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How big/small of a TRANSFORMERS fan are you?

  • 24-09-2006 1:12am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 216 ✭✭ Belle Ende


    How big/small of a TRANSFORMERS fan are you?

    I guess most TF fans are casual fans, who only know about the totally inferior cartoon storyline (because it was on ITV's Wacaday/Sky's DJ Kat Show, and they never checked out the comic book stands) and can hazily recall Optimus Prime and Megatron, amongst a few other robots, and have a chewed, broken Grimlock toy thrown somewhere in their attic. :D

    How big a TRANSFORMERS fan are you? 27 votes

    (ALL-KNOWING UBER FAN) I know my Apeface's from my Zabra's, and all inbetween.
    0%
    (BIG FAN) I have a few comic books/toys still. It never ends!
    22%
    Stevenjaggehprojectmayhemhellboy99xanthorDominatorx 6 votes
    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    51%
    VokesNietzscheanV9monkeyfudgeRuggieBearDBKtetsujin1979RozieSean7Rhyme6thAgamemnonconstitutionusGer_Hankey 14 votes
    (TAKE 'EM OR LEAVE 'EM) Those changing robots? I know OF them, that's all.
    22%
    BlitzKriegGoodshapeRuu_Oldfish-headcenter15Fenian 6 votes
    (NOT A FAN) I don't get the appeal at all. Dumb things.
    3%
    DarthWraak 1 vote


Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,896 ✭✭✭ fish-head


    (TAKE 'EM OR LEAVE 'EM) Those changing robots? I know OF them, that's all.
    Those were the days. Stop making me feel inferior, how was I supposed to know anything of comic book stands at 5/6 years old for chrissakes!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 36,634 ✭✭✭✭ Ruu_Old


    (TAKE 'EM OR LEAVE 'EM) Those changing robots? I know OF them, that's all.
    Ah casual fan here, but haven't had a chance to watch the cartoons on telly since I was a young lad.:( Time to catch up.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 8,561 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Rhyme


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    Came close to the 'uber fan' when i was small... now just a 'big fan'.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,216 ✭✭✭✭ monkeyfudge


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    I remember when I was a kid wondering if I'd be let away with picking Transformers as my specialist subject if I was to ever go on Mastermind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,481 ✭✭✭ projectmayhem


    (BIG FAN) I have a few comic books/toys still. It never ends!
    Ruu wrote:
    Ah casual fan here, but haven't had a chance to watch the cartoons on telly since I was a young lad.:( Time to catch up.

    i invested in the box set. it's fantastic. you can get all the series' (g1, of course) in HMV and so on, but if you go the distance and order online you get a nice fancy tin to hold everything with the first box!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭ Vokes


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    Im a Big/Casual fan.

    That I know of, I still have Rodimus Prime, Snarl and First Aid floating in an attic at my parents house. There may be more still :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,988 ✭✭✭ constitutionus


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    you know i was gonna pick uber fan but considering i hadnt a clue about the whole mess of crap that was the japanese continuity till a few years ago i guess i'll just have to say im a big fan.

    still get the comics and blew 160 quid on a reissue "predaking" they were flogging in forbiden planet (dublin) when i got my credit card a few months back :D sad i know but what the hey, i wanted him since i was a kid. wouldnt touch any of the other stuff but if they re released "swoop" i know what im doing ;)

    was lucky enough to be the youngest so all my TFs are still up in the attic, locked in an unending posturing war. its funny i used to trash my toy cars but virtually all my TFs are in perfect condition. i think its the fact i only got a punt a week for pocket money and had to save up 15 to get a dinobot that made me take extra special care of em


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 36,634 ✭✭✭✭ Ruu_Old


    (TAKE 'EM OR LEAVE 'EM) Those changing robots? I know OF them, that's all.
    i invested in the box set. it's fantastic. you can get all the series' (g1, of course) in HMV and so on, but if you go the distance and order online you get a nice fancy tin to hold everything with the first box!

    Off to ebay I go. :) Is this along the lines of what I am looking for to catch up?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,481 ✭✭✭ projectmayhem


    (BIG FAN) I have a few comic books/toys still. It never ends!
    Ruu wrote:
    Off to ebay I go. :) Is this along the lines of what I am looking for to catch up?

    ooo that's new on me. see the pics attached for what i have. got it all off amazon, but chances are you'll get a bargain on ebay since it's out a while now


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 36,634 ✭✭✭✭ Ruu_Old


    (TAKE 'EM OR LEAVE 'EM) Those changing robots? I know OF them, that's all.
    Ah cool. I must get it, if even only for the neat box. Thanks. :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,997 ✭✭✭ jaggeh


    (BIG FAN) I have a few comic books/toys still. It never ends!
    the comic continuity is the only one i see as the true story. i was given a pound every week to go down to the local newsagents to get my comic, that was on order, a can of coke and a mars bar.

    i used to sit on a small concrete slab outside the shop and read the comic. i was too young to even thik of their monetary value if kept pristine but they did get a great read.

    my favorite story arc is when megatron calls in the predacons over the space bridge and they hunt prime through a forest, then he crosses the bridge and winds up on cybertron only to have ultra magnus think hes a trick from shockwave and he sends Springer and the wreckers after him.

    god i love transformers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,367 ✭✭✭ Agamemnon


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    jaggeh wrote:
    my favorite story arc is when megatron calls in the predacons over the space bridge and they hunt prime through a forest, then he crosses the bridge and winds up on cybertron only to have ultra magnus think hes a trick from shockwave and he sends Springer and the wreckers after him.

    By the Matrix, that brings back memories. Prime was about to be executed by a Wrecker firing squad but Outback saved him. Then Prime joined up with Magnus and they gave Megatron an unmerciful baitin'.

    As a kid I was an uber fan and after a few months on this forum I will be again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,247 ✭✭✭✭ 6th


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    That storyline is when i started collecting back at issue 91 i think. Predacons where kick ass!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,367 ✭✭✭ Agamemnon


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    I started collecting at issue 71, the best part of 20 years ago. The Predacons were cool. Their rumble with the Dinobots circa issue 134-135 was a classic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭ DBK


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    I still have all those comics and the optimus prime and skywarp that I got that first year from the Argos book :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,216 ✭✭✭✭ monkeyfudge


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    Oh yes... That's when we found out that Straxus was still alive and was just a head in a jar... he was a cool villian.


  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭ DBK


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    He then possessed the body of Megatron or tried to and it went into a deadly story later on about 2 megatrons. Man, that was great. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,247 ✭✭✭✭ 6th


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    It was blaster that distroyed stratus body, right?


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,216 ✭✭✭✭ monkeyfudge


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    Yep. He got ripped apart in a space bridge accident.

    And it was the clone he made of Megatron that took part in the Time Wars wasn't it? That's why Galvatron got so confused as his memories didn't match with the reality.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,988 ✭✭✭ constitutionus


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    agamemnon wrote:
    I started collecting at issue 71, the best part of 20 years ago. The Predacons were cool. Their rumble with the Dinobots circa issue 134-135 was a classic.

    "he's still using my name!" :D

    classic scrap, and neatly illustrates the diference between the dinos and the preds as teams. when razorclaw asks grimlock why he didnt expose swoops dark secret to ridicule and humiliate him grimlock just says something along the lines of "dumb con, we dinobots. we look after our own". god i loved when those two teams crossed paths. hope they do it again soon:D


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 147 ✭✭ Dominatorx


    (BIG FAN) I have a few comic books/toys still. It never ends!
    Tad obbsesive me


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,900 ✭✭✭ V9


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    I'm a big fan, was drawn back to them during the Beast era, loved the Transmetals, have all my bots still, a few of the old G1 stuff still there, alot of Beast Wars, Rid and Unicron Trilogy bots there too, a few Alts and of course my masterpeice.

    Always enjoyed the hobby of Transformers collecting, though lately the current Cybertron toys dont do it for me. Lovin classics though. Cant wait for Jetfire.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,126 ✭✭✭ xanthor


    (BIG FAN) I have a few comic books/toys still. It never ends!
    V!alli wrote:

    Always enjoyed the hobby of Transformers collecting, though lately the current Cybertron toys dont do it for me.



    Blasphemy!


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,216 ✭✭✭✭ monkeyfudge


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    Look at the cybertron range in the shops they actually look about the best I've seen in a long while. Starscream looks pretty cool and you can get Cybertron itself now too, ,can't you?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,988 ✭✭✭ constitutionus


    (CASUAL FAN) Remember 'Megatruck Prime' and 'Optitron'? Transformers were COOL, man!
    was in smyths in tallaght today and theyve got a fair few cybertron primus's selling for just under 74quid for those who wanna know :D

    always dodgy smyths though, got myself an armada unicron there for 25quid cheaper than when it first came out (couldnt resist, its UNICRON for gods sake!) so it may be worth waiting till they wanna clear stock!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,481 ✭✭✭ projectmayhem


    (BIG FAN) I have a few comic books/toys still. It never ends!
    always dodgy smyths though, got myself an armada unicron there for 25quid cheaper than when it first came out (couldnt resist, its UNICRON for gods sake!) so it may be worth waiting till they wanna clear stock!

    remember seeing that. bloody huge. i had to buy it but couldn't afford it. though i imagine if i did buy i'd be like a kid on christmas


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