The other day on the boards, in Encline's Jetfire thread, this comment was made: To which my crazy buddy Encline replied: Why do I bring any of this up? Well, as a member of the African American community, I've gotten a few PM and emails, and few conversations with co- workers and friends about the characters of Skids and Mudflap. As a HUGE fan of the franchise being obvious to everyone who knows me, I get asked about my feelings about the depiction of urban youth in the film. My response? Who Cares!!! Does anyone take offense that Optimus Prime sounds like a mix of John Wayne and Martin Luther King? Does anyone care that Jetfire sounds like a bad mix of Mel Gibson and Sean Connery in a nursing home? Are there any concerns about Bumblebee offending those who are mute? No! We TF fans are color blind. Our heroes and villains are black, white, purple, blue, silver, red....the list goes on. We care about the things that stand for, their motivations and all of the great action that happens between these heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons. We care about the cool Transformations, character designs, points of articulation and decal work. We are truly color bling to anything else. Sometimes, a joke is just a joke. Nothing more, nothing less. Lets lead by example, and remember that here on TFW2005, the only colors that matter to us are those red and purple shields.