History Trivia / TheTransformers

7th Dec '17 7:36:53 PM chasemaddigan
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* DuelingShows: With ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots'', another cartoon about shape-shifting robots based on a toyline that even shared some voice actors with ''The Transformers'' (e.g.: Arthur Burghardt, Creator/FrankWelker, and Peter Cullen). Ironically, the [=GoBots=] franchise eventually became the intellectual property of Hasbro after they bought Tonka in 1991 and the two are now considered to exist in the same multiverse. Albeit with the Go-Bots universe being very, ''very'' distant from any known Transformersverse. The only Gobot who has any sort of impact at all is Bugbite, who has since become a Decepticon.
** Granted, there is a big reason that Hasbro hasn't done much with the GoBots franchise- Bandai. When Hasbro purchased Tonka, they gained only partial ownership of the franchise. Bandai still owns the actual toys, meaning they also own the character models. While we've gotten a few nods as well as some recolored toys, Hasbro can't actually make any on-model GoBots toys for legal reasons. Interestingly, Bandai is releasing their own modern take on many of these characters with a new Machine Robo line in Japan, although being based on Revenge Of Chronos, they will not have the Hanna-Barbera faces.

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* DuelingShows: With ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots'', another cartoon about shape-shifting robots based on a toyline that even shared some voice actors with ''The Transformers'' (e.g.: Arthur Burghardt, Creator/FrankWelker, and Peter Cullen). Ironically, the [=GoBots=] franchise eventually became the intellectual property of Hasbro after they bought Tonka in 1991 and the two are now considered to exist in the same multiverse. Albeit with the Go-Bots universe being very, ''very'' distant from any known Transformersverse. The only Gobot [=GoBot=] who has any sort of impact at all is Bugbite, who has since become a Decepticon.
** Granted, there is a big reason that Hasbro hasn't done much with the GoBots [=GoBots=] franchise- Bandai. When Hasbro purchased Tonka, they gained only partial ownership of the franchise. Bandai still owns the actual toys, meaning they also own the character models. While we've gotten a few nods as well as some recolored toys, Hasbro can't actually make any on-model GoBots [=GoBots=] toys for legal reasons. Interestingly, Bandai is releasing their own modern take on many of these characters with a new Machine Robo line in Japan, although being based on Revenge Of Chronos, they will not have the Hanna-Barbera faces.
7th Dec '17 7:33:22 PM chasemaddigan
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* CreatorsFavorite: Simon Furman, writer for a great number of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' comics, has a couple favorites:
** Grimlock. By his pen, Grimlock is a cunning warrior who uses HulkSpeak to [[ObfuscatingStupidity make his enemies underestimate him]], while the TV series simply had him be too dumb to string a sentence together.
** Nightbeat, a C-list character whom Furman brought to the forefront by making him a FilmNoir-style HardboiledDetective. In the current IDW-universe that Furman is helping to write, he [[spoiler: killed Nightbeat off fairly early on so fans can know that AnyoneCanDie,]] even his own favorite character. He did something similar in the G2 comics, [[spoiler: killing off Nightbeat as a self-inflicted PlayerPunch]].



* DuelingShows: With ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots'', another cartoon about shape-shifting robots based on a toyline that even shared some voice actors with ''The Transformers'' (e.g.: Arthur Burghardt, Creator/FrankWelker, and Peter Cullen). Ironically, the [=GoBots=] franchise eventually became the intellectual property of Hasbro after they bought Tonka in 1991.

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* DuelingShows: With ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots'', another cartoon about shape-shifting robots based on a toyline that even shared some voice actors with ''The Transformers'' (e.g.: Arthur Burghardt, Creator/FrankWelker, and Peter Cullen). Ironically, the [=GoBots=] franchise eventually became the intellectual property of Hasbro after they bought Tonka in 1991.1991 and the two are now considered to exist in the same multiverse. Albeit with the Go-Bots universe being very, ''very'' distant from any known Transformersverse. The only Gobot who has any sort of impact at all is Bugbite, who has since become a Decepticon.
** Granted, there is a big reason that Hasbro hasn't done much with the GoBots franchise- Bandai. When Hasbro purchased Tonka, they gained only partial ownership of the franchise. Bandai still owns the actual toys, meaning they also own the character models. While we've gotten a few nods as well as some recolored toys, Hasbro can't actually make any on-model GoBots toys for legal reasons. Interestingly, Bandai is releasing their own modern take on many of these characters with a new Machine Robo line in Japan, although being based on Revenge Of Chronos, they will not have the Hanna-Barbera faces.


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** "Heavy Metal War" was originally written as the series finale had the toyline not been a success. This is evident in how the Decepticons are tossed into a river of lava at the end of the episode. The shot of Megatron vowing reveng was likely added later on.
23rd Aug '17 4:41:08 PM Davethe3rd
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** Dan Gilvezan was originally supposed to play both Bumblebee and Spike Witwicky before it was decided to have Corey Burton play Spike.

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** Dan Gilvezan was originally supposed to play both Bumblebee and Spike Witwicky before it was decided to have Corey Burton play Spike.Spike to avoid TalkingToHimself.
7th May '17 2:32:35 PM nombretomado
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* TheOtherMarty: Ted Schwartz was originally intended to be Judd Nelson's replacement as Rodimus Prime's voice after TransformersTheMovie, and he still has a few lines (in the recap of part 2 and one line in part 3) that weren't dubbed over by Dick Gauthier in "Five Faces of Darkness".

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* TheOtherMarty: Ted Schwartz was originally intended to be Judd Nelson's replacement as Rodimus Prime's voice after TransformersTheMovie, ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', and he still has a few lines (in the recap of part 2 and one line in part 3) that weren't dubbed over by Dick Gauthier in "Five Faces of Darkness".
1st Dec '16 5:10:07 PM Kervinle2500
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* ContinuityLockOut: The [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie movie]] was never released in Japan, making the viewers wondering ''what'' happened during season 2 and ''2010''. Oddly enough, Creator/ToeiAnimation didn't try to explain this when ''they made the movie''. It gets the point where the three Japanese exclusive Generation 1 series had a heavy dose of ContinuitySnarl.
27th Oct '16 1:55:15 PM kyojikasshu
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* ExiledFromContinuity: Sort of - while Buzzsaw did make a few appearances, use of him was discouraged by the series bible (since Buzzsaw's toy was packed alongside Soundwave's, and so long as he was around Buzzsaw didn't need to be shilled as much as the other Mini-Cassettes).

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* ExiledFromContinuity: Sort of - while Buzzsaw did make a few appearances, use of him was discouraged by the series bible (since Buzzsaw's toy was packed alongside Soundwave's, and so long as he was around Buzzsaw didn't need to be shilled as much as the other Mini-Cassettes). He got a bit more equal time alongside Laserbeak in the comics, at least until he was out of commission for a couple dozen issues.
19th Aug '16 7:33:34 PM Kervinle2500
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* NoExportForYou: According to the Wiki, Rebirth was never dubbed in Japan, instead replacing it with ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters''. However in 2007, the Rebirth three-parter was eventually dubbed, but with different seiyus other than Creator/TesshoGenda (Optimus/Convoy), Seizo Kaito (Megatron/Galvatron), Creator/KunihikoYasui (Rollbar), Creator/MasashiHirose (Searchlight), and Issei Masamune (Narrator).
6th Jun '16 8:11:32 PM philipnova798
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** [[Anime/StarDriver Shinji]] [[Anime/{{Megazone23}} Ara]][[Manga/{{Appleseed}} maki]] also did several character designs[[note]] Soundwave, his Cassettes and Reflector, to be specific.[[/note]] and created Perceptor.

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** [[Anime/StarDriver Shinji]] [[Anime/{{Megazone23}} Ara]][[Manga/{{Appleseed}} maki]] also did several character designs[[note]] Soundwave, his Cassettes and Reflector, to be specific.[[/note]] and created the concept for Perceptor.
6th Jun '16 8:10:50 PM philipnova798
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* CreatorsFavorite: The three episodes {{Creator/AKOM}} did for season 2 put the Constructicons as major characters, with them factoring ''heavily'' on the plots of those episodes.

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* CreatorsFavorite: The three episodes {{Creator/AKOM}} did for season 2 put the Constructicons as major characters, with them the team factoring ''heavily'' on the plots of those episodes.
11th May '16 11:00:38 PM philipnova798
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* CreatorsFavorite: The three episodes {{Creator/AKOM}} did for season 2 put the Constructicons as major characters with them factoring ''heavily'' on the plots of those episodes.

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* CreatorsFavorite: The three episodes {{Creator/AKOM}} did for season 2 put the Constructicons as major characters characters, with them factoring ''heavily'' on the plots of those episodes.
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