Vehicon Opinion Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by LCDR Blindside, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. LCDR Blindside

    LCDR Blindside Banned

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    Title says it. This isn't an appreciation thread, but rather a dumping ground for your opinion on the little redshirts. Especially your feelings on troopbuilding instead of the core cast fighting every episode.

    I, for one, love their design. For somebody supposedly subjugated by Starscream daily, Steve is a hulking, hunched brute with nasty claws and a bad attitude. I'm unbelievably excited for the RID mold.

    I'm also sad that they weren't named Eradicons. *sniff*

    Transformers: Prime - Shut Up, Steve - YouTube
     
  2. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    When it comes to troop building, I find it a complete waste of time and money that could be spent on getting figures I don't already have. I'm looking forward to the getting the figure, I just have to beat the troop builders to get the one I want.

    I'm glad they are called Vehicons, about time something that I grew up with is reused again for the first time since 2001. I'm rather shocked they called them that, but glad they did. I just wish they had generals, some type of elite Vehicon soldier like the Clone commanders from Star Wars.
     
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    For characters that are little more than generics and cannon fodder, I really enjoy the TFP Vehicons' designs - especially since there are both land and air versions of them.
     
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    They need more color at least. Like what they did with the "Drones" in War for Cybertron.
     
  5. DepthWave

    DepthWave Decepticon Storm Trooper.

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    The mouth's hole is really strange.
     
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    I don't think they even have mouths.
     
  7. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    They did until movie Prime ripped them off
     
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    Vehicons are the best troop-builder type to ever grace a TF series. It would be great if one or more Vehicons wound up transcending their drone status and developing into proper characters.

    Also, I wish people would stop calling them 'Steve'.
     
  9. DepthWave

    DepthWave Decepticon Storm Trooper.

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    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    They still need to give them more vehicle types to turn into. Truck, helicopter, boat, skateboard...
     
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    My exact thoughts.
     
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    We need Vehicon generals (STRIKA).

    Also I think introducing Autotroopers, acting as their Autobot counterparts, would be cool.
     
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    I love their designs, both in (car) alt-mode and robot mode. Haven't really gotten a clear view of the aerial alt-mode.

    There are a couple things I would like to see Prime do with them. For one, I would like at least one of them to get a bit of a spotlight. A name of some sort, maybe show it rise through the ranks and get a customized bodyframe, and then eventually his own unique one.

    I would also like to see a female one at some point. Doesn't need to be named, or have any plot significance. Just something in the background where one of them happens to have a female voice. That's all. I think that despite being incredibly minor and superficial, it would really help towards universe building. Airachnid, after all, is a female Decepticon, so why not a female Vehicon?

    I like the idea of Autroopers, too. They're making them for Kreo, may as well add them. The fact that the Autobots are so outnumbered just bothers me.
     
  14. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    They are oddly one of the best character designs from this show even if they are canon fodder mooks.
     
  15. Meta777

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    I love the Vehicon's designs. The combination of sleek, purple ad menacing fits the absolute bill, and their facial design is very neat too :D 

    I also like the aesthetic differences between car, jet and miner. Pretty neat :) 

    My only real complaint is their decay; they started out great (One-on-one against f*cking Bulkhead), but then they started sucking XD
     
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    toaster It's Hip to be Square !

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    I thought they were badass in Darkness Rising. Unfortunately, there only competition in terrible soldiers are the stormtroopers.
     
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    Yeah that's starting to get annoying. It was cute at first but now people are just forcing it.
     
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    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    I think Vehicons are the best redshirts/stormtroopers/cannon fodder soldiers ever. My only suggestion is that they should have different colored Vehicons to symbolize what rank they are.

    Vehicon generals are a great idea, too.
     
  19. Prime Jetscream

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    Yeah, but not like, ugly colors like yellow or orange, or anything that neon, unless they were just in small areas of the Vehicon, not all over. :p  /minirant
     
  20. DepthWave

    DepthWave Decepticon Storm Trooper.

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    They should ask KnockOut for that.
     

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