History Trivia / Transformers

14th May '17 3:58:15 PM nombretomado
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* AdaptationSequence: Toys --> [[Comicbook/TheTransformers Comic]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Cartoon]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie Animated movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Sequel]] [[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines cartoons]] --> [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Reboot]] [[Anime/UnicronTrilogy cartoons]] --> [[ComicBook/TransformersGenerationOne Lots]] [[ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron lots]] [[ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers more]] [[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW comics]] --> [[Film/{{Transformers}} Live-action movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Another reboot cartoon]] --> [[Franchise/TransformersTimelines Even more comics, and prose]] --> [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen Second movie]] --> [[TransformersWarForCybertron Video game]] --> [[Literature/TransformersExodus More prose]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Slightly video game/movie-based reboot cartoon]] --> [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Third Movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots Spin-off to the previous cartoon]] --> [[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction Fourth Movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Another sequel cartoon]].

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* AdaptationSequence: Toys --> [[Comicbook/TheTransformers Comic]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Cartoon]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie Animated movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Sequel]] [[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines cartoons]] --> [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Reboot]] [[Anime/UnicronTrilogy cartoons]] --> [[ComicBook/TransformersGenerationOne Lots]] [[ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron lots]] [[ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers more]] [[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW comics]] --> [[Film/{{Transformers}} Live-action movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Another reboot cartoon]] --> [[Franchise/TransformersTimelines Even more comics, and prose]] --> [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen Second movie]] --> [[TransformersWarForCybertron [[VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron Video game]] --> [[Literature/TransformersExodus More prose]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Slightly video game/movie-based reboot cartoon]] --> [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Third Movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots Spin-off to the previous cartoon]] --> [[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction Fourth Movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Another sequel cartoon]].
7th May '17 2:35:31 PM nombretomado
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* AdaptationSequence: Toys --> [[Comicbook/TheTransformers Comic]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Cartoon]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie Animated movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Sequel]] [[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines cartoons]] --> [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Reboot]] [[Anime/UnicronTrilogy cartoons]] --> [[ComicBook/TransformersGenerationOne Lots]] [[ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron lots]] [[ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers more]] [[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW comics]] --> [[Film/{{Transformers}} Live-action movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Another reboot cartoon]] --> [[Franchise/TransformersTimelines Even more comics, and prose]] --> [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen Second movie]] --> [[TransformersWarForCybertron Video game]] --> [[Literature/TransformersExodus More prose]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Slightly video game/movie-based reboot cartoon]] --> [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Third Movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots Spin-off to the previous cartoon]] --> [[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction Fourth Movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Another sequel cartoon]].

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* AdaptationSequence: Toys --> [[Comicbook/TheTransformers Comic]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Cartoon]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie Animated movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Sequel]] [[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines cartoons]] --> [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Reboot]] [[Anime/UnicronTrilogy cartoons]] --> [[ComicBook/TransformersGenerationOne Lots]] [[ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron lots]] [[ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers more]] [[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW comics]] --> [[Film/{{Transformers}} Live-action movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Another reboot cartoon]] --> [[Franchise/TransformersTimelines Even more comics, and prose]] --> [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen Second movie]] --> [[TransformersWarForCybertron Video game]] --> [[Literature/TransformersExodus More prose]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Slightly video game/movie-based reboot cartoon]] --> [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Third Movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots Spin-off to the previous cartoon]] --> [[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction Fourth Movie]] --> [[WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Another sequel cartoon]].



* Something interesting of note: While a number people claim to have memories of Optimus crumbling into dust after death in the [[TransformersTheMovie Generation One Movie]], he did not actually do that - it was the [[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada Optimus]] who crumbled into dust on death. They may be confusing Optimus' death with Starscream's - 'Screamer did crumble to dust when dying, and both characters [[UndeathlyPallor turned grey]] as they died.

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* Something interesting of note: While a number people claim to have memories of Optimus crumbling into dust after death in the [[TransformersTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie Generation One Movie]], he did not actually do that - it was the [[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada Optimus]] who crumbled into dust on death. They may be confusing Optimus' death with Starscream's - 'Screamer did crumble to dust when dying, and both characters [[UndeathlyPallor turned grey]] as they died.
6th May '17 5:52:56 PM nombretomado
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6th May '17 12:00:21 PM nombretomado
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Tons and tons and tons, relating to marketing and the usual reasons. Recent example: the GrandFinale to Simon Furman's MythArc comic series was cut from 12 issues to 4 so that IDW could publish ''All Hail Megatron'' instead.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Tons and tons and tons, relating to marketing and the usual reasons. Recent For example: the GrandFinale to Simon Furman's MythArc comic series was cut from 12 issues to 4 so that IDW could publish ''All Hail Megatron'' instead.



* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: Rather famous in the original toyline, as the repurposed toy molds were from stories of piloted (not sentient) mecha and transforming defense bases. Ratchet and Ironhide ([[PaletteSwap repaints of each other]]) weren't even humanoid in their alternate forms. Even ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had to take some liberties with the character models as the toys would have to cheat to be workable with both modes. Because of the lead time necessary for the movie line compared to the actual movie many of the toys are based on earlier designs and not the final character design, although by the third film most every character had a reasonably screen-accurate toy. ''TransformersAnimated'' was the first series to feature genuine cooperation between the character designers and the toy developers, resulted in extremely screen accurate toys.

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* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: Rather famous in the original toyline, as the repurposed toy molds were from stories of piloted (not sentient) mecha and transforming defense bases. Ratchet and Ironhide ([[PaletteSwap repaints of each other]]) weren't even humanoid in their alternate forms. Even ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had to take some liberties with the character models as the toys would have to cheat to be workable with both modes. Because of the lead time necessary for the movie line compared to the actual movie many of the toys are based on earlier designs and not the final character design, although by the third film most every character had a reasonably screen-accurate toy. ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' was the first series to feature genuine cooperation between the character designers and the toy developers, resulted in extremely screen accurate toys.
22nd Feb '17 7:17:14 AM BlackSunNocturne
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* RealitySubtext: Bumblebee vs. Barricade: Chevy Camaro vs. Ford Mustang.

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* RealitySubtext: Bumblebee vs. Barricade: Chevy Camaro vs. Ford Mustang.[[labelnote:Explanation]]The Chevrolet Camaro was specifically made to be a rival to the Ford Mustang.[[/labelnote]]



** Amusingly, Frank Welker's brief lines for Shockwave in DOTM sound an awful lot like his G1 Megatron voice.

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** Amusingly, Frank Welker's brief lines for Shockwave in DOTM sound an awful lot like his G1 Megatron voice. Fans have also noted (often derisively) Soundwave sounding similar to [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Doctor Claw]]... which, amusingly is because Soundwave's voice ''is'' the same as Claw's; the vocoder effect from G1 was what made them different.
27th Nov '16 4:13:27 PM comicwriter
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Many, many toys and concepts end up being discarded - from G1 alone, we have characters originally being named differently (e.g. Swoop was to be named "Divebomb" before the name was later repurposed for the Predacon bird), a planned Unicron toy and ''two'' planned Arcee toys for the original toyline, an axed rerelease of the original Megatron toy in a blue/orange deco (dubbed "Lava Megatron" by Hasbro and "Safety Megatron" by fans), two Megatron triple changers ([[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Megalvatron.jpg one that switched between Megatron, Galvatron and a gun]] and [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Skywarpatron.jpg another between Megatron, Skywarp and a plane]] and many, many more. See [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Unreleased_toy here]] for more.

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Many, many toys and concepts end up being discarded - from G1 alone, we have characters originally being named differently (e.g. Swoop was to be named "Divebomb" before the name was later repurposed for the Predacon bird), a planned Unicron toy and ''two'' planned Arcee toys for the original toyline, an axed rerelease of the original Megatron toy in a blue/orange deco (dubbed "Lava Megatron" by Hasbro and "Safety Megatron" by fans), two Megatron triple changers ([[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Megalvatron.jpg one that switched between Megatron, Galvatron and a gun]] and [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Skywarpatron.jpg another between Megatron, Skywarp and a plane]] and many, many more. See [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Unreleased_toy here]] for more.more.
** A pre-famous Creator/AzizAnsari was up for a role as an Indian call center employee, but he found the insistence that he us a hokey accent degrading.
6th Aug '16 2:59:32 AM Astatine
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*** Sadly, the designs are one of the main reasons why some people hate the movies, from FanDumb (Prime having a mouth, and the robots not looking exactly the same as G1, the former of which being serious FanDumb since he's able to activate a mouthplate to take on the "mouthless" look), to good reasons (many minor Decepticons look the same, although minor Mooks in Transformers always have).
30th May '16 8:35:52 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Something interesting of note: While a number people claim to have memories of Optimus crumbling into dust after death in the [[TransformersTheMovie Generation One Movie]], he did not actually do that - it was the [[TransformersArmada Armada Optimus]] who crumbled into dust on death. They may be confusing Optimus' death with Starscream's - 'Screamer did crumble to dust when dying, and both characters [[UndeathlyPallor turned grey]] as they died.

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* Something interesting of note: While a number people claim to have memories of Optimus crumbling into dust after death in the [[TransformersTheMovie Generation One Movie]], he did not actually do that - it was the [[TransformersArmada [[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada Optimus]] who crumbled into dust on death. They may be confusing Optimus' death with Starscream's - 'Screamer did crumble to dust when dying, and both characters [[UndeathlyPallor turned grey]] as they died.
1st May '16 7:56:25 AM whateveryousay21
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** Bay's response over this was... not kind.
1st May '16 7:51:38 AM whateveryousay21
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*** 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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