Transformers: Robots In Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Digital Short

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SilverOptimus, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. SilverOptimus

    SilverOptimus Movie News Monster Moderator News Staff

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Posts:
    9,921
    News Credits:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +7,393
  2. CowardlyZebra

    CowardlyZebra Autobot Meme Dealer

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2014
    Posts:
    348
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +261
    \"What does he do\" ut oh Grandpa just assumed Optimus Primes gender
     
  3. Daggor

    Daggor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2002
    Posts:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Likes:
    +39
    A proper Optimus Prime doesn\'t have a bloody visible mouth! Chuck that rubbish into the bin, Grandpa!
     
  4. jackgaughan

    jackgaughan Internet Soldier

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Posts:
    7,292
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Likes:
    +1,720
    wow bro toppest kek, you going on tour wi' that routine?
     
  5. MastaBlasta

    MastaBlasta Knight Industries Two Thousand

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2016
    Posts:
    1,200
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Back in Thunder Bay
    Likes:
    +964
    Wish I had a grandpa that like transformers. Oh wait... I dont even have one...
     
  6. Fallout

    Fallout ꧁꧂

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Posts:
    16,030
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    tulsa, oklahoma
    Likes:
    +8,915
    Instagram:
    "They're robots that convert grandpa, how do you not know what transformers are?"
    "oh sorry timmy, when i was your age my toy was a standard issue rifle and playtime was scalping nazi fucks, but please continue to be shitty."
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. koonfasa

    koonfasa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Posts:
    2,927
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +809
    Why'd he say "unboxing"?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. MartyFeeb

    MartyFeeb Wait... it's a bug?!

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2015
    Posts:
    1,112
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Likes:
    +223
    Full disclaimer: I got through HALF of that awful commercial, before my will to live demanded I shut it off and prevent my brain from spontaneously combusting from the stupid!

    That said... it only took a minute to realize the true purpose of the commercial. A Lay man might think it's to promote kid toys to kids, right...? WRONG - this commercial is saying in plain language: "BUY THIS TOY AND YOUR GRANDCHILD WILL LOVE YOU AGAIN!"

    Ughhhh... that's the most unethical bullsh*t, imo. Getting old people to put their money in stupid things (and I'm a TF fan, mind you). I don't think it appropriate to encourage the elderly to spend $50+ on the affection of their grandchild. If they choose to spend, that's their personal choice - insinuating that material possessions are the true key to child happiness and love toward you... well, it's just a bad way to sell product. Unless said product wasn't selling to begin with - old people are suckers and an easy last resort! And they spend more on toys than the parents, right?

    I don't like how vapid and insulting this commercial is. Dear lord, I wonder if it ends with the kid smashing a pie in his grandpa's face... :puke: 
     
  9. Autoboty

    Autoboty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2015
    Posts:
    2,363
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +687
    Old guy: Heh, does this bring back memories. When I was your age, those things didn\'t have half as many joints as this one...
     
  10. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Posts:
    5,394
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Location:
    Clarksburg, MD
    Likes:
    +228
    So lets do the math. Grandpa looks to be 70. So minus 30 years from when the original movie was released, and he would have been 40. And I know you all saw that wink.

    Myth Busted! Even in the 80s, 40 year olds were playing with Transformers!

    This definitely reached my "I can't even" quotient for the day. I have to agree with MartyFeeb that this was both shameless and whimsically crafted to be as merchy as possible. All it was missing was for the boy to be a girl and Grandpa to rip open his shirt to show off his Navy and Decepticon tattoos.

    Also can we all agree that this is very apparently their demo market? Somewhere between a five year old with no purchasing power that understands that Optimus Prime is the "strongest Transformer evah" and cool old octogenarian with also no purchasing power who doesn't understand five steps.
     
  11. captainnedloh

    captainnedloh Nugget

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2016
    Posts:
    1,691
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +860
    I laughed way to hard at this for my own good.
     
  12. combinerlover

    combinerlover PREDACON`s , Unite !

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Posts:
    1,922
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Kingsport , TN
    Likes:
    +1,224
    I felt it was adorable ....
     
  13. SG Roadbuster

    SG Roadbuster SG Wrecker

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Posts:
    5,426
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Likes:
    +3,877
    i feel we should know who the codger is, based on his repeated looks and winks at the fourth wall
     
  14. batfan007

    batfan007 Double the Dragon

    Joined:
    May 19, 2016
    Posts:
    3,660
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    Magical Land of OZ
    Likes:
    +4,059
    Can anyone tell me what the other phrases are Prime say with any of the other mini-cons. He comes with the bird one, and in the video reviews so far I have not seen anyone try the other mini-cons on his chest.
    And are the available for sale, or do they only come with other figures?
    I have this toy, but have not seen / did not even know there were other mini-cons.
     

Share This Page