How about... No new Autobots and only about a dozen Decepticons for TF4?

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  1. PrimesRule

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    Leaves more room for at least DECENT character development if Bay doesn't fill the entire movie with new characters. I want the same numbers that we saw in TF1.
     
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    I agree we need less characters and more development. In my ideal TF4, there is a divide amongst the Autobots so I would like a couple more but not a lot. But as that won't happen, I say no new Autobots.

    And whether there is the divide in the Bots or not, I still want there to be only about a dozen Decepticons.
     
  3. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    I don't care about the total number of robots, I just want more focus on ones not named Bumblebee and less focus on humans.
     
  4. MPrime10

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    I really like this idea as the character development was horrible for some of the Autobots.

    Que was just a background scientist basically. That part could have been played by a human character.

    Dino was basically an Autotrooper mixed with a Ferrari 458 commercial.

    Jolt was, well we all know about Jolt.

    The Arcee sisters were also just army fodder.

    Ratchet hardly even any had real time after the first movie besides the moon scene in DOTM and shooting the pillar.
     
  5. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I don't get why Bay just needed to add in these charecters when they serve nothing but to fill out the rosters.
     
  6. micky24

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    to team up with hasbro and sell more toys..too bad that plan failed in DOTM when they canceled dlx que,SW,leadfoot and dino/mirage.
     
  7. Aernaroth

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    Im with you that there really doesn't need to be any new additions to the Autobot side (the Decepticons might need some more because... well, the deaths), and it seems the TF concept works best with small, balanced sides that are able to play off eachother in terms of characters rather than action sequences.

    But unfortunately, I don't think its going to happen. There's toys to be sold, good guys sell better than bad guys, so there's likely to be at least a few new characters in the movies.
     
  8. Autobot Burnout

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    Not gonna happen. Hasbro is going to require some new characters to sell toys, in fact not having any new characters is EXACTLY why DOTM was not nearly as successful as TFTM 07 or ROTF; because the majority of toys were of characters people already had and at least three of them (Jolt, Skids, Mudflap) weren't even in the movie itself. Bumblebee himself has started to finally loose selling power due to shelfwarming HARD.

    All I want is for there to be characters Hasbro will allow in the movie that get designs and alt. modes they're willing to actually make into toys (still don't get why they wanted a Ferrari and retained the idea even after they failed to get the toy license) and release early on at retail. No more of this "toys withheld due to spoilers" bullshit, not when Sentinel's early toys had the damaged Autobot symbols that implied he was a traitor and the film's true antagonist from the beginning.
     
  9. PrimesRule

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    I wouldn't mind like... Two more Autobots but that is all. Have Prowl and somebody else join the team.
     
  10. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    And then the complaints regarding "no new characters" ensued. :rolleyes:  Seriously. We'll get loads of new characters, and people will be upset. We don't get any new characters, and people will be upset. We get a small handful of new characters, and people will be upset over who was chosen as new characters. They can't win.

    Heck, I've seen comments where people say that there should've been more new characters in DotM. Sentinel Prime, Que, Dino, Leadfoot, Topspin, Roadbuster, Brains, Shockwave, Laserbeak, the Dreads and several random fodder-bots weren't enough for them. :lol 

    Anywho, it won't happen, because:

    ...these.

    Personally, I'd be fine with one or two new Autobots (Cliffjumper, Springer, whoever) and a core group of three new Decepticons. That's it. No more. The interim 'Con leader, his second-in-command and... third-in-command(?). That way it can satisfy those who want new characters, but doesn't overload the movie with new characters, allowing enough time for them to shine.
     
  11. PRIMEMAN3457

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    The last part is completely true.
    Plus, the only guys that sell a whole lot are Optimus and Bumblebee (and maybe Megatron. I don't entirely pay attention to these things). Not everyone really cares about the ones that don't get as much screentime.
     
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    I believe GM's contract was only for the 3 films. Assuming another car company gives them a better deal, we could have Optimus Prime, and all new characters, or at least heavily redesigned ones.
     
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    As long as the Wreckers return and get more toys I'm cool with it! :D 
     
  14. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 Getting a job to buy TFs.

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    This post sounds really familiar. :confused: 
     
  15. Aernaroth

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    If there's one thing people do in the movie forum, it's repeat themselves over and over and over.
     
  16. Autovolt 127

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    Exactly.

    By the time Dark Sentinel Prime came out, it wouldn't be spoiler worthy anymore. Or atleast hint of how he'll do anythign to restore Cybertron.

    I agree. I still want a Brains figure.
     
  17. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    Yeah, totally.

    ...

    Yeah, totally.
     
  18. jtscribe

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    This could easily be solved if the overarching threat doesn't really have any sort of characterization, then we could focus on the reactions of the surviving bots from the third movie and how they deal with the problem. Like . . . say . . . an Insecticon swarm like the one in All Hail Megatron. :p 
     
  19. daitarn red

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    some autobot combier teams be under optimus prime ;s command
     
  20. Zhadow

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    No.
     

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