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  • dn3000dn3000 Joined: Posts: 3,487 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Terrible.... looks a mess... even this would be miles better:

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  • po pimpuspo pimpus Let's Hit the Climax! Joined: Posts: 25,812
    Bay don't give a fuck about this fanbase.

    I thought everyone would have realized it long before now.
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    wtf is that abomination???
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  • AlphaCharlieAlphaCharlie Joined: Posts: 1,061
    edited August 2016
    Optimus124 wrote: »
    and we welcome . . . . .Hot Rod

    https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13920669_1116775651691214_2727345177915840740_n.jpg?oh=76087a86ce3ec13ba45b6634cbc357ed&oe=581A1F21

    The one character that has a flames as a part of a deco and it's basically non-existent. You had one job Bay. . . . . one! Hot Rod looks pretty generic IMO.


    Meh. I'm kinda used to the movie bayverse TFers looking ugly as sin. There have only been a handful of the total bayverse designs that i ever liked. Everybody else looked like a walking pile of scrapmetal.

    Blackout from the first movie is one of the few examples i can think of, that i really liked.

    dn3000 wrote: »


    ^^ Nope! Looks like an insecticon cos-playing as Hotrod lol.
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    I want a fucking Winnebago Rodimus Prime. Cool hot looking Winnebago or riot.
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  • AlphaCharlieAlphaCharlie Joined: Posts: 1,061
    edited August 2016
    By god. Some of these new designs!

    It's almost as if "ugly as sin", is a requirement for any new bots they cook up.

    maxx wrote: »
    bay can have all my money as long as hot rod leads to optimus's death and thousands of 8 year olds crying.


    First off, that card was used(wasted) in ROTF. The WORST of all the Bay movies.

    Secondly, Bay's Optimus just doesn't have the level of charisma or other endearing elements that G1 Prime had.

  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,717
    The designs from AOE I didn't find terrible. They had a lot more character than some of the others from the previous movie. I think the problem is that these designs don't translate in any way to a toy design. All of the toys from AOE (sans Hound, Evasion Prime, and Bumblebee) just had chunks of car hanging off. ROTF Prime (love of hate) was an impressive movie design and they found a way for the mainline figure to transform in an almost 1:1 replication. The new design is cool, but there is no possible way for that to become a toy. Other than the pipes, you really can't tell what the alt mode is.

    I have a huge problem with Drift. Why would a character that is engrossed in Japanese culture have an alt mode that is of German design? They couldn't have used a GTR?

    Image of Barricade's robot mode:

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    Other than the head, I can get down with that.
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  • AlphaCharlieAlphaCharlie Joined: Posts: 1,061
    edited August 2016


    Really good? It's hideous.
  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,717
    Xvideos wrote: »
    I thought his name changed to Galvatron now.

    Either one of two things.
    1. Galvatron reverts back to Megatron over time
    2. Some new entity recreates Megatron



    Really good? It's hideous.

    To be honest I kinda dig it also. Reminds me of a mashup of TF Prime version of Megatron and Ultron. They have redesigned the battle mask as its a lot smoother now (doesn't look like a vagina anymore).

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  • po pimpuspo pimpus Let's Hit the Climax! Joined: Posts: 25,812
    Also, why does Megs dwarf all the other revealed bots? Not talking by like 5-10', but he's nearly twice as tall as everyone else.
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  • MechWarriorMechWarrior Joined: Posts: 5,718
    edited August 2016
    Optimus has been ~32' or so since TF2007, and the leaders of factions in Transformers tend to have a height advantage in most continuities. Also, I think Megs is actually a bit shorter now than he was before.
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  • po pimpuspo pimpus Let's Hit the Climax! Joined: Posts: 25,812
    Optimus has been ~32' or so since TF2007, and the leaders of factions in Transformers tend to have a height advantage in most continuities. Also, I think Megs is actually a bit shorter now than he was before.

    I know canonically Optimus and Megatron have always been among the larger bots to designate their leader status, but I don't recall the height discrepancies being that large, even in the previous films.

    Although that may be because the camera never stands still long enough for anyone to get an accurate idea of how tall anyone is, let alone specific details of their designs.
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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,717
    po pimpus wrote: »
    Optimus has been ~32' or so since TF2007, and the leaders of factions in Transformers tend to have a height advantage in most continuities. Also, I think Megs is actually a bit shorter now than he was before.

    I know canonically Optimus and Megatron have always been among the larger bots to designate their leader status, but I don't recall the height discrepancies being that large, even in the previous films.

    Although that may be because the camera never stands still long enough for anyone to get an accurate idea of how tall anyone is, let alone specific details of their designs.

    Yeah, it's always been like that. Here is the scale guide from ROTF. The height has remained pretty consistent.


    ROTF_Autobot_scale_guide_1.jpg

    G1 Scale guide for reference
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    Oh, Optimus is 28`? Then Megs really IS still a bit taller.
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  • XvideosXvideos Xvideos Joined: Posts: 3,260
    edited August 2016
    I am guessing Galvatron is just a corporate designation for him, but he still identifies himself Megatron so he will use that name in 5

    But in the 4th movie, when he activates himself to take the seed, he clearly called himself Galvatron
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNdeD2brB3A

    So I guess maybe the Megatron in 5 is a rebuilt Megatron, and not Galvatron. Maybe his core somehow survived Optimus's axe to the chest back in 3, or his head in 4 was recovered by other Decepticons, and then the core/head was used to create a brand new Megatron, so now Galvatron and Megatron are both active at the same time. That would be cool.
    ---

    I never quite get how death works in Transformers in the movies (I didn't even get how it works back in G1 either).

    It seems a transformer's core is its spark, and if you destroy it, you kill the transformer for good, and only allspark and the matrix can truly revive a completely dead transformer.

    So how did Galvatron work? Is a spark even necessary to make a transformer tick? In 4, Megatron's internal parasites hacked the computer to transfer his personality/memory stuff into Galvatron, and he became active without a spark. If a being like Galvatron could have free will without a spark/core, isn't it better to build all the transformers like him?

    Can Galvatron even die? It seems he could simply turn his body into shard and rebuild himself to recover from any damage done to him, just like the Terminator in the Terminator reboot movie. This manmade bootleg Megatron seems so much more efficient than the traditional transformers.
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    The Vehicons in 4 were able to be killed in much the same way as normal Cybertronians do. Being able to become a nanobot swarm =/= being able to shrug off damage.
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    I am guessing there must be a central control unit to decide how the nano swarm can transform, and regular transformers were able somehow destroy the control units in the final battle and disable them.

    But Galvatron was able to shrug off Optimus sword right in the chest though, maybe he was built differently from the minions?
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    He already had a hole there, remember?
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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,717
    I just hope they get rid of that Transformium BS. Transformers don't swarm . . . they transform!
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  • AlphaCharlieAlphaCharlie Joined: Posts: 1,061
    Xvideos wrote: »
    I am guessing Galvatron is just a corporate designation for him, but he still identifies himself Megatron so he will use that name in 5

    But in the 4th movie, when he activates himself to take the seed, he clearly called himself Galvatron
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNdeD2brB3A

    So I guess maybe the Megatron in 5 is a rebuilt Megatron, and not Galvatron. Maybe his core somehow survived Optimus's axe to the chest back in 3, or his head in 4 was recovered by other Decepticons, and then the core/head was used to create a brand new Megatron, so now Galvatron and Megatron are both active at the same time. That would be cool.
    ---

    I never quite get how death works in Transformers in the movies (I didn't even get how it works back in G1 either).

    It seems a transformer's core is its spark, and if you destroy it, you kill the transformer for good, and only allspark and the matrix can truly revive a completely dead transformer.

    So how did Galvatron work? Is a spark even necessary to make a transformer tick? In 4, Megatron's internal parasites hacked the computer to transfer his personality/memory stuff into Galvatron, and he became active without a spark. If a being like Galvatron could have free will without a spark/core, isn't it better to build all the transformers like him?

    Can Galvatron even die? It seems he could simply turn his body into shard and rebuild himself to recover from any damage done to him, just like the Terminator in the Terminator reboot movie. This manmade bootleg Megatron seems so much more efficient than the traditional transformers.


    ^^ Trying to make sense of the Bayformer garbage. The movies do whatever they want, when they want too.
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    I want Transformers to look like blocks like in the G1 animation days. Blocks are so fucking cool.
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  • RodimusRodimus You can win if you Dare! Joined: Posts: 3,371 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited August 2016
    Optimus124 wrote: »
    and we welcome . . . . .Hot Rod

    13920669_1116775651691214_2727345177915840740_n.jpg?oh=76087a86ce3ec13ba45b6634cbc357ed&oe=581A1F21

    The one character that has a flames as a part of a deco and it's basically non-existent. You had one job Bay. . . . . one! Hot Rod looks pretty generic IMO.
    po pimpus wrote: »
    @Rodimus is going to find Bay and kill him.


    WHAT IN THE BLUE FUK IS THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    See its my fault i always harass Michael Bay and tell him that I can voice hot rod/rodimus prime and this is the thanks I get. Ive messaged his people time after time. Now he has the nerve to try to sale hot rod of all people like bumble bee? his bro in arms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All fucking autobots are bros in arms.

    Dont mind me ill be on suicide watch. do we even know what car hot rod is??? you know what i dont even give a fuck!! HE better become Rodimus Prime, sorry Po you are right imma have to leave Bay alone. Until i get another bad boys i think im done.

    but of course my dumb ass will be in the IMAX SMDH
  • po pimpuspo pimpus Let's Hit the Climax! Joined: Posts: 25,812
    po pimpus wrote: »
    This... will not end well.
    po pimpus wrote: »
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    Do not spend your money on this shit.

    Please. I beg of you... Stop funding this crap.

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    po pimpus wrote: »
    po pimpus wrote: »
    This... will not end well.
    po pimpus wrote: »
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    Do not spend your money on this shit.

    Please. I beg of you... Stop funding this crap.

    Why are you still posting in this thread if you don't like it?
  • po pimpuspo pimpus Let's Hit the Climax! Joined: Posts: 25,812
    SWBeta wrote: »
    po pimpus wrote: »
    po pimpus wrote: »
    This... will not end well.
    po pimpus wrote: »
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    Do not spend your money on this shit.

    Please. I beg of you... Stop funding this crap.

    Why are you still posting in this thread if you don't like it?

    Because I retain the faint hope that people will reject Bay's shitty movies, like I that one day you will return to that horrible Planet of the Apes...

    ..Wait a minute... Statue of Liberty...

    THAT WAS OUR PLANET!

    YOU BLEW IT UP! DAMN YOU! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!


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  • AlphaCharlieAlphaCharlie Joined: Posts: 1,061
    edited August 2016
    po pimpus wrote: »
    Because I retain the faint hope that people will reject Bay's shitty movies, like I that one day you will return to that horrible Planet of the Apes...


    Playing devil's advocate. In the end, I will say Bayformers has done more GOOD for the franchise than bad. Prior to bayformers, Transformers was just a toyline. One that was hugely successful and memorable for its time but, still "just" some 80's toyline.

    The huge box office success of Bayformers solidified the franchise and made the brand truly legit. Getting the series, along with great voice actors like Peter Cullen, the mainstream recognition we always knew they rightfully deserved.

    Oh, and no matter how outlandish the movies get, at LEAST Cullen has always been the voice of Prime!! That alone makes the movies watchable to an extent, just to hear G1 Prime's voice.

    Wil wrote: »
    I want Transformers to look like blocks like in the G1 animation days. Blocks are so fucking cool.


    ^^ What's wrong with them looking like actual ROBOTS?

    Most bayformers look like humanoid chunks of scrap-metal.
  • MOB712MOB712 Joined: Posts: 1,243
    Playing devil's advocate. In the end, I will say Bayformers has done more GOOD for the franchise than bad. Prior to bayformers, Transformers was just a toyline. One that was hugely successful and memorable for its time but, still "just" some 80's toyline.

    The huge box office success of Bayformers solidified the franchise and made the brand truly legit. Getting the series, along with great voice actors like Peter Cullen, the mainstream recognition we always knew they rightfully deserved.

    Oh, and no matter how outlandish the movies get, at LEAST Cullen has always been the voice of Prime!! That alone makes the movies watchable to an extent, just to hear G1 Prime's voice.

    This would have happened without Bay directing these movies. You could replace "Bay" with "Del Toro" in that statement and it would be 100% applicable still if that was the case.

    Its fucking Transformers; it ain't hard

    Getting the quintessential dude-bro director for these movies has done nothing memorable for this series but make them unbelievably predictable.
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    This movie series is a license to print money so why is Bay the only director who wants to do it? Or does Spieldberg (sp) like him that much?
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    edited December 2016
    MOB712 wrote: »
    This would have happened without Bay directing these movies. You could replace "Bay" with "Del Toro" in that statement and it would be 100% applicable still if that was the case.

    Getting the quintessential dude-bro director for these movies has done nothing memorable for this series but make them unbelievably predictable.


    If they were available perhaps but, at the time, Bay was the only person with the experience filming over-the-top SFX action movies, who was willing to pick to pick up the gauntlet.

    Remember pacific Rim has only happened recently. Del Toro was no where to be found back in 2007. Certainly not up to the task.

    MOB712 wrote: »
    Its fucking Transformers; it ain't hard


    You seem to have forgotten, or were just completely unaware, of how hard it was to get the first live-action movie made. They were trying for YEARS prior to the first bayflick. No studio wanted to invest in it.

    Back then Transformers was just a "silly 80's toyline".
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    They are about to be 5 movies deep. I would like for this franchise to pull off a Fast and Furious move. Know what you are, and just deliver that effectively.

    They keep emphasizing this writer's room and a story driven cinematic universe. You guys are 10 years late LOL.
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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,717
    edited December 2016
    po pimpus wrote: »
    Every time this thread gets bumped...
    po pimpus wrote: »
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    Do not spend your money on this shit.

    Please. I beg of you... Stop funding this crap.

    . . . . . but they said it's Bay's last one :rolleyes:

    There was one thing that piqued my curiosity, but I wonder what mcguffin will be used this time.

    Right now that one thing that is the talk of the trailer has the 86 movie written all over it.


    Murder Prime is real LOL
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  • XvideosXvideos Xvideos Joined: Posts: 3,260
    edited December 2016
    Postapocalyptic world with transformers in it?
    I was really hoping that was Nemesis Prime.