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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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#1 Esser-Z

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:24 PM

So, recently we've been calling the ~20 USD pricepoint "Powerizers". This is incorrect! They are, in fact, Voyagers--this is printed on the very box. "Powerizer" is a subname much like Mechtech was during DOTM. I have not yet found the deluxes, but I find it very likely they follow the same pattern.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

It's been bugging me too. It doesn't even say Powerizer on the box.
Which is good because that is a dumb word.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:33 PM

I probably avoided calling it that cos I might misspell it...glad I dont have to now

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:36 PM

Interesting... when I picked up PRiD Prime and Megatron from Mejier, I noticed it was just listed as 'Transformers', but at Toys R Us today the shelf tag said 'powerizers' on it.

It also listed them at 26.99, while Meijer had them at 19.99, so take that as you will.

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#5 Esser-Z

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:42 PM

As I said, "Powerizer" is like the Mechtech imprint from DOTM. The box says "Voyager Class". I'm pretty sure what Hasbro is calling them on the box trumps what the store computers have in them.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

thank goodness
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:52 PM

I guess that opens up the possibility of non-Powerizer Voyagers?

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:13 PM

The Deluxes just have Deluxe on the package. If the word "Revealer" is on them anywhere, it's in the Cybertronian script bits.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:21 PM

The BB/SS two pack co-sells clearly say "Powerizer Class."

I'd call it more of a dropped name for the size class rather than the gimmick name, though it works equally well as that.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:48 PM

Guys, I'm in Target right now, you think I'll see any Powerizer class figures? My friend wants a Prime.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:55 AM

So I guess "Weaponizers" are still Leader Class?

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:23 AM

Nothing ever did come of that supposed use-your-smartphone-on-Voyager/Powerizer-packaging thing, did it?


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:29 PM

QUOTE(C16 @ Feb 25 2012, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guys, I'm in Target right now, you think I'll see any Powerizer class figures? My friend wants a Prime.


You'll be lucky if you can find one in the huge piles of MaxCons and Megas clogging the shelves.


But in all seriousness, isn't "Voyager" just as stupid a name?
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE(GALVATRON I @ Feb 27 2012, 06:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But in all seriousness, isn't "Voyager" just as stupid a name?


At least Voyager is an actual word. I mean, sure it doesn't seem to mean anything in relation to TF toys, but I'll take it over an awkward non-word like "Powerizer" any day.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:17 PM

Also, we're used to Voyager. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:52 PM

BASIC/DELUXE/MEGA/ULTRA/SUPREME 4 LYFE
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE(C16 @ Feb 28 2012, 01:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BASIC/DELUXE/MEGA/ULTRA/SUPREME 4 LYFE

You say that, but Basics/Scouts don't exist as part of the mainline any more - the closest equivalent (Cyberverse Cmdr) is now the large class of the small-scale line.

Which, of course, makes "Deluxe" a nonsense title, since how can the most basic type of toy in the line be "Deluxe"? icon-waspy.gif

And "Mega" and "Ultra" aren't nouns in common usage, so talking about "a mega" or "an ultra" just sounds weird icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE(C16 @ Feb 27 2012, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BASIC/DELUXE/MEGA/ULTRA/SUPREME 4 LYFE

I wish!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:47 AM

QUOTE(C16 @ Feb 27 2012, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BASIC/DELUXE/MEGA/ULTRA/SUPREME 4 LYFE

You forgot Super (aka "Leader") between Ultra and Supreme.

But yeah, this worked fine from 1995 to 2007. Now we just have a bunch of redundant novelty crap choking out Deluxes at the $9-13 range, no Scouts (lol Commanders) and the larger size classes are all dying off. Voyager will be the next casualty when stores figure out they're supposed to be charging thirty dollars for them (woo-hoo, eight bucks for a ten cent LED and two watch batteries!).

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:28 PM

QUOTE(GALVATRON I @ Feb 27 2012, 06:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But in all seriousness, isn't "Voyager" just as stupid a name?

It made sense back when it started in Cybertron, with the whole exploration theme for finding the Cyber Keys. Now it's just an artifact title.



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