Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting

Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting

Saturday, February 7th, 2015 4:17pm CST

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Following up to the first part of the Unicron.com interview with Transformers Prime, Beast Hunters and Robots in Disguise producer Jeff Kline, we have copied below a second part to the same interview, in which he sheds some light on the tone and setting of the Robots in Disguise series. We've even removed the all-caps, below.

Robots in Disguise is definitely a lighter, more comedic take on the Transformers universe. There’s no ancient war being fought, meaning we can actually take the time to set-up a joke, and not feel guilty about it. Bee is front and center. Pptimus’ status is more mysterious than sorrowful. And there’s a younger, more inexperienced (aka less battle-weary) cast of characters.

Credit(s): Unicron.com


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Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1648077)
Posted by griftimus prime on February 7th, 2015 @ 5:30pm CST
so glad they have the time to SET UP JOKES now.
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1648087)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 7th, 2015 @ 5:57pm CST
Just to clarify, by "no ancient war being fought" he means the war is over, not that there never was a war.
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1648105)
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 7th, 2015 @ 6:35pm CST
there's always a war when decepticons are around!
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1648106)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 7th, 2015 @ 6:38pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:there's always a war when decepticons are around!
There wasn't a war in Animated. ;)
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1648108)
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 7th, 2015 @ 6:44pm CST
there was a war in animated it was long past and decepticons were exiled until they found optimus and his crew then met back up on earth
remember the flashbacks with ratchet, i could go on but i wont wast my time >:oP
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1648109)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 7th, 2015 @ 6:47pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:there was a war in animated it was long past and decepticons were exiled until they found optimus and his crew then met back up on earth
remember the flashbacks with ratchet, i could go on but i wont wast my time >:oP
I phrased that poorly. :oops:

I meant in the present day, like how there was one in RID's past but not its present.

Animated definitely had a war in its past, yes.
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1648155)
Posted by SlyTF1 on February 7th, 2015 @ 9:14pm CST
My sister saw the new Sponge Bob movie, tonight. She told me that there was a trailer for RID before the real trailers started. Would anyone know if this is a lie, there's a new trailer, or they just showed a trailer we've seen already?
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1648156)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 7th, 2015 @ 9:18pm CST
SlyTF1 wrote:My sister saw the new Sponge Bob movie, tonight. She told me that there was a trailer for RID before the real trailers started. Would anyone know if this is a lie, there's a new trailer, or they just showed a trailer we've seen already?
Unless a new trailer suddenly shows up soon, it's probably one we've seen already.

Though, it's not unusual for movie theaters to advertise TV shows during the ads that play onscreen before the previews begin. If you get to the theater early enough, you might catch oridinary commercials playing onscreen before it becomes time to start the previews.
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1648160)
Posted by SlyTF1 on February 7th, 2015 @ 9:30pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:My sister saw the new Sponge Bob movie, tonight. She told me that there was a trailer for RID before the real trailers started. Would anyone know if this is a lie, there's a new trailer, or they just showed a trailer we've seen already?
Unless a new trailer suddenly shows up soon, it's probably one we've seen already.

Though, it's not unusual for movie theaters to advertise TV shows during the ads that play onscreen before the previews begin. If you get to the theater early enough, you might catch oridinary commercials playing onscreen before it becomes time to start the previews.


She just confirmed to me that it was that last Season 1 trailer that came out a few months ago, after I showed it to her. I hoped for, but didn't expect anything new.
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1648753)
Posted by psj333 on February 9th, 2015 @ 3:25pm CST
Is the liquid that Bisk sprayed from his mouth is water or laser? If Bisk altmode is really a muscle car, why he chooses to live under water? Cars don't go on or in the water. Only boats and submarines could do that! I would really love to see how his altmode turns out once he hits in the Toy Fair 2015. :CON:
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1648874)
Posted by psj333 on February 9th, 2015 @ 8:41pm CST
So far, the characters that turn into car altmodes are Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Jazz, Drift, Bisk, and Clampdown. From what we already know, Clampdown is the smallest car. Is Bisk is the biggest car than any of these Transformers combined? :BOT: :CON:
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1648883)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 8:57pm CST
psj333 wrote:So far, the characters that turn into car altmodes are Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Jazz, Drift, Bisk, and Clampdown. From what we already know, Clampdown is the smallest car. Is Bisk is the biggest car than any of these Transformers combined? :BOT: :CON:


Only on a Thursday.
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1649016)
Posted by psj333 on February 10th, 2015 @ 6:54am CST
You still haven't answer my questions, Va'al. Is Bisk's car mode the biggest? Because from what I've seen in the images, it seems that Bisk is much bigger, taller, and much more muscular than Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and Drift. :BOT: :CON:
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1649021)
Posted by Va'al on February 10th, 2015 @ 7:22am CST
psj333 wrote:You still haven't answer my questions, Va'al. Is Bisk's car mode the biggest? Because from what I've seen in the images, it seems that Bisk is much bigger, taller, and much more muscular than Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and Drift. :BOT: :CON:


Definitely maybe, but towards a right angle. You should see on March cables.
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1649024)
Posted by psj333 on February 10th, 2015 @ 7:38am CST
You know, Va'al, from what I've read from Sideswipe's bio, it says that he's rebellious, but cares about the people that he loves most. Aside from that, he's very boastful, do whatever it takes to win, and feel very proud about it. Now, when I look at Bisk's bio, he's also loves to race and fight, and feel proud about it. Does that mean that Bisk is Sideswipe's rival, or a Decepticon version of Sideswipe? Is Bisk really rebellious? If not, then which Decepticon is? :BOT: :CON:
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1649027)
Posted by Va'al on February 10th, 2015 @ 7:42am CST
psj333 wrote:You know, Va'al, from what I've read from Sideswipe's bio, it says that he's rebellious, but cares about the people that he loves most. Aside from that, he's very boastful, do whatever it takes to win, and feel very proud about it. Now, when I look at Bisk's bio, he's also loves to race and fight, and feel proud about it. Does that mean that Bisk is Sideswipe's rival, or a Decepticon version of Sideswipe? Is Bisk really rebellious? If not, then which Decepticon is? :BOT: :CON:


Onions.
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1649085)
Posted by Madeus Prime on February 10th, 2015 @ 10:16am CST
psj333 wrote:You know, Va'al, from what I've read from Sideswipe's bio, it says that he's rebellious, but cares about the people that he loves most. Aside from that, he's very boastful, do whatever it takes to win, and feel very proud about it. Now, when I look at Bisk's bio, he's also loves to race and fight, and feel proud about it. Does that mean that Bisk is Sideswipe's rival, or a Decepticon version of Sideswipe? Is Bisk really rebellious? If not, then which Decepticon is? :BOT: :CON:

We don't know...because the show hasn't aired, all we know, from the teaser is that Bisk has the personality of a over-enthusiastic video gamer, it seems he's desperate to win whatever he's doing. This doesn't make him a rebellious Decepticon, for all we know he's easily cowed by his team mates and is simply easily distractible. And in case you didn't notice, not every Autobot has to have an equal Decepticon rival.
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1649123)
Posted by psj333 on February 10th, 2015 @ 10:49am CST
Madeus Prime. You said, Bisk has a personality of a video gamer. Does that mean that he is a very young Decepticon to begin with? Based on his design, is his car mode is the biggest than, Bnumblebee, Sideswipe, and Drift? :CON: :BOT:

I'm waiting to see what his vehicle mode looks like when he arrive in the Toyfair later this month.
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1649126)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 10th, 2015 @ 10:51am CST
psj333 wrote:Madeus Prime. You said, Bisk has a personality of a video gamer.
He only knows that bit because of the old video we all saw. He doesn't know any of the other things because the show has not aired yet.
Re: Jeff Kline on Transformers: Robots In Disguise Tone and Setting (1649128)
Posted by Madeus Prime on February 10th, 2015 @ 10:53am CST
Video gamers come in all ages psj333, and it's possible he might be one of the younger Decepticons, and considering his alternate mode appears to be Cybertronian in nature, I suppose it is bigger then the Autobot's vehicular modes.

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