ITT: Ripoffs

The Go-Bots/Transformers scenario is a perfect encapsulation for why plagiarism is such a terrible thing.

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The Machine Robo anime is pretty good. We need more heroes that unquestionably want to frick their sister.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Aquaman doesn’t have a fish head

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    it is a good example cuz the faker got squashed while the real product is thriving

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Go-Bots was first.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Go-bots came out before transformers…

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Also Transformers is a hodgepodge of assets from Microman and Diaclone

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Gobots was on 9 years, to transformers 3-and change.

      Takara just made a show, it made money, they moved on and did other shit like every company in the world.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Transformers in and of itself is just an adaptation of japanese shit
    Voltron is an adaptation of japanese shit
    The Shogun Warriors were an adaptation of japanese shit
    Robotech, which was a whole ass franchise frankenstein'd together using japanese shit
    Robotech's cousin Battletech was also frankenstein'd japanese shit

    A lot of the adaptations do some really weird shit when you think about them too, which is a shame. Dougram translated straight would probably have done very well, but it was not to be.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      And? Still a ripoff that killed the thing that had the idea first.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I don't understand the question. OP asked about ripoffs and I mentioned some theoreticals, otherwise I literally only am ITT because I like robots and this is mildly relevant, and also the changes made sometimes in translation are funny to me.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Please, tell me how Transformers isn't a blatant ripoff of Go-Bots. I'll wait.

        [...]
        >I don't understand the question.
        ... There wasn't a question.

        JFC transforming robots was concept invented by neither of them
        It's like saying Nightmare on Elm Street is a rip-off of Friday the 13th just because they both star horror slashers
        Mate, the tropes existed long before them

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >"It's okay because Go-Bots is also a ripoff!"
          ... Not exactly a great argument there, pal.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            It is a great argument against OP's pedantry

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >plagiarism

    Please look up this word. Find like a youtube video explaining it in detail. It's not another word for "rip off". That's better for than pretending to care about go-bots.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Please, tell me how Transformers isn't a blatant ripoff of Go-Bots. I'll wait.

      I don't understand the question. OP asked about ripoffs and I mentioned some theoreticals, otherwise I literally only am ITT because I like robots and this is mildly relevant, and also the changes made sometimes in translation are funny to me.

      >I don't understand the question.
      ... There wasn't a question.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        If anon posits an "and" with a question mark I assume he was asking for something, I just have no idea what. I do think it would've been a good chance to use that Unicron quote thoughever.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Hbomberguy ruin that word forever.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Wait, hold on, I have a joke now
    >And?
    >And nothing. Your thread belongs to me now
    >My thread belongs to nobody!
    >Perhaps I misdjudged (you). Proceed on your way to page 10

    I do hope this isn't rude, but it did make me chuckle.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I accept your terms! I ACCEPT

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that OP is the same guy who has constant sperg-outs over pastiche characters. His last thread just died
    https://desuarchive.org/co/thread/143594286/
    and he got called out for using the same image to start the conversation, so now he's going with the Transformers/Go-Bots angle to make it less obvious.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      So are we just not allowed to point out facts just because Cinemaphile is obsessed with made up drama?

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Go-bots had a one year head start, like many anons are saying here. What made them the loser in kids' eyes was that every single character were only in a small cheap scale at first. The equivalent to the minibots and cassettes in Transformers. The coolest transformers were birthday and christmas gift-level items. I'm sure the other reason was the stupider names and lamer looking cartoon designs, but it was the perception it was for ghetto kids.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      But Go-Bots was first. How is it allowed that it got fricked over by the ripoff?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Both of them were taken from Japanese toys you moron. GOBOTS AND TRANSFORMERS WERE CREATED FROM TOYS THAT ALREADY EXISTED IN JAPAN AND BROUGHT OVER TO WESTERN MARKETS, the reason Gobots died was that Gobots toys kinda sucked compared to Transformers and Hasbro bought them out and kinda shelved them since the transformers were more popular. The transformers had better articulation, more varied designs even with the repaints and recolors included as well as a far better tv show comparatively with Transformers the Movie kicking the ass of anything the Gobots ever did. It isn't plagiarism when you're just a better alternative to the "original"

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Why is it always JAPANESE!?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            They were kings in the 80s

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Then why were either of them allowed to be a thing in the first place is someone else came up with the idea first?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Because they were repackaged for american markets. duh

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Is it weird that there are so many regular guys that are actually much larger than the combiner teams?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They're both japanese toy adaptations homie

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Go-Bots is mega gay for killing Mighty Orbots

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I want to have 2 or more of the same thing. Competition breeds innovation and quality.

    I don't care how much you hate gobots

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Competition breeds innovation and quality.
      Competition in business is a myth. The faction with the biggest pockets actively kills any entity with similar products.

      >I don't care how much you hate gobots
      I could not give less of a shit about Go-Bots, I just hate plagiarism.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I have both never understood and never cared why Transgays have ever always wanted to have some kind of console wars fight over a property that came and went 40 years ago.

      Okay someone else sold some robots way back when. Why do you guys always want to b***h about that? They're gone. Turbo and Cy-Kill cannot hurt you any more.

      Spoken like a true fence shitter

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      LOL, reminds me of my child hood.

      Me and my brother had TF toys and one Go-bot. I don't even remember the Go-Bot's name, but we had Optimus Prime, Blaster, Drench and Slag.

      A running gag we had when playing with them was the Gobot trying to join the battle, only for all of them to gang up on him telling him to get lost and throw him under the bed.

      When we got Optimus Primal later on, I pulled out the Gobot to do the gag again, only for my brother to make Optimus Primal shout "PICK UP MY POOP!"

      I dropped the Gobot and broke it, both me and my brother in hysterics.

      We still talk about it sometimes when we drink.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        see

        I really can't see why in frick anyone cares. How old are you? 50?

        >How old are you? 50?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          38, actually.

          Me, bro, and our cousins went to see RotB on opening day.
          We were all Transformers fans.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I have both never understood and never cared why Transgays have ever always wanted to have some kind of console wars fight over a property that came and went 40 years ago.

    Okay someone else sold some robots way back when. Why do you guys always want to b***h about that? They're gone. Turbo and Cy-Kill cannot hurt you any more.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Go-Bots was 100 times more entertaining. Sorry Transgays, you're stupid toys suck!

    ?si=y36e5J94zf_UbHtG

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The way I see it, Go-Bots really focused on the robot mode over the vehicle mode, which is why everyone is the same size and scale. Everyone has accurate human proportions etc. And they were scaled to Star Wars figure size. Almost a standard of the day.

      While Transformers seem to focus more on the vehicle mode, most of them being near perfectly accurate to the vehicle, but the robot modes are all over the place with varying scales, they have weird feet, legs, or tiny arms, sometimes no head, the hands have to be removed and placed somewhere else etc.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    So is this the same thread as all the others, at least its not Invincible this time I guess.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Oh my god, stop making this fricking thread, you loser. Touch grass, learn what words mean, and go away.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Why are you so determined to defend plagiarism?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        To mock you, specifically.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Not him, but why are you so determined to be a colossal moron? Assuming this ain't all some elaborate troll job or maybe you're a bot. You've come out with some fricking non sequiters on these threads. But regardless champ, you are an idiot and I wish you luck in at school tomorrow.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >avoiding the question
          ...

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            See, shit like this makes me think that you're a bot. I've responded to you many times on the previous thread, lost my temper with you too and so have many other anons. We've explained to you many times why you're wrong. But you refuse to listen, it doesn't register in your kiddy brain and you just double down. I wish you would just frick off if you're actually real, but I know that you won't you'll either ignore this, insult me in the dumbest nonsensical way possible or just generally act like a mental midget. I'm not getting dragged into this shit beyond this final message. Keep screeching if you want anon, we're all just laughing at you.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >We've explained to you many times why you're wrong.
              Except I'm not wrong. When you take an idea that someone else came up with and use it for your product, that is plagiarism. It is a form of theft, and that's why everyone gets so damn angry whenever a journalist or content creator does it. Oh, but suddenly it's okay if corporations do it.

              >ctrl + F
              >No TMNT
              What? Too easy?

              TMNT is already a ripoff of Daredevil.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Whatever you say, now head to bed so mommy can read you a bed time story.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                You're not going to change objective facts with condescension.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Big words kiddo, did uncle Jim teach you do that during his *ahem* private lessons?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Do you even know what angle you're going for anymore? Just stop defending plagiarism. I legitimately do not understand why you keep doing that.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Anon, I've explained my position to you many times, you never listen. I don't even know why you make these threads when nothing we say gets through to you. I'm sending you troll responses because I genuinely don't give a shit about this autistic endeavor of yours anymore. If you want to keep stroking your ego by making these threads go right ahead. I'll keep responding with exactly what a childish twat like you deserves, lazy ridicule. Now do your math homework before you get the belt, you 12 year old pubescent little prick.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Except you have yet to explain anything. you have done nothing but avoid answering a simple question and make ad hominem attacks. Both the actions of someone who does not even have an argument you have done nothing but shit up the thread with trolling.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I've explained it to you in previous threads, as I've said. I'm not explaining myself again as its fricking pointless. Its almost 2.30 am for me, I'm not spending hours explaining the differences between plagiarism, satire, parody and homage to you again. Life is too damn short. And you can't shit up an already shit thread. See, you're latching onto the fact that I'm trolling right now because you think it gives you a leg to stand on, that its something that you can attack and dismantle. But you never properly respond to the shit I say when I reply to you in earnest, all you've ever done is double down and say ''nuh uh'', accuse me of being from pol out of fricking nowhere, call me pretentious when you're the most pretentious frick going and call me predictable for taking the piss out of you when you make the exact same thread and regurgitate the same talking points over and over again. I'm not even convinced that you're a real person, so why should I waste time arguing with a bot, or somebody so fricking dense that they think any form of satire, parody or homage is plagiarism because they have redefined what those words mean by applying they're own moronic definitions to them? Assuming you are a real person and not a bot or troll seek help. I mean that genuinely. You must live an incredibly boring and miserable life.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Your not explaining it because you can't and refuse to try. All you have is attacking and insults.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Anon, I've explained my position to you many times, you never listen.
                I have listened to your position, and it's objectively incorrect. You are under the impression that parody, satire, etc are separate concepts from plagiarism. They are not. A ripoff is a ripoff, period.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                No one cares, OP
                Everyone knows you're a serial plagiarist trying to tear down other things

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Because you're a joke without a punchline

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I really can't see why in frick anyone cares. How old are you? 50?

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Transformers gays are simply the worst

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >The [INANE PEDOPHILIC DChomosexual BABBLE]
    This is you
    https://desuarchive.org/co/thread/143209670/#143210265

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Toy show from 40+ years ago
    and the other
    >Toy show from 40+ years ago

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >ctrl + F
    >No TMNT
    What? Too easy?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Holy shit, I had Snialiens.

      LET'S GO, S.CARGO!
      TIME TO KICK SOME TICK!

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I think a dystopian novel about a world ruled by OP's draconian and incoherent idea of what constitutes "plagiarism" with him as its uncaring cruel iron-fisted dictator would be a genuinely interesting concept along the lines of "A Girl Who Brought Down the World"

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Human civilisation would never develop. The moment a group of cro-magnons attempt to create their own proto-religion after discussing beliefs with a friendly tribe, OP would swoop in and slaughter them. They didn't come up with those ideas in a intellectual vacuum, so they must be punished.

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Somewhere right now there is a 70 something wondering if their awkward adult son is upstairs in his room getting into arguments about his old toys from a few decades ago again.

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >plagiarism
    >transformers plagiarized transformers
    Actually no. Both are adaptations of a japanese media and since I'm goingnl to anger you diaclone predates machine robo by two years.
    But no it doesn't mean it plagiarized each other because the design philosophy is completely different between these two brands. Not only in toyline but show as well.

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
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      Anonymous
      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        This is why plagiarists need to be hunted down and shot.

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The Dinosaucers situation is even worse. It copies the main premise of Transformers but with two teams of dinosaurs. The 2 teams are also ripoffs of each other.

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The problem is that Go-Bots were based on micro machines that had limited viability while Transformers were bigger and therefore better.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      That only makes Transformers a ripoff of a ripoff.

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No it's not. Gobots came out before Transformers by a year. Idiot.

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Street Sharks to TMNT. It's pretty bad when even Robot Chicken has a skit about how unoriginal you are.

    ?si=tkDSu8iws7fIcIJ5
    Was there anything else that ripped off TMNT?

  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if the Chinese have made bootleg capeshit over the years, given how they plagiarize almost anything.

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