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@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

I'm genuinely amused/impressed, even if it wasn't intentional.

@  Benbot : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

That's a lot of shouting

@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:37 PM)

Wow, Bass, your post took up the entire Shoutbox exactly without being over/under a line.

@  ShadowMan024 : (01 March 2017 - 02:36 PM)

The best Marvel issue is, was, and always will be Decepticon Graffiti. The Battlechargers are awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (01 March 2017 - 02:27 PM)

ReGeneration was criticised for being too slow paced and drawn out way too long, yet the Decepticon leaders are introduced and dispatched just to tick the box that they made an appearance. I also preferred the single stand alone stories from the original Marvel comics instead of each issue having like four different plots running through it, which didn't make for satisfying reading IMO. If a writer is writing for a trade, don't release individual issues. I also thought the artwork was poor - before, the Marvel comics tried to have the best artwork they could at the time, whereas now they were intentionally limiting themselves to appear "retro", and it shows. The pacing was the worst though, some characters just stand around doing nothing to progress their part of the story, like Shockwave's segments. In contrast, compare any six consecutive issues from the Marvel comics and a whole lot more happens than in RG1. Furman also fell into his pattern of wasting space world building and pointless scenes when the story had to end at #100.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:10 PM)

Even then, Furman's material never really had a huge toy-push aspect to it, other than "here's new character!"

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:09 PM)

Considering it was a wrap-up for a story whose toyline had ended anyway, I feel like it worked out well enough. I mean, the last major iteration did play an important part in things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:04 PM)

New comics didn't need to shill any toys at all...so there wasn't any push to do weird and different things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:03 PM)

The big problem is that stuff like the old comics were produced under the idea of shilling toys...which ultimately resulted in a lot of the weirdness people remember

@  Rycochet : (01 March 2017 - 02:01 PM)

He was hired to write an exercise in nostalgia and that's what he produced.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Speaking of Marvel, finally read the rest of ReGeneration One, thanks to a Comixology sale. I... don't understand the hate.

@  lastmaximal : (28 February 2017 - 09:09 PM)

Works for some, not all. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Trademark

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 08:57 PM)

Yeah, making it "Autobot X" seems to be their way of getting around many of those issues with overly generic terms

@  Rycochet : (28 February 2017 - 08:41 PM)

Hasbro would just call the toys Marvel's Thunderstrike or Autobot/Decepticon Thunderstrike.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 08:19 PM)

D.C. owns Bumblebee and they've made toys of her, so if a Mattel licensee can share names with a TF...

@  Telly : (28 February 2017 - 07:42 PM)

doesnt marvel own that? i know theyve got the comic character, not sure about the name for toys though. there ever been a thunderstrike figure? would it even be in the same area as a tf name?

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:38 PM)

You know, "Thunderstrike" would actually be a pretty kickass TF name! Surprised it's never been used!

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:27 PM)

Thunderstruck.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:25 PM)

How about Thunderblust? http://gatherer.wiza...iverseid=157411

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:23 PM)

Or Shockburninator, who turns into a satellite and a dragon.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Burninationblastatron

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

It's Thunderblast, but she turns into a wingaling dragon instead of "transforming" into a boat.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Thunderburninator.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:20 PM)

You need to get "blast" in there somewhere

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 11:26 AM)

THATCH-ROOF COTTAGEEEEEEEEES

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2017 - 03:06 AM)

Only if the packaging looks like a thatch-roofed cottage.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 09:27 PM)

They need to make a dragonbot named "Burninatron."

@  BlackMax : (27 February 2017 - 09:15 PM)

I find upcoming Last Knght's Steelbane sexy. A very Skyrim name for a giant robot who is also a dragon? Be still my heart.

@  MEDdMI : (27 February 2017 - 06:24 PM)

I never found most Hollywood heartthrobs sexy, even if they were around my age. I think I knew even back then that the char they play doesn't reflect how the actor really looks/behaves.

@  Rycochet : (27 February 2017 - 06:11 PM)

The only thing I've seen with Megan Fox in is the Jonah Hex movie... She was bad, but everyone and everything was bad.

@  RichardT1977 : (27 February 2017 - 05:53 PM)

Modern western culture, ladies and gentlemen...

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:50 PM)

Ha! You can't fool a true Z-block afficionado like me! That's actually an S-block viewed from behind!

@  The Doctor Who : (27 February 2017 - 04:36 PM)

*unveils a Tetris Z-Block in moody lighting* Not at aaaaall?

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:27 PM)

That would be silly.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Because I definitely wasn't. Nope. Not at all.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Am I the only straight male Nintendo fan who was never strangely aroused by the Tetris Z-block?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:28 PM)

Her acting makes her come across as a living Pat Lee illustration.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:27 PM)

No. No, you're not.

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 01:26 PM)

And am I the only straight male Transformers fan who never found Megan Fox attractive?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:21 PM)

Especially since she's the same age as my parents.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:19 PM)

It's like I instinctually knew that by the time I watched the movies, it'd be weird since IRL she was way older than me.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:18 PM)

Am I, like, the only straight male Star Wars fan who never had a thing for Leia?

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 12:44 PM)

Call the police!

@  Paladin : (27 February 2017 - 08:24 AM)

Kubo got robbed. TWICE.

@  Lazy Garou : (27 February 2017 - 08:10 AM)

god! Thrawn is awesome.he's got super detective skills!

@  Telly : (27 February 2017 - 01:10 AM)

i didnt. not until '83 anyway :thumbsup

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 01:00 AM)

Yeah, that was a hard one to take. So many nerds from '77 on must've grown up having a crush on her

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:34 AM)

I mean, I knew it was coming, but just hearing Carrie say "May the Force be with you" hurt :(

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:32 AM)

They always save the saddest deaths for last in the "in memoriam" sequence.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:30 AM)

I am glad they made the right choice with Best Animated, even if it was a tough call this year.


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#21 Jalaguy

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:13 AM

I believe they might've shown up in one of the Japanese Kre-O comics, and thus will at some point have (Kre-O) pages too.


#22 Verity Carlo

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:20 AM

Jalaguy's right.


 

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#23 BraveMax

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:32 AM

Oh lord... Haha. Soon enough the entire wiki is going to be mirrored with a "(KreO)" entry...



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 10:36 PM

So, this is more for Abates than anyone else... Are we adding continuity designators to every page now or something?

 

I'm assuming I'm missing some other reason why Gra and Ida were called out with (Prime) continuity identifiers?

Gra and Ida have non-Prime Kre-O counterparts.


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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.

#25 Jalaguy

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 06:02 PM

Ugh.

Unless it's a massive coincidence, it seems KirbyForce/Noerk/etc. found an old account he's had lying around since 2010...

EDIT: Bloody hell, now he's hugging around moving the Drift article... Any sysops around?

Edited by Jalaguy, 18 June 2014 - 06:34 PM.


#26 Verity Carlo

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:11 PM

Can somebody please deal with Dinohawk? He's adding spoilers from Age of Extinction to character pages.


 

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#27 Creedence

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:19 PM

Er, yeah? It's been out in several places and Wikipedia has a synopsis. Just tag the information as spoilers if you're that bothered.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:20 PM

Well, the thing said specifically to wait 10 hours before adding spoilers, so I assumed we were waiting for it to come out in the U.S.


 

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#29 Creedence

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:29 PM

What "thing"?

#30 Verity Carlo

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:30 PM

The spoiler tag thing.


 

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#31 Creedence

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:42 PM

Pretty sure that's a guideline and not an absolute rule. If the information is verifiable and presented well, it should be included.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:46 PM

Well, his was out of universe, and talked in present tense, so it wouldn't have even been passable, anyway.


 

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#33 Creedence

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 03:05 PM

Valid reasons.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:41 PM

Rare look at Marvel studios. At one point, camera records bunch of text on a computer - story premise for season 2 ep "The Imobilizer!

 

Anyone wanna try to transcribe that stuff?


Edited by D.M, 27 June 2014 - 09:42 PM.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:42 PM

D..Morrow.Micro-Decision........................................................
 
Specify the name of the document you wish to either create or
change. If no drive is specified, the logged drive will be used.
 
If the directory has not been turned off, it will appear at the
bottom of your screen. These are the named of documents (and perhaps
some non-documents) on the logged drive that you may change. If you
suspect that there might be more names but there isn't enough room on
the display, you can use ^W and ^Z to scroll the directory up and down.
 
Document? kress
WHILE ENTERING: DEL or ^M erases a mistake. RETURN when done.
^V safely cancels in mid-stream.
 
 
 
 
DIRECTORY   Drive B
CARSHOW        KRESS        MOLECULE        WEAPON        WEAPON BAD

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D..Morrow.Micro-Decision...........Insert.......................................
 
Specify the name of the name of the document you wish to either create or
change. If no drive is specified, the logged drive will be used.
 
If the directory has not been turned off, it will appear at the
bottom of your screen. These are the named of documents (and perhaps
some non-documents) on the logged drive that you may change. If you
suspect that there might be more names but there isn't enough room on
the display, you can use ^W and ^Z to scroll the directory up and down.
 
Document? kress
WHILE ENTERING: DEL or ^M erases a mistake. RETURN when done.

^V safely cancels in mid-stream.

 
Reading from disk...
 
 
DIRECTORY    Drive B
CARSHOW        KRESS        MOLECULE        WEAPON        WEAPON BAD

 

--

D..E:KRESS.........................Insert...........................------....
L----:----:----:----:----:----:----:----:----:----:----:--------R
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

     ^STRANSFORMERS^S

 

"The Molecule Immobilizer"

 

(PREMISE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Written by

Earl Kress

8/24/84

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MARVEL PRODUCTIONS LTD.

 

 

 

"The Molecule Immobilizer"

 

(PREMISE)

 

Wheeljack is working on a device which can freeze a

 

molecule's action, literally stopping a moving object in its
 
tracks, leaving it immobile. Through the spying of Soundwave
 
and Reflector, the Decepticons are well aware of this
 
development.
 

The Autobots take the gun out into the forest for a test.

 
Wheeljack aims it at a tree and the tree becomes immobile. Spike
 
tries to break a leaf off and can't. The air molecules of the
 
surface of the tree have been frozen from motion, changing the
 
substance of the tree into one as hard as rock. Spike wants to
 
know what it would be like to be immobile, but Wheeljack tells
 
him it would be fatal to a human since it stops the flow of blood
 
to the brain. Suddenly, the tree comes back to life. It seems
 
the effect is only temporary.
 

Ironhide, who is supposed to be standing guard, has become

 
interested in the experiments and all at once, the Autobots are
 
overrun by the Decepticons. Several Autobots are seriously
 
damaged and the Decepticons get away with the molecule gun.
 

Back at Autobot headquarters, Ironhide takes full blame for

 
the attack and thinking he has become too old to be useful
 
anymore, retires himself from active service, much to Prime's

 


Edited by Sabrblade, 09 January 2015 - 02:21 PM.

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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 28 June 2014 - 04:38 AM

ARTICLE: Gaea

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Gaea

IN-SHOW (episode #1): Gaia

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REQUEST: name source spelling for "Gaea" (BW sourcebook?) or article move to Gaia.

#37 abates

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:06 AM

Gaea's talk page seems to suggest it was covered in the Beast Wars Omnibus in some way (which I don't have).



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 06:45 AM

Checking my BW Omnibus, the first mentioning of the planet's name in the Sourcebook that I can find is under Galvatron's "Weapons/Abilities" section:

 

Showing uncanny prescience, Galvatron was one of the very first 'new' Cybertronains to adopt a beast mode. He chose a species of dragon from the planet Gaea, largely because of its fearsome reputation as a hunter. In this mode, Galvatron possesses a system for ingesting base metals and turning them into a searing molten jet, which could be spat at enemies. Also derived from Gaea's datafiles, his vehicular mode was a drill tank, with an explosive projectile bit. In Robot Mode, Galvatron utilized a claw/jaw ballistic weapon. His preferences was to seize his victim and execute them at close range.

 

And there's also the Glossary entry for the planet itself in the very back of the book:

 

Gaea:

A planet located in sector C-16 of Cybertronian space, Gaea possessed an unusually high amount of Angolmois energy and thus attracted the attention of would-be despot, Galvatron. Gaea is a very Earth-like planet filled with forests, swamps, and wide areas of frozen tundra. While animals and nature rule this world, the Maximals discovered scattered pieces of technology on the planet, indicating that at one time the world had been inhabited by a technologically advanced race. Gaea has two moons, one of which served as an observation post for Celestial observers Artemis and Moon.


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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 28 June 2014 - 07:42 AM

While normally I wouldn't be so quick to trust other sources over on-screen text, we're talking about an English word written by non-English speakers. There's a LOT of animation errors out there that are just some poor animator trying to write a street sign in letters they don't know.

 

"Gaea" and "Gaia" are both accepted spellings, although "Gaea" is vastly more common. Still though, the most likely thing is that someone tried to spell it and got it wrong (or "wrong" in this instance).



#40 Monzo

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:08 AM

While normally I wouldn't be so quick to trust other sources over on-screen text, we're talking about an English word written by non-English speakers.


That's not actually at issue here; in this particular instance, we're stuck with the "Gaea" spelling because that's how it appeared in an English-language work (i.e. the Sourcebook), which we've also defaulted to for characters (Lio Convoy over Leo Prime, most famously, but also Autocrasher over Autocrusher).
 

"Gaea" and "Gaia" are both accepted spellings, although "Gaea" is vastly more common.


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Gaia: 27,400,000 results
Gaea: 888,000 results

 

The Wikipedia article for the goddess is also at Gaia, but I don't know how diagnostic that is.





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