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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 August 2016 - 02:20 AM)

Why do you hate yourself?

@  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


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#61 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:25 AM

QUOTE(Tindalos @ Jan 21 2011, 05:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Another brilliant submission.


Thank you very much. icon-hotrod.gif The art on this one was a little "rougher" than I usually like to be, but the slight scribbly-ness seemed to fit the grungy character of the motley robotopossum well.

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And probably a major pest on Junkion (Can't you just see a Junkion with one on his shoulder, pirate parrot style?)


Arghh, where were you when I was drawing! I totally would have drawn that for the page!


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It just hit me that the drones are supposed to make it look like a female opossum carryin' her pups


Yup, I was wondering if folks were gonna get that. Good catch. The possum here is really a little closer to being a robot version of the Earth animal than some of my others but I just liked the design. The robopossum needed to be scavenger-ish and pipioreal (I love getting to coin that word) so that meant clawed feat (the forearms are Grimlock's with extra digits) and once it was that close shape-wise it really needed the tail to read as "opossum."


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Posted 22 January 2011 - 01:39 PM

Very interested in seeing how the Guinea pig-o-tron comes out, since I pretty much gave up on mine halfway through.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 04:49 PM

I love the 'aging' Robotopossums.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:46 AM

After a too-eventfull week I finally got a chance to finish this one up. It was a lot of fun. icon-hotrod.gif The first two are in-fiction anibots, as usual, the Hamsphere on the other hand is all me. I sketched it while working out the Guinea pig-o-tron and found them too cute not to include as a smaller Pig-o-tron relative.




ZacWilliam, no word whether Needlenose Ltd also produced tiny battle armor or arenas for them...

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 01 February 2011 - 09:52 AM.

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#65 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:10 AM

They're so cute!

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:01 AM

Hamsphere especially! I want one of my very own!

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:59 AM

Thanks, I'm glad you guys found them cute. That was the main reason I had to add the Hamsphere in even though only the mol and Piggy were official, he was just too cute a sketch to leave out. I think this is the first one of these I've done that my wife really liked, specifically because of the high cuteness factor. Picturing a hamsphere rolling around Bumblebee's apartment in its little forcefield ball is a pretty adorable image. (Plus it inspired me to include the Needlenose reference, which I liked.)


ZacWilliam, and thanks for the feedback in general, I tend to get discouraged rediculously easily sometimes so having someone comment is a big motivator for me to know people do like them and its worth doing more. icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:06 PM

D'awww they're so cute. icon-silverbolt.gif


And I like the Deployer reference with Mol, I forgot all about them.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 04:47 PM

ZW1:

These are great! I think I'm going to try building some from whatever odds and ends I have, laying around. My Transformers need pets. icon-fire.gif

The art & writing style is perfect!




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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:10 AM

The Hamsphere is the greatest concept ever, I love it!

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:52 PM

Since it appeared in the recently discovered TRU green Devestator bio I had to use the Oxide Shark
and the rest of the Rust Sea fauna kinda spun out of there to fill out the eco-system.
The "main attraction" is based strongly on something we've already seen, so I gave my self more
liscense to be creative with the others. icon-hotrod.gif



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Posted 10 February 2011 - 01:40 PM

I love the proto-Sharkticon! Will there be a proto-Allicon to go with it?

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:57 PM

I'm positive that AO518-LO2 is a reference to something, but for the life of me I can't figure it out.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 04:19 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 10 2011, 01:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love the proto-Sharkticon! Will there be a proto-Allicon to go with it?


Thanks. icon-hotrod.gif I was worried folks might think it was too-Sharkticon. But I've always been a big fan of that design (i think its the big round eyes and general chubbyness) and enjoyed playing around with it.

I think there will be an Allicon. I've debated whether or not to do anibots that have been pictured in Official media but I have an idea for that one that I like, so yeah, he may be next.


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I'm positive that AO518-LO2 is a reference to something, but for the life of me I can't figure it out.


It is, but I wont make anyone break their head, its not something someone's likely to guess:

A = Animated
05/18 is my birthday
L is for both Lickety Split and Lightbright, the two Animated female bots we see wearing this body-type.
02 is because there are two of them and Lightbright is specifically the second.

The patern of the letter/number sequence is based on the one given for the Classics Bumblebee body in the fun pub fan club stories.


ZacWilliam1' would have made it something more geeky and guessable if he'd thought anyone was actually gonna try to guess.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 10 February 2011 - 04:20 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 04:27 PM

God damn it, now I need to get a load of Undermines to act as Oxide Sharkticons. (I know they're supposed to be Dinosaurs, but Undermine has a shark-like fin, and a flail-tail)

And I hope you do carry on with a travel guide to cybertron. Its robotony and gearology would be awesome to see.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:44 PM

I'm getting a Skalor vibe from the Oxide Sharkticon, which I don't think you intended (or maybe you did if so, nice. icon-ironhide.gif ).

I'm just surprised it took me so long to see a similarity between them.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE(Fenix Twilight @ Feb 10 2011, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm getting a Skalor vibe from the Oxide Sharkticon, which I don't think you intended (or maybe you did if so, nice. icon-ironhide.gif ).

I'm just surprised it took me so long to see a similarity between them.


It wasn't really intentional when I started, but I did notice the Skalor similarity myself as I was drawing it. Kind of a happy coincidence. I set out to do something reminicent of the Sharkticon but a little more primitive and animalistic so the body ended up thinner which together with the limbed fish thing really does suggest Seacon.

Adding more Seacon homage to the design crossed my mind but there seemed enough going on already that I let it stand mostly leaning toward Sharkticon.


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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 11 2011, 02:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It wasn't really intentional when I started, but I did notice the Skalor similarity myself as I was drawing it. Kind of a happy coincidence. I set out to do something reminicent of the Sharkticon but a little more primitive and animalistic so the body ended up thinner which together with the limbed fish thing really does suggest Seacon.


Yeah, the Decepticons had a couple of landsharks back in the day. Overbite, Skalor (okay, he's a Coelacanth), and Rippersnapper.
It makes sense that they'd have alt-modes based on cybertronian life. (Especially as according to shattered Glass, the Terrorcons have their altmodes inspired by alien beasts. Hun-grr being a Algean Two-Headed Razor Beast, Sinnertwin being a Twin-Headed Devorian Devil-Dog)

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 03:18 PM

Personally, I would have preferred more "shark" and less "sharkticon" with this beast.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE(Tramp @ Feb 11 2011, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Personally, I would have preferred more "shark" and less "sharkticon" with this beast.


I can totally understand that.

Some part of me felt the same way, partially because of just how very Sharkticon-y the illustration turned out. While I'm very happy with it in some ways (I love the grin) I have to admit it is honestly more derivitive than I'd originaly intended.

What made me go in this direction over something more shark-like was 1) I don't like getting them too close to Earth animals. I want them close enough in some ways that you can see why the names were "translated" as they were, but original and mechanical enough to not seem out of place on another world. So 2) we already have a Cybertron originating "shark" type ani-bot that is suitably distinct from the Earth variety, so it made sense to me to use the Sharkticon as a model. But like I said it's still a bit closer to the existing Sharkticon then I'd really wanted.

I did consider adding in some more earth shark later on, but I was kinda afraid at that point it would end up looking just like the Seacon, Overbite.

Sorry this one wasn't right up your alley. Thanks for the feedback anyway. It's motivating to get feedback of any sort. icon-hotrod.gif
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