OP Gray Backpack in Rebirth

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  1. Duximus Prime

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    I don't know if this has been discussed before or not, but I was watching the G1 Rebirth three-parter the other night and something bothered me... Optimus has a gray backpack, and the top part of his central crest shares the same color. This is consistent throughout the three episodes. I realize at this point in the G1 cartoon that there were budget cuts by Sunbow and I believe a different animation studio, but was this intentional or just poor QC?
     
  2. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    That actually wasn't Optimus Prime. Prime was basically pissed about the whole "being killed off, missing most of Season 3" thing. When they wanted him back for Rebirth, then told him it would only be five episodes, THEN that got cut to three... man, he was angry. Told the producers to do several anatomically impossible things and left. The producers were left with no choice but to use Starscream in his Prime outfit from Megatron's Master Plan. Problem was, it had been a couple of years now and the costume, only ever intended for use in Megatron's Master Plan, had started falling apart. They patched it up as best they could, and kept Prime out of the show as much as possible. True story.
     
  3. Duximus Prime

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    Thanks for that. QFT. :tongue: 
     
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    That, or the complete colour sheet or model sheet was lost because he was dead for so long.
     
  5. Chris McFeely

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    It seems to be a case of AKOM working off of an alternate/abandoned/incorrect colour model. The white backpack (but not the mohawk) also happened in "The Core" and "City of Steel".
     
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    Interesting. I'm not familiar with the animation industry, but that seems akin to pallete colors in .GIFs or spriting, for example. Though that seems so obvious that it shouldn't have got past QC, espcially on such an iconic character...
     
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    Why does Prime have a backpack? Was he going to school everyday?
     
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    He got it from Sideswipe. :D 
     
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    They couldn't fix Prime's animation model after the zombified form he was last seen in, so the animators talked Ginrai into appearing.
     
  10. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Optimus as a school bully? I can see that.

    Optimus: Sideswipe, give me your lunch money.
    Sideswipe: ...
    Optimus: NOW!
    *wedgies Sideswipe*
     
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    I just figure that no one who had a part in the rebirth episodes cared even one bit about what they were doing. MAYBE the voice actors card. but it seems like the animators were actually out to make the worst artwork in all of transformers in those episodes. you know, just sitting around and starting with "wouldnt it be funny if.." and it just all goes downhill from there.
     

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