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*UPDATED* - BotCon Bagged set Bios and Cartoon Network Panel

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Sabrblade at 2008-04-25 2:55 pm member Air Commander Starscream has posted the Bios for the bagged BotCon 2008 exclusive toys. Thses include heroic Decepticons Megatron, Sideswipe, Divebomb, and Rampage; and evil Autobots Rodimus and Blurr.

Check them out here.

Also, Air Commander Starscream has posted his visit to Cartoon Network's panel at BotCon, where he learned some very interesting news regarding the future Transformers Animated.

WARNING *Spoilers Alert*

Some bits of what he learned are:

1.  More Deceptions for Season 2.
2.  Swindle, Ratbat, Galvatron and Waspinator: 3 of the 4 will be in Animated.
3.  Why Animated style? Working with Cartoon Network usually means animated work. Wanted to get back with the roots of drawing Transformers.
4.  Animated done in a widescreen format, but clipped for standard.
5.  Looking Forward. More obscure characters, more of Cybertron. 
6.  Ad-Lib is a big part to story dialogue. 
7.  Last Scene in Season 2 finale is completely ad-lib.
8.  Allspark to stay mysterious.
9.  Exec Producer decided on female human lead character decision. Tried really hard to make her a fun and different character, but not annoying like previous human characters in past cities. Detroit is a diverse city, one reason why the show takes place there. Cast and crew of Animated is also from diverse backgrounds.
10.  Theories about who or what Sari is on the internet. Some have come close, many however are WAY OFF. But none are exactly right to who or what she is.
11.  Season 3 – Nothing definitive, but looking like a pretty good possibility.
12.  Ultra Magnus figure exactly like he is on the show, completely tricked out. Expect each wave of Animated o be better than the last.
13.  Oil Slick – Not a cartoon character, toy only but will probably be in around comic #3. MAY make it into later seasons.
14.  Season 1 ratings – “Doing very well”
15.  Arcee second appearance. Nothing for Season 2, but would like to bring back in the future.
16.  Omega Supreme: Can not confirm nor deny e will be in series.
17.  Waspinator: Would not be voiced by Scott Mcneal.
18.  Sentinel Prime was originally going to be Rodimus with the attitude that Sentinel Prime currently has. Hasbro did not want Rodimus to have that attitude, so they changed Rodimus to Sentinel Prime.
19.  Combiners not likely. Though names from Combiner members may be used. Lots of talk about wanting Combiners, but not likely.
20.  Hasbro working really well with Aniamted team. 
21.  Soundwave being a van. Best vehicle to have the same shape, likeness to a cassette player. Big debate over what his Alt should be, but they knew they wanted to have Soundwave.
22.  Bringing Primal back, has been talked about but nothing solid. If he were to show up it would be a completely new character.
23.  The Ark is not the Ark, it’s a repair vessel.
24.  Unicron is a no.
25.  Big plans for Soundwave, look forward to 3rd season.

Tyscream said,  - 2008-04-25 15:51:17
HOLY CRUD OMG OMG OMG! AHHH!!! SO COOL!! Leader Ultra Magnus is gonna kick a$$! And 3 of those 4 Decepticons?! Holy moly! Oh and evil Roddimus looks so cool and villainous!
ed said,  - 2008-04-25 17:02:21
if they do galvatron i hope they don't just repaint megatron
make him his own robot like idw is doing in the comics
What?! No Unicron?

(falls off his seat and dies)
Skidmark said,  - 2008-04-25 17:27:27
What?! No Unicron?

(Falls off his seat and dies)
lord megatron said,  - 2008-04-25 17:47:16
hello all! I'm here at botcon now and I just wanted to tell you all that I will be doing my review of botcon while I'm here. just remember my youtube profile is lordmegatrong1

hope you all have a great time at botcon!
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-04-25 18:00:19
Whoah! Did not see any of that coming. I mean, Sideswipe a defector?! Blurr a lecturer?! Oil slick not APPEARING UNTIL A LATER SEASON?! Yikes!
ZhaneX said,  - 2008-04-25 18:27:13
Cool details on Animated. Oh, and if anyone wants to see it, here's the url to a review of the Earth mode Megatron Leader class toy.
Luketroop said,  - 2008-04-25 19:09:27
Yes I saw that on I hope Tyscream knows to get rid of the Rodimus pic of him in TFA on his site. Can'y wait to see Soundwave again, but I wish he was in season 2. For number 2 I think the characters in it are Swindle, Waspinator, and Galvatron. I know that Wapinator and Swindle will be toys and now mostly every Transformers series has a Galvatron. Maybe Ratbat because Soundawave is in it with Lazerbeak, but Lazerbeak is a guitar and I don't want to see two guitars.For Unicron, we will miss you. Oilslick dont care about, same with Arcee. Sari, well that is what I want to see and figure out.
Tyscream said,  - 2008-04-25 19:54:19
Ahh man, no Rodimus? That sucks.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-25 19:59:53
Well, now I'm debating whether I should get Oil Slick since he might not be in the series. I usually go for those that are in the shows/movies and leave those that aren't.

If I get him and he's not in the show, then I'm stuck with someone I had no need to buy. If I don't get him and he is in the show, then I turned down the opportunity to buy another cool character.
mkbauch said,  - 2008-04-25 22:40:16
I am totally cool with no Unicron. We've seen that story done really well (ie Transformers: The Movie) and we've seen that story done not so well (in my view). The fact of the matter is the don't need to keep doing the same story over and over. That's what I love about the animated show, its a brand new take on the franchise that doesn't feel like G1 3.0. It is it's own creation.
PrimeReviews said,  - 2008-04-26 07:27:56
evil rodimus has a moustashe :0
Luketroop said,  - 2008-04-26 07:32:18
Being off subject here but primereviews, Rodimus in in Shattered Glass not Animated.
Tyscream said,  - 2008-04-26 09:11:40
EVERY BODY! has a episode review of "Garbage in garbage out" go see!!!
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-26 09:30:13
Luketroop, PrimeReviews is talking about Shattered Glass, not Animated.

This news bit contains info on BOTH Shattered Glass and Animated.
deceptifan said,  - 2008-04-26 13:46:14
Unicron...(sniffle). My bet Galvatron is not in it, but I hope so.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-26 15:18:27
Okay, somebody keeps deleting my comments, which ARE relevant to the topics, and I tired of it. Whoever keeps doing has got to stop because it is getting very annoying and juvenile.
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