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Trivia / The Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers

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  • Ascended Fanon: The Transformer mosaic. Originally a Fanon piece created by the same authors of the miniseries, as a thank you to their readership, it has now become part of the canon after being published in the trade.
  • Breakthrough Hit: Nick Roche had already worked for IDW, and this was James Roberts' first work. Both instantly became fan favorites and are pretty much the equivalent of A-Listers in the fandom now.
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  • Fandom Nod: Ironfist mentions the Wreckers' mission at "T'Muk," a reference to the Transmasters UK (or "TMUK") fanzine where the co-writers got their first break.
  • Fan Nickname: "Wrookies", for the newbie Wreckers.
  • I Knew It!: Several fans called Hubcap being a spy because not only was he a new character, but his quirky personality and tics made it seem too obvious that the narrative was trying to divert suspicion from him.
  • Running the Asylum: A well-received example. The authors are both Promoted Fanboys, and the series follows a Transformers-exclusive iteration of a rule detailed on the Running the Asylum trope pages: the characters used as OC Stand Ins were available in the UK as toys around the time that the authors were younger, which explains their motivation for rescuing them from eternal obscurity.
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  • What Could Have Been: Roberts and Roche have often commented on dropped plans, and much of the original rough script is present in the hardcover edition. Dropped material include: Scorponok having his conscious removed from Abraham Dante, and taking a new head, Fortress Maximus's head (Colorist Josh Burcham liked this idea and drew his interpretation of it). Overlord would have an insane Grimlock in a pit waiting to savage any victims, and the series would have ended with Overlord falling into the pit and meeting his end. The story would have ended with Guzzle gunning down Kup after they'd gotten away before being shot in retaliation.


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