was Shadowzoned, does he stay on the Nemesis doomed to forever stalk its halls or is he drawn to Earth since its a big honkin' space object with its own pan-dimensional gravitational pull? Ifd the latter, did poor Sounwave have the Nemesis pulled through him? Either way, I suspect if anyone could restart the war, it'd be him, and its propbably n the Autobots best interests to NOT go back for him, but sureley they know he's still alive, at least until he runs out of Energon and is forced to power down.
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Posted by VirusCarnage on September 15th, 2013 @ 2:43pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Megatron is completely dead, but he cannot fully pass on to the afterlife (i.e. - join with the Allspark) because of the Dark Energon that once flowed through his veins binds him to Unicron's "Anti-Spark". I guess he's just stuck in a state of limbo, then.

...

Megatron and Unicron occupy the same mind space within the same body.

And Soundwave. Holy smoke, Soundwave was completely missing from this movie!



Yish, addressing spoilers out of context makes my head hurt. My thoughts are pretty much the same, but I wanted to call these particulars out

1&2 go together so here goes:

If Megatron is dead and can't go to the all-spark, making him go to Unicron instead, A) is he in "Limbo" (Like we really need another region of not-space for that word...) or in a Unicron based Allspark? Does this in a roundabout way show what the Cybertronian allspark looks like? A bunch of Cybertronians walking around the body of a sleeping god talking to each other? Cause to this point its always sounded more like a mixing pot and one's distinctiveness tends to fade.

And to that same point, we've killed a lot of Dark Energon infused cybertronians already. Vehicons, mostly, although Prime tends to handle those more like spark bearing Cybertronians in matching uniforms than anything else. But if they're dead, and we kiled poor Cliffy back in Season 1 with Energon breath, why doesn't he get drawn to Unicron? And if Skyquake expires in the Shadowzone, what about his spark, will he return to Unicron? He did have a lifesign, as did Cliffjumper, the Autobots tracked him same way they did Megs in the movie.


3)Matter of debate, but since Soundwave was Shadowzoned, does he stay on the Nemesis doomed to forever stalk its halls or is he drawn to Earth since its a big honkin' space object with its own pan-dimensional gravitational pull? Ifd the latter, did poor Sounwave have the Nemesis pulled through him? Either way, I suspect if anyone could restart the war, it'd be him, and its propbably n the Autobots best interests to NOT go back for him, but sureley they know he's still alive, at least until he runs out of Energon and is forced to power down.

Cliffjumper and Skyquake wouldn't go to the Anti-spark since they died before they were infused with Dark Energon. So there sparks joined the All Spark already, but Unicron might've still used there bodies.
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Posted by Sabrblade on September 15th, 2013 @ 4:25pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:If Megatron is dead and can't go to the all-spark, making him go to Unicron instead, A) is he in "Limbo" (Like we really need another region of not-space for that word...) or in a Unicron based Allspark? Does this in a roundabout way show what the Cybertronian allspark looks like? A bunch of Cybertronians walking around the body of a sleeping god talking to each other? Cause to this point its always sounded more like a mixing pot and one's distinctiveness tends to fade.
Before typing that up, I went to get a second opinion about this from someone more knowledgeable about life, death, and the afterlife, and she said that, if one is completely dead in the physical world, but their soul, despite having fully left the physical plane, is being kept from entering the afterlife (which encompasses Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory), then their soul is probably stuck in limbo.

Which does fit here since Limbo as a place has appeared before in TF fiction. ;) http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Limbo


Flashwave wrote:And to that same point, we've killed a lot of Dark Energon infused cybertronians already. Vehicons, mostly, although Prime tends to handle those more like spark bearing Cybertronians in matching uniforms than anything else. But if they're dead, and we kiled poor Cliffy back in Season 1 with Energon breath, why doesn't he get drawn to Unicron? And if Skyquake expires in the Shadowzone, what about his spark, will he return to Unicron? He did have a lifesign, as did Cliffjumper, the Autobots tracked him same way they did Megs in the movie.
Viruscarnage already covered Cliffjumper and Skyquake, and pretty much anyone else who was ever infused with Dark Energon after already having been dead.

Megatron, however, was still alive when he used Dark Energon, so he couldn't go to Primus's Allspark after he died. Not with the Blood of Unicron having coursed through his veins.

On top of that, When Megatron first put Dark Energon into his Spark Chamber way back in episode 2, it was treated as a sort of unique experience that had never been done before, suggesting other Dark Energon infusions were merely performed on the user's body rather than than their Spark (and by extension their veins) itself.


Flashwave wrote:3)[spoiler]Matter of debate, but since Soundwave was Shadowzoned, does he stay on the Nemesis doomed to forever stalk its halls or is he drawn to Earth since its a big honkin' space object with its own pan-dimensional gravitational pull? Ifd the latter, did poor Sounwave have the Nemesis pulled through him? Either way, I suspect if anyone could restart the war, it'd be him, and its propbably n the Autobots best interests to NOT go back for him, but sureley they know he's still alive, at least until he runs out of Energon and is forced to power down.
I just meant that he didn't visually appear onscreen at all in this movie. Or even get a mention by anyone.

If he was there at all, he was fully invisible to all of the audience's senses the whole time.
Re: Transformers Prime: Predacons Rising Trailer (1518005)
Posted by Spleenzorio on September 15th, 2013 @ 7:00pm CDT
Just watched with my girlfriend who's only watched maybe 3 episodes with me including the series finale episode. She was more upset over Optimus than I was at the end :P
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Posted by Sabrblade on September 15th, 2013 @ 8:04pm CDT
Spleenzorio wrote:Just watched with my girlfriend who's only watched maybe 3 episodes with me including the series finale episode. She was more upset over Optimus than I was at the end :P
Well, to be fair, since she's only seen maybe 3 episodes (as you said), she might have felt cheated out of getting to know the character better before he died.

Unless she had other reasons. ;)

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