Remember Animated Sideswipe? (UK Animated #1 spoilers)

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Chris McFeely, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Chris McFeely

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    Not anymore, you don't - the UK Animated comic hit the stands today, and the character previewed a few weeks back as being Sideswipe has been redubbed "Afterburn". No doubt, this is due to the overwhelmingly negative response the entire internet had to the design.
     
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    Thank God...... Thats much better!
     
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    That explains why Simon Furman mentioned the title being "Burnout" instead of "Sideswiped". Perhaps Hasbro have other plans for the character :inquisiti 

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    Horray?
     
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    Afterburn? Funny as how he looks like melted plastic or metal that was cooled to quickly.
     
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    Could be due to the negativity, or Hasbro might want to use that name in the future for a regular character.
     
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    Is Afterburn a robot or a human? My guess is they took both the Internet outrage and the excuse to do an Animated Sideswipe on the show.
     
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    We still have the problem of him existing.
     
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    Autobot, he's
    a member of the Elite Guard Special Ops team assigned to Earth by Ultra Magnus who thinks he will benefit from taking in some human culture

    His alt mode is a rugged looking offroader. He actually looks a bit better in the final comic, the pics seen so far don't really do him justice.
     
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    So "Afterburn" like the stinging on your woo-hoo after a good bathroom following chili-night. Now the look makes sense.
     
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    Finally! he looked horrible
     
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    Dodged a hate bullet from the fandom this time UK comics.
     
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    Sideswipe and Sunstreaker should be TFA's first combiners. Wonder why those two have never been combiners before? They never really show much of a "brotherly connection" in any of the G1 cartoons, or any of the Marvel comics I read as a kid. The recent stuff by Dreamwave, etc might have a relationship established, but I've never read any of it.
     
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    Are the UK comics in continuity with the US show/comics?
    and
    Since when did we have spoiler tags?
     
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    Oh Thank God.

    That new name fits better anyway, if we still have to put up with that design.

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    Happy to hear they changed the name. The real Animated Sideswipe (if they do one) should have a better design.
     
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    TFA's first combiners are gonna be Jetstorm and Jetfire I believe. Would be kind of funny if they actually repainted those guys into Sideswipe and Sunstreaker. Would actually kind of work since the fire one could be Sunstreaker and the colors are different enough from the original being blue/orange and this version would be yellow/red

    Oh yeah and good save UK dudes.:thumb 
     
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    Im still of the opinion that the comic was poorly written and illustrated..Im very shocked. I've always been of the opinion that Simon Furman might very well be the second coming, but i was let down. And Sari referring to Afterburn as 'dreamy'? just...no. completely out of character for her, and besides he's quite clearly a skeleton. Or maybe she just meant it in a 'robots are so cool' way. Perhaps the second issue will change my mind on the quality..but i was dissapointed.
     
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    I can't help but laugh at the name change.

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