I swear I don't ever remember that transformer...

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by siniquezu, Mar 19, 2015.

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  1. Metroplex79

    Metroplex79 Hey mouse, say cheese!

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    For those young ones, SPOILER ALERT!!!

    The famous Five Faces of Darkness Part 5 scene:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRiPZD8pvtw

    Say what you all will of Powerglide, but taking on Trypticon one-on-one takes big brass-chromed balls.
     
  2. AutobotJazz1

    AutobotJazz1 The best there is...

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    Ive known about Gears since they made that toy from him in ROTF. I checked his G1 profile but he seems like a nobody to be honest. Same thing when i was introduced to Powerglide but he's way more notable.
     
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    I tend to always forget about non-show characters that were shoehorned into the original toy line-ups: Whirl, Roadbuster, the Deluxe Insecticons, the Jumpstarters, etc. Even Runamuck & Runabout despite their technical 'blink & you'll miss it' appearance in S3 - equating to even less screen time than Skids.
     
  4. Sweep

    Sweep worse then vehicon drones

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    I misremembered a few things. I thought Thrust, Dirge, and Ramjet died in the movie and I thought that Blitzwing joined the autobots.
     
  5. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    There's nothing likeable about Gears. They've never made him a character you want to watch.
     
  6. Electro Rush

    Electro Rush Just a guy waiting for the perfect Whirl

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    I haven't watched the G1 cartoon since I was a kid and I don't remember jack shit. If they're not one of the main guys I have no recollection of them. My love for the "lesser" characters like Whirl and Swerve comes purely from the IDW comics.
     
  7. TFW10

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    i remember gears but not "skids" in the g1 cartoon series
     
  8. Ampere

    Ampere Isn't the sharpest crayon

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    I remember that characters were there but I have a habit of forgetting their names instead of just forgetting about them overall. I still can't remember all of the names of most of the bots on combiner teams. I have a poor memory so I'm never surprised when I forget something like that, even if it pertains to something I love.
     
  9. Altered Prime

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    Thrust, Dirge, and Ramjet DID DIE in the movie, they were swallowed by Unicron and exploded in his mouth.

    Blitzwing helped the Autobots in 5 faces of darkness
     
  10. deymasc

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    Both Gears and Grapple had their "moment-to-shine" episodes. "Master Builders" was one of my favorite episodes because it had the Constructicons fooling Hoist & Grapple into believing they left the Decepticons, and two of the best transformations into Devastator.
     
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    I've never forgotten any of the G1 guys. It's the modern, generally uninteresting ones I forget like the Minicons.

    I loved Gears back in the day. How can you forget the Autobot who teamed up with Megatron?
    I liked his gruff nature and the fact that despite he didn't like Earth he instinctively reacted to save some soldiers from a tank thrown at them by Skywarp.
     
  12. GreednGluttony

    GreednGluttony grumpy smurf

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    before i got back into transfomers and rewatched armada, i had forgotten that smokescreen "died" and became hoist, for years i thought hoist was a toy only guy :lol  does that count?
     
  13. Rattrap Primal

    Rattrap Primal Geek Overlord, Botbot Collector

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    When I was out of the collecting game for a while I forgot a lot of the characters (not Starscream, Grimlock, Optimus, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Jazz, Mirage, Ratchet, etc. You know, the big guns), it took watching the 1986 Movie in High School and the Generation 2 Comic, as well as Beast Wars when it came out to remember what I forgot (to be fair, I fell out more because much like everyone else I stopped really due to Season 3)
     
  14. ZeroiaSD

    ZeroiaSD Autobot

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    Of the original Ark crew, I think only Huffer got less role than Gears.
     
  15. donxavier

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    All of those characters had toys during the G1 period though none of them appeared in the American cartoon series. Of the four, I only remember seeing Topspin and Twin Twist in the stores. The Jumpstarters (Topspin and Twin Twist) were, I believe, the only ones in this group that had their own commercial advertising them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhhU0ijFSSw
     
  16. Sponge

    Sponge Herald of Unicron

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    Umm, how am I supposed to tell you who I've forgotten if I've forgotten them?
     
  17. ZeroiaSD

    ZeroiaSD Autobot

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    Pretty much, yea.



    The Rainmakers were from a single episode. There was a plot where a group of seekers were called to, well, make rain. They had distinctive colors next to other generic seekers, so the name kinda stuck.

    They're kinda a half step above the 'generic seekers who appear in the background to add numbers in S1,' while still being pretty much nameless filler. They, at least, did have a plot role, if a minor one.
     
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    they only appeared in the G1 UK comics
     
  19. Bass X0

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    Technically yes, but not really. Some toys had legal issues preventing their inclusion in the cartoon. But I wouldn't call those shoe-horned. Not really, other than they were toys from other companies. After all, the toys came first and Sunbow couldn't use every toy in the cartoon, even with the legal issues.

    Funny thing is, the U.K. didn't even get Roadbuster or Whirl.
     
  20. soundwaverulls

    soundwaverulls Taking a break

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    I think the loudmouth getting stomped into the ground deserves it's own gif.

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    I actually love Swerve.
     
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