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You're gonna love Knock Out and Breakdown. Knock Out's introduction even lampshades how odd it is for a Decepticon to choose a land vehicle for an alt-mode.
I'm still planning my schedule to have a season (as in two-three months) of watching Transformers content. And yes, I will be watching the Japan-exclusive anime series too (Transformers Headmasters, Transformers: Super-God Masterforce, Transformers Victory, Transformers Zone, Beast Wars II, Beast Wars Neo, Transformers: Go!). And even Transformers Energon (most definitely will be So Bad, It's Good to me), The Transformers: Combiner Wars and the Transformers Film Series!
BTW, I've heard that, apparently, Hasbro didn't want a fembot to have the name Lugnut in Transformers: Cyberverse. And her name was changed into Clobber at the last minute (explaining why in some foreign dubs Clobber is instead called Lugnut). Shame...
I'm also occasionally dabbling back to Armada too. Maybe I'll start Cybertron once I'm finished with Prime.
I've been feeling an itch to restart Beast Wars.
Happy 20th birthday, Beast Machines!
In honor of it, here is the review of this series from fan of Transformers G1 and Beast Wars, Phelous:
I've watched the first episode to honor its anniversary. Pretty interesting so far.
Eventually, I'm just heating up for the Transformers season! I can't wait!
Transformers: Cyberverse is available on Netflix!
Also, according to Chris "Doc" Wyatt, Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy is available too on Netflix!
Edited by Andrei_Bondoc on Sep 18th 2019 at 1:15:34 PM
I'm rather curious if Cyberverse will bring about the rest of the Dinobots.
Also its sad that the Dinobots couldn't appear in Prime. Imagine how crazy things could have got. Like the Wreckers Trio got fed up with Wheeljack's Lone Wolf shtick so imagine an entire squad of rowdy Bots causing problems for the rest of the team.
Plus Grimlock vs Predaking, Cool vs Awesome right there.
Edited by slimcoder on Sep 18th 2019 at 4:17:45 AM
That would have been pretty cool.
That kinda sorta makes me think of IDW Prowl. He truly did believe in the Autobot cause, but pulled some pretty scummy moves in the name of said cause, to the point that hardly any of his fellow bots could stand him.
And yet he was an Autobot through and through and even had some genuine heroic moments.
Prime episodes 9-15.
Miko continues to be the worst.
Airachnid is awesome. Love her spider form. She is my favorite villain so far. Too bad she is another black and purple aircraft.
Knock Out is also great. He is my second favorite Decepticon. Dude just wants to stay fabulous all the time, which I can relate. He is also a rare Decepticon medic too.
For all the hype the Energon Harvester got, it turned out to be a slow killing gun.
Optimus has a trailer! Please be his Super Mode!
I have already crafted my guide for watching the Transformers animated series starting from December 16, 2019 to March 6, 2020note without Challenge Of The Go Bots. Forgot it. But if I put this show too, and its film, I will add five more days, which means until March 11, 2019, I have watched pretty much every official Transformers show. Right after I finish the MCU this month, watch LEGO next month and Star Wars in November until The Rise of Skywalker's general release in the U.S. Still needing a revision, though.
Wish me good luck (until then)!
Edited by Andrei_Bondoc on Sep 19th 2019 at 9:28:11 PM
Oh boy, Season 1 Miko, yeah, she's the worse.
She's helped me realize what makes a good human character & what doesn't.
Simply put, don't be an active burden on the Autobots.
Edited by slimcoder on Sep 19th 2019 at 12:37:10 PM
Did you know that Mae Catt does her impressions of every episode of Transformers: Cyberverse's second Chapter, Power of the Spark (she is a writer of this season)?
You can check them out here, here and here. She covered the first three episodes so far. Also this stuff is pretty in-depth and full of interesting info.
Edited by Andrei_Bondoc on Sep 19th 2019 at 10:43:41 PM
Knock Out is one of the greatest additions that Transformers Prime added into the overall lore of the Transformers series. Unlike most Decepticons, who are primarily based on military vehicles, Knock Out chooses a civilian vehicle for his alt-mode and likes it for the fashion. He is pretty much an Autobot... if said-Autobot was evil, vain about his paint job and likes to take things apart instead of fixing the Cons. And his presence subverts the whole No Cure for Evil implication that the Decepticons seem to have for almost the entire franchise.
Then there's also that Ho Yay relationship with Breakdown (which pretty much became canon in the IDW series). It may not seem that much in Season 1, but Season 2 really amps it up after Breakdown dies. Good old Knock Out laments losing his fellow partner, complaining about buffering his paint job without Breakdown's help, and wanting to eviscerate Silas for turning Breakdown into a walking suit of armor for a human. Most Decepticons won't care when someone on their team bites the dust (other than mere inconvenience of having less firepower to use against the Autobots). Which makes Knock Out stands out the more.
Edited by Shadao on Sep 19th 2019 at 4:30:31 AM
If you got to Archive on Primes, Breakdown/Knock Out is the most popular ship of the show at 501 fics.
For further fun, after that in order is Megtraon/Optimus at 352, Megatron/Starscrem at 347, Optimus/Ratchet at 313, Megatron/Orion Pax at 216 weirdly enough, Knock Out/Starscream at 161, Megatron/Soundwave at 146, somehow Jazz/Prowl at 85, Ratchet/Wheeljack at 75, & Bumblebee/Smokescreen at 71.
Whatever ship fics Arcee has, its definitively less than 70.
Edited by slimcoder on Sep 19th 2019 at 4:50:49 AM
I just thought Knockout and Breakdown were brothers.
It's Transformers. The slash fics are always the most popular. Although checking AO3, the most popular ship with Arcee is Arcee/Cliffjumper with 54 fics.
IIRC, I believe the IDW comics later included their own version of Knock Out and Breakdown and made them a canon couple.
Edited by chasemaddigan on Sep 19th 2019 at 8:27:58 AM
Why isn't Jackie paired with Bulky?
Nah see Transformer siblings generally heavily resemble each other which Knock Out & Breakdown don't. You'll find what real siblings look like soon enough.
I assume he was, I guess its just not as popular as the other pairings. I'm surprised Ratchet/Wheeljack is a thing.
Edited by slimcoder on Sep 19th 2019 at 5:59:15 AM
What about the Autobot brothers?
I liked Animated's take on the Palette Swap concept basically characters sharing the same type of "shell" in-universe.
I still liked Prime's take on the concept with spark twins, though I also liked the attempts to make certain characters distinct. I liked Cliffjumper's design for keeping the general G1 design and Bumblebee being more movie-oriented for that reason.
I still kind of wish that Bee's design in Cyberverse downplayed the G1 elements, admittedly, since I liked the smoothed head and camaro lines from the movies. I'd even have liked if they used Bumblebee's "antennae".
Edited by Etheru on Sep 19th 2019 at 7:20:15 AM
I alternate between liking the movie nods to Bumblebee (I gotta say, they've made me a believer in the Camaro look) and preferring his older Beetle design (or at least a vehicle that harkens to that, like how animated Bumblebee was a Hatchback).
We've yet to see a Bumblebee who's as strong a fighter as his Camaro forms but still small like his G1 / Animated forms. I get that'd be hard, but I'd like to see it myself.
Cyberverse Bumblebee doesn't seem that G1 to me, except for the tiny horns. He looks like a combination of Animated Bee and modern BayBee.
The Beatle Bee is actually smaller than he should be, as a result of scale issues between Microman (Bumblebee) and Diaclone (Optimus).
Edited by RAlexa21th on Sep 19th 2019 at 7:26:36 AM
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