The 1985 Minibots, most annoying tf group ever?

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  1. jonnyshaft

    jonnyshaft Well-Known Member

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    Were the 85 minibots the most annoying transformers ever created?
    We have:

    Beachcomber - hippie, be-bop talking, counter-culture enthusiast

    Powerglide - braggart, beats women (see The Girl Who Loved Pwerglide) and has a heart like Christmas ornament in his chest.

    Warpath - a drill instructor with a bad case of Tourettes.

    Cosmos - a pudgy, Scottish UFO. This was a disguise?

    Seaspray - Attempted to molest a mermaid, gargled constatnly with listerine, and helped turn a much cooler transformer, Rumble, into a goddamn tree.
     
  2. Foster

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    In the comics they were a pretty badass Autobot guerrilla resistance cell called the Cybertron Seven, led by Blaster and Perceptor.

    I think that would be more your speed, look them up and redeem the characters with the funny voices.
     
  3. ABrown

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    They certainly weren't my favorite Transformers. There's a whole lot of season two Autobots that I couldn't stand. Asides for Blaster, Perceptor, the Aireolbots, and the Protectobots, there's still a whole lot of season two Autobots that I found annoying.
     
  4. jonnyshaft

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    @ Foster- thanks, I do remeber that. I should have noted "original cartoon only)

    @ Abrown- funny how all the season 2 Autobot cars had such strong local dialects (The British Grapple, Red, and Hoist, southern US Inferno, Cali Tracks, and Skids...well who knows..)
     
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    Removes his glasses

    I think you're onto something, OP. Aint that the truth.

    Didn't know about the comic book treatment. I need to check that out.
     
  6. Thenames9

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    To be honest, I liked Cosmos. He was a cute, cuddly and chubby bot. Beachcomber was OK. Didn't like the rest too much though.
     
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    Yeah, out of that batch, Powerglide was the only one I could really tolerate. And it took a couple of episodes before that happened.

    I actually found other '85 Autobots like Smokescreen, Hoist, Grapple & Red Alert to be quite annoying as well.
     
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    Really? In 25 years of history, with minicons speaking in beeps and bloops, headmaster junior children being the focus of an entire show, the entire cast of energon, and the predacons in RiD (save Skybyte), you're going to go with the minibots from 85 as the most annoying?
     
  9. jonnyshaft

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    @ Aernaroth- never heard of any of those. Im talking 84-86 continuity.
     
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    Skids was british
     
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    Scottish????

    He sounded like Peter Lorre,an Austrian-American actor.

    Even the voice actor admitted he was doing a bad impression that sometimes sounded spanish.


    about asa good as a robot dinosaur
     
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    Well to be fair, was a UFO really that bad?

    If someone ran to the news/police/whatever screaming about a talking UFO that transformed into a robot, would they really seem any crazier than someone who was trying to sell a story regarding a car that transformed into a robot, or even someone who saw Grimlock & Slag fighting over a man hole cover? Along with that, it was physicaly a good design when it came to carrying shit like other Autobots, and it's not like he needed to troll the streets with Tracks anyway. You know, the Corvette that could fly.

    However when it comes to hiding from the Decepticons, one would imagine that they'd have gotten to know earth vehicles & things after a while, and that even a Lambo fire chief would blend in better than well, a flying saucer.
     
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    This ^^^^. My favorite comic story-arc ever. "Spare me the details, Straxus" CLASSIC!
     
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    The 85 Autobots are my favorites. I thoroughly enjoy their heavy-handed goofy-voiced forced personalities.

    Apparently the current crop of TF designers like them, too, judging by how often they pop up...
     
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    I like Seaspray and Beachcomber.
    Powerglide - not so much.

    I can understand you can find most of them sort of annoying, but Beachcomber and Cosmos never striked me as annoying.
     
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    You think they are annoying? what about pipes, tailgate, swerve and outback? miserable clones with chubby faces.
     
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    Yeah, not to mention Wheelie who's easily in his own league.
     
  18. jonnyshaft

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    Pipes, Tailgate, Outback, and Swereve had maybe 7 seconds of total combined dialogue in the series. They didnt have any real chance to get annoying. Ill give you Wheelie though.
     
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    I'm thinking taken as an average, cartoon Minibots in general contain the greatest amount of annoying tendencies.

    Bumblebee - he's fine to me, but some seem to hate him.
    Cliffjumper - "You looked at me funny! You must be a traitor!"
    Brawn - Pretty awesome actually, if a bit harsh to the 'unmanly'.
    Gears - Papa Grumpy Smurf
    Huffer - whiny guy with a habit of saying unfunny things and treating them like jokes.
    Windcharger - He's OK I guess.
    Beachcomber - dirty hippie!
    Warpath - WHAM! BLAYOW! SPLORT!
    Seaspray - "I speak in drowning!"
    Powerglide - "Can't he just save me without doing a commercial?" - Bumblebee
    Cosmos - He's an OK guy IMO.
    Wheelie - no elaboration needed.
    Tailgate, Hubcap, Outback, Swerve, Pipes - didn't do enough to make an impression, but Outback's aussie accent might get on your nerves with further exposure.
     
  20. Chris McFeely

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    You misspelled "awesome".
     

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