Why do people like g1 sunbow cartoon so much

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  1. mrgalvaprime

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    Apart from the "fact" that it started it all (wrong, the comics were the first source of Transformers media unless you count the comercial for the comic or the japanese Diaclone and micro change lines)why do people enjoy sunbow g1 series?
     
  2. Strarf

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    Cause people have different tastes than you.
     
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    He was just asking. Back on topic the show had more acess and influnce troguh TV for people to get a bigger handle on. Not many people in the day has acess to the comics. Mrgalvaprime is indeed right about the comics coming out first.
     
  4. Oberoniss

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    /shrug/
     
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    Because the cartoon had a much bigger audience than the comic?
     
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    This. Its simply for most fans the cartoon was there first taste of Transformers, the comics for them came later if at all.
     
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    For the same reason I like the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon, Star Blazers, Robotech, Tom and Jerry, Merry Melodies, Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo, and the Super Friends. I have very fond memories of watching them as a kid, and I've never outgrown them.

    Plus it has Chris Latta. As good as Blum is (and he is phenomenal!), he will never replace Chris Latta as Starscream for me.

    I had the first 10 - 15 issues of the Marvel comic, but I didn't like it as much. The one issue I really remember is when Megatron was locked into gun-mode and was used by some gangster or thief.
     
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    Because they don't know better. (runs)
     
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    subow ruined toei 's japanses g1 transfomers and japanese transfomers 2010 and japanese headmaster series for usa tf series
     
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    ... lolwut?

    For the most part, it's nostalgia for those who grew up watching it. I grew up with Armada (hahaha), so I don't really care for it. Even then, it's still rather exceptional for an 80's cartoon.
     
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    Because of nostalgia, because it's the cornerstone of some of the most popular aspects of Transformers held even today (I.E. Frank Welker's Soundwave), because it's fun to like something that's honestly pretty bad by modern standards, and because to many it WAS the first exposure to the franchise.
     
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    Because it's the cartoon that made G1 popular, not the comic.
     
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    Pretty much because of nostalgia.
     
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    Because it's the G1 I know.
     
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    japanese headmasters got trainbots , fortress maximus with master sword
     
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    When those of us in our thirties were growing up G1 was what we had. I personally enjoyed coming home from school and watching the show as some unwind time before doing homework and such. I loved the true nobility of Optimus Prime, I loved the variety of characters and the different way they acted, I loved the fact they transformed. I didn't really care about some "animation errors." Those were more innocent times *in general.* We all have our reasons. Some folks have expanded their horizons to take in more of the franchise some have not.
     
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    It was phenomenal for its time and has held up remarkably well. I'm not sure what it is - it sure isn't JUST nostalgia, because I loved He-Man and Thundercats back then as well (and still love their toys), but I can't watch them nowadays, whereas I can watch Sunbow G1 (and GI Joe).

    Sure, it had its silly moments, but the ones that weren't were just really good.
     
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    Several reasons. Nostalgia of course is the primary one. Also it was actually quite advanced animation-wise for its day. It was a lot deeper and better than most of the "commercials for toys" type cartoons of the era. It also originated many of the characterizations of the cast that persist to this day, even through different voice actors.

    While the comic may have preceded the cartoon, the vast majority of fans first got hip to TFs via the cartoon. The target audience (kids born around 1980) could barely read in 1984. Also the cartoon was free to watch every afternoon at 4:30, while the comic only came once a month and you had to talk your parents out of three quarters (!!!) to get it.

    Anyway, I honestly don't expect people born after 85 or so to really be into it. Most of the big G1 toon fans (though definitely not all) you'll find were born between 77 and 85, it has to do with fond memories of childhood.
     
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    just because.
     
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    b/c a lot of TF fans are TF fans b/c they saw the cartoon in the 80's and had their parents buy them the toys and thus the love affair started. Happened that way for me.
     

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