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7th May 2008, 11:04 PM
Just wanted to make a thead to see how transformers has impacted the lives of whole generation (mainly males), so many of them put transformers into their shows, transformers in their lyrics

So where has transformers appeared in todays culture, lets get a list :D

1. Lyrics - love me after 12am | m-flo ft Alex - raps in the song
2. T.V show - Simpson opening theme , the family appear as transformers
3. tokyo drift- be in toyko

7th May 2008, 11:25 PM

The Simpsons


'Where's the Beef?" Clerks collected comics

Clerks 2

Tetsuwan Convoy
9th May 2008, 10:14 PM
Family guy (not a very funny show)

Drawn Together

A certain Movie last year.

Video Games

As we are counting Pop Culture, i guess that could include books and comics too.

14th May 2008, 01:26 PM

1.57, love it MFLO is a big fan of transformers :)

27th May 2008, 10:45 PM
The apperance of Beast Wars toys in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was one of the high profile TF toy apperances. Jaydisc posted a link to the video here (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=1212).

TFs have also appeared in many a background moment on US TV shows.

In Australia: one episode of A Country Practice a sick kid who couldn't have lollies was found to be hiding them in his Optimus Prime trailer. And there was an ad for juvenille diabetes in which the sick kid was playing with Headstrong ("and have needles everyday until I'm better." "For the rest of your life darling" ).

28th May 2008, 08:52 AM
Well, it's probably not exactly "popular culture" in my experience, but when I studied theology and did my "doctrine of grace and eschatology" subject (eschatology = study of the "end times"), the final exam asked me to write about how culture has influenced the understanding of eschatology and vice versa.

I wrote about the fact that the "Covenant of Primus" document is almost a direct and literal "borrowing" of parts of the Book of Revelation (the bit when it talks about the "alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end", etc.). I had a great time in the exam as I was able to write about Transformers, even if just for one question. :)

28th May 2008, 09:15 AM
a year or so ago the Singaporean show 'Maggi and me' had a short conversation involving tfs

31st May 2008, 12:21 PM
In Pokemon, Registeel's cry sounds like the transformation sound. Well, sort of.

16th June 2008, 11:26 PM
I saw a copy of FHM in the newsagents

it has Megan watever her name is and includes a humerous jibe at Megatron on the cover

Also, they were discussing the tf shirt on the airplane incident on Good News Week

Gutsman Heavy
17th June 2008, 02:25 PM
Melbournes wannabe Ramones band the Galvatrons!

ok so that might be due to some of the band members having the last name Galvatron but still..

turtle boy
17th June 2008, 03:04 PM
I remember a Carpet Choice add that was aired here in the late 80s early 90s had a kid pushing a G1 Optimus Prime across his lounge room floor

28th June 2008, 06:50 PM
In "Hackers"... "...leopard boy...and the decepticons"

In some crap Van Damme movie (aren't they all, yet sickly and strangely watchable) the bomb at the end was a BW Megs (Knock-Off was it called?)

In "The Professional" with Natalie Portman and that french guy, she has G1 TFs cartoon on in the apartment...

Happy TF spotting!

29th June 2008, 11:52 AM
Zobovor has an entire web page dedicated to TF references in pop culture here (http://www.angelfire.com/ego/zobovor/pop_culture.html) :)

30th June 2008, 09:55 PM
rats i was gonna spot the Flight of the Navigator one, but he's already got it. :(

Gutsman Heavy
1st July 2008, 01:25 PM
In World of Warcraft

Swindle, Belf paladin
Devastar, Orc warrior
Sunstorm, Tauren Shaman
Razorbeast, Nelf Druid
Ironhide, Dranei Hunter
Alphatrion, Dranei Paladin

well ok they are my characters, but they are in the game now :P