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So I went browsing through the boys section of Toys 'R' Us. Much to my surprise I found some Transformers that actually weren't Transformers Animated and discovered that it was or is the Transformers 25th Anniversary. So on that note, who's your favorite Transformer (or transformers) out of any toy line, any cartoon series, what have you?

We Did It, Big Bot by thweatted

Guess who else turns 25 this year. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, complete with old school inspired toys for the occasion. I still have my old Ninja turtles in a bin somewhere, goofy ones like the rock band, and clowns, and sports. Good times. So yeah, you can reminisce about them too.

I think last year was the year of the Cabbage Patch Kid and the Care Bear.


The quality and durability of toys ain't what it used to be.

Not being totally satisfied with the Anniversary version of Cheetor (who is more like a Beast Wars/ Beast Machines hybrid, he doesn't even have the gun) I ordered a classic style Cheetor from Amazon for a reasonable price. I think I damaged the package trying to pull the thing out of the mail box. I love this one. And oh yeah, it's in Japanese. The box is a keeper. He also came with a card and some other paperwork I can't read.

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I remember playing TMNT when I was little (as in pretending to be TMNT) and I got stuck being Donatello when I wanted to be Raph, but this other kid got to be Raph instead. Afterwards, I started paying more attention to Don, and he actually became my favorite. Weird how that works.

One thing that always bothered me is that I never had all 4 of any set of the turtles and I had no "normal" ones, which is why this sucked me in. The anniversary toys each come with punch-out weapons and a CD with one of the first episodes on it (the eps in the Volume 1 DVD). Here's the back of the package. I LOL at the naked Shredder and Krang accessory.

Long live the Rat King.
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friendshipisfiction Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
i had the rock band one...and i had the splinter withthe bow and arrow...and like...20 freackin plushies...all four in one size, a mikey in a bigger size and an even bigger raphael..possible 36 inches long..? i loved-ed him ;-;...and i think the last turtle toy i had was the turtle blimp that i got at a yardsale for 5 bucks ^^ stupid-asses ^^....then my mother threw the all away ;-;...she said i was too old....didju know in like the first or so episode with rocksteady and bebop in it they called april o'neal a bimbo?? i love the 80's ^^
KitteyCat1010 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009   Writer
My favourite TF's have to be

Bumblebee, Prowl, Jazz, Jetstorm and Jetfire
Koko-BUGG Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009   Photographer
YEAH! I used to have those exact Ninja Turtles! Well, they were my brothers, but I grew up playing with Leo, Don, Mikey, Raph, and Shredder. Good times. (Who am I kidding? I'M 15! XD)
Shatoyarn-MoonGoddes Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
on the back it look like it saying splinter was original human? i thought he was a normal rat at the beginning?
Magnum13 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they change the story every series, in the comics he was human
Shatoyarn-MoonGoddes Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
oh ok. i never read the comic only the tv show.
Magnum13 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fair enough
Quarma Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I choose Wreck-Gar and Swindle from Animated and Soundwave in all adaptations!
ryuuseipro Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009   Filmographer
And next year will be the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers' source material, DIACLONE (an offshoot of HENSHIN CYBORG and MIRCOMAN)!
Kjrin132 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Sideways... Teh MOTORCYCLE of AWESOME!!:eager:
camillesantiago Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
With me only watching Beast Wars, um I liked Rat Trap.
mitofox Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Say, did you you get the new Cheetor under the Transformers Universe Classics line? They're given him a better beast form, but turned him into a robot ninja.
SirChristopher Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
As much as I love the Universe Cheetor, the lack of GUTGUN was a downer.
Knuckles-Echidna72 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Beast wars, Dinobot and Cheetor :3
Zimeta Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooooooo! Nice!
Mecha-maniac Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
I'm far too young to have seen anything other then Animated and the movie. And I can't remember Beast Wars too well, though my brother really liked that one and so did I.
But I suppose I like Wasp, Starscream, Blitzwing, Frenzy, Ironhide, and Optimus Prime (Movie version) best.
Cotton-gravy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
I'm probably a little out of place here, since I've only ever really liked Animated. And from that, Bulkhead and Wreck-Gar get my vote.
ProfessorMegaman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always favored G1 Optimus Prime and Megatron. What can I say? They're classic rivals. Their attitudes were hard core and their designs were awesome.

That's always been an issue for me whenever someone remakes Transformers and screws with their designs. You just can't mess with them, they are the definitive Prime and Megatron.
Accept no substitutes.

Know what else is celebrating it's 25th anniversary? Dragon Ball, though it's apparent it won't be a very festive occasion.

I'm celebrating my 25th this year too! Wow! It really makes me feel nostalgic for all the things that used to rock!
Tal-robot Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
The Insecticons.
Goblinthegreat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Yes, TMNT's birthday! God, I used to love that show as a kid! I had the action figures and everything- I'm definitely doing a tribute picture to the Heroes in a Half-Shell =D
"I love comic books and I love anime. It’s kind of like being in a crack house with no money.”- Samuel L. Jackson
Dyalyn Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Grimlock. He was awesome in the comics. :)
Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sound Wave (or was it sonic wave? it's the decepticon with the little pet-cassettes) and Bumble Bee (the volkswagen version, mind you ;P ).

Also, thanks for the link to the optical illusions, really interesting to see many new ones :D
Inspectornills Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Grimlock all the way! :D

Starscream and Jazz is up there as well.
Maetch Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
My top Transformer would have to be Waspinator (Beast Wars), without question. His entire existence is one big running gag, and it's always funny to see him get pounded.

"Why universe hate Waspinator?"

I'm glad they gave Waspy some happiness in the end, but then Beast Machines came and ruined his fun. Why couldn't they let him die happy? :(
charonbond Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
I wished I could have gotten all the Transformers that formed Devastator. I only had two and they were the arms. I had Jetfire, but I probably had more Go-Bots than anything. I also had Soundwave.
Gravidtron Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Also your comment on the quality and durability of toys is absolutely true. The new toys are SO MUCH BETTER. My old G1 Transformers are broken messes of garbage, but I've never had any of them break on me after about the Beast Wars era.

In a similar vein, thank god for the death of detachable fists, cannons, etc. with no place to put them in the alternate mode. My old toys always had to fight with their fists-- or in Optimus Prime and Starscream's case, their handless stumps-- because every single accessory eventually got lost, if not immediately upon opening the toy in the car.
Gravidtron Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been a fan all my life-- in fact, I share my real name with a minor but important character from the G1 Marvel comics.

And yet, my favorite character of all time is one of the very newest.

BULKHEAD <3 <3 <3
ArtistofChaos Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Soundwave was always a fave. He completely defied all of the laws of physics and science.
Redmagesalyre Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
G1: Optimus, Starscream, Wheeljack

Beast Wars/Machines: Silverbolt, Blackarachinia, Cheetor, Waspinator, Nightscream, Dinobot, Botanica, Rattrap

Film: Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Barricade

I don't really watch Ani, so I can't talk much about it.

Can't wait for the next movie.
mallaard Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, who doesn't love Starscream? But aside from him, my favorite might have to be Galvatron. For one, he was super bad-ass with the Leonard Nimoy voice in the '86 movie, and for two, he was freakin' insane in the TV series. Although he went back to the Frank Welker Megatron voice in the show, he grew increasingly more nutty. In one episode the other decepticons take him to a living asylum planet, where he rants and raves, shoots at random people, and infects the entire planet with his psychosis by episode's end. That's awesome.

And Optimus, because hell, he's Optimus.
gsilverfish Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Soundwave superior, Constructicons inferior. :)
NeoSlashott Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Meh fave Grimlock. =)

(Ironhide, Bumblebee, Jazz, Soundwave, Ultra Magnus, The Junkyon leader from the Classic Movie also XD heheh yup)
battybuddy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Optimus Primes ALWAYS been my favorite. Why? Cause he was THE transformers toy I owned, and still own (His fists are missing though. They were detachable for when he transformed.)

Also, on a side note, since they did a crossover once I think, I liked Nugget, and Sticks and Stone from the Rock Lords too. (Rock Lords was a transformers rip-off, cept instead of turning into vehicles they turned into rocks. Nugget was a gold nugget who, in the cartoon, the visor thing that covered his head kept falling down, I think, and Sticks and Stones was a two headed bad guy.)
TronmanZ Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
G1: Optimus Prime, Jazz, Prowl, Ironhide, Wheeljack, Grimlock, Cliffjumper, Jetfire/Skyfire, Hod Rod, Ultra Magnus, Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Rumble, Laserbeak, Shockwave, Devastator, Cyclonus, Unicron

Beast Wars: Optimus Primal, Rhinox, Dinobot, Cheetor, Rattrap, Depth Charge, Megatron, Waspinator, Quickstrike, Inferno, Tarantulas

RID: Optimus Prime, Omega Prime, Prowl, Side Burn, X-Brawn, Rail Racer, Scourge

Unicron Trilogy: Optimus Prime, Hot Shot, Jetfire, Blurr, Vector Prime, Primus, Megatron, Starscream, Tidalwave, Demolisher, Unicron

Movie: Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Blackout, Barricade

Animated: Optimus Prime, Prowl, Ultra Magnus, Jazz, Blurr, Rodimus, Grimlock, Omega Supreme, Wreck-gar, Megatron, Starscream, Blitzwing, Lugnut, Shockwave, Swindle, Lockdown, Oil Slick, Waspinator
TronmanZ Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
I have more
G1: Inferno, Bluestreak, Smokescreen, Bumblebee, Superion, Wreck-gar, Metroplex, Ravage, Bruticus, Predaking

Beast Wars: Silverbolt, Tigatron, Blackarachina, Rampage

Unicron Trilogy: Wheeljack, Sideways

Animated: Jetfire, Jetstorm, Warpath
mitofox Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine was the G1 Aerielbots/Superion. :)

And from the TFU Classics line... Well, Rodimus hands down.
toxic-teen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
All Versions of StarScream. ;p

And From Beast Wars: Dinobot, Cheetor, Tarantulas, QuickStrike, and Waspinator.
JonathonDobbs Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wheeljack from the old G1 cartoon, because he was so eccentric and most likely to blow up his own team mates and smile about it.

From Animated, probably Ratchet because he's an old crotch.
SirChristopher Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
G1: Optimus Prime, Devastator, Ironhide, Ratchet, Wheeljack, Prowl, Brawn, Cyclonous, Astrotrain, Blitzwing, Kup, Springer, Unicron, Ultra Magnus, Shockwave.

Beast Wars: Who DON'T I love? But my top ones are Rhinox, Optimus Primal, Silverbolt, Blackarachnia, Tarantulus, Dinobot, Waspinator, Megatron.

Robots in Disguise: Side Burn, X-Brawn, Skybyte.

Unicron Trilogy: Primus, Vector Prime.

Film Series: Ironhide, Barricade, Jazz.

Animated: Ratchet, Omega Supreme, Starscream, Blitzwing, Sentinel Prime, Ultra Magnus, Shockwave, Lockdown.

This all said, I love the Universe/Classics line, the 25th anniversary line, AND the animated lines as far as toys go.
D00pcakes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
*reads comments*

Oh my God, Beast Wars. ;U;
kittizak Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought Season 2 and 3 of Beast Wars were superb - G1 and G1 movie are classics and the 90's animated Transformer seasons from across the ocean (headmasters, masterforce and victory) were awesome in their own department
nintendoloz Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Snarl from Transformers Cybertron. It was Optimus Prime, but he went to 2nd place immediately after I saw Snarl.
Dangerman-1973 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sideswipe. I love red cars.
MadMontyZuma Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
The first Soundwave... he was my first Transformer..I still have him.
Shadow-Blaziken Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
I'll just narrow it down to the three series I know the most:

G1: Grimlock and Soundwave, probably. Followed by Shockwave. I just love the dinobots and those two Decepticons the most.

Beast Wars: Dinobot is probably my ultimate favorite. Followed by Waspinator, Tarantulas, Rattrap, and Silverbolt. Airazor was another one of my favorites as a kid, but it kinda sucks what they did with her and Tigatron later on.

Animated: A little trickier to decide, since a lot of the characters aren't too fleshed out, but Grimlock is great. So is Wreck-Gar and Blurr, the latter turning out even more awesome than the original G1 counterpart. I'll also have to add Waspinator even though we've only seen Wasp before becoming Waspinator in the series thus far. Waspinator's new design is just fantastic.
CelesteTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Always been a fangirl for the big bots, Megatron and Optimus Prime. Starscream is a close second though.
Kyra-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
my brother had a few G1 eppies taped, plus I found some online. Optimus and Bumblebee for the Autobots.

Starscream and Soundwave for the decepticons though.

I don't care for old G1 Blitzwing, but the TFA one cracks me up and is easily my favorite decepticon on that show.
Alistu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I still have an old toy of him knocking about somewhere.
I dun like his new design though.
Pembroke Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Grimlock is definitely my favorite. Though Starscream and Optimus Prime are really close seconds.
Zimeta Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta say Inferno (Beast Wars), or Cheetor and Dinobot.
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