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Transformers 30-Day Challenge, Day 05:Favorite Transformers Universe | Marvel Comics
I like my Transformers like I’d like my coffee if I actually liked coffee: Dark. The more serious and dramatic a story is, the more I like it. This is one of the reasons why I can’t get into Animated at all. It’s also one of the reasons why I love the comic continuities so much. Now, I haven’t read a lot of the Dreamwave/IDW series, so I’m going with the comics I grew up with, the Marvel Comics G1/G2 run.
Actually, I could probably just answer the question by saying, “Anything Simon Furman has written.” Simon Furman is The Transformers, as far as I’m concerned. He made them into legitimate science fiction, and not just a kid’s toy commercial. So, while I have yet to see an animated series that perfectly captures Transformers the way I’ve always wanted to see it, Simon Furman has more than satisfied me in print.
And that Generation 2 shit was dark, man. Like, depressing. Dude.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Beast Wars

Transformers 30-Day Challenge, Day 05:
Favorite Transformers Universe | Marvel Comics

I like my Transformers like I’d like my coffee if I actually liked coffee: Dark. The more serious and dramatic a story is, the more I like it. This is one of the reasons why I can’t get into Animated at all. It’s also one of the reasons why I love the comic continuities so much. Now, I haven’t read a lot of the Dreamwave/IDW series, so I’m going with the comics I grew up with, the Marvel Comics G1/G2 run.

Actually, I could probably just answer the question by saying, “Anything Simon Furman has written.” Simon Furman is The Transformers, as far as I’m concerned. He made them into legitimate science fiction, and not just a kid’s toy commercial. So, while I have yet to see an animated series that perfectly captures Transformers the way I’ve always wanted to see it, Simon Furman has more than satisfied me in print.

And that Generation 2 shit was dark, man. Like, depressing. Dude.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Beast Wars

I always loved how relatively realistic the G1 transformations were. Look at how Jazz effectively dives into a push-up before bringing it all together. The cartoon had a lot of instances of shoddy, lazy animation, but when they really paid attention and put a noticeable amount of effort into it, they did a pretty great job.

I always loved how relatively realistic the G1 transformations were. Look at how Jazz effectively dives into a push-up before bringing it all together. The cartoon had a lot of instances of shoddy, lazy animation, but when they really paid attention and put a noticeable amount of effort into it, they did a pretty great job.

Transformers 30-Day Challenge, Day 04:Least  Favorite Decepticon | Jetstorm
Man, I really don’t like Beast Machines, do I? I mean, I love Beast Wars, but Beast Machines just kind of came along and went, “HEY GUYS I LIKE WHAT YOU’RE DOING BUT I’VE GOT SOME COOL NEW IDEAS LET ME RUN THEM BY YOU THEY’LL BE AWESOME TRUST ME.” But none of those ideas were all that cool or awesome. Beast Machines just kind of spit up on Transformers in ways that Michael Bay can only dream of. It had so much potential, yet realized so little of it.
Before I decided to type the above paragraph, this post was only going to consist of the single sentence, “Shut up, asshole.” Seriously. I found this dude annoying as fuck. He had the most bizarre robot mode (No legs? And what’s up with that head? Is he a Talosian?) and, in jet mode, he could bend his “neck” like a fucking goose. I don’t mind a little silliness with my Transformers, but this? This, I do not forgive.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: You know, I really can’t think of many bad guys that I find annoying. Though I’m pro-Autobot all the way, it seems like they tend to attract most of the irritating Cybertronians. And humans too, for that matter.

Transformers 30-Day Challenge, Day 04:
Least Favorite Decepticon | Jetstorm

Man, I really don’t like Beast Machines, do I? I mean, I love Beast Wars, but Beast Machines just kind of came along and went, “HEY GUYS I LIKE WHAT YOU’RE DOING BUT I’VE GOT SOME COOL NEW IDEAS LET ME RUN THEM BY YOU THEY’LL BE AWESOME TRUST ME.” But none of those ideas were all that cool or awesome. Beast Machines just kind of spit up on Transformers in ways that Michael Bay can only dream of. It had so much potential, yet realized so little of it.

Before I decided to type the above paragraph, this post was only going to consist of the single sentence, “Shut up, asshole.” Seriously. I found this dude annoying as fuck. He had the most bizarre robot mode (No legs? And what’s up with that head? Is he a Talosian?) and, in jet mode, he could bend his “neck” like a fucking goose. I don’t mind a little silliness with my Transformers, but this? This, I do not forgive.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: You know, I really can’t think of many bad guys that I find annoying. Though I’m pro-Autobot all the way, it seems like they tend to attract most of the irritating Cybertronians. And humans too, for that matter.

Transformers: Generation 2 #5, “Tales of Earth, Part Two”art by Manny Galan
What in the unholy living fuck?

Transformers: Generation 2 #5, “Tales of Earth, Part Two”
art by Manny Galan

What in the unholy living fuck?

Transformers 30-Day Challenge, Day 03:Least Favorite  Autobot | Nightscream
(Since there’s no specific mention of Maximals or Predacons in the original meme list, I’m going to go ahead and place Beast-era ‘bots under the Autobot and Decepticon headings.)
A Transformer that turns into a bat? That’s a pretty cool idea. I mean, bats are cool, right? Yeah, totally. But you know when they’re not cool? When they’re whiny little useless bitches who look like Michael Jackson with an emo haircut; that’s when. Nightscream is one of Beast Machines' most grievous sins, being almost as despicable as what they did to Rhinox.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: …Nah, fuck it. This asshole makes Wheelie look amazing.

Transformers 30-Day Challenge, Day 03:
Least Favorite Autobot | Nightscream

(Since there’s no specific mention of Maximals or Predacons in the original meme list, I’m going to go ahead and place Beast-era ‘bots under the Autobot and Decepticon headings.)

A Transformer that turns into a bat? That’s a pretty cool idea. I mean, bats are cool, right? Yeah, totally. But you know when they’re not cool? When they’re whiny little useless bitches who look like Michael Jackson with an emo haircut; that’s when. Nightscream is one of Beast Machines' most grievous sins, being almost as despicable as what they did to Rhinox.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: …Nah, fuck it. This asshole makes Wheelie look amazing.

What did you think of Soundwave in the 2nd Transformers movie?

I actually haven’t seen the second Bayformers movie, so I won’t comment just yet. I saw the first movie and was so disappointed by it that the sequel just wasn’t a priority for me, despite The Fallen (or something like him) being in it. I will watch it one day though, and I’ll definitely make a post about it when I do.

cybertonium:

Soundwave what did they do to you

Ugh. Listen, I try to be really open-minded when it comes to new Transformer designs and redesigns. I’ve never not had Transformers in my life, ever since I was a small child, and I’ve seen a lot of great and fucked up robots over the years. I can tolerate, and even like, a lot of really crazy, unorthodox designs.
But can we please move away from this Michael Bay-looking shit? I get that Hasbro has made a lot of money off of these movies and that little kids, of course, eat it up. But these designs are so painfully generic and boring and lacking in personality, it’s downright depressing. I mean, what is that up there? It just looks like a mishmash of sharp angles. There’s nothing unique about it. Transformers need to be unique. (Er, Seekers aside.)
I’m all for something new. I am not for something stupid and lazy.

cybertonium:

Soundwave what did they do to you

Ugh. Listen, I try to be really open-minded when it comes to new Transformer designs and redesigns. I’ve never not had Transformers in my life, ever since I was a small child, and I’ve seen a lot of great and fucked up robots over the years. I can tolerate, and even like, a lot of really crazy, unorthodox designs.

But can we please move away from this Michael Bay-looking shit? I get that Hasbro has made a lot of money off of these movies and that little kids, of course, eat it up. But these designs are so painfully generic and boring and lacking in personality, it’s downright depressing. I mean, what is that up there? It just looks like a mishmash of sharp angles. There’s nothing unique about it. Transformers need to be unique. (Er, Seekers aside.)

I’m all for something new. I am not for something stupid and lazy.

The Transformers #25, “Gone But Not Forgotten!”art by Don Perlin
Today feels very “BAWOOOM.” Perhaps even a little “BZAPP.” *sigh*

The Transformers #25, “Gone But Not Forgotten!”
art by Don Perlin

Today feels very “BAWOOOM.” Perhaps even a little “BZAPP.” *sigh*

Transformers 30-Day Challenge, Day 02:Favorite Decepticon | Cyclonus
When it comes to fictional characters, I tend to gravitate towards certain ones for fairly superficial reasons. Maybe that’s not unusual; I don’t know. But if I like the way a character looks, or I like the vibe they gives off, they’re a favorite. And Cyclonus? He’s like some big, dark, bunny-eared, Dracula-looking dude. Pretty sweet. And I’ve always thought it was rad that he used to be either Bombshell or Skywarp. Brothers be movin’ on up!
I realize this is blasphemy amongst Transformers fans, but to me,  Cyclonus is basically a new, improved version of Starscream. I mean,  Megatron put up with a ton of shit from Starscream, and even from the  more formidable Shockwave. Apparently, Megs had to turn into Galvatron  and go nuts, before he could finally find himself a decent  second-in-command.
Also, his designer once described him as “a small time demon.” ARGUMENT WON AGAIN.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Shockwave, Scorponok, Soundwave

Transformers 30-Day Challenge, Day 02:
Favorite Decepticon | Cyclonus

When it comes to fictional characters, I tend to gravitate towards certain ones for fairly superficial reasons. Maybe that’s not unusual; I don’t know. But if I like the way a character looks, or I like the vibe they gives off, they’re a favorite. And Cyclonus? He’s like some big, dark, bunny-eared, Dracula-looking dude. Pretty sweet. And I’ve always thought it was rad that he used to be either Bombshell or Skywarp. Brothers be movin’ on up!

I realize this is blasphemy amongst Transformers fans, but to me, Cyclonus is basically a new, improved version of Starscream. I mean, Megatron put up with a ton of shit from Starscream, and even from the more formidable Shockwave. Apparently, Megs had to turn into Galvatron and go nuts, before he could finally find himself a decent second-in-command.

Also, his designer once described him as “a small time demon.” ARGUMENT WON AGAIN.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Shockwave, Scorponok, Soundwave