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Old 6th May 2013, 09:39 AM
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Old 6th May 2013, 09:42 AM
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Seems like a lot of Transformers references cropping up in other media is not suitable for children. Most of it seems aimed at males in their 20's and 30's


Just thought of a couple more.


In Drawn Together, Foxy Love is trying to find a surrogate father and ends up in a house with essentially Megatron. The giant robot orders her to transform and when she says she can't he turns into a giant gun and points himself at her face ordering her to transform again.
Also one day Foxy, Captian Hero and the rest are sitting round watching as they describe it 'Transformers Porn' (I'm so thankful they did not show the TV screen). You hear a female robotic voice go 'Not in my hair, I have a date', and Foxy says 'You know that Dinosaur Plane was touched as a child'.

(Note: The other day I put Arcee & Arachnia into a google image search engine, innocently trying to find a pic of them fighting and instead... dear Primus... there are some sad, messed up people out there who have tried to create their own TF porn. Ewwwwwww!)



On 'The Mr Hell Show', a nerdy guy's girlfriend is about to leave him because of his house full of collectables. In a bid to stop her he suddenly seems to grow armor and weapons and says 'Look! I'm megaprime (or something), leader of the Transformibles!' When she pushes past him and leaves his shoulders sag and he says mornfully 'I can turn into a tank as well'
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Old 8th May 2013, 02:23 PM
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Foxy, Captian Hero and the rest are sitting round watching as they describe it 'Transformers Porn' (I'm so thankful they did not show the TV screen). You hear a female robotic voice go 'Not in my hair, I have a date', and Foxy says 'You know that Dinosaur Plane was touched as a child'.
Aww man, I forgot about that one! Yeah, saw it when they did the first run on SBS and had a good laugh. If I remember correctly, the closing credit gag was a repeat of the scene with added clanging sounds and the odd "prepare to recieve download" cry.

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The other day I put Arcee & Arachnia into a google image search engine, innocently trying to find a pic of them fighting and instead... dear Primus...
Suuuuuuure you were.
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Old 8th May 2013, 04:58 PM
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Seems like a lot of Transformers references cropping up in other media is not suitable for children. Most of it seems aimed at males in their 20's and 30's
Most likely because they realise that the children of the 80s are now in that age demographic. But it's nothing new, we've seen Transformers content 'age' itself gradually as far back as G1.

For example, the Season 3 episode "God Gambit" was an analogy about religion, and what people are willing to do in the name of religion and how religion can be abused to brainwash and mentally enslave people. And of course, Astrotrain takes full advantage of this by making the people worship him and follow his orders without question. In the later G1 comics we saw that there was an underground cult of Cybertronians who worshipped Unicron and were willing to attack the Autobot-Decepticon Alliance in the name of their dark lord. So we can see some of the later G1 stories did touch upon some heavier issues, but presented in a way that was more age-appropriate to the target audience (it's not gonna be quite as 'in your face' as Monty Python's The Life of Brian for example ).

When Beast Wars was being made, the producers realised that the children of the 80s who grew up with G1 were now in their teens and 20s, so they also significantly matured the way that the stories were written (making Beast Wars the single best written Transformers story on screen IMHO). And the writers loaded the show with carefully masked sexual innuendo! As a uni student at the time, I remember watching this show and just laughing my butt off at the plethora of cleverly concealed dirty jokes!

...then we got Michael Bay, where the live action Transformers films gave us toilet humour that was about as subtle as clipping your toenails with a jackhammer.
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Just now on 'The Simpsons' Mr Burns sung a song about how great it is to be the villain. He was doing shadow puppets of famous bad guys while singing their names and Megatron got a mention (and a shadow that kinda resembled Shockwave)
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My wife texted me this morning. Apparently on Sesame Street they have each episode "the word on the street" and this mornings episode the word on the street was 'Transform'.

So some of the puppets were dressed as robots. One of the human actors said "I used to love transforming into a robot when I was a kid! Who are you transforming into? Bumblebee? A Decepticon?"
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I came across this show on foxtel, it's called toy hunters and its about a toy dealer that scouts America looking for toys to buy and sell on, in this episode he came across a lucky draw prize rodimus. Looks a bit staged, link below for anyone that wants to see it


http://www.travelchannel.com/video/hunting-for-toy-gold
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My friend put me onto this video on YouTube. It is a "documentary" on the occult references found in 80s cartoons by 2 nutjobs. It picks on MOTU, Thundercats, Barbie, D&D, Voltron, Smurfs, My Little Pony, ET and others. Transformers gets a mention at about 1:20 abou the sheer violence of it. Apparently he ranks it and GI Joe as the most violent shows on TV at the time with 80 acts of violence per episode

It goes for a while but is great for a laugh.
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Transformers is probably the most violent kids' cartoon on TV! Always has been. That's what happens when your characters are robots and thus exempt from the same constraints that exist for people and animals. There's NO way they could repeatedly tear up a character like Waspinator over and over again in a regular kids' cartoon! You'd only see it in adult-oriented cartoons like South Park.

"Oh my God, they killed Waspinator!"
"You <people-born-to-unmarried-parents>!"
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Transformers is probably the most violent kids' cartoon on TV! Always has been. That's what happens when your characters are robots and thus exempt from the same constraints that exist for people and animals. There's NO way they could repeatedly tear up a character like Waspinator over and over again in a regular kids' cartoon! You'd only see it in adult-oriented cartoons like South Park.

"Oh my God, they killed Waspinator!"
"You <people-born-to-unmarried-parents>!"
I agree, with one exception, TMNT. the current series is pretty violent. if there were human characters treated in the same way the Krang and other mutants were treated it would be at least MA.
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