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What frustrated me most about G1

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What frustrated me most about G1

Postby DefCon13 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:42 am

Other than "Season 4" ..... I was most frustrated about why there was little effort to do back stories on Ultra Magnus ,Kup,Hot Rod ,Springer or Arcee neither prior to Transformers The Movie (!986) nor in Season 3..The closest they came was "Chaos" and that was only one of Kup's....Ugh !!! HAHA !! Can you say - dropped the ball ???
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Re: What frustrated me most about G1

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:30 am

Yeah, back then, the big thing was to sell toys, so backstories weren't that high a priority. :|

Though,thinking about it, not a whole lot of characters really got much backstory material for themselves either. Just how many did get a backstory in the cartoon besides Optimus and Megatron?
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Re: What frustrated me most about G1

Postby ironrod prime » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:41 pm

lets see

devistator/constructicons
bruticus/combaticons
omega supreme
superion/arialbots
menasor/stunticons
jetfire
starscream
unicron
metroplex
dinobots
rodimus prime
scourge
cyclonus
galvitron
goldbug
cumputron/technobots

thats all i can think of
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Re: What frustrated me most about G1

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:45 pm

ironrod prime wrote:rodimus prime
goldbug
Since these guys are Hot Rod and Bumblebee, what are their backstories?
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Re: What frustrated me most about G1

Postby ironrod prime » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:52 pm

that is their backstory
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Re: What frustrated me most about G1

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:56 pm

ironrod prime wrote:that is their backstory
The fact that Bumblebee is Bumblebee is his backstory? No.

Goldbug is not a new character. Bumblebee is just in a new body with a new name. And Rodimus is just Hot Rod grown up.
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Re: What frustrated me most about G1

Postby ironrod prime » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:06 pm

actualy goldbug is the rebuilt bumblbee and like you said rodimus is hotrod all grown up
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Re: What frustrated me most about G1

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:12 pm

ironrod prime wrote:actualy goldbug is the rebuilt bumblbee and like you said rodimus is hotrod all grown up
They're still the same persons with the same backstories.
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Re: What frustrated me most about G1

Postby ironrod prime » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:25 pm

not really rodimus prime is the leader of the autobots and goldbug leads the throttlebots

hotrod was a brash, spunky kid
and bumblebee was a lonely scout
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Re: What frustrated me most about G1

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:29 pm

ironrod prime wrote:not really rodimus prime is the leader of the autobots and goldbug leads the throttlebots

hotrod was a brash, spunky kid
and bumblebee was a lonely scout
You were a child once. You're an adult now. You went to school, and now you probably have a job or at least do something different in your life now than you did back then. Doesn't make you a different person than you used to be. They grew up. Just as you and everyone else does.
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