The Notebook, staring Downshift??

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Darth Megatron, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Lumpy

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    supporting characters rock..the intelligent thinking types, the pacifist, the warmonger, but not badass one......man, can you think how much grimlock would suck if wheelie had been as badass as him?
     
  2. butz

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    Yeah, what is up with that? When I get my new TFs out of the package, all they smell like is plastic... would a little potpouri scent be too much to ask for? maybe pumkin spice?
     
  3. Lumpy

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    i like pumpkins....we need scented transformers...like those barbies that are peppermint or cherries and whatnot...then our favorite fruits and vegetables could be robots!!!
     
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    I see common sense has been beaten down in this thread.

    God forbid someone brings up the valid point that 6 year old boys really don't give a damn about girls and especially marriage. Nor should they. I'm sorry if that offends all you 20-40 year olds. It's a fact of life.
     
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    haha. cyb downshift is pussy-whipped. eat it suckers!

    next on cybertron! downshift goes to the grocer but forget his shopping list! calamity ensues!
     
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    I wonder how many folks here think girls are "icky".
     
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    We need to dispose once and for all of this notion that
    Downshift is a 'P1MP K4RR!!!!1!one!'. Not every '70s
    car with tasteless colors is a 'pimpmobile'. If DS was a
    mid-70s Thunderbird or Eldorado with ridiculous Hot
    Wheels-type rims, lots of aftermarket J.C. Whitney
    chrome (fender skirts and the works), mohair seat
    covers, and preferably reduced ground clearance,
    I would be quite willing to call him a 'pimpmobile', but
    he's not. He's a mid-size Dodge muscle car, sherbet
    color scheme and all, with some souping up. He
    might be the Al Bundy dream car, but he's not the
    'pimpmobile', however cool or stupid you think the pop-
    culture adulation of downtown procurers may be.

    I like DS's bio. The only weak point is the clunky term
    'fembot lifebond partner', but it's a good try. Not every
    TF can be a 'badass'. So often this just means 'ass'.
    Grimlock's badassery was quite tolerable because he
    tempered it with a lot of common sense as commander
    and often the only real defender of the Dinobots.
    Anyway, why should badassery and domesticity be
    mutually exclusive? They aren't in real life, and heck,
    even Deathsaurus/Dezarus/Death Czarus/Throatwobbler Mangrove
    was a solid family bot....tis true...ask Lyzak.
     
  8. Lumpy

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    well, im sure thats not true about all 6 year old boys, since i know a bunch and they were excited to find out i was engaged to their teacher....maybe they dont know the bonus part of the bio says that, but im sure some would say cool....and others may say ick...but as an adult, i think its cool....and kids are smart, they know alot more then people give them credit for
     
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    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    :lol  :lol  :lol  :lol 
     
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    "The Search for Alpha Trion" was a much loved and talked-about episode among me and my friends back in the day.
     
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    There's a huge difference between that, and boys playing war with their Transformers.
     
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    Spider-Man is married. Superman is married. Thats ok, Transformers? Not okay.
     
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    Dark_Convoy is married!!!!1!11!!
     
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    They aren't glorified toy soldiers.

    Try again.
     
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    Yet, at the same time, they are. Especially when within their respected super-teams of neato guys.
     
  16. Edgewise

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    They are glorified toy super heroes.

    You try again.
     
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    That's actually something that's bugged me about the last few generations of Transformers. I liked it back in G1 and Beast Wars that the autobots weren't an army of soldiers, they were workers, explorers, and other civilian classes that got drafted into a war against the Decepticons. I find that more interesting than just two opposing armies.
     
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    I'm not even saying the marriage bit is bad. It's just silly that it's a focal point in some online bio thing. I really doubt describing Downshift's marriage is going to enhance the imagination of children playing with Transformers.

    The bigger issue to me is, why are all the fanboys here so offended at this discussion? Does it somehow change your lives? Are you really so afraid at the idea that maybe, just maybe, a 6 year old boy really doesn't care if his toys are married or not?

    "oh nooooooooooo, someone doesn't like a transformer being married, kill him... KILL HIIIIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111"
     
  19. Darth Megatron

    Darth Megatron Don't tell Lucas!

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    Not 'ick' necessarily, but more so why? The have never really developed this idea of transformer marriage at all and boys, as mature as they maybe, ( I know, I have a 5 year old) still want a fun, powerful warrior type, just as girls are drawn more towards girly things like playing with dolls and such. (I should know I have a 3 year old). As much as people think it is wrong, it is just the way that things are. (With some exceptions of course!)

    ***looking to NEVERMORE’S bingo chart**** Oh, I’m close.

    I have no issue with female gendered toys for boys, but I am not totally on board with this idea that the transformers should marry and be 'in Love'. It is confusing enough for adult collectors to wrap their heads around it, let alone the target audience. And given there have been a total of around 6 female formers (not including the OPs girlfriend from that lame ass episode). All of which have been fairly a-sexually given that the only thing that makes them a women is their voice and personality, as well as the gender swapping between Japan and North America. Granted Black Arachnia has been one of the coolest characters to date, so I'm torn.
     
  20. McBradders

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    Oooh this would be a splendid time for the giant rolleyes.

    Yes, difference of opinion is bad. Let's just all agree to agree and move on eh?

    But nobody had a problem with ole Ops having a girlfriend. No sir. At least the heavy handed allusion to it anyway. I dont see how this is much different if at all.