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Old 2012-03-13, 12:31 PM   #1
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If there's a sub-group I don't quite understand, it's the Monsterbots. I mean, what are these guys supposed to do? Do they specialise in anything? Have some sort of general function?

I like the Monsterbots, but they have me a bit baffled. If anyone could shed any light on them, I'd be very thankful.
 
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Old 2012-03-13, 01:07 PM   #2
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If you believe the IDW comics they're the A Team

Which I guess means that:

Grotusque is Hannibal
Doublecross is Face
Repugnus is BA

otherwise they like many other groups have disparate functions and are grouped solely by similar alt modes .

You could argue that Sky Lynx was a Monsterbot based on his dino bird mode

which I guess makes him Howling Mad Murdoch
 

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Old 2012-03-13, 01:16 PM   #3
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If you believe the IDW comics they're the A Team

Which I guess means that:

Grotusque is Hannibal
Doublecross is Face
Repugnus is BA

otherwise they like many other groups have disparate functions and are grouped solely by similar alt modes .

You could argue that Sky Lynx was a Monsterbot based on his dino bird mode

which I guess makes him Howling Mad Murdoch
No, no, no. Doublecross is Face AND Murdoch. Sky Lynx is Amy, and any episodes with her in suck.
 

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Old 2012-03-13, 07:38 PM   #4
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Amy is still better than The Other Girl One.
 
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Old 2012-03-13, 07:54 PM   #5
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I think my favourite "only works for toys" subgroup is the Throttlebots. In the plastic, they have motors which is maybe a bit notable. In fiction, though, what is their deal? "Yeh, we've got THROTTLES!". So does basically everyone else. Go team up with the Transformbots and the Twolegstwoarmsandaheadbots, morons.
 
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Old 2012-03-13, 08:14 PM   #6
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I always saw them as yet another Autobot black ops group.

Mind, they've never been depicted as such, but their various profiles sort of suggest they would be.

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But even then, Furman didn't convey that all too well, other than (I guess) that they were like the Wreckers but shadier.

I think.

Or were they renegades? Maybe space pirates? ****, I don't know.
 
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Old 2012-03-13, 08:37 PM   #7
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They were BADASS. Terrorsaur said so. It wasn't backed up by anything in the comic, but TERRORSAUR SAID SO AND SO IT MUST BE TRUE.
 
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Old 2012-03-13, 08:39 PM   #8
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They were the reader substitute, in that they got bored of the whole comic and wandered off before the end.
 
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Old 2012-03-14, 11:25 AM   #9
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Repugnus has a very interesting Tech Spec bio, lends a lot of interesting possibilities. The other two... meh.
 
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Old 2012-03-14, 12:14 PM   #10
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I think my favourite "only works for toys" subgroup is the Throttlebots. In the plastic, they have motors which is maybe a bit notable. In fiction, though, what is their deal? "Yeh, we've got THROTTLES!". So does basically everyone else. Go team up with the Transformbots and the Twolegstwoarmsandaheadbots, morons.
Maybe it's because they didn't come with weapons of any sort, and they have to resort to throttling their enemies with their bare (and poorly moulded) hands?
 

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Old 2012-03-14, 01:02 PM   #11
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I used to think the Throttlebots were intended to have particularly high resistances so they could crash into things at high speeds, like the Stunticons did in their debut. Unfortunately, no... they just dinky minicars with door-panel arms and big technological wedding trains sticking out from behind their ankles.
 
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Old 2012-03-14, 01:05 PM   #12
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I guess with the Monsterbots' respective functions (Military Strategist, Supply Procurer and Counterintel), you could suggest that they're either a commando team or a consultant team.
 
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