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@  Dracula : (24 August 2016 - 07:54 AM)

G2 was kind of miserable but even that is preferable to RG1.

@  tffan01 : (24 August 2016 - 07:14 AM)

I don't think RG1 is the true ending to the Marvel because G. I Joe was in the same continuity as Transformers and they had a crossover with G2, not RG1 (obviously RG1 didn't exist back then). So G2/Alignment is the true ending.

@  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.


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#1 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:15 PM

The previous thread has gotten bulky beyond reason.
With Registration going live it's time for a new thread so others won't feel the need to catch up on 90 pages.

Have at it!
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:17 PM

Hey! Fun Pub! Take my money!

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:18 PM

I'm confused. Was there going to be a figure revealed today?
Reclaim the suffix.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:19 PM

I have nothing to say yet, but I wanna be notified about responses, and so I offer this:

QUOTE(Botcon Twitter)
One head per toy. Each toy will have its own unique head to the overall offering. Troopbuilders can be a different thing though.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:22 PM

So Botcon is a place to get good head, then.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:22 PM

IT'S UP!!!

And I think I got in the class, for Thursday. WOO!

Incidentally, number 4473.

Edited by Devcon, 06 January 2012 - 06:24 PM.

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#7 Repugnus

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:23 PM

Registered! With the Customization Class! Invoice Number: 4498! (Whatever that number means.)

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

Well there went my entire paycheck.

But FIRST custom class EVER! icon-ironhide.gif

Who else is going to be there Wednesday?

Edited by MrBlud, 06 January 2012 - 06:26 PM.

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#9 Walky

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

I had 4479.

...but the on-screen receipt of what I purchased was BLANK.

SO WHAT THE HELL.

Do I have to do this again? Did it go through?

Edited by Code of Walky, 06 January 2012 - 06:36 PM.


#10 Detour

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Jan 6 2012, 06:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have nothing to say yet, but I wanna be notified about responses, and so I offer this:

QUOTE(Botcon Twitter)
One head per toy. Each toy will have its own unique head to the overall offering. Troopbuilders can be a different thing though.


Makes me wonder about the rumored Kick-Off now.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#11 Rosicrucian

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

Oh. Attendees only. Welp. I'll wait.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Jan 6 2012, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well there went my entire paycheck.

But FIRST custom class EVER! icon-ironhide.gif

Who else is going to be there Wednesday?

What I was thinking myself icon-fire.gif

Now to buy my plane ticket, and renew my passport so my boney Canuckian ass will be allowed on Texan soil.
With many thanks to Alex Milne for the new Dragnet Avatar!

#13 Walky

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 6 2012, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had 4493.

...but the on-screen receipt of what I purchased was BLANK.

SO WHAT THE HELL.

Do I have to di this again? Did it go through?


God damn, I'd better have gotten that customization class.

...I'm trying to do it again just in case, but the selection iframe(?) at the bottom are 404ing.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

Surprised the Thursday Class is sold out already. Got in on the Wednesday one. Our first look at Ultra Magnus and Metalhawk too (Metalhawk is Thunderwing with a human head icon-silverbolt.gif icon-silverbolt.gif icon-silverbolt.gif).

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:29 PM

I had 4567. Nice that they sent e-mails to the club members before the tweet.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

Damn, the Thursday custom class went fast. Got in the Wednesday class, however.

One thing I don't understand - what do they mean by the class being from 9am to 5pm. I can't imagine it taking 8 hours to put paint and assemble a TF.
Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.

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#17 Walky

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 6 2012, 06:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Surprised the Thursday Class is sold out already.


God damn.

I better have gotten in. I put in my damn card and everything, and then the damn receipt page was blank of the options I'd chosen.

#18 MrBlud

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

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Surprised the Thursday Class is sold out already. Got in on the Wednesday one.


WE'RE CUSTOM BUDDIES! icon-silverbolt.gif

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

Wow, Metalhawk's jet mode is a bit messy color-wise, IMO.
Robot mode is gorgeous, though.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

So when did this actually go online, the message I got in my e-mail was at 6:25?

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