fallen Transformers

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  1. Funky Munky

    Funky Munky G.I. Formers & Trans-Joe TFW2005 Supporter

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    So lets say our wishes came true based on Kickbacks recent news. We can hope the Cullen and Welker would take their respective roles, but who has fallen in battle?

    I believe I recall both Robert Stack and Lionel, Ultra Magnus and Kup, have sadly passed away. Which other voice talent has fallen in battle as well?
     
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    Lionel Stander, you mean.

    Don Messick (Ratchet, Gears), Chris Latta (Starscream, Wheeljack, Sparkplug Reflector), and Scatman Crothers (Jazz) are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. Tho you could go to TFWiki and probably find out who else.

    --Moony
     
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    Damn man, I didn't realise starscream's voice actor had passed on, or that he was responsible for those other voices. Bummer. And Robert Stack is dead too?!
     
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    those aren't even recent deaths...
     
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    They've all been dead for years, dude - kind of surprised you didn't hear about Robert Stack at least. Even Don Messick's death was reported in regular media due to him also being Scooby-Doo.

    --Moony
     
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    Also of note are:

    * Roger C. Carmel (Cyclonus, Bruticus, Unicron (post-Movie) and the Quintessons (post-Movie))

    * Stan Jones (Scourge, Zarak)

    * Tony Pope (Wreck-Gar (post-Movie))

    * Ed Gilbert (Blitzwing, Thrust, Superion)

    * Jim Gosa (Abominus)

    * Bert Kramer (Computron)

    * Johnny Haymer (Swindle, Vortex, Highbrow)

    * Regis Cordic (Menasor)

    And those are all I can think of at the moment. Oh, and Chris Latta also voiced Defensor. So, basically, all the original gestalt voice-actors (those that played the combined robot) except Arthur Burghardt (who voiced Devastator) are dead.
     
  7. Funky Munky

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    Wow, if the post Rebirth G1 comes to Region 0/1 on DVD, would there still be a good cast?
     
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    They'd never get all the G1 cast who are still alive to reprise their roles anyway. Age, cost and availability are just some issues to consider.
     
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  10. Funky Munky

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    Auto, I'm not in the show biz voice talent scene, so what are other factors?

    Rodimus, not sure what you mean.
     
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    Neither am I dude, just my best guesses as to why it couldn't realistically happen based on nothing more than logic.
     
  12. Autovolt 127

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    Dude you left out Robert O.Smith (Cybertron Soundwave) and he died earlier this year. :mad 

    As well as Barry Stilger (RID Scourge) and Bob Papenbrook (Mega Octane/ Ruination).
     
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    I'm fairly certain the list you quoted was G1 only.
     
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    The list Autovolt quoted is all G1, yes. However, the OP doesn't specify whether the topic is about G1 voice actors or all Transformers voice actors so I think voice actors from all series are fair game.
     
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    True, they're not recent deaths, however it never occured to me to look into something like that, hence I was surprised.
     
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    Didn't the actor who voiced Drag Strip pass away this year?

    And yes Dr. Smoov does amazing work imitating the G1 voices. His Starscream is perfect.
     
  17. Funky Munky

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    Does that mean Cobra Commander has been replaced as well?
     

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