He soon starts to see visions of Optimus Prime. thought to have died after restoring Cybertron. Optimus calls for Bumblebee to return to Earth as a new threat appears. With the help of Sideswipe (a rebel "bad boy bot") and Strongarm (an Elite Guard cadet partnered to him), the trio made it to Earth to discover a crashed maximum security prison ship called the Alchemor and its steward Fixit (a hyperactive Mini-Con with faulty wiring).
I love the idea of doing this rag-tag group of autobots. They don't work great together yet, but they will. It’s clear that they wanted to have a more loose dichotomy with the characters than they have in the past. Having 3 characters complete for approval from a single leader is really interesting to watch especially when the leader didn't even want him there in the first place. Im also a big fan of Grimlock as not only a good guy but the dim witted muscle of the group.
My gripes are that because it has a “Monster of the week” vibe to it, I hope it doesn’t become too stale. My issue with this format is it can get too involved in hunting down the new bad guy and the character development goes by the wayside. I feel that the writers will keep the good development going but we shall see. The other gripe I have is with this whole “celestial” optimus prime they have going on. It makes little sense and there is far too much mystery behind it, lets hope they show more on this.
Overall I really enjoyed watching this and I will continue to check out where this series plans on going. If Prime was any indication of these writers competence to keep an interesting show going, then I have faith that this will be a fun series. I give Transformers: Robots in Disguise Pilot Episodes an 8 outta 10.
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