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New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots

Transformers News: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 11:31PM CDT

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The Transformers Earthspark show will be starting in the second half of the year. We had very brief clips but now we have a promotional image that really gives us a good look at the designs. We have the two new robots who get adopted by humans along with Optimus and Bumblebee. Optimus reuses the evergreen design (afterall, that's the whole point of an evergreen design) and while Bumblebee does as well, it is a bit more stylized. It seems to borrow a lot from the Generations Bumblebee toy we had which was a G1-ified version of his muscle car look (which the evergreen design borrowed quite a bit from).

Of course promoting this series with Bumblebee and Prime make perfect sense, those are the characters/toys that sell best these days to younger kids, who are the target audience of this show.

Transformers News: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Give us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots

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Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2130775)
Posted by Slashercon on April 7th, 2022 @ 12:30am CDT
Not going to lie, this promo art looks kinda ugly. The few seconds of footage that was shown a while back definitely looked better than this. Still curious about the show but this picture doesn't do it any favors.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2130776)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 7th, 2022 @ 12:33am CDT
Slashercon wrote:Not going to lie, this promo art looks kinda ugly. The few seconds of footage that was shown a while back definitely looked better than this. Still curious about the show but this picture doesn't do it any favors.
To be completely honest, the boy in the center is the one who probably looks the best in this pic.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2130780)
Posted by Evil Eye on April 7th, 2022 @ 3:58am CDT
Yikes. Not looking so good.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2130782)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 7th, 2022 @ 4:54am CDT
So they went with the T-30 Bee design. Interesting.
Let's hope the new toy will be better than that old horrible mess.

As for the show itself, I hope for something as great as Prime.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2130790)
Posted by Randomhero on April 7th, 2022 @ 6:57am CDT
It’s based more on the evergreen/cyberverse design than the T30. You can even see the windshield peeking in the promo picture.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2130814)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 7th, 2022 @ 11:06am CDT
Randomhero wrote:It’s based more on the evergreen/cyberverse design than the T30. You can even see the windshield peeking in the promo picture.
Indeed.

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Thrilling 30 Bumblebee was based on Guido Guidi's interpretation of Chee Yang Ong's design for Bumblebee's upgraded Earth body in the 2009 IDW ongoing comic.

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Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2130818)
Posted by william-james88 on April 7th, 2022 @ 12:40pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:It’s based more on the evergreen/cyberverse design than the T30. You can even see the windshield peeking in the promo picture.


Thanks, I didnt catch the windshield
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2130835)
Posted by o.supreme on April 8th, 2022 @ 1:00am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Slashercon wrote:Not going to lie, this promo art looks kinda ugly. The few seconds of footage that was shown a while back definitely looked better than this. Still curious about the show but this picture doesn't do it any favors.
To be completely honest, the boy in the center is the one who probably looks the best in this pic.


Looks like Darius from Jurassic Park Camp Cretaceous
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2130867)
Posted by Zachariel on April 8th, 2022 @ 4:36pm CDT
To me, it looks like its going to be more of the same, Super Diverse liberal dumpster fire like most shows now.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2130961)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 10th, 2022 @ 11:18am CDT
Kinda funny that Bumblebee looks to be a sports car now, something like a Lamborghini
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2130963)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on April 10th, 2022 @ 11:20am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Slashercon wrote:Not going to lie, this promo art looks kinda ugly. The few seconds of footage that was shown a while back definitely looked better than this. Still curious about the show but this picture doesn't do it any favors.
To be completely honest, the boy in the center is the one who probably looks the best in this pic.


Agreed. I think the kids look better than the bots. Prime especially.. yikes :shock:

The two new bots, really wear their Nick Roche aesthetic with pride too.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2131915)
Posted by MaximalNui on April 21st, 2022 @ 4:58pm CDT
I'm really curious about those metal "arms" the kids have; especially since I rewatched the previous images and freezeframes and, aside from this one, they always have them on.
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Are they armor? An actual part of their body? Is it somehow related to the titular ""Earthspark" and the new bots, like the link Rad and friends had with the Mini-Cons or the Masterforce's Master-Braces?

Also, does anyone know yet if the show is Paramount+ exclusive? I hope not; I don't think I can afford another streaming subscription.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2132032)
Posted by TulioDude on April 23rd, 2022 @ 12:32pm CDT
MaximalNui wrote:Also, does anyone know yet if the show is Paramount+ exclusive? I hope not; I don't think I can afford another streaming subscription.


As far as we know,its going to be on Nickelodeon.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2134832)
Posted by PerfectVision on May 30th, 2022 @ 12:30pm CDT
I may have understood what this show us gonna be:

The two kids have bracelet like the transer from MEGAMAN STARFORCE where several persons have an electric spirit,a very ferocious kind of pet and with more personality of course.A more well known référence is DIGIMON where pets can be giant war machine.Some people thought about about animals because of the"familly adoption"theme like in a cross over with THE LITTLEST PET SHOP.
"The cybertronian as pets of death",that's it and less violent probably.

The little girl looks very ugly with her giant head and eyes.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2135095)
Posted by PerfectVision on June 2nd, 2022 @ 2:29pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:More combat footage is seen in this Hasbro corporate reel video.

The uniform-wearing human woman is also seen using a laser gun of her own.

https://twitter.com/Hasbro/status/1494363619622064137


Don't we see that same shot in the teaser?

Some footage, but it is in a wider aspect so you can see more. Could that be our first glimpse at Megatron in the background?

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No but the fusion between a kid and a cybertronian,yes,it sounds demented but probable.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2135096)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 2nd, 2022 @ 2:43pm CDT
PerfectVision wrote:No but the fusion between a kid and a cybertronian,yes,it sounds demented but probable.


Sari Sumdac says hi.

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Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2135101)
Posted by PerfectVision on June 2nd, 2022 @ 3:52pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
PerfectVision wrote:No but the fusion between a kid and a cybertronian,yes,it sounds demented but probable.


Sari Sumdac says hi.

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Not exactly the same.She's partialy cybertronian,hmm?I'm implying that it's like MM STARFORCE or MAX STEEL 2013 where they merge.Maybe it's only the touch.Ha!The touch that create a superior mode like in DIGIMON(they merge late in TAMER).
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2135347)
Posted by MaximalNui on June 5th, 2022 @ 4:19pm CDT
PerfectVision wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
PerfectVision wrote:No but the fusion between a kid and a cybertronian,yes,it sounds demented but probable.


Sari Sumdac says hi.

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Not exactly the same.She's partialy cybertronian,hmm?I'm implying that it's like MM STARFORCE or MAX STEEL 2013 where they merge.Maybe it's only the touch.Ha!The touch that create a superior mode like in DIGIMON(they merge late in TAMER).

Surprised no one else mentioned the Godmasters/Headmaster Juniors from Masterforce and their Master-Braces. Then again, those were technically regular humans who morphed into robot power suits to combine with lifeless mecha.
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Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2135351)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 5th, 2022 @ 4:38pm CDT
MaximalNui wrote:Surprised no one else mentioned the Godmasters/Headmaster Juniors from Masterforce and their Master-Braces. Then again, those were technically regular humans who morphed into robot power suits to combine with lifeless mecha.


I'm ashamed to have forgotten them, Masterforce being my favorite Transformers series after Prime. #-o
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2137642)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 8th, 2022 @ 11:54am CDT
SDCC news:

Introducing Transformers: EarthSpark!

Friday, July 22, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Room: 6A): Autobots, Roll Out! Meet the next generation of heroes in the new original animated series, Transformers: EarthSpark. From Nickelodeon and Entertainment One, the all-new Paramount+ Original Series will showcase an insider event that celebrates a new take on the iconic global franchise with a behind-the-scenes look at art, casting, never-before-seen clips and a first time look at the Hasbro toyline inspired by the series. Featured panelists include all-new series voice talent– Danny Pudi (Bumblebee), Kat Khavari (Twitch) and Zeno Robinson (Thrash)–along with co-executive producer Dale Malinowski and executive producer Ant Ward. Moderated by Mike Cecchini, Editor-in-Chief, Den of Geek.
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Posted by william-james88 on July 8th, 2022 @ 6:42pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:SDCC news:

Introducing Transformers: EarthSpark!

Friday, July 22, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Room: 6A): Autobots, Roll Out! Meet the next generation of heroes in the new original animated series, Transformers: EarthSpark. From Nickelodeon and Entertainment One, the all-new Paramount+ Original Series will showcase an insider event that celebrates a new take on the iconic global franchise with a behind-the-scenes look at art, casting, never-before-seen clips and a first time look at the Hasbro toyline inspired by the series. Featured panelists include all-new series voice talent– Danny Pudi (Bumblebee), Kat Khavari (Twitch) and Zeno Robinson (Thrash)–along with co-executive producer Dale Malinowski and executive producer Ant Ward. Moderated by Mike Cecchini, Editor-in-Chief, Den of Geek.


I'd this the furst time we know Danny Pudi plays Bumblebee ?
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2137662)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 8th, 2022 @ 7:46pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:SDCC news:

Introducing Transformers: EarthSpark!

Friday, July 22, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Room: 6A): Autobots, Roll Out! Meet the next generation of heroes in the new original animated series, Transformers: EarthSpark. From Nickelodeon and Entertainment One, the all-new Paramount+ Original Series will showcase an insider event that celebrates a new take on the iconic global franchise with a behind-the-scenes look at art, casting, never-before-seen clips and a first time look at the Hasbro toyline inspired by the series. Featured panelists include all-new series voice talent– Danny Pudi (Bumblebee), Kat Khavari (Twitch) and Zeno Robinson (Thrash)–along with co-executive producer Dale Malinowski and executive producer Ant Ward. Moderated by Mike Cecchini, Editor-in-Chief, Den of Geek.


I'd this the furst time we know Danny Pudi plays Bumblebee ?
It's the first we've heard of any of the voice cast.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2137665)
Posted by william-james88 on July 8th, 2022 @ 8:27pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade sent us some SDCC news our way. We now know three members of the voice cast for the upcoming Earthspark show:
Danny Pudi as Bumblebee
Kat Khavari as Twitch
Zeno Robinson as Thrash

Here is the SDCC blurb regardig the panel:

Introducing Transformers: EarthSpark!

Friday, July 22, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Room: 6A): Autobots, Roll Out! Meet the next generation of heroes in the new original animated series, Transformers: EarthSpark. From Nickelodeon and Entertainment One, the all-new Paramount+ Original Series will showcase an insider event that celebrates a new take on the iconic global franchise with a behind-the-scenes look at art, casting, never-before-seen clips and a first time look at the Hasbro toyline inspired by the series. Featured panelists include all-new series voice talent– Danny Pudi (Bumblebee), Kat Khavari (Twitch) and Zeno Robinson (Thrash)–along with co-executive producer Dale Malinowski and executive producer Ant Ward. Moderated by Mike Cecchini, Editor-in-Chief, Den of Geek.


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Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2137669)
Posted by Lightshield82 on July 8th, 2022 @ 10:16pm CDT
Danny Pudi means union voice actors again, which gives me hope for this series after the terrible voice acting in the last several shows. Hopefully it means Cullen will be back this time, fingers crossed.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2137670)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on July 8th, 2022 @ 10:20pm CDT
I don’t think I could properly express my joy at this.

I do think I can properly express my sudden irritation at how the Netflix series sounded awful all throughout. (Sure was pretty though)
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2137680)
Posted by blackeyedprime on July 9th, 2022 @ 2:29am CDT
Bumblebee and Cliffjumper in the morning. Has to be a thing. Also shattered glass Bee from the darkest time line.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2137695)
Posted by bluecatcinema on July 9th, 2022 @ 2:00pm CDT
Danny did a pretty good job voicing Huey in the DuckTales reboot, so I have high hopes for his rendition of Bumblebee.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2137696)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 9th, 2022 @ 2:08pm CDT
No comments on Zeno Robinson being in this? He's been rising in fame as a voice actor very rapidly in recent years.

Or the fact that we got two brand-new characters' names in Thrash and Twitch.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2137728)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 10th, 2022 @ 1:02am CDT
Zeno Robinson reveals which new Transformer is Thrash - https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1545867330411843586
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2137781)
Posted by MaximalNui on July 11th, 2022 @ 5:13pm CDT
On the one hand, actually competent voice talent is always a plus.

On the other, they keep describing this as a Paramount+ series and never talk about a Nickelodeon premiere date, and I'm starting to doubt more and more it'll ever air outside streaming.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2138925)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 22nd, 2022 @ 5:08pm CDT
Earthspark details revealed.

Oh dear. The character designs still look hideous, and making your only major white human character a villain is not a good look. On the plus side Megatron is going to be a tiltrotor, but that aside...oof.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2138933)
Posted by william-james88 on July 22nd, 2022 @ 5:44pm CDT
BURBANK, Calif.—July 22, 2022—Nickelodeon, Paramount+ and Entertainment One (eOne) today announced the voice actors breathing new life into original and franchise favorite characters in the upcoming Paramount+ original animated series Transformers: EarthSpark. The all-new animated series (26 episodes) introduces a new generation of Transformers robots--the first Transformers robots to be born on Earth--and together with the human family who welcomes them in and cares for them, they'll redefine what it means to be a family. Transformers: EarthSpark is set to debut exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. in November, and on Paramount+ and select Nickelodeon channels internationally. The new series joins the globally recognized Transformers powerhouse franchise.

The news was revealed during an exclusive panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022 featuring voice cast members Danny Pudi (Bumblebee), Kathreen Khavari (Twitch), Zeno Robinson (Thrash), and co-executive producer Dale Malinowski and executive producer Ant Ward. Mike Cecchini (Editor-in-Chief, Den of Geek) moderated the panel, which also revealed a first look at the series.

The new voice cast and their Transformers: EarthSpark characters are:

Sydney Mikayla (Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts) as “Robby Malto,” a smart 13-year-old boy with an abundance of moxie and charisma. Robby is frustrated by his family’s recent move to a small town until he discovers Transformers bots and is now living the ultimate dream.

Zion Broadnax (Day Shift) as “Morgan ‘Mo’ Malto,” Robby’s 9-year-old younger sister. Though she’s emotionally mature for her age, she’s able to look at everything with a wide-eyed sense of optimism and hope. For her, family comes first no matter who you are or where you’re from.
Benny Latham as “Dot Malto,” the mother to Robby and Mo, surrogate mother to the Malto-bots, and wife to Alex. She’s a loving mother and ex-soldier, so she can flip that switch when she’s pushed.

Jon Jon Briones (Ratched) as “Alex Malto,” the father to Robby and Mo, surrogate father to the Malto-bots, and husband to Dot. He’s a college professor with a Ph.D. in Transformers History who loves sharing his Filipino heritage and wealth of Transformers knowledge with his human and bot kids. He can also rattle off dad jokes like a pro.

Kathreen Khavari (Dead End: Paranormal Park) as “Twitch Malto,” an Earth-born Terran born out of primordial sludge in the cave waters of Witwicky, Pennsylvania, like her brother Thrash. She’s a keen observer of everything around her.
Zeno Robinson (Big City Greens) as “Thrash Malto,” an Earth-born male Terran and a cheeky wild child. Like his sister, Twitch, he was born out of primordial sludge in the caves of Witwicky, Pennsylvania. He’s a bringer of fun and good times with a happy-go-lucky attitude.

Danny Pudi (Community) as “Bumblebee,” a fun-loving veteran Autobot who serves as a mentor to the Terrans as they learn what it takes to be Transformers robots. Bumblebee has a lot to learn about being a big brother and role model. He’s suddenly in a position of authority, which makes him nervous and afraid to show any cracks.

Alan Tudyk (Resident Alien) as “Optimus Prime,” a courageous Autobot leader who has forged a new alliance with humans. The birth of the Terrans has given him renewed hope for the future.

Rory McCann (Game of Thrones) as “Megatron,” the father of the Decepticon faticon who believes in making any sacrifice necessary for the survival of Cybertronian civilization. He’s a headstrong idealist but isn’t unwilling to adjust his strategy when victory hangs in the balance.

Cissy Jones (The Owl House) as “Elita-1,” the physically gifted and confident second-in command of the Autobots. Elita-1 is fair and never overbearing to the team. She listens to everyone and is a bot the Terrans look up to.

Diedrich Bader (Better Things) as “Mandroid,” the villain. He was a scientist-soldier in the war, jaded and ultimately, very anti-Cybertronian. With this new anti-Transformer ideology, he believes Earth and its humans need his protection and surmises that the annihilation of all Cybertronians is the best for the planet.
Transformers: EarthSpark Release Date
Transformers: EarthSpark will debut exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. in November, and on Paramount+ and select Nickelodeon channels internationally.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2138939)
Posted by MaximalNui on July 22nd, 2022 @ 6:23pm CDT
Evil Eye wrote:Earthspark details revealed.

Oh dear. The character designs still look hideous, and making your only major white human character a villain is not a good look. On the plus side Megatron is going to be a tiltrotor, but that aside...oof.

You do realise this is just the main cast, right? Still plenty of opportunity for good and bad representation on both sides. Heck, as far as I can recall we never knew Fowler or Silas even existed when they first announced Prime, and they were pretty significant characters.

So, is the preview clip region-locked? Because I can't see it.

Also, minor pet peeve, but why do we get the name of every human character - even the Terran Transformers get a human last name - and the human villain only gets a "code name"?
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2138941)
Posted by First-Aid on July 22nd, 2022 @ 6:31pm CDT
More humans than bots. Gee...where has that happened before?
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Posted by o.supreme on July 22nd, 2022 @ 6:36pm CDT
Just watched the trailer. For a kids show the animation is far superior to Cyberverse, so that is a huge plus. Still not too keen on the acting though. I'll probably give the show a chance fully acknowledging however it is not for me.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 22nd, 2022 @ 6:42pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:More humans than bots. Gee...where has that happened before?
Masterforce? ;)
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2138946)
Posted by DeathReviews on July 22nd, 2022 @ 6:45pm CDT
Megatron: "Holy CRAP, what is happening on Nickelodeon?"
Starscream: "A good Transformers cartoon?"
Megatron: "A.... a GOOD Transformers cartoon!? Something decently written with a well-paced plot and an interesting cast of characters, broadcast on a non-exclusive platform entirely from within your KITCHEN?"
Starscream: "Yes?"
Megatron: "May I SEE it?"
Starscream: "...No."
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 22nd, 2022 @ 6:54pm CDT


So, Optimus and Bumblebee look based their evergreen designs, Megatron's got a copter altmode like Animated, Elita-1 is a tough-looking offroad truck, Wheeljack looks a LOT like his Studio Series Bumblebee movie toy, Swindle seems to have a mostly original design, and Bombshell looks based on his Combiner Wars Legends class toy.
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 22nd, 2022 @ 6:57pm CDT
Region locked video.

Why it's still a thing? #-o
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2138949)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 22nd, 2022 @ 7:01pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Region locked video.

Why it's still a thing? #-o
There was another one on YouTube a bit ago, but Paramount flagged it immediately. :HEADHURTS:
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2138953)
Posted by MaximalNui on July 22nd, 2022 @ 7:25pm CDT
So quick Google on some of the actors. We basically have Sandor Clegane as Megatron and Wash (or Dutch to keep it purely Transformers-related) as Optimus.

...now I want to hear Optimus say "I'm a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar".
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Posted by Deadput on July 22nd, 2022 @ 7:53pm CDT
Show looks like it could be fine, the budget is certainly at it's largest since TF-Prime but a decent budget alone does not make a show great, so we'll see how it ends up.


The only thing that actually bothers me about this show from what we know about it is literally the entire head design of the female-child, it's literally an uncanny hell-spawn of Unicron with the size of the eyes and the head and well everything compared to the other human designs in the show which look fine.


Ah and it being behind Paramount + so I'll never watch this show legitimately since I'm in Canada and we don't have that service here.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 22nd, 2022 @ 11:22pm CDT
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Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2138989)
Posted by william-james88 on July 23rd, 2022 @ 1:49am CDT
First-Aid wrote:More humans than bots. Gee...where has that happened before?

Please count again and tell me how many humans vs how many bots there are.
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Posted by blackeyedprime on July 23rd, 2022 @ 2:49am CDT
As much as Alan tudyk is awesome he forgot to act as a human in the rookie recently and seemed stuck in his resident alien role :p more cast of powerless is never a bad thing tho.
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Posted by Evil Eye on July 23rd, 2022 @ 7:58am CDT
MaximalNui wrote:
Evil Eye wrote:Earthspark details revealed.

Oh dear. The character designs still look hideous, and making your only major white human character a villain is not a good look. On the plus side Megatron is going to be a tiltrotor, but that aside...oof.

You do realise this is just the main cast, right?

Yeah, hence why I said "major" character.
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Posted by Dr. Caelus on July 23rd, 2022 @ 8:01am CDT
Evil Eye wrote:Oh dear. The character designs still look hideous, and making your only major white human character a villain is not a good look.


Sometimes I almost miss the days when we were so smugly secure in our privilege that we weren't wringing our hands over representation in media and expecting every cartoon family to have a token white man in it. But then, I guess most of us aren't.

I am disappointed that the main villain is human though. On first read I thought he was a Transformer that hated Transformers, which sounded really interesting. Kind of like IDW Sandstorm.

I'm really interested to see what Megatron's role is going to be.

As far as humans' involvement in war as passive observers versus active participants, one thing the Bay movies did get right was the weapons. Budiansky's bios back in the day mixed sxifi tech with conventional weaponry, calling out machine guns, missiles, and bombs, especially for the Decepticons. They used high-end versions of weapons that are standard fare for Earth military vehicles. Their armor, when called out as exceptional, was still made of familiar materials, and it wasn't usually called out as exceptional.

The cartoon bent more scifi, though no more so than G.I. Joe - Transformers had laser guns and scifi shenanigans, but so did humans - who were frequently inventing things advanced enough that the Decepticons needed to steal. Bots could also be repaired oe outright built on Earth using resources available here, and your average Autobot could be roughed up a bit even with a traffic-speed collision, so they weren't usually supposed to be invincible.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2139015)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on July 23rd, 2022 @ 8:18am CDT
Dr. Caelus wrote:so they weren't usually supposed to be invincible.


One was...
Image
;)

Anyway, region-locked video. Did we get a release date? As long as it isn't as sleep inducing as Siege, I'll at least give the pilot episode the benefit of the doubt.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2139016)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 23rd, 2022 @ 8:24am CDT
Dr. Caelus wrote:
Evil Eye wrote:Oh dear. The character designs still look hideous, and making your only major white human character a villain is not a good look.


Sometimes I almost miss the days when we were so smugly secure in our privilege that we weren't wringing our hands over representation in media and expecting every cartoon family to have a token white man in it. But then, I guess most of us aren't.

Look at it this way- if it were the other way around and the only revealed main character who WASN'T white was the mad scientist villain, there'd be complaints. It works both ways; if you're claiming to be diverse, you need to be, well, diverse. And "Everyone is one race except the villain" is not that, regardless of what those races are. It could be that everyone was from Venezuela except the villain who was Mongolian and it would be equally ridiculous.

Prime, for all the things I found subpar about it, did it right. You had a white kid, a Japanese kid, a Latino kid, a black agent (also the best character incidentally) and it never felt forced. Likewise, Animated has the main human character be of Indian descent, and she's one of my favourite humans in Transformers. This? It just feels very much like pandering. Not even to black fans or even black kids- rather, to people who literally just want to see THEIR worldview given credit, THEIR egos stroked (even if they aren't black themselves) at the expense of everybody else, even though they can literally go to any other property for that already.

A mainstream cartoon having representation of other people in it? That's cool, no problem. A show aimed at a black audience? Why not? But mixing the two together seems incompatible- you're going for a show that's supposed to have as broad an appeal as possible specifically targeting a relatively niche audience.

Honestly I would have thought the classic Japanese approach of "Mukokuseki" would have been a better one- making race beyond basic skin colour pretty indeterminate and honestly utterly unimportant to the story or character's personality. To children- you know, the actual audience for these shows- even assuming they care about being "represented" beyond basic skin colour and sex, their main draw to a character will be "They're cool/cute/funny!".

Plus, quite aside from anything else, the character designs are objectively hideous.
Re: New Promotional Image for Transformers Earthspark Gives us a Better Look at Bumblebee and Other Bots (2139020)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on July 23rd, 2022 @ 9:12am CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Dr. Caelus wrote:so they weren't usually supposed to be invincible.

One was...


Yes! Literally the exception that proves the rule! THE big bad, resurrected by an evil god of destruvlction to be his ultimate warrior SHOULD be nigh unstoppable, and that loses a lot if everyone down to Bumblebee is essentially made of immortal playdoh that just soaks damage like a sponge.

Evil Eye wrote:Look at it this way- if it were the other way around and the only revealed main character who WASN'T white was the mad scientist villain, there'd be complaints. It works both ways...


It doesn't actually work both ways.

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