Were heights ever given to the BW characters?

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  1. Sideswipe80

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    I remember reading somewhere Rattrap was supposed to be 5ft?
     
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    I don't remember any official source, but based on episodes like "The Agenda," I think they were all Micromaster-sized. Optimal Optimus and Transmetal 2 Megatron were the only ones of comparable size to their G1 counterparts. When, for example, Cheetor transformed, he was the same size as a normal cheetah. I'm not sure there was any mass-shifting in BW. Rattrap didn't shrink down to normal-rat size when he transformed.
     
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    Can you use the height of the hominids as reference?
     
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    How tall were they supposed to be? I can't remember if Rattrap was bigger or shorter than them. I figure Depth Charger was 10ft and Optimal Optimus 15ft?
     
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    Bearing in mind Protohumans are smaller than regular humans.

    Basing off of that, BW characters were roughly human sized. I say human instead of micromaster, because some were tall, some were short. Rattrap's probably shorter than the average middle-aged man. Primal's probably the same, for example.

    Megatron, however, was always huge even in his first body. In his first Transmetal form, Blackarachnia (a roughly human-sized character) barely comes up past his knees. And Ramage and Depth Charge are pretty damn big, as well. Probably closer to the size of a below-average height Autobot. In Deep Metal there's a scene where Cheetor and Depth Charge are next to eachother, and Depth Charge is easily three times Cheetor's height.

    I even have images of group shots of all characters in all their bodies together in group-photos for in-scale perspective of the characters.
     
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    Can you post those? I've always been interested in the heights of Transformers. Not sure why lol.
     
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    Some years ago, there was a website that did list heights for a lot of the main BW show characters; unfortunately I have no idea where the hell it is now. The only one I can remember is that Quickstrike was 2 metres tall.
     
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    I believe these are those pics Split Lip spoke of that I have attached.
     

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    Yuppers. Thanks!


    Though the perspective should be taken into account, that gives good enough understanding.
     
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    thanks guys!
     
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    It showed Cheetor & Tigatron next to real Cheatas & Tigers. Use that as comparison. I always figured Primal & Rhinox's alt modes were the same size as the real rhinos/gorillas. The Predacon sizes were all too small (Megs) or too large (waspy/tarantulus) compared to the real life version of their alt mode.
     
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    Well there was no mass shifting in Beast Wars, so that alone gives us a good frame of reference.
    I think most of the height estimates mentioned already are probably quite accurate.
    Optimal Optimus was huge though. Probably not far off a full size G1 Autobot car, although not quite as big as Optimus Prime.
    Blackarachnia and Rattrap are the smallest I would say.
     
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    Oh yes there was. Maybe not in heights, but Dinobot's transformation only exists by mass-shifting. And parts would frequently enlarge or shrink to help asthetics of both modes.

    I know what people mean by no mass-shifting in BW, but it still... grabs me when people say it.
     
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    Hmmm, will need to re-watch a few episodes to check that out.
     
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    Blackarachnia.

    Need I say more? :lol 
     
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    Ah, the only type of mass shifting that will ALWAYS be acceptable...:lol 
     
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    I assume you are referring to her breasts? :p 
     
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    Dude, her entire body.

    Her legs come from nowhere, as do her arms. Her abdomen goes from bulbous to a thin hourglass frame, and her body, again, no way the spider body and torso are the same part.
     

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