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Galvatron 2

What you have cavalierly retiled 'Galvatron IV' (Rhythms of Darkness) was explicitly called Galvatron 2 in Alignment, like as an actual title or somejunk. (It's confusing.) So a specific number has meaning in reference to this character, and his numbering should not be reassigned for aesthetic reasons- doing so removes meaning.

Also, we have at least 1 explicit letters page reference (Backed up, IIRC by the Titan Compilation recap pages) saying he's the same incarnation of the character as the one from Perchance to Dream.

The 2nd Future-Galvie is difficult. I don't object toc alling him III, but since the numbers kinda have meaning for the other two (and reflect a need to label two distinct individuals who visited the past, as opposed to a 3rd individual who didn't, and instead exists in a timeline where no such disambuigation was needed) I think it'd be better to say "Also, a new Galvatron showed up int he future after Straxus died." -Derik 12:22, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Yeah. Who numbered all these Galvatrons? The Rhythms of Darkness one is specifically Galvatron II. None of the others officially got any numbers. (Galvatron II gets his own page, as well.) --ItsWalky 15:09, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, that's why I requested an expert come in and rework what I wrote. I was mostly going by what Cliffy wrote at the Archive ( ). The extent of *my* actual knowledge of Marvel Comics UK Galvatron goes no further than Target: 2006 and Perchance to Dream.--DrSpengler 21:38, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

IDW Galvatron

So, not spoiling too much be IDW Galvatron has been confirmed to not only not be Megatron, but to not even have had anything to do with Megatron, ever. I knida lean toward giving him his own page. Thoughts?-- 10:59, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm going to say no. Galvatron II gets his own page because he's explicitly a separate entity from a world which has already had a Galvatron. I see him in the same light as I see TM2 Dinobot. IDW Galvatron may be a different concept, but he's still just a new continuity's take on the character, and that's nothing new. Chip 15:57, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
I don't know. He's got his own background, and though originally he only was in his Spotlight, he's about to get a lot more screentime. Giving him his own page would mean we could give the new character design a good central place and separate his unique backstory from his fiction appearances.--RosicrucianTalk 19:54, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
I say we keep him here for reasons that Chip stated. He is an incarnation of his G1 self, even if he doesn't evolve from Megatron. --MistaTee 20:04, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Marvel Comics x2?

Why is there a second Marvel Comics section after Japanese continuity? That says absolutely nothing about what happened in the comics, but is instead dilled with badly-written speculation about the events of the 'toon version of the movie? Doesn't that sort of thing belong on Wikipedia, not here? -Derik 01:49, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Scramble City (toys) OVA (Japan-only)

(Note: this OVA is not canon to anything in the known universe.)

WHAT??!?? HAVE EVEN SEEN THIS? Galvatron is now where in the Scramble City OVA which should be canon no problem. What I think you are talking about are the live action TOY ADVERTISMENTS that were done in conjunction of Scramble City(I guess the ad's were a continuation of Scramble City, but all it did was re tell the story)What is described in this article does happen in these toy comercials. GALVATRON IS NO WHERE IN SCRAMBLE CITY, HE IS IN THE TOY COMMERCIALS! --Unknown IP Address

I think you're confused, Mr. Unknown IP Address. The section is titled "Scramble City (toys)" which is the name used to seperate the animated Scramble City OVA from the stop-motion OVA. Footage from the stop-motion OVA was used for toy commercials, but never the less, the footage originated in said OVA, which ISN'T canon to the animated series, though the animated Scramble City most certainly is. So, again, there is a difference between "Scramble City" and "Scramble City (toys)" as noted in the section covering Galvatron's appearance in that OVA's fiction. Scramble City (toys) was a full-length stop-motion OVA which combined stock footage from the television series with a completely new voice track, making it more than just a standard toy commercial as it is about half an hour long and tells a story. It might do you wonders to actually watch the complete Scramble City (toys) OVA before going off the handle, just so you have some semblance of a clue as to what you're talking about. You can read a detailed synopsis of the OVA here. Also, TALKING IN ALL CAPS!1!1! doesn't make you appear more intelligent, particularly when you're wrong. --DrSpengler 22:34, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

If it's just a toy commercial and isn't cannon then why should it be included in the Galvatron article? Oh and the CAPS was to indicate irritation that some NERD decided to include an actual half hour toy commercial(I say actual because, as we all know, Transformers was nothing more than a half-hour toy commercial in the guise of "cartoon"). I realize that it apparently had some sort of story, but come on it's a toy commercial...also, why the personal stab? Did you write this article? Because I wasn't trying to attack anyone, but you were, why? Are you still bitter that they killed off Optimus Prime? PS Don't go locking yourself in your bedroom. --Unkown IP Address Guy

It is canon (not "cannon", there's a difference) with itself and would qualify as a micro-continuity just like the various Big Looker storybooks and other ridiculous oddities that fill Generation 1. The fact that segments of it are stop-motion (while just as much is animated) does not mean it should be disqualified from inclusion. The fact that it marks the first appearance of Galvatron in Japan is most certainly notable. Also, if you spent a little time perusing this wiki you might notice that we actually do include the story tidbits revealed in television commercials. The fact that the Scramble City (toys) OVA was actually sold in stores and lasted a half hour makes it even more notable than television commercials. Imagine that. Furthermore, combining clips of various episodes to make new stories is something done routinely in Japanese Transformer animation, once again making the Scramble City (toys) OVA more than just a "half hour toy commercial" (though I feel like laughing every time I hear that).

The fact of the matter is, at this wiki we strive to be as comprehensive as possible, including all different continuities, large or small, whether they're canon with any primary fiction or not. That includes toy packaging blurbs, television commercials, pack-in comics and, yes, the bizarre stop-motion OVA such as "Scramble City (toys)". --DrSpengler 05:24, 28 July 2007 (UTC)


In terms of the Marvel Continuities, should any mention be made of the characters appearances in Marvel's Transformers the Movie Adaption? Even though they are out of the normal continuity of the comics, a lot of the characters like Hot Rod, Galavtron, and Blurr were introduced there before anywhere else in the Marvel comics and the Marvel Universe profiles even make mention of this. Or would that really just confuse things? -RiddlerJ October 19 2007

Weapon name

What was Galvatron's weapon called again? A chemical-electric laser cannon? -- SFH 05:25, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

In the 1989 Annual, Megatron's and Galvatron's weapons were called "Fusion cannon" and "particle accelerator cannon" but I forget which one was which. Takeshi357 20:53, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
In his bio and/or TFU profile, Galv's cannon is said to be a "laser that shoots chemically-induced, direct current electricity." --Thylacine 2000 22:04, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
It was a "particle cannon" on the cover of UK #118, and the Wreckers called it a "particle accelerator cannon" in #172. --Xaaron 22:44, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
IIRC it's also been called a proton rocket cannon and a proton cannon. A UK letters page suggested the tech specs are the most accurate of the five names/descriptions. Timrollpickering 19:25, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


Anyone know WHY galvatron's altmode is changed from a cannon/gun to a tank?--Grand-majin 18:48, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Because Hasbro hates you. --ItsWalky 18:51, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
That's something i know for a long time.--Grand-majin 18:52, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Because Hasbro has said that part of the motivation behind the Universe line is to pick up "realistic modern vehicle modes" when the Movie line ends. Galvatron's old form doesn't fit that criteria, but a tank does. --ZacWilliam 18:54, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Considering that tank mode is hardly what I consider "realistic", I see no reason for the change...Takeshi357 20:48, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
That is why we make fun of this reasoning in the toy's description.--RosicrucianTalk 20:53, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
His cannon-on-treads mode was reasonably close to a tank anyway, and this design allows them to pull off a legitimate transformation and the grey-to-purple color swap--both of which are firsts for this character and his homages. If anything, I was mostly surprised they used a vehicle not from the U.S., E.U., or Russia. --Thylacine 2000 22:07, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
I hate the whole "official stuff only" thing. I'm looking at an article and all i can think about is how dreadfully long it will take before we can add stuff about the mystery "feet" which indicate he might be some sort of triple changer. -- Decepticon Rhinox 21:39, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Well, the fact that a large number of us haven't the foggiest what you're referring to has something to do with that. Do you own this toy, or are you operating thirdhand off of someone who got a leaked proto/test shot?--RosicrucianTalk 21:57, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
You are referring to yourself as "a large number"? you certainly think big of yourself ;-P. Just kidding man. Anyway it's from Pascal's text/photo review and Optibotimus' video review. But since they're not "out" yet i have to just sit here with this information waiting till frigging august :-( . Darn you David,no offense but darn you. Decepticon Rhinox 22:12, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Oh, man, would you and everyone else who blames EVERY LITTLE FUCKING THING on Wakly just FUCK OFF? - Chris McFeely 22:24, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Wow calm down dude,i said no offense. As in just fucking joking around. You really need a friggin time out,you immediately attack anyone who leaves comments on a talk page and i'm getting quite sick of it. -- Decepticon Rhinox 22:27, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
1) No he doesn't.
2) Maybe the problem isn't him.
3) Think about it, won't you? --M Sipher 22:37, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
There is nothing to add. No one has U-Galv's instructions, meaning no one has transformed him properly, meaning no one knows what to do with those pseudo-feet. Once people get to examine non-stolen specimens with instructions included, the whole answer will likely present itself. Until then, no need to add info based on confusion about incomplete stolen property. --Thylacine 2000 22:35, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Eeeeeexactly. The toy being actually released means we can check each other's work. It's not rocket surgery.--RosicrucianTalk 22:38, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
I know, i'm not asking for any rules to change,i was just explaining that i'm impatient. I can't make a simple opinion around here without mcfeely jumping at it and dropping a bunch of f-bombs. -- Decepticon Rhinox 22:40, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Personally, I find it funny that people don't seem to understand that "realistic" does not mean "real". Sunstreaker is not a real car. It's all varying degrees of plausibility, realISM. Like truthiness. Like movie Brawl. Real enough, moreso than Dery-designed spacecannon. --M Sipher 22:44, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Eh, I just like mocking it in the Hasbro sense, as sacrifices are made to it, and then you have the big honking translucent orange laser cannon mounted on the no-purple-showing "realistic" tank.--RosicrucianTalk 22:51, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Or heck, Kyde having to find a real Formula-1 color scheme in order to do Crasher/Fracture.--RosicrucianTalk 22:53, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Having now purchased it, this toy has a lot of undocumented and/or barely documented features, and a handful of just plain weird design decisions (like covering the wheels in paint). It's damned intricate for its size class, has the aforementioned extra artillery platform feet, and there's... well, a hook thing that folds out of his left shoulder that's documented in his instructions but not on any of his stock photos and just sits there looking flangey. What I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall and hear the design process on this one. It just seems like an interesting story.--RosicrucianTalk 17:29, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Apparently, TakaraTomy just felt like giving the tank feet, so there they are, and Hasbro realized it's crackheaded and so didn't write it into the instructions. No word on the reasoning behind his shoulder hook whatsis. --Thylacine 2000 17:54, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
I didn't notice the shoulder-hook thingy. I guess I don't read the instructions very carefully. It is pretty bizarre. They aren' trying to match a previous character model or toy or anything. I could see if it were prominent on a past toy, but I don't know where they were going with it. Starfield 17:56, 17 August 2008 (UTC)


Is there anything interesting to say about his toy/comic vs. cartoon colors in "trivia" or anything? Or are they just different colors and there isn't much more to it than that? I like his purple in IDW by the way.—Starfield 15:48, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

"Spider Tank"

I clarified the apparent origin of Universe Galvatron's useless "tank-feet." Does this require more specific sourcing, and if so, what should it be? --Thylacine 2000 02:02, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

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  • Galvatron's voice in season 3 is has VERY big difference to the Galvatron in the original movie. It has been speculated by fans that, when he was thrown out of Unicron by Rodimus, upon crashing to the lava planet, he decided to go in the one of the "hot-tubs", the lava literally fried his circuits, turning him from a Megatron-like foe to a crazed maniac who acted kinda like the Japanese version of one of our favorite Beast Wars characters, but without the girly scream.
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