Armada Flashbacks DVD

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  1. mattarmstrong

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    I was watching Armada Flashbacks DVD the episode prehistory. When Optimus tells the 3 kids about the mini-con signal to cybertron if you pause it and slow motion it at that point once the signal reaches cybertron you will see G1 CrossHairs and Beachcomber as well as G1 Skyfire transform and take off. When they get to the decpticons recieving the signal there is a G1 Hound with a decpticon symbol on him anyone else notice this. I think its cool that there is a G1 Homage but I have seen this episode like 3 times before and never noticed this untill now.
     
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    Yeah. At Botcon 2002, Hasbro's preview of the first Armada episode had all of those cameo scenes.

    I wasn't there, but apparently people were cheering with the G1 cameos, the G1-inspired theme music at the end, and of course, the casting of David Kaye and Gary Chalk.
     
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    In a few of the other scenes that called for generic Transformers, you see similar nods. Some of the most prominent are in Past (spot a very small Fortress Maximus, Wheelie amongst others). Several of the final episodes are loaded with miscoloured G1 guys. For example, the Decepticon fleet commander as the Axalon makes its descent is none other than Weirdwolf.
     
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    Blitzwing and Astrotrain also make an appearence in odd colour's I believe.
     
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    Yeah, Blitzwing appears in almost Diaclone colours and is shot in the face by a (minicon) Dead End drone.

    Pretty much every Decepticon cartoon model they could get their hands on (that isn't a combined robot, Megatron, Galvatron, Cyclonus or the Sweeps) appears in Armada's Unicron Battles episodes.
     
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    I was there, and the pop for Prime's first vocal was almost Hogan-level in that room that night. Nothing funnier than a bunch of geeks in suits cheering a cartoon character's first appearance on screen. The little scattered applause for the G1 cameos was pretty amusing too.
     
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    Armada Prime does get the best entry for an Optimus in a series, ever, though. Seriously, the dialogue - "Stand down, Megatron!" - sets him up as a serious badass, then the pan shot around him while the remixed theme plays is incredible.
     
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    The Unicron Battles has:

    - Soundwave
    - Weirdwolf
    - Mindwipe
    - Fortress Maximus
    - Brawl (yes, a Combaticon)

    I'll actually clip up the cameos. Give me a few days.
     
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    Cyclonus commands a small squad of Decepticons in ep 49

    off the top of my head I remember:
    - A yellow Astrotrain
    - Diacloney Blitzwing
    - Powermaster Dreadwing or Darkwing
    - Bonecrusher
    - Scavenger
    - Dragstrip
    - Possibly Wildrider
     

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