Unpopular transformers opinions

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by mn_128875, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Primeultra

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    Each character is different and each version or iteration of transformers is equally as different

    For example if we are just taking about how old The war itself

    G1 comics, About 1000 years old before coming to earth
    G1 cartoon, 5 million years going before coming to earth

    Determining the age of the characters themselves is a bit more difficult, but in the first case you mentioned,Shockwave, The cartoon version has to be at least 9 million years old because we see him in a story that took place 9,000,000 years before they came to earth
    I see absolutely no logical reason to believe that that would be the norm
    I mean, sure I guess some scientific and technological differences between human and robot might make certain things shorter, but I’ve seen no reason to assume that that would be the normal case.

    I could see it could take us both the same amount of time to achieve or get something accomplished would be that they don’t physically experience the passage of time the same way we do

    meaning it might take us 80 years To develop a particular type of energy source, but the human could get old and die in those eight years and wheeljack would not
     
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    I'm assuming the Dinobots were not given personalities by Vector Sigma and do not have Sparks, that's why their intelligence isn't very high and Shockwave coldly refers to them as "foreign robots" instead of Autobots in Desertion of the Dinobots.
     
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    I’m not seeing it. How do those tweaks to a cop car bot produce this? :p 
     
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    Micromasters aren't valid characters, and I'm tired of pretending they actually matter.
     
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    Only because no one uses them in stories.

    The last one that did (Furman's dead universe malarkey doesn't count) was Dreamwave, and that was pretty much 20 years ago.

    You could say that about a lot of characters in this franchise.

    Everyone has their Glup Shitto character that they stan.
     
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    That's because they're not actual characters, Micromasters do not matter and never will. They only exist to give their names to better characters.
     
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    Marvel Roadhandler in shambles right now.

    (The Autobots struggle with PR issues and public-understanding for fifty issues until he shows up and solves them for them in one.)
     
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    Cyberverse Swoop X Prospector could work. Like, they're both cute nerds soooooo
     
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    I'm tired of people trying to turn Soundwave into something that's not wholly compatible with his cassettes, and it ruins his core toy gimmick.

    The only good examples are the Cybertron Voyager and the FOC Voyager.

    TFP Voyager sucks (conceptually) because he only worked with Laserbeak (who was little more than a drone anyway), and Beast Hunters Ravage was an absolute hodgepodge.

    Cyberverse Soundwave is once again restricted to just Laserbeak, and the Evergreen design just has a shit alt mode in general.

    Other Soundwave toys while vehicular alt mode tend to just outright remove cassette/ "deployer" interactivity altogether.

    On a more positive note, Allspark Mutations are a neat concept and they should be brought back and even explored.

    Starting as an inanimate object can still be an interesting origin.
     
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    Good, I'm sick of that gimmick. I don't like any of Soundwave's cassette minions and he's better off without them.
     
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    Say whatever you want about the rest of the franchise, but if you posit that little robots popping out of a much larger robot like mechanized kachina dolls is uncool, then you, sir, have admitted to having no soul!

    Oh right, this is unpopular opinions, isn't it. Well, cheers to having no soul, then.
     
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    That is why I have no fear!
     
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    Lame.
     
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    Dude Soundwave is best dad and his bond with his children is one of the best things in Transformers.

    That said I love the idea of them being not tapes.

    I enjoyed BlockRock and LeaserBeak from Cybertron.
     
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    I love Soundwave's gimmick with Rumble and Frenzy and the others, but I don't want them to be cassettes anymore. the alt mode is obsolete and just not fun for me anymore. It's a wonderful play pattern, but it needs updating.
     
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    I loved Animated Soundwave with his minions turning into instruments. I dream that, if we'd gotten another year, they would've released white Soundwave with Rumble & Frenzy combining into a drum kit. I honestly have no idea what instrument would work for Ravage though.
     
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    I'm not saying perpetually stay in the 80's.

    What I am saying is that they haven't figured out how to make new versions of the gimmick not suck.

    Outside of the two examples I initially stated, pretty much every attempt at updating has been complete ass.
     
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    The data disks were darn good. Auto transformation was decently done.

    Something new, maybe armour parts that are the minibots?
     
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    I can’t say they have less personality than the Bayverse Decepticons that stole their names.

    though I admit that may not be true for G1 Blackout

    That said, the Micromaster that’s stuck with me the most is Stakeout because of Sins of the Wreckers, and he was just a regular bot in that story! So best solution would probably be to just upsize all of them.
     
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    Agreed.