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Topic: The Transformers NES game gets a comic.

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Bass_X0

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Well, its only two pages but it sets up the background for the NES game.

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The comic was released recently in Japan to advertise new Optimus Prime and Megatron toys (they both turn into cars).

Note that the three shadowy figures on the second page are the bosses in the NES game.

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Edgey, Gumshoe, Godot, Sissel, Larry, then Mia, Franziska, Maggie, Kay and Lynne.

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JamieO

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@BassX0 I used to buy Transformers comic loads as a li'l nipper, I have issues 34 to 145 in a box in my flat. However, I have never owned or even played any of the Transformers video games.
Which Transformers game is the best, mate?

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the_shpydar

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@JamieO
Funny, i think i have issues like 8 to 30-something of the original US comic. I imagine you're speaking of the UK comic though, which from my understanding was always considered a bit superior.

As for Transformers games, there was one for the C64 i remember that i enjoyed a lot. As for the NES game, check out Arino-san playing through it on GameCenterCX; one of the better episodes.

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JamieO

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@the_shpydar I don't know that much about comics in general, so I can not say if UK issues were better than the US.
I was just the right age to be Transformers mad when I was a nipper, we used to have an early morning kids breakfast show here called 'whack-a-day' and I used to watch or record the cartoons on my mum's VHS, read through my comics (they were the UK Marvel comics) and collect loads of figures. Memories, eh!
Cheers for this scan @Bass_X0 , it is cool. :)

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the_shpydar

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I'm a comic fan but know little about the Transformers comics beyond the Marvel issues i had back in the 80s. The US Marvel comics may have been essentally the same as the UK Marvel comics, kind of like the GI Joe/Action Force UK differences. I actually got that whole batch as once as payment from a friend when i covered his paper route for a couple weeks on summer. Being a kid in the 80s sure was good times. =)

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JamieO

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@the_shpydar That sounds like a pretty cool swap, a bit of a 'win win' situation.
Around about '85 the comics were only 30p each in the UK, your 22 comics netted you around £6.60, I don't know what that would be the equivalent of 24 years inflation. I hope that the paper round was not too long a route, or you got his share of the pay. At least you could have headed to the arcades to play Atari's handlebar controlled Paperboy and then lived out the action for real in the morning. lol.
You were a good mate to that fella, no two ways about it.... and you are right, being a kid in the '80s was awesome! :)

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cheetahman91

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Don't know about the NES one, but the Famicom one is damn near impossible.

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@JamieO:
Yeah, in addition to the comics (which were i believe 60 cents at the time -- sidenote: why does my keyboard not have a "cents" symbol?) i think i also got a few GI Joe figures, plus, i also managed a few nice tips from customers on his route. Not a long route at all, and was actually like the "sister" route to my own -- it's houses picked up right where my route houses ended, and was right in my neighborhood so a very easy couple weeks gig, just like an extra 20 minutes or so tacked on to my normal delivery time. And i think all, or most, of the money did go into various arcade machines. And Big Gulps.

@cheetahman91:
Yeah, i actually meant the Famicom game when i mentioned GameCenterCX. Not sure if that game was officially released in the US or not.

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