Saturday, May 16, 2009
My nephew wanted pictures of Transformers, so here are some Transformers who will not appear in Transformers 2, should not appear in Transformers 2, but are awesome nonetheless.
At first the Transformers were simple. A robot that turns into a car/plane/blender whatever. But to sell more toys they got more and more complex, until you had tiny ones and giant ones and robots whose heads were other robots and looked like animals etc etc. Astrotrain started all this. He was a robot who turned into a space shuttle AND changed into a train. Yeah, the train is pretty ridiculous, hence the comic.
That's not a picture I found on the internet. I was there. I saw Grimlock, "in person." Grimlock changes into a dinosaur, which is obviously cooler than turning into a Camaro. And while it would be great to see him in a movie, it would be pretty silly, even for Michael Bay.
Laserbeak is a cassette tape (that's probably not making the cut into a movie) who turns into a hawk. He's awesome.
He's a robot that turns into a planet. Also, just a titch too ridiculous for a feature film. Except he is voiced by Leonard Nimoy, and it would be nice for him to appear in more than one movie a decade.
5. The Real Starscream
That jet from the first movie was fine, but he wasn't Starscream, the coolest of all transformers. He's got a great voice, he is always trying to betray Megatron, he even made himself a crown once. Also he can become a ghost (a robot ghost?) and time travel. Yeah. You don't mess with Starscream.