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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Transformers! YES!

What was the greatest cartoon in the 80s? The very bestest most brilliant of ALL THE CARTOONS? 

CORRECT - it was TRANSFORMERS! 

Everyone make that noise - go on, make it, make it! YES THAT ONE! I just turned into a MOTHERFLIPPING PLANE! 

I loved Transformers when I was a kid - I didn't care that it was aimed at boys, boys had all the coolest stuff, so I just did boy stuff (in a tutu, occasionally, but hey, so did my brother!) and the Transformers were the KINGS of all toys and entertainment. 

I was pretty excited when the films came out recently - and am a little bit in love with Bumblebee, which might be a bit odd because he's a robot from space who can't speak, but you shut up. 

And do you want to know something REALLY EXCITING? There's a new DVD out with the brand new, re-launched super shiny fantastic Transformers cartoons! 

LOOK IT!



You want it, don't you...you know you want it! 

There's a press release too - check ME out being all with the details baby!

TRANSFORMERS PRIME: MORE METAL-CRUNCHING ACTION FROM THE TITANIC TRANSFORMERS
Prepare for combat as the Transformers tread on ‘Dangerous Ground’ in their new DVD release
The battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons rages on in the latest installment of the action packed seriesTransformers Prime: Dangerous Ground, produced by Hasbro Studios, out on DVD from 18th February 2013 in the UK.
Follow Optimus Prime, Arcee, Ratchet and the rest of the awesome Autobots as they come face to face with some of their toughest challenges yet, including some ferocious new characters. 
The bio-mechanical aliens have to contend with a new evil in the form of Starscream. Having taken over as leader of the Decepticons in the wake of Megatron’s supposed death, he’s proving a powerful force to be reckoned with. Not happy with the respect he’s getting from his own troops, Starscream awakens Skyquake, a legendary Decepticon warrior, to join his ranks and bolster his sinister status.
On Earth, the Autobots travel on a scouting mission where they face dangerous perils which see Optimus and Arcee stranded in the Arctic. Meanwhile Bulkhead’s old friend Wheeljack sends a message to the Autobots, which is intercepted by the Decepticons who capture Wheeljack and send in a spy in to the Autobot base. Will Wheeljack escape unscathed?
The Autobots will have to keep fighting the good fight in the face of one of their most challenging battles yet. Will they overcome the threat and defend Earth? 
The DVD features five episodes giving fans more than two hours of action and adventure as the Transformers face their most epic battles to date. What better way to revolutionise your half term break than getting some primeTransformer time!



So I got my sweaty, overexcited hands on a copy - and sat down with the kids to watch it. Well - it was like magic - they sat and watched it! They didn't wander off, they sat still for a whole episode then asked for another (what a pity) and learned all the names, that the Autobots are the good guys and the Decepticons are the baddies, and that Bumblebee is the GREATEST ROBOT OF ALL TIME. 

Starscream is an excellent baddie, Skyquake makes you quake, an old friend is a figure of extreme interest and it is just as great as it was when I was a kid - and as a proper grown up I really should be over cartoons by now, but I'm not. 

If you want a copy do the do on the oojit below and shiz, and I'll announce the winners - and there will be TWO of you - count them, TWO - as soon as the comp is closed. 

Good luck! Now if you'll excuse me I have some cartoons to watch...
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19 comments:

  1. My son loved transformers and had lots of the vehicles which he could transform very quickly and I hadn't a clue how to do it.

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    1. How DO kids work these things out so quickly?!

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  2. I have Optimus Prime and Bumble Bee here on the table in front of me. Well, I call them that in the hope they'll turn themselves into the correct vehicles, or the robots, I don't mind which, but I can only seem to get something in between :D

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    1. That sounds horribly like something that would happen if I tried.

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  3. When I was a child I used to watch Pagpuss. I have now converted my son to a Pagpuss fan. On the other hand hubby is a big Transformers fan and loves the fact that he now has an excuse to watch the films and cartoons with our son. When we go to the shops it's usually daddy who is pushing for our son to buy a transformer. He then loves the fact that he has to transform the more difficult ones as our son is only 6.

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    1. Surely that's the sole reason to HAVE children?

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  4. I always loved the carebears, I would get home from school and watch Carebears the movie over and over again, I even had a one of their cloud cars as a toy.

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    1. When I was little my best friend was a boy called Graham who I did ballet with - he had the care bears film on video and I used to go to his house every week to watch it.

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  5. I always loved sooty, they have released some new episodes and i have the new dvd, cant wait to sit down and watch them!

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  6. Never watch the original cartoon again. It will ruin it for you. Much like when I read watched teen wolf.

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  7. Never watch the original cartoon again. It will ruin it for you. Much like when I read watched teen wolf.

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  8. Never watch the original cartoon again. It will crap all over your childhood memories.

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  9. Well I remember running home from school at lunch time to watch Button Moon - who knew a wooden spoon would be so entertaining - that was proper 3D ;)

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  10. I distinctly recall being obsessed with Barbie dolls and creating costumes for them but then decided they were no longer in vogue so I decided to transform them into punk dolls... it went badly

    (d schmidt in widget)

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    1. Did you know that if you set FIRE to their hair it melts spectacularly fast into something akin to an afro? So i'm told...*cough*

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