ICEMANS OFFICIAL G1 101 FAQ ---- PART 1 & 2

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Re: ICEMANS OFFICIAL G1 101 FAQ ---- PART 1 & 2

Postby iceman » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:14 pm

I honestly can't find anything on it, at current I still have my ratchets box, (85' rubsign version) and they have actually um sort of 'painted/coloured over' the red cross on the box art. That is ludicrous given other characters box art difference issues.


It can't be a cost cutting reason...there has to be something more to it, and usually extreme corrections like that are the result of a will to keep away from a law suit....the reason is out there somewhere :)

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Re: ICEMANS OFFICIAL G1 101 FAQ ---- PART 1 & 2

Postby Full-Tilt » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:47 pm

I had some feedback on one of the US boards that it was removed because of a request by the actual Red Cross organisation but it can't be verified.

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Re: ICEMANS OFFICIAL G1 101 FAQ ----PART 1/2

Postby IamLegendaryAntiHero » Mon May 16, 2011 7:00 pm

IamLegendaryAntiHero wrote:
iceman wrote:5)Q#: Why was Transformers not successful in Japan?

A: A few of the known reasons are as follows, The Japanese prefer Piloted robots, or Robots that have Human companions. Or a story based from a predominantly human viewed angle with robots playing side-kicks, like Pokemon. The children did not take to the robots having their own individual personalities, or operating on their own accord without the close bond or reliance of a human. Hence the direction they took late in the series, with Headmasters, Targetmasters and Powermasters
In addition, most of the figures they already had before, Transformers were (and really are) Reissued re-releases of toys they already had on toy shelves....

I wonder if shows like Gundam want to put human characters in their anime because they're afraid their fans will be turned off by a cartoon that doesn't have cute anime girls.

One counter example I should bring up is Astro boy, who was not piloted by a human. Perhaps the japanese prefer robots that are more like Big Guy and Rusty, but that was an American cartoon, so I dunno why the japanese like those kinds of robots.
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Re: ICEMANS OFFICIAL G1 101 FAQ ---- PART 1 & 2

Postby skydemolisher » Mon May 16, 2011 10:10 pm

Astro boy is Pinnochio. He just wanted to be a real boy.
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Re: ICEMANS OFFICIAL G1 101 FAQ ---- PART 1 & 2

Postby NKF » Tue May 17, 2011 1:32 am

Loved that show. I always felt Big Guy and Rusty was partially parodying Astroboy and Tetsujin-28 (Gigantor in the US). The main difference being Big Guy was piloted with a trained soldier instead of primary school student with a remote control box.

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While a fun mental exercise to continue thinking about the whats and whys without really knowing why, I'll just remove the conjecture that was here. It's not really going anywhere or adding to the discussion anyhow. ;)

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Re: ICEMANS OFFICIAL G1 101 FAQ ---- PART 1 & 2

Postby IamLegendaryAntiHero » Tue May 17, 2011 3:15 pm

NKF wrote:a fun mental exercise to continue thinking about the whats and whys without really knowing why

Indeed, that's why I brought it up
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Re: ICEMANS OFFICIAL G1 101 FAQ ---- PART 1 & 2

Postby celsius » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:21 pm

I have a question...what is Gnaw exactly? He doesnt look like a shark BUT rather a sea monkey with teeth?

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Re: ICEMANS OFFICIAL G1 101 FAQ ---- PART 1 & 2

Postby Oldschool78 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:55 pm

celsius wrote:I have a question...what is Gnaw exactly? He doesnt look like a shark BUT rather a sea monkey with teeth?


Have you seen Transformers the Movie (1986) ?
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Re: ICEMANS OFFICIAL G1 101 FAQ ---- PART 1 & 2

Postby celsius » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:23 pm

No, I have the box set of Transformer DVD but alas it excludes the Movie...

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Re: ICEMANS OFFICIAL G1 101 FAQ ---- PART 1 & 2

Postby GRUMPY » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:49 am

This is a very good post, Iceman. I, for one, have learnt something new today.
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