No, we have not accidentally reposted the news about Windblade making her comic book debut. This is the Robots In Disguise cartoon we are talking about.
A while back, eagle-eyed TFW2005 Board Members spotted a faint silhouette of Windblade (our then winner of Fan-Built Bot contest) as a concept sketch in the background of an interview regarding [then upcoming] Transformers: Robots In Disguise. After that, her name appeared on a leaked RID Toy Listing.
It so happens that USA Today has finally, officially revealed her presence in the cartoon.“People are more accepting now of women playing stronger roles in everything across the board, whether it’s animation or television or film,” says actress Constance Zimmer (Entourage, House of Cards), who voices young Autobot cadet Strongarm in the new Saturday morning Cartoon Network series Transformers: Robots in Disguise (6:30 ET/PT). And for the ’80s generation now having their own children, especially dads with daughters, “it’s very important for them to have strong female characters so that they can relate and bridge that love with their kids,” adds Mairghread Scott, a writer for the animated series as well as IDW’s Transformers: Windblade comics. In crafting Windblade on the comics page and debuting her in upcoming Transformers TV episodes, Scott focused on making the Autobot as real as possible even though she’s a mechanized being. “Our female characters really do have faults,” she says, “they have things that they aren’t necessarily always good at and they have things they’re trying to overcome, and that makes them real people with a real drive.”
You can checkout the video clip from the show showing Windblade in action… after the jump.