dose anyone else wonder why tf metics arnt tow trucks?

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  1. convoyprime

    convoyprime soundwave¨kid¨from tfcon

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    dose anyone else wonder why tf metics arnt tow trucks? because if the ark though mechines were the domatanat spieces wontd it think the tow trucks were the metics NOT ampleces.
     
  2. Valkysas

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    okay, seriously... what's your native language?

    The ark couldnt tell a tow-truck's function, just like it couldnt tell what an ambulance's function was. its just luck that got ratchet as an ambulance.
     
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    Well, Hoist was a tow truck, but I don't think he was part of the original group. Like some, or most, G1 characters he just sort of "showed" up. I think that the Ark had basic understanding of the function of a vehicle as it picked them.

    Most of the Decepticons were restored as military vehicles, but I think that is due to Thundercracker being the first Transformer that Teletraan-1 restored. He moved the other Decepticons around as Teletraan restored them accordingly.
     
  4. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    To be honest, that's a question you aren't meant to ask. It's cartoon logic based on a toy line after all.
    Even so, this one I can't rationalise like I sometimes do. It's a bit beyond my ability to throw together. I'll revisit this when I've actually slept!
     
  5. convoyprime

    convoyprime soundwave¨kid¨from tfcon

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    I think hasbro dident think it though enough
     
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    Hooked on phonics worked for me.. it could work for you too.
     
  7. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Because unlike tow trucks, ambulances can run red lights to get to the damaged bot faster. Telatran was smart like that.
     
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    Severus Curmudgeon TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hey, convoyprime... have you ever met this guy named Omega Knight? I think you and him would really hit it off.

    It would have been nice if they had given an explanation of some sort. My guess would be that the Autobots were later restored when more energy and materials were available and the Decepticons were the ones who stayed on the Nemesis.
     
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    I dunno, the comic delved into it and I thought that turned out really silly. I feel it was better left alone.
     
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    Is omega knight a close relative to you?
     
  11. Darkravager

    Darkravager Zombie Hunter

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    Maybe they go to the same school...
     
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    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    what he say?
     
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    whew, that is cold~~~~~
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    morcicly! MORCICLY!

    i like to ride my morcicly.
     
  15. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    AHAHAHAHAHAH! That's what I was going to say too!
    See here!
     
  16. butz

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    Somehow I doubt English is his first language. But hey, lets belittle him for it.
     
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    Well, Wheeljack was basically a medic, and he wasn't a tow truck or an ambulance.

    And I think that's enough making fun of the new guy's post. This should be a forum that welcomes newcomers from all over the planet.


    -LB suis un grand poisson
     
  18. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Sometimes people have not yet learned to type in English as well as others. This is humorous and fun to point out.
     
  19. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    if we're gonna stop making fun of non-english speaking people, then as a rule, we should stop making fun of the french too.

    DO YOU REALLY WANT THAT?!

    tow trucks > ambulance

    ratchet > hoist
     
  20. Ramberk Magnus

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    The thing that everyone has overlooked so far has been that Hoist's function involved repair work too. So, if you think about it, G1 had three medical/repair technicians- Hoist, Wheeljack and Ratchet. All three had distinctively different alt-forms too.

    I also think one of the interesting things about G1 was how the alt-modes were kinda "mixed up" but somehow made the show charming. For example, Wheeljack was the absent-minded inventor/repair-bot but he had a sports car alt mode. The two don't seem to fit together, but its charming in a way. Likewise, Ironhide was a van, which is a rather family-oriented vehicle, but he was a security guard and one of OP's advisors. These 'mixed up' alt-modes certainly made things interesting for me.

    All of this makes me think of one further point. I really miss the sweet characterization that G1 had. Beast Wars had great characterization. But damnit, modern TF's have progressed really far in terms of engineering and design, but the characterization has actually gone extremely downhill. I guess what's next on my TF wish list is for Hasbro and Takara to go back to basics and really up the character and storytelling.

    The Armada-Cybertron-Energon storylines have revolved around "epic" struggles-- but even then, they fail at creating a really good 'epic' storyline. Armada came close but not close enough for my tastes. So, go back to simple G1 type storylines and forget this epic crap.

    okay, end rant...apologize for extremely veering off a tangent.
     

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