What makes you like Transformers?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Existentialist, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Existentialist

    Existentialist New Member

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    This is a question I ask myself every now and then. What makes you like Transformers? Is it the childhood memories? The action in the Michael Bay movie? The basic idea of robots turning into cars? Or the story?

    I would have to say the story. Had Transformers started out as a live action film and was released instead of Star Wars, it would have been just as big a hit. Alien robots who transform are at war and travel to Earth for our freedom is a true sci fi epic. Your thoughts?

    -Existentialist
     
  2. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    They're awesome. They really are.
     
  3. combust

    combust gobotronian

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    at first as a kid it was the tv show,then gen 2 came and it was nostalgia, now as an adult it was a beautiful girl of whom i love who reminded me optimus and the autobots rock
     
  4. New Soundwave

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    It starts from childhood memories for me of the tv show. My family was poor, I had no toys that were popular. I lived in Washington state at the time 1984-85. The cartoon was the highlight of my weekdays. I remember the line up: Transformers @ 4, G.I. Joe @ 4:30, M.A.S.K. at 5. I loved every minute.
     
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    Primarily childhood memories, they're what drew me back into TF's.

    I loved the '84-'86 originals as a kid, and still do. Actual cars, planes etc. that turned into robots! My interest waned as a kid when they started to introduce the imagined unrealistic alt. modes.

    The Marvel comics characterisation helped a lot as well, I've re-read them several times since, and often thought that as a kid I can't have fully appreciated some of the stories, especially some of the UK Marvel strips.

    Ultimately though, they're TRANSFORMERS, their name says it all.
     
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    I like the Nostalgia aspect with the cartoons and the G1 toys, but now I really get into the detail and look of Transformers, and what they can do. They go from a nice vehicle/alt mode to a cool robot. What they can do with Transformers now is amazing to me, engineering wise. Alternators and the new movie really brought me back in, now with all the new toys i'm hooked.
     
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    Concept, characters and story are what seal the deal for me where Transformers are concerned. The engineering that goes into making those toys is nothing short of brilliant, and it only helps that said toys represent characters who are arguably toy/movie/comic history's greatest race of sentient machines - characters starring in one hell of a sweeping epic that spans timelines and worlds.

    I think Transformers are pretty cool guys, teh transform into all kinds of awesome stuff and don't afraid of being badass.
     
  8. karamazov80

    karamazov80 Million Dollar Champion

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    Nostalgia. If not for nostalgia, I would probably think that it was pretty stupid.
     
  9. Eric

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    They're giant robots that can transform into nearly anything. You can NOT top anything like that. EVER.
     
  10. MekaGojira3k

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    The storytelling of the shows, the toys, and the fact that it is science fiction that deals with robots.
     
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    This^ and that they're more than meets teh eye.
     
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    I think it's always been watching the mechanics of them transform. That's why cartoons are always much more ingrained in my head than comics.
     
  13. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    I've got five reasons:
    1. They keep reinventing themselves. I don't think the franchise will die anytime soon.
    2. The awesome toys. Who wouldn't love a realistic sports car turning into a violent death machine?
    3. The humor involved in the shows, especially RID.
    4. Cullen and Welker. Those two are amazing at voices, and they don't stop at TFs.
    5. It's fun to figure out the transformations for the first time.
     
  14. tnasoundlug

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    This

    (also, they have two of the best wirtten shows in American Cartoons)
     
  15. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    Cool vehicles, awesome robots, great storylines, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Chris Latta, awesome toys and an excellent fandom.
    Any questions ?
     
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    They're big freaking robots that blow shit up.
     
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    The fact that it's a concept almost 30 years ahead of it's time, perfect for advanced minds like us here.
     
  18. sharke

    sharke canadian piece of sh*t

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    simple equation for me

    battle hungry giant robots + crazed out action scenes + fun characters = awesome
     
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    They're giant intelligent, livng, feeling robots that can transform into nearly anything. You can NOT top anything like that. EVER. :wink: 

    Plus they really look good together with others of their kind. :D 
     
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    I'm interested in robots, the transforming kind particularly, in general, and Transformers is the franchise that fulfills that interest the most.

    With it's awesome toyline and fiction that has been reinventing itself for the last 25th years.

    This too
     

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