The Throttlebots are useful ?

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  1. JLvatron

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    That's interesting!

    I never realized that in almost all mediums he was rebuilt by beings outside his main group.
    I wonder if the toy storyline explained his upgrade source.
    Did he ever have a bio in the comics, attached at the end?

    Negative, much?
    Besides, I don't see any confusion. ...well, other than your post.

    Hey, cool!
    I never realized that was the 1st full-on Autobot/Decepticon battle at Autobot City after the movie! :) 
     
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    Cool
     
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    Indeed
    Comic profile
    Who's Who in the Transformers Universe

    But nothing on the toy tech spec
    Transformers Tech Specs
     
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    So let's say the Throttlebots were to be used in the future for some cartoon or movie or something; how would you want them to be used? I say stick to their roots. Make them all secondary/background characters minus Goldbug/Goldfire, who would be part of the main cast, & have them be scouts/couriers/espionage for the Autobots.
     
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    Sounds good.
    I can imagine it like this,

    Prime: We cannot get side-tracked from reaching the Decepticon base, yet it is imperative to send a scout unit to the Space-bridge!
    Bumblebee/Goldbug: Say, ... I know Just the right group...
     
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    That's pretty much been my fanon since they appeared in 89 or whenever it was. And since Gears had that infrafred spectrum thingie, Searchlight sort of fits.

    These are the main correct answer to the thread. Millions of robots fighting a war for millions of years. All of them have names, but do all of them gain notoriety? Not really. They are basically the "everyman" Autobots.
     
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    I liked how they were used in Marvel and IDW. Especially in IDW, charged with a mission but assailed by an adversary they are no match for. Exept i'd want them to get more characterisation.
     
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    Nevermore...

    Possible.
     
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    Something I want is Throttlebot the Throttlebot. He's an Autobot helicopter from the German comics text stories so he doesn't have an appearance - just repaint any helicopter mold into him.

    Throttlebot (individual) - Transformers Wiki
     
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    I'd like to think they combined (like the TW version), but into the TF version of Puzzler.
     
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    I agree, and also I want to see sixshot again as well. Everyone in that spotlight other than metroplex kind of disappeared
     
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  12. Galvatross

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    I don't know what the question is asking for exactly.

    If you're going to post a new thread, at least expand your question beyond, "Are x-characters useful?" Because as is I don't know what context or criteria the OP is using in terms of "usefulness."
     
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    Thats the point. It offers a wide range of answers, why is it so hard for people to answer a question. And why does everyone hate on sevenlima? He just asked a question to get some interesting responses in the thread
     
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    An Autobot flyer in the german comic continuity. What a rebel :lol 
     
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    Better question: why is it so hard to ask questions with more context or criteria? I don't get what's so hard about that. And how is wanting more than that from a thread question "hating?"

    The thing is everything is useful in some way or another, whether it's in nature or robot characters, so I find the whole useful vs. useless debate regarding any robot character entirely pointless. I don't particularly care for the Throttlebots, but they are still "useful." They sell toys, and some people get enjoyment out of them. That's all us Transformers fans can really ask for. If they made someone happy, they served their purpose as far I'm concerned.
     
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