Interview With High Moon’s Matt Tieger about the Dinobots

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Theverge.com has posted an interview with High Moon Studio‘s Matt Tieger for the upcoming video game, Fall of Cybertron. The article is centered around the Dinobots and goes into lengthy detail about how the Dinobots were added to the game and how they almost didn’t make it past the games planning stages. The question on how the Dinobots are on planet Cybertron in Fall of Cybertron with Dinosaur alternate modes has been revealed for sometime, but the article does a great job going into depth regarding the steps High Moon took to get them worked in. Everything from the pitch to Hasbro to Tieger’s obsession with dinosaurs since he was a child.

There are also plenty of new images to check out of the Dinobots. Click on the title bar to check those out and head over to the 2005 Boards to discuss

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  1. Takao's Avatar Takao says

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    Matt Tieger has decided that what he wants in his next game is a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex from outer space who fights with a sword and a shield and breaths fire. And is a robot.

    What he wants, in other words, is Grimlock, the Dinobot. All that stands in his way is the company who owns the Transformers, Hasbro, and they've decided that Grimlock (and the rest of the Dinobots) are being retired.

    According to Hasbro, the Dinobots will not be in any Transformers movies. They will not be in any Transformers games. They will not be in any Transformers anything. They are finished.

    The people at Hasbro, in other words, tell Tieger that Grimlock will be done away with.

    This is the story of how he tried to change their mind.
    Read the fully story at The Verge.

  2. SPLIT LIP's Avatar SPLIT LIP says

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    How High Moon saved the Dinobots
    No.

    Hasbro does not "retire" anything. They rarely, officially or publicly, announce when they cancel a line, they never do away with a character completely. Hasbro never says never. They know that Transformers is always changing and that characters are always being revamped and brought back from obscurity. If we can get fucking Black Shadow in Generations than Grimlock and the Dinobots will never be off the table. Matt Teiger is a big, lying gas bag. Just because they were going to be giving Grimlock a break doesn't mean he's gone forever, and to entertain the notion is laughably idiotic. But I expect no less from "SPACE T-REX GUYS SPACE T-REX SPACE T-REX REMEMBER THAT SPACE T-REX GUYS GUYS SPACE T-REX"

    Matt, you have well and truely cemented my opinion of you as a big fat dummy.

  3. Murasame's Avatar Murasame says

    I just hope Grimlock returns in IDW comics. You can't retire Grimlock. That's like DC saying "Well folks, no Batman the next years".

  4. HeroicC300's Avatar HeroicC300 says

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    Originally Posted by Murasame View Post
    I just hope Grimlock returns in IDW comics. You can't retire Grimlock. That's like DC saying "Well folks, no Batman the next years".
    He may reappear.

    Good article, the highlights are in-game pics of Slug and Swoop, who for some reason lacks a mouth.

  5. SPLIT LIP's Avatar SPLIT LIP says

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    Originally Posted by Murasame View Post
    I just hope Grimlock returns in IDW comics. You can't retire Grimlock. That's like DC saying "Well folks, no Batman the next years".
    He's not retired. That's a load.

  6. jackgaughan's Avatar jackgaughan says

    So Hasbro said that they're not having the Dinobots in the movie? I thought that was Bay? And we last saw Grimlock (in video game form) on the DS version of WFC. I sure do love when people do research.

  7. Sso02V's Avatar Sso02V says

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    Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
    No.

    Hasbro does not "retire" anything. They rarely, officially or publicly, announce when they cancel a line, they never do away with a character completely. Hasbro never says never. They know that Transformers is always changing and that characters are always being revamped and brought back from obscurity. If we can get fucking Black Shadow in Generations than Grimlock and the Dinobots will never be off the table. Matt Teiger is a big, lying gas bag. Just because they were going to be giving Grimlock a break doesn't mean he's gone forever, and to entertain the notion is laughably idiotic. But I expect no less from "SPACE T-REX GUYS SPACE T-REX SPACE T-REX REMEMBER THAT SPACE T-REX GUYS GUYS SPACE T-REX"

    Matt, you have well and truely cemented my opinion of you as a big fat dummy.
    You don't get it. High Moon didn't just save the Dinobots, they saved TRANSFORMERS! Finally, G1 is getting some attention!

  8. SPLIT LIP's Avatar SPLIT LIP says

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    Originally Posted by Sso02V View Post
    You don't get it. High Moon didn't just save the Dinobots, they saved TRANSFORMERS! Finally, G1 is getting some attention!
    At last! That's what Transformers was missing! It's amazing how brining back one character most people don't remember can save an entire franchise that has survived quite healthily for decades back from the brink of failure. Whew!

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    Originally Posted by jackgaughan View Post
    So Hasbro said that they're not having the Dinobots in the movie? I thought that was Bay? And we last saw Grimlock (in video game form) on the DS version of WFC. I sure do love when people do research.
    I do, too.

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