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@  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

@  ShadowMan024 : (20 August 2016 - 02:02 PM)

If they were in the G1 continuity (which I doubt would happen), then yes. Otherwise, a reboot would likely be separate from G1 and the current Movieverse.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 01:49 PM)

Characters from rebooted movies would most likely get their own pages.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 01:45 PM)

If Transformers movies ever gets rebooted and if they decide to do more G1ish designs, would TFWiki classify that Movie's Optimus or Megatron as G1 (maybe giving them sub-pages like the one for IDW Optimus) or would they give them their own pages. Just wondering.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 12:53 PM)

Ha. How fitting that Beast Wars: Uprising implicitly repurposed the Star Convoy toy as an actual building called the Star Convoy.

@  Fnu Aw : (20 August 2016 - 10:05 AM)

At least Star Convoy has elbows.

@  Bass X0 : (20 August 2016 - 10:01 AM)

Never owned Star Convoy, but he looks like as much of a brick as the original Powermaster Optimus Prime articulation wise; minus the cab robot,


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#1541 Sabrblade

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:08 PM

Always felt the stripes made him look like he was wearing pyjamas or a tacky suit. icon-waspy.gif
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE(Fnu Aw @ Feb 28 2013, 04:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm really mixed on this. Megaplex's whole shtick is that he looks more like Megatron than Megatron does. This fails at that most basic requirement of a Megaplex toy.

On the other hand, man do I freaking love those colors. Fantastic job there. I am one picture of the vehicle mode away from being completely sold on this.

One picture of the vehicle mode later and I am completely sold. That certainly looks like a Megaplex toy.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:44 PM

Digging it.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:59 PM

Yeah, that jet mode really makes it look like Megaplex instead of Dreadwing cosplaying as Megaplex.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

Megaplex doesn't look like Megatron? FAIL!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:30 PM


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:51 PM

The t-shirt design has of course Megaplex as the large figure with Skywarp and Thundercracker as the other two. The details are in the shoulders and leg wings. You also can somewhat make out the shoulder vents.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:56 PM

QUOTE(TF Silverbolt @ Mar 5 2013, 11:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The t-shirt design has of course Megaplex as the large figure with Skywarp and Thundercracker as the other two. The details are in the shoulders and leg wings. You also can somewhat make out the shoulder vents.


Yes, at first two of the figures were blacked out instead of just one. Thundercracker was un-blacked out once it was pointed out that he was clearly visible on the hat, apparently.

So we just gotta figure out who that last dude is.

EDIT: Not that it's going to be easy or possible -- Thundercracker's silhouette was not anywhere close to exact. The silhouette was way blockier and more generic.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:11 AM

QUOTE(Walky @ Mar 5 2013, 11:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TF Silverbolt @ Mar 5 2013, 11:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The t-shirt design has of course Megaplex as the large figure with Skywarp and Thundercracker as the other two. The details are in the shoulders and leg wings. You also can somewhat make out the shoulder vents.


Yes, at first two of the figures were blacked out instead of just one. Thundercracker was un-blacked out once it was pointed out that he was clearly visible on the hat, apparently.

So we just gotta figure out who that last dude is.

EDIT: Not that it's going to be easy or possible -- Thundercracker's silhouette was not anywhere close to exact. The silhouette was way blockier and more generic.

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Josh's unique (and awesome) style certainly does a bang up job of hiding the character choice when presented in silhouette fashion. The general blockiness of the design, the big block arm, and the triangular piece behind the head leads me to think Warpath repaint of some variety.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:14 AM

Though it's just as easily possible that it could be a Generations Kup repaint with the large block sticking out to the left being the rifle.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:23 AM

It could be anything, really. It's a very nondescript robot without any decipherable kibble. RTS Perceptor or even Universe Silverbolt would fall in that category.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:29 AM

The triangle behind the head and the large rifle would fit the Universe Silverbolt mold. You could somewhat argue the shape of the wings in there, however, you are correct. You just can't tell. There really should be a guess the Josh art game.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:33 AM

That's the thing. There probably isn't a triangle behind the head. As I mentioned above, the shapes aren't true to the final art. Let me reiterate, since you seem to be having trouble understanding: The silhouettes are different shapes than the final, unobscured art. The silhouette shapes are not diagnostic.

Also this is definitely not Josh art. It seems to be Yoshioka art, as he's been identified as this year's lithograph artist, also mentioned above, and he works in black and white a lot. Plus it looks like his.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:56 AM

Aye! Not my work on the shirt there! (You can tell cuz its like perfectly amazing)

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:00 AM

QUOTE(Walky @ Mar 5 2013, 11:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TF Silverbolt @ Mar 5 2013, 11:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The t-shirt design has of course Megaplex as the large figure with Skywarp and Thundercracker as the other two. The details are in the shoulders and leg wings. You also can somewhat make out the shoulder vents.


Yes, at first two of the figures were blacked out instead of just one. Thundercracker was un-blacked out once it was pointed out that he was clearly visible on the hat, apparently.

So we just gotta figure out who that last dude is.

EDIT: Not that it's going to be easy or possible -- Thundercracker's silhouette was not anywhere close to exact. The silhouette was way blockier and more generic.

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It may just be me, but I keep looking at that silhouette and my mind keeps thinking of the Generations FOC Starscream figure.
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Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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I want this Megaplex to be the original Megaplex's decoy.

I want him to be the original Megaplex's clone.


I want them to re-release the original decoys as a clone army.

...and include a M.U.S.C.L.E.-styled ring for them to settle the score in.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:19 AM

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The artist for the BotCon 2013 lithograph will be... Hidetsugu Yoshioka! And it looks AWESOME.#ehobby</p>? e-HOBBY SHOP (@eHOBBY_SHOP) March 6, 2013</blockquote>
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That's awesome, the art for this convention is going to be awesome! This guy is amazing.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:43 AM

Just to confirm, although it appears to have been settled already, the art on the shirt is by Hidetsugu Yoshioka.

And yes, it is awesome!

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:55 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Mar 6 2013, 05:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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I want this Megaplex to be the original Megaplex's decoy.

I want him to be the original Megaplex's clone.


I want them to re-release the original decoys as a clone army.

...and include a M.U.S.C.L.E.-styled ring for them to settle the score in.

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...and since you referenced Kinnikuman (sort of), now I want this as well.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

Is this the guy who did the art for the two 3-bot United sets?



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