Was just thinking about Beast Wars...

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  1. Torque

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    What do you think their alt modes would be if, instead of being animals, each character would take on for an alt mode? Some are easy, but others... I'm iffy on quite a few of them. I figure:

    Cheetor-Futuristic Car ala Transtech
    Rattrap-Motorcycle
    Rhinox-Tank of some sort? or an SUV?
    Optimus Primal-Maybe he's the SUV...
    Dinobot-again, not sure... perhaps another car? something pointy and awesome... special kind of car? dunno
    Tigatron-same car as Cheetor
    Airazor-Plane
    Silverbolt-Jet
    Depthcharge-Submarine
    Tigerhawk-Flying Car? lol. maybe a helicopter

    Megatron-Hate to say it, but tank.
    Terrorsaur-Jet
    Blackarachnia-Motorcycle
    Tarantulas-Motorcycle
    Scorponok-Dunno if theres a way around Giant Scorpion
    Inferno-Psychotic evil firetruck makes me laugh
    Quickstrike-Racecar of some sort
    Dinobot II-same as Dinobot
    Waspinator-Jet?
    Rampage-Tank
    Ravage-cassette of course!
     
  2. Wyvern

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    Some of those characters have already been shown with non beast alt modes... Botcon 2006.
     
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    the botcon set wasn't anything inspiring imo, especially dinobot and waspinator. terrible, terrible choices. actually, all of them were pretty bad choices save for maybe Primal
     
  4. Torque

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    kinda why I started this thread lol
     
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    Yeah some of the choices weren't too great. However, they're official. From that set Optimus Primal and Megatron are the best.... and very awesome.

    I was just thinking that Rhinox would be great if he used the Classics Onslaught mold. Inferno can use the Classics Inferno mold lol.
     
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    I like Dinobot as a helicopter. His spinning tail weapon always made me think of rotor blades.
     
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    Dude, Dinobot and Waspinator were two of the best from that set.
     
  8. Dolza_Khyron

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    this is exactly why i like beast wars, it had neat and abnormal altermodes that are still not used again today, especially on the account that they are beasts! :lol 

    USV's, car, truck, motorcycle, jets. it all sounds just so generic.

    we always seem to have the same altermodes now a days over and over again.

    maybe optimus prime should be a big effen blimp!

    we need more creativity with altermodes!

    i like ones like, the snow plow sentinal prime! there is something we haven't had much!

    or the bi plane, that was pretty cool!

    but we keep getting the same vehicles over and over again. and we're not getting any new characters lately either. saddens me, but at least with the new movie they decided to go with Que, and what ever the new name is for mirage. at least this way we got new characters to look forward to.

    while it is cool to see the originals in toy form again and again, we are also lacking the creativity of new characters and new alter modes lately.

    you know, beast wars was full of new characters, with new alter modes, even if some of them shared the names of the original, the characters themselves were completely new and different.

    optimus as a bat, lion, monkey, gorilla, and mammoth, for example. we got some unique takes on that character. we still had the basic look in robot mode, but each toy had a neat new animal it turned into.

    it seems that transformers is loosing it's creativity, in order to cater towards the g1 fans. they know that people want to see the older characters, and they forget to add new ones. but we have gotten a few new characters lately.

    breakdown, *which while he shares the name of an earlier character, it is name only* knockoff? *or is it out?* lol skyquake was pretty, again basically just a name sake, bulkhead, with tfa and prime's bulkheads both being entirely different characters, and different takes on the same name, while still being very similar.

    but we really haven't had new characters lately, with never used alt modes in awhile have we?

    and that is why i liked beast wars! we had so many unique molds! you had birds, and more then one! too! you had 2 shark molds, with one of them being remolded, THREE TIMES! bufflo's, rhino's, dogs, wolves, *with the wolf and dog, while being the same mold, are also, entirely DIFFERENT sculpts too!

    idk i just think beast wars was when they were being the most creative.

    now a days we just get the same generic alt modes.

    yay for soundwave being a car? nothing cool like a new style jet or anything? at least in tf prime he's a spy plane. that's an alt mode we haven't seen before!
     
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    i totally agree, then again, i love those machine wars jets :lol 
     
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    Yeah but those were their Cybertronian modes. This thread might be more interesting if it was a "what would be their contemporary Earth modes?"
     
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    Cheetor would easily be a sports car of some sort. Hell, some have already made an Earth-mode Cheetor out of Drift:

     
  12. Goldlock

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    This! It's true, they are just so repetitive nowadays...guess that's why Transtech is still so appealing to me - vehicles, but nothing like the same cycle of mundane choices that we're usually presented with.

    I'd like to see a tractor TF (good choice for Rhinox!), or maybe a few more mechanised animals ala the original Dinobots...

    On topic though;

    Dinobot - should be something fast, lightweight & strong (reflecting his Deinonychus mode): so some kind of trike?
    Rattrap - seems to fit a motorbike.
    Rhinox - tractor! :D 
    Cheetor - fast car.
    Primal - Botcon worked for him.
    Megs - i'd say a construction vehicle would fit more than a tank tbh...
    Waspinator - Hornet fighter jet. :p 
    Scorponok - mobile artillery.
     
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    Dinobot would be a corvette. Megatron would be a dodge ram
     
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    Maximals
    Primal - A long-nosed tow truck
    Rattrap - An off-road dirt bike
    Rhinox - An armored bulldozer
    Cheetor - A small, sleek sports car
    Silverbolt - A V-22 Osprey
    Depth Charge - A speedboat with mounted weaponry
    Nightscream - Some sort of techno-organic bat-jet

    Predacons
    Megatron - An anti-aircraft missile truck
    Dinobot - A military Humvee
    Waspinator - An F-35 with suspiciously wasp-like detailing
    Terrorsaur - A sleeker style of fighter jet than Waspinator
    Rampage - A massive tank with sharpened cow-catchers
    Scorponok - An excavator with a drill attachment
    Tarantulus - A four-wheeled motorcycle with side-mounted weapons
    Blackarachnia - A sleeker version of Tarantulus's alt-mode
    Quickstrike - A Buffalo similar to Movie Bonecrusher
     
  15. Karhukjnsi

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    Wait so like vehicles? That could possibly work, maybe "Machine Wars" or "Beast Machines", hmm...
     
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    Ok, I hate the Cheetor character, but that looks AMAZING! I'd buy it!
     

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