Monday, 18 April 2011
Posted by Jon Stone
I get very bored of the dull-edged quips about Transformers. We all know it's a shallow 80s marketing wheeze turned banal film trilogy. But among the more simple pleasures in life, collecting these increasingly sophisticated action figures rates highly for me, tainted not by embarrassment but the sad probability of sweatshop labour being employed at some point. They're not all thugs either. Perceptor here is a scientist – look, he's checking his chronometer. And the franchise has been so well treated by various writers (including Brits Simon Furman and Nick Roche) that it's easy to love some of these characters.