Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations?

Transformers News: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations?

Friday, January 26th, 2007 4:04AM CST

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We reported here a new auction for a boxed Transformers Movie Ratchet . One of the pictures is of the side of the box where it explains about how the Transformers transform in the new Transformers Movie. It is called Automorph Technology.

AUTOMORPH Technology is a new TRANSFORMERS Technology developed to enhance the vehicle to robot conversion of both AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON warriors, getting them ready and into battle faster. Moving one part of the robot or vehicle causes other parts to move, making armor plates and weapons shift automatically. Easier, faster conversion can mean the difference between victory and defeat in the battle for the AllSpark!

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Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1502)
Posted by Glyph on January 26th, 2007 @ 4:19am CST
Hmm... That sounds to me more like a toy gimmick than the movie nanotech explanation. I would have it pegged for a box blurb on the Fast Action Battlers, if it wasn't on the side of regular Ratchet's box.
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1521)
Posted by Kayevcee on January 26th, 2007 @ 4:47am CST
As long as it works as well as in Energon Battle Ravage*, I'm all for it.

*I've never had a problem with my one, anyway.

-Nick
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1532)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on January 26th, 2007 @ 5:03am CST
Eh....if it means that their transformations won't be so complicated I'm all for it. Personally I kinda miss the good-ol days of G1 where usually you didn't have to do the transforming sound 15+ times before you could get your figure from one mode to the other. Makes them more fun. That's why my Alternators are sitting pretty on a shelf untransformed for months while other simplier TFs are sitting on my desk within reaching distance.
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1573)
Posted by MantaScorp on January 26th, 2007 @ 6:14am CST
Nemesis Cyberplaex, I agree with you 100%.

Poor Alternator Optimus, sitting up there gathering dust... *sigh*
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1594)
Posted by GeidiPrime on January 26th, 2007 @ 6:29am CST
ummmm...ok, whatever.
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1618)
Posted by on January 26th, 2007 @ 6:55am CST
Air Commander Starscream wrote:We reported here a new auction for a boxed Transformers Movie Ratchet . One of the pictures is of the side of the box where it explains about how the Transformers transform in the new Transformers Movie. It is called Automorph Technology.

AUTOMORPH Technology is a new TRANSFORMERS Technology developed to enhance the vehicle to robot conversion of both AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON warriors, getting them ready and into battle faster. Moving one part of the robot or vehicle causes other parts to move, making armor plates and weapons shift automatically. Easier, faster conversion can mean the difference between victory and defeat in the battle for the AllSpark!



Hmmm... sounds like a transformation to me. :-?
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1633)
Posted by Calenatarion on January 26th, 2007 @ 7:14am CST
Glyph wrote:Hmm... That sounds to me more like a toy gimmick than the movie nanotech explanation.


Yeah.. and it isn't even that new. Just something to make the kids happy.
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1660)
Posted by Bot Marley on January 26th, 2007 @ 7:44am CST
this is news why? it's so obvious it's just a toy gimmick. automorph technology. like that's somthing a cybertronian came up with. i wonder if they'll even use that term in the movie. i really wouldnt think so, but i guess we wont know till 7-4-7
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1696)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on January 26th, 2007 @ 8:09am CST
My biggest problem with the over-complicated bitsy design of the movie characters/toys is that they wouldn't be able to replicate the transformation or capture the aesthetic correctly in the toy. This 'automorph technology' sounds like it would make the toy act and therefore appear more like the character actually would in the flick.
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1700)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 26th, 2007 @ 8:12am CST
It does make sense.

Take the old G1 cars, most of the arms folded into the engine, but they had no engine like qualities. So I can see how the transformation would benthe direct parts of the car becoming the head, limbs, and whatnot.

I think they could have made it look better, but the concept is right.
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1710)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 26th, 2007 @ 8:18am CST
Nemesis Cyberplex wrote:Eh....if it means that their transformations won't be so complicated I'm all for it. Personally I kinda miss the good-ol days of G1 where usually you didn't have to do the transforming sound 15+ times before you could get your figure from one mode to the other. Makes them more fun. That's why my Alternators are sitting pretty on a shelf untransformed for months while other simplier TFs are sitting on my desk within reaching distance.


Agreed, only Windcharger and Hound get changed often.

And why is it when people come over and try to change a bot, they don't go for the easy Jetfire next to them, the always pick up Alt Grimlock.

They get half way through, screw him up then give the mess back to me. That figure is great, but a pain in the ass!
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1718)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on January 26th, 2007 @ 8:28am CST
I have to disagree with what a lot of you guys are saying about the complex Transformers--I love them! The Alternators are some of the few that actually do get transformed on a regular basis while most of the other figs sit on the shelf looking pretty.

If it doesn't take too long to transform, there's little reason to get it off the shelf.

I don't want something that "auto-transforms" either... that piece of $^%@$% called Armada Prime was one of the most TF ever and I'd hate to see it repeated.
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1734)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on January 26th, 2007 @ 8:43am CST
the box has also confirmed the rumor that the "energon cube" as it was called in the leaked scripts was actualy oing to be called tha allspark.
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1739)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on January 26th, 2007 @ 8:46am CST
???

Uh, what are they even talking about? It's cool. It's something for me to read while I eat my Cereal.
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1741)
Posted by Redimus on January 26th, 2007 @ 8:49am CST
wooo, new random concept to be engulphed into the transformers universe.

I like complex transformations, but as with many others it's the simple ones i reach for when im just fiddling. (The cyb scouts pretty much go me through my Final Year Project.)
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1751)
Posted by josephex on January 26th, 2007 @ 9:01am CST
So, does anyone think that Automorph technology will eventually grow more advanced into size shifting?
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1753)
Posted by Redimus on January 26th, 2007 @ 9:04am CST
josephex wrote:So, does anyone think that Automorph technology will eventually grow more advanced into size shifting?


Im not sure the toy technology is quite there yet... lol
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1761)
Posted by Maldroth on January 26th, 2007 @ 9:15am CST
Ultra Magnus wrote:
???

Uh, what are they even talking about? It's cool. It's something for me to read while I eat my Cereal.


You know with all the movie merchandising I wanna know just where is my sweetened oat cereal that transforms my milk and allspark marshmallows so even you too can join the hunt for the allspark...
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1781)
Posted by First-Aid on January 26th, 2007 @ 9:56am CST
With the obvious detailing in the movie figures, it seems logical that they'd come up with a way to get that detail in the toys. It would be too tedious to move all the little parts; rather, move one part and allow that to trigger three or four other parts. As a result, a simple moving of 5 parts can result in 15-20 structural changes, allowing for much more detail. I think they were experimenting with it when they designed Override/Flame Convoy- the flip open may have been a test run...which worries me; those parts never quite set right. We'll just have to see what happens...
Re: Automorph Technology: The Secret of the Movie Transformations? (1819)
Posted by jgilkinson on January 26th, 2007 @ 10:47am CST
Nemesis Cyberplex wrote:Eh....if it means that their transformations won't be so complicated I'm all for it. Personally I kinda miss the good-ol days of G1 where usually you didn't have to do the transforming sound 15+ times before you could get your figure from one mode to the other. Makes them more fun. That's why my Alternators are sitting pretty on a shelf untransformed for months while other simplier TFs are sitting on my desk within reaching distance.


agreed... my Beast Machines Striker is still on my desk in a half transformed lump while my BW optimius Primal gets transformed at least once a day. Dont even get me started on Alt Prowl...

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