The Big Red Autobot Fire Truck in TF3

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by RebelMan, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. NCStarscream

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    I mean...cool, but this is just shaping up to have more of the primary problem ROTF had: a ton of 'bots with 5 seconds of screen time each, rather than giving a decent bit of coverage to a more limited number of characters.
     
  2. Red Alert

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  3. Thundercrackah

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    Another Autobot?! Jeez, I'm starting to think most of these guys won't even get a single line.

    He looks cool though.
     
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    I depends ROTF tried to make every character out to be some sort of bad ass but it failed to do so given the lack of screen time for many characters. But if they just had some guys just stay grunts and not pull pull what they did with Side Swipe by having 10 seconds of f**king awesome footage only to then go sit in the back ground the rest of the film I think it will be fine.
     
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    OMG, hope its Inferno!
     
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    At last Ironhide!
     
  7. RipCurl

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    hmm german firetruck ? german car scientist guy hmm hmm ¬_¬

    I hope hes inferno rather than pyro.

    Not very in disguise though , is it
     
  8. Anguirus

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    Man, you guys are going to be pissed. There are SO many fanwank cameos in this movie who are each going to wind up murdered in 15 seconds, lol.

    I'm all for it, personally, because my entrance into the TF fandom came through The Transformers: The Movie. :D 

    Yay Inferno! (I mean, what else are they going to call him, Fire Convoy?)
     
  9. MenasorMaster

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    Actually its a austrian firetruck not a german.
     
  10. Anguirus

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    To clarify: RotF's problem was not that it failed to give enough screen time/dialogue to every robot, but that it failed to give screen time/dialogue to more than five robots, with the likes of Ironhide and even Bumblebee getting severely sidelined. Ten or so Transformers characters and 30-40 redshirts with MAYBE a shouted line or "SHEEAGH!" each is the way to go. Just like G1, use unimportant characters to look cool, spout one-liners, and die dramatically, and give the characters who have been sitting around for two films already parts in the story.

    Hopefully, the Decepticon thugs will look a little more creative than just protoforms this time. And with all these cool Autobots around, Shockwave, Starscream, etc. can get their murder on.
     
  11. Fort Max

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    Very nice, very cool looking.

    Who wants to go out on a limb right now and say this'll be the third leader class figure. :lol 
     
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    ^ I'd cry but there aren't enough tears.

    Eh, Long Haul and Blackout were big boys, but they didn't get Leaders because they're not important enough. Shockwave got a press release already. :p 
     
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    That is one big ass fire truck. Unless he's a leader class toy (which is probably unlikely) I imagine we'll have similar scale issues as voyager Blackout. :( 

    The Autobots also weren't really involved in the final battle, except for standing around and shooting at things. From the looks of it, TF3 should give us more action with the Autobots directly involved, which should help their screentime. Although, it's a pretty safe bet that a good number of the 'bots won't be thoroughly fleshed out as characters. Personally, I'm okay with that as long as those who are the most important to the story get their fair share of development.
     
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    I like it! I've always enjoyed firetrucks in the TF lines, so I hope this guy get a nice figure. And yeah, count me in for the "I hope its Inferno" club.
     
  15. Fort Max

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    If they call it Pyro I won't mind, it certainly looks more like him then Inferno.
     
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    Well like you say he totally dwarfs Ironhide in length and height. There was the old photo from way back that had all the Autobots lined up with Starscream in the back and you could see the Topkick was close to the size of Prime's truck mode. This thing is way bigger than Optimus in all aspects, IMO. He also looks quite a bit bigger than Bonecrusher's alt. mode (27ft long).

    Maybe this is who that giant blue leg thing is.
     
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    Given it's size, is it possible that it's two Autobots, or that a part of it is something other than a robot?
     
  18. Jazz Hands

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    Aw man, that's awesome stuff right there! Hope to god he gets a robot mode, that engine is kick ass
     
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    Or an undersized Voyager a la Blackout.:cool: 
     
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    Is that a Stone Cold reference on the side?