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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby Bumblevivisector » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:27 pm

Is the joke within the joke that in Korea, "Gundam" has come to mean ANY large robot, be they mecha or sentient, due to bizarre international copyright issues allowing the term to be slapped on random knock-off toys indiscriminately?

So if like me, you just can't hear "Gangnam" as anything but "Gundam", no matter how hard you try, just keep telling yourself what Gundam means in Korean, and it's actually funny again instead of jarringly inappropriate!
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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby TFIta369 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:07 pm

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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby Anonymous. » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:31 pm

Bumblevivisector wrote:Is the joke within the joke that in Korea, "Gundam" has come to mean ANY large robot, be they mecha or sentient, due to bizarre international copyright issues allowing the term to be slapped on random knock-off toys indiscriminately?

So if like me, you just can't hear "Gangnam" as anything but "Gundam", no matter how hard you try, just keep telling yourself what Gundam means in Korean, and it's actually funny again instead of jarringly inappropriate!


Gangnam is an upper class neighbourhood in Seoul. This has nothing to do with Gundam.
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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby MINDVVIPE » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:50 pm

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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby Bumblevivisector » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:13 pm

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Bumblevivisector wrote:Is the joke within the joke that in Korea, "Gundam" has come to mean ANY large robot, be they mecha or sentient, due to bizarre international copyright issues allowing the term to be slapped on random knock-off toys indiscriminately?

So if like me, you just can't hear "Gangnam" as anything but "Gundam", no matter how hard you try, just keep telling yourself what Gundam means in Korean, and it's actually funny again instead of jarringly inappropriate!


Gangnam is an upper class neighbourhood in Seoul. This has nothing to do with Gundam.

Uh, yes, I know the song doesn't, but it still sounds like a "d" every time unless I REALLY try to hear "gn", and I'm far from the only one who hears it. I was speculating about the interpretation of whoever did this video. A good parody should have multiple, subtle layers, open to interpretation, and I like this one enough to hope it's no exception.
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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby Burn » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:10 pm

Could be worse, you could be hearing "Gungan" and picturing Jar Jar.
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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby Doubledealer93 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:58 pm

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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:44 pm

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Damn, I just spit coffee all over my monitor... :P

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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby MasterSoundBlaster » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:01 pm

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Okay this made my day.

I'm surprised Soundwave didn't make it into the vid. Even Powerglide got some screen time!
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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby Samsonator » Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:08 am

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Brilliant... Absolutely brilliant.
I'm not ashamed to say I've been enjoying Gangnam Style and the various versions people out there have done. (FAROFF's "Gangnam Busters" Gangnam Style/Ghostbusters mashup on youtube being of particular note, as well as Klingon Style, Gandalf Style, Deadpool vs Gangnam Style, and several Minecraft videos to name some other entertaining ones)
This video, taking something I've been enjoying, and mixing it up with something very near and dear to me since childhood, just makes my day.
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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby Windsweeper » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:02 am

I love most of Dr. Smoov's stuff but I wish he'd give us a proper TF episode. This seems a waste of a great talent. Plus it's a slaggin' awful song!
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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby padfoo » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:56 am

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That was amazing! :D I love to see transformers doing crazing stuff like this.......Win!!!
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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby Trikeboy » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:52 am

Bumblevivisector wrote:Is the joke within the joke that in Korea, "Gundam" has come to mean ANY large robot, be they mecha or sentient, due to bizarre international copyright issues allowing the term to be slapped on random knock-off toys indiscriminately?

So if like me, you just can't hear "Gangnam" as anything but "Gundam", no matter how hard you try, just keep telling yourself what Gundam means in Korean, and it's actually funny again instead of jarringly inappropriate!


What are you talking about? I live in Seoul, not in Gangnam, that is too expensive, and I don't see what you are talking about. Gundam is a seperate entity from all other robots in Korea, both legitimate and knock off. Bandai has a strong foot hold in Korea and I frequent the Bandai stores regularly. There are Gundam stores (Gundam Base) here that sell nothing but Gundam products. Yes, there are some Gundam knock offs but they are the only ones that get called Gundam.

It is true that there are many knock off products in Korea, I have bought quite a few myself in the Dongdaemun area but they are not labeled or considered Gundam. The Transformers related knock offs are all aimed at Transfomers fans, which is weird because Transformers aren't big business here. They also have their own series based on Hyundai cars, transforming trains but they are aimed at the younger child. Those products, the ones from Korea don't normally get knocked off. Most of the ones you find here are actually from China.

That said, I was able to buy TFP Takara Breakdown, Vehicon and the clear FE Optimus Prime in Dongdaemun. there is also a store there that has official products on severe discount still in package. I paid less than $10 for a lot of Galaxy Force toys and even got Beast Wars Big Convoy for less than $10. Armada Megatron set me back $6. These were all brand new in box.
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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby XDMan » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:16 pm

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I don't like it...I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's even better than the G1 Prime in Cartoon Network CM for the Netherlands, used to promote the Galaxy Force cartoon there (now CN is INFERIOR, like Nick).
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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:53 pm

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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby DevastaTTor » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:01 pm

Great video! I'll have to look for people dancing around like this when I'm in Seoul next week. I'm supposedly staying in the heart of the Gangnam area.
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Re: TF Gangnam Style...

Postby Trikeboy » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:12 pm

DevastaTTor wrote:Great video! I'll have to look for people dancing around like this when I'm in Seoul next week. I'm supposedly staying in the heart of the Gangnam area.


Don't get your hopes up, only the little kids like to dance to it in public over here.
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