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Transformers “Prime” Characters Thoughts

September 28, 2010 2 comments

First, I’m not a huge Transfan, I just saw these and felt compelled to comment on them.

Second, here they are if you haven’t seen them:

Transformers Prime Character and Robot Designs

Now let’s talk about them.

To start with, all things considered, I don’t absolutely hate the Robot form designs. Yes they look like Bayformers, but it looks like a decent compromise between the more traditional look and the Bayformers look. What really bothers me is the disparity between the Robot and Vehicle forms. The robot forms all look like high count polygonal models not unlike what we saw in the War for Cybertron game, however, Optimus, Bulkhead, and Ratchet vehicle forms all look unsettlingly different, like they’re from the Transformers: Animated show, instead of being from the show that their robot forms are from.

I don’t know how I feel about Arcee looking like Priss’ Hardsuit from Bubblegum Crisis. The resemblance isn’t uncanny, it’s pretty obvious. She even has the same highlights.

I don’t care if Megatron doesn’t turn into a Walther P38, or even a gun, but why can’t he turn into something real? It doesn’t make any sense for him to turn into a Space Jet or whatever. I mean, why would that be a good idea?

I really really like the new Soundwave. He’s never going to be a Boombox again, get over it. Now if only Perceptor would get onto a new Transformers show.

I just don’t care about the kids.

Categories: Cartoon, Movie, TV
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