Are there more extended G1 profiles?

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  1. shamanking282

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    I'm working my way through reading all the old Transformers Universe profiles and saw that Jim Sorenson's blog had a few extra that weren't actually included in the comic. Are these all that exist? Is it possible that there are more Budiansky-penned extended profiles for more characters? Heck, did this practice continue after Bob was completely done with the franchise? I'm really interested in these and wish that there was a true definitive and complete collection of all the original bios.
     
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    This ought to have what you're looking for. Everything from the miniseries and then a supplementary archive, containing everything published in the backs of the regular title, and then a bonus archive- From the production bible I believe.

    Anything post-'85 is, sadly, not Budiansky, as far as I know.
     
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    Holy crap...didn't even know that was all on such a nice resource base.

    Thanks!

    But yea..THAT is the stuff where my true TF canon lies.
     
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    Galvatron II I can type whatever here?

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    Anytime.

    There's also an archive on NTFA, and it collects all the (non-extended) bios along with their stats and the original box art.
     
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    Cool, those are fun to read.
     
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    I didn't know that either. Thanks for posting that
     
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    Are you including or considering the More Than Meets the Eye profile books started by Dreamwave and republished by IDW?
     
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    Those took a completely different approach, with many characters' profiles being written from an in-universe as-told-by-another-character perspective. Also, many personalities were created from scratch for the MTMTE, and some even clash with existing Marvel profiles.

    The Omnibots got the worst deal:

    - Minimal group bio in the instructions
    - Inividual functions given in the last mail-order flyer featuring them
    - Full Japanese-market bios that didn't reflect their Western functions (also, Downshift and Camshaft had their names swapped)
    - Officially unreleased Western bios, both in the full "Transformers Universe" style and in the shortened on-package bio style, which contradicted everything else
    - Dreamwave MTMTE bios, which once again mostly ignored everything that came before (although there were some overlaps, they were the exception rather than the rule)
     
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    Wow! That's great. Other than those, the Deluxe Autobots and Insecticons, are there any other characters with Universe style bios?

    And yeah, I'm not really a fan of the MTMTE bios for several reasons.
     

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