Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Transformers 2 Character Verified

TF08.net posted a few pictures that show off Leader Megatron, Deluxe Skids and Deluxe Chromia in their packaging. This is the first official verification that Chromia (wiki) is a character in the movie (as seen chasing Sideways in the trailer). Pictures of the toy have been online before and the name first came up as part of a list of toys for Japan but this is the first time we can officially put the two together.

The pictures also provide a view of her alt mode that is identical to the trailer with the unicycle look in robot mode. Of note is no mention of any combiner mode which is making me think that the theory of the motorcycles combining is incorrect. It is starting to appear they are three distinct characters that make up for their smaller size with numbers and speed. At this point the only question is what is the name of the purple cycle (my guess is Elita-1).

Based on her bio below, the writers have chosen to keep her relationship with Ironhide that was suggested in the G1 cartoon "The Search for Alpha Trion." The bio info for Megatron is here and Skids is here. The picture didn't show the entire bio so I guess on what the missing words were as indicated by brackets.

Deluxe Chromia Bio:
Chromia is tough as nails, and always spoiling for a fight. She's [been] friends with Ironhide for centuries, and their reunion on Earth [is] one of the high points of the war for both of them. Now they [fight] side-by-side, hunting and destroying Decepticons. neither of [them] has ever been happier. The two robots make great partners, and [so] along with her sisters, are an invaluable part of the [team].

68 comments:

  1. Im not too happy that they dont combine, they are just too small for my taste, also im hoping they keep arcee's head design the same as the concept art, that was an awesome design, the head looked like she had hair, and you could easily tell who she was, besides the color scheme, this arcee is just pink, and I guess that the only way you can tell...as for Chromia, her head is almost unidentifiable...but i cant really see it...

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  2. why do people keep insisting on saying they are unicycles? you can see in the trailer - in hd - that they have 2 wheels just side-by-side.
    I like chromia though, looks pretty badass.

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  3. Absolute garbage. Give them (motorcycles) wheels for feet or regular feet that can turn into wheels for feet. WHY UNICLES?! So now you have one wheel for a foot, and one wheel on their back that isnt being used? Garbage.

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  4. "why do people keep insisting on saying they are unicycles? you can see in the trailer - in hd - that they have 2 wheels just side-by-side.
    I like chromia though, looks pretty badass."

    ... zoom on that picture of the toy and notice the wheel is in the back of her chest area.

    How is this a cool design when it is just a bunch of twisted metal with a wheel on the bottom of it?

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  5. the autobot right behind sideways in the trailer has both wheels side-by-side but the others have a wheel on their back. not sure why but on screen it will look way better than it does now.

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  6. Yeah, but what's worse: having the one wheel (or two stuck together) in a unicycle-type body, or having a wheel on each foot and looking like they're rollerblading like Bonecrusher in the first?

    That seemed a little more silly to me. I'm looking forward to seeing the new look in action.

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  7. this proves my theory,


    arcee is the ice cream van!!!!!
    :p

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  8. Hmm.. on second thought, no wheels for feet period. Bonecrusher did look silly. And go figure that Sideswipe has wheels for feet. Uggh..

    Why cant the robots just have legs and run. That one wheel/wheeled feet fetish Bay has is killing Demolisher and the motorcycles.

    In the TF cartoon movie, on planet junktron the motorcycles did not turn into unicycles and they looked fine. Why would a motorcycle transform into something with wheels, what is the point? I would imagine they transformed into a robot mode with feet since the motorcycle already has wheels! ARGGHh it makes me so mad to see robot modes with rolling feet.

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  9. well the comic shows three bikes then the ice cream truck right behind them so I'm not sure. And I know we can't go by the comics.

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  10. Replying to TheChief:
    It seems a much more easier way would be if they just had the wheels flip or split open becoming the feet. Or provided the toys with a see through stand so we could actually stand all these new Wheel toys.

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  11. demolisor looks awesome with that gigantic wheel! wait for the on-screen versions before saying they look like crap. all the toys look pretty crappy but come off great on the big screen.

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  12. all the toys look pretty crappy but come off great on the big screen.

    No, not all of them :P

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  13. I KNOW THE MAIN POINT HERE IS CHROMIA BUT...

    There are 2 different Deluxe Skids out there. I saw a Youtube review that had a green hood however this one in the box has a black hood {like the movie version will have}

    Don't be fooled in the stores---BUY THE BLACK HOOD!!!

    sincerely,
    a friend :)

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  14. I can't wait to see the bikes in action,Chromia for sure is a Suzuki B-King,the other 2 maybe GSX-R1000K9 or something like that.They will be fast as hell and probably will toy with Sideways on the highway speedwise,and through buildings ofcourse.

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  15. Now, if we can get a really good, high-res shot of the front of the packaging and see the snapshot of her face, I'd be happy.

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  16. me too. her face is really nice, cant wait to see it in live action. not sure about the rest of the body.... but hey maybe it will look better in the movie. only thing they are so damn small... i hope they wont get killed by those huge mofo contstructicons

    cant wait to see the third one

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  17. Counterpunch3/26/2009 5:49 PM

    Wonder who was the brains with the wheeled robot mode.... ?!

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  18. a genious :-)

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  19. -Wonder who was the brains with the wheeled robot mode.... ?!-
    Humm it does seem a bit annoying now as we have:
    Bonechrusher
    Chromia
    Chromia`s sister
    Chromia`s other sister
    Demolisher
    Sidewipe
    And many others with some kind of wheel for feet gimmick. I would much rather prefer to have a three legged walker transformer or something that hovers or uses jets instead of feet.

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  20. Personally, I think they DO merge. If you read the dialogue in the Defiance # 4 post b4, they talk about reconnecting through their training. To me , that sounds like the merge.
    - Ya, I know. The comics aren't 100% reliable.

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  21. ENUFF OF THIS RIFFRAFF...GIMME MY GAL OR IM KICKIN TAILGATE!!!!!!

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  22. Skids and Megs look great. I'll reserve judgement on Chromia til I see more pics. I am still a bit annoyed they changed Arcee's design. I own both the regular and japanese black Arcee figures from the first movie line and I loved the boot wearing biker look she had. Ah well, we'll see if these look cool or not in the movie.

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  23. "ENUFF OF THIS RIFFRAFF...GIMME MY GAL OR IM KICKIN TAILGATE!!!!!!"

    Arcee, Elita, Firestar or Moonracer? I'm hoping for Elita.

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  24. I actually like having this concept it makes them different set apart and the one wheel job actually is kind of cool. I theorize they can change their feet into wheels during the movie so they aren't always wheels but become that when they are moving to make them go fast.

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  25. 12/13/2008--->
    "...And the three bikes are the other female autobots?

    I think it is a possibility. After all, why would Arcee be three shades of pink/purple?"



    =) In a way, this confirms my theory!

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  26. so is ironhide getting some

    or

    what

    ?!?!?!?!

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  27. Well, you know how eager he was to constantly show off his cannons in the first one. He's clearly pent up. Hopefully Chromia will take care of that for him.

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  28. Ironhide totally gets some!

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  29. Chromia about Ironhide

    "He is trigger happy & always leaks lubricants....all over my face"

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  30. The packaging for leader prime doesn't mention a combiner mode either...if they do in fact combine, they likely won't reveal a picture on toy packaging until the remaining combining components are released in later waves ala prime and jetfire.

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  31. The packaging for leader prime doesn't mention a combiner mode either

    But the packaging for Leader Jetfire mention that...:P I guess that if they really combine, they just didn't have place to show it on such a small package...

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  32. I like the idea of arcee having a lil squad to command. gives it more a militaristic feel.

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  33. But the packaging for Leader Jetfire mention that...:P


    Leader Jetfire will be releasing in Wave 2 later on, which goes back to what Anon 8:02 said. They don't want to reveal the "surprise" when Leader Prime comes out right before the movie does.

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  34. anybody who is just lookin for something to hate on should just be quiet.ROTF will be spectacular in all aspects.


    GUARANTEED

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  35. Counterpunch3/27/2009 1:13 PM

    Essex - She is the Autobot sniper neways...

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  36. I personally am happy the 3 bikes don't combine.

    I do wonder if any of the 3 bikes will have a speaking role? Chromia has her toy being shown, but what about Arcee? Wouldn't you show her first if she did have a speaking role?

    If the 3 bikes are standing still, are they going to be having to reposition themselves to keep thier balance like a clown would do on a unicyle just to stay standing? uck...

    I am not a big fan of the Unicycle Robot modes for the bikes, but for Sideways you could look at it as a throw back to G1 where most of them had the wheels on thier feet. (Jazz, Prowl, Bluestreak, Smokesreen, Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, etc...)

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  37. - She is the Autobot sniper neways...-Counterpunch

    I always pictured Chromia as a spy or ninja and arcee as the sniper because she was fast. I wonder what weapons they will have in the film!

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  38. Counterpunch3/27/2009 1:54 PM

    Well the gals are small which makes for easy infiltration to enemy hideouts. So there you go. Sideswipe the cool warrior, the 3 spy gals, Jolt who looks old & the bumbling twins.

    Still remains though. Who da heck is the ice cream truck? Can you imagine if it was a total bad-ass Autobot warrior ala Ironhide but he just chose that hideous ice-cream truck for fun?

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  39. can some body explain to me what the diffrent between the 2007 camaro and the 2010 cause im lookin and i dont see any diffrent

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  40. We all need to complain about the quality of the video game to get a better one this go round. A TF game should be as good as Alliance.

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  41. The video game is already completed. It will not be improving in any way. good luck with that.

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  42. not sure about the differences between the 07 camaro and the 2010 model but isn't the one in the movie the "all-century edition" or something crazy like that?

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  43. It's the SS version, it has brighter headlights, a hood scoop and a more open area for the fog lights. It looks more yellow almost going into an orange color. Otherwise it's pretty much the same, I have no idea about the interior.

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  44. -Still remains though. Who da heck is the ice cream truck? Can you imagine if it was a total bad-ass Autobot warrior ala Ironhide but he just chose that hideous ice-cream truck for fun?-

    I bet that bay will tease us with this ice cream truck and eventually we will find out it was part of his misinformation campaign. It just goes to show how much stuff we dont know about this film such as who are most of the charecters.

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  45. What's the big deal weather it's a unicycle or where the wheels are? I'm a huge Transformers fan and I could care less whether or not there are wheels for feet or not. The bottom line is its bringing a cartoon to live action, and recreating the characters in a much more realistic way. The only thing I'm not happy with is the look of the heads/faces for the Twins, they look way too much like Johnny-5 from Short Circuit.

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  46. true that!

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  47. -The only thing I'm not happy with is the look of the heads/faces for the Twins, they look way too much like Johnny-5 from Short Circuit.-

    I agree however if you look at Deluxe wheelie i think you will find a much more resemblance to Jhonny-5!

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  48. Scorp??? They already said the ice cream truck was the twins put together...it was shown in two pieces earlier in the year.

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  49. I just ordered the dvd of Short Circuit,Johnny 5 rules,I think the twins will bring some comedy to the film.As for difference between the 2008 and 2010 Camaro,brighter headlights is because of xenon,further it's obvious,different wheels,bumpers and a hoodscoop.And yes Elis Fierro,the yellow is brighter,more "Lamborghini"style pearleascent

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  50. -Scorp??? They already said the ice cream truck was the twins put together...it was shown in two pieces earlier in the year.-

    Thanks, I know but seeing as we have had barely any new information on the icecream truck and the size difference between both the twins and the icecream truck we`re believing it to be either one of the twins or another robot.

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  51. Scorpio, if you read this, I would just like to let you know I still come to this site, but I don't chat on the forums regularly.
    - G-Man

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  52. Replying to G-Man:

    YAY your back. Sorry its just i hadnt seen you post in a while. I was trying to find you to tell you the design should be finished around near early May and the link will be posted on the thread which you won the competition on!

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  53. Scorp??? They already said the ice cream truck was the twins put together...it was shown in two pieces earlier in the year.-

    uhhh..Link please?:)

    Munkeysama1297

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  54. here is the call sheet, note the "ice cream twins" listed.

    http://jalopnik.com/395860/transformers-2-call-sheet-leaked-confirms-even-more-autobots-to-roll-out

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  55. Counterpunch3/28/2009 4:15 PM

    its too small for the twins to be the ice cream truck. the trax & beat put together is already longer than the ice c truck

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  56. "its too small for the twins to be the ice cream truck. the trax & beat put together is already longer than the ice c truck"

    They are longer if they are both on the ground, but common sense would tell you that one would be on top and one would be on bottom :o
    Oh boy, this revalation shows us much much more about the twins than we previous thought!!!

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  57. Man i hate slow news days but thanks to counter punch and my main man scorp..we can make old news interesting.Hope yall stick around between the 2nd and 3rd movie cuz we gonna need something for this blog

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  58. Replying to Kup:
    I`ll be staying but i may take a bit of time off during the days shortly before TF2. Although i love Spoilers i dont want to know how it ends before seeing it. As for Movie three hopefully i will stay around and maybe have a few CGI models or other stuff to talk about.

    And if everyone wants news how about the posibility of Tidal wave in this film or the sequel as Bay said he wants a Aircraft carrier transformers. And heres a small CGI thing i like including Energon Tidal wave and Armada Starscream.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQlQTHDl1Xs&feature=related

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  59. Its sayin its not up yet scorpio

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  60. Replying to Kup:
    If you are on about the update there is nothing much new to report on anyway. Other than the offical release dates been revealed. Hopefully someone leaks a new charecter CGI design onto the net so we can have a talk about something.

    Well if you mean the link is broken its also available on this guys channel along with a CGI Model of prime.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/primus2506

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  61. Counterpunch3/29/2009 7:26 PM

    Why Tidalwave?

    Heck... Broadside is more like it. The Autobot triple changer! And he is an aircraft carrier... Too much Deceps for me... its high time the good guys get some heavy weaponry

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  62. Okay, thanks Scorp
    Also, I usually don't post under my name, just as anonymous.
    G-Man

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  63. Counterpunch3/30/2009 4:51 AM

    G-Man? are you the same G-man who rps at the Yahoo Star Wars RPG?

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  64. Counterpunch, it's impossible to make Broadside apper in any live action films. Broadside's another vehicle mode is jet and none of jets is not as big as any aircraft carrier.

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  65. Counterpunch3/30/2009 9:06 AM

    To the post above. Well we dont have to turn his 3rd mode as a plane right? His 3rd mode could be an Autobot base. He is that huge & will/can accomodate the Bots & humans. Besides, an aircraft carrier is a city to itself.

    Just look at Soundwave whose 3rd mode is a satellite.

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  66. The purple bike won't be named Elita-One.
    In the official movie continuity, she's dead (read Reign of Starscream).

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