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Old 2006-08-06, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default "More Than Meets the Eye" original airdate?

All the online sources I checked list the original airdates for the G1 cartoon pilot as September 17-19, 1984.

Is this confirmed to be the ORIGINAL airdate or just the date when the cartoon was aired as part of season 1?

I'm asking because there's a rather huge gap between the release of the first Marvel issue (April) and the first toys (May) and the presumed first airing of the cartoon pilot.

Does anyone know?
 

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Old 2006-08-06, 09:02 PM   #2
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I can't remember any facts or anything useful like that, but I did read that it was transmitted in something like May... It was definitley transmitted some time before the rest of season 1 initially. If only I could remember where I read it, and whether it was a source that has turned out to be full of rubbish (it would seem it wasn't until about 2002 that Transformers facts started appearing on the internet ).
 
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Old 2006-08-06, 09:44 PM   #3
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the release of the first Marvel issue (April)
It was cover-dated September, so wouldn't it mean it was rather released in June or July?
 
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Old 2006-08-06, 09:56 PM   #4
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At the time, cover-dates were miles ahead... though I thought it was May myself.

http://tfarchive.com/comics/faq/#1a
 
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Old 2006-08-07, 12:08 AM   #5
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There's a usenet post dating from May 1984 (!) which talks about the content of issue 1.

http://groups.google.com/group/net.c...e=source&hl=en

So it can certainly not have come out after that.
 

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Old 2006-08-07, 11:05 PM   #6
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Nice to see TFs making such a good impression with adult readers at the time...

Bit of somewhat parallel discussion here:

http://seibertron.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=87527
 
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Old 2006-08-07, 11:35 PM   #7
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As I remember it the cartoon came out first

1. May 17 1984 at 7:00 pm (yes on in primetime in Colorado)
2. It was split up into a two part mini-series each an hour long.
3. When the toys came out a month and a half later the kids in school that didn't get to see the show had no idea what it was that I brought to school. (Starscream).
4. Almost four months later did I see any comics and the first one I saw faetured Gears acting a little darker than an Autobot should and also that it was Buster that appeared and not Spike.
 

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Old 2006-08-08, 12:54 AM   #8
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I definatly remember watching in sept. I think the show was re-ran ad nauseum when it became a hit. I don't recall watching it any earlier than that.
I'm sure I wouldn't have missed it, cause i really remember seeing Turbo Teen and even the Pac-Man cartoon.
 

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Old 2006-08-08, 04:26 PM   #9
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Turbo Teen was that where the kid turned into a sportscar after he ate something spicy?
 

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Old 2006-08-08, 04:49 PM   #10
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4. Almost four months later did I see any comics and the first one I saw faetured Gears acting a little darker than an Autobot should and also that it was Buster that appeared and not Spike.
Gears... then that'd be #3 of a bi-monthly series. Anyone up for working out the maths involved there?
 
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