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Favorite characters now and then.

Post by Sixswitch » Thu Dec 20, 2001 5:17 pm

It just occured to me that there is quite a lot of depth in some of the transformers characters, and they show a lot of personality traits that are, well, fairly advanced for a children's show - which might not have been spotted by children.

So with this in mind, I was wondering if anyone has a favorite character that's different from the one they had as a child (and who those characters are).

Funnily enough, I never had a favorite character, but I always liked watching the Dinobots, for a couple of reasons.

1. I used to love dinosaurs - I had a massive collection of models, bought from museums and as gifts - which ended up as cannon fodder to my micromaster hordes in later years.

2. They just kicked so much butt.

Now though, I think Megatron is my favorite - he's just so... manipulative and cunning, something which as a kid, I didn't notice. He also seems more evil than Galvatron somehow...

Anyway, sorry if this has been already talked about to death - but when I looked over the previous posts prior to joining, I couldn't see any mention of it.

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Post by The Green Knight » Thu Dec 20, 2001 5:32 pm

Nope. My favorites (as well as least favorites) have remained a constant.

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Post by Halfshell » Thu Dec 20, 2001 7:10 pm

Then: Grimlock, Nightbeat, Deaths Head

Now: BW Megatron, Bludgeon, Deaths Head

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Post by Shrapnel Clone » Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:18 pm

Then: Skywarp, Shockwave, Soundwave, Shrapnel, Starscream.

Now: Not Soundwave and Starscream anymore, Blitzwing has been added to the list, and so have Rampage and Jetstorm, Tankor, Thrust and Skybyte.

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Post by Halfshell » Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:21 pm

Originally posted by Kickback:
Jetstorm
Yeah! Dragonflies rock!

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Post by Auntie Slag » Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:23 pm

I was also crazy about Dinosaurs back then. My favourite was Stegosaurus, so Snarl was a particular (and obvious) favourite of mine.

Consequently I always got annoyed that Snarl was the most overlooked Dinobot in the cartoons, hardly getting a look in. Why he was left out of the movie i'll never know.

So apart from him my favourite Transformers back then were;

- Jazz
- Hound

Now, probably still Jazz and Hound, though Prowl is pretty cool too. My tastes haven't changed because I haven't gotten any smarter in the intervening years.

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Post by ThunderCracker84 » Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:33 pm

Ive stayed consistent w/ my favorites. Wheeljack and the seekers

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Post by RID Scourge » Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:36 pm

Hot Rod was my favorite then, and still is now. I like Optimus Prime a lot more now.

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Post by Shrapnel Clone » Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:36 pm

Originally posted by Brendocon:
Yeah! Dragonflies rock!
Yes, I knew you would not notice there is a certain 'grouping' in my message.....

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Post by Halfshell » Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:41 pm

Tonbot baby!

(and he had a techspec -in the US- thus he had a character)

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Post by Shrapnel Clone » Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:44 pm

Originally posted by Brendocon:
Tonbot baby!

(and he had a techspec -in the US- thus he had a character)
Oh yeah, he did in the US indeed. Damn Hasbro Europe, why can't we have tech specs and bios?

PS Tonbot sucks. Period.

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Post by Dead Pool » Thu Dec 20, 2001 9:30 pm

Then: Optimus Prime, Soundwave, Dinobots, Jazz, Skywarp.

Now: Optimus Prime, Victory Leo, Deszaras, Dinobots.

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Post by Djar][aCho » Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:12 pm

then : grimlock , Optimus ,prowl , devastator
now : grimlock, bw dinobot,bw silverbolt, black arachnia, bw megatron

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Post by Quick Switch » Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:31 pm

Let's see...

Favorites: Soundwave, Shockwave, Prime, Wheeljack.

From the Beast Wars saga, only Silverbolt. The rest just don't stand out to me.

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Post by LordSixshot » Thu Dec 20, 2001 11:13 pm

Then: Wheelie and Bumblebee. I didn't watch the cartoon much and couldn't read, so I just stole the 2 cutest tf toys from my brother's room. Plus they were about the only ones I could actually transform on my own.

Now: Sixshot, Shockwave and Starscream.

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Post by Getaway » Thu Dec 20, 2001 11:46 pm

Then Optimus Prime, Prowl and Jazz

Now Nightbeat, Getaway and Cloudburst. For some reason I like the ones who get beaten up a lot. Ultra magnus is pretty cool as well.

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Post by Blitzwing » Fri Dec 21, 2001 12:16 am

Then: Ratchet, Thundercracker, Predaking and Ultra Magnus.

Now: Blitzwing, Thunderwing, Grimlock and Cyclonus.

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Post by Jetfire » Fri Dec 21, 2001 12:18 am

Then:Grimlock,Skyfire, Jazz, Ironhide, Soundwave.

Now:Shockwave, Optimus Prime, Starscream.

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Post by Alpha Trion » Fri Dec 21, 2001 10:09 am

My favorite character was and always will be Brawn because of his genius scene in the movie.

BRAWN:"Megatron!" (said right before getting shot in the shoulder)

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Post by BlueBlaster » Fri Dec 21, 2001 10:19 am

Then:
Optimus Prime,Hound,Dinobots,Cliffjumper,
Megatron,Starscream,Soundwave,Rumble,
Predacons.

Now:Blaster,Jazz,Starsceam,Soundwave.

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