Do you think Transformers will out live me?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by RoadDoc326, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. RoadDoc326

    RoadDoc326 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Posts:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Likes:
    +0
    Do you think TF will still be coming out with new toys, comics, tv shows, and movies 60 years from now?
     
  2. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    6,224
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +119
    Hopefully! I plan on selling my TF collection for my retirement.
     
  3. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Posts:
    26,859
    Trophy Points:
    352
    Location:
    Michigan
    Likes:
    +96
    *In a Looney Tunes voice*

    Eeeeh, it's a possibility.
     
  4. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Posts:
    20,311
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +79
    What a strange question. I wonder if Batman or Superman fans were asking themselves if those franchises will ever get the age they are now.
     
  5. jgoss

    jgoss transformers fan 4 life

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Posts:
    2,007
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    fitchburg.ma
    Likes:
    +0
    you never know if tf's stay popular
     
  6. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Posts:
    10,631
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +10
    Without a doubt.
     
  7. MACRAPTRON

    MACRAPTRON Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2003
    Posts:
    3,442
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +8
    I thought TFs were gone when I first saw BW. Hasbro went through all the stupid sh*t they could've invented (BW, pretenders, micromasters, actionmasters, minicons) and the franchise is still here.

    The world will end before TFs are completely forgotten by society.
     
  8. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Posts:
    6,817
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +9
    Ebay:
    hopefully they don't go the way of "Speed Racer"
     
  9. Team Jetfire

    Team Jetfire Pop-POP!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Posts:
    5,889
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +13
    Before I answer I need to ask some important Health Questions, followed by a invasive, yet gentile physical examination.
     
  10. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Posts:
    16,827
    News Credits:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Location:
    Ararat, NC
    Likes:
    +1,418
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Flickr:
    I think they will. Just sometimes they might to change it up some to keep new fans coming. Sooner or later in the future they might have to try something new again. Something without the Autobots or Decepticons to keep the series going with a fresh feeling every now and then.
     
  11. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Posts:
    9,428
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +2
    I could think of a ton of cartoons that a far more obscure and have had less of an impact on people's childhoods than Speed Racer.

    And I liked that movie from a couple years ago.

    Anyway. About TF survival-

    It could last for decades. Probably will. I personally think it'll live longer in Japan than it will here however. They've kept true to G1, while the American market is always after the new thing. And shows like Tetsujin28 and Astro Boy prove that a cartoon series can have longevity and keep its appeal in the Japanese market while changing very little through the decades.
     
  12. starscream-99

    starscream-99 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Posts:
    6,492
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +25
    I think so.
     
  13. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Posts:
    24,150
    News Credits:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    291
    Likes:
    +33
    Transformers will probably outlive all of us.
     
  14. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

    Joined:
    May 10, 2008
    Posts:
    12,544
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +3
    It all depends. How confident are you about the possibility of your lasting sixty more years?
     
  15. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2003
    Posts:
    6,774
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    241
    Likes:
    +3
    Not at all, I'd be well over 100! :rip 
     
  16. Coeloptera

    Coeloptera Big, bad beetle-bot

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Posts:
    2,613
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    25 years is exceptionally good for any toy/media franchise.

    Also, as technology improves, so does the quality of the toys. If they can go the distance, you just know that remote-controlled, self-transforming toys will come to pass.

    Hopefully with the Noise.

    - Coeloptera
     
  17. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Posts:
    15,627
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +0
    No, I don't. I think it's highly, highly unlikely. Things that last that long as exceptionally rare. For every Batman or Superman there's 20 Gasoline Alleys, which was a cultural phenomenon in its prime in the 1930s but is now largely relegated to only being known by comic strip historians.

    I do think it'll be remembered by some people, but that's really a different question. As far as new products consistently kept on toy shelves in the latter part of this century, no.
     
  18. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Posts:
    23,507
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Likes:
    +136
    I think the one thing we've seen in the past 20-30 years is a greater willingness to accept (or re-accept) new launches of old franchises/ideas, especially specific licenses. Sure, we might not see transformers the entire time we're around, and 60-70 years from now they might not be plastic toys, but a virtual simulation shell someone can jack into, but I think sooner or later, someone will try to revive the brand, if only because it managed to survive this long before.
     
  19. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    35,576
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +34
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    I think it might be like Doctor Who. Immensely popular early on, stumbled a little in its later years, went away for a bit, came back more popular than ever, but dividing the original fanbase significantly.

    I'm sure Transformers will be the same way. It might go away again. It hopefully will keep going strong for years and years to come. But ultimately it will revive and reignite, because while there are many imitators, Transformers like Doctor Who are the only series of their kind - the only ones with that unique blend of qualities that make them what they are.
     
  20. nemisispringer

    nemisispringer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Posts:
    3,700
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +24
    Well i dunno way technology is going now we could be seing ideas put forward in transformers used in real robotics.
     

Share This Page