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  1. Born 2B Alive!

    Born 2B Alive! Director Of Entertainment

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  2. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    DVD 20th Prime is thier pick? Not exactly a kiddie toy. It's not a big ticket item, but Classics Op and/or Megs would be a lot better option for kids IMO.

    20th Op does make a good club to take out those annoying bullies though. :) 
     
  3. Doctor Doom

    Doctor Doom Doom is best pony Veteran

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    Kewl... a Cyberman Voice Changer Mask!

    *drools*
     
  4. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Actually that statement of your's is false as the TF toyline itself ended in '91. And nothing new TF related was released till '96*1/2 a decade later* so it kind of resets itself. A statement like that would be more appropriate for Barbie or Power Rangers which have been CONSISTANTLY pumping out toys from the start.

    TFs aren't 23 yrs strong it's more like 10 going on 11 yrs strong
     
  5. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    So G2 no longer counts?As if I recall correct were they not released from 92-96?
     
  6. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I guess it does and doesn't as G2 IIRCC was mainly repainted G1 toys. With a few original figures thrown in.

    And judging from what I recall seeing here in Winnipeg back then, I never really saw too many G2 figs save for Optimus Prime, Megatron, The Constructions, Aerialbots, Dinobots & 1 of the seekers w/the electronic box. And out of those Megatron was the only original mold
     
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    Clutchburn Swollen Member

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    Well the first wave of G2 were repaints, but there were quite a few new molds in that line, Gobots, laser Rods, Water guys, rotorforce , Hero Megs and Prime, Laser cycles, Cyberjets, Small cars and jets. But there was a year or so between G2 and Beast Wars IIRC.
     
  8. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    I remember seeing TONS of G2 at the TRU here...

    Oh and thanks for the info Born 2B Alive!, I never knew TF toys were toys of the year in 85 and 86...and I could be wrong, but wasn't CYB Supreme Starscream winner last year? Or at least in the running for it?
     
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    Hmmm... can't say I agree with that at all. There was a hiatus during 1991 in the US, but the TF franchise certainly didn't slow down in Japan. And we're talking about just one year with no North American releases - it wasn't a gap of years.

    Why does G2 suddenly not count? Why would so many people identify G2 with the creation of the technology that brought us the BW toys if it was just a big pile of rehashed G1?

    http://www.tfu.info/series/g2.htm

    A quick look here will show that there were at least as many new molds in G2 as there were G1 redecos.
     
  10. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh I know it never stopped in Japan, although I believe (or at least I assumed) that we were talking about US TFs not Japan.

    Thanks for the link though, I never knew G2 had so many original figs. Although on that page I saw a pic of the Decepticon Predator Stalker that was one of the last TFs I ever bought before I got bored with the line
     
  11. Larkin Vain

    Larkin Vain Collector Reborn!

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    Here's my recollection of the Transformers brand in the United States. Transformers as a brand had no end if you consider the UK and Japanese markets, but in the US there is a void in 91/92.

    1984 - Generation 1. Optimus Prime, Megatron, Cars, Seekers, Soundwave, Minibots, Cassettes
    1985 - Dinobots, more cars, coneheads, Constructicons, Jetfire, Shockwave Instecticons
    1986 - Movie Autobots, Metroplex, Trypticon, combiners
    1987 - Headmasters, Targetmasters, Clines
    1988 - Powermasters, Pretenders
    1989 - Micromasters
    1990 - Actionmasters more Micromasters
    1991 - ?
    1992 - ?
    1993 - Generation 2, G1 Repaints som UK (I think) jets
    1994 - Arielbots, Combaticons, Rotorforce
    1995 - Gobots, Cyberjet, Lasercycles, Autorollers
    1996 - Beast Wars, Primal, Megatron, etc.
    1997 - Beast Wars Combiners, Machine Wars
    1998 - Transmetals, Fuzors
    1999 - Transmetal 2, Animorphs
    2000 - Beast Machines
    2001 - Robots In Disguise
    2002 - Armada
    2003 - Armada
    2004 - Energon
    2005 - Energon/Cybertron
    2006 - Cybertron/Classics
     
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    According to my old copy of Rob Jung's list (man I miss that), there were no US releases in 1991, but there were in 1992. That whole time period was just weird.

    1991
    US - nothing
    Euro - Actionmasters, Motorvators, yellow Constructicons (without Devastator parts)
    Japan - Battlestars

    1992
    US - Prime, Sideswipe, Inferno, Jazz, grey Dinos, yellow and orange Constructicons, Ramjet, Starscream
    Euro - Turbomasters, Lightformers, Rescue Force, Predators
    Japan - Operation Combination

    1993
    US - metallic G1 minicars, the six colored Dinos, and the rest were new molds for the rest of G2
    Euro - Stormtroopers, Trakkons, Obliterators, other G2 cars
    Japan - nothing (except Brave)
     
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    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    "1995 - Gobots, Cyberjet, Lasercycles, Autorollers"



    Ahhh. Sweet 1995. A time of Cyberjets and the Lasercycles. Good times... Good times.
     
  14. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    kool read
     
  15. Born 2B Alive!

    Born 2B Alive! Director Of Entertainment

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    People Magazine?

    I cut an article out of People Magazine back in 1985 stating how "The Transformers were #1!" The article went on to say how The Transformers passed The Cabbage Patch Kids and some other toys in total sales. Anyway, through the years I lost this article. I know we got some internet wizards here... can anyone dig this article up? Nevermore... where are you? The article had a picture of Thundercracker standing next to a Cabbage Patch Kid and a Teddy Ruxpin Doll.
     

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