Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated

Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 4:25pm CST

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Hasbro have updated their Transformers: Animated section, with new Biographies for several Transformers: Animated Characters.

Among the Newly added Bio's and Tech Specs are "Autobot Grimlock" "Swoop" "Snarl" and "Soundwave". Also updated are some sound files for characters such as Blackarachnia and Lockdown.

To check out the new and updated Bio's for the Transformers: Animated characters, please click here.

Credit(s): hasbro.com


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Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (647824)
Posted by microclone on March 4th, 2008 @ 6:05pm CST
interesting that slag has been renamed snarl, oh dear thats going to cause a lot of upset, snarl seems to suit a triceratops way more than a stegosaur, the small stego head doesnt seem to warrant a 'snarl' as such.

anyway i guess the negative connotation of the name 'slag' was of concern perhaps, im not sure if in the USA its a big deal but in the UK the word slag is quite derogatory, its slang for 'easy woman' (seems men dont need a specific designation in that respect as they are all 'easy' by default)

the dino colour schemes are excellent, grimlock is red/grey and gold, G1 or what! and i like the swoop nod to the old diaclone colours with the blue.
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (647837)
Posted by Omega Charge on March 4th, 2008 @ 6:16pm CST
It seems these are some powerful guys! Snarl likes to break stuff, Grimlock is as strong as Megatron, Swoop with the ball and chain we'll see on Saturday...yet Bulkhead beat them single-handedly...

Next eppy should be a good one.
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (647839)
Posted by Autobot Jazz on March 4th, 2008 @ 6:17pm CST
microclone wrote:interesting that slag has been renamed snarl, oh dear thats going to cause a lot of upset, snarl seems to suit a triceratops way more than a stegosaur, the small stego head doesnt seem to warrant a 'snarl' as such.

I think they renamed him beacuse of trouble aquiring the rights to the name Slag, of course, they just could have named hin Autobot Slag or Dinobot Slag. There could have also been some confusion with his name being a form of slang in the transformers multiverse. Calling him Snarl also means there's even less of a chance of my favorite Dinobot apperaing in Animated. I'm not to fond of his and Swoops robot modes, but judging by description and past experinece, they'll probably stay in alt mode most of the time.
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (647848)
Posted by microclone on March 4th, 2008 @ 6:24pm CST
looking at the bio page characters all together you seee one of the strengths of animated, the characters are totally distinct from each other, i bet theres very few out there who couldnt name each animated character so far. maybe with bulkhead and lugnut some could get a bit confused, well maybe not.........
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (647857)
Posted by Omega Charge on March 4th, 2008 @ 6:28pm CST
:|

I could name them all...
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (647878)
Posted by JustinRODimus on March 4th, 2008 @ 6:57pm CST
wow the new slag-er.. i mean, "snarl" looks siiiick!! i don't even care if they renamed him. for some reason, i find him very cool!
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (647883)
Posted by Defcon! on March 4th, 2008 @ 7:05pm CST
I will always love Soundwave! Bring the noise! I can't wait to see more of the dinobots! Especially grimlock!
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (647906)
Posted by StryderPrime on March 4th, 2008 @ 7:29pm CST
Is it me or do Swoop kinda look like a skinny version of blue falcon
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (647907)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on March 4th, 2008 @ 7:32pm CST
These are generic, but still better than the more recent movie bios.
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (647911)
Posted by --B-- on March 4th, 2008 @ 7:38pm CST
microclone wrote: anyway i guess the negative connotation of the name 'slag' was of concern perhaps, im not sure if in the USA its a big deal but in the UK the word slag is quite derogatory, its slang for 'easy woman' (seems men dont need a specific designation in that respect as they are all 'easy' by default).


The word for that here in the states would be "slut" instead of "slag".

As in, "That girl is such a slut."

Not really a nice thing to say about someone.
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (647929)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on March 4th, 2008 @ 8:06pm CST
I for one don't like that "Slag" is now "Snarl".
The point that a stegosaurus's small head doesn't match up with that name is weak.
The overall look of those huge, jagged, triangular plates running down its back to a spiked tail makes that name very appropriate for that dinosaur.

Overall, reading those made me like Animated even more than what I already do.
Is the show awesome? No, but for what it is, considering it is a KID'S cartoon, it's not too shabby.
And the toys... Well to me, they're on POINT.
I said this in another thread:
there's a good chance that this could become my favorite TF line.
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (648036)
Posted by YoImLegend on March 4th, 2008 @ 11:14pm CST
Lazerbeak can hack any computer acoustically? Son, that is sick.
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (648134)
Posted by rhinox555 on March 5th, 2008 @ 3:35am CST
Heeeey,spike and sparkplug homages in Prime and BumblebeeĀ“s bios.
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (648161)
Posted by microclone on March 5th, 2008 @ 7:07am CST
--B-- wrote:
microclone wrote: anyway i guess the negative connotation of the name 'slag' was of concern perhaps, im not sure if in the USA its a big deal but in the UK the word slag is quite derogatory, its slang for 'easy woman' (seems men dont need a specific designation in that respect as they are all 'easy' by default).


The word for that here in the states would be "slut" instead of "slag".

As in, "That girl is such a slut."

Not really a nice thing to say about someone.


well the first two leters are the same, hahah.

as animated is to be sold in the UK i can bet that the name change does reflect its slang usage, its the same as calling a dinobot 'slut', interestingly it only requires a couple fo letters change to turn it into the make equivalent: autobot 'stud'!!
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (648176)
Posted by microclone on March 5th, 2008 @ 7:17am CST
Sowndwave76 wrote:I for one don't like that "Slag" is now "Snarl".
The point that a stegosaurus's small head doesn't match up with that name is weak.
The overall look of those huge, jagged, triangular plates running down its back to a spiked tail makes that name very appropriate for that dinosaur.

Overall, reading those made me like Animated even more than what I already do.
Is the show awesome? No, but for what it is, considering it is a KID'S cartoon, it's not too shabby.
And the toys... Well to me, they're on POINT.
I said this in another thread:
there's a good chance that this could become my favorite TF line.


im suprised they changed the name to snarl (ie another established dinobot name)and not altered slag slightly to say 'slog' which could kindof work.

and why did i think that stegos small head not working as a snarl? well quite simply a small headed vegetarian dinosaur hardly snarls (but im sure in real life they probably did something like that!), the plates on its back and club tail barely suggest snarl either, maybe 'slash'
Re: Transformers: Animated Official Bio's Updated (648204)
Posted by bluecatcinema on March 5th, 2008 @ 7:45am CST
Swoop's ability to use solar power to charge himself through his wings is like G1 Snarl's, 'cept Snarl used his fins.

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