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@  Whirl Maximus : (29 July 2016 - 01:20 PM)

IDW G1 has been a victim of it's own success.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 July 2016 - 01:23 AM)

Though frankly I prefer IDW Ratchet with a Marvel-style head rather than his current Prime-style head.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 July 2016 - 12:34 AM)

Like dual Fall of Cybertron-IDW G1 designs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:55 PM)

And it at least shows that they're allowed to repurpose designs from other universes.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:54 PM)

Dark Cybertron was around when things showing up in toyline and comic together became a really major thing.

@  Waspinator : (28 July 2016 - 10:51 PM)

Given that that Starscream says "Armada Starscream" on his box, I assume the toy was meant to be Armada Starscream and was just re-purposed by IDW to be a body for their Starscream.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (28 July 2016 - 09:24 PM)

Hey, Bass X0. It's nice to see somene else paying attention to the distinctions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:44 PM)

Also, Albino Prime that isn't Magnus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:43 PM)

They made a toy that was IDW Starscream with an entirely Armada look.

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:53 PM)

Other than a change of gimmicks and physical appearance (i.e. Deluxe Galvatron), Hasbro generally keeps a familiar color scheme for the Generations toys. It may not always be perfect or completely accurate, but I can't think of a Generations toy that looks completely different in color scheme to how they should do. A quick l;ook around my room and I can't see anyone who is completely the wrong color scheme. I'd say the FoC Combaticons and Wreckers are the wrong colors, but they're not supposed to be the G1 characters so they get a pass.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 05:45 PM)

The comics aren't beholden to previous G1 material, and the toyline doesn't have a strict need to follow the comics either so...

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:40 PM)

And yet the comics are not damned. This is G1 Sentinel Prime, not Animated or Movie Sentinel Prime and so he should look the part to how G1 Sentinel Prime has been portrayed so far. An Animated Sentinel Prime color scheme can come later. I don't recall how important the G1 legacy of Primes (Convoys) is in Japan or even if they have Nova Prime, Sentinel Prime, and previous Primes. So maybe Takara will paint him as Animated Sentinel just because its what Japanese fans are most familiar with.  Sentinel Prime didn't have to have been a pre-use of the Astrotrain mold, indeed why even choose G1 Sentinel Prime at all after how long neglecting him?

@  OrionPax44 : (28 July 2016 - 02:02 PM)

Same here unluckiness. I bought him mostly for the Fire Guts look of the Titan Master.

@  unluckiness : (28 July 2016 - 08:38 AM)

I kinda like Fire Guts Sentinel Prime TBH. Though, I think the gray would have looked better as black.

@  Boomhauer : (28 July 2016 - 08:36 AM)

I would've been fine with the Bayformers 3 Sentinel colors, he looked slick.

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 July 2016 - 08:33 AM)

Same as Animated Sentinel Prime then, I bet he's a Functionist fundamentalist too!

@  Rycochet : (28 July 2016 - 08:07 AM)

Sentinel Prime's colour scheme is awful, they should have painted him in his animated deco, comics be damned.

@  Dracula : (28 July 2016 - 07:38 AM)

He's also orange

@  Paladin : (28 July 2016 - 07:23 AM)

kinda not enjoying my TR Sentinel Prime now that someone summed up his personality as "Make Cybertron Great Again."

@  OrionPax44 : (27 July 2016 - 04:51 PM)

Sounds pretty kinky.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 July 2016 - 04:17 PM)

the wind blew the sun into the river. honest!

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 12:34 PM)

Sadly no orchestra for me, but we did have the TFA clip as well.

@  ChessPieceFace : (27 July 2016 - 12:17 PM)

I saw Weird Al at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, playing with a full orchestra. It was pretty special. And yes, Dare To Be Stupid! With an introductory video clip from TFA, no less.

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 11:33 AM)

Got to see Weird Al perform Dare to be Stupid in his set last night! That was a nice surprise.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 July 2016 - 01:40 AM)

TMW you see a bunch of people have liked something you posted while you were away, and you're like "what did I even say?!"

@  Bass X0 : (26 July 2016 - 05:26 PM)

Regarding MTMTE#55 being released early in some places, its okay to discuss the contents of the issue as long as spoilers are kept within the thread. I refuse to read discussion threads of comics I have yet to read to avoid being spoiled. I also find it pointless to go into a discussion thread and expect to not be spoiled if you have yet to read the issue (unless you don't care).

@  The Doctor Who : (26 July 2016 - 07:11 AM)

@Patchy 'cause people like how the kaiser rolls!

@  MEDdMI : (26 July 2016 - 05:47 AM)

I'm officially addicted to the Comics theme. Every other themes are dull and boring now, I can't stand to look at them for more than a few posts.

@  Broadside : (26 July 2016 - 03:59 AM)

"Beast Wars anniversary"? Highly dubious.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser?

@  zephyrX9 : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

the kaiser stole our beast wars toys

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 08:35 PM)

beast wars dicketeth anniversary

@  Locoman : (25 July 2016 - 07:16 PM)

My story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" because the Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles.

@  Telly : (25 July 2016 - 05:21 PM)

its the rye of the kaiser its the thrill of the the fight

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 05:18 PM)

Fierce Grape?

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 05:09 PM)

The Rye or the Kaiser.

@  tffan01 : (25 July 2016 - 04:55 PM)

watch?v=gyKOM3469_Y I've found this weird kids video.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:20 PM)

Doozer Sticks

@  The Doctor Who : (25 July 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Fraggle Rock!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Happy Pop (nauseating just saying it)

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Hard Rock Hallelujah!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 03:48 PM)

Soggy Rock

@  Dracula : (25 July 2016 - 02:36 PM)

Tank Concrete!

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

the Third.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

Flint Chesthair!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sheeps Butt Ramsbottom

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:08 PM)

Fancypants

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:01 PM)

Biggles.

@  Summer : (25 July 2016 - 01:55 PM)

Jones.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 July 2016 - 12:08 PM)

Osmosis.


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#1 MrBlud

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:54 PM

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#2 Echowarrior

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:27 AM

Okay, seeing as no one else has posted anything about it...

I feel like it could've used at least one more issue. No offense to any of the people involved in the production, but it felt rushed.

That said, Optimus Prime taking on Cthulhu? Awesome.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:56 PM

Just read both issues, they went so fast it really needed more issues.

And while it was great returning to the Hearts of Steel universe, there were more Humans and Fish people then there were Transformers.

I also feel a little cheated, or maybe bait-and-switched, I was going to skip this but the first issue featured the Seacons, my favorite combiner team getting some page time, and I was hoping then end would be the Autobots fighting a cool Steampunk/Lovecraft Piranacon.

And they don't even appear in the second issue. icon-screamer.gif icon-megs.gif


Like I said it was great seeing the HoS-verse again, but I'd say the first Infestation was much better.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:02 PM

Could have been so much better. And how did Prime have a train mode before he even woke up?
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:34 AM

"Hey Optimus Prime, what happened?"
"Oh, I just beat up Cthulhu offscreen."

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:22 AM

What!?!

No steampunk Piranacon in a Cthulhu pretender shell? Or even Octopunch, who should have been in this story?!

I feel cheated...

Then again, these crossovers will culminate in a final issue, maybe something will happen there.

I hope Guido shares some of the Seacon designs, or Bonecrusher, later on.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:35 AM

QUOTE(Echowarrior @ Feb 19 2012, 07:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That said, Optimus Prime taking on Cthulhu? Awesome.

Yeah, it would've been great to see!

QUOTE(Fenix Twilight @ Feb 23 2012, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I also feel a little cheated, or maybe bait-and-switched, I was going to skip this but the first issue featured the Seacons, my favorite combiner team getting some page time, and I was hoping then end would be the Autobots fighting a cool Steampunk/Lovecraft Piranacon.

And they don't even appear in the second issue. icon-screamer.gif icon-megs.gif

Agreed. When a great shape rose out of the water, I was really hoping for Piranacon. Oh well.

This story felt like it was riding heavily on the established popularity and knowledge of both Cthulhu and TF. Dixon seemed way more interested in spending time with the humans. At least he's good with period dialect.

The art was gorgeous, though! Guidi's still at the top of his game. It would've been interesting to see Su take it on in his new Mignola-esque style - it would've been the closest thing to a TF/Hellboy crossover - but Guidi's style works very well too. Speaking of visuals, I noticed Wheeljack wielding swords. Ah, cross-pollination.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:15 AM

Dixon sure likes to set things up and then run out of room and then resolve everything in two pages sorta.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:03 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Feb 28 2012, 05:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dixon sure likes to set things up and then run out of room and then resolve everything in two pages sorta.

I agree the pacing was terrible, but it goes beyond that. For all the time spent on it, the setup wasn't really much of a setup at all. If Dixon had had 5-10 more pages to play out the conclusion, I don't know what else would've happened based on what came before. With the first Infestation, the solution was inherent in the nature of the problem: The zombies came from another universe, and they ended up banished to a third one. But there was no apparent solution to not-Cthulhu, who was portrayed as basically this really old creature who's been on Earth forever. The protagonists were focused on reviving Prime, but even as I was reading it I was wondering how and why his return would change anything. Unless he was going to use the Matrix (which hasn't been seen in this universe yet) as a weapon, what difference would one more TF make? The closest thing to Chekov's gun I could see was Tesla's electricity, which I suppose worked in the Real Ghostbusters, but would still have had the same fundamental problems as Prime's actual "solution." Maybe BB Shockwave's right, and we'll see the real climax in the primary Infestation comics.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:27 PM

Mostly it reminded me of the first Hearts of Steel crossover. All setup, no real conflict or resolution.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Feb 28 2012, 10:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mostly it reminded me of the first Hearts of Steel crossover. All setup, no real conflict or resolution.

Ah, right, I'd forgotten he did that one too. I wonder what the outlines looked like that he showed the editors before he wrote them.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:00 PM

Wasn't HOS originally going to be 6 issues though? Hence the rushed conclusion?


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:05 PM

Yeah, and this was supposed to be two issues from the start, as per the format of the last Infestation crossover. That excuse doesn't really carry over this time.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:17 AM

Yeah, in the first HoS we got a rushed ending because (The) Astrotrain forgot he can, yknow... fly.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:17 AM

Pretty disappointing..oh well. I still appreciate what we got, but that offscreen fight at the end was terrible.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:15 PM

I'm glad I waited and only paid $1.99 for this on Comixology. I'd have felt even more cheated if I paid full price for it.

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