What characters killed G1?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by 1984forever, Jun 17, 2012.

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What characters signaled the end of G1?

Poll closed Jul 17, 2012.
  1. Excessive combiner teams

    10 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. Cybertronian alt modes ( ex. Hot Rod, Cyclonus)

    23 vote(s)
    14.5%
  3. Blurred Factions (Autobot planes, Decepticon cars)

    5 vote(s)
    3.1%
  4. Headmasters/Targetmasters

    25 vote(s)
    15.7%
  5. Death of Favorite characters

    105 vote(s)
    66.0%
  6. Pretenders

    47 vote(s)
    29.6%
  7. Characters not appearing on the cartoon

    31 vote(s)
    19.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 1984forever

    1984forever Banned

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    Many people speculate on the reasons G1 ended. In your opinion what CHARACTERS signaled the end of G1 for you?

    For me it was actually the introductions of Cosmos, Seaspray and Powerglide. There was an explanation for why Skyfire was an Autobot, but no reason why a plane like Powerglide would side with the Autobots. I felt the faction lines were getting blurred here.

    This is a multiple choice poll.
     
  2. Wheeljack30

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    The death of Optimus Prime played a huge role and fans where not into it anymore as they where when Prime was alive plus killing all of our favorite characters ie: Ratchet, Prowl, Ironhide, Brawn, Red Alert just to name to name a few, to replace them with Hot Rod, Blurr(Lousy Autobot, Arcee(No Comments) Kup, Ultra Magnus and Springer where the only characters I liked in season 3
     
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    Robots in disguise vs Robots folded in half
     
  4. Autobus Prime

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    Mario and Luigi? :) 
     
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    Probably something to do with not having enough Bumblebee toys out there.
     
  6. Nevermore

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    So only Decepticons get to be planes? Are you supporting discrimination based on alt modes?
     
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    Action Masters. The brilliant idea of Transformers that don't transform. Yeah, kids will love those. Great thinking.
     
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    Wheeljack blew it up.
     
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    Theeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyvvvvvvvvvvveeeee got the powerrr!!! To survive!!!!!!!!
     
  10. CelticMutt

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    Where's the "None of the above" option?

    Also, this.
     
  11. firehawc_69

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    All the new characters that took the place of the old characters in the movie, predominantly Rodimus Prime. In fact if I were to point the finger, I would say that specifically Rodimus killed G1.
     
  12. ThaConqueror

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    I'd prefer a "who fucking cares" option, but that's just me.

    I also find the idea that "Cons can't be cars and 'Bots can't be planes" being a contender for "killing G1" to be one of the most seriously fucking stupid things I've read on this forum. And I've argued with a guy who said that Mudflap and Skids needed to be killed for the sake of humanity.
     
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    Old characters getting scrapped for the new.
     
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    The lack of understanding that kids aren't just into the toy concept. They actually care about the characters created by the fiction.

    To be fair though, that was a novelty concept that simply didn't register with toy companies yet at that time.
     
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    G.I. Joe figures don't transform either. And kids loved those. Action Masters were a shift to that style of play. You would play with your Transformers characters as you would your G.I. Joe figures.

    - Returning fan favorite characters
    - Cartoon style appearances
    - Interactivity with all vehicles and accessories
    - Articulation

    Besides, we did get non-transformable toys later on too - Heroes of Cybertron, MyClone, Robot Heroes, Robot Replicas, 3" Titanium

    It was not Action Masters that were to blame. It was interest in general that was waning. Kids were moving on to new things like TMNT. Marvel had cancelled the comic due to low sales. There were no new cartoons airing. Even if there were no Action Masters, the line would still have ended and you'd be blaming Micromasters, Pretenders or if we got rid of those too, Nebulan partners.

    I'm in the U.K. and was a fan in the late eighties and early nineties. We got a whole bunch of other stuff - Rescue Force, Motorvators, Overlord, Classics (reissues), Turbomasters, Predators, Action Master Elites... If America had got these toys as well, Action Masters wouldn't have been blamed since there was a wider variety to choose from.
     
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  17. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    Lol at everyone pretending G1 ended with the cartoon.
     
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    I have to agree with Wheeljack30,it was mainly because they killed a lot of my fave characters,especially Optimus,even tho some post-movie designs were weird I really liked some like the Headmasters,Pretenders,and MicroMasters. But as for the target masters,and power masters very few of those I liked,they were just weapons and motors that served no purpose other than just decoration.

    I think the reason I lost interest was a mixture of that and switching hobbies like to movie replica's and stuff.Oh and as firehawc pointed out I also agree Hot Rod pretty much was the reason the line died,when he got in the way he might as well have shot Optimus Prime himself,and yet he ended up being the new leader of the autobots and see how well that worked out.
     
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    The end of the cartoon.
     
  20. CelticMutt

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    Yeah, I have to agree.

    Also, Hot Rod did not kill G1. He is awesome. That is all.
     

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