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Transmetals are a subgroup of Beast Wars in the fictional Transformers Universe, featuring toys with mechanical animal modes and techno-organic robot modes. The subline was released in conjunction with Beast Wars' second and third seasons, for the price points of 10, 15, 20 and 35 USD. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Fiction (disambiguation). ... Various Transformers toys Transformers is the name of a line of toys produced by Hasbro from 1984 onwards, and also of a number of spin-offs based on the toys including a Marvel Comics series, an animated television series that began airing on 1984 (Transformers series) and a feature-length...

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Transmetals

Transmetal technology is an adaptation accidentally discovered by the Beast Wars era Transformers. During a transwarp explosion which claimed the life of Optimus Primal, a quantum surge was created which had several repercussions for the Beast Wars. Rattrap, Cheetor, the resurrected Optimus Primal, Tarantulas, and Megatron were all changed by the wave into the first generation of Transmetals. Rampage and Depth Charge also became subjected to this, and several expanded universe Transformers also underwent the process. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Optimus Primal (Convoy, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Blackjack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximal forces and the main protagonist in the Beast Wars television series. ... Rattrap (Rattol in Japan) is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline that appeared in the Beast Wars and Beast Machines series. ... Cheetor is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... Tarantulas (pronounced TER-ANT-CHEW-LUSS in the series) is a Predacon in the Beast Wars series. ... The Beast Wars and Beast Machines version of Megatron is the main antagonist from the aforementioned parts of the Transformers animated series, toy lines, and multiverse. ... Rampage is the name of two different fictional characters in the Transformers universes // Rampage was a member of the Predacons, the other members being Razorclaw, Divebomb, Headstrong, and Tantrum. ... Depth Charge used by U.S. Navy later in World War II The depth charge is the oldest anti-submarine weapon. ...


The transmetal technology allows the Transformers to withstand and actually absorb raw energon radiation and exist in a non-beast mode in these environments without issue. In addition, transmetals can utilize a "vehicle" mode, such as wheeled (Rattrap, Tarantulas and Rampage) or flight (Megatron, Cheetor, Optimus Primal and Depth Charge). Although not explicitly stated in the cartoons or comics, it's hinted at in the toy line's tech specs that the quantum surge's transmetalization process essentially turned the Transformers 'inside out', making their alternate modes the one that is largely mechanical, instead of the other way around as normal. This can be born out by the fact that some Transmetals have organic elements in their robot mode despite having none visible in beast mode (Cheetor and Primal most prominently). Another added benefit was that the transmetal Transformers would become essentially invisible to Vok sensors - something Megatron used to his advantage when he tried to claim one of their ships. Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... Radiation as used in physics, is energy in the form of waves or moving subatomic particles. ... In Transformers history, the Vok were mysterious and powerful aliens who had evolved beyond the corporeal world. ...


Also of note was the fact that that in the animated series, several of the Maximals and Predacons weren't changed into transmetals by the quantum surge, although they did have transmetal toys. While their lack of transmetalized forms in the cartoon was explained for a few characters (specifically, Rhinox, Dinobot and Waspinator, who were in CR chambers recuperating from damage and Scorponok and Terrorsaur, who fell into a lava pool, presumably dying during their transmetallizations), the others weren't (Blackarachnia, Airazor, Inferno and Tigatron); however as these characters were all introduced as being 'born' from stasis pods who had landed on Earth prior to the wave, it is assumed by fans that this lent them protection from the wave. Also, although Scorponok is shown being affected by the transmetal wave, he does not receive a transmetal action figure despiting Terrorsaur who had a Transmetal action figure released, not including a premium offered by McDonald's in Happy Meals the following summer. Rhinox is the name of several fictional characters from various Transformers Universes. ... Dinobot is a Transformer from the fictional Beast Wars Transformers universe. ... Waspinator is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Terrorsaur is the name of several fictional characters from the world of Transformers universes. ... Blackarachnia (Black Widow in Japan) is a fictional Transformer character from Beast Wars, Beast Machines,Transformers: Universe and the upcoming Transformers: Animated // Originally, this character was intended to be a quick retool the Tarantulas toy, but animators ended up giving Blackarachnia a very feminine design, said to have been inspired... Airazor is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Inferno is the name of four fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Tigatron Tigatron is a Transformer character from Beast Wars. ... Terrorsaur is the name of several fictional characters from the world of Transformers universes. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Happy Meal logo, English Happy Meal logo, Japanese. ...


In the first part of the episode Other Visits, after the Maximals and Predacons were hit by an energon wave, the Transformers were knocked out, and in the second part, the regular ones were knocked offline due to energon buildup, while the transmetals, Silverbolt and Quickstrike were unaffected by the wave. This could mean one of two things: either Silverbolt and Quickstrike are partially transmetals (not completely as they feature organic elements in their beast modes as well as their robot modes), or the Fuzors (the whole faction) are partially transmetal.


Transmetal II

Transmetal II Cheetor in beast mode.

Later, through experimentation with a Vok device, Megatron was able to create transmetal II Transformers, stronger than the original transmetals. The first transmetal IIs were a clone Megatron created of Dinobot, and Cheetor, who was accidentally exposed to the machine while fighting with the Dinobot clone. They were later joined by Blackarachnia, who sought the extra power she would gain by such a transformation. Whereas transmetals mostly have their organic elements confined to their robot modes, transmetal II technology blurs the lines between which mode has the technological and which has the organic, making them a bizarre technorganic hybrid, though far less refined than the process used in Beast Machines. They are noticeably stronger than the original transmetals and have been seen on several occasions to be able to heal themselves using their spark energy, although most do not have "vehicle" modes. Depth Charge's analysis of the Transmetal Driver indicates that it enhances transmetal attributes beyond their own limits. Image File history File links Preview-01. ... Image File history File links Preview-01. ... In Transformers history, the Vok were mysterious and powerful aliens who had evolved beyond the corporeal world. ... Dinobot is a Transformer from the fictional Beast Wars Transformers universe. ... Cheetor is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... Blackarachnia (Black Widow in Japan) is a fictional Transformer character from Beast Wars, Beast Machines,Transformers: Universe and the upcoming Transformers: Animated // Originally, this character was intended to be a quick retool the Tarantulas toy, but animators ended up giving Blackarachnia a very feminine design, said to have been inspired... In the fiction, especially in the Marvel Comics universe and Beast Machines, techno-organic material is a material with properties and abilities of both organic and technological (mechanical and information-processing) material. ... Beast Machines is an animated television series produced by Mainframe Entertainment and distribuited by Universal Pictures that was a direct sequel to Beast Wars and is a television series to take place within the continuity of the original Transformers series. ... The Transmetal Driver is an alien artifact from the Transformer: Beast Wars series. ...


Although their toys packaging were marketed as transmetal IIs, Tigerhawk and Megatron's new dragon form were not the same as other transmetal IIs in the television series; they did not use the Vok's Transmetal Driver to obtain their enhanced transmetal forms like the other transmetal II characters in the series. Tigerhawk became a transmetal II because of direct contact with the Vok. Megatron on the other hand received his body in the same way as Optimal Optimus—by taking a second spark into his body. Tigerhawk is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... The Transmetal Driver is an alien artifact from the Transformer: Beast Wars series. ... A Spark is the soul of a Transformer, first introduced in the Beast Wars storyline. ...


In IDW Publishing's mini-series Beast Wars: The Gathering some of the protoforms discovered had been turned into transmetal IIs because of interference from the quantum wave responsible for the original transmetals, implying that the Transmetal Driver is not the only way of obtaining a transmetal II body. According to the bios that came with some of the toys many more transmetal IIs were created by Megatron's cloning experiments - although no such origins appeared for these characters in the comics. IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ...


Dreamwave Productions

In the Dreamwave More Than Meets the Eye guidebook series, the term transmetal was expanded to include any Transformer with a metallic animal-themed alternate mode - for example the Dinobot leader Grimlock turned into a transmetal Tyrannosaurus. Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Species T. rex (type) Osborn, 1905 Synonyms Manospondylus Cope, 1892 Dynamosaurus Osborn, 1905  ?Nanotyrannus Bakker, Williams & Currie, 1988 Stygivenator Olshevsky, 1995 Dinotyrannus Olshevsky, 1995 Tyrannosaurus (pronounced IPA: , meaning tyrant lizard) is a genus of theropod dinosaur. ...


Transformers: Cybertron

Somewhat in-keeping with the Dreamwave Productions interpretation of the term, the tech spec for Scourge, leader of the Jungle Planet, (who turned into a robotic dragon) notes that he has a "transmetal claw." It should be noted that it does not actually call Scourge a transmetal, although Scourge himself closely resembles the techno-organic appearance of the transmetals. Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...


IDW Publishing

In the IDW Beast Wars comics more protoforms emerge from stasis pods - some normal, some transmetal or transmetal II, some Fuzors and some mutants (Transformers with no robot mode, instead transforming from one beast mode to another). It is assumed damage to them from the quantum wave and their crashing to Earth caused these variations. IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ...


List of Transmetalized Character from the show

Note: Italicized names are the characters who didn't appear in cartoon. Airazor is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Cheetor is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... Depth Charge used by U.S. Navy later in World War II The depth charge is the oldest anti-submarine weapon. ... Optimus Primal (Convoy, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Blackjack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximal forces and the main protagonist in the Beast Wars television series. ... Rattrap (Rattol in Japan) is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline that appeared in the Beast Wars and Beast Machines series. ... Rhinox is the name of several fictional characters from various Transformers Universes. ... The Beast Wars and Beast Machines version of Megatron is the main antagonist from the aforementioned parts of the Transformers animated series, toy lines, and multiverse. ... Rampage is the name of two different fictional characters in the Transformers universes // Rampage was a member of the Predacons, the other members being Razorclaw, Divebomb, Headstrong, and Tantrum. ... Scavenger is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Inferno is the name of four fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Tarantulas (pronounced TER-ANT-CHEW-LUSS in the series) is a Predacon in the Beast Wars series. ... Terrorsaur is the name of several fictional characters from the world of Transformers universes. ... Waspinator is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...


List of Transmetal II Toys - sans later repaints and remolds

Cybershark is the name of a fictional character in the various Transformers universes. ... Blackarachnia (Black Widow in Japan) is a fictional Transformer character from Beast Wars, Beast Machines,Transformers: Universe and the upcoming Transformers: Animated // Originally, this character was intended to be a quick retool the Tarantulas toy, but animators ended up giving Blackarachnia a very feminine design, said to have been inspired... Cheetor is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... Nightglider is a fictional character from the Transformers storyline. ... Optimus Minor is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline that appeared in the Beast Wars: The Gathering. ... Prowl is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Sonar is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline. ... Stinkbomb is a character from the Transformers toy and comic line. ... Tigerhawk is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... Ramulus is a fictional character in the various Transformers universes. ... Dinobot is a Transformer from the fictional Beast Wars Transformers universe. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Scarem is a fictional character from the Beast Wars Transformers toy line. ... Spittor is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...

Trivia

  • Visually Scavenger resembles a transmetal Inferno. The prototype was even called transmetal Inferno and many fans still refer to the figure as Inferno. He was released as metals Inferno in Japan.

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Transmetals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (815 words)
Transmetals is a subline of Beast Wars in the fictional Transformers Universe, featuring toys with mechanical animal modes and techno-organic robot modes.
Transmetal technology is an adaptation accidentally discovered by the Beast Wars era Transformers.
Transmetal 2 technology blurs the lines between which mode has the technological and which has the organic, making them a partially assymmetrical technorganic hybrid, though far less refined than the process used in Beast Machines.
Transmetal Toy Reviews (3928 words)
The transmetal on his legs is only on one side, the other doesn't have it.
For his attack mode you raise up the missile launcher and the transmetal piece at the bottom of his front leg comes forward to act as a what the instructions say is a shield.
He does a very ggod resmblance except the transmetal him has a cockpit hanging down from the head, an extra two wings and the legs don't stick out from his hands but instead his legs and head.
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