Dumb transformers questions

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Smokeyoreo18, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. CyberstormSM

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    In FoC he says that his WFC body's axe made a sacrifice that will not be forgotten, so who knows?
     
  2. Zentropy

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    Are there any references to what the Beast Wars characters looked like before getting stranded on Earth and adopting organic alt modes? Were they mechanical beasts like the G1 Predacons, or Cybertronian vehicles?

    I don't like the whole mechanorganic amalgam that forms the core concept of Beast Wars (my brain simply rejects it as stupid), but I might enjoy exploring the characters' backstories before they were forced into such a ridiculous compromise.
     
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    Yeah they were vehicles back on Cybertron, although there were smaller than the G1 Autobots and Decepticons after the war ended.
     
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    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

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    Thank you, that's interesting. Is there any media that tells the story or provides illustration?
     
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    The original Beast cartoons (kind of) showed how they were still in non-organic alt-modes like reusing G1 bots for generics or having more mechanical looks compared to the main Beast Wars cast, as well as there smaller sizes and how the Autobot-turned-Maximal government was sketchy as fuck.
    Meanwhile the only other one I can think of showing this was the issue from the timeline's comic and the (really old) "Theft of the Golden Disk" short.
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    There is Beast Wars Uprising, but that's a very different take on Beast Wars.
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  6. Zentropy

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    Hey, thanks! That's some antiquated animation, but was actually pretty insightful.
     
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    Maybe someone already asked this question but how do Transformers see in they're alt modes?
     
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    I like to think that they might have optical sensors installed in places of their vehicle modes (in the case of cars and trucks it's easy cuz they might have optical sensors in either their windshields or their headlights).
     
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    But shouldn't that also mean that Optimus Prime should be able to see behind himself in robot mode?
     
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    ???
     
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    I think it still works as line of vision the same reason why they still use their mirrors in alt mode
     
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    let me clarify if Optimus has cameras built into his truck mode then those cameras should still be there when he's in robot mode, allowing him to see things behind him.
     
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    There's a TF: Timelines boxset of figures showing the Maximals' Cybertronian modes. The set is called Dawn of Future's Past.
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    Man I’d really love WFC/CHUG updates of these guys.
     
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    Then pray for a full Unicron Trilogy revival that gets to Cybertron/Galaxy Force so we can get them from GenSelects
     
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    Well, I feel like they would be turned off when he transforms to robot mode in order to allow him to focus on what his robot optics detect.
     
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    I remember seeing a quote a long time ago, maybe on the tfers wiki, but I cannot find it.. it was a response to “Till all are one” (IIRC) where it said: you were all focused on becoming one, now you will become none. What was it exactly and who said it? Where did they say that?
     
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    I get that, but couldn’t see how the front of his cab ended up on his back to allow him to see behind himself.
     
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    He was saying that in regards to Zeta Prime, who owned the axe before him. IIRC.

    His hands transform out of his headlights though. Unless you're referring to one very specific toy where they end up on his back.
     
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    His sensor system is directed from his Cranial module when he is in robot mode
    Sensors not cameras