They call me Ratchet Girl for a reason. Sometimes Skids girl.
Yeah, I'm a girl...SO FREAKING WHAT????
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Que doesn't really bother me. Yes, it's sort of a weird name for a transformers but w/e?
"My story is of many thousands, and the world will not suffer if it ends too soon."
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'll cite a few examples from the original... Bumblebee was a VW Beetle, Jazz was a Porsche Sports car, Starscream was an American F-16...
I remember watching the original cartoons and didn't once remember seeing any Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Honda, Subaru, Mazda, or Suzuki in any of them.
And FYI they did use a Japanese machine (in the Bayverse) already. One of the Autobot motorcycles in ROTF was a modified Suzuki sports bike.
I don't know if this was mentioned somewhere but here it goes.
Do you remember guys that a few months ago Nelson posted a picture with the blue Mercedes and the picture's name was "Q". Then everybody though that this is the robot's real name. and people asked Nelson if this is true. Then he was very persuasive that this is not true. And now suddenly it turns out that it's true. So either there was a misinformation campaign that he is not Q or now there is a misinformation campaign that he is Q. Either way there is a misinformation campaign going on and I think that that's great and is for the better of us fans.
Another thing - do you guys really think that a German car which robot mode looks exactly like Einstein (again German) will give a name of a British spy??? Just doesn't make sense, especially if Mercedes have something to say about it.
G1 Ironhide - Nissan Onebox Cherry Vanette
G1 Ratchet - Nissan Onebox Vanette Ambulance
G1 Prowl - Nissan Fairlady Z / Datsun 280ZX
G1 Bluestreak - Nissan Fairlady Z / Datsun 280ZX
G1 Smokescreen - Nissan Fairlady Z / Datsun 280ZX
G1 Skids - Honda City Turbo
Armada Red Alert - Nissan patrol rescue SUV
Alternator Optimus Prime - Nissan GT-R
Alternator Megatron - Nissan Fairlady Z / Z34
Alternator Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp - Mitsuoka Orochi
It would've been nice if some of them (at least one) were in the movie universe.
LOL, and that's me reading WAY too far into it. Sorry Nelson, I'm sure this isn't the case, but heck everyone else speculates I may as well too!?
I'm sure the real reason is that they just wanted these names. Same reason Bee isn't a VW. They needed to be in-line with today's society/culture etc.
My opinion... the name Que fits more than Wheeljack, based on the car. It just seems more sophisticated. I mean really? A Benz named Wheeljack?
totally agree with u buddy. names are absolute shockers....
i can live with that
Thx Nelson for the info and hard work putting up with all of us.
I see these names and as I was alive and kicking in G1 time frame, it bothers me a little but not enough not to see the movie. But I laugh as I apparently think so outside the box from the the people here on the forums ^.^ .. I heard about Dino.. and first thought was.. why the heck did they name it after Fred Flinstone's pet dinosaur? and then now Q.. and my first thought was what does John Delancie (as Q from star trek) have to do with anything transformers???
oh well.. going off to laugh at myself now.. LOL Thx again Nelson for the info
"to punish and enslave..." :lmao
benz named que, rari named dino!
"you lie to us, you've made a grave mistake" *optimus voice*
i still think even with these names the film will be the best of the 3. however if it turns out that apart from the names they are mirage and wheeljack (traits,personality) it will spoil the film a bit for me