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General Category => Hard Choices => Topic started by: Sam Wilson on November 25, 2006, 07:20:03 pm

Title: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Sam Wilson on November 25, 2006, 07:20:03 pm
Yo.

Gi Joe, or Transformers?  Which do you choose?
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: The Dark Wright on November 25, 2006, 07:28:40 pm
Joe's, baby, Joe's. Classic though, not that Sigma 6 bulls**t!

Snake Eyes
Duke
Flint
Storm Shadow
Lady J
Snow Job
Road Block
Cobra Commander
Zartan and the Dreadknocks
The Baroness
Destro
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Sam Wilson on November 25, 2006, 07:29:35 pm
Snake Eyes was a brother, of that, I have NO doubt.  And so was Optimus Prime and Grimlock (I'm just sayin'...)
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: bluezulu on November 25, 2006, 08:26:28 pm
Gi Joe all the way. I had them all. And if I still did I would have a small fortune. :(. Even Breaker is worth a few bucks.
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Sam Wilson on November 26, 2006, 05:09:52 am
Gi Joe all the way. I had them all. And if I still did I would have a small fortune. :(. Even Breaker is worth a few bucks.

blue, when I moved down hear I sold my joes for $5600...  :o
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: bluezulu on November 26, 2006, 07:13:10 am
dude that is a plasma, a good down payment on a car. Yesterday's favorite toys are tomorrows small fortunes.
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Sam Wilson on November 26, 2006, 07:52:19 am
dude that is a plasma, a good down payment on a car. Yesterday's favorite toys are tomorrows small fortunes.

I put it towards my morgage... :(

wanted to buy something useless with it though...
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 26, 2006, 07:56:40 am
Both.
nuff said.

u cant force us to choose.
1. i try to watch G.i. joe every morning on G4's Action Blast.
2. I love Devil's Due G.I. joe comic book series
3. DD makes a great GI joe vs transformers book.
4. i'm waiting for someone to show classic transformers now!

and yes, Prime and snake eyes were both black...
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Wise Son on November 27, 2006, 12:57:42 am
Transformers, but I'd concede that for Americans it's harder. The UK Transformers comic was fantastic (Megatron and Galvatron teaming up to wipe out the other Transformers, an issue-long fight between Prime and Grimlock, Grimlock's dream where he slices Megatron in half and rips up the rest of the Decepticons, etc. etc.), quite simply, while the US one was slightly rubbish, until they started using the writer and artists from the UK. The first couple of years of toys, where they actually looked like real cars and stuff, and then turned into robots - how can you get better than that? And a tape player with cassettes that all turn into robots? And the Dinobots? Hell, in the UK, the letters page was answered by Soundwave, Grimlock and Blaster.

Question - when we're doing these HARD QUESTIONS, why don't we do them as polls?
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Hypestyle on November 27, 2006, 03:58:28 pm
Transformers, but I'd concede that for Americans it's harder. The UK Transformers comic was fantastic (Megatron and Galvatron teaming up to wipe out the other Transformers, an issue-long fight between Prime and Grimlock, Grimlock's dream where he slices Megatron in half and rips up the rest of the Decepticons, etc. etc.), quite simply, while the US one was slightly rubbish, until they started using the writer and artists from the UK. The first couple of years of toys, where they actually looked like real cars and stuff, and then turned into robots - how can you get better than that? And a tape player with cassettes that all turn into robots? And the Dinobots? Hell, in the UK, the letters page was answered by Soundwave, Grimlock and Blaster.

fascinating, about the UK Transformers/GI Joe stuff.. I never got to read it.. so over there, Megatron and Galvatron were separate beings? curious..  I wish there were some way we could get some phone-book styled reprint volumes..

I just picked up the 20th anniversary of the Transformers movie.. hopefully they'll do the same thing with GI Joe, and maybe make it a 'director's cut' where they actually let Duke die..
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: nightwing1982 on November 27, 2006, 08:57:15 pm
DAMN!!

I...I...I...I can't choose!!!

NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Wise Son on November 28, 2006, 01:02:45 am
fascinating, about the UK Transformers/GI Joe stuff.. I never got to read it.. so over there, Megatron and Galvatron were separate beings? curious..  I wish there were some way we could get some phone-book styled reprint volumes..

No, over here Galvatron time-travelled back to the 80's, and Megatron was brainwashed by Shockwave into trying to kill his future self, but Galvatron talked him into a team-up that would make them ultimate rulers of the Decepticons.

If you're willing to pay shipping from the UK, Amazon has reprints of the UK volumes in their original A4-size full-colour glory. This is Galvatron's first trip to the 80's, which climaxes in the Autobots allying with Megatron to get rid of him (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-Target-2006-Simon-Furman/dp/1840235101/sr=1-6/qid=1164704272/ref=sr_1_6/202-5891417-6363031?ie=UTF8&s=books). This is his return trip, with Rodimus Prime, Wreck-Gar and the brilliant Deaths Head chasing him (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-Fallen-Angel-Simon-Furman/dp/184023511X/sr=1-8/qid=1164704449/ref=sr_1_8/202-5891417-6363031?ie=UTF8&s=books); And this is the epic Time Wars story, which includes the stuff I mentioned above. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-Time-Wars-Simon-Furman/dp/1840236477/sr=1-4/qid=1164704272/ref=sr_1_4/202-5891417-6363031?ie=UTF8&s=books)

I am a complete Transformers whore. ;D
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Marvelous on November 28, 2006, 01:28:11 am
Gotta go with the 'formers, prolly the first time I heard a cartoon cuss.  and hwo can forget Jazz.  ;)
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: sharcque on November 28, 2006, 02:03:28 am
Of those 2, Transformers wins for me.  But in the 80s, I was more of a Thundercats guy!
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Vic Vega on November 29, 2006, 01:29:51 pm
Yo.

Gi Joe, or Transformers?  Which do you choose?

THIS...could get ugly ;D

All misgivings aside, I choose GI Joe. The first season was really funny at times intentionally so. Like the episode where COBRA gets its own network. They then change the ending of KING KONG because :" When your opponent is bigger and stronger than you are, you can never win."  ;D.
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 29, 2006, 04:55:35 pm
Vic, that was a GREAT episode.

What about "the VIPER"?... Top Floor First!
ya'll remember THAT episode?
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: zulu801 on November 30, 2006, 05:00:42 am
Gi Joe all the way. I had them all. And if I still did I would have a small fortune. :(. Even Breaker is worth a few bucks.

blue, when I moved down hear I sold my joes for $5600...  :o

*tipping my hat*  now your GI Joes had an expensive Kung Fu grip   ;)
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: zulu801 on November 30, 2006, 05:02:23 am
transfomers.  at least they came out w/ different characters that made them more exciting than Gi Joes
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: True Father 7 on April 07, 2007, 01:01:29 am
Of those 2, Transformers wins for me.  But in the 80s, I was more of a Thundercats guy!

Make mine Voltron!
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Catch22 on April 09, 2007, 01:52:21 pm
How the hell can I choose this one??

Best Theme Song?  Tie

Baddest Badass Character? Tie

Most Vile Villian? Tie

Coolest Movie?  Slight edge to Transformers

Best Comic Adaption? Slight edge to the Joes


It's a tie dammit!!  My head's gonna explode!  The only correct answer is BOTH!
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Hypestyle on July 11, 2017, 01:43:15 pm
Yo.

Gi Joe, or Transformers?  Which do you choose?

For whatever it's worth, I'll pick GI Joe-- even though as a kid, I loved them both equally, I suppose the "fantasy" is at least tacitly more achievable that you could become a GI Joe soldier rather than become a transforming robot.   ::)  for my table-top RPG-era self, I created several superheroes with GI Joe as an influence..
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Emperorjones on July 31, 2017, 02:32:30 am
I like GI JOE more. I was a big fan of Transformers: Generation One a lot, but GI JOE just was more consistent for me.
Title: Re: '80's Hard Choices, GI Joe or Transformers?
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 05, 2017, 11:19:59 am
This IS hard, but I think GI Joe wins it for me.