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Transformers: "Armada?"

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Re: Transformers: "Armada?"

Postby ironrod prime » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:50 pm

Sabrblade wrote:Both were made in conjunction with one another, hence the excellent show-accuracy/toy-accuracy relationship between both mediums. ;)

unfortunately articulation was greatly dampend
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Re: Transformers: "Armada?"

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:11 pm

ironrod prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Both were made in conjunction with one another, hence the excellent show-accuracy/toy-accuracy relationship between both mediums. ;)

unfortunately articulation was greatly dampend
True, thanks to the Mini-Con gimmick. But the aesthetics were still very close to each other. :smile:
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Re: Transformers: "Armada?"

Postby ironrod prime » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:56 am

agreed albeit with a few minor exeptions (tidal waves color, scavengers legs, etc etc)
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Re: Transformers: "Armada?"

Postby Wing Saber » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:10 pm

Well, If five starscream clones qualify as an Armada, i think the Autobots and Decepticons of this show do ;) :lol:
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Re: Transformers: "Armada?"

Postby ironrod prime » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:13 pm

Wing Saber wrote:Well, If five starscream clones qualify as an Armada, i think the Autobots and Decepticons of this show do ;) :lol:

what does that have to do with anything this thread is about what the title has to do with the show not what the show has to do with the title
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Re: Transformers: "Armada?"

Postby Wing Saber » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:46 pm

ironrod prime wrote:
Wing Saber wrote:Well, If five starscream clones qualify as an Armada, i think the Autobots and Decepticons of this show do ;) :lol:

what does that have to do with anything this thread is about what the title has to do with the show not what the show has to do with the title
Sabrblade wrote:But, with "Armada", there were no armies or fleets or any of that until close to the end. Just two small ragtag bands of soldiers that gradually got bigger over time (but not big enough to consider either an "armada" -- at best, you could call each side a "squadron" or "unit"). And since Unicron's role wasn't part of the original plan at first, it kinda make one wonder what the creators were thinking at first when they chose that name.
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Re: Transformers: "Armada?"

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:35 pm

Wing Saber wrote:Well, If five starscream clones qualify as an Armada, i think the Autobots and Decepticons of this show do ;) :lol:
And as I said in that thread, a mere five clones an armada does not make. Screamer loves exaggerating the truth. :P

Now, Airachnid full on army of Insecticons, that's an armada, and glorious one at that. ;)

Besides, even TF: RiD had more members of its two opposing sides, yet neither side of that series had enough to call either an "armada", much less even an "army", either. What TF: Armada had on both sides was essentially a ragtag band of individuals fighting under each banner. 9 Autobots (8 not counting Overload), 7 Decepticons, and 1 third-wheel backstabber. ;)

The only cartoon series to have what could truly be called an armada/army/fleet/etc. from the initial planning stages are/were G1, The Headmasters, Masterforce (the Seacons), Zone, Beast Machines (the Vehicons), Energon (the Terrorcons and Omnicons), and Prime (the Vehicons and Insecticons).
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Re: Transformers: "Armada?"

Postby ironrod prime » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:11 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
Wing Saber wrote:Well, If five starscream clones qualify as an Armada, i think the Autobots and Decepticons of this show do ;) :lol:
The only cartoon series to have what could truly be called an armada/army/fleet/etc. from the initial planning stages are/were G1, The Headmasters, Masterforce (the Seacons), Zone, Beast Machines (the Vehicons), Energon (the Terrorcons and Omnicons), and Prime (the Vehicons and Insecticons).

lets not forget the soundwave toys from animated
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Re: Transformers: "Armada?"

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:15 pm

ironrod prime wrote:lets not forget the soundwave toys from animated
Erm, those were toys, not Transformers. I'm talking actual Transformers. ;)
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Re: Transformers: "Armada?"

Postby ironrod prime » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:07 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
ironrod prime wrote:lets not forget the soundwave toys from animated
Erm, those were toys, not Transformers. I'm talking actual Transformers. ;)

still qualifies as an armada though
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