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Unicron 2014-03-18 05:12 AM

Robots in Disguise (201x cartoon) inc. reactions
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The Robots in Disguise are back on TV - well, almost. Hub network today announced that a new, as-yet-unnamed Transformers animated series will hit the network in 2015. The series, according to a press release, will star Bumblebee leading a new team of Autobots, set in the same timeline as Transformers Prime, years later. In the IDW comic launched in 2012, Robots in Disguise, Bumblebee has been the leader of not just the Autobots, but Cybertron as a whole.

Will Friedle (who also played Terry McGinnis in Batman Beyond, as well as Deadpool, Lion-O, Blue Beetle, and more) will reprise his role as Bumblebee from that series, with Darren Criss, Constance mimer, and Ted McGinley all also announced as unnamed cast members. The series will use CGI characters on hand-painted environments, and has an action focus. Jeff Kline will executive produce the show, continuing on from Prime.

Currently, the only airing TV show in the Transformers world at all is the toddler-oriented Rescue Bots. Hasbro and The Hub also promise “special events” to be announced later in 2014 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise.

Cyberstrike nTo 2014-03-18 03:36 PM

Do you think Bumblebee is going to be in it? :D;);):D

Denyer 2014-10-12 08:36 PM

Preview clips:

Denyer 2014-10-12 08:44 PM

Robots in Disguise (201x cartoon) reactions thread
Bit pre-emptive but since we're starting to see more preview clips I wouldn't be surprised if the first few episodes come earlier than the rest. Described as "picking up where Transformers Prime left off" and Bumblebee actually references things like Dark Energon, so they do seem to be integrating the continuity.

Skyquake87 2014-10-12 09:03 PM

Watched a couple of these, has that slightly off putting cel-shaded CGI vibe, but otherwise I am liking how vibrant and colourful it is. I hope it will be a little less po-faced than Prime was, but we shall see. Love the Crab-con and Grimlock being a Decepticon (and with Animated Lockdown's colour palette, no less) is an interesting move. He just seems to fill the jock-muscle stereotype of a lot of US cartoons, though - although I am basing this on a 3 minute clip!

Vin Ghostal 2014-10-13 11:17 AM

The over/under on Bumblebee toys from the series is 77. I'm taking bets.

Skyquake87 2014-10-13 09:53 PM

They will all be bumblebee. Except for Optimus. But then they might do him in yellow.

Prime and Bee Prime and Bee Prime and Bee Prime and Bee Prime and Bee Prime and Bee the world doesn't have enough Prime and Bee the new RID will be like AOE nothing but shelves and shelves of Prime And Bee

I wonder how long it will be until we have a toyline from Hasbro that will just be Optimus and Bumblebee..? :P

Tantrum 2015-03-04 02:48 AM

I've seen the first three episodes on-line. The quality wasn't great, so I may like the rest better when I watch on TV.

It looks like the structure's going to be Bee's team tracking a different escapee each week. The variety of villians might make this less tedious than Prime's team tracking a different artifact each week. But, it could get old quick.

Strongarm's enthusiasm and rule-following kind of reminded me of Amy Santiago from Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Overall, I liked it. Some of the humor, like Underbite and the bird, was pretty funny. The voice acting, especially for the villians, was good. But, it didn't make me want to buy any toys.

Denyer 2015-03-05 06:18 PM

Yeah, I've just seen the first episode (there are 1Gb rips around, not sure about anything in-between) and seems fun and nippy enough. Characters aren't grating so far.

Okay, the humans aren't drawn as well (either as animation or characters)...

edit: Episode 2, what the hell's going on with Optimus?

Denyer 2015-03-05 11:46 PM

Still no clearer what's supposedly happened to Optimus now that I'm up to date on episodes, but the core cast are likeable enough, the premise of an indeterminate number of 'Cons running around on Earth works (although contacting Cybertron for reinforcements has to be a priority, surely) and Grimlock is entertaining.

Tantrum 2015-08-24 01:58 AM

Is anyone else still watching this? It's good, but with so little plot advancement or variety, I don't remember the individual episodes that much. Either they capture a lone Decepticon, or Steeljaw's pack gets away.

My favorite thing is the animal-based bot modes of the 'Cons. Unfortunately, they don't seem all that interested in making toys of them. Steeljaw's a bit too monochrome, and his scowl is more feral than the character, but I still like him for being a vehicle turning into a werewolf. I'd especially like a Warrior Thunderhoof and combining Chop Shop.

Selkadoom 2015-08-24 04:31 AM

I have not watched a single episode personally. It just doesn't seem all that appealing and the art stylecof cel shading on a cg model is actually a major turn off for me.

Scotimus Prime 2016-10-02 09:30 AM

Well i'm on season 3 episode 4, great episode

SPOILER! (select to read)
Starscream's in it, great minicon fight, dark starsabre is found, & Prime turns up at the very end!'s a two parter

Skyquake87 2016-10-02 06:53 PM

Seen the first few episodes committed to DVD in the UK and its pretty good. Characters are pretty enjoyable, although if Strongarm doesn't move beyond Rimmer style - 'Rule 28796 sub-section (c)' style proclamations, she'll become irritating very quickly.

The 'cons are all brilliant in this. A right set of oddballs and ne'er do wells. Makes you wonder how massive this prison ship actually was and why the Autobots thought that pokey little Mini-Cons like Fixit would be perfectly fine to look after Con Air all by themselves.

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