The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: RID
Thursday, March 6th, 2008 4:48pm CSTCategories: Reviews, Site Articles, Interviews, Editorials
Posted by: i_amtrunks Views: 37,875
This series of articles will focus on what was good about certain toy lines of figures, focusing on the positive, rather than the negative.
In his first article, Counterpunch discusses all that was good and right with the Car Robots/Robots in Disguise series.
I'm going to start this conversation with RiD/Car Robots as the basis. Beast Wars was fine and good, but I think of Car Robots as the Preface to modern day Transformers both in style and substance.
When I first saw RiD, I was to put it mildly, blown away. This was everything I had hoped for in Transformers from when I was a kid. Detailed toys, great sculpting, TOYS THAT WERE ACCURATE TO THE SHOW, and a Train combiner! (how f’n cool was that? Seriously, I'm an American kid and we never got that before)
Then, I found out that these toys were complicated. Damn Sideburn is really hard to Transform. What's going on here? Prime and Magnus combine? Megatron is a frickin puzzle? This was way, way more than I remembered from my G1 days of flip the legs out, pull the arms, flip the head, you're done. These toys were engineered in a way that was asking for adult and older collectors to actually handle them. They looked great and were fun/tough to transform.
Counterpunch continues on with the article, which you can check out in full in the original thread, and please feel free to add your comments and thoughts on the topic in Counterpunch's original thread. Please remember that we are trying to keep these discussions positive, in relation to the articles.
This article was last modified on Sunday, March 9th, 2008 5:59pm CDT
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 6th, 2008 @ 4:51pm CST
Fix it please.
Posted by i_amtrunks on March 6th, 2008 @ 5:47pm CST
Posted by devil prime on March 6th, 2008 @ 7:05pm CST
Posted by MaP_Prime on March 6th, 2008 @ 8:20pm CST
Posted by JTKranix on March 7th, 2008 @ 2:09pm CST
That is a negative, good buddy.
Posted by Wheeljack35 on March 7th, 2008 @ 9:31pm CST
Seeing realistic vehicles transform again afer having animals and the futuristic vehicons was a welcome change at the time
Posted by galvason on March 8th, 2008 @ 6:46pm CST