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Vote for Ford Kinder and Anne Bryant

Voting for the Transformers Hall of Fame is now open through the official Transformers App.

Vote for whoever you want to out of the character categories (and laugh at some of the strangest art and bio choices they’ve ever had), but I want to talk about the one for real-life people. This is the first time they’ve ever had a real person/people be inducted by popular vote, and the category is “Best Musical Act Used In TRANSFORMERS Branded Production” (capitalization Hasbro’s).

However, the voting may be skewed because Hasbro neglected to say what the nominees actually did.

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Science of Anime: Ludicrous Size

As I’ve said before, some anime like to have things so big that the square/cube law says they shouldn’t be able to support their own weight. But weight only applies when there’s gravity, right? So how about giants in space?

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Science of Anime: Space terminology and scale

Transformers Energon was the terrible English dub of Transformers Superlink, which wasn’t that good to begin with. One infamous line of dialogue from it was “We warped into another galaxy on the outer reaches of the solar system.”.

That’s an extreme example of an issue that a lot of other anime have to a lesser degree; mixing up astronomical terms and/or the scale associated with them. Several series have used “galaxy” like it meant “universe”. Others don’t seem to realize how close a “moon” and a “planet” can be in scale.

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Search engine terms

I’m seeing “unknown search terms” more often so this kind of post might get less common.

“1st transforming mecha” – This is from yesterday and seems to have found the most relevant post already, but there were no hits yesterday for this one that says a little more about Raideen.

“blue transformer drill” – If you weren’t looking for Cybertron Menasor, maybe it was Twin Twist?

“katebasma sto tablet angry birds transformers” – It’s Greek to me… actually I’m pretty sure it’s misspelled Greek.

“worst happy meal toys ever” – The only time I’ve mentioned Happy Meal toys I was talking about what are probably some of the better ones…

“fullmetal alchemist dog die” – I hope this wasn’t the same person who searched for “anime challenge pets”…


Angry Birds Transformers

Just got Angry Birds Transformers on my Android tablet yesterday. It’s not bad. The gameplay is like a cross between Angry Birds, one of those always-running games, and a shooter…and unfortunately one of those resource/time management games too.

Unlike Angry Birds Star Wars, which largely followed the plots of the movies, the story in this is largely original. There’s barely an explanation for why the Autobirds and Deceptihogs are teamed up. On the other hand, where else would you ever see Heatwave and Bludegeon together?

The names of the achievements are full of obscure Transformers references, so somebody involved with this really knew their stuff.

Aside from the time management aspects, the most annoying thing is that there doesn’t seem to be a way to rewatch the cutscenes or the animated intro.

Discussing Transformations

Related to something I wrote a couple of weeks ago, can you just picture a group of robots talking about their transformations:

Hound: I’m a Jeep.

Star Saber: I’m a jet.

Spyglass: I’m one-third of a camera.

Scooter: And they made fun of me. I’m a scooter.

Zero: I’m a Zero (the Japanese plane, not the number).

Tank: I’m a tank.

Sunstreaker: We get it! GoBots had lazy names. I’m a Lamborghini! I’m the awesome one! What about you shiny guys?

Nuggit: I’m a rock.

Gold Lightan: I’m a cigarette lighter.

Star Saber: I don’t want you transforming around my kid.

Galvatron (RiD): I’m a two-headed dragon. And a bat. And a batmobile. And a batjet. And a hand. And a griffin, a one-headed dragon, a mammoth, and a batboat.

Spyglass: Show-off…

Hound: What about you, Turbo Cones?

Turbo Cones: I’m an ice cream cone.

Spyglass: I feel better now.

Galvatron: I’m hungry…