Transformers United EX Story Information

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    According to Hydra pretty much every character will be an existing TF. The X-master names being code names. Some perhaps controversial choices too apparently. Interesting.

    I'm a sucker for fiction (something US PCCs were missing) and this inclusion of them in Japanese G1 and tying them to an adult Chip sounds like fun.

    -ZacWilliam, can't afford them but very eager to see their story come to life.
     
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    I suppose the red one is Rodimus ?
     
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    I was going to say the red car is going to be Hotrod rather then say the logical choice of say light speed or Sideswipe or even overdrive
     
  5. DecepticusPrime

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    Interesting. I've already grouped my pcc into my classics shelf so this reinforces it.
     
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    Interesting. I'll be curious to see where this fiction goes. I'd love to see the return of the mini-comics that Henkei had to flesh out the story with these releases.

    I'm glad to see the minicons get names now too (the Backwind redeco is Firebug, and the Chainclaw redeco is Spanner, if I'm remembering the releases correctly), since I think they were unnamed previously.
     
  7. ZacWilliam

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    None of them are likely to be Major characters like Rod/imus. The set up is specifically that the major players in the war are long gone from Earth leaving only reletively weak lesser characters behind who need the drones to match the combat power of more major characters.


    -ZacWilliam, apparently it's set near the events of Operation Combination.
     
  8. destrongerlupus

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    Oh I can't wait for this to be fleshed out!

    Hydra's chosen a perfect spot to slot these guys in, totally fits with the late era Operation Combination stuff and what not :) 

    D/L
     
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    The whole "special new Autobot team developed while a similarly-powered Decepticon team is forming in secret" thing is very Masterforce. I like it. Still probably won't pay the import prices for the figures, but it's cool they'e taking the time to come up with a backstory for them.
     
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    TBH... instead of Takara fleshing out the story for these figures... they should've retooled the crap out of the crappy drones...

    Nice decos they're making, but the QC-ridden drones being repainted is well...

    I'd say you can't polish a turd... but um... Mythbuster's proved you can. *facepalm*
    Mythbusters Polishing a Turd - YouTube
    But you know what... at the end of the day... it's still a turd!
     
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    This is just someone having too much time on their hands, surely?
     
  12. ZacWilliam

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    What are you talking about?


    -ZacWilliam, can't wait for this fiction. Appently it's gonna be a mix of obscure and unexplored bots with a few favorites here and there. Hydra's basically patterning his character choice after LSotW wich sould be pretty cool.
     
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    Maybe the story is nice but the toy is epic failure
     
  14. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Chip Chase....COURAGE!!!!!!!

    I thionk i'll enjoy the PCC's i have more from now on. Hasbro should have used the bio Takara came up with.
     
  15. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Nope, this is the translation of the official story as presented in Figure King. It's not the first time Takara has come out with a line that effectively slots into continuity - for example, Binaltech wove an entire alternate timeline based on events of Cosmic Rust and Beast Wars Ravage being revived in the present day, or even Kiss Players & Kiss Players Position being inserted into part of the Generation 1 continuity (Kiss Players in between the Movie and Season 3, which was set in 2010 in Japan, and Position being set in a whole bunch of time periods but ending with a finale that establishes a definitive link between Unicron's life force on Earth for Beast Wars Second / Neo and Fortress Maximus being pulled from another time period by Primus to guard over said evil energy - until around about 2000 when he awoke as Brave Maximus in Car Robots!)

    Basically, Takara, or rather Takara's writers, really love the Generation 1 continuity and are good enough with it to manage to fit all these side lines into the series without it feeling too forced.

    Well, okay, maybe Position is a terrible example in that regard!
     
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    I'd say Takara has 'forced' alot of things into the g1 continuity that do belong or don't make sense in the slightest....Car Robots being the main example but didnt they also shoehorn the AEC trilogy in too?
     
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    I don't think so.

    IIRC, just about everything OTHER than AEC is part of G1 in Japan though.


    -ZacWilliam, you may be remembering when they retroactively made their version of Cybertron part of AEC when it hadn't been when airing.
     
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    SO glad clever minds are at the helm!

    It may not always make perfect sense, but (because I'm old and all you damned kids are on my damned lawn) I'd rather see the 'core' mythos get expanded, especially by these small-cheese offshoot lines that don't have anything better to do with their time anyway.

    LOVE this stuff.

    Can't wait for the wiki to digest and recap it all :)  :) 

    D/L
     
  19. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Last I remember there were four / five Japanese continuity streams plus some splinters:

    G1 - Beast Wars - Car Robots - Kiss Players - Robot Masters - United EX (not sure if Henkei also belongs in here?)
    Splinter: G1 - Binaltech - Alternity

    Micron Legend (Armada) - Super Link (Energon) - Galaxy Force (Cybertron, retconned from being an independent continuity a la Car Robots)

    Animated, a continuity of its own, for now.

    Transformers Prime, again "for now"


    Movie series - when the 2007 movie came out and that infamous timeline was published, it was inserted into the Generation 1 continuity with no explanation of how it came to fit in there (or reconciliation of little things like how Megatron had been active on Earth for 20 years prior to the movie and died two years before, for example) I assume two movies and five years on it's now seen as its own continuity in the Japanese canon, at least there's no way it'll ever fit Generation 1 any more.
     
  20. Driftx3

    Driftx3 lord of all things robot

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    Well then. That's reduces the suck factor by .0000001 percent now that PCC has a reasonable back story...

    Still the weakest TF designs since Armada.
     

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