Random Transformers Thoughts

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Venixion, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Queen Prime

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    My life is all Transformers, the phrases I say and the puns I make, it is all Transformers lol
    ROLL OUT!!!!!
     
  2. Override Prime

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    I was going to make a comment about how dumb it would be to make a G.I. Joe scaled Starscream, since it would end up being Titan classed. Then I realized I would probably buy it anyway, just to panel line the crap out of it and call it Underbase Starscream. And I KNOW I'm not the only one.
     
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    I moved house last year so a lot of stuff is in storage. If I find the magazine, I'll post some photos for you.

    I bought Cyberverse Shockwave last year and found the function section interesting. The English section states his function is Twisted Scientist but the next language, French I think, says, "Commandant Adjoint Stratege" which I believe translates to English as Joint Military Strategist.

    It's interesting in that his G1 tech specs and various profiles gave him the function of Military Strategist. It's just strange that 3 of the languages give him the scientist function while that second one harks back to his G1 function.

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    On a related note, I always found it interesting that G1 Shockwave and Prowl both held the function of Military Strategist and both were portrayed as having logical personalities. I do wish Prowl's fictional appearances held closer to that portrayal instead of the whiney prick he's usually written as.

    Here they are in action...

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    Just mulling over an idea I had regarding a bar, and I thought of IDW Swerve... do Transformers have off-hours? I know they need to recharge every now and then (at least in some continuities), but do they actually need any concept of "last orders" or "after hours party"?
     
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  5. CyberstormSM

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    Optimus Prime's name before receiving the Matrix should be Convoy. :cool: 
     
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    How do Transformers get their names anyway?
     
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    Not my first choice but better than Orion Pax. I hate that name.
     
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  8. Rewind Eject

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    I like to imagine three of Cybertron's colonies as mega structures.

    Velocitron as a topopolis, like a giant spaghetti strand looping several times around the sun.

    Gigantotron as a classic Dyson Shell.

    And Combatotron as a Shkadov Thruster. Uses a giant sail to thrust an entire solar system across space.
     
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    Vector Sigma calls four Primes to a room deep inside Cybertron with the ploy that they will find some ancient artifact or knowledge about the past.
    When they arrive it closes the doors and won't let them out before they come with a name.
     
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    I hope someone has footage of the deadlock 48-hour session that resulted in Bumblebee.
     
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    When a transformers.. transforms, and it's head goes into its body, does it head remain active and it controls things there, or does the head go dormant and it spreads the head functions out ?
    (like does it use the head lights as eyes or does the head see a screen that views the world through the windshield?)
     
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    Why do Transformers always need to scan vehicles with the same colour and size as them? Why can't we have say, Bumblebee scan a red car or Starscream a tank?

    Not that it suits their characters, but it makes more sense in a setting where you have robots hiding in plain sight waiting to kill you.
     
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    IIRC, in one comic Optimus scans a grey truck and transforms into a red one anyway, the colors are a personal choice.

    As far as forms, they never gain new abilities by scanning new alts. 'Bee could scan a plane, but he still couldn't fly.

    They don't seem to like mass shifting into things bigger than their robot modes either. Probably takes extra Energon.
     
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    Let's ignore transformers series Energon... That broke all the rules.
     
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    Energon the fuel, not the series. Don't know why that autocapitalized.
     
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    I presume its smart to have a idiot always trying to take you over it deters others from trying when they see you kick his scrap. Also he likes that starscreams a submissive little worm. Makes Megatron feel bad ass.
     
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    "Científico perverso"

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    I think Sideswipe Japanese name, Lambor actually sounds cooler than the US name of Sideswipe.

    Are there any TFs that use a beam saber as their main melee weapon?
     
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    Windblade and Arcee off the top of my head.
    Some versions of the Dinobots swords seem like beam swords. Megatron and Hot Rod had one each in TF:TM but only used them in one scene each and none of the toys had them.
     
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    Those came close to what I think of, but I want some nice TF beam saber action like these:

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