Friday, May 08, 2009

Happy Birthday, Transformers!

According to TFW2005, today is the 25th birthday of Transformers. According to them, on this day in 1984 the Transformers comic from Marvel was released kicking off the cast of characters in a war between Autobots and Decepticons.
On this day, May 8th, twenty-five years ago, the world was taken by storm by the launch of The Transformers. The first, iconic issue of Marvel Comics Transformers miniseries - which was edited by the legendary Bob Budiansky, and accompanied by art by Frank Springer - was published on this day in 1984, and introduced us to the now classic characters of Optimus Prime, Megatron, Ironhide, Starscream, Bumblebee and so many more. In the months that followed, the massively successful toyline would top every child's "want list", and Sunbow's cartoon would captivate the imaginations of children the world over.

In the 25 years that have followed, Transformers has gone from strength to strength, with an animated movie, a blockbuster live action movie (with the sequel, Revenge of the Fallen, due in less than two months!), more than a dozen animated series in both America and Japan with a combined total episode count exceeding 600 episodes, and thousands of toys in every shape and size, from the gigantic Fortress Maximus to the tiny World's Smallest Transformable Ravage.
I don't really know if you can truly put a single date on the launch of Transformers so this day is as good as any, so happy birthday to Transformers. Thanks to Scorpio for the heads-up.

52 comments:

  1. 1st!!!..woohooo


    =Gunsmoke45=

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  2. alright, 1st comment!

    ah, the wonder of the moment. we've come a long way! thank you to Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Leonard Nimoy, Judd Nelson, David Kaye, Gary Chalk, Scott McNeil, Jeff Bennett, Michael Bay, Roberto Orci, Mark Ryan, and all the rest!

    Till all are one!

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  3. darn it. thought I was first. aw well. =)

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  4. happy birthday to all AutoBUTTs and DeceptiCreeps..lols..


    Gunsmoke45

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  5. Happy Birthday! YAY~!

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  6. happy birthday, its been a Hell of a journey... :-)

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  7. 25TH B-DAY AND ALL THE FIRSTIES CARE ABOUT IS WHO WAS FIRST...anyway thnx 2 scorp for the reminder and all who made transformers a reality.We will never forget that first day we all were introduced to the action figures that are very much alive today.

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  8. kup get over people posting FIRST, only thing that is more irritating is you pointing it out for the 100th time.

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  9. Sorry, not really part of the thread but i don't know how else to post new info.

    Hasbro has got up a few neat wallpapers with some new images so I thought you guys should know.
    The link is
    http://www.hasbro.com/monkeybartv/default.cfm?page=Entertainment/DesktopArt/WallpaperResults&brandFilter=496

    -Crisp

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  10. Long live Cybertronians !
    Cheers...

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  11. happy birthday transformers ;)

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  12. Happy Birthday Transformers(Cybertronians)!!!XD

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  13. Maybe this is off topic, but something for Transformers on it's 25th birthday:

    TRANSFORMERS SEASON 1

    1. "More Than Meets the Eye, Part 1"
    2. "More Than Meets the Eye, Part 2"
    3. "More Than Meets the Eye, Part 3"
    4. "Transport to Oblivion"
    5. "Roll For It"
    6. "Divide and Conquer"
    7. "Fire in the Sky"
    8. "S.O.S. Dinobots"
    9. "Fire on the Mountain"
    10. "War of the Dinobots"
    11. "The Ultimate Doom, Part 1"
    12. "The Ultimate Doom, Part 2"
    13. "The Ultimate Doom, Part 3"
    14. "Countdown to Extinction"
    15. "A Plague of Insecticons"
    16. "Heavy Metal War"

    TRANSFORMERS SEASON 2
    1. "Autobot Spike"
    2. "Changing Gears"
    3. "City of Steel"
    4. "Attack of the Autobots"
    5. "Traitor"
    6. "The Immobilizer"
    7. "The Autobot Run"
    8. "Atlantis, Arise!"
    9. "Day of the Machines"
    10. "Enter the Nightbird"
    11. "A Prime Problem"
    12. "The Core"
    13. "The Insecticon Syndrome"
    14. "Dinobot Island, Part 1"
    15. "Dinobot Island, Part 2"
    16. "The Master Builders"
    17. "Auto Berserk"
    18. "Microbots"
    19. "Megatron's Master Plan, Part 1"
    20. "Megatron's Master Plan, Part 2"
    21. "Desertion of the Dinobots, Part 1"
    22. "Desertion of the Dinobots, Part 2"
    23. "Blaster Blues"
    24. "A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's
    Court"
    25. "The Golden Lagoon"
    26. "The God Gambit"
    27. "Make Tracks"
    28. "Child's Play"
    29. "Quest for Survival"
    30. "The Secret of Omega Supreme"
    31. "The Gambler"
    32. "Kremzeek!"
    33. "Sea Change"
    34. "Triple Takeover"
    35. "Prime Target"
    36. "Auto-Bop"
    37. "The Search for Alpha Trion"
    38. "The Girl Who Loved Powerglide"
    39. "Hoist Goes Hollywood"
    40. "The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 1"
    41. "The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 2"
    42. "Aerial Assault"
    43. "War Dawn"
    44. "Trans-Europe Express"
    45. "Cosmic Rust"
    46. "Starscream's Brigade"
    47. "The Revenge of Bruticus"
    48. "Masquerade"
    49. "B.O.T."

    TRANSFORMERS SEASON 3
    1. "Five Faces of Darkness, Part 1"
    2. "Five Faces of Darkness, Part 2"
    3. "Five Faces of Darkness, Part 3"
    4. "Five Faces of Darkness, Part 4"
    5. "Five Faces of Darkness, Part 5"
    6. "The Killing Jar"
    7. "Chaos"
    8. "Dark Awakening"
    9. "Forever is a Long Time Coming"
    10. "Starscream's Ghost"
    11. "Thief in the Night"
    12. "Surprise Party"
    13. "Madman's Paradise"
    14. "Nightmare Planet"
    15. "Ghost in the Machine"
    16. "Webworld"
    17. "Carnage in C-Minor"
    18. "The Quintesson Journal"
    19. "The Ultimate Weapon"
    20. "The Big Broadcast of 2006"
    21. "Fight or Flee"
    22. "Dweller in the Depths"
    23. "Only Human"
    24. "Grimlock's New Brain"
    25. "Money is Everything"
    26. "Call of the Primitives"
    27. "The Face of the Nijika"
    28. "The Burden Hardest to Bear"
    29. "The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 1"
    30. "The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 2"

    TRANSFORMERS SEASON 4

    1. "The Rebirth, Part 1"
    2. "The Rebirth, Part 2"
    3. "The Rebirth, Part 3"

    Long live Transformers & 'Transformeriens'.

    Greetings from Malaysia;-)

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  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FELLOW AUTOBOTS AND DECEPTICONS!!!

    Greetings from The Netherlands.

    MP

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  15. Happy Birthday Transformers!!

    Greetings from Australia =D

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  16. Happy birthday for transformers :)

    Hopefull this will mark a new age of happiness on this blog. One thing that will stay the same no matter how long is that Transformers will always be awesome.

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  17. So if the decepticon insignia is the face of the fallen then who is the face of the autobot insignia??

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  18. you guy's have probably seen this. But you get a good look at the 3 Sisters. i can tell that the closest bike is arcee (pink), and the farthest bike in the air, is Chromia Blue, but then the one to the right in the middle is the unname one. the one in the middle looks like they have a long head. weird

    http://gigazine.jp/img/2009/02/17/transformer2_movie_hd/t2_09.jpg


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRANSFORMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Tedimus Prime5/09/2009 9:02 AM

    To Kup, The character with the Autobot insignia is The Last Autobot

    OTHERWISE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY- # Wheeljack (1)
    Bumblebee Prowl Optimus Prime Trailbreaker Jazz Ratchet Ironhide Sideswipe Teletraan 1 Cliffjumper Hound Hauler Sunstreaker Bluestreak Huffer Mirage Brawn Gears Windcharger Starscream Thundercracker Skywarp Sunstorm Soundwave Laserbeak Megatron Shockwave Reflector Rumble Ravage...

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  20. I thought I read on this blog a year ago or so that the autobot insignia was supposed to be optimus.

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  21. Tedimus Prime5/09/2009 10:34 AM

    http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Last_Autobot no, its just the last autobot

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  22. thnx for the link tedimus...I wonder ill he will play a role in the 3rd film somehow

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  23. Tedimus Prime5/09/2009 12:38 PM

    Did any of you hear the writers talk about adding Unicron into the third movie? Now THAT would be cool

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  24. theres rumors but no confirmation even though the fallen is associated with unicron...so im told

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  25. Tedimus Prime5/09/2009 2:10 PM

    The fallen IS associated with Unicron, maybe not in the movie continuity, but none the less, he was one of the 13 original transformers and betrayed Primus in the battle with Unicron

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  26. Happy Birthday Transformers! Shout out (that's like so ten years ago) to Optimus, Bee, Ironhide, Jazz, Ratchet, and the Deceptipunks!

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  27. Unicron will not be in the 3rd movie unless the technology just somehow jumps lightyears ahead from now until then. If Unicron is supposed to be the size of a planet or something crazy then it wouldn't work. The budget can only allow for so much and that's why they said it was extremely difficult and time consuming to do Devastator. We can only hope though.

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  28. Tedimus Prime5/09/2009 5:18 PM

    To Mcat, ur probably right, it wud be way too expensive and orgasmific, but it wud be nice to hope right? maybe even dinobots

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  29. yes, maybe even dinobots. that would be pretty cool but I don't know how they would pull it off. ILM is the best but they can only take technology so far.

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  30. i love that you guys added the new email notifications. awesome.

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  31. haha, Unicron being the size of a planet is no problem for effects. why would it be?

    you know the earth is a sphere right? and very easy to model.
    so why would putting that next to a transformer be hard?

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  32. Tedimus Prime5/09/2009 10:47 PM

    to add all the little details could be, to make him look, well, worth it.

    I always wanted the dinobots to have been sent to scout earth for the allspark but get caught in the same fate as the dinosaurs and later found by the U.S. government but hidden from prime until they knew they could trust the autobots... thats just me

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  33. Hyper hobby 06 scans showing New revenge of the fallen toys:

    http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w343/poraevil/vjumpmodxtoy/Hyper%20Hobby%2010/posthh_89.jpg

    http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w343/poraevil/vjumpmodxtoy/Hyper%20Hobby%2010/posthh_90.jpg

    Also brand New images of the Revenge of the fallen robot heros Devastator toy now on sale at Ebay. The buyer also shows it off with Robot heros prime :)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Transformers-Revenge-of-Fallen-Robot-Heroes-Devastator_W0QQitemZ160333748771QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2554a2da23&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

    May i suggest rushing to Ebay now if you want to get Revenge of the fallen Devastator before any of your friends :)

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  34. Awesome! Thanks scorp. I'm looking at it on my phone so I can't zoom in. Are those some tf's we haven't seen yet? Like breakaway? Is he autobot or decepticon?

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  35. According to this youtube Transformers update it mentions that there will be 10 unnamed robots in the new film. It is unknown if this is confirmed yet and should be taken with a pinch of salt but where would these new robots appear? Final battle? Cybertron?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U63DSpflEtc&feature=channel_page

    Large gallery on Breakaway :)

    http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=album&album=11032&dispsize=600&start=0

    Replying to Mcat:

    Here is a picture showing he is an Autobot :) He is one of the few autobot jets in the movie continuity.

    http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=view&album=11032&pic=ROTFbreakawayBOT10.jpg&dispsize=800&start=0

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  36. scorpio you fool.

    that youtube kid has been doing these updates for ages, he either makes up the info or gets in from tfw2005 like the rest of us.

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  37. No he's right. I read in an interview with one of the writers that there will be more than ten unnamed bots.
    No need to call names you immature anon.

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  38. I think the dinobots could've been Cybertronians who came to Earth when dinosaurs were around and chose to copy their forms to blend in to the environment.

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  39. -that youtube kid has been doing these updates for ages, he either makes up the info or gets in from tfw2005 like the rest of us.-

    Thats why i said to take it with a grain of salt (Not believe it entirely unless we find proof) Though i remember reading it on a link a while ago.

    Thanks for the support Mcat :)

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  40. 45 fuckig days!!!! HURRY UP TIME!!!

    (get a countdown blog guy)

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  41. Countdown Website:

    http://www.7is7.com/otto/countdclock.html

    Or this one:

    http://www.michaelbay.com/

    44 Days till revenge :)

    Countdown to TF2

    http://www.7is7.com/otto/countdown.html?year=2009&month=6&date=24&hrs=0&ts=24&min=0&sec=0&tz=local&lang=en&show=YMWdhms&mode=t&cdir=down&bgcolor=%23CCFFFF&fgcolor=%23000000&title=Countdown%20To

    Countdown to TF3

    http://www.7is7.com/otto/countdown.html?year=2012&month=7&date=4&hrs=0&ts=24&min=0&sec=0&tz=local&lang=en&show=YMWdhms&mode=t&cdir=down&bgcolor=%23CCFFFF&fgcolor=%23000000&title=Countdown%20To

    Sorry for the long post :P

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  42. this is really off topic--

    how come everyone says that Ratchet had no screen time in the first movie?? he had more screen time than Jazz and bout the same as Ironhide.. and i think he will survive the whole franchise. but way back in god knows when, some one posted on youtbe that ironhide dies saving Prime's life. i think he was just saying that, but who knows

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  43. This has got to be the SLOWEST news days ever

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  44. Replying to Kup:

    If your board look at this lot :) (Yeah i know i posted this earlier)

    Hyper hobby 06 scans showing New revenge of the fallen toys:

    http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w343/poraevil/vjumpmodxtoy/Hyper%20Hobby%2010/posthh_89.jpg

    http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w343/poraevil/vjumpmodxtoy/Hyper%20Hobby%2010/posthh_90.jpg

    Also brand New images of the Revenge of the fallen robot heros Devastator toy now on sale at Ebay. The buyer also shows it off with Robot heros prime :)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Transformers-Revenge-of-Fallen-Robot-Heroes-Devastator_W0QQitemZ160333748771QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2554a2da23&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

    May i suggest rushing to Ebay now if you want to get Revenge of the fallen Devastator before any of your friends :)

    Also brand new stuff :)

    Beware of ROTF Knock off products as they are already appearing thanks to GenZhao on TFW2005 for providing images:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-toys-already-knocked-off-167533/

    Dont know whether this is included in the energon post but some spoilers about the wierd symbols here:

    http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6866&Itemid=99

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  45. Powerovermind5/10/2009 4:23 PM

    So much information today that has been provided by TFW2005, Allspark, Siebertron and Scorpio here and yet no updates yet . . .

    Seems a bit strange. Well thanks for the links Scorpio.

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  46. Well, you know today is Mother's Day. Also, the blogspot author also maintains his outside movie blogs for Star Trek, The Hobbit, and additional J.J. Abrams projects. Star Trek is a big thing right now, so I'm sure most of his attention is on that. So I'm not surprised if the the TF2 blogspot sees some delays.

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  47. Speaking about anniversaries did any one realize that it has been 25 years since Voltron was created..Heard they going to make a movie based on the cartoon series..

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  48. found another autobot in the trailer, look on the bottom left of the following image, seems to be a shoulder of an autobot;

    http://host.trivialbeing.org/galleries/transformers-20090430-megan-fox/transformers-trailer-screenshots-_0016_Layer%2083.jpg

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  49. thanks for the link anon if u look closely it looks like there is some army marking (#'s) mabye its like blackout dead on the ground or something else

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  50. I didn't notice that Scott (not sure if anyone did besides you) but tough to tell if it's an autobot or deceptipunk though. Good catch!

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  51. Scorp, remember there will always be haters out there. Ignore them..always works for me.

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