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    Default Why is MUDFLAP and JOLT names in this movie?

    why would they use those names when are is a huge list of G1 names for the Autobots? Any of these names would have worked like for the new red car I think is a chevy beat it could have been called Cliffjumper and the Volt could have been Blurr. The list is just an example of names I know some were used already.



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    Default Re: Why is MUDFLAP and JOLT names in this movie?

    Because this movie is a franchise of it's own and is not limited to G1.

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    because this isn't G1.

    The movie verse, although based loosely off the original material also takes from the other transformers universes including:

    Robots in Disguise
    Beast Wars
    IDW Comics
    Armada
    Energon
    Cybertron
    The various Toy lines

    Of course most of the characters will be based off of G1 but they will add in a few characters here and there from the other series.

    They didn't just make up names. For example, Barricade is from G2 and Sideways is from Armada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson View Post
    Because this movie is a franchise of it's own and is not limited to G1.

    i agree, however they do have plenty to chose from, granted i dont know much about Transformers, but most franchises have to abide by certain rules when there being made, ie books, i mean the screen play cant be to far off....:wtf

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    I get the fact that there is other universes of TF which I am fine with but to completely pull a random name from a hat and say "HEY lets use MUDFLAP" when you have a ton of fans who of course have there fav. characters not used because someone said well lets use JOLT. Its pretty lame

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    Have you seen the amounts of moaning and whining Mudflap has caused online?

    For my sanity atleast I'm glad he wasn't named after a major G1 character.

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    LOL right so if there is alot of people bitching about it then doesnt that say something? Maybe use a real TF name and it doesnt have to be G1 it can be G2 or beast wars for all I care

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    They're not bitching about his name though, they're bitching about his face and rumoured personality.

    And yeah give him a G1 or G2 name indeed doesn't matter to me either, but thats what they've done haven't they? I'm sure Mudflap has been used before, and I'm pretty sure Jolt has too.

    They are TF names they're just obscure.

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    So it's ok to bitch about how random the character names are for the new movies, but the fact that they were just as randomly picked for the toys in the beginning, gets a pass?

    Hypocrisy, FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kal_el1981 View Post
    I get the fact that there is other universes of TF which I am fine with but to completely pull a random name from a hat and say "HEY lets use MUDFLAP" when you have a ton of fans who of course have there fav. characters not used because someone said well lets use JOLT. Its pretty lame

    So these characters are called the Twins
    The Twins in G1 were Sunstreaker and Sideswipe.

    So would you have preferred that the names that go with these faces to be Sunstreaker and Sideswipe? Are you trying to cause a riot?! LOL!

    Jolt was a no brainer for them cuz it was a Chevy Volt.

    But I am also sure that they looked at some of the personality bios with the characters before they picked them.
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    Every time anyone (usually a boy) tries to explain ANY of this to me, I swear my brain shuts off. I think the best way to take this is the way we do in comics:

    DIFFERENT UNIVERSE!

    Quote Originally Posted by darthrage View Post
    So these characters are called the Twins
    The Twins in G1 were Sunstreaker and Sideswipe.

    So would you have preferred that the names that go with these faces to be Sunstreaker and Sideswipe? Are you trying to cause a riot?! LOL!

    Jolt was a no brainer for them cuz it was a Chevy Volt.

    But I am also sure that they looked at some of the personality bios with the characters before they picked them.
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    To quote Bluto Blutarsky, " *Belch* Who cares?"

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    Default Re: Why is MUDFLAP and JOLT names in this movie?

    I actually like the name Jolt. It's a powerful name. Mudflap kind of threw me off a bit. It might just be for the sake of humor.

    (If it makes you feel any better, I named my car Bluestreak.)
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    I like the names "Skids" and "Mudflap" because they remind me of "George" and "Lennie."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailbreaker View Post
    I like the names "Skids" and "Mudflap" because they remind me of "George" and "Lennie."
    You might just be onto something...

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    I think i saw transformer named mudflap in the comic series

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfire144 View Post
    I think i saw transformer named mudflap in the comic series
    http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Mudflap_%28Cybertron%29

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    Why is anyone that is consciously alive arguing/disappointed/not happy about/in/with ONE of the Twins.

    Man, they are going to be the most creative, emotive, coolest characters in the film!
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    I hope they both get destroyed!!!! Of course, their clever twin banter has to have the whole audience rolling in laughter just before they go the way of Jazz.....Actually, it would be cool for them to take on Devestator and have him just beat the twins down....an emotional scene it will be....
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    not a fan of mudflap but will live with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by StefsChemicalRomance View Post
    Man, they are going to be the most creative, emotive, coolest characters in the film!
    Exactly my state of mind.

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    I'm not worried about any of it. It will all work out. There's always going to be something for someone to bitch about. Impossible to completely please everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kal_el1981 View Post
    I get the fact that there is other universes of TF which I am fine with but to completely pull a random name from a hat and say "HEY lets use MUDFLAP" when you have a ton of fans who of course have there fav. characters not used because someone said well lets use JOLT. Its pretty lame

    Dude, Micheal Bay CREATE the fans' favorite characters. And Movie-verse is not G1. So LIVE WITH IT!
    Why so serious?

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    Default Re: Why is MUDFLAP and JOLT names in this movie?

    listen guys Skids and Mudflap were created to stop the fans from bitching about all the senceless human humor. Ya there will still be some human humor but these two were created for two things. The first is to have new bots and the second is for humor. Bay like some humor in his movies and the fans didnt want the humans taking up all the screen time with un-needed humor.... so why not have the bots give us the humor. End of story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    listen guys Skids and Mudflap were created to stop the fans from bitching about all the senceless human humor. Ya there will still be some human humor but these two were created for two things. The first is to have new bots and the second is for humor. Bay like some humor in his movies and the fans didnt want the humans taking up all the screen time with un-needed humor.... so why not have the bots give us the humor. End of story.
    So these two guys are a testament to the fact that Bay is listening to fans more in the movie?

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