Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Digilaut, Mar 2, 2015.
The what section, you say? Should I be as excited by that as I want to be?
Well, I haven't got it yet, but there's images around the net of it, and
Blackarachnia in season 1 and 2 BW colors is there, and an Infero based on the Waspinator model is there too.
It's not an exact one-to-one swap, and there are more heads now.
So in the AAII, these were the heads:
G1 Sky Lynx
BW Neo Stampy
Some version of Cheetor
And now (I'm not able to identify them all)
[White Decepticon with drill on forehead]
[Pink Female Autobot]
[Blue & Gray Autobot]
[Giant Purple-Headed Decepticon]
[Black & Gray head Autobot]
It's neat, but it's not a big a deal as you probably think.
Oh, I don't think it's gonna be, really. I expect mostly "repaints", one or two at most. I don't see DJW completely designing a bunch of new characters for this project, but I'm also interested in pretty much anything new in the TFA world. Haven't been interested in very much in the TF fandom since it ended.
Nope. As mentioned, not only is it different characters and lineup, but even the same characters have been redone. Sky Lynx for example is completely different.
I need a toy of that Inferno...provided they can retool his alt. mode to look more like an ant.
I need to see what this RID Based Strongarm looks like. This is interesting since they already had a Strongarm based on the Energon version? Though they could rename the Energon version Blastarm?
As I mentioned upthread, there's a character model of the other Strongarm only a few pages before the menu, and he's named Strongarm there. She just has a headshot, no name, so maybe she gets renamed. It's a pretty literal translation of her RID head drawn DJW style.
Just name her Armstrong!
Did she play college lob?
Must...resist...urge to....make..... Full....Metal.....Alchemist joke!
Hurray! My book just arrived, here, in Brazil!!
It looks amazing (fast look on all pages), now I need to read it
I'm surprised nobody's posted this already, because I was dying to know, but the new character bios are:
First Aid (Bumblebee body with new head)
Nook and Nightwatch (squirrel Casettebots)
Sights (Laserbeak recolour)
Drift (Blurr body with new head)
Nightbeat (Arcee body with new head based on the original toy)
The Motor Master
Skipjack (all-new Construticon)
Mirror Optimus Prime
Mirror Sari Sumdac(kind of...)
Mirror Isaaac Sumdac
Furthermore, Mirror Megatron (seemingly based on Ultra Magnus' inner body colourscheme?), Starscream (coloured like Sky Garry) and Autoroopers (or Deceptroopers, as it were) have a picture but no bio.
There is a new section of Predacons that introduces Antagony and Inferno. Both have the Waspinator body with a new head based on Inferno's animation model, though they have no bios. It also shows that Blackarachnia adopts her Beast Wars colour scheme upon returning to Cybertron,
Another section shows the Stunticons in their G2 colour-schemes, with Motor Master wearing the Wingblade jetpack (it seems they were protoypes cancelled by Sentinel).
The Maccadam's Oil House page features a host of new characters, although the only one i can identify that hasn't already been mentioned by someone else is Liazack. Interestingly, Chromia has been redrawn, making her closer to her appearance in IDW, which is odd because she's shown as a straight redeco of Arcee in the bios.
New planets have been added to the map. Mostly IDW stuff like Ofsted XVII and the Kol System, although I can't find Kobol anymore and that makes me sad.
There's probably a heap of other new stuff, but it's hard to find because it's all mixed in with the old stuff.
Cool! Can't wait for mine to arrive!
I think it was already confirmed somewhere the Chromia was an error? I think the original 'blue Arcee' existed because that was based on a Japanese arcade game that did that, but somebody forgot to change the bio image to include the new head.
edit: Yay, book dropped on the doormat! Skimmed through it...great as usual. Of course, if you already own both versions this new one doesn't have the 'wow' factory anymore..but it's still nice to have it combined and with some additional stuff in it.
Some things I've noticed: the red and green Prowl bodytype guards, as well as the Jet Twins pre-flight modes have been redrawn, not sure if that was mentioned yet.
Slightly too bad the Great War pilot headshots have not been redone...which is kind of an awful thing of me to say, but really: a LOT has been redone, added or improved, so now those guys feel kind of off. My bitching ends here.
GREAT job by Jim, Bill, Josh Burrito-kun <3, Marcelo..etc. etc.
11/10 would read again.
And oh..Animated could DEFINITELY use another Botcon set. I really don't want to support Funpub anymore, but there's so much potential here. Nightbeat and Inferno look great!
I thought the Botcon Comic was supposed to come with this book?
It contains the 'AllSpark Almanac Addendum' content from the retail release of the BotCon comic, but not the comic itself.
I just got this book today..& it's totally worth it!
I didn't realised that it's a thick book with lotsa pages. I expected a thin paperback book. I got mine from Amazon with the discount.
After going through my Complete Almanac, it only makes me curse whatever gods exists for robbing us of a fourth season.
I said it earlier in the thread, but I'd love a second Botcon Animated set using designs from this book.
A second Botcon Animated set would be literally the best thing ever. The 2011 is quite possibly my favourite set of toys in existence. The one time TFCC have completely and utterly nailed it.
This is pretty much the only way I'd buy their products again.
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