Derrick Wyatt Blog Updates08/12/2008
Derrick also mentions some more ideas that he'd like to do, but hasn't had room to pack into the series yet.
"I don't think I intentionally set out to color code my Transformers, I just group the same characters together, and it sort of happens on it's own. I guess I thought everybody's collections looked like that!
I too would love to see Animated Sharkticons and Battle Beasts… Too many characters, not enough episodes!"
For those not familiar, Sharkticons were the executioners of the Quintessons' trials in the original Transformers movie, and Season 3 of the cartoon. They were the 'dumb muscle' so to speak, the enforcers for their weaker masters.
The Battle Beasts are a different thing entirely. Part of the Headmasters series in Japan (called Beastformers) and featured in the episode "Rebellion On Planet Beast", these armored humanoid creatures sided with both Autobots and Decepticons. In the U.S. they were sold without relation to Transformers whatsoever, unlike the Japanese counterparts.
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