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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,714
    SON OF A BISCUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now how will I show Prime taking faces from the Air LOL.

    I really like this guy. Like I said, he's not the biggest thing in the world, but poseable as all get out.

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  • True GraveTrue Grave Keepaway Specialist Joined: Posts: 3,554
    EDIT:
    **Full Body Sketch of MP-12**

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    Awesome! I can already predict with 100% certainty that we'll also see a Sunstreaker & Red Alert if MP Sideswipe really gets made. They love they're recolors afterall.

    Oh the rich man's hobby that is Transformer collecting....perhaps one day....

    Edit: Seriously hoping that MP Sideswipe is better quality than MP Rodimus. MP Rodimus was a cheaply made peice-O-crap! For shame. I had one and while i loved the design, i sold it when i came to the eventual realization that i'd INEVITABLY break it one day when attempting its tight transformation(it didn't help that the first one i got from Toys'r'us was broken in the package and i had to return for a replacement).

    Sad as Rodimus Prime is one of my favorite character's and he didn't get a fair shake during his term as leader imo.
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    Awesome! I can already predict with 100% certainty that we'll also see a Sunstreaker & Red Alert if MP Sideswipe really gets made. They love they're recolors afterall.

    Oh the rich man's hobby that is Transformer collecting....perhaps one day....

    Edit: Seriously hoping that MP Sideswipe is better quality than MP Rodimus. MP Rodimus was a cheaply made peice-O-crap! For shame. I had one and while i loved the design, i sold it when i came to the eventual realization that i'd INEVITABLY break it one day when attempting its tight transformation(it didn't help that the first one i got from Toys'r'us was broken in the package and i had to return for a replacement).

    Sad as Rodimus Prime is one of my favorite character's and he didn't get a fair shake during his term as leader imo.

    Red Alert is a guarantee. Sunstreaker in recent years has been a repaint, but the OG toy was actually a totally different move. Since this is their collectors accurate line, HasTak will (hopefully) not do that. Check out the Roll call Vid I posted a few days back, towards the end Sideswipe and Sunstreaker both transform. Similar vehicle modes, totally different sculpt and transformation.

    MP Rodimus has a ton of QC issues in his first run. The US release fixed all of those problems at the expense of a G1 Toy accurate (not as detailed) paint job in comparison to the Toon Accurate JP release.

    Regarding the series, I agree that Rodimus didn't get a chance as he literally was in Prime's shadow. This was both in the show and in the toy line marketing. Prime's death literally killed Transformers as we knew it. Sales plummeted and Hasbro received nastygrams from viewers of the 86 movie. This is why Prime returns in the series so late in the game.
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  • True GraveTrue Grave Keepaway Specialist Joined: Posts: 3,554
    Red Alert is a guarantee. Sunstreaker in recent years has been a repaint, but the OG toy was actually a totally different move. Since this is their collectors accurate line, HasTak will (hopefully) not do that. Check out the Roll call Vid I posted a few days back, towards the end Sideswipe and Sunstreaker both transform. Similar vehicle modes, totally different sculpt and transformation.

    Yup i remember from the G1 days. Never had a sunstreaker, just G1 sideswipe. Anyway recolors are a given with character molds like these, so i wouldn't blame them for doing a recolor and calling it sunstreaker as long as its an accurate one.

    If they put a new head on him, even better.
    MP Rodimus has a ton of QC issues in his first run. The US release fixed all of those problems

    The U.S version most certainly has its own QC issues, and overall cheap construction.
    at the expense of a G1 Toy accurate (not as detailed) paint job in comparison to the Toon Accurate JP release.

    They aimed at making him look like the G1 hotrod toy actually. Since he has no trailer & included his targetmaster + G1 hotrod colors, in a way we got a different character than japan.
    Regarding the series, I agree that Rodimus didn't get a chance as he literally was in Prime's shadow.

    Yup and aside from getting prime killed lol, his "transformation" into Rodimus was done so well in the movie imo. It was the quintessential coming of age trope, where the young underdog rises up against the odds and comes into his own, (temporarily for roddy)escaping the shadow of those before him and taking charge.

    Plus just a great looking bot design, and i liked his stoic personality in season 3.
    This was both in the show and in the toy line marketing. Prime's death literally killed Transformers as we knew it. Sales plummeted and Hasbro received nastygrams from viewers of the 86 movie. This is why Prime returns in the series so late in the game.

    I dunno about that. The 3rd season era of G1 had some of the coolest toys in the whole line-up. Abominus, Ultra Magnus, Seacons, scorponok, Metroplex, monsterbots, headmasters, pretenders, etc.

    Still have a special place in my heart for the Season 1/2 "earth" style TFers, but the futuristic stuff was just great. Even the packaging style rocked.

    Kids were upset at Prime's death but i doubt toy sales plummeted too.
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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,714
    Yup i remember from the G1 days. Never had a sunstreaker, just G1 sideswipe. Anyway recolors are a given with character molds like these, so i wouldn't blame them for doing a recolor and calling it sunstreaker as long as its an accurate one.

    If they put a new head on him, even better.

    I pray they do more than just do a different head. It will no doubt become the biggest controversy to Transformers since Trukk not Munky
    The U.S version most certainly has its own QC issues, and overall cheap construction.

    I'd disagree to a point. While the Rodimus mold has issues with the shell/ panel based transformation, the issues with the warping and stresses on the JP release are not present in the US. Certain things in his construction are inherently flawed, particularly the panels in his legs.
    They aimed at making him look like the G1 hotrod toy actually. Since he has no trailer & included his targetmaster + G1 hotrod colors, in a way we got a different character than japan.

    I know. The US got a toy based version, JP got the cartoon accurate version. In the grand scheme of things, the US version was a less detailed version despite being "G1 Toy Accurate". I do own this figure and don't regret the purchase. $53 vs. $209 plus shipping was reason enough. I don't "care" about Rodimus enough to warrant the trailer and frankly, the targetmaster was a better add on IMO.
    Yup and aside from getting prime killed lol, his "transformation" into Rodimus was done so well in the movie imo. It was the quintessential coming of age trope, where the young underdog rises up against the odds and comes into his own, (temporarily for roddy)escaping the shadow of those before him and taking charge.
    Plus just a great looking bot design, and i liked his stoic personality in season 3.
    LOL very true. However, then Optimus comes back and saves the day (like he does countless times). Regards to his personality, it was cool. I just think if they made him more bad ass earlier on, it may have helped.

    I dunno about that. The 3rd season era of G1 had some of the coolest toys in the whole line-up. Abominus, Ultra Magnus, Seacons, scorponok, Metroplex, monsterbots, headmasters, pretenders, etc.

    Still have a special place in my heart for the Season 1/2 "earth" style TFers, but the futuristic stuff was just great. Even the packaging style rocked.

    Kids were upset at Prime's death but i doubt toy sales plummeted too.

    Oh yes, some of the best toys to date came out in that era. My favorite TF Gimmick (Targetmasters) came from the latter part of the series. Unfortunately killing Prime did more harm than good to the line up. Despite the show being solid, the ratings tanked and product didn't move like it used to. Hasbro did that move at the end to appease the masses, but it did not work. Think about it, (in the western side of the world) Optimus has carried the series as he is recognizable and is an established part of the brand. Unless established off the jump that Optimus Prime does not exist (e.g. Beast Wars), it will be hard for the line to have as much merit.

    I am patiently waiting for a series without Optimus Prime (not like BW) as it would be a new change of pace for the line up.
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    I know. The US got a toy based version, JP got the cartoon accurate version. In the grand scheme of things, the US version was a less detailed version despite being "G1 Toy Accurate". I do own this figure and don't regret the purchase. $53 vs. $209 plus shipping was reason enough. I don't "care" about Rodimus enough to warrant the trailer and frankly, the targetmaster was a better add on IMO.

    Don't think you quite understood what i meant, we got different characters. Japan got MP Rodimus Prime, and we got MP Hotrod.

    Japan release: Cartoon rodimus & G1 rodimus toy accurate colors & flames + Trailer w/No targetmaster.

    U.S: G1 Hotrod toy accurate colors & flames + stickers + Hotrod's Targetmaster w/no trailer.

    Even though they both share the name Rodimus, clearly they meant for the U.S version to really be MP Hotrod instead. Too many signs add up.
    I am patiently waiting for a series without Optimus Prime (not like BW) as it would be a new change of pace for the line up.

    G1 deserves big props for attempting this more than once early on, regardless of their reasons for doing so. Starting with rodimus/Galvatron in season 3, and later with the japanese series and their different leaders.
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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,714
    Don't think you quite understood what i meant, we got different characters. Japan got MP Rodimus Prime, and we got MP Hotrod.

    Japan release: Cartoon rodimus & G1 rodimus toy accurate colors & flames + Trailer w/No targetmaster.

    U.S: G1 Hotrod toy accurate colors & flames + stickers + Hotrod's Targetmaster w/no trailer.

    Even though they both share the name Rodimus, clearly they meant for the U.S version to really be MP Hotrod instead. Too many signs add up.



    G1 deserves big props for attempting this more than once early on, regardless of their reasons for doing so. Starting with rodimus/Galvatron in season 3, and later with the japanese series and their different leaders.

    No I got you. Hot Rod is actually trademarked elsewhere. That is the only reason why he carried the Rodimus name for the US Release. The only reference to Hot Rod is on the back of the box where it states :Transforms into Hot Rod", and that was in reference to the vehicle mode. The Rodimus Prime conversion/ mode is just a by product of the figure itself. They couldn't engineer it out LOL.

    Let them release a MP Star Saber. I'd just hand HasTak my wallet LOL
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    No I got you. Hot Rod is actually trademarked elsewhere. That is the only reason why he carried the Rodimus name for the US Release. The only reference to Hot Rod is on the back of the box where it states :Transforms into Hot Rod", and that was in reference to the vehicle mode. The Rodimus Prime conversion/ mode is just a by product of the figure itself. They couldn't engineer it out LOL.

    Well regardless of name issues, both sides basically got an "exclusive" character.

    As for the bot itself, i dunno about you but i rarely did the extendable waist thing for more height when in "rodimus" mode. I felt the figure had nice height as is, and that little extension kinda made it look disproportionately taller and funny looking.

    Also is it just me, or does the figure look a lot cooler in pictures? For some reason in person he looks a bit lanky & thin. Plus while the figure was designed pretty well, it seemed like it had juuuust enough flaws in its articulation to prevent it from taking some of the cooler poses around.

    Anyway, design of this figure was nice. I thought it was impressive how the robot mode looked so toon-character accurate with little to no kibble, like an action master. Yet could somehow perfectly form such a sweet vehicle mode.
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    Well regardless of name issues, both sides basically got an "exclusive" character.

    As for the bot itself, i dunno about you but i rarely did the extendable waist thing for more height when in "rodimus" mode. I felt the figure had nice height as is, and that little extension kinda made it look disproportionately taller and funny looking.

    Also is it just me, or does the figure look a lot cooler in pictures? For some reason in person he looks a bit lanky & thin. Plus while the figure was designed pretty well, it seemed like it had juuuust enough flaws in its articulation to prevent it from taking some of the cooler poses around.

    Anyway, design of this figure was nice. I thought it was impressive how the robot mode looked so toon-character accurate with little to no kibble, like an action master. Yet could somehow perfectly form such a sweet vehicle mode.


    Yeah, I never pit him in "Rodimus" mode. If I do, I just do the head and the shoulders. I agree, it looks a little off IMO.

    The design does look better in certain angles. To be honest, despite its flaws, it is still one of the best MP figures around. If I had to rank the designs

    MP Grimlock
    MP Convoy Redux
    MP Hot Rod/ Rodimus
    MP Seeker Asst. (I am not counting MP-11)
    MP Convoy/ Optimus Prime
    MP Megatron
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    Yeah, I never pit him in "Rodimus" mode. If I do, I just do the head and the shoulders. I agree, it looks a little off IMO.

    The design does look better in certain angles. To be honest, despite its flaws, it is still one of the best MP figures around. If I had to rank the designs

    MP Grimlock
    MP Convoy Redux
    MP Hot Rod/ Rodimus
    MP Seeker Asst. (I am not counting MP-11)
    MP Convoy/ Optimus Prime
    MP Megatron

    Never got MP megs though i wanted one. What was so bad about him that he is at the bottom?

    Edit: The lower body looked a little funny though. And design-wise, its like they started out trying to make him look cartoon accurate, but then changed their minds halfway through and went with the G1 toy. Like a homage or something.

    In several ways its like the G1 toy design on steroids, and not a cartoon character accurate Masterpiece figure like we'd have expected.

    Still looks good though but could have been designed nicer looking.
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    Never got MP megs though i wanted one. What was so bad about him that he is at the bottom?

    Edit: The lower body looked a little funny though. And design-wise, its like they started out trying to make him look cartoon accurate, but then changed their minds halfway through and went with the G1 toy. Like a homage or something.

    In several ways its like the G1 toy design on steroids, and not a cartoon character accurate Masterpiece figure like we'd have expected.

    Still looks good though but could have been designed nicer looking.

    By no means does being at the bottom mean he sucks. It's just that his proportions (especially in the lower legs) are off. G1 toy on steroids is a pretty accurate way to describe him.



    Sideswipe can be one of the best MP figures ever released if they keep it maintain the figure's simplicity when translating it into a MP figure. I just wonder if they will use Hot Rod's chest collapse transformation aesthetic for that mold.
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    I will be honest with you guys, Transformers Prime is slowly becoming one of my favorite series. If BB wasn't a mute and Prime didn't sound so "heroic" I'd be able to live with it a little better.

    For those of you that have Netflix, the first season is now available.
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    I'm with you on that one. I actually find myself looking forward to it now. My favorite character is KnockOut, followed by Starscream and then Ratchet, but the rest of the characters have grown on me as well.
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    I'm with you on that one. I actually find myself looking forward to it now. My favorite character is KnockOut, followed by Starscream and then Ratchet, but the rest of the characters have grown on me as well.

    Knockout - The Ambiguously Gay Decepticon. His sexuality may be more than meets the eye!

    Regarding the some of the cast, I think Frank Welker should have done this version of Megatron for the movie audition. This would have sold it. I do enjoy how despite them being mortal enemies, Megatron has respect for Optimus Prime. This incarnation comes second to BW Megatron simply because he has no real plan.

    Peter Cullen sounds very boring. It's toooooooo heroic. Optimus needs to have more of a range of emotion. The ep further back with Orion Pax shows that he can do it as he actually doesn't sound so monotone. Emotion was conveyed in his lines. I hope the voice director lets Cullen get loose.

    I am loving this show's Arcee. So far from the girl we once knew in G1. She has emotional depth, fights for a reason, talks the talk, and walks the walk. On the Autobot side, she's my favorite.
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    I snorted when I saw this

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    On another note, anyone caught this past weekends Episode? I liked the way some of the fights played out. I also felt that it was a vehicle for MECH's subplot
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    to both questions ...also
    a headmaster leading Mech in the near future

    While an enjoyable epi, I was hoping to see dark energon involved in the nemesis parts... perhaps for a "Shattered Glass" or "IDW Nova Prime" feel...
    still a good epi though
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    to both questions ...also
    a headmaster leading Mech in the near future

    While an enjoyable epi, I was hoping to see dark energon involved in the nemesis parts... perhaps for a "Shattered Glass" or "IDW Nova Prime" feel...
    still a good epi though


    That's pretty much my thought. Integrate the old school into the new school together. I did think it was cool that "Nemesis" Prime was colored like Shattered Glass Prime. The next ep seems like I it will be a clip show
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    Knockout - The Ambiguously Gay Decepticon. His sexuality may be more than meets the eye!

    Regarding the some of the cast, I think Frank Welker should have done this version of Megatron for the movie audition. This would have sold it. I do enjoy how despite them being mortal enemies, Megatron has respect for Optimus Prime. This incarnation comes second to BW Megatron simply because he has no real plan.

    Peter Cullen sounds very boring. It's toooooooo heroic. Optimus needs to have more of a range of emotion. The ep further back with Orion Pax shows that he can do it as he actually doesn't sound so monotone. Emotion was conveyed in his lines. I hope the voice director lets Cullen get loose.


    Orian Pax? What episode was this? I'm kinda out of the loop on Prime, but usually enjoy it when i do watch an episode. And yeah, cullen kinda hams it up a bit much. Often the deep, dramatic, and booming prime voice is a bit uncalled for. Its great.... but when the situation calls for it, and thats often not the case.

    Kid: "Yo i just bought some lucky charms. Was kinda torn between the fruit loops though".

    Prime: "Take heart, we find often ourselves faced with....difficult choices....".

    Kid: "Umm its not that seriou...."

    *prime interrupts*

    Prime: "Confident though your decision may be, the choices we make today echo for all time.

    Kid: "Really its not that big of a deal."

    Prime: "Though it may have seemed trivial, you made a choice. One i hope you won't come to regret"

    *Prime looks at the stars profoundly*

    Kid: "yeah i'm going in the other room".
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    Orian Pax? What episode was this? I'm kinda out of the loop on Prime, but usually enjoy it when i do watch an episode. And yeah, cullen kinda hams it up a bit much. Often the deep, dramatic, and booming prime voice is a bit uncalled for. Its great.... but when the situation calls for it, and thats often not the case.

    Kid: "Yo i just bought some lucky charms. Was kinda torn between the fruit loops though".

    Prime: "Take heart, we find often ourselves faced with....difficult choices....".

    Kid: "Umm its not that seriou...."

    *prime interrupts*

    Prime: "Confident though your decision may be, the choices we make today echo for all time.

    Kid: "Really its not that big of a deal."

    Prime: "Though it may have seemed trivial, you made a choice. One i hope you won't come to regret"

    *Prime looks at the stars profoundly*

    Kid: "yeah i'm going in the other room".

    You sure you aren't ghost writing LOLZ. I could see this being the case with this series.

    Optimus Prime lost his memory at the end of season 1 and was temporarily Orion Pax. He had lines that made him seem like he wasn't the hero. Being nervous, inquisitive, and at times frustrated were all there.
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    You sure you aren't ghost writing LOLZ. I could see this being the case with this series.

    Optimus Prime lost his memory at the end of season 1 and was temporarily Orion Pax. He had lines that made him seem like he wasn't the hero. Being nervous, inquisitive, and at times frustrated were all there.

    Hey sometimes Prime isn't being prime enough!

    *wheeljack shows up.....being Wheeljack*

    *thundering Prime voice*

    Prime: "Listen you little turd. As long as your an Autobot, on THIS planet, you will follow MY lead...."

    *Sentinel taunt*
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    Transformers G1: All 98 episodes are on Netflix instant streaming now!

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    Transformers G1: All 98 episodes are on Netflix instant streaming now!

    :tup:

    All I care about is the "Original 13"! The other 85 are a bonus. Is it in "HD"? I know Transformers Prime Season 1 is up and in HD w/ 5.1
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    Technically,It is HD according to Netflix, but imo the picture is basically the recent shout factory dvd slightly improved.
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  • jak d riprjak d ripr Joined: Posts: 7,353
    Really loving this show(prime), its far from perfect, but its prolly the best transformers show since beast wars. Hopefully they keep improving(and introducing new characters).
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    Yeah I saw the first couple episodes of Prime online when the show first started but tuned out since I didn't have the Hub. Started it up again on netflix and I like it a lot. Kinda wish Peter Cullen would talk normally when he voices Prime instead of going for the uber-serious voice like in the movies. But thats a minor nitpick. On episode 8 or 9 currently and so far I think Bumblebee has done absolutely nothing, even less useful than in G1. Bulkhead, Arcee, and Ratchet all have kid sidekicks aka "plot fuel", so Bumblebee just doesn't have much to do. Again, minor nitpick. But when the cast is as small as it is they could give him more attention. These are just my thoughts at the moment, he might be a totally awesome badass later on....but I doubt it.
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    no Beast Wars yet ? :-(


    don't get me wrong, I've seen glimpses of the original way back when my brother went to school. it's just that Beast Wars was my true exposure to the Transformers franchise
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    I think you might be mistaken, bumblebee has the kid sidekick not ratchet, but I do agree he doesn't get up to too much in the first season. I think they focused more on arcee, bulkhead and ratchet in terms of development over the course of the first season, understandable considering bee and prime usually get all the shine but I hope down the line in season 2 they will give prime some development. I do love ratchet though, ironhide was always my favorite autobot back in the day and they transferred some of his crankiness to ratchet, dude is too damn funny. There's an episode down the line called "harder, faster, stronger"(or something of the sort) he has some real funny lines during that episode.

    My only gripe with the show are the kids, particularly miko, shes so goddamn annoying I don't even know where to start. Thankfully shes pretty much a background character so far in season 2 so maybe the writers noticed the negative reception she got and decided to reduce her inclusion.
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    I assumed Ratchet was the partner for the nerd kid. Miko has Bulkhead, and Jack has Arcee.
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    Technically,It is HD according to Netflix, but imo the picture is basically the recent shout factory dvd slightly improved.

    Just got finished watching SOS Dinobots from my Phone. GODLIKE!!!! I skipped out on buying the DVDs. I did have the entire set at one time, but it was the Rhino editions. Due to the animation errors in the masters and the added sound effects, I just could not take it anymore. I bought the Shout S1 Set the minute it was available, and have been debating about the others. If I catch a good deal, great, but if not, I have the episodes I really want on disc. I am not "missing" much with the exception of a few gems in S2.
    Yeah I saw the first couple episodes of Prime online when the show first started but tuned out since I didn't have the Hub. Started it up again on netflix and I like it a lot. Kinda wish Peter Cullen would talk normally when he voices Prime instead of going for the uber-serious voice like in the movies. But thats a minor nitpick. On episode 8 or 9 currently and so far I think Bumblebee has done absolutely nothing, even less useful than in G1. Bulkhead, Arcee, and Ratchet all have kid sidekicks aka "plot fuel", so Bumblebee just doesn't have much to do. Again, minor nitpick. But when the cast is as small as it is they could give him more attention. These are just my thoughts at the moment, he might be a totally awesome badass later on....but I doubt it.

    I honestly think it's the writers fault for Prime being so boring, and I blame the voice director for that style. In the Orion Pax episodes, "Prime" definitely has different inflection and emotion.

    Regarding BB, he gets moments, but
    he really doesn't do much in the series since he is a mute. He is a better fighter than his G1 counterpart, ,that is for sure :cool:
    I think you might be mistaken, bumblebee has the kid sidekick not ratchet, but I do agree he doesn't get up to too much in the first season. I think they focused more on arcee, bulkhead and ratchet in terms of development over the course of the first season, understandable considering bee and prime usually get all the shine but I hope down the line in season 2 they will give prime some development. I do love ratchet though, ironhide was always my favorite autobot back in the day and they transferred some of his crankiness to ratchet, dude is too damn funny. There's an episode down the line called "harder, faster, stronger"(or something of the sort) he has some real funny lines during that episode.

    My only gripe with the show are the kids, particularly miko, shes so goddamn annoying I don't even know where to start. Thankfully shes pretty much a background character so far in season 2 so maybe the writers noticed the negative reception she got and decided to reduce her inclusion.

    I love Ratchet and Arcee. With the Human cast, Silas and Agent Fowler are the best we have ever seen in the lore (including the movies). The Children are OK, with the exception of Miko. There is so much rage behind her character on TFW back when she was a little more in the fore front. It has calmed down since she is more background noise nowadays.
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    Yea silas and fowler are dope, Im looking forward to seeing where they go with the mech storyline after the events in nemesis prime, and fowler just has a habit of making me laugh. Yea ralph and whats the other boys name are cool, I hope they explain why ralph is the only human who can hear bumblebee down the line, and I hope its a good explanation.

    Arcee and ratchet are awesome, I love what they've done with arcee, she isn't just the pink female robot who doesn't really get up to much, shes a badass now and a total hothead. She can get a lil too over the top for me sometimes what with her constantly not listening to reason whenever arachnids involved but I can live with that. Im still hoping for wheeljack to become a regular down the line.
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    Yea silas and fowler are dope, Im looking forward to seeing where they go with the mech storyline after the events in nemesis prime, and fowler just has a habit of making me laugh. Yea ralph and whats the other boys name are cool, I hope they explain why ralph is the only human who can hear bumblebee down the line, and I hope its a good explanation.

    Arcee and ratchet are awesome, I love what they've done with arcee, she isn't just the pink female robot who doesn't really get up to much, shes a badass now and a total hothead. She can get a lil too over the top for me sometimes what with her constantly not listening to reason whenever arachnids involved but I can live with that. Im still hoping for wheeljack to become a regular down the line.


    I doubt the Raf/ BB explanation will ever come into play. I hate to say it, I just think that will be "That's just the way it is". According to some of the future episode synopsis, Wheeljack is a regular. Arcee has really surprised me in this series.

    Over in the FoC thread, I posted a link to an interview of Matt Tieger (Game Director for WFC and FoC) and apparently, the Dinobots were no longer seen as relevant to the line by Hasbro. I wonder if the not so strong response to them in Animated made them feel this way?
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    Watched 4 episodes of Prime. Starting with Dreadwing ep up until the Fowler camera interview. Series seems dope.

    Anybody know how they chose this lineup of autobots? No Ironhide? And Bulkhead over Warpath? I wasn't too big on TF back in the day but I liked Ironhide and Warpath. I need a good site where I can really dig in on the entire universe. I read that this show was in War for Cybertron continuity but the designs look totally different. This series also made me go rebuy WfC and I was on it a bit tonight.

    But yea, this show will be the first TF one I watch regularly since Beast Wars. It's good.
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    Watched 4 episodes of Prime. Starting with Dreadwing ep up until the Fowler camera interview. Series seems dope.

    Anybody know how they chose this lineup of autobots? No Ironhide? And Bulkhead over Warpath? I wasn't too big on TF back in the day but I liked Ironhide and Warpath. I need a good site where I can really dig in on the entire universe. I read that this show was in War for Cybertron continuity but the designs look totally different. This series also made me go rebuy WfC and I was on it a bit tonight.

    But yea, this show will be the first TF one I watch regularly since Beast Wars. It's good.

    Tis Goodness. No idea on how the cast was selected. I did remember seeing the Ironhide and Bulkhead were similar and Bulkhead was recieved well in Animated. Tone down his clumsiness and that's what you got. I do remember seeing that Arcee was picked as there is not much female interaction in a TF series. They changed the color because boys simply don't buy pink toys. With the "Aligned" Continuity, outside of TFWiki , and TFW2005, you won't really get much. It is true that Transformers Prime and Game (Cybertron Series) are in the same Universe. However, the designs and certain liberties of the lore are not really taken into consideration. High Moon does one thing, and the Prime Team does another. I think the story time gap goes so far that they don't really care. I think Hasbro just says to High Moon that they cannot kill certain character and they just go from there.

    Beast Wars to this day is the greatest story in Transformers History. Seamlessly tied into the OG stuff, most of the cast had some sort of arc in thier relationships, and even had cliffhangers that made my summers suck! Prime, while has a good story, it plays it safe in most of the episodes and characters (as a whole) aren't really given a chance to develop that well.
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    I was wondering if any one of you guys have purchased any customized transformers or knows how to customized them.

    Edit: Also has anyone had luck in obtaining Leokaiser?
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    I was wondering if any one of you guys have purchased any customized transformers or knows how to customized them.

    Edit: Also has anyone had luck in obtaining Leokaiser?



    Never have. I would like to at some point. Sector70 is a great resource for this information.

    About LeoKaiser, there is a knock off floating around. I saw one at Tuesday Morning (an overstock store) a few months ago. Kitbash a KO and it could be better than the real thing.
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    Most I've gotten is Fansproject if that counts. Currently trying to complete my G1 combiners almost there.
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    Most I've gotten is Fansproject if that counts. Currently trying to complete my G1 combiners almost there.

    Are you looking for official or reasonable facsimiles?

    Around Easter, the toy Easter baskets have the (KO) Constructicons, Aerialbots, or the Protectobots. If you are up for kitbashing, that may be a start.
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    Anybody up to date on Superlink, Galaxy Force, Masterforce and Victory?
    Also, does anyone know where I could get a copy of Transformers Zone? Been trying to get hold of this forever.
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    Are you looking for official or reasonable facsimiles?

    Around Easter, the toy Easter baskets have the (KO) Constructicons, Aerialbots, or the Protectobots. If you are up for kitbashing, that may be a start.

    Official just missing Defensor & Computron. I usually stick to BBTS but rarely check as often (been saving money)
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    Depth Charge was awesome in Beast Wars. I loved the rivalry between him and Rampage and his quest for revenge. That final fight with him and Rampage was definitely a sad episode but epic episode and one of my personal favorites.