When I was a kid my parents watched a lot of cartoons with me, but there were some shows that drove them out of the room. One of those cartoons was Transformers. I was an observant kid, and I noticed the correlation. I always wondered why, and found my answer in college.
My college roommate was (and probably still is) a huge Transformers fan. He read the comics, had the toys (the Unicron figure was so damn big I wanted to charge it rent), and watched that cartoon a whole lot.
One of the many things I learned in college was that the Transformers are fucking stupid.
The animation is crap, the dialog is shit, and I’ve seen porn with a more compelling plot.
I’ll admit Peter Cullen owns Optimus Prime, but that’s where my praise of Transformers media ends.
Transformer toys are great. When you’re a kid there’s nothing cooler than a robot and a truck/ airplane in one. I got more mileage out of the few Transformer toys my parents gave me than just about anything else in my toy-chest.
In this instance, great toys don’t translate into great media.
Convince me that I’m wrong… Or just let your fanboy rage loose on my comment section.