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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:14 am

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Deadput wrote:The Allspark avatar idea kinda sounds very mary sueish to me as well but it's an answer I suppose, I prefer the maximal protoform idea myself
Granted, but, seeing as it was a fanmade thing, it's definitely not canon.

Though, Trial & Error did have a different purpose from what Season 4 would have been, as said purpose was to give Animated a more proper conclusion that merely took inspiration from known elements of Season 4, rather than telling the whole length of Season 4's story, since Trial & Error was a 3-part graphic novel instead of a full-length series.

While the answer it gave for Sari is, admittedly, a borderline "Chosen One" cliche, one could argue that she always walked along that border throughout the whole series with her key and all. And both that answer and her final acts in the story did cap off on her personal journey in a nice way that brought about her ultimate potential while still allowing Optimus to have the final decisive moment against Megatron that was needed to cap off his own personal journey.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Deadput » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:19 am

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Sabrblade wrote:Granted, but, seeing as it was a fanmade thing, it's definitely not canon.

Though, Trial & Error did have a different purpose from what Season 4 would have been, as said purpose was to give Animated a more proper conclusion that merely took inspiration from known elements of Season 4, rather than telling the whole length of Season 4's story, since Trial & Error was a 3-part graphic novel instead of a full-length series.

While the answer it gave for Sari is, admittedly, a borderline "Chosen One" cliche, one could argue that she always walked along that border throughout the whole series wit her key and all. And both that answer and her final acts in that story did cap off on her personal journey in a nice way that brought about her ultimate potential while still allowing Optimus to have the final decisive moment against Megatron that was needed to cap off his own personal journey.

Ah yeah wasn't saying it was canon just simply that it was an answer

Also yeah Sari was kinda borderline "perfect" and such but I liked the character so even if it wasn't the best writing it didn't make for a bad character, just simply a bit of a power fantasy character which is fine.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:55 am

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I am, admittedly, two months late on this since the following special announcement was posted by UK Transformers convention TFNation last December as a Christmas present. :oops:

We here at TFNation would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas!

Now as this is the time of year for giving, we were wondering what we could give to each of you. No, not a guest reveal or announcement but an actual present. Now delivering a present to everyone would prove tricky and despite lengthy and protracted negotiations with the striped one, Santa won't share his methods with us. So what we're going to do is put a little something online and you can grab it for yourselves.

So what is this little something you ask? Well if you cast your minds back to 2017 we were able to present to you a little tale called TRIAL AND ERROR, carrying on some of the plot threads from the much-loved TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED series. We released it as a limited print run and raised some money for Mary's Meals, a worthwhile cause supported by the TFNation family for several years. Since then we've regularly been asked if there would be another print run. While it's not something we're in a position to do, what we can do is ensure everyone can get to enjoy it.

Below you will find links to download a DRM free PDF of the book in both screen friendly and a print ready sizes.

LOW-RES WEB FRIENDLY - https://tfnation.com/media/tfnation-2017/TrialandErrorweb.pdf

HIGH-RES PRINT FRIENDLY - https://tfnation.com/media/tfnation-2017/TrialandError300dpi.pdf

We'd like to extend a massive thank you to Chris McFeely, Jim Sorenson, Josh Perez, Ed Pirrie, Herzspalter, Gavin Spence and Andrew Turnbull for their hard work on Trial and Error and we hope you all enjoy it as much as we have.

All the best from the TFNation team to you and yours.

Till All Are One

Having owned a physical copy of this story and read it, myself, I can assure you that, while unofficial, Trial & Error is an absolute gem of a story that definitely serves as a worthy successor to the end of Transformers Animated and gives the series a proper and well-executed conclusion.

While it does not tell the full breadth of what Season 4 would have told over the course of 13 episodes, it does take inspiration from some of what was known of that unmade season's material and uses it well to create an excellent 3-part story that closes out Animated in a most respectable and exciting manner.

Chris McFeely and Jim Sorenson wrote it, while Josh Perez, Ed Pirrie, Herzspalter, Gavin Spence and Andrew Turnbull illustrated it.

I implore that any fan of Animated go check out this story. ;)^

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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:13 am

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On April 2, 2020, Transformers Animated art director and character designer Derrick J. Wyatt joined artist Josh Perez on Twitch to show off some recolored designs for Shattered Glass versions of nine Transformers Animated characters, which Wyatt later posted to Twitter for all to see afterward.

While not actually official, these are still fun pieces of "what could have been" since Season 4 of Animated was going to have a Shattered Glass episode.

Perez did the colors for each one.

1. Strika
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2. Drift
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3. Jazz
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4. Soundwave
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5. Red Alert
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6. Blackarachnia
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7. Swindle
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8. First Aid
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9. Sideswipe
For whatever reason, Wyatt has not posted Sideswipe's art to Twitter.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:39 am

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The fact that we were going to get a SG episode on TV and didn't is such a huge loss. Plus it would have been cool if they had made like 1 or 2 SG repaint toys
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Tigerhawk7109 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:55 am

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While the SG colors are a bit unoriginal, Trial and Error truly is a gem.

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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:57 am

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Tigerhawk7109 wrote:While the SG colors are a bit unoriginal,
Strika colored like Optimus is unoriginal?
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Tigerhawk7109 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:58 am

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Sabrblade wrote:
Tigerhawk7109 wrote:While the SG colors are a bit unoriginal,
Strika colored like Optimus is unoriginal?

I was just talking about guys like Drift and Jazz using their OG SG colors, compared to Starscream: https://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/th ... am-CAA.jpg
Anyway, Blackarachnia looks sexy as heck, and I don't mind Swindle using the SG Constructicon colors.

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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:17 am

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Tigerhawk7109 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Tigerhawk7109 wrote:While the SG colors are a bit unoriginal,
Strika colored like Optimus is unoriginal?

I was just talking about guys like Drift and Jazz using their OG SG colors, compared to Starscream:
OG SG Jazz wasn't black.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Tigerhawk7109 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:36 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
Tigerhawk7109 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Tigerhawk7109 wrote:While the SG colors are a bit unoriginal,
Strika colored like Optimus is unoriginal?

I was just talking about guys like Drift and Jazz using their OG SG colors, compared to Starscream:
OG SG Jazz wasn't black.

I thought he was. You might be thinking of Ricochet. If he's not, I was just trying to make a comparison. So sue me. [-(

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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:33 pm

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Tigerhawk7109 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Tigerhawk7109 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Tigerhawk7109 wrote:While the SG colors are a bit unoriginal,
Strika colored like Optimus is unoriginal?

I was just talking about guys like Drift and Jazz using their OG SG colors, compared to Starscream:
OG SG Jazz wasn't black.

I thought he was.

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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Tigerhawk7109 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:37 am

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Sabrblade wrote:
Tigerhawk7109 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Tigerhawk7109 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Tigerhawk7109 wrote:While the SG colors are a bit unoriginal,
Strika colored like Optimus is unoriginal?

I was just talking about guys like Drift and Jazz using their OG SG colors, compared to Starscream:
OG SG Jazz wasn't black.

I thought he was.

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Ok, fair enough. I was just trying to make a point, though. Some of the colors are cool choices, but others are less original.

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