Jump to content

Photo
- - - - -

What If: G1 had Fems from day 1


141 replies to this topic

#1 Vestras

Vestras

    Stone by Day, Friendship by Night

  • Supporter
  • 8459 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Georgia
  • Faction::Vehicon

Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:49 AM

So while on a TFwiki binge, I cam across an sandbox on Gender in TF's that got some wheels in my head turning.

What if Hasbro had actually decided to make some of the original G1 figures female from the get go? Back in the 80's Boys lines had no females typically (Scarlet, Lady Jane, and Cheetara being the only ones I recall off the top of my head), so what if suddenly Hasbro had decided to shake that trend and G1 had more female characters in it as their competitor Gobots did (Crasher and Smallfoot being main cast members as well as many supporting fems).

Would molds with prominent... chests (Jazz, Prowl, Shockwave) have been good candidates, or would Tracks have been a fem all along perhaps. Would we have seen versions of Roadrage and Discharge in the casts perhaps?

Thoughts, comments?
Clearing out some old TFs and Mugenbine in my BST Thread. You know you want some of these.

#2 ▲ndrusi

▲ndrusi

    So apparently Gravatars work here now.

  • Supporter
  • 19886 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:YES TOWN
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

Ratchet would have been the girl.

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#3 Phlis

Phlis
  • Citizen
  • 403 posts

Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:15 PM

Shockwave...as a female. Man. The Shipping man. The Shipping.

And then. ALL ARE DEAD.

#4 NightViper

NightViper

    Ehhhhh...

  • Public Relations
  • 33909 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:15 PM

It would be my guess that female characters would still have been limited to the Minibots only. Just because it would be easier to "get away" with doing something like that as long as it's one of the cheapest toys in the line.

#5 Kil

Kil
  • Citizen
  • 6653 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Haven, CT, USA

Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 15 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ratchet would have been the girl.



Yep.

#6 lastmaximal

lastmaximal

    Cyber Key Power...linx!

  • Citizen
  • 8885 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Philippines
  • Faction::Minicon

Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

a PARTY girl.

ho6m.png

SO OKAY IT'S AVERAGE

Virtually&nbsp;every custom as good as the title suggests!


#7 Rhapsody

Rhapsody

    Just, go away.

  • Citizen
  • 22741 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Nowhere.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

So we went from Nurse Ratchet to Cool Hand Lube to Grumpy Doc?
3DS Friend Code: 0387-9040-3532

#8 NICK TYRANNO

NICK TYRANNO

    Live Free or Dinosaur.

  • Supporter
  • 10004 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

He's got gender issues.

#9 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 10574 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ct. USA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE(Kil @ Feb 15 2012, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 15 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ratchet would have been the girl.



Yep.


Wow. I had somehow missed this revelation. THAT would have been a pretty interesting character,

Sooo... And I don't know if I really wanna ask this... But has anyone tried to imagine/sketch how a Deryized female version of the a Ratchet toy would have looked?


-ZacWilliam, makes me wonder if there was ever a planed Con counterpart. Usually you got one girl on each side in the 80s...

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 15 February 2012 - 01:37 PM.

Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


#10 NICK TYRANNO

NICK TYRANNO

    Live Free or Dinosaur.

  • Supporter
  • 10004 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:38 PM

She probably would have been a jet, regardless.

#11 Rhapsody

Rhapsody

    Just, go away.

  • Citizen
  • 22741 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Nowhere.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:43 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Feb 15 2012, 01:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
She probably would have been a jet, regardless.


Starscream as female would have made an interesting dynamic...
3DS Friend Code: 0387-9040-3532

#12 Fenix Twilight

Fenix Twilight
  • Citizen
  • 4010 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Long Island, New York
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:03 PM

I would have liked getting Glyph.

#13 Mako Crab

Mako Crab
  • Citizen
  • 2131 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

QUOTE(Kil @ Feb 15 2012, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 15 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ratchet would have been the girl.



Yep.

Crazy. I thought it was going to be a link to TFA Red Alert being female and then getting replaced with Ratchet, but this is even more revelatory.

#14 The Doctor Who

The Doctor Who

    I don't like the color...

  • Supporter
  • 3299 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana, United States
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:41 PM

Ehh, given how G1 was, they would have probably spend most of their time being saved by the guys. Not to mention all the cringe-worthy jokes around 'those crazy women lol'.

0n39.png


#15 tec

tec

    Railgun on the run

  • Citizen
  • 15058 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Meridian,Heatherfield
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

What about Micromasters some of thim could easly pass a female
Im really shocked that theres not a single female in the entire US G1 toy run
Even He-Man had at least 3

Edited by tec, 15 February 2012 - 05:52 PM.


#16 mignash

mignash
  • MORON
  • 0 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:52 PM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Feb 15 2012, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would molds with prominent... chests (Jazz, Prowl, Shockwave) have been good candidates, or would Tracks have been a fem all along perhaps. Would we have seen versions of Roadrage and Discharge in the casts perhaps?

Thoughts, comments?


Why do people seem to think Tracks was gay? I never saw that. He sounds like Mr. Howell from Gilligan's Island, but that's it.

#17 tec

tec

    Railgun on the run

  • Citizen
  • 15058 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Meridian,Heatherfield
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

Wow its 1990s ATT all over again icon-fire.gif


#18 Destron D-69

Destron D-69

    President D-69

  • Citizen
  • 22254 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ontario
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:09 PM

its just 'a thing' the fans older than me came up with...

WAY WAY back when Generation 2 first became 'G2' and retroactively created the fanterm "G1"

ramjet also likes toast and never let Skywarp near you and a set of stairs

Edited by Destron D-69, 15 February 2012 - 06:09 PM.

The Only TF podcast too Adult to record
Saturdays Bi-weekly New people welcome- 18+ required...maturity not so much.

#19 Cybersnark

Cybersnark

    New information acquired.

  • Citizen
  • 8476 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:13 PM

See, for me (no comics, ignoring the toy bios, going only by the cartoon), G1 always had femmes. G1 was over by the time I realized that Swoop (with the chest, narrow waist, long legs, ponytail, and high-pitched voice) and Wheelie (with the high-pitched voice, childbearing hips, and tomboyish "baseball cap") were supposed to be guys.

And no, it never seemed the least bit noteworthy to me that there was a girl among the Dinobots. I understood that girls are more than capable of Smashing Stuff when they want to (hell, one of my grade-school bullies was a girl, and she left as many bruises and bloody noses as the guys).

#20 Hecate

Hecate

    Beyond the Bounds

  • Citizen
  • 27423 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Up a tree

Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

I wish people wouldn't use words like Fems and Femmes. Dunno why, but it makes me uncomfortable.

Also Soundwave would totally have been female.



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users