Pretender Potential

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  1. Torque

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    i know the concept of pretenders was pretty much completely wasted, but do you think it could have been just an introduction to something bigger and better? like, for example, Beast Modes for transformers-or better yet, Politicians. have a pretender be Obama or some senator, or someonew powerful-maybe even one taking the place of Moreshower, thus controlling NEST. any thoughts? do you think they'll be back?
     
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    Yeah there's potential... but don't overestimate the writer's creativity.
     
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    Problem is that going to much toward the pretender types might be seen as copying the Terminator franchise by joe public.
     
  4. Torque

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    when did the Terminators ever impersonate politicians? i figure one, maybe 2 more in the next movie would make alot of sense-otherwise, it was just a total waste.
     
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    Yeah, but hopefully they can get over that, with the whole "transformation" thing going on.
     
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    I hope they go the route of Beast Wars with Pretenders.
     
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    It would be messed up to find out in TF3 that Mikeala was a pretender and that's the only reason she got in the car with Sam in TF1, to spy and keep tabs on him....
     
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    :eek: 

    I really like that plot, Mikaela as a Pretender. There goes all my posters.
     
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    that would explain way she killed alice
     
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    Unless the introduction of the Pretender concept means that we'll get to see Movie-verse Bludgeon in all his skeletal samurai glory, I think it means squat.
     
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    More like don't underestimate Bay's ability to screw up or change anything the writers come up with.
     
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    My only problem with Pretenders in a live action sense is all the remotely interesting ones from the 80's were straight out of batshit-insane acid trips (Longtooth I'm looking at you). I don't see any of them making it into the movie. Except maybe Bludgeon, and you could justify his marred face as "something went WRONG!" ala GiJoe.
     
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    I'd take a techorganic walrus who transforms into an amphibious transport over more dogs humping, shots of Simmons' ass and the retard Twins any day of the week.
     
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    Same here. I wish they would have more Pretenders though.

    And a toy to go along with that.
     
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    It has potential... which will probably be wasted like Barricade in TF2 or Devastator.
     
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    The problem is, Bludgeon won't be much of a threat to the Autobots at 6 feet tall though.

    He's got to be able to kick tailgate and take names. That means being of average size compared to the others, so he can pop open that can of Metallikato whoopaft on them.

    - Coeloptera
     
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    I always figured Bludgeon would have a split spark, with one half in the human-sized pretender body, and the other in a giant robot body.
     
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    One problem is see with going a pretender route, is how will they sell toy pretenders? The G1s were pretty much shite, and making anything other than 'robot' replicas of them will probably be hard.
     
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    They should've made Thunderwing the villain if they really wanted to explore the concept.
     
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    Human Alliance toys-doesnt Alice come with Sideways? or was that just wishful thinking
     

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