'Shreckformers'- explain this to me.

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  1. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    What in the name of all that is good and just is a 'Shreckformer'? I see it referenced to PRIME.

    Is it because it is CGI? Well, BW, BM, Ene and Cyb were all CGI.

    Is it because of the rendered look?

    Is it because of the aesthetic? Their face?

    Unless a decent explanation is presented, I see no reason to conclude that 'Shreckformers' is just another term that idiots use... kinda like how anything 'Geewun' is a term that idiots use.
     
  2. Secretcode

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    This is the first I've heard of it, granted I stay away from the idiotic nicknames people give things.
     
  3. FatalT 71

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    I've seen it before, but not sure where "Shrek" enters the picture.

    Probably an attempt to put down Prime, so I ignore it.
     
  4. rxlthunder

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    Could it be a reference to this?
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  5. SPLIT LIP

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    Because Shrek and Transformers Prime are both CGI animation.

    Geddit?
     
  6. shroobmaster

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    We should call TFA Lionkingformers because it's 2d
    And WFC Radiodramaformers because you can't see shit.
     
  7. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    YoungPrime's the only one that uses it. Make of that what you will.
     
  8. Snark

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    You know, it's really just a nonsense term one single guy uses without ever explaining to anyone.

    But yes, it does sound stupid as all hell.
     
  9. Nachtsider

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    I don't see how that image explains anything.
     
  10. Torque

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    people are idiots.
     
  11. Sol Fury

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    That's dull surprise, not anything to do with the latest stupid nickname for something produced by that thankfully small portion of the fandom who feel the need to rain on the parade of anything other people like that they themselves do not.
     
  12. Feralstorm

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    I believe your conclusion is correct, with a nod to the post-"Bayformers" desire to give everything a "XXXX-formers" designation.

    -and "Geewun" is an AWESOME term to use, as long as its used in an appropriately idiotic way. :) 
     
  13. kaijuguy19

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    I find the name to be stupid and insulting. It's one thing to dislike a show but to call it insults in front of it's fans is eniterly another.:redface2: 
     
  14. rxlthunder

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    I knew that it was dull surprise, but I thought it could have been a reference to Optimus always having said look on his face.
     
  15. Matrixbeast

    Matrixbeast Here comes a thought

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    Isn't is spelt "Shrek?"
    /Missing the point.
     
  16. Ash from Carolina

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    It's a failed attempt at being condescending. Shrek isn't the only cartoon to use CGI and the first two films were really popular.
     
  17. kaijuguy19

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    Exactlty. It's like YoungPrime's not aware of the other famous CGI films and shows.
     
  18. Sy-Rein

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    Meh, there are far worse things on the net to be insulted by. If one guy wants to try rain on other's parades with his own brand of 'insult', so be it.
     
  19. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    I've only ever seen one guy use it. I hope for the love of God it never catches on.
     
  20. jackgaughan

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    If "Prime" is called Shrek because it's CG shoudn't we call Beast Wars "Toy Story-Formers" Cause it's CG as well! Durr.
     

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