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    • Again, our show was never about the storylines from Transformers Prime. Nor was it ever going to be. So you can trust me on this, we did not, at any time, discuss addressing whatever storylines remained from Prime. All of our pre-production efforts were geared toward making exactly the show that aired. There’s no “secret story document” hidden in a drawer anywhere with plans for a series called Robots In Disguise that would have continued the Prime stories, that we decided to throw away and do something else. We never discussed Megatron, where he was, what he was doing, and what his plans were. We didn’t make plans for any season beyond the ones we made. I don’t know what happened to any of the characters from Prime. I’m not holding any information back – There are no hidden storylines we created to address any of that stuff that we didn’t show you. There aren’t notes for any meetings we had about anything to do with Transformer Prime because we didn’t have any meetings to discuss Transformers Prime. There aren’t any hints hidden in the episodes we made. We were making a different show.

  1. Hi I have some questions:

    1) What happened to the autobots that were blacklisted by the council?

    2) Did Airachnid and her Insecticons die from lack of energon?

    3) Seaspray was killed off in Prime however it was mentioned that he was supposed to show up alive in the show. I know their were deceased autobots that showed up blacklisted by the council but this has caused me to wonder. Is he dead or alive?

    • Just so you know, I don’t have some file on my computer or chart on my wall that has all kinds of information that fills in all the gaps you might find in our series. Neither does anyone else. Every bit of information we created, we used in our story. The integral information and details necessary for our viewers to understand and hopefully enjoy our story is there on the screen. There’s no behind-the-scenes extra stuff from the story that we’re saving or hiding. All I know is what we used in the episodes. Anything that isn’t in the episodes would be speculation on my part or anyone else’s and would not be considered canon. There isn’t any more information.

  2. What happened to smokescreen and wheel jack in robots in disguise 2015 after they protest cyclonus and his high council ?

    • Yes, as I have told you before. They are very good friends. They do not feel romantically toward each other and do not have a romantic relationship.

      Please do not ask me any more questions about characters that didn’t appear in our series. I will not answer them.

  3. Hi I have a few questions:

    1) Did Cyclonus and his council kill anyone? If so who?

    2) Why didn’t Bumblebee and Bulkhead visit Raf and Miko during the series?

  4. 1. No.
    2. Because they were too busy having their own adventures.

    Please do not ask me any more questions about characters that didn’t appear in our series. I will not answer them.

  5. Mr Beechen, I’d like to start of by paying my comendation to you, as well as the other writers, artists, VOs, producers, for your dedicated work on RID.

    As a lifelong Transformers fan, I can tell you that this version of the IP has become a family favorite iteration around here.

    I did have one question. It’s noticable the throughout the cartoon that in addition to named human characters who recur throughout Crown City that there’s a whole lot of repeat character models for background shots and extra fare shown driving, in crowds, camping, etc. Are these background and seldom speaking characters supposed to be the same “citizens of Crown City” every time they appear or is each individual appearance of these character model just a “random human” picked from a cache of models that Polygon made.

    I’ve always liked to interpret it as being the same as the citizens of Bikini Bottom in SpongeBob or a lighter version of the citizens of Springfield in The Simpsons, but it’d be great to hear your take on it.

    Thank you!

    • There’s nothing more to it than re-using models for incidental characters as a cost-saving measure. They’re not meant to be the same individual characters over and over again, though it’s kind of fun to think they might be. However, some of the incidental characters, particularly ones that were only seen once or so, bear a suspicious resemblance to members of our crew, including me…

      • Ohh, that’s cool to know!

        One more thing. Fixit’s red eyes that he shows briefly in S3E18 when Sideswipe is joshing him: does this indicate that he can access his “kill mode” from S1E20 and simply chooses not to, or perhaps to hide it for one reason or another (double personality?), and just let down his face for Sideswipe briefly to set him straight? Or was he just real mad?

  6. What happen if bulkhead heard that bumblebee said in s3e1 I remember the time that bulkhead challenged me to arm wrestle, we nearly destroyed two floors of base, what would bulkhead say and do if bumblebee said that in front of him

  7. Hello, big fan. I have some questions
    1. Why wasn’t Undertone with Ratchet during the last few episodes?
    2. How come we only got to see Bumblebee link up with Stuntwing in episode 2 of season 3 one time? And why didn’t Trickout, the red minicon, link up with Strongarm like in her toy?
    3. How come the Autobots didn’t try combining with each other the way Drag Strip and Wildbreak did?
    4. How come Great-Byte, the green minicon toy, didn’t appear at all?
    5. I wish we could have seen Nightstrike and Wingcode’s robot forms and not just their bat forms.
    6. Is there, by any chance, you can someone create proper concept art of all the Decepticons?
    7. I’m a little concerned about some of the choices made in the story. Like how Saberhorn only fought the Autobots one time or how the Stunticons didn’t combine into Menasor that often.
    8. How come Blurr and Blastwave didn’t appear in the last two episodes?

    • 1. I don’t know.
      2. The story didn’t call for it to happen. Our characters don’t always have the same capabilities as the toys.
      3. They hadn’t had much success combining and didn’t want to risk it.
      4. We weren’t required to include all of the toys as characters in our series.
      5. Our stories didn’t call for that to happen.
      6. Probably not. Production on the show has ended, and all of the artists have moved on to other projects.
      7. Saberhorn moved on to other criminal activities elsewhere. Menasor was pretty unstable, and the other Stunticons preferred not to combine into him.
      8. Optimus didn’t put them on his team.

      • At the very least, it would have been nice to see Drag Strip and Wildbreak combine more than once as well as see the Autobots take on Heatmark (Heatseeker and Slashmark).

        How come Steeljaw took Quillfire instead of Fracture?

  8. I also noticed when Steeljaw set that group free in season 2 (Thunderhoof, Clampdown, Bisk, Springload, Quillfire, Groundpounder, and Overload), Quillfire and Springload had no interaction. You think after their temporary team up they’d still have some beef with each other. And why just Thunderhoof and Clampdown at the time?

    Also, Fracture may be independent-minded and smart like you said, but what stopped him from not joining Steeljaw in the first place?

    • 1. They put aside their differences because they bought into Steeljaw’s plans for a Decepticon homeward.
      2. He thought Steeljaw could get him close to Bumblebee and Drift, both of whom he had business with.

      • I noticed whenever a Decepticon came up on the Alchemor’s database, Fixit would read out their crime. But some Decepticons didn’t have this, namely Bisk. What exactly did Bisk do to get on the Alchemor?

        My BIGGEST question is, however, why almost every Decepticon was chosen to have animal qualities. It makes sense if they’re a subdivison species, like Chompazoids, Amphiboids, Skunkticons, Corvicons, Sharkticons, and Buffaloids, but what about cons like Bisk, Ped, Nightstrike, Octopunch, Simacore, Polarclaw, and even Steeljaw?

      • Bisk was banned from gaming competitions after being caught cheating during one of them. He went on a rampage, attacking many gaming competitions and seriously injuring scores of innocents.

        Decepticons were chosen to have animal qualities by Hasbro, which presumably wanted to market toys pairing Transformers with animalistic forms.

        Bisk would be a Lobstercon, Ped a Centipede-o-con, and so on.

  9. When did bulkhead know that optimus was alive and what does bumblebee mean that in s3e1 the decepticons captured one of our team, and used him to gain access to the base and how many years does rid take after prime

    • If you ask me any more questions about Prime or characters from Prime, I’m not going to answer any more of your questions no matter what they’re about. I didn’t work on Prime. I don’t know what happened to characters from Prime that didn’t appear in our series. I don’t have anything to do with Cyberverse, either.

  10. Considering the amount of time that passed from Prime to RID, just how was Soundwave able to stay functioning for so long? Didn’t he have any energon problems? And how did he even get that new form anyway?

    Regarding the Decepticon Flamesnort, just how long was he on Earth anyway? Was he ever a part of the Decepticons from Prime?

    In the episode Defrosted Strongarm namedrops “Rampage”. Considering how Predaking is not a combined form and Divebomb is a minicon, what Rampage was being referenced?

    • The Shadow Zone is a mysterious place. Things happen there that don’t happen the same way here.

      Flamesnort was on Earth for a very long time. We created the character, so I don’t think he had anything to do with Prime.

      Strongarm was mistakenly referring to the Godzilla-like creature from the 1980s video game Rampage.

  11. How come Razorpaw wasn’t listed in the database? Same with Glowstrike, Crustacion, Ragebyte, Boostwing and his brothers Jacknab and Pilfer? Also, considering that neither Fracture or Shadow Raker ever had a spot on the ship, where they really sent to prison?

    Speaking of Shadow Raker, whatever happened to his ship?

    • 1. Who’s to say he wasn’t? Or maybe he wasn’t on the Alchemor to begin with.
      2. Who’s to say they weren’t? Or maybe they weren’t on the Alchemor to begin with.
      3. Yes. They were criminals, after all.
      4. It’s either in the Scrapyard or was taken back to Cybertron.

  12. Remember the episode where Strongarm was attacked by those minicons who look like Fixit? Why did Strongarm want to go on patrol after seeing Fixit? Does she face a form PTSD?

  13. This question has bogged me for quite some time. In Prime, Bumblebee, Bulkhead, Optimus, and Ratchet all had weapons built into their bodies, but they don’t show them in RID. Did they have them removed? Why?

      • My “head-cannon” for that one has always been that since Prime took place during the final battles of a long and bitter war but Bumblebee and the Bee Team in RID are operating during peacetime that all Great War veterans underwent disarming for peacetime.

  14. Hi Adam I have a new question. So someone managed to identify and post pictures of every autobot that the black council had black listed yet for some reason Warpath and Hot Shot weren’t on the list. Why is that?

  15. Mr. Beechen,

    There are two instances in RID where an animation model clearly resembling the Decepticon turned Autobot Knock Out from Transformers Prime is shown as a visual Easter Egg.

    Once in S2E9 in the impound lot, and another time as a competitor in the Crown City Grand Prix in S3E10. The vehicle is actually the only “generic” to have the camera linger on it for a bit. It was well established in Prime that Knock Out made a hobby out of participation in human motorsport and his status as a last minute turncoat makes his place in post war Cybertonian society presumptively dubious.

    So is this nothing more than a visual Easter Egg, or is that really Knock Out lying low?

    1. Did you or did you not help Optimus and his team WON ?
    2. WHY Did you and your crew killed only Decepticon in TF PRIME, not any TEAM PRIME ?
    3. Did you made Megatron lost some of his forces including the Insecticon in ep Thirst, to help the Autobot WON ? If you do you ARE CHEATING Mr. Beechen !!!

  17. Mr. Beechen what did you agreed about STEEL JAW ?, what i agreed is to have Bumblebee HEAD serve in a platter for robbing him of his Decepticon ISLAND, what about you ?

  18. Hello Mr Beechen. I wanted to praise you for the great work you did with Robot in Disguise 2015. I just wonder about one thing involving RID2015 shorts: at one point Airazor and Divebomb told Fracture that when it comes to a partnership, the Master proposes but the Minicons accept. I wonder how Fracture got his Minicons, as well as Razorpaw with his. Thanks for the reply.

    • We don’t know the full story on either, but presumably they all met at a time they had shared goals, or the Master had something to offer the Minis and they accepted.

  19. Hello Adam beechen, it’s just me, Jennifer. To be honest , how did bumblebee and his old teammate been in 1980s and can cybertronian age faster like humans or slower than humans ?

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