Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg Hall of Fame Induction Videos
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 8:14pm CDTCategories: Movie Related News, Event News, People News
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Posted by MINDVVIPE on June 7th, 2011 @ 9:31pm CDT
Yea, I guess it so happens that there a lot of people who knew from the start the HOF was just for kicks, sorta in the vein of Transformers being sort of a light-hearted fandom.
I guess there were also those who were hoping it would be a little more serious; perhaps something to raise their own feeling of belonging when the person inducted is actually a TF veteran of the industry, someone who they themselves really appreciate and, in a way, want to feel like they're part of some solid fandom that works on a logical sense, rather than a largely money-based one (of which I am convinced the HOF is).
I didn't really care about the HOF myself, so I guess I can't really complain as there is nothing I have beef with. I believe, like someone else also mentioned, that the movies really did so well due to marketing, and in effect aided Hasbro marketing. Also, when I say marketing, I'm not just talking about lots of trailer air time, but the visual content of them... explosions, lots of CG, lots of eye candy basically.
I'm just glad I have all the oldschool TF stuff (a lot that I haven't even fully explored yet), and don't have to rely on just the movieverse. There is one sad loss though, If not for some of your posts, I wouldn't know which other people are really great at TF work, and now I have some help in deciding what next cool piece of TF material to get into... the HOF could have done that, if it were more based on quality of work rather than quantity of sales.
You guys gota relax more. Sometimes it's pretty clear from the start that someone feels Bay sucks, okay, whatever, who cares. Discuss with the people who comment positively on him then, and leave others to discuss why they were so terrible. You're not going to change peoples' opinions from forum posts (least it aint likely, since the movie is there for all to see and evaluate themselves).
Posted by TulioDude on June 7th, 2011 @ 9:50pm CDT
Posted by 00Geass on June 7th, 2011 @ 10:24pm CDT
Since when has hasbro been aiming it's toy line to grown ass F@CKING 30 YEAR OLDS!? Grow the F#CK UP, the franchise is all about getting new fans hooked on the toys, those new fans are KIDS, CHILDREN, ACTUAL CHILDREN, not childish men who think they know whats going top sell a fucking GLOBAL FRANCHISE to kids all over the god damned planet! Did you study marketing at a college level? Honestly get a life, if you like it more power to you, if you don't at the very least voice your opinion in an intelligently formed context like a grown adult.
Little kids go on this site, and I'm pretty sure having them see all this pansies whining about every single fucking toy isn't helping the franchise out one bit
Posted by AutobotTopper on June 7th, 2011 @ 11:51pm CDT
Posted by OptiMagnus on June 8th, 2011 @ 11:00pm CDT
I can't resist. I must give my rant. If I go too far I ask Burn to shut me up:
Okay, whether Bay and Spielburg "raped your childhood" or not, they still made Transformers, as a BRAND, not just as a movie continuity, a ****load of money. Now children (the ones who really buy the stuff) love Optimus Prime and Bumblebee because of all this exposure to the public. And thanks to this, all of the adult collectors who love their GeeWun classics get to keep enjoying their hobby. It's a magical thing.
Maybe I'm just some young whipper-snapper who's been "raped and brainwashed" by Michael Bay's corruption that has ruined Transformers FOREVER, I don't know. But I still love G1, Beast Wars, RID, Unicron Trilogy, Animated, and TF Prime just the same. If Bay's work is what it takes to keep all of that up, so be it. (The movie universe is still my favorite. I don't care how much you hate me for it.)
Besides, who is forcing anyone to buy these toys, buy movie tickets, or even watch the slagging trailers? It's not wiping out G1. It's not ruining anything. G1 still exists, doesn't it? Has anyone even realised we're arguing over a TOY brand?
If you're going to read 1 paragraph out of this, please read the final one.
Posted by MINDVVIPE on June 8th, 2011 @ 11:14pm CDT
(R***ed my childhood)
If you guys are so determined to ensure this is all kept kid-friendly, then maybe stop using the R word, it isn't helping your cause.
Posted by vectorA3 on June 11th, 2011 @ 1:09am CDT
Posted by Novascream on June 14th, 2011 @ 6:36pm CDT