In this thread we will attempt to catalogue the terminology and variations in English that are unique to this fandom. (Disclaimer: Please be able to take a joke.) TAKARA = A pantheon of infallible, omniscient deities who crap unicorns and piss pure gold. They also, incidentally, make Transformers. HASBRO = A mischievous batch of neckbearded boggarts who meddle with and ruin all of Takara's brilliant ideas. REPAINTS/REDECOS = The cancer that is killing Transformers. (Naturally, they are Hasbro's fault.) Fans will vehemently reject any repaint that isn't a Seeker. SEEKERS = Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp. May be expanded to include Dirge, Thrust, Ramjet, and even that DayGlo loser Sunstorm. Seekers are an excellent way for Hasbro to pad the Decepticon ranks with minimum production costs. NEON/DAYGLO = An adjective meaning "brightly colored". HAPPY MEAL TOY/McFORMER = A TF which, from a cursory evaluation of blurry photographs, appears simplistic. This term may occasionally be used to refer to a toy that came out of a McDonald's Happy Meal. BRICK = A TF with insufficient articulation. Almost all G1 toys were bricks, but don't tell the fans that. STAR WARS TRANSFORMERS = Combining accurate altmodes with goofy, kibble-swathed robot modes and frustrating-as-hell transformations, Star Wars TFs are widely considered to be among the worst TFs of all time. BINALTECH = Combining accurate altmodes with goofy, kibble-swathed robot modes and frustrating-as-hell transformations, Binaltech TFs are widely considered to be among the best TFs of all time. CONSTANTLY = More than once. Ex. "I hate the way Hasbro constantly gives ice-themed repaints to dragons!" @#$%ING EXCLUSIVES = TFs with limited releases that, for whatever reason, are out of your reach. SCALPERS = The faceless, unseen shades who buy everything before you. If you find the Transformers section at Target empty, scalpers are invariably the culprit. MICHAEL BAY = A collective entity that comprises the entire Paramount movie studio. Michael Bay is responsible for absolutely everything that went wrong with the Transformers film. (Presumably, everything that went right can be credited to Takara.) SHAMELESS PRODUCT WHORING = Unobtrusive use of several real-life brand names in the Transformers movie. OUTRAGE = The proper response to any vague bit of Transformers news. G1 = The G stands for Gospel.