I was just perusing Derrick Wyatt's blog earlier today to view the Animated Prowl concept art gallery that he posted up, and I noticed that he let slip a few other enlightening tidbits in the Comments section that no-one seems to have mentioned yet: - Season Three might be some time coming: "Season 3 hasn't even been officially announced yet, so it's still quite a ways off." - Beachcomber's role in Season Three has been reduced to a non-speaking cameo or cut entirely: "I worked on Beachcomber's design with designer Irineo Maramba. He was going to be a total hippy slacker type. Unfortunately his speaking part in the early part of season 3 got cut for time. So, at this point, we don't know if he will even be in season 3 or not." - More Prowl design trivia: his ninja mask was inspired by GI Joe's Snake Eyes, his original concept design may have influenced the design for Animated Jazz, and the sidecar toy is coming and "looks totally perfect". - On Wyatt himself: he's been working on Animated since 2003 (UPDATE: 2006, actually) and still has a "very busy schedule" on it, but is keen to post more concept art in future, and maybe even do a book. - UPDATE: What we "know" about Season Three may be inaccurate: "A quick note about Rodimus, Cyclonus and season 3 in general. Take everything you guys are reading on the boards with a grain of salt. ALL the people posting spoilers that I have read so far have been putting up inaccurate info. Some WAY off. Even those with Hasbro connections and posters who have been a good source of information in the past seem to have gotten some REALLY bad info." Nice to hear from the man himself, but still, a bit disappointed about Season Three and Beachcomber. Still, I'm sure we'll see them both eventually.