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Old 2017-08-31, 11:51 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by Marisa View Post
G1 Omega Supreme's electronic action features are what sold kids on the toy, and the character.
Since most kids never owned or played with an Omega Supreme, but a lot saw the character in the cartoons or comics, I'd call bullshit.

Or to borrow a framing metaphor from some people I was listening to recently, Transformers is deeply rooted in Cold War era history, right down to the struggle for energy resources. The good guys turn into gas-guzzlers and the bad guys are consumer electronics and military vehicles. Most of those vehicle models are now unrecognisable by kids.

G1 has the twentieth century in its cyber-DNA.
 
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