In a Parallel world.

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by TheDemonDzko, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. TheDemonDzko

    TheDemonDzko °-{[●□●]}-° {Beep. Boop.)

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    Robots that change from, man to machine, and vice versa.

    Insanity? Not in...

    THE TWILIGHT ZONE!

    In all seriousness though, a couple questions linger in the back of my head.

    For instance.

    Why is it that Transformers got so popular? Go-Bots was already there. It had essentially the same plot elements, and the animation was fairly similar.

    Now, on the track of Gobots. What if in a alternate reality, Go-bots was the dominate of the two?

    Would this website be... GBW20xx?

    Just a bit of a pondering... What are your thoughts, ya'll?
     
  2. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Gobots could only win if the Transformers never existed. But then again there are things like Gundam.
     
  3. mrgalvaprime

    mrgalvaprime #BanTJ

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  4. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    In a parallel universe Michael Bay makes an Oscar-winning Go-bots movie that treats the robots as characters with a character-driven plot. The designs are clearly mechanical in nature and nearly everyone is recognizable. This masterpiece of cinema brings the Go-bot fanbase together like never before and the franchise gains Star-Wars-like pop culture status. The movies are fondly remembered 20+ years later by the general public as a unique universe, and not a bunch of clichés and stereotypes shat onto film.
     
  5. mrgalvaprime

    mrgalvaprime #BanTJ

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    Down the rabbit hole and into a land of madness
    :lolol 
     
  6. soundwaverulls

    soundwaverulls Well-Known Member

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    :lolol If only.
     
  7. FanimusMaximus

    FanimusMaximus Kuphead

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    In a Parallel world, MLP has always been successful but Transformers Prime gets to be a meme.
     
  8. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    I think because Gobots did not look cool. They were just too simple.
     
  9. Autobus Prime

    Autobus Prime Transit Former

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    Propelled to untold success by the popularity of Rock Lords, Tonka buys Hasbro. By 2011, all Star Wars and GI Joe vehicles are being made of heavy-gauge stamped steel, in Minnesota.
     
  10. FanimusMaximus

    FanimusMaximus Kuphead

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    Also the sad thing is, that if Gobots was successful and Transformers was not. I'd probably be into Gobots.
     
  11. Driftx3

    Driftx3 lord of all things robot

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  12. Driftx3

    Driftx3 lord of all things robot

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    In all seriousness, I love Plex ( Gobots) just as much as Transformers. Back in the ancient 1980's there wasn't a whole lot of actual Transformers toys, but the comics and TV show always showed a ton of dudes we knew nothing about. We used to give gobots new names and add them to the ranks along with any other transforming robot toys we found.
     
  13. Wingnut

    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

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    I think what it came down to is Hasbro did a better job advertising than Tonka. For me it came down to the names. The Gobots names sounded cheap and like no one really thought about it. Leader-1, Cop-tor, Figh-tor, etc... as opposed to Optimus Prime, Wheeljack, Megatron, etc... This and the Transformers were more expensive so must be better according the value system of American society. And in the 80's it was all about who had the best toys.
     

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