Possible Reason why Topspin has Leadfoots head

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Sound Wub, Jun 24, 2017.

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  1. Noideaforaname

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    I'm surprised this Wrecker mashup is getting so much attention while nobody has a problem with Canopy and Nitro Zeus doing literally the same exact thing.

    Too bad they didn't change up the colors or at least get rid of the sponsor logos or something (a Nascar hanging out in Cuba??), let this new bot actually be a new bot instead of just confusing everybody.
     
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    I guess one of the reasons why is Top Spin had a pretty distinctive alt mode. How many other robots scanned a Nascar vehicle decked out in guns? An Autobot scanning a dump truck is pretty believable and Boss' form didn't really receive a whole lot of screen time so people are probably more open to that as opposed to the lazy Top Spin head swap.
     
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    No one has issues with it because Canopy was colored different and didn't have the dump truck parts on his arms or big wheeled on him like Longhaul. They made an attempt to make him look different. Same with Nitro. Only thing about him that was identical was his head from Soundwave. But also colored different. The Bot in cuba was an exact copy of TopSpin with a Leadfoot head. They didn't even try to recolor the body or even the red on the Leadfoot head lol.
     
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    IMO canopy may use long haul body but they changed him enough to know it isn't Long Haul. Different head, different color, big pile of rubble on his back. No confusion what so ever with him. Topspin has a pretty specific alt mode. So his bot mode is also specific to just him. The Cuba bot had that with just a different head.
     
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    an extra layer of intrigue to all of this is topspin never spoke in dotm so he very well could have sounded like this. sometimes i feel they do this stuff intentionally just to mess with us!
     
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    Big Billy Bullshit. That is the reason.
     
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    Meanwhile, a whole new model is made for a Plane Autobot, who literally does nothing but fall on his face.
     
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    The credits list him as Volleybot, so it is altogether possible that he is a completely different character to Topspin.

    That being said, the DOTM credits listed the other Wreckers as "Leadfoot/Target" and "Roadbuster/Amp" so it's possible that "Volleybot" is like those other secondary names.
     
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    They thought no one would notice.
     
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    Because they don't care. Occam's Razor....
     
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    And that old fart of a military tank... I suppose he rambles on for a bit... then Burton does... to which Cade has to ask "What are you smoking?"
     
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    It's possible he's supposed to be a completely new Wrecker, one of the new Transformers who recently came to Earth who just resembles the Wreckers we already know and love and we are just taking it all wrong, hence the different name.
     
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    I GOT THIS!!!

    "Proceeds to fall on face"
    That part to me was pretty funny for some reason
     
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    Okay I was wrong, the plane's not a new model, it's a shrunken down Jetfire with modded head/wings. But it tricked me into thinking it was new for an hour, unlike Franken-wrecker.

    Also Franken-wrecker is in the movie for longer than Onslaught is.
     
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    Onslaught looked quite sad when he died.
    At least he spoke once...That's something...
     
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    Of course, If I was beheaded I'd look sad too
     
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    I really wish it was Roadbuster that appeared, not Topspin. Especially with that new head, like EHHHHRRRRR.

    Listen closely, it was actually Roadbuster who got the most lines in.
     
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    I didn't even realize it was Topspin until I read some posts here. I just thought it was a new autobot. I like that it was a survivor from the past, but yeah the head alteration seems to weaken the value to me. Is he def. referred by name as Topspin in the movie or in credits?

    My own guess is that they realized they messed up by killing Leadfoot off, they liked his head more (had more personality, or at least i think so) and they put it on the body.
     
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    Nope he isn't. We're just hoping/assuming it's Topspin. Many sources say it is, but they're probably just guessing...
     
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