Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity

Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity

Sunday, October 12th, 2008 5:19pm CDT

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Lead Designer for the Transformers Animated Series Derrick Wyatt has continued replying to posts on his blog A Delightful Tedium.

Continuing on from his post concerning the Concept Art for Prowl, Wyatt has posted that thanks to the involvement of the Transformers Animated production team across the various Transformers Animated Mediums, that Transformers Animated can be deemed to belong to the one Singular Universe.

We really consider Eric to be part of the show's creative team anyway. I'm sure it is hard for Hasbro to coordinate everything. Since Marty Isenberg actually wrote the Transformers Animated: The Arrival comic for IDW himself, we consider that part of the show continuity. I got to do some designs for the IDW comic as well. Marty also was involved with the story for the Nintendo DS game. Having the show creators involved in these types of projects really helps them feel more like they are all part of the same universe.

Also mentioned in his post are that Wyatt loved the concepts for Animated Oil Slick (created by Hasbro's Eric Siebenaler) right from the get go, and that there are:

absolutely TONS of G1 concepts that are practically begging to be in Animated. Maybe some of them will get to.

To read Wyatt's full blog entry and the responses to comments starting with Prowl's Concept Art, please click here.

Credit(s): Derrick Wyatt


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Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (810865)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 12th, 2008 @ 5:49pm CDT
I always felt that the stories in The Arrival were rejected storie ideas for the show. Now I know why.
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (810873)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on October 12th, 2008 @ 6:14pm CDT
I just really hope that Animated as a show goes on long enough that we get to see Oil Slick as an actual in-show character. He was great in the comic.
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (810996)
Posted by Zek Patterson on October 12th, 2008 @ 9:35pm CDT
Will we never see the comic bebut characters? Or perhaps if they do show up in the show, we get flashbacks. Something like that would be good.
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (811006)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 12th, 2008 @ 9:56pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:I just really hope that Animated as a show goes on long enough that we get to see Oil Slick as an actual in-show character. He was great in the comic.


Isn't he confirmed for Season 3?
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (811028)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on October 12th, 2008 @ 10:43pm CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:I just really hope that Animated as a show goes on long enough that we get to see Oil Slick as an actual in-show character. He was great in the comic.


Isn't he confirmed for Season 3?


I've heard varying things regarding him in S3. If he's confirmed I'll be extraordinarily happy.
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (811220)
Posted by Nickolai on October 13th, 2008 @ 7:50am CDT
Will we ever see gestalts in Animated? That's as far towards the shark as I want to see it get. Power/Head/Breast/etc masters took it just a smidge too far for me in G1.

And I think we're all safe from the ABSOLUTE WORST IDEA to ever hit Transformers - Masterforce. The toys are great, sure, but the robots aren't sentient. They're just big vehicles essentially.
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (811469)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on October 13th, 2008 @ 11:13am CDT
Nickolai wrote:Will we ever see gestalts in Animated? That's as far towards the shark as I want to see it get. Power/Head/Breast/etc masters took it just a smidge too far for me in G1.

And I think we're all safe from the ABSOLUTE WORST IDEA to ever hit Transformers - Masterforce. The toys are great, sure, but the robots aren't sentient. They're just big vehicles essentially.


Masterforce is an absolutely brilliant show, and certainly far from the worst idea in Transformers history.
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (811548)
Posted by Auto Bot on October 13th, 2008 @ 12:12pm CDT
I like the TFA continuity. As a story, it's solidly built. There's still some minor plot holes. But overall, the whole package fits in together in one piece.
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (811963)
Posted by Nickolai on October 13th, 2008 @ 6:38pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:
Nickolai wrote:Will we ever see gestalts in Animated? That's as far towards the shark as I want to see it get. Power/Head/Breast/etc masters took it just a smidge too far for me in G1.

And I think we're all safe from the ABSOLUTE WORST IDEA to ever hit Transformers - Masterforce. The toys are great, sure, but the robots aren't sentient. They're just big vehicles essentially.


Masterforce is an absolutely brilliant show, and certainly far from the worst idea in Transformers history.


Look, there's Optimus Prime. No, wait, his name is Ginrai. Why? Because that's the name of the guy that pilots him.

He's not alive, no Matrix, no nothing. He's basically Daimos. That's the heart of darkness right there.

However awful some of the ideas were in Animated (Constructicons much) nothing holds a candle to Ginrai.
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (811975)
Posted by ponycorn on October 13th, 2008 @ 6:57pm CDT
So comics and cartoon are meshed in the US... is the UK comic series to be considered seperate?
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (812102)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on October 13th, 2008 @ 9:29pm CDT
Nickolai wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:
Nickolai wrote:Will we ever see gestalts in Animated? That's as far towards the shark as I want to see it get. Power/Head/Breast/etc masters took it just a smidge too far for me in G1.

And I think we're all safe from the ABSOLUTE WORST IDEA to ever hit Transformers - Masterforce. The toys are great, sure, but the robots aren't sentient. They're just big vehicles essentially.


Masterforce is an absolutely brilliant show, and certainly far from the worst idea in Transformers history.


Look, there's Optimus Prime. No, wait, his name is Ginrai. Why? Because that's the name of the guy that pilots him.

He's not alive, no Matrix, no nothing. He's basically Daimos. That's the heart of darkness right there.

However awful some of the ideas were in Animated (Constructicons much) nothing holds a candle to Ginrai.


Wait, you're insulting Daimos now too? Have you even watched Masterforce? Or are you just railing against an idea you read about and have never actually seen in execution?
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (812137)
Posted by Nickolai on October 13th, 2008 @ 10:20pm CDT
I love Daimos and have nothing against it. Well, it's deriviative as all get out, but that's the genre.

I did watch some Masterforce. The episode where Doubleclouder fights King Poseidon, the one where Ginrai fights Overlord and then Black Zarak on the moon, where Ginrai fights King Poseidon. The execution is fine. It's the fact that I want all my TFs as intelligent sentient beings, not just the Seacons and a few others.
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (812141)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on October 13th, 2008 @ 10:26pm CDT
Nickolai wrote:I love Daimos and have nothing against it. Well, it's deriviative as all get out, but that's the genre.

I did watch some Masterforce. The episode where Doubleclouder fights King Poseidon, the one where Ginrai fights Overlord and then Black Zarak on the moon, where Ginrai fights King Poseidon. The execution is fine. It's the fact that I want all my TFs as intelligent sentient beings, not just the Seacons and a few others.


Funny you mention the Seacons, cuz only Turtler was sentient and all the limbs were drones...and there were armies of them. Seriously, start Masterforce from the beginning and go through to the end. It all works out and makes sense. And the humans work well in their roles. And the Pretenders are actually very well executed, IMO.
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (812405)
Posted by robots1 on October 14th, 2008 @ 9:56am CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:Lead Designer for the Transformers Animated Series Derrick Wyatt has continued replying to posts on his blog A Delightful Tedium.

Continuing on from his post concerning the Concept Art for Prowl, Wyatt has posted that thanks to the involvement of the Transformers Animated production team across the various Transformers Animated Mediums, that Transformers Animated can be deemed to belong to the one Singular Universe.

We really consider Eric to be part of the show's creative team anyway. I'm sure it is hard for Hasbro to coordinate everything. Since Marty Isenberg actually wrote the Transformers Animated: The Arrival comic for IDW himself, we consider that part of the show continuity. I got to do some designs for the IDW comic as well. Marty also was involved with the story for the Nintendo DS game. Having the show creators involved in these types of projects really helps them feel more like they are all part of the same universe.

Also mentioned in his post are that Wyatt loved the concepts for Animated Oil Slick (created by Hasbro's Eric Siebenaler) right from the get go, and that there are:

absolutely TONS of G1 concepts that are practically begging to be in Animated. Maybe some of them will get to.

To read Wyatt's full blog entry and the responses to comments starting with Prowl's Concept Art, please click here.



The only good thing about Masterforce is when the end credits come up because then you know the show is done! Masterforce is hot garbage!
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (812415)
Posted by Auto Bot on October 14th, 2008 @ 10:06am CDT
I've just seen one episode of Masterforce. (Others still downloading.) I can say, this is really weird. Prime needs pilots. And yet, when he talks, his mouthpiece moves. I've seen only Ep 27, the only one finished downloading so far.

So what's the deal with Masterforce?
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (812726)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on October 14th, 2008 @ 4:28pm CDT
Auto Bot wrote:I've just seen one episode of Masterforce. (Others still downloading.) I can say, this is really weird. Prime needs pilots. And yet, when he talks, his mouthpiece moves. I've seen only Ep 27, the only one finished downloading so far.

So what's the deal with Masterforce?




First off, it's not Prime. Second, it's not piloted so much as merged with. Seriously, start from the beginning.
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (813105)
Posted by Auto Bot on October 15th, 2008 @ 1:34am CDT
It's Ginrai. Some sort of Japanese name. But he looks like Prime. So the kids pilot the armour only?

Anyway, i'll have to wait for the download of Ep 1.
Re: Transformers Animated: A Singular Continuity (814017)
Posted by Chris McFeely on October 16th, 2008 @ 4:41am CDT
They don't "pilot" the Transformers - they ARE the Transformers. They bond entirely with the robot bodies. Human and Transtector (the name for the robot bodies) are as ONE. The principle is exactly the same as the Japanese version of Headmasters (small robot controls larger Transtector), it just so happens that it's a human doing it. They're still alive, and they're still Transformers.

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