Transformer Toys, Movies Still Capture Imaginations

There is more to Transformers than movies, cartoons, comics and toys. Discuss anything else Transformers here.

Transformer Toys, Movies Still Capture Imaginations

Postby Air Commander Starscream » Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:46 am

Motto: ""Decepticons Forever!""
Weapon: Null-Ray Rifle
Neil White of Thestate.com has written a article about a man named Gordon Muldrow who has been a Transformer fan since the begining. This is a nice article that probably reflects a lot of us, it's worth taking a look.

You can view the article here.
Image
User avatar
Air Commander Starscream
News Admin
Posts: 5517
News Credits: 15
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:20 pm
Location: Albuquerque NM
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 10
Endurance: 9
Rank: 10
Courage: 10
Firepower: 9
Skill: 10

Postby wavelength » Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:45 am

i thought botcon started in 1994 byt only became the official convention after the OTFCC fiasco?
wavelength
Transmetal Warrior
Posts: 887
News Credits: 3
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:47 pm

Postby Liege Evilmus » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:15 am

That was a good read, I remember lossing my early collection a couple times.

But once I got my own money and room, it was on and is still running!
Image

My Collection, updated 4/21(sorta)... viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35550&p=627727#p627727
Liege Evilmus
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 6738
News Credits: 9
Joined: Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:45 am

Postby King Grimrob » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:33 am

I dodged that bullet of the "mom throwing out the collection" but I didn't get very far. Between age, wear/tear, cats/dogs, siblings, friends of said siblings. My collection either fell into obscurity or died painful plastic stressing death.

RIP Metroplex, Optimus Prime, Dinobots, Headmasters, Sideswipe. to name a few.
King Grimrob
Fuzor
Posts: 240
News Credits: 1
Joined: Sun May 30, 2004 9:48 pm

Postby kendragon » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:37 am

King Grimrob wrote:I dodged that bullet of the "mom throwing out the collection" but I didn't get very far. Between age, wear/tear, cats/dogs, siblings, friends of said siblings. My collection either fell into obscurity or died painful plastic stressing death.

RIP Metroplex, Optimus Prime, Dinobots, Headmasters, Sideswipe. to name a few.


Yeah that pretty sums up my collection too... I saw an auction for an original shockwave there recently and it brought a tear to my eye thinkin back on my own one... that toy went with me everywhere when i was a sprog. I still dont know what became of it... guessing it went with a room clearout.
Image
kendragon
Minibot
Posts: 138
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:52 pm

Postby Fussion » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:41 am

"GORDON MULDROW’S FAVORITE FACTS"

• Cullen based his portrayal of the character off of John Wayne. Cullen also is the voice of Optimus Prime in the new live-action movie; it’s the first time he has played the character since the original cartoon.

Sorry Gordon it's Peter's brother Larry based his portrayal. You don't win the Transfan award.....
Image
Fussion
Targetmaster
Posts: 697
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:31 pm

Postby dj_funk_gut » Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:57 pm

Fussion wrote:"GORDON MULDROW’S FAVORITE FACTS"

• Cullen based his portrayal of the character off of John Wayne. Cullen also is the voice of Optimus Prime in the new live-action movie; it’s the first time he has played the character since the original cartoon.

Sorry Gordon it's Peter's brother Larry based his portrayal. You don't win the Transfan award.....


Did you really base the character on John Wayne?

Cullen: No, the John Wayne part of it really just came out in certain expressions. [What I was reading was] almost John Wayne lines, so I had to work to keep Optimus' own identity. John Wayne has a deep-end voice, and for a truck to have a high voice would be ridiculous. So I had to give him that basic imprint of the low-end voice. John Wayne was never intended to be the sound, but he did come out every now and then.
dj_funk_gut
Minibot
Posts: 124
Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:39 pm

Postby Bouncy X » Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:55 pm

well i wouldnt count G2 as an actual series since it was just the original with new bumpers and swipes...lol

but has there really been a series in production every year? i know japan made a few more series after G1 ended in north america but didnt all those finish or end before the 90s or least early into them?
"Expect nothing, but want it all"
User avatar
Bouncy X
Pretender
Posts: 755
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:49 pm

Postby Lord Yamaha » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:17 pm

Hey guys,

I'm the guy they did the story about. They'd asked me for some interesting Transformers info, and I tried to give some interesting stuff. Sorry if I got any of the info wrong. I'm glad you guys seemed to enjoy the article. I wanted to let them know that it was respectable collecting hobby, and there are still a good many people who grew up with the show that are still actitively involved.

G!
Lord Yamaha
Mini-Con
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:11 pm

Postby Lord Yamaha » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:18 pm

Hey guys,

I'm the guy they did the story about. They'd asked me for some interesting Transformers info, and I tried to give some interesting stuff. Sorry if I got any of the info wrong. I'm glad you guys seemed to enjoy the article. I wanted to let them know that it was respectable collecting hobby, and there are still a good many people who grew up with the show that are still actitively involved.

G!
Lord Yamaha
Mini-Con
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:11 pm

Postby Duke of Luns » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:41 pm

Bouncy X wrote:but has there really been a series in production every year? i know japan made a few more series after G1 ended in north america but didnt all those finish or end before the 90s or least early into them?


Yep, there's been new figures every year for the past 20+ years: http://www.tfu.info/year/index.htm

91 and 92 were all about the Japanese and European releases. I think it's cause of the continued success of Transformers in Europe that G2 happend at all.
Image
Duke of Luns
Faction Commander
Posts: 4380
News Credits: 1
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2003 8:19 pm
Location: North Central West Virginia


Return to Transformers General Discussion

Ending Soon On eBay

New Iron Factory Transformers IF EX-04 Classic City Commander Ultra Magnus MISB - Time Remaining: 6 days 11 hours 18 minutes 28 seconds
New KFC Toys Transformers G1 Masterpiece MP Opticlones Reflector in Stock - Time Remaining: 6 days 23 hours 42 minutes 52 seconds
VINTAGE TRANSFORMERS G1 Headmaster  Chromedome   Figure Nice - Time Remaining: 7 days 3 hours 4 minutes 1 second
SDCC 2015 Comic-Con Hasbro KRE-O KREO Transformers Class 1985 Grimlock In Hand - Time Remaining: 4 days 20 minutes 35 seconds
New Transformers Cloud 9 Toy W-01 Quakeblast Shockwave G1 Style Figure In Stock1 - Time Remaining: 1 day 15 hours 5 minutes 52 seconds
Transformers Generations WHIRL Misb New Hasbro 30th IDW Voyager Figure - Time Remaining: 6 days 11 hours 22 minutes 36 seconds
TRANSFORMERS G1 REISSUE SEEKER JET LOT STARSCREAM DIRGE THUNDERCRACKER SKYWARP - Time Remaining: 27 days 9 hours 53 minutes 5 seconds
Hasbro Transformers Movie Unleashed: BumbleBee Action Figure - Time Remaining: 6 days 13 hours 39 minutes 34 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #149 - Titans Arrive
Twincast / Podcast #149:
"Titans Arrive"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, July 10th, 2016