Why Protoforms? Why not cybertronian alts?

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  1. Jolt Customs

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    Hey,
    i have a question:
    Why don't transformers enter earth as Cybertronian cars/trucks and what not? why do they become protoforms?

    Let me know wat you think :D 
     
  2. eagc7

    eagc7 TF Movies Fan/Supporter

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    Due to Budget (Money) they cant Turn into Vechiles or Have Diffrent forms and Shapes
     
  3. Jolt Customs

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    HAHAHAH i see... cybertronian recessions hit so hard they had to come to earth with no clothes:p 
     
  4. Optimal Tucker

    Optimal Tucker Optimal Optimus

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    it was shown in BW and in the movies

    "Protoform" is low energy consumption. Safer for space travel.

    You can consider folded up space rock their cybertron mode if it makes you feel better about the movies.
     
  5. Shadow25

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    The technicalities of their travel don't matter much to me, but it makes sense from a budget standpoint- I wouldn't want to spend a lot of money animating and modeling those if they would only appear for a very short time. And money is precious in a CGI heavy movie like this.
     
  6. vektsilver

    vektsilver Transorganic member

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    lol thats a fact from the land of make believe. To make the protoform versions is just as costly as making one that looks like it transforms and for the most part they may have tried their are so many variations on the bots.

    Its just the movie doesnt really know what transformers are it doesnt get the appeal of what has made them popular they are only focused on . oooooh its big robots hence the alt modes are really unimportant for the most part.
     
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    and it also explains why there are two long hauls
     
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    actually it has been clearly stated that it cost too much money to make different models for their "protoform" modes, so they made one single protoform model to use for all

    it isn't like "oh lets piss off the fans"
     
  9. Sso02V

    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

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    But I thought that was how the moviemakers decided on everything they did.
     
  10. Moy

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    Robots from autospace, :lol , when arriving into new worlds individually, protect themselves withing pods, or protoforms. It's the safest method of travel, it protects the robots from any unknown harm when entering through an atmosphere.

    And above all else, it creates explosions!
     
  11. Starscreamer95

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    Brilliant explanation. :lol 
     
  12. boxerperson

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    Honestly, it makes sense. For one, it's really just an atmospheric re-entry mode. It has also been demonstrated to be a pretty effective weapon, and since meteorites entering our atmosphere is a pretty common occurance, it could also be used for stealth. So long as the meteors don't come crashing through Big Ben or in the middle of a car dealership or some guy's pool.

    I see the protoforms as a quick entry mode, kind of like the ODSTs from Halo. The Transformers can kit-up and quickly format once they've arrived.
     
  13. Kungfu Dinobot

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    Naw, that is how Hasbro's been making Transformers decisions since G2. The fact that anything post-G1 is enjoyed by some fans is just un/luck.
     
  14. Torque

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    cause trucks cant fly.
     
  15. Tkemert20

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    Thread won.
     
  16. Driftx3

    Driftx3 lord of all things robot

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    Because Bay is a terrible film maker and his movies make no sense.
     
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    Or maybe it's so that certain posters have yet something else pointless and unimportant to nitpick and whinge about.
     
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    So just like G1. Or most any TF series honestly.
     
  19. Jolt Customs

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    So if motormaid Arcee had been shown as a protoform it would have looked the same as optimus primes?!?
     
  20. eagc7

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    yup :p 

    i aslo belive Demolishor would looked like these Decepticosn protoforms if we had seen his protoform mode
     

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