Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hasbro Website Update Reveals Transformers 4 Character Names (Updated)

Last night Hasbro updated their website with new entries for 2014 Generations and Constructbots toys. As TFW2005 members discovered, it turns out that update included an unexpected surprise of listing many of the toys planned for Transformers: Age of Extinction that reveals many of the names of the characters that might appear in the movie.

A few caveats on this however. One, the list has a lot of strange code names. Two, Hasbro doesn't release a toy without planning for at least one repaint so really every mold has two names. So are the code names hiding a movie character name or just an undecided repaint name? Are some of the listed names already decided repaint names? As the image shows, it literally just a listing, there are no pictures so unable to verify what the alt modes are for each new character. Spoiler Warning, summary of names after the break.

Update: TFW2005 members did some further digging and discovered that the codename listings shared the same product IDs as named listing. Result is the code names do not signify a potential set of additional characters but those already listed in the summary. Revised toy listings here.

Summary
Bumblebee
Crosshairs
Drift
Galvatron
Grimlock
Hound
Lockdown
Optimus Prime
Scorn
Dinobot Slog (also in toy list is Slug. There was a G1 Dinobot Slag so different vowel usage is a touch confusing)
Dinobot Slash
Slingshot
Dinobot Snarl
Southpaw
Stinger
Strafe (aka Swoop)

Codenames
Adrian = Galvatron
Bruce = Drift
Duke = Hound
Ivan = Grimlock
Max = Lockdown
Paulie = Strafe
Rally Car = I am not sure if codename or not
Rocky = Slash
Thunderlips = Slog

155 comments:

  1. Rally Car refers clearly as Sonic. But wait, Crosshairs and Slingshot are separate characters? Which one is Corvette? And is Lockdown Lambo or Pagani?

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    1. I think lockdown is the lambo lockdown is the decepticon bounty hunter not breakdown of stunticons

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    2. Ironhide44:
      If the Lamborghini Aventador is Lockdown, that could possibly mean he dies somewhere throughout the movie.

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    3. Yup coz its obvious his exposure to film shooting is limited.

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    4. Wait a second. Some other lists declare Crosshairs and Slingshot as same toy.

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    5. Slingshot is the Corvette believe me :)

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    6. How do you know? Tonyformer says it's crosshairs. I thought hasbro couldn't use the name slingshot

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    7. The Lamborghini is lockdown, the new leader of the decepticons. The green corvette is crosshairs and the pagani is stinger, if youve watch transfromers animated youll see a green guy that looks like bumblebee. Drift will be there ( bugatti0 ) hound ( army truck ) and decpeticons, galvatron is confirmed to come back in this movie but for now, Lockdown is the new leader of the deepticons.

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  2. where are swoop, sludge,stunticons and cyclonus?

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    1. This might be theory, but perhaps Slash replaces Swoop and SLudge is away, because he's not very fierce-looking-guy. And what comes for Stunticons: how many there are still believing for that crap?

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    2. Transformers 4 Chongqing Wulong Filming Spoilers!!!!
      Updated 37 minutes ago
      According to Michael Bay the Wulong scene is the "heroic critical turning point".
      After the “fall of Hong Kong” in a pit crated by a crashed alien spaceship a few Transformers will assemble with others, they will fight a tough battle to escape from the pit and to rescue Hong Kong. Sorry no stunticons.

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  3. OK... I'm confused a lil here... Should we take this as a detailed list of what TFormers will be in AOE??? Because I'm not seeing Cyclonus, Sideswipe, Dino, etc??? Now I know we were never told that Sideswipe and Dino would definitely be in it, but either way. Please tell me in ENGLISH exactly what this list is telling me???

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    1. Dude in Tformers.com in nelsons interview he said their is no sideswipe and dino.

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    2. Joseph, You can't take what fan sites (even Nelson's) say at face value. They cannot give details (including unreleased names) to anyone due to a little thing called a Non-Disclosure. We're not going to know actual names until Bay officially releases them (like with Bee, Optimus and Hound).

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    3. "DUDE"... Meaning Joseph... that is why I said " I know we were never told that Sideswipe and Dino would def be in it".

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    4. Actually there is a ferrari car exibit in hongkong that day maybe that is why we so the ferrari 458.

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    5. Im not trying to discourage anyone but we must remember that this Movie exist because Hasbro wants to sell toys if we think that some of the old characters is still a good business decision for them to come back and make a lot of toy sell then we have to expect them to come back.

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  4. Where is Ratchet

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  5. I personally am not as harsh on Bay for some of the mistakes he has made throughout the past three films. I'm a Transformer fan through and through... I totally enjoyed the last movie especially. I will say this though, it drives me nuts when bay has a TFormer in one movie only to have him disappear in the next... like Jolt and the twins. If Bots like Ratchet, Dino and Sideswipe aren't in this next one, he beeeeetteeer give a reason!!! Don't just act like they never existed. Heck, you would of at least thought he would of had Prime say a few words about Ironhide after he died in DOTM... they never even mentioned his name!

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    1. Jolt was actually killed (along with Galloway) in the tie-in comics that took place between Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon. So THAT'S where Jolt went. As for the twins, in the novelization they die (and it's actually a really good character moment, I'm sorta sad we didn't see it) but novelizations are usually scripts that were unused...which explains the different ending of DoTM.

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    2. That does NOT matter. Movie go'ers do not read those tie-in comics, it has nothing to do with the movies. It's just a pleaser for the (Transformers) comic readers.

      All the other TF and movie fans don't know where Jolt went. The Twins were still in DOTM, in the hangar for upgrades after the Driller scene, they ride in the back. Did anyone got the $1000 for noticing them and mentioned it to Bay?
      I guess we just have to except that Bay works the same as they did in the 80's with the cartoon. So don't be surprised if Sideswipe isn't in, we don't get any feedback where he went. We'll then just have to except he's gone.

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  6. we want deluxe class leadfoot,soundwave,wheeljack, skywarp from mechtech line release with aoe figures

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  7. Place holder names for some of the characters. But Strafe? Trigger happy autobot flyer? From Autobot subgroup "Technobots?" Interest peaked... I know we wont see Computron though.

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    1. I wish that they add lightspeed of technobots among the cars.

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  8. Remember guys this is just a list of TOY names. Just because there isn't a toy of Dino or Ratchet doesn't mean they wont appear in the movie. Yes, Bay has a bad habit of doing that (Barricade), but don't take this list as gospel. Some people are saying the code names refer to the list above. e.g Bruce=Grimlock.

    Lets wait and see. Patience is the key.

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    1. Precisely. Dino didn't have a toy even in DOTM. Why would he have a toy in AOE, if Ferrari wouldn't allow it?

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    2. This will depends on Hasbro's business deal with Ferrari when it comes to the Merchandise. Ferrari makes their own merchandise like Jackets, Perfumes, Keychains, Caps, RC toys and Car collectible toys. Also I saw on Hongkong news that theres a Ferrari Car Exibit in HongKong Maybe that is why we saw the 458 ferrari.

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  9. Well maybe Strafe and Scorn are Dinobots too, cause they're in the Dino Sparkers category and Strafe might be the new name for Swoop since we had the info that Bumblebee will ride a Pteranodon, and who knows, maybe Slash or Scorn are Sludge.We'll just have to wait for the toys. As for we know this is just the first wave so all these aren't necessarily all the Bots and Cons that will appear in the movie and Cyclonus' toy might be in the next wave.

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    1. actually slash is a raptor and sixth member of the dinobots according to TF comics and they combined and form into Extinction.

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    2. I would be really thrilled if thats the reason its called "Age of Extinction" To have the dinobot combiner would be awesome.

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  10. The code names are names from the movie Rocky hmm.... I think the code name Bruce is Br awn the name Max is Ma gnus the name Rocky is Ro dimus The name Thunderlips is Thunder cracker and so on.

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    1. Ironhide44:
      You could be right Joseph@, these could be those codenames you have mentioned.
      Also, keep in mind that 'Leadfoot' was also spotted in the TF4 sets and his voice was heard which is where we heard 'Slingshot' from and he is not mentioned in the list.

      As for 'Sideswipe' and 'Dino', they are both in this according to my resources, regardless of Nelson's 'confirmation'.

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    2. @Ironhide44: You, my friend, are the voice reason here. I think that quite a few of those names are 'code' names.I don't think Bay would let slip (even to Hasbro) the names of the new and the redesigned Bots (and Cons) until HE decides to Officially release them.

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    3. Ironhide44:
      @tens1822: I couldn't have better said it myself! We all just have to wait until Bay himself, reveals the names on his site once and for all!

      Also check this out people:

      One of the main sources for the tfw2005 site, NIBMRatchet, has "broken" down the 'code names':

      http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum/showthread.php?11099-Transformers-4-Robot-Names-Revealed

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    4. Usually Codenames are just Initials like from the movie A-team {Alpha Mike Foxtrot} means Adios Mother F###### kinda like that hehehehe...

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  11. Six Pipez
    Wow... How did they figure out CJ and Screamer though? Don't really care for bay's Starscream.. Would rather us get Thundercracker this time or maybe Skywarp. They must be going with the undying spark angle for him. CJ is that bot! I loved him in Fall of Cybertron. Lol "Get'n my jump on.." Rally Car has been gone for awhile on set. I wonder what he scanned? Hopefully he didn't die. O.o

    All in all to anyone excluding the inclusions of characters like Sideswipe and Dino... This is only wave 1 folks. Dino's car has been spotted and Sideswipe is either the Adventador or the Pagani. Watch!

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  12. I said it before and I'll say it again.......As long as Sideswipe is alive and accounted for in the movie, I'm happy. : )

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  13. This is ridiculous... We all have become obsessed with what Bots/Cons are in this movie!!! Myself included... I find myself checking this and other sites a few time a day to see if there has been any news. GEEEEZZZ... I can't remember anywhere near this amount of buzz before the other three movies. We all so badly want to see our favorite Bots and Cons in this fourth movie. Me personally, I just want a ton of Tformers... period. Man... Bay better not screw this one up... he'll get crucified if he does... The last hour of DOTM changed everything!!!

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  14. I'm all for far more Transformers and far less humans. Honestly, I could care less about the humans in the films. Sam became annoying after 5 minutes and I couldn't stand Carly. Some of the humans in the past films were just not really needed. I did like N.E.S.T. , I did like Mikaela and I eventually came to like Simmons. This film isn't even finished yet but I feel there's just too many human characters.

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  15. HOOOLD UP!!!! I was just on IMDB and they have the Black and Silver Argosy Truck listed as Megatron, the Sonic car listed as Cliffjumper, the Pagani as Rodimus, The silver Lambo as Lockdown and the Green Corvette as Sunstreaker (I'm assuming thats who they are calling Crosshair). IMDB isn't a Transformers website, they usually don't list stuff unless it's legit. If this is true... why in the heck was the pagani rolling with the Argosy in Honk Kong????

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    1. Ironhide44:
      @MLFunk: Actually, anyone can edit the information on the IMDB site. All you need to do is have a simple account, like Facebook, to be able to edit information.

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    2. Martinus Prime11/01/2013 7:02 AM

      MLFunk,

      Like Ironhide said, IMDB is NOT a reliable source, everybody with an account can edit info and IMDB lists every rumor there is, NOT unless it's legit. It said that the Argosy was Megatron since the beginning that the Argosy was exposed.

      For the Ferrari 458, last week we saw it on set, so Dino is most definitly in the movie.

      As for the Dinobots, man I hope Bay uses the original Dinobot names and does not make up names himself again.

      Everybody needs to chill indeed, this is only a toy listing, not the official movie name listing. We'll just have to wait and see who's in and who's who.
      I would be a shame though if Ratchet and Sideswipe are out for no reason.

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  16. I think that "Hound" will be Bulkhead. I mean, the vehicle and the head matches him very much.

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  17. Six Pipez
    I definitely wouldnt put any stock into what IMDB. Just as bad as wiki actually.

    Wasn't there 2 leaked call sheets that had the Argosy listed as Vector Prime/Ultra Magnus? Been so long I forgot how the listing went.

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    1. The only call sheet I've never mentioned either of those names.

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    2. Six Pipez
      Hmmm... I could be getting confused with all the anon rumors. Lol... That I confess.

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    3. By the way, I meant 'only call sheets I've read never mentioned'.

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  18. pretty sure Lockdown is the green C7. I think he is the disgraced Decepticon with martial arts training previously referred to.

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    1. No... I'm 100% positive that the green C7 is Crosshair and the black Bugatti is Drift. I've read coouuuntless articles and websites over the past few months and other than Prime, B and Hound... those are the only two other Bots that EVERY publication agrees on. All the other vehicles are up for grabs.

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    2. I don't think so. I think the Corvette is one of the following: Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Slingshot or Crosshairs. If Drift is in the movie, he's more then likely the 'disgraced' bot aforementioned.

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    3. Ironhide44:
      @tens1822: I agree with most of the things you have said, except Crosshairs in my opinion is the Sonic Rally Car.
      As for Drift, he is one of the five main Autobots in this movie right? What is funny is that, only Drift was spotted in Hong Kong with the new set of 'super cars'. (A black Lamborghini, I think there was a white Ferrari and another supercar that I can't remember.)
      I think, Drift will have somesort of 'subplot' for this movie...which could be possibly about his origins as a Decepticon.

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  19. Six Pipez
    Been minute since I collected the comics but if memory serves... Wasn't Drift a con before he became a bot anyway? Ill have to dig it up.

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    1. Well, his alternate mode has nothing hinting about being an ex-con. But the robot mode is still unknown to us. We know what Optimus and Bumblebee look like robot modes and face of Hound.

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    2. Six Pipez
      I was referring to the comics. Not the movie... I'm aware that the vehicle doesn't bare either the autobot or decepticon shield atm.

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    3. Six Pipez
      have you seen and read this in TFW2005

      Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Wulong Chongqing Filming Update

      Posted on 11-01-2013 at 08:05 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)

      31OCT2013_08
      While "it's a wrap" on the main filming for Transformers 4 Age of Extinction, filming continues on location for links and additional photage featuring the robots. Michael Bay and crew are now on location at Wulong in the Chongqing Municipality in China. This filming, which includes filming at the Wulong Karst World Heritage site, is said to be where an exciting and important scene takes place - and thanks to Chinese media, we have a little more information on just what that scene will be! No movie spoilers on our frontpage though, read all about that one after the break - and also check out plenty of on-location pictures featuring lush greenery and Baysplosions!

      This news comes to you by way of 66wz.com, yunnan.cn and gmw.cn

      If you're reading this, be warned, you're now in the spoiler section. According to Michael Bay the Wulong scene is a "critical heroic turning point". Highlight the text below to find out just what that means!

      After the “fall of Hong Kong” (translated from source), in a pit created by a crashed alien spaceship (one of Wulong existing attractions is the "sinkhole"), a few Transformers will assemble with other Transformers, they will fight a tough battle to escape from the pit and to rescue Hong Kong (or to rescue something in Hong Kong).

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    4. Six Pipez
      Yeah I saw this. Well most of it. Some of it is new to me though. Sounds likely that we are in for a treat. Can wait to see how all of this plays out. Lol I normally buy the novelizations and spoil most the movie for myself though. Good find.

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  20. I dont care about most of that. I want to see Galvatron done correctly. I'm presuming the humans (mech) make their version of a transformer and unicron turns it into Galvatron. I also want to see Cyclonus well done. And if I see rodimus prime come out of this I will boycott the movie.

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  21. I'm having a hard time believing that after making all these changes and introducing all these new locations and characters that Bay will hand Transformers 5 and 6 off to another Director... There is a ton riding on AOE. Even though I loooooved DOTM, T2 and T3 were crushed by the critics, no matter how much money they made. I'm praying after all this hype that this next one lives up to our expectations.

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    1. Martinus Prime11/01/2013 8:21 PM

      You mean the critics expectations??? I love all 3 movies!!! And I'm a G1 fan, sure every movie has it's flaws, but I don't care what critics say!!!.
      But I'm with you on TF 5 & 6, I always thought Bay will do TF 5 & 6 as well. After the new trilogy, maybe there'll be a new director.

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  22. Also, after reading the HASBRO name list, it's looking more like the rumors are true about the Argosy being Megatron/Galvatron... Motormaster and Ultra Magnus are not on that list and you knooow that if either of them was the Argosy, HASBRO would be making a toy of them. I have to say, if the Argosy does turn out to be Megatron/Galvatron, I will be really disappointed... why make him a truck like Prime???????

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    1. Thats the wave 1 toy list. Not every bot/con is listed there. Dino isnt listed there either.. But he has been seen on set. Its too early.

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    2. Ironhide44:
      You are correct 'Anonymous'. Not EVERY Transformer is mentioned for the upcoming movie. Other characters that will be appearing are: 'Leadfoot', 'Sidswipe', 'Dino' and a few more that I am not allowed to mention. They have not been mentioned either on the list. We all just have to wait for Bay's official confirmation.

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    3. Martinus Prime11/02/2013 10:06 AM

      Wait, you're not allowed to mention? Ironhide44 since when did you start working for this production? Do you work on the movie now, or with Hasbro?

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      I did do some minor work here and there back at Monument Valley and Detroit, but thats about it.

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  23. If galvatron/megatron is in this movie im pretty sure michael wont let us see him that easily, although i do agree with the idea of him trying to fool us but truly i think the argosy is magnus look at the colours on the argosy, it just feels magnusy lol

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    1. Sentinel Prime in DOTM had features that reminede about both Ultra Magnus and Alpha Trion. It would pointless have either of them appear as another character. Same for Prowl because of Barricade's appearance in first film.

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    2. I just dont feel the argosy is Galvatron coz argosy is way to small to be megatrons or Galvs alt mode I mean ya in DOTM he is a rusted truck but he has a gastank trailer and transformed together with it.

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    3. Has anyone read this in TFW2005.com

      Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Wulong Chongqing Filming Update

      Posted on 11-01-2013 at 08:05 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)

      31OCT2013_08
      While "it's a wrap" on the main filming for Transformers 4 Age of Extinction, filming continues on location for links and additional photage featuring the robots. Michael Bay and crew are now on location at Wulong in the Chongqing Municipality in China. This filming, which includes filming at the Wulong Karst World Heritage site, is said to be where an exciting and important scene takes place - and thanks to Chinese media, we have a little more information on just what that scene will be! No movie spoilers on our frontpage though, read all about that one after the break - and also check out plenty of on-location pictures featuring lush greenery and Baysplosions!

      This news comes to you by way of 66wz.com, yunnan.cn and gmw.cn

      If you're reading this, be warned, you're now in the spoiler section. According to Michael Bay the Wulong scene is a "critical heroic turning point". Highlight the text below to find out just what that means!

      After the “fall of Hong Kong” (translated from source), in a pit created by a crashed alien spaceship (one of Wulong existing attractions is the "sinkhole"), a few Transformers will assemble with other Transformers, they will fight a tough battle to escape from the pit and to rescue Hong Kong (or to rescue something in Hong Kong).

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    4. Ironhide44:
      I think there is something more than Dinobots here.... this has got to do something with Unicron and Megatron/Galvatron as well. I know it doesn't seem like that much, but a "critical heroic turning point" and "Transformers will assemble with other Transformers" seems like "they' (probably both Autobots and Decepticons) are trying to close the pit from Unicron. So that means Megatron/Galvatron double crosses Unicron after his resurrection.

      If not, the pit could really be some kind of portal or spacebridge to a different time dimension, which brings the Dinobots through to our era, but as a consequence Unicron awakens somehow and tries to destroy earth.

      I also saw a few pictures of explosions and a video at the place Bay was filming. Looks like there were quite a bit of explosions happening.

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    5. Martinus Prime11/02/2013 8:31 AM

      I saw those pictures too and what I still don't understand is, why the hell are they still using fireworks with explosions and pyrotechnics???
      When ever there's an explosion in real life, there will never, never be fireworks !!! Why do they still insist on using that? That's not natural !

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    6. Ironhide44:
      It seems like those fireworks your talking about is either transformers shooting from the air or vice versa. But yes it is not natural.

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    7. Shooting from the air? Airiel Bots maybe?!

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    8. Let us remember that these are not just war between two robot factions there are bad humans and good humans involved I always ask my self what is Harold Atingers connection with the decepticons or dinobots and who are they gonna rescue in hongkong I have a feeling that the dinobots are neither Autobots or Decepticons maybe because the Bad humans have a technology to control them and use the dinobots for their personal interest and the autobots are gonna fight these guyz.

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  24. This doesnt look like all of this will end in one movie, there is definetly going to be another movie, probably a trilogy passed on to another director, i just cant see this ending in a two hour movie, no way!

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  25. If I recall correctly, this movie is the first in a new trilogy. However, this could be Bay's last Transformers. He said he was passing the torch to someone else for the other 2 movies.
    As for Drift, he was a Con who switched to the Autobots after something personal happened to him. He was the the Con, Deadlock before becoming Drift.

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    1. I caught myself up ob Drift on my lunch break at work. His background is pretty deep.

      Six Pipez

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  26. Bay will not give up the new transformers trillogy to another director, period! Of course he will say different but we all know he has invested to much personal time and energy into this and especially if AOE makes a fair wad, paramount and Hasbro won't let him pass by.

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  27. @ ironhide44, since the listing for crosshairs and slingshot have the same id number I would assume one of them is the real name for him. Which do you think it is? It was first leaked he was slingshot, then we had a leaked call sheet with the name crosshairs on it, then after that we saw the video with the voice over that said slingshot. Has your contact told you who this character might be?

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    1. Ironhide44:
      In my opinion, definitely the name 'Slingshot'. But you know Bay, he can change his mind in an instant.
      I get a feeling though, that 'Crosshairs' and 'Slingshot' are two different characters.

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    2. Maybe so, going by the toys that have the same product numbers so I was thinking one is a cover name. I don't know how true this is but I've been told they can't actually use the slingshot name because of copyrights.

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  28. Actually the dinobot combiner was known as the beast...

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  29. "this has got to do something with Unicron and Megatron/Galvatron as well."

    I truly hope not. Unicron would be awesome as solely as part of the toy line. He is simply too big to actually be in the movie. If history has taught us anything IF Unicron is in it he probably will not have a big part. I think making a CGI planet that transforms into a robot would cut not only into the story but massively into the budget as well. If they have Galvatron they will probably find a different way to make Megs into Galvatron outside of Unicron. Personally while I do like Unicron I honestly do not want him in the movies. It is very doubtful he will be done justice much like Devastator. A transformers that is that big I don't feel belongs in the world of Bayformers.

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    1. It is unlikely that Unicron would appear in films. But he ever would, he should be Something that we've Seen in G1, Unicron Trilogy or TF:Prime. But I think TF: Prime Was very brilliant.

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    2. Ironhide44:
      What I meant by Unicron was like seeing a massive eye or something in the pit or I wouldn't even be surprised if he was just mentioned by name. Of course, he is way to big to be done in CGI! Just to create Shockwave's pet 'Driller' from CGI crashed the entire system!
      As for Megatron, I think it is plausible to say, the 'evil' scientists bring Megatron back to life. (Like in Transformers Animated).

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    3. I think that would be acceptable and a decent nod to fans. I can live with it if they chose to basically show just an eye.

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  30. The more I read about this movie the more I CAN'T WAIT to see it... I'm a sci fi movie super fanatic and I can truly say that I have neeeever been more excited to see a movie. The very beginning of DOTM when they were fighting on Cybertron and the last hour of the film when the Chicago battle took place changed everything for me. My expectations are so high for this next film... I just can't believe the Bay hasn't introduce "Perceptor" and "Blaster"... c'mon man!!!

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    1. Lol who cares about perceptor and blaster lol how would you even come up with and alt mode for robots that transforms into a radio and a whatever perceptor is ...
      Even the Quintessons would make more sense... anyway just hope they give Galvatron and Scourge proper justice... Im confident and cant wait to see who the argosy is, this truck is siiick



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    4. Martinus Prime11/02/2013 7:13 PM

      I agree with you kortex, Perceptor was a microscope in G1 and he could be a scientist TF in the movie, but what kind of altmode should Perceptor and Blaster have?? They just won't work in a TF movie.

      If you want to question Bay's choise in Autobots MLFunk, you should ask yourself, why hasn't Bay introduced the Aerialbots yet??? They fit perfectly in these movies!!!

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    5. Agreed arialbots would be awesome and why did they had james avery saying he was gonna voice silverbolt in dotm?? Misinformation or change of script?? Anyways, people can speculate all they want all we know at the end for now is that op, bb and hound are in plus dinobots... the rest is pure guess and hopes... but likei said i feel we tf fans will finally get the movie we deserve, cant wait!!!

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    6. Six Pipez
      Same could be said about Soundwave. Yet he was there... Seriously guys the allure of Transformers is that they can take any shape. Looking at them as they were in g1 is wrong at this point. In Fall of Cybertron Perceptor is this badass tank that can change into a telescope/microscope. Imagination for characters such as perceptor and blaster has been exceeded long ago in the comics.

      Although I do agree Martinus... Aerialbots need to be there. Why call in a human airstrike when you have them to pool from?

      I suggest some of you read things like War Within, Stormbringer, or you could even go for Alex Irvine's "Exodus" and "Exiles." Highly recommended.

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    7. Martinus Prime11/03/2013 10:54 AM

      You're about that Six Pipez, but Soundwave is a far more popular and important character than Blaster and Perceptor.
      So it always was a given that Soundwave had to be in the movies. He collects information and to do that as a car, bc Carly worked for the villain, I'm okay with that.

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    8. Six Pipez
      Popularity doesn't have that much to do with it. Skids? Mudflap? Bay even goes as far as creating characters.

      Below I saw something mentioned about it wouldnt make sense to change their modes. Thats assuming that bay and gang wouldnt find a reason. And even if they didnt, this is transformers... They can be anything without much explaination. It makes perfect sense.

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      Oh and not trying to be funny or anything... Its just that when fans try to limit transformers to only what they were in g1... That's always been a head scratcher for me. Maybe we all like them for different reasons but fact still remains... Robots in disguise, any disguise. Fans limit transformers based on nostalgia when it was meant for these characters to have no limit.

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  31. Anyways back on subject, just realised that autobots seems to outnumbers decepticons by far... makes me wonder if pagani lambo and argosy are cons...

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      Maybe it seems that way, but I'm guessing that wont'be the case. All, or most of all Decepticons will be complete cgi.

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    2. Its true but does it means the cons will all have cybertronian alt modes... thats why i bet the argosy, pagani and lambo are cons...i know car companies rather have their names associated with good guys but still at the end they want to sell and publicity of their products... blockbusters for families like bay movies are the perfect visibilitie, yep their cons count on it, magnus and hotrod will come in tf5 or 6 i guess since op is rumored to be done by then...

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    3. It dsnt matter if the autobots outnumbers the cons coz cons are always tough than autobots except optimus I mean how many autobots fought someone like Brawl, starscream, shockwave, Sentinel it is always 3 or 5 autobots vs 1 cons and most CGI cons are just nobodys but drones or dreads.

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  32. Martinus Prime11/02/2013 7:19 PM

    MLFunk,

    You have to stop repeating and pasting the TFW2005 WuLong update. You've done that every day for the past few days, it's getting old. The people who want to read that, will have read it by now. Stop posting it.

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    1. WHAT???? Dude, I don't know what the heck your talking about??? I haven't posted or pasted anything about some WuLong Update... I don't even know what that is??? AND who are you to tell me what to post anyway?!?! There are 92 comments on this page and only like 4 are mine... really bro??? AND I wasn't critisizings Bay's choice in BOTS... all I said was that Perceptor and Blaster were great characters from the cartoon and animated movie and that I would like to see them. Soundwave was a cassette deck and Lazorbeak was cassette and he made them work in the movie??? Stop critiquing my posts like some tool, if you don't like what I say, then just keep scrolling down!!!

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    2. Six Pipez
      Not choosing sides in this... But Blaster is kind of a big deal. He and Grimlock fought over who should lead the Autobots at one point back in the day in the comics. Bay has shown interest in a lot of elements from the comics. I wouldnt even be surprised if we see this angle taken in the films. Prime leaves and the Autobots fall apart in his absence until he returns.

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    3. Martinus Prime11/03/2013 10:10 AM

      Sorry MLFunk, my bad, I meant Joseph Huang, I was totally mixed up, it was late.
      Sorry bro, my apologies. It was Joseph Huangwho kept posting that same Wulong in every article.

      Calm the fuck down bro, I'm not criticizing you or saying you criticized Bay in Bots.
      I just said that if you want Bots that make sence and are popular, Aerialbots are more popular than Blaster and Perceptor I think.
      Yes, you could have Perceptor and Blaster transforming into something else, but that would maken no sense. Than you could make and mix up everything.
      I would make more sense to use the Aerialbots

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    4. LOL... it's all good...

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    5. I want to apologize to you Martinus sorry if I annoyed you my Bad.

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  33. Ok, I'm in need of advice. I'm trying to decide who to add to my new little collection of Transformers. Do I get Transformers United Drift or Walmart Exclusive Skywarp?

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      @tens are we talking walmart exclusive masterpiece skywarp?

      If so, skywarp hands down. Drift is a beastly figure to behold in the united line though. Both are winners in my book.

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  34. @Six Pipez- No, he's just specially packaged for Walmart. I did look at the Masterpiece but I actually liked the look of the other exclusive Skywarp. To me, there's just more character in his face. On the other hand, I know once the new movie is released, IF Drift really is in it, he's going to be very pricey.If I decided to go with Warp, he'd be my first Con.

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      @tens gotcha.. Then I lean more torward drift. I bought my godson that figure and he loves it! Either way you get a winner though. Skywarp would be nice to have.

      Have you seen United Megatron?

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    2. Not yet.I'll get a Megs when I get an Optimus. I'm already on a waiting list for the new Sideswipe being released in February. I have the new Masterpiece Prowl, Binaltech Sunstreaker and Sideswipe, Fall Of Cybertron Jazz and a really nice (and huge) Bumblebee. I plan on getting the new Masterpiece Bluestreak within the next month.

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    3. Six Pipez
      I'm jealous lady! O.o lol I'll start my collecting again here soon. I have to catch up on the Masterpiece line. Definitely getting my boy Prowl first. Also plan to scoop up Project Uranos (Superion) follow by fansproject's Menasor. Collecting is addicting thats for sure. I'll be getting Swipe as well. I had the black g2 swipe when I was a kid. Took him to "show and tell" and everything. Lol those were the days.

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    4. I couldn't decide between them, so I got both.

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    5. Six Pipez
      Lol At'a girl!! Twice the fun.

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  35. Transformers 4 new set the Great Wall of China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glPNmia4SNM

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  36. Aerialbots fit perfect for bay yes...so do the combaticons even more so haven't heard anyone mention them...bruticus! And maybe unicron mentioned but way too big for bayformers...why not introduce metroplex...omega or trypticon first...

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    1. I know we'll neeeeeever see it... but d@mn... how cool would it be to see OMEGA SUPREME in one of these flicks!!! Hands down my favorite toy from the G1 era.

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    2. Loved omega too...hands down my favorite

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  37. A source of mine close to the movie has told me the freightliner is galvatron and the Lamborghini is lockdown. He also told me the pagani name hasn't been 100% finalized but they have been calling it stinger. Also he told me the Bugatti is indeed drift and he will have swords and the corvette C7 is crosshairs and is a sniper and a weapons specialist. Of course take all this as a rumor as bay hasn't confirmed anything

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    1. Noooo one wants to see Ultra Magnus and Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime more than me in this movie... I mean could you imagine how strong those two characters would be? BUUUT... unfortunately, EVERY SINGLE "on set video clip' I have seen (i'm sure you all have seen the same ones over that past few months) has led me to believe that this information above is true, not too mention this is exactly what some publications and websites have described. No video speaks to this more than the one that shows the Argosy, Pagani and "Dredds" black SUV from DOTM all rolling together... and also the clip that I saw months ago that showed Prime and Argosy chasing each other. I personally think it would be foolish to have Megatron be a truck like Prime... but hopefully Bay gives us a solid reason. As always though, no of this is confirmed.

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  38. Six Pipez
    Tony I see you a lot when I check out tfw in lurker mode. I hope your source is wrong... However I wouldnt be surprised if they're right. You guys on tfw have been pretty solid in your dealings. Appreciate the heads up.

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    1. Like I said nothing is confirmed, but I have to ask why you hope he is wrong?

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  39. Six Pipez
    Lol hoping the Argosy is Ultra Magnus of course. O.o wreckers are my favorite autobot subgroup. I got what you meant, my friend, just a fanboy hoping a of his favs make the cut this time is all.

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      **a few of

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    2. I want Magnus myself over galvatron. I want galvatron to be full cgi. You guys are gonna be pretty impressed by the vette and Bugatti

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      I'm pretty excited about the news you gave though. Crosshairs is another autobot that has my interest, I had the toy and always wanted him to get his time in the limelight. The fact they've decided to keep him as a weapons specialist is icing on the cake. Drift, I admit I am still learning about him in he comics. I had to hold off my collecting for a bit. So far I love the bot and can't wait to see him slice and dice. Lemme ask this... Has your source mentioned sideswipe?

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      *the

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  40. I do think we will see swipe show up in the movie in some way. He will be in bot mode only so of course he is full cgi.

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    1. Does your source indicate if they have chosen a faction for the pagani yet?

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    2. Decepticon

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    3. Bummer! Thanks for the info tonyformer

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  41. Six Pipez
    Cool beans... Again thanx Tony.

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  42. I wonder how much of AOE will be set off EARTH like in the beginning of DOTM??? I would love to see more Transformer ships like the ARC and the XANTHEM.

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      Oh that scene still drops the jaw. I needed more time on cybertron for sure.

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  43. THE REAL TONYFORMER from TFW200511/03/2013 10:59 PM

    I would really like it if TFLAMB found a different way for people to post in their threads! You either make it so people have to create an account and THAT is the only way they can post or correct this some other way. People should not be allowed to get on and just type in who they are when they are not that person! Please read this and have a nice day!
    http://transformerslive.blogspot.com/2013/10/hasbro-website-update-reveals.html

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    1. THE REAL TONYFORMER from TFW200511/03/2013 11:00 PM

      http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-movie-discussion/962246-tflamb-needs-change-how-lets-people-post.html

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      Wait that guy wasnt you? Thats effed up.

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    3. Ironhide44:
      There was definitely something fishy with the fake 'Tonyformer'. The real one would NEVER leak crucial information like that, especially on this blog! Even if he did leak information, it would be on the tfw2005 site, but even then he hardly does it, yet he just speculates like everyone else.

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  44. Fake tony knows more than real tony

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      If dude had to fake his ID... I doubt he knew anything. Maybe TFLAMB can block his IP address.

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  45. Please Ignore the Fake Tonyformer.11/04/2013 5:21 AM

    The Tonyformer here is fake - the real Tonyformer acknowledged this;

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-movie-discussion/962246-tflamb-needs-change-how-lets-people-post.html

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  46. Hope Tony boy is right and Lambo Pagani and ARGOSY ARE CONS...just hope the truck isnt Galvatron cuz he would be shorter then op wich would look silly since megs was always bigger... anywayz, and Tony since you seem to "know" alot... please tell me Galvatron aint human made please... that would be the buggest let doen in movieverse ever, sorry Galv is my favorite character ever

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  47. Dudemus: I may agree with some of the things being addressed in this forum, but I believe even less. First off if you believe that the script is written before filming...then why would you believe that the Pagani has not been given a name yet?...doesn't make sense to me. I guess we should believe that when his part in the screenwrite comes up it says "and the unnamed autobot/decepticon says..." give me a break. The characters are already written in the script. As far as this toyline release, just because we see character names doesn't mean that these characters are going to be in the movie. (Brawn, Deadend, etc ROTF) they made action figures but they were not in the movies. We should just relax and let movie magic take its course. Lastly. I'm still on this:if you say that you have some official info in regards, name your source. We're true fans most of us and we don't need all of this "I know who's who because my source says this that and the third" so if the Agrosy is Megatron as you say, prove it, if there is no name for the Pugani, prove it. Etc, etc. Otherwise stop getting hardcore fans riled up over false claims and bs conjecture.

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  48. The real tonyformer may indeed be real and the other fake, but you see the real one didn't deny the claims made, just that he didn't make them. It's just a name not like anyone knows who you really are. I'm hoping what was said by the fake one is true

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  49. Dudemus: I am who I am. Gave a bio of myself before...reason I say this is because I truly know what a non-disclosure agreement really entails. And for that reason I say certain things. I know for certain within those agreements you must submit some of your personal info. Email fb, etc. To the studio. So they can check and see if you are spreading info. You can and will lose your job and be blackballed from the industry. I don't believe that anyone in their right mind would openly tell someone certain aspects of what's going on and risk losing their job for a friend family member etc. Having an idea that you may put that info on sites like these. But again, you can believe what you want. I chose not to. I would speculate, make opinions and things of that nature. And if I had someone who trusted info to me. Why would I violate that trust and put my friend or family member at a risk of losing their job? Its very easy to lose your job in this industry and even harder to get it back.

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  50. Dudemus:l hopeni cleared that up for you...anything you would like to ask? Feel free.

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    1. Dudemus:oh and get a callsign. Since you want to put no one knows who I really am. Dudemus is mine. And everyone know how to address me. What yours again? Oh, anonymous that's right. I forgot.

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  51. Who cares if anyone gives a call sign or posts anonymous. It's stupid. Callsign..no call sign...your still anonymous. It's an internet message board..not real life...the only thing we are here to talk about is Transformers. Beyond that little to no one cares anything about anyone else on here. Besides if a reply is needed to something someone says well it does allow us to comment directly to a previous comment instead of having to making a brand new one.,...in short let's stick to Transformers and not any of this tedious crap that I have just done myself...

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  52. Actually, it makes posting and replying to people easier when they use an actual user name. It can be tedious and a little confusing when there are multiple 'Anonymous' posters, in my opinion.

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    1. Registered usernames I can agree with to an extent. "Callsigns" and such on a website that isn't a traditional forum and is only allowing comments basically so a user can voice an opinion about the topic I don't really see a need for anything outside what we have. Moreso,when most people will leave the area when the movie is released. If this was a forum then most certainly let's have a registered usernames. I have mine registered on both michaelbay,com and tfw2005 because I am a regular user. On here...I look at the website. I post comments but it's not a site I will continue to use once the movie is over and done with. This one is very beneficial because it focus's more on the actual movie news.

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  53. I just wanted to make this the 150th comment.

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  54. Updates out of the Sema car show which has the vette, sonic, and Bumblebee on display says that a TF4 rep has told many people that the Vette is indeed Slingshot and the Sonic is simply named Rally. Of course these could be place holder names, but they are being thrown around a lot at the show

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    1. They were also throwing around names when they were in Chicago. I doubt we'll know the real names until Bay himself releases them.

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    2. I couldnt agree more. Its just weird that an actual TF4 rep who stands with the vehicles would just give out names like that.

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  55. look guys I love AOE of course being class of G1 you will all probably know my first grip Galvatron being the mightiest of all Decepticons basically being built by humans!!shame on you Bay if you direct 5 his soilders ( cyclonus and scourge ) I would very well hope better be at his side since it seems your a little to leary putting their resurrectionist cause he is to BIG in the movie even though you didn't put the two other key decepticons in it but I guess its not 1986 anymore....and to the dude that always wants to start a war with who is who thundercracker is scourge think about it he is blue and skywarp is cyclonus he is purple and the dead insceticons are the sweeps.yes bombshell was also turned into a cyclonus too reasons I don't know but they obviously realized they screwd up cause one didn't see him twice after the rebirth not being a jerk just tryin to keep the love alive for the TF Universe

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