Tag: Transformers

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From the Vaults: Transformers Animated

Transformers_Animated_AutobotsSo, as you all are sure aware, I am a huge fan of Transformers. The G1 series is intricate to my childhood and I still am nostalgic for it to this day.  While I do love it, I do admit that just about everything that was released of Transformers after the fact… Kind of sucks. Beast Wars was solid until it went back to Cybertron. But beyond the the best I can come up with is Transformers: Prime which is… Okay… Just okay. And don’t even get me started on the fucking Michael Bay movies… Well… Almost everything. There is one other show that I do love from the Transformers line that came up after the fact and that show is Transformers: Animated.

Yet strangely enough this is a series that is not looked upon fondly for some reason. Often considered to be too “kid friendly” and a little silly, Transformers: Animated doesn’t typically get brought up when you talk about the greatness of Transformers… Which is a shame considering the show is fucking solid! So today we are going to open up the vault to make a case for Transformers: Animated being an underrated gem. Continue reading “From the Vaults: Transformers Animated”

Top 10 Generation 1 Transformers

downloadSo if I haven’t made it clear before that I am a fan of the original G1 Transformers…  Let me just state again that I am. I think it should be rather obvious after the multiple posts that I have made, but it is truly one of the center pieces to my childhood. I have done a lot of posts about Transformers bu shockingly enough I have not done one that simply lists the best of the best. After all there were hundreds of these assholes running around, spanning the entire first generation! It is perfect for a top ten list and now is the time to give it up. So this is the Top 10 Best Generation 1 Transformers!

As always I have to say that this list is my own personal opinion. If you have a different opinion I would love to hear it. I always love a good debate. I based this list on the popularity of the character in the series, their impact on future generations, their impact in the series itself, and their contribution to the franchise as a whole. With that being said, let’s get started with some honorable mentions. Continue reading “Top 10 Generation 1 Transformers”

Top 5 Transformers Generation 1 Episodes

220px-Transformers_G1_series_logoOH right in the nostalgia. Talk about my childhood, I remember watching the original Generation 1 Transformers as a kid and just being absolutely enamored in the world. I had the toys, I had some of the episodes on VHS, and as I got older I even was able to grab the entire collection on DVD from China before the Live Action movies revived the series. I still watch them every now and again just for the sake of some nostalgia and after watching it as an adult I can say with the up most certainty… That the series is actually rather bad. It is episodic, there is a plethora of animation, voice acting, and continuity errors, and the laws of common sense make you sit there and scratch your head wondering why nobody has died in this universe until the Transformers Movie.  All that being said, I still love the shit out of them! I love the series and watch it whenever I get the chance and they are not all bad. Some of the episodes are pretty good and today’s list is made to showcase some of the best, the Top 5 Transformers Generation 1 Episodes.

Now as always I preface my list by saying that this list is my own personal opinion. If you have a different opinion, then please let me know, I love a good debate. Next up I base this list on a number of things. First off, what was the feel of the episode. Did it feel like something was at stake or was it simply filler. Second was their character development of any kind or any type of indication that there was continuity in the story. Finally, was the show memorable? Each fan of the series has those episodes that stick out in their mind so memorability counts. Also keep in mind that episodes that have multiple parts will be lumped into one choice. Also since I already reviewed the Tranformers Movie, it isn’t counted. With that being said, allow me to list some honorable mentions. Continue reading “Top 5 Transformers Generation 1 Episodes”

Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth: Tanner and Brandon’s Most Hated Movies

logo_nerdiest_template (1)On this special episode of the Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth, Brandon and I talk about our Top 10 Most Hated Movies of All Time! Please watch, enjoy, and prepare to be angry as some of your favorite movies pop up on the list. Continue reading “Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth: Tanner and Brandon’s Most Hated Movies”

Tanner Reviews The Transformers: The Movie

215px-Transformers-movieposter-westWell damn… I feel like I owe my readers and fans an apology on this one. Due to the fact that I recently returned to my previous job officiating football (European not American), I was unable to see a movie for this week and I am late for this review to boot. My bad on that one, but I’m able to shift my schedule so this shouldn’t happen again. Either way, I still need to fill the ‘Sunday’ slot with something so I have decided to review a nostalgic movie from my past. Growing up, one of my favorite shows to watch was always the First Generation of Transformers. A few of my next door neighbors watched the series when they were younger and had most of the first two seasons on VHS. I would borrow them all the time so I could watch them and eventually they gave the tapes to me. If there is one cartoon that really sums up my childhood I have to say that it is Transformers.

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The Car Wash… OF DOOM

Finally! After fighting with my electronics for what felt like an eternity, I have finished and posted my latest review, Transformers Issue 31: The Car Wash of Doom. I am happy to report, I actually got a temp job recently and can now afford to get better equipment then the stuff that I have to work with now. So this means that soon the quality of my work will improve considerably! I plan to buy some of the best equipment I can to ensure that I can provide for all of you the best quality that you all deserve from me.

But I digress, on to the review! Overall I think this is definitely one of my best reviews to this date. I do believe I made some really excellent points about the comic book. I also was able to get in a couple of really good jokes in the process.  Issue 31 of the Transformers comic is by far one of if not THE most surreal of the Transformers comics that was put out by Marvel and I think I did a really nice job proving that. But I’ll let the review to speak for that. Please watch it at the link below.

I do think there were some areas that I could improve on, nothing in this world is perfect. One problem is my crappy movie editing software did not come with photo editing thus a lot of the pictures appear a little bit small. Plus I do not have a photocopier so I had to take individual pictures of most of the pictures for the comic book which was rather tedious. I am not making excuses but merely pointing out that I acknowledge my flaws and will learn from my mistakes. But these are also rather little flaws in the grand scheme of things, the video is still rock solid in my opinion.

So things to look forward to in the future. As I mentioned in my last post I do have new characters on the way, a Tanner Tries Review, and tis the season to be spooky. Personally, I can’t think of a better way then to review a movie centered around some spooky ghosts… Ghostbusters 2! You can look forward to these and more in the future. Thank you for reading and stay posted for more of Tanner Reviews the World.