The Greatest Line NEVER

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  1. ShadowBoxing Registered

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    There is a lost Transformers line that some may not know about known as Transtech

    I give me great Pleasure to introduce on of the most sought after lines never made

    Prototype for Starscream
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    Transtech was suppose to take place after Beast Machines. It was to be a computer animated cartoon that was going to feature writing staff akin to Beast Machines.

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    from a TF FAQ site

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    Megatron
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    I wish Hasbro would release this line and air this show instead of just importing more crapime.
     
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    I'm not sure what scared them off from it in the first place...although they say (in what I posted) that several figures since have used molds/designs from this line.
     
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    Maybe it was all the flak Beast Machines got for being so drastically different (personally, I adored Beast Machines).

    Still, I'd have taken Transtech over the dub of Car Robot we got ANY DAY. Robots in Disguise was an okay line. We got a b*tchen Laser Optimus Prime repaint and the left-over Beast Machines toys out of it, anyhow.

    But the cartoon was so baaaaad. And it inspired Hasbro to just get lazy and import the poorly written, poorly paced, poorly structured and poorly animated modern Japanese cartoons instead of allowing North Americans write the show.

    I'm not gonna say Americans "get" the Transformers more than the Japanese; the Japanese have a very different view of the franchise then us and it goes back all the way to Diaclone.

    However, if Hasbro wants a show for an American audience that appeals to the American perception of Transformers...well...they're not going to find it in Japan.

    And that Starscream toy is hardcore.
     
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    Actually the Car Robots/RiD toyline was probably the best toyline yet...at least according to most fans. It was nothing short of brillant. However the cartoon was crapola.
     
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    I've heard a lot of mixed feelings about RiD. For every person that loved it, I see someone who hated it.

    Personally, I liked most of the toys I got from the line. I think it went overkill on the Spychangers repaints, though. And Gigatron was pretty bleh.

    Still, I think it was actually a good "Hey, the Transformers are vehicles again!"-line, what with a nice blend of new molds and repaints of some of the better G1 and G2 stuff.

    It was certainly better than Armada and Energon, anyhow.
     
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    There are certain things about Trans-Tech I love. The Starscream and Soundwave designs come to mind immediately. I LOVE THOSE DESIGNS.
    The Prime and Megatron Designs are neat and would have probably been awesome.

    The thing is TT would have kept the G1, G2, BW, BM storyline going...meaning we would have kept seeing how things went with one giant American Storyline instead of now having like 5 different continuities or whatever we've got now. Ah well, it happens.
     

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