Jim Shooter Talks The Secret Origin Of Transformers

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  1. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    This is AWESOME! :thumbs2: 
     
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  4. Shin Densetsu

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    Wondering if the initial line in question was from Diaclone/Micro Change or if it was another unrelated line. Guessing the Diaclone/Microchange toys are referred to as the "more advanced technology" specified in the article.
     
  5. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    It still surprises me how close Transformers came to being a very, very different property.

    And I always thought "Auntie" was just a concept name for Teletran-1, not the whole ship!
     
  6. Matty

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    Wow...what an interesting read.
     
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    Take everything Jim Shooter says with a grain of salt. Or maybe a whole handful.
     
  8. Jaicen

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    This is gold-dust! More please!
     
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    Interesting stuff.
     
  10. Smasher

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    Interesting trivia!

    I also wonder what the initial line was if Transformers were 'more complex'.

    Why? The man was editor-in-chief of Marvel back then.
    Is he known to lie?
     
  11. alfred p. sloan

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    Fascinating.
     
  12. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    Care to tell us why, or are you just casting doubt for no apparent reason?:inquisiti 
     
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    Great job...this is cool

    Shooter has been part of both mythos I love...I figured out as a kid, the "secret Joe" in the marvel issue codenamed "shooter" was from one of the credits at the front of the book...Thats how I started paying attention to what artist drew what, and who in the hell this "hama" guy was...

    C'mon....The guys last name is SHOOTER....how can anyone besides a tree huggin hippie NOT like him?!?!?
     
  14. IACON

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    I love this. Awesome read for what was maybe going behind the scenes.
     
  15. Quixote_Prime

    Quixote_Prime is missed.

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    Yes.
     
  16. bluesparrow

    bluesparrow Puppet Prime Says Die

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    Shooter pissed off a lot of people over the years and since he tends to be fairly blunt a lot of people in the industry have a vested interest in casting doubt on things he says. Because otherwise they come off as assholes.

    I've never personally seen anything he said disproven outright, though sometimes his memory differs from others - but that's par for the course for anybody remembering things 30 years later.

    I'll put it this way - the comics professionals I've seen saying he's full of shit are not always the most reliable themselves(john byrne, etc). Which is not to say he's not full of it, but I've never seen anyone conclusively lay out the case that he is. And he is still friends with plenty of people known to be honest and forthright, like Steve Ditko.

    So yeah, take it with a grain of salt, but not more than you would for anybody else with enemies.
     
  17. Backpack

    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    I'd like to know the story for Mysterions.... and what toyline was being used.
     
  18. kylash327

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    im curious what the less complex toys were...
     
  19. Nevermore

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    Not quite. They came from Griffin Bacal.
     
  20. Majik

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    Probably they were what we came to know as the gobots...pull here, twist head here, pull out arms...there you go robots!
     

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