About drift

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by hyruk, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. hyruk

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    Is drift a triple changer? Cuz he has four helicopter blades on his back but a few car parts on his robot mode.Also I read some where he transforms into a helicopter and also there is an upcoming toy of him with an helicopter alt mode
     
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    Yep :D 
     
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    Yeah,but he's a cybertronian helicopter
     
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    He is a Japanese Springer. And the new aesthetic meant a live-action Triple-Changer was easier to create.
     
  5. Starscream Gaga

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    Oh I like that....:D 
     
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    I still dont see how a robot with a giant bugati car part in the chest and no other vehicular parts in the rest of the body can transform into an helicopter...
    do we see him transform into the helicopter during the movie?
     
  8. primal789

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    Twice if I remember right
     
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    Yeah, he just sort flips around and it changes as he falls. Both times you see it at a distance iirc.
     
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    We are never going to get a triple-changing toy, are we?

    You'd think that the movie producers would work more closely with Hasbro's toy department with regard to the robots' designs... From those interviews, it seems that the robots get designed and then they leave it to the designers to work around them.
     
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    They said he was suppost to be a former Decepticon, but the entire movie he showed no signs of Decepticon.
     
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    The toy bio also says that he's a stategist and you don't see that either.

    They probably didn't want to do it in the movie as to not imitate Jetfire.

    It's hilarious because some posters kept on insisting how Drift is going to be important, how he's going to be Bludgeon how his face is a mask etc. and in the end he ended up as a regular old bot with a few action moves and a funny line.
     
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    I told everyone not to get their hopes up that Bay would explain the whole Con backstory. Its just added fluff Hasbro added to the toys to make them more appealing.
     
  14. tonyformer

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    Yeah I was one of those that wanted him to be more than he was. And I too thought the mask idea would have given him more character too. His face was way to plain and boring IMO.
     
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    As a matter of fact the filmmakers and Hasbro do work closely. In this case however it seems that the whole "transformerium" concept made it easier to cheat and just go with shape-shifting without regard to what part goes where. Before the designers had to take care about how to make the transformations work.
     
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    Drift was OK in the film, i just wished that he had more air time like Hound, the script for Drift was funny , like when Grimlock didnt transform into a Giant Car, haha
     
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    I think the reason they transformed like that is that the metal was still unstable and because they were really not a finished product yet. It seems all TFs or at least most of them were made out of this metal, but the power from the Cube is what completed them. Even transformers that were made from the Cube's power that were made out of Earth metals still transformed normally. I'm guessing here. So I think if these new TFs would have also been powered by the Cube, they would not have had this shape shifting type transformation.
     
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    Awww, I think I will feel the same way. I wanted him to be more of a crucial character as well... :( 
     
  19. Autoboticon

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    In the Video Game, ROTDS, Drift is against the order to grab a gun because he left that life for a more honorable one. Optimus commends Drift taking the way of the sword, but when Optimus leaves radio contact, Drift sighs how no matter where he goes, his past always is close behind.

    So I know you wanted it in the movie, but this is as close as it gets for him speaking of his past.
     
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    He does a flip off a big rock in the desert and turns into a helicopter when Optimus is ''calling all Autobots'' and he turns into a helicopter to help Bumblebee break into KSI Headquarters.