Possible Reason why Topspin has Leadfoots head

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  1. Sound Wub

    Sound Wub Well-Known Member

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    Topspin most likely altered his head to look like leadfoots head to remember and honour him. Also in the TLK topspin still has ponytail on the back of his head so Micheal Bay possibly made topspin have leadfoots head design on purpose. What do you guys think?
     

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  2. Markatron

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    It would make sense.
     
  3. Niv3k

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    I really don't know why they did this.
     
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    I think @SPLIT LIP 's reasoning makes more sense. They probably had leftover rigging of the head from AOE production, and simply grafted it onto Topspin's body.

    Also, welcome new member! I won't tell you how to live your life, but it's probably advisable not to post a spoiler as your profile picture for some folks who have yet to see the movie :)  I barely saw it yesterday
     
  5. UltraAlanMagnus

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    Likely, he Grew a Cyber Beard.
     
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    Or, more likely, they just couldn't use Topspin's head for technical reason like it was lost or not functional for a close up.

    Yup. Topspin never spoke and was a bit character from so long ago it was probably easier to just use the Wrecker head they had just animated last movie.
     
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    Topspin ripped out his hair and taped it to his face as a beard. That's all.
     
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    Imagine if it was Jolt instead.

    Or even better, one of the Twins. I mean that would've been freakin hilarious.
     
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  9. tonyformer

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    I still think it was just an ILM fuck up that Bay didn't care enough to catch and let it pass.
     
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    It had to have been deliberate, it's clearly one character's specific head grafted onto the specific body of another.
     
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    Idk but it made me cringe so hard. Like just WOW!!
     
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    Is it sad that I didn't notice it until I read this thread. I thought it was just Topspin.
     
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    It really doesn't make any sense. They made the effort to put Leadfoot's head on Topspin's body, but why?
     
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    Same. It doesn't really bother me that much either, given Leadfoot and the wreckers barely had screentime at all in previous movies, much less facial close ups.
     
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  15. Mr.Deflok

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    Nah, man. All it was is reusing two CG models to save money and time and think the audience would be too dumb to notice.

    I enjoy these movies but they are full of shit a lot of the time.
     
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    That doesn't sound plausible at all. In a film series in which character and story development are thrown completely out the window, there must be a deeper character and story reason for this.

    Blue text?
     
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    I just asked Michael Bay,ILMVFX on twitter.
     
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  18. Sound Wub

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    True. But there still needs to be a reason why topspin is using leadfoots head
     
  19. Dudicus

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    I'm just pretending it's a new character (movieverse Twin Twist, perhaps?) and calling it a day.
     
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    Wasn't he called Volleybot or something in the promos? Or something?
     
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