Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 3:33pm CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade has contacted us with some information about the remaining episodes of the first season of Transformers: Robots in Disguise, as they appear to have reached the Australian version of iTunes - reaching the conclusion of the season with episodes 21 to 16! Find out the English synopses below, and be warned for spoilers overall, especially towards the tail end of the post...




21. "Lockout"
After Steeljaw and his Pack commandeer the Scrapyard and its defenses, our heroes must find a way to take back their base – or face an army of freed Decepticon prisoners.

"Similarly Different"
A restless Grimlock ponders returning to old habits when another Dinobot goes on a rampage.

"The Buzz on Windblade"
The Bee Team encounters a new Autobot, sent to Earth long ago.

"Ghosts and Impostors"
An educational trip turns into a Decepticon hunt as Bee and the Bots stumble upon a chameleon-like Fugitive in a western ghost town.

"Battlegrounds, Part 1"
As Optimus prepares to return to Earth to face the mysterious “Evil” he’s prophesized, the Bee Team must prevent Steeljaw’s Pack from teleporting that same threat onto Earth.

"Battlegrounds, Part 2"
Reunited with Optimus Prime, Bee and his Team must use everything they’ve learned to stop the annihilation of both Earth and Cybertron.
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Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699275)
Posted by Deadput on June 16th, 2015 @ 5:19pm CDT
Whelp Rid became disappointing



Worse finale ever.




Besides the IDW comics why is recent Transformers media several disappointing
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699286)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 16th, 2015 @ 6:05pm CDT
Just finished Season 1. This actually turned out to be a pretty good show to me. I liked the finale too. That was pretty cool.
I honestly compare this to Battle Force 5. It was and still is one of my favorite shows of all time. throughout the season, it was mostly stand alones, but the whole time there was some set up for the finale, and I see that as the case here. And to me, it did not disappoint.
I liked Megatronus. The fact that they kept pretty well to the mythos established by Prime was nice. And he was a good bad guy too.
I hope this does get redone for a second season. I'm hoping that we get the remaining 6 prime characters into view in the future, not that I'm complaining. I liked all the new guys and girls alike, and I'm very happy and thrilled with what has happened.
Good Job Robots in Disguise. I congratulate you. To me, you were a good success. :BOT:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699324)
Posted by Madeus Prime on June 16th, 2015 @ 9:08pm CDT
Well, now that I've caught up on the episodes that held my interest, it's not a half-bad series. Not the best, by a huge margin, but not bad. The newer Decepticons were pretty cool, though Vertebreak is now, in my mind anyway, Tarantulas in med school.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699331)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 16th, 2015 @ 9:42pm CDT
"Lockout" was a really nice episode, and it incorporated Team Steeljaw well. But, I wasn't expecting that kind of voice from The Fallen. It just seemed too, underplayed for me. Still, the rest of it was fine.

"Similarly Different," however, was a lot better. Definitely the best Grimlock episode, not only for Grimlock's development, but for being the most entertaining and fun to watch of them. I'd definitely hold this episode up with the likes of "W.W.O.D?" as one of the best episodes in the series.

I have the same sentiments about "The Buzz on Windblade." Very enjoyable, great interactions, and Windblade was a much more fun character that I thought she'd be. Though, I wish we could've learned more about why Primus sent her to Earth other than the cliché "rising evil" ticket everyone's been getting, I suppose what we got was satisfactory. Also, Zizza to my surprise was voiced by the mother from Sister, Sister. We're changing Throwback Thursday to Throwback Tuesday!

Three down, three to go. :grin:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699508)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 17th, 2015 @ 12:54pm CDT
"Ghosts and Impostors" was another enjoyable episode like the two that preceded it. While it did sort of stray from its premise, I think it came full circle in the end. Meanwhile, the "Battlegrounds" two part finale was pretty good. Nothing too spectacular or too shortcoming, just good enough. I'm glad that it didn't suffer from the horrible pacing issues of the premiere. I do sense the whole Decepticon hunting arc finishing up pretty soon, or being sidelined for a while, even though Steeljaw's still out there and will probably round up a new team. Overall, season 1 was fairly enjoyable. It had its flat moments, more so in the beginning than towards the end, but it still did an okay job as both a continuation of Prime and a series of its own.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699522)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 17th, 2015 @ 1:20pm CDT
The official Hasbro Transformers website has shared two brand new animation shorts on the RID page, Up first is "Carjacked" and the second is titled "Perfect". Much like "Fixit Jam" these are bite sized one shots injected with a bit of humor and help fill out the Prime universe with a peek into the other facets of our favorite bots lives in the junkyard.

You can check out both of those videos here or by clicking on the image below.

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699542)
Posted by dragons on June 17th, 2015 @ 3:06pm CDT
Kids will laugh at this I did not laugh at this is to laugh at comedy in live action series movies
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699548)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 17th, 2015 @ 3:16pm CDT
Episode 21

Denny just bought a roller coaster!

Ha. Strongarm's concerned over the phrase "it was a steal". Still, it'd sound funnier coming from Chase.

Russell tries to teach Grimlock how to play football, but manages to have the security alarm set off.

Steeljaw's pack is eyeing the scrapyard.

A new Decepticon is wanting to join Steeljaw's pack, and is being used by them as bait.

His name's Kickback. I'm not gonna jump to any conclusions about what, if any, relation he may or may not have to his Insecticon namesake.

The manifest describes him as a professional Decepticon lackey who's worked with just about every criminal on Cybertron.

Kickback breaks free and, whoa, he turns into an F-1 racer!

The comm systems have been jammed.

Steeljaw's pack has infiltrated the scrapyard.

Airazor takes over the Alchemor's control console.

Steeljaw's dossier states that he's been jailed for instigating rebellion and has a knowledge of subsonics.

The security system will be rewired to emit sonic pulses that don't affect bots outfitted with the special chips Steeljaw cobbled together for his pack, but which aren't nearly as kind to standard Autobots and Dinobots.

Steeljaw would have modified the defense field subsonics to destroy the Autobots, but the power source was too limited.

The Autobots surrender their Decepticon Hunters.

Steeljaw's wanting to free the other Decepticons from their stasis pods.

Fixit claims that the pods can only be open from the command console or else they explode.

Russell and Denny escape when Underbite is distracted by a delicious-looking metal boat. They're going to try to take down Thunderhoof and Clampdown first.

The sonic field extends underground by at least 50 feet.

Thunderhoof and Clampdown chase Denny and Russell up the back hillside, where they are tricked into sliding down the unfinished roller coaster.

They almost crash into a storage locker, but Clampdown swings himself and Thunderhoof away at the last second, prompting Russell to trigger an emergency ejection (but not before Clampdown grabs Denny).

Steeljaw threatens to harm Denny if Fixit doesn't open the stasis pods right now.

The pods are opening...

Russell gets to the Bee Team.

Since the field is only set to keep out Autobots and Dinobots, the Autobots wonder if Mini-Cons can get through.

When the Pack is distracted, Fixit quickly stops the pods from opening.

Slipstream is catapulted into the scrapyard.

As is Jetstorm, who strikes the console on his landing, disabling the subsonic field.

It's Bots vs. Cons, but the pods are still opening.

Denny gets the pods closed.

Steeljaw vows to give the Decepticons their own world, this world, and he shall rule them.

The whole Pack gets out of dodge.

Denny and Russell are commended for their actions.

At his hideout, Steeljaw vents his frustration.

A mysterious individual contacts Steeljaw.

He calls himself "the first Decepticon", and claims to be responsible for the Alchemor's crash. He further claims to have freed Steeljaw and his pack to serve him.

He tells Steeljaw to prepare his gateway, and that he will provide Steeljaw with instructions shortly.

Steeljaw is reluctant to follow anyone's order, but this person warns him that, despite being in different dimensions, this "first Decepticon" can still hurt Steeljaw.

Steeljaw still refuses, but then this person promises Steeljaw that he will give Steeljaw this world if Steeljaw does what he says. Intrigued, Steeljaw agrees... for now.


Gil Gerard -- Megatronus (Steeljaw's contact)
Liam O'Brian -- Kickback


Okay, so, before I talk about that ending, I'll say that this episode in several ways reminded me of the Animated episode "Sari, No One's Home", from the Autobot base being infiltrated while they're out distracted by another Con, to the base having to be protected by human characters using Home Alone-styled traps and such. Though, with the characters involved being more of the main cast instead of the comic relief side characters, this one felt just a little more on the serious side, which is good since another humor-centric take on this concept might have felt a bit redundant. Plus, this time, the distracting Con was a minor character, Kickback, and I hope we'll see more of him at some point since I kinda felt sorry for the guy when the Pack used him the way it did. And we got more of Steeljaw's plans showing that he does indeed want to rule the world, but not just for the sheer sake of ruling like most Megatrons do, but more so that he can guarantee total freedom for all Decepticon kind, with everyone serving under him. So he's not quite as noble in his ambitions as we were led to believe, but there is still some bit of nobility in them for wanting the Decepticons to have their own world free of Autobot oppression. And of course, there's Denny and Russell proving their worth in this one with their quick thinking and intuitive use of the scrapyard's doohickeys to outsmart the Pack.

And now, let's talk about that ending. Though it came out of nowhere, I am glad to see that we are getting real, proper build up to the finale at a point that is both close enough to the finale to not be too late and far enough into the series to not be too soon. Looking back at the season, the hints we got of this before were a bit too sporadic, but with this coming right after Optimus's warning in the previous episode, it feels like things might be heading down a more fluid path to make the finale come at a more natural pace. I'm looking forward to seeing what's to come out of this (please don't spoil anything for me, I'm still making my way through the episodes as of this typing).
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699551)
Posted by Deadput on June 17th, 2015 @ 3:41pm CDT
dragons wrote:Kids will laugh at this I did not laugh at this is to laugh at comedy in live action series movies




What comedy?


Your not talking about the stupid inappropriate jokes that Bay puts in are you?




I'm a Bayformers fan and i defend it and even then I know that Bay's jokes are horrible and have never been funny especially since Transformers is a kids franchise swear words are ok-ish but the humor is never funny nor is it ok.


It's not even just an opinion its a fact as well and AOE is a step in the right direction right now.



Rid's actually has real comedy!
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699612)
Posted by ausbot on June 17th, 2015 @ 8:32pm CDT
I loved the season finale, If season 1 was a warm up I look forward to season 2.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699616)
Posted by Deadput on June 17th, 2015 @ 8:48pm CDT
ausbot wrote:I loved the season finale, If season 1 was a warm up I look forward to season 2.




Rather disappointing in my opinion Mostly with all the Decepticons captured except for Steeljaw and Kickback not including those yet to be revealed as well as the fact that Optimus is a permanent member of the team which is stupid and undermines the whole point of it being Bumblebee's story even if Bee is still in charge oh and the fact that Jazz has not reappeared but that ones just a minor annoyance
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699620)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 17th, 2015 @ 8:54pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
ausbot wrote:I loved the season finale, If season 1 was a warm up I look forward to season 2.




Rather disappointing in my opinion Mostly with all the Decepticons captured except for Steeljaw and Kickback not including those yet to be revealed as well as the fact that Optimus is a permanent member of the team which is stupid and undermines the whole point of it being Bumblebee's story even if Bee is still in charge oh and the fact that Jazz has not reappeared but that ones just a minor annoyance

Well, It was a climatic final battle. And they are not even sure if there will be a Season 2, so they kinda need an ending that says "this could be it" but yet could be picked up again with Season 2. And I look forward to season 2 if it happens.
As I said previously, this reminds me of Battle force 5. Season 1 was all about catching the battle keys against common foes who at the end unleashed an ultimate evil. Season 2 was them much more focused and brought in new tech, ideas and a more centralized focus: With the battle key mission nearly complete but a new, far bigger threat now unleashed, things got more focused and drastically improved. I really think that can happen here, and I really did like the Season finale and hope that this show continues :BOT:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699659)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 17th, 2015 @ 10:58pm CDT
Episode 22

Denny's obnoxious snoring is keeping Russell from sleeping.

The next morning, Denny offers to build Russell his own place separate from the trailer.

Grimlock's on patrol and sees something.

It's another Dinobot! An Ankylosaur with Decepticon symbols. His voice sounds awesome.

He's named Scowl. His tail club is named "the Kaboomer".

Scowl really loves smashing stuff without a care in the world.

Scowl convinces Grimlock to smash apart the stadium their at, since Grimlock figures that the humans were tearing it down anyway and they'd be doing the humans a favor.

Denny pulls up in an old beat up RV to be remade into Russell's new place.

Scowl wants to "smash this lousy planet to splinters!" Grimlock confesses that he's an Autobot now and kinda has to arrest Scowl. Scowl argues that he's not a bad bot, but just likes to smash stuff.

Grimlock decides to let Scowl go if he promises not to put any humans (or "screamers" as Scowl calls them) in danger. Scowl promises, but not very convincingly (to us viewers, that is).

Russell's worried his dad's gonna do his place all up in "Denny style".

Grimlock returns with the claim of having found no Decepticons (or smashing) on patrol, but Fixit detects a signal near the demolition derby where Grimlock was just at.

Grimlock confesses everything.

Scowl's dossier says that he worked for Thunderhoof as a Wrecker (hopefully not the same Wreckers as the Autobot team of the same name) who destroyed the homes of bots who wouldn't vacate after Thunderhoof stole the land they sat on.

Bee's failed rally cry: "Okay, Autobots... Let's wreck and roll!"

Grimlock still thinks Scowl isn't a bad bot and suggests becoming Scowl's mentor, to which Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and Drift all explain why that isn't a good idea.

Scowl appears, thinking Grimlock's turned on him.

Scowl had kept his promise to not harm any humans, but smashes the train bridge as a train is one its way.

As they smash each other, Grimlock and Scowl had an ideological debate about what it means to be a Dinobot.

The bridge is too badly damaged to salvage, so they need to smash the whole thing away to...

...let the Autobots catch the whole train in this hands, and turn it around to redirect it to its previous stop. Strongarm broadcasts an emergency message to the passengers.

Scowl's gotten away. He's happened upon a fancy hotel resort with lots of humans.

Denny places a rooftop entertainment center atop the RV, which smashes it.

Denny wanted to do something special for Russell since he wasn't there for Russell that much when he was a kid. But now the two will work on it together.

Sideswipe attempts to announce to the humans that Scowl is a rare kangaroo that's escaped from the exotic animal park.

Grimlosk struggles to keep a ton of debris from falling on a meditation group.

Grimlock goes totally primal on Scowl!

Grimlock tricks Scowl into thinking that Grimlock finally agrees with Scowl's ideals, only for Grimlock to knock him out cold.

Russell' new place is finally done, made out of an old car and another camper.


Mark Hildreth -- Scowl (I knew his voice sounded awesome for a reason!), Automated Announcer


This episode, while using the classic plot of "good guy is swayed by a seemingly gray bad guy to be more like him and torn between what's right and wrong" plot, was fairly enjoyable. Charming, even. Though Scowl as a character wasn't that special, he sure had a cool design and a great voice. But it was Grimlock who made this a good one, as we got to see him thinking much more smarter than ever before, showing us that he really does understand where the line is drawn in how one should behave and even having him engage in a ethical debate over it ("Just because something's easier and more fun, Scowl, that doesn't make it right."), and all because he really wanted to help Scowl rather than just beat him up. But in the end, Grimlock had to accept that "You can't helpo some bot who doesn't want to be helped." It's like what Bumblebee said near the episode's end: "When did you get so smart?" It's really great to get these kinds of episodes that show us just how deep even the dimmest of characters can be.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699680)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 18th, 2015 @ 12:19am CDT
Episode 23

Having noticed how many of the Alchemor's prisoners resemble Earth's animals, Strongarm's having the others learn more about Earth animal physiology.

Sideswipe's over this and goes off to train on his own.

Crouching Razorpaw, Flying Windblade!

Windblade mistakens Sideswipe for a Decepticon.

Windblade is brought back to the scrapyard.

Windblade was sent by Primus (yeah, that Primus) on a mission of her own more than a thousand years ago. Primus believed that someday a terrible evil would focus on Earth and threaten all life in this galaxy. He upgraded her tracking systems and put her in stasis, ordering her to protect this word at all costs.

She awoke on the other side of the planet a month ago. She's hunted down every Con she's sensed since then.

Windblade detected a new Con on her own, and showed Fixit how to enhance his computer's scanners.

Windblade's rally cry: "Alright, let's crank our pistons and cross some distance!"

Strongarm is really not liking all the attention Windblade's getting.

Strongarm's jealousy caused her team to be spotted by a (very robotic-sounding) human, who radios for drones to intercept them.

Windblade observes that humans all appear to be mind-controlled.

The Decepticon inside the hangar is a large overweight yellow fembot.

The toxin in her stinger makes the humans very loyal to her, working even better on humans than Autobots.

She plans to have the humans spread her toxin and her control from airport to airport across the globe, at which point the entire planet will call her queen.

Strongarm stops Windblade from attacking the Con, and tricks the Con into thinking that the Autobots can do nothing to stop her, thus the Con grants the Autobots permission to leave.

Windblade was willing to let two of the Con's hostages be sacrificed for the sake of the world.

The Con is bee-like and named Zizza. On Cybertron she built an army of mind-controlled citizens and tried to take over that planet as well. She might have succeed, but her toxin wore off before she could consolidate her power. And there's no antidote for her toxin on file, with the only cure seeming to be time.

Strongarm compares Zizza's behavior and that of her servants to those of a queen bee, drone bees, and worker bees, and uses this knowledge to formulate a plan.

Grimlock climbs a control tower to go all King Kong on the drone planes.

An incoming flight is requesting to land at the airport.

After the Mini-Cons knock out the power, Zizza sends out all the humans to fight for and protect her.

Sideswipe and Windblade disable the drones.

Fixit diverts the jet away to another landing facility.

Whoa, Zizza really does turn into a bee.

With teamwork and a cold foam truck, Strongarm, Sideswipe, and Windblade all disable Zizza together.

All evidence of Zizza's presence was removed from the airport.

Windblade has to leave since her next Con's a way's away from the scrapyard.


Kristy Wu -- Windblade, Pilot
Jackée Harry -- Zizza
Eric Bauza -- Look-Out
Razorpaw is not credited


Not a bad debut for our new Autobot Windblade. She's competent, skillful, a little overconfident, and has divine-based backstory. In other words, she has all the makings of a fanfic character, and yet somehow remained charismatic enough to avoid being labeled as such. And Zizza was, well, she kinda reminded me of the Wicked Witch Evilene from The Wiz, being the big fat throne-seated queen barking orders to her underlings, but was passable for a one-off minor villain. But like last episode, this episode gave us another side of one of the main characters, Strongarm, in which we got to see her jealous side that would up compromising the mission at times. Only when she saw how Windblade was willing to sacrifice the humans did her rational train of thought return since it overlapped with her disdain for Windblade, allowing her to properly show Windblade to be in the wrong. It's rare that a character's jealously is able to be put to good use in the end, as the typical "anti-jealousy" message of this kind of plot would put Strongarm in the wrong. But instead, it had both fembots need to learn something instead of just the jealous one. Nice.

Oh, and of course:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699733)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 18th, 2015 @ 2:47am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
ausbot wrote:I loved the season finale, If season 1 was a warm up I look forward to season 2.




Rather disappointing in my opinion Mostly with all the Decepticons captured except for Steeljaw and Kickback not including those yet to be revealed as well


I have to say that the fact that Thunderhoof and Clampdown were captured was a bit of a bummer on the finale's part. I mean, I could do without the other two, but those guys had some real potential. All I can hope is that they're re-released at some point in season two. Now, since Steeljaw's still out there, it's very possible that his arc could just be restarting. I hope they don't do this or don't make a habit of this, as we'll have another Energon on our hands.

as the fact that Optimus is a permanent member of the team which is stupid and undermines the whole point of it being Bumblebee's story even if Bee is still in charge


I don't get it. If Bumblebee's still in-charge, isn't Bumblebee's story still going? The whole marketing premise is that he's the leader. Yeah, he doesn't have Optimus popping up out of nowhere to tell him things to do anymore, but there's still Decepticons to be hunted and a planet to be protected.

oh and the fact that Jazz has not reappeared but that ones just a minor annoyance


Jazz didn't need to reappear (yet). I mean, his whole reason for going to Earth was to figure out why Bumblebee went AWOL. That's it. Besides, he wouldn't be of any use to the plot other then to be another blaster and to keep Sideswipe in line, and that's what Windblade's here to do.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699811)
Posted by psj333 on June 18th, 2015 @ 8:54am CDT
Since that Pseudo's robot mode is the only robot mode to be shown in the cartoon and not Makeshift, will we ever see a toy of him in the near future? Or we will never, since Shifters can never be made into toys? So far the only Shifter toy that is already out there is Animated Shockwave or Longarm Prime, since that he too has shape shifting powers. I also heard that someone in this community once told me that the steam engine isn't Pseudo's alt-mode. Well, consider the fact that a wagon filled with dynamites is coming towards Grimlock, he quickly destroyed it by punching it, making it explode, without turning into Pseudo at that time. The wagon itself just disappear. But given the fact that Pseudo's robot mode is fully shown, what do you think that his official altmode will be like, judging by his original appearance? :CON:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699814)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 18th, 2015 @ 9:02am CDT
Episode 24

Denny and Russell return from a camping trip on which they got drenched by a rain storm.

Sideswipe, Strongarm, and Grimloock reminisce about the Sonic Canyons, the Manganese Mountains, and the Acid Wastes on Cybertron.

With no Decepticon activity, Bumblebee is going to prove to the others that Earth has just as much, if not more, to offer as Cybertron.

Bumblebee has Fixit surprise the team as to which location the GroundBridge will send them.

Bee's rally cry: "Bee Team, this'll be an adventure." And he's not made fun of for this one.

Whoops, they get sent to the top of a volcano!

This time, Fixit sends them to someplace "warm and nonfatal."

Western America. One of Bee's favorite places on Earth (nice callback to Prime, even if Jasper, Nevada was pure dullsville).

They're not far from the ghost town of... can't make out the name.

Drift seems to be the only one other than Bumblebee interested in the ghost town.

Something's watching the Bots at the ghost town.

A bus is approaching the town. It's full of tourists and their unenthusiastic guide.

Back in the day, the town was filled with cowpokes, gamblers, miners, and outlaws.

The Bots make noises to scare the humans out of town.

LOL at Drift both pretending to be a ghost and being late on his cue. :lol:

Bee says he felt an unfriendly presence earlier, and Drift agrees that they should investigate since leaving without removing the threat to the frequent human tours would be dishonorable.

Several traps are being sprung on the Bots.

Fixit pulls up info on a Decepticon who can turn invisible. His name is Pseudo. He was Cybertron's sneakiest spy, arrested for selling Cybertronian secrets to offworld enemies. His power isn't invisibility, but rather, he's a Shifter (the same type of Cybertronian that Makeshift was). He can change his appearance, and even his actual physical structure, to blend in with any environment.

Pseudo scans each member of the Bee Team.

Pseudo takes Drift's form. Both Drifts appear at the same time.

Both Drifts can transform, but the real Drift has his Mini-Cons.

They chase Pseudo into the mine, where they all get separated in the tunnels.

Pseudo takes Grimlock's form, but they ask both Grimlocks what Grimlock's favorite thing about Cybertron's acid wastes is. Pseudo thought it was a trick question.

Pseudo takes the form of the town's old locomotive.

Grimlock slams Drift's Mini-Cons over to take out the track Pseudo's on, causing him to crash.

Pseudo's true form is like some kind of insect.

The Bots express what they each do like about Earth.

Before heading back, they catch a mighty nice sunset.


Eric Bauza -- Pseudo, Male Tourist
Kath Soucie -- Tour Guide


Well, this turned out to be a charming one. Wasn't at all what I was expecting it to be. I was thinking we'd get more homages and parodies to Western flicks with a showdown or a stampede or any of the stuff Bumblebee described having been in the town in the past. I was also hoping it wouldn't be another fear-themed episode since we already got one of those, and thankfully the haunted aspects of this one were only mildly present. What I didn't see coming was Pseudo being a Shifter, which was very cool and a great tie in with TF: Prime with Pseudo carrying on the legacy of the late Makeshift. Another cool tie in was how the team went to the same part of the country as TF: Prime was set in and had it be one of Bumblebee's favorite places on Earth. Overall, nothing too substantial, but still a pretty fun episode.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699837)
Posted by Madeus Prime on June 18th, 2015 @ 10:24am CDT
psj333 wrote:Since that Pseudo's robot mode is the only robot mode to be shown in the cartoon and not Makeshift, will we ever see a toy of him in the near future?

As you seem to not get it, shifters don't even have a true form. So literally, we will never ever see a toy of him.

psj333 wrote:So far the only Shifter toy that is already out there is Animated Shockwave or Longarm Prime, since that he too has shape shifting powers.

...Animated Shockwave was not a shifter. He could assume a secondary robot and alternate form, presumably like how Counterpunch could. This does NOT make him a shifter.

psj333 wrote:I also heard that someone in this community once told me that the steam engine isn't Pseudo's alt-mode

Once again, you think that everything you hear us say is gospel. Pseudo does not have an actual robot mode or vehicle mode. He's a shifter, literally, they don't have a true form. What we saw of his supposed "real" robot mode is likely just a default form that Pseudo assumes whenever he's not shifted into another form, and this form likely is another stolen form of some other Cybertronian. AND DON'T ASK US WHO, BECAUSE WE DO NOT KNOW.

psj333 wrote:But given the fact that Pseudo's robot mode is fully shown, what do you think that his official altmode will be like, judging by his original appearance?

See above. He doesn't have a true robot mode or vehicle mode.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699849)
Posted by psj333 on June 18th, 2015 @ 10:38am CDT
Maybe not, Madeus Prime. But I'm pretty sure that Kickback, the grasshopper who turns into a dragster, will be indeed getting a toy, since both his robot and altmode are shown in the cartoon. Same thing for Razorpaw, as he is shown in the cartoon and in the game. But only his vehicle mode is shown in the game. As up to date, Razorpaw, has not spoken a word in the series, which leads us to believe that he is expected to return, once Steeljaw releases him. But we'll see how that turns out. :CON:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 21-26 Available on Australian iTunes (1699857)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 18th, 2015 @ 11:09am CDT
psj333 wrote:Maybe not, Madeus Prime. But I'm pretty sure that Kickback, the grasshopper who turns into a dragster, will be indeed getting a toy, since both his robot and altmode are shown in the cartoon. Same thing for Razorpaw, as he is shown in the cartoon and in the game. But only his vehicle mode is shown in the game. As up to date, Razorpaw, has not spoken a word in the series, which leads us to believe that he is expected to return, once Steeljaw releases him. But we'll see how that turns out. :CON:

Just because they have a vehicle and robot mode shown in the cartoon does not mean they will get a toy. Clampdown, Hammerstrike, Bisk, Chop Shop, Terrashock, Springload, Quillfire, Ped, Vertebreak, Octopunch, Groundpounder, Headlock, Scowl and Zizza all had their alt modes shown in the series and so far there are no plans to make all or any of them into toys. So far, Underbite, Steeljaw, Fracture, Thunderhoof and Megatronus are the ones getting toys. :BOT:

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