Posts tagged transformers
Posts tagged transformers
I bought the digital edition of Windblade #1 on Wednesday, but I wanna get this series in physical form too for collection purposes. So, after gym today I went over to my good ol’local comics shop, picked it up, then Jasmine and I read it together.
Good use of an afternoon.
So… Hasbro Studio Shorts (a new official youtube channel Hasbro is using to release clips and short animations from their various properties, most notably the actually really well done MLP Rainbow Rocks cartoons) recently uploaded what they entitle “Transformers ULTIMATE Puns Mashup”
I don’t think most of these are puns, but they put Beast Wars up in this, so I am satisfied
Star Wars star Mark Hamill and iconic voice actor Peter Cullen will both guest star on an upcoming episode of Transformers Rescue Bots titled “What Lies Beneath.” Mark Hamill will play Uncle Woodrow Burns while Peter Cullen reprises his role as Optimus Prime.
In “What Lies Beneath,” Cody’s Uncle Woodrow pays a visit and is determined to find proof that aliens exist beneath the earth’s surface. His findings result in the entire Rescue Team, along with Optimus Prime, going on a mission to save Woodrow and Cody and search for a resource that is vital to the Rescue Bots’ survival.
But… in Aligned Continuity… the earth is already…
Can I just say that Kade Burns is written so much better in S2? He’s genuinely interesting/likeable now, and his rapport with Heatwave feels like a proper partnership.
Good job Kade!
A NEW SERIES FROM HASBRO AND BBC1
Ah, good question. I thought it was a cool way to explore Optimus’ idealism that Maximals and Predacons could co-habitate peacefully*. You can really tell that Primal went out of his way to be respectful and attentive to Dinobot even when the other Maximals weren’t, and even when Dinobot himself was unappreciative. Plus, it allowed us to explore some other angles of Dinobot’s personality. You got feel for his sense of humor, how he showed concern for others (through actions and through very few words), what sorts of behaviors he respected, and how his sense of pride wouldn’t be quelled but could be redirected; all that was very interesting.
It was a relationship with a markedly different tone that Dinobot and Rattrap’s friendship which is something I appreciate. After-all, different types of people and their different types of relationships bring out different things in people.
*This always was one of my favorite elements of S1 Primal, the fact that he genuinely didn’t want to fight the Predacons and championed a practical application of “Give Peace a Chance”. I’m kinda sad this character trait faded away come S2-S3, but I understand that it probably just wouldn’t have been feasible to maintain.
At our local public library. Thinking about doing a “Read” poster for libraries with this series. Perhaps instead of “Read” it would say “Transform”.
What do you all think? I’m open to your ideas!
(Photo: Shawna Gibbs)
The great Optimus Prime returns to his roots as a librarian at last!
He punched a tree so hard it drew blood!
Whenever I see IDW!Megatron with the Autobot symbol on his chest, I keep thinking about this:
You can do it MegaDood… You can be the hero!
Trying to take after Optimus again, you little scamp?
The OTP that Broke Your Heart - #3 of 3
Starscream and Alexis from Transformers: Armada
I think the reason I like Alexis/Starscream even to this day is because it’s a kinda refreshing take on the whole “damaged man is redeemed through the “love” of a good woman”. Yes, Alexis liked Starscream and gave him positive attention which brought out the best in him. But she never directly compromised her safety for his sake, reprimanded him when he attempted to shirk duties for the Autobots (even if that meant sacrificing social time with Starscream and her pals), and wouldn’t put up with him when he was being cranky. Alexis set standards of behavior for Starscream based on her own comfort level, rewarded good actions with equally positive regard, and didn’t overly indulge him.
Plus, it always felt like Starscream had level of respect for Alexis, even when he lacked that respect for himself.
IDW!Starscream will never know true friendship…
I love Madeline Pynch’s design and color palette so much I just had to take some screenshots!
Some additional thoughts upon re-watching the episode: Priscilla accuses her mother of dropping the “Talking Cathy” doll down the well, thus prompting the Rescue Bots to dig up the area. It’s later revealed that Madeline was behind the plot to co-opt the ‘Bots and townsfolk into digging up Blossom Vale…
What if Madeline dropped her daughter’s toy down the well on purpose just to gauge the ability of the Rescue Bots?
Don’t look at me like that, answer me!
I just want to say I think it’s super awesome Ms. Pinch could be a reoccurring villain in the show mostly because:
1.) She’s a female villain which is something I don’t often see (specifically, she’s one that isn’t under servitude to another villain - usually male - and she has the potential be one of the chief baddies) and…
2.) She’s a female villain who so far has yet to exhibit anything sexual or uses sex as an angle to get what she wants. Way too many female villains possess this. Given this is Rescue Bots, I have high faith that her character will be treated better than that annoying cliche.
So yeah, bring on Ms. Pinch, I am damn excited to see more from her.
Plus, let’s not forget that this episode comes courtesy of:
Which might explain the good female villain presentation and the horror slant…