History Franchise / TransformersGeneration1

21st Nov '16 10:20:50 AM kyojikasshu
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It finally ended after 80 issues (in America) or 332 (in Britain) due to declining interest in ''Transformers'', though Marvel would later publish the short-lived ''[[ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2 Generation 2]]'' comic. In 2012, IDW Publishing announced ''Transformers: Regeneration One'', a relaunch of the Marvel Transformers continuity picking up 21 years after where issue 80 left off. The series is slated to run until issue #100.

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It finally ended after 80 issues (in America) or 332 (in Britain) due to declining interest in ''Transformers'', though Marvel would later publish the short-lived ''[[ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2 Generation 2]]'' comic. In 2012, IDW Publishing announced ''Transformers: Regeneration One'', a relaunch of the Marvel Transformers continuity picking up 21 years after where issue 80 left off. The This series is slated to run until ran for 22 issues (including #80.5, given away for Free Comic Book Day 2012, and issue #100.
#0, set between #94 and #95), concluding definitively with issue #100 in March 2014.
21st Oct '16 3:49:43 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Averted in the Marvel comic book series, which tended to have eyes matching whatever color was on the toy... except when colorist Nelson Yomtov [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't seem to care]].

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** Averted in the Marvel comic book series, which tended to have eyes matching whatever color was on the toy... except when colorist Nelson Yomtov [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't seem to care]].care.
7th Jun '16 11:56:11 AM Willbyr
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In 1987, the [[TransformersHeadmasters Headmaster and Targetmaster]] toys were introduced. These were the first gimmicks originally designed for the ''Transformers'' brand. Headmasters consisted of two robots, a small robot that transformed into a head and a larger, headless robot that transformed into a vehicle. These had to combine to form the complete robot. Targetmasters were small robots that transformed into guns; each gun could be used by most Transformers, but was generally associated with one particular full-sized one.

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In 1987, the [[TransformersHeadmasters [[Anime/TransformersHeadmasters Headmaster and Targetmaster]] toys were introduced. These were the first gimmicks originally designed for the ''Transformers'' brand. Headmasters consisted of two robots, a small robot that transformed into a head and a larger, headless robot that transformed into a vehicle. These had to combine to form the complete robot. Targetmasters were small robots that transformed into guns; each gun could be used by most Transformers, but was generally associated with one particular full-sized one.



* FauxActionGirl: Arcee. Touted as "a forceful female Autobot", but she only fires her gun twice, and misses both times. Just to add insult to injury, being a girl AND pink meant Hasbro, who viewed ''Transformers'' as a boy's toy, canclled Arcee's toy during production due to the assumption that boys would see Arcee as a girl's toy. Still, that's better than what ''[[TransformersHeadmasters Headmasters]]'' did to her.

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* FauxActionGirl: Arcee. Touted as "a forceful female Autobot", but she only fires her gun twice, and misses both times. Just to add insult to injury, being a girl AND pink meant Hasbro, who viewed ''Transformers'' as a boy's toy, canclled Arcee's toy during production due to the assumption that boys would see Arcee as a girl's toy. Still, that's better than what ''[[TransformersHeadmasters ''[[Anime/TransformersHeadmasters Headmasters]]'' did to her.
30th May '16 2:59:34 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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In 2002, a new comic was published by Dreamwave Productions, alongside an adaptation of the Unicron Trilogy (''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]], [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', and ''[[TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]''); this is the first to officially use the title ''Generation One''. Simon Furman was brought back to write parts of it, as well as several lesser-known writers. It began as a set of mini-series which gave rise to a short-lived ongoing title. Ideas were taken from both the cartoon and the Marvel comic.

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In 2002, a new comic was published by Dreamwave Productions, alongside an adaptation of the Unicron Trilogy (''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]], [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', and ''[[TransformersCybertron ''[[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]''); this is the first to officially use the title ''Generation One''. Simon Furman was brought back to write parts of it, as well as several lesser-known writers. It began as a set of mini-series which gave rise to a short-lived ongoing title. Ideas were taken from both the cartoon and the Marvel comic.
30th May '16 9:33:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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In 2002, a new comic was published by Dreamwave Productions, alongside an adaptation of the Unicron Trilogy (''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]], [[TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', and ''[[TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]''); this is the first to officially use the title ''Generation One''. Simon Furman was brought back to write parts of it, as well as several lesser-known writers. It began as a set of mini-series which gave rise to a short-lived ongoing title. Ideas were taken from both the cartoon and the Marvel comic.

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In 2002, a new comic was published by Dreamwave Productions, alongside an adaptation of the Unicron Trilogy (''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]], [[TransformersEnergon [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', and ''[[TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]''); this is the first to officially use the title ''Generation One''. Simon Furman was brought back to write parts of it, as well as several lesser-known writers. It began as a set of mini-series which gave rise to a short-lived ongoing title. Ideas were taken from both the cartoon and the Marvel comic.
30th May '16 8:27:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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In 2002, a new comic was published by Dreamwave Productions, alongside an adaptation of the Unicron Trilogy (''[[TransformersArmada Armada]], [[TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', and ''[[TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]''); this is the first to officially use the title ''Generation One''. Simon Furman was brought back to write parts of it, as well as several lesser-known writers. It began as a set of mini-series which gave rise to a short-lived ongoing title. Ideas were taken from both the cartoon and the Marvel comic.

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In 2002, a new comic was published by Dreamwave Productions, alongside an adaptation of the Unicron Trilogy (''[[TransformersArmada (''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]], [[TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', and ''[[TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]''); this is the first to officially use the title ''Generation One''. Simon Furman was brought back to write parts of it, as well as several lesser-known writers. It began as a set of mini-series which gave rise to a short-lived ongoing title. Ideas were taken from both the cartoon and the Marvel comic.
6th May '16 3:25:26 AM CaptainTedium
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* {{Lolicon}}: ''Kiss Players''.

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* {{Lolicon}}: The infamous ''Kiss Players''.Players'' involved the Autobots having unsettling relations with underage girls and generally creepy "fanservice".
6th May '16 12:20:26 AM BNSF1995
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* FauxActionGirl: Arcee. Touted as "a forceful female Autobot", but she only fires her gun twice, and misses both times. Still, that's better than what ''[[TransformersHeadmasters Headmasters]]'' did to her.

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* FauxActionGirl: Arcee. Touted as "a forceful female Autobot", but she only fires her gun twice, and misses both times. Just to add insult to injury, being a girl AND pink meant Hasbro, who viewed ''Transformers'' as a boy's toy, canclled Arcee's toy during production due to the assumption that boys would see Arcee as a girl's toy. Still, that's better than what ''[[TransformersHeadmasters Headmasters]]'' did to her.



* NotQuiteDead: Megatron and the Decepticons on several occasions: The end of ''More than Meets the Eye part 3'' (all), ''Transport to Oblivion'' (just Megatron), ''The Ultimate Doom Part 3'' (just Megatron), and ''Heavy Metal War'' (all).

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* NotQuiteDead: Megatron and the Decepticons on several occasions: occasions during the first season: The end of ''More than Meets the Eye part 3'' (all), ''Transport to Oblivion'' (just Megatron), ''The Ultimate Doom Part 3'' (just Megatron), and ''Heavy Metal War'' (all).
1st May '16 6:29:18 PM whateveryousay21
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** The concept of rubsigns (originally a gimmick in and of itself) was one to its competitors and knockoffs. With [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss9foBx67yo the commercial]] going out of its way to proclaim "Only the Transformers are '''real''' Transformers".

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** The concept of rubsigns (originally a gimmick in and of itself) was one to its competitors and knockoffs. With [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss9foBx67yo the commercial]] going out of its way to proclaim "Only the Transformers are '''real''' Transformers". This was due to the fact the rubsign decals were costly to produce back in the 80s. Now, not so much, since anyone can buy reproductions of them anywhere and the actual bootleg copies of the old toys have them too, so when they're used officially it's more for a nostalgia gimmick
14th Apr '16 7:15:06 PM Tightwire
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In many ways. What the Transformers themselves had as technology then is fairly standard to us now, and in relativity, artists and writers have had to go to much greater lengths to make Transformers appear more advanced than we are.
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