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Bio: "Created using the most advanced techniques known to autobot
science, jetstorm and jetfire were cloned from tech recovered from
starscream. Brought online in a secret laboratory deep beneath
cybertron, they are the first autobots created specifically to battle
the decepticons. Though they are young, they are extremely intelligent,
working their way through the Elite Guard boot camp in record time.
Together they are potentially the most powerful Autobots of all time,
especially when they combine into their Safeguard form."
Galactic Powers: "The only Autobots that can fly", "Youngest Elite Guard members of all time", "The first robot's with the ability to combine"
Thanks to S250 for posting the first image of the character design for a robotic Sari for Transformers Animated season 3. At the end of Season 2 it it was revealed, as many Transformers Animated fan had already guessed, that Sari had robotic parts.
The figure is the remolded version of the Deluxe Animated Prowl toy which comes with a side car and samurai armour, which was featured in an episode of Transformers Animated.
The latest edition of the Master Collector magazine, by Fun Publications, includes some interesting previously un-known Transformers Animated figures. The toys are mainly recolours, although the listing for Arcee and a Voyager Bumblebee are new.
The toys listed are Arcee and Electrostatic Soundwave (both deluxes), along with Hydrodrive Bumblebee and Golfire Grimlock (both Voyagers).
Hasbro has mentioned that this new version of Soundwave won't come with Laserbeak but with a new "cassette" minion - most likely Buzzsaw, a re-coloured version of the Laserbeak guitar.
TF08.net's Yizhi has posted a new item for sale in the form of Transformers Animated Sunstorm, the orange recoloured version of Transformers Animated Starscream.
TFW2005 also have more images of the toy which include comparison shots to Starscream and Skywarp.
S250 has posted an image of Transformers Animated Blackout's alternative mode, a Decepticon spaceship, on his blog.
This is the first image of the Guardian robot killing machine in alternative form.
Transformers Animated.com, the internet's first Transformers Animated website, has been updated with three new galleries provided by members of the site. The new galleries include Transformers Animated Activators Starscream, Deluxe Sentinel Prime and Deluxe Swoop.
s250 has posted an image on his blog revealing the alt mode for the Transformers Animated Season 3 character Strika. The image has been mirrored below.
Thanks to Ray at Robotkingdom for letting us know that they have updated the information and images at their store with some new content for the following items
Animated Exclusive Pack - Jetfire & Jetstorm - here
Animated Leader Shadow Blade Megatron - here
TFW2005 have conducted an interview with Transformers Animated designer Derrick Wyatt.
The interview includes information on several Transformers Animated season 3 characters such as Rodimus Prime, Shockwave, Waspinator and Blurr, as well as including a few design images of Kickback and a bald, western, Issac Sumdac.
Derrick Wyatt has answered two of the questions raised to him in comments on his blog. DieMaus asked "a) We've now seen Animated Hot Shot and Red Alert, two characters who
were reportedly in the original outline for the show, but were
subsequently replaced by Bumblebee and Ratchet, respectively. Do the
current Hot Shot and Red Alert bear much similarity to those original
concepts? Are they a taste of "what might have been"? Or did those
original character ideas never get past the planning phase?
b) Who actually decides which characters DO make it onto the show? You suggested, for example, that Hot Shot wasn't your call, Marty Isenberg mentioned that Hasbro nixed the idea of Sixshot, and as noted, we know that Bumblebee's inclusion was their initiative as well; on the other hand, I can't imagine that the likes of Highbrow were anything other than your idea. How does this all get decided, and whose call is it at the end of the day?"
To which Derrick replied
"Hey,those are some good questions.
a) Hotshot is more of a tribute to his UT self (or selves). Red Alert is actually a bit of what might have been. Her design is based in part on TFA development art that my friend Eric Canete had done. That's why she's female.
b) There are some upcoming interviews that go deeper in to this process than I will here. The current TFCC magazine has an interview with Eric and me where we discuss it. Anyway, we on the animation side try to work together with the 'Bros to come up with a roster of characters that both teams are happy with. Bumblebee's inclusion in the show was actually a result of Matt Youngberg and me pleading for him in the first meeting we had with the higher-ups."
An anonomous poster then asked the question "Well, I kinda like Red Alert being female, it mixes things up a little. I personally would have liked to have been at one of those meetings, just to hear some of the characters Hasbro wanted in that you guys didn't, or vice-versa. Is it generally harder to get characters who weren't popular in terms of toy sales(or were only in that franchise's toyline) in the show? Or is Hasbro pretty cool about letting some relatively unknown/unpopular characters get their chance in the spot light?"
Which prompted Derrick to reply "On the whole they've been great. I don't think there were any
characters we really wanted to do that they vetoed. The only things
that ever got nixed were characters that it would be too impractical to
do from either an animation or a toy point of view, or characters that
just didn't fit the stories we were telling."