If you managed to find your way to the thread through the frontpage and didn't end up in our Resources section, the board registration section, Google, a Halo: Reach thread, SHOUT FACTORY!'s webpage, Hasbro's webpage, the Radicons forum, the last TFW2005 Sound-Off!, or a thread about Masterpiece Winnebago Prime, then congratulations! My goal is seriously to make a frontpage post full of nothing but individual links for each word. Followed by one with links for every single letter in every single word. Anyways! Which Japanese Transformers Series should be translated and brought to North America? I say "North America" because it's more PC than saying "MADE IN TO ENGLISH OFFICIALLY DURRR" ... and "USA" would belittle our friends up north where eskimos live with penguins, and to our friends south of the border, where Grand Theft Auto V is taking place in real-life apparently. Here are your options! Transformers: Headmasters The United States, and other English speaking countries at the time, were given a special treat - REBIRTH! Originally meant to be the next "Five Faces of Darkness" with a five-part episode to launch a fourth season, it was cut short to three episodes and dubbed the end of the animation run of the original franchise. D'oh! But in Japan, Transformers were still surging with popularity, and thus, they ignored "Rebirth" and forged their own future of our favorite Transformers. Optimus Prime, Galvatron, Fortress Maximus, Scorponok, the return of Rodimus Prime, Soundwave and Blaster becoming Soundblaster and Twincast, and the awesomeness of Sixshot ... it's all thanks to Headmasters! Don't forget the Trainbots that formed Raiden, and most importantly, no little green men that sound like the GI Joes. Sah-weet! Transformers: Masterforce What do you mean Nightbeat is a chick? The Powermasters and Pretenders shine in Transformers Masterforce, and Fortress Maximus got repainted in to Grand Maximus, and then was made in to a Pretender as well. Holy gimmick-selling-marketing-tools Batman! What's the bad guy's name again? I'm pretty sure at one time he was called Gigatron, but I think they called him OVERLORD in Japan! Oh, this is pretty much as close to "Power Rangers" as Transformers gets. If you forget that whole "Energon Optimus Prime" bit. Transformers: Victory Is it "Star Saber" or "Star Sabre"? I can never remember. Stupid English language. Anyways, he fought this guy named Deathsaurus (spelling? lolcopter) and there was a ton of toys that basically never saw the day of light here in the United States. But we got Bludgeon, Stranglehold, Octopunch, Thunderwing, Vroom (yes, Vroom!), the helicopter dude, and Longtooth! So nyah, Japan! Transformers: Zone I like to call this "Transformers: Micromasters!" because that's all there really was in it. I mean sure, Optimus Prime comes back as "Star Convoy", the Goku-version of Optimus Prime, and faces off against the Frieza 5th stage of evolution versions of every single Decepticon combiner (except Monstructor, poor Monstructor), Trypticon, Scorponok, basically everyone but Unicron. Except they don't combine. They wear capes. And Predaking's face is cute and cuddley. Megatron did return (or was supposed to return, I can never remember if he did or not in the manga), but this really marked the end of "G1" in Japan. But that's okay! Japan would later become impatient with Mainframe's CGI work-schedule and create... Beast Wars II The animation sequel to our first season of Beast Wars! Or something. I dunno, I've never watched it. But it did have some cool characters like Galvatron, Gigastorm, God Neptune (wow, fascination with the letter "G" much?), Lio Convoy, and Drill Nuts. Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy! Seriously. Big Convoy. The best "Beast Wars" Transformer ever. He's so awesome, he makes you forget how to turn him back in to his mammoth form. And when you try, he beats you, or pulls out his Matrix and beats you with that. It also had this really creepy character that returns named Spoiler Unicron! and the fandom forever cries about the toy that was never released. Other At least take the time to write what and why. So there you go peeps. Sell your stories on what series you feel deserves to be brought over! Convince me, convince your peers, convince the employees of companies that can make this happen that are illegally viewing this site during their lunch breaks! (NOTE: Humor). Keep things PG-13 and nice, and I'll throw some love your way on the frontpage next week. HAPPY VOTING!