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Transformers News: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video

Monday, November 28th, 2011 11:00AM CST

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Resorts World Sentosa has posted a few additional details regarding Transformers: The Ride, which opens at Universal Studios Singapore later this week. The ride will feature 11 Transformers in addition to the attraction's exclusive new character Evac, four Autobots and seven Decepticons:

  • OPTIMUS PRIME
  • BUMBLEBEE
  • SIDESWIPE
  • WHEELIE
  • MEGATRON
  • RAVAGE
  • SIDEWAYS
  • GRINDOR
  • DEVASTATOR
  • BONECRUSHER
  • STARSCREAM

They also state Director Michael Bay served as a creative consultant, and voice actors from the films have contributed to the ride.

Lastly they have uploaded a new video!

Credit(s): Resorts World Sentosa
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Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1317447)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 28th, 2011 @ 11:13am CST
El Duque wrote:
  • MEGATRON
  • RAVAGE
  • SIDEWAYS
  • GRINDOR
  • DEVASTATOR
  • BONECRUSHER
  • STARSCREAM
Since all of the above are dead (or MIA, in Ravage's case) and haven't yet been given any canonical reason for their suddenly being alive, I'd say this ride is OOC with the movies and the accompanying fiction.
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1317449)
Posted by TulioDude on November 28th, 2011 @ 11:29am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
El Duque wrote:
  • MEGATRON
  • RAVAGE
  • SIDEWAYS
  • GRINDOR
  • DEVASTATOR
  • BONECRUSHER
  • STARSCREAM
Since all of the above are dead (or MIA, in Ravage's case) and haven't yet been given any canonical reason for their suddenly being alive, I'd say this ride is OOC with the movies and the accompanying fiction.

Forget the continuity and enjoy the ride! 8)
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1317456)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 28th, 2011 @ 11:52am CST
TulioDude wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
El Duque wrote:
  • MEGATRON
  • RAVAGE
  • SIDEWAYS
  • GRINDOR
  • DEVASTATOR
  • BONECRUSHER
  • STARSCREAM
Since all of the above are dead (or MIA, in Ravage's case) and haven't yet been given any canonical reason for their suddenly being alive, I'd say this ride is OOC with the movies and the accompanying fiction.

Forget the continuity and enjoy the ride! 8)
I can still enjoy it knowing it's its own entity. ;)
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1317466)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on November 28th, 2011 @ 12:39pm CST
Is it me or is the animation not as good as in the movies? :-?
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1317468)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 28th, 2011 @ 12:51pm CST
cannonfodder4000 wrote:Is it me or is the animation not as good as in the movies? :-?
Should be just as good since ILM worked on the ride too.
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1317477)
Posted by #Sideways# on November 28th, 2011 @ 1:39pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
El Duque wrote:
  • MEGATRON
  • RAVAGE
  • SIDEWAYS
  • GRINDOR
  • DEVASTATOR
  • BONECRUSHER
  • STARSCREAM
Since all of the above are dead (or MIA, in Ravage's case) and haven't yet been given any canonical reason for their suddenly being alive, I'd say this ride is OOC with the movies and the accompanying fiction.


^ This

Deserves some explanation. Like tons of shards of the alspark suddenly reviving them all. And Sideways Escaping for TF4. He is awesome, he needs his own movie.

Ahem.

But maybe this will just be kind of a "Happening inside ROTF" thing?

Makes sense this does not. MMMmm!
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1317482)
Posted by LadyBug on November 28th, 2011 @ 1:45pm CST
They also forgot to mention that Ironhide and Ratchet are apart of the ride. They may not be in the actual ride, but they give the tactics and information you need during the pre-show to understand the ride.

Not to mention, the most important Transformer: Evac.
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1317491)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 28th, 2011 @ 2:00pm CST
#Sideways# wrote:And Sideways Escaping for TF4. He is awesome, he needs his own movie.
How is he awesome? He's a coward who doesn't like fighting, he hides behind larger Decepticons as though they were his security blanket, and is an expert at doing this:


He's no RiD/Armada/RobotMasters/Cybertron/Animated Sideways. ;)
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1317493)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 28th, 2011 @ 2:11pm CST
I hope there's some actual cool stuff, like animatronic TFs and stuff. Pretty lame if it's all just 3D glasses and screens...
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1317496)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 28th, 2011 @ 2:22pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:I hope there's some actual cool stuff, like animatronic TFs and stuff. Pretty lame if it's all just 3D glasses and screens...
I dunno how good animatronic bots would look. And with the complexity of the movie bot designs, ones that look that good would be pretty pricey to make. ;)
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1317500)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 28th, 2011 @ 2:32pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:I hope there's some actual cool stuff, like animatronic TFs and stuff. Pretty lame if it's all just 3D glasses and screens...
I dunno how good animatronic bots would look. And with the complexity of the movie bot designs, ones that look that good would be pretty pricey to make. ;)


The Disney Imagineers don't seem to have a problem making awesome realistic animatronic designs. They have very convincing Droids at Star Tours, and I had imagined this ride to be a lot like Indiana Jones Adventure or the Dinosaur ride at Walt Dinsey World, where an actual life-sized animatronic dinosaur roars in your face. Obviously TFs are more complex than that but I thought since this is already a multi-million dollar project they could throw in an actual physical TF or two... imagine how cool it would be to see Prime in the 'flesh'? They'd probably do it with Evac since he's the mascot, but man, I would have loved to have seen that, even in the queue or at the end of the ride. As cool as modern 3D can be, nothing compares to seeing something actually there in front of you.
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1317503)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 28th, 2011 @ 2:42pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:I hope there's some actual cool stuff, like animatronic TFs and stuff. Pretty lame if it's all just 3D glasses and screens...
I dunno how good animatronic bots would look. And with the complexity of the movie bot designs, ones that look that good would be pretty pricey to make. ;)


The Disney Imagineers don't seem to have a problem making awesome realistic animatronic designs. They have very convincing Droids at Star Tours, and I had imagined this ride to be a lot like Indiana Jones Adventure or the Dinosaur ride at Walt Dinsey World, where an actual life-sized animatronic dinosaur roars in your face. Obviously TFs are more complex than that but I thought since this is already a multi-million dollar project they could throw in an actual physical TF or two... imagine how cool it would be to see Prime in the 'flesh'? They'd probably do it with Evac since he's the mascot, but man, I would have loved to have seen that, even in the queue or at the end of the ride. As cool as modern 3D can be, nothing compares to seeing something actually there in front of you.
The large Bumblebee outside above the ride's entrance could be animatronic. ;)
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1317536)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 28th, 2011 @ 4:29pm CST
He better! :lol:
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1318185)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on November 30th, 2011 @ 3:04pm CST
If you can't make it to Singapore for Transformers: The Ride, here is a description of what you are missing. The Los Angeles Times has a scene-by-scene preview of Universal Studios Transformers: The Ride. The simulator ride lasts five minutes. Below is the scene-by-scene preview. You can read the original article here.

SPOILER ALERT

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Los Angeles Times wrote:During the queue pre-show, riders are recruited to join the Autobots in an alien robot showdown with the Decepticons.

The queue winds through the NEST military base, with video screens explaining the ride's back story, and past an AllSpark containment chamber that houses a glowing module containing the source of life for all Transformers.

At the loading station, riders climb into a blue Autobot vehicle known as Evac, which explains the mission: Protect the AllSpark from the Decepticons.

Scene 1: A mechanical Decepticon tiger named Ravage grabs the AllSpark, leaps onto Evac's hood and claws at the passengers. Evac escapes by driving erratically.

Scene 2: Bumblebee, an Autobot that can transform into a Volkswagen Beetle, rescues Evac from the motorcycle-bot Sideways and entrusts the riders to protect the AllSpark. Evac flees the scene by crashing through a wall and plowing through city traffic.

Scene 3: Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, attacks Evac before the Autobots' leader, Optimus Prime, comes to the rescue. During the battle, Evac's riders narrowly escape Grindor's spinning helicopter blades.

Scene 4: Evac drives evasively as Megatron gives chase. The evil robot eventually captures Evac, who struggles and manages to break free.

Scene 5: Riders feel the heat of a tremendous explosion after Megatron fires a missile at Evac, who maneuvers to avoid the oncoming shell. Evac escapes through a hole blown in the side of a building by the missile.

Scene 6: Evac gets sucked into a whirling vortex generated by Devastator, a Decepticon created by combining several robots.

Scene 7: Sideswipe, a Lamborghini Autobot, saves Evac and the pair race through city streets battling Decepticons along the way. During the high-speed chase, Evac fires a weapon at Bonecrusher, a bulldozer Decepticon.

Scene 8: Evac manages to escape a second encounter with Devastator only to be grabbed by Starscream's grappling hook. The F-15 fighter jet Decepticon flings Evac through the air, sending the hero robot crashing into a building.

Scene 9: Optimus Prime and Megatron battle in a showdown between the alien robot leaders.

Scene 10: Autobot helicopters fire on Starscream, giving Evac a brief respite.

Scene 11: In the finale, Optimus Prime and Megatron continue their fight on top of a skyscraper. Falling from the building, Megatron pulls Evac over the edge with him and they hurtle headfirst toward street below. At the last possible moment, Bumblebee leaps up and catches Evac.

Scene 12: With Megatron defeated, Optimus Prime congratulates Evac and the rider recruits on a mission accomplished. With the ride over, Evac heads to the unloading station where the passengers disembark.
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1318190)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on November 30th, 2011 @ 3:40pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:I hope there's some actual cool stuff, like animatronic TFs and stuff. Pretty lame if it's all just 3D glasses and screens...

Well, it's going to be more than 3D glasses and screens, but whether or not the stuff in between warrants "cool stuff" to you is questionable. LOL. In the 6 minute long video from the 5 news thing (I'm fairly certain it's that one) when they're showing animatics of the ride (when you have 3DS Max Biped looking humans in Evac) you can see the general idea for part of the sets with the military hum-v's and such.

But the latest post might better answer your questions. I won't read it, so I guess this might be my last time in this thread for a while. :)

edit: oh and to whomever asked about the animation: the models are not as complex in the renders we've seen so far. Even if most of the visual pieces are there, what you see will not look as well animated as the films because less parts will be moving independently, seen in all the close-ups shown in videos thus far. They look very similar, animation wise, to the console RoTF game. IE: instead of having a bunch of parts move, like in the movie, they split the face into more commonly used chunks like "eyebrows" lower lip" "cheek," etc. to lip sync and emote them.
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1318195)
Posted by what0080 on November 30th, 2011 @ 3:46pm CST
Scene 2: Bumblebee, an Autobot that can transform into a Volkswagen Beetle, rescues Evac from the motorcycle-bot Sideways and entrusts the riders to protect the AllSpark. Evac flees the scene by crashing through a wall and plowing through city traffic.

Volkswagen Beetle? Are we sure they actually rode this ride? Because, at last report, this took place in the Bay-verse where Bumblebee is a Chevrolet Camaro (for 3 movies). And "Motorcycle-bot Sideways?" We've already seen that Sideways was An Audi A4 AND a Chevy Corvette Concept (somehow). HOW IS HE A THIRD VEHICLE??! :BANG_HEAD:

Scene 7: Sideswipe, a Lamborghini Autobot, saves Evac and the pair race through city streets battling Decepticons along the way. During the high-speed chase, Evac fires a weapon at Bonecrusher, a bulldozer Decepticon.

So, that WAS Sideswipe? Stupid Bay and his misnaming problems. (Devastator/Brawl, anyone?) Also, didn't Optimus Prime slag the ever-loving Pit out of Bonecrusher in the first movie?

So... In or Out-of-Continuity?
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1318216)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on November 30th, 2011 @ 4:53pm CST
what0080 wrote:Scene 2: Bumblebee, an Autobot that can transform into a Volkswagen Beetle, rescues Evac from the motorcycle-bot Sideways and entrusts the riders to protect the AllSpark. Evac flees the scene by crashing through a wall and plowing through city traffic.

Volkswagen Beetle? Are we sure they actually rode this ride? Because, at last report, this took place in the Bay-verse where Bumblebee is a Chevrolet Camaro (for 3 movies). And "Motorcycle-bot Sideways?" We've already seen that Sideways was An Audi A4 AND a Chevy Corvette Concept (somehow). HOW IS HE A THIRD VEHICLE??! :BANG_HEAD:

Scene 7: Sideswipe, a Lamborghini Autobot, saves Evac and the pair race through city streets battling Decepticons along the way. During the high-speed chase, Evac fires a weapon at Bonecrusher, a bulldozer Decepticon.

So, that WAS Sideswipe? Stupid Bay and his misnaming problems. (Devastator/Brawl, anyone?) Also, didn't Optimus Prime slag the ever-loving Pit out of Bonecrusher in the first movie?

So... In or Out-of-Continuity?



No, no...That article just researched the G1 incarnations based on the names (that's why Starscream is said to be an F-15 instead of an F-22)...

And the ride *is* based on the Bay-verse (check the videos), but it's not based on the continuity of the films...Just *inspired* by.
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1318237)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 30th, 2011 @ 5:45pm CST
So...I haven't had time to watch the videos and I don't really want to spoil the entire ride. It does move around on a track beyond the loading area and there are physical sets and such (like Indiana Jones), but the majority of the TF action takes place on screens?
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1318257)
Posted by #Sideways# on November 30th, 2011 @ 7:03pm CST
what0080 wrote:Scene 2: Bumblebee, an Autobot that can transform into a Volkswagen Beetle, rescues Evac from the motorcycle-bot Sideways and entrusts the riders to protect the AllSpark. Evac flees the scene by crashing through a wall and plowing through city traffic.

Volkswagen Beetle? Are we sure they actually rode this ride? Because, at last report, this took place in the Bay-verse where Bumblebee is a Chevrolet Camaro (for 3 movies). And "Motorcycle-bot Sideways?" We've already seen that Sideways was An Audi A4 AND a Chevy Corvette Concept (somehow). HOW IS HE A THIRD VEHICLE??! :BANG_HEAD:


Sideways was originally a Bike from his first appearance in Transformers: Armada, and I will always love that design for him... ;)^ Where was he a Corvette...? It was probably concept art.

Bumblebee was a Beetle in G1, as seemingly everyone mentioned in this article is.

what0080 wrote:Scene 7: Sideswipe, a Lamborghini Autobot, saves Evac and the pair race through city streets battling Decepticons along the way. During the high-speed chase, Evac fires a weapon at Bonecrusher, a bulldozer Decepticon.

So, that WAS Sideswipe? Stupid Bay and his misnaming problems. (Devastator/Brawl, anyone?) Also, didn't Optimus Prime slag the ever-loving Pit out of Bonecrusher in the first movie?


Yes. That was Sideswipe, he also killed Sideways in ROTF, so I have no clue on how Sideways could be here. (Same with Ravage, he was killed by 'Bee.)

Prime did slag Bonecrusher by chopping his head off. Although in is second rendition as a Toy, it said he limped from that battle away to the amazon where he just was funin' around.

what0080 wrote:So... In or Out-of-Continuity?


What continuity? The number one rule of Transformers is that there is no continuity. :lol:

So, frankly, I have no clue how this fits in, Sideways, Ravage, Constructicons, Bonecrusher (If you don't count him as one of the Constructicons) Starscream and Megatron are all still alive after brutal deaths...?

They better explain this.

Other than that, if they do stay true to what this says and they are in G1 Alt. Modes, [sarcasm]then I will have to go to Orlando Studios in Florida and sit where they will put this darn thing and be the first one on there.[/sarcasm] :PRAY:

EDIT:

Sabrblade wrote:
I wrote:And Sideways Escaping for TF4. He is awesome, he needs his own movie.


How is he awesome? He's a coward who doesn't like fighting, he hides behind larger Decepticons as though they were his security blanket, and is an expert at doing this:

*SNIP*


He's no RiD/Armada/RobotMasters/Cybertron/Animated Sideways.


His name is Sideways.

That's enough for me. ;)
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1318258)
Posted by what0080 on November 30th, 2011 @ 7:08pm CST
#Sideways# wrote:
Sideways was originally a Bike from his first appearance in Transformers: Armada, and I will always love that design for him... ;)^ Where was he a Corvette...? It was probably concept art.

Bumblebee was a Beetle in G1, as seemingly everyone mentioned in this article is.



I know 'Bee was a Beetle in G1. Also, in one of the Queue videos, they introduced Sideways as looking A Lot like Sideswipe. Like a 'Con palette swap of Sideswipe. One of the above posts should have it.
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1318310)
Posted by mckilla on November 30th, 2011 @ 9:54pm CST
in the words of iron hide "this fool is terribly misinformed". :BOT:
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1318449)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on December 1st, 2011 @ 10:53am CST
mckilla wrote:in the words of iron hide "this fool is terribly misinformed". :BOT:


Ratchet
Re: Transformers: The Ride Fun Facts and New Video (1318525)
Posted by OlivusPrime on December 1st, 2011 @ 3:18pm CST
Isn't it a little useless trying to explain characters you haven't even seen in the ride?

Besides, Sideways isn't a Corvette/Sideswipe recolour in the ride - there are shots on the net of ROTF Sideways wrestling with Bumblebee in one of the scenes. For whatever reason, it's just the queueline computer that's wrong (perhaps no turnaround ILM render was available?).
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