Originally Posted by DocHolliday
I was never really into Transformers but have a soft spot for Swoop, the Dinobot.
The Dinobots are big crowd pleaser. Even when they killed off most of the G1 characters in the 1986 animated movie, they let the Dinobots survive.
Originally Posted by Teacher
I'm with you, Foo. Hated the first Bay movie, didn't see the second, and never paid attention to anything after G1. Once in a while I still go online to watch an old G1 episode, and I own the movie ("Oh, shit!")
The original animated movie is awesome. The first half-an-hour I could watch over and over again.
Bay's movies are generally terrible. However, the second has some very appealing scenes and moments for the died-in-the-wool Transformers fan, even if it sucks overall. If you can, watch the sequence that begins with Sam's rescue from interrogation by Megatron and carried through the ensuing forest battle between Optimus Prime and three Decepticons (including Megatron and Starscream) at the same time.
Originally Posted by acidboy
disagree. there was a line called 'rock lords' where the robots transform into colored boulders. I never got transformer toys but an aunt once gave me a complete set of these
I had one of these. He did not last very long in imaginary battle against the Transformers, though. Even Bumblebee made short work of him, what with being mobile and armed.