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@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:10 AM)

I thought that was snarking at random strangers without fear of retribution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:22 PM)

Topic-specific threads are the main feature of messageboards like this, you know.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:21 PM)

You should ask that in the TFWiki thread.

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 07:21 PM)

watch?v=94l4qCKMYZ0  

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 07:18 PM)

there's a pewdiepie video promoting Transformers Earth Wars and it is an official promotion video, does this mean he should get a tfwiki page?

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2016 - 07:01 PM)

I thought King Kong '05 was pretty great! I just wish I hadn't watched it as a double feature with that movie about the island with the giant bugs.

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 04:46 PM)

yeah it was long as hell, it took me several days to finish it.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 11:58 AM)

maybe this new one won't take half a day to watch all the way through...

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 11:00 AM)

I believe this new Kong movie will not be as good as the 2005 one.

@  Pennpenn : (24 July 2016 - 08:52 AM)

You'd figure something like that would get a pass, some kind of grandfather clause since the name is already intractably established.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 08:15 AM)

"DS-1 Orbital Battle Station." That's the official classification...

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 08:04 AM)

now that Hasbro can't use the word "Death" on the packaging of their toys, what will they call the Death Star?

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 07:44 AM)

It's in the comic con trailer and seems like a hideous waste. I guess the show makers have no reverence for Doctor Who like they do Star Trek.

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 04:20 AM)

Which is the height of quality for Family Guy jokes...

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 04:00 AM)

David Tennent has done a cutaway for Family Guy. Don't get to excited it was a fart joke.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

"Micronauts: Starring psychic Peter Quill and E123-Omega".

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:16 PM)

Ooh, sounds neat.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 01:16 PM)

Yeah, the first was definitely the weakest of the three. Really looking forward to the next issue; judging by the preview for it, it's delving into Karza and Shazraella's past and Microspace's exact political situation.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 01:11 PM)

I was ambivalent about the first issue, but the quality stepped up in the second and again in the third.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:37 AM)

And yes, Micronauts is great! I enjoyed the first three issues quite a lot.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:36 AM)

Cave Carson looks really cool as well, so I can't be too saddened about that.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:29 AM)

I ended up checking it out, and it's pretty damn neat.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:28 AM)

So. Micronauts, huh?

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:49 AM)

Oh, it's only backups in "Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye". Still. Onboard.

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:44 AM)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:43 AM)

I didn't think I was interested but OH DEAR GOD WONDER TWINS yesssssssss

@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:29 PM)

http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/superpowers-b18fd.jpg

@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:26 PM)

Oh man, Tom Scioli's next project is a DC superhero one. Superb!

@  siccoyote : (22 July 2016 - 06:40 PM)

Feeling left out?

@  Arthur Burlo : (22 July 2016 - 06:11 PM)

"about time" ???????????????????? :(

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:08 PM)

There was a shooting near a shopping mall in Munich, currently eight or nine people are dead. Three suspects, still at large.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

About time...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

So now it's Germany's turn to be the target of what appears to be aterrorist attack.

@  Nutjob R/T : (22 July 2016 - 02:44 PM)

Which is kinda... I preordered the new VF-2ss, and then before it shipped there was the exclusive version with the SAP pack that was only open for two days of orders. And then I got the naked VF2ss and it's... Not... Good.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2016 - 12:18 AM)

Yeah, Japanese online sellers seem to take it very seriously, in my experience. When you commit to something, it's expected that you follow through on it, and cancelled transactions seem to be frowned upon. However, I've never dealt with more courteous or considerate sellers than those in Japan; some have even enclosed a small gift item in the package on occasion.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:44 PM)

Nothing really happened, I just got an email saying I shouldn't do that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

But I ended up buying it later since it got delayed.

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

and what did they do?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:42 PM)

I've cancelled something with them once.

@  Nutjob R/T : (21 July 2016 - 03:27 PM)

AmiAmi is nice but if you preorder you gotta friggin' MEAN it

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

Yep, I ordered a bunch of Gundam kits from them earlier this year. The shipping was high but I had to do EMS due to the weight of the package

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:09 PM)

and amiami is a reputable site? this is the first time i'm using them.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 02:56 PM)

Oh! Nice. I guess I thought SAL was always untracked.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 01:39 PM)

Registered means it has tracking.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 01:26 PM)

Yeah it's just slower and doesn't have tracking...usually the best economic option

@  Benbot : (21 July 2016 - 01:07 PM)

SAL is just fine

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 01:06 PM)

unless anybody has problems with "SAL Small Packet (Registered)".

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 01:03 PM)

Okay, I got it down to 11,930 (£85) with SAL Small Packet (Registered). Thats better. £101 would be too much for two Deluxes and a Voyager even with better (IMO) color schemes.

@  MEDdMI : (21 July 2016 - 01:02 PM)

That's about 101.55 British pounds

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 12:58 PM)

Is 14,200 Yen worth it for Takara Skull, Hardhead and Galvatron with shipping to the UK from amiami?


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#1 Agent X

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 11:05 PM

Seriously. I keep thumbing through the DW's MTMTE series, the Unoffical Cybertronian toy guide, the TFCC profiles and the Beast Wars books (YES, we ALL know about the problems those books had, that is NOT WHAT THIS THREAD IS ABOUT!) and I became sad as there are many years worth of series that didn't get a sweet set of refernce guides.

So yeah, I want profile books of late overseas G1/all of G2, flesh the Energon and Cybertron, make me care about the Masterforce and Victory guys, give Robots in Disguise some love and even throw in Beast Machines just to leave no stone unturned!

Just release these in a quarterly fashion for quality assurance, focus on the CHARACTER not the history, keep a short list of writers and artists away from this and hell, call the first issue "More than Meets Te Eye #12"! (The Aramda being #9-11. Though by that logic #12-15 would be Beast Wars).

Indulge my desires! I can't be the only one who wants this! (But pefectly understand that we can't/won't get these.)

Edited by Agent X, 02 July 2011 - 11:07 PM.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:10 AM

I would enjoy more of these myself. Especially about my favoritest continuity....


Robots in Disguise. Seems no one likes it but me.


Oh, and needless to say, I'm only interested in them being good. Not like...you know what...

Edited by Transfotaku, 03 July 2011 - 12:10 AM.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:19 AM

I would kill for a grand unified Movieverse bio book and timeline. Written by Barber, because he knows his friggen movieverse.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:34 AM

QUOTE(Transfotaku @ Jul 3 2011, 01:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would enjoy more of these myself. Especially about my favoritest continuity....
Robots in Disguise. Seems no one likes it but me.


you didn't notice the complete series of character profiles developed by many individuals from this very website?
Check it out...
http://www.allspark....20/COMPLETE.pdf
edit: I do not know where several of the profiles have gone, it was complete at one point, and had actual navigation before...

Honestly I think profile books create more continuity conflicts than they manage to effectively definition to characters who don't have any. And while I love character, I think it's more important to get more stories where character impacts and defines plot.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:35 AM

Definitely gonna buy a Movieverse one should they get around to it. Mowry's bios in the Reign of Starscream TPB were a tiny taste and a nice gesture but not much beyond that.

I'd also like a complete Unicron Trilogy one. For all the crud that Energon waded through I was really looking forward to the MTMTE profiles for that comic. And Cybertron gave us such cool bios that it would've been really neat to see them done up MTMTe-style!

The IDW BW one I was really looking forward to. Then it came out and most everything I could've imagined going wrong with it went wrong.



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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:35 AM

I certainly wouldn't mind some, especially since I missed out on the Dreamwave ones.

Totally not going to happen, but a Shattered Glass one would be nice. More realistically, having a movie one would be great too.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 01:15 AM

I want a movie profile book, but only if John Barber writes it.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 01:35 AM

I third the John Barber-written Movieverse profile book.

Also, I wish we'd get to read the bios from the unpublished Energon MTMTE.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 05:23 AM

QUOTE(Zodberg @ Jul 3 2011, 12:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Transfotaku @ Jul 3 2011, 01:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would enjoy more of these myself. Especially about my favoritest continuity....
Robots in Disguise. Seems no one likes it but me.


you didn't notice the complete series of character profiles developed by many individuals from this very website?
Check it out...
http://www.allspark....20/COMPLETE.pdf
edit: I do not know where several of the profiles have gone, it was complete at one point, and had actual navigation before...

Honestly I think profile books create more continuity conflicts than they manage to effectively definition to characters who don't have any. And while I love character, I think it's more important to get more stories where character impacts and defines plot.



I meant official ones.

Not written by fans.

Cause you saw what happens when they get written by fans.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 05:52 AM

I'd go for official profile books. I miss them. Got the original TF Universe profile book, but never got the bios of Fort Max and the rest that weren't in that book since it just covered all the characters up the the 86 movie. John Barber for a movie profile book I'd go for, it would be nice to have proper personalities and histories for all the movie bots.

Does anyone know how I could get hold of the DW MTMTE books?

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 06:04 AM

QUOTE(GodSentinelOmega @ Jul 3 2011, 05:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know how I could get hold of the DW MTMTE books?

IDW has reprinted the series in two TPB collections.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 06:52 AM

I often take the profile pages included in the club magazine, scan them, print them and bind them up into continuties. I have a book for Classicverse, one for Gen2 Redux, one for SG one for Post Beast Machines, etc.

Plus occasionally I made one using existing material edited up, like when I saw Gen2 Redux has Universe Deluxe Galvatron, I took the Dreamwave bio and edited the pictures:



For Sunstreaker of the Classicverse, I use this:


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Posted 03 July 2011 - 09:22 AM

Yeah profile books are my thing
Owning all of them that has come out its turned me into a fan of Profile books in genral.
Owning the orignal Marvel univese books and now if i see a profile book on any comic book I buy it

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:11 AM

I really dug the Beast Wars profile book. I'd gladly buy more.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:15 PM

I'd love a late G1/G2 book, as well as an Energon/Cybertron one, as long as they were up to the quality of the Dreamwave ones. (BW Sourcebook not so much)

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 03:45 PM


I'd love it if we ever got high-quality licensed profile / retrospective books to cover everything that HASN'T been covered to date: post-2000 Beast material, the UT, reissues, and the various high-end collector brands. Every time TakaraTomy puts out another guidebook that just covers the toys they released that same year, it strikes me as more of a wasted opportunity.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:34 PM

I would love to have a movieverse profile book. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:19 AM

I want an Autopedia book.
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Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:17 PM

They should be written by the writers of the Dreamwave G1 MTMTE books.

I'd love a G1 expansion series featuring the likes of the Robotmasters, Shadow Striker, Thunderclash, Acid Storm and Nemesis Prime. I'd love to see where they would have gone with Sunstorm and the other clones like Stepper and Soundblaster.

I did enjoy the Beast Wars profile books.

I'd love to see the Energon books released. I loved what they did with the Armada books, especially Predacon and Overload. Be interesting to see what they would have done with Ultra Magnus and Rodimus.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE(Zodberg @ Jul 2 2011, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Honestly I think profile books create more continuity conflicts than they manage to effectively definition to characters who don't have any. And while I love character, I think it's more important to get more stories where character impacts and defines plot.

Agreed. For me, part the TF multiverse's appeal is all of the dark corners that are left to the fans to explore. I wouldn't want, for instance, a Machine Wars profile book because the franchise currently has exactly the right amount of bare-minimum context to be fertile ground for my own imagination.

Moreover, when it comes to giving unsung characters some official love, profile books strike me as a lazy way out. Not to say that bio-writers are themselves lazy, but that I don't find the end product satisfying enough as a form of storytelling to justify the loss I feel when a tantalizingly formless character is solidified.

(Of course, there are always exceptions - for instance, I like Orcanoch's IDW profile, and he had previously had NO personality or story appearances whatsoever, which is a little too blank a slate for me. But as a general rule, I feel more negatively than positively towards profile-book projects.)

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Jul 3 2011, 01:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time TakaraTomy puts out another guidebook that just covers the toys they released that same year, it strikes me as more of a wasted opportunity.

Too true. I've been pretty disappointed with the recent so-called "Generations" books. If we're talking about what we'd like to see happen in terms of retrospective/documentary-type projects, I would love to see the original Generations get true sequels. In English, ideally.



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