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  1. Wheeljack30

    Wheeljack30 Banned

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    In MTMTE Prime tells Sideswipe to give him his Rocket Packet and for some reason we never saw it on Sideswipe was it an animation error? Also i remember seing Prime using his Ax on a bridge while fighting Megs, that again was never seen again, i mean Prime could of used it in TF:TM to finish off Megs. And last thing aparently The Autobots had Rocket Packs in their headquarter as shown in the episode Dinobot Island but if they had them why havent they been using them to fly since their not flying experts. And this is most probably an animation error The Dinobots using rocket packs to leave Dinobot Island. That is it for now.

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    ... a wizardbot did it?
     
  3. BlackJackuk

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    A mere plot device. No other explanation for you I'm afraid. G1 cartoon was full of plot holes origin stories of characters changed on a whim and such.
     
  4. Nevermore

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    In Diaclone, the Japanese toyline many of the early Transformers toys originated in, the toy that would later become known as Sunstreaker was originally red. The toy later known as Sideswipe was available in both red and yellow.

    It's speculated based on numerous evidence that Sunstreaker was originally intended to be the "Sideswipe" toy in yellow, and Sideswipe would have been the "Sunstreaker" toy in red. Note the yellow stickers on Sunstreaker's shoulders, which had covered the black plastic on the Diaclone toy and were meant to blend in with the red plastic used for the rest of the car shell.

    Sunstreaker and Sidewipe's bios and Marvel TFU profiles, which are based on the original extended versions of the on-packaging bios, refer to the other one's physical attributes: Sideswipe has a "rear-mounted engine" (Sunstreaker's supercharger) and a "rocket backpack" in robot mode (the supercharger ends up on Sunstreaker's back), Sunstreaker has a "shoulder-mounted missile launcher" (Sideswipe has this) and so on.

    So basically, the Sunstreaker toy has the exposed car supercharger engine on his back in robot mode, which Bob Budiansky identified as a "rocket backpack", and which got attributed to Sideswipe when the toys were swapped.

    The 1984 cartoon animation models were heavily modified from the original toys, and the final versions were very simplified compared to earlier versions. As a result, Sideswipe's standard model has a very unexciting back. When the cartoon decided to use the "rocket backpack" from Sideswipe's toy bio, the animators had to make something up that conflicted with the standard look of the animation model.
     
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    Also, that is why Sideswipe was credited for having the Sunstreaker toy's "pile driver hands." The Sunstreaker toy has swappable fists/rockets.
     
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    jgoss transformers fan 4 life

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    g1 has errors but that's why we like it so much
     
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    if the answer is not 42, than it has to be "it was a cartoon" one of those 2 answers will most likely answer every question in some way ever asked about anything.
     
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    Wow. I'm convinced.
     
  9. Aernaroth

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    It was an example of them trying to fit everyone's special ability into MTMTE, and they hadn't gotten around to showing Sideswipe's jetpack up until then.

    As for the jetpack afterwards, plot devices. The writers needed to get the Autobots somewhere, and once again, the "flying autobot" inconsistency reared its ugly head.
     
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    Also black if you count Powered Convoy DX.
     
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    Like police Sunstreaker, not relevant for the argument I was making.
     

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