Here’s another redo from the late Transformers fansite I used to have. In light of the Transformers comic I reviewed earlier with the return of Optimus Prime I felt like bringing this one over, with some tweaking and updating. The original version was posted in April of 2001, after all.
You will see references to a “spotlight” feature. When I was doing my Transformers site I had the idea of spotlighting a different Transformer each month, altering the banner and backgrounds for the featured Transformer. I never got past Optimus although I did create some of the backgrounds for a Bumblebee spotlight that didn’t come about. I’m mostly fixing grammar mistakes and adding any new thoughts I had. Enjoy.
“And the reason that she loved him was the reason I loved him too. He didn’t wonder what was right or wrong. He just knew. He just knew.”
–“Hero” – David Crosby & Phil Collins
For the inaugural edition of the new spotlight section, I wanted come out the gate running; to make this section a reason to visit every update. (By now I know better than to call this monthly–it takes me so long to update–darn real world. :) ) So I had to decide which character was worthy to debut the update-ly spotlight. But how does one choose from 15+ years of fascinating characters and toys?
Well, the first thing is the fact that the spotlight is more than one article. The whole site is dedicated to the spotlight character, including the backgrounds and title banners. His or her influence is seen until the next major update. So the first choice has to be the one who arguably made the greatest impact on the Transformers Universe as a whole. Also to be taken into consideration is how those backgrounds are made–using the toys rather than just screen captures or comic scans. Of course, should I use non-toy characters like the humans, that will be a tad difficult. Heh. (By the way, more of that kind of artwork will be part of my GALLERY section.) [There aren't a lot of gallery pics to show you. In fact you've seen the only good thing that was in the gallery, and all I did was letter someone else's translation. - SWT 2014] Therefore, I also had to select a character that I had a toy of. Luckily, there is one character who I not only have the toy of, but may be arguably the icon of the Transformers…