Transmetals

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by OOSnake, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. OOSnake

    OOSnake Well-Known Member

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    What did you think of Beast Wars' transmetals? I honestly prefered most of them before beoming transmetal, particularly primal. He looked more like a gorrilla in robot mode! I have an idea of how the transmetals should have been, but it's not so good.
     
  2. Aernaroth

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    It seemed like an odd move to me, given the development in the previous series about accepting their organic nature and internalizing it, as well as how the TM modes were discarded and organic balance was a central theme in beast machines. I guess organic robots just weren't as popular as mechanical ones.

    That being said, I didn't like the TM stuff any less, the characters were strong and defined well enough to overshadow whatever "NEWER BETTER FASTER STRONGER" effect the upgrades had on the show, and I guess it was an interesting gimmick.
     
  3. OOSnake

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    I wish they'd have at least kept the beast modes looking more like beasts. It was fine for the most part but some, eg Primal, barely looked like the animals.
     
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    I liked it. I think I prefer the organic beast modes to the Transmetals, but a lot of the Transmetals designs were really good. I've always been fond of Optimus Primal's first TM body as well as Cheetor's first.
     
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    I liked them. Primal was great. I liked the whole "mechnical beasts, organic robots" angle. I saw it as a step towards the "balance" that would be brought up in BM. Fusing aspects of both modes. Then TM2's came and blended the aspects evenly between them, then finally you had their BM bodies which were the perfect mixure.

    Transmetal Megatron was imposing as hell, too.
     
  6. OOSnake

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    TM Megs was the best. I actually liked Optimal Optimus' beast mode. I just wish the colours were more like orange for fur, blue for skin. Not just orange on the chest and head.
     
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    I questioned the move when the second season started. But I really grew to like the looks of the transmetals. In fact, think I might even like all of the character's transmetal bodies more than their season one bodies.
     
  8. OOSnake

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    Some of them, most of them, were good. Rattrap, for example. Mostly I guess I just hate Optimus' transmetal body. Cheetor's beast mode wasn't so great though.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Too bad he's suffers from the Plastic Syndrome. It's a shame I'd love to own one without shelling out for the rare Takara version.
     
  10. Oracle_Aesir

    Oracle_Aesir Outback is back

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    Why not just get Armada Predacon and pretend he's Megatron? That's what I do if needed
     
  11. OOSnake

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    Repaint it, it can't be too hard.
     
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    The only ones that i hated where primel and TM2 cheetor. all the others i liked.
    Also I all ways wanted rinox and waspinator transmetals to make it in the show.
     
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    In general I like Transmetals but it's a very case by case decision.

    TM Optimus just sucks. Never liked it.
    Huh, now that I think about it, all the others I loved. Megatron is my favorite Pred Megatron. Tarantulus is my favorite design for him. And same thing for Ratrap and Cheetor.

    The transmetal designs are my favorite versions of the characters.
     
  14. OOSnake

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    I actually prefer their original, organic looks. If they were going to become transmetal, they should've been more like machines, like the dinobots. TM2 cheetor is terrible.
     
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    Transmetal 2 I'm not a very big fan of...
     
  16. OOSnake

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    Was Optimal Optimus a transmetal 2? Becuase if so, that was the only transmetal 2 I liked. TM 2 Megs' beast mode was good, but the robot mode was ugly.
     
  17. Rexidus

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    Technically I believe so. They were sold as such (I believe) but in fiction I don't know if I would call them such. And yeah Optimal Optimus wasn't bad. I do own that figure too.
     
  18. OOSnake

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    Titanium Optimal Optimus needed a beast mode, I think. Otherwise, they may as well have sold it as whatMegs used at the end of BM.
     
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    i prefered their original looks but i would have had all the characters from season 1 survived and gained transmetal bodies near the end of seson 2
     
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    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    I wanted to collect those transmetal figures from the TV show, but the first one I ever got was not from the tv show. Rhinox
     

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