Sideswipe & Sunstreaker

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by a.g.e.1, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. a.g.e.1

    a.g.e.1 Autobots....Roll Out!!!

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    The only reason why they haven't got Sunstreaker in TF2 is - I believe - down to Hasbro's personal choice. In the last movie, they chose the people they wanted in there, i.e Jazz, Prime, Ratchet, BB & Ironhide, so most likely it's the same or it might not be.

    Do you guys agree or could it be another reason why we haven't seen Sunstreaker yet?
     
  2. NemesisBruticus

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    Because people think he's gay these days?
     
  3. Squints

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    No, that's Tracks. Maybe Sunstreaker is a well-hidden secret. Or maybe he and Sideswipe just aren't brothers in the movie-verse. Maybe Sideswipe and Sideways are brothers...?

    Okay, I'll stop now.
     
  4. megatronkicksas

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    I'm sorry but I have no idea what your talking about.
     
  5. Doug

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    Maybe Sunstreaker is not that popular.
     
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    You're saying they didn't include Sunsteaker because they chose not to include Sunstreaker?

    I... agree?
     
  7. Lock Cade

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    Maybe they'll save Sunstreaker for TF3?
     
  8. shroobmaster

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    Because Sideswipe and Sunstreaker as the Spark and the Trax wouldn't fit at all?

    Plus red is a terrible color for filming and yellow is already Bumblebee's feature?
     
  9. Starscreamer95

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    ROTF isnt fully inspiered by G1, as much as what TF1 was.

    Examples:

    Sideswipe. Not a Twin
    Skids and Mudflap. Skids appeared twice in G1. Mudflap? Never.
    Jolt. Who's Jolt?
    Jetfire. Based on G1 Skyfire by the sounds of it.
    Constructicons/Devastator. Yes, they're based on the G1 team, except for the names of the individual Constructicons.

    They were choosen by the Writers anyway, and the names were used due to them been familiar with more recent and memorized robots.
     
  10. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    I think for most of the robots, they just pick familiar names out of a hat and assign it to whatever CG model they started working on. Sideswipe could have easily have been named after any sports car Autobot from any continuity for the most part.
     
  11. Cyber-Scream

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    Maybe its because of The Twins are already the two man group of the new Autobot team. And they thought Sideswipe could have a different personality by himself and not with Sunstreaker. Or maybe its just simple, they had to cut down on the Autobots and picked to get rid of Sunstreaker on the list.

    Just throwing ideas out like always....
     
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    because BB is also yellow
     
  13. ashion

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    Well like most people have said... cause BB has already taken the place of the yellow sports car... and also they'd have to explain how those two are twins.
     
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    There is a "Jetfire" in G1's comics and toyline.
     
  15. kjeevahh

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    i disagree

    this is probably more like it

    while some like megatron, optimus prime, jazz etc are obviously written with that character in mind, for alot of them the vehicle is predetermined and then they write a character to go with it, and then pick a name afterwards, and if there is a g1 character that has a similar personality and alt then so much the better. hence why blackout used to be soundwave, brawl used to be devastator and sideswipe used to be stinger.
     
  16. Chris B

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    They should've just included him since they already had Sideswipe and wanted Autobot twins. And they could've easily have made him orange for the sake of distinguishing him from Bumblebee.
     
  17. shroobmaster

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    Beat and Trax as twins was probably one of the first ideas Michael had, probably even before Corvette got named, and two groups of twins would totally take the "gimmick" from both teams.
     
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    It does strike me as a little odd that they put in twin Autobot brothers in there, but they aren't Sunstreaker and Sideswipe who are already existing and well-known G1 TFs. You'da thought they would be the first logical choice for a twin brothers duo. Maybe originally they were planned to be 'The Twins', but for some reason had to be changed and thus were given new names ('Skids' and 'Mudflap'), but Sideswipe was kept to retain part of that original idea.
     
  19. a.g.e.1

    a.g.e.1 Autobots....Roll Out!!!

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    Okay, I like the responses. On of the main reasons I put this up was when I saw someone mention that they mess about with the TF lore, they do what they want to do. People say this is completely different because it's not G1. So having Sideswipe with no Sunstreaker would enrage some of the G1 fans while some people wouldn't really notice. So thanks for the replies guys.
     
  20. mondo

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    They could have made Sunstreaker gold.
     

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