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Oct 5th 2010 at 4:25:52 PM

Because one of the biggest franchises in all Western Animation deserves its own thread, right? Here we can discuss our favourite series, Optimus death, change that ruined transformers forever, etc.

Edmond_Dantes The Bipolar Troper from Just Over There
The Bipolar Troper
Oct 5th 2010 at 7:06:47 PM

Wow, this threads been here for hours and nobody has anything to say?

Western Animation gets disappointingly little action, come to think of it.

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NateTheGreat Pika is the bombchu!
Pika is the bombchu!
Oct 5th 2010 at 7:21:42 PM

This'll get me flak, but I still prefer the Beast era to G1.

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Edmond_Dantes The Bipolar Troper from Just Over There
The Bipolar Troper
Oct 5th 2010 at 7:32:39 PM

Well, as long as you don't prefer Headmasters to G1 I don't think anyone will hate you.

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Nightwire Humans inferior. Ultron superior. Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Humans inferior. Ultron superior.
Oct 5th 2010 at 7:45:53 PM Bite my shiny Vibranium ass, Avengers.
Tofunator Harbinger of Something from Dark Space
Harbinger of Something
Oct 5th 2010 at 9:20:05 PM

Animated was awesome, too bad it had to end.

I don't have too much to say.
Nightwire Humans inferior. Ultron superior. Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Humans inferior. Ultron superior.
Oct 5th 2010 at 9:29:53 PM

And they killed off Starscream! What kind of cruel world is this?

Anyway, Animated is the only series I find the human characters likable.

Also, Shockwave is AWESOME!cool

Bite my shiny Vibranium ass, Avengers.
shinfernape Ascetic warrior
Ascetic warrior
Oct 6th 2010 at 5:14:10 AM

Looking forward to Transformers:Prime. The desings seem like a hybrid of the live-action movies and a lil of Transformers:Animated. They even have Bulkhead!

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VampireBuddha Star saber from Ireland Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Star saber
Oct 6th 2010 at 5:22:15 AM

Actually, with Prime it looks like they're going for the Energon/Cybertron approach of CGI Transformers and cel-animated humans.

I've seen a lot of references to the Autobots 'bonding' with humans. I this going to be like a Powermaster thing?

Dude... you ever notice that, like, stuff, man?
Edmond_Dantes The Bipolar Troper from Just Over There
The Bipolar Troper
Oct 6th 2010 at 11:57:21 AM

This'll get me flak, but I still prefer the Beast era to G1.
To be honest, I prefer the Beast Wars / Beast Machines to any other instalment in the franchise.

Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Oct 13th 2010 at 11:08:05 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen, shall we discuss Transformers Prime?

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VampireBuddha Star saber from Ireland Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Star saber
Oct 14th 2010 at 3:56:02 AM

I rather like what I've seen of the art style. It looks like they've smashed the styles of Animated and Beast Wars together into a glorious blob of coolness.

Whether it'll look as good in the final production remains to be seen.


You notice that the kids are the same ethnic mix as was mandated for Armada? There's the white boy, the Hispanic boy, and the east Asian girl.

edited 14th Oct '10 3:56:20 AM by VampireBuddha

Dude... you ever notice that, like, stuff, man?
Nohbody "In distress", my ass. from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
"In distress", my ass.
Oct 14th 2010 at 5:43:10 AM

To be honest, I've not really been all that big a fan of anything since G1. I don't, however, go all RUINED FOREVER! fandumby about it.

The less said of Bayformers  *

, though, the better. tongue

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CrowT.Robot Trainspotter from Ga-Metru
Trainspotter
Oct 14th 2010 at 5:47:00 AM

I don't really understand the hatred for the Michael Bay design. If we ever discover Transformers IRL, that's probably what they'd look like.

I, for one, am a big fan of the designs.

Formerly known as Crow T. Robot.
SatanicHamster Moldova, never change.
Moldova, never change.
Oct 14th 2010 at 5:51:15 AM

I don't think it's the designs people had a problem with, it just how the characters were used. There's seems to be a lot more focus on the human characters than the Transformer characters.

Nohbody "In distress", my ass. from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
"In distress", my ass.
Oct 14th 2010 at 6:04:55 AM

The designs in the first I didn't mind, though mostly they didn't impress, either. I only have Google images for the designs of the second movie, as the first one's story was so blech-y I didn't bother going to see the sequel. The human focus was only part of my disappointment, though I will admit I did like seeing some humans who weren't just useless ugly bags of mostly water, even before the "Spooky" came in and opened up an industrial sized can of whupass and dakka on the scorpion bot whose name escapes me at the moment.

All in all I just didn't care for the first one, and nothing I've heard of the second makes me feel I missed anything by not seeing TF RotF.

edited 14th Oct '10 6:05:05 AM by Nohbody

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Edmond_Dantes The Bipolar Troper from Just Over There
The Bipolar Troper
Oct 14th 2010 at 6:40:37 AM

I actually kinda-sorta enjoyed Revenge of the Fallen, believe it or not.

I consider it the first sign that I'm going senile.

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CrowT.Robot Trainspotter from Ga-Metru
Trainspotter
Oct 14th 2010 at 8:46:54 AM

I thought it served it's purpose quite well- it managed to accurately capture the mayhem and utter violence of a robot war.

Besides that, there's not much else to say about it, but since when is Michael Bay known for making artistic tour-de-forces?

Formerly known as Crow T. Robot.
Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Oct 14th 2010 at 10:02:20 AM

Bah, the only humans I liked in that movie were the soldiers.

Animated actually had the right idea with using Sari, in my opinion.

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CrowT.Robot Trainspotter from Ga-Metru
Trainspotter
Oct 14th 2010 at 10:31:00 AM

Sari was awesome.

I once dated a girl who cosplayed as her.

edited 14th Oct '10 10:33:45 AM by CrowT.Robot

Formerly known as Crow T. Robot.
Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Oct 14th 2010 at 11:44:17 AM

-thumbs up, grins-

With the armour?

I'm only up to episode 9, but I've seen her older form.

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CrowT.Robot Trainspotter from Ga-Metru
Trainspotter
Oct 14th 2010 at 11:53:21 AM

The older form, yes.

Also, I really need to play WFC... is it worth picking up?

edited 14th Oct '10 11:53:53 AM by CrowT.Robot

Formerly known as Crow T. Robot.
Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Oct 14th 2010 at 6:38:52 PM

By the looks of it, yeah. Is also supposed to be relevant to Prime.

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ArcanGenth Geekling from 127.0.0.1 Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Geekling
Oct 16th 2010 at 4:15:00 AM

War For Cybertron is quite fun.
It is definitely the best Transformers game made to date.
(Not that that is a particularly difficult achievement, given the competition...)

As a rabid Transformers fan(over 400 toys at last count and I haven't taken a new inventory since the first Bay movie came out), I'd rank my favorites as follows:

1. G1 - I'll chalk a lot of this up to nostalgia, admittedly. I groan here and there when I re-watch them on DVD, but G1 defined the Transformers. It's rough in patches and overly silly in others. It setup everything to come after it and has shaped nearly every TF story, character, and generation that followed in ways that vary from blatant to subtle. Despite all it's flaws, though, it worked, and it worked well.

2 & 3. Gonna cheat here. Tie between Beast Wars and Animated. I like them both for very similar reasons. The stories were well plotted and shifted well between one-off episodes to plot-driven arcs. I feel they both also keep that precious balance of epic story, humor, and introspection in respectable ratios. Also, by keeping the cast relatively small, it allowed for much deeper character development in both cases. I've been thinking and comparing the two in my head for about 20 minutes now and I've realized that I can't pick one over the other. Tie game.

4. R.I.D. I liked R.I.D., I really enjoyed it, but it's just a little too heavy on the silly side. Admittedly, the American version cranked the silly factor way overboard. The original Japanese version was less silly, but not by enough. If it weren't for the super silliness and too-large cast, it would've been a three way tie above. (C'mon, a flying shark that talks only in rhymes? I wanted to kill Sky-Byte as badly as G1 Wheelie. Grrr.)

edited 16th Oct '10 4:16:50 AM by ArcanGenth


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