Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Starscreamer95, Mar 21, 2009.
I'll post my reasons once I'm done makeing a list of them.
In no particular order:
1. Great characters
2. Excellent toys
3. Compelling storyline
The excuse to make a webocomic, as well as spend loads of time playing with some toys making 'Pew! Pew!' noises.
What makes me love Transformers? Usually it's about five beers, a neck rub and...
Honestly, it's the intricacy and engineering needed to make something like a car turn into a plausible robot. Since my first G1 25 years ago, I was fascinated with the transformation process, and any figure with some good engineering behind it is fine with me.
Same here, plus, I love to do the "pewpew."
They're robots who aren't wondering whether they're alive or not.
For me first of all, the nostalgia factor.
I've often wondered why some things were just some things I totally loved and other things were blah even though on the surface their quality seemed okay. Then one day in my soul searching I figured it out, villains.
The reason I love Transformers is because it has great villains and great villains make for great heroes, which together make for great stories. Just something about the struggle between great heroes and equally great villains that drags me in. Take out the great villains and the story gets bland and dull. Sort of like how I loved Shrek 1 and 2, but I was bored to death with Shrek 3.
Design doesn't hurt either since G1, Beast Wars, and Animated are just really appealing to me from a visual stand point, but I just can't get into Beast Machines or the live action movies because of the look.
When Transformers first came out, I was a kid who loved robots and cars. Best of both worlds.
Robots and cars, man...robots and cars.
Giant Transforming Robots at war.
The complexity, the conversion, the asthetic, the detail. Pretty much all the physical stuff. The fact that most are just great characters is a bonus.
cause i just do that's why
i love the fact they are pretty much two toys in one, and the story behind them is just so intresting
As a kid my brothers were never into tfs, so i guess that made them all my own, something i didn't have to share with them. Then nostalgia, story, and characters.
The very idea of sentient robots that change from 1 form to another... the engineering of the toys to achieve this idea... the original G1 pre-TFTM characters and their struggles that I got hooked with.
The shows, comics, characters, toys, everything about it.
I have always been a gearhead, and the idea of living, thinking, feeling robots has always fascinated me.
I wandered to Gundam, Macross, Evangellion...but I have come back to Transformers because they are alive. A Gundam is just a humanoid weapon...as is a Valk...yes, I know Evas are alive, but they have no character, they don't talk, and the ending of the series and movies ruined the whole series for me.
At any rate, epic story arcs, with brave heroes such as Prime, Magnus, Fort Max, Ratchet, etc...and their counterparts found in Megatron, Galvatron, Scorponok, Shockwave, Bludgeon, etc...going on equally epic quests makes for great story.
Also, the awesome toys don't hurt eithier.
first the engineering and asthetic,
second good stories
third i just do lol
1. Nostalgia. This factors in more for the present than my childhood of course, but it's fun to pick these things up and still be amused by them. It's nifty and a little weird that I could open my Prime, Starscream, Jazz, Inferno and Soundwave reissues and not have to look at the instructions to remember how to transform them. Plus I like how the film has put the characters in a slightly more mature setting (it is Michael Bay-verse, but whatever) so they don't have to carry the 'kid's cartoon show' stigma.
2. Transforming robots with guns. That never hurts.
3. Interesting or badass characters and designs. Prime, Starscream, Megatron, Soundwave, Jazz, Devastator and others were things I never forgot. Others like Ironhide, Shockwave, Hot Rod, Ultra Magnus, etc. came back pretty quickly when refamiliarized (I think I just made up a word) myself with the source material.
4. The transforming robots with guns having big battles. This is where Michael Bay can come in handy on the big screen. I get to watch the battles I tried to set up as a little kid.
5. Something I can pass on to a child, if they take to it. I don't have kids at the moment, but when/if I do, I'll have no problem buying Transformer stuff for them (boy or girl) if they like it. Plus it'll be funny to sit with them and watch whatever Transformer cartoon may be going on at the time. The cycle will continue.
half a bottle of Canadian Mist and a box of condoms.
oops, i thought this was the Transforming transformers drunk thread...
1. they stimulate my mind by keeping my hands busy and i like seeing how they are engineered.
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