New TF Universe Flash Animation

New TF Universe Flash Animation

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 6:01pm CDT

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Hasbro have updated their online video section Monkeybar TV with a second episode of Flash Animated Transformers Action.

Set in an undisclosed timeline where the character designs are an amalgamation of the live action movie and universe toy designs, this three minute episode features Optimus Prime and Bumblebee tracking down and facing off against Megatron and Cyclonus.

Bumblebee even manages to borrow some attacking strategy from Animated Soundwave. While a carbon based Earth Rabbit gets terrorised by both factions.

To check out the episode, please click here.

Credit(s): monkeybartv


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Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918070)
Posted by Chaoslock on May 5th, 2009 @ 6:10pm CDT
Bumblebees design is far the best since G1, but the whole animation is painful to watch along with the story (Megatron: We're under attack, Cyclonus, play firefighter!)... The Rude awakening of OP and many Youtube videos seem more professional than this.
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918076)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 5th, 2009 @ 6:21pm CDT
dude sorry to say this but this sucks! that was the first TF animation that i did not like!
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918086)
Posted by Cyberstrike on May 5th, 2009 @ 6:43pm CDT
Pros: cool designs for Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Cyclonus. Megatron,
Cyclonus and Bumblebee's voices were all very cool and Prime's was decent.

Cons: everything else
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918090)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 5th, 2009 @ 6:53pm CDT
Oh, wow. That was just cheesy, even moreso than G1.

Notice that Cyclonus sounds like Richard Newman, and Megs' altmode was similar to Cyclonus's but a bit different.

Also, the Autobts seem more destructive than the Decepticons in this one.

And, since it ended with the Universe logog, would that make this the second episode to Universe (the first episode was Action Blast 1)?
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918094)
Posted by r0b0leadr on May 5th, 2009 @ 7:07pm CDT
Concept: Nice, combining Movie Aesthetics with a G1 flare
Story: Bland, Ooooh Fire and explosions, and the 'Cons are stealing Energon. Can we get something new here?
Acting:Most Voices Were Good With The Exception of Prime
Animation: Very Shotty
Verdict: :Meh :?
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918100)
Posted by CrabHeart on May 5th, 2009 @ 7:27pm CDT
oi.. i am tired of this camaro bumblebee crapzilla... cyclonus wouldnt be there... or megatron would be galvatron... animation is better than most flash animations ive seen... but its just tooo wrong...
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918102)
Posted by JesWal on May 5th, 2009 @ 7:29pm CDT
That was ok. I like the character designs, but everything else... :?

Oh well, at least it was better than Action Blast.

Oh and actually Bumblebee's strategy is more akin to OP's strategy, not Soundwave. :)
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918103)
Posted by Slayershoop on May 5th, 2009 @ 7:32pm CDT
Wow this was stupid, sure Bumblebee looked cool, but this sucked #-o
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918104)
Posted by It Is Him on May 5th, 2009 @ 7:34pm CDT
Since when did Optimus Prime sound like he was programmed by a fortune cookie.

Optimus Prime wrote:Your confidence clouds your caution.


What?
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918107)
Posted by Solrac333 on May 5th, 2009 @ 7:40pm CDT
That was better than Animated. The designs were cool. Voices were decent. Dialogue was meh. But still better than Animated.

I like the movie/classics style combined. It would be cool to see THAT Bumblebee and Prime.
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918118)
Posted by Blurrz on May 5th, 2009 @ 8:23pm CDT
Meh, it was okay. The whole music puns were kind of lame.
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918119)
Posted by Archanubis on May 5th, 2009 @ 8:24pm CDT
Corny.

I've seen more plot in a Survivor episode.
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918123)
Posted by Skice on May 5th, 2009 @ 8:31pm CDT
FAIL!
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918126)
Posted by Crystal Rodimus on May 5th, 2009 @ 8:40pm CDT
For a 3 minute ditty, I quite liked it. The designs were cool, and it was sorta refreshing to see Megatron with Cyclonus; it doesn't always HAVE to be Galvatron. Felt like a flashback to G1 overall, just condensed into three minutes.

I like it for what it is, and hope they continue to delve into more Universe/G1-esque ideas once the movie's played out.
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918131)
Posted by Terrorsaur_85 on May 5th, 2009 @ 8:50pm CDT
mm..its cool, i like it. :D
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918138)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 5th, 2009 @ 9:03pm CDT
Not to bad. Defiantly needs work but for a short little clip that was most likely done in some ones free time it wasnt bad. Better concept and style than bayformers thats for sure. They should use this for the basis for the next TF series. And get the guys that did GIJOE Resolute to do it. That would kick ass.
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918141)
Posted by Down_Shift on May 5th, 2009 @ 9:05pm CDT
Sweet Sassy Molassy that was Classy.

... is what I would say if it was even kinda sorta of cool.

It's like they put grapes and apples in one bag and called them grapples.
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918149)
Posted by moonie on May 5th, 2009 @ 9:32pm CDT
i saw this in storyboard form (well part of it) over at Andy Kuhn's Blog:
http://kuhnart.blogspot.com/2009/02/transformers.html
good stuff.
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918150)
Posted by UltraPrimal on May 5th, 2009 @ 9:34pm CDT
That was kinda cool. I was surprized to see Cyclonus in there. What was with the designs? It's like they couldn't decide whether to do Classics or movie. So they went with both.
Re: New TF Universe Flash Animation (918209)
Posted by SoooTrypticon on May 6th, 2009 @ 2:47am CDT
Terrible. Just Terrible. If you're listening Hasbro- please never try to combine classics and movie aesthetics- we've already seen what kind of cruddy toys it gets us- Ironhide, Ratchet, and Galvatron. Three of the worst (I'll count em separate if you release em) toys to blemish an otherwise fantastic line.

Please do not try this approach for classics 3.0 or whatever nonsense it might be called.

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