Friday, 15 November 2013

What Started Out as a Fashion Post Turned Into a Rant About Transformers

Hello everyone! I'm so sorry I haven't blogged in a little while, I just went to Doki Doki, a convention in Manchester over the weekend and I was selling my items there so I've been very busy making new stock and getting things ready. Now I've gone and done Doki Doki, I'm busy re-ordering supplies and new business cards, banners and displays for my shop haha!



However, I wanted to take time out to blog a little - so, what's been going on other than Doki Doki? Well, me and my boyfriend have been watching the original 80s The Transformers cartoon, which includes two seasons, a movie and then another season and a bit. I have to admit, I wasn't really interested at first but I succumbed as I made my boyfriend watch all of Fullmetal Alchemist so he sat me in front of Transformers. I have to admit, I'm in love. *0* Not just a little but a lot! I love it so much! It's sooooo cute and twee and amazing...up until the 2/3rd of the movie and the rest of the TV 'series'.

I have never been so traumatised in my life. They show you all these cute little robots (well, not 'little'...well, some of them are.) with individual personalities, accents and they all transform into cool things like tanks and fire engines and guns and shit, then they (SPOILER ALERT) kill them all off in the movie to make way for new, shit Transformers just to sell new toys. They literally get rid of almost everyone from Season 1 and 2 including the MAIN FUCKING CHARACTERS, Optimus Prime and Megatron by killing off Prime, turning Megatron into 'Galvatron' and replacing Prime with the shittest leader in existence, 'Rodimus Prime', formally known as Hot Rod. Even his new leader name is awful.

Not only do they get rid of Megatron but they also kill off Starscream which, as everyone who likes Transformers knows, Megatron and Starscream are the best part of Transformers. They kill off Iron Hide, the straight talking Texan, Wheeljack, the mad scientist from New Jersey, Red Alert, who everyone hates (not really), the cutest grumpy characters in existence, Huffer and Gears, and then just either never show other characters again (like Mirage, Hoist, Grapple, Inferno, etc.) or phase them out halfway through Season 3 (Seaspray, Rumble, Laserbeak, etc.).

I've been in mourning by watching the Abridged episode mash-ups by Dr. Smoov and contemplating watching Season 1 and 2 again whilst crafting just so I can pretend that everyone isn't dead. I've been quoting Transformers left, right and centre, especially the Abridged versions ('You look like the face on a Quintesson's ass.') and crying about how awesome the third season would've been if they'd have kept the original characters in. The Quintessons are creepy as shit and the Junkyions are awesome and cute (especially Wreck-Gar, who is really the only one you get to meet, except his adorable girlfriend in one episode) so the 3rd season would've rocked if they hadn't killed everyone off to make and sell new toys. It sucked so much they managed to get Transformers cancelled in just one season after the movie. I cannot imagine the horror of hundreds of 5 year olds crying at the incredibly drawn out death of Optimus Prime ('Until that day...'till one are all...) in the cinema. That has to be the saddest thing in the history of all sad things.

Everyone complained about the death of Optimus Prime (complained or expressed their utmost despair and horror?) so Hasbro/the cartoon company brought back Prime ONLY TO KILL HIM OFF AGAIN. They were then told that they wouldn't have the funds to continue The Transformers after season 3 so they pleaded for another 3 episodes which made up season 4, in which they brought back Optimus Prime for good and tied up loose ends. It still sucked. My favourite characters are Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Rumble, Huffer and Gears but mostly the Decepticons because who doesn't love the bad guys?

What did start out as a well-intentioned post about Dolly Kei fashion turned into a rant and rave about Transformers. Sorry, not sorry! I will now write the Dolly Kei post and leave you with the knowledge that I love Transformers G1. End of story.

2 comments:

  1. I grew up in a household with a younger brother who was obsessed with G1. He actually still loves Transformers, but obviously can now fuel his obsession with money XD I prefer G1 to the recent animated series they did, which was terrible! And my favourite character is Starscream. What's your take on the Michael Bay movies? And are you looking forward to the upcoming movies?

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    1. That's great to hear! My boyfriend grew up with G1 Transformers so he refuses to let me watch anything else. XD So I haven't seen any of the other animated series', they all look creepy and weird! XD Especially the 3D computer generated ones. ;-; Starscream is too amazing haha <3

      I haven't seen any of the Michael Bay movies but Rob has. All the things he has told me about them makes me not want to see them... >_< They're just so far removed from the original Transformers and it seems like Michael Bay doesn't know much about Transformers. All the characters I've grown to know and love are all different and barely distinguishable from each other, or so I've heard.

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