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#141 Sabrblade

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:36 AM

QUOTE(Nyarlathotep @ Jun 6 2013, 02:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is like the TFwiki editor's version of a porn mag isn't it?
The AllSpark Almanacs weren't? icon-arcee.gif

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Jun 6 2013, 02:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... so does anyone else get the impression that Thirteen is totally Optimus Prime?
Sadly, yes.

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Jun 6 2013, 03:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, now that we know....

http://tfwiki.net/me...TheThirteen.jpg

http://tfwiki.net/me...rteenattack.jpg

Who wants to take another crack at trying to get these two images labeled?
I have a pretty good feeling that the guy who looksl ike he has fire coming out of his eyes is supposed to be Megatronus since he's described in this book as having a "burning visage".

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Jun 6 2013, 05:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thirteen = Unity


-ZacWilliam, and yeah, thirteen sounds A LOT like someone we know.
Mata Nui? icon-waspy.gif

QUOTE(Kup @ Jun 6 2013, 07:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It'd be really cool if this includes the "scriptures" from Nemesis Pt 1&2 from Beast Wars.
As well as those from "Apelinq's War Journals", Dreamwave's G1 comics,Exodus, and TF: Prime episode 23 "One Shall Fall". icon-arcee.gif

QUOTE(Hydra @ Jun 6 2013, 08:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My suspicion has always been that Logos Prime is an alias of Amalgamous Prime,
being that he's a shapeshifter, trickster, etc...
I like that idea.

BTW, many of us are still wanting the to read the English translation of the rest of that story, hint hint. icon-arcee.gif

QUOTE(Zaku Prime @ Jun 7 2013, 01:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, with this preview I think they revealed all the character art they had at Botcon 2010 except for Megatronus. It?s good to know that all that art wasn?t wasted. I wonder if everyone?s going to get a portrait or not. Amalgamous almost works better without one.
The only BotCon art we see here is for Vector Prime and Liege Maximo. Though Prima has been previously seen in the Vault book, this preview lacks the art for Alpha Trion, Nexus Prime, Solus Prime Megatronus, and The Fallen (separate art piece from that of the pre-Fallen Megatronus).

QUOTE(Zaku Prime @ Jun 7 2013, 01:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Finally, I have to wonder what?s in the rest of this book. I mean in about 9 pages they summed up their creation story and started their fight against Unicron. I can easily see the rest of the story pages topping out at around 60 pages or so, and that's being generous. Unless they do an epilogue for each individual character, I?m not sure what else they have to fill up a 176 page book. Assuming, of course, it is all Thirteen-related stuff and they don?t add in stuff from Prime/Beast Hunters and the games.
Probably more history beyond the era of the Thirteen since the description talks about the book covering things like the Golden Age and the Great War.
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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:52 AM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Jun 6 2013, 06:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My suspicion has always been that Logos Prime is an alias of Amalgamous Prime,
being that he's a shapeshifter, trickster, etc...

*poke*

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:28 AM

I am so uninterested in these Aligned things...

The artwork is so Prime-style, and the names... Primus the names. They sound like they are from a bad fanfic.

Megatronus was stupid to begin with - was there a Starscreamus Prime, too? - but Alchemist Prime? Amalgamous Prime? A guy simply called Thirteen?
Gah.
I can make up more like these... Humoungous Prime! Bulbous Prime! Chemist Prime! Biologist Prime! ..... icon-primal.gif


And unfortunately, given stuff like Monstrosity and even RID, it seems Hasbro wants to slowly force the Aligned universe onto the "G1" IDW continuity as well.

PS: preeeety sure the Leige Maximo was hardly called .... Leige Maximo when he was created, y'know. One isn't a LIege unless he has whole armies of vassals to command. And geez, why don't they give him cloven feet as well?

Edited by BB Shockwave, 07 June 2013 - 09:31 AM.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:36 AM


Are some of them great names?

-Eh, not really. (Though some, like Solus and Onyx, are pretty good.)


Are any of them any worse IMO than the sort of semi-silly names we ALWAYS get in Transformers?

- *Looks over at Kup, and Arcee, and Big Daddy, and RODIMUS among many others.* Not noticeably IMO, no.


-ZacWilliam, I just love mythology and world building and geeky backstory filling-out stuff like this. I can't wait. icon-hotrod.gif Though I doubt it was in the original Bible I would love them to include the Predacons from BH history here. Descendants/Creation of Onyx maybe? Damn, Dec is too far away. icon-arcee.gif
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:38 AM

Even Amalgamous' artefact shifts. Huh.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:12 AM

If Optimus is Thirteen, is would explain why Alpha Trion seemed to favour him in the 2 novels and let him read the Covenant where it seemed (to me at least) that everyone else who worked at the archives were basically treated as drones.

I am going to have to drop hint to this book as an Xmas as soon as the pre-order goes up, but even if I don't get it I'm content to wait till a cheaper paperback version is released. Who knows, maybe this version with the fancy case is just the Amazon exclusive and just the hardcover book itself will widely available for much less.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:22 AM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Jun 7 2013, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Alchemist Prime?

At the very least, they could have called him Paracelsus Prime --there's a whole host of actual words that end in -us that would work great for Prime names.

From the same guy, we have Bombastus Prime (which tells you everything you need to know about his personality).

Vulgus Prime ("Vulgus" being the Latin root of "vulgar," meaning common, crude, or low-class --perfect for a "renegade" Prime).
Atavus Prime (meaning "ancestor" or "throwback," depending on context)
Invictus Prime (the Unconquerable One)
Faustus Prime (who made a deal with Unicron)
Malleus Prime (the Hammer)
Occultus Prime (the Hidden One)
Polyphemus Prime (the One-Eyed One --a lens-headed Prime of justice, in whose memory the Empurata is performed)
Caelus Prime (the Ruler of the Sky)
Silvanus Prime (the Nature-Loving Guardian of Energon Farms)
Faunus Prime (Lord of the Beasts)
Manus Prime (the Hand of Fate)

Or maybe Rediculus Prime, ruler of the Junkions.
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#148 Sabrblade

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:28 AM

Even simply "Alchemus Prime" would have been an improvement.
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:10 PM

QUOTE(Cybersnark @ Jun 7 2013, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Jun 7 2013, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Alchemist Prime?

At the very least, they could have called him Paracelsus Prime --there's a whole host of actual words that end in -us that would work great for Prime names.

From the same guy, we have Bombastus Prime (which tells you everything you need to know about his personality).

Vulgus Prime ("Vulgus" being the Latin root of "vulgar," meaning common, crude, or low-class --perfect for a "renegade" Prime).
Atavus Prime (meaning "ancestor" or "throwback," depending on context)
Invictus Prime (the Unconquerable One)
Faustus Prime (who made a deal with Unicron)
Malleus Prime (the Hammer)
Occultus Prime (the Hidden One)
Polyphemus Prime (the One-Eyed One --a lens-headed Prime of justice, in whose memory the Empurata is performed)
Caelus Prime (the Ruler of the Sky)
Silvanus Prime (the Nature-Loving Guardian of Energon Farms)
Faunus Prime (Lord of the Beasts)
Manus Prime (the Hand of Fate)

Or maybe Rediculus Prime, ruler of the Junkions.
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE(Creedence @ Jun 7 2013, 04:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hydra @ Jun 6 2013, 06:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My suspicion has always been that Logos Prime is an alias of Amalgamous Prime,
being that he's a shapeshifter, trickster, etc...

*poke*

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:41 PM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Jun 7 2013, 03:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Creedence @ Jun 7 2013, 04:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hydra @ Jun 6 2013, 06:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My suspicion has always been that Logos Prime is an alias of Amalgamous Prime,
being that he's a shapeshifter, trickster, etc...

*poke*

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:46 PM

$99? Ouch as cool as it'd be it have a wall mounted Autobot symbol, I'm sure it's bumping up the price a lot so I hope there's a book only version released.

Of course it's Amazon so it should also be 20-30% off right from preorder.

Love the look of Vector Prime and Unicron, keeping the look of their past Cybertron and G1 (respectively) forms but in the Prime style. Also love the look of Leige Maximo, very Loki-ish.

Poor Megatronus, shunned from creation on.


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QUOTE(Kup @ Jun 6 2013, 07:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It'd be really cool if this includes the "scriptures" from Nemesis Pt 1&2 from Beast Wars.
As well as those from "Apelinq's War Journals", Dreamwave's G1 comics,Exodus, and TF: Prime episode 23 "One Shall Fall". icon-arcee.gif

I want that and I'm certain it'll have the parts from Exodus and Prime, but keep in mind Prime is supposed to be separate from the other universes, so as much as I want to see the BW parts included I'm not expecting it.

Edited by Fenix Twilight, 07 June 2013 - 04:54 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE(TheOptimusPrime @ Jun 6 2013, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One CAN like something without liking every single part of it.

Yeah. I mean, I love Animated, but it kinda shafted every major female character other than Sari and Blackarachnia. Silpstream was funny but didn't appear that often, and Arcee was just a prop in Ratchet's backstory.
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#154 Sabrblade

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:33 AM

QUOTE(Fenix Twilight @ Jun 7 2013, 05:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sabrblade @ Jun 7 2013, 03:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Kup @ Jun 6 2013, 07:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It'd be really cool if this includes the "scriptures" from Nemesis Pt 1&2 from Beast Wars.
As well as those from "Apelinq's War Journals", Dreamwave's G1 comics,Exodus, and TF: Prime episode 23 "One Shall Fall". icon-arcee.gif

I want that and I'm certain it'll have the parts from Exodus and Prime, but keep in mind Prime is supposed to be separate from the other universes, so as much as I want to see the BW parts included I'm not expecting it.
I know, but they could still work the quotes in as a nice nod to those other stories, but have the meanings of them refer to something else to fit more in with the Aligned continuity. icon-arcee.gif

Or, since this is the Aligned Continuity after all, they could use those lines as a means to "align" the specific elements they refer to into the Aligned Continuity as Aligned versions of those other non-Aligned continuity events. icon-fire.gif
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:07 AM

QUOTE(Sockie @ Jun 6 2013, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Huh, weren't people who had seen some of the 13 designs at Botcon saying Liege Maximo was some hulking creature covered in spikes, and not the Loki lookalike?


IIRC, there were two entirely different Liege Maximo designs shown at conventions. One had this giant war-wheel lookin' thing mounted on its back, and the second one was the Loki-type, which I remember specifically going "oh, huh, that one actually looks like Liege Maximo" to.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:35 PM

Number 13 is secretly...


CONVOY!

You know you want it to be true. It gives a nice nod to Japan, it makes him Optimus without BEING Optimus, and gives us one of the 13 in an inevitable Optimus repaint.
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:57 AM

Cybersnark - awesome names. See, you alone came up with better ones than we have gotten.

And is Onyx Prime some obscure Botcon character reference? I vaguely remeber that fic had some Optimus Primal repaint by that name, but I do not follow Botcon continuity much.

QUOTE(Monzo @ Jun 8 2013, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sockie @ Jun 6 2013, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Huh, weren't people who had seen some of the 13 designs at Botcon saying Liege Maximo was some hulking creature covered in spikes, and not the Loki lookalike?


IIRC, there were two entirely different Liege Maximo designs shown at conventions. One had this giant war-wheel lookin' thing mounted on its back, and the second one was the Loki-type, which I remember specifically going "oh, huh, that one actually looks like Liege Maximo" to.


If you think Loki looks like the Leige Maximo, you need to look at that page at the end of G2 again.

Unless Loki is sporting tentacles and cables these days, of course. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 06:30 PM

This is up for order on Amazon now.

PreOrder discount 50% off for a total of $49.99 (regular price $99).

http://www.amazon.co...enant of primus


-ZacWilliam, went ahead and preordered.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 24 June 2013 - 06:31 PM.

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#159 Rosicrucian

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 06:56 PM

Okay, yeah. For fifty bucks, I have NO HESITATION ordering this.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:01 PM


Hmmm... The bio says the Author was born in 1968 and "grew up watching G1 Transformers."

No, I don't think that works.


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