Why does Ginrai look like Optimus Prime?

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  1. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Okay. This has probably been answered before, but... well, I don't remember the answer.

    I've been watching some bootleg Masterforce dubs (the dub is terrible, by the way) a buddy of mine got for me... and the whole Ginrai <-> Optimus Prime thing is still kinda confusing me.

    I'm also not a fan of how they got some hot-headed youth "trucker" to act as "Optimus Prime"... which the dub faithfully named him... sigh. But that's another story.
     
  2. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    I think they were trying to revive or rebuild Prime, but they couldn't get the transector to life. and then the transector they were going to use was the one that Ginrai uses. They actually explain it in Masterforce I think someone on youtube has the clip where someone explains it to Shuta. Shuta actually asks the same question you did. :p 
     
  3. Renidragon

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    Maybe I haven't gotten to that episode yet, then... being almost 2/3 of the way through, I was beginning to doubt that it would be answered.

    I'd ask who Shuta is, but I guess I'll find that one out by inference.

    Like I said. Dub. Uses English names. Though why they call him "Hook" rather than "Metalhawk" (as I looked on TFU.info, Metalhawk doesn't look to have been released in the US) is beyond me.
     
  4. Pravus Prime

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    As I recall, the body was originally meant to house Convoy, but was instead put into service early as a transtector body.

    In other words, so the new leader wouldn't look that different than Prime.
     
  5. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    oh Shuta is the little boy not the jungle boy the other one I don't know his horrible dub name sorry!
     
  6. Renidragon

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    Siren. ;) 

    Oh boy... now I'm excited how they're going to explain why Optimus Prime (Ginrai) both has a transtector that looks like Prime... AND has the same name! I bet it's going to make me laugh.

    So many issues with this dub... lol
     
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    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Dalarsco Kickback=ROCK

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    The most amazing bad dub ever would have to be the Headmasters dub where the TFs haev human names.
     
  9. flamepanther

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    You'd be a lot better off watching TV-Nihon's subtitled version of MasterForce
     
  10. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Yes, but that would involve downloading it (which I've tried, no one was seeding).
     
  11. j3

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    Hmm, I'm seeing 4 seeds each for the 3 batch torrents for Masterforce...
     
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    Yeah, put that tired dub away and start fresh with the TV-N sub.
     
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    Removed. -JM
     
  14. Gobot Galvatron

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    I'd question your answers, but I have no idea what the Hell you're trying to say. Just looks like "ahfujsgxmhe [insert racist and anti-Transformer garbage here] jgsfdghjdcesghfgf".

    I'd ask if your true idenity is that of a monkey banging on a keyboard, but I'd hate to insult the simian species.
     
  15. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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  16. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    Funny how a person with an opinion like this is posting on a message board dedicated to Transformers. Maybe he should post on the Barbie or the Strawberry Shortcake message boards.

    Friggin n00bs!
     
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    Looks to me like they're both way off.
     
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    Or the fandub.
     
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    Sorry man but I see vets complaining all the time about TFs here. Too expensive, too crappy, too this, too that. Those are the ones who should stick to Barbies and stuff.
     
  20. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    People, people, people, don't even respond to this jackass, he's simply baiting you into doing so. He has posted similarly in various other threads and someone always takes the bait. Just ignore him and he'll just go away (or some Mod. will quietly erase him, perhaps, either way).

    Back on topic, I've got the dub and it hurts.
     

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