Five Years Since Prowl Saved Detroit

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  1. Chopperface

    Chopperface All the Stars Are Closer

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    TFA: Prowl (Prowl, No! We'll Find Another Way!) - YouTube

    TFA: Optimus Prime vs Megatron (My NAME Is Optimus Prime!) - YouTube

    Our beloved Animated ended five years ago today. I still remember getting up at 6 or 7 in the morning, wishing that this show would still be loved for years to come. And I got my wish. The best TF series we've ever gotten still lives on. Some of it's elements and designs and characters have been integrated into older fiction, and new fiction as well. Lockdown himself has a starring role in AOE this year, for just one example.

    Now if only Hasbro would release Animated toys for the Thrilling 30 line. Otherwise, they have failed to celebrate Transformers' anniversary.

    But, nonetheless, rock on, Animated. The series that won over so many with it's characterization, story arcs, originality, lavish and witty homages (even ones as minor as Sunstorm and Ramjet's helmets), a bunch of returning voice actors, surprisingly mature content for a kids show, and above all else, it's fun. Though it's lifespan was tragically cut short by executive politics (not ROTF, as many believed at the time), it still gave us a short, sweet, and fun ride.

    Long live Animated, and thanks to all the great voice actors, show runners, and wacky Nixon-loving artists behind it.

    :bay 
     
  2. Ironhide1706

    Ironhide1706 Elessar Telcontar

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    Five years? Wow.
     
  3. Omegashark18

    Omegashark18 Combaticon turned Autobot

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    I still remember it like it was yesterday, I was really hoping for a season 4, damn you Hasbro!
     
  4. Hanzkaz

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    I'm hoping that one day we will get an Animated Omega Supreme. The Ark alt-mode is a classic and it could be promoted as a homage to the G1 version as well.

    We finally got an updated Metroplex after all these years, so here's hoping.
     
  5. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I can't believe it was 5 years.

    Around this time between TFA cancellation and ROTF sucking, it was a dark time to be a TF Fan.
     
  6. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    Had I known, I would have celebrated with my old sig.
     
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    I never saw an Transformers Animated episode. What made it a great show?
     
  8. Inikalord

    Inikalord Legal Binding Contracts

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  9. nobleboivin

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    Good times
     
  10. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot

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    As a native of Detroit (meh, close enough), I remember that day. It was terrifying and joyful and heartbreaking. There were so many parades....

    Ahem...

    I'm going to disagree about Animated being THE best, but I will certainly agree that it was ONE OF the best. It's too bad it didn't continue.

    So here's to Animated. Better to have gone out wanting more than have had too long a run.
     
  11. Omegashark18

    Omegashark18 Combaticon turned Autobot

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    It just needed ONE more season.
     
  12. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Agreed. Animated was the best (for me) since G1. They should have given it at least one more season...tie up some loose ends.
     
  13. Brum Bot

    Brum Bot You’re an idiot Starscream

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    I used to be a 'geewunner' until I was introduced to TFA by some of my UK colleagues earlier this year. Absolutely fantastic series and I hope Hasbro do give it some more (well deserved!) recognition.
     
  14. grindcore138

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    I arrived late to the party with Animated, it must have only recently finished when I started watching, and it easily became one of my favourite iterations of Transformers.
    From what I've read about the plans for the fourth season it sounds like it would've been rad.
    It'd be awesome if it eventually gets it's conclusion in some form. RegenerAnimated, anyone?
    If I had the dolla I'd love to get an Animated collection on the go, looked like a really fun toy line.
     
  15. The Ramjet

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    That final smile... :( 
     
  16. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    If only Animated had one more season...
     
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    Yeah, a former g/f got hooked on to it watching it with me and saw the finale before me (I had to be at work). She almost spoiled it for me, but I enjoyed the finale (as well as the whole series). It's a hard thought to put away that Animated's done as there was a lot of reason to keep going. I put in my pre-order for the complete series DVDs. Not one reason to just buy the 3rd season if you ask me as the 1st & 2nd seasons are incomplete until they're seen as meant to be in 16x9.
     
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    I deeply enjoyed Transformers Animated, for all that it was. :)  Prowl was one of my favorite characters in the continuity, and his sacrifice was a very cool, but sad scene. The scene of Jazz walking up to them holding his grey body, still sticks out to me.
     
  19. Pravus Prime

    Pravus Prime Wields Mjolnir!

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    Hear hear!

    I've mentioned this before, when Animated was going to come out, I wasn't sure I was going to stay in the fandom. The art looked weird, the press release that talked about how they'd spin like the Tazmanian Devil and transform turned me even further off. I loathed the first movie and I figured that I was done.

    I actually missed Animated coming out; in fact it wasn't until a thread bled over into the General forum talking about how awesome "Thrill of the Hunt" was that I realized it aired so I spent that weekend giving the series a chance.

    It won me over. By the time the first season ended I was a fan. I bought Leader Megatron the first time I saw one. Then Lugnut to support him. It grew from there. With the McDonalds coupons, Wal-Mart Christmas time price drops, and other sales I always had some Animated figure to pick up. While I shift my display shelves whenever I get bored of them or the seasons change, from then on, the 4 Animated Shelves (Large Scale, Small/Smaller Scale, Standard Autobot, Standard Decepticon) had joined the Seeker Shelf and the Black Convoy shelf in staying put while the others rotate.

    I got the series on DVD (as a Christmas gift!) and have watched them every few years. With the full series coming out, I'm eager to get them and enjoy the series all over again.

    I'd also very much like to see an Animated figure in the 30th somewhere. I'd prefer Voyager Slipstream, but I'll take whatever they offer, even if it's a Bumblebee/Wasp Legends size 2-pack.
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

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    I miss you, Animated. You were cool guy.
     

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