Faction symbols?

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  1. ZecksKitty

    ZecksKitty Banned

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    Will all the movie characters have faction symbols?

    I noticed that a few toys didn't (Ironhide and Megatron! >.<), and was wondering if they would in the movie. I know it's hard to translate details like that, and that the symbols on the toys won't be on the same locations in the movie.

    But I was wondering if the movie characters even have the symbols at all, I think all the robots should display it in at least one mode. >.>
     
  2. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Ironhide's is pretty big :p  Don't know how you missed it, it's on the back door thing to his pick up.
     
  3. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    Ironhide does have a symbol, it's on the back of the truck. Don't own Megatron so I can say about him. I'm pretty sure there going to be around in the film. I just looked at a couple of the movie designs and I 've been able to spot them on the autobots. I think Ratchet, Ironhide and Prime have them displayed in alt mode while Jazz and Bumblebee have them displayed on their forheads, or at least Jazz has one in some of the pictures of him that's in TFW's movie gallery. And I'm sure for the Decepticons that they symbols are around somewhere, Barricade's is the easiest the spot, not sure about the others, I think Starscream has a symbol on his head.
     
  4. ILoveDinobot

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    Actually.... Jazz has one right on his crotch ;) 
    Also forgot to mention Barricade's is really easy to see too, I seen one on Scorponok as well.
     
  5. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    I know the toy has the symbol on the crotch, but I think he was more curious on the characters in the film. The only symbol I can find on his movie design is on the crest of his head.

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  6. ILoveDinobot

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  7. ZecksKitty

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    Ironhide's toy symbols is botched, it's missing the triangle part on the forehead of the symbol.
     
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    This topis just made me think of something...

    In all honesty, doesn't it make more sense to not put a huge Autobot or Decepticon symbol on your body? Doesn't it make you a bigger and more obvious target of the opposing faction?

    It isn't much of a disguise if you have an Autobot or Decepticon symbol that is visible in your alternate mode...just makes you more of a positive ID.

    I can understand the symbols being more of a tattoo...something you get to "represent" or something you get branded with when you pledge your allegiance.

    I kind of like the toys having smaller, and less-obvious symbols...
     
  9. bobby_C

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    Well, the symbol is more something for the viewer, I guess. You can pretend the robots don't see it if that really bugs you (besides, they should have all sort of sensors or scanners able to tell if something is a transformer or not anyway. I suspect the disguises are intended to fool humans, who wouldn't know about the symbols anyway).

    Movie Ironhide's symbol is indeed embossed on the back of the truck. Movie Megatron is supposed to have one on his chest, but it isn't visible on the shots seen so far.
     
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    Prime has one on his chest, which is supposedly the same one from his vehicle mode.

    Brawl and BC have theirs on their chests, i think. Blacout has one on his arm or hand.
     
  11. TheJedi

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    Also don't forget the one on Bumblebee's steering wheel, as seen in the trailer. :) 
     
  12. vektsilver

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    StarScream has a faction symbol on his fore head.
     
  13. lonegamer

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    So far:

    Optimus - Middle of his grill in alt-mode, middle of chest in 'bot mode
    Bumblebee - Car horn, forehead
    Jazz - forehead
    Ironhide - tailgate
    Ratchet - "Search & Rescue" seal

    Barricade - Police seal
    BC - Supposedly on the claw/manipulator arm
    Starscream - forehead
     
  14. Tr4nce

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    I get your point, but I think it's cool because it's shows the allegiance of the bots. Nothing wrong with that.

    :D 
     
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    It's not on the 2009 version.
     
  16. Zeromagnus

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    on the BB toy ones on his chest
     

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