What would we have called G1 if G2 had never happened?

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  1. TheSpacebridge

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    Evening all

    I was wondering . . .

    The whole "Generation 1" phrase came about because we got "Generation 2"

    Now G1 was never officially called G1, so if we had never got G2 (but the Transformers line continued of course) what would we have called G1?

    Suggestions?

    Hitch
     
  2. TotDoneta

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    Probably the "OT" ... original Transformers.
     
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    TOS. The Original Transformers.
     
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    Wuldn't that be "TOT"?
     
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    You win the thread.

    I still think it would be called G1, as the term "Generations" is the most fitting. That, or S1/OS/FS. (Series one/Original Series/First Series)
     
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    Let's use Gundam as an example. The first series was just called "Gundam," and I've seen it identified as "Gundam '79" (the year it came out), and "First Gundam."

    So we'd probably call it "Transformers '84," or "First Transformers" or "Original Transformers" or something.

    Also, "TOS" (The Original Series) is a popular acronym for describing the first version of many long-lasting series. Like Star Trek: TOS.
     
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    Every other line has had some sort of "other" name attached to it (Beast Wars, Machine Wars, Beast Machines, Robots In Disguise. Armada, Energon, Cybertron, Classics, Alternators, Universe, and so on), so G1 would probably have just remained as "Transformers".
     
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    Maybe just MTMTE? Since that was it's sub-name.
     
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    I just spit coffee all over my laptop, thanks.:lolol 
     
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    Bay would have bought the rights and changed it's name to "Michael Bay's Transformers: Pre $700 Million'"
     
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    Woops! Yeah, I was think The Original Series when I put "TOS" and then I wrote out The Original Transformers. Two different thoughts blending together. "TOT" is good though, makes me think of Napolean Dynamite. "Gimme your tots!"
     
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    Probably this...

    ...but this makes a lotta sense also--kinda like the original 3 3/4" Joes are RAH for Real American Hero
     
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    I would have called it "the original Transformers"... as I actually still have to do anyway around people who have NO idea what I mean when I say "G1" or "Generation 1".

    And slightly off topic, but I never considered G2 to be a real generation/era and still don't. Horrible neon repaints, air powered weapons and a crap comic always seemed more like a feeble attempt to revive a franchise than be an actual "new" generation. Considering how short lived it was, I'd say most of the buying public thought the same thing since it wasn't until Beast Wars that TF really got people talking again.
     
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    That's my younger brothers name, so as funny as it is, it cannot be Steve.
    Try again. No not James either! Or Carl.

    Bill? ok I guess Bill could work...
     
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    CTF
    "Classic Transformers"
     

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