Discussion in 'Transformers Video Discussion' started by Gaastra, Sep 17, 2008.
YouTube - The very first Transformers commercial
That was so awesome in so many ways:
- strange faces on the seekers
- old skool Megs' head was amazing
- a TV advert for a comic? When was the last time we saw those?
Not only that but the Ark is totally different.
*snif* that was so beautiful! I miss those cool commercials! Too bad they're so much against animated commercials now. I should mention there were seprate companies that did the commercials from the animation houses that made the series. Kinda cool cuz sometimes the commercials looked better than some episodes.
Yeah didn't the in-house Marvel team do the early concept animation?
I saw that commercial once,and only once back in 1984 with a special showing of My Little Poney. Although for some reason I always remembered Optimus was the one with the bazooka and not Megs. It's also fun to watch in how it looks like a pilot for the animated series,and they're testing out everything. Thanks for posting it Gaastra.
P.S.- But I couldn't help but think that when I first saw the ad, they(Hasbro) were jumping on the tranforming robot bandwagon started by the Go-Bots.
That's the one.
I haven't seen it since 1984. Months before the toys came out the comercial popped up. I bought the comic at my local comic book store the next day(there was only copies left on the rack!). I loved what I was seeing in that comic book. I was already a comic book nut but this was just excellent.
Back then, comic books came out up to 6 MONTHS before the date printed on the cover. I picked my copy up in early Spring 1984. It seemed like an eternity before the toys came out(in all actuality it was only a month or 2 after that).
The book was a sales bonanza for Marvel, a second and even third printing of issue #1 was issued. The value of the first 4 issues shot up fast. I knew it wouldn't be a "limited series" for very long.
Thanks for posting that clip, it really brings me back!
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