History Franchise / TransformersGeneration1

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.
19th Mar '16 6:26:00 AM NewBob123
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Since Transformers first aired, the FCC has enforced stricter regulations around children's programming; among other rules, a program may not use on-screen talent or 'identifiable program characteristics' to advertise during or adjacent to the 'host' program, or display website addresses that do the same, even if the website contains non-commercial or program-related material. While FCC regulations have not substantially affected toy-related shows, they have largely curtailed the practice of ''creating'' a toy-related show specifically to promote and market a toy.

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Since Transformers first aired, the FCC has enforced stricter regulations around children's programming; among other rules, a program may not use on-screen talent or 'identifiable program characteristics' (or display website addresses) to advertise during or adjacent to the 'host' program, or display website addresses that do the same, even if the website contains primarily non-commercial or program-related material. While FCC these regulations have not substantially affected toy-related shows, they have largely curtailed the practice of ''creating'' a toy-related show specifically to promote and market a toy.
19th Mar '16 6:24:26 AM NewBob123
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Since Transformers first aired, the FCC has enforced stricter regulations around children's programming; among other rules, a program may not use on-screen talent or 'identifiable program characteristics' to advertise during or adjacent to the 'host' program, or display website addresses that do the same, even if the website contains non-commercial or program-related material. While FCC regulations have not substantially affected toy-related shows, they have largely curtailed the practice of ''creating'' a toy-related show specifically to promote and market a toy.
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