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TFW's Official History of Transformers - 1984-2014

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Sol Fury, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I've long held a dream of how my own ideal 30th anniversary countdown for Transformers should look. It's taken a lot of doing but I am very pleased to be able to share this with you.

    Over the next 30 days please join me as we take a trip back through the history of the Transformers.

    Let the 30 in 30 begin!
     
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  2. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Part 1 - The First Generations

    Transformers Generation 1:

    1984
    1985
    1986
    1987
    1988
    1989
    1990
    1991
    1992

    Transformers Generation 2:

    1993
    1994
    1995

    Part 2 - The Beast Era

    Beast Wars: Transformers (1996 - 1999) and Beast Machines: Transformers (1999 - 2001)

    1996
    1997
    1998
    1999
    2000

    Robots in Disguise (2001-2003)

    2001

    Part 3 - The Unicron Trilogy

    Transformers Armada (2002-2003), Transformers Energon (late 2003-early 2005) and Transformers Cybertron (2005-2006)

    2002
    2003
    2004
    2005
    2006

    Part 4 - Modern Era

    Transformers Live Action Movie series (2007, 2009, 2011, 2014), Transformers Animated (2007-2009) and Transformers Prime (2010-2013)

    2007
    2008
    2009
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2013

    Part 5 - A new era... ?

    2014


    Bonus part - Years in review!

    2014 year in review
     
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  3. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    That is a lovely write up.

    I still remember grabbing issue one from the comic rack at Perry Drugs.

    I didn't realize Gobots only had a 4 month lead. I must have really been into them, because I rememeber the very 1st time I even seen a TF on the peg. My 1st TF was Gears.

    Nice trip down memory lane, nice write up.

    Im getting old but im still a kid!

    Thanks TFW!!
     
  4. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    Nice write up! I think Maz has some competition! Looking forward to the next instalment.

    iDD
     
  5. eltonlin98

    eltonlin98 ice ice baby

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    Wow, really great reading material! Thanks for the write up!
     
  6. Optimusime

    Optimusime Well-Known Member

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    That was a great bit of writing, thanks.
    Brings back memories of running home from primary school to watch Transformers on TV.
    We didn't have a lot of money so my twin brother and I only had little Bumblebee and Huffer. Oh the memories :) 
     
  7. Swoop Dogg

    Swoop Dogg Hi Yukio!

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    Great read - thanks! Looking forward to the next 29!
     
  8. BeeOtch217

    BeeOtch217 Ha Ha You're a Mini-Con!

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    Let's go! WOOOO! 30 years!
     
  9. Optimus Clyde

    Optimus Clyde Space Trucker

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    1984 was a blur. I remember seeing Go-Bots commercials and being uninterested. I remember my parents calling for me frantically from the living room one day and arriving just in time to see the last seconds of my first Transformers commercial. I think my parents' association helped sell me on Transformers as much as the commercial. They were cool like that. Either way, I must have looked like a zombie after that because I can't remember anything but being fascinated. I remember waiting for months, painfully, for when the promised toys and television show would appear. When I found issue #1 of the comic book on the spinner rack at the local grocery store, I whined my mom into buying it, too. I was enthralled by that comic. (That story was, to me, always far superior to the TV show, and completely mind-expanding to that eleven-year-old.) It was the first comic book I ever cared to read. I couldn't wait for more, and that single comic book really helped me deal with the growing anticipation for the awesomeness to come. I even carried it around with me folded up in my back pocket. But in the meantime I settled for some Go-Bots. It was all worth the wait. Has been ever since.
     
  10. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well done, Simon. Your effort and dedication is admirable.

    Looking forward to the next 29 installments!
     
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    BScorpinok75 Squadron X #1 Consultant

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    Cool read...looking foward to the rest...
     
  12. primal789

    primal789 Prime

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    Interesting.I'll wait for the live-action movie one but still want to see what they will say about the other installments
     
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    Omegashark18 Combaticon turned Autobot

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    I am going to enjoy this so much!
     
  14. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    The good ol days......seemed like just yesterday for me....
     
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    TheSupernova Out there. Thataway.

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    Enjoyable read!

    Looking forward to the rest of the series!
     
  16. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Anyone else read all that in Neil Degrasse Tyson's voice?
     
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    kylash327 ThePlasticGeek

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    Anyone have a date for when the toys first got to shelves?
     
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    I think I am going to shed a tear.
     
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    This is pretty awesome man I remember getting my first Ultra Magnus and Grimlock. I love this line so much!!!
     
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    Cax6ton Insufferable Smartass

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    I have never found an exact date, don't know if "street dates" even existed back then. I know it had to be sometime around May of '84, my friend got Windcharger and that was before the end of the school year, which was end of May/early June. He actually thought it was a Go-Bot until I saw the card (I had dumb friends :D ), we had been seeing the commercials for TF's but hadn't seen them in the stores. We moved to a different state that summer, and I had Huffer and Jazz sometime during that summer before school started in September.