Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage'

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Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 6:47PM CDT

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As we know, season 3 (the actual season 3) of Transformers: Robots in Disguise will be arriving on Cartoon Network at the end of the month - we also now have a trailer for the next step in the animated series! Featuring Soundwave's voice, Blurr, Stunticons, and even more Combiners.



It's bad enough when you have to deal with the Decepticons year in and year out, but when they start combining into gargantuan versions of themselves things become even more stressful.

That's the premise of the third season of Transformers: Robots in Disguise, which will hit Cartoon Network on April 29th. Bumblebee's squad of Autobots will have to figure out how to work together to take down the new threat, but the Decepticons aren't going to make it easy. In fact, the only way to beat them might require for the Autobots to do some combining of their own.

Many of your favorite Autobots are making a return, but there will be a few new faces joining the battle as well. Transformers: Robots In Disguise stars Mitchell Whitfield (Fixit), Khary Payton (Grimlock), Will Friedle (Bumblebee), Constance Zimmer (Strongarm), Darren Criss (Sideswipe), Stuart Allan (Russell Clay), Ted McGinley (Denny Clay), Eric Bauza (Drift), Rager Craig Smith (Jetstorm), and Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime).

You can view the synopsis for the new season below, and the new trailer for season 3 "combiner force" can be viewed above.

Created by Hasbro Studios, the series focuses on Bumblebee as the leader of the Autobots as they seek to save the Earth from the Decepticons.

The season 3 theme is “Combiner Force” and the Autobots and Decepticons will take the battle between good and evil to new heights with the creation of Combiners – teams of Transformers who combine forces to create larger, more powerful bots. Bumblebee and the Autobot team must learn how to fight the Decepticons when combined with one another and truly work as one.
Credit(s): Hasbro Studios
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Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875639)
Posted by Randomhero on April 19th, 2017 @ 6:48pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Man, now Soundwave has his G1 voice too? I miss TFP Soundwave...



He spoke in Prime when he was captured by the Autobots and itsthe same sounding voice,

Soundwave Superior, Autobots inferior
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875641)
Posted by PrymeStriker on April 19th, 2017 @ 7:08pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Man, now Soundwave has his G1 voice too? I miss TFP Soundwave...


Well, like Randomhero said, when Soundwave spoke in "Minus One" his voice did have the same vocoder effect that he does in this promo. It's ever so slightly heavier, but the vocoder effect has remained relatively consistent.

What I'd like to know, from anyone who bothered keeping up with Rescue Bots (*cough*Sabrblade*cough*), is if Blurr's voice is the same.
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875642)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on April 19th, 2017 @ 7:10pm CDT
Yo, Sabrblade (or anyone else for that matter): does Blurr have the same voice as his Rescue bots version? I can't really tell
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875643)
Posted by PrymeStriker on April 19th, 2017 @ 7:11pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Yo, Sabrblade (or anyone else for that matter): does Blurr have the same voice as his Rescue bots version? I can't really tell

PrymeStriker wrote:
What I'd like to know, from anyone who bothered keeping up with Rescue Bots (*cough*Sabrblade*cough*), is if Blurr's voice is the same.


Cease and desist: stop thinking my thoughts. :P
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875645)
Posted by Kurona on April 19th, 2017 @ 7:12pm CDT
That's true, but that scene had a lot of weight and surprise to it because we'd gone over 50 episodes with Soundwave having never spoken. Because he never spoke that made the moment that much more significant; it gave his taunting and victory that much more memorability. It worked because it's something he never did.

While it's true we only hear him speak once in the trailer, the context kinda tells me it's not something he does particularly sparingly anymore. It's just very disappointing to see pretty much everything original, unique and fresh about the TFP version of Soundwave stripped away just to appeal to G1 nostalgia.

Oh no, wait, I mean, uh, as a return to how he was in the High Moon games. Yeah, that's definitely what they're going for and definitely why he looks like this.
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875647)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on April 19th, 2017 @ 7:12pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Yo, Sabrblade (or anyone else for that matter): does Blurr have the same voice as his Rescue bots version? I can't really tell

PrymeStriker wrote:
What I'd like to know, from anyone who bothered keeping up with Rescue Bots (*cough*Sabrblade*cough*), is if Blurr's voice is the same.


Cease and desist: stop thinking my thoughts. :P

that was really strange.... :lol:
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875649)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on April 19th, 2017 @ 7:16pm CDT
Kurona wrote:That's true, but that scene had a lot of weight and surprise to it because we'd gone over 50 episodes with Soundwave having never spoken. Because he never spoke that made the moment that much more significant; it gave his taunting and victory that much more memorability. It worked because it's something he never did.

While it's true we only hear him speak once in the trailer, the context kinda tells me it's not something he does particularly sparingly anymore. It's just very disappointing to see pretty much everything original, unique and fresh about the TFP version of Soundwave stripped away just to appeal to G1 nostalgia.

Oh no, wait, I mean, uh, as a return to how he was in the High Moon games. Yeah, that's definitely what they're going for and definitely why he looks like this.


That's exactly what I was going to say. One of the best parts of Soundwave's character in Prime was his eerie silence, it actually made him a bit terrifying. His one line was one of my favorites through the whole show. It's also going to be a bit weird since he didn't talk at all in the RiD episode where he came back from the Shadow Zone.
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875651)
Posted by Soundwave902 on April 19th, 2017 @ 7:26pm CDT
Anyone else wondering who Soundwave is speaking to?
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875657)
Posted by william-james88 on April 19th, 2017 @ 7:48pm CDT
Its official, that is rescue bots Blurr!
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875681)
Posted by Deadput on April 19th, 2017 @ 9:48pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Man, now Soundwave has his G1 voice too? I miss TFP Soundwave...


Yup the G1 Soundwave design and voice are really overused and I'm sick of him which is surprising because I don't mind Optimus Prime and Bumblebee that much even though neither are my fave characters since my brain is weird and never loves the main character of anything only side characters end up becoming my fave.

Also at least Prime and Bee do change in design sometimes outside of colors such as the difference between Animated Bee, Prime Bee and Rid Bee make him a bit fresher unlike Soundwave who has only ever had one role in his appearances as the loyal emotionless sound guy and is always the same now boring blue look.

Say what you will about movie Soundwave but at least his voice was a bit different without the vocoder and his design was different such as being a satellite in ROTF which makes a lot of sense and then in DOTM his car design was used to you know actually be a disguise and DOTM Soundwave's arm speakers were so bad ass I want to see them again.

Also his vocoder voice is so damn old and boring now as well as the fact I can't understand half the things he is actually saying because a communications officer with a vital role requiring communicating information should obviously not have a clear voice that everyone can understand.

IDW Soundwave right now has the best version of him ever even with the boring blue look.

If you guys can't tell I'm sick of Soundwave.
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875704)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 20th, 2017 @ 12:02am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:What I'd like to know, from anyone who bothered keeping up with Rescue Bots (*cough*Sabrblade*cough*), is if Blurr's voice is the same.
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Yo, Sabrblade (or anyone else for that matter): does Blurr have the same voice as his Rescue bots version? I can't really tell
Okay, okay, guys! Sheesh. :P

Yeah, from what little we can hear in that clip, it does kinda sound like Max Mittelman is reprising his role as Blurr, thoughh Mittelman does have one of those voices that kinda sounds like a lot of people's voices. :oops:

Here's a video with a good amount of dialogue from Blurr in Rescue Bots. Y'all can compare his "I just did!" line from that video with how he sounds in this:



Though, of note is how Sideswipe knows Blurr in this trailer and distinctly uses the word "rescue".

As for Soundwave's voice, Frank Welker used the same Dr. Claw voice for G1 Soundwave, ROTF/DOTM Soundwave, and Prime Soundwave. The difference between the three is just how much of a vocoder effect was placed over it. Here, it's used to a much greater extent than it was in ROTF, DOTM, and Prime.

Compare the following with each other:



Watch the beginning and end of the second video.
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875728)
Posted by Ravage XK on April 20th, 2017 @ 3:26am CDT
I still haven't seen the 2nd season, get a move on Netflix (UK).
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875732)
Posted by Insurgent on April 20th, 2017 @ 4:48am CDT
You stand two decepticons on top of each other, they'll find a way to combine.


I don't mind the vocoder effect on g1 and prime sounswave, but wfc, animated and this clip overdoes it. It's too difficult to understand him. I'm glad he didn't have it in the movies. Cybertron soundwave was... Borderline ok.
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875740)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on April 20th, 2017 @ 7:10am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Though, of note is how Sideswipe knows Blurr in this trailer and distinctly uses the word "rescue".

I noticed that too. We finally get an actual Rescue Bots character in another series and with a good generations toy! There is hope for the others!
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875743)
Posted by Caelus on April 20th, 2017 @ 7:17am CDT
"You have done well."

I never thought about it, but I guess his voice can be hard to understand. I still like it though. The silence thing was cool (they used it in IDW too) but it makes it pretty difficult to put him in a command position.


And I like things being different from G1, but when you're changing a character's voice, appearance, role, personality... and *not* as part of dynamic characterization (as in IDW, where Soundwave has become different with time)... there's only so many things you can change before it becomes clear you're just reusing the name for trademark purposes.
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875754)
Posted by william-james88 on April 20th, 2017 @ 8:31am CDT
Insurgent wrote:You stand two decepticons on top of each other, they'll find a way to combine.


I don't mind the vocoder effect on g1 and prime sounswave, but wfc, animated and this clip overdoes it. It's too difficult to understand him. I'm glad he didn't have it in the movies. Cybertron soundwave was... Borderline ok.

I totally agree that Animated Soundwave overdid it. It was the first time I noticed that.
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875774)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 20th, 2017 @ 10:27am CDT
I can think of one reason to justify Soundwave's vocoder-enhanced voice. We all recognize that his new body is a closer match to his original Cybertronian body from WFC/FOC right? I mean, it's basically no different from how Starscream's new look was called out by Bumblebee as Screamer "going back to [his] old body style", in reference to how Starscream now looks like his more G1-based Cybertronian body from WFC/FOC, complete with forward-spread wings in his altmode, even. Thus, if Soundwave goes back to looking how he did back in WFC/FOC, would it not make sense for him to also go back to sounding like he did back in WFC/FOC (albeit, while keeping the same voice actor he had for his present day appearances, also like Starscream did)? Maybe the emhanced vocoder effect just comes with the body.
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875824)
Posted by Kurona on April 20th, 2017 @ 2:07pm CDT
I suppose, but High Moon and TFP being connected in the first place was dumb for so many reasons and hence it made more sense to completely disregard it.

It made sense for Starscream. Going for a new body - especially one that gives off this feeling of regality and power - to fit his new kinda leadership rule fits that character immensely, and there were no significant changes to him other than that he was now free to do whatever he liked and holy heck was he going to go for power now that he can do whatever he liked. Helps that the body type isn't awfully different either - made sense, fit the character, only thing slightly offputting is that the colour schemes are of course vastly different but the TFP colour scheme was so dull and boring that I really don't mind.

Soundwave... has retained just about nothing about how he was in TFP. That's why it's frustrating.
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875827)
Posted by william-james88 on April 20th, 2017 @ 2:14pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Soundwave... has retained just about nothing about how he was in TFP. That's why it's frustrating.

But that doesnt matter since we already saw Soundwave in RID being directly like he was in TFP so you can have something way more radical since we already know that he's the same guy.

Also, his headsculpt is from TFP.
Re: Season 3 Trailer for Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Combiner Force 'Updated Footage' (1875835)
Posted by Kurona on April 20th, 2017 @ 2:26pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Soundwave... has retained just about nothing about how he was in TFP. That's why it's frustrating.

But that doesnt matter since we already saw Soundwave in RID being directly like he was in TFP so you can have something way more radical since we already know that he's the same guy.

Also, his headsculpt is from TFP.

That's... not really the point. It's not exactly like a quota has to be filled; it's not like Beast Machines Rhinox would have been fine if I had seen Rhinox being as he was in Beast Wars in the first few episodes. In fact that probably would have made me more annoyed than anything; that they can get him right and consistent but they chose not to because reasons.

And this isn't radical. At all. This is just G1 Soundwave but he has TFP's head which just looks bad on that body.

It's a fine design and I'm fine with them going G1... as long as it doesn't replace something much more original and fresh. That's what I'm taking issue with.

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