Which series introduced Headmasters / Titan Masters most effectively?

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Which series introduced Headmasters (Titan Masters) most effectively?

  1. Sunbow season four

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Japanese season four / five

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Marvel comics / Regeneration One

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. IDW Titans Return

    8 vote(s)
    40.0%
  5. Titans Return promotional material

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  1. Bass X0

    Bass X0 Captain Commando

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    Which concept do you prefer, which had the better story?

    I will have to go with Sunbow season four. Nebulans and Cybertronians working together within a single body appeals to me more than the others. However, the Humans from Masterforce made the show a whole lot more enjoyable to watch than Japanese Headmasters though which was just dull and boring to me.

    I'm not a fan of the IDW Titans Return storyline. Its far too rushed and only focused on a small amount of characters that are actually Titan Masters from the toyline, although I don't think its finished yet.
     
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  2. Windsweeper II

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    Sunbow for me, as i said before i dislike the idea of lifeless bodies for the small dudes to interact with and i think it provides a great potential for storytelling.
    I understand how people think its a nonsensical concept though.
    I enjoy the TR promo idea too, wish they had gone with that for the IDW comics.
     
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    I voted for the headmasters cartoon. I've always preferred the transtector version. The Marvel comic comes in a close second.
     
  4. noblekale

    noblekale There can be only one!

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    I liked the Titans Return version best. There's something creepy about them having to eat the spark of the body to control it and get stronger. Too bad we didn't see more of that. (There's probably other ways, but let's face it, that puts a very interesting twist on the concept."
     
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    It makes a lot more sense to me that they're simply Cybertronians who had to find a different way to adapt to different circumstances. Any time they have fleshies as heads it completely strains my... uh, head. I simply don't like it.
     
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  6. ZeroiaSD

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    I liked the Godmasters pretty well.
     
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    Bumblemus Prime Cracked in the head

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    Heh, you forgot that the Furmanation comics had a major Headmasters plotline; IDW just dropped it when they moved past the Furman days.
     
  8. lordcryotek

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    In TR: Titanmasters appear suddenly, start cuttin' folks heads off, shit goes down, giants rise from the ground.
    In everything else: little dudes become robot heads to make them more powerful.

    The concept really, really doesn't make much practical sense to either the head or the body, but I feel like the anime handled it the best just because it had the most time to explain the concept.
     
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    The Titans Rising interpretation really threw me off. It was just so sudden without any proper build-up, it made me feel like I was missing some exposition. Like, the insinuations that arise from being called a "Titan Master" are pretty big when you think about it... and Sentinel was one the whole time. It just... very little clicked for me.
     
  10. SouthtownKid

    SouthtownKid Headmaster

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    Sunbow for me.

    For me, Marvel and Japanese Headmasters are about a tie. I like both, but neither as well as Sunbow.

    IDW, I will have to wait on. When the story wraps, I might decide I like it best of all. But it's not like IDW Combiner Wars suddenly became my favorite take on Combiners, so I'm not holding my breath for that.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Hybrid of Headmasters and IDW's TR.

    I really hated how they did it in Sunbow.
     
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    IDW has introduced all types. We had the 13 era headmasters, which were combiners, made up a larger bot with a beast mode and a mini-con as the head. Mechination/Scorponok did the binary bonding and lifeless controlled bodies.