Topspin or Volleybot?

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Sound Wub, Jul 4, 2017.

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Topspin or Volleybot

  1. Topspin

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  2. Volleybot

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  3. Twin Twist

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  1. RedWolf

    RedWolf Well-Known Member

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    *Shrug* If we believe Mearing it was the Wreckers that brought Sideswipe, Arcee trio, Skiids, Mudflap and Jolt to Earth aboard the Xantium. They never let them off base even during ROTF because they are assholes.

    I like to think Simmons, of all people, did what Cade is doing now. Hiding Autobots. Given Attinger had no qualms killing witnesses he brought the Wreckers to Cuba where the CIA's Cemetery Wind can't touch them somehow convincing Castro.

    Simmons can't move where he is as Intelligence agencies are watching him but he still wants to be part of saving the world. Sir Edmund Burke had his moment, Simmons had several.

    Now that Autobots are coming in droves the Wreckers isn't just Simmons responsibility.
     
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  2. BarricadeLives

    BarricadeLives i'm you! i'm your shadow!

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    again, i bring up the megatron & barricade evidence...they look nothing like their old selves...this helps strengthen the case that it is indeed topspin

    i do think the theory that they didn't feel like paying to make topspin talk makes sense to be honest..cheap bastards..

    all in good fun. it's topspin to me..just like sometimes i pretend in dotm some of the debris from when sentinel is destroying the nest base after murdering ironhide is pieces of the twins
     
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    But they don't have their old bodies with, say, Bonecrusher or Sounwave's head. Their faces are still recognisable, same as Optimus and Bumblebee's AOE upgrades. 'Volleybot' has a regocnisable face, but it isn't Topspin's.

    That doesn't even make sense. It doesn't matter which head was on the body, they still have to animate it regardless of whether it spoke in previous films. I doubt swapping a head and animating that works out cheaper than just animating the existing head.
     
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  4. evac167

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    All points for both sides are valid, but why use a body so recognizable? They could have used one of the junkheap bodies which they used in the beginning scene fighting bumblebee and again in the cuba scene where you seem the playing volleyball. They could have used a number of bots or bodies.
     
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    Alright mate, he's got feelings y'know!!
     
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  6. G1DeadEnd

    G1DeadEnd Bring on 5, 6, 7 & 8!

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    There is a third component ... the voice of this robot in question. Who voiced him, and is that the voice of either of the Wreckers from DOTM?
    If it's a new voice actor, I'll go with Volleybot. I do like the Twintwist idea though :thumb 
     
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    Its Steven Barr, He did not voice either of the 2 wreckers who spoke. Topspin did not speak in DOTM
     
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  8. G1DeadEnd

    G1DeadEnd Bring on 5, 6, 7 & 8!

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    Thank you, evac167!
     
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    He is the offspring of both Topspin and Leadfoot.
     
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    This was a tough one but I voted Topspin. The head is confusing but the body/ alt mode is too distinct for me as a NASCAR fan. They could have changed some colors or left off the 48s if they wanted to make a new character. Its easier for me to believe that Topspin's head somehow looks different than some new TF that recently crashed on earth with the same body type as Topspin also somehow scanned that specific Jimmie Johnson paint scheme from 2011.

    Either way, anyone brave enough to take a head from a deluxe Leadfoot to see if fits on Topspin's body?
     
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    I agree with this. Yes I'm working on it now, I ordered a KO leadfoot deluxe to try it out and see if it fits.
     
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    cool! can't wait to see the results!
     
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    Thanks Man, just waiting for it to get here from China. May be a couple weeks
     
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    T-Hybrid Optimal Opthanos

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    Because they don't care. And since the last movie made a billion dollars they figured audiences wouldn't either.
     
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    It's Topspin, they loaded the model from DOTM, and it got corrupted in the head area so they loaded in the Leadfoot model and put the head on that on it and called it a day. I ga-ron-tee that's what happened, that's what we'll hear if it's brought up in the behind the scenes.
     
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    You may very well be right. I'm sure a lot of ppl don't care, but there is us few who really do lol. Especially myself since I'm a huge fan of the character, and of course the race car and driver who he takes after
     
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    General audiences probably didn't catch it but I'm surprised by how many TF fans, even casual fans of the movies, caught it right away. One of the complaints I always hear is that the robots all look alike but obviously that's not the case to those who pay attention.
     
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    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Volleybot
     
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    TT
     
  20. BarricadeLives

    BarricadeLives i'm you! i'm your shadow!

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    fwiw pretty much every site is referring to topspin and roadbuster as making cameos in tlk

    'don't kill the messenger. or the messenger will kill you!'
     
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