SFTE Update : Nelson's Transformers 3 Chicago Set Visit

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SilverOptimus, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Shatterkick

    Shatterkick TFW2005 Supporter

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    Though to be fair they are perfectly well derived words unlike 'Rodimus':

    Optimus = the regular Latin masculine form of 'optimum'
    Mega- = a fairly common scientific prefix, -tron = a fairly common scientific suffix
    Star + scream = no explanation needed!
    Iron + hide = 'tough skinned'

    'Rodimus' is just a badly derived analogy of 'Optimus' from 'Hot Rod' as we all well know...
     
  2. MekaGojira3k

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    The Ferrari is the band Rush? awesome.
     
  3. BB Shockwave

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    RUSH?
    - Then where is Mega Man?

    Seriously, at first I was mad that again we get no-names like Mudflap or Jolt instead of famous characters.

    Then a friend reminded me... at least we don't get to see characters we have known and loved for 25 years butchered into horrible sterotypes. I mean, G1 Skids probably cries himself to sleep every night since 2009 July.
     
  4. Foster

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    Red Barchetta > Ferrari
     
  5. Mechafire

    Mechafire Tarnished Moderator News Staff

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    Rush? Huh. Interesting. I personally don't really care that it' a new name, I just hope the character is good.
     
  6. G1Wheeljack

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    Well I guess Protoman's wallet can breathe a sigh of relief now. Rush is an interesting name for a TF, now let the Mega Man jokes begin!
     
  7. wildfly

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    So a blue crane with a French accent isn't a classic character?
     
  8. Eric

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    :lol  This is great. More disappointing news, I say! :popcorn 

    Poor Protoman.
     
  9. Deadend

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    Woot! Sounds awesome, can't wait to see it in theaters. Hell yes to Carly! Hell yes to Rush! All around I'm excited. No Hot Rod to get prime killed! =D
     
  10. Brave Magnus

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    Eh, they could do better than **S*. Part of me wanted to be Hot Rod/Rodimus. Oh well.
    Is that Bee poster part of the campaign? Nice!!
     
  11. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Here's another thing - the character DOES have a primarily red color scheme. Maybe he'll be a tip of the hat to a character like Blaster, who embodies the Spirit of the Radio.
     
  12. Gligamesh51

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    Is Bay a Rush fan? Should have been Overdrive.

    Or Gears?

    Or Pipes?

    Or Cosmos?

    Or Skylynx?

    Or Seaspray?
     
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    I see the conversation going like this...

    MB: "Hey Nelson, do me a favor?"
    N: "Sure thing MB, what do you need?"
    MB: "There's TOO much happy in fanland with the NASCAR guys and the Prime Trailer. Let's piss off the nerds."
    N: "I could tell them that Rosie is a certain someone."
    MB: "Yeah I like that... but why don't you leak out a name for the 458 too."
    N: "Soundwave?"
    MB: "You already did that one with Alice... just make something up... I'm in a rush to get back to a meeting."
    N: "Rush it is..."
     
  14. Chris B

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    I'm not really feeling the name Rush. Personally, I'd rather they were calling him Hot Shot if they couldn't use Hot Rod. Oh well.
     
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    I really hope Rush is a code name for Rodimus. Please let that be true.
     
  16. turbobungle

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    Hmmm.... Sounds all good to me.... I love the Hot Rod/Rodimus character, but I didn't think the name would suit a Ferrari, unless it had a daft engine sticking out the bonnet and flames up the side, but even then its an exotic, superb handling sports car, not a Rod. New character? All good. Rush? All good. Driving a Ferrari is a rush! :)  Just my opinion...
     
  17. Vladakris

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    Maybe its Rodimush? and they shortened it to Rush? I just hope rush is a dude. Finally an amazing car being in this movie, and its gonna be a chick-bot no thanks.........
     
  18. PrimulArchangel

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    I highly doubt it would have been hot rod anyways . Sideswipe wasnt red, ironhide was red, ratchet wasnt white, jazz wasnt white... I wouldnt be surprised if the farrari was TRACKS, Sunstreaker, PROWL, Smokescreen, ect. lol Bay likes to do things weird it seems and change things up..
    Rush is a pretty Craptastic name for a character, first thing that poped in my head was Jackie Chan :lol 
     
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    Autobot Rush: Expensive Communication Expert. Thought to be rather pompous by other 'bots, this self-proclaimed leader of the Autobots recently overcame a dark-energon addiction, as well as the loss of his audio receptors. He frequently fluctuates in size from a minivan to a ferrari. He recently married a fembot several stellar-cycles younger than himself. Archnemesis is Obamaslaught the Sixchanger Decepticon.
     
  20. megabot6969

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    RUSH, Really? I guess the three Nascar Transformers are called Quick, Speedy, and Hurry. So many names to choose from Hot Rod, Chase, Overdrive, Cliffjumper, and Smokescreen.