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Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed

Saturday, August 6th, 2016 3:21PM CDT

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Seibertronians, after revealing one for Hot Rod, then another for Drift, the Transformers: The Last Knight official Instagram has shared another Digital Character Reveal, this time of the new mini-bot, and apparent friend to all humans, Sqweeks!
Squeeks is a whole new character whom we've heard has been around the set recently. The little dude turns into a cute little Vespa scooter, and that is very apparent as his robot mode consists of the front wheel as his right leg and the kickstand as his left, the headlights as eyes, the handlebars as hands, and the body forming a little dome over his little Wall-E styled face.
Check it out below, and then find some more Transformers: The Last Knight news here, in the Seibertron.com Movie news section!
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Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812806)
Posted by william-james88 on August 6th, 2016 @ 3:26pm CDT
MrBlack wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:Black Car > Red Robot how?
I mean, Drift's design always looked like it couldn't possibly transform anyways, but this is just ridiculous.

The car kibble gets flipped inside out. The last toy did it with the shoulder pads by folding the sides to reveal the inside.

Hips aside, the Deluxe AoE toy was pretty fantastic, and it was both faithful to the alt-mode and the animation model. Lots of armor in bot mode, and a great looking car.

yeah and plus they were able to keep his bugatti symbol on his robot mode chest from his alt mode while still giving him totally new robot detail for his chest. That was some slick engineering there which was not found on lockdown (who end up with a fake chest).
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812807)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2016 @ 3:27pm CDT
I honestly hope he's given a voice that's either adorable and/or witty, but not annoying.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812808)
Posted by william-james88 on August 6th, 2016 @ 3:38pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:
william-james88 wrote:The car kibble gets flipped inside out. The last toy did it with the shoulder pads by folding the sides to reveal the inside.

Eh, that's too big of a cheat for my tastes.

Its very efficient though, and minimises kibble in either mode while providing different detail for either mode. I think its pretty cool, like how they did it with AOE Voyager Hound. Takara was super proud of that new design technique.

Gunmetal wrote: Because the wider movie-going public doesn't see the franchise as a religion.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Rodimus Prime wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:the general audience who were asking for Hot Rod to be in the movie don't care about the Marvel Comics. They probably don't even know they exist.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
That is the single most asinine comment in this entire thread. And that's hard to do, considering some of the arguments that go on in here. But thank you for reminding me where your head actually is when it comes to Bayverse. I started to think you may be able to have a reasonable conversation with other people. My bad.

Did I miss something, I dont see what doesnt make sense about that comment. The 80s TF movie was super popular amongst kids (its the reason many of us are here on the boards, I am sure) while the Marvel TF comics were not read as much. They were also primarily in the UK right? And the series proved unpopular by the end that the runs were very limited to the point where the most expensive Marvel TF issues are the last ones and not he earliest ones.

So yeah, I am pretty sure that many hot rod fans out there who were hoping to see him in the movies had not read the Marvel UK comics.

Roadbuster wrote:
Z3ROhour wrote:It doesn't even matter much.
Michael Bay will frel it all up anyway.
When is he going to go away?
>:oP

Thing is he tried to leave after DOTM. Hasbro keeps bringing him back.

I think its more Paramount.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812809)
Posted by Deadput on August 6th, 2016 @ 3:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I honestly hope he's given a voice that either adorable and/or witty, but not annoying.



That is both something hard to do and is up to personal opinion on what Adorable is to them.


But the movies have always had great voices (I say bull to whoever said Crosshair's voice acting was crap a few pages ago) so I have faith they will do well.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812810)
Posted by Kurona on August 6th, 2016 @ 3:40pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I honestly hope he's given a voice that either adorable and/or witty, but not annoying.

That's a very hard balance. In any case I assumed they were gonna go all Bumblebee on him and not give him an actual voice; having a similar relationship with the kid as TFP Bee and Raf.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812812)
Posted by Deadput on August 6th, 2016 @ 3:57pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I honestly hope he's given a voice that either adorable and/or witty, but not annoying.

That's a very hard balance. In any case I assumed they were gonna go all Bumblebee on him and not give him an actual voice; having a similar relationship with the kid as TFP Bee and Raf.



If they do that they better give Bee his voice back or make him use the radio a whole lot more like in AOE because we don't need two quiet Transformers especially if the Dinobots return with no voices.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812813)
Posted by Kurona on August 6th, 2016 @ 3:59pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I honestly hope he's given a voice that either adorable and/or witty, but not annoying.

That's a very hard balance. In any case I assumed they were gonna go all Bumblebee on him and not give him an actual voice; having a similar relationship with the kid as TFP Bee and Raf.



If they do that they better give Bee his voice back or make him use the radio a whole lot more like in AOE because we don't need two quiet Transformers especially if the Dinobots return with no voices.

Eh, it's not like the Transformers do a whole lot of talking in the movies anyway.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812816)
Posted by Deadput on August 6th, 2016 @ 4:21pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Eh, it's not like the Transformers do a whole lot of talking in the movies anyway.



Sure but they still talk and without doubt Bumblebee and Squeeks are going to be on screen alot especially with Squeeks being not just a CGI transformer but a physical prop too.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812830)
Posted by Tyrannacon on August 6th, 2016 @ 5:52pm CDT
Sqweeks is a....it's a.... adorable but ugly all at the same time. :P
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812834)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on August 6th, 2016 @ 6:06pm CDT
The 'Clean Me' written in the dust is my favorite part about him.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812851)
Posted by Burn on August 6th, 2016 @ 6:55pm CDT
Tyrannacon wrote:Sqweeks is a....it's a.... adorable but ugly all at the same time. :P

Well that description fits SlyTF1! :-P
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812855)
Posted by Kurona on August 6th, 2016 @ 7:00pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Tyrannacon wrote:Sqweeks is a....it's a.... adorable but ugly all at the same time. :P

Well that description fits SlyTF1! :-P

Woaaaah, dude... chill
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812863)
Posted by Burn on August 6th, 2016 @ 7:10pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Burn wrote:
Tyrannacon wrote:Sqweeks is a....it's a.... adorable but ugly all at the same time. :P

Well that description fits SlyTF1! :-P

Woaaaah, dude... chill

mmmm...no. Sly's bitterness towards those who would speak ill of the movies IS adorable, even though the venom he spews IS ugly.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812864)
Posted by Kurona on August 6th, 2016 @ 7:13pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Burn wrote:
Tyrannacon wrote:Sqweeks is a....it's a.... adorable but ugly all at the same time. :P

Well that description fits SlyTF1! :-P

Woaaaah, dude... chill

mmmm...no. Sly's bitterness towards those who would speak ill of the movies IS adorable, even though the venom he spews IS ugly.

C'mon, man... I thought personal attacks weren't allowed; and unless he's kicked any puppies recently it's a bit unwarranted
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812865)
Posted by Burn on August 6th, 2016 @ 7:15pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Burn wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Burn wrote:
Tyrannacon wrote:Sqweeks is a....it's a.... adorable but ugly all at the same time. :P

Well that description fits SlyTF1! :-P

Woaaaah, dude... chill

mmmm...no. Sly's bitterness towards those who would speak ill of the movies IS adorable, even though the venom he spews IS ugly.

C'mon, man... I thought personal attacks weren't allowed; and unless he's kicked any puppies recently it's a bit unwarranted

Personal attacks? Did you not see the smilie? ( :-P ) I was joking. Sly knows not to take the stuff I say seriously.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812875)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 6th, 2016 @ 7:48pm CDT
Tyrannacon wrote:Sqweeks is a....it's a.... adorable but ugly all at the same time. :P

That sums up my opinion on him as well :lol:
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812901)
Posted by No One on August 6th, 2016 @ 9:33pm CDT
Sqweeks can't be a new Bayformer, because I can see all of its vehicles parts in robot mode lol.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812902)
Posted by Blackstreak on August 6th, 2016 @ 9:35pm CDT
It would seem to me since Cybertronians have a techno-scanning ability which allows them to change their alt form, while getting healed of all damage, that more of them would take advantage of it. For example, in RotF, Skids and Mudflap used it to change from a combining ice cream truck into separate vehicles w/ newer bodies. And in AoE, Optimus Prime used it to shed the beat down box semi-cab form and removing all the damage while acquiring a newer form of semi. I don't see why other Cybertronians like Jetfire and Sqweeks wouldn't take advantage of it.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812903)
Posted by Deadput on August 6th, 2016 @ 9:40pm CDT
MR Optimus Prime wrote:Sqweeks can't be a new Bayformer, because I can see all of its vehicles parts in robot mode lol.



What kinda of stupid statement is that?


Most of the designs revealed thus far have vehicle kibble and AOE Transformers did have kibble as well but it was more hidden for example Optimus has visable door handles on his chest.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812904)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 6th, 2016 @ 9:43pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
MR Optimus Prime wrote:Sqweeks can't be a new Bayformer, because I can see all of its vehicles parts in robot mode lol.

What kinda of stupid statement is that?
Most of the designs revealed thus far have vehicle kibble and AOE Transformers did have kibble as well but it was more hidden for example Optimus has visable door handles on his chest.

It was a joke considering every alt mode part is visible instead of some hidden or hard to see
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812906)
Posted by william-james88 on August 6th, 2016 @ 9:59pm CDT
Blackstreak wrote:It would seem to me since Cybertronians have a techno-scanning ability which allows them to change their alt form, while getting healed of all damage, that more of them would take advantage of it. For example, in RotF, Skids and Mudflap used it to change from a combining ice cream truck into separate vehicles w/ newer bodies. And in AoE, Optimus Prime used it to shed the beat down box semi-cab form and removing all the damage while acquiring a newer form of semi. I don't see why other Cybertronians like Jetfire and Sqweeks wouldn't take advantage of it.

I thought the look of Optimus at the begining of AOE was superficial. Afterall, it was called Evasion Mode in the merchandise, hinting that it was aesthetics. Sure, he was wounded as well, but its not entirely related since he healed himself with the help of Cade for a while and was back to full form (fighting Lockdown and Cemetery Wind) while his look didnt change.

So I think the scanning is just for a different aesthetically looking body but not indicative of the state of a robot's health and it wouldnt heal them either. The best example is Bumblebee in the first movie. he was in hiding so he looked like crap. And when he was no longer in hiding, he took on a nicer look. But the robot was always in as good a shape.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812907)
Posted by Deadput on August 6th, 2016 @ 10:27pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:I thought the look of Optimus at the begining of AOE was superficial. Afterall, it was called Evasion Mode in the merchandise, hinting that it was aesthetics. Sure, he was wounded as well, but its not entirely related since he healed himself with the help of Cade for a while and was back to full form (fighting Lockdown and Cemetery Wind) while his look didnt change.

So I think the scanning is just for a different aesthetically looking body but not indicative of the state of a robot's health and it wouldnt heal them either. The best example is Bumblebee in the first movie. he was in hiding so he looked like crap. And when he was no longer in hiding, he took on a nicer look. But the robot was always in as good a shape.


And Jetfire looked in much better shape in jet mode considering he was old and in stasis lock/sleeping being on Earth without energon for a long times (I don't mean like 10 years or whatever I mean a long long time) seems to be very bad for example parts were falling off of Jetfire after he was brought back from sleep.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812908)
Posted by Deadput on August 6th, 2016 @ 10:31pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:It was a joke considering every alt mode part is visible instead of some hidden or hard to see


I hate sounding like a broken record repeating this but my sense of humor is almost non existent

I only enjoy the comedy in Rooster Teeth these days (if you don't know who they are their pretty awesome if you can stand swear words and the occasional inappropriate joke they have a lot of different shows and game channels and their own website they existed before Youtube was a thing)


Otherwise I take everything seriously it's not that I choose the grumpy and depressed life it just choosed me.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812918)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2016 @ 11:23pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:It was a joke considering every alt mode part is visible instead of some hidden or hard to see


I hate sounding like a broken record repeating this but my sense of humor is almost non existent
That's not our fault, though. We can't be expected to be completely serious all the time with no humor or levity in any of our posts. We're gonna joke around when we feel like it, regardless of whether one can recognize the jokes or not.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812920)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on August 6th, 2016 @ 11:31pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I honestly hope he's given a voice that either adorable and/or witty, but not annoying.

That's a very hard balance. In any case I assumed they were gonna go all Bumblebee on him and not give him an actual voice; having a similar relationship with the kid as TFP Bee and Raf.



If they do that they better give Bee his voice back or make him use the radio a whole lot more like in AOE because we don't need two quiet Transformers especially if the Dinobots return with no voices.

Eh, it's not like the Transformers do a whole lot of talking in the movies anyway.


Aye...coz Wheelie hardly ever spoke!........NOT!!!!
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812922)
Posted by Seibertron on August 6th, 2016 @ 11:41pm CDT
MrBlack wrote:Even setting that aside, Grimlock is at least as big a character as Hot Rod, if not bigger. He was a significant character in the pre-Movie G1 cartoon, and and even bigger player post-movie. He got a Masterpiece toy before Rodimus. He was in the recent High Moon games and Devastation when Hot Rod wasn't. He is in RID (or at least a character based on him is) when Hot Rod isn't.


The main six are as follows: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812925)
Posted by Deadput on August 7th, 2016 @ 12:12am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:That's not our fault, though. We can't be expected to be completely serious all the time with no humor or levity in any of our posts. We're gonna joke around when we feel like it, regardless of whether one can recognize the jokes or not.


Never said it was it's a personality flaw on my part.

I just can't recognize sarcasm on the internet I can make those kind of jokes but I can't "read" them unless someone else says so.


I'm sorry I wish I could but there's nothing I can do about it besides get corrected.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812926)
Posted by Deadput on August 7th, 2016 @ 12:20am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
The main six are as follows: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave.

With Shockwave, Ratchet and Arcee being close but not close enough to that position and I remember when Jetfire used to be pretty big as well during Armada/Energon/Cybertron until ROTF/Animated/WFC and then he kinda just fell out recently.

The big green guy archetype is getting popular as well with Bulkhead,Hound and most recently Grimlock as well as Fixt/Squeek minicon type characters and Sideswipe/Smokescreen young rebellious sport car type characters that are't Bumblebee and I think Jazz is starting to become more popular again.


Ironhide is still stuck in a weird position as he keeps rising up in popularity and then dropping down again and a big part of that problem is with the Big Green Guy characters taking Ironhide's place as the tough guy and Ratchet becoming the close friend of Optimus Prime's


I hope Prowl and Cliffjumper start becoming big again is there anyone else you think is getting pretty big as a name or character archetype Seibertron?
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812944)
Posted by JazZeke on August 7th, 2016 @ 2:10am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:Because the general audience who were asking for Hot Rod to be in the movie don't care about the Marvel Comics. They probably don't even know they exist.

And once again, you're talking out of your ass. Any fan old enough to have seen the movie to care about Hot Rod would have at least heard of the comics, if not read them firsthand. And the ignorance of a minority does not negate the Marvel comics' impact on the franchise, like the fact that the Marvel comics created the franchise as we know it.
william-james88 wrote:Did I miss something, I dont see what doesnt make sense about that comment. The 80s TF movie was super popular amongst kids (its the reason many of us are here on the boards, I am sure) while the Marvel TF comics were not read as much. They were also primarily in the UK right? And the series proved unpopular by the end that the runs were very limited to the point where the most expensive Marvel TF issues are the last ones and not he earliest ones.

So yeah, I am pretty sure that many hot rod fans out there who were hoping to see him in the movies had not read the Marvel UK comics.

The Marvel comics were not primarily UK-based; Marvel UK just put out comics of their own in between the US issues, creating a much more fleshed-out (and sometimes more convoluted) continuity than the US issues alone. But they were popular enough that Simon Furman was brought over from the UK to take over the US comics when Budiansky stepped down.

As for their popularity, the Transformers comics were originally planned to be just a 4-part miniseries, but the larger-than-expected sales turned it into an ongoing comic that lasted eighty issues, as in seven years. It outlived the cartoon by four years.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812945)
Posted by No One on August 7th, 2016 @ 2:25am CDT
Who the hell do you THINK you are calling someone stupid? You don't like what I wrote? Get off the board.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812947)
Posted by Burn on August 7th, 2016 @ 2:33am CDT
Alright guys, calm down. No one needs to go away from the boards.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812948)
Posted by Deadput on August 7th, 2016 @ 2:33am CDT
MR Optimus Prime wrote:Who the hell do you THINK you are calling someone stupid? You don't like what I wrote? Get off the board.



I said the statement was stupid don't get over dramatic it's the Internet...um what I do mean is that the kibble joke is pretty darn false especially if you look at the designs and you can eventually realize what part is what.

And who said I hate what you wrote was just correcting a fact like what over dedicated fans do.

And I'm good where I am I like this board it's a nice board I think I'll stay.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812949)
Posted by JazZeke on August 7th, 2016 @ 2:36am CDT
Deadput wrote:And I'm good where I am I like this board it's a nice board I think I'll stay.

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Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812950)
Posted by Burn on August 7th, 2016 @ 2:40am CDT
I really do NOT like being ignored when I'm doing the Moderator thing ...

FYI, posts can be edited if you didn't see my post the first time ...
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812952)
Posted by Deadput on August 7th, 2016 @ 3:08am CDT
Burn wrote:I really do NOT like being ignored when I'm doing the Moderator thing ...

FYI, posts can be edited if you didn't see my post the first time ...


I'm done with that argument won't go back to it and I only tried to make sure he knows I wasn't directly insulting him and only saying I disagreed with his statement.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812954)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on August 7th, 2016 @ 3:45am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
MrBlack wrote:Even setting that aside, Grimlock is at least as big a character as Hot Rod, if not bigger. He was a significant character in the pre-Movie G1 cartoon, and and even bigger player post-movie. He got a Masterpiece toy before Rodimus. He was in the recent High Moon games and Devastation when Hot Rod wasn't. He is in RID (or at least a character based on him is) when Hot Rod isn't.


The main six are as follows: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave.


Hold on....wasn't Megatron and Starscream killed off in one of the previous films?(ok...ok! i know they retrieved Megs head & hooked it up to Galvy so he would eventually become sentient).

Also

Do you think we'll see Hot Rod becoming Rodimus Prime in this movie?(& before anyone says something along the lines of "wouldn't we have seen pics of a weird looking winnebago by now? If that were gonna happen!" although knowing Bay...i doubt Rodimus alt mode would look exactly like his G1, it would prob be a truck of some sorts, although i'd prefer it to be a bus...maybe a tourbus with some weird design to it, but i highly doubt that it'll ever happen anyways) ermmm....maybe? maybe not? coz we never saw advanced pics of the battered old G1 truck that Optimus assumed, before the release of the film.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812956)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 7th, 2016 @ 4:02am CDT
I think the main six thing was across the franchise as a whole nit just the movies. As for the rodimus prime thing, I'm not expecting it...This movie, it seems more fitting to cap off the end of the second trilogy that way, but who knows what will happen.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812961)
Posted by DMSL on August 7th, 2016 @ 6:19am CDT
Wow i am nog digging the designs at all for this movie.

I am pretty much done now with the Baverse Transformers ever since Extinction.

The only positive about the movies is Peter Cullen.

I hope for a reboot and he should definately be in it and Frank Welker.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812971)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 7th, 2016 @ 7:16am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:the general audience who were asking for Hot Rod to be in the movie don't care about the Marvel Comics. They probably don't even know they exist.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
That is the single most asinine comment in this entire thread. And that's hard to do, considering some of the arguments that go on in here. But thank you for reminding me where your head actually is when it comes to Bayverse. I started to think you may be able to have a reasonable conversation with other people. My bad.

Did I miss something, I dont see what doesnt make sense about that comment. The 80s TF movie was super popular amongst kids (its the reason many of us are here on the boards, I am sure) while the Marvel TF comics were not read as much. They were also primarily in the UK right? And the series proved unpopular by the end that the runs were very limited to the point where the most expensive Marvel TF issues are the last ones and not he earliest ones.

So yeah, I am pretty sure that many hot rod fans out there who were hoping to see him in the movies had not read the Marvel UK comics.
As you pointed out, Hot Rod was in the '86 movie, which was very popular with those who were kids at the time. He's a G1 character, even more so than most of the others, as after G1 the name "Hot Rod" was seldom if ever used. Hasbro preferred "Rodimus." In every continuity since, he was "Rodimus." So if a fan wants "Hot Rod" in Bayverse, then they must at least have average knowledge of G1, which means they must know about the comics as well as the cartoon. If a certain fan is someone who was around then, like some of us geezers on these boards, then that fan definitely knows of the comics. So for Sly to say that those who ask for Hot Rod don't even know the comics exist is just ignorant.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1812990)
Posted by william-james88 on August 7th, 2016 @ 8:51am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:If a certain fan is someone who was around then, like some of us geezers on these boards, then that fan definitely knows of the comics. So for Sly to say that those who ask for Hot Rod don't even know the comics exist is just ignorant.

Saying people dont know about the comics was definitely a bit much, using hyperbole makes it hard to be taken seriously so I can get your reaction.

I can only speak for myself when I say that I knew about the movie, and thus about Hot Rod and how he replaced Optimus, but I didnt know about the comics storylines and that Grimlock became leader of the Autobots. I only knew of that when I researched why the MP came with a crown. I did know that the comics existed though. But oddly enough, I knew of the comics because the the cover artist for issue one is one of my favourite artists, Bill Seinkewizc (and because the final issues are quite expensive). I am from the beast wars generation though so that my facotr into my lack of knowledge or awareness in certain things.
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Posted by ZeroWolf on August 7th, 2016 @ 9:02am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:If a certain fan is someone who was around then, like some of us geezers on these boards, then that fan definitely knows of the comics. So for Sly to say that those who ask for Hot Rod don't even know the comics exist is just ignorant.

Saying people dont know about the comics was definitely a bit much, using hyperbole makes it hard to be taken seriously so I can get your reaction.

I can only speak for myself when I say that I knew about the movie, and thus about Hot Rod and how he replaced Optimus, but I didnt know about the comics storylines and that Grimlock became leader of the Autobots. I only knew of that when I researched why the MP came with a crown. I did know that the comics existed though. But oddly enough, I knew of the comics because the the cover artist for issue one is one of my favourite artists, Bill Seinkewizc (and because the final issues are quite expensive). I am from the beast wars generation though so that my facotr into my lack of knowledge or awareness in certain things.

This is the same for me, it was only getting the ultimate guide by Simon Furman for Xmas back in 07-08 that I learned about Grimlock becoming a leader.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1813001)
Posted by Logan. on August 7th, 2016 @ 10:02am CDT
Fixit?^^'''

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Posted by Stuartmaximus on August 7th, 2016 @ 10:13am CDT
Logan79 wrote:Fixit?^^'''

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If Squeeks is supposed to be anything like Fixit.....then i wonder if he'll mispounce...mistrounce...mispronounce things?
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1813014)
Posted by Hero Alpha on August 7th, 2016 @ 10:46am CDT
If I remember correctly, the reason Optimus was made blue, was because they said that red didnt "film well", or didnt look right on a big screen or some lame excuse. But it seems red works fine for any other bot they decide should be red; new Drift, Dino and Hot Rod to name a few.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1813018)
Posted by Deadput on August 7th, 2016 @ 11:04am CDT
Moonshot wrote:If I remember correctly, the reason Optimus was made blue, was because they said that red didnt "film well", or didnt look right on a big screen or some lame excuse. But it seems red works fine for any other bot they decide should be red; new Drift, Dino and Hot Rod to name a few.


They said that back in 2007 when cameras were less advanced this problem has been fixed for Dotm and has not been an issue since.


It's no longer a problem the first actual red transformers we got in these movies were Sentinel and Dino there was rampage in rotf but most of his screen time was in robot mode so no filming issues there.

So it wasn't an excuse it used to be a real problem.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1813035)
Posted by JazZeke on August 7th, 2016 @ 12:16pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:If a certain fan is someone who was around then, like some of us geezers on these boards, then that fan definitely knows of the comics. So for Sly to say that those who ask for Hot Rod don't even know the comics exist is just ignorant.

Saying people dont know about the comics was definitely a bit much, using hyperbole makes it hard to be taken seriously so I can get your reaction.

I can only speak for myself when I say that I knew about the movie, and thus about Hot Rod and how he replaced Optimus, but I didnt know about the comics storylines and that Grimlock became leader of the Autobots. I only knew of that when I researched why the MP came with a crown. I did know that the comics existed though. But oddly enough, I knew of the comics because the the cover artist for issue one is one of my favourite artists, Bill Seinkewizc (and because the final issues are quite expensive). I am from the beast wars generation though so that my facotr into my lack of knowledge or awareness in certain things.

I'm from the Beast Wars Generation too, born in '87, and when I found out comics existed as a teenager I started scouring swapmeets for them. The very first issue I found and read was the one where Grimlock fought Trypticon and earned himself leadership of the Autobots. (The second issue, which I got with that one, was the one where Optimus Prime came back as a Powermaster.)

And in this day and age of TFWiki, there really is no excuse for not being at least familiar with the existence all the major continuities.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1813037)
Posted by Kurona on August 7th, 2016 @ 12:23pm CDT
JazZeke wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:If a certain fan is someone who was around then, like some of us geezers on these boards, then that fan definitely knows of the comics. So for Sly to say that those who ask for Hot Rod don't even know the comics exist is just ignorant.

Saying people dont know about the comics was definitely a bit much, using hyperbole makes it hard to be taken seriously so I can get your reaction.

I can only speak for myself when I say that I knew about the movie, and thus about Hot Rod and how he replaced Optimus, but I didnt know about the comics storylines and that Grimlock became leader of the Autobots. I only knew of that when I researched why the MP came with a crown. I did know that the comics existed though. But oddly enough, I knew of the comics because the the cover artist for issue one is one of my favourite artists, Bill Seinkewizc (and because the final issues are quite expensive). I am from the beast wars generation though so that my facotr into my lack of knowledge or awareness in certain things.

I'm from the Beast Wars Generation too, born in '87, and when I found out comics existed as a teenager I started scouring swapmeets for them. The very first issue I found and read was the one where Grimlock fought Trypticon and earned himself leadership of the Autobots. (The second issue, which I got with that one, was the one where Optimus Prime came back as a Powermaster.)

And in this day and age of TFWiki, there really is no excuse for not being at least familiar with the existence all the major continuities.

Unless, of course, you're not a die-hard fan. Which probably at least 90% of the movie-goers aren't.
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1813040)
Posted by JazZeke on August 7th, 2016 @ 12:27pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
JazZeke wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:If a certain fan is someone who was around then, like some of us geezers on these boards, then that fan definitely knows of the comics. So for Sly to say that those who ask for Hot Rod don't even know the comics exist is just ignorant.

Saying people dont know about the comics was definitely a bit much, using hyperbole makes it hard to be taken seriously so I can get your reaction.

I can only speak for myself when I say that I knew about the movie, and thus about Hot Rod and how he replaced Optimus, but I didnt know about the comics storylines and that Grimlock became leader of the Autobots. I only knew of that when I researched why the MP came with a crown. I did know that the comics existed though. But oddly enough, I knew of the comics because the the cover artist for issue one is one of my favourite artists, Bill Seinkewizc (and because the final issues are quite expensive). I am from the beast wars generation though so that my facotr into my lack of knowledge or awareness in certain things.

I'm from the Beast Wars Generation too, born in '87, and when I found out comics existed as a teenager I started scouring swapmeets for them. The very first issue I found and read was the one where Grimlock fought Trypticon and earned himself leadership of the Autobots. (The second issue, which I got with that one, was the one where Optimus Prime came back as a Powermaster.)

And in this day and age of TFWiki, there really is no excuse for not being at least familiar with the existence all the major continuities.

Unless, of course, you're not a die-hard fan. Which probably at least 90% of the movie-goers aren't.

True, but... and I'm not trying to be a dick, but I'm saying someone who's a news mod on a fan-site should maybe do the research...
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1813057)
Posted by Bradimus on August 7th, 2016 @ 2:44pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:the general audience who were asking for Hot Rod to be in the movie don't care about the Marvel Comics. They probably don't even know they exist.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
That is the single most asinine comment in this entire thread. And that's hard to do, considering some of the arguments that go on in here. But thank you for reminding me where your head actually is when it comes to Bayverse. I started to think you may be able to have a reasonable conversation with other people. My bad.

Did I miss something, I dont see what doesnt make sense about that comment. The 80s TF movie was super popular amongst kids (its the reason many of us are here on the boards, I am sure) while the Marvel TF comics were not read as much. They were also primarily in the UK right? And the series proved unpopular by the end that the runs were very limited to the point where the most expensive Marvel TF issues are the last ones and not he earliest ones.

So yeah, I am pretty sure that many hot rod fans out there who were hoping to see him in the movies had not read the Marvel UK comics.
As you pointed out, Hot Rod was in the '86 movie, which was very popular with those who were kids at the time. He's a G1 character, even more so than most of the others, as after G1 the name "Hot Rod" was seldom if ever used. Hasbro preferred "Rodimus." In every continuity since, he was "Rodimus." So if a fan wants "Hot Rod" in Bayverse, then they must at least have average knowledge of G1, which means they must know about the comics as well as the cartoon. If a certain fan is someone who was around then, like some of us geezers on these boards, then that fan definitely knows of the comics. So for Sly to say that those who ask for Hot Rod don't even know the comics exist is just ignorant.


Completely disagree about knowing about the comics. I didn't know there were comics until the '90's and I was 5 when Transformers first premiered and saw the movie in theaters. It wasn't until the Internet and TFwiki that I learned about the comic backstories of the various characters on their bio pages. And being in the States that was also when I learned there was an additional Marvel UK continuity. Not everyone who grew up watching the cartoon read comic books.

As for wanting Hot Rod in the live action films, having knowledge of the G1 movie and cartoon and Hasbro licensing I figure Hasbro likely has been using the name Rodimus until now either because it had issues getting the trademark for Hot Rod or because Hot Rod himself only appeared in a few episodes of the cartoon (not counting the movie which even now does not air on TV in the multi part G2 TV version between seasons 2 and 3 on Discovery Kids) so younger fans and collectors are more familiar with the Rodimus name.

So what I'm saying is I originally only knew about Hot Rod because of the '86 movie and not the comics, I don't think I'm an anomaly, and I think it's silly to argue about who knew what when and how and why and from where. Now my head hurts. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Transformers 5: The Last Knight Sqweeks Robot Mode Fully Revealed (1813089)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on August 7th, 2016 @ 4:47pm CDT
Moonshot wrote:If I remember correctly, the reason Optimus was made blue, was because they said that red didnt "film well", or didnt look right on a big screen or some lame excuse. But it seems red works fine for any other bot they decide should be red; new Drift, Dino and Hot Rod to name a few.


The actual "excuse" (which was and still is true) is that red is hard to capture on film (not digital, film) without looking orange. If you try to film something that's red using a film camera, it will tend to look orange unless you're very careful about lighting conditions and what not. I assume that, from DotM onwards, they've used digital cameras as opposed to film to combat that problem.

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