Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by excelhedge, Mar 15, 2012.
With all the GENS out, What number GEN is PRID???
Prime is Prime. Generation 1 is only called that because of the G2 name give to its successor.
but if there was a number, what would it be???
Depends what number you place each line or whatever, and since there'd be so many, just calling it Prime/PRID makes more sense.
I think OP means what generation of Transformers are we on...
Well, if you consider the Beast Era #3, then RiD as 4, the Unicron Trilogy as 5, the movies 6, and Animated 7, then I GUESS you could say we're on 8 with Prime, but it's not like there's actually a definitive answer. Do you split the Beast Era, UT and movie up by franchise? That adds like five more generations. What about secondary lines like either of the Universes, or Generations? Repaint lines shouldn't be discounted, since that's what G2 was to start with, so what about the Armada Dinobots, or Machine Wars? There's no real answer. We don't count past #2, because 1 is only retroactive.
I have a knock-off Inferno from the 90s whose package labels it "Transformers: Genereation 3."
-ZacWilliam, now where'd I put that tootsie roll pop. <CRUNCH> "The world may never know."
This is something no-one will ever be able to agree on. There are even some people that consider season three of the G1 cartoon as a different Generation.
The only way this might ever be resolved would be if Hasbro came and officially gave us Generational definitions. And even then some people would ignore those and just go with what they personally prefer.
These series/lines already have their own names so they don't need a Generational extra name to identify them.
You know, I really hope nobody at Botcon or whatever wastes their question with stupid shit like this, but I guess it's more original than asking people who their favorite transformer is publicly insisting that Starscream is gay.
(no offense to the OP or anything, but hah)
We aren't ON a generation. Generation 2 refers to Jhiaxus's neutral Cybertronians who left Cybertron early in the war and re-enabled their dormant asexual reproduction ability. They considered Autobots and Decepticons to be outdated relics and their equivalent of the caveman. The comic was named after that group, and the toyline named after that. Since they're G2, Autobots and Decepticons are Generation 1 Transformers.
If anything had to be the third generation, it would be the Maximals and Predacons since they're the decendents of the first generation. That's where the generations end, and speculation otherwise is ignorant fanwank.
Those comics were awesome, and at that age, Jhiaxus was pretty much my definition of the big bad.
The term generation...xbox-generation 1 game console
, xbox 360 generation 2 game console as example. A new incarnation on an old idea. Not a hard concept to wrap ones head around. Been using it to describe eras of human history.
G1-Generation 1 thought the change in aesthetics with the toys one could say this is two generations of transformers.
Beast Wars- Generation 3 (Storyline goes into g1 as a label only)
CHUG-G6 (though updates of the g1 figures for the most part this is a new incarnation altogether)
I'm going to slip in wfc/foc with CHUG because of the toy release under those lines otherwise it's G9 and Prime becomes G10. Just my breakdown of the generations. Unicron Trilogy could be broken down even farther and then there's the whole japanese continuities, the masterpieces, alternators...and so on.
I'm presuming this is toy related as this is the section and not character related.
N-ooo, the comic was named after the toyline, of course, as is always the way of these things, which was called that simply because it was Transformers' second go-round after the franchise had been dormant in North America for a few years. Furman just created an in-story rationale for the "Generation 2" tagline.
This seems about right, what you've done here, shift generations whenever you shift fictional universes. Of course, the pony fans latched on to our Gx jargon and took it further (FiM being G4, previous being G3.5) but they're dealing with a toyline with much less intra-line figure variance, and just use the term to describe the different body molds.
I would consider the Beast Wars/Beast machines to be G3, RiD/A/E/C G4, and everything post Movie/Classics to be G5.
This is how Shockwave, or Prowl, two of the most logical Transformers, would break the Generations down if you asked them. (This is also my personal view on how it would probably go, feel free to disagree.)
Transformers, Generation One
Generation Two, Generation Two
Machine Wars, Generation Three
Beast Wars, Generation Four
Beast Machines, Generation Five
Robots in Disguise, Generation Six
Armada, Generation Seven
Energon, Generation Eight
Universe 1.0, Generation Eight.Five
Alternators, Generation Eight.Nine
Cybertron, Generation Nine
Classics, Generation Ten
Movie 2007, Generation Eleven
Universe 2.0 Generation Eleven.Five
Animated, Generation Twelve
Revenge of the Fallen, Generation Thirteen
Hunt for the Decepticons, Generation Thirteen.Five
Generations, Generation Fourteen
Reveal the Shield, Generation Thirteen.Nine
Power Core Combiners, Generation Fourteen.Five
Dark of the Moon, Generation Fifteen
Prime, Generation Sixteen
Prime Robots in Disguise, Generation Sixteen.Five
The only one I'm not too sure on is Titaniums, but it is probably a Point Five Generation rather than it's own seperate one. So, logically, we have had Sixteen. Point Five iterations of The Transformers in North America.
If you do it that way then you missed Headmasters, masterforce etc...
RID and Unicron as one generation? How is that even remotely possible since they have a lapse of time between them and nothing shared at all?
No, I do not, seriously didn't you read the part where I said North America? Headmasters, Masterforce and all that are from Japan and only ever released in Japan. They don't count, besides even if they were to count, they would be Generation One.Two or One.Six.
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