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August 18th, 2005

Do you know why that, in the cartoon alone, the Constructicons have three separate origins? It's because the people who were supposed to be guarding the timeline were getting sidetracked by questions. It's enough to make one want to go back in time and kill one's own grandfather to avoid all the silliness...

First, the questions from the official site:

Q: Will Transformers Cybertron be coming to the UK and EU countries?
A: Eventually. And it will all be the same toy and you'll never get rid of them. At least, that what tends to happen over there.

Q: How long has Transformers Cybertron been on?
A: At the time of this writing, according to Wayward's tape, six weeks. A week or two longer in the States. Trust me, you haven't missed anything except stock footage of us leaving the base or transforming.

Q: How much do you weigh?
A: That depends on whether the model sitting on my lap is from the Deluxe or Voyager class.

Q: Where were you in Energon?
A: I was trying to convince Alpha Q to create an ice-world inhabited entirely by ski-bunnies and figure skaters, with naturally-occuring hot chocolate springs.

Q: Where are you from?
A: I was originally from Cybertron, but I'm currently living in Canada. I have no idea how I fit in this apartment.

Q: How old are you?
A: Put it this way - not only would my birthday cake collapse under the weight of the candles, so would your house.

Q: Who is your favorite Autobot?
A: The Insecticons tell me I'm not allowed to answer with 'Override in a bikini' again. Therefore, my favourite Autobot is Arcee.

In a bikini.

Q: Do you know Alpha Q?
A: Yes. He wouldn't make my planet for me. He also cheats at cards.

Q: How do you go back in time?
A: Plot contrivence. I raise aloft my magic sword and say, "Say hello to the sabretoothed tigers, brat!"

Q: What is your other form?
A: I'm an old-style Cybertronian spaceship. Like it says in my bio at the beginning of this page and has for the last month.

And here are questions sent straight to the Insecticons:

Q: Are you aware that your face bears a strong resemblance to the Autobot insignia?
A: It's the other way around, actually, and I haven't seen a single royalty. 'Copyright expires fifty years after the death of the original creator' my foot. I wasn't dead! I was temporally indisposed!

Q: Who would win in a race, Override or Nitro Convoy?
A: Nitro Convoy. Going by tech specs, Override has been struck by the Girl Curse. By which I mean her stats tend to be at least half a point below those of her male counterpart:

Nitro Convoy - Override
STR: 9 - 6.5
INT: 9 - 7.5
SPD: 10+ - 9.5
END: 8 - 7.5
RNK: 10 - 9
CRG: 8 - 8
FPR: 8 - 5
SKL: 9 - 8.5

First prize is the Planet Cup. Fortunately, second prize is me.

Just for my own curiousity ( read: to shut Wayward up ) I compared the tech specs of a few other people. By the logic of the Girl Curse, Brakedown and Dirt Boss are both female, because in America their stats went down or stayed the same.

Q: Do you like pie?
A: I think I would like pie. Unfortunately, Insecticons like pie more, so I haven't had a chance to test this hypothesis.

Q: Why does your Japanese "brother" looks so much better than you?
A: Because his life isn't interrupted by answering questions, he has more time to touch up his paint and add detailling.


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