Today, I hope to catch the Transformers debut opening on 28th June 2007 in Malaysia. If you are new to the world of Transformers, here is some information about the robots and popular terms to get you started.
AUTOBOTS – This team of Transformers stand for all that is good in the universe and defend freedom for all that want it. Their goal is to maintain peace in the universe. They have a strong leader in Optimus Prime, but they use teamwork to stop the Decepticons.
CYBERTRON – Cybertron is the home planet of the Transformers. Cybertron itself houses one of the Tranformers inside name PRIMUS, an ancient warrior who made the ultimate sacrifice… he gave up his ability to transform in order to save the universe from Unicron.
DECEPTICONS – A group of Transformers that use their power to destroy anything in their way. Their singular goal is domination…and they will exploit anyone and anything that stands in their way.
MATRIX OF LEADERSHIP – A physical piece that Optimus wears inside his chest cavity. The Matrix of Leadership is the “crown” carried by each Prime…currently Optimus Prime.
MEGATRON – Leader of the Decepticons. Ruthless and cold, Megatron has only one goal, ultimate power and rule over the entire galaxy. Megatron’s very nature was ruthless from the beginning and he chose the name Decepticon to wear as homage to his deceit.
MINI-CONS – Small but powerful Tranformers, mini-cons communicate primarily through actions and sounds. The mini-cons are a peaceful, working race of the Transformers who have both partnered with the Autobots and been enslaved by the Decepticons. In the past, they have made strong bonds with human children, mostly due to their size.
OPTIMUS PRIME – Also called Optimus, he is the leader of the Autobots. Many years ago, the Matrix of Leadership “chose” him to be the next Prime, or leader. He humbly accepted, which changed the course of his life from simple working class ‘bot on Cybertron to leader of the strongest benevolent force in the Universe, the Autobots.’ When leading his team into battle, Optimus’ signature phrase is “Transform and Rollout!”