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.
I was just checking out the Hub's official site and noticed that they're hosting episodes of Energon right alongside G1. Why would they do that to poor, unsuspecting children?!
Not bad on Directv, not sure if HD is an option
I'll buy that about the robot noses. I've thought of that before.
G1 and GI Joe look pretty good on the Hub. I don't have it in HD or anything, but I don't usually notice much difference anyway. I'm surprised about how much I remember about GI Joe, after all these years. I forgot I enjoyed it nearly as much as Transformers. Then again, I don't collect Joes, though, so you see which one won me over. I only have the money for one collection.
Psss, people with a beef about Prime's face. Check out what this Hub employee has to say about it:
"Okay so as far as Optimus's mouth goes, TRUST me the faceplate is on most of the time, the mouth comes out every now and again for emotional impact. As far as a nose goes, because primes main design is focused on and around him having his mask on, putting a nose on him would hinder the design of him with his mask on (hope that makes sense) also the nose serves the purpose for breathing, so there is no need for him to have one you know? Either way, i hope you ugys are holding out for the real thing, and once the episodes air, i can't wait to hear you alls feedback, PEACE!"
He had a nose in all of those because the logic that they used is different than the Logic that we are using for our series. They are robots, and they dont need noses, and we think they look cool. As far as me not working at Hasbro Studios, with Therese Trujillo serving as our Producer, and Dave Hartman serving as our creative director with Jeff Kline serving as executive producer, at the Starz Media building on 2950 Hollywood Way in Burbank across the street from the Bob Hope airport, well if that info is still sketchy for ya, how about some photos. Arcee not having a nose would probably be explained with my reason for Optimus not having one….she's a bot.
Found at Tformers forum
Curses, I don't get this channel. Bummer.
For those of you on the West Coast that have DirectTV… G1 airs on the HUB at 9pm on channel 294 followed by GI-Joe at 9:30pm.
G1 is airing back to back with the original gi joe and the live action batman at 11pm-12 am central time
I'd like to know when. Don't see it on the ol' schedule yet. I see they're bringing back Family Ties, though.
No one told me that G1 would be airing
I really need to keep track of threads like these I guess.
now that the hub is here. that makes Latin America DK Is the Only DK Left on the World
on November 29 or december
I see Hub programming on comcast ch. 121 starting at 7 a.m. tomorrow. It's showing on the schedule… nothing but crap until 3 p.m., that's where the schedule stops right now. Looks like a bunch of girl shows, a 9 am movie (Garfield) and Meerkat manor. yay
so when will TF RIME air ??
yeah fraggle rock!!
Those drawings look hideous! At least Prime resembles his Bayverse appearance.
Anyway, I was just searching my Direct TV channels and Kids network has Transformers G1 set for Monday I think it was at 10 PM.
Strange thing is, while it clearly states it as being the "More than Meets the Eye" episode and air-date 1984, I don't recognize ANY of the actors listed in the information given. There is no mention of Kasey Kasem, Frank Weller, or Peter Cullon! WTF?
Why is there no mention of these three famous voice-actors for this G1 Transformers anime?
tommorw the hub airs
if im not wrong GI Joe airs tommorow
The Hub is dead to me until TF Prime and GI Joe renegades come out.
Bumblebee standing there while Hub-car-thing runs remidns me alot of Optimus' stance in the movies.
And that IS a good thing.