Two weeeks ago in science class we were assaigned to make a poster showing the evolutuion of a product, such as Coke or TV. I chose Transformers. I thought the people here might want to see it. Timeline 5/8/1984: The comic's first issue is released 9/17/1984: Cartoon premiers with a three-part episode 7/8/1986: Taking place in 2005. The Transformers movie premiers, featuring the death of most characters, even the Autobot leader Optimus Prime! 11/11/1987: The final episode of the cartoon premiers, Part three of a three part series. 5/1991: Final issue of comic released 1993: G2 toy line starts. 10/1993: G2 comic first issue released. 6/16/1994: The first Botcon starts in Fort Wayne, Indiana 8/1994: Final issue of G2 comic released 5/19/1996: First episode of Beast Wars shown 5/7/1999: Last episode of Beast Wars shown 9/18/1999: First episode of Beast Machines shown 5/3/2000: Final episode of Beast Machines shown, to thousands of fans happiness. 9/8/2001: First episode of R.I.D. shown. It is the first dubbed Japanese show to be shown in America 3/23/2002: Final R.I.D. episode shown. 1/10/2003: First episode of Armada premiers 12/12/2003: Final episode of Armada premiers 1/31/04: First episode of Energon premiers to enthusiastic fans. Just wait. It gets worse. 3/19/2005: Thank goodness. Energon finally ends. 9/19/2005: the first episode of Cybertron premiere. Part three of the worst transformers era ever. 10/2/2006: The last episode of Cyberton premiers, allowing us to pretend AEC was just a bad dream. 7/3/2007: 21 years after the original movie, Transformers finally has a new movie. 12/26/2007: Transformers animated premiers with a three part special. Although the animation style is controversial, it will quickly become one of he most popular series ever. 4/23/2009: Animated ends. It is time for a moment of silence. 6/24/2009: Transformer Revenge of the Fallen premiers in the US. Although the rude humor is disliked, the special affects and CGI have to be admired. 6/4/2010: Botcon 2010 starts in Lake Buena Vista, Florida ? /? /2010 0r 11: Transformers Prime, the next cartoon premiers. 7/1/2011: Transformers 3 (Title unknown) is released. Explanation and how it's used Transformers are a popular Sci-fi series of toys, cartoons and movies. If not for the one unique thing about them they may have just been another 80's cartoon. They transformed. Every figure could change from a robot to a vehicle, like a tank or a truck. Some even changed into dinosaurs! Over the years the toys would change, becoming more poseable and gaining new features like transforming weapons and heads. Some even became cities or planets! The transformers can change to match the interest of kids of any era, still keeping to the same general characters, but in all kinds of forms. Simply put, it's survived for one crucial reason. What boy doesn’t like giant transforming cars and dinos? Traits The most important trait is TRANSFORMING. Like TRANSFORMERS. It's where the name comes from. The toys ability to change is what's kept it popular and not just another action figure. Another Trait is a cartoon. Although commercials advertise the toys, sometimes they need a bit more. Hasbro's solution to that, a cartoon! Lasting three seasons, the shows popularity was enough for Hasbro to create a movie and many more shows after that. Mostly story but a little commercial, a cartoon is one of Transformers best-known traits! Adaptations Both in fiction and in reality, The Transformers have made many adaptations to stay a popular toy. One of the first adaptations made were called Headmasters. The Transformers met a race of humanoid aliens called Nebulons and in order to gain more power and help the Nebulons over throw the group of evil Nebulons known as The Hive, the Autobots removed there heads and allowed them to be piloted be the Nebulons, now called Headmasters! Other adaptations were made in real life, not fiction. In order to both draw back fans of the show that were now becoming teens and to old for toys, Hasbro released a movie. Much darker than the show, many characters died. Optimus finally defeated Megatron in a battle leading to both of there deaths. A new leader named Rodimus Prime rose just in time to save all the Transformers from an ancient evil known as Unicron! Another adaptation was made fairly recently. Poseability! The early figures could barely move their limbs, and none had knees. Figures started gaining poseability in the early 90' s, and lost in again in 2001. It's only recently that all figures can move in almost any way. Some even have articulated figures! Although transforming is fun, its nice, it even better to lay with something that's not a brick! Please tell me any mistakes i made or positive comments!