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Old 14th December 2015, 03:35 PM
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1. From what year to what year did the original series of Transformers (Generation 1) run for? 1984-1987

2. Which company created the background mythos for the Transformers? Marvel

3. What was the name of the company who produced the original Transformers cartoon? Sunbow

4. In which year did Hasbro and Takara start creating original moulds for Transformers? 1986

5. Which part of 1986’s The Transformers: The Movie created controversy? Optimus Prime's Death and Who is Cyclonus?

6. In which year was the US cartoon series cancelled? 1987

7. Why were Micromasters created? So Transformers could use less Energon.

8. How many episodes of 1990’s Transformers Zone were created? 1

9. What was the name of the attempted Transformers franchise revitalisation in 1993? Why didn’t this revitalisation succeed? G2 and because it was full of lazy repaints.


10. How did Beast Wars succeed in revitalising the Transformers franchise where the previous attempt had failed? By doing something new: using CGI and organic beast modes.

11. What was one key difference in the way that stories were written for Beast Wars? They were aimed at people who were kids during the original cartoon aswell as aiming them at kids at the time.

12. What were some differences between the Japanese and Western Beast Wars series? That the Japanese spin-off series didn't use the same CGI as the Western show.

13. Outline the differences between the Transformers series released by Hasbro and Takara in 2000. Car Robots was part of the Japanese G1 Continuity but RiD was a seperate series released in 2001 after Takara's 2000 release. Also Japan called Beast Machines Beast Wars Return.

14. Name at least 3 Transformers lines which are designed for mature collectors.
Masterpiece, Alternators, Classics

15. Name the 3 Transformers series that makes up the Unicron Trilogy. Armada, Energon, Cybertron

16. How do the stories in IDW’s Transformers comics differ from those from most other publishers? They all relate to one story arc(?).

17. Name any 1 line of “Crossover” Transformer.
Star Wars Transformers
18. What was the main appeal of the “Classics” line? Modern updates of classical characters in a cheaper format to the early Masterpiece figures.


19. In what year did Takara merge with another company? What was that company? Tomy and ummm 2007?

20. When did the live action Transformers movie franchise begin? 2007

21. Name at least 3 successors to the Classics line. Reveal the Shield, Combiner Wars, Thrilling Thirty.

22. Name the 2 Transformers video games which also had accompanying toys.
War for/Fall of Cybertron
23. Which Transformers series was affected by the 2011 earthquake & tsunami?
Transformers Prime (?)
24. Name any Transformers series that is aimed at pre-schoolers. Rescue Bots.

25. The Hello Kitty Transformer was released as part of which Transformers series? Q-Transformers (?)

26. Name any Transformers series which debuted in 2015. Robots in Disguise.

27. Name any upcoming Transformers product in 2016 & 2017. Titan Class Trypticon, Masterpiece Hot Rodimus, Deluxe Class Hardhead
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Old 14th December 2015, 03:56 PM
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1. From what year to what year did the original series of Transformers (Generation 1) run for?

2. Which company created the background mythos for the Transformers?

3. What was the name of the company who produced the original Transformers cartoon?

4. In which year did Hasbro and Takara start creating original moulds for Transformers?

5. Which part of 1986’s The Transformers: The Movie created controversy?

6. In which year was the US cartoon series cancelled?

7. Why were Micromasters created?

8. How many episodes of 1990’s Transformers Zone were created?

9. What was the name of the attempted Transformers franchise revitalisation in 1993? Why didn’t this revitalisation succeed?

10. How did Beast Wars succeed in revitalising the Transformers franchise where the previous attempt had failed?

11. What was one key difference in the way that stories were written for Beast Wars?

12. What were some differences between the Japanese and Western Beast Wars series?

13. Outline the differences between the Transformers series released by Hasbro and Takara in 2000.

14. Name at least 3 Transformers lines which are designed for mature collectors.


15. Name the 3 Transformers series that makes up the Unicron Trilogy.

16. How do the stories in IDW’s Transformers comics differ from those from most other publishers?

17. Name any 1 line of “Crossover” Transformer.

18. What was the main appeal of the “Classics” line?

19. In what year did Takara merge with another company? What was that company?

20. When did the live action Transformers movie franchise begin?

21. Name at least 3 successors to the Classics line.

22. Name the 2 Transformers video games which also had accompanying toys.

23. Which Transformers series was affected by the 2011 earthquake & tsunami?

24. Name any Transformers series that is aimed at pre-schoolers.

25. The Hello Kitty Transformer was released as part of which Transformers series?

26. Name any Transformers series which debuted in 2015.

27. Name any upcoming Transformers product in 2016 & 2017.
1.1984-88 or 89?

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3.Sunbow/Marvel

4.1986 with Ultra Magnus being the last

5.Rodimus becoming Prime, Unicrons scale, Optimus' death, and more.

6.1987

7.To compete with Micro Machines. Or to save Energon.

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9.G2 season 1. People were sick of vehicles and reruns. Beast Wars succeeded G2 and revitalised Transformers.

10.People were sick of vehicles and the popularity of Transformers was dwindling the new Transformers with new pretty alt modes and superior articulation made transformers cool again

11.They were more aimed towards teenagers/a mature audience and there were *less* plotholes

12.Verbal Tics, personalities completely changed and a gps free TM Megatron.

13.In Japan it was known as Car Robots. It was imported to the west as a 'filler series'.

14.Binaltech, MAsterpiece, Alternators, Kiss players and in a way Generations

15.Armada (Micron Densetsu) Energon (Superlink) Cybertron (Galaxy Force)

16.It has made megatron an autobot and gone off on it's own tangent giving us a comedy drama sort of thing with mtme and a more serious story fromely known as RID.

17.Star Wars Crossovers.

18.To bring back the g1 characters in a more modern form with articulation. Much cheaper than MP and good for kids.

19.2006, March I think. Tomy of course.

20.2007..... Many fans screamed.

21.Henkei, Generations, United, Unite Warriors, Legends

22.War for Cybertron. TRansformers Devastation, Fall of Cybertron

23.Was it Prime?

24.Rescue Bots, Go Bots and Robots in Disguise (2015)

25.Choro-Q

26.Combiner Wars (although there were siting's late 2014) and Robots in Disguise, Unite Warriors.

27.PM Prime, MP Shockwave, Skullcruncher, Titan Fort Max, Titan Trypticon


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Old 14th December 2015, 09:09 PM
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Well done, boys. These questions are from a worksheet which I'm going to give to my Year 7-8 students tomorrow and Wednesday as part of an 88 slide Powerpoint presentation. So many of the "correct" questions would make more sense in the context of my presentation, so I can also see that some of your answers are also correct given that you didn't have the context of experiencing my awesome(TM) class presentation. Anyway, here are the official answers, although in some cases your alternate answers may also be correct, such as your answers for Q7.

1. 1984-92 (actually early '93)

2. Marvel Comics

3. Sunbow Productions

4. 1986 (note: Ultra Magnus was not one of them, he's a redeco of Diaclone's Powered Convoy)

5. Death of Optimus Prime. Hasbro received lots of angry letters from parents.

6. 1987

7. To make toys cheaper and better value for money during the global recession of the late 80s/early 90s.

8. 1

9. Generation 2. Early toys were just repaints of G1 toys. Kids at the time just weren't interested in vehicles.

10. Exploited current kids' interests in animals over vehicles. Superior toy designs.

11. Written to appeal to both kids and adults.

12. Japanese BW series was written for very young children. Toys' focus shifted more towards realistic beast modes (whereas Hasbro's favoured fantasy modes like Fuzors, Transmetals, Transmetal 2s).

13. Hasbro continued with their fantasy beast and vehicle mode theme with Beast Machines; Takara combined BW level toy engineering with licensed vehicle modes with Car Robot.

14. (any 3) Binaltech, Masterpiece, Device Label, Music Label, Sports Label, Smallest Transforming Transformers, Alternity. <---these are all the "Ages 15+" line (except KISS Play, I intentionally omitted that from my presentation for obvious reasons ). Although Classicsverse appeals to a lot of adults, it is not "MA15+" restricted to a mature audience.

15. Armada, Energon, Cybertron

16. Written for an adult audience.

17. (any 1) Animorphs, Star Wars, Marvel, Disney Label

18. Original G1 characters with modern day toy engineering standards at regular mass retail

19. 2006, Tomy

20. 2007

21. (any 3) Universe, Henkei, Generations, United, Reveal the Shield, Legends

22. War for Cybertron, Fall of Cybertron. Devastation may be inspired by some Classicsverse figures, but those toys weren't made to market the game.

23. Transformers Prime. Polygon lost 1/3 of their workforce after the quake/tsunami, which is why Ratchet's recount of the history between Orion Pax and Megatron was animated with painted stills instead of full CGI. It ended up looking cool, so Hasbro decided to keep the same format with similar narrated historical recount scenes in some subsequent episodes.

24. (any 1) First Transformers, 1-2-3 Transformers, Transformers Go-Bots, Rescue Bots

25. Q Transformers

26. (any 1) Combiner Wars, Robots In Disguise

27. (any 1) Combiner Wars (e.g. Combaticons etc.), Masterpiece (e.g. Ratchet, Ironhide etc.), Titan Class Trypticon, Bayformers 5.
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This is a test for your students?!? I need to go to your school
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