Ironhide not confirmed to appear on Transformers Prime and other tidbits

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  1. Sideswipe80

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    Some pretty interesting tidbits in there. Sucks Ironhide's not gonna be in the show for a while, if at all.

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    ransformers Prime
    CHARACTERS
    + Megatron was put out of commission so they could allow more time to develop the characters, especially on the new characters.

    + Wheeljack left because they felt it was true to his personality and they do plan to bring him back.

    + While there is an Ironhide toy coming, there currently aren't any plans to have him on the show. However, with 65 episodes planned, they still have a ways to go.

    Related: Read the Hasbro Brand Panel Report, where the Transformers Prime Cyberverse Commander Ironhide was previewed

    + The Hub team chooses characters by defining the role and then they refer to Hasbro to help identify who would fit that role best. Hasbro will recommend the best character and the team will sometimes tweak the robot some to do other things that are uncharacteristic.

    + Hasbro gave the Hub reference style guides for each of the characters. However, they leave the design to their lead character designer, Jose Lopez. While he always tries to honor the colors or specific shapes of the character, Jose starts from scratch with those elements to create their very own vision of the Transformer.

    + We are definitely going to see more of Silas.

    + There will be story arc that addresses Bumblebee's voice and how it came to be, or not? They want to tell the story how he lost his voice and maybe even have him get it back.

    + With regard to Bumblebee, they do their best to not contradict what is in the movies. There are places where they have, but do try to keep it consistent with the movie, as well as Exodus novel, video games and the whole Universe. They want to put their own spin on things without contradiction.

    Related: Read the review of Transformers: Exodus

    + With regard to the Unicron references, Jeff says they have talked about it, and they try to pay off on everything they talk about so keep watching as it could be done in "some way, shape or form."

    + We will see some other sub-groups in the show. The only limitations they have is budget and time to build. While they can do everything. They want to bring things in that will add to the show and carry it along. If/when they do something, it will be part of the long term arc as it is just not worth it to do a one-off.

    + When they kill a character, he is really dead. If he comes back to the show. It is in a flashback or some other non-linear way.

    Related: Kline Keeps Open Dwayne Johnson Possibily Returning to Transformers Prime

    + There is likely to be some faction switching a la Dinobot.

    FUTURE STORY IDEAS
    + With regard to the Matrix, over the course of 65 episodes, they will be getting into a lot of the mythological "touch points" of the Transformers story.

    + It is possible we will see the Transformers off planet Earth.

    + The mythology for Prime is that Cybertron has been destroyed. The Decepticons cannot take over Cybertron, because there is nothing there. This is why the robots are on Earth. For the Autobots, the mission it restore Cybertron to what it once was.

    FUTURE PLANS
    + When asked about a Transformers Prime movie some day, Jeff say they have talked about it. If the fans support the show enough that it could be successful as a feature, it could happen.

    + There is an on-going conversation about a possible GI Joe / Transformers crossover. It's kind of complicated crossing the two different animations. But it is the dream of everyone involved to do a crossover. As long as Jeff is on-board he will keep pushing for it.

    + There will be more multi-part episodes in the future.

    + Having a lot of episodes, 65, allows them to do more character planning as well as sign up a better crew for the long term.

    + With regard to following the Exodus timeline. They are mainly concerned with not contradicting what's been defined. For instance, they don't want bring in characters that have been killed in already.

    + They would like to incorporate classic things like PSA and other jokes. Jeff joked of one where they show Optimus and Megatron fighting and then it cuts to Peter and Frank fighting in the parking lot.

    + We are going to see some new Transformers technology in later half of season 1 and in season 2 that will be featured prominently in the show and this was largely taken from the mythology. They want to be true to this because they know it comes with a built-in fan-base.

    PRODUCTION
    + Transformers Prime won't get into the origins of the Transformers. However, they do want to do multiple shows and another series may tell the story of Optimus and Megatron.

    + Nothing is wasted. Because of the investment in CG design and creation. Everything we have seen up to this point will be reused at some time in the future.

    + Kurtzman and Orci are quite involved in the process of creating the story. They approve all the artwork and other things.

    + They were able to get The Rock on the show via Krutzman and Orci. They wanted to surprise people and thought it would be really cool to kill him.

    + Marsha Griffin is credited with incorporating the Ghostbusters references.

    + They have little interaction with the toy group at Hasbro. The SDCC Optimus Prime Matrix exclusive does not reflect something that happens in the cartoon.

    + They created the show in half the normal time, one year instead of two. So they decided to do a mini-series to get the show on the air and then give them time to keep working. This was the reason for the gap between the mini-series and the regular episodes.

    + They are still working very had to catch up with the schedule. They are working with a group named "Polygon" out of Japan who are said to be the only ones who could pull this off in such a short amount of time.

    + They had to create a show for both long term fans and new comers. They are focused on building a new generation of young fans. They want parents to introduce the show they love to their kids.

    + While they are focused in keeping 7 year-old kids engaged in the show. They are also trying to incorporate enough complexity that is over kids heads for adults to enjoy the show as well.

    + The choice to use CGI with Transformers was to appeal to kids who have grown up with a more live action look. They also wanted to separate themselves from the animated look of that last few Transformers cartoon series.

    + They are not doing anything to Cullen's voice. If Cullen sounds different, it likely due to his maturity.
     
  4. DJCHARTERS

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    Very interesting bits. Transformers technology with a fan base? Gestalts, headmasters or target masters or something. I would love to see exodus recreated as a feature, I've wanted it since I read the book.
     
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    :lol 

    If only.

    Shame about no Ironhide. For now anyway...
     
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    So is 65 episodes going to span the first 2 seasons? That's all they are on the hook for the at the moment, correct?

    I'd assume future seasons remain dependant on the success of the first 2.
     
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    Wait, what?

    Doesn't that contradict itself? If theres nothing there how can they restore it to what it once was?
     
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    Wow, I love how much they are investing in the series. It's always good to know that the show you're enjoying is something that the creators, the cast and the crew working on is something they are enjoying. :D  I too would like to see Exodus made into a special if anything.

    I am looking forward to this new technology they're talking about.


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    65 episodes? Looks like they're pretty sure that a third season will happen.

    Also I like this part:

    + There is likely to be some faction switching a la Dinobot.
     
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    Okay, I missed that. I have mixed feelings about that since Armada tried it. So I'll give my opinion of it when the series/DinoBot v3.0 remake is finished.


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    i think what they mean by Destroyed is , that all life along with anything of value to make it worth conquering is gone, they showed the planet was clearly there when Megaton got together his Short lived zombie army.
     
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    To be fair, just because Armada sucked at doing something doesn't mean the concept by itself is bad, only that Armada sucked at it like it sucked at many other things.
     
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    Wait, Ironhide isn't planned to be in the show?

    Ultimate sadness. He sounded fucking sweet. :(  Makes sense I guess. Can only have so many big bruisers on one team.
     
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    Oh, I like how they said if there's support for the show, they could make a TF: Prime movie.

    And that stinks that Ironhide won't appear in the series right away, despite he's getting a toy soon.
     
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    Hurray!


    If they decide to use them, I would love to see what designs they come up with for Galvatron, Cyclonus and Scourge.

    Women get old, men get distinguished. ;) 
     
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    That was code for "if you buy the Ironhide toy, we'll put him in the show. If you buy a lot of toys, we will make a movie."
     
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    With 26 episode seasons, where did the other 13 episodes come from? Hopefully it surpasses the other shows as the longest running TF show. They also mentioned other series after Prime in the same continuity... Hmm...
     
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    Can do. :D 
     
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    Hmm faction swithcing? Could this be related with Breakdown? Over the most recent episode spoilers.

    Nice little spoilers. This holds much promise. And Mechafire, they did developed Starscream while Megatron was in a coma.
     
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    The role of a speechless bumblebee is being filled in by that little kid who reads emotion and voice tone... so the human fill in the conversation...
     

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