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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby Kurona » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:35 pm

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I'm extremely biased here. 2011 because that's when Death of Optimus Prime was released - the start of what is essentially a soft-reboot of IDW; into my current favourite fiction overall, within the franchise or not. Even outside of MTMTE, TAAO and RiD (... not all of RiD, but a lot of it) are absolutely wonderful and I can't help but love DOOP for starting it all off.
Transformers Prime also started airing that year which I adored for the longest time and it still has a ton of things I love, so that certainly adds to the year's score.
... and a continuation of Animated (one of the two best Transformers shows imo) in the form of a Botcon boxset and comic which included characters based on Beast Wars (the other Transformers show I think is one of the best) and is generally lauded as a great set.
And then in terms of toys? Reveal the Shield was just finishing up with some pretty great additions in Lugnut, Kup and Scourge among others. TFP: First Addition had some pretty great standouts (especially Optimus). The aforementioned Botcon set too. And MP-10 Convoy, the start of the soft-rebooted Masterpiece line and still generally loved as a great mold - Shajaki on his own proves that one.

Okay, so I was generally just gonna be extremely biased and say I love 2011 because it started my favourite Transformers series and fictional series in general, but aside from Dark of the Moon it seems all around it was a fantastic year. Huh.
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby President-prime » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:40 am

I cannot agree with this list. To say that 2010, 2016, above 1984 is flawed (in my opinion). Many of you weren't born or too young to comprehend the magnitude of transformers in 1984 g1 era. I'm not saying this but if you were there during that time, transformers are huge. Every stores sold transformers
Era. You can not go anywhere without seeing massive amounts of transformers. Every kid in the. neighborhood talked about transformers. Man, every flee market, swap meet, garage sales had transformers. They were huge. Living through all these times, I cannot say the same for the last 10-15 years. Yes we got some new stuff. Yes, I was excited for the beast wars, live action movies, titan returns. But man, as poor as I am back in 1984, even without money, I long to get my hands on jetfire or Optimus Prime. Man, just taking about it brings back memory. And you know what nostalgia is what brought back transformers. Look at people who design toys. They once had transformers
. 1984 is number 1 hands down
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby Carnivius_Prime » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:28 am

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I can agree with the 2010. Had a bit of something for almost everyone. But damn stop reminding me that I should have bought Leader Starscream when I held it in my hands for £35.99 that time soon after it was released and put it back thinking I shouldn't be spending too much on TF toys...of course it's next to impossible to get one affordable with all the bits.
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby Noideaforaname » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:43 am

Heh, I got Leader Starscream for $25, from TJ Maxx. Kinda felt like I should've bought one or two extra to sell later...


2009/2010 was my favorite time. I got into Transformers thanks to the :michaelbay: Movie, and ~2010 was when the brand felt like it finally got a handle on things. The toys (now not being stupidly complex nor pathetically simple), War for Cybertron, Prime, Last Stand of the Wreckers -- everything felt very much geared towards the teens that were hooked by the movies and are looking for something with a bit more substance.

Everything's gone downhill since then. Or I guess it's split towards little kids and the 80s kids, leaving those in between with... I dunno, just the comics, I guess?
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby Black Hat » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:55 am

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Ironically enough I actually got out of Transformers for a bit in 2010, largely due to circumstances beyond my control (the hell that is boarding school). And now they all cost a fortune. RAAAAAAGE. A shame though because it was a legitimately awesome year.

2005/2006 are tied on the list somewhere for me. Cybertron had some absolutely fantastic toys, and it gave birth to CHUG.

1998 was a good year too- the tail-end of Beast Wars had some really cool figures, and of course one of the best conclusions of any TF cartoon ever.
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby o.supreme » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:48 am

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This is easy, and doesn't need any explanation

5.2015
4.2016
3.1984
2.1985
1.1986

honorable mentions: 1987, 2014


Has anyone thought about what the 5 worst years would be?...not quite sure on the order, but for me it would be something like:

1992 (in most cases this was the year that *nothing happened* I know some TF's were released in Japan & Europe, but this was mostly the void between the original line and G2)
1990 - Action Masters and the end of the original series in most markets
1991 - More action masters
1995 Decline of G2, void between G2 and BW
1999 (this was tough because while I loved the BW Neo line in Japan, Hasbro was winding down BW with a lot of repaints, and gearing up for BM (blah). Plus Animorphs *shudders*
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby william-james88 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:55 am

ScottyP wrote:2010, eh? That's a perspective I couldn't disagree with more on a personal level, but your reasons are solid and to each their own, etc. What I remember of 2010 was start-and-stop, unfocused lines of product that had shelf-warming all-stars like Battle Hooks Leader Optimus or whatever and just about all of the PCC guys which were a major letdown outside of the torsos and individual scout/mini-con sets. The Generations releases were nice but hardly a focus at the time. Maybe it's me, but I remember that year as not bad but certainly far, far removed from best year ever.

Megatron Wolf wrote:I have to disagree with some of that, 2016 was not a good year distribution was a total train wreck, there was the wave 2 shortage that screwed over a lot of people and entire RiD & combiner waves were never seen, and lets not forget the fact that the prices went up yet again and quality went down yet again. Id say 2016 was not such a great year.

President-prime wrote:I cannot agree with this list. To say that 2010, 2016, above 1984 is flawed (in my opinion). Many of you weren't born or too young to comprehend the magnitude of transformers in 1984 g1 era. I'm not saying this but if you were there during that time, transformers are huge. Every stores sold transformers
Era. You can not go anywhere without seeing massive amounts of transformers. Every kid in the. neighborhood talked about transformers. Man, every flee market, swap meet, garage sales had transformers. They were huge. Living through all these times, I cannot say the same for the last 10-15 years.


I am glad we are all able to agree to disagree but what I want to point out is that the list isn't personal. It doesnt take personal situation into account on how the year was. It just looks at what came out. Thats the only way to write this list for me since I wasn't even born when Transformers first came out. So if I want to look at the past 30 years fairly, all I can do is look at what toys came out. There are mainly 4 haydays for Transformers toys that I am sure we can all agree on. There is G1 and Beast Wars, which create this amazing foundation and help maintain it. And then you have this golden age where designers are learning from the past and bringing it back better than ever and that's between 2003 and 2010. I think it was Scotty who pointed it out once what that golden era was. Where you had the best of quality, articulation, value, design, style. Its a wonderful era and hands down my favourite. And its culmination is 2010 with this great all encompassing Transformers line (that is really what the line was called) looking at G1 and movie toys and even giving us G1 reissues (like the sea cons). So thats where I am coming from. The shelfwarming and the fact that many remember it to be a meh year is due to the economy. Only in a recession would a $40 Buster Optimus Prime was shelfwarm, and that was felt all around on the distribution end, which ends with consumers. But it doesnt stop that year from being the apex of the most recent golden age of transformers, when looking at what came out and what was made.
So thats three haydays. I believe we are living the fourth right now. We may be too close to it to see it, but if you take a step back you will all see that we are getting more product and more diversified product than ever before. And When you add in Takara it gets truly epic. Never have we ever seen something like the two Computrons, something so radically different, being offered. Ginrai is also a good example. And then there are all the amazing MPs. We usually get one knock out MP mold a year to remember it by and this year there were several.

thesiege_2005 wrote:I don't understand 2010. I guess there was some good stuff that came out that year for collectors, but in terms of mainstream success I would think 2007 when the first Bay movie came out would have topped that. Plus it first gave us mainstream figures that were modern redesigns of classic characters (Classics/CHUG/CHUGGUR).

It was looking at toys mainly. And what started in 2007 seemed to reach its apex in 2010, hence why I picked it.

Just look at what you listed happened in 2006, g1 fans were happy, beast war fans were happy, unicron trilogy fans were happy, the fandom was happy, seems like a great year from my perspective.


2006 was a great year, but in the end, the other years just had more. And since this list is only based on what came out in a year, its hard to not see 2016 as great for Beast Wars fans. Instead of getting rerelased old toys we got Masterpiece Optimus Primal :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: And not only that but we now know it is the begining of a whole bunch of masterpiece figures. As a die hard beast wars fan, who was around in 2006 and did buy some rereleased toys, I found getting an MP Primal vastly superior. As for G1 fans, 2016 had way more to offer than 2006. We got a ton of headmasters and some amazing renditions of Blurr, Wheelie, Astrotrain and so on. If you just look at how much you got this year, it beats 2006 by a mile. And for any distribution woes, there is always the internet. We are all here, writing on this board, we know how to use the internet. If any of us want these toys, we can just buy them online. The only ones which were legitimately hard to track down for decent prices last year were deluxe groove and voyager skylynx. The rest required two clicks at any time. And all the TR toys did show up at retail eventually, many at even only 10$ a pop. I would know, this was the first year where I wasnt able to brag that I got the best deals since it seemed the best prices were in the US. You guys were even able to get Victorion for $40 , Fort Max for $75 and Platinum primal for $25, thats amazing!

shajaki wrote:Very awesome list, and awesome idea for a list!

Thanks man, and thanks for your awesome list too!

o.supreme wrote:Has anyone thought about what the 5 worst years would be?...not quite sure on the order, but for me it would be something like:

1992 (in most cases this was the year that *nothing happened* I know some TF's were released in Japan & Europe, but this was mostly the void between the original line and G2)
1990 - Action Masters and the end of the original series in most markets
1991 - More action masters
1995 Decline of G2, void between G2 and BW
1999 (this was tough because while I loved the BW Neo line in Japan, Hasbro was winding down BW with a lot of repaints, and gearing up for BM (blah). Plus Animorphs *shudders*


The early 90s were a low point for sure, hence the need for Beast Wars to save the line. But for a more recent year, I feel 2012 is a low point. You look at how better things were getting between 2003-2010 and then it slowly falls then dropping big time in 2012 with probably the worst quality plastic I ever felt and the smallest deluxes around.
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby Black Hat » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:02 am

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What's the consensus on 2008? Animated was pretty sweet for the most part, as was the late Movie stuff- good original molds (Stockade :x ) and some awesome redecos of some of the better Cybertron and Energon toys.
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby o.supreme » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:16 am

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william-james88 wrote:The early 90s were a low point for sure, hence the need for Beast Wars to save the line. But for a more recent year, I feel 2012 is a low point. You look at how better things were getting between 2003-2010 and then it slowly falls then dropping big time in 2012 with probably the worst quality plastic I ever felt and the smallest deluxes around.


I'll take your word for it, I trust your judgment. Unfortunately I am not at liberty to say as this was during the 10 year gap (2005-2015) when I was not collecting any TF toys. --Just to be clear, this is strictly about the toys yes? Because while I cannot speak to them, 2012 was when TF Prime (the series) was going strong, and since its been concluded for 3 years now, I can still say that IMHO it is probably the 2nd best TF animated series ever made. I still watch it regularly, I felt it was almost made just for me. If the toys were garbage, that is unfortunate, but the show was simply amazing.
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby william-james88 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:29 am

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william-james88 wrote:The early 90s were a low point for sure, hence the need for Beast Wars to save the line. But for a more recent year, I feel 2012 is a low point. You look at how better things were getting between 2003-2010 and then it slowly falls then dropping big time in 2012 with probably the worst quality plastic I ever felt and the smallest deluxes around.


I'll take your word for it, I trust your judgment. Unfortunately I am not at liberty to say as this was during the 10 year gap (2005-2015) when I was not collecting any TF toys. --Just to be clear, this is strictly about the toys yes? Because while I cannot speak to them, 2012 was when TF Prime (the series) was going strong, and since its been concluded for 3 years now, I can still say that IMHO it is probably the 2nd best TF animated series ever made. I still watch it regularly, I felt it was almost made just for me. If the toys were garbage, that is unfortunate, but the show was simply amazing.

Yeah, my jab at 2012 was strictly looking at the toys.

Black Hat wrote:What's the consensus on 2008? Animated was pretty sweet for the most part, as was the late Movie stuff- good original molds (Stockade :x ) and some awesome redecos of some of the better Cybertron and Energon toys.

If we are looking at a whole history of years, then rereleases dont really count for as much. They are fun, but its hard to give a year credit for a rerelease when we could just instead credit the year they actually came out. I do own some though and they are fun, but I actually preffer the bright colours of the originals. Like that energon jet scout, I thought it was better as an homage to Jetfire. And I am not a fan of the late movie stuff, isnt that when there was all that all spark blue? Not a fan of those molds either. The toy designers didnt get a good sense of proportions for movie figures until the next film (and it looks like we never did great a great movie ironhide). But Animated is amazing, especially lockdown. So overall, 2008 was a fine year for TF toys to me, but mostly for the animated toys (though I still feel the cream of the crop for animated was 2010, which gave us another lockdown ;) ).
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby Optimum Supreme » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:32 pm

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2001 should be there. The real RiD. Optimus Prime alone would have made that year a winner but there was so much more.

1996? pfft. Anything between G2 and RiD doesn't exist for me. No offense to beastalgia folks, but for me tis how it twil always be.
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Postby Nik Hero » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:39 pm

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I would agree but 2006 > 2010 by far IMO.
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Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:59 pm

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JazZeke wrote:This must have been a hard one to do, narrow down the best of 32 years... but the 30th anniversary line was also mighty impressive and pretty exciting.

I need to agree. 2014 was a spectacular year for transformers. I personally would have put that as #2 on the list and scrapped 1986 as it was full of whole and kinda junk, in my opinion.

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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby RAR » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:15 am

I guess someone liking 2010 or 2016 or in my case 2005 is seen as a dismissal of 1984 it's more like liking Empire Strikes Back more than "A New Hope". doing so doesn't dismiss the original Star Wars.

I think you will always get different answers to these sort of questions based on location, collecting patterns and age of the person being asked.

For example I'm quite fond of Alternators/Binaltech - but a lot of people have long since dropped them like they were hot.

The only reason I can't put 2016 in the top 5 is that I've had a such a horrible job finding things in 2016 I'll be most of the way into 2017 and beyond playing catch up on 2016 releases.

Which isn't such a bad thing I suppose it will make "Prime Wars" seem more of a unified thing if I buy it all in a crazy random order.
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby Beardy » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:39 am

President-prime wrote:I cannot agree with this list. To say that 2010, 2016, above 1984 is flawed (in my opinion). Many of you weren't born or too young to comprehend the magnitude of transformers in 1984 g1 era. I'm not saying this but if you were there during that time, transformers are huge. Every stores sold transformers
Era. You can not go anywhere without seeing massive amounts of transformers. Every kid in the. neighborhood talked about transformers. Man, every flee market, swap meet, garage sales had transformers. They were huge. Living through all these times, I cannot say the same for the last 10-15 years. Yes we got some new stuff. Yes, I was excited for the beast wars, live action movies, titan returns. But man, as poor as I am back in 1984, even without money, I long to get my hands on jetfire or Optimus Prime. Man, just taking about it brings back memory. And you know what nostalgia is what brought back transformers. Look at people who design toys. They once had transformers
. 1984 is number 1 hands down

Hmm, how old are you? I'm certainly old enough to remember G1. Have you got a percentage of users on here that weren't born in the era's they are talking about? I'm sure there is but you are just assuming at this point who you are talking to.
Also don't forget, I'm guessing you are stateside, that Transformers were not everywhere, at the same time, on an international level, so everyone's best years are obviously going to alter from user to user.
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And the utter truth is that the brand never went away. From the release of Armada in 2004, the brand was back on the up.
My personal favourite years are: 1984, 86, 01, 06, 10
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby 1984forever » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:40 am

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President-prime wrote:I cannot agree with this list. To say that 2010, 2016, above 1984 is flawed (in my opinion). Many of you weren't born or too young to comprehend the magnitude of transformers in 1984 g1 era. I'm not saying this but if you were there during that time, transformers are huge. Every stores sold transformers
Era. You can not go anywhere without seeing massive amounts of transformers. Every kid in the. neighborhood talked about transformers. Man, every flee market, swap meet, garage sales had transformers. They were huge. Living through all these times, I cannot say the same for the last 10-15 years. Yes we got some new stuff. Yes, I was excited for the beast wars, live action movies, titan returns. But man, as poor as I am back in 1984, even without money, I long to get my hands on jetfire or Optimus Prime. Man, just taking about it brings back memory. And you know what nostalgia is what brought back transformers. Look at people who design toys. They once had transformers
. 1984 is number 1 hands down
yup.
Many fans weren't born yet. Others lived outside of the U.S. and were extremely late to the party. Like, almost a year later 1985 late.
1984 saw a Transformers craze that will never be repeated.
When was the last time you or your parents had a fist fight at the mall over a Transformer?
Have you ever trampled over people, foot on face, to get one?
No?
Well then sorry, whatever year you think is the best can't compare with how people felt about Transformers in 1984.
My Grandma searched stores in 3 states to find Optimus Prime for me that Christmas (She finally found him somewhere in Conneticut after searching NJ, and our home state of NY).
Shelves were picked CLEAN back in '84. Nowadays kids are like "meh".

Here's the real list

1) 1984 (For that true G1 experience.)

2) 1985 (Stores got a clue and stacked their isles with what the public demanded, more Transformers. Plus, 1985 was year one for the rest of the world.)

3) 1986 (Movie year. Movie toys. Great new characters. Dead favorites. Angry kids.)

4) 2007 (Bayformers makes Transformers popular again.)

5) 1996 (Beast Wars. I can't deny their contribution)

My personal list

1) 1984

2) 1985

3) 1986

4) 1987

5) 2010 (It's the year I got back into Transformers. I started buying classics, got my G1 comic collection back, War for Cybertron etc.)
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby JazZeke » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:22 am

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1984forever wrote:Many fans weren't born yet. Others lived outside of the U.S. and were extremely late to the party. Like, almost a year later 1985 late.
1984 saw a Transformers craze that will never be repeated.
When was the last time you or your parents had a fist fight at the mall over a Transformer?
Have you ever trampled over people, foot on face, to get one?
No?
Well then sorry, whatever year you think is the best can't compare with how people felt about Transformers in 1984.

Proof? Considering you have a history of being either a troll or a Geewunner or both, I'm taking this statement with a huge grain of salt.
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby Ironhidensh » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:11 pm

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1984forever wrote:Many fans weren't born yet. Others lived outside of the U.S. and were extremely late to the party. Like, almost a year later 1985 late.
1984 saw a Transformers craze that will never be repeated.
When was the last time you or your parents had a fist fight at the mall over a Transformer?
Have you ever trampled over people, foot on face, to get one?
No?
Well then sorry, whatever year you think is the best can't compare with how people felt about Transformers in 1984.

Proof? Considering you have a history of being either a troll or a Geewunner or both, I'm taking this statement with a huge grain of salt.


I was alive in '84 as well. He is full of crap. Toy crazed like that simply didn't happen back then. There were plenty to go aroun .
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby JazZeke » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:17 pm

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Ironhidensh wrote:
JazZeke wrote:
1984forever wrote:Many fans weren't born yet. Others lived outside of the U.S. and were extremely late to the party. Like, almost a year later 1985 late.
1984 saw a Transformers craze that will never be repeated.
When was the last time you or your parents had a fist fight at the mall over a Transformer?
Have you ever trampled over people, foot on face, to get one?
No?
Well then sorry, whatever year you think is the best can't compare with how people felt about Transformers in 1984.

Proof? Considering you have a history of being either a troll or a Geewunner or both, I'm taking this statement with a huge grain of salt.


I was alive in '84 as well. He is full of crap. Toy crazed like that simply didn't happen back then. There were plenty to go aroun .

Yeah I thought "Tickle Me Elmo" was the first year sh*t like that ever happened. The 90s was a weird decade.
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby 1984forever » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:52 pm

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:lol: People had Black Friday style riots over a lot of stuff. Cabbage Patch Kids ring a bell? No? Well how about Super Nintendo? I bet you never heard of people being shot for a PS3 either?

Bottom line is people got physical over TFs in the days leading up to Christmas '84. I don't recall anyone getting beat up over any other TF line. Or even waiting on line for stores to open for Transformers after '84. And just because you were alive in '84 and didn't hear about something doesn't mean it didn't happen. People fight everyday over lesser things on the internet and you pay zero attention to it.

There were plenty of Transformers to go around in '85. 1984? Nope. I saw a lonely Trailbreaker on the shelf 2 days after Christmas '84. That's it.
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby JazZeke » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:54 pm

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1984forever wrote:And just because you were alive in '84 and didn't hear about something doesn't mean it didn't happen. People fight everyday over lesser things on the internet and you pay zero attention to it.

And just because you insist something happened, doesn't mean it actually did.
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby 1984forever » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:42 pm

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JazZeke wrote:
1984forever wrote:And just because you were alive in '84 and didn't hear about something doesn't mean it didn't happen. People fight everyday over lesser things on the internet and you pay zero attention to it.

And just because you insist something happened, doesn't mean it actually did.
A quick google search revealed a people magazine article about "10 toy crazes that caused MAYHEM through the years". Transformers 1984 was listed. How about "12 toy crazes" by NBC news, it says "parents fought like Autobots and Decepticons" . The only time people felt as passionate about Transformers was '86. But I guess that kid locking himself in the bathroom over Prime dying never happened either.
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby Ironhidensh » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:27 pm

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From people magazine article:



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Ten million Transformers were sold in 1984. The franchise’s cartoon and unforgettably catchy commercials propelled the shape-shifting alien robots to the top of Santa’s to-do list. The Autobots and Decepticons were in short supply around the holidays, but ultimately Hasbro took home around $80 million from the product line in ’84. Transformers are still bringing home the bacon: In 2010, Toys “R” Us declared them to be some of their best-selling toys of the past 25 years.




Sorry, nothing about fighting in the toy store. Selling a lot does not equel a craze. Try again.
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby 1984forever » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:08 pm

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Ironhidensh wrote:From people magazine article:



Glenn Koenig/Los Angeles Times/Getty
Ten million Transformers were sold in 1984. The franchise’s cartoon and unforgettably catchy commercials propelled the shape-shifting alien robots to the top of Santa’s to-do list. The Autobots and Decepticons were in short supply around the holidays, but ultimately Hasbro took home around $80 million from the product line in ’84. Transformers are still bringing home the bacon: In 2010, Toys “R” Us declared them to be some of their best-selling toys of the past 25 years.




Sorry, nothing about fighting in the toy store. Selling a lot does not equel a craze. Try again.
You must have missed the title with the word "mayhem" in it. Mayhem: Actions that hurt people and destroy things. A scene or situation that involves a lot of violence.
I notice you didn't mention the NBC article.

Plus, you're the guy who said that there were "plenty of toys to go around." :lol:
Wait. You're also the guy that said "toy crazes simply didn't happen back then". :lol: :lol:
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Re: Top 5 Best Years of the Transformers Brand / Franchise

Postby fenrir72 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:52 am

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Just interjecting.

Quoting one or two news rags/references/sources is not the way to make thesis defense. At least a minimum of five references.

Also, lame stream media is not what you would the epitome of fair reporting. Most of the time, they'll create and exaggerate an issue or bury an issue if it suits their agenda.And most of the times, authors on such subject don't know the back or front of their arses when they write such articles.

Also, despite 1984forever's infamous reputation, he does have aright to say what he wants to say. The moment you start calling it "wrong" is when you are wrong as his inputs are just as subjective as the oppositor's are.

Just as the OP creators opinions are too. An enumeration of all their "subjective views". Now if they have actual figures such as sales figures for a specific year and modify the title as the best TF sales years, that would be another matter.
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