A few days ago some news on Transformers 4 was published… TF4 will have different robots. What does this mean.. No more Optimus Prime? Megatron was already out opf the picture since he died in the last installment. But Optiumus , I am sorry to see him go. As a kid he was one of my favorite Autobot toys/character. So why this change? Hasbro appearently did make enough on the merchandising so they think it is time to “refresh” the Autonomous Robotic Organisms from the planet Cybertron. So who will they pick for their up coming installment. Let’s have a look what choice there are.
For starters there are the Dinobots, who I really hope will be in TF4, because I thought they were missing from the other three parts.
Dinobots… Grimlock – The team leader, transforms into a Tyrannosaurus rex. Slag – The second-in-command, transforms into a Triceratops. Sludge – Transforms into an Apatosaurus.Snarl – Transforms into a Stegosaurus. Swoop – Transforms into a Pteranodon. and Paddles – Transforms into a Elasmosaurus. They were not created on Earth, but are Cybertronian Autobots and function as an Autobot elite special ops team under the direct command of Grimlock.
The new leader, well if they boot Optimus Prime, next in line will Rodimus formerly known as Hot Rod, who in the animated film from 1986, became the Autobot leader after Optimus died.
Also Omega Supreme can be called upon. He is the Autobots last line of defence against the Decepticons. He is one of the most powerfull Autobts next to Grimlock. Omega can split his body into three parts: 1- his body becomes a laser cannon tank, which acts as perimeter patrol for 2: the rocket base formed by his legs and backpack, which is in turn capable of launching his third component, a rocket formed from his arms, into planetary orbit.
Well so far a few suggestions for new Autobots, but lets have a look at what new Decepitcons they can use. First up are the Quintessons. Sinister robotic creatures with five sided heads, each side with a different face, including the face of death the others are, War, Wrath, Wisdom and Judgement. Quintessons are the creators of all the Transformers on Cybertron millions of years ago. After a rebellion the Autobots drove them from Cybertron to a planet they called Quintessa, which they blew up at a later stage to try to prevent Autobot captives and invaders from escaping. So one can consider them a fine spieces of robots.
Ofcourse they should consider bringing Galvatron to the big screen. The new leader of the Decipticons after Megatron dies. Apparently there’s much debate on if the two are the same. But to my knowledge from the animated series from the 80′s Galvatron is a diffenrent robot who is even more without scruples than Megatron. His folowing is no less different. They all would be a welcome to the new robots Hasbro wants Bay to introduce.
Aother new suggestion for new Robots could be: Ultra Magnus, Kupp, Blurr, Astrotrain, Cyclonus, Scourge, The Insecticons, Predacons etc. So there is plenty to choose from. But the question is what does Hasbro want. If they continue down the path with what they did to Battleship, the new Transformers movie will not cut it. Fans expect a good story , a good “human” cast and a film worthy to the Transformers “themselves”. It is early to say anything usefull about the up coming installment, since it will not be released untill 2014, but hopefully time will tell.