Tokusatsu Transformers: What could it be?

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  1. Lone Cat

    Lone Cat Well-Known Member

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    What if TakaraTomy granted a license to any Japanese studio to make Transformers as tokusatsu series.
    0. What do you want it to be?
    1. Which naming systems do you want them to use? American (Optimus Prime, Autobots, Decepticons), or traditional Japanese? (Convoy, Cybertrons, Destrons)
    2. Which continuity do you want to see? any existing continuity (say it.....), or a whole new ones?
    3. What is your desired maximum degree of human involvement in the series? (cite any TF reference if you must)
    4. Main characters, and their alt modes.
    5. Robot designs, which school do you want to see in the series? (G1 studio Nue, Binaltech Alternators, M. Bay)

    =^.^=
     
  2. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    I don't know what "tokusatsu" is (literally just copied and pasted), but all I know right now is: keep the American names, and I want that cat in your sig dead.
     
  3. Chris McFeely

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    Non-existent.
     
  4. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    I read the thread title as "tonkatsu" and my first thought was "yeah, I'd try that".
     
  5. Jochimus

    Jochimus Well-Known Member

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    TRANSFORMERS: PRETENDERS. Hey, we've seen Combiners, Headmasters and Targetmasters come back in one form or another, so I say let's keep going.

    Well, if the show ends up being imported, I would think it would end up using both (although Cybertrons and Destrons would probably be ancient faction names in the American version akin to modern TF mythology).

    New continuity. Would have to be in order to make it work.

    For budgetary reasons, I'd say human involvement would have to take up the bulk of it, but then the reason I suggest doing a Pretenders show in the first place is so that the robot characters can actually be part of that. You can have the Autobots there, they're just in their human disguises.

    Autobots as emergency vehicles, Decepticons as beasts (thus playing to the kaiju angle of tokusatsu, plus avoiding the headache of trying to get access to military vehicles on a weekly basis). Optimus would have to be a smaller-sized fire truck, but then this series would already be predicated on mass-shifting anyway so that shouldn't be a problem.

    A sort of Ongoing-styled Milne-head/Figueroa-body mix.
     
  6. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Think Power Rangers.
     
  7. Jochimus

    Jochimus Well-Known Member

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    Heh, I just realized the irony in my idea: humans in robot suits playing robots who wear human suits.
     
  8. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    If that means it should be Power Rangers like. Then I don't want it.
     
  9. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    They made three such series. One was Masterforce, which was all about the Pretenders, Headmasters and Powermasters. The other was more of a "magical girl" type series but would probably work with some tweaks, that was Kissplayers.

    The third is the most Power Rangerish of the bunch, although it's not a Transformers show as it was part of the Brave series. Brave Command Dagwon, basically Masterforce shunted even more towards the Power Rangers end of the spectrum, and they even made a live action segment based on that one.


    I'd honestly say, go away and watch Masterforce, that'd be your answer right there.


    Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go figure out what this week's Legion-of-the-week would look like...
     
  10. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Well I guess it would be cool if Optimus Prime/ Convoy would have a super mode trailer once more.
     
  11. tfmad2010

    tfmad2010 Oh Hai Internet!

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    .....A bit harsh, don't you think?

    And about Tokusatsu:
    Tokusatsu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Good.
    Traditional Japanese.
    A new continuity :D .
    Screaming and running when the TFs fight.
    I have no idea for this one...
    I would actually like to se see BT/A really.
    ^_^
     
  12. Rigas

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    Live Action Masterforce

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  13. Brainchild

    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    I can't see it happening very well. Sentai mechs are as close as we'll get, but past that, there's not really much reason for it.
    Actually, scratch that thought. I want Kiss Players.
     
  14. Nachtsider

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    As far as I'm concerned, we already got a tokusatsu of sorts with Bayformers.
     
  15. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    For a Transformers Tokusatsu series, I'd love to see it take place in the G1 continuity, with the level of human interaction of Prime, and the designs of Classics/Henkei. It would use similar techniques to the movies, as in the car modes are all real, but the robot modes are CGI. I would NOT like a series with humans in suits playing the Transformers. XD
     
  16. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    Not at all, if I was harsh, I'd say that it would bring me great joy into my life to wish the OP dead along with all family members in manners of slow, horrible, bacteria or virus based deaths. But before all that, lose all money, friends, ties, and anything that initially brought them joy in life, so they would suffer in both body and emotions before they passed on into the afterlife (which may not exist) to find a horrible existence past this one.

    So again, I don't think it was harsh, no. I simply hate that cat.
     
  17. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Who starts numbering at 0? I mean, it's the first question. If you were counting the questions, it would be number 1. Not 0.
     
  18. Rigas

    Rigas Well-Known Member

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    years of writing software has ingrained me to start numbering things at 0 as well.
     
  19. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Oy... Why in the world would the people who invented computers make 'em so they have to start counting with 0? It's completely illogical.
     
  20. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    0 as the first counter makes sense in binary

    less so in a list of questions
     

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