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Jul 9, 2007
Robot In Disguise

I loved Transformers back when they first came out. You could battle them as robots, or race them around as vehicles. And when you didn’t feel up to that, you could just transform them back and forth and that was pretty fun in itself. I miss them, when I got too old to play with them I sold them all for a bike. Then I realized you never get to old to play with them.

I bet they would fetch quite a bit on EBay these days. Back then they were pretty cool, they were made with die-cast metal with rubber wheels, and looked like quality collector toy cars. And were pretty cool as robots as well, often with many movable parts. They had a little black heat sensor robot head sticker on them that when rubbed with your finger would reveal if it was an Autobot or Decepticon. Then they started making garbage, really cheap plastic with basically no engineering put into the transforming aspect at all. A bad looking car turned into a worse looking robot of horrible bright colors. It seems today they are finally making some more similar to the originals, but they are pretty cheap plastic and still not nearly up to the quality, some of the toys don’t even transform at all, pretty sad. On top of that, they came out with the new movie, which is pretty cool and action packed and all, but definitely not kid appropriate, which isn’t cool after you obsess the kids with Transformers again by filling toy stores with them. And too much was changed or cheesed up (as if that was possible) for the original lovers of the toys.

Anyway, makes me feel pretty old now that I can say they just don’t make things like they use to…

EDIT: Okay, someone got my nephew the new Optimus Prime (the one that actually transforms), and it was pretty complex and a fun little challenge to actually transform it into the truck. So I will give the latest batch of toys some credit on the engineering. He still looks kind of silly with the new makeover paint job and all, they should have kept him old school, especially being that the original voice actor from the old cartoons played him in the new movie, that was pretty cool, that guys voice rocks.

  • First Comment! 😀 Transformers was good when I was small but now it’s all just weird to me. I really liked it when they had those transformers where animals change into robots. 🙂 It’d be cool it there really was a real transformer that can talk and stuff. 😛

  • By the way, the snow robot would be really useless to Osborne, since he has flippers which will take like a day or two to make one. 😆 Then again, he has built a snow fort. 😯

  • damboozle

    third comment! funny comic tyler!

  • Zack

    4th comic. lol, yeah but it takes 3 or 4 hours. 😛 Thats why I love wally and osborne. Pure humour.

  • Anonymous

    G-E-N-I-U-S (5th comment)

  • I didn’t know Wally was SMART enough to MAKE a SNOWBOT . 😯 😉 :mrgreen: 😆 😮

  • Hey,make a W&O Trasformers Toy ! From White-bot to Mound of Snow ! 😆 😆 😆 (Seriously,though,tha’d be a good would be: Jumbo Coolness shades,Smart Glasses…Make a W&O product line!)

  • Boy, this has been one of the funniest W&O strip. And I totally agree with what you said about the new TF movie. They shifted the target group of Transformers from kids to young adults, and that’s just not consistent with all the toys out there.

  • By the way, did ya get the free ipod?

  • LTaniki

    They can never take away Otimus Prime or the show’s rating would go down. 😯

  • Cristina

    i went and saw the movie. i was expecting it to be like the cheesiest thing i’d ever see, but IT WAS GREAT!
    i think its the only movie that can be both rediculously cheesy and totaly awesome at the same time.

  • BriaN

    I think the whole aim of the movie was at the people who originally grew up with it. I watched it as a child and I was stoked when I heard it was coming out, I don’t think the producers ever really intended it to be a kids movie, but I suppose it’s possible.

  • You get MAJOR props for that comic. Seriously. Transformers spoof for the win.

  • Brian

    man did you guys ever see the ORIGINAL transformers movie? holy god, it was way worse than this new one. EVERYONE died in that movie, plus there were quite a few swears. and who can forget the mind bending soundtrack choice of weird al for part of it

  • BriGuy

    Awesome comic.

    😛 -KEE KEE KOO KAW KAW KEE. See? Now it’s disguised as a mound of snow!

  • clubpenguindude

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😀

  • anonymous

    Yay for Peter Cullen! (the voice of optimus prime)

  • Unknown

    Hi.I like the comic ! I learned tyou have smileys here… 😀

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  • Carlyneese!1!

    I loved transformers it was way good. 😛

  • snowyforest

    great comic as always 😎

  • Sarah da penguin lvr

    wally can make some pretty awesome snow creatures! 😎

  • OMG! great comic tyler that was funny and it was cool that steven speilburg was the director for the transformers movie cauze transformers was like a lame toy to me and im a girl so to say that steven took the series and turned it into a cool movie is awesome i still havent seen the movie but me and my brother want to and my dad and mom mite want to see it to but great comic tyler U ROCK 😎

  • OMG! great comic that was funny and it was cool that speilburg was the director for the transformers movie cauze transformers was like a lame toy to me and im a girl so to say that steven took the series and turned it into a cool movie is awesome i still havent seen the movie but me and my brother want to and my dad and mom mite want to see it to but great comic tyler U ROCK 😎

  • CRAP! How do you guys know when to check this website for a new comic! I’ll just have to wake up early and check this website every day, that will get me first comment! Oh yah, about the comic. I think Wally should give up on trying to create things. remember how he made that video game in thee last comic, well this is worse!


  • I wont put anymore comments! I’m just saying to Tlyer Martin that he should make more Travel Ad comics. PLZ! :mrgreen:

  • Lee

    I haven’t laughed this hard since Basil Fawlty said “Yes you did, you invaded Poland”.

  • Anonymous

    anonymous just keep that a lowercase

  • Angel Sorayama

    Heh. I’ve come to the conclusion that they went from die-cast to plastic to save children from serious injury. I have a scar on my forehead from one of those die-cast creations because my brother threw it at me when I was 2. 😯

  • Unknown

    Ouch! i feel sorry for you !

  • Harry potter comic or star wars

    nice comic

  • yay!!!!
    a mound of snow!!!!
    they should sell the snow robots
    to get back at the juvies

  • Tre

    I went to go see Transformers on Sunday……… Great movie.

    Anyway, what kind of a car did the snowbot turn into anyway?

  • All the little things in life disappear too quickly. . . 🙁

  • who knows about the comic calvin and hobbes?wallys snowmen (and bots) remind me about calvins, except wallys are a little less grusome.XP

  • yamabeans

    i was born in 1989 and by the time i stopped watching child shows beasties aired on ytv, i was obsessed with it and bought a lot of the transformers, after a while i realize there use to be a show that beasties was based on, by the time transformers got a new show i was too old and busy to watch it, i will definately watch this movie though.

    beasties was awesome…until it got to the beast machine crap

  • My brother got some of the cheap plastic transformers and the stink! You can’y transform half of them! 😥

  • I usally don’t like trasformers but the movie was very good. :mrgreen:

  • waffle_man

    💡 transforthings snowmen in disguise

  • Meg

    😎 😎 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 ➡ ➡ ➡ ➡ ➡ ➡ ➡ ➡ ➡ ➡ 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😎 😎 😎 😎