Kup, Arcee and Blurr alt modes

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  1. Wheeljack30

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    It just hit me, as I was watching season 3 back in the days and recently re-watched several times. My question is why Kup, Blurr and Arcee never took Earth vehicule modes and kept the Cybertronian alt mode? I mean look at Hot Rod, Ultra Magnus, Springer all took Earth vehicule modes, is their a specif reason as to why?

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  2. GreednGluttony

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    i think most people would pawn off thier alt modes as "future" earth modes
     
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    I always assumed they were earth modes based off the futuristic 2005 vehicles. I suppose a case could be made that disguise was no longer an issue at that point, especially given their location.

    Humanity had been aware of transformers since the 80s and it seems like the Decepticons were all gone so there was no reason for anyone to fear a random cybertronian vehicle driving down the street. Maybe it was an act of good faith to stop trying to hide themselves and stay anonymous. They were also posted in a city made of steel being built and maintained by other giant robots so its kind of pointless to disguise yourself at that point.
     
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    I'd imagine that in the push to reinvent the brand after the movie, the streamlined vehicles spoke of a more futuristic time.

    And in extreme fanon speculation, Kup, Arcee, Wheelie, Blurr, and Springer weren't present as envoys to the humans as much as Magnus and Rodimus Prime.

    Springer was also totally Cybertronian, what are you talking about.
     
  5. Nevermore

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    The obvious answer is the same as for most of Wheeljack30's questions: "You're thinking too much about it."
     
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    Everyone in the 80s assumed we would have hovercars by 2006. They probably intended those characters to represent the average Earth car style of the future. But calling them Cybertronian modes is a good modern explanation for the futuristic post-movie designs.

    Good theory! Retconning G1 is fun. :) 
     
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    "Futuristic"
     
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    Season 3 took place in the "Future" of 2006 (Roughly twenty years into the future, at that point) Remember, this is still the era of time when they thought we'd either have Flying Cars (Ala Back to The Future) or a Nuclear Holocaust (Ala "The Terminator") by 2015 . For what its worth, Kup, Arcee, and Blurr were probably supposed to be Futuristic Vehicles by 1986 standards.
     
  11. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    Trying to tell him to do that is like going back in time trying to tell him when he was a kid to read the instructions before breaking the vintage toys.
     
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    Well, the Ultra Magnus toy already existed, so...

    Hot Rod's "futuristic" alt mode was based on a concept car from the late 70's, the Pininfarina Fiat Abarth. His Classics figure also took a late 70's concept in the Dome Zero.

    The rest I just say is Floro Dery's fault.
     
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    I always figured they took the current earth alt modes the 2005 year had.
     
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    Did I mention that I designed the transforming planet?
     

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