Rampage=Scrapper?

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  1. Toxicon

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    Transformers Live Action Movie Blog: Story Spoilers from ShoWest? (Update 3) (under Update 2, starting with "In closing I will say...)

    According to the ShoWest attendee, Scrapper is Rampage.
    Rampage= Construction drone we've seen, with Rampage's head (like on the box art)
    Scrapper= Red Rampage with a new head.
    Demolishor= Toy has wrong colors.

    Why they would do that, I fail to understand. Why did the designs have to be locked in like a year ago? Apparently, 3/6 of the Constructicons are now inaccurate. Mixmaster is correct, we're assuming nothing is wrong with Long Haul, and we haven't seen nor heard anything of Hightower (which sucks, because he's the one I'm most excited to see).

    Apparently, Rampage is Scrapper, and vice-versa.

    Discuss.
     
  2. Aran

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    no thanks mate.

    We will know when we see the movie soon enough.
     
  3. Toxicon

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    ^ I know that, but I'm wondering why they would make such DRASTIC changes to the characters, thus completely FUCKING UP some of the toys.
     
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    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    In the movie & game, Scrapper is the shovel bot, or ? In recent gametrailer you can see him fight Ironhide.

    Looks great imo. I mean... it's just a name switch thingy...
     
  5. Toxicon

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    I guess i did overreact a little :eek: . But that means there'll have to be running changes to the Rampage toys.
     
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    showest attendee is full of it
     
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    The toy designs are locked in because they are PHYSICAL mass produced items that take 9+ months to get created. They can't change the form half way through and expect it to still be able to transform or stand up correctly. etc

    The movie is all just make believe, they can change whatever they want, to a point. It's a lot of work to re-render a model, but not as much work as making that model translate into the real world.
     
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    I understand that. I'm just confused as to why the producers and designers and writers would decide to change a character that Hasbro knew about so much. For example (if Scrapper really is Rampage): Hasbro has the mould, naming, packaging, and production of Rampage done. Then they find out that Rampage is now the wheel loader and not the bulldozer. Hasbro-:throw -ILM and co.
     
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    ...I'm still confused.
     
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    Scrapper is Scrapper. Rampage is Rampage.

    Unconfirmed, conflicting spoilers getting this much attention is beginning to tick me off.
     
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    *looks at TF07 BRAWL packaging*
     
  12. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Okay, there are a few differences, and it's easy to tell. Rampage has TREADS in vehicle mode, and Scrapper has WHEELS. Rampage makes the LEFT LEG. Scrapper makes the RIGHT ARM. They are seperate characters, and it's easy to tell the difference.

    Also, I think this dude was BSing you. Demolishor is clearly red in the trailer, the toy is red. Nothing wrong. Scrapper is yellow, why the dude would say he's red, I have no clue.
     
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    Demolishor is the chazzwozzer in Shanghai. That not is clearly white with red accents. The toy is the other way around.
     
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    I dont know if i belive that guy from sho west.

    altho after seeing the name changes from the first movie i can easily see it happaning again.............

    Come on michael bay and hasbro can you not even agree on names.

    Or is it the movie makers just changing things halfway into production and then saying "Oh no one will notice."

    I can see it after this movie comes out 100s of threads "Why is the tank from the first movie called devestator when the constructicons make him up"
     
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    So what's the problem here, according to you? The ratio of red-and-white of the toy is slightly off? That's a "problem" that could easily be fixed just by a simple repaint from Hasbro.

    It seems minor even compared to other things like the two giant Decepticon logos on Mixmaster's mixing drum, or Arcee seeming to be cherry-red instead of pink.
     
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    This better not become another Beast Machine.
     
  17. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Now that we got Scrapper and Rampage out of the way with the differences I posted, what about Devastator and this "Overload" guy? From what I know, aren't the Constructicons like this?

    Mixmaster: Head. Cement Mixer
    Demolishor/Overload (Scavenger was a working name): Torso. Backhoe.
    Rampage: Left Leg. Treaded 'Dozer.
    Over Haul: Right Leg. Dump Truck.
    Scrapper/Scavenger: Right Arm. Wheeled 'Dozer.
    Hightower: Left Arm. Crane.

    This seems to be the scheme from the Devs toy. Some characters may have multiple names, and just which one is canon will be revealed later. Maybe some are seperate characters and they don't even combine?

    Also, see here.
     
  18. Moy

    Moy Constructicons!

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    Yo Kaymac, i followed the link (here) what is inside that box?!!! Will it be a big Devs toy, w/ each consecutive constructicon voyager sized??! according to wikia this item will still not be released, impressive if true, sad if something else...
     

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