Who would you have preferred over Bumblebee?

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  1. Whomps

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    I mean, with the effort you can get just about anyone to work. I'm probably in the minority, but I'd totally watch a series starring Prowl provided they don't go full IDW Cyclops asshole on him, maybe just have him fed up with someone's bullshit

    In this particular case though, I'd say Hot Rod is their best bet, but Hasbro still seems afraid to put him back as the lead character after how he was received from the Movie
     
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    Off-screen toys haven't mattered to me at all since G1. They don't exist to all but the most hardcore toy fans.

    That's probably the dumbest pitch for a Transformers movie ever.

    Yep, the idea that humans/boys/girls "must relate" is ridiculous.

    If you really want "male attention", then why not just put chicks in bikinis, and let's just forget about bots entirely? :rolleyes: 
     
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    Honestly, I'd just like to see a return to the "little brother" Bumblebee of G1, rather than the powerful warrior of recent.

    Swap out "boy" for "girl" and "his" for "her" and you've got the basic premise of Bumblebee.
     
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    Very true and as a big Arcee fan, that fact really pisses me off if I'm gonna be honest.
     
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    Look, here’s three things your Bumblebee replacement has to have...

    1. He has to be visually distinct both in terms of shape and COLOR (That’s just basic filmmaking.) Optimus had taken up the red/blue spectrum, so your replacement has to be different than that. It’s one of the reasons yellow has worked so well (much to my dismay because I personally hate yellow.)

    2. He has to be a car (and more specifically a Chevy, Buick, Pontiac, or GM car since they were putting up cash for the movie.) The whole crux movie is the relationship between a boy and his car. Not a boy and his first fighter jet. Fans (ie: Optibotimus) aren’t going to go out and buy a plane.

    3. He has to be voiceless. That allowed the characters to fill in the mystery themselves and gave the actors something to do. You don’t just have Bumblebee spilling out a five minute narration on the history of Cybertron. Like I said before, it also creates an Iron Giant vibe, which is something all these movies have tried to emulate.

    So keeping all that in mind, what are you left with as a replacement? I guess technically Hound would work if he was a Hummer (I don’t remember Jeep putting up any money in 2007.) But a boy’s first Hummer hardly fits the theme of the movie or Sam’s character. So what else you got TFW2005?
     
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    It's kind of necessary for the leading character of anything to be memorable visually. Unless you're telling me you're a fan of all of the Bay designs?
     
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    I didn't quote that 1 item on purpose. Visual, yes. Own the color, no.
     
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    Jazz.
     
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    honestly what i would want to see if a buddy cop movie with Bee and prime i would love to see that friendship explored
     
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    Jazz as what? A voiceless black camaro? Sure, it could work, but at that point is it still Jazz?
     
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    Wheeljack or Jazz or Prowl
     
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    Hotshot. Not that I actually remember anything of his character outside of "plucky young kid appeal with a heart of gold", but he does fit the "yellow character" mold as well as bee could.
     
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  15. hthrun

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    Yeah, I would prefer the ensemble cast. I was thinking of the question as a thought experiment, like Winsweeper said.
    Prowl or Bluestreak would probably be my next choice after Jazz. Maybe it's because I had Jazz and Bluestreak as a kid, but I always thought of them as the standard Autobots. Kind of the Autobot versions of the seekers.
     
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    Honestly, I don't care if Bumblebee remains the face of Transformers going forward. I don't even care if he's still a Camaro. I just want him to talk. I want him to not be treated like a pet. I want him not to urinate on people.
     
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    That and it woulda been an awfully short movie.


    I pick Jazz. He was always a fan favorite. But on the other hand, we'd be having this discussion over his overexposure instead. :D 
     
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    Yep, gotta agree with Jazz. He's my all time favorite, and I think his earth/street smarts would make him a cool character. Then again, I'm sure lazy Hollywood writing would give him the Simpson's Poochie treatment.
     
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    What the hell kinda rules are these?
     
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    You know, a boy and his bike might work as nice change of pace. Kinda worked in Prime, not that I watched too much of it. I think I'd have bee or hot shot or whoever be a Japanese motorcycle (not a Honda, but that's my taste).