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@  LBD "Nyt... : (24 August 2016 - 12:45 AM)

I still need to read everything after Vol. 1 of RG1...

@  Telly : (23 August 2016 - 11:47 PM)

i really wouldve liked to see rg1 pick up where the marvel run left off (or just a couple years after), instead of jumping 20 years. i wanna see how shit went down on earth

@  Dracula : (23 August 2016 - 09:54 PM)

After RG1, I'd just as soon have nobody ever touch the marvel continuity again

@  MEDdMI : (23 August 2016 - 08:46 PM)

I would like a dancing/rhythm game called Rhythms of Darkness, but not necessarily Marvel related.

@  Bass X0 : (23 August 2016 - 07:42 PM)

I'd like a Rhythms of Darkness mini-series from IDW following on from the Marvel issue detailing the events that happened in that continuity after the issue ended. The Marvel movie adaptation and The Big Broadcast of 2006 would take place in the same continuity.

@  Telly : (23 August 2016 - 01:21 AM)

someone must think you need another set

@  OrionPax44 : (23 August 2016 - 12:08 AM)

All I keep getting is the add for the FP Stunticon set I already own

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 August 2016 - 11:51 PM)

A tactical shortcoming.

@  MEDdMI : (22 August 2016 - 08:54 PM)

I frequently get ones for hot Asian women. I guess they're not doing their research.

@  Bass X0 : (22 August 2016 - 03:30 PM)

Most of my targeted ads are for things I just recently bought, which seems redundant

@  BScorpinok75 : (22 August 2016 - 12:47 AM)

:o

@  Defensis Prime : (21 August 2016 - 11:15 PM)

Okay, see, this is not his fault--

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 09:46 PM)

Whoa. Sugar rush...

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 09:46 PM)

DON'T TALK TO ME! DON'T TALK TO ME, CRIMINAL!

@  Paladin : (21 August 2016 - 08:16 PM)

they ate the whole plate. the WHOLE Plate.

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 05:35 PM)

GRANMAMA DRINK YO PRUNE JUICE

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2016 - 04:05 PM)

Who?

@  tffan01 : (21 August 2016 - 03:39 PM)

Yeah they were awesome.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2016 - 03:37 PM)

Anyone wish Maggie and Glenn from the first movie would return?

@  Cybersnark : (21 August 2016 - 03:19 PM)

And if the movies focused on Lennox and Epps (and Simmons) rather than Manic Weirdo, Fatherly Asshole, Statutory Rape Guy, and Generic Female Characters #432, #527, and #671, they'd already be far, far better movies.

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 03:02 PM)

Lennox and Epps are the exact opposite of "terrible."

@  Cybersnark : (21 August 2016 - 02:47 PM)

Honestly, the movie designs look fine and are totally recognizable, the problem is how they're filmed (in close-up, shakeycam, with split-second cuts). We just need more wide shots, and a plot that focuses on the TFs as characters rather than as props for the (terrible) human characters..

@  Boomhauer : (21 August 2016 - 01:45 PM)

Yeah it's pretty obvious that the movie designs go out of their way to have parts in particular places that move around like muscles. They're going for metal aliens instead of megazords. A reboot, no matter how faithful to G1, would probably still have to try and go for a visual style that allows that kind of fluid movement.

@  cefurox : (21 August 2016 - 10:17 AM)

wew lad

@  unluckiness : (21 August 2016 - 08:48 AM)

At the very least, they make it tougher to see when parts clip through other parts

@  Fnu Aw : (21 August 2016 - 08:45 AM)

The movie designs were never about realism. They're about natural looking movement. Realistic G1 style designs would not move the way we want to see Transformers move. They'd collide with their own boxiness. The shredded metal look of the movie designs lets them flex.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 August 2016 - 06:18 AM)

IDW's art styles varied wildly throughout the years. And I'm not sure how "realism" is a reason to have one over any other since we don't know what shape-changing metal lifeforms really look like.

@  MEDdMI : (21 August 2016 - 05:51 AM)

I liked Eric the best, since he felt the most like a real person to me and had character growth over the series.

@  MEDdMI : (21 August 2016 - 05:50 AM)

Sort of. It was never animated, but if you scroll down to ep 28 and you can read the script for the final ep.

@  tffan01 : (21 August 2016 - 05:47 AM)

of course I'm not talking about Sunbow or Marvel, they look like people in cardboard boxes, I mean IDW, they look both interesting, realistic and also G1 enough.

@  Bass X0 : (21 August 2016 - 05:43 AM)

Did the kids in the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon ever find a way home for good?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 11:15 PM)

Since we're talking about design styles, wasn't AHM like that?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 11:13 PM)

Yeah, look at IDW. All its lead writers are longstnading fans, but it's not like they've tried to wholly shoehorn Marvel or Sunbow into IDW.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 11:10 PM)

Or even a new style that isn't quite like any of the others.

@  Pennpenn : (20 August 2016 - 11:09 PM)

Even if they simplified the designs they'd probably look more like Prime than G1.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 10:59 PM)

Also, "they'll go to G1 because they already used over-complicated movie designs" is a bit of a false dichotomy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 09:45 PM)

Also, flat-nosed trucks don't look intimidatingly cool to most American audiences. Movies got to find some way to get funding.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 08:23 PM)

When someone stands next to say, Optimus Prime's leg it would just look like there's a large blue rectangle.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 08:21 PM)

In live-action, they would all look flat and underdetailed when they're supposed to be huge.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 03:32 PM)

I'm 90% sure they will be using more G1-ish designs in the reboot (if there'll be such a thing of course). They already used over-complicated movie designs, they'll return to G1.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 03:15 PM)

All I'm saying is when they reboot it, they might want to try something they never did in the screen and use G1-ish designs.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 02:57 PM)

Why? Would a classic G1 aesthetic make money?

@  ShadowMan024 : (20 August 2016 - 02:38 PM)

I don't think that switching to G1 would "correct" anything.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 02:22 PM)

I actually believe they would switch to G1 because I feel like the next director would try to correct 'wrongs' of the older movies.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 02:15 PM)

Also, if they get to the point of completely rebooting the movies with an entirely different aesthetic I highly doubt they'd switch specifically to G1.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 02:13 PM)

A design alone doesn't say anything. The designs and the setting together are what TFWiki would deliberate upon.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 02:13 PM)

I know but a movie character would definitely gets his sub page because of the tie-ins, it would be far too long.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sub-pages are not done because of new franchises; they are done for length reasons.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 02:12 PM)

I mean if they look like this: http://www.allspark....-1471381025.jpg

@  ShadowMan024 : (20 August 2016 - 02:02 PM)

If they were in the G1 continuity (which I doubt would happen), then yes. Otherwise, a reboot would likely be separate from G1 and the current Movieverse.


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#261 Diablien

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:39 PM

Hey Hydra, thanks for posting that info on unicron! Really exciting even though the news is about 15 years old!

You inspired me to share a collection of pics that I somehow received, and it's been so long I can hardly remember how I got them. I've posted them on my blog here. Also, thanks for the link to George's site, I've never seen that before.



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Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:39 AM

QUOTE(Diablien @ Dec 5 2010, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey Hydra, thanks for posting that info on unicron! Really exciting even though the news is about 15 years old!

You inspired me to share a collection of pics that I somehow received, and it's been so long I can hardly remember how I got them. I've posted them on my blog here. Also, thanks for the link to George's site, I've never seen that before.


Why do I get the feeling that even though the guy's face is blurred, he's smiling... icon-hotrod.gif

#263 Diablien

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE(JonT @ Dec 6 2010, 08:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why do I get the feeling that even though the guy's face is blurred, he's smiling... icon-hotrod.gif


He kind of has a goofy look like he's hung over. Or maybe the guy taking the photo owns the toys and is just making his friend hold it? It looks to be a hotel room suite, there is kitchen but so close to the bed...

Anyway I decided to blur out the face because I have no idea whom this individual is and if someone really know who this is, they probably own the originals.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:44 PM

TF Pulp update Jan 26, 2011: EXCITING TRANSFORMERS (with Video!)

http://www.allspark....t/view/8375/37/

We'll have a few related updates in the next couple weeks: The TV Magazine that uses the early Metroplex design, as well as the Bom Bom pages that show the early Metroplex design in high resolution.

Edited by Might Gaine, 26 January 2011 - 09:20 AM.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:50 AM

Wow, nice research! I didn't realize how much the video tied in to various other TF promotions!

Incidentally, the interview with Hideaki Yoke went spectacularly, and I'm in the process of translating it to post here as a TF Pulp Allspark exclusive!
There are lots of good tidbits in it, so stay tuned!

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#266 JonT

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:58 AM

Cool stuff! Wasn't Exciting Transformers was also the video where they showed cels for Transformers: The Movie being painted, and a small bit on a kid from the UK getting an Optimus Prime toy after writing directly to Takara?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:22 AM

Man I just love seeing all the old production art. I wish they would archive some more stuff outside of what's within Visual Works and Generations and make it available via an artbook of some kind. I would love to see the 86' movies concept art in particular. Thanks Hydra and Mighty Gaine, I really appreciate the new Pulp installment.

#268 Might Gaine

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:11 AM

QUOTE(JonT @ Jan 26 2011, 07:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cool stuff! Wasn't Exciting Transformers was also the video where they showed cels for Transformers: The Movie being painted, and a small bit on a kid from the UK getting an Optimus Prime toy after writing directly to Takara?

Yep, those are in the second and third installments of Exciting Transformers, respectively. Here's the second installement, which shows a Springer cel being painted:


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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:48 AM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Jan 26 2011, 07:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, nice research! I didn't realize how much the video tied in to various other TF promotions!

Incidentally, the interview with Hideaki Yoke went spectacularly, and I'm in the process of translating it to post here as a TF Pulp Allspark exclusive!
There are lots of good tidbits in it, so stay tuned!

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Excellent news Hydra! I can't wait to read it! icon-ironhide.gif

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#270 Mark Pellegrini

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:27 AM

Oh yeah, that "Exciting Transformers" thing was on the Pioneer DVD set. I hadn't watched it since I got the set 3 or 4 years ago. Forgot about all the production art that was in there.

Cool stuff!

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:49 PM

Someone should really put a sign at the entrance of the Ark saying to check your shoulders for evil cassette tapes before entering. They get more spies that way!

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 04:56 PM

TF Pulp update Feb 12, 2011: Comic Bom-Bom: Scramble City

http://www.allspark....t/view/8453/37/

11 months worth of Studio Ox character art and Japanese kids' TF ideas icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 09:00 PM

Heh. The text on the Galvatron page describes him as "Megatron's right-hand man".

I knew some of these old Bom Bom pieces came with art depicting Megatron and Galvatron side by side, but this is the first time I've read a blurb describing them as separate people.

Hooray for micro-continuities!

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:40 PM

I did a bunch of clean up to take out the grain of the paper on these and to reduce the shadow near the spine. The paper on the original Comic Bom-Bom pages is actually very grainy and the ink is usually not a solid black but rather a gray or blue. Here's an example of the conversion:
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#275 Hydra

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:28 AM

I'm pretty sure that TV Magazine explicitly describes him as a separate character upon his introduction. Pretty much all the Scramble City stuff starts off on that note.
And how were we to know that this was actually a Galvatron from an alternate dimension....?! ...According to E-Hobby. icon-ball.gif

These pages are a lot clearer with the touch-ups. Looking good.

There'll be another interesting microcontinuity when we post the '85 Comic Bom-Boms.
Prepare yourself for... A Birth of Planet Saybertron! (Their spelling, not mine...)

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 06:33 PM

Lovely stuff, Studio Ox never disappoints! Funny that the latest Pulp entry mentions that Bom-Bom's coverage of Transformers ended with the beginning of Headmasters, because from what I remember, Studio Ox's Transformers art, most particularly their work for TV Magazine, dried up around the same time, with most of the work done afterwards seemingly done solely by Ban Magami.

As for the kids' suggestions for Transformers, there's more than a few of the insect-themed entries that are very close to several Beast Wars characters!

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:03 AM

That armored megatron on page 5 is freaking cool!

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:11 PM

TF Pulp update April 10, 2011: Comic Bom-Bom: 1985 (with text story)
http://www.allspark....t/view/8707/37/

Prepare yourself for... A BIRTH OF PLANET SAYBERTRON

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#279 Tindalos

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:26 AM

That backstory is... well, it's amazing and kinda weird.

I like it.

#280 Hydra

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:08 AM

Thanks, I thought it was definitely unique and worthy of translation.

The question is, why? it certainly is bizarre, although well written, in my opinion.

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