The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: RID

The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: RID

Thursday, March 6th, 2008 4:48pm CST

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Seibertron's own Counterpunch has started a series of articles on how we, Transformers fans "have it good".

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.

Credit(s): Counterpunch


This article was last modified on Sunday, March 9th, 2008 5:59pm CDT

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Re: The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: RID (649640)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 6th, 2008 @ 4:51pm CST
ERROR 404: PAGE NOT FOUND

Fix it please. :mrgreen:
Re: The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: RID (649704)
Posted by i_amtrunks on March 6th, 2008 @ 5:47pm CST
Fixed.
Re: The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: RID (649753)
Posted by devil prime on March 6th, 2008 @ 7:05pm CST
RiD was an awesome toy line it had both great new figures and some cool G1 reissues
Re: The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: RID (649802)
Posted by MaP_Prime on March 6th, 2008 @ 8:20pm CST
I love RID, it was the first Transformers series on TV since G1 that I considered real Transformers. Although after the series ended my collecting was on hiatus for several years I think of it as the series that truly got me back into TF toy collecting. Some of my favorite collection pieces are RID toys, especially the Build Team, I always wanted an Autobot construction vehicle combiner set.
Re: The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: RID (650180)
Posted by JTKranix on March 7th, 2008 @ 2:09pm CST
i_amtrunks wrote:Fixed.


That is a negative, good buddy.
Re: The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: RID (650454)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on March 7th, 2008 @ 9:31pm CST
RID was a return for the autobots

Seeing realistic vehicles transform again afer having animals and the futuristic vehicons was a welcome change at the time
Re: The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: RID (651172)
Posted by galvason on March 8th, 2008 @ 6:46pm CST
YEAH! RiD FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the best line ever, tied with animated and comming out on top.
Re: The CounterPunch Articles: Why I like Transformers: RID (651661)
Posted by Optimist_Prime on March 9th, 2008 @ 2:26pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:ERROR 404: PAGE NOT FOUND

Fix it please. :mrgreen:

Error 404 again, please fix link.

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