Newer TF "GO" Animation looks like Car Robots Animation.

No noses? No problem! Zombiebots? Sure, why not. A confusing new canon that allows loose and contradictory material? And now a new sequel show with an entirely different art style that takes place way in the future!
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Episode 3 is on youtube as well...

The Samurai team takes their kid partner (who unknowingly has a spy bug on him) to a hidden Autobot base where they communicate with the Ninja team and Optimus. Optimus explains there are 5 Legendisc's. One of which the Predakind apparently already has, while the two boys have one each. Leaving two unaccounted for. In their own base, Predaking issues some orders. Sometime later, the Samurai team is out on patrol and see a giant Predacon symbol in the city. The Legendisc reacts and transports them into the past where they are confronted by a samurai who thinks the Autobots are demons, but they are able to explain they are Samurai to him and their mission to recover the disks. Turns out the Predacons are also in the past...and once again creates an Abominus to fight the Autobots. At least this time they don't need to show off all 3 forms. The kid overcomes his fears and grab's a disk the Predacons dropped but drops it himself when he's attacked and they are transported back to the present. The kid is angry with himself for dropping the disk but is more determined now that he's found his courage.

Nice to see some story elements being developed here, although it's a bit disappointing an Abominus clone is the main foe the Autobots fight again. I don't know why the Predacons don't seem to do much fighting on their own here. Predaking I'm guessing is in a repair chamber since he appeared to just be sitting in a box at their base. Not really sure what happened to the disk the kid dropped. I assume the Predacons now have it. Not sure why they had to go to the past either, other than I assume to tie more into the more traditional samurai theme.

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Update: Takara has released a Black version of the lion-bot in the TF GO Ninja team & A police-bot with some gold in it.
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... aru/28491/

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Episode 4
Two of the Predacons are watching Predaking who is still under repair when he glows and zaps one of the two with electricity before falling back into stasis lock, alerting the Predacons he will be fully revived soon. Meanwhile, the Samurai team's Legendisc starts to glow and the team goes to investigate near a bridge. The boy is transported to the past and finds himself on an old bridge which is being guarded. The boy is forced to defend himself, and although he's clearly outmatched, he gets lucky by hitting the warrior in the leg with a stick.

The two talk for a while until the Autobot's arrive and the warrior reveals he has a Legendisc. Suddenly, two Predacons appear and fight to steal the disc. Once again, the Predacons summon the Abominus components to fight, which the Autobots easily take out. But then one of the Predacons absorbs the clones to make himself larger. While the Autobots are distracted, the other Predacon steals the disc from the warrior. Something the warrior says reminds the boy of their earlier conversation and, with a stick, he's able to knock the disc from the Predacon's hand back to the warrior. The Autobots combine and blast the other Predacon back down to his original size and with another attack, the Samurai team finds themselves back in the present, without the second Legendisc but more determined than before.

Outside the Predacon base, the two Predacons argue with each other for failing to get the Legendisc. Suddenly they hear a roar from the entrance and are hit by a large explosion. They are amazed to see Predaking standing before them, fully awakened.

--Once again, pretty much just a repeat of the previous episode's plot, just with the Samurai team's side of the story rather than the Ninja team. At least it's was nice to see the Autobots sorta fighting the Predacon's head on in this episode rather than only fighting an Abominus clone once again. Not sure why the Samurai team wasn't transported to the same place in the past as the boy, unlike the Ninja team in the previous episode, other than for plot convenience. Interesting to see Predaking sorta upgrades his form, going from his Voyager body while being repaired to the Ultimate class when he awakens at the end of the episode.

Preview of the next episode shows Optimus EX Prime will make his debut, fighting against none other than Predaking.

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Episode 5
Picking up right where the last episode left off with Predaking's awaking, Optimus Prime detects the power spike. Back at the Autobot's base, the Samurai bots talk to their kid partner about the Legendiscs. I'm assuming they're talking about the disc's abilities to unlock different combination abilities in the Autobots because the kid mentions something about the Ninja team which seems to surprise and excite them. Suddenly the disk starts to glow again. Investigating, they are once again transported into the past. Looking into a nearby house the kid finds a sleeping person and a Legendisk. He considers stealing it but decides to wait for the guy to wake up and puts a blanket on him. The man then reveals he's been awake the whole time. They talk and eventually the man gives the kid the disk.

Returning to the Autobots outside, it begins to glow and returns them to the present where the Predacons attack. The Samurai team merge but are no match for Predaking. Suddenly a meteor enters Earth's atmosphere, turns into a dragon as it flies through the atmosphere and then scans a train as it reaches the ground (and creates it's own set of tracks out of energy so it can still fly through the air anyway :? ). Optimus arrives at the fight, and Predaking makes his monsters, er I mean Predacon soldiers grow but Optimus just teleports out of the way of their attack before transforming to his dragon mode, prompting Predaking to fight him in his own dragon form. Finally, Optimus reveals his robot mode but Predaking does not seem impressed as the episode ends in a stair down between the two...

--Optimus flying around as a train reminds me of a lot of the criticisms Energon had with the characters flying around in their alt modes despite being vehicles that can't fly. Seemed odd to have him flying and teleporting around as a train. I guess they wanted to make that mode seem just as cool as his dragon form. Nice not to see the Abominus clones again with the Autobots actually fighting the real Predacons for once. Although the episode is still essentially the same plot of the previous two episodes. Guessing the next episode will feature Optimus combining with the other Autobots to defeat Predaking.

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Episode 6-
Picking up from the end of episode 4 on the Samurai side of the story, two of the Predacons are talking beside Predaking when he suddenly awakens and his energy causes the base to explode. Meanwhile back at the Autobot base, the Ninja team is discussing the Legend disks abilities when their disk begins to glow. While investigating, they are once again transported to the past where they see an old man being attacked by a group. The kid rushes in to defend the old man and the Autobots scare off the attackers. The old man thanks the kid for the assistance and offers him a legend disk as a reward. Before leaving, the old man reveals he was in disguise and vanishes in a bunch of leafs. They're transported by the new disk back to the present where two of the Predacons attack.

The Predacons make themselves giant sized, while Optimus arrives in the atmosphere. Using the new Legend Disk, the Ninja team combines in a new configuration. They create a wind storm, but that doesn't seem to phase the Predacons, so they combine into their 3rd configuration, and knock the Predacons back with a water blast. Transforming into their other combination, the Ninja team cuts the Predacons back down to size. Before they finish the Predacons off however, a giant fire blast stops them with the arrival of Predaking who starts attacking the Ninja team. Suddenly a fire dragon rams into Predaking and is revealed to be Optimus, ending the episode with the 2 Autobots facing down against Predaking.

--Um, so is Optimus and Predaking in two places at once? I don't see how this works when we saw Optimus arrive to defend the Samurai team from Predaking, and seemingly arrives again in this episode to help the Ninja team against Predaking... At any rate, this episode must be the most direct to the point we've seen from the Transformers Go! episodes which was nice to see since they kind of dragged things out on the Samurai side of the story.

Episode 7-
Predaking resume his attack while the other two Predacons grab the kid with the Legend Disk and run before Predaking retreats himself. Optimus and the Ninja team give chase, and find both of the kids captured in energy spheres above a volcano where they also meet up with the Samurai team. They try to free the kids but are repelled by the energy fields. Suddenly a giant sized Predaking rises from the volcano's crater and absorbs the boys into his hands, powering him up with the energies of the Legend Disks while also technoforming the ground around him. Attacking the Autobots, Predaking proves to be too powerful for them, but he's stopped when the spirits of the kids inside him hold him back and are released. With the kids safe, the Samurai and Ninja teams perform their finishing blows against Predaking but he is un-phased and shows them he's still more powerful then they are.

Summoning the other Predacons to him, Predaking then absorbs them all into his body to become even more powerful. The kids yell their encouragement to the Autobots reflecting on what they learned collecting the Legend Disks, which then allows them to merge with the Samurai and Ninja teams, and become just the Lion and Police Car (the others seem to have also been absorbed into their teammate's body). Realizing the power the Legend Disks have given them, Optimus merges with the two robots and defeat Predaking, transforming the technoformed Earth back to normal and releasing the Legend Disks. The Autobots use the disks to open a portal that transports Predaking away. The kids emerge from the combiner and the Autobots un-merge back into their separate components and take in the view of the volcano as they celebrate their victory.

--Thus ends the Transformers Go! series. I guess we're supposed to assume the Samurai team had a similar encounter with Predaking as the Ninja team did in this episode, since their episode didn't show their kid getting captured. That being the case, I guess Optimus perused Predaking to the Ninja team's location while the Samurai team went after the hostage. These last two episode I'd say were probably the best of the series, as they didn't feel as much like a toy commercial and were actually more plot driven in order to wrap things up. In fact, surprisingly they didn't show both of the combination formations Optimus has, only the lion chest/police car legs formation, where as previous episodes made it a point to show off all of the different formations of the Samurai and Ninja teams. Felt a little cheap with all of the Predacons being defeated simply because Predaking had absorbed them all, but for such short episodes, it makes sense they had to keep it simple and quick. Overall, it was nice of Takara-Tomy to go to the effort of making an animated story for these characters, but I wish there had been a bit more to the story since the Ninja side pretty much just rehashed the same things the Samurai story did first. And a bit less like a toy commercial, although that's basically what these episodes were supposed to be, so I guess I can't fault them for that.

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