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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:07 am

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WreckerJack wrote:I think a lot of the characters really changed over the series too. Like Ratchet going from not being able to stand humans but by the end he wants to stay on Earth a little longer. Smokescreen stops being so impulsive and learns to think more. Arcee learns to open up to her teammates despite her fear of loss.
Yeah, on the Autobots side, I think the only ones who don't change at all are the three that PrymeStriker mentioned: Optimus (barring his Orion Pax episodes that simply reverted every change made to him in that three-parter), Bumblebee (him suddenly gaining a personality when he gets his voice back at the end doesn't count since he barely had a personality to begin with), and Bulkhead.

And for Optimus it's a shame too, since the Orion Pax episodes were when he was at his most interesting in the whole series, showing more sides to himself and his personality than he ever did as Optimus Prime.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:47 pm

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WreckerJack wrote:I think a lot of the characters really changed over the series too. Like Ratchet going from not being able to stand humans but by the end he wants to stay on Earth a little longer. Smokescreen stops being so impulsive and learns to think more. Arcee learns to open up to her teammates despite her fear of loss.
Yeah, on the Autobots side, I think the only ones who don't change at all are the three that PrymeStriker mentioned: Optimus (barring his Orion Pax episodes that simply reverted every change made to him in that three-parter), Bumblebee (him suddenly gaining a personality when he gets his voice back at the end doesn't count since he barely had a personality to begin with), and Bulkhead.

And for Optimus it's a shame too, since the Orion Pax episodes were when he was at his most interesting in the whole series, showing more sides to himself and his personality than he ever did as Optimus Prime.

I want to say KnockOut changed a little. He seemed to get sadder and sadder. From the way Starscream treated him, losing Breakdown and having his scientific projects get taken over by Shockwave. I think that was the reason he left.

I really would like to have seen more of what was going on with him and what happened after he betrayed Starscream in the movie. I think he has good in him but isn't necessarily a hero. He's one of the few that "plays by his own rules" and I wish I knew what happened to him after Beast Hunters.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:08 am

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fan speculation/easter egg Knockout appearance in Rid15

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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:27 am

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o.supreme wrote:fan speculation/easter egg Knockout appearance in Rid15

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His altmode CG model.

Though, TF: Prime recycled that model a few times for other cars as well.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:00 am

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I mean I know the "Common criminal" line by Strongarm was played for laughs and savvy TF Prime fans would pick up on "Knockouts" presence...but it does raise the question, how does a reformed criminal end up in an earth impound lot?

There does seem to be some building story that the characters in TF Prime weren't exactly revered once Cybertron was repopulated and brought back to full thriving status. But in Decepticon Island when Ratchet was talking about those that "blamed" Prime for what happened previously rather then honoring him, you'd think Bumblebee (a law enforcement officer) would known about it, but he seemed to have no knowledge of this.

Then again Ratchet was sulking in a junkyard after the events of season 2, maybe knockout just decided to do the same thing sometime after Predacons Rising?
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby PrymeStriker » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:45 am

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I don't think so. Knock Out wouldn't have kept quiet with Bumblebee around. Pretty sure it's just the car Knock Out scanned when he came to Earth and not Knock Out himself. Besides, even Ratchet told Raf to go away.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:49 am

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Yeah, Knock Out's a loud, flashy dude who loves to draw attention to himself. Were it meant to be him, I'm pretty sure that that's something the show wouldn't be coy about. They'd want us to know for sure that it was him.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby GrandGalvatronG1 » Tue May 09, 2017 11:58 am

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Transformers: Prime Ultimate Rivals DVD

Postby Kurona » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:32 pm

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While we're knee-deep in Robots in Disguise 2015 by now, Shout! Factory certainly hasn't forgotten its predecessor in the Aligned Continuity as they're set to release a new DVD compilation of Transformers: Prime episodes on September 12th in the USA and Canada. Titled 'Ultimate Rivals' and comprising of various Season 1 and 2 episodes - namely Convoy, Metal Attraction, Nemesis Prime, Tunnel Vision and The Human Factor - it's currently up for pre-order here at around $14. Take a look at the boxart below and tell us what you think in the forums!

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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:49 pm

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Ironic how none of those episodes feature the Optimus/Megatron rivalry that the cover art implies.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby Deadput » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:59 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:Ironic how none of those episodes feature the Optimus/Megatron rivalry that the cover art implies.

Which is a big flaw with the show in general with regards to the Decepticons and their role or lack of besides to be defeated.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby PrymeStriker » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:08 pm

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Deadput wrote:Which is a big flaw with the show in general with regards to the Decepticons and their role or lack of besides to be defeated.


And to be good characters, unlike Animated

But yeah, this DVD is compeletly f*cked. These episodes have no correlation with each other, let alone anything having to do with rivalry besides "Metal Attraction"
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:32 pm

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Deadput wrote:Which is a big flaw with the show in general with regards to the Decepticons and their role or lack of besides to be defeated.


And to be good characters, unlike Animated

But yeah, this DVD is compeletly f*cked. These episodes have no correlation with each other, let alone anything having to do with rivalry besides "Metal Attraction"
I'd say that "Convoy" and "Nemesis Prime" best highlight the birth and ending of the conflict between Agent Fowler and Silas, along with the latter doing the whole Optimus/Nemesis thing.

"The Human Factor" also showed Bulkhead's one-sided brief rivalry with Smokescreen, and reminded us of his rivalry with Breakdown in his battle against Cylas.

As for "Tunnel Vision", I suppose someone thought there might have been a small rivalry between Knock Out and Bumblebee, what with them both being the small car members of their respective factions and their having fought each other a few times previously, but if not that, then I got nothing for this ep's inclusion.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby GrandGalvatronG1 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:37 pm

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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:40 pm

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GalvatronG1 wrote:Hey....can anyone tell me about this version of Ripclaw, I never saw it before i got as a present, the colors are weird, and has the beta logo
Could be a factory sample.

Though, this thread is for the cartoon, not the toys.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby GrandGalvatronG1 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:59 pm

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GalvatronG1 wrote:Hey....can anyone tell me about this version of Ripclaw, I never saw it before i got as a present, the colors are weird, and has the beta logo
Could be a factory sample.

Though, this thread is for the cartoon, not the toys.

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Transformers: Prime Ultimate rivals on DVD sighted in New York!

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It has come to our attention via Scottimus Prime that the new Transformers: Prime DVD "Ultimate Rivals" is hitting shelves. He found this DVD available at the Target in South Setauket, New York. If your are surprised at seeing a Transformers: Prime release in 2017, you are not alone. If you would like to know more about the contents of the DVD have a look at one of our previous articles.


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It is curious that they're grunting out another pared down DVD mini set from a series that was cancelled years ago. Like the people who enjoyed the series don't have all the full season DVD sets already?
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

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