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@  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.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 11:09 AM)

Mayhem is, somewhat ironically, one of the least random parts of the board. I really don't know how that happened.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 06:34 AM)

Not even close.

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 05:51 AM)

What, Mayhem isn't random enough???

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 04:02 AM)

This place never feels random enough in that respect.

@  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?


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An interesting observation about Cybertronian Medics


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#1 TM2 Dinobot

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:01 AM

So I was thinking about Spectrawave and Paradron Medic and her friends and observed that they share an inordinate amount of green coloration. So I went looking for other medics, and found that quite a few had green as their primary/secondary color as well.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Buildup
http://tfwiki.net/wi...Ratchet_(Movie)
http://tfwiki.net/wi...ki/Ratchet_(SG)
http://tfwiki.net/wi...l_Flare_(Movie)
http://tfwiki.net/wi...Flare_(Energon)

Now, here's some observations.
    These span universes and continuities, so if you care to give credence to it, green may be a universal medic color.
    Medics more often appear in red and white, a coloration recognized on Earth as Red Cross or medical aid.
    Perhaps the Green+red/white coloration symbolized nutrality or pacifist stance, and when a medic decided to take up arms for a certain side, they drop the green and stick with red/white.
    This does not explain Bayformers or SG Ratchet however. Maybe they're just being jerks.
Just some interesting thoughts.

Edited by TM2 Dinobot, 23 February 2012 - 01:06 AM.

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#2 The Doctor Who

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:18 AM

In human society, the colors of red and white come from blood and bandages (like the colors on the traditional barber pole: Red - blood, White- Bandages). Bright green (or yellow) for emergency vehicles is a common Highly Visible Color, which is nice for any kind of vehicle that might be tearing down the road for an emergency.

Obviously Cybertronians wouldn't have the same imagery for blood and bandages (unless they've taken on an Earth mode, like Ratchet), but the green still makes sense as a Highly Visible Color (assuming their color perception works the same as ours). It makes sense for medics to be very visible, especially battlefield medics, since in civilized warfare (HA!) soldiers don't fire on medical teams, as they're supposed to be neutral. In addition, if medics can be seen easily, a wounded soldier might be able to make their way to the, or otherwise signal their need for help.

Of course, the real reason so many medics have similar colors is that, well, the readers/viewers are human (obviously), and those colors are cues to us that these are medical bots.

Edited by The Doctor Who, 23 February 2012 - 02:19 AM.

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#3 Boltax

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:29 AM

Both of those Signal Flares you've listed are Earth vehicles in a military-style deco. I'm pretty sure you can safely say that they're, y'know, not green for some Cybertronian culture reason.

Buildup is expressly part of the GREEN MINI-CON TEAM, so we know where his green colour comes from.

SG Ratchet comes from a 'mirror universe', so I think he hardly counts.

Movie Ratchet is in an explicitly earth-based colour scheme and he even appears in the movie in a non-green colourscheme as a protoform!

And as for "Spectrawave" is that the primarilly pink guy from the G.I. Joe/TF crossover? He's primarily pink.

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(Methinks one is using one's pre-loaded organic pattern-recognition software a little too judiciously.)



#4 BB Shockwave

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:49 AM

Signal Flare is a medic?

Also, Cons apparently do not use this, as their medics (Hook, Scalpel, Glit for example) have no such patterns or colors.

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#5 Destron D-69

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:45 AM

I'm wondering more what the symbolism tying the Bulkheads and the Hounds of the multiverse together with Rid Rollbar is.
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