Robots Slumming In Disguise

January 4th, 2019

Robots Disguised As Rusty Station Wagons?

One of the things that always bothered me about the Transformers was the fact that, despite the fact that they were supposed to be in disguise, they run around with their faction symbols on full display. I assume that this is so that kids would know which robot was good and which was evil, but that always served as a terminal disconnect in my mind.

What I'm saying is that, if trying to determine whether or not one of their enemies were spying on them nearby, all they had to do was to look for the bright, bold symbols saying that vehicle belongs to them. And then, you know, blow the living daylights out of it while they were sitting idle and helpless. Because if I were a Decepticon, that's what I would do.

This is why, when I'm driving down the road for whatever reason, it irks me to no end when I spy someone putting around with an Autobot or Decepticon symbol plastered on their car. I would be marginally less vexed if it were some sort of sleek, expensive looking sports car that has been so branded by its owner, because at least a self-respecting Cybertronian would consider that form.

But when it's, say, a rusted out station wagon, nope. Just nope. And don't even get me started with the whole 'well, maybe it's the perfect form because nobody would expect that rusty, broken down hunk of junk to be a powerful alien combatant in disguise' garbage. I didn't even buy that in the live-action movie when the yellow guy was posing as a broken down garbage heap. And I don't buy it now.

Again, I say nope.