Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by micah1199, Aug 10, 2010.
Does "transfan" have a negative connotation?
i dont think it sounds bad...not like peopel are calling us trannyfans (for those of us who arent trannys).....or fangirls (for those of us that are boys/men)
I havent seen anything but drooling comments for the little fellow.
Out of context it can be misconstrued.
He's one of the hardest to find Generations toys out there. along with thrust so I can't see how ppl "hate the drift toy"
I honestly don't see why people hate the character either. I've always been a fan of that archetype, the bad guy-turned good guy. Like Dinobot from Beastwars for instance, everyone loves Dinobot. I've never really read the comics or anything, but Drift sounds like he's a pretty cool character, peeps be hard-headed, that's all.
Some fans hate Drift because they have this distorted memory of G1 being absolutely perfect. Drift isn't a perfect character and he's obviously a Gary Stu, but it doesn't excuse the negative backlash. The two most popular Autobots (Optimus Prime and Bumblebee) are Gary Stus as well.
Please do not use the word "tranny." All transsexuals of my acquaintance find the term highly offensive. Thank you.
On topic: I've never seen ANYONE hate on the toy, which is frankly astounding considering the rabid anti-Drift rants that you can easily find. Mind you, I got mine yesterday and I totally understand.
So is calling a transsexual "tranny" the equivalent of calling a homosexual "homie"?
i like drift..weilding swords with swerve
I love the character, and the toy. i dont get WTF is all of the hat with his character.....
No hate for the character or the toy...for me it just doesn't fit into my classics line up...so I havn't purchased him...
I don't know much about the character, as I haven't read the comics, But the toys is sweet. I love it.
Let me just talk about the Drift toy. I like those swords there, very nice.
Never heard "homie" before, but when a non-transsexual uses the term to describe a transsexual it is usually assumed to be pejorative, in much the same way that certain words I shan't repeat here are used pejoratively against gay people.
In general there is a great lack of awareness about issues relevant to transsexuals (and about the nature of the disorder itself...it is usually the functional equivalent of having your brain in the wrong body for its sex), so I do get on the soapbox a little bit in favor of understanding.
Erisco I got your PM...apology certainly accepted. Not trying to pick on anyone here, it's just a word that is often thrown around to ill effect.
everyone loves drift
I remember there was a garage type Drift kit that was getting board time about 6 months ago. Don't remember who made it, but I remember almost nothing but hate was thrown at that toy, mainly cause of the poor QC and the cost. Maybe the OP was mistaking the hate for that toy as hate for this toy.
Well, I don't hate him, but now that I'm trying to tone down my collecting beyond the movieverse, I only pick up major Classics, so I'm skipping him for the Blurr that will be out soon. For the same reason, I'm skipping Straxus.
Again, someone's going to have to point me toward the hate for the toy, because I haven't seen it.
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