Dislike for Headmasters

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  1. Rodimus Primal

    Rodimus Primal Well-Known Member

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    I've recently been spending time watching the G1 Headmasters series and I can't get over how terrible it is. They kill off Prime, then rebuild Soundwavee and Blaster but can't revive Prime. Then they blow up Cybertron and have many of the characters just leave. What bothers me the most is the plot and the Decepticon buffoonary. Cyclonus and Scourge act more like Armada Cyclonus and Demolisher while the Decepticon Headmasters are more like the moron squad from RiD.

    I know a lot of folks here like the series and I tried to give it a chance but I'm actually glad it didn't come stateside.
     
  2. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Yeah, its not that great of a series. However, its better then the 3 episode, let me fit as many characters as possible season 4 we had in the states.

    You leave Headmasters with the following impressions..

    1) Sixshot is AWESOME
    2) The Combiners are super weak (Predaking, Devastator... etc)
    3) you wish this had an official American Dub. New Soundwave, Sparkle, etc...
    4) This series did a better job of creating Headmasters/targetmasters than the American series. People in robots? nah... Robots on Robots! GOOD
     
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    I used to have a bootleg vhs copy. And it was the horrible subbed version and I couldn't get through the first several episodes.

    I want to get the three japanese g1 cartoons on dvd but I hope the 2nd chance I give it will be subtitled at least
     
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    I like it a lot, you know, Sparkle Sparko. Can't you see that, huh? But I suppose I really like it because of the unintentionally funny dub. You bunch of mooncalves.
     
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    Forget about Headmasters. Masterforce is where it's at. Best Japanese-continuity G1 series ever!
     
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    Masterforce and Victory are the best of the Japanese series.
     
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    Mastah-force!!!!

    EDIT: Typed the above in capitals, and it corrected to lower case, not seen that before.
     
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  9. Rodimus Primal

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    Masterforce and Victory were pretty cool but I couldn't grasp the whole concept of humans ARE Transformers. It's basically MASK or the Centaurians but I wanted to watch Transformers.

    Headmasters took what was already established and completely ran it over. What I really hated was the need to transform was non existant sometimes except to show off the "HEAD ON!" tech spec thing. They would drive out of Fort Max and transform into robot mode. Then they'd run to wherever they need to go. WHY? Daniel and Wheelie are MORE annoying too.
     
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    I find watching a transformers cartoon that sounds like a bad kung-fu movie immensely hilarious.

    Also, Ninja Consultant and Buddah Transformation. Those two terms are enough to salvage this series for me.
     
  11. Chris McFeely

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    Yeah, there's no denying that Headmasters is, at best, brain-poundingly stupid. The solitary ounce of appeal it contains is seeing the old G1 characters in action. And Sixshot IS pretty cool before he... well, y'know, "Uncle Sixshot". Victory is not actually much better, in my opinion - it's less stupid in its plots, and there are far fewer outright-annoying characters, and the funny stuff is intentional, but it's villains are barely credible threats, its heros are prematurely lionized, interchangeable personality-free ciphers, and it's just cripplingly BORING 75% of the time.

    Masterforce on the other hand, is, indeed, where it's at.
     
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    lol, I forgot all about that. What were those dubbers thinking?

    "SOUNDWAVE is DEAD... NOW REBUILT INTO NEW SOUNDWAVE!!"

    weird stuff..
     
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    masterforce is pure greatness, made me love pretenders
     
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    I like Headmasters. It has a good story that kept building until the end. It also has Spike yelling HEADOMASTAH!!!! a lot. :) 

    All good.

    Has to be watched with the subs from the recent DVD releases though as the Star TV dubs are horrible.
     
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    Despite it's flaws I will still take US G1 Season 4 over Headmasters.
     
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    this....i got it from the rhino (best of autobots idk what it truely is called) and i loved it, fort max is excellent lol
     
  17. Rodimus Primal

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    What I've been watching is the subs. I wonder why Sky Lynx suddenly disappeared and was replaced with the Astro-Trainbots.
     
  18. Chris McFeely

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    Well, I assume that'd be because Takara weren't selling the Sky Lynx toy, so they didn't include him in the show.
     
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    this
     
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    Masterforce #1 series post G1
     

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