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@  MEDdMI : (01 May 2016 - 05:22 PM)

didn't know the reference before searching, but the Lizard Queen & fermentarium thing are from Simpsons. https://en.m.wikiped.../Selma's_Choice

@  Smokey : (01 May 2016 - 04:53 PM)

What the hug's a fermentarium?

@  Verno : (01 May 2016 - 04:34 PM)

'Dawn of the Predacus' not your cup of tea? Try TRANSFORMERS: UNITY for your BotCon 2016 comic.

@  MEDdMI : (01 May 2016 - 02:14 PM)

...... *MED's hand appears in the fermentarium, getting closer to TMM, along with the Jaws theme*

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 May 2016 - 01:19 PM)

I wasn't going to go in naked, but it rotted off all my clothes. And then I was already in anyway, so......

@  Paladin : (01 May 2016 - 12:32 PM)

for the last time, stop swimming naked in the fermentarium.

@  MEDdMI : (01 May 2016 - 09:17 AM)

I bring you fresh crickets and worms, my Queen. Your basking lamp is ready for you afterwards.

@  Autobot Bubbs : (01 May 2016 - 09:13 AM)

I AM THE LIZARD QUEEN!!!!!

@  Locoman : (01 May 2016 - 08:59 AM)

I still want a cheetor figure that actually looks like the version we got on the tv show.

@  zephyrX9 : (01 May 2016 - 01:15 AM)

my salt in not getting victorion has turned into salt waiting for TR rewind to go up for preorder. ho-hum

@  Verno : (01 May 2016 - 01:05 AM)

Given how TM Megs suffers from GPS, I'm sure many people would jump at a reissue.

@  Pennpenn : (01 May 2016 - 12:32 AM)

Out of all the hypothetical Beast Wars things, the one I'd like is a leader class Transmetal Megatron

@  Verno : (30 April 2016 - 11:18 PM)

They'd make a superb duo. If TT drew the line under BW MPs after those two, I'd be perfectly content.

@  Smokey : (30 April 2016 - 11:15 PM)

I personally hope we get an MP BW Megs, especially if he has a rubber ducky he can hold, yeeess.

@  Verno : (30 April 2016 - 11:13 PM)

Bring on October and MP Primal so the anniversary celebrations can begin.

@  Smokey : (30 April 2016 - 11:06 PM)

oh hey lok its tecs birthday

@  Smokey : (30 April 2016 - 11:03 PM)

It certainly has, man. If it wasn't for BW I probably wouldn't be here.

@  Verno : (30 April 2016 - 10:15 PM)

Yeah, I threw a link in the Beast Wars Birthday thread. I'm keen to hear as many thoughts on it as possible. The last month has proven just how dear to the hearts of fans BW is.

@  Smokey : (30 April 2016 - 10:04 PM)

I looked at it a few days ago, actually, I saw you post it somewhere here on the forums.

@  Verno : (30 April 2016 - 09:43 PM)

No, they're certainly after their own ends. Cheers for taking a look at it, Smokey. I appreciate it.

@  Smokey : (30 April 2016 - 09:36 PM)

Well, at least you twisted things around so the Tripredacus council aren't minions of Unicron.

@  Verno : (30 April 2016 - 09:30 PM)

With Primus and Unicron, it was my aim for it to double as a celebration of the 30th anniversary of TF:TM.

@  Smokey : (30 April 2016 - 09:27 PM)

It's... Better than Dawn of the Predacus, at least. I could do without the whole Primus v. Unicron thing, that's been done to death.

@  Telly : (30 April 2016 - 09:25 PM)

i went off when i saw unicron

@  Patchouli Kn... : (30 April 2016 - 09:04 PM)

You shall not pass.

@  Touch My Thighs : (30 April 2016 - 09:01 PM)

Pass.

@  Verno : (30 April 2016 - 08:09 PM)

Read my Beast Wars 20th Anniversary comic book pitch to IDW -- TRANSFORMERS: DEICIDE

@  Telly : (30 April 2016 - 08:00 PM)

like paladin says, bbts and the like probly have them (or will get them soon) but are waiting for the hasbro release date before putting up pages

@  Paladin : (30 April 2016 - 05:10 PM)

something about street dates I think...

@  Pennpenn : (30 April 2016 - 10:25 AM)

Any particular reason it's not available in some of the ones I see more often like BBTS and TFSource and so on?

@  unluckiness : (30 April 2016 - 09:55 AM)

Might want to wash your hands after handling the toys if you order from the latter.

@  Paladin : (30 April 2016 - 05:48 AM)

Victorion is also listed in-stock here http://www.ajstoyche...tset_p_102.html and here http://www.poopoopan...Set_p_4832.html

@  tffan01 : (30 April 2016 - 05:42 AM)

@summer, I was wondering why it looks like an ordinary TF group instead of being about TFWiki.

@  zephyrX9 : (30 April 2016 - 12:18 AM)

ok so either ages three and up sold out of victorion or their system is confusing so i guess im getting computron instead. rip my dream of ladybots everywhere

@  Summer : (29 April 2016 - 02:07 PM)

The TFWiki Facebook group has long since been abandoned by the actual TFWiki moderators, and there's little to no affiliation with the actual site.

@  Paladin : (29 April 2016 - 07:58 AM)

Willis needs to make rent again?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 06:46 AM)

Oh, are the Titans Return leaks up on there, too?

@  NightViper : (29 April 2016 - 06:41 AM)

Holy jive! So much porn spam in the TFWiki Facebook group!

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 06:34 AM)

SAVE THE BUNNIES!!!!

@  MEDdMI : (29 April 2016 - 05:59 AM)

I know I said I like steely buns, but I didn't literally mean buns made out of steel!

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 05:20 AM)

Alligators are really scary, because they can eat you. But you know what's even scarier than alligators? Flying alligators. With laser vision. Scariest environment imaginable.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 02:24 AM)

Rook has a very firm butt. ;)

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 02:20 AM)

But his butt is down there, and that's what I want to look at.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 April 2016 - 02:19 AM)

Rook's eyes are up here, Foffy.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 02:14 AM)

Obviously. Rook couldn't very well win the swimsuit competition while he was stuck being a leg, now could he?

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 April 2016 - 02:12 AM)

....of joy, because he's no longer stuck holding up a heavy combiner and can now go do his own thing?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 02:09 AM)

You hear that? That's the sound of Rook crying bitter, bitter tears.

@  Telly : (29 April 2016 - 12:58 AM)

my deluxe groove has shipped! soon i will have defensor the way he is supposed to be!!

@  Dracula : (28 April 2016 - 09:09 AM)

All I can say is their preorder and invoice system seems to work fine.

@  Dracula : (28 April 2016 - 09:09 AM)

Oddly I just placed an order with them this week. But I haven't received the item (Victorion) yet, so I can't really give you a review


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#1 MrBlud

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:12 PM

Discuss the issue in this thread.

Edited by MrBlud, 21 March 2012 - 02:16 PM.

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#2 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:05 PM

Yay, it be open!

Not a bad issue. icon-hotrod.gif Not MTMTE, but few books are. Still a solid interesting read. SPOILERS.

I was sorry to see Barrel Roll and some of the more interesting/less human looking NAILs go without getting explored. Also, I'm a bit sorry to see the Aerialbots go storming off like the Dinobots in the old Marvel comic. The "Grimlock" role is a bit odd for Silverbolt, though i think you could argue it was somewhat understandable in that he always cared deaply about his troops, his seriously taking responsibillity for them is one of the reasons he got the job from Prime traditionally. Still I want to see Sky Dive do something besides stand in the background and follow Silverbolt. Since they've seperated themselves from the group now I'd LOVE an issue focused on the team and getting each member some personality and spotlight time to react to the situation. I don't think that'll happen, but I wish it would. Given how hostile Cybertron is, I'm not sure how far they're going... the next time we see those five could be as corrpses found in the wilderness. (Boo to that idea.)

Still I really like what they're doing with Starscream. It's nice to see him using his cunning this way and not knowing how far exactly you or the Autobots should trust his stated motives. He DEFINATELY has the public relations savy that King Bee (that is almost certainly gonna catch on...) and Prowl lack.

Curious to see where we go next. I'd like to see the book expand its character focus and start moving the plot of settling and exploring Cybertron a bit more. So far it's been the political leadership crisis interrupted by a crisis of the moment that must be solved. Now with a seeming triumvirate of Bee, MH, and Starscream formed I'd like to see them get a bit more traction under them in dealing with their main issues of the hostile planet, new city, new society bit.

-ZacWilliam, also Prowl is really wound tight these days. Understandable but still, he's more like a pressurized ball of repressed anger than his usual stoic self.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 28 March 2012 - 12:07 PM.

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#3 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:22 PM


Btw, the TRANSFORMERS Facebook page has now posted creator comentary from the writer, artist and colorist on the first four pages.


-ZacWilliam, nothing world-shaking but a few hints at things to come.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:13 PM

Could we get a toy of that Metalhawk already?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:58 PM

QUOTE(Axaday @ Mar 28 2012, 06:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could we get a toy of that Metalhawk already?


To be fair he was just introed in that design 4 months ago and it takes something like two years to go from concept to toy IIRC.

I dream in my deapest heart that following the Trans4mers Movie toyline in 2014 (is it too overdone to joke about it being entirely 35 Bumblebee and Prime variants?) we come back to Generations in 2014 with Rung/Scrounge, Metalhawk, Swerve, and Skids.


-ZacWilliam, oh and as long as I'm dreaming I'd love a Sky Lynx.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 28 March 2012 - 06:59 PM.

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#6 MrBlud

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:42 PM

I enjoyed it but it didn't seem as enjoyable as past issues.

I loved the interplay between the bots though. And it was nice to get a sciency Wheeljack again.

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#7 Xaaron

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:50 AM

Anyone else find it odd that the Aerialbots walked out of town?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:58 AM

QUOTE(Xaaron @ Mar 29 2012, 09:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyone else find it odd that the Aerialbots walked out of town?


In which way?

1) Because outside of town is entirely a hostile primitive hell-scape bent on murdering anyone who goes more than a few feet?

2) Or because they coulda flown?


Until a future issues says otherwise I'm gonna assume they just metaphorically walked away from King Bee's government and didn't actually walk out of town, which Ironhide's foray in issue #1 suggests would be tantamount to suicide even if there were anyplace to go, which there isn't.


-ZacWilliam, would LOVE an issue focused entirely on the Aerialbots, showing how each of them as individuals feels about and deals with the whole situation and leaving the Autobots. That would be a great chance for some character exploration and exploration of the new Iacon forming.





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#9 Chris McFeely

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:43 AM

Good Lawd.


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:58 AM

Looking at that page, I like to think Wheeljack's communicator doesn't always chirp *BEE-BEE*. Sometimes it goes *PROWL-PROWL* or *JAZZ-JAZZ*.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:15 PM

QUOTE(Xaaron @ Mar 29 2012, 12:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looking at that page, I like to think Wheeljack's communicator doesn't always chirp *BEE-BEE*. Sometimes it goes *PROWL-PROWL* or *JAZZ-JAZZ*.


Jazz's should go ZOOM-ZOOM.


-ZacWilliam, now that they've made friends I wonder if it sometimes goes SCREAM-SCREAM!
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#12 Wildwade

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

You can see Ironfist's prize skysled above Wheeljack's head in that top panel too.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:04 PM

Okay, Andrew Griffith deserves some kind of medal and industry award for excellence. Managing to research and include this ungodly density of detailed references in kickass art and still delivering the thing on time is something that many, if not most other artists in the industry could only dream of achieving.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:39 PM

QUOTE(Creature SH @ Mar 29 2012, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay, Andrew Griffith deserves some kind of medal and industry award for excellence. Managing to research and include this ungodly density of detailed references in kickass art and still delivering the thing on time is something that many, if not most other artists in the industry could only dream of achieving.


Maybe its the fact I've read Darkwing Duck and Ghostbusters, but I don't find this surprising as each issue of those series is filled with pages like this.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

Agreed. I REALLY like Griffith's Wheeljack, too. He does a very good job of giving WJ a lot of expression in spite of the faceplate.

I was a bit surprised that Silverbolt turned out to be the hothead Aerialbot, as opposed to say... Slingshot. Not to mention his very monotone color scheme. I honestly thought he was Blades when he first popped into the recovery ward (though Blades is of course also red... but it was mostly due to how Griffith draws bolt's wings in bot mode).

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:44 PM

A very well done issue! The story, and dialogue is intelligent with lots of easter eggs in the art. These two series really do make me look forward to Transformers comics again. Rather than go the easy way, and break out into war, the writing shows exactly how much strain is taken in order to keep the peace. Keep em coming!
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:34 AM

QUOTE(Optimus Primary @ Mar 29 2012, 04:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was a bit surprised that Silverbolt turned out to be the hothead Aerialbot, as opposed to say... Slingshot. Not to mention his very monotone color scheme.


It's close to what his color scheme was in War for Cybertron... which isn't good IMO, this color scheme is bland and I like it better with the red in there.

I think this issue was a bit weaker than the others, but still decent. I'm digging Starscream. The writing just feels a bit uneven. Like Bumblebee's outburst last issue, Silverbolt's outburst seemed a bit out of place. Just needs more buildup, I feel.

Have we gotten any info on Cybertron's moons before in IDW?


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:01 AM

QUOTE(Magnusblitz @ Mar 31 2012, 04:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have we gotten any info on Cybertron's moons before in IDW?


DOOP and MTMTE #1 established that one of the Moons vanished mystiously in reletively modern times. No one knows to where. Swerve was part of the "Moon Quest" to try and find it. Apparently they failed.


-ZacWilliam, almost wanted to add the bit about Minicons hailing from the moons but that was Aligned from the Exodus novels. Wish that would get used somewhere. Neat Idea.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:00 PM

Thanks. Given three mentions of the missing moon in recent comics, I'd wager it's going to be important soon...

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

QUOTE(Optimus Primary @ Mar 29 2012, 07:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was a bit surprised that Silverbolt turned out to be the hothead Aerialbot, as opposed to say... Slingshot.


That was my first thought as well, but I think with Barrel Roll dying, it does work for Silverbolt to just completely lose it. Especially since he does think the Decepticons were behind the first blast anyways. I can imagine Slingshot influencing Silverbolt off screen as well.

Really good issue. Loved the focus on Starscream and Wheeljack. If SS can convince even the most intelligent among the top brass, you know things aren't looking good icon-hotrod.gif



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