The wait is over folks. I’m sure you all remember that we announced at our Hub Initiative Webcast Coverage that Hasbro said they’ll launch the Official Hub World Update on 27th September, 2010. TFW2005 always had the privilege of breaking awesome Transformers News. This time… same as always. Hasbro and Discovery‘s Official Hub Website is now Officially Launched to the public.
Here’s what you’ll get:
Transformers: Prime Character Renders
Click on the Title Bar of this News Article for some Images and Character Biographies of Transformers: Prime Optimus Prime, Arcee, Bulkhead, Soundwave, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Raf Esquivel, Megatron, Jackson Darby, Miko Nakadai and… Starscream.
Update: Ratchet’s Vehicle Mode and Cliffjumper’s Robot Mode added thanks to Kun of TFW2005.
Also, for many years, MonkeybarTV acted as the main media source for many of Hasbro’s Franchises including Transformers and G. I. Joe. From 27th September, MonkeybarTV will step down from its duties and HUBWorld will take over. (Which explains why Transformers: Cyber Missions is there. And that series concludes as well.)
We can go on… But, we’ll let you all find out by reading on. Stay tuned with TFW2005 for more exciting news. And… Now for some Character Biographies.
The Autobots’ leader is the biggest, strongest, and smartest. Optimus Prime makes the plans and protects the humans in the war with the Decepticons. He’s awesome in big-rig mode and even more amazing as his true red-and-blue-armored self. You wouldn’t call Optimus Prime cuddly, but he does care. He’s just seen a lot of battle … and he knows there’s more to come.
This is one awesome motorcycle — sleek, fast, and powerful. Arcee is also the Autobots’ best soldier. She has a special bond with Optimus Prime and is his “go-to” girl. As the least “flawed” of the Autobots, she’s the one they can always count on. She wasn’t too thrilled to get the job of looking after Jack, but she slowly comes to respect him as a partner.
This giant ATV is the muscle of the Autobots. But Bulkhead’s actually kind of sensitive — as Miko learns when she bonds with him. At first he was a little afraid of hurting his tiny partner, but Miko helped him get over that. Now she even pushes him to do things that sometimes get him into trouble. But when Miko’s in danger, Bulkhead’s there to protect her.
He’s a hot muscle car, and also the Autobot who’s been on Earth the longest. So he knows humans best, which helps explains why he’s so serious about looking after Raf. Bumblebee’s voicebox was damaged on Cybertron, so he “talks” in bleeps and blurts. He may make mistakes, but he’s eager to please Optimus Prime.
This hybrid emergency medical truck is the Autobots’ medic. Ratchet fixes limbs and gears, and he works to make do with less and less Energon. He knows Optimus Prime best, but he doesn’t want the Autobots risking their necks to protect humans, or bringing them into the secret base. Deep down, though, Ratchet admires what the humans bring to the fight.
The head of the Decepticons is just as big as Optimus Prime — and just as bad as the Autobots’ leader is good. Whether in alien fighter jet form or robot mode, Megatron’s the most evil and deadly of all the Transformers. He hates how much Optimus Prime cares about Earth, and won’t stop until he defeats the Autobots and makes this planet his own.
A stealth drone and the Decepticons’ spy master, Soundwave has no face and doesn’t say much. He just quietly finds information to use against the Autobots. He can tap into any transmission anywhere, except at the Autobots’ secret base. Soundwave’s far-reaching tentacles can snap through concrete, but his main tools are the tiny Deployers in his chest.
This military fighter jet is Megatron’s right-hand man. Starscream would rather sneak up on his victims than face them head-on, which makes him extra-dangerous. He’s an expert planner, and that’s one reason Megatron keeps him around. Starscream always shows respect to his general, but he’s really just waiting for a chance to take command of the Decepticons himself.
At 16, he was just a hard-working kid slinging burgers to save up for his first motorcycle. Then Jackson “Jack” Darby met Arcee, his guardian Autobot, and scored a killer bike AND a big sister all in one. With pals Miko and Raf, he helps the Autobots fight the Decepticons. Jack’s usually a smart guy and responsible leader … except when he wants to impress a girl.
She’s 15 and from Japan — but you might not guess that, since she’s so into American pop culture. Miko Nakadai loves speed metal and wild punk outfits, and her fearlessness makes her the perfect match for the massive Bulkhead. Her thing for thrills can cause trouble for fellow Teens Jack and Raf. But Miko means well, and she always looks out for her pals.
Rafael “Raf” Esquivel
He’s quiet, shy, and usually the Teen most freaked by danger. But when Rafael “Raf” Esquivel sees any kind of software-based tech, he goes right into “the zone.” That’s handy at Autobot Central Command, since Ratchet doesn’t know much about human tech. Raf’s know-how has saved both humans and Autobots.
We can go on… But, we’ll let you all find out. Stay tuned with TFW2005 for more exciting news.