Generally well known Autobots?

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  1. TranstechCat

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    Here's something I've been wondering about for a while; behind Optimus Prime and Bumblebee who are obviously first and second, who are the most "iconic" Autobots?

    I mean ones that even non-fans would be able to come up with when asked to name "an Autobot".

    The Decepticons are easy.

    Megatron's first, followed by Starscream and Soundwave. Shockwave ranks high on the recognition scale. Then there are Soundwave's tapes: Ravage, Lazerbeak, Rumble & Frenzy, Ratbat, etc... The other Seekers like Thundercracker and Skywarp are up there as well.

    Less universally known, but still highly recognizable are the likes of Galvatron, Cyclonus, the Constructicons, the Insecticons, and Scorponok.

    But the list of Autobots that stick out is tiny in comparison. Prowl, Ironhide, Ratchet, Jazz, the Dinobots (especially Grimlock), (maybe) Arcee... and that's about it.

    If you were to go out on the street and ask the average person to name an Autobot, who would most people remember? (Again, besides Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.)
     
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    i asked my wife and she replied the black truck umm trailbreaker i was shocked.
     
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    My mom remember Wheeljack and Huffer. Wheeljack was one of her favs.
     
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    Sideswipe seems pretty memorable, alot of casual TF fans seem to know who he is
     
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    I did this too. She got Bumblebee, Ironhide, Prime, Sky-Lynx and Tracks. Pretty good, was surprised by Tracks and Sky-Lynx. Oh, then she remembered "Shit Piece". Ha
     
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    Some surprising names are turning up here. Ones that I honestly wouldn't have thought of.
     
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    I would say Ironhide and Jazz.
     
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    As some would probably rage, Hot Rod. Considering he's the movie hero and leader in season 3.
     
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    Ah yes.

    Good old Hot Rod, AKA: Rodimus, AKA: Rodimus Prime.

    I'd forgotten about him...
     
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    Man the only one my wife remember is Optimus lol.
     
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    I asked my girlfriend and she said Ratchet & Jazz. I asked Decepticons and she said Frenzy.
     
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    The Dinobots, but not by their individual names.

    My dad could name Ironhide and Jetfire.
     
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    I think everybody remembers different bots besides Optimus and Bumblebee.

    I don't think any were more or less popular, except maybe some that were pretty much never used.
     
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    Same.

    I would always use my Mum as a kind of 'litmus test' as she is aware of TFs with me having been a fan since way back when, but she never took any interest really, although she has seen the live action films.

    So, even though I haven't actually asked her, my guess is she would remember Ironhide and Jazz mostly. Maybe Jetfire too after his appearance in ROTF.
     
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    My Dad don't know shit.
    I would say Galvatron.....................
    Oops, I didn't read it said Autobots. What about Omega Supreme?
     
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    optimust prime fo sho
     
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    Just asked my girlfriend (who has a five year old who likes Animated) and she named the following:

    Autobots
    Optimus Prime
    Bumblebee
    Ratchet

    Decepticons
    None at all!

    She really disappointed me :p 
     
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    Ultra Magnus.

    He was leader of the autobots once. I dunno if he's 'well known', but I always found the design iconic with the red, white and blue.
     
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    I'd say Wheeljack was pretty well known. Maybe Prowl, Ironhide, and Ratchet as well
     

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