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Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed!

Transformers News: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed!

Monday, September 27th, 2010 12:29PM CDT

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Not to be outdone with all of the awesome toy news in the month of September, Transformers: Prime's going to finish September off with a knock out punch. The Hub's main website has finally launched, and with it we get a portal for Transformers: Prime. In it we find biographies for 11 characters, including Autobots, Decepticons and Humans. Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee, Bulkhead and Ratchet are summarized for the Autobots, while the Decepticons have Starscream, Soundwave and Megatron. Rounding off the list are the humans, Miko, Raf and Jackson. Check out some of the biographies below, while the rest can be seen over at the Hub!

Optimus Prime
The Autobots' leader is the biggest, strongest, and smartest. Optimus Prime makes the plans and protects the humans in the war with the Decepticons. He's awesome in big-rig mode and even more amazing as his true red-and-blue-armored self. You wouldn't call Optimus Prime cuddly, but he does care. He's just seen a lot of battle ... and he knows there's more to come.
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Soundwave
A stealth drone and the Decepticons' spy master, Soundwave has no face and doesn't say much. He just quietly finds information to use against the Autobots. He can tap into any transmission anywhere, except at the Autobots' secret base. Soundwave's far-reaching tentacles can snap through concrete, but his main tools are the tiny Deployers in his chest.
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Bulkhead
This giant ATV is the muscle of the Autobots. But Bulkhead's actually kind of sensitive -- as Miko learns when she bonds with him. At first he was a little afraid of hurting his tiny partner, but Miko helped him get over that. Now she even pushes him to do things that sometimes get him into trouble. But when Miko's in danger, Bulkhead's there to protect her.
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Starscream
This military fighter jet is Megatron's right-hand man. Starscream would rather sneak up on his victims than face them head-on, which makes him extra-dangerous. He's an expert planner, and that's one reason Megatron keeps him around. Starscream always shows respect to his general, but he's really just waiting for a chance to take command of the Decepticons himself.
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Here are some screen shots of the Transformers Prime section on HubWorld.com

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Here are some additional images of the Transformers Prime characters shown on HubWorld.com

Arcee
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Bulkhead
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Bumblebee
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Ratchet
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Soundwave
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Cliffjumper
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Eradicon
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Megatron
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Optimus Prime
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Starscream
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Keep it at Seibertron.com for the latest Transformers: Prime news and updates!
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Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129318)
Posted by Samsonator on September 27th, 2010 @ 12:33pm CDT
And Bulkhead retains an Animated-size chin!
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129321)
Posted by Seibertron on September 27th, 2010 @ 12:42pm CDT
Here are some screen shots of the Transformers Prime section on HubWorld.com

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Here are some additional images of the Transformers Prime characters shown on HubWorld.com

Arcee
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Bulkhead
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Bumblebee
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Ratchet
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Soundwave
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Cliffjumper
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Eradicon
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Megatron
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Optimus Prime
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Starscream
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Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129324)
Posted by Seibertron on September 27th, 2010 @ 12:46pm CDT
I'm getting excited for this!
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129326)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on September 27th, 2010 @ 12:46pm CDT
I think Ratchet and Bulkhead look pretty solid, but all of the others are just subpar. I might warm up to Megatron once I see more of him though.

Are we getting toys for this line at some point?

Also, Eradicon and cliffjumper's vehicle modes look nice.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129333)
Posted by --B-- on September 27th, 2010 @ 12:54pm CDT
Bumblebee's voice was damaged on Cybertron and he communicates through beeps and boops :BOOM:

My absolute least favorite part of the live action movies. Grrrr. It's Bumblebee, not R2-Freakin-D2!!!
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129336)
Posted by Name_Violation on September 27th, 2010 @ 12:58pm CDT
bulkhead looks pretty good
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129339)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 27th, 2010 @ 1:05pm CDT
Hoo boy.

The toys better be good, or the fan outrage will be immense. I can see it now... "Even Bayhem's robot's looked like something. I mean look at...OMG WHY IS SOUNDWAVE A BAT AND STARSCREAM A STICK WITH WINGS??"

And so on, and so on.

I like Bulkhead, a lot. Ratchet's not bad. Megatron, I can't remember, but I love the vehicle mode in that pic.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129344)
Posted by Seibertron on September 27th, 2010 @ 1:15pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:Hoo boy.

The toys better be good, or the fan outrage will be immense. I can see it now... "Even Bayhem's robot's looked like something. I mean look at...OMG WHY IS SOUNDWAVE A BAT AND STARSCREAM A STICK WITH WINGS??"

And so on, and so on.

I like Bulkhead, a lot. Ratchet's not bad. Megatron, I can't remember, but I love the vehicle mode in that pic.


And then a year later everyone will love it.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129348)
Posted by Artakha Prime on September 27th, 2010 @ 1:20pm CDT
I really can`t see any good toys coming in the future.. i mean, these things are just so... complicated.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129349)
Posted by whacko on September 27th, 2010 @ 1:20pm CDT
Not impressed with any of the Decepticon designs. Not impressed at all. And I would kill Bulkead just to get a real Ironhide in here.

Some of the Autobots look pretty good but overall I don't know if I am really impressed with the Bayverse/Animated mashup.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129351)
Posted by lbullock7 on September 27th, 2010 @ 1:25pm CDT
What the heck is up with Soundwave? :BOOM: He looks pretty cool but not for being soundwave, He looks like a bat, looks more like he could be mindwipe or something. Bulkhead is looking pretty cool though.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129354)
Posted by Seibertron on September 27th, 2010 @ 1:29pm CDT
lbullock7 wrote:What the heck is up with Soundwave? :BOOM: He looks pretty cool but not for being soundwave, He looks like a bat, looks more like he could be mindwipe or something. Bulkhead is looking pretty cool though.


Beast Wars Mutant Soundwave was a bat and a crocodile. Bats and "soundwaves" go hand-in-hand. I'm thinking this was their train of thought.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129359)
Posted by TulioDude on September 27th, 2010 @ 1:33pm CDT
I love it!

I think we got something really special here.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129361)
Posted by Counterpunch on September 27th, 2010 @ 1:34pm CDT
Hey guys...

What toys?

What toys do you think will go along with this? They aren't going to make a whole new line and just spring it on us. It takes a year + in production and development to pump out a toy line.

As we speak, somewhere they are finishing the designs on the Movie 3 toys. We're going to go from PCC and Generations right into the Movie toys next year. There's literally no room for these things to make it to shelves.

Prime will be a prep-work and hype show leading up to the film. It may not be related to the movie, but all the visual clues are there, all of them going towards legitimizing what kids see on screen.

Bet it.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129366)
Posted by OlivusPrime on September 27th, 2010 @ 1:50pm CDT
I love some of these designs, and I was really looking forward to this cartoon. I thought it might be like Animated - good new ideas, mature, and faithful to previous designs...

...but Soundwave? Urgh. I'm a bit of a Soundwave fan, and I have to say, after the awesome designs for Animated, ROTF and WFC, this one is just a huge kick in the balls. His bio doesn't help things:

Blurrz wrote:
Soundwave
A stealth drone and the Decepticons' spy master, Soundwave has no face and doesn't say much.


Turnoffs don't get much bigger than that.The fact that he's just a drone, doesn't say much and "has no face" really pisses me off.

On the lighter side, I still think Optimus' design looks great, and the truck is very cool. I also think they got Bulkhead, Ratchet, Megatron and Cliffjumper right. Starscream is a bit spindly, but I suppose it kind of matches his character. Arcee looks alright too.

I reckon toys of these guys would be good, and they're probably possible, considering the kind of things we've seen in ROTF and HFTD. Obviously if these toys are planned, they won't come out until after TF3, and that's only Prime is still running by that point.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129368)
Posted by syphonn on September 27th, 2010 @ 1:58pm CDT
--B-- wrote:Bumblebee's voice was damaged on Cybertron and he communicates through beeps and boops :BOOM:


I thought you were joking when you wrote that ... until I read it on the site.

It looks like the live action movies(s) animated.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129376)
Posted by larenzo177 on September 27th, 2010 @ 2:18pm CDT
Sure these guys look funky, but don't worry! Next year we'll be getting 1516718191908336545367289384762789 new Bumblebee toys! :BOOM:
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129378)
Posted by SlyTF1 on September 27th, 2010 @ 2:30pm CDT
The designs are freking awesome! But the bios are just stealing from freking everything else! I mean damn! Bumblebee's voice is damaged again :BANG_HEAD: Why Bumblebee,Why!? And Bulkhead is sensitive but strong, and gets pushed into breking stuff from little bastard humans. Is it so hard to come up with anything new? I like Soundwave's bio though, and his design! Thats how I would look and act if I was a TF. A Decepticon spy with no face and blows stuff up. Awesome.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129379)
Posted by icenemesis on September 27th, 2010 @ 2:33pm CDT
For all of you who are ticked that soundwave is a drone relax, they are talking about a drone plane like a predator drone, not that Soundwave was one.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129380)
Posted by Iron Prime on September 27th, 2010 @ 2:34pm CDT
I'm pretty underwhelmed atm. Here's hoping....
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129383)
Posted by Softimus Prime on September 27th, 2010 @ 2:49pm CDT
All the autobots look good, as dose starscream. I cant tell if starscream has a collar or a stubby neck though.
Soundwave looks good but I am disappointed in his lack of resemblance to any previous incarnation, and the lack of resemblance of Megatron's alt mode to anything at all. I would have hoped if they wanted to use a movie alt mode they'd a least pick the tank over the spacebug.
...so cassettes will be called deployers now, I like it.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129384)
Posted by Random on September 27th, 2010 @ 2:56pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Hey guys...

What toys?

What toys do you think will go along with this? They aren't going to make a whole new line and just spring it on us. It takes a year + in production and development to pump out a toy line.

As we speak, somewhere they are finishing the designs on the Movie 3 toys. We're going to go from PCC and Generations right into the Movie toys next year. There's literally no room for these things to make it to shelves.

Prime will be a prep-work and hype show leading up to the film. It may not be related to the movie, but all the visual clues are there, all of them going towards legitimizing what kids see on screen.

Bet it.


Just an excerpt from the latest Toyfare magazines article about The Hub:

Toyfare speaking with Hasbro Studios President Stephen Davis.

Toyfare: "You mentioned doing a lot of the design work in-house. Are you working with Hasbro at all to make sure the designs can translate to toys, eventually?"

Davis: "It's a very close collaboration. We have something called the A-Team, where we really pair the various constituencies from Hasbro the toy company, from Hasbro the studio and from The Hub, and when we develop, we develop in a close collaboration to make sure that we are really meeting the needs of all the constituencies. Look, at the end of the day, we are all about making great television, and our belief is that if you make really great television then the whole licensing and merchandising piece will follow. You make a really terrific show, then viewers will come and they will sample all of what you have to offer them."

It sounds, more or less, that they are waiting to see if the show will be popular enough to warrant figures. But, I agree with CP...if figures were an eventuality, we'd probably have that information.

Time will tell I guess. Although, I can't see that Soundwave as a figure. The arms and fingers are really weird.

Also, what's the deal with them having human partners? Are they going to try a "Masters" style mashup here?
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129388)
Posted by Abraxsis on September 27th, 2010 @ 3:09pm CDT
Ewww.....Hate it, hate, hate it. I was going to give this show a chance, especially after completely skipping Animated, but the decepticons just pure suck. It's like the autobots=gundams and the decepticons=neon genesis evangelion. The yuckness factor exceeds my expectations so beyond far it's not even funny.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129389)
Posted by Torneira on September 27th, 2010 @ 3:11pm CDT
I don't know what to think of these designs, I don't care much about the animated style, and I'm not that fond of Bay's Transformers as well. So this is the crossover version I guess. Bulkhead is like a fat bastard that needs a gastric bypass and Starscream is so fin, he actually even doesn't have a shadow of his own.

However, I do look forward to this cartoon, JUST BECAUSE the voice of OPTIMUS PRIME is performed by PETER CULLEN.

It makes that just more exciting and hearing him talk like Prime brings back my childhood sentiments. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129396)
Posted by Galvatron X on September 27th, 2010 @ 3:38pm CDT
AWESOME!

I'm liking just about all of those designs. Soundwave and Starscream look SICK! They almost like vampire-ish; quite evil looking!

Bulkhead looks cool; a little less stupid-looking (intelligence-wise) than TFA, which is nice.

Cliffjumper looks good too!

One complaint though...ENOUGH with the "Cybertronian Jet" Megatron. I just don't like him in that alt mode. That's for the Seekers, IMO. Give us something different!
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129398)
Posted by Soundwave__Superior on September 27th, 2010 @ 3:54pm CDT
Soundwave....http://listicles.thelmagazine.com/wp-content/upload/ironhide_facepalm.jpg

Starcream reminds me of a Harpy in the old Jason and the Argonauts movie, not really a bad thing, I sort of like his design.

But Soundwave? Oh Primus.......



Speaking of Soundwave, anyone seeing the WFC Soundwave anywhere?
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129399)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on September 27th, 2010 @ 3:56pm CDT
I like the designs, here.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129400)
Posted by Noideaforaname on September 27th, 2010 @ 4:02pm CDT
Woah, Soundwave's paper-thin!
I like how Starscream sneaks in all those blades in his alt mode.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129402)
Posted by Convotron on September 27th, 2010 @ 4:13pm CDT
My gut reaction to the designs is that they're cool. They look very interesting on a graphic design level. However, once I stop to consider that these are supposed to be transforming character designs, my view on the designs become less positive. There looks like there's going to be significant visual cheating(squashing, stretching, and basically morphing of parts) for some of the characters to make them go from bot to alt mode and vice versa.

Granted, there's no planned toyline for Transformers: Prime so it's not as if these character designs have to be translated into physical 3D objects(ie. toys) so I think the character designers for TF: Prime were given much more room to play around with character visuals.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129407)
Posted by Clockwork Femme on September 27th, 2010 @ 4:37pm CDT
W-w-w-what happened to Soundwave?!? :sad: I was so excited to see his design, too! This is such a serious let down...... Over-all I'm still excited and I think these are some pretty cool designs.... but poor Soundwave... He looks like some sort of mutant flying squirrel.... with maybe a bit of cockroach thrown in. I'm disappointed. Very, very disappointed. I'm kind of sickly curious to see what they do with these "Deployers" though.

Well, I'm still quite happy with Starscream, Ratchet, and Arcee. And the other designs are certainly growing on me. Though, I'm just going to have this sick dread over Soundwave now. Ugh, I'm gonna go sit in my emo corner and pout about this.
:CON:
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129410)
Posted by Mkall on September 27th, 2010 @ 4:53pm CDT
I'd get a toy of Bulkhead, I think that's the only one I want to own as a toy.

I am hopeful for the show though. Counting down the days...
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129415)
Posted by Samurai Bludgeon on September 27th, 2010 @ 5:24pm CDT
Wait, so we will be seeing toys from these designs? I thought this series was not gonna have any. Either way I'm thrilled cuz these look fantastic and I'll be getting them all for sure. Do we know when they will be released?
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129416)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on September 27th, 2010 @ 5:29pm CDT
Looking forward to this series. :) This only hyped me up. :D

Megatron's basically just movie design....His head's even in the same place in his alt-mode, lol. You can still see his optics. I wonder if it were turned into a toy if they used the same transformation as TF1 Megs. o_O

Happy to see Soundwave a UAV. Means he can be the all-seeing-eye, but still get into fights on the ground. His design reminds me of BM Nightscream for whatever reason. (Hah)

Sad Bumblebee will be beeping.

SUPER EXCITED to see Starscream [basically] an F-16! :D Next year I won't feel bad spending a few hours in this costume again.

Bulkhead amused me. I was expecting something different. (Guess designs from every canon can be copied...shoulda' realized that).

But still happy Cliffjumper is different. And every time I think of what voice he'll have.... LOL.

Here's hoping! :grin:
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129417)
Posted by First-Aid on September 27th, 2010 @ 5:30pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote: But the bios are just stealing from freking everything else!


But...but...but...isn't that what we want? G1 redux? Same characters, similar designs?

Soundwave is a "stealth drone". I don't think he's a drone in personality, I'm betting his alt mode is something like a Predator or futuristic stealthy observation plane. At least he gets minions, right?

Energon Is My Drug wrote:One complaint though...ENOUGH with the "Cybertronian Jet" Megatron. I just don't like him in that alt mode. That's for the Seekers, IMO. Give us something different!


It IS different! What would you like, some kind of modified slightly rusted out semi? 8-}

larenzo177 wrote:Sure these guys look funky, but don't worry! Next year we'll be getting 1516718191908336545367289384762789 new Bumblebee toys! :BOOM:


I think you're underestimating the number...

As for "upsetting the fans", who cares? It's on a kids network, anyways. As ALWAYS, this is aimed at KIDS and not FANS. That's what the Generations line is for.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129421)
Posted by krayziejones on September 27th, 2010 @ 5:45pm CDT
starscream looks part female, he has hooker boots :lol:
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129423)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 27th, 2010 @ 5:46pm CDT
My initial thoughts:
  • The image of the Decepticon Troopers' altmode is labeled as "Eradicon"
  • The image of Arcee's altmode is labeled "RC"
  • Jack's full name is revealed to be "Jackson"
  • Miko's surname of "Tezuka" has been oddly changed into Nakadai
  • Soundwave has even less of a face than ever (resembling the visor faces of the G2 Cyberjets).

Upon futher reading...

Main Page:
  • What is this "rare element" that Megatron supposely has? Is it Dark Energon, or something movie-inspired?
  • "Team Prime" - how original
  • "...needs human help more than ever." - Oh, that sounds promising.
Image Galleries:
  • Megatron's eyes are peering out of his spaceship mode. And his cannon become its thruster.
  • Prime's altmode looks kinda... bland.
  • Starscream, on the other hand, is one sleek jet!
  • Bulkhead's one big bruising ATV!
  • Huh? The image of Soundwave's altmode shows a bigger image of his robot mode instead of a bigger altmode pic. Woops.
Character Bios:
  • Arcee is "least 'flawed'" of the Autobots and their "best soldier"? EAT THAT, JAPAN! Also, she has a bond with Optimus and teams up with Jack. Umm... okay.
  • You can so tell that Prime's bio was written by a fanboy. XD
  • They actually say that Soundwave HAS NO FACE?!! And he has Deployers (instead of Mini-Casstte bots) in his chest, as well as... TENTACLES?!! Oy vey, no hentai allowed. Please!
  • Ratchet knows Optimus the best? But it was Jazz who was Optimus' best friend in the book. Is this friendship something from the game? Also, he DOESN'T want the Autobots to bother with protecting humans? Our medical hero, ladies and gentlemen.
  • Unlike the Movieverse homages of most of the other bots, Bulkhead is definitely an Animated homage. Though, given his bio and voice actor (Kevin Michael Richardson), it doesn't seem like he'll have the slightly-dimwitted persona his Animated counterpart had. Oh, and he's partnered with Miko. Seriously, why all the human partner stuff?
  • DARN IT, BUMBLEBEE! WHY CAN'T YOU SPEAK NORMAL ANYMORE?!! He was fully capable of clear ununciated speech in the game (done by Johnny Young Bosch to boot!)! How is Josh Keaton supposed to make him speak if all he does is sound like a censorship frenzy?! And he's partered with Raf, what a surprise!
  • Raf's bio page ain't working, so: skip
  • Bland Megs bio, moving on.
  • Jack's bio just made me lose a good chunk at whatever preliminary interest I had in the guy.
  • Anorexic Screamer looks cool and sound decent. Especially considering his voice actor: STEVEN BLUM!!!
  • Miko's into "American pop culture" and "wild punk outfits". And she's a "bad" girl. Erm... somehow I'm now all the more nervous about what Raf's persona will be like.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129424)
Posted by 1337W422102 on September 27th, 2010 @ 5:47pm CDT
"...Soundwave's far-reaching tentacles..."
What the crap? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129429)
Posted by TFGnome on September 27th, 2010 @ 5:57pm CDT
prime = just meh, and too bad its a long nose cab again
bat-wave = ninja Soundwave, cool, and im down with the "cyberjet helmet" look but no cannon/gun? :-?
bulkhead = a transforming bolder....great
ThinScream = its the ghost of ....erh skeleton of Starscream, and is that a paper thin null-ray ?
Arcee - blue ? high-school super anime teen girl techno blue... :BOOM:
BB - *yawn*
Ratchet - nice
Megatron - another "cyertronian whatsit alt mode" =;
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129439)
Posted by PhunkJunkion on September 27th, 2010 @ 6:22pm CDT
I like Starscream's high heels.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129444)
Posted by Shckwve on September 27th, 2010 @ 6:28pm CDT
The Decepticon designs remind of an anime series called neon genesis evangelion. I think they look nice even if they are a bit unconventional designs for transformers. I like it. :D
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129445)
Posted by Chupacabra Convoy on September 27th, 2010 @ 6:31pm CDT
Can anyone else tell if the actual character models will be cell shaded? It seems that way to me. All the non preproduction art pictures seem a little simple to me, not in the character design, but little things that are missing such as dynamic shading and shadows. If these images are not the final product, then I look forward to seeing what they look like with more complicated textures to them.

As a whole, I like them, but I wish they had better textures to them, and some actual raytracing (real world lighting effects).

Soundwave, well, I miss the bulk of the character, but he was always meant to be the creepy special ops guy, so now he looks like it more so than ever.

Starscream... has been reading too many twilight novels. :lol: But I still like it.

Bulkhead, love the chin, and the design, but I do miss his big truck mode.

Megatron doesn't remind me so much of Movie Megs, but more so something out of Starcraft.

Optimus Prime is clearly his movie counterpart, but the truck mode's lack of real world lighting and shading makes him look really bland.

Bumblbebee, surprise, surprise, he's biased off of the movie. So that's a meh from me. I understand why, but it still doesn't even things out for me.

Well these are my first impressions, but I'm holding off making my final judgement until I see something that doesn't look like a pre-rendered animation model. Why they decided to release these unfinished images is beyond me. :roll:

I'm still gonna watch it, but I'm not sure if that's because I'm a TF whore, or I am genuinely interested in it from what has been shown.

Also, that whole Ratchet is Prime's best friend thing instead of Jazz: I'm sure that they meant from the perspective from within the team, not in general. Since other members of Prime's War for Cybertron cabinet are not there, Ratchet wins by default.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129447)
Posted by craggy on September 27th, 2010 @ 6:41pm CDT
I like Arcee, Bulkhead and Ratchet's designs. Starscream and Soundwave look interestingly different. Maybe there's more distinction between Autobot and Decepticon forms in this. It makes sense that a society where you can rebuild yourself into any imaginable configuration would have a fairly high focus on looks.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129448)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on September 27th, 2010 @ 6:43pm CDT
my hopes for this show just got killed when i saw and read the bios for the humans and BB. bumblebee, i hate you. :evil: TALK NORMAL!!!!!!!! UR A ROBOT IT CAN BE FIXED! i dont want to watch it anymore. these kids can have the stupid BB. im sticking with the G1 and animated BB.
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Posted by lsoul5 on September 27th, 2010 @ 6:57pm CDT
I'm glad I don't have cable, and that these won't be clogging up the toy isles. Actually, I don't think you could even make toys out of these that would withstand a modern drop test. Way to go Hasblow.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129454)
Posted by MYoung23 on September 27th, 2010 @ 7:06pm CDT
Is anyone else a little confused about the marketing of this show? For a show set to debut in two weeks there has been very little push.

If you take Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes which debuts after Transformers: Prime they have had a full trailer, several (well done) webisodes as well as articles about the show on many of the major geek websites. Meanwhile, Transformers: Prime hasn't even had a proper trailer yet and you would think they would cross promoting The Hub and its signature shows across the Discovery Network (at least some of them) but I haven't noticed anything.


** Edit **

Never mind. I see that the show isnt set to debut on 10/10
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129461)
Posted by HalfOfMe on September 27th, 2010 @ 7:24pm CDT
Is anybody else starting to feel like Optimus and Bumblebee don't fit in with the design aesthetic here at all? In terms of design, they're nothing but references to their movie designs. They throw off the consistency of the look they've gone with here.
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Posted by omega666 on September 27th, 2010 @ 7:30pm CDT
I like the alt modes. The bots have too much of that crappy animated style. Man I will forever hate animated.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129485)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on September 27th, 2010 @ 8:09pm CDT
Abraxsis wrote:Ewww.....Hate it, hate, hate it. I was going to give this show a chance, especially after completely skipping Animated, but the decepticons just pure suck. It's like the autobots=gundams and the decepticons=neon genesis evangelion. The yuckness factor exceeds my expectations so beyond far it's not even funny.


Evangelion is TOTALLY what I thought of when I looked at Soundwave!

Granted, the Gundam analogue, not so much seeing that for the autobots.
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129486)
Posted by Swiftpaw on September 27th, 2010 @ 8:10pm CDT
I'm sorry. I'm trying to keep an open mind like I did with Animated's designs... but these just look horrible. I'm -seriously- hoping its because they're not actual show animations that they look so... freakish.

Out of all of them? Bulkhead is the only one I can really find interest in... Arcee looks okay, but the fact that there is NO INDICIATION OF VEHICLE MODE IN ROBOT MODE is aweful.

TFPrime is quickly losing interest for me. And for how long I've been a transformers fan, this is sad. :(
Re: Transformers: Prime Starts Now! Bulkhead, Soundwave, Starscream and Main Cast Revealed! (1129508)
Posted by Covenant on September 27th, 2010 @ 8:53pm CDT
Can't really base my opinion for the show off of images. I'm sure once the show airs and stories, voices and what not hits, it'll be enjoyable enough. Just another take on Transformers. Classics, Universe, Generations and third party upgrades, along with the fact The Hub will now save me the trouble of digging out the DVD set for old toonage enjoyment, I'd say that's got my fix down good for what I'm wanting right now in Transformers. The rest is just gravy.

All that said, what I can say, based off of these images...

Bulkhead looks freaking dope. I like the more hoss & young take on Ratchet this round as well. Screamers & Soundwave? Not really digging the looks. And not because they don't look like yesteryear counterparts (from G1 to Movie), but more that skinny wraith design just doesn't do it for me. Bumblebee not being able to speak, again, still remains one of the dumbest ideas in Transformers in my book. Seriously. Everything else? Nothing bad, but nothing killer.

Yet, as I said, once the show actually hits I'm sure it'll be enjoyable.

Also, good point @ Counterpunch. Hadn't even thought of that. Even if a quiet shoehorn was planned, as an aside, it's next to impossible for something to be this close to debute and nothing have been leaked. Odd to think of a new Transformers show, on a new Hasbro involved channel, won't have a Transformers toyline to go with it. But, that does seem to be the case for the time being.

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