Unpopular transformers opinions

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by mn_128875, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Patient Shockwave

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    I always felt the writers had to build in limitations because the Dinobots would be so overpowered otherwise.

    Take Sludge for example. He's a Brontosaurus. That's up to 70 feet tall. And up to 50 thousand pounds. That's flesh and bone, now we are talking weight in metal instead. Imagine Sludge alone defending Autobot City against the Decepticons. How do you stop a walking armored building?
     
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    I have the solution....:lol 
     
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  3. Autobot N

    Autobot N Wants a Legacy Sunstorm

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    I'm just not a fan of Soundwave turning into a human size tape deck. I don't mind him having a symbiotic relationship with the cassettes, but he needs to have an actually functional vehicle mode.

    It's the same reason I hate Megatron turning into a gun
     
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    Banannixx The Banana Man

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  5. Patient Shockwave

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    Global Eye AWACS ( Airborne Early Warning And Control)

    Deceptions can fly and typically are planes, so now Soundwave can be a plane. But Soundwave has always had a role of intelligence/surveillance/spying/logistics. So give him a plane that does those things in real life. Have three deployable drones that can detach from the belly for advanced scouting/recon. Also they serve as a defensive measure to protect Soundwave ( just like AWACS need other aircraft to protect them) Those can convert to Ravage, Lazerbeak and Rumble. Front section converts to Soundwave, the rest of the plane converts into a Command And Control center for the Decepticons ( much like Optimus has a trailer that converts to a command station/battle station) The ability to have a Command station will allow a way to hide the wings and tail section ( that's just hard not to turn into an aggressive backpack or odd looking kibble in robot mode)

    That's what I would do as a Takara designer. Make a legitimate Commander Class figure out of Soundwave.
     
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  6. IGEBM

    IGEBM The Loremaster

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    Hmmm… I may draw this (may)

    This is a pretty cool idea ngl

    as much as I love making Soundwave a surveillance van, having him be airborne makes more sense for a spy
     
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  7. Jeeaxus

    Jeeaxus J->E Translator, Comics Fan, Recent Collector

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    The only straight update to Soundwave that makes sense is a smartphone with SD card minions. That’s the only good parallel.

    But the evergreen design’s surveillance/telecom van has grown on me as something that produces workable toys while maintaining his basic design.
     
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  8. IGEBM

    IGEBM The Loremaster

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    Honestly, yeah, seeing as it’s the modern equivalent of a tape deck

    It’s either that or you make him AirPods lol
     
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  9. GAUGE

    GAUGE Wargod ARTS

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    Unpopular Opinion #14709

    IDW allowing for Transformers to go the route of Tumblr and DeviantART Fanfare was the stupidest thing they ever did.

    Another thing that's stupid and is a legit franchise destroyer, is when they keep jumping the shark by having everything and it's mom crossover with Transformers. That is when you truly know a Franchise is Dead if i'm being honest.
     
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  10. Lunarduo

    Lunarduo That one crazy lady

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    Hot Rod's alt mode once he gets the Matrix in the og movie looks like a cybertronian garbage truck to me, and I love the idea that the Matrix would turn Hot Rod into that kind of vehicle, not because I hate him, but because the leader of the Autobots is a fraggin' GARBAGE TRUCK OF ALL THINGS

    Speaking of which, I seem like the only person online who actually likes the poor guy and agreed with his actions.
     
  11. Rojixus

    Rojixus Generation 2's Strongest Soldier

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    Heh, he sure took out Galvatron like yesterday's garbage!
     
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    Banannixx The Banana Man

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    Optimus Prime having one or two combiner partners ala Car Robots or Armada >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Making him a full on combiner torso.

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  13. Banannixx

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    He's not a garbage truck, you fool! He's a space Winnebago!
     
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    If you are being serious, he wasn’t a space Winnebago either
     
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    Banannixx The Banana Man

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    I'm not, but iirc, it's been an old fandom joke. It just doesn't come up very often anymore.
     
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  16. Primeultra

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    He was not intend to be a garbage truck, he was actually based on a replacement concept for the vehicle Optimus prime was
     
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    Primeultra Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha
     
  18. Veridioz

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    the only time Optimus maximus was good was like half an issue... and that's mostly because idw felt like giving someone else a try on the art instead of livio.
    Also that combiner wars toy is ROUGH even for it's time.
     
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  19. BethCyra

    BethCyra I NEED MP BiG CONVOY (Rumored)

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    Apart of if for me if I’m honest? I don’t like Prime being the one character so special he just gets to be in control at all times.

    I really value Omega Prime (I’m not sure if Jet Convoy follows this but he may) because it’s the one time Optimus acts like the rest of the Transformers, and doesn’t get a special pass because it’s him.

    I grew up with all the G1 to Energon and I’ll never feel as just let down as Optimus fully becoming so popular he didn’t even merge with others any more. Just started using them as Mario Power Ups.
     
  20. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    I liked when they had the rumble/frenzy earbuds that went with the mp3 player soundwave. Turn the other tapes into SD cards or something.

    Problem is who has a standalone mp3 player anymore? There isn't too much personal audio equipment (or any personal electronics) these days beyond a phone, so what else can you make soundwave? A home stereo system (speakers, amp, player)?
     
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