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Transformers Prime Starscream similar to Alternity Starscream

Transformers Prime Starscream

Already getting some cover-time, ey big guy?

Looks like someone’s been dippin’ their pen in the company ink!

Transformers Prime and Alternity Starscream

Separated at birth?

I had been seeing photos and thumbnails of what Starscream is supposed to look like in the upcoming Transformers Prime cartoon series, and wondered where they came from. Then I found this post at Tformers showing some artwork from the initial graphic novel for the story.

To me, it looks like some of the rather samurai-esque features of Alternity Starscream have made their way into the latest iteration of everyone’s favorite seeker.  So it appears the Prime universe won’t borrow everything from the movie-verse after all…

Transformers Alternity Starscream artwork

I am becoming more canon every day!!!

If you want a sneak peek at what the Air Commander is going to sound like, check out this video featuring the voice of Mr. Blum!

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Transformers Prime will receive a toyline

Transformers Prime Autobots

Here at Hasbro, we love to put millions of dollars into funding a new franchise without the possibility of generating revenue based on said property, we do that ALL THE TIME, don't we??

BIG SURPRISE!!!!! </sarcasm>

From Tformers.com:

It was also heavily suggested that the show will, again unsurprisingly, also have a toyline.

Aaron Archer stated during BotCon 2010 that there is only the toyline at that time, but Eric Seibenaler, at the same panel, remarked that he was excited about releasing the Optimus Prime toy for the Transformers: Prime toyline.

For anyone that believed that this new era of the Transformers franchise was really not going to have a toyline, shake the rocks out of your head.

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Botcon 2010 reveals Transformers: Prime

As expected, Hasbro revealed the premise of Transformers: Prime today.  Check out notes from Hasbro’s panel today at Seibertron.com.

Of note is that Frank Welker will be reprising his role as Megatron, and hopefully Soundwave too!

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Transformers: Prime Bumblebee revealed!

Transformers Prime Bumblebee

I think this means 100% certainty that we have a cartoon based on the Movie-verse

I saw a tweet from @blogmdverde showing a photo of Transformers: Prime Bumblebee in full glory!

If that isn’t a “young” movie-verse Bumblebee, I don’t know what is.  The stupid thing is that now the original Movie-verse prequel comics are non-canon anymore.  Why must a lack of foresight be the only consistent thing in Transformers?

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Transformers Prime has a logo – now where’s the plot?

Transformers Prime logo

Opti-Samus Metroid Prime

Today we were treated with the visuals for the next iteration of Transformers, Transformers Prime.  The logo is a very clean and crisp version of the old-school stacked Transformers logo seen from the 80’s.   Nice and classy.

So what are we going to see in Transformers Prime?  Well we know the visuals are going to be CG renders by a company by the name of Digitalscape.  We also know that Bumblebee is going to be making an appearance, and he definitely looks similar to his movie-verse self.  The writers will also be the same ones from the movie-verse, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Transformers Prime Bumblebee

Hey guys, I have a wheel for a shoulder!


If I had to take a guess from the information provided, I would say that this series will focus on the Transformers’ battle on Cybertron, very much in the same vein as War For Cybertron will be.  It could be a prequel retelling of how Optimus (in the movie universe) became a Prime and the resulting war between the Autobots and Decepticon.

Not bad, but I feel like this theme has been retold so many times at this point via comics and now the upcoming video game, that we are going to continue to have a mix-matched fiction that will just have a consistent continuity.  I know that is not necessarily Hasbro’s goal – they are probably more insterest in keeping their brand exciting and re-inventing it when they get the chance.  I think it may be a bit confusing for new fans that play the War For Cybertron video game and then watch Transformers Prime and can’t get around the fact that they are two different universes.

But then again, maybe Transformers Prime is the Transformers hanging out on Earth and Mars in the distant future, lets say 3005.  Perhaps that is why Bumblebee looks so futuristic and cool in his still shot. All I can hope for is a well-written new series that both children and adults can enjoy. Transformers Animated always made me wonder what Hasbro was thinking. I mean, wouldn’t they want to keep the movie-verse going with a tv show follow-up for kids after the movie? Star War’s Clone Wars cartoon is a perfect example of this. Perhaps now that the proper timing has come, Transformers Prime will be able to fulfill this role and keep Transformers fresh and exciting for 2010 and beyond!